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Information Bar for Guests
Mod Version: 1.05, by Slapyo (Member) Slapyo is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.5.5 Rating: (3 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 121
Released: 29 Sep 2005 Last Update: 20 Jan 2006 Downloads: 214
Not Supported Template Edits Additional Files - Original hack for 3.0.x

What is this?
This will display an information bar across the top of the browser window that appears to be like the Information Bar that is from Windows XP SP2. When the user clicks it they will be sent to the registration page for your forums. This is not a popup.

If the user is logged in then this will not display at all. This only appears on the page for people who are not logged in. - Example Site

How many changes?
  • Uploads: 4
    • infobar.css
    • infobar.wav (optional)
    • warning.gif
    • warning2.gif
  • File edits: 0
  • Template edits: 2
    • headinclude
    • header
  • New templates: 0
  • Queries: 0

Version History
  • 1.05
    • fix for Firefox (Bytecon)
  • 1.04
    • added info bar sound (Lionel)
  • 1.03
    • no javascript required now
    • works in Firefox
  • 1.02
    • removed information bar any browser other than IE
  • 1.01
    • removed information bar from login and registration pages (Lionel)
  • 1.00
    • initial release

Guest on forums
Guest hovering over info bar

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Old 18 May 2006, 03:11
Dr.Viggy Dr.Viggy is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
seems to work for me. i don't see it as a "Trick" at all. all the user has to do is READ and they'll see what it's all about. good hack. thanks

*clicks install
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Old 18 May 2006, 18:23
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JamesHarrison JamesHarrison is offline
Join Date: Sep 2005
Originally Posted by Zachery
Personally I hate thise template modification, its just a way to trick your users....
Quoted for truth.

Cheating users like this does not a happy, sensible community make in my opinion.
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Old 23 May 2006, 04:40
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Roms Roms is offline
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Real name: Roms
Originally Posted by Dr.Viggy
seems to work for me. i don't see it as a "Trick" at all. all the user has to do is READ and they'll see what it's all about. good hack. thanks
I agree.

/me clicks Install
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Old 26 May 2006, 14:36
Kroby Kroby is offline
Join Date: Dec 2005
Me too, thank you * clicks Install
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Old 27 May 2006, 16:37
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rmxs rmxs is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
Suggestion/Question...its possible the bar follow the screen...??
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Old 29 May 2006, 14:14
Slapyo Slapyo is offline
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Donnie
I'm sure it is possible, and if someone can come up with how to do it so it is compatible in the major browsers I'd put it in. I haven't been able to get it to work in all of the major browsers. :/ So I just left it at the top.
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Old 18 Jun 2006, 16:17
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egyptsons egyptsons is offline
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Egypt
Real name: Ahmed Salah

I made the same but with another code
thanks I think your code is better
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Old 31 Jul 2006, 20:03
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karlm karlm is offline
Join Date: Jul 2006
Real name: Karl
i like the look of this hack, but for referring to it as a 'trick' is hardly fair. As stated, a person need only 'read' the content of the bar and all is clear. Additionally, if they are ignorant and simply click-happy, then the "registration page" should give them a hint that they've been directed to a signup page.I've NOT installed this, as my board is fairly limited, but still I can see the advantages of having it for other boards, and it's ingenuity.
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Old 05 Aug 2006, 15:16
Slapyo Slapyo is offline
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Donnie
Works fine in 3.5.5 and I started a thread in 3.6.x because it works with that as well. - 3.6.x forum
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Old 19 Feb 2007, 12:23
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Realm of Horror Comics Realm of Horror Comics is offline
Join Date: Aug 2005
Real name: Nick
Thanks for this, have rated and clicked installed.
The Realm of Horror Comics
Creepy, Eerie, Tales from the Crypt, Vault of Horror, Haunt of Fear, Creepshow, Voodoo, Taboo & many more classic horror comic titles!!!
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Old 09 Oct 2008, 16:24
Sworm Sworm is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
Work on 3.7 too?
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Old 08 Aug 2009, 15:43
pressley pressley is offline
Join Date: Mar 2009
I cant see the warning and warning2.jpg
The path is correct. How can I fix this ?

Here is my header and the headinclude:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

I just saw that I can see the images when i press "Ctrl+Mousewheel Up" in Internet Explorer. But this does not work with Mozilla but perhaps someone has an idea ?

Last edited by pressley; 08 Aug 2009 at 21:37.
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