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Automatically Close Old Threads After X Days
Mod Version: 1.1, by echamberlain (Member) echamberlain is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.2 Rating: (28 votes - 4.82 average) Installs: 281
Released: 04 Nov 2006 Last Update: 05 Nov 2006 Downloads: 1318
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This product will automatically close threads. Administrators have the option of setting the number of days until a thread closes, including or excluding sticky threads, and including or excluding forums by ID.

Threads can be closed X days after the thread was created or X days after the last post.

See this product in action on the Voxilla Forums.

Installation

Close Old Threads installs from a single XML file, no other file uploads are necessary.

The installation process automatically creates a php file in the cron folder, therefor the cron folder must be writeable by vBulletin.

You may need to chmod the includes/cron folder to 777 before installation and back (note your settings) after installation is complete.

The installer then creates a daily cron job.

Close Old Threads is inactive upon installation and must be configured and enabled from the vBulletin Options menu. See the attached screen shot for a sample.


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1.1 Administrators can now select all forums, or a subset of forums for inclusion or exclusion. The previous version only had options for all forums and an exclusion list.

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  #76  
Old 20 Mar 2007, 22:09
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Yes, it would close the thread at 9am the following day.

You would need to modify this line:

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

to have threads close when you want, but then you run into timezone issues and when a day starts and ends for the server may differ from the visitors.
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  #77  
Old 21 Mar 2007, 08:12
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what would i edit it to to have them close at midnight GMT? my server is in uk and is on gmt time
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Old 26 Apr 2007, 21:10
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checked...
Worked with 3.6.4 ...
But problem solved by CMOD for cron with 777 and after installing got the CMOD back normal



thanks man

keep on
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Old 19 May 2007, 15:23
nureeves nureeves is offline
 
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hai

Would you make "Undo" feature in this hack?
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  #80  
Old 28 Jun 2007, 15:53
Dannyloski Dannyloski is offline
 
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Awesome, installed and working perfectly on vB 3.6.7 PL1 ... I had some Permission Errors, when the cron job ran, but it was because I had to CHMOD some files, all was fixed and running now perfectly ...
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  #81  
Old 14 Jul 2007, 17:05
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Just wanted to say THANK YOU!
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Old 12 Aug 2007, 22:00
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thanks for this mod
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  #83  
Old 20 Aug 2007, 11:57
Rapscallion Rapscallion is offline
 
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Anyone able to confirm this works fine on 3.6.8?

Do I read this thread right in that it closes based on the date of the last post in the thread, and not the first post? If so, this is going to be very useful.

Rapscallion
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 15:58
mhackl mhackl is offline
 
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Question..

I've been wondering if this was the same modification as the one that cgsociety.org has on their site. If you look at the last post in the linked thread you'll see that it seems to automatically post to the thread with a notification of the topics closure.

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthre...7&page=5&pp=15




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  #85  
Old 23 Aug 2007, 19:18
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echamberlain echamberlain is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Rapscallion View Post
Anyone able to confirm this works fine on 3.6.8?

Do I read this thread right in that it closes based on the date of the last post in the thread, and not the first post? If so, this is going to be very useful.

Rapscallion
It works on 3.6.8 and it will close threads based on either the thread creation date or the last post date.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 19:20
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echamberlain echamberlain is offline
 
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Originally Posted by mhackl View Post
I've been wondering if this was the same modification as the one that cgsociety.org has on their site. If you look at the last post in the linked thread you'll see that it seems to automatically post to the thread with a notification of the topics closure.

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This mod doesn't add a post to the closed thread. I figured the fact that the thread says that it is closed was sufficient notice.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 22:28
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Fungsten Fungsten is offline
 
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It seems I can't unlock any of the threads that were closed. I uninstalled it and the threads were still locked. Tried changing the amount of time before closing and it still didn't work.
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  #88  
Old 05 Sep 2007, 07:45
carlosacgj carlosacgj is offline
 
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this mod can close threads after X number of post?
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  #89  
Old 13 Sep 2007, 11:29
Desesperao Desesperao is offline
 
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Hi,

Sorry for my little English

I have installed this hack: "Automatically Close Old Threads After X Days" in a vBulletin 3.6.8 and doesn´t work.

I´m sure that y have installed correctly the hack but doesn´t work.

I have done what here is commented:
You may need to chmod the includes/cron folder to 777 before installation and back (note your settings) after installation is complete.
... but this hack doesn´t work. Please, I need your help. I have tried everything

Also I have verified that the file: "close_old_threads.php" has been created in the folder cron correctly

Thank´s
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  #90  
Old 15 Sep 2007, 15:13
Rapscallion Rapscallion is offline
 
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Hmm - it works fine for me, and it's awesome! Just wish I'd done it before some thread necromancy that occurred of late.

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