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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 15:08

  #61  
Old 10 Jul 2007, 21:09
BobbyBig BobbyBig is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
I would like to see this for selecting the Forums where it will be shown, like selection with alt+mouse in a dropdown menu.

Only selecting for the Usergroups is not enough.

regards
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  #62  
Old 10 Jul 2007, 23:10
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Real name: Abe
Originally Posted by alessai View Post
abe1 i would like to have "stop forcing the users to read a thred" option
Just go back to the thread and remove all the checkboxes and save.
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  #63  
Old 11 Jul 2007, 01:53
ERuiz ERuiz is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Thanks for this hack! It was exactly what I was looking for. Now, I have a question. Can this be made so that it will also FORCE a user to REPLY to the thread? In other words, if they don't reply, then it will keep forcing them back to the thread until they reply.

If you can get it to do this, then it will be perfect!
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  #64  
Old 11 Jul 2007, 04:18
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Real name: Abe
Originally Posted by ERuiz View Post
Thanks for this hack! It was exactly what I was looking for. Now, I have a question. Can this be made so that it will also FORCE a user to REPLY to the thread? In other words, if they don't reply, then it will keep forcing them back to the thread until they reply.

If you can get it to do this, then it will be perfect!
Maybe in a future version.
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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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  #65  
Old 11 Jul 2007, 04:18
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Real name: Abe
Originally Posted by BobbyBig View Post
I would like to see this for selecting the Forums where it will be shown, like selection with alt+mouse in a dropdown menu.

Only selecting for the Usergroups is not enough.

regards
I hope to have time to create more options in the future.
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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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  #66  
Old 11 Jul 2007, 04:35
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TCattitude TCattitude is offline
 
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Really nice mod!
Thanks for sharing this
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  #67  
Old 12 Jul 2007, 04:17
AcolyteZero AcolyteZero is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
I've installed it correctly and it's enabled, but for some reason it's just not showing up for me :/.
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  #68  
Old 12 Jul 2007, 04:58
qqqqw qqqqw is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
nothing is showing in Thread Tools menu.

i have also done template edit .
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  #69  
Old 12 Jul 2007, 09:01
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PoetJA-1975 PoetJA-1975 is offline
 
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Real name: Jacquii Cooke
**INSTALLED**
Thanx again for the share - really nice mod

Jacquii.
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  #70  
Old 12 Jul 2007, 09:25
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PoetJA-1975 PoetJA-1975 is offline
 
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Real name: Jacquii Cooke
hmmm - for anyone interested - I made a little Attention Please graphic to use on the "error message" phrase and in the thread that you have the required read in... It's especially nice if you use the bbcode colors red and darkred

Enjoy!

Jacquii.

My phrase:
<img src=".../reminder1.gif" align="left" border="0" alt="" style="padding:7px;" /><strong>The JPiC Moderating Team is requiring each Member to view a special announcement thread before you continue browsing the Forum.</strong>
<br /><br />
<a href="showthread.php?t={1}"><strong>CLICK HERE</strong></a> to view the thread. Then you may continue with browsing and posting.
<br /><br />
Thank you for your patience and after reading the required thread we hope you enjoy your browsing experience here at JPiC Forum. Enjoy AND Happy posting!</strong>
<br><br>
<strong>The JPiC Moderating Team.</strong>
Again - Thanx for the modification
Nominated for HOTM

Jacquii.
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  #71  
Old 12 Jul 2007, 09:27
D.Ilyin D.Ilyin is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Abe1, is it possible to forse users reread the thread?
I did the following: check the group and save changes.
Some of group members read this thread, but i add some notice and i'd like that thread will be reread.
I unchecked group and save. And then check it again.... but no more force read attentions was show .

?
BTW THANKS a lot for this hack! Nominate MOTM!
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  #72  
Old 12 Jul 2007, 16:11
adrianne adrianne is offline
 
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Location: Michigan
Love this!!!

Thanks!!!
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  #73  
Old 12 Jul 2007, 18:12
aj8690 aj8690 is offline
 
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Awesome! Thanks.
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  #74  
Old 13 Jul 2007, 03:12
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by D.Ilyin View Post
Abe1, is it possible to forse users reread the thread?
I did the following: check the group and save changes.
Some of group members read this thread, but i add some notice and i'd like that thread will be reread.
I unchecked group and save. And then check it again.... but no more force read attentions was show .

?
BTW THANKS a lot for this hack! Nominate MOTM!
I will be trying to get that in a future version.
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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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  #75  
Old 13 Jul 2007, 10:10
D.Ilyin D.Ilyin is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
I will be trying to get that in a future version.
thanks! will be waiting
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