Requirements to reply in a specific category


(Lars) #1

So I have an interesting problem that I don’t know quite how to solve.

I have a giveaway category on my forum. The problem is that some people ONLY participate in those threads, and nowhere else on the forum. I have already set the requirement of the category to trust level 1 - I am hesitant to set it to trust level 2 though. I would rather solve it another way, if at all possible.

How would you attack this problem?

I thought about making a custom “internal badge” that is awarded if you have twice as many posts in other categories than in that specific category - but that wouldn’t help much, since you can’t limit replies to people with specific badges?

That is another suggestion: In security on categories, it would be cool if we could require one or more badges to enable replying there :slight_smile:


(Felix Freiberger) #2

Maybe you could change the rules of the giveaways: When drawing a winner, make each participant’s chances depend on the number of :heart: received in the main categories of your forum. (This should probably be on a non-linear scale so newer accounts also have a chance.)
A Data Explorer query could help you to easily extract this information as needed :slight_smile:


(rizka) #3

Category permissions are restricted by group memberships. So instead of awarding them a custom badge, add them to a custom group. Then go to category settings and set it so that the everybody can see the category but to create or reply you need to belong to the group.


#4

Or do both (auto-assign the badge to group members).