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Global Threads: The Next Generation for VB4 by BOP5
Mod Version: 1.1, by BirdOPrey5 (IB Staff) BirdOPrey5 is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (18 votes - 4.89 average) Installs: 119
Released: 25 Feb 2012 Last Update: 14 Jun 2012 Downloads: 550
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www.Qapla.com

Version 1.0 - Initial Release
Version: 1.01 - Permissions for Administrators and Super-Mods now work with primary or secondary usergroups.
Version: 1.02 - Added logging actions to moderator logs.
Version: 1.03 - Documentation update only, to be consistent with Gold version.
Version 1.1 - Bug-fix for mod log. Added new option to disable checkbox on new posts.

This mod was inspired by an earlier Global Thread mod I received permission from randominity to update. It is free and is still available here.

That mod however was a port from a VB 3.6 version and was not optimized for VB 4.x. It included a somewhat complicated system of having to make a separate hidden forum for holding the global threads.

My solution was to create a new Global Threads mod, coded from scratch, designed especially for vBulletin 4.x. Therefore I have named this mod, Global Threads: The Next Generation.

This mod is NOT an upgrade from the old mod. You should uninstall the old mod if you will be using this one.

The purpose of this mod is to let an Admin or Super-Mod designate a thread to be a "Global Thread." Global Threads become listed in every forum. A sticky global thread will be sticky in all forums. Non-sticky global threads behave like any other thread, simply visible in every forum.

Clicking on a global thread will open the thread in the forum it is "native" to. An optional message will be displayed in the thread to alert users they are in a global thread.

There is an optional "globe" icon and thread prefix ( Global: ) that can be turned on and off as well as further ways to distinguish global threads from normal threads.

See a Live Demo:

Here is a Global Thread at Qapla.com
You will see it listed in the Demo forum.
But it's also visible in the News & Announcements forum
And in the Talk forum.

In fact it is in a number of Qapla.com forums if you care to look.

This is the free version. The Gold version is available at Qapla.com.

The GOLD version has all the features of the FREE version but 2 additional options:
1) You may choose specific users (by userid) to give Make Global Thread permissions.
2) You may select or restrict Global Threads to specific forums.


This mod is fully phrased for easy translation.

This mod was designed to run on VB 4.1.10 and above. Older versions may require some manual template edits (instructions included.) I have not tested this mod on any version below 4.0.8.

Instructions:

If you want to convert an existing thread to a "Global Thread" open the thread in your browser.

Go to the "Administrative" drop down menu at the top of the thresd.

Click on the option to "Make Thread Global" and click on "Proceed.:"

The thread will be made global and you will be returned to the thread.

To undo a global thread go to the same menu and choose the option "Undo Global Thread."


If you are creating a new thread or replying to an existing thread (using Advanced Reply) then you can make the thread global in one step.

Before submitting your message scroll down to "After you submit your message..." and the top option should be "Make Thread Global"

Check this box before submitting the message to make the thread a Global Thread.

If it's already a Global Thread then simply uncheck the box "Keep Threas Global" to undo the global status after submitting the message.

Note: This option is available only to Admins and Super-mods. Normal users never see the "Moderation Options" menu.

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Old 27 Feb 2012, 09:20
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It's possibly another mod was poorly programmed to "hijack" the hook and not allow additional changes.

To test this theory temp disable your other mods and see if it comes back.

OR go to the Admin CP -> Plugin Manager -> find the plugin titled: Global Thread Thread Notice [OK]

Edit it and change the execution order from "5" to "9" and save and try again. If that doesn't work change it to "1" and try again, again.
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Old 27 Feb 2012, 11:13
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well i tried disable all possible plugin and i got something shown what shows (not tested what)

...

seems like trying set different execution order for anything / everything result into no diference on the problem
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Old 27 Feb 2012, 12:08
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Originally Posted by Dwarden View Post
well i tried disable all possible plugin and i got something shown what shows (not tested what)
I don't understand what you're trying to say.

But if you want me to take a look PM me a login for an Administrator and I'll see what I can do.
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Old 28 Feb 2012, 14:54
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sry there were shown just three ... as menu option but it wasn't triggering any action when used ...

i assume it was your modification (nothing else is active for administrative at that moment)

out of ideas why it's not working in administrative menu, at least it works for new threads
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Old 28 Feb 2012, 15:00
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Out of ideas as well. If you want to PM me an admin login I will take a look at your settings and such.
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Old 29 Feb 2012, 17:20
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This looks excellent. It's way better than your old mod.

Does this mod produces additional queries? What's impact on server load?
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Old 29 Feb 2012, 17:34
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No additional queries when viewing threads.

1 additional query when making a new thread or post but only for people with permission to make a thread global.

Should be no/negligible effect on performance.
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Old 01 Mar 2012, 22:32
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Update to version 1.01. You can now use primary or secondary usergroups for Admin and Super-mod permissions.
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Old 01 Mar 2012, 22:38
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Hello there, thank you very much for this quick update
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Old 01 Mar 2012, 22:46
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Bug report

Hello there, using secondary groups works great
But now there's one funny bug:
As starting a New Thread the "Make TheadGlobal" option is duplicated

I show you the issue:




I don't know why
Please check up, whether you can reproduce that

SY

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Old 02 Mar 2012, 01:33
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Hi,

No I can't reproduce the bug. I tried on 4.1.10 and 4.1.11.

Can you paste the contents of your newpost_threadmanage template here? (It's not very big.)

Put it inside [CODE] bbcode please.
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Old 02 Mar 2012, 11:13
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Hello there, as you requested, I give my Code:


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

thanks.

SY

Alex
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Old 02 Mar 2012, 11:17
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Alex,

I see you made the manual template edit but the mod is doing it's automatic template edit as well.

I suggest you "revert" the template back to the original and it should work fine without the manual edit now.
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Old 02 Mar 2012, 11:20
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I will go for it Joe, big fan of your mods

My technician is working on DB error, once done. It will be uploaded.

Thanx for update.

G!
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Old 02 Mar 2012, 13:18
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
Alex,

I see you made the manual template edit but the mod is doing it's automatic template edit as well.

I suggest you "revert" the template back to the original and it should work fine without the manual edit now.
whoops, yes. i did it 'cause it didn't work on release with the secondary groups, so I did the manual edit trying to fix that

I will revert. thanks
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