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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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You will get an email when a new version is released.

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

  #406  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 14:38
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Abe...look at my previous post.
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 14:48
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I think i got it. Just a file change. Will update in a few min. Only effects vb3.6.x users.
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  #408  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 14:57
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Abe1 i've uninstalled this mod and i attend correction of the error but WHY i receive THIS error after i've unistalled ?!?!!?!?

Database error in vBulletin 3.6.8:

Invalid SQL:

SELECT *
FROM vb_thread AS thread
LEFT JOIN vb_force_read_users AS force_read_users ON (thread.threadid = force_read_users.force_read_threadid AND force_read_users.force_read_userid = '418')
WHERE thread.force_read = '1' AND (thread.force_read_expire_date = '0' OR thread.force_read_expire_date > '1204728706') AND (force_read_usergroups = '' OR force_read_usergroups LIKE '%-25-%' OR force_read_usergroups LIKE '%-26-%' OR force_read_usergroups LIKE '%-2-%') AND (force_read_forums = '') AND force_read_users.force_read_userid IS NULL
ORDER BY force_read_order ASC;

MySQL Error : Table 'vwgolfcommunity_com_vb.vb_force_read_users' doesn't exist
Error Number : 1146
Date : Wednesday, March 5th 2008 @ 03:51:46 PM
Script : http://www.vwgolfcommunity.com/vbull...gc_chatbox.php
Referrer : http://www.vwgolfcommunity.com/vbulletin/index.php
IP Address : 79.7.143.76
Username : diac82
Classname : vB_Database
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  #409  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 15:01
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Zip file updated. admincp/force_read_thread.php file updated to fix error for vb3.6.x users.
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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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  #410  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 15:03
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by mc0676 View Post
Abe1 i've uninstalled this mod and i attend correction of the error but WHY i receive THIS error after i've unistalled ?!?!!?!?

Database error in vBulletin 3.6.8:

Invalid SQL:

SELECT *
FROM vb_thread AS thread
LEFT JOIN vb_force_read_users AS force_read_users ON (thread.threadid = force_read_users.force_read_threadid AND force_read_users.force_read_userid = '418')
WHERE thread.force_read = '1' AND (thread.force_read_expire_date = '0' OR thread.force_read_expire_date > '1204728706') AND (force_read_usergroups = '' OR force_read_usergroups LIKE '%-25-%' OR force_read_usergroups LIKE '%-26-%' OR force_read_usergroups LIKE '%-2-%') AND (force_read_forums = '') AND force_read_users.force_read_userid IS NULL
ORDER BY force_read_order ASC;

MySQL Error : Table 'vwgolfcommunity_com_vb.vb_force_read_users' doesn't exist
Error Number : 1146
Date : Wednesday, March 5th 2008 @ 03:51:46 PM
Script : http://www.vwgolfcommunity.com/vbull...gc_chatbox.php
Referrer : http://www.vwgolfcommunity.com/vbulletin/index.php
IP Address : 79.7.143.76
Username : diac82
Classname : vB_Database
Do you have some hack that caches plug-ins?
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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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  #411  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 15:12
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Permissions

Abe...seems to be working now.

Question...

Only Aministrators have permissions? How about Moderators, or Super Mods? Where is this permission set?
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  #412  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 15:12
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Saviour View Post
Abe...seems to be working now.

Question...

Only Aministrators have permissions? How about Moderators, or Super Mods? Where is this permission set?
No option for them now. Only admins.
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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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  #413  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 15:29
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Okay...thanks.
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 15:38
Biggles Biggles is offline
 
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The update has now enabled me to overcome the database error, Abe1, but I can't seem to add a thread.

I tried using thread ID '1' for all usergroups, etcetera. The system said the addition was successful but it doesn't show up as displayed in your second image above and, if I go back to Force Users link in Threads and Posts I just get the empty file page without any listed threads shown.

I also tried re-installing the product, selecting overwrite, but that did not fix this problem.

Biggles
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  #415  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 16:09
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Any chance of getting an answer to this problem?

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=371
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  #416  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 16:15
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does it still work with VBadvanvced?

Thank you for a great hack


and when unistalling, do i need to go and undo the template changes?
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  #417  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 16:18
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Originally Posted by Biggles View Post
The update has now enabled me to overcome the database error, Abe1, but I can't seem to add a thread.

I tried using thread ID '1' for all usergroups, etcetera. The system said the addition was successful but it doesn't show up as displayed in your second image above and, if I go back to Force Users link in Threads and Posts I just get the empty file page without any listed threads shown.

I also tried re-installing the product, selecting overwrite, but that did not fix this problem.

Biggles
Interesting. Would I be able to look at your ACP?

Also, the link in the thread should have been removed when you uninstall. The link page it not suppose to work.
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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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Old 05 Mar 2008, 16:19
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Originally Posted by rob4448585 View Post
does it still work with VBadvanvced?

Thank you for a great hack


and when unistalling, do i need to go and undo the template changes?
Yes to the template removal.

You can set in the ACP settings what to exclude.
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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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Old 05 Mar 2008, 16:20
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Originally Posted by DannyITR View Post
Any chance of getting an answer to this problem?

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=371
First should not happen any more.

Second, not if you dont reset also.
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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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  #420  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 16:21
luckid luckid is offline
 
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not work for me ... when add New Thread and save not compare on list !!!!

VB 3.6.8

Whi???

Last edited by luckid; 05 Mar 2008 at 16:37.
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