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Force Users to Read a Thread
Mod Version: 2.0, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (68 votes - 4.81 average) Installs: 1467
Released: 05 Mar 2008 Last Update: 05 Mar 2008 Downloads: 6035
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Additional Files  

Force Users to Read a Thread 2.0


About this hack:
This hack allows you to set a thread as 'must read' by your members. Right now, if you make a post and want all your members to read it, you have no way of enforcing it. This hack will give an error message similar to the one you get when you need to change you password, saying that the admins want you to read a certain thread before they continue using the forum.

Once a user reads a thread, they wont be bugged to read it again.

You can set all usergroups or just certain onces that must read a thread.

You can set to site wide or just some forums.

Option to Force Guests

This hack added one query to every page on your forum a member goes to.
  • Files edited: 0
  • Templates edited: 0
  • Files to upload: 2 (1 via ACP, 2 via FTP)
  • Time to install: 1 minute
Updates:

Version 2.0 (03/05/08):
  • First Release of this Hack for vb3.7
  • MAJOR update. Hack totally re-writen. You must uninstall old version before upgrading.
  • Fixed just about all bugs. (like if you delete a thread...)
  • No more template edit. Everything done in ACP.
  • Permissions for by who ever has ACP access with threads and posts
  • Force Guests to read a thread now.
  • Works for BOTH vb3.6 AND vb3.7
Please post your comments or suggestions for this hack. I read ALL posts.

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  • The error message.
  • The universal options.
  • Where you go to set the settings.
  • The list of forums that have force read settings.
  • The edit/add screen.

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Moderators Functions Force Users to Read a Thread Abe1 vBulletin 3.6 Add-ons 638 27 Jul 2014 11:17

  #46  
Old 14 Mar 2008, 03:40
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Real name: Abe
Originally Posted by Alfa1 View Post
I just added a thread in the adminCP options, but after that it does not show in adminCP. When browsing the affected forum, I can just browse anywhere without any effect.

Do you have any ideas to solve this?
Do you have any hacks that can make this happen?
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Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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  #47  
Old 14 Mar 2008, 12:25
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loonytune15 loonytune15 is offline
 
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Upgraded. thanks.
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  #48  
Old 14 Mar 2008, 20:13
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Alfa1 Alfa1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
Do you have any hacks that can make this happen?
I don't know. I have a lot of hacks installed.
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  #49  
Old 16 Mar 2008, 03:23
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Real name: Abe
Originally Posted by Alfa1 View Post
I don't know. I have a lot of hacks installed.
Would I be able to look at your ACP?
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MY HACKS -

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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  #50  
Old 18 Mar 2008, 09:06
FreeLunchRoom FreeLunchRoom is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
What if you have vbSEO installed and it rewrites your URL so you don't know what your thread ID is?
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  #51  
Old 23 Mar 2008, 13:14
delta88 delta88 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Does this have the ability to set the frequency, without reseting it manually?
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  #52  
Old 25 Mar 2008, 04:10
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Real name: Abe
Originally Posted by delta88 View Post
Does this have the ability to set the frequency, without reseting it manually?
Not right now.
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MY HACKS -

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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  #53  
Old 25 Mar 2008, 17:10
Paradigm Paradigm is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
How would I go about customizing the message that it displays?
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  #54  
Old 26 Mar 2008, 19:58
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Alfa1 Alfa1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
Would I be able to look at your ACP?
I have sent you a PM with a listing of the hacks I have installed.
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  #55  
Old 27 Mar 2008, 16:18
uReside.com uReside.com is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Real name: Jeff
Originally Posted by Alfa1 View Post
I just added a thread in the adminCP options, but after that it does not show in adminCP. When browsing the affected forum, I can just browse anywhere without any effect.

Do you have any ideas to solve this?
I'm having the exact same problem. On a fairly "stock" forum.
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  #56  
Old 28 Mar 2008, 12:30
KURTZ KURTZ is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Real name: Christian
Abe, i just tried to install this mod onto Beta 5 and i saw your instructions:

Open file global.php

Find:
--------------------------------------------------------------------
if (!empty($db->explain))
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Place BEFORE:
--------------------------------------------------------------------
($hook = vBulletinHook::fetch_hook('global_setup_complete')) ? eval($hook) : false;
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Save file.


Open file includes/xml/hooks_vbulletin.xml

Find:
--------------------------------------------------------------------
<hook>global_start</hook>
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Place AFTER:
--------------------------------------------------------------------
<hook>global_setup_complete</hook>
--------------------------------------------------------------------
i checked these files, and i saw that these lines are already in these files ...
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  #57  
Old 01 Apr 2008, 11:40
SVTOA SVTOA is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
I had this working fine yesterday, now today the ACP does not show the option to add or change the thread anymore. The thread we used for a test is being read by all members.

Other suggestion- Instructions are not clear, I think some people may be taking an entire thread URL and pasting it into the thread ID box. What goes there is only the number of the thread, nothing else. That's why some of you do not see the thread. Try just he thread id number...
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  #58  
Old 01 Apr 2008, 11:42
SVTOA SVTOA is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
To add: I can access the edit option by direct-typing the url to the control- "/admincp/force_read_thread.php"
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  #59  
Old 01 Apr 2008, 12:52
Lilyandy Lilyandy is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
bug...................................

see...............@@
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  #60  
Old 01 Apr 2008, 13:40
SVTOA SVTOA is offline
 
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Now some members say it keeps making them read the topics over and over...
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