SharePoint Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for SharePoint enthusiasts. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I currently have a site where all SharePoint groups have Read permissions. However, there is one special group called Discussion Participants that should be able to post and reply to one specific Discussion Board.

The Discussion Participants should not be able to edit other users their posts.

How should I go about this?

  • Should I break permission inheriting for the Discussion Board and grant Contributor permissions to the Discussion Participants SharePoint Group?

Thank you in advance.

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Some time ago I found a great blog article for this and I just dug it out for you.

This should solve your issues - How to prevent discussion users from editing each others posts. It's short and sweet and it works.

share|improve this answer
Thanks Hugh. This website helped me in setting the Advanced settings: – TempaC Nov 27 '12 at 15:16

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.