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Mod Version: 1.0.1, by Kirk Y (Member) Kirk Y is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.0 RC 1 Rating: (9 votes - 4.78 average) Installs: 76
Released: 22 Mar 2008 Last Update: 23 Mar 2008 Downloads: 301
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Per-Forum Age Restrictions on Posting
Compatible: vB 3.5.x - 3.7.x

What does this do?

Like the title says, this modification will restrict users whose ages don't meet minimum requirements (set per-forum) from posting replies and creating new threads.

Installation
1. Import the Product XML file.
2. Set the minimum age required for each forum through the Forum Manager in your AdminCP.

Version History
1.0.0 - Initial Release to Community
1.0.1 - Consolidated plugin code; included name of forum in denial error messages

This modification was written on request for Spinball.

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Old 23 Mar 2008, 10:46
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Old 23 Mar 2008, 10:48
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Originally Posted by SHANE-D-PAIN View Post
Block Guests from reading Entirely?
Don't want to give away any trade secrets here, but that is commercial suicide.
One major way to make money from your forum is banners. Block visitors and you will be blocking roughly two thirds of your potential banner impressions (based on our stats of one third members two thirds guests on average).
And block visitors and you are blocking spiders so the threads in that forum won't get into Google.
Bad, bad idea blocking guests.
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Old 23 Mar 2008, 11:30
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Originally Posted by Spinball View Post
Don't want to give away any trade secrets here, but that is commercial suicide.
One major way to make money from your forum is banners. Block visitors and you will be blocking roughly two thirds of your potential banner impressions (based on our stats of one third members two thirds guests on average).
And block visitors and you are blocking spiders so the threads in that forum won't get into Google.
Bad, bad idea blocking guests.
I don' t think that this is commercial suicide for most sites. I expect this mod to be used by sites with little adult content.

Our site for example does not have any adult forum yet and we are still wondering whether it will have one in the future. I cannot imagine that blocking guests from such a section would have much impact on us. We would need to focus on adult content to make this happen and that is not what we intend to do.
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Old 23 Mar 2008, 13:04
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Won't a user be able put any DOB in their profile, then be able to access it?

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Old 23 Mar 2008, 14:42
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Originally Posted by jerx View Post
I don' t think that this is commercial suicide for most sites. I expect this mod to be used by sites with little adult content.

Our site for example does not have any adult forum yet and we are still wondering whether it will have one in the future. I cannot imagine that blocking guests from such a section would have much impact on us. We would need to focus on adult content to make this happen and that is not what we intend to do.
The adult market - particularly video - is a huge one. If you can tap into it, there is huge advertising revenue potential.

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Won't a user be able put any DOB in their profile, then be able to access it?

Regards Jason
Yes, but if you don't tell them *why* it is needed initially (compulsory at registration ideally), then they are likely to enter their real DOB.
Make their DOB non-editable so they can't change it themselves.
Then when they come to access a forum for which they need to be 18, they may give you some tale that they entered the wrong DOB and ask you to change it for them. We ask them to fax over proof.
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Old 23 Mar 2008, 16:21
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v1.0.1 has been released. The plugin code has been consolidated and the age denial messages have been improved to reduce user confusion.
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Old 23 Mar 2008, 17:48
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Originally Posted by Spinball View Post
Don't want to give away any trade secrets here, but that is commercial suicide.
One major way to make money from your forum is banners. Block visitors and you will be blocking roughly two thirds of your potential banner impressions (based on our stats of one third members two thirds guests on average).
And block visitors and you are blocking spiders so the threads in that forum won't get into Google.
Bad, bad idea blocking guests.
Not if you are just denying them access to that forum in particular.
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Old 26 Mar 2008, 15:45
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Originally Posted by SHANE-D-PAIN View Post
Not if you are just denying them access to that forum in particular.
Yes, also if you are just denying them access to that forum in particular.
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Old 27 Mar 2008, 02:29
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Perfect mod! Just what i needed
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Old 27 Mar 2008, 16:44
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Originally Posted by jerx View Post
I don' t think that this is commercial suicide for most sites. I expect this mod to be used by sites with little adult content.

Our site for example does not have any adult forum yet and we are still wondering whether it will have one in the future. I cannot imagine that blocking guests from such a section would have much impact on us. We would need to focus on adult content to make this happen and that is not what we intend to do.
Mine is the same way. I have mine off to guests, and on to members. But I dont want members under the age to view it.
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Old 19 Apr 2008, 07:47
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Is there away to set this up to block gender?
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Old 19 Apr 2008, 17:14
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I believe there are already a few modifications that do that. But no, this modification wasn't designed to restrict each gender to a specific forum.
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I've installed this but does not seem to work..

I set it up to not allow under 16's into a particuliar forum then set up a test account (aged 8) then tryed to access that forum and it let me ...

Do I need to turn it on elsewhere or just set the age per forum?

Edit: Apologises it's working althou I'd prefer it to not let the user see the forum thread content at all..

Maybe show tham the list of thread but when they click to view the thread is denies then??

This works when they try and submit a thread or reply.
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Old 20 Apr 2008, 04:35
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Great ..
but they can go and change their ages .. by this i will not se the real ages .. it will be a big mess .

thanks anyway ..
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Old 20 Apr 2008, 05:22
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Originally Posted by hIBEES View Post
I've installed this but does not seem to work..

I set it up to not allow under 16's into a particuliar forum then set up a test account (aged 8) then tryed to access that forum and it let me ...

Do I need to turn it on elsewhere or just set the age per forum?

Edit: Apologises it's working althou I'd prefer it to not let the user see the forum thread content at all..

Maybe show tham the list of thread but when they click to view the thread is denies then??

This works when they try and submit a thread or reply.
That's why the modification is called Per-Forum Age Restrictions on posting.

Originally Posted by DubaiHost View Post
Great ..
but they can go and change their ages .. by this i will not se the real ages .. it will be a big mess .

thanks anyway ..
If you would read previous posts, it is your responsibility to handle how DOBs are limited on your board. You can easily force users to provide the information during registration and then disallow them from changing it themselves later on.
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