In my installation all discussion forums/boards are private and can only be seen after a user registers and admin approves their membership. This is working.
When a user first comes to the main phpBB page and they're not logged in, they can see very little except for the login and registration functions.
Now I'm trying to configure phpBB to display a Read Me posting that is available to general public before registration or login.
The problem is that I'd have to create a whole "public" forum and it would likely contain only one topic thread called "Read Me". The users would have to click into the public forum and then click again to get into the Topic called "Read Me".
Is it possible to have a Topic thread outside of a forum?
If not, is there another, better, way to achieve this? I just want to display a message, maybe a few short paragraphs to the public, explaining the purpose of the Forum and that they must register and wait for approval in order to gain additional access.
I'm not seeing anything like this in the ACP. Thank-you.