Restricting Access to Trip Reports and Places & Planning

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Shewie, Aug 5, 2020.

  1. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    This evening I'll be restricting access to the Trip Reports and Places & Planning area on the forum, in an effort to reduce the carnage and bad press being caused by recent "wild campers" I feel a certain level of responsibility in how location and route information is freely available on here.

    This won't be a permanent move and I'll reinstate public viewing once we go into the cooler weather in a few months time.

    I will apply the access permissions by usergroup, this means I can allow access for all existing members but the general public won't be able to view the posts until they register.

    I'll look to make the changes between 19:00 and 20:00 this evening, if you get any issues afterwards let me know here and I'll investigate further.
    Lucille Vamoose, edh, Teepee and 19 others like this.
  2. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Maybe even restrict them to supporting members as they provide good location info? Or wild camping planning discussion in a supporter area?
    Just a thought.
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2020
    Rmr likes this.
  3. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    That was my original idea but there are lots of none donating members who've inputted and made some great trip reports over the years, it would be a shame to exclude them with this.
    Robin, WilliamC, Rmr and 1 other person like this.
  4. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    All done, seems to have worked and I haven't broken anything else :rolleyes:

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