Feature request. Permissions
In Dashboard > Settings > Forum Access admin page, there is CAN's for this purpose "Can post reply", but this option is under development. In future you'll be able to add/edit usergroups who will have oe will not have such permission.
Thanks Sofy, I know about that setting but it's not what I am looking for. I want to restrict the right of reply to only the topic starter in certain forums.
I'm sorry but I see you don't know this setting very well. Please note, all forum specific permissions are set and controlled by Forum Accesses. What you want is also related to Forum accesses, you just need to see how it is. there is no other functions.So here is the description:
1. You should create a new Forum Access for example No Reply. The "Can post reply" permission should be disabled in this Forum Access.
2. Then edit the forum you're talking about. And set No Reply access to Registered Usergroup. By Default It's set Standard for Registered usergoup in other forums.
That's it. So, please remember, all forum specific permissions are set and controed via Forum Accesses. Once we fixed the "Can post reply" permission you'll be able to do that.
Forum Accesses are designed to be used differently for each Forum. please read the doc here:
As indicated before, I do understand perfectly well how the forum accesses system works. Currently if "Can post reply" is disabled then nobody can reply, not even the topic starter. If it is enabled then everybody can reply.
I requested a new permission be added, "Can post reply to own topic" which is a similar permission to what XF/VB has (see attachment). The net effect of enabling the mooted permission is that only the topic starter will be able to reply to their own topic but nobody else will be able to.
If the above is intended behaviour in the "Can post reply" permission but is currently broken and will be fixed in a future update great; if not please consider the feature request.
I just want to say that feature you need should be configured through Forum Accesses. So you should ask for a new permission in Forum Accesses. Reading your reply I supposed that you are searching for other solutions you don't want use the Forum Access. There is no other ways to do this configuration. The correct way is adding a new permission you've mentioned above in Forum Accesses. And as you know there is no such permission yet, so there is nor way to do this. I've already let our devs know about this feature. This is added in our to-do list, but I'm really sorry it'll not be included in next two releases. Probably we'll add it by end of next month.