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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 16:08

  #46  
Old 09 Jul 2007, 22:16
tanyeri24 tanyeri24 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
are you stupid to make a brillant hack like that! Wonderfull, installed. Luv it.


edit: lol doesnt work for me ((
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Last edited by tanyeri24; 09 Jul 2007 at 22:42.
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 23:21
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by bada_bing View Post
Abe1

couple questions for ya. Will this hack work on vb 3.5.x? Also can you only have one thread redirect at a time correct?
I dont know. You can try it out.

You can have more then one redirect at a time. They will just go from one to the next.
Originally Posted by tanyeri24 View Post
edit: lol doesnt work for me ((
What doesn't work?
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  #48  
Old 10 Jul 2007, 10:12
alessai alessai is offline
 
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i loved this hack.... it works perfect for me.....

i also had a problem in the appserv when i add the modifications (for the templates) & i come to save it a blue page come up ( it doesnt load up and it doesnt save the changes)

Last edited by alessai; 10 Jul 2007 at 12:27.
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  #49  
Old 10 Jul 2007, 10:59
maroceve maroceve is offline
 
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not working for me ...3.6.4 installed.

The redirect doesn't work at all, it doesn't force people to read it after i select "Manage...." then select "All usergroups" ...
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  #50  
Old 10 Jul 2007, 11:00
qqqqw qqqqw is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
well i installed this hack but found problems

i lost all moderating options from it.

i know i must have can manage threads permission

but i m supreme admin and i have all permission checked twice.

so please tell me how can i set this hack working ?

it shows only "delete threads" option only after installing this hack
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  #51  
Old 10 Jul 2007, 11:59
titchpitch titchpitch is offline
 
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nice
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  #52  
Old 10 Jul 2007, 12:17
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Originally Posted by alessai View Post
i loved this hack.... it works perfect for me.....

(i attached the arabic version of it) i translted it yesterday.....

i also had a problem in the appserv when i add the modifications (for the templates) & i come to save it a blue page come up ( it doesnt load up and it doesnt save the changes)
Sorry, you have no permission to post this. I only allow releases of phrase files for my hacks.
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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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  #53  
Old 10 Jul 2007, 12:18
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Originally Posted by maroceve View Post
not working for me ...3.6.4 installed.

The redirect doesn't work at all, it doesn't force people to read it after i select "Manage...." then select "All usergroups" ...
There is a possibility I use a new hook only released in later versions. I will be looking into it.
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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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  #54  
Old 10 Jul 2007, 12:19
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by qqqqw View Post
well i installed this hack but found problems

i lost all moderating options from it.

i know i must have can manage threads permission

but i m supreme admin and i have all permission checked twice.

so please tell me how can i set this hack working ?

it shows only "delete threads" option only after installing this hack
No clue what or where the problem is. Can you give me more info?
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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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  #55  
Old 10 Jul 2007, 12:26
alessai alessai is offline
 
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oh sorry didnt know that.....
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  #56  
Old 10 Jul 2007, 13:03
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NOTE TO ALL USERS WHO vB version < 3.6.6
This hack uses a hook that was not put into vB until version 3.6.6. You can follow the following steps to get this hack working on your forum.


Open file global.php

Find:

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

Place BEFORE:

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

Save file.


Open file includes/xml/hooks_vbulletin.xml

Find:

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

Place BEFORE:

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

Save file.


Re-install the xml product file for this hack.
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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

Last edited by Abe1; 10 Jul 2007 at 13:17.
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  #57  
Old 10 Jul 2007, 13:14
maroceve maroceve is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Just a little error :

Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post


Open file includes/xml/hooks_vbulletin.php


[B]Open file includes/xml/hooks_vbulletin.XML

And Thanks it finally works

Great hack !

Last edited by maroceve; 10 Jul 2007 at 13:17.
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  #58  
Old 10 Jul 2007, 13:17
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by maroceve View Post
[B]Open file includes/xml/hooks_vbulletin.XML
Thanks.
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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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  #59  
Old 10 Jul 2007, 13:34
maroceve maroceve is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Actually i have a link problem but some users say it worked in the first place.

I have to confess, i have tried translating into french that phrase.

href="showthread.php?t={1}">here</a>.

So now even after reinstalling the product i get the "NOT FOUND" error.

hmmm wierd eh ?

thanks for the help
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  #60  
Old 10 Jul 2007, 19:37
alessai alessai is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
abe1 i would like to have "stop forcing the users to read a thred" option
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