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Cyb - Advanced Permissions Based on Post Count
Mod Version: 4.4, by Valter (Coder) Valter is offline
Developer Last Online: May 2014 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (70 votes - 4.87 average) Installs: 792
Released: 10 Jan 2009 Last Update: Never Downloads: 3398
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Info:
This product allows you to set permissions based on userís post count for:
-viewing forum (threads listing),
-viewing threads content,
-creating new threads,
-replying to threads,
-viewing attachments,
-Viewing/Posting links/images and e-mail addresses,
-sending private messages,
-sending e-mails,
-posting Visitor messages
-viewing Albums
-creating new Albums
-posting Picture comments
-viewing Social Groups
-creating new Social Groups
-posting Group messages

This will disallow members with no permissions to view forums/threads/posts/links through normal view, printthread, search, archive*, thread preview. Note that you can set Forum/Thread Permissions for each forum/sub-forum separately. Screenshot shows additional options in Forum Manager and error messages shown to user when trying to view restricted area.

*-When you set in some forum "Minimum Post Count To View Thread Listing In This Forum" option to different value than "0" guests will not be able to see thread listing in that forum through Archive. For logged-in users this function works normally regarding user's post count.
-When you set in some forum "Minimum Post Count To View Threads Content In This Forum" option to different value than "0" guests will not be able to read threads in that forum through Archive. For logged-in users this function works normally regarding user's post count.

How it works and why it's better than vB Promotions system...
First of all it's very easy to use.

Forum is shown on forumhome but if you have no needed post count you'll see lock icon and predefined error message when try to access. When you set this via vB Promotions system forum is hidden on forumhome and you must create additional usergroup to make all this working.

When user collect needed amount of posts he will be able to access protected forum immediately. When you set this via vB Promotions system then user must wait until Promotions task is executed ... then he will be able to access protected forum. How much time user must wait it depends on settings in AdminCP/Scheduled Tasks... and if you set this to run every minute it pushes your server. If you set it to 2 or more minutes then user must wait more and more... and nobody like it.

Thanks to:
grog6 - plugin was inspired by his original hack for vB 3.0.x.
macooper - for help with creating first version of plugin for vB 3.5.0.

Installation:
Import XML file (as product): AdminCP > Plugin System > Manage Products > [Add/Import Product]

To set options:
Go to: AdminCP > vBulletin Options > Cyb Advanced Permissions Based on User's Post Count - set options here

Versions:
v1.0 - Sep 16.2005.
-First release
v1.1 - Sep 19.2005.
-Updated to disallow users to view forum or threads through printthread or archive
-Changed modification name to "Access Permissions Based on User's Post Count"
v1.2 Ė Oct 10.2005.
-Added option to set permissions based on user's post count for creating threads
-Added option to set permissions based on user's post count for posting replies
-Added plugin for archive. No more need to edit any files (this was optional step in v1.1).
v2.0 - Nov 20.2005.
-Now user can not search posts in restricted areas.
-Now "Locked" icon is shown on forumhome for restricted forums (if "Show Lock Icons to Users" is choosen in vB Options).
-Fixed ALL known bugs.
v2.1 - Nov 21.2005.
-Bug fixed - search problems
v2.5 - Jan 29.2006.
-Added Attachment Permissions
-Added Private Messages Permissions
-Added ability to turn off whole system or some parts
v2.5.1 - Jan 30.2006.
-Fixed version info
-Fixed forum manager error
v2.5.2 - Feb 26.2006.
-Archive bug fixed.
*When you set in some forum "Minimum Post Count To View Thread Listing In This Forum" option to different value than "0" guests will not be able to see thread listing in that forum through Archive. For logged-in users this function works normally regarding user's post count.
*When you set in some forum "Minimum Post Count To View Threads Content In This Forum" option to different value than "0" guests will not be able to read threads in that forum through Archive. For logged-in users this function works normally regarding user's post count.
v2.6 - May 02.2006.
-In previous version it was possible to view part of thread when you move mouse over thread title (if configured that users can see thread listing but not thread content)... this is fixed now, please upgrade
-Added e-mail permissions
-Hack renamed from "Access Permissions Based on User's Post Count" to "Cyb Advanced Permissions Based on User's Post Count"
v2.7 - May 04.2006.
-Attachments permissions bug fixed
v2.8 - May 26.2006.
-Added - Now users with no permissions to send PMs can post PMs to usergroups you choose
-Added - Link Posting Permissions. Member must have x posts before can post links.
-Added - Now you can easily exclude usergroups from any restrictions (see screenshots)
v2.9 - May 27.2006.
-Added ability to hide last post info for choosen forums
-"To view attachments..." phrase is now more flexible. Now required post count number must NOT be at the end. Add {1} where you wish to show required post count number and add {2} where you wish to show user's post count in phrase.
v3.0 - May 31.2006.
-Bug fixed. Usergroups who are excluded from "Forum/Thread Permissions" will be able to see last post info in forums where you have choose to hide it.
v3.1 - June 03.2006.
-Added "Excluded groups" to PMs Permissions
-Users with no permissions to send PMs (except to allowed usergroups you choose) will see note on New PM page (see screenshots)
v3.2 - Aug 04. 2006.
- Release of this hack for vB v3.6
v3.3 - Aug 05. 2006.
- Attachment Permissions error message fixed
v3.4 - Aug 24. 2006.
- Fixed bug in "Links Posting Permissions" (user can post link when replying to thread)
- Added "Product Version Checking" - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=124679
v3.5 - Aug 25. 2006.
- Another "Link Permissions" bug fixed
v3.6 - Sep 02. 2006.
- If user has no permissions to view forum/thread he will see standard no permission message instead of "post count needed" one
- Fixed error messages for archive
- Added: "Links Viewing Permissions" (regular post view, printthread view, thread preview, archive view)
- Added: Forums can be excluded from "Links Posting Permissions" restrictions
- Added: Forums can be excluded from "Attachment Permissions" restrictions
v3.7 - Sep 04. 2006.
- Added ability to easily set forum/thread-permissions to the same level for all existing forums (only SuperAdmin can do this)
v3.8 - Sep 20. 2006.
- Fixed bug (posting links permissions doesn't work)
v3.9 - Feb 23. 2007.
- Fixed bug (guests can't see attachments even there are no post count requirements)
- Fixed bug (links not hidden in showpost)
- In "Links Posting Permissions" added option to additionally disallow members to post e-mail addresses
- Several code improvements for better compatibility
v4.0 - Apr 04. 2007.
-Post count requirements to view attachments, view links/images, and post links/images, moved to Forum Manager (different settings for individual forums possible)
-Quote is now enabled when user has no permissions to view links/images but they are not shown inside quote tags.
-You must not rebuild forum info manually after setting up parameters for all forums ("Global-set" page). This is now done automatically.
-"Links/Images Viewing Permissions" much better hides links/images, now including ones in search results post titles and notification e-mails.
-Added option to hide links/images in signatures
-Fixed bug (vBulletin RSS Feed Robot stops working when post count is required to create threads)
-"Global-set" page improved with new options, list of forums with current settings, quick forum edit links,...
-General code cleanup, optimizations, improvements,...
v4.1 - Aug 18. 2007.
-Fixed bug with errors in Archive
-Group membership checking works now for supplementary usergroups too
-Some minor security and compatibility improvements...
v4.2 - Sep 01. 2007.
-Definitely fixed bug with blocking RSS Poster
-Improved "Attachments Viewing Permissions" (now user can not download attachment when attachment id is known)
-New in "Attachments Viewing Permissions": Option to allow users to view image thumbnails, but not full size images
-New in "Private Messages Sending Permissions": With no-permissions error affected user gets list of allowed recipients too
-Minor bug fixes...
v4.3 - May 01. 2008.
-CSRF protection added
-Compatible with vBulletin 3.7 Gold (may not work with Beta/RC releases)
-Fixed bug where some users are not able to import product
v4.4 - Jun 19. 2008.
-"Last post info" automatically hidden for users who are not able to acces forum
-Fixed bug where e-mails posting permissions does not work properly
-New: Minimum post count to post Visitor messages
-New: Minimum post count to view Albums
-New: Minimum post count to post Picture comments
-New: Minimum post count to create new Albums
-New: Minimum post count to view Social Groups
-New: Minimum post count to create new Social Groups
-New: Minimum post count to post Group messages
-Minor bug fixes...


