Allow anonymous mode user (or any user!) to create but not reply to topics

On my forum I can see the benefit of allowing users to ask questions anonymously, but on balance don’t see any overall benefit from allowing anonymous replies. I’ve created an “Anon” group which is automatically populated with users with the fake email address. But when editing a category’s settings, if I tick “create” for that group then “reply” is automatically ticked too.

Is it possible to allow topic creation but forbid replies? Thanks.

For context to this request, please see: Anonymous posting -- but retaining original user permissions - #8 by Jonathan5

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