Hmmm, I use this method. I am new to using PunBB, will folks here please comment on how effective this is or isn't? Thanks...
1) Guest Account set to read only, and then allowed on certain selected forums
2) A registering user becomes member of a group called "Validating" (taken from a suggestion elsewhere on these forums, I am sorry I do not remmeber who or where at the moment, but give credit where its due...)
3) Validating members can read only certain forums, maybe a bit more than guests, but have to wait for me to "process them", which includes making them a member of some other group that has apporpriate access.
Seems to work for us. I do not know if this is flawed excepting that if one does not wish to be manually activating /authenticating users. We are building our community pretty much by invitation, so for now this is okay.
Love is the Function, No Form is the Tool
Love is the Function
No Form is the Tool