Instantly auto-lock topics in a category (or create+see but NOT reply perms)

(Lilly) #1

Hi Discourse,

We have recently created a new category on our forum designed to act as a repository for announcements and game patch notes by our community. This means that the topics in these sections should be read-only, but topics can be created by users with trust levels >=1. We have enabled auto-locking topics after one hour, but this is not ideal. We would like to be able to have these topics instantly locked.

Alternatively, the ability to have create + see but not reply permissions for categories would be fantastic and enable the exact behavior we’re trying to accomplish.

Thank you!

(Jeff Atwood) #2

Isn’t this already possible? Simply set the permissions such that only users with trust level {x} are allowed to create topics there, then close them after creation.

I’m unclear why auto-close isn’t acceptable?

(Lilly) #3

Hmm interesting, thanks for the response - could I get steps for this? Our forum admin can’t seem to figure out how to make it so they can only create topics and not reply to them.


(Jay Pfaffman) #4

Set auto close topic hours to a very small number. I just set it to 0.01. I didn’t test it, but it seems like it should work.

(Lilly) #5

This seems to have worked great. Thanks Jay!