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Force Users to Read a Thread
Mod Version: 2.0, by Abe1 (Coder/Designer) Abe1 is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (68 votes - 4.81 average) Installs: 1462
Released: 05 Mar 2008 Last Update: 05 Mar 2008 Downloads: 5994
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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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  #2  
Old 05 Mar 2008, 11:56
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wuhuuuuuuuuu thanks canimm benim
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 12:03
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nice job Abe
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 12:14
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*Installed*, thanks a lot Abe1!
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 12:24
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great hack but would stilll love to see a count down feature like 30 seconds before u can move on becaude my members will just click the thread and move on
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 12:29
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Originally Posted by maidos View Post
great hack but would stilll love to see a count down feature like 30 seconds before u can move on becaude my members will just click the thread and move on
Would be hard to implement.
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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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Old 05 Mar 2008, 13:17
maidos maidos is offline
 
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if ucan make apoll and ask ppl what they think if u get positive feedback im sure its well worth to implement it
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 14:02
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Zip file updated. admincp/force_read_thread.php file updated to fix error for vb3.6.x users.
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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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Old 05 Mar 2008, 14:39
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Great idea for a hack. Cheers!
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 14:44
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Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
Zip file updated. admincp/force_read_thread.php file updated to fix error for vb3.6.x users.
Now i don't receive the admin panel error, but if i try to insert new thread force from admin panel and i save, after i can see it.
And the force read don't work.
If i try to manage the read from thread directly (like 1.2 versione) i see this, a blank field.
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 15:11
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This will definitely be useful for me later on, will keep an eye on this.
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 15:12
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Originally Posted by mc0676 View Post
Now i don't receive the admin panel error, but if i try to insert new thread force from admin panel and i save, after i can see it.
And the force read don't work.
If i try to manage the read from thread directly (like 1.2 versione) i see this, a blank field.
You should have removed the template edit. You can't use that way right now.

As for the adding via the ACP, can you explain to me what happens?
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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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Old 05 Mar 2008, 16:08
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Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
You should have removed the template edit. You can't use that way right now.

As for the adding via the ACP, can you explain to me what happens?
Which template edit, excume me ?

For the ACP, i attach some file.

I add a new force thread, i insert thread id, i save but after i can see this force thread.
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File Type: jpg 001.jpg (55.0 KB, 411 views)
File Type: jpg 002.jpg (37.7 KB, 272 views)
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 16:12
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Zip file updated (again). admincp/force_read_thread.php file updated to fix error of not adding the force read.
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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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Old 05 Mar 2008, 16:14
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Originally Posted by mc0676 View Post
Which template edit, excume me ?

For the ACP, i attach some file.

I add a new force thread, i insert thread id, i save but after i can see this force thread.
Fixed. Search "force read" and removed the edit around it.
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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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