Lavender_Green
 member, 4 posts
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 00:31
how to make a thread private i.e. unreadable by the public?
I have already put the game in the Adult category but on the suggestion of my lone player would like to make it private as well. Thank you in advance.
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 274 posts
 28+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 00:37
how to make a thread private i.e. unreadable by the public?
You can change the thread group! Groups 0 and public are visible by people not in your game, while others are visible only to players assigned to the same group.

Go to your GM menu in the top right, select "edit groups," and assign your player to whatever groups you want (I usually start with 1 or A). Then click into the thread, choose the matching group from the dropdown menu, and update!
LonePaladin
 member, 850 posts
 Creator of HeroForge
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 03:14
how to make a thread private i.e. unreadable by the public?
I use specific group letters for certain purposes. For instance, I tend to use Group R for any kind of Reference threads, Group S for anything about the game's Setting, and Group T for any Tables I need. If the players have any personal threads for their own reference (like, say, giving one player a thread for them to copy the info for their spells), I usually put that in Group U as it's for Utility threads.

It's not strictly necessary to go to this much trouble, but I find it helps me stay organized.
praguepride
 member, 1499 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 11:16
how to make a thread private i.e. unreadable by the public?
Keep in mind for adult games even Group 0 is blocked by the age filter. The old rules where you could get slapped by am admin for making adult stuff public doesnt matter anymore but Ive found a lot of users donít know that and still panic if they see a group 0 thread in an adult game. Also quite a few GMs still asking for age verification PMs which are obsolete as well.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15789 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 12:22
how to make a thread private i.e. unreadable by the public?
In reply to praguepride (msg # 4):

But also keep in mind that the rule about "no Adult content" still applies to character description pages, and the game intro.  Those areas are still public, and must be suitable for all.