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Abe1
05 Mar 2008, 11:55
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 minuteUpdates:

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 vb3.7Please post your comments or suggestions for this hack. I read ALL posts.

MAKE SURE YOU CLICK INSTALL (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/vborg_miscactions.php?do=installhack&threadid=172155)!
You will get an email when a new version is released.


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.

Hasann
05 Mar 2008, 11:56
wuhuuuuuuuuu thanks canimm benim :D:up:

KURTZ
05 Mar 2008, 12:03
TAGGED MOD, for future use :)

nice job Abe ;)

ry215
05 Mar 2008, 12:14
*Installed*, thanks a lot Abe1!

maidos
05 Mar 2008, 12:24
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

Abe1
05 Mar 2008, 12:29
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.

maidos
05 Mar 2008, 13:17
if ucan make apoll and ask ppl what they think if u get positive feedback im sure its well worth to implement it

Abe1
05 Mar 2008, 14:02
Zip file updated. admincp/force_read_thread.php file updated to fix error for vb3.6.x users.

projectego
05 Mar 2008, 14:39
Great idea for a hack. Cheers! :D

mc0676
05 Mar 2008, 14:44
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.

Zaiaku
05 Mar 2008, 15:11
This will definitely be useful for me later on, will keep an eye on this.

Abe1
05 Mar 2008, 15:12
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?

mc0676
05 Mar 2008, 16:08
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.

Abe1
05 Mar 2008, 16:12
Zip file updated (again). admincp/force_read_thread.php file updated to fix error of not adding the force read.

Abe1
05 Mar 2008, 16:14
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.

mc0676
05 Mar 2008, 16:18
FINE, now it works.

Can u tell me which template edit to toggle that blank field ? Thanks.

mc0676
05 Mar 2008, 16:20
OK a find it sorry:

Is only this ?

<!-- Start Abe1 Force Users to Read a Thread -->
<div><label for="ao_mfr"><input type="radio" name="do" id="ao_mfr" value="forceread" />$vbphrase[manage_force_thread_reading]</label></div>
<!-- End Abe1 Force Users to Read a Thread -->

AndyJensen
05 Mar 2008, 18:12
Installed, thanks!

mystic10
05 Mar 2008, 18:13
i have a question...like ur previous verison we can force thread from the thread itself...i believe u took that option away...as now we do it from acp..if i still want to put that option in should i put back the template edit u gave us to put in showthread in the last version

Abe1
05 Mar 2008, 22:14
i have a question...like ur previous verison we can force thread from the thread itself...i believe u took that option away...as now we do it from acp..if i still want to put that option in should i put back the template edit u gave us to put in showthread in the last version
Sorry, there is only the option from the ACP. No way to do it from the thread. The location of the settings is just not there any more. I totally re-wrote the who settings and did it in a way that you can see all in one place. I may make a link from the thread again, but just not now.

Hornstar
06 Mar 2008, 06:51
great, as soon as i upgrade to 3.7 i'll be installing this again, and hopefully this time it wont have a conflict with vbplaza and expired items.

Barakat
06 Mar 2008, 11:18
Warning: require_once() [function.require-once]: Unable to access ./includes/vba_global_error.php in /includes/functions.php(2713) : eval()'d code on line 2

Warning: require_once(./includes/vba_global_error.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /includes/functions.php(2713) : eval()'d code on line 2

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required './includes/vba_global_error.php' (include_path='.:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/spideiui/public_html/forums/includes/functions.php(2713) : eval()'d code on line 2

even the vba_cmps_error.php file name is not located as vba_global_error.php


its works good on most of my groups ....

but the unlogin visitors .... when i choose it it gives me this error

Barakat
06 Mar 2008, 11:31
the error was when u choose the wide location.....

coz i have the vbadvanced .. so it seems not working on it ?!

Abe1
06 Mar 2008, 11:59
the error was when u choose the wide location.....

coz i have the vbadvanced .. so it seems not working on it ?!
Go to your the force read thread settings and add vbadvaced to the list there.

KURTZ
06 Mar 2008, 12:15
it would be great if you improve your hack with something like the daily crons ... so everyday a user must be forced to read a thread for "x" days ... it's possible?

maidos
06 Mar 2008, 14:41
is it possible to make the hack notify how many threads left to force read, since many of my members thought they got lockedout because i force read the more than one thread

djr
06 Mar 2008, 14:45
Subscribed for future use. Nice mod!

odonel
06 Mar 2008, 15:35
that thing has some issues. It worked fine yesterday and stop working today. new thread are created, can't force... what's the deal here ?? i got the saved successfully message, but nothing saved. It did yesterday and I changed nothing since...

FOMSCU Forum
06 Mar 2008, 17:14
it is a good mod

but some admins over use this mod that it makes forum Boring

anyway thanks for updating this mod

Abe1
06 Mar 2008, 23:25
that thing has some issues. It worked fine yesterday and stop working today. new thread are created, can't force... what's the deal here ?? i got the saved successfully message, but nothing saved. It did yesterday and I changed nothing since...
Anyway to check your ACP?

odonel
07 Mar 2008, 12:03
I would have to check with site owner first. What could possibly cause that?

jluerken
08 Mar 2008, 13:01
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.

