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Cyb - Advanced Forum Rules
Mod Version: 4.0.5, by Valter (Coder) Valter is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (55 votes - 4.78 average) Installs: 799
Released: 10 Jan 2009 Last Update: 17 May 2011 Downloads: 4621
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Advanced Forum Rules system for vBulletin.

Main Features:
-Rules shown on separate page (no file uploads required)
-Several sets of rules can be created and applied to individual forums
-Choose between BB codes and HTML in rules
-Options to force users to accept Forum Rules before can view forums or threads, post replies, PMs, or e-mails...
-Option to replace registration rules with this product ones
-Option to reset user acceptance status when infraction is received

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1. Import XML file (as product): AdminCP > Plugin System > Manage Products > [Add/Import Product]
2. OPTIONAL (for some customized styles)
Open template "navbar" and add "$cyb_frules_link" after "vbphrase[faq]</a></td>".
3. OPTIONAL (to add 'reset acceptance status' to different place than default one)
Open template "MEMBERINFO" and add "$cyb_frules_force" wherever you wish.

To set options:
Go to: AdminCP > vBulletin Options > Cyb - Advanced Forum Rules

v1.0 - Oct 06. 2005.
-First version
v1.5 - Apr 22. 2006.
-Navbar link is added automatically now (one installation step less)
-Navbar "Forum Rules" link can be disabled in hack settings
-"Manage Rules" link is on settings page now (no need for .xml menu file anymore - one file less to upload when installing)
-"Unknown Location" fixed
-Added function to enable/disable whole hack (predefined error message is displayed instead)
-Templates now goes to "Cybernetec" group in Style Manager
To upgrade from 1.0 to 1.5:
-Import product XML through AdminCP > Plugin System > Manage Products > [Add/Import Product] (Be sure "overwrite" is checked). Upload cfrules.php and cfrulesadmin.php (replace old files). Delete file \includes\xml\cpnav_cfrulesadmin.xml.
v1.6 - Aug 04. 2006.
-Release of this hack for vB v3.6
v1.7 - Aug 05. 2006.
-Uncached template bug fixed
v2.0 - Aug 07. 2006.
-Completely changed way this hack works. No more queries, no more file uploads. Now Rules can be exported because it's part of vB settings. Now you can use BB Codes, which means you can use all standard text formatting functions, smilies, etc. To upgrade: Uninstall old version > Import XML as product > Delete "cfrules.php" from your forums root > Delete "cfrulesadmin.php" from "admincp" folder of your forums
v2.1 - Aug 07. 2006.
-Fixed "Edit Forum Rules" link (didn't worked for some users)
v2.2 - Aug 25. 2006.
-If your forum's index.php file was renamed, for any reason, now you can enter new filename in ACP hack options to have this hack working properly
-Added "Product Version Checking" -
v2.3 - Aug 26. 2006.
-New: User must accept Rules to be able to post on Forums (option can be disabled/enabled)
-Look improved (see screenshots)
-Codes improved
-Hack name changed to "Cyb - Advanced Forum Rules"
v2.4 - Aug 27. 2006.
-Fixed small javascript bug
-Removed redirection to forum index after Rules acceptance
-Note 1/2 lines replaced by boxes in hack settings
-Removed navbar link HTML Markup options
-Separate phrase created for navbar link
v2.5 - Aug 31. 2006.
-Added ability to reset read status for all users. After this they will need to accept the Forum Rules again
-Added note at the top of Forum Rules when user need to accept it to be able to post on forums
-Added explanation on how to check which users had (not) accepted Rules
v2.6 - Aug 31. 2006.
-Fixed bug (index file location/name setting doesn't work)
-Fixed bug (if user who haven't accepted Rules try to post via quick reply in IE he gets undefined error)
-Fixed bug (resetting the accepts doesn't work if index file was renamed)
-Added: Guests now also need to accept Forum Rules to be able to post (cookie-based)
-Added: redirection message for user who try to post but haven't accepted Rules
v2.6.1 - Aug 31. 2006.
-Fixed bug (if user has no permissions to post he will get standard "no permission" message, not redirection to Forum Rules)
v2.7 - Sep 11. 2006.
-After acceptance users are redirected to the page they were previously viewing
-No more need to set filename for "index.php" if it was renamed. Now misc.php is used, which nobody has need to rename.
NOTE: Don't forget to update the links to the Rules you were posted on your site - change it to YOURFORUMS/misc.php?do=cfrules
-Added confirmation dialog for resetting acceptance status for all registered users
v2.8 - Sep 14. 2006.
-Added option to exclude usergroups from accepting Rules
-Navbar link title moved from phrases to settings for easier translation/make-up
v2.9 - Sep 24. 2006.
-Added option to reset acceptance status for individual member
v3.0 - Oct 30. 2006.
-Whole code is now valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional
v3.1 - Nov 13. 2006.
-Option to force user to accept rules again in member profile can be turned off
-Added variable for above function that you can place it to another place in MEMBERINFO template ($cyb_frules_force)
-Bug fixed (if some user knows exact link for resetting acceptance status he can do it)
-Several other improvements/fixes
