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Panic Button - Postbit
Mod Version: 4.0.5, by Mosh (Coder) Mosh is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (7 votes - 4.57 average) Installs: 90
Released: 26 Nov 2009 Last Update: 13 Aug 2011 Downloads: 471
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What Does This Hack Do?

This is an update to my 3.8.x version of this hack, designed to work with vBulletin v4.0.x.

Do your members ever view your site from work when they should not be doing so? Will they get in to trouble if they do get caught by their boss? If the answer is yes to both questions, then this hack is for you.

This hack gives your members their own vBulletin Boss Key (i.e. Panic button), which is displayed at the bottom of the postbit in each post (and each PM), so your members can quickly click themselves to the safety of legitimate url if the boss turns up, while your members are at work.

NOTE: Any Panic Button you see in a thread is tied to your profile, even if it is in someone else's postbit (to prove it, disable the Panic Button in the your UserCP)

This hack was created because of a requested here.

If your members report errors when clicking on the panic button, first thing to ensure is that they used the full url (including http://) when typing in the site their panic button will go to, ie http://www.google.com (will work) and not like this - www.google.com (will not work). The second thing to check for, is that the Panic Button - URL Jump box is not empty.


Limitation with this hack

People keep asking for usergroup permissions for this hack.

While this would easy to implement, what people fail to realise is that User Profile Fields are not controlled by usergroup permissions at all, and even if usergroup permissions were added to this hack, the User Profile Fields would still be viewable by members even if they do not have permissions to use them.

User Profile Fields are either viewable by all or viewable by none, this is how they were implemented in vBulletin by design, there is no in between with User Profile Fields.

So, I will not be adding usergroup permissions to this hack.


vBulletin Version Compatibility

This hack can be used with vBulletin versions 4.0.0 - 4.1.11.

For the v3.8.x version of this hack, which will also work with v3.7.x and v3.6.x - check here.



Hack Support/Feature Requests

IMPORTANT: This hack is no longer supported.



Install/Uninstall Instructions

The Panic Button Installation Instructions 4.0.x.pdf instructions file is included in attached .zip (includes instructions and pictures)


Version History

v4.0.5 - Saturday 13th August 2011
-- Fixed: panic button image, as "report.gif" was removed from versions of vBulletin starting at v4.0.8

v4.0.4 - Sunday 24th April 2011
-- Fixed: "maxversion" so product can be installed on vBulletin 4.1.0 and above
-- Changed: version number formatting

v4.0.003 - Saturday 9th January 2010
-- Fixed: 1 plugin (compatibility with "Post Thanks" hack, and stops "Blog This Post" issue)

v4.0.002 - Saturday 26th December 2009
-- Now works in vBulletin 4.0.0 Gold
-- Fixed: 1 plugin (to stop incremental display of panic buttons in the postbit)

v4.0.001 - Friday 27th November 2009
-- Initial v4.0.x Release


Thanks

Thanks go out to Paul M who gave me permission to use some of his install code. Thanks also goes to Boofo for pointing out the removal of "report.gif" from the vBulletin installation base.


Show Your Appreciation

Although not required, if you have enjoyed the benefits of this hack, and would like show your appreciation for my efforts, then please feel free to click on the Support Developer link and donate any amount you feel is appropriate.

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Old 27 Nov 2009, 01:47
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Thanks! Tagged for later...
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Old 27 Nov 2009, 14:36
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Old 27 Nov 2009, 15:11
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great idea!
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Old 26 Dec 2009, 07:46
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Major Update: v4.0.002 - Saturday 26th December 2009
-- Now works in vBulletin 4.0.0 Gold
-- Fixed: 1 plugin (to stop incremental display of panic buttons in the postbit)

I will no longer be supporting Alpha, Beta & Release Candidates of vBulletin 4.0.0.
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Old 26 Dec 2009, 14:16
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Any way to put another button on header or navbar so it can be used anywhere on the board???
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Old 26 Dec 2009, 20:56
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Is it me or is there no panic image in the zip?
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Old 26 Dec 2009, 21:09
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Any way to put another button on header or navbar so it can be used anywhere on the board???
Not with this version.
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Old 26 Dec 2009, 21:11
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Originally Posted by kylek View Post
Is it me or is there no panic image in the zip?
No, it does not need one, I use a pre-existing image that already exists to create the button in vBulletin 4.0.0.
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Old 30 Dec 2009, 17:42
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Installed. Thank you! I had a little problem with getting report.gif to show at first but other than that, the installation was smooth and my users are going to love this. Nominated

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Old 30 Dec 2009, 20:47
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HI Mosh,

After a closer look, this doesn't work correctly if you have blogs because the panic button removes the VBulletin "Blog This Post" button.

Here's with Panic Off



And now with Panic On




I really want to use this great mod. Can you look into this or point me in the right direction of where I can alter the code so it doesn't overwrite VBulletin's "Post to Blog" area?

Thanks


On edit, just noticed it it also wipe's out Abe's Post Thank You hack

Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

I'm using VB4 Suite

Thanks

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Old 30 Dec 2009, 23:59
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I like the idea and follwed the install closely but the panic button didn't show up...
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Old 31 Dec 2009, 01:01
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I have it installed along with the POST THANK YOU mod-- using default skin for VB4 --- the Panic Button does not show up.

Any thoughts?


EDIT: Uninstalled due to conflicts.

Last edited by Doctor Death; 31 Dec 2009 at 01:07.
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Old 31 Dec 2009, 01:25
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Hey DD, it looks like a direct conflict with Abe1's TY mod and given the choice of one or the other it's a no-brainer. Hope to see this fixed to play nice with TY mod.
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Old 31 Dec 2009, 23:32
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Mosh, you think you will be able to deconflict this mod with the thank you mod?

Would be a good thing, I think many folks would like to have both running.

Doc
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