I still have the same issue with v2.0 on vb3.7 beta 5

Alfa1
08 Mar 2008, 18:46
Can I use this hack to force members to read a thread, before posting in a specific forum? I do not want to bother readers with it. Just members that want to post in a selected forum.

maidos
09 Mar 2008, 12:25
hm any news about implement a display of the amounts of threads to read left

Abe1
09 Mar 2008, 16:11
I would have to check with site owner first. What could possibly cause that?
I really dont know.

Abe1
09 Mar 2008, 16:12
I still have the same issue with v2.0 on vb3.7 beta 5
No clue what you mean.

Abe1
09 Mar 2008, 16:13
Can I use this hack to force members to read a thread, before posting in a specific forum? I do not want to bother readers with it. Just members that want to post in a selected forum.
I guess you can disable this hack on the showthread, showpost, and forumdisplay pages.

Abe1
09 Mar 2008, 16:14
hm any news about implement a display of the amounts of threads to read left
Non right now.

maidos
10 Mar 2008, 07:20
These threads that are required for all members to read are difficult to even pull up.

When I log in, it tells me there is a message the Admin wants you to view. I click the link, and it just brings me to a "page cannot be found" link. I open it in a new tab (in BOTH IE and Firefox) and open in new window. I get the same thing. It takes multiple sign-off, sign-ins to get this to work. This is not the first time this has happened either. Previous admin messages have resulted in the same thing.

this is what i got from a members and i tried a new accoutn for test and it works out for me

jluerken
10 Mar 2008, 14:17
No clue what you mean.

Ok maybe I was not clear enough. I have the same problem that users described here. I entered a new threadid and saved the entry. It says that the entry was saved sucessfully but its not showing up.

Abe1
10 Mar 2008, 22:42
These threads that are required for all members to read are difficult to even pull up.

When I log in, it tells me there is a message the Admin wants you to view. I click the link, and it just brings me to a "page cannot be found" link. I open it in a new tab (in BOTH IE and Firefox) and open in new window. I get the same thing. It takes multiple sign-off, sign-ins to get this to work. This is not the first time this has happened either. Previous admin messages have resulted in the same thing.

this is what i got from a members and i tried a new accoutn for test and it works out for me
I dont know. I would have to look at your ACP to figure it out.

Abe1
10 Mar 2008, 22:42
Ok maybe I was not clear enough. I have the same problem that users described here. I entered a new threadid and saved the entry. It says that the entry was saved sucessfully but its not showing up.
Do you have any major hacks?

jluerken
11 Mar 2008, 08:36
Do you have any major hacks?

For sure I have hacks installed but what do you mean with major hacks?

Alfa1
12 Mar 2008, 00:46
I just added a thread in the adminCP options, but after that it does not show in adminCP. When browsing the affected forum, I can just browse anywhere without any effect.

Do you have any ideas to solve this?

Abe1
14 Mar 2008, 03:39
For sure I have hacks installed but what do you mean with major hacks?
Maybe you have a hack that interferes with this one.

Abe1
14 Mar 2008, 03:40
I just added a thread in the adminCP options, but after that it does not show in adminCP. When browsing the affected forum, I can just browse anywhere without any effect.

Do you have any ideas to solve this?
Do you have any hacks that can make this happen?

loonytune15
14 Mar 2008, 12:25
Upgraded. thanks.

Alfa1
14 Mar 2008, 20:13
Do you have any hacks that can make this happen?
I don't know. I have a lot of hacks installed.

Abe1
16 Mar 2008, 03:23
I don't know. I have a lot of hacks installed.
Would I be able to look at your ACP?

FreeLunchRoom
18 Mar 2008, 09:06
What if you have vbSEO installed and it rewrites your URL so you don't know what your thread ID is?

delta88
23 Mar 2008, 13:14
Does this have the ability to set the frequency, without reseting it manually?

Abe1
25 Mar 2008, 04:10
Does this have the ability to set the frequency, without reseting it manually?
Not right now.

Paradigm
25 Mar 2008, 17:10
How would I go about customizing the message that it displays?

Alfa1
26 Mar 2008, 19:58
Would I be able to look at your ACP?
I have sent you a PM with a listing of the hacks I have installed.

uReside.com
27 Mar 2008, 16:18
I just added a thread in the adminCP options, but after that it does not show in adminCP. When browsing the affected forum, I can just browse anywhere without any effect.

Do you have any ideas to solve this?

I'm having the exact same problem. On a fairly "stock" forum.

KURTZ
28 Mar 2008, 12:30
Abe, i just tried to install this mod onto Beta 5 and i saw your instructions:

Open file global.php

Find:
--------------------------------------------------------------------
if (!empty($db->explain))
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Place BEFORE:
--------------------------------------------------------------------
($hook = vBulletinHook::fetch_hook('global_setup_complete')) ? eval($hook) : false;
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Save file.


Open file includes/xml/hooks_vbulletin.xml

Find:
--------------------------------------------------------------------
<hook>global_start</hook>
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Place AFTER:
--------------------------------------------------------------------
<hook>global_setup_complete</hook>
--------------------------------------------------------------------


i checked these files, and i saw that these lines are already in these files ... :)

SVTOA
01 Apr 2008, 11:40
I had this working fine yesterday, now today the ACP does not show the option to add or change the thread anymore. The thread we used for a test is being read by all members.

