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Force Users to Read a Thread
Mod Version: 2.0, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
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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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  • 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

  #391  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 12:51
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Originally Posted by Elenna View Post
This is working wonderfully for me and my users!

I have a quick question - for the "location" section, I commonly use the same ones each time. Is there a way to edit the template or plugin to tell it which ones to automatically check (right now I think it's set for "Everywhere")?
Next version it will be an option in vb settings.
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  #392  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 12:52
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by 360junkie View Post
ok i removed a post that had this on it now when com onee forums come 2 the site the cent see the forumz cuz this posty that it taking them 2 thats not there
Bug fixed in next version.
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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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  #393  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 12:52
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by maidos View Post
No template edits in next version. Will be released today.
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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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  #394  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 13:02
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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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

vB 3.7 version of this hack here: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=172155
__________________
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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  #395  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 13:31
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Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
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
Great work and very good new Features.
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  #396  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 13:35
mc0676 mc0676 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Versione 2.0 don't work for me.
I've 3.6.8.
I can see vbulletion option in admin panel.
But in thread, i see this.
And after if i choose the manage force vbulletin tell me
"The action is not specificated".
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  #397  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 13:36
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by mc0676 View Post
Versione 2.0 don't work for me.
I've 3.6.8.
I can see vbulletion option in admin panel.
But in thread, i see this.
And after if i choose the manage force vbulletin tell me
"The action is not specificated".
Please read everything in the update then ask the question again.
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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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  #398  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 13:45
mc0676 mc0676 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
I've read che txt attached and make all step.
Version 1.2 worked fine, this no.
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  #399  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 13:55
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Hack shows me an database error, I follow all steps in instructions =/ (I have vb 3.6.8)
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  #400  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 13:55
BluePen BluePen is offline
 
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I have same problem too .. "Database Error"
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  #401  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 14:08
mc0676 mc0676 is offline
 
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OK, than it's not a mine problem.
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  #402  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 14:15
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Saviour Saviour is offline
 
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Database Error...

Abe...

Just uninstalled and installed the new version. I'm getting a database error page when clicking on the Force Read Thread link in the ACP.

Any idea what's causing this?

I have vB 3.6.8 PL2 installed.
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  #403  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 14:26
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Saviour Saviour is offline
 
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Update...

Just made sure...went over everything twice...same issue.

Still getting the Database error page.

Here's the error:


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

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Last edited by Saviour; 05 Mar 2008 at 14:34.
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  #404  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 14:32
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Real name: Abe
Originally Posted by Saviour View Post
Just made sure...went over everything twice...same issue.

Still getting the Database error page.
Anyone can post the query and error? Right click and show source.
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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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  #405  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 14:34
Biggles Biggles is offline
 
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I'm getting the same error too, Abe1. I am also running vB 3.6.8 PL2.

Database error message reads as follows:

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'language.phrasegroup_prefix' in 'field list'
Error Number : 1054
Date : Wednesday, March 5th 2008 @ 09:21:29 AM
Script : http://www.xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com/forums...ead_thread.php
Referrer : http://www.xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com/forums...dex.php?do=nav
IP Address : 81.153.66.74
Username :
Classname : vB_Database


Please advise. I like the concept but can't use it yet.

Biggles
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