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Force Users to Read a Thread
Mod Version: 2.0, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
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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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  • 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

  #541  
Old 25 Apr 2008, 15:44
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i really love love this mod! thanks a lot
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  #542  
Old 25 Apr 2008, 18:46
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Total666 View Post
thanks

JUst tried that - but got this error ..

Your submission could not be processed because a security token was missing or mismatched.

If this occurred unexpectedly, please inform the administrator and describe the action you performed before you received this error.
I have no problems and i have vb3.7.0 rc4. This error can only be in the forum anyways. Not in the ACP.
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  #543  
Old 26 Apr 2008, 19:28
Second Skin Rep Second Skin Rep is offline
 
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This hack is great but it is forcing some mebers to read the thread over and over again.
I thought that once they read the thread they were done.
These guys have to re read the threads every time they go to a new forum..
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  #544  
Old 28 Apr 2008, 05:49
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Second Skin Rep View Post
This hack is great but it is forcing some mebers to read the thread over and over again.
I thought that once they read the thread they were done.
These guys have to re read the threads every time they go to a new forum..
Are they guests?
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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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  #545  
Old 30 Apr 2008, 02:27
MiahBeSmokin420 MiahBeSmokin420 is offline
 
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yo i have had this installed for a long time now and i like it

but i would like to know one simple thing

i want to disable more then what the product already dose such as images and so on.

so i need the condition for the if tag in html you know see like this:


<if condition="What Goes Here????????">
see nothing <br /> basicaly
<else />
if they already read it then they will see this
</if>

so ya can i get what goes after <if condition"

Please and thanks
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  #546  
Old 01 May 2008, 01:04
MiahBeSmokin420 MiahBeSmokin420 is offline
 
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**bump**
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  #547  
Old 01 May 2008, 12:14
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Digital Jedi Digital Jedi is offline
 
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I'll be honest. I don't really know what your asking.
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Old 01 May 2008, 19:03
MiahBeSmokin420 MiahBeSmokin420 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Digital Jedi View Post
I'll be honest. I don't really know what your asking.


you got to be kidding my

you know what a <if condition="
tag dose in a template right??

you know something like

<if condition="ExampleNewPost">
click here to see your new posts
<else />
there are no new posts
</if>


Something like that but for this mod

i want to do the same type of thing just have things seen or hidden depending on if the person already read the tread

cant be too hard to understand
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  #549  
Old 05 May 2008, 12:56
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Now this is a nice one. Thanks man, working like a charm on 3.6.8
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  #550  
Old 05 May 2008, 19:20
Elenna Elenna is offline
 
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Originally Posted by MiahBeSmokin420 View Post
you got to be kidding my

you know what a <if condition="
tag dose in a template right??

you know something like

<if condition="ExampleNewPost">
click here to see your new posts
<else />
there are no new posts
</if>


Something like that but for this mod

i want to do the same type of thing just have things seen or hidden depending on if the person already read the tread

cant be too hard to understand
Firstly, rude tone not appreciated. Your first explanation was hard to understand without an example (given in your second post). Remember that we are here to try and help, so being nice gets you a lot further than insults.

I believe you're asking for something outside of the scope of this modification. Perhaps a few more examples of what you'd like it to accomplish would help us understand what you're getting at.

As it stands now, you choose the areas the person can view without being forced to read the thread. If they enter an area (or forum) of your choosing, they will be forced to read the thread to continue.

If I'm understanding it correctly, you want people to be able to access certain areas, but sections of templates will be hidden until they read the thread (i.e. they can enter their PM box, but not be able to view PM content until they read a thread)?

Depending on your implementation, it simply might be better to force people to read the thread upon entering the PM area (in the example above) instead of trying to get fancy by allowing limited access.
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  #551  
Old 06 May 2008, 13:58
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Originally Posted by Elenna View Post
Firstly, rude tone not appreciated. Your first explanation was hard to understand without an example (given in your second post). Remember that we are here to try and help, so being nice gets you a lot further than insults.

I believe you're asking for something outside of the scope of this modification. Perhaps a few more examples of what you'd like it to accomplish would help us understand what you're getting at.

As it stands now, you choose the areas the person can view without being forced to read the thread. If they enter an area (or forum) of your choosing, they will be forced to read the thread to continue.

If I'm understanding it correctly, you want people to be able to access certain areas, but sections of templates will be hidden until they read the thread (i.e. they can enter their PM box, but not be able to view PM content until they read a thread)?

Depending on your implementation, it simply might be better to force people to read the thread upon entering the PM area (in the example above) instead of trying to get fancy by allowing limited access.
So is he trying to see if you can block access to certain content until a thread is read, instead of blocking the whole site until a thread is read?
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Old 07 May 2008, 00:24
Elenna Elenna is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Digital Jedi View Post
So is he trying to see if you can block access to certain content until a thread is read, instead of blocking the whole site until a thread is read?
I believe so.
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  #553  
Old 07 May 2008, 09:45
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superb hack thanks very much i love it.
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  #554  
Old 07 May 2008, 18:16
kira kira is offline
 
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This is a great idea for a mod, thank you! Unfortunately I'm running into the problem where people are being forced to read a thread even though they've already read it. Where is the option to show people this notice only once?
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Old 07 May 2008, 19:28
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Sorry, I haven't seen if it is possible to 'fix' this... if a member is in the middle of submitting a new post when you mark a thread as a Forced Read one, if they preview their post it will force them to read the thread.

To go along with that, if someone Submits a new post at that time, they are forced to read the thread and their post is not actually submitted.

I preferred the "areas" instead of forums (i.e. UserCP, Index, etc).
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