Other suggestion- Instructions are not clear, I think some people may be taking an entire thread URL and pasting it into the thread ID box. What goes there is only the number of the thread, nothing else. That's why some of you do not see the thread. Try just he thread id number...

SVTOA
01 Apr 2008, 11:42
To add: I can access the edit option by direct-typing the url to the control- "/admincp/force_read_thread.php"

Lilyandy
01 Apr 2008, 12:52
bug...................................

see...............@@

SVTOA
01 Apr 2008, 13:40
Now some members say it keeps making them read the topics over and over...

Abe1
06 Apr 2008, 12:38
bug...................................

see...............@@
It's fixed for next version.

IvyKeepMommy
06 Apr 2008, 23:24
Great mod and it works for most of my members, but I've had two members (so far) out of a total of 300 registered members and 50 who have logged in since I enabled the mod, who get stuck and can't access the site.

They see the splash screen (The Admin wants you to read this thread), but when they click on the link, they get an error screen so can't continue in to the site.

Member #1 contacted me with this message It says that the administrators want me to view a thread before I browse the forum. Then it has a link for me to click.
Whe I click the link, it does not take me to a thread, just has 3 reasons that the link did not work..


Member #2 posted this: when I jumped on this morning it said I had to open the thread before I could go anywhere else.. I clicked the button to open it and i got the oops error page.. I went back and tried again, same thing. I even tried just bringing up the link on the right under your name that says you have ### many unread post, still got the error page.. so it locked me out for a little today. I ended up clicking on the calender link and that some how got me to the new thread. so I am not sure if it was just me, and I am hoping others are not having a issue getting to the forums

I am asking both members about what browser they are using... any ideas or suggestions? I think it is a GREAT and useful mod and would have to hate to not use it because it "breaks" the site for some people.

Mecho
08 Apr 2008, 22:48
Go to your the force read thread settings and add vbadvaced to the list there.

would u plz explain this .. i know how where i have to find the option , i dunno what i have to put to disable the vbadvanced .

thanks

Tom_S
11 Apr 2008, 12:02
I'm having the exact same problem. On a fairly "stock" forum.

Same thing

xboxliveclans
12 Apr 2008, 21:47
Installed and works great. Thanks

DannyITR
18 Apr 2008, 19:05
Installed and works but....when I enable the product my forum is noticeably slower. Any ideas why?

Abe1
23 Apr 2008, 05:29
Installed and works but....when I enable the product my forum is noticeably slower. Any ideas why?
Dont know. I would need to see the the explain page that you can see when you are in debug mode to figure it out.

FlyBoy73
23 Apr 2008, 20:49
I have a fairly large forum and when I enable this it also is noticeably slower and the loads really shoot up there. Maybe not meant for large forums?

Alfa1
24 Apr 2008, 01:16
It would be very nice to know this.

Abe1
24 Apr 2008, 05:04
I have a fairly large forum and when I enable this it also is noticeably slower and the loads really shoot up there. Maybe not meant for large forums?
Any way I can see the results from the explain page when in debug mode?

nikki712
30 Apr 2008, 05:53
I had the 3.6 version installed. I disabled all of my plugins before updating from 3.6.10 to 3.7 gold. The Force read wasn't working. So I uninstalled and then installed the latest version. I can get it to work, but what about the old threads that I had made force-read with the 3.6.x version? I'm getting vb db errors in my email due to those threads. It seems I have no way to manage the previous force-read threads now that I've upgraded the plugin. And even before I upgraded, I still couldn't manage them because the link in "thread tools" was gone. How can I fix this?

oz_girl
04 May 2008, 07:38
Reserved :D

Abe1
04 May 2008, 15:34
I had the 3.6 version installed. I disabled all of my plugins before updating from 3.6.10 to 3.7 gold. The Force read wasn't working. So I uninstalled and then installed the latest version. I can get it to work, but what about the old threads that I had made force-read with the 3.6.x version? I'm getting vb db errors in my email due to those threads. It seems I have no way to manage the previous force-read threads now that I've upgraded the plugin. And even before I upgraded, I still couldn't manage them because the link in "thread tools" was gone. How can I fix this?
It had to uninstalled before you upgraded versions. You have to uninstall this version, reinstall the old version then uninstall it so it clears out all old things. After, you can re-install this version.

calonterrence
06 May 2008, 16:57
Great mod :)

Can I just ask, does this mod work if a user is logged in already as "remember me"?

Cheers :cool:

FASherman
07 May 2008, 21:27
Go to your the force read thread settings and add vbadvaced to the list there.
Wouldn't it just be easier to fully qualify the URL in the code instead of using a relative URL?

EcoForumZ
07 May 2008, 23:35
Very nice! Installed! Excellent work!

Cloverfield
08 May 2008, 23:16
Brilliant hack, thank you. One question though, how do you force guests? I cannot see that option. Is it in the usergroup box? Because in there is no guests usergroup.

