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Limited Guest Viewing -- Motivate Guests to Register
Mod Version: 2.1.0, by Ted S (Coder) Ted S is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (76 votes - 4.76 average) Installs: 934
Released: 27 Dec 2009 Last Update: 21 Jul 2012 Downloads: 5744
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files  

With vBulletin, forum guests are able to view endless amounts of content without being directly asked or forced to register no matter how many times they come back. The purpose of the Limited Guest Viewing System is to drive in registrations [or membership upgrades] by limiting the number of threads guests [or certain membergroups] are able to view without interruption.

This plugin offers two options which can be used to drive in more registrations. The first option allows you to show a reminder message or advertisement after a guest has viewed a certain number of threads. The second option puts up a roadblock stopping guests from viewing threads altogether after reaching a certain number of views. Both options work together to encourage and ultimately force anonymous visitors to either register or login but can also be used separately based on your individual needs.

Install Instructions:
Read the install file. Customize via admin settings & templates.

Customizing the content / messages:
To customize which messages appear or what they say, go to vBulletin options, select the “Limited Guest Viewing System” group and configure the options as desired. Each phase can be modified by adding translation text. Through the ACP you can enable or disable each option, specify the number of threads that can be viewed before the option is enabled and input any forums you wish to exclude from being blocked.

Search Engine Bots (Spiders):
Anything that changes your forum viewing can impact how search engines treat it. The cookie approach used by this modification is bypassed by many bots and, since people can still view posts, cloaking should not apply. Users with IP logging may face more restrictions although a filtering system lets defined spiders pass. This plugin is intended to limit repetitive viewing and not restrict people from single views.

For a full explanation of the impact on bots read the install file before asking questions.


Usergroup Limitations:

Version 2.1 introduces basic usergroup limiting with the same rules & messages guests get. Based on demand this may be extended to a per-usergroup level restriction and messaging in the future.

Change Log:
- 7.21.2012 - Update to 2.1.0 which adds usergroup limiting, fixes mySQL 5.5 support, removes the need for template editing, cleans up install guide. Upgrading is optional.

Mod Philosophy -- Drive Your Own Success:
All of my mods are inspired by my work in the digital industry and are designed to drive registrations, interaction or other engagement activities the core platform does not address. Each is designed to fit a general need by providing a starting point but it's on you to decide how to make things work to their best possible outcome. Don't stay in the box.

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  #511  
Old 19 Oct 2012, 10:17
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Originally Posted by sweetpotato View Post
Thank you for helping me. However, after changing template, nothing changes for take over message on my site. Here is the code:

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

I have searched for navbar_notice_1 class on my site but couldn't see it.
The class exists to let you customize the style. If you don't know how to do that I posted a resource before that can help teach you the basics.
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  #512  
Old 19 Oct 2012, 23:28
steeler7 steeler7 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by sweetpotato View Post
Thank you for helping me. However, after changing template, nothing changes for take over message on my site. Here is the code:

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

I have searched for navbar_notice_1 class on my site but couldn't see it.
Eliminate the "_1" and try "navbar_notice".
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  #513  
Old 20 Oct 2012, 12:48
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gsmlover4u gsmlover4u is offline
 
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i install and check this in who is online after install it show to google spider error message
now uninstall
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Old 20 Oct 2012, 20:14
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by gsmlover4u View Post
i install and check this in who is online after install it show to google spider error message
now uninstall
What were your settings? What was the error?
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  #515  
Old 26 Oct 2012, 15:34
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So db tracking is preferred so there is no effect on the search engines?

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  #516  
Old 26 Oct 2012, 18:21
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by ar15dcm View Post
So db tracking is preferred so there is no effect on the search engines?
It's not preferred but for many it's a better option as it survives beyond a cookie clearing.

For search engine impact be sure to read the first post and install guide which sums up the known risks.
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Old 21 Nov 2012, 03:24
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thanks
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Old 04 Mar 2013, 16:26
WalkingWaldo WalkingWaldo is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Problem with rechapka

When I have LGV enabled, the rechapka verification always fails when attempting to reset password. Always works (password reset) when LGV is disabled. Have not heard of any effect on rechapka verification for new registrations.

Running vb 4.2.0P3 and LGV 2.1.0.

Please advise.
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  #519  
Old 04 Mar 2013, 18:28
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by WalkingWaldo View Post
When I have LGV enabled, the rechapka verification always fails when attempting to reset password. Always works (password reset) when LGV is disabled. Have not heard of any effect on rechapka verification for new registrations.

Running vb 4.2.0P3 and LGV 2.1.0.

Please advise.
LGV doesn't touch the CAPTACHA system or any of the registration code. What are your settings?
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  #520  
Old 09 Jun 2013, 09:14
lone road lone road is offline
 
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I've installed it on our forum, works a treat. Marked as "Installed". Thank you very much.
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  #521  
Old 03 Jul 2013, 16:45
Shaybloom Shaybloom is offline
 
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I set the limit to 1 and then 2 for a long long time...but none of he threads are being indexed,what should i set it to so this problem is solved?

thanks very much

I sent a Pm but you told to post on thread so hope you respond
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  #522  
Old 03 Jul 2013, 17:17
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ForceHSS ForceHSS is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Shaybloom View Post
I set the limit to 1 and then 2 for a long long time...but none of he threads are being indexed,what should i set it to so this problem is solved?

thanks very much

I sent a Pm but you told to post on thread so hope you respond
This plugin has nothing to do with indexing threads
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Old 03 Jul 2013, 17:48
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Shaybloom View Post
I set the limit to 1 and then 2 for a long long time...but none of he threads are being indexed,what should i set it to so this problem is solved?

thanks very much

I sent a Pm but you told to post on thread so hope you respond
Have you read the help file and main post explaining how spiders are treated, the reality and risks?
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  #524  
Old 04 Jul 2013, 08:09
Shaybloom Shaybloom is offline
 
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I read it,I jst want to know the ideal limit to set in order to get usual indexes..
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  #525  
Old 04 Jul 2013, 08:09
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Originally Posted by ForceHSS View Post
This plugin has nothing to do with indexing threads
then you prolly dont know how this works.
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