[FEATURE] Option for public or closed group discussion forums

Brettflan

Member
We had a question from one of our users about the possibility of a closed group being able to have one of their group discussion forums open to the public.

Currently access to group discussion forums for the public (instead of strictly group members) depends solely on whether group membership is public/open or closed.
Perhaps each group discussion forum could have an option for whether it is public or private? The option could default to the existing system, public for public groups, closed for closed groups, but with the ability to switch each forum individually. A further option to restrict a forum to group staff only (not regular group members) might be another good option, so maybe making the options "Public" (default for public groups), "Members only" (default for closed groups), and "Staff only".
This would also allow public groups to have a discussion forum which is members-only or staff-only.
 

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