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PHPBB Read-Only Forum

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I would like to add a message board to a website that is used by a membership group.  The purpose of the message board is for members to be aware of upcomming events.  I have considered using phpbb2.  My question is two-fold.  Is there a better option to do what I want?  If phpbb2 is a good option, can I create a forum that only the adminstrator can add posts?  I don't want the membership to update the forums since I really don't intend it to be used as an updateable forum, just used for members to have access to upcomming events.

Any help or suggestions would be great.
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1- phpbb is (in my opinion) one of the best forum software around. Ive been usin it for many a years, and it has proven to be reliable. Short of that you could try aand code your own one, but phpbb is easy to install and moderately difficult to configure, but you can get a huge bonus.

2- As per you're question, phpbb forum has a built in management system, where it enables you to create you're own forums (sections under which you create posts). For each of these forums you can specifiy permissions for those people who access it. So Yes you can configure a forum to allow Read-Access to user's only.

You do this by going to the administration options, then to Forum permissions. Once there select the forum you created, and click edit. This brings up a smmall choice box, click on this and choose advanced. This brings up a load of choice box's. You essentially want to change all of those to mod (or private) except for the first one which allows read access. If you need information on how to do all this im sure the phpbb (http://www.phpbb.com) community forums will have plenty of information.

Hope this helps

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