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Force Users to Read a Thread
Mod Version: 2.0, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (69 votes - 4.68 average) Installs: 1017
Released: 09 Jul 2007 Last Update: 05 Mar 2008 Downloads: 4611
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Additional Files  

vB 3.7 version of this hack here: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=172155


Force Users to Read a Thread 2.0


About this hack:
This hack allows you to set a thread as 'must read' by your members. Right now, if you make a post and want all your members to read it, you have no way of enforcing it. This hack will give an error message similar to the one you get when you need to change you password, saying that the admins want you to read a certain thread before they continue using the forum.

Once a user reads a thread, they wont be bugged to read it again.

You can set all usergroups or just certain onces that must read a thread.

You can set to site wide or just some forums.

Option to Force Guests

This hack added one query to every page on your forum a member goes to.
  • Files edited: 0
  • Templates edited: 0
  • Files to upload: 2 (1 via ACP, 2 via FTP)
  • Time to install: 1 minute
Updates:

Version 2.0 (03/05/08):
  • First Release of this Hack for vb3.7
  • MAJOR update. Hack totally re-writen. You must uninstall old version before upgrading.
  • Fixed just about all bugs. (like if you delete a thread...)
  • No more template edit. Everything done in ACP.
  • Permissions for by who ever has ACP access with threads and posts
  • Force Guests to read a thread now.
  • Works for BOTH vb3.6 AND vb3.7
Please post your comments or suggestions for this hack. I read ALL posts.

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  • The error message.
  • The universal options.
  • Where you go to set the settings.
  • The list of forums that have force read settings.
  • The edit/add screen.

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Moderators Functions Force Users to Read a Thread Abe1 vBulletin 3.7 Add-ons 422 04 Dec 2015 16:08

  #91  
Old 15 Jul 2007, 18:52
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Originally Posted by ragtek View Post
hello,

is it possible to set a minimum amount of time the user has to "read" the thread?
for example, that the thread-window has to be open for 2 minutes before the user can continue?
They only have to read it once.
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  #92  
Old 15 Jul 2007, 18:53
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Originally Posted by alessai View Post
abe1 great update but we will need the option to manage force members to read a thred alone (in usergroups) cuze i dont want my mods to use it.
Will be in a future update.
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Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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  #93  
Old 15 Jul 2007, 19:01
ragtek ragtek is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
They only have to read it once.
what i mean is, the duration how long he have to be in the thread befor he can go away
because many go into the thread and then they go away without reading
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  #94  
Old 16 Jul 2007, 00:37
adonfun adonfun is offline
 
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Great hack! Clicked installed!

I agree with Ragtek.. would be great if members have to stay for at least a period before they can continue... I look forward to any future updates of this hack.
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  #95  
Old 16 Jul 2007, 07:26
ragtek ragtek is offline
 
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Originally Posted by adonfun View Post
Great hack! Clicked installed!

I agree with Ragtek.. would be great if members have to stay for at least a period before they can continue... I look forward to any future updates of this hack.
for some members it would help, but if someone don't want to read it, he will still not read it^^

i don't read this things too, but the other admins of my board want that future
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  #96  
Old 16 Jul 2007, 12:57
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Thanks for the update...


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  #97  
Old 17 Jul 2007, 04:59
Atwal Atwal is offline
 
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is there a way to edit this so it appears only in the first post?
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Old 17 Jul 2007, 12:59
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Originally Posted by Atwal View Post
is there a way to edit this so it appears only in the first post?
What appears in the first post?
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Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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  #99  
Old 19 Jul 2007, 00:54
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In the previous version, no problem at all.
Then, "invalid input specified" was appear if i try to go to manage force redirects.

I realize that Andreas's "bump/make older a thread" hack was not working too.

If i disable your modification, then "bump/make older thread" works again.
That behavior do not happen with your previous version of this mod.


(By the way, why you don't use the same techniche to do an on-the-fly edit for the template to add the new option, just like Andreas's hack?)
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  #100  
Old 19 Jul 2007, 04:59
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Just noticed and edited both the files.

It's working now, but as I am using vbadvanced, instead of http://www.mysite.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7293

Its link shows http://www.mysite.com/showthread.php?t=7293

That means it misses "/forum"

How to fix that?

Thanks
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  #101  
Old 19 Jul 2007, 05:47
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Originally Posted by Invalid ID View Post
Just noticed and edited both the files.

It's working now, but as I am using vbadvanced, instead of http://www.mysite.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7293

Its link shows http://www.mysite.com/showthread.php?t=7293

That means it misses "/forum"

How to fix that?

Thanks
Goto: http://www.mysite.com/forum/admincp/...ogroup=address and make sure the 2nd setting is correct.
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MY HACKS -

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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  #102  
Old 19 Jul 2007, 05:49
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Originally Posted by TCattitude View Post
In the previous version, no problem at all.
Then, "invalid input specified" was appear if i try to go to manage force redirects.

I realize that Andreas's "bump/make older a thread" hack was not working too.

If i disable your modification, then "bump/make older thread" works again.
That behavior do not happen with your previous version of this mod.
Try changing the order in which our hooks run.
Originally Posted by TCattitude View Post
(By the way, why you don't use the same techniche to do an on-the-fly edit for the template to add the new option, just like Andreas's hack?)
Can you point to an example?
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Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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  #103  
Old 19 Jul 2007, 06:01
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Try changing the order in which our hooks run.
Yeah. I put your plugin using threadmanage_action_switch hook, to execution order 1, and works again.
Thanks for the point


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  #104  
Old 19 Jul 2007, 06:02
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Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
Goto: http://www.mysite.com/forum/admincp/...ogroup=address and make sure the 2nd setting is correct.
It's http://www.mysite.com/forum

Is this ok?
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  #105  
Old 19 Jul 2007, 12:08
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Originally Posted by Invalid ID View Post
Then the link should start from that in the error message.
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MY HACKS -

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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