I’m planning on moving a community organisation’s internal communications to Discourse from phpBB. One of the issues we have at the moment is that while the organisation has about 120 members, maybe 1/5 of members participate in the discussion. Part of the move to Discourse is to encourage participation, by making everything easier. The email digests will also help.
Anyway, what I would like to do is make the forum private, unless accessed from a certain IP range. That way I can make the forum visible without login on our internal network, set all our computers’ home pages to the forum, and encourage people to at least read. This, I hope, will further encourage participation. Outside the internal network the forum will require login in order to view posts.
Is this something I could accomplish through the SSO hooks? Alternatively, is there’s a
is_allowed_to_view_posts function or some other more dodgey way I could hack this functionality?