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Mod Version: 1.05, by cheesegrits (Member) cheesegrits is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.4 Rating: (17 votes - 4.94 average) Installs: 91
Released: 19 Dec 2006 Last Update: 07 Jan 2007 Downloads: 248
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The Encheferizer

: Encheferizer 1.05
Author: Hugh Messenger (cheesegrits)
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Tested on: vBulletin 3.6.0 through 3.6.4
Average Install Time: 30 seconds


Do you have some troublesome users you want to punish but don't want to ban them just yet? Or maybe play a practical joke on some of your users? Or just have some good old fashioned Swedish Chef Fun? Then this is the mod for you.

What it Does

Displays all posts from a configurable list of UserID's and / or in ForumID's in "mock swedish". You don't have to have seen the Swedish Chef from the Muppet Show, but it sure would make a lot more sense if you have, Bork Bork Bork!

Individual encheferized users see their posts as usual:

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Everyone else sees them like this:

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Encheferized forums are "translated" in entirety - posts, titles, descriptions and all. Encheferized posts are NOT altered in the database, they are encheferized on the fly during template evaluation. So when you've had your fun, you just remove ID's from the list and things will go back to normal.

There are some options to control how victims see their own and other victims posts, see the ACP Encheferizer options for details (under the main vBulletin settings list). As of v1.03, the Encheferizer supports bbcode, smilies, IMG's and URL's.


Good question. Well, apart from just being funny as all get out, I wrote this for a friend who has some very persistant troublemakers on his forum. It turns out that Encheferization is a remarkably good tool for controlling Bad Boyz & Gurlz. It has a way of focusing peer pressure, creates much confusion amongst the Encheferized, and much hilarity for everyone else. Best of all, it renders the Encheferized unable to properly vent their spleen - after all, who can take threats of violence and foul language seriously when it is rendered in mock swedish?

And of course, having an enchererized forum on your board is just good old fashioned family fun!

  1. Copy bb_encheferizer.php to ./includes in your forum root.
  2. Import the product XML from your ACP Product Manager.
  3. Don't forget to hit the install button on this page. No, I'm not bucking for HOTM, I just want to be able to let you know about any updates!
  1. Find the Encheferizer under the vBulletin Settings menu in your ACP.
  2. Enter a comma separated list of userids and/or forumids you want to encheferize.
  3. Light blue touch paper and stand well clear.
  1. Copy the new bb_encheferizer.php to your forum ./includes folder. If you are upgrading from 1.02 or earlier delete the old encheferizer.php.
  2. Re-import the product XML, remembering to set Overwrite to Yes.
  1. Uninstall the product from the ACP Product Manager.
  2. Delete the ./includes/encheferizer.php and/or bb_encheferizer.php file(s).
Change History
  • 1.05 Fixed forum description and guest posting bugs.
  • 1.04 Fixed post caching bug. Fixed PM title bug (thanks Adrian). Improved bbcode support to prevent "[escaping the chef]".
  • 1.03 Added support for bbcode, smilies, IMG's and URL's.
  • 1.02 Added forum encheferization and "Victims See As" options.
  • 1.01 Changed version and ZIP numbering to match vborg version checking.
  • 1.0.1 Added thread and post title encheferizing, input validation on userid list
  • 1.0.0 Original release

Major props to Erik Bakker for the original encheferizer.php port.

Thanks to SirAdrian for putting up with my dumb questions.

Productizing made easy using the Advanced Product Manager by mtha.

With Apologies To

The Swedish Chef. Bork Bork Bork!


-- hugh

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Old 15 Apr 2007, 00:51
WhiteOx2 WhiteOx2 is offline
Join Date: Nov 2003
It's a pity any quoted text shows up as normal, otherwise this would be great.
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Old 05 Jun 2007, 01:00
Soonerdude Soonerdude is offline
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Someone needs to make a pig-latin version of this mod.
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Old 17 Jan 2008, 18:58
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Originally Posted by WhiteOx2 View Post
It's a pity any quoted text shows up as normal, otherwise this would be great.
Sorry about the massive time lag on my response, I had some family issues which prevented me spending much time on vborg, only just been able to start finding the time again.

I'm working on making this an option.

-- hugh
Hugh Messenger
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Old 01 Apr 2008, 22:18
TheJordan TheJordan is offline
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Here's come code I wrote fro dealing with smilies and html entities that get broken in Chef-speak. My only problem is when I put this into the for loop (~ line 106), the smilies and entities are moved to the front of the Encheferized text. I've only had a couple of minutes to mess with this, so I'm sure someone with more of an idea of what this loop is doing (cheesegrits?) will know how to fix this

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BTW, been laughing my ass off all day. Best April Fools, ever. Thanks.
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 03:57
Phaedrus Phaedrus is offline
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I can't stop laughing...
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Old 09 Apr 2008, 14:00
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Glad you like it. I'm in the process of testing a new option which translates the entire global phrase cache. So even things like page redirect messages get enchef'ed. Now THAT'S funny. I had hoped to get that out in time for April 1st, but Pesky Real Work got in the way.

TheJordan - I'll look at that code, thanks for sharing.

-- hugh
Hugh Messenger
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Will Work for Food or PayPal
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Old 31 Mar 2009, 20:34
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dmark101 dmark101 is offline
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so, has there been any updates to this? been nearly a year.
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Old 10 Apr 2009, 14:26
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Originally Posted by Soonerdude View Post
Someone needs to make a pig-latin version of this mod.
That would be funny as well!
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Old 06 Sep 2009, 09:42
Jurg Jurg is offline
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I see this appears to work perfectly in 3.8.x. Excellent work!
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Old 30 Oct 2009, 05:38
TheInsaneManiac TheInsaneManiac is offline
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Doesn't work on Visitor Messages for 3.8. Actually won't even let you send Visitor Messages to a Encheferzied person. Uninstalled.
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