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Force Users to Read a Thread
Mod Version: 2.0, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
Developer Last Online: Jun 2010 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

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

  #601  
Old 23 Jan 2009, 20:08
proxx proxx is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Do you guys know if this works on 3.8 ?

or is there an alternative hack that works on 3.8?
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  #602  
Old 24 Jan 2009, 18:22
HossMon HossMon is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Has anyone else experienced very high server loads with this enabled on v3.6.9?

I'm running CentOS 5 on a Dual Xeon Cpanel server
PHP 4.4.8
MySQL 4.1.22
XCache 1.22 with XCache Datastore caching enabled via another Mod

And it drove the mysqld process's through the roof!
Server loads jumped from 0.50 to 3.00-5.00 and even as high as 7.18 until I disabled the Mod.

I tried disabling XCache and reenabled eAccelerator. No joy
Disabled the Datastore caching, same result.

Any help greatly appreciated
I really need this feature badly.

BTW - It does not matter if I have a thread setup to be 'Force Read' or not. Server loads rise the same.

Last edited by HossMon; 24 Jan 2009 at 18:29.
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  #603  
Old 27 Jan 2009, 22:09
WATRD WATRD is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
It works great for me, as long as I have it selected for all forums. If I specifically target a single forum, the user is asked to read the notice each time they visit that forum. Over and over again.
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  #604  
Old 29 Jan 2009, 21:22
RoxyTheImpreza RoxyTheImpreza is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
is there a way to force guests to have to read the topic?
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  #605  
Old 04 Feb 2009, 04:05
HossMon HossMon is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Yes it has the option to enable or disable whether guests are included or not.
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  #606  
Old 24 Feb 2009, 02:34
mdrs2 mdrs2 is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
what's this Option ? "Force Read Order" (it's under ThreadID)

what value i should to put here ? the default is 10

what's deferent between 10 & 20 ?

tell me as good as possible Please

Thank's

Last edited by mdrs2; 01 Nov 2010 at 22:15.
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  #607  
Old 24 Feb 2009, 13:01
mdrs2 mdrs2 is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
No body Help me :-/

Last edited by mdrs2; 01 Nov 2010 at 22:16.
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  #608  
Old 21 Jul 2009, 12:42
SVTCobraLTD SVTCobraLTD is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Anyone have any problems with this mod not allowing members to log in to the site? I used the 3.7 version and numerous people could not log in to the site until I disabled it.

Any known product conflicts? I really want to use this mod.
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  #609  
Old 21 Jul 2009, 12:55
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viper357 viper357 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Originally Posted by SVTCobraLTD View Post
Anyone have any problems with this mod not allowing members to log in to the site? I used the 3.7 version and numerous people could not log in to the site until I disabled it.

Any known product conflicts? I really want to use this mod.
The older version of this mod worked nicely, but when I upgraded to the most recent version I had the same issue as you on my 3.6.12 board. I've uninstalled it due to this.
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  #610  
Old 21 Jul 2009, 13:32
SVTCobraLTD SVTCobraLTD is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Originally Posted by viper357 View Post
The older version of this mod worked nicely, but when I upgraded to the most recent version I had the same issue as you on my 3.6.12 board. I've uninstalled it due to this.
Older version as in this one or one previous to this?
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  #611  
Old 21 Jul 2009, 13:47
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viper357 viper357 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Originally Posted by SVTCobraLTD View Post
Older version as in this one or one previous to this?
The one previous to this, unfortunately I didn't save the zip file of the previous version so I had to uninstall the hack completely, don't know if the author or anyone else still has the previous version.
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  #612  
Old 29 Jul 2009, 22:49
FCS-Webmaster FCS-Webmaster is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Dear Author,

I installed the hack and it works proper like it should.
Thanks for your great afford and work for this community.

Anyone out there who can help me to make a little workaround?
I want to have the option to force user to read it when I do create a thread and not to have to go to the ACP

I have a little imagination about it:
Pseudo Code Start
if conditional groupid (there we go and place admins and mods groupid)
Checkbox for "Force User to Read" & dropdown to check the groups to force
if end
Pseudo Code End

Anyone out there who can help me a little further?
We do have 3 Admins, 3 Coaches and 5 from Orga who sould be able to use the function without having (all of them) permission to the ACP and it seems to be quite more comfortable for me.

Thnx in advantage

Last edited by FCS-Webmaster; 29 Jul 2009 at 23:10.
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  #613  
Old 05 Aug 2009, 22:41
FCS-Webmaster FCS-Webmaster is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Sadly no reaction seems to be no interests in going to the top with this module.
Uninstalled ~ to long-winded. sadly :-(
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  #614  
Old 11 Aug 2009, 17:39
missty72 missty72 is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Real name: Emma
great hack, very useful. Many thanks.
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  #615  
Old 27 Aug 2009, 04:22
bigmonay2k bigmonay2k is offline
 
Join Date: May 2004
nice
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