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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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Brought to you by BirdOPrey5
www.Qapla.com

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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  #46  
Old 31 Mar 2012, 16:12
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No because in theory you could have a blue style where you would want to provide an alternative "globe" icon that would show up better on your blue style.

Personally I think the globe icon is nice on most backgrounds that why I use it, but it is possible someone would need to customize it by style.

So while annoying, I agree- working as designed.
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Old 05 Apr 2012, 21:46
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For some reason I don't have globe icon in thread name. Tried to use both positions, left and right. Just noticed this.

EDIT: Sorry, needed to do manual template edit. Now everything works fine.

Last edited by Alan_SP; 05 Apr 2012 at 21:51.
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Old 06 Apr 2012, 16:43
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Just noticed, there's no notice in moderator log about changing status of thread to or from global. Could you maybe add code that changes of global status are entered in moderator log?
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Old 06 Apr 2012, 20:32
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Yes, I can add those in... Have got them working already, just need to test it a bit and polish off for a release. Soon... today or tomorrow.
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Old 06 Apr 2012, 22:24
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Updated to version 1.02- All global thread functions now logged in moderator logs.

Edit- Updated to 1.03 for consistent numbering with the Gold version.
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Old 06 Apr 2012, 22:38
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Thanks. Tested it and it works.
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Old 07 Apr 2012, 00:28
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Hello BirdOPrey5,

Just now I received an email notification about the latest version.
What should I do now ? , I mean how should I upgrade ?
Should I uninstall my previous mode or overwrite by ftp,

What should I do?

Thank you.
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Old 07 Apr 2012, 02:37
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vetty,

Simply download the new version (1.02) and follow the upgrade instructions in the info.txt file.

The Upgrade instructions are exactly the same as the original installation instructions except you now have to give permission to overwrite the existing file, and permission to overwrite when importing the xml file from product manager.

DO NOT UNINSTALL.
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Old 18 Apr 2012, 11:26
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@BirdOPrey5

Thanks for the nice mode! however i just reached from kindergarden to grade 1 and that was also with your help in other thread....need help, that global icon image is not working & i don't know anything by my own.
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Old 18 Apr 2012, 13:11
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Do you have a customized style? Can I get a link to your forum?
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Old 19 Apr 2012, 04:54
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@BirdOPrey5:
Thank you so much, I have seen this mod for a long time
I will try to use it now
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Old 19 Apr 2012, 05:43
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Sweet, thanks. I no longer have to make duplicate threads.
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Old 19 Apr 2012, 06:59
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
Do you have a customized style? Can I get a link to your forum?
Sure ! Link
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Old 19 Apr 2012, 11:46
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Originally Posted by CuteC@t View Post
Sure ! Link
CuteC@t,

I see the mod is working the problem is the image file wasn't uploaded to the correct location.

Make sure you've uploaded the included .png file to your /images/misc/ directory.

For example this is the path to what should be your globe icon:


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

But if I go to that URL no file is found.

I know you said you are new to this- did you attempt to use FTP to upload the image?
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Old 09 Jun 2012, 21:01
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I noticed problem with logging actions.

Whenever user who has rights (i.e. supermoderators and admins) to make thread global posts a new post, there's action written in moderator log: Undo Global Thread on New Post.

Even if thread wasn't global at all, even if it is just posting of a new post, this is logged in moderator log.

Could you make that only actual changes of thread's global status are logged in moderators' log? Or, if it couldn't be achieved, I'd prefer to disable logging altogether.
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