v3.2 - Mar 06. 2007.
-New: User must accept Rules before can send PMs
-New: Options to choose what user can't do before accepting Rules
-New: Option to replace Registration Rules with this hack's one
-New: Better counter (with miliseconds, improved browser compatibility)
-Fixed some "invisible" bugs in code and improved compatibility with the latest vB releases
v3.3 - Apr 21. 2007.
-New: Option to force user to accept Rules before can view forums
-Fixed bug where three queries are executed on places where not needed
-Fixed bug where blank rows are shown twice on registration rules page
-New in registration rules options (disable completely)
-Better redirection after Rules acceptance
-Some other optimizations in codes...
v3.4 - Apr 22. 2007.
-Fixed bug where PMs can not be sent even Rules are accepted
-Fixed bug where Quick Reply does not work even Rules are accepted
-Improved counter and added ability to completely disable it (tested and worked on IE, Firefox, and Opera)
-Improved compatibility with right-to-left styles (note: in Rules use [right] tags anyway)
-Fixed navbar link
v3.5 - Jul 22. 2007.
-Fixed bug (MySQL injection vulnerability - attacker can trick admin to reset rules acceptance status for all members)
-Group membership checking works now for supplementary usergroups too
-Several code improvements
v3.5.1 - Jul 22. 2007.
-Fixed bug (XSS Vulnerability)
v3.5.2 - Jul 23. 2007.
-Another security exploit fixed
v3.5.3 - Jul 25. 2007.
-Fixed bug where user is not properly redirected after accepting rules
v3.5.4 - Jul 25. 2007.
-Bug fixed where username info is not shown when going to reset acceptance status
v3.6 - Oct 14. 2007.
-Fixed bug where some mods are not able to reset acceptance status
-Improved javascript code to fix problems with the counter some users reported
-Minor bug fixes
v3.7 - Apr 30. 2008.
-CSRF protection added
-Compatible with vBulletin 3.7 Gold (may not work with Beta/RC releases)
-Fixed bug where "reset all" button in hack options does not work in IE
-Minor bugs fixed
v3.8 - Jun 19. 2008.
-Fixed bug where user is able to submit form without checking "agree"
-Option to disable BB Codes in Forum Rules
-Option to change "Forum Rules" link color or set to style's default
-Better placement of "Force User To Accept Forum Rules" link in user profiles
v3.9 - Apr 19. 2009.
-New: Ability to create several rules sets, and apply them to individual forums
-New: Exclude individual forums from restrictions
-New: Rules management page where rules sets can be easily added/deleted/edited/applied to forums
-'General Forum Rules' item can be changed but not deleted. Please use it always as general rules.
-Bug fix: Option to disable registration rules does not work on vB 3.8.x
-Bug fix: Counter on 'Accept rules' button does not work on some configs
-Forum Rules link in showthread now leads to this product's 'General Forum Rules'
-If user has not accepted rules, then 'Force to accept rules' link in their profile is not shown
-New: Option to reset user acceptance status when infraction is received
-Some minor bugs fixed
v3.9.1 - Apr 20. 2009.
-Fixed bug: Forum Permissions sometimes needs to be rebuild manually after upgrade
-Fixed bug: Redirection after accepting rules does not work properly in some cases
v3.9.2 - Apr 21. 2009.
-New: Drop-down menu with the rule set list on Rules page
-New: General Rules always shown at the top of table, requested Rules below it
-New: 'Forum Rules' link at the bottom of forumdisplay will lead user to that forum's rule set
-Fixed bug: Navbar link is not disabled when you disable product in options
-Fixed bug: Quick Reply hidden for users who have not accepted Rules even if forum is excluded from restrictions
-Forums better sorted on the list, now linked and some more details are shown
v3.9.3 - Apr 25. 2009.
-New: User can not view Rule sets applied to no-permissions-to-view forums
-Above works also with 'Cyb - Advanced Permissions Based on Post Count' add-on
-New: Choose if General Rules will be Always shown, Collapsed if there is another rule set requested, or Disabled when there are other rules shown
-'Forum Rules' links in showthread, newthread, and newreply are also now redirected to the Cyb Forum Rules
-New: "Rules NOT accepted" shown in user profiles when they have this status
v4.0 - Apr 28. 2009.
-New: User must accept Rules to be able to view thread content
-New: User must accept Rules to be able to send e-mails ('contact us' or 'e-mail user')
-New: Different Rule sets are accepted individually
-New: Reset acceptance status for individual Rule sets
-New: Rules acceptance date/time info shown in member profile
-Fixed bug: Quotes can not be used in Rule Set name
-Some minor bugs fixed
v4.0.1 - Apr 28. 2009.
-Fixed bug: Reply w/quote switches to basic reply after redirection
-Fixed bug: Forums exclusion does not work properly in v4.0
-New: When PM restrictions are enabled Quick Reply is hidden in ShowPM until General Rules are accepted
v4.0.2 - May 08. 2009.
-Fixed bug: In some cases wrong items are listed in 'Accepted Rules' drop-down
-Fixed bug: 'Reset user acceptance status when infraction received' does not work properly
v4.0.3 - May 04. 2011.
-Security bug fixed
v4.0.4 - May 06. 2011.
-Fixed: vbseo users not able to switch rules
v4.0.5 - May 18. 2011.
-Fixed: Security bug
-Improved rule acceptance check

