i have a set of core content that is organized in stages. i want folks to go through stage 1 content before they see stage 2. in thought i might be able to achieve this with trust levels. is there a a way to require reading / liking specific posts/categories in order to advance to the next trust level?
Not out of the box. If you don’t mind a more manual approach you could use open groups in a similar way.
At the end of one topic or section link the user to a group page for them to join, which reveals more/other categories.
Anything more will need a plugin.
Another alternative is to trust your users, and just have a link at the start of every topic pointing back to the start:
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Combining with auto-delete replies and wiki posts, and you can have a useful ordered set of wiki topics
Thanks! Can you say more about this
“Combining with auto-delete replies and wiki posts, and you can have a useful ordered set of wiki topics”
Auto-delete replies are under the Topic Wrench -> Set Topic Timer.
Making a post into a wiki is under the … -> Post Wrench -> Make Wiki.
This means that people can discuss improvements to the original post, make those improvements, and the discussion will be automatically removed afterwards.