As the other poll has now closed and people want to go with clubs, I wanted to ask some additional questions.
You can create the following with clubs:
- Member forum where club members can view and participate in topics.
- Public forum where club members can view and participate but public can only "view" topics there.
It doesn't appear that we can allow public members to post within a closed club at this time.
We are unable to create HQ only forums in clubs at this time either, but I'm not sure this much of a problem as you all have your own discord servers where you can keep HQ only data.
I am exploring options that will give us greater control over clubs and possibly give us the features we need, but as they are all paid options, I will need to make sure we get the right one before purchasing.
So I have two suggestions how we could deal with it going forward:
USE CLUBS - We would create a form similar to https://saesrpg.uk/ban-appeal/ where you would select the club you are applying for from a dropdown list which would post within the chosen clubs for club moderators and leaders to deal with, this still gives you access to a private and public facing forum within your club and will allow self moderating without the involvement of admins.
- USE FORUMS - Use groups for HQ/moderators to moderate your current sections and use passwords for normal members to access your private forum categories (similar to how it was on archive.saesrpg.uk, you would still wait for admins to set these groups up and add people to them and change passwords when people leave/quit to stop them accessing your private data.)
Please vote and leave your questions/suggestions here: