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Mod Version: 2.02, by BirdOPrey5 (IB Staff) BirdOPrey5 is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (14 votes - 4.93 average) Installs: 112
Released: 31 Jan 2011 Last Update: 01 Feb 2011 Downloads: 489
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This mod is based off a VB 3.6 mod by randominity here:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=129626
He gave me permission to further develop this mod.

This mod allows you to display "global threads" in your forums. Global Threads are threads that show up in every forum (or forums you specify) as opposed to just a single forum.

This is perfect for important site news, forum wide polls, and anything worthwhile to be displayed forum wide.

New Version: 2.02 - Fixed a conflict with the "Thread Links" mod.
New Version: 2.01 - 1 Bug Fix, +1 Extra Option (Choose to display above or below sticky divider if you have one.)

I know you could make an announcement but people ignore announcements, and you can't reply to them like threads. These are real threads and if you don't take away permission people can reply to it like any other thread. Replies in any forum show up in all forums.

Same thread in multiple forums: (VB3 Version)
http://www.juot.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=48
http://www.juot.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=43
http://www.juot.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=20
(It's under the sticky threads.)

This mod requires a little work on your side- you must first create a "global forum." I suggest calling it "Global Forum" and in the forum manager when creating it, choose to "Set Active" set to "No" so it won't show up in your forum lists but will be accessible directly by you to post new threads in.

I have greatly increased the number of options over the original mod and believe I have implemented all the good suggestions ever made for the original mod.

This version won't work on any vBulletin version less than 4.0.0.

I have marked this as BETA as there is 1 unresolved minor bug- it has been a bug since this mod came out but no one seems to have noticed or cared. When showing global threads the small arrow indicating if you had posts in the global thread won't snow.

See screenshots for a Global Thread example. The Global Thread globe icon is optional.

Full instructions in zip file.

Please Mark as Installed if you use this.

Note: See post #95 for info on how to fix this mod for VB 4.1.7.

See post #126 for an updated threadbit_global template for VB Versions 4.1.10 and above.

Note- I have released a new and better global thread mod and will no longer be supporting this version.

New Mod Link: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=279156

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Old 02 Feb 2011, 14:34
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Anyone know how to prevent threads that are generated in the hidden "Global Messages" forum we use, from appearing in the "New Threads" search when people click on that?

I notice that when it executes that function, it says:

* Home * Search * New Posts

Search:
Type: Posts; Excluded Forums: Knowledge Library Comments; New Posts
I assume that somewhere our forum "Knowledge Library Comments" has been excluded from the search, but I can't find where so I can add our hidden "Global Messages Forum" ...

Thanks for any guidance ...

Regards,
Doug
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Old 02 Feb 2011, 15:11
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I've seen some mods to do this but this is how I do it:
http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...orums%20search
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Old 02 Feb 2011, 15:24
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
OK, simple fix... edit the threadbit_global template and change the code I quoted above to:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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I set it to "green" you can use any color you want or hex color code.
Thanks! That did it!
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Old 02 Feb 2011, 17:02
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
I've seen some mods to do this but this is how I do it:
http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...orums%20search
Thanks .. I found that a little over my skill level ...

I did find this, which I thought might be easier, but I don't understand emough about variables to know how to implement it.

Originally Posted by xug View Post
This can be do so much easier

Enter a new replacement variable in your Styles and Template menu

Search for Text: do=getnew&

Replace with: do=getnew&exclude=xx,xx,xx

Where xx is the forum you want to exclude
I think this capability begs for a nice clean simple (importable) mod to be written by someone ...

Regards,
Doug

Edit: figured it out ... wasn't actually that difficult ... pretty soon I'll be a programmer .. ..

It says now:

Type: Posts; Excluded Forums: Knowledge Library Comments, Global Messages Forum; New Posts

Last edited by BadgerDog; 02 Feb 2011 at 17:34.
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Old 05 Feb 2011, 05:43
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Installed & Working

4.1.1

It would be nice if this had the option for its own divider.
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Old 12 Feb 2011, 04:41
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help

first of all this really a nice hack and i already implemented it as soon as i see it..

but problem pops up after installing the hack please see my screenshot all the cirlced spacing was suddenly appear but the other global threads below its all ok except the first on above..
please see my attachment

vb4.0.0 pl1

sorry for my bad english

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Old 12 Feb 2011, 17:02
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That looks like a bug being you are running version 4.0.0 of vBulletin, I really can't imagine anyone can run that version on a live site.

It looks like it's because the thread contains the attachment icon it inherits a margin (margin: 20px 30px;) from .attachments {} in the CSS.

I don't know how you would fix it, removing the margin will likely mess something else up.

That's my best guess, if you can't upgrade past 4.0.0 I would suggest not using my (or any) mods.
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Old 13 Feb 2011, 08:48
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Very nice and useful mod.

Thanx
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Old 13 Feb 2011, 10:05
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Good mod
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Old 16 Feb 2011, 00:57
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This is quite nice
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Old 12 Apr 2011, 08:14
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Installed, but cannot get the "Go to first new post" icon link to work; it just displays the thread and goes to post #1.


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Does anybody have this working?
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Old 12 Apr 2011, 18:26
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Sorry shri, looks like I left out "&goto=newpost" in the URL code.

For anyone having this issue replace your entire threabit_global template with the following updated code:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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All I did was replace:

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

with this:

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



-- edited per boofo's suggestion --
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Old 12 Apr 2011, 18:33
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&goto=newpost should be &goto=newpost
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Old 12 Apr 2011, 18:41
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Originally Posted by Boofo View Post
&goto=newpost should be &goto=newpost
Is there a reason? It works fine for me with just &... ?

edited my instructions anyway... just curious as to the why.

Thanks.
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Old 12 Apr 2011, 18:52
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Because the proper W3C validation is with the &.
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