CDNR
09 May 2008, 14:24
Cloverfield, when you force a thread on the users, you can choose user groups. I just tested it with guests and it works fine.

Great hack, Abe1. Works great on 3.6.x. Thanks bunches!

LoRdGd
10 May 2008, 11:23
When im adding a new thread to force, there is nothing on list when i click 'save'
Im using vb3.7.0
http://img146.imageshack.us/my.php?image=scre5db8c3vv8.png -> save -> http://img341.imageshack.us/my.php?image=scre5e94fahu7.jpg

Can you help me Abe1 ? :)

Abe1
11 May 2008, 06:37
Great mod :)

Can I just ask, does this mod work if a user is logged in already as "remember me"?

Cheers :cool:
Sure.

Abe1
11 May 2008, 06:38
When im adding a new thread to force, there is nothing on list when i click 'save'
Im using vb3.7.0
http://img146.imageshack.us/my.php?image=scre5db8c3vv8.png -> save -> http://img341.imageshack.us/my.php?image=scre5e94fahu7.jpg

Can you help me Abe1 ? :)
Are you putting the postID or the threadID?

LoRdGd
11 May 2008, 08:12
Are you putting the postID or the threadID?
ups :) You have right.. :) THX :-)

xlegends
11 May 2008, 09:38
Sometimes a hack comes out SO easy to install yet so extremely useful and works perfect on first install. The settings are robust and simple. Thank You abe! This will save me many mass emails..

VB-STYLE
11 May 2008, 10:29
Thank you Abe1,

Is there any chance to add the threadID from Thread Tools so the Moderators
can use this mod allso for the importint thread.

riverplate.com
11 May 2008, 15:05
hi!

i've got this mod installed fine, but i need to add a <br> beetween my header and the table where the force read message it's displayed.

any ideas?
thanks in advance

donal
12 May 2008, 15:08
I have installed and didnt get any error.

But I am not able to add any thread in acp.

Robbey
16 May 2008, 00:38
Fixed.

pushedx
25 May 2008, 03:27
Is it possible to make Announcements force read as well?

I've installed this and cannot see the option yet, I'm trying to double check everything to make sure I did not miss anything.

All files uploaded, product installed, this was the first time I'm installing it. Using 3.7.0 gold.

Accessing "/admincp/force_read_thread.php" works as seen in this post (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1479934&postcount=58), but I cannot get to that page anywhere else.

Also once adding via that page nothing is saved. I guess I will uninstall for now and wait for an update. Thanks though, I've used the 3.6.X before with no problems (aside from multiple read requests)

nt180692
25 May 2008, 16:19
Very nice
Good Job

pushedx
25 May 2008, 23:47
I've installed this and cannot see the option yet, I'm trying to double check everything to make sure I did not miss anything.

I found my problem - for some reason Firefox had just about everything cached, so only after I closed the browser and relogged in was the admin setting there. I havn't had that before so not sure why it happened now.

5 stars still though :)

Parture
26 May 2008, 02:55
If users have an avatar on the forum home page like you see in many forums, what ???.php do we disable so it doesn't show up as an X error if the member has not read the post that they are forced to read yet?

sdavis2702
27 May 2008, 14:01
This has always worked fine for me until just now. 2 members said the "here" link sent them to an error page. It was working just fine for my test usernames while it wasn't working for them. Any clue why?

mry
27 May 2008, 14:27
how allow for bots... I select all usergroups.. But bots cant enter in forum...

Super Jinni
27 May 2008, 16:32
great one

installed

thanks

Total666
31 May 2008, 03:10
Any ideas what would cause this ??

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/

bb911s
31 May 2008, 23:18
I cannot get the menu to show up. installed as per directions yet no menu in ACP/

Oops my bad, when I ftp'd the files I dragged (drug) moved and dropped one did not make it, totally pilot error, my thanks works perfect.

steveheinsch
01 Jun 2008, 19:58
This has always worked fine for me until just now. 2 members said the "here" link sent them to an error page. It was working just fine for my test usernames while it wasn't working for them. Any clue why?

I am having this issue as well. I did a test for my Super Moderators. It worked for about 6 people, but not 2. They got the message, clicked the button and one got 404 errors and one got some sort of an error about displaythread.php not found or something like that. So Ive had to turn it off until this can hopefully be fixed, which I hope it can be because we really could use this. Everything else was fine...install...setup etc. Running on 3.7.1. This was a virgin install of this hack.

mrjbs
05 Jun 2008, 06:22
This has always worked fine for me until just now. 2 members said the "here" link sent them to an error page. It was working just fine for my test usernames while it wasn't working for them. Any clue why?

I am also having the same issue.

aspen1018
06 Jun 2008, 14:44
nvm I've figured it out

steveheinsch
06 Jun 2008, 15:48
I am having this issue as well. I did a test for my Super Moderators. It worked for about 6 people, but not 2. They got the message, clicked the button and one got 404 errors and one got some sort of an error about displaythread.php not found or something like that. So Ive had to turn it off until this can hopefully be fixed, which I hope it can be because we really could use this. Everything else was fine...install...setup etc. Running on 3.7.1. This was a virgin install of this hack.
Any resolution Abe? We really want to use this!

markbolyard
07 Jun 2008, 03:38
Installed on a heavily moded 3.7.0 forum, works perfect. Installed on a 3.7.1 stock forum, and see the option in the admincp, not in the thread tools. Also, when I add a thread in the admincp, it doesn't show up even though I get a saved message... Odd.

Alfa1
07 Jun 2008, 20:42
What version of vb 3.7.0 did it work on? I didnt get it to work on vb 3.7.0 B3.

cardin
07 Jun 2008, 21:42
Maybe I'm going blind but I can't find any ACP area to match the second screenshot - where you can enable the hack for guests.

I've installed v 2 and I'm running vb 3.7.1

Thanks,

Paul Cardin

steveheinsch
07 Jun 2008, 22:03
Maybe I'm going blind but I can't find any ACP area to match the second screenshot - where you can enable the hack for guests.

I've installed v 2 and I'm running vb 3.7.1

Thanks,

Paul Cardin

vBulletin Options / Force Users to Read a Thread

xXEsEtUlOnXx
08 Jun 2008, 07:14
thanks.... installed

Alfa1
16 Jun 2008, 17:21
i have it working on vb 3.7.1
Since I want my members to see the forum and its threads, but not post, I excluded forumdisplay.php and showthread.php
However; my header and navbar popped up under threads, because I did not exclude inlineonline.php

It disappeared after I did exclude inlineonline.php in the options.

Alfa1
17 Jun 2008, 00:21
OK, since I excluded showthread.php, I guess this is the reason why it now does not register when members look at the thread in question. So they keep getting bugged about it and can not use the forum.

Any ideas?

drsli
17 Jun 2008, 19:54
Many thanks! :)

halliday06
17 Jun 2008, 21:31
is it not possible to have them read an announcement?

SNATCH3R
19 Jun 2008, 06:04
I got two queries on this....

I am currently using the previous version of this hack on my forum running 3.7. I installed this when my forum was on 3.6.8 and after the upgrade of the forum software, this hack is working fine except for one incident, which is mentioned below.
Can I upgrade to this new version of this hack and keep the current settings as it is so that the members who had already read the thread will not be prompted again after the upgrade.
I am using vbAdvanced CMPS, and whenever my users use the URL www.forumname.com (http://www.forumname.com) to go to my site, they get the Administrator message to read the thread. But the link will be http://www.forumname.com/showthread.php?t=xxx. Whereas my actual forum URL is http://www.forumname.com/forums/showthread.php?t-=xxx. But if my users use the URL www.forumhome.com/forums (http://www.forumhome.com/forums) to access the page from their browsers, all works fine.Can anybody please give me ideas how to sort out the above two problems.

Thanks

TheInsaneManiac
23 Jun 2008, 07:37
When my members click to view the thread, they view it, but still can not view the forum. What's up with that?

Raptor
26 Jun 2008, 22:29
superb hack thanks !!!

germinus
27 Jun 2008, 20:14
Anyway to get this mod so that it makes a user read an announcement, as announcements dont seem to have "threadid"

SNATCH3R
28 Jun 2008, 17:44
Can anybody tell me how this is going to work with a VBAdvanced CMPS 3.0.1. I am using the same for my forum and when I force a thread, it give the wrong URL in the link.

Thanks

KTP
29 Jun 2008, 01:36
Excellent hack, has come in very useful to me :)

one small issue i have is the amount of people that have told me they dont know what to do when the page comes up, seemingly 'click here' isn't clear enough! is there anyway i can underline the word 'here' just to highlight the link, i played about with my skin settings but they dont seem to affect the link text of this hack.

tafreeh
29 Jun 2008, 02:57
hello, a very usefull hack ... but instead of showing error to a member can you put some kinda redirection .... when user get
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=76754&stc=1&thumb=1&d=
this error (( admin want u to read thread )) is it possible that user will rediret automaticly to that specific thread, after viewing that error for 3 or 5 secs...

Raptor
29 Jun 2008, 11:09
I have this installed on vb 3.7.2

Works great HOWEVER it kills my server.

Load with hack disabled: 0.21
Load with hack enabled: 2.76

Do others' have the same issues ?

energetic
06 Jul 2008, 07:11
install and tested , very good :)

Abe1
06 Jul 2008, 13:31
I have this installed on vb 3.7.2

Works great HOWEVER it kills my server.

Load with hack disabled: 0.21
Load with hack enabled: 2.76

Do others' have the same issues ?
Anyway i can see the explain page that can be seen in debug mode for a page on your site?

Ski-Whiz
06 Jul 2008, 17:05
Okay got it installed and it shows up in my admincp ..but Force Read doesn't show up in my thread tools so how else would I get the threadid????



I'm prolly staring right at it somewhere but I just can seem to find it..Help! :D

PoetJA-1975
08 Jul 2008, 06:26
What if you have vbSEO installed and it rewrites your URL so you don't know what your thread ID is?

Why was this question not answered???? Hmmmm - probably because the "upgrade" seemed to have left out all of those with vBSEO installed?

Anyway - I was looking forward to this - but apparently cannot use it - It was much simpler and more robust to have the options available right in the threads, rather than the AdminCP - Weird really, because IMO an upgrade or update to such a hack is supposed to be better or more feature rich. Sorry - you didn't seem to accomplish that with this upgrade.

