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Force Users to Read a Thread
Mod Version: 2.0, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (68 votes - 4.81 average) Installs: 1467
Released: 05 Mar 2008 Last Update: 05 Mar 2008 Downloads: 6036
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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 3.6 Add-ons 638 27 Jul 2014 12:17

  #241  
Old 29 Dec 2008, 12:04
momo2 momo2 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Abe this hack does not work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

i see the text banner on the left top saying force to read, but after clicking i used my register id and this does not work. infact this hack does not work at all....

Could it be this does not work on SEO ?

http://www.XXXXXXXXXX/general-rules-...tml#post114823

can u add post number ? instead of thread ?

or have it work with forum rules hack ??

http://www.XXXXXX/misc.php?do=cfrules

Last edited by momo2; 29 Dec 2008 at 12:09.
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  #242  
Old 29 Dec 2008, 14:37
Total666 Total666 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
THis hack works 100 % - thanks for making it ... for the cookie thing - I have this in the first forced thread post ..

IF you get stuck in thread reading hell ( reading the same thread over and over ) allow cookies from ET .
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  #243  
Old 30 Dec 2008, 23:29
wickedstangs wickedstangs is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Real name: Emilio
I installed and see everything, I even thread to open a new account and doesnt' force me to read anything
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  #244  
Old 31 Dec 2008, 06:56
MarkoP MarkoP is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Originally Posted by Total666 View Post
THis hack works 100 % - thanks for making it ... for the cookie thing - I have this in the first forced thread post ..

IF you get stuck in thread reading hell ( reading the same thread over and over ) allow cookies from ET .

What are you talking about?

I allow cookies from my own forum and it sticks me in thread reading hell also. So it doesn't have anything to do with cookies on my end.
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  #245  
Old 31 Dec 2008, 11:14
Total666 Total666 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
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Originally Posted by MarkoP View Post
What are you talking about?

I allow cookies from my own forum and it sticks me in thread reading hell also. So it doesn't have anything to do with cookies on my end.
are you clicking back ?? to be stuck in thread reading hell ? Just because YOU can get it to work , does NOT mean that this does not work for the majority of people . Different hacks cause changes in the VB code and conflict ..



check this out .. for the people that can't get it to work at all .. http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=143
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  #246  
Old 31 Dec 2008, 15:08
raagaswaram raagaswaram is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
Can I test on your forum?
hey,
sure please do give me your msn
thank you
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  #247  
Old 01 Jan 2009, 02:33
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Real name: Abe
Originally Posted by raagaswaram View Post
hey,
sure please do give me your msn
thank you
PM the info
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  #248  
Old 04 Jan 2009, 16:59
stevebullman stevebullman is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
i cant get all the options to come up for this......im thinking maybe i didnt upload the files to the right place? where exactly should i upload them to please?#
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  #249  
Old 10 Jan 2009, 09:19
bhanuprasad1981 bhanuprasad1981 is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
strange i think its causing me admincp login issues i try editing anything i get bounce back to admin login page any one can confirm same ?
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  #250  
Old 16 Jan 2009, 00:08
KEKforce KEKforce is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Works with 3.8.0 gold
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  #251  
Old 16 Jan 2009, 06:15
boomer_ie boomer_ie is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
This mod is not working for me either on vb 3.8.0, instructions followed, not showing anything in edit tools nor does the add new thread through admincp work it reports saved successfully but does not actually save!
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  #252  
Old 19 Jan 2009, 18:40
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flup flup is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Real name: Joshua
Exactly what I need
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  #253  
Old 20 Jan 2009, 15:53
rainyleaves rainyleaves is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
I have installed the hack succesfull but they dont works..
My board is 3.8.0 Gold

I add New thread and I saved it in order display.
Works fine.
but nothing display on forum pages.
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  #254  
Old 22 Jan 2009, 22:29
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Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
thankss works perfect
installed
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  #255  
Old 23 Jan 2009, 06:02
SimpleFTA SimpleFTA is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Hi Abe, glad to see you're still supporting this mod.

This is a very useful hack, thanks. Is it possible to add an option to customize text instead of just using "The administrators want you to view a thread before you continue to browse the forum."?? If I could customize the message and edit font style this would be perfect mod for what I need.

-James
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