Adult-only categories

(Dan Fabulich) #1

Some mods on our forum have asked us about setting up a category for adults-only conversation. The design goals:

  1. The category and thread titles are visible to all users (including logged out users, Google, etc.)
  2. When attempting to view the thread posts, users should be required to sign in and check a box that confirms that they’re over a certain age (e.g. 18 years)
  3. Logged in users who have opted-in to adult-only conversation can view and participate in the category normally.

Is this possible today? (No, right?) Is the Discourse team working on anything like this?
How close can we get to our goals just by using role-based security?

Age prompt for NSFW catagories
(Sam Saffron) #2

You would need a custom plugin for something like this, it is not possible today. We are not working on anything like this at the moment.

(Jeff Atwood) #3

The only thing I can think of is a private category with group permissions set. You could leave a public stub topic somewhere (in the meta category perhaps) so people know that it exists and how to ask to be made a member of the group.