Oh well...

Thanx for sharing anyway...

Jacquii.

vip-q.com
08 Jul 2008, 08:10
cool I really like it :)

Senti.Jatt
08 Jul 2008, 14:18
A conflict was detected in the bitfields. You cannot continue with the installation of this product until this has been fixed. The conflicts found were:

* Bitfield Collision: prefixrequired = credits_cantearn
im getting this error plz help

evildream
13 Jul 2008, 01:07
Anyway to have mods or super mods able to use this? I don't want to give them access to ACP, just their mod cp.

aisais
13 Jul 2008, 12:23
I had to uninstall due to Db error. Maybe because my forum is bilingual.
I got Error Number : 1064 from Mysql when the cron jobs started updating thread views.

aisais
13 Jul 2008, 14:39
I had to uninstall due to Db error. Maybe because my forum is bilingual.
I got Error Number : 1064 from Mysql when the cron jobs started updating thread views.

I am sorry. FALSE ALARM :)
That error came from a different MOD.

TFEX
13 Jul 2008, 21:15
Thanks for the mod, will come in very handy!

RedKilla
14 Jul 2008, 15:00
If this was mentioned before im sorry, but i am using 3.7.2, Installed the force read hack and all i get is an empty field where i should be able to check force read under Thread Tools

RedKilla
19 Jul 2008, 13:37
Anyone?????

Alfa1
20 Jul 2008, 13:35
Since I want my members to see the forum and its threads, but not post, I excluded forumdisplay.php and showthread.php

OK, since I excluded showthread.php, I guess this is the reason why it now does not register when members look at the thread in question. So they keep getting bugged about it and can not use the forum.

Any ideas?

Abe1, could you be so kind to respond to this?

BucWiLd
22 Jul 2008, 22:27
cannot get this to work, what am i doing wrong... i did everything it said. i downloaded this version (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?p=1581794#post1581794) before but i ininstalled it before i got this one.. any ideas?

iPodHacking.com
25 Jul 2008, 16:46
I uploaded all the files then imported the product. The only settings i see are in the vbulletin options.

anderow
26 Jul 2008, 20:09
How do I set the permissions for what groups this hack applies to please?

Merriweather
31 Jul 2008, 18:29
My members report 404 errors when they try to read the thread I've specified. They have to log in and out and click around a while before it will actually let them read the thread. Does anyone else have this issue? I'm on 3.7.2

lvnloud
01 Aug 2008, 15:14
How do I set the permissions for what groups this hack applies to please?

Its in the options for this hack in your admincp. There is a usergroup window.

lvnloud
01 Aug 2008, 15:28
I got two queries on this....

I am currently using the previous version of this hack on my forum running 3.7. I installed this when my forum was on 3.6.8 and after the upgrade of the forum software, this hack is working fine except for one incident, which is mentioned below.
Can I upgrade to this new version of this hack and keep the current settings as it is so that the members who had already read the thread will not be prompted again after the upgrade.
I am using vbAdvanced CMPS, and whenever my users use the URL www.forumname.com (http://www.forumname.com) to go to my site, they get the Administrator message to read the thread. But the link will be http://www.forumname.com/showthread.php?t=xxx. Whereas my actual forum URL is http://www.forumname.com/forums/showthread.php?t-=xxx. But if my users use the URL www.forumhome.com/forums (http://www.forumhome.com/forums) to access the page from their browsers, all works fine.Can anybody please give me ideas how to sort out the above two problems.

Thanks

x2 any manual fixes for this?

deathdlr
06 Aug 2008, 03:52
How can I go about editing the message that pops up when there is a thread I want read?

I want to make something funny like, "dood... your mom wants you to read this before you do anything else" or something silly like that...

siddal
06 Aug 2008, 07:10
Open "product-abe1_forceusersreadthread.xml" and around line 193 is the editable text.
Hope this helps :)

Sven
07 Aug 2008, 10:10
Would be great if this one would also support Announcements...

I think it's even more important than threads....

Merjawy
08 Aug 2008, 14:44
great idea.. I will be installing it soon.. always wanted to force users to read my notes (like please update your account info) :)

thanks

Turbo&Auto
08 Aug 2008, 15:11
There needs to be better instructions man! It took quite awhile to figure out how to use this mod!!



Thread ID - is just that, you make a thread you want to be force read, then enter that threads id # into the thread ID box

Force read order - is the display order I believe

Expire - You can set it to expire on a certain date by checking yes for expire, or you can leave it up indefinately by checking no.

Date - Set the date for expiring if thats what you want

Usergroups - Select which groups have to read the thread (ctrl + click on each name to add multiples)

Location - If you select site wide it will redirect on login. Otherwise you can set the message to a specific forum or sub-forum

Enjoy :)

myown
14 Aug 2008, 07:50
Ok maybe I was not clear enough. I have the same problem that users described here. I entered a new threadid and saved the entry. It says that the entry was saved sucessfully but its not showing up.

and hack is not working ... users can look around freely..


how to make it work?

