Forums - Setting ability to make forums public or private

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03 Jan, 2014 10:14 PM

Howdy OP!

I'd love to see a setting ability that would allow a GM to make a campaign's forums public or private.
Since my campaign is a play by post, played out in the forums, prospect players aren't able to see 'how we play' unless i invite them to the campaign.
Having the forums open to the public would be a great option.

Thanks and much appreciated!

  1. 1 Posted by Travis19 on 22 Jan, 2014 06:20 AM

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    Hi Jayph,

    Thanks for using Obsidian Portal. I just wanted to let you know I saw this post and I will investigate tomorrow. I apologize for the long response time.

  2. 2 Posted by SkidAce on 18 Jun, 2014 07:56 PM

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    I would like the ability for forums to be set as public also.

    Recently, several people asked me if my campaign was still going...I was astonished, becuase we have been posting in character in the forums nearly every day for two years, but then I remembered that "outsiders" can't see that anymore.

    (I also remembered I had not cut and pasted the adventure int a log recently, BUT THATS NOT THE POINT!!!! (/grin)

  3. 3 Posted by Basileus on 20 Jun, 2014 04:22 PM

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    Fourthed! Perhaps a per-thread flag would be optimal (similar to how wiki pages can currently be marked as either public or GM-only).

    But simply making things public again would be nice.

  4. 4 Posted by twiggyleaf on 21 Jun, 2014 05:07 AM

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    I would also like to back this request!

  5. 5 Posted by Travis19 on 01 Jul, 2014 12:57 AM

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    Hey guys... sorry to be the bearer of bad news but unfortunately public facing forums aren't really feasible at this time. It would add a pretty high level of complexity "behind the scenes" that we can't really implement right now.

    At some point in the future we might revisit the idea but for now it isn't possible.

  6. Travis19 closed this discussion on 01 Jul, 2014 12:57 AM.

  7. twiggyleaf re-opened this discussion on 01 Jul, 2014 04:56 PM

  8. 6 Posted by twiggyleaf on 01 Jul, 2014 04:56 PM

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    Ah well, thanks for the update anyhow!

  9. Travis19 closed this discussion on 16 Jun, 2015 12:26 AM.

  10. killervp re-opened this discussion on 24 Nov, 2015 06:38 PM

  11. 7 Posted by killervp on 24 Nov, 2015 06:38 PM

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    It would still be great to get this someday.

  12. OPSupport closed this discussion on 03 Apr, 2016 08:02 PM.

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