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Global Threads for VB4
by BirdOPrey5
31 Jan 2011 04:07

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This mod is based off a VB 3.6 mod by randominity here:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=129626
He gave me permission to further develop this mod.

This mod allows you to display "global threads" in your forums. Global Threads are threads that show up in every forum (or forums you specify) as opposed to just a single forum.

This is perfect for important site news, forum wide polls, and anything worthwhile to be displayed forum wide.

New Version: 2.02 - Fixed a conflict with the "Thread Links" mod.
New Version: 2.01 - 1 Bug Fix, +1 Extra Option (Choose to display above or below sticky divider if you have one.)

I know you could make an announcement but people ignore announcements, and you can't reply to them like threads. These are real threads and if you don't take away permission people can reply to it like any other thread. Replies in any forum show up in all forums.

Same thread in multiple forums: (VB3 Version)
http://www.juot.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=48
http://www.juot.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=43
http://www.juot.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=20
(It's under the sticky threads.)

This mod requires a little work on your side- you must first create a "global forum." I suggest calling it "Global Forum" and in the forum manager when creating it, choose to "Set Active" set to "No" so it won't show up in your forum lists but will be accessible directly by you to post new threads in.

I have greatly increased the number of options over the original mod and believe I have implemented all the good suggestions ever made for the original mod.

This version won't work on any vBulletin version less than 4.0.0.

I have marked this as BETA as there is 1 unresolved minor bug- it has been a bug since this mod came out but no one seems to have noticed or cared. When showing global threads the small arrow indicating if you had posts in the global thread won't snow.

See screenshots for a Global Thread example. The Global Thread globe icon is optional.

Full instructions in zip file.

Please Mark as Installed if you use this. :)

Note: See post #95 for info on how to fix this mod for VB 4.1.7.

See post #126 for an updated threadbit_global template for VB Versions 4.1.10 and above.

Note- I have released a new and better global thread mod and will no longer be supporting this version.

New Mod Link: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=279156

BirdOPrey5 31 Jan 2011 04:08

Reserved

sticky 31 Jan 2011 05:47

This has the potential to be epic...

nacaruncr 31 Jan 2011 07:25

edit....

XD excuse me XD jajajajajaja I see now ...

thanks... I'm going to install it in my web XD

dacho 31 Jan 2011 08:47

My friend
What happens to SEO, with all the double content?

Taurus1 31 Jan 2011 09:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by dacho (Post 2156822)
My friend
What happens to SEO, with all the double content?

Very good question. I would also like to know.

Looks like a great mod though!! :up:

BirdOPrey5 31 Jan 2011 14:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by dacho (Post 2156822)
My friend
What happens to SEO, with all the double content?

The URL to each specific global thread is the same no matter what forum you view it from so search engines shouldn't see it as duplicate content, only multiple links to the same content, which is normal for forums anyway. (For example any link in your header, navbar, or footer is the same on every page already.)

UncoderMom 31 Jan 2011 18:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by dacho (Post 2156822)
My friend
What happens to SEO, with all the double content?

Make your global thread forum private like I do!

This mod is epic. LOL I've been using it for years and seriously felt choked after updating and not having it. eew.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

INSTALLED AND NOMINATED!!

BirdOPrey5 31 Jan 2011 18:43

Thanks. :)

COL NIL SATIS 31 Jan 2011 19:09

Awesome.....gonna add this now ,thanks man

UncoderMom 31 Jan 2011 19:37

Installed, tested and working beautifully! :) 4.1.1

Boofo 31 Jan 2011 19:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by UncoderMom (Post 2156991)
Make your global thread forum private like I do!

I'm curious here... how does making the forum private make global threads necessary?

UncoderMom 31 Jan 2011 19:49

Because, its only private for guest view. My users still see it and it lets me communicate with all of my boards at once. On my site, users stick to a certain board, likely through bookmarks and very rarely visit other parts. LOL

This keeps me in very close contact with them all. I even use for site contests! When the global thread is in every forum, they learn to "know" other posters, making it less painful for some to post outside of their normal boards. :)

Boofo 31 Jan 2011 19:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by UncoderMom (Post 2157033)
Because, its only private for guest view. My users still see it and it lets me communicate with all of my boards at once. On my site, users stick to a certain board, likely through bookmarks and very rarely visit other parts. LOL

This keeps me in very close contact with them all. I even use for site contests! When the global thread is in every forum, they learn to "know" other posters, making it less painful for some to post outside of their normal boards. :)

Ah, ok, that makes a little more sense. I thought it was private for the regular members, too. I'm still not sure how to use the global threads properly, but it seems like a nice idea if implemented right. I guess we never get too old to still learn something from a Mom, huh? ;)

daveaite 31 Jan 2011 19:57

nice


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