Total666
15 Aug 2008, 00:34
Make a new post whatever you want ... then after you click submit new thread --- click on thread tools - edit thread - in the address bar is the # you need .. for example
www.whatever/forums/postings.php?t=23736&pollid=

the 23736 is the number you use in the force thread ..

click add new thread ..

add the # you located earlier ..

select if you want the force read to expire or not , if yes select a date ..

Highlight any users that you want force them to read the thread ..

Click save ...

It will work .. It took me awhile to figure this out too ...

tikichick
15 Aug 2008, 08:24
Not showing up in AdminCP on version 3.7.2 Patch Level 1. Anyone else have this problem?

Merjawy
15 Aug 2008, 13:27
Great idea really.. should've been part of vB if you ask me :)

Thanks.. installed and works on 3.7.2 PL1

question though..

lets say I lost track and forced a thread (sitewide) on everyone including guests.. but the thread is in private forum !!! like Mos forum where noone but staff could see.....

what now? whats going to happen to users/guests?

are they going to get stuck since they didn't read the thread and can NOT read it? :)


Thanks again

mlthmp
17 Aug 2008, 09:38
I am also have the same problems as above. When I enter in the info for the thread I'd like people to have ot read, and click save.. when the page loads its not showing as having any setup.

Suggestions?

blaze718
17 Aug 2008, 19:21
why does it ask for a password? how do i turn that off?

RK1gaming
18 Aug 2008, 15:22
I am using vbAdvanced CMPS, and whenever my users use the URL www.forumname.com to go to my site, they get the Administrator message to read the thread. But the link will be http://www.forumname.com/showthread.php?t=xxx. Whereas my actual forum URL is http://www.forumname.com/forums/showthread.php?t-=xxx. But if my users use the URL www.forumhome.com/forums to access the page from their browsers, all works fine.


Yea I am having the same issues on my forum with CMPS installed .. I also added in the showthreadphp file on my cmps and still no result

RK1gaming
18 Aug 2008, 15:59
figured it out ...

go to your Admin CP .. VBoptions - force users to read thread -- Disable hack via file name - add in my cmps_index.php ( or whatever you renamed it to if you did )

Refreshed , tested on the admins and it worked fine so far no issues

siliconfinance
19 Aug 2008, 17:13
Does this add a query to every page or just those pages related to the forums where a user is forced to read a thread before posting?

Zurual
24 Aug 2008, 09:54
There's something iffy with the Display Order and Force Read order. For instance: If I create a thread I want visitors to read and Force Read it, marking it as #2 on the force read order, it inherits the usergroups from the Force read #1 thread..even though they are two seperate entities in the Force Read thread admin area. Basically, in a nutshell, Add two threads via the adminCP to Force Read, they inherit the usergroup listing of those threads created before it with force read.

Something isn't right. Using Vbulletin 3.7.0. Screenshots below confirm I've only chosen the Warhammer Rank to be forced to read this thread. But if you look at the other screenshot, you'll see it also is forcing visitors and Users waiting on Email Conf. to view it as well because the other, completely separate entry, forces those two ranks to read another thread. I'm a bit of a noob so if it's an easy fix, that's fine. But I've wracked my brain on why it would be doing this. My only conclusion is it's something to do with the Display Order (oddly).

queengoc
27 Aug 2008, 18:04
I can't find the last two pictures so I'm not able to set what thread I wanted read. I feel like a dummy but oh well, LOL. I've gone into admincp/options/force users to read thread and I see the 2nd pic but I don't see the others. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

harlita
28 Aug 2008, 18:28
Extremely useful for several reasons.

I use this feature to ensure that all staff members see changes/updates/important threads in the staff lounge.

I also use this feature to ensure that new members have at least seen a thread that points them to the rules/faq/staff list on the forum.

And since we have sections that have special rules within them, we have this feature set up so members are forced to read those special rules the first time they enter the section.

This hack makes rule and update communications much easier, saving sticky threads for the important things like historical lists and references, instead of inundating members with tons and tons of sticky threads everywhere they go.

Stellar hack.

myown
29 Aug 2008, 07:24
Make a new post whatever you want ... then after you click submit new thread --- click on thread tools - edit thread - in the address bar is the # you need .. for example
www.whatever/forums/postings.php?t=23736&pollid=

the 23736 is the number you use in the force thread ..

click add new thread ..

add the # you located earlier ..

select if you want the force read to expire or not , if yes select a date ..

Highlight any users that you want force them to read the thread ..

Click save ...

It will work .. It took me awhile to figure this out too ...

thanks it did solved the issue...

ehsanix
30 Aug 2008, 00:33
and i think if u want to force a certain user to read a major topic u can set his additional usergroup to 1 which u made for this purpose

SteveKerrison
05 Sep 2008, 15:03
There's something iffy with the Display Order and Force Read order. For instance: If I create a thread I want visitors to read and Force Read it, marking it as #2 on the force read order, it inherits the usergroups from the Force read #1 thread..even though they are two seperate entities in the Force Read thread admin area. Basically, in a nutshell, Add two threads via the adminCP to Force Read, they inherit the usergroup listing of those threads created before it with force read.I'm finding this too.

