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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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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

  #466  
Old 10 Mar 2008, 23:37
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Originally Posted by Sigilosa View Post
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??


It look like you set it to one location and not site wide.
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  #467  
Old 10 Mar 2008, 23:38
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by ZomgStuff View Post
is there a setting to force users to read a thread entering a certain forum?
Yes. The location option.
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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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  #468  
Old 10 Mar 2008, 23:38
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Rideharder View Post
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?
Add the gallery to the block list in the ACP settings.
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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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  #469  
Old 10 Mar 2008, 23:39
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Rideharder View Post
Cant some one give me step by step on remove template edit..


Thanks sooooo much...

My URL www.speedaholic.net..
1) Go to search templates.

2) Search "force read"

3) Open that template.

4) Hit 'find' and it will bring you to the location

5) Delete anything from force read start to end.
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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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  #470  
Old 11 Mar 2008, 03:29
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Rideharder Rideharder is offline
 
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You are so nice.. Thanks so much with all the help .. You have my vote!
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  #471  
Old 11 Mar 2008, 03:51
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Rideharder Rideharder is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
Add the gallery to the block list in the ACP settings.


Disable Hack via Filename

ajax.php
attachment.php
cron.php
external.php
image.php
infraction.php
inlinemod.php
joinrequests.php
login.php
misc.php
moderation.php
moderator.php
newattachment.php
payment_gateway.php
poll.php
postings.php
profile.php
register.php
reputation.php
subscription.php
threadrate.php
usernote.php
gallery

I think I got it..

Last edited by Rideharder; 11 Mar 2008 at 04:23.
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  #472  
Old 11 Mar 2008, 04:23
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Rideharder Rideharder is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
1) Go to search templates.

2) Search "force read"

3) Open that template.

4) Hit 'find' and it will bring you to the location

5) Delete anything from force read start to end.

2) Search "force read"

Search "force"

Got it

<!-- Start Abe1 Force Users to Read a Thread -->
<div><label for="ao_mfr"><input type="radio" name="do" id="ao_mfr" value="forceread" />$vbphrase[manage_force_thread_reading]</label></div>
<!-- End Abe1 Force Users to Read a Thread -->
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  #473  
Old 11 Mar 2008, 11:55
Sigilosa Sigilosa is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
It look like you set it to one location and not site wide.
Aha, OK. I thought that it was necessary to determine the place where the thread was published.



Everything works now correctly. Thank you
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  #474  
Old 15 Mar 2008, 12:11
Shawn Yue Shawn Yue is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Real name: Shawn Yue
Dun Work I Enter The Forum I WANT USER TO READ I SAVE IT NEVER APPEAR AT THE ADMIN CP THREAD AND POST.......... PLS HELP

Last edited by Shawn Yue; 15 Mar 2008 at 12:24.
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  #475  
Old 15 Mar 2008, 13:58
Zerovb Zerovb is offline
 
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Thanks Too Much
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  #476  
Old 16 Mar 2008, 04:23
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Shawn Yue View Post
Dun Work I Enter The Forum I WANT USER TO READ I SAVE IT NEVER APPEAR AT THE ADMIN CP THREAD AND POST.......... PLS HELP
Would I be able to look at your ACP?
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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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  #477  
Old 16 Mar 2008, 10:23
kollalarab kollalarab is offline
 
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interesting ... good luck
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  #478  
Old 17 Mar 2008, 21:56
amroawad amroawad is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Only having problems. Please developer, can you debug first. The older version was working perfect!

When I add a thread in admincp it doesn't show there! Before you just click on the particular thread and used the dropdown menu and click force to read and voila.

This is more complicated and it does not work anymore. Can you maybe upload the older version so I can install that one again.

Thanks,
Amro

Last edited by amroawad; 17 Mar 2008 at 22:34.
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  #479  
Old 18 Mar 2008, 01:50
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SirDrahcir SirDrahcir is offline
 
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I'm not currently having any problems. I Un-installed my earlier version and then re-installed this version. No Problems here, working like a charm, thanks.
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  #480  
Old 18 Mar 2008, 03:00
Shawn Yue Shawn Yue is offline
 
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Real name: Shawn Yue
Like I Imported The System Then I Go Vbulletion Option Force To read Thread

Then I Never Do AnyThing

Then I Go to HomePage

I Click On The Thread Why Never Force Me Read Thread

And I Running On vb 3.6.8

And I gO TO The Thread And Moderation I Click on the Thread icon And I force To read Thread When I Save Nothing Appear....

Last edited by Shawn Yue; 18 Mar 2008 at 03:08.
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