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How to force login before posting in forums?

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Sorry but I am finding the security settings not very clear at all.

I wish to force users to log-in in order to post a new message or a reply. I have tried doing the following in the Admin Control Panel:

1. Under "Groups" click on "Security/Permissions" for the "General" group.

2. The following settings:

Is Administrator = No.
Categories = Allow All (still not sure what this actually does)
Forums = Allow All (this allows the user to participate in all forums, right?)

Anonymous Posts = I have selected the forums (ie. I do NOT have "Allow All") because the instructions say "Deny anonymous posts" so I have selected the forums which I wish to deny posting to.

But that does not work.

This 'allow all' logic is really confusing in the security settings. Could somebody please enlighten me? Thank you very much,


[originally posted on by heatherfraser]
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