Probably a pipe dream, but Discourse never ceases to surprise me, so I figured why not…
Is there a way to make a category publicly visible (read-only), but ONLY display those topics which the poster toggled a “make public”-type setting (else the default topic is only visible to members)?
Here’s the situation. We’ve been up and running for about four months. Everything is members-only.
It’s been suggested—internally and externally—that we make something publicly visible, because who in their right mind is building a business around a paid discussion forum in 2020, right? We’re cool with this, and have a category in mind.
Build Threads is one of our most active categories, where members are documenting their progress with ongoing projects. Most of these are vehicles, but it’s also a place where members might share their weight loss or business startup efforts.
Everyone loves the idea of making this category publicly visible (read-only), but everyone’s also aware that there are some build threads they’d like to remain within the privacy of our community.
I love how we could simply add a Public Build Threads category and let trust levels grant members the ability to move things to that space when/if ready. If there’s a chance we could grant users the ability to post members-only topics in an otherwise publicly-visible category, that might be better than having two categories for the same thing. Maybe it could be, like, "Allow tl0 access?
Thanks in advance. I know this is kinda crazy.