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Mod Version: 1.00, by D|ver (Member) D|ver is offline
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vB Version: 3.5.2 Rating: (1 vote - 5.00 average) Installs: 45
Released: 04 Jan 2006 Last Update: Never Downloads: 12
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i use a small template modification in my forums, so that guests may only view the first page of a thread. otherwise they will get a (error) message
maybe someone want to use this, too


in the following,
XX is the number of posts shown in a thread
(i think default was 25)
you need to replace this 2 times in the first 2 lines according to your posts/page

postbit legacy
add to the very beginning:

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

and add to the end of the template:

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

this modification saves traffic and it should increase your registrations rate

its my first release to please be kind

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  #16  
Old 19 Jan 2006, 20:47
LloydSev LloydSev is offline
 
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Originally Posted by D|ver
hmm try using this one

postbit legacy
add to the very beginning:

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

and at the end

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
With that code I also get that error message for every message in the thread.
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  #17  
Old 07 Feb 2006, 18:46
Rogue_SSEi Rogue_SSEi is offline
 
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Anyone intall this on 3.51? I cant seem to get it to work but I guess I will try again after upgrading this week.
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  #18  
Old 07 Feb 2006, 19:54
Rogue_SSEi Rogue_SSEi is offline
 
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Nevermind, I figured it out. I was not using postbit_legacy so I installed this to postbit and it works great. Awesome Mod!
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Old 12 Feb 2006, 17:23
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6piston 6piston is offline
 
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D|ver:

With that code I also get that error message for every message in the thread.
same here D|ver bro.
Any ideas? would really appreciate it if there's really a way to limit all replies to 1 error message...

Thanks!
Tom
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Old 18 Feb 2006, 22:03
icare icare is offline
 
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Didint work in my case. I tried in both templetes, ies postbit and post legacy..

It still didnt work. please help
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Old 24 Feb 2006, 10:49
Taylor123 Taylor123 is offline
 
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didn't work for me neither 3.5.4
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Old 24 Feb 2006, 10:56
Taylor123 Taylor123 is offline
 
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ok, i got it working in post bit just wouldn't work in legacy
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  #23  
Old 09 Mar 2006, 16:45
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D|ver D|ver is offline
 
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did you all repleace the XX in the template with the default posts/per page number?
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  #24  
Old 15 Mar 2006, 08:50
Raydar Raydar is offline
 
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This seems like an awesome hack. Great Idea.

I am still quite new to VB and Code.

Is it possible to stop guests seeing a thread after the first three posts (sorry for being difficult)?

I just think if the guest sees the convo start a little, he or she would be more inclined to register or login.

Most of my threads don't go past 10 posts. So I'm thinking that having guests only allowed to read the first page of a thread may not really have much of an effect on my forums, which I why I ask about stopping them after the first three posts.

And can we tailor the error message to say that they need to log in or register before they can keep reading the thread?

Sorry for the Noob questions. :bunny:

Thanks

Reggie
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  #25  
Old 22 Mar 2006, 22:13
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nufc fan nufc fan is offline
 
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will this hack have stop spidering as they will only be able to see the first page.
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Old 23 Mar 2006, 09:24
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D|ver D|ver is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Reg Car
This seems like an awesome hack. Great Idea.

I am still quite new to VB and Code.

Is it possible to stop guests seeing a thread after the first three posts (sorry for being difficult)?

I just think if the guest sees the convo start a little, he or she would be more inclined to register or login.

Most of my threads don't go past 10 posts. So I'm thinking that having guests only allowed to read the first page of a thread may not really have much of an effect on my forums, which I why I ask about stopping them after the first three posts.

And can we tailor the error message to say that they need to log in or register before they can keep reading the thread?

Sorry for the Noob questions. :bunny:

Thanks

Reggie
hmm, try using this one

add this to the very beginning of your postbit or postbit_legacy

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

then add to the end of your template

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

but this one will add an error message in each post higher than 3
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  #27  
Old 23 Mar 2006, 09:27
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D|ver D|ver is offline
 
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Originally Posted by nufc fan
will this hack have stop spidering as they will only be able to see the first page.
i don't think so because your archive pages are not affected by this

but if your showthread pages are seo'd you might try to set a "rel=nofollow" tag to each link in the page navigation
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Old 27 Mar 2006, 22:38
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Bison Bison is offline
 
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My mind tells me that there's more code needed to hide threads beyond the threshold that you'd like guests to see and that it would require hacking the showthread.php. Somehow you will have to check how many posts are currently within a thread and when you reach the number of posts you set, a call to a phrase that prints the error message should be displayed to include a link to the register link.
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Old 06 Apr 2006, 06:01
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Rickie3 Rickie3 is offline
 
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ok i have a problem with this,for some unknown reason its showing the posts after the warning,and the display is all over the place,i have used your code in postbit only,this is what ive put in

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

here is my postbit template

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

this is happening in all browsers
i have supplied a screenshot with what i mean,any help appreciated,
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  #30  
Old 08 Apr 2006, 09:21
Lea Verou Lea Verou is offline
 
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Real name: Lea Verou
I think they will be able to see the other pages via printthread or archive. At least that was the problem with a hack I had made for that purpose.
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