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Is this possible?
by Snowhog
08 Jul 2017 16:53

Sorry for the innocuous title.

Running vBulletin 4.2.4. Is it possible to deny follow-on replies (new posts) to ones one posts? Example: Member creates a new post (post number X). Later, and before anyone else replies, member replies to post number X, creating post number X+1, X+1+1, etc.

What iritates me is seeing follow replies; often many such replies; being made by an OP when what they should be doing is editing the post and adding to it. Being able to reply to your own post(s) increases (your) posts counts unnecesarily.

I'm reasonable sure that vBulletin doesn't allow for this natively, so is there an existing MOD that would enable this feature?

MarkFL 08 Jul 2017 16:58

Have you considered using the "Message Posting Doublepost Options?"

Snowhog 08 Jul 2017 17:31

Yeah, looked at that. Won't do what I am looking for. If set (value greater than zero) it only prevents another post by the member if made with in x minutes. I want to be able to prevent follow-on posts by the OP regardless of when they attempt to make it; to force them to edit that post instead.

I see all to many threads that contain posts made only by the OP. I just want to prevent consecutive replies by an OP. It's perfectly fine if they are replying to another members post in response to their post, but I don't like them "replying" to their own posts. In my mind, that's just post count padding at worst, and lazy posting etiquette at best.

MarkFL 08 Jul 2017 17:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snowhog (Post 2588248)
Yeah, looked at that. Won't do what I am looking for. If set (value greater than zero) it only prevents another post by the member if made with in x minutes. I want to be able to prevent follow-on posts by the OP regardless of when they attempt to make it; to force them to edit that post instead.

I see all to many threads that contain posts made only by the OP. I just want to prevent consecutive replies by an OP. It's perfectly fine if they are replying to another members post in response to their post, but I don't like them "replying" to their own posts. In my mind, that's just post count padding at worst, and lazy posting etiquette at best.

It would certainly be possible with some custom coding, although I don't think Tapatalk users would be affected since that app bypasses a great number of PHP plugin hooks. :)

Zylantex 10 Jul 2017 07:54

Two points to consider:

Do you allow unlimited time to edit posts? Many sites don't as posters can backtrack on what they said and make subsequent replies look foolish.

Do you want to prevent legitimate thread bumps?

Paul M 10 Jul 2017 12:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snowhog (Post 2588248)
Yeah, looked at that. Won't do what I am looking for. If set (value greater than zero) it only prevents another post by the member if made with in x minutes. .

So why not just set X to a high value ?


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