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Mod Version: 4.0-0.1 a2, by Carnage (Coder) Carnage is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.1 Rating: (40 votes - 4.83 average) Installs: 305
Released: 17 Dec 2009 Last Update: 18 Dec 2009 Downloads: 1087
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As of 4.1.11 this functionality is included in vbulletin. So you no longer need this mod.

What does this do?
This is a really simple hack that sets the thread for article comments to be the original thread for any thread that is promoted to an article.

What can I use it for?
This mod has two major uses:

1. If you have a wealth of information in your forums and you want to promote it into articles, this mod allows you to retain the rest of the thread as comments in the cms while adding any new comments as replies to the thread; essentially allowing it to function as both a forum thread and a CMS article.

2. If you want to use multiple fourms for CMS comments. This is a fairly none obvious use case, but probably a popular one. If you have three sections in your cms (for example) and want each section to feed into its own forum, the current cms dosn't allow you to do this. With this mod installed, you can. Instead of creating your new article directly in the cms create it in the forum you wish to use for comments. Write your article as the first post of the thread and promote it to a cms article. Fill out the extra information needed (eg publish date) and save. Comments will be saved into the original thread, in the forum you created it in.

Installation Vb 4.0.1 and later
1. Import product

Uninstallation
1. Disable the plugin "set thread id"

Full uninstallation
1. Move threads that have been promoted to articles into the vbcms comments forum.
2. COPY the threads back to their original forums
3. Remove product

Steps 1 and 2 are needed to retain cache functions on the comments threads. Without them new comments will not appear on the article.

Changelog
  • 4.0-0.1 a2
    • Fixed bug causing original thread to be delete when the article was deleted
  • 4.0-0.1 a1
    • Initial release

Notes
  • I believe this is the first mod for the CMS (not including addon widgets/content types)
  • Removing this product entirly will cause issues with the cache on any articles using the original thread. Follow the uninstall steps to remove functionallity while retaining the ability to comment on these articles this mod has altered.
  • Although its compatible with vbulletin 4.0 Rc 4, a bug in RC 4 and 4.0.0 Gold prevents it from acctually working. I have provided a replacement hooks_vbcms.xml file which corrects the issue in the interim. (fixed in vb4.0.1)
  • Deleting an article will remove the associated original thread This is considered a bug in this product and will hopefully be fixed with the next release. (fixed)
  • The above bug has been fixed, however pending this request: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/proje...?issueid=34188 Thread tags for the original thread will still be removed. There is /nothing/ I can do about that until the issue listed is resolved. (this has been marked as fixed in 4.0.2; will update further when i've tested that its fixed.)
  • If you hard delete the original thread without first removing the article you will be affected by this bug: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/proje...?issueid=34187 the fix I posted to that issue needs to be applied BEFORE deleting the original thread. After more research, this only becomes an issue if you promote a thread more than once. If you've done this, you can fix the error by clearing the CMS cache. (fixed in 4.0.1)

As of 4.1.11 this functionality is included in vbulletin. So you no longer need this mod.

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  #376  
Old 02 Mar 2012, 15:24
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Ozymandyus View Post
Carnage, thanks again for a great mod. I think it's the ultimate compliment when your mod is so good, vBulletin feels compelled to include it in their stock build. Good show!
I agree. Totally.
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  #377  
Old 03 Mar 2012, 20:54
hjmaier hjmaier is offline
 
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Great work! Thank you very much for your great mod!
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  #378  
Old 24 Apr 2012, 23:48
sticky sticky is offline
 
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Do I disable this mod since this is now built in?
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  #379  
Old 25 Apr 2012, 04:38
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Originally Posted by sticky View Post
Do I disable this mod since this is now built in?
What you need to do is read back 5 posts.
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  #380  
Old 25 Apr 2012, 05:39
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Originally Posted by Videx View Post
What you need to do is read back 5 posts.
Ok well the CMS is working well for me with it disabled or enabled so a generic answer may not resolve everyone's issues. What you need to do is realize some boards are modified and what works for some may not work for others.
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  #381  
Old 25 Apr 2012, 07:15
sticky sticky is offline
 
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Ever since this moved to VB the comments just aren't displaying like they used to.

Any idea how to reset this or make it work?
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  #382  
Old 11 May 2012, 10:15
wampforum wampforum is offline
 
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Originally Posted by sticky View Post
Ever since this moved to VB the comments just aren't displaying like they used to.

Any idea how to reset this or make it work?
Yeah same here
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  #383  
Old 09 Sep 2012, 21:47
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AndrewSimm AndrewSimm is offline
 
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I am having issues with the built in vbulletin comments not working also.
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Old 18 Sep 2012, 07:53
SilverBoy SilverBoy is offline
 
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I just test promoting thread to be an article, and when I replied on the article the comment wrote in the vbcms comments forum not in the original thread, so what is the exact option that you said (Carnage) was built in from vb4.1.11 !!

I tested on vb4.2
Any help please?
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  #385  
Old 21 Sep 2012, 18:24
Bob_R Bob_R is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
I have this mod disabled. But, when I promoted a forum thread to an article the existing comments do not transfer over to the articles/CMS page.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
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  #386  
Old 06 Oct 2012, 21:42
spillage spillage is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Real name: Bryan
I also removed this mod after upgrading to 4.1.12, but I do not have the same functionality that this mod previously provided.

Are we missing something in the 4.1.12 settings, or is this mod still needed.
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  #387  
Old 24 Nov 2012, 21:24
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Skierpetros Skierpetros is offline
 
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Guys read this

https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/entr...ost-as-article
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  #388  
Old 26 Nov 2012, 02:22
spillage spillage is offline
 
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Real name: Bryan
Thanks for the link...

So I have to edit the template and change the defaults to get it working like this mod use to...but how do I apply these new settings to all existing articles?
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