Separate Forum users and Normal Users

b rogers asked on September 25, 2014 21:13

I need to create a forum that will allow users to register to the website so that they can post items. My issue is that once they create an account their information is stored the “users” section with all of my other normal users. I can see this being a issue in the future, if we have many forum users registering for the website.

I need a way to separate the forum users and my normal users.

Any thoughts or ideas?

Thank you

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Brenden Kehren answered on September 25, 2014 21:46

This is normal for many sites. It essentially brings you a single sign on experience. So now if you offer other things, areas, products for those forum users, they won't need to create another account.

You could use a query and create your own list by filtering out people who have not had any posts (UserForumPosts = 0). This will get your list smaller but not 100% true.

Other thing you could do is create a custom registration that is specific to those forum users. Add a new custom user setting called IsForumUser and set it when they register.

Most of the things I'm thinking of will require some custom code to get those users segregated.

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b rogers answered on September 25, 2014 21:54

That is what I was afraid of. Thanks.

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