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Global Threads: The Next Generation for VB4 by BOP5
Mod Version: 1.1, by BirdOPrey5 (IB Staff) BirdOPrey5 is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (18 votes - 4.89 average) Installs: 119
Released: 25 Feb 2012 Last Update: 14 Jun 2012 Downloads: 550
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Version 1.0 - Initial Release
Version: 1.01 - Permissions for Administrators and Super-Mods now work with primary or secondary usergroups.
Version: 1.02 - Added logging actions to moderator logs.
Version: 1.03 - Documentation update only, to be consistent with Gold version.
Version 1.1 - Bug-fix for mod log. Added new option to disable checkbox on new posts.

This mod was inspired by an earlier Global Thread mod I received permission from randominity to update. It is free and is still available here.

That mod however was a port from a VB 3.6 version and was not optimized for VB 4.x. It included a somewhat complicated system of having to make a separate hidden forum for holding the global threads.

My solution was to create a new Global Threads mod, coded from scratch, designed especially for vBulletin 4.x. Therefore I have named this mod, Global Threads: The Next Generation.

This mod is NOT an upgrade from the old mod. You should uninstall the old mod if you will be using this one.

The purpose of this mod is to let an Admin or Super-Mod designate a thread to be a "Global Thread." Global Threads become listed in every forum. A sticky global thread will be sticky in all forums. Non-sticky global threads behave like any other thread, simply visible in every forum.

Clicking on a global thread will open the thread in the forum it is "native" to. An optional message will be displayed in the thread to alert users they are in a global thread.

There is an optional "globe" icon and thread prefix ( Global: ) that can be turned on and off as well as further ways to distinguish global threads from normal threads.

See a Live Demo:

Here is a Global Thread at Qapla.com
You will see it listed in the Demo forum.
But it's also visible in the News & Announcements forum
And in the Talk forum.

In fact it is in a number of Qapla.com forums if you care to look.

This is the free version. The Gold version is available at Qapla.com.

The GOLD version has all the features of the FREE version but 2 additional options:
1) You may choose specific users (by userid) to give Make Global Thread permissions.
2) You may select or restrict Global Threads to specific forums.


This mod is fully phrased for easy translation.

This mod was designed to run on VB 4.1.10 and above. Older versions may require some manual template edits (instructions included.) I have not tested this mod on any version below 4.0.8.

Instructions:

If you want to convert an existing thread to a "Global Thread" open the thread in your browser.

Go to the "Administrative" drop down menu at the top of the thresd.

Click on the option to "Make Thread Global" and click on "Proceed.:"

The thread will be made global and you will be returned to the thread.

To undo a global thread go to the same menu and choose the option "Undo Global Thread."


If you are creating a new thread or replying to an existing thread (using Advanced Reply) then you can make the thread global in one step.

Before submitting your message scroll down to "After you submit your message..." and the top option should be "Make Thread Global"

Check this box before submitting the message to make the thread a Global Thread.

If it's already a Global Thread then simply uncheck the box "Keep Threas Global" to undo the global status after submitting the message.

Note: This option is available only to Admins and Super-mods. Normal users never see the "Moderation Options" menu.

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Old 03 Mar 2012, 12:20
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with this version our problem with the administrative menu action not appearing is gone
and it's now correctly visible
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Old 03 Mar 2012, 16:23
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Originally Posted by Dwarden View Post
with this version our problem with the administrative menu action not appearing is gone
and it's now correctly visible
Thanks for the update. Please "Mark as Installed" if you are using it. The link is in the top post on the right side.
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Old 03 Mar 2012, 22:37
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sry marked, must unchecked after old troubles now hapilly active and using
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Old 08 Mar 2012, 12:01
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Error after import

i am tring to import but all tiome say

Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 45 seconds exceeded in includes\class_core.php on line 417
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Old 08 Mar 2012, 14:42
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Can you try importing some other product and see if that works?

How many threads on your forum?
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Old 09 Mar 2012, 09:14
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BoP, so sorry to derail into OT, but just cannot resist : Reading the title I just asked myself whether the vB5-version will be called "Global Threads: Deep Space Nine" (not to speak of "Global Threads: Voyager")...
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Old 09 Mar 2012, 10:25
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Originally Posted by cellarius View Post
BoP, so sorry to derail into OT, but just cannot resist : Reading the title I just asked myself whether the vB5-version will be called "Global Threads: Deep Space Nine" (not to speak of "Global Threads: Voyager")...


That is the likely progression... Then several years later I will surprise everyone with a VB 1.x version and call it Global Threads: Enterprise (Edition), but it will have a short run.
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Old 09 Mar 2012, 18:47
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Perfect on vb 4.1.11
Thank you !
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Old 14 Mar 2012, 11:05
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Just installed this mod and it works perfectly. Very happy with this mod and have uninstalled the older version which required threads to be posted in a hidden forum.

Well done and thanks a lot for your efforts and hard work.

My only request is to make background colour change or make thread bold somehow. Or if possible show the threads under the announcements rather than combining then with sticky threads.

cheers
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Old 15 Mar 2012, 20:49
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A background color change was an option I was working on but cut it out because things were getting a little too complex- but it is something I will revisit.
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Old 24 Mar 2012, 21:16
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I have installed it on my other forums and it doesnt seem to give any options in thread menu. That forum is VB 4.0.5....does it work with 4.0.x series?
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Old 24 Mar 2012, 21:30
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I have installed it on my other forums and it doesnt seem to give any options in thread menu. That forum is VB 4.0.5....does it work with 4.0.x series?
I had it working on 4.0.8 with the manual template edits that I specify in the instructions- did you try the manual edits?
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Old 25 Mar 2012, 13:10
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Yeah have tried adding this bit

<vb:if condition="$vboptions['bop5gt_en']">
<li><label for="cb_makeglobal"><input type="checkbox" name="bop_global" id="cb_makeglobal" value="1" {vb:raw checked.bop_global} tabindex="1" /> <vb:if condition="$show['bop_global']">{vb:rawphrase bop5_gt_keep_thread_global}<vb:else />{vb:rawphrase bop5_gt_make_thread_global}</vb:if></label></li>
</vb:if>
Nothing shows up in the menu
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Old 25 Mar 2012, 13:36
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That's not the manual edit needed for the menu, that's for the box when making a new thread at the bottom.

For the menu it is the 3rd (and required) edit:

Directly from the template edit instructions:

3) If you are running any VB versions 4.1.7 or BELOW make the following edit.

Edit "SHOWTHREAD" Template

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


Below it Add:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
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Old 31 Mar 2012, 12:33
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Noticing an odd little error. Guessing it's just a quick edit, but figured I should bring it to your attention.

With that globe image in the notification that goes in a thread, it won't show unless you upload that image to the /misc/ directory of that specific skin, if you have that specified. But the globe image does show fine next to the thread in the forumdisplay. Shouldn't it just be looking in the main images/misc directory regardless?
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