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Mod Version: 4.0-0.1 a2, by Carnage (Coder) Carnage is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.1 Rating: (40 votes - 4.83 average) Installs: 305
Released: 17 Dec 2009 Last Update: 18 Dec 2009 Downloads: 1088
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As of 4.1.11 this functionality is included in vbulletin. So you no longer need this mod.

What does this do?
This is a really simple hack that sets the thread for article comments to be the original thread for any thread that is promoted to an article.

What can I use it for?
This mod has two major uses:

1. If you have a wealth of information in your forums and you want to promote it into articles, this mod allows you to retain the rest of the thread as comments in the cms while adding any new comments as replies to the thread; essentially allowing it to function as both a forum thread and a CMS article.

2. If you want to use multiple fourms for CMS comments. This is a fairly none obvious use case, but probably a popular one. If you have three sections in your cms (for example) and want each section to feed into its own forum, the current cms dosn't allow you to do this. With this mod installed, you can. Instead of creating your new article directly in the cms create it in the forum you wish to use for comments. Write your article as the first post of the thread and promote it to a cms article. Fill out the extra information needed (eg publish date) and save. Comments will be saved into the original thread, in the forum you created it in.

Installation Vb 4.0.1 and later
1. Import product

Uninstallation
1. Disable the plugin "set thread id"

Full uninstallation
1. Move threads that have been promoted to articles into the vbcms comments forum.
2. COPY the threads back to their original forums
3. Remove product

Steps 1 and 2 are needed to retain cache functions on the comments threads. Without them new comments will not appear on the article.

Changelog
  • 4.0-0.1 a2
    • Fixed bug causing original thread to be delete when the article was deleted
  • 4.0-0.1 a1
    • Initial release

Notes
  • I believe this is the first mod for the CMS (not including addon widgets/content types)
  • Removing this product entirly will cause issues with the cache on any articles using the original thread. Follow the uninstall steps to remove functionallity while retaining the ability to comment on these articles this mod has altered.
  • Although its compatible with vbulletin 4.0 Rc 4, a bug in RC 4 and 4.0.0 Gold prevents it from acctually working. I have provided a replacement hooks_vbcms.xml file which corrects the issue in the interim. (fixed in vb4.0.1)
  • Deleting an article will remove the associated original thread This is considered a bug in this product and will hopefully be fixed with the next release. (fixed)
  • The above bug has been fixed, however pending this request: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/proje...?issueid=34188 Thread tags for the original thread will still be removed. There is /nothing/ I can do about that until the issue listed is resolved. (this has been marked as fixed in 4.0.2; will update further when i've tested that its fixed.)
  • If you hard delete the original thread without first removing the article you will be affected by this bug: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/proje...?issueid=34187 the fix I posted to that issue needs to be applied BEFORE deleting the original thread. After more research, this only becomes an issue if you promote a thread more than once. If you've done this, you can fix the error by clearing the CMS cache. (fixed in 4.0.1)

As of 4.1.11 this functionality is included in vbulletin. So you no longer need this mod.

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Old 12 Aug 2010, 08:27
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No longer works in vbulletin 4.06 (at least on my site)
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Old 12 Aug 2010, 11:48
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It doesn't work at all in 4.0.6?

The good news is that /finially/ vb seem to have taken notice of this bug report: http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-952
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Old 12 Aug 2010, 13:02
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Originally Posted by Carnage- View Post
The good news is that /finially/ vb seem to have taken notice of this bug report: http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-952
I dunno, it's still unassigned and listed as an "improvement request" rather than the huge bug it is.
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Old 12 Aug 2010, 14:01
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I'm a bit confused..

Which of the following should I be using to install .. just the 'hooks'?

hooks_vbcms.xml (748 Bytes, 313 downloads)
product-imhotek_useoriginalthread alpha 2.xml (2.0 KB, 474 downloads)
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Old 12 Aug 2010, 15:07
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Originally Posted by RustyDogma View Post
I'm a bit confused..

Which of the following should I be using to install .. just the 'hooks'?
Yes, you are very confused, and apparently haven't been reading. You shouldn't install anything right now as it doesn't work.
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Old 13 Aug 2010, 04:45
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It is working for me on 4.0.3 I understand it is not working on 4.0.6. I would like to upgrade to 4.0.6 but will not to preserve this.

Having this has increased my revenue by quite a bit. (well, it had dropped to near 0 but went up a bit after this) I don't understand what changes have taken place so if this cannot be made to work on 4.0.6 financially I need to stay where I am at.

If a solution comes around I will gladly upgrade at that point

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Old 14 Aug 2010, 12:17
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It works for me on 4.0.6.

btw: thanks for the mod!
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Old 14 Aug 2010, 13:53
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Originally Posted by Pathor View Post
It works for me on 4.0.6.
It's started working again in 406 with no modification at all? Can anyone else confirm this?
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Old 14 Aug 2010, 13:59
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work fine for me too on vb4.0.6
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Old 14 Aug 2010, 23:16
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This is interesting. Why would it start working in 4.0.6 on it's own?

Ok....I guess I can starting thinking about 4.0.6
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Old 14 Aug 2010, 23:31
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Originally Posted by JonSidneyB View Post
This is interesting. Why would it start working in 4.0.6 on it's own?

Ok....I guess I can starting thinking about 4.0.6
Because they changed something after 4.04 and changed it back after 4.05?

The same reason it worked in 4.04 and stopped working in 4.05.

Last edited by djbaxter; 15 Aug 2010 at 01:22.
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Old 15 Aug 2010, 00:01
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Thanks
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Old 15 Aug 2010, 00:24
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Mine worked in 4.0.4, 4.0.5 and now I will try 4.0.6.
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Old 15 Aug 2010, 14:39
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Originally Posted by Carnage- View Post
It doesn't work at all in 4.0.6?
Mr Coder, sir... will you be providing an update for this to those wishing to upgrade to 4.0.6? I am currently running 4.0.3, but wish to upgrade asap to .6, however, as I don't know the outcome of performing the upgrade with this hack intact, I'm unwliling to upgrade just yet.

Some hack authors, like Mr. Zeropage (arcade) emails his users (of his hack) once he's updated, could you perhaps do similar?



Also, you said:
Originally Posted by Carnage- View Post
The good news is that /finially/ vb seem to have taken notice of this bug report: http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-952
What do you mean, they've taken notice? There is still no one assigned to it that I can see. My screen claims only that it is a confirmed issue.


ps - just to add, this IS perhaps the most useful hack I have employed throughout my three years on vbulletin.
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Old 15 Aug 2010, 21:06
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Just re-enabled it for 4.0.6 - seeeeeems to be working fine..
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