This hook will enable you to restrict the reply function so that only the topic starter and certain staff and/or member groups can reply to the topic.
Useful if you need to have a forum where members can ask for help and then only those with certain access are able to respond to those topics. Preventing random replies can cut down on bad advice or other sorts of unwanted replies that can cause issues or confusion.
* Select forums to restrict reply function on
* Select groups to exempt from the restriction (can require member to have it as their primary group or can include secondary groups too).
* Options to exempt global mods, admins or moderators of the selected forums.
@Blair is using it on Geeks to Go for the Virus, Spyware, Malware Removal forum.
(Please do not register on that site just to test the hook. If you need to test it, please test it on this site.)