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Force Users to Read a Thread
Mod Version: 2.0, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (69 votes - 4.68 average) Installs: 1017
Released: 09 Jul 2007 Last Update: 05 Mar 2008 Downloads: 4611
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Additional Files  

vB 3.7 version of this hack here: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=172155


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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Pictures:
  • 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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Moderators Functions Force Users to Read a Thread Abe1 vBulletin 3.7 Add-ons 422 04 Dec 2015 15:08

  #31  
Old 09 Jul 2007, 12:32
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Mecho Mecho is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
is it possible that just Admins can see this ? maybe that would be great if u make it as a Xml file with : enable or disable option / Thread ID(s) / Usergroup setting / and a Phrase for the vb message error

thanks anyway for this great hack ..
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  #32  
Old 09 Jul 2007, 12:46
chatzworld chatzworld is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
love this script so much!

great if you have important info / rule updates you need all members to read
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  #33  
Old 09 Jul 2007, 13:04
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Real name: Abe
Originally Posted by Mecho View Post
is it possible that just Admins can see this ? maybe that would be great if u make it as a Xml file with : enable or disable option / Thread ID(s) / Usergroup setting / and a Phrase for the vb message error

thanks anyway for this great hack ..
Plans for in a future release. I just wanted to get this out there already so I didn't make it's own permissions. It uses the permission of someone who can manage the thread.
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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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  #34  
Old 09 Jul 2007, 13:09
imk imk is offline
 
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any ideas why it isnt working for me man?

im on aim again
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 13:14
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Really great idea!
Installed.
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  #36  
Old 09 Jul 2007, 13:47
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this will be useful thanks!

but is it possible to make it do the template edits automatically? I don't prefer mods with template edits i have a lot of skins and uprades are a pain
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  #37  
Old 09 Jul 2007, 14:18
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Real name: Abe
Originally Posted by NovemberRain View Post
this will be useful thanks!

but is it possible to make it do the template edits automatically? I don't prefer mods with template edits i have a lot of skins and uprades are a pain
If there was a way, I would have dont it. There are no $template_hook variables in these locations yet.
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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 Jul 2007, 15:35
radarhunter radarhunter is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
If you go back to the thread, click to manage it, and remove all checkboxes, then save, no-one must see this thread again.

If you have more then one set, a user get info to read one, after he reads this one, he will get info to read the next one.

Sorry if i`m sounding like a no0b but could you please explain what u said in another words cause i am not able to understand wat u jus` said
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  #39  
Old 09 Jul 2007, 16:16
Smoothie Smoothie is offline
 
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Originally Posted by radarhunter View Post
Sorry if i`m sounding like a no0b but could you please explain what u said in another words cause i am not able to understand wat u jus` said
Simple, Abe says that if you no longer require users to read a thread you simply go back to the thread, use the tools drop down and remove all the check boxes from the usergroups you specified when first requiring users to read that thread. In other words, just the opposite of what you did when setting up that thread to require users to read it.
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  #40  
Old 09 Jul 2007, 17:24
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Rickeo Rickeo is offline
 
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Am liking this a lot

Thank you

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  #41  
Old 09 Jul 2007, 18:07
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Nice hack, works great on 3.6.7PL1 w/multiple skins *Installed*
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  #42  
Old 09 Jul 2007, 18:21
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Abe1

couple questions for ya. Will this hack work on vb 3.5.x? Also can you only have one thread redirect at a time correct?
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  #43  
Old 09 Jul 2007, 18:39
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Real name: Edward
sounds interesting and useful....specially for a new forum announcement...

thanks and best regards for this one bro....clicked install!

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  #44  
Old 09 Jul 2007, 18:50
Alexvanleeuwen Alexvanleeuwen is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
very very nice, and easy to install perfect!!
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 20:59
bitHacker bitHacker is offline
 
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Forum Rulls Must Read Thread !

Great IDEA :-)

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