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Mod Version: 1.3, by sebbe (Member) sebbe is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.2 Rating: (20 votes - 4.95 average) Installs: 171
Released: 28 Oct 2006 Last Update: 29 Oct 2006 Downloads: 564
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins  

Thread Stencil v. 1.3
First off I want to say this is my first vB hack ever, well actually the 2nd but the first one is not released. Please be kind, constructive criticism is welcome!

I hope this hack does not already exist, I searched but couldn't find anything similiar.

This hack was requested by rasun here

Enough with the bs, what does this hack do?
This hack will let you predefine a Title and Message that will show up when a user creates a new thread. It will just fill the boxes so the users can edit them. In the Forum Manager you can edit each forums own stencil.
It can be used for making interviews, application forms etc. See screenshots for example of an interview.

Tested on vB 3.5.4 & vB 3.6.0

Version Updates
Version 1.2
* Set custom stencils in the forums of your choice.
* Enable / Disable stencils in each forum.
OBS! - This new version makes changes to the database, you might want to make a backup just to be safe.

Version 1.3
* New tags added for output of username & date, [username] & [date]. See screenshots for more info.

Installation instructions
Import the product .xml. Go into Forum Manager and choose "Edit Forum" where you want to apply a new stencil. Scroll to the bottom and you can find the settings there.

Upgrade instructions
Uninstall the old product from Product Manager. Install the new product .xml.

Please click install if you're using this hack!

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Old 21 Apr 2008, 02:46
Goodman_2020 Goodman_2020 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2007
works perfect on 3.6.9! exactly what i was looking for, thx!
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Old 23 Aug 2008, 16:36
Peterpan002 Peterpan002 is offline
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Can a stencil be made which includes setting the post background colour?
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Old 01 Sep 2008, 03:40
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kud0gfx kud0gfx is offline
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works on 3.7.2, but doing what says #55
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Old 03 Nov 2008, 18:32
Bram H Bram H is offline
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/me marks install, works perfect with vB3.7.3 too!! Thanks a lot
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Old 28 Dec 2008, 23:50
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dvbusuario dvbusuario is offline
Join Date: Oct 2007
Thumbs up

Install in vBulletin 3.7.4 Level 1!!!

Very Good!!!

Thank You

Translate in Spanish
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File Type: xml thread_stencil_1.3.xml (3.3 KB, 17 views)

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Old 13 Apr 2009, 16:45
gbox master gbox master is offline
Join Date: Dec 2007
Thumbs up

i hope it still works in 3.8.xx

this mod is one of the mods that should be build in vB
its a real good mod when you want to have youre members answer some questions when they post a new thread
Installed mods "--To much and many many more
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 07:56
KevinGupta KevinGupta is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Does it work with 3.8.x?
I may not download this doesnt work with 3.8.x and any problems so far?
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Old 28 Apr 2009, 18:17
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adivor adivor is offline
Join Date: Sep 2007

great mod (work with vbull 3.8) but i have a question:

how is possible insert this in fast reply box?

how is possible delete all stencil message with mouse click?

I see this mod in one forum and i would like insert

Last edited by adivor; 29 Apr 2009 at 21:51.
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Old 16 Jul 2009, 16:03
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Itchy Nips Itchy Nips is offline
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works great on vB 3.8.3!
installed an voted.
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Old 21 Sep 2009, 14:50
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Marek58 Marek58 is offline
Join Date: Oct 2005
Real name: Marek
Polish version

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Best regards,
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Old 18 Dec 2009, 10:21
kalvin kalvin is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
adding to the response:

Plugin & Products System -> Add New Plugin:

Product: Thread Stencil
Hook Loioncat: newreply_form_start
Title: Thread Stencil
Execution Order: 5
Plugin PHP Code:

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

Last edited by kalvin; 20 Dec 2009 at 08:04.
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Old 29 Dec 2009, 20:05
Antyrael Antyrael is offline
Join Date: Apr 2002
Nice, this works on vBulletin 4.0 Gold without a glitch, good job Sebbe
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Old 24 May 2010, 12:02
lastpoet lastpoet is offline
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Works perfectly on Vbulletin 4.0.3

Very nice work.
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Old 18 Jun 2010, 19:54
jfreeze jfreeze is offline
Join Date: Jun 2010
Arrow any way to add this text dynamically?

This mod looks very interesting but if I understand correctly this populates the message with pre-canned text. I would like to dynamically supply the text through a URL argument (ie. something like this:

Is that possible? This would allow me to use a link to send the visitor to a newly created forum topic where they can discuss the article they were previously viewing (and automatically include a link BACK to the article they came from).

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Old 03 Mar 2011, 22:22
mytweakerart mytweakerart is offline
Join Date: Feb 2010
This is awesome!

How do i get more tags like [field1] [field2] etc to populate from my User Profile Fields?

i have custom user profile fields, i would like to auto fill the message box with these.... ?
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