Topic: restrict access on a forum based on a group
i am the admin for the site at http://www.big-boards.com , and by popular demand i am willing to implement a forum on the site. I'd rather use a forum software that is not (yet) used by any of the sites listed, and find the lightweightness and simplicity of punbb appealing (plus my site has a "rough" design as well).
The only thing is id like to be able to create a private forum with access restricted to the admins and mods of the boards listed. I know punbb doesn't have groups so that this feature cannot come out of the box.
So here's the questions:
- ive seen in the mods area a mod allowing to do what i need, but it seems to have been discontinued. Anyone knows if a version compatible with 1.1.1 is to be expected ?
- If not, what would you suggest as the way to go to implement such a functionality ? I know my php but am a bit new to punbb, so im simply looking for basic directions on what should be done.