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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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You will get an email when a new version is released.

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 16:08

  #421  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 16:25
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Real name: Abe
Originally Posted by luckid View Post
azzz. dont not unistall old version



How tu remove this line????

Tnx in advance
Search for "force" in templates and it should bring you to the template edit that you have to remove when uninstalling the old version.
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  #422  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 16:27
DannyITR DannyITR is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
First should not happen any more.

Second, not if you dont reset also.
Thanks so much. I will upgrade.
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  #423  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 16:28
Biggles Biggles is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
Interesting. Would I be able to look at your ACP?

Also, the link in the thread should have been removed when you uninstall. The link page it not suppose to work.
I have completely uninstalled the hack and am about to try a complete new install, Abe.

I have no problem at all with you looking at my ACP, of course, but let me try a new install first. If that doesn't work, I'll PM you with details of how to access the ACP. Back soon.

Thanks for your interest, btw.

Biggles
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  #424  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 16:41
luckid luckid is offline
 
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this ok remove

but not work for me ... when add New Thread and save not compare on list !!!!

VB 3.6.8

Whi???
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  #425  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 16:45
Biggles Biggles is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Hi Abe

I tried a complete new install and that didn't fix the prob, unfortunately. I've PMed you with ACP access details.

Thanks

Biggles
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  #426  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 16:47
rob4448585 rob4448585 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by luckid View Post
this ok remove

but not work for me ... when add New Thread and save not compare on list !!!!

VB 3.6.8

Whi???
correct, i just tried it too, and when you go ahead and add a new thread, it doesnt save it on the admin cp so you cant remove it,

and also the thread wont be forced to read
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  #427  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 17:13
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Zip file updated (again). admincp/force_read_thread.php file updated to fix error of not adding the force read.
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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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  #428  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 17:18
odeezie odeezie is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
Search for "force" in templates and it should bring you to the template edit that you have to remove when uninstalling the old version.
Thanks Abe! That was my problem, and searching "force" in the Showthread template took me right to the code. I removed it, and the radio button is gone.

Thanks again, that was very simple, even for someone who does not know anything about code.
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  #429  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 17:25
mariocaz mariocaz is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Wow thank you for the update!!

and the update works in 3.6.8 pl2 ??

also how can I uninstall the mod ???, to update to the new version.

Thank you in advance!

Mario
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  #430  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 17:41
Biggles Biggles is offline
 
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Abe, I tried uploading just the amended admincp file but it hasn't fixed the problem. Should I uninstall again and try yet another new install - or just give up?

Biggles
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  #431  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 18:18
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Biggles View Post
Abe, I tried uploading just the amended admincp file but it hasn't fixed the problem. Should I uninstall again and try yet another new install - or just give up?

Biggles
I just tried again but it seems like you took the permission away.
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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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  #432  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 18:21
BigDog56 BigDog56 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Just updated, checked it, seems to work just fine. Thank you!
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  #433  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 18:22
Sierra Oscar Sierra Oscar is offline
 
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Thanks for the update Abe1 - will install later.
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  #434  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 18:24
mariocaz mariocaz is offline
 
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Originally Posted by mariocaz View Post
Wow thank you for the update!!

and the update works in 3.6.8 pl2 ??

also how can I uninstall the mod ???, to update to the new version.

Thank you in advance!

Mario
Please.
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  #435  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 19:06
rob4448585 rob4448585 is offline
 
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works fine now, i uploaded the two files again

then uninstalled the product and then installed the newer version again

works fine with 3.6.8

thanks abe

great mod!!!
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