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Mod Version: 4.0-0.1 a2, by Carnage (Coder) Carnage is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.1 Rating: (40 votes - 4.83 average) Installs: 305
Released: 17 Dec 2009 Last Update: 18 Dec 2009 Downloads: 1087
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As of 4.1.11 this functionality is included in vbulletin. So you no longer need this mod.

What does this do?
This is a really simple hack that sets the thread for article comments to be the original thread for any thread that is promoted to an article.

What can I use it for?
This mod has two major uses:

1. If you have a wealth of information in your forums and you want to promote it into articles, this mod allows you to retain the rest of the thread as comments in the cms while adding any new comments as replies to the thread; essentially allowing it to function as both a forum thread and a CMS article.

2. If you want to use multiple fourms for CMS comments. This is a fairly none obvious use case, but probably a popular one. If you have three sections in your cms (for example) and want each section to feed into its own forum, the current cms dosn't allow you to do this. With this mod installed, you can. Instead of creating your new article directly in the cms create it in the forum you wish to use for comments. Write your article as the first post of the thread and promote it to a cms article. Fill out the extra information needed (eg publish date) and save. Comments will be saved into the original thread, in the forum you created it in.

Installation Vb 4.0.1 and later
1. Import product

Uninstallation
1. Disable the plugin "set thread id"

Full uninstallation
1. Move threads that have been promoted to articles into the vbcms comments forum.
2. COPY the threads back to their original forums
3. Remove product

Steps 1 and 2 are needed to retain cache functions on the comments threads. Without them new comments will not appear on the article.

Changelog
  • 4.0-0.1 a2
    • Fixed bug causing original thread to be delete when the article was deleted
  • 4.0-0.1 a1
    • Initial release

Notes
  • I believe this is the first mod for the CMS (not including addon widgets/content types)
  • Removing this product entirly will cause issues with the cache on any articles using the original thread. Follow the uninstall steps to remove functionallity while retaining the ability to comment on these articles this mod has altered.
  • Although its compatible with vbulletin 4.0 Rc 4, a bug in RC 4 and 4.0.0 Gold prevents it from acctually working. I have provided a replacement hooks_vbcms.xml file which corrects the issue in the interim. (fixed in vb4.0.1)
  • Deleting an article will remove the associated original thread This is considered a bug in this product and will hopefully be fixed with the next release. (fixed)
  • The above bug has been fixed, however pending this request: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/proje...?issueid=34188 Thread tags for the original thread will still be removed. There is /nothing/ I can do about that until the issue listed is resolved. (this has been marked as fixed in 4.0.2; will update further when i've tested that its fixed.)
  • If you hard delete the original thread without first removing the article you will be affected by this bug: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/proje...?issueid=34187 the fix I posted to that issue needs to be applied BEFORE deleting the original thread. After more research, this only becomes an issue if you promote a thread more than once. If you've done this, you can fix the error by clearing the CMS cache. (fixed in 4.0.1)

As of 4.1.11 this functionality is included in vbulletin. So you no longer need this mod.

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Old 17 Sep 2010, 12:38
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I tend to jump several versions at once as upgrading is time consuming and often breaks at least 1 custom style or mod.
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Old 17 Sep 2010, 15:39
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work fine on vb4.0.7, thank you
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Old 17 Sep 2010, 16:01
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Perfect! Exactly what i was looking for!
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Old 23 Sep 2010, 03:04
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Does it work for 4.07?

I'll have to try my luck once more..
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Old 24 Sep 2010, 09:46
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It should do, yes.
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Old 01 Oct 2010, 10:27
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I do have problems with my "auto image resizer" and this mod. The auto-resizing doesn't work.
I'm using this mod. http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=237650

Which image resizer works with this mod?
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Old 05 Oct 2010, 13:24
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I don't know of any specific reason this shouldn't work with that mod.

What exactly doesn't work?
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Old 08 Oct 2010, 03:05
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Carnage- have you noticed a lot of comments removed from the jira about incorporating the feature of this mod into vB? I especially noticed that my last comments were deleted.
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Old 08 Oct 2010, 06:56
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Originally Posted by carrlos View Post
Carnage- have you noticed a lot of comments removed from the jira about incorporating the feature of this mod into vB? I especially noticed that my last comments were deleted.
Sorry if this sounds stupid, but what is jira?
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Old 08 Oct 2010, 14:26
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Sorry if this sounds stupid, but what is jira?
That's the Vbulletin bug tracker. But it's not your fault - he should have included a link or two to illustrate his point. As soon as I read his message I wanted to go look and see if I had voted, but without a link I wasn't going to go track it down myself.
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Old 08 Oct 2010, 15:09
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Originally Posted by carrlos View Post
Carnage- have you noticed a lot of comments removed from the jira about incorporating the feature of this mod into vB? I especially noticed that my last comments were deleted.
I see your comments just fine. Why would you think they would delete your comments and leave the others?
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Old 08 Oct 2010, 18:41
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If you want to use multiple fourms for CMS comments. This is a fairly none obvious use case, but probably a popular one.
Excactly what i have waited for!!! THANKS SO MUCH !!!!!
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Old 08 Oct 2010, 19:40
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I never quite got that... can anyone give an example scenario in which you'd want to use multiple forums for CMS comments?

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Excactly what i have waited for!!! THANKS SO MUCH !!!!!
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Old 09 Oct 2010, 10:52
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Carnage- have you noticed a lot of comments removed from the jira about incorporating the feature of this mod into vB? I especially noticed that my last comments were deleted.
I've not noticed any be deleted

That's the Vbulletin bug tracker. But it's not your fault - he should have included a link or two to illustrate his point. As soon as I read his message I wanted to go look and see if I had voted, but without a link I wasn't going to go track it down myself.
The link is in the first post at the bottom

I never quite got that... can anyone give an example scenario in which you'd want to use multiple forums for CMS comments?
Well, it depends on your situation - if you really want to use the vb CMS in a similar way to vbAdvanced; for example you may just want to highlight the best threads from each of your current forums a featured posts section; thus you want comment threads in different forums.
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Old 09 Oct 2010, 16:19
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Originally Posted by swiftor View Post
I never quite got that... can anyone give an example scenario in which you'd want to use multiple forums for CMS comments?
Sure.

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