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Old 03 Dec 2009, 21:35
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Alfa1 Alfa1 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2005
When a user joins a social group it can be handy to have the user agree to the rules or guidelines of the group. This will make sure that the user understands the purpose and rules of the group.

Please add a function to show rules to new social group members when they join.
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Old 06 Dec 2009, 16:44
FearlessWeeder FearlessWeeder is offline
Join Date: Jul 2008
Unfortunately, members from any group may submit articles to this one particular forum and we do need an automated way to inform them of the rules prior to submitting an article.

The forum we have created is not all that dissimilar to the forum here at under the tab articles. Any member can submit an article. We don't know who will be submitting one until it appears. We are not in a position to intercept these members trying to contribute content by asking them to join a social group.

There really must be a way to create a click through for one specific forum. vB provided one for all those registering.
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Old 17 Dec 2009, 06:27
yahooooh yahooooh is offline
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any update or new relase for blog roles
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Old 17 Dec 2009, 10:48
LEGS LEGS is offline
Join Date: Sep 2007
Will this work on a 3.8.4?
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Old 29 Dec 2009, 05:13
Trumpetrhapsody Trumpetrhapsody is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009
Any plans for vb4?
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Old 30 Dec 2009, 00:50
grahamsmythe grahamsmythe is offline
Join Date: Apr 2007
Real name: Graham Smith
Originally Posted by Trumpetrhapsody View Post
Any plans for vb4?
Yeah, I'd love to use this with vBulletin v4.0 as well!!!
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Old 03 Jan 2010, 14:52
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josantos josantos is offline
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Thumbs up

Originally Posted by grahamsmythe View Post
Yeah, I'd love to use this with vBulletin v4.0 as well!!!
Yes, that would be cool !!!
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Old 03 Jan 2010, 16:33
Bergler Bergler is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Yes, Cybernetec has some great mods and I used many of them on 3.8. I sure hope they are converted to 4.0
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Old 04 Jan 2010, 02:50
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This is working great for me now!!! 3.8.4. Thank You!
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Old 04 Jan 2010, 03:13
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morrow morrow is offline
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Ok... I do have a question... How will this affect spiders from coming onto my site? If I enter the site as a guest, I have to wait 30 seconds (or whatever time I set) before I can view anything.
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Old 04 Jan 2010, 19:07
DaPro DaPro is offline
Join Date: Jan 2003
Real name: John
Is this being ported over to 4.0?
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Old 09 Jan 2010, 22:58
JoeLouie JoeLouie is offline
Join Date: Mar 2005
Real name: Chris
Fixed bug: 'Reset user acceptance status when infraction received' does not work properly
It isn't working for me on 3.8.4. Any suggestions?
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Old 12 Jan 2010, 05:42
lycheepassion lycheepassion is offline
Join Date: Aug 2009
Ok I cant seem to add the link to the navbar in my new theme, wha hapens is it goes to the old one when the link is clicked and I cant postn it in the navbar right I dont see the faq part to put it in after. Thanks
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Old 17 Jan 2010, 08:41
meschiash meschiash is offline
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I wait too for CFRULES for vB4.x.x !
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Old 29 Jan 2010, 01:22
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RedFoxy RedFoxy is offline
Join Date: Sep 2007
me too, it's too important!

Just some suggest for new version: a way to link directly to a specific rule (I've more than one) without using menu
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