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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: 117
Released: 25 Feb 2012 Last Update: 14 Jun 2012 Downloads: 543
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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 25 Feb 2012, 15:38
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Old 25 Feb 2012, 15:39
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One of my favorite modification, I am going to try this.

There are really interesting new features, really useful.

And in case of difficulty Joe certainly going to help us.

Many thanx Joe for coming with new version.

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Old 26 Feb 2012, 02:49
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Nice. One thread to rule them all!
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Old 26 Feb 2012, 03:23
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Installed.

Works.

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Old 26 Feb 2012, 04:24
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Joe working smooth as silk.

Many thnax for your help and support.

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Old 26 Feb 2012, 09:36
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installed and nothing happens, the Admin CP option is there, tried enable/disable

but nothing appears in the menus or in the new thread bottom options

there is also no entry per usergroup (allow global threads or what it should be)

tried install/uninstall/reinstall to no change
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Old 26 Feb 2012, 09:54
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This doesn't make any change to the usergroup manager.

In the mod settings there are two options, enable for admins and/or enable for super-mods. Those are the only choices in this version.

If you are using a vbulletin versions of 4.1.7 or older there is at least one manual template edit you must make (as explained in the instructions.)

Assuming the mod is enabled for your group (Admins or super-mods) then you can use the "Administrative" drop down menu at the top of any thread to "Mark Thread Global"

EDIT - I see in your profile you say you are using VB 4.1.10 - if that is true make sure your templates are up to date (There is no warning about needing to revert templates in the Admin CP).
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Old 26 Feb 2012, 10:05
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well i tried the point 2. template edit

i can see the "Make Global" option only when creating thread

there are no options in Administrative menu
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Old 26 Feb 2012, 10:44
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Search your templates for:

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

That's the hook that needs to be in your SHOWTHREAD template for the "Administrative" menu option to work.

It was added in VB 4.1.8 but if you have a custom style it's possible the style author did not include it if they were basing off an old version.

If the search does not find that code in SHOWTHREAD template then follow the instructions for edit #3.
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Old 26 Feb 2012, 15:57
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I will try it
thank you
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Old 26 Feb 2012, 16:54
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Bug report

Hi, nice idea your mod. But there's an issue:
I do use an account "Alex", its main user group is "Site Owner". Additional the account is secondary in the "Administrators" group.

If i try to create a new thread as "Alex" i got the option to make it global on "Newthread.php"
but it doesn't work finally.

And the options in the Administration navigation to mark global and undo global are not visible.
They are ONLY visible to Users that are Administrators as Main Group. And making a new thread global (newthread.php) even works only using an Administrator (Main Group) Account.

Hope you can fix that

SY

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Old 26 Feb 2012, 17:53
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Thanks for the bug report Alex. I wasn't aware people use "Administrator" as a secondary group.

I will look though the mod to see if changing it will cause any security concerns, if not I will fix this in the next update.
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Old 27 Feb 2012, 05:45
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Very nice. This will be useful
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Old 27 Feb 2012, 07:36
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
Search your templates for:

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

That's the hook that needs to be in your SHOWTHREAD template for the "Administrative" menu option to work.

It was added in VB 4.1.8 but if you have a custom style it's possible the style author did not include it if they were basing off an old version.

If the search does not find that code in SHOWTHREAD template then follow the instructions for edit #3.
hi,

well our first version of 4 was 4.1.10 so anything archic not affect us
while we made our new styles - all our styles contain this hook

could be possible some other modification which adds menu options to the administrative is in collision (de-bump one or ban from thread) ?

also i fully agree with Alex on the secondary etc. groups ...

would be way better if we can define groups by groupID (e.g. : 5,6,7 etc.)
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