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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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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

  #451  
Old 09 Mar 2008, 11:02
chikkoo chikkoo is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
I am using vb 3.6.7, it's not working with my board. Strange.
Uninstalling and going back to the old version now.
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  #452  
Old 09 Mar 2008, 15:42
TheAlthing TheAlthing is offline
 
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Originally Posted by newguy View Post
I have a older version installed. What templates were edited? I have forgot them and do you need to undo them edits before you install the new version?
Same issue here. IIRC it was just SHOWTHREAD. The mod edits are marked with start and end notes so they aren't hard to find.

So with this new version, the forced thread reading is done only via adminCP, no option to do it via threads anymore?
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  #453  
Old 09 Mar 2008, 17:07
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Real name: Abe
Originally Posted by xLYNZx View Post
i have installed this and now UserCP and PMs are not working. I have uninstalled it again but the issue still stands.

This is the only MOD I have recently installed so cannot be anything else.

Any help??
What is not working about them? Please explain.
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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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  #454  
Old 09 Mar 2008, 17:08
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Sigilosa View Post
Thanks a lot


Edit: It doesn't work for me. "Invalid Action" says when I try to mark a thread.

I had last version installed with no problems. I uninstalled it and now this new one doesn't work.

Must I put the ThreadID at admin or what? I have 3.6.8 version Patch Level 2

Thanks
I'm not sure your question.
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MY HACKS -

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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  #455  
Old 09 Mar 2008, 17:09
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by EagleNick View Post
Nice MOD
Installed and works fine.

I just have a question about some options when adding a forced thread...
What exactly are the "Force Read Order" and "Location' options?

Thanks in advance!
Regards,
Nick
Order is if there is more then one thread a user is forced to read.

Location is if you only want it on a forum rather then the whole site.
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MY HACKS -

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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  #456  
Old 09 Mar 2008, 17:09
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by newguy View Post
I have a older version installed. What templates were edited? I have forgot them and do you need to undo them edits before you install the new version?
Search "force read" it should find it.
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MY HACKS -

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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  #457  
Old 09 Mar 2008, 17:10
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by chikkoo View Post
I am using vb 3.6.7, it's not working with my board. Strange.
Uninstalling and going back to the old version now.
What was not working?
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MY HACKS -

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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  #458  
Old 09 Mar 2008, 17:11
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by TheAlthing View Post
Same issue here. IIRC it was just SHOWTHREAD. The mod edits are marked with start and end notes so they aren't hard to find.

So with this new version, the forced thread reading is done only via adminCP, no option to do it via threads anymore?
Only in ACP currently.
__________________
MY HACKS -

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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  #459  
Old 09 Mar 2008, 17:19
dancue dancue is offline
 
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I was just going to ask about that. Do you have plans to add that feature ABE?
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  #460  
Old 10 Mar 2008, 01:52
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Real name: Abe
Originally Posted by dancue View Post
I was just going to ask about that. Do you have plans to add that feature ABE?
Dont know.
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MY HACKS -

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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  #461  
Old 10 Mar 2008, 18:37
Sigilosa Sigilosa is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
I'm not sure your question.
Hi, I'm not good at english, I'm spanish, sorry.

When I wanted a thread to be read, I usually marked it on the same thread




It was working before with the previous version, but not now. See the error, please.




Must I mark the thread from the admin panel or what am I doing wrong? Thanks



(vBulletin 3.6.8 Patch Level 2)

Last edited by Sigilosa; 10 Mar 2008 at 19:00. Reason: I have just read your response, sorry. Only from admin panel, I see it very uncomfortable. Thank you.
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  #462  
Old 10 Mar 2008, 18:54
Sigilosa Sigilosa is offline
 
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Hi it's me again




I did it from ACP, but now, nobody is forced to read this thread. What am I doing wrong now??



Last edited by Sigilosa; 10 Mar 2008 at 19:04.
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  #463  
Old 10 Mar 2008, 20:02
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Rideharder Rideharder 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.

Cant some one give me step by step on remove template edit..


Thanks sooooo much...

My URL www.speedaholic.net..
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  #464  
Old 10 Mar 2008, 21:41
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Rideharder Rideharder is offline
 
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PhotoPost vBGallery v2.4.2

When I post in the vBGallery it shows need to read post then I click on the link to read it takes me to a blank page...

What can I do to fix this?
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  #465  
Old 10 Mar 2008, 21:55
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ZomgStuff ZomgStuff is offline
 
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is there a setting to force users to read a thread entering a certain forum?
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