I'm trying to implement a registration system for a board I'm running, and I want a forum where every thread is invisible to everyone but the person who started it and the moderator staff.

I want the staff to be able to post and for the person registering to respond, but I haven't been able to find a per-post visibility solution. Are there any mods that perform this task, or is there a hidden setting in the software somewhere?

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You won't be able to achieve it straight out of the box.

However, there used to be some modifications that try to address exactly the situation you have:

The problem is most of them are a bit outdated (abandoned by the original developer), so you can't be sure they will work without modifications in the current version of the forum software. But it's probably easier to fix some small problems that occur on the way, than to write a new modification from scratch.

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    That's helpful as a start. I ended up using "Topic Author Reply Only" and modifying it quite a bit - not the most elegant solution but it work. Commented Apr 14, 2011 at 4:11
  • @AndreiKrotkov could you post the modified version online and provide a link? It could be helpful to others who have this same problem.
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    Commented Nov 29, 2011 at 3:59
  • The base code is found here. I had to make modifications in the view board php file to skip over posts where the author was not yourself. Unfortunately I don't have a diff as I just edited the files inline... Commented Nov 29, 2011 at 4:56

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