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Mod Version: 2.0, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (68 votes - 4.81 average) Installs: 1467
Released: 05 Mar 2008 Last Update: 05 Mar 2008 Downloads: 6036
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Additional Files  

Force Users to Read a Thread 2.0


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.
  • Files edited: 0
  • Templates edited: 0
  • Files to upload: 2 (1 via ACP, 2 via FTP)
  • Time to install: 1 minute
Updates:

Version 2.0 (03/05/08):
  • First Release of this Hack for vb3.7
  • MAJOR update. Hack totally re-writen. You must uninstall old version before upgrading.
  • Fixed just about all bugs. (like if you delete a thread...)
  • No more template edit. Everything done in ACP.
  • Permissions for by who ever has ACP access with threads and posts
  • Force Guests to read a thread now.
  • Works for BOTH vb3.6 AND vb3.7
Please post your comments or suggestions for this hack. I read ALL posts.

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

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  #31  
Old 07 Mar 2008, 12:03
odonel odonel is offline
 
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I would have to check with site owner first. What could possibly cause that?
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  #32  
Old 08 Mar 2008, 13:01
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jluerken jluerken is offline
 
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Location: Germany
Originally Posted by mc0676 View Post
Which template edit, excume me ?

For the ACP, i attach some file.

I add a new force thread, i insert thread id, i save but after i can see this force thread.
I still have the same issue with v2.0 on vb3.7 beta 5
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  #33  
Old 08 Mar 2008, 18:46
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Can I use this hack to force members to read a thread, before posting in a specific forum? I do not want to bother readers with it. Just members that want to post in a selected forum.
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  #34  
Old 09 Mar 2008, 12:25
maidos maidos is offline
 
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hm any news about implement a display of the amounts of threads to read left

Last edited by maidos; 09 Mar 2008 at 12:37.
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  #35  
Old 09 Mar 2008, 16:11
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by odonel View Post
I would have to check with site owner first. What could possibly cause that?
I really dont know.
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MY HACKS -

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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  #36  
Old 09 Mar 2008, 16:12
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by jluerken View Post
I still have the same issue with v2.0 on vb3.7 beta 5
No clue what you mean.
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MY HACKS -

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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  #37  
Old 09 Mar 2008, 16:13
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Alfa1 View Post
Can I use this hack to force members to read a thread, before posting in a specific forum? I do not want to bother readers with it. Just members that want to post in a selected forum.
I guess you can disable this hack on the showthread, showpost, and forumdisplay pages.
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MY HACKS -

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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  #38  
Old 09 Mar 2008, 16:14
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by maidos View Post
hm any news about implement a display of the amounts of threads to read left
Non right now.
__________________
MY HACKS -

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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  #39  
Old 10 Mar 2008, 07:20
maidos maidos is offline
 
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These threads that are required for all members to read are difficult to even pull up.

When I log in, it tells me there is a message the Admin wants you to view. I click the link, and it just brings me to a "page cannot be found" link. I open it in a new tab (in BOTH IE and Firefox) and open in new window. I get the same thing. It takes multiple sign-off, sign-ins to get this to work. This is not the first time this has happened either. Previous admin messages have resulted in the same thing.

this is what i got from a members and i tried a new accoutn for test and it works out for me
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  #40  
Old 10 Mar 2008, 14:17
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jluerken jluerken is offline
 
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Location: Germany
Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
No clue what you mean.
Ok maybe I was not clear enough. I have the same problem that users described here. I entered a new threadid and saved the entry. It says that the entry was saved sucessfully but its not showing up.
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  #41  
Old 10 Mar 2008, 22:42
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by maidos View Post
These threads that are required for all members to read are difficult to even pull up.

When I log in, it tells me there is a message the Admin wants you to view. I click the link, and it just brings me to a "page cannot be found" link. I open it in a new tab (in BOTH IE and Firefox) and open in new window. I get the same thing. It takes multiple sign-off, sign-ins to get this to work. This is not the first time this has happened either. Previous admin messages have resulted in the same thing.

this is what i got from a members and i tried a new accoutn for test and it works out for me
I dont know. I would have to look at your ACP to figure it out.
__________________
MY HACKS -

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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  #42  
Old 10 Mar 2008, 22:42
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by jluerken View Post
Ok maybe I was not clear enough. I have the same problem that users described here. I entered a new threadid and saved the entry. It says that the entry was saved sucessfully but its not showing up.
Do you have any major hacks?
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MY HACKS -

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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  #43  
Old 11 Mar 2008, 08:36
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Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
Do you have any major hacks?
For sure I have hacks installed but what do you mean with major hacks?
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  #44  
Old 12 Mar 2008, 00:46
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Alfa1 Alfa1 is offline
 
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I just added a thread in the adminCP options, but after that it does not show in adminCP. When browsing the affected forum, I can just browse anywhere without any effect.

Do you have any ideas to solve this?
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  #45  
Old 14 Mar 2008, 03:39
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Real name: Abe
Originally Posted by jluerken View Post
For sure I have hacks installed but what do you mean with major hacks?
Maybe you have a hack that interferes with this one.
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MY HACKS -

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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