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Re: Question Request for a new forum fails (Tomasz Wlodek)
Re: None Re: Request for a new forum fails (Peter Elmer)
Date: 19 Jan, 2006
From: Peter Elmer <Peter Elmer>


  Hi Tomasz,

  In general it is better to write
instead of me directly as others will also see the questions and can
help. (I will still get the posting via that forum and may answer all
the same, though.)

On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 10:34:15AM -0500, Tomasz Wlodek wrote:
> I have two HN questions,
> The first one is very simple: how do I create new forums? I am logged on
> as HN administrator and I would like to create new forum. I did it in the
> past somehow, but I cannot find the links.

  You have to do two things:

  o 'cd' to the .scripts directory and run ./ This will
    ask you the questions to create the forum and then create it

  o you need to setup the email gateway somehow. This will depend on
    how you plan to deal with the email gateway at your site. Can you
    describe what you are planning to do?

> The second one: I have modified the code so that only administrator can
> add members to HN. Then all members can read and write to all forums.
> I would like to be able to restrict some forums, so that only selected
> users can read and write to it. Anyone willing to subscribe to that forum
> would need to get the administrators approval. (For example forums
> "production" and "analysis" are open to all HN members but "finance" are
> for upper management only. Those who want to read "finance" must write to
> HN admin who may or may not subscibe them.

  The latest version of the SLAC HyperNews does not have this feature.
At one point Jerome Lauret sent me the patches they have on top of the
BNL version to do something like, which included such a feature. I've
not had time to look at it and, at least for now, it isn't one of my higher 
priorities since we are bringing up 3 HyperNews system (FNAL LPC, CERN CMS
and CERN Atlas) focused on the "all members" type forums.


Peter Elmer     E-mail:      Phone: +41 (22) 767-4644
Address: CERN Division PPE, Bat. 32 2C-14, CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland

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1 None: how to mass-subscribe users to HN?   (Tomasz Wlodek - 19 Jan, 2006)
1 None: Re: how to mass-subscribe users to HN?   (Peter Elmer - 19 Jan, 2006)
2 None: Can HN use Apache basic authentication to authenticate users?   (Tomasz Wlodek - 25 Jan, 2006)
1 None: Re: Can HN use Apache basic authentication to authenticate users?   (Devin Bougie - 06 Mar, 2007)
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