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Mod Version: 1.1.0, by akanevsky (Coder) akanevsky is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.5.x Rating: (9 votes - 4.78 average) Installs: 131
Released: 14 Oct 2005 Last Update: 31 May 2009 Downloads: 277
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Translations  

I no longer support my hacks. Please feel free to update them and release new versions elsewhere as long as I get the credit for the original modification.

/*======================================================================*\
|| Selective Forum Filter
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|| Author : Anton Kanevsky
|| Co-Author(s) : Andreas
|| Works on : vBulletin 3.5.x - 3.8.x
|| Released : May 31, 2009
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|| Time required to install: 30 seconds
|| Difficulty: easy
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DESCRIPTION

Ever came across large boards with a huge number of sub forums? Couldn't find your info? Wanted to run away from that huge load of stupid threads? This hack is intended to save your users from having such a horrible experience. It provides them with an opportunity to exclude any number of forums from the forums list (as well as from "get new"/"get daily" searches), which still letting them to access those forums directly and search within them, too.

STATISTICS

Products to Install: 1


INTRODUCTION

To enable "can be excluded" in all forums, run this query:
UPDATE PFXforum SET excludable = 1
To disable "can be excluded" in all forums, run this query:
UPDATE PFXforum SET excludable = 0
In both cases, PFX must be replaced with the actual table prefix that you have defined in config.php.
If you have not defined a prefix, remove PFX from the queries.
After you run either one of these queries, you must then open and save any one forum for the forum cache to be updated.

VERSION HISTORY

1.1.0
[+] The hack is now compatible with vBulletin 3.5.x - 3.8.x.
[+] Eliminated all template edits.

1.0.2
[+] The hack is now compatible with vBulletin 3.6.
[+] Corrected a couple of mistakes in the installation manual.

1.0.1
[+] Added option to set forums as excludable. By default, excludability of all forums is disabled.

1.0.0
First Public Release

The installation manual is contained within the attached file.

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  #121  
Old 13 Jul 2007, 18:35
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Hello Psionic Vision,

One of the forums refuses to list.

It does list when search is allowed too, but that should be disabled since it's a huge off topic forum.
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  #122  
Old 21 Jul 2007, 22:56
SteveC SteveC is offline
 
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Thanks. Very nice.

Has anyone posting simple instructions on how this works for end users?
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  #123  
Old 15 Aug 2007, 03:32
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Great work Psionic Vision

Is it possible you could create a very slight variation of this hack so I could use a url to exclude certain forums form the forum index? Eg:

http://vbulletin.com/forum/index.php?&exclude=10,28,12

Which would then exclude forums 10, 28, and 12 from showing on the forum home/index page.

That would be a HUGE help, please please please consider it

Edit: Meant to say so it's not permanent, just that those forum IDs will not show when that particular url/link is followed.
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  #124  
Old 27 Sep 2007, 13:01
rlharp5375 rlharp5375 is offline
 
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Ok, help a newbie please. When running the query, I got this error:

An error occurred while attempting to execute your query. The following information was returned.
error number: 1054
error desc: Unknown column 'excludable' in 'field list'
Any idea how to fix it?
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  #125  
Old 28 Sep 2007, 17:12
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Hello rlharp5375,

You need to create that field first. Have you installed the hack already?
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  #126  
Old 28 Sep 2007, 18:08
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Originally Posted by TosaInu View Post
Hello Psionic Vision,

One of the forums refuses to list.

It does list when search is allowed too, but that should be disabled since it's a huge off topic forum.
It appears a forum also needs to be searchable for a usergroup or it won't be added to the exclusion list. Does it use part of the advanced search code?
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  #127  
Old 16 Jan 2008, 20:31
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Is there a 3.7 working version of this hack yet? or coming?
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Abe1 - Andreas - Calorie - CMX_CMGSCCC - Cyb - Darkwaltz4 - Mosh - MrZeropage - Oblivion Knight - Paul M. - Phalynx - PixelFX - Psionic Vision - randominity - Sabret00the - tamarian - tehste - Tygertyger - Zachariah - Zero Tolerance
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  #128  
Old 29 Jan 2008, 09:55
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It works already with 3.7

Best regards
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  #129  
Old 13 Feb 2008, 23:23
Aquestor Aquestor is offline
 
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Originally Posted by zylstra View Post
Originally Posted by WAR
I am also having difficulties getting this to work completely.

