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Mod Version: 1.0.1, by randominity (Member) randominity is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.2 Rating: (7 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 103
Released: 21 Oct 2006 Last Update: 09 Nov 2006 Downloads: 465
Not Supported Uses Plugins Template Edits Is in Beta Stage  

Description
If your forums are split up in such a way where certain groups of users only visit a certain forum, then you know it's difficult to get all your users to read an announcement. This mod displays a certain amount of threads from a specified "source" forum, and places it on the Forum Display page right after the Stickied threads. These threads are labeled with a "Global: " tag.

This mod is in beta, so install at your own risk, but will be supported. Please let me know of any bugs, or suggestions that you may have!

Install / Upgrade
Download the attached XML file, and import it at
Admin Control Panel > Plugins & Products > Manage Products > Add/Import Product

Remember to "Allow Overwrite" if you are upgrading.

Usage
  1. Create a new forum that will be your "source" forum; that is, this forum will contain your global threads. Get the forumid of this forum.
  2. In your AdminCP --> vBulletin Options --> Global Threads make sure you:
    • enable it
    • enter in the forumid of your source forum
    • set the number of threads from the source forum to display
  3. Make a new thread in your "source" forum and it will be displayed globally in other forums.

Mod Info
1 - Query
1 - Phrase
1 - Template
3 - Plugins
0 - Template Edits


v1.0.1
Added the option to exclude certain forums.
v1.0.0b
Initial release.


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  #46  
Old 08 Nov 2006, 13:15
adwade adwade is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Real name: A.D.
Originally Posted by randominity
Things I will include in the next version:
1) Forum Exclusion
2) Display Properties
2a) more locations of where you can place the Global threads
2b) changing the text of "Global Threads: " to something else
2c) setting the sorting of global threads (right now I have them set to the time of creation instead of lastpost)
Any idea as to when we might see the next version? I have it installed and it's working great, but need to exclude a few forums on my board.
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  #47  
Old 08 Nov 2006, 15:16
farooqaaa farooqaaa is offline
 
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Nice one .. thanks alot

Downloaded, will install now
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  #48  
Old 08 Nov 2006, 17:33
|oR|Greg |oR|Greg is offline
 
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I call mine Universal Threads... http://www.amacny.com/vb/forumdisplay.php?f=25
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  #49  
Old 09 Nov 2006, 05:00
randominity randominity is offline
 
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Real name: billy
Originally Posted by adwade
Any idea as to when we might see the next version? I have it installed and it's working great, but need to exclude a few forums on my board.
Oops, I've had the exclude option for awhile now, but been pretty busy lately so haven't done the other things.

I have released a newer version with the option to exclude forums.
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  #50  
Old 09 Nov 2006, 12:17
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Frapegliko Frapegliko is offline
 
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is there any way to set only 5 posts universal?
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  #51  
Old 09 Nov 2006, 18:36
xadoa xadoa is offline
 
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how come, when i create the global thread on the forum that should be only "someone" able to create the thread and everyone one else able to read and reply to that thread.. but once I do that, everyone can't read the thread either.. is there away to fix this? .. global thread is the thread that not everyone should be able to create.

I set the permission on the forum itself, but the thread can't be read even thought i set that usergroup able to read forum,thread,others,reply.,,etc.. still not working

thank you
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Old 10 Nov 2006, 12:09
adwade adwade is offline
 
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Real name: A.D.
Originally Posted by randominity
I have released a newer version with the option to exclude forums.
S-W-E-E-T! Works for me, and solves my only issue. Many Thanxx randominity for such a fine Product and neat idea!
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  #53  
Old 10 Nov 2006, 21:58
randominity randominity is offline
 
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Real name: billy
Originally Posted by Frapegliko
is there any way to set only 5 posts universal?
yes, in the settings you can set how many posts to be global.
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  #54  
Old 10 Nov 2006, 22:00
randominity randominity is offline
 
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Real name: billy
Originally Posted by xadoa
how come, when i create the global thread on the forum that should be only "someone" able to create the thread and everyone one else able to read and reply to that thread.. but once I do that, everyone can't read the thread either.. is there away to fix this? .. global thread is the thread that not everyone should be able to create.

I set the permission on the forum itself, but the thread can't be read even thought i set that usergroup able to read forum,thread,others,reply.,,etc.. still not working

thank you
Just set the "Registered Users" usergroup to NOT be able to "Post new topics" -or- you can set the forum settings to Moderate New Threads, I suppose that could work as well.
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  #55  
Old 11 Nov 2006, 00:43
Robbed Robbed is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Could you have so it doesn't showup if you set usergroup permissons to view thread and forum to NO.

Right now they can see the thread and highlight it to see the 1st post but if they click on it they will get access denied.
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  #56  
Old 13 Nov 2006, 05:37
randominity randominity is offline
 
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Real name: billy
Originally Posted by Robbed View Post
Could you have so it doesn't showup if you set usergroup permissons to view thread and forum to NO.

Right now they can see the thread and highlight it to see the 1st post but if they click on it they will get access denied.
noted.
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  #57  
Old 16 Nov 2006, 14:57
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Capt PPRuNe Capt PPRuNe is offline
 
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Real name: Danny Fyne
Great add on. However, any chance of adding the option to 'include' particular forums as against excluding particular ones.

I have over 120 forums (built up over 10 years) and only need the global threads in one or two other forums. Can there be an option to select the include or exclude option?
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  #58  
Old 28 Dec 2006, 01:35
adonfun adonfun is offline
 
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Great mod!!

Is it 3.6.4 compatible?
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  #59  
Old 30 Dec 2006, 06:04
TheWhite TheWhite is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Originally Posted by |oR|Greg View Post
Actually I got it working exactly how I wanted it, check the attachment...

It was very simple as long as you're using the Separate Sticky/Normal threads hack. Just had to re-code your merge plugin and the Forum Display template.

If you want have the other hack installed and you want to make yours look like mine do the following:

Open ForumDisplay template
Find:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Replace with:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

In the Plugin (Merge Global Threadbits with Threadbits)
Replace the entire plugin with:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Add a phrase called: delim_global
With the following:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Lastly, add a template called FORUMDISPLAY_Separate_global
With the following:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

This doesn't add the little globe image I have, if you want that, PM me.
I've Tried many times trying to mod the plugin part of your excellent mod but i'm unable to can you supply me with a premoded one?

Best Regards
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Old 12 Jan 2007, 07:34
chanthuyen chanthuyen is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: 9template.com
It doesn't work for me.
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