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Building Online Communities with phpBB 2 by Stoyan Stefanov, Mike Lothar, Jeremy Rogers

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Understanding Forum Permissions

Forum permissions were discussed in Chapter 3, but we’ll now take a more insightful approach so that we’ll be able to specify more precisely who can do what on your board.

Let’s start with defining two important terms: permission types and permission levels.

Permission Types and Permission Levels

Permission types and permission levels are two important terms when dealing with phpBB permissions, and understanding these will help you when you think of how to assign and control privileges:

  • Permission types are the actions that a user can do in the board, such as view, reply, vote, etc. When you think about permission types, think what, as in "What can be done?"
  • Permission levels reflect restrictions about who can do ...

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