It will not let me exclude more than ~50 forums at a time. Is there anyway to bump this up to 2-300 as a maximum?
Or 100,000 for that matter.

Yep, I can't exclude more than ~70 at a time.

Have the same Problem need this hack absolutly! Is there anyone who can resolve this problem?

Last edited by Aquestor; 14 Feb 2008 at 10:52.
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  #130  
Old 16 Feb 2008, 02:23
Andy Rickard Andy Rickard is offline
 
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Just installed this. After the initial install, the list of forums wouldn't populate, but saving the display order as suggested fixed the issue.

Works great.... thanks for the hack!!
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  #131  
Old 16 Feb 2008, 02:35
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Originally Posted by Andy Rickard View Post
Just installed this. After the initial install, the list of forums wouldn't populate, but saving the display order as suggested fixed the issue.

Works great.... thanks for the hack!!
still doesn't work for me and it used to work fine. Does it need to be reinstalled if you add a new forum?
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  #132  
Old 18 Feb 2008, 01:26
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Originally Posted by Aquestor View Post
Have the same Problem need this hack absolutly! Is there anyone who can resolve this problem?
Get this work need no help any more
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  #133  
Old 04 May 2008, 00:10
jilly jilly is offline
 
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I get this error message when trying to actually select the forums for exclusion

Database error in vBulletin 3.7.0:

Invalid SQL:
UPDATE usertextfield SET
excludeforumids = '18'
WHERE userid = 1;

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'excludeforumids' in 'field list'
Error Number : 1054
Request Date : Saturday, May 3rd 2008 @ 08:03:18 PM
Error Date : Saturday, May 3rd 2008 @ 08:03:18 PM
Script : http://www.mysite.org/profile.php?do=updateoptions
Referrer : http://www.mysite.org/profile.php?do=editoptions
Classname : vb_database
MySQL Version : 5.0.45-community
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Abe1 - Andreas - Calorie - CMX_CMGSCCC - Cyb - Darkwaltz4 - Mosh - MrZeropage - Oblivion Knight - Paul M. - Phalynx - PixelFX - Psionic Vision - randominity - Sabret00the - tamarian - tehste - Tygertyger - Zachariah - Zero Tolerance
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Old 08 May 2008, 17:29
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Originally Posted by jilly View Post
I get this error message when trying to actually select the forums for exclusion

Database error in vBulletin 3.7.0:

Invalid SQL:
UPDATE usertextfield SET
excludeforumids = '18'
WHERE userid = 1;

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'excludeforumids' in 'field list'
Error Number : 1054
Request Date : Saturday, May 3rd 2008 @ 08:03:18 PM
Error Date : Saturday, May 3rd 2008 @ 08:03:18 PM
Script : http://www.mysite.org/profile.php?do=updateoptions
Referrer : http://www.mysite.org/profile.php?do=editoptions
Classname : vb_database
MySQL Version : 5.0.45-community


I am guessing this means I need to manually add a field or column somewhere but I am clueless on how to do it - does anyone know?
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Abe1 - Andreas - Calorie - CMX_CMGSCCC - Cyb - Darkwaltz4 - Mosh - MrZeropage - Oblivion Knight - Paul M. - Phalynx - PixelFX - Psionic Vision - randominity - Sabret00the - tamarian - tehste - Tygertyger - Zachariah - Zero Tolerance
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  #135  
Old 08 May 2008, 18:16
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But the column should have been created automatically upon product install ...
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