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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: 3.7.x Rating: (68 votes - 4.81 average) Installs: 1466
Released: 05 Mar 2008 Last Update: 05 Mar 2008 Downloads: 6042
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Additional Files  

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 3.6 Add-ons 638 27 Jul 2014 11:17

  #106  
Old 16 Jun 2008, 17:21
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Alfa1 Alfa1 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
i have it working on vb 3.7.1
Since I want my members to see the forum and its threads, but not post, I excluded forumdisplay.php and showthread.php
However; my header and navbar popped up under threads, because I did not exclude inlineonline.php

It disappeared after I did exclude inlineonline.php in the options.
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  #107  
Old 17 Jun 2008, 00:21
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Alfa1 Alfa1 is offline
 
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OK, since I excluded showthread.php, I guess this is the reason why it now does not register when members look at the thread in question. So they keep getting bugged about it and can not use the forum.

Any ideas?
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  #108  
Old 17 Jun 2008, 19:54
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drsli drsli is offline
 
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Real name: Dietmar
Many thanks!
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  #109  
Old 17 Jun 2008, 21:31
halliday06 halliday06 is offline
 
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is it not possible to have them read an announcement?
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  #110  
Old 19 Jun 2008, 06:04
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SNATCH3R SNATCH3R is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Real name: Rajesh
I got two queries on this....

I am currently using the previous version of this hack on my forum running 3.7. I installed this when my forum was on 3.6.8 and after the upgrade of the forum software, this hack is working fine except for one incident, which is mentioned below.
  1. Can I upgrade to this new version of this hack and keep the current settings as it is so that the members who had already read the thread will not be prompted again after the upgrade.
  2. I am using vbAdvanced CMPS, and whenever my users use the URL www.forumname.com to go to my site, they get the Administrator message to read the thread. But the link will be http://www.forumname.com/showthread.php?t=xxx. Whereas my actual forum URL is http://www.forumname.com/forums/showthread.php?t-=xxx. But if my users use the URL www.forumhome.com/forums to access the page from their browsers, all works fine.
Can anybody please give me ideas how to sort out the above two problems.

Thanks
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  #111  
Old 23 Jun 2008, 07:37
TheInsaneManiac TheInsaneManiac is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
When my members click to view the thread, they view it, but still can not view the forum. What's up with that?

Last edited by TheInsaneManiac; 23 Jun 2008 at 09:33. Reason: Better described problem
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  #112  
Old 26 Jun 2008, 22:29
Raptor Raptor is offline
 
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superb hack thanks !!!
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  #113  
Old 27 Jun 2008, 20:14
germinus germinus is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Anyway to get this mod so that it makes a user read an announcement, as announcements dont seem to have "threadid"
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  #114  
Old 28 Jun 2008, 17:44
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SNATCH3R SNATCH3R is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Real name: Rajesh
Can anybody tell me how this is going to work with a VBAdvanced CMPS 3.0.1. I am using the same for my forum and when I force a thread, it give the wrong URL in the link.

Thanks
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  #115  
Old 29 Jun 2008, 01:36
KTP KTP is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Excellent hack, has come in very useful to me

one small issue i have is the amount of people that have told me they dont know what to do when the page comes up, seemingly 'click here' isn't clear enough! is there anyway i can underline the word 'here' just to highlight the link, i played about with my skin settings but they dont seem to affect the link text of this hack.
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  #116  
Old 29 Jun 2008, 02:57
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tafreeh tafreeh is offline
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Canada
Real name: DON
hello, a very usefull hack ... but instead of showing error to a member can you put some kinda redirection .... when user get
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attac...c=1&thumb=1&d=
this error (( admin want u to read thread )) is it possible that user will rediret automaticly to that specific thread, after viewing that error for 3 or 5 secs...
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  #117  
Old 29 Jun 2008, 11:09
Raptor Raptor is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
I have this installed on vb 3.7.2

Works great HOWEVER it kills my server.

Load with hack disabled: 0.21
Load with hack enabled: 2.76

Do others' have the same issues ?
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  #118  
Old 06 Jul 2008, 07:11
energetic energetic is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
install and tested , very good
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  #119  
Old 06 Jul 2008, 13:31
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Real name: Abe
Originally Posted by Raptor View Post
I have this installed on vb 3.7.2

Works great HOWEVER it kills my server.

Load with hack disabled: 0.21
Load with hack enabled: 2.76

Do others' have the same issues ?
Anyway i can see the explain page that can be seen in debug mode for a page on your site?
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  #120  
Old 06 Jul 2008, 17:05
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Ski-Whiz Ski-Whiz is offline
 
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Okay got it installed and it shows up in my admincp ..but Force Read doesn't show up in my thread tools so how else would I get the threadid????



I'm prolly staring right at it somewhere but I just can seem to find it..Help!

Last edited by Ski-Whiz; 06 Jul 2008 at 18:26.
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