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Mod Version: 2.10, by Abe1 (Coder/Designer) Abe1 is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (62 votes - 4.77 average) Installs: 1018
Released: 03 May 2010 Last Update: Never Downloads: 4501
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Force Users to Read a Thread



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: 3 (1 via ACP, 2 via FTP)
  • Time to install: 1 minute
Updates:


Updates:
Version 2.10 (05/02/10):
  • First release of this hack for vb 4.0.
  • Added link in "Administrative" drop down on the showthread page to edit force read settings.

Please post your comments or suggestions for this hack. I read ALL posts.

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Pictures:
  • 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 03 May 2010, 02:51
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Tagged for future use.

This sounds awesome, Can't wait to check it out
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Old 03 May 2010, 03:23
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This hack added one query to every page on your forum a member goes to.
Is this the case, AFTER they have read the thread also ???
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Old 03 May 2010, 03:37
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Yes. It checks always if there is a thread that must be read.
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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 03 May 2010, 03:52
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dosent works on 4.0.3.. i added the thread ID but it dosent works for any usergroups..
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Old 03 May 2010, 03:55
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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What does it show? Are you sure you put in the write thread id? Maybe use the link in the thread.
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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 03 May 2010, 03:57
Khan_ Khan_ is offline
 
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Nothing shows up ..no reaction and Link dosent works, nothing shows up after saving ( if i add link instead of ID )..
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Old 03 May 2010, 04:07
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Khan_ View Post
Nothing shows up ..no reaction and Link dosent works, nothing shows up after saving ( if i add link instead of ID )..
Can you PM me your ACP login details?
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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 03 May 2010, 04:17
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Sent ..
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Old 03 May 2010, 04:28
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Originally Posted by Khan_ View Post
Sent ..
I just PMed you that I found this hack working just as it should. You must have been on the thread and refreshed that page after you set the force read. Since you were on that page, it just got marked as viewed and never gave you the error screen.
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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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  #11  
Old 03 May 2010, 04:37
Khan_ Khan_ is offline
 
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great .. let me reset again and test it ..

But you know what .. i logged in as different user too but it didn't worked ..

Anyways let me login and test now . i will get back to you if i have any issues .

Thanks for you help.
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Old 03 May 2010, 05:45
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Thumbs up Excellent

Thank you for this Excellent Hack, I have installed it, and it worked perfectly, I have vb 4.0.3 running.

I have attached an arabic translation for those who need it.

ملاحظة : الترجمة العربية فقط للاعدادات المهمة

ADDED : you can change the administration msg that appears to users by editing the phrase : forceusersreadthread_read_thread.

Thanks. and rated.

UAEWebMaster
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Old 03 May 2010, 06:13
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TimberFloorAu TimberFloorAu is offline
 
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Yes. It checks always if there is a thread that must be read.
No I mean AFTER a user has READ the thread, does it still add One Query for that user to each thread they read?
i.e. is it constantly checking ?
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Old 03 May 2010, 06:33
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tagged for installation later
thanks
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Old 03 May 2010, 06:34
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Ty! Installed and works perfectly! I've been waiting for this!
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