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VSa - Advanced Forum Rules
by Valter
16 Feb 2010 23:04

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Advanced Forum Rules system for vBulletin.

Main Features:
-Rules shown on separate page (no file uploads required)
-Several sets of rules can be created and applied to individual forums
-Choose between BB codes and HTML in rules
-Options to force users to accept Forum Rules before can view forums or threads, post replies, PMs, or e-mails...
-Option to replace registration rules with this product ones
-Option to reset user acceptance status when infraction is received

View screenshots.

-Import XML file (as product): AdminCP > Plugin System > Manage Products > [Add/Import Product]

To set options:
Go to: AdminCP > vBulletin Options > VSa - Advanced Forum Rules

v1.0 - Oct 06. 2005.
-First version
v4.0.2 - May 08. 2009.
-Latest vB 3.x version
v5.0 - Feb 17. 2010.
-Updated for vB 4
-Code optimized, some bugs fixed
v5.0.1 - Apr 18. 2010.
-Fixed: Link to Rules in forumdisplay
-Fixed: Ordered list parsing in Rules
v5.0.2 - Nov 21 2010.
-Fixed: Uncached template
-Fixed: Style issues on Rules page
-Fixed: Style issues on Manage Rules pages
-Fixed: Minor bugs
v5.0.3 - May 04 2011.
-Fixed: Security bug
v5.0.4 - May 06 2011.
-Fixed: vbseo users not able to switch rules
v5.0.5 - May 18 2011.
-Fixed: Security bug
-Improved rule acceptance check
v5.0.6 - May 22 2012.
-Compatible with vBulletin 4.2
-Increased number of maximum rule sets
-Fixed some minor bugs
v5.0.7 - May 26 2012.
-Fixed: Navbar link
v5.0.8 - Sep 17 2012.
-Fixed: Incorrect acceptance status for some users

Valter 16 Feb 2010 23:08

If you have Advanced Forum Rules for 3.x installed:
- Save your Rules to TXT document, to have it in case something goes wrong during upgrade
- This product will automatically save your old rules to a new table (used by vB4 version)
- Remove old version after upgrade if everything works as expected

Please report any bugs you discover.
Mark as Installed, and/or nominate/rate if you like it.

BlackJacket 16 Feb 2010 23:15

Thanks Valter! This is much needed. Tagged

LuckyNeo 16 Feb 2010 23:28

Cool! Thanks a lot! this is FIVE and install! You are the one of the BEST!
And please, Advanced Registration :)

AzzidReign 16 Feb 2010 23:52

Thank you!!! Very nice mod.

fogjuice 17 Feb 2010 00:06

awesome, you're a hero

GeorgeB85 17 Feb 2010 00:26


Been waiting for this for a long time! My thanks goes to you and SteveM both for this hack!

Trumpetrhapsody 17 Feb 2010 01:47

So glad this finally got ported, thanks!

One issue.... a number ordered list using the [ list=1 ] code isn't adding the numbers for some reason.

Supramania 17 Feb 2010 02:23

When I click on the "Manage Rules" link in the mod in the Admin CP, it opens the smile manager?

The link is:


GeorgeB85 17 Feb 2010 03:02


Forgot to mention. One thing that would be awesome is to be able to edit the rules text such as bold, hyper links, etc with out doing all the html coding. A set up like when you are posting a new thread or something.

Fastbird 17 Feb 2010 05:06

Is there any way to have all the rules show up when clicking "Forum Rules" in the navbar? I have it setup in different rule categories and the users have to manually view each rule category. I'd like to keep it separated by category, but I guess I'll put all the rules in one massive category if I have to.

dacho 17 Feb 2010 07:20

thanx man

Is it possible to allow the spider to skip the rules and explore the content?

Gnoll 17 Feb 2010 07:39

Tagged for future use :) - cool system

Skyrider 17 Feb 2010 07:43

Thank u! :D

Bellethiel 17 Feb 2010 08:44

It seems that the bb code for a unsorted list doesnīt work properly. Besides from that itīs great :3

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