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[CMS] Use original thread for comments
Mod Version: 4.0-0.1 a2, by Carnage (Coder) Carnage is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.1 Rating: (40 votes - 4.83 average) Installs: 305
Released: 17 Dec 2009 Last Update: 18 Dec 2009 Downloads: 1087
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As of 4.1.11 this functionality is included in vbulletin. So you no longer need this mod.

What does this do?
This is a really simple hack that sets the thread for article comments to be the original thread for any thread that is promoted to an article.

What can I use it for?
This mod has two major uses:

1. If you have a wealth of information in your forums and you want to promote it into articles, this mod allows you to retain the rest of the thread as comments in the cms while adding any new comments as replies to the thread; essentially allowing it to function as both a forum thread and a CMS article.

2. If you want to use multiple fourms for CMS comments. This is a fairly none obvious use case, but probably a popular one. If you have three sections in your cms (for example) and want each section to feed into its own forum, the current cms dosn't allow you to do this. With this mod installed, you can. Instead of creating your new article directly in the cms create it in the forum you wish to use for comments. Write your article as the first post of the thread and promote it to a cms article. Fill out the extra information needed (eg publish date) and save. Comments will be saved into the original thread, in the forum you created it in.

Installation Vb 4.0.1 and later
1. Import product

Uninstallation
1. Disable the plugin "set thread id"

Full uninstallation
1. Move threads that have been promoted to articles into the vbcms comments forum.
2. COPY the threads back to their original forums
3. Remove product

Steps 1 and 2 are needed to retain cache functions on the comments threads. Without them new comments will not appear on the article.

Changelog
  • 4.0-0.1 a2
    • Fixed bug causing original thread to be delete when the article was deleted
  • 4.0-0.1 a1
    • Initial release

Notes
  • I believe this is the first mod for the CMS (not including addon widgets/content types)
  • Removing this product entirly will cause issues with the cache on any articles using the original thread. Follow the uninstall steps to remove functionallity while retaining the ability to comment on these articles this mod has altered.
  • Although its compatible with vbulletin 4.0 Rc 4, a bug in RC 4 and 4.0.0 Gold prevents it from acctually working. I have provided a replacement hooks_vbcms.xml file which corrects the issue in the interim. (fixed in vb4.0.1)
  • Deleting an article will remove the associated original thread This is considered a bug in this product and will hopefully be fixed with the next release. (fixed)
  • The above bug has been fixed, however pending this request: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/proje...?issueid=34188 Thread tags for the original thread will still be removed. There is /nothing/ I can do about that until the issue listed is resolved. (this has been marked as fixed in 4.0.2; will update further when i've tested that its fixed.)
  • If you hard delete the original thread without first removing the article you will be affected by this bug: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/proje...?issueid=34187 the fix I posted to that issue needs to be applied BEFORE deleting the original thread. After more research, this only becomes an issue if you promote a thread more than once. If you've done this, you can fix the error by clearing the CMS cache. (fixed in 4.0.1)

As of 4.1.11 this functionality is included in vbulletin. So you no longer need this mod.

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  #151  
Old 18 Jun 2010, 23:00
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Will there be 4.0.4 support on this mod?
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Old 19 Jun 2010, 13:48
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well, I ignored the error and re-enabled, so far everything seems fine.
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  #153  
Old 19 Jun 2010, 17:16
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You can vote for this to be fixed by the vbulletin guys here: http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-952

Issue has been open for a while. I appreciate the effort the mod creator put into this, but it really should be something that's there by default.

Please vote.
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  #154  
Old 19 Jun 2010, 17:42
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Originally Posted by swiftor View Post
You can vote for this to be fixed by the vbulletin guys here: http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-952

Issue has been open for a while. I appreciate the effort the mod creator put into this, but it really should be something that's there by default.

Please vote.
I voted and think that everyone with this mod installed should vote too. I'm surprised that there are comments there in support of having this built into vB but none of the authors of the comments have voted.

Sooooo.........

Can anyone confirm 4.0.4?
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Old 19 Jun 2010, 18:51
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Originally Posted by swiftor View Post
You can vote for this to be fixed by the vbulletin guys here: http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-952

Issue has been open for a while. I appreciate the effort the mod creator put into this, but it really should be something that's there by default.

Please vote.
just voted, but need improvements ...
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  #156  
Old 20 Jun 2010, 00:07
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Since the "bug" has been labeled scrubbed, I doubt voting on it will help. A new bug report as a major item, then voted on, would be better.
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  #157  
Old 20 Jun 2010, 00:36
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Originally Posted by wcguy View Post
Since the "bug" has been labeled scrubbed, I doubt voting on it will help. A new bug report as a major item, then voted on, would be better.
It says 'scrubbed' simply means 'verified', not 'fixed' or 'forgotten'.

I admit I thought I was voting for a feature, not a bugfix. All bugs should be fixed, regardless of votes.
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  #158  
Old 20 Jun 2010, 01:41
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4.0.4 compatibility confirmed. No need to disable the hack. Just run the normal upgrade process. As usual, make a db backup first to be on the safe side.
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Old 21 Jun 2010, 12:36
Carnage Carnage is offline
 
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Sorry, I've been away this weekend.

@wcguy: it requires the CMS to work, thats fairly obvious, if you are sure its enabled (they probably did something annoying like changing the productid in 4.0.4) you can remove the dependancy by editing the original thread mod. Then it'll re-enable just fine.

EDIT: added my own support to the bug report
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Last edited by Carnage; 21 Jun 2010 at 12:43.
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  #160  
Old 23 Jun 2010, 15:46
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A new bug has appeared since the release of version 4.0.4
When we reply to a topic we get this kind of error before being redirected:


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

If I disable this mod only, no more bug.

This appears only if we reply in advanced mode, not in quick reply.

Last edited by naisho; 23 Jun 2010 at 16:31.
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  #161  
Old 23 Jun 2010, 16:11
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I'm getting the first two errors but not the third.
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  #162  
Old 23 Jun 2010, 16:32
naisho naisho is offline
 
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Me too. Just wrong copy and paste from me.
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Old 24 Jun 2010, 08:20
Bram H Bram H is offline
 
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same errors for as naisho. is it damaging something if i just leave this mod enabled until a fix has been addressed?
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  #164  
Old 24 Jun 2010, 11:23
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I plan to update my boards to 4.0.4 this weekend; I'll find a fix then.
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  #165  
Old 25 Jun 2010, 06:08
Exeter Exeter is offline
 
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I love the idea. This is how article promotions should have worked from day one.

Does this mod work for articles I promoted before the install? If not, it should.
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