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Mod Version: 2.10, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (69 votes - 4.74 average) Installs: 1076
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Force Users to Read a Thread



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.
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  • Files to upload: 3 (1 via ACP, 2 via FTP)
  • Time to install: 1 minute
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Updates:
Version 2.10 (05/02/10):
  • First release of this hack for vb 4.0.
  • Added link in "Administrative" drop down on the showthread page to edit force read settings.

Please post your comments or suggestions for this hack. I read ALL posts.

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

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  #61  
Old 03 Aug 2010, 16:32
max2008 max2008 is offline
 
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Installed , thanks for the MOD , working on VB 4.0.4
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Old 05 Aug 2010, 15:55
surfer2124 surfer2124 is offline
 
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EDIT: Scratch this my zip file didn't extract correctly and I missed a file upload

This doesn't appear after the install



I do see the option in the thread under the Admin drop down though and once set it does work.

Any suggestions?
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Old 09 Aug 2010, 23:06
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I am having a little trouble. I keep hitting save and it saves but does not show up. I am not exactly show what I am suppose to put in the thread ID column?

Also where do you get the thread ID from on your boards?
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Old 17 Aug 2010, 12:44
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Is this working on vBs 4.0.5 and 4.0.6 please?
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Old 18 Aug 2010, 18:36
Sicilian Sicilian is offline
 
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Anyone able to confirm that this works with 4.06?
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Old 18 Aug 2010, 18:46
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No answer where to find the thread ID?

I have 4.0.5 and it's not working!
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Old 18 Aug 2010, 22:32
Falcon Capt Falcon Capt is offline
 
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Is there a way to get rid of the "Force Read Thread" text link on the editors? (it is appearing down by the "Show your signature" and "Close this thread" checkboxes on the Quick Reply Editor)

I don't think that it is really necessary to have this option all over the place. This hack will probably be used for an occassional message, at which time setting it up in the AdminCP is sufficient. Adding that extra phrase on every editor doesn't look good and takes away from an otherwise very nice hack.
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Old 18 Aug 2010, 22:41
Falcon Capt Falcon Capt is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Falcon Capt View Post
Is there a way to get rid of the "Force Read Thread" text link on the editors? (it is appearing down by the "Show your signature" and "Close this thread" checkboxes on the Quick Reply Editor)

I don't think that it is really necessary to have this option all over the place. This hack will probably be used for an occassional message, at which time setting it up in the AdminCP is sufficient. Adding that extra phrase on every editor doesn't look good and takes away from an otherwise very nice hack.
Figured it out, removed this code from the XML file and it seemed to do the trick.


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Old 18 Aug 2010, 23:21
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Originally Posted by Sicilian View Post
Anyone able to confirm that this works with 4.06?
Just installed it in 4.0.6 and yes it seems to be working just fine
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Old 19 Aug 2010, 00:32
Falcon Capt Falcon Capt is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Sicilian View Post
Anyone able to confirm that this works with 4.06?
I am also using it sucessfully on vB 4.0.6. I did implement the mod I mentioned a couple posts earlier. The links it was installing just didn't format nicely and were really unnecessary.
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Old 01 Sep 2010, 15:54
Footman Footman is offline
 
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Is there a way to force a particular group to ALWAYS read a thread when they login? For example I have a free membership group and would like them to always see a certain thread/or sales page after they login.
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Old 01 Sep 2010, 15:57
Footman Footman is offline
 
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Originally Posted by DeathRS View Post
No answer where to find the thread ID?

I have 4.0.5 and it's not working!
You'll see the forum id in the address bar of the thread. In the example below 63 is the thread ID.

domainname.com/forum/showthread.php?63-thread title
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  #73  
Old 09 Sep 2010, 01:58
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Installed and running perfectly on 4.0.6

Thank you!
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  #74  
Old 09 Sep 2010, 06:28
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Good idea for a mod, but found that it adds too many extra database queries to every page load, resulting in a large jump in server usage while I had it enabled.
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Old 09 Sep 2010, 13:13
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