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Force Users to Read a Thread
Mod Version: 2.0, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
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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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  • 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

  #16  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 17:18
mc0676 mc0676 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
FINE, now it works.

Can u tell me which template edit to toggle that blank field ? Thanks.
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 17:20
mc0676 mc0676 is offline
 
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OK a find it sorry:

Is only this ?

<!-- Start Abe1 Force Users to Read a Thread -->
<div><label for="ao_mfr"><input type="radio" name="do" id="ao_mfr" value="forceread" />$vbphrase[manage_force_thread_reading]</label></div>
<!-- End Abe1 Force Users to Read a Thread -->
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  #18  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 19:12
AndyJensen AndyJensen is offline
 
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Installed, thanks!
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 19:13
mystic10 mystic10 is offline
 
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i have a question...like ur previous verison we can force thread from the thread itself...i believe u took that option away...as now we do it from acp..if i still want to put that option in should i put back the template edit u gave us to put in showthread in the last version
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 23:14
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Originally Posted by mystic10 View Post
i have a question...like ur previous verison we can force thread from the thread itself...i believe u took that option away...as now we do it from acp..if i still want to put that option in should i put back the template edit u gave us to put in showthread in the last version
Sorry, there is only the option from the ACP. No way to do it from the thread. The location of the settings is just not there any more. I totally re-wrote the who settings and did it in a way that you can see all in one place. I may make a link from the thread again, but just not now.
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Old 06 Mar 2008, 07:51
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great, as soon as i upgrade to 3.7 i'll be installing this again, and hopefully this time it wont have a conflict with vbplaza and expired items.
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Old 06 Mar 2008, 12:18
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even the vba_cmps_error.php file name is not located as vba_global_error.php


its works good on most of my groups ....

but the unlogin visitors .... when i choose it it gives me this error
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Old 06 Mar 2008, 12:31
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the error was when u choose the wide location.....

coz i have the vbadvanced .. so it seems not working on it ?!
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Old 06 Mar 2008, 12:59
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Originally Posted by Barakat View Post
the error was when u choose the wide location.....

coz i have the vbadvanced .. so it seems not working on it ?!
Go to your the force read thread settings and add vbadvaced to the list there.
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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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  #25  
Old 06 Mar 2008, 13:15
KURTZ KURTZ is offline
 
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Real name: Christian
it would be great if you improve your hack with something like the daily crons ... so everyday a user must be forced to read a thread for "x" days ... it's possible?
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  #26  
Old 06 Mar 2008, 15:41
maidos maidos is offline
 
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is it possible to make the hack notify how many threads left to force read, since many of my members thought they got lockedout because i force read the more than one thread
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  #27  
Old 06 Mar 2008, 15:45
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Subscribed for future use. Nice mod!
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  #28  
Old 06 Mar 2008, 16:35
odonel odonel is offline
 
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that thing has some issues. It worked fine yesterday and stop working today. new thread are created, can't force... what's the deal here ?? i got the saved successfully message, but nothing saved. It did yesterday and I changed nothing since...

Last edited by odonel; 06 Mar 2008 at 16:59.
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Old 06 Mar 2008, 18:14
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it is a good mod

but some admins over use this mod that it makes forum Boring

anyway thanks for updating this mod
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Old 07 Mar 2008, 00:25
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Originally Posted by odonel View Post
that thing has some issues. It worked fine yesterday and stop working today. new thread are created, can't force... what's the deal here ?? i got the saved successfully message, but nothing saved. It did yesterday and I changed nothing since...
Anyway to check your ACP?
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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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