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  #2  
Old 10 Jan 2009, 17:05
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Another great mod by Cyb thanks

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Old 10 Jan 2009, 20:34
nfn nfn is offline
 
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Hi ...

Can we have an option to allow images but disallow links?
I' forced to use this because of this feature
My members need to post images but I need to avoid links in the firsts posts

Can we have this options please?

Thanks
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Old 11 Jan 2009, 22:34
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I don't quite know how I didn't see this earlier, it's everything I was after and more, however...

All I really want to do is put new users posts into a moderation queue, except in a certain forum (For example, the new users forum).

While I could use this mod to do similar, it seems excessive for my requirements. Are there any recommendations for what I am after?
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Old 16 Jan 2009, 19:41
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Originally Posted by Stubbed View Post
I don't quite know how I didn't see this earlier, it's everything I was after and more, however...

All I really want to do is put new users posts into a moderation queue, except in a certain forum (For example, the new users forum).

While I could use this mod to do similar, it seems excessive for my requirements. Are there any recommendations for what I am after?
That's what I need too...
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Old 16 Jan 2009, 20:06
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It's good to see this updated, I know a few sites that use it.
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Old 16 Jan 2009, 20:29
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When this plugin is enabled, non-admins cannot do a mouse-over thread preview in search results. It works fine in forumdisplay. This does not happen to admins/moderators. Any ideas? vb 3.8.0. Al forums are set to 0 posts so far so its not a permission setting.

Last edited by mattbarb; 16 Jan 2009 at 20:36.
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Old 18 Jan 2009, 13:46
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when i upgraded from vb3.7.0 to vb3.8.0 version of this mod, the link in my admincp still points to the vb3.7.0 version of this mod, how do I know if its updated properly or not?
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Old 19 Jan 2009, 08:29
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Hi Cyb
i love this mod
please a question, how can i use it with my dynamics instance?
please let me know
thanks
Ivan
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Old 22 Jan 2009, 03:18
nwingate nwingate is offline
 
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Great hack... thanks!


I'm having a problem with spambots who join the post and post a bunch of crap (which isn't new of course) but they are also rating threads so people will view their posts. So, I can remove all their posts quickly but the threads remain rated 5 stars which is not great for the site.

Is there anyway we can add an additional option to prevent people from rating threads before X amount of posts?

Thanks!
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Old 23 Jan 2009, 09:43
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awesome Thanks!!!
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Old 24 Jan 2009, 04:08
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Updated my live site
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Old 26 Jan 2009, 14:21
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I have the previous version of 3.7.2 .
I will upgrade my forum to 3.8
how to upgrade this plugin to the last version : only overwriting ? or it need some steps ..?

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Old 26 Jan 2009, 20:18
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Just upgrade vBulletin, this product will continue working with 3.8.
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Old 28 Jan 2009, 17:25
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This is great. Exactly what i was looking for!

Works great also.
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