Categories that can be seen but not opened

I want to make a categories which I want to make certain group’s users or level users to see that but can’t click on that category to open.

I want to make them understand that they are missing paid membership to open that categories.

Can it possible with Discourse?

This would require a custom plugin or theme component, no such feature exists.


How can I create one?

Well, a round about way of doing this is to create a parent category that is VIEW for everyone, but the sub-category lets certain groups create/reply/view


Why bother? Just advertise the presence of the pay-to-view categories in your other, non-paid categories. Use a banner.