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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: 1074
Released: 03 May 2010 Last Update: Never Downloads: 5203
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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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  #256  
Old 27 Jun 2013, 09:49
MoveOver.cc MoveOver.cc is offline
 
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Hi,

This works just fine on 4.2.1 when you are already on the site but if someone puts your webaddress into their browser, a blank screen comes up.

I.E

www.webaddress/forums/index.php - blank screen
www.webaddress/forums/arcade.php - force thread view comes up.

I am using vbadvanced.

Any ideas

thanks
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  #257  
Old 27 Aug 2013, 22:05
Bubble #5 Bubble #5 is offline
 
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Red face

We were forced to delete this hack because it completely messed up the entire site formatting when we used it.

Everything looked left aligned, text only. Sad, because we could have used a hack like this.

4.2.1
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  #258  
Old 26 Oct 2013, 03:12
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Works fine here on 4.2.2... Maybe other fixes have a lot to do with that.
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  #259  
Old 10 May 2014, 19:16
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I just had an issue with this mod today, it permitted an exploit injection, probably with SQL.

It completely blocked the forum with a grayed out background and requesting to click a button to get a Flash Player Update. Happened on the forum homepage and admin panel.

After replacing original files for the admin panel from a backup, to access it, I managed to disable this mod and the forum return to normality.

An exploit from Singapur.
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  #260  
Old 24 May 2014, 05:04
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thanks works perfect in version 4.2.2

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  #261  
Old 17 Aug 2014, 13:58
3lou 55 3lou 55 is offline
 
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Got a problem with this plugin, when the thread that the user has to read is in a different section, the plugin won't work.
Anyone knows a quickfix for this?
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  #262  
Old 17 Aug 2014, 16:07
Nirjonadda Nirjonadda is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Nirjonadda View Post
Anyone know how to remove "Force Read Thread" from the bottom of the Quick Reply box?

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Anyone can help for remove "Force Read Thread" from the bottom of the Quick Reply box?
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  #263  
Old 17 Aug 2014, 16:51
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I believe you can disable it by turning off the plugin, Force Users to Read a Thread with the hook location of showthread_complete
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  #264  
Old 17 Aug 2014, 21:52
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If i disable plugin hook location of showthread_complete , then does work Force Users to Read a Thread ?

Can you update this mod to add option for disable from Quick Reply box?
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  #265  
Old 17 Aug 2014, 22:01
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Try as I suggested and see.
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  #266  
Old 18 Aug 2014, 01:28
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Originally Posted by Nirjonadda View Post
Can you update this mod to add option for disable from Quick Reply box?
The coder of this modification has not logged in for over four years.
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  #267  
Old 09 Sep 2014, 11:25
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Does anyone know if this is compatible with the various mobile apps and options?

If not, do users bypass it, or do they hit a wall?
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  #268  
Old 01 Nov 2014, 18:36
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Just to add on Vbulletin 4.2.2 PL1 it doesn't appear to save the forced thread in the admin options.
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Old 21 Apr 2015, 02:20
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Originally Posted by Cromags21 View Post
I have a question, I have usergroups on my forums. The leaders of the usergroups would like to use this feature as well. Right now I can only see admin of our forums having the rights to use this awesome feature.

Is there away to give the usergroup leader the ability to use this feature as well?

now without making them an admin of the site
Originally Posted by khc196 View Post
can you make it so this will work with the modCP to please, works great for admins but we have ranks in our large guild and Sgt's are supermoderators but they only have access to the ModCP so we need them to be able to use this hack '

thanks
Originally Posted by Sforums View Post
Is there a way to allow moderators to initiate force read thread? At the moment only Admins can do this if I am not mistaken.
Where is the option to give permission to use this feature.!?
Been trying to give a new mod/admin the ability, but can't find it anywhere.??

Usergroup, admin permissions, etc.. i'm lost, its like it disappeared. lol

Thanks for any help.
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Old 18 Nov 2015, 21:14
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Hello good afternoon
Is there any like this but for VB 4.2.2
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