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A Better News Module Fix for vBadvanced CMPS 2.2.1
Mod Version: 1.00, by voteforbird (Member) voteforbird is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.2 Rating: (1 vote - 5.00 average) Installs: 29
Released: 30 Oct 2006 Last Update: Never Downloads: 55
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vBadvanced has released CMPS 2.2.1 with a substandard fix to the News module bug that has plagued many vBulletin forums for months.

Volconvo.com and developer Sillysoft are offering a free and better fix.


BACKGROUND

In version 2.2.0, the problem occurred when when the maximum characters variable was set at such a number that it precluded the display of closing BBCode tags. (thumb: news_verybad.png)

Version 2.2.1 "resolved" the issue by ending quoted material prematurely, effectively ignoring the actual maximum character value. (thumb: news_bad.png)

Volconvo.com and developer Sillysoft have partnered to offer the following better fix for vBadvanced CMPS that respects your personal settings. (thumb: news_good.png)


INSTALLATION
  1. Find this line in [forumdirectory]/modules/news.php:
    Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
    Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

    Replace with the following code:
    Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
    Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

  2. Click INSTALL.

CHANGE LOG

11/6/06: Update to better handle images as provided here.

CREDITS

This fix was developed by Sillysoft in partnership with Volconvo.

You may contact Sillysoft at liquidchaoss (at) yahoo.com or via AIM at "Sillysoft".
The Volconvo administrator may be contacted here.

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Old 30 Oct 2006, 18:26
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Just a note, vBACMPS is, and has always been, free.
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Old 30 Oct 2006, 18:29
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Right. I never said it wasn't… I didn't mean to imply that it wasn't by saying this was free, as well.
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Old 30 Oct 2006, 19:13
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I'm curious as to why you would have people modify the powered_by_vbulletin phrase when the fix in question affects vBadvanced. Such an edit would be displayed and viewable on all vBulletin powered pages.

As a side note, for those installing this -- I would recommend adding a rel="nofollow" tag to the links within the branding text, to prevent search engine crawling of those links.

eg.

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


Last edited by magnus; 30 Oct 2006 at 19:33.
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Old 30 Oct 2006, 19:38
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Originally Posted by magnus
I'm curious as to why you would have people modify the powered_by_vbulletin phrase when the fix in question affects vBadvanced. Such an edit would be displayed and viewable on all vBulletin powered pages.
I didn't know there was a better place to add it. In my powered_by_vbulletin phrase, there's a vBadvanced notice there, as well. Is that one not global?

Why are you being so rude?
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Old 30 Oct 2006, 19:44
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Originally Posted by voteforbird
I didn't know there was a better place to add it. In my powered_by_vbulletin phrase, there's a vBadvanced notice there, as well. Is that one not global?
vBadvanced in no way modifies the powered_by_vbulletin phrase. It utilizes it's own independant phrase, powered_by_vbadvanced_cmps, which is displayed on all pages generated by vBadvanced. If you have to modify any phrase, this would be the one.

Originally Posted by voteforbird
Why are you being so rude?
I wasn't aware I was being rude. Would you care to elaborate?

Last edited by magnus; 30 Oct 2006 at 20:02.
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Old 30 Oct 2006, 20:06
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There shouldn't be any updating of powered phrases, period. Asking for a "powered by" credit for one patch to one module in CMPS is ridiculous. That's like "third spear bearer on left" asking for equal credits with the lead actors in a movie.

Just my $0.02, your mileage may vary, one persons opinion, etc etc.

-- hugh
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Old 30 Oct 2006, 20:09
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Originally Posted by magnus
I wasn't aware I was being rude. Would you care to elaborate?
Your "I'm curious" comment and suggestion to add nofollow attributes insinuates that you think I'm trying to improve my search engine rankings. This is not the case.

Originally Posted by cheesegrits
There shouldn't be any updating of powered phrases, period. Asking for a "powered by" credit for one patch to one module in CMPS is ridiculous. That's like "third spear bearer on left" asking for equal credits with the lead actors in a movie.

Just my $0.02, your mileage may vary, one persons opinion, etc etc.

-- hugh
Point taken. The instructions have been modified accordingly and the link is no longer required.
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Old 30 Oct 2006, 20:15
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Originally Posted by voteforbird
Point taken. The instructions have been modified accordingly and the link is no longer required.
You have regained my respect.

Thanks for the fix. I'll use it now.

-- hugh
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Old 30 Oct 2006, 20:27
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Originally Posted by voteforbird
Your "I'm curious" comment and suggestion to add nofollow attributes insinuates that you think I'm trying to improve my search engine rankings. This is not the case.
My post was made to be informative and factual. Which it was. I didn't interject my opinion on the subject.

But since you opened the door:

As for the nofollow tags -- they should've been added to begin with as a common courtesy. What your actual intentions were is irrelevant. Adding such links is unethical and I simply provided the needed code to correct this 'oversight'. Nevermind the fact that the entire branding addition is completely unwarranted and obtrusive.

I'm also baffled how cheesegrits' post was met with enthusiasm while mine was met with tooth and nail.
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Old 30 Oct 2006, 20:45
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Thumbs up You Da Man !

six month ago, i cam across an error, which made my page not validated due to
news module cutting HTML tags - http://www.vbadvanced.com/forum/show...1456#post91456

your solution fixed that problem too !!!!!!

one more thing...

add this:

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

before

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

to get a "[Read More]" link at the end of the post

THANK YOU !!!!

p.s.
if only i could *click INSTALL* a million times
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Old 30 Oct 2006, 20:47
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Glad it helped!

Mine already does have a [READ MORE] link. Can anyone else confirm? Perhaps somehow I left this out of the fix instructions.
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Old 30 Oct 2006, 22:03
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Please attach the modification as a (text) file.

You can keep it in the first post if you wish, but all modifications must be supplied in a downloadable form.

Thanks.
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Old 30 Oct 2006, 22:09
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Sorry about that. Done!
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Old 31 Oct 2006, 04:20
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great works fine thanks for this fix
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