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vB Version: 3.5.0 RC1 Rating: (3 votes - 3.67 average) Installs: 102
Released: 10 Jun 2005 Last Update: 22 Aug 2005 Downloads: 14
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Expired Threads v1.0.1

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What this does
This will allow you as the admin to set a time limit till a thread is considered expired or in otherwords closed. If the thread happens to be expired, the user will see a error message. But a staff member (ie, mod, sup-mod, and admin) can unexpire the thread by posting in it, then the counter will start over again. (if you enable this in the admincp) This will prevent those anoyying thread digger members we all seem to dislike.

Installation
Read the readme.txt file

Support
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Features
  • Turn whole hack off with one button
  • Option to allow mods/sup mods to be able to post
  • You can enable/disable for any forum you want
  • Set X Days till thread is considered expired for any forum you want
  • Optional feature to hide quickreply, show thread closed button and lockedicon on your forumsdisplay. Screenshot should better explaine it all.

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  • Time to install: 3 minutes
  • Queries to run: 2
  • File Mods: 0
  • Templates to edit: 0
  • Templates to add: 0
  • New Phrases: 3
  • New Plugins: 6

Please read carefully and make all the necessary changes as stated. This is will work if installed properly.
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  #31  
Old 15 Aug 2005, 20:02
Biker_GA Biker_GA is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
ACK! I loaded this, set the expiration for 90 days, and every thread on the board was promptly locked.
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  #32  
Old 15 Aug 2005, 20:21
Logikos Logikos is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Biker_GA
ACK! I loaded this, set the expiration for 90 days, and every thread on the board was promptly locked.
Thats impossiable, that code will not allow something like that. I installed this hack for a client 4 days ago and everything is working fine. Only thing I can think of is the physical close threads is interfearing somehow. Try turning that off, and see if anything changes. If so, I will have a deeper look at the code, but it seems it is working fine for me.
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  #33  
Old 16 Aug 2005, 05:40
0ptima 0ptima is offline
 
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Originally Posted by KirbyDE
Nice Hack

What i'd like to see:
Users can still reply, but if the Thread is expired they will see a Warning (Maybe an Image and some blah blah Text saying that the Thread is pretty old) and have to tick a Checkbox that they are aware of this but still feel that it's necessary to answer.

That's because sometimes it does make sense to bump an old Thread, but in most cases it does not make sense and the Users just don't realize how old the Thread is.
I would like something similar. After X days, the quick reply on the thread would be gone and when the user would click on reply, a warning would be shown saying that this is an old thread, do you want to continue. If the user wants to reply, they would click on OK
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  #34  
Old 18 Aug 2005, 16:46
Biker_GA Biker_GA is offline
 
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Yep! I, too, think this would be a great alternative to just closing the thread.
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  #35  
Old 22 Aug 2005, 09:14
RoryF RoryF is offline
 
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Just a quick question, if i set up the expired date in each catagory forum setting, it will affect all the other forums that's under the catagory forum, even if it's set to no in those forums under the catagory?
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  #36  
Old 22 Aug 2005, 10:40
Logikos Logikos is offline
 
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Nope, this will only effect the cat where the settin is on.
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Old 22 Aug 2005, 10:52
Jenta Jenta is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Biker_GA
ACK! I loaded this, set the expiration for 90 days, and every thread on the board was promptly locked.
yeah happened to me also

seems if u dont go into each forum and mess with the setting to turn it on it can wreak havoc

it even messed up some threads and added polls or what appeared to be polls but where missing data

took a few hours to clean up the mess manually

trust me, this hack did this - nothing else would have caused this
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  #38  
Old 22 Aug 2005, 18:24
Logikos Logikos is offline
 
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I've uploaded a new Zip file for current users. Set overright to yes in the manage products area. I've turned off 'Physicaly Close Threads' to review the code when I get home..
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  #39  
Old 30 Aug 2005, 04:59
Paul Paul is offline
 
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A fantasic addition to this would be that the time limit would reset should the poster of the first post in the thread return to post again. This is precisely what we've planned to handle the resurrection of old threads, but where we want the thread starter to have control over the ultimate end date.

It would also be great if moderators could disable the time limit completely for threads or extend it using existing ajax moderator tools without having to post.
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  #40  
Old 30 Aug 2005, 22:41
VirtualBurn VirtualBurn is offline
 
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Talking

Originally Posted by sully02
Could this be modified so you can set threads to close either after X days or X replies? (User chooses if they want to time via days or # of replies)
I've been looking for a hack to close after a specified amount of replies, could this hack be updated with this feature? I have found a lot of request for a hack of this type while looking myself... It would make a lot of people happy


This is a great hack and I would love to see it developed.

~vb

Last edited by VirtualBurn; 30 Aug 2005 at 22:49.
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  #41  
Old 05 Sep 2005, 11:02
ckmarkhsu ckmarkhsu is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Originally Posted by SmartGnome
Nice hack ........ save's me time. Install is clicked


Only thing is missing text for days till thread expire (see attachment)

@nealparry
Alle other texts are visible at my site.

me too, now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

how to fix it??????????????
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  #42  
Old 08 Sep 2005, 05:57
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what about an option to Automaticly Close thread after X replyes ?
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  #43  
Old 08 Sep 2005, 14:37
VirtualBurn VirtualBurn is offline
 
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This option is good for support threads where only 3 replies are allowed, or where the length of replies has to be restricted. I have seen a lot of request for such an option for closing threads. It would be nice for the actual poster to be able to select how many replies he wishes to have to the post.. or for the attribut to be set to a categorie or group of threads. As soon as the reply limit has been reached the thread will be closed.
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  #44  
Old 26 Sep 2005, 16:11
ImportPassion ImportPassion is offline
 
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Possible to just disable or remove the reply button instead of getting an error. I still need ppl to be able to see the posts, just not reply.

THanks,
D
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  #45  
Old 30 Sep 2005, 17:40
VirtualBurn VirtualBurn is offline
 
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*bump*

*bump*

Originally Posted by VirtualBurn
This option is good for support threads where only 3 replies are allowed, or where the length of replies has to be restricted. I have seen a lot of request for such an option for closing threads. It would be nice for the actual poster to be able to select how many replies he wishes to have to the post.. or for the attribut to be set to a categorie or group of threads. As soon as the reply limit has been reached the thread will be closed.
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