I go to add a new thread, leave the display order at its default (previous + 10), set the thread ID, usergroups and forum coverage, and when I create, it has inherited the groups of those above it.

I wonder what the issue is.

h2ojunkie
05 Sep 2008, 23:29
I have this installed on vb 3.7.2

Works great HOWEVER it kills my server.

Load with hack disabled: 0.21
Load with hack enabled: 2.76

Do others' have the same issues ?

I had the same issue, load goes through the roof as soon as I enable it.

Had to shut it back off

ultimatearco
08 Sep 2008, 17:14
It says 3.7.x but it gives 500 error here =( disabling now

andy1645
09 Sep 2008, 01:19
I am trying to put this hack into place and do not have (or can't find, anyway) admincp -> plugin system -> manage products so can't "import" the necessary product file. Is this because I'm still on V 3.6.5 and this hack only works on 3.6.6 and newer? Or am I just not looking in the right place for this option?

massizero
09 Sep 2008, 17:12
i'm running 3.7.3 version
this hack doesn't work anymore. I can't insert new forced threads, it doesn't let me save them.
unistalled

corman420
11 Sep 2008, 17:02
i'm running 3.7.3 version
this hack doesn't work anymore. I can't insert new forced threads, it doesn't let me save them.
unistalled

I had this same issue with 3.7.1 :(

Gosef
12 Sep 2008, 22:07
thanks a lot

vietfancy
13 Sep 2008, 13:54
Is there an option that redirect them to the thread right away without telling them to click here to go there?

Thanks

Phoenixgal
15 Sep 2008, 04:59
Just my luck!!! I get this message!!!

Database error in vBulletin 3.7.3:

Invalid SQL:

SELECT *
FROM thread AS thread
LEFT JOIN force_read_users AS force_read_users ON (thread.threadid = force_read_users.force_read_threadid AND force_read_users.force_read_userid = '1')
WHERE thread.force_read = '1' AND (thread.force_read_expire_date = '0' OR thread.force_read_expire_date > '1221449187') AND (force_read_usergroups = '' OR force_read_usergroups LIKE '%-6-%') AND (force_read_forums = '' OR force_read_forums LIKE '%-82-%' OR force_read_forums LIKE '%-113-%') AND force_read_users.force_read_userid IS NULL
ORDER BY force_read_order ASC;

MySQL Error : Table 'wivesbe_vBulletin.force_read_users' doesn't exist
Error Number : 1146
Request Date : Sunday, September 14th 2008 @ 11:26:27 PM
Error Date : Sunday, September 14th 2008 @ 11:26:27 PM
Script : http://www.wivesbehindthebadge.org/forums/showthread.php?t=39859
Referrer : http://www.wivesbehindthebadge.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=82
IP Address : 69.108.153.220
Username : ^^^^^^^
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 4.1.22-standard

Ov3rrun
15 Sep 2008, 21:04
I am having this issue as well. I did a test for my Super Moderators. It worked for about 6 people, but not 2. They got the message, clicked the button and one got 404 errors and one got some sort of an error about displaythread.php not found or something like that. So Ive had to turn it off until this can hopefully be fixed, which I hope it can be because we really could use this. Everything else was fine...install...setup etc. Running on 3.7.1. This was a virgin install of this hack.

Same issue here, just some users have the problem, when click on HERE appear agian the same page, click HERE and again.

Ov3rrun
15 Sep 2008, 21:13
My members report 404 errors when they try to read the thread I've specified. They have to log in and out and click around a while before it will actually let them read the thread. Does anyone else have this issue? I'm on 3.7.2

Some of my users have same issue, only can navigate on forum when they try 5 times.

Reef Man
19 Sep 2008, 14:43
All the installation was fine, but when I am selecting the threat, it says "Saved succesfully" and the configuration does not show the threat selected and it didnīt work. any idea on how to solve it?

uReside.com
19 Sep 2008, 14:52
All the installation was fine, but when I am selecting the threat, it says "Saved succesfully" and the configuration does not show the threat selected and it didnīt work. any idea on how to solve it?

You're selecting the post #, go back to the thread and make sure you get the thread # :D (I have done the same thing, couple times)

shrubs2000
19 Sep 2008, 23:55
There needs to be better instructions man! It took quite awhile to figure out how to use this mod!!

Me too. By the time I got to your instructions, I just figured it our in a test forum. The mod works well though.

Update: found out this interferes with vBAdvanced 3.01. It causes a scripting error and the will not load. Bummer.

Armee25
21 Sep 2008, 20:57
How can i change the language (or what the sentence says). In other words, where it says: "the administrator want you to read this thread before going on..." (or something along those lines), how do i change that? So that i can put it in another language ?

Thank you. Great mod !

EricGT
22 Sep 2008, 02:31
I just added this mod and it did some really nasty things to my server load. My server runs a server load of 4 to 6 during prime time. When I installed this mod, my load jumped from 4.8 to over 35 in the space of a couple of minutes. Has anyone expeirenced a similar issue? Eric

orcasea
29 Sep 2008, 07:45
Wow..what a great mod!..I love this forum and all the talented coder on it : )

Cheers!

apiasto
30 Sep 2008, 02:15
working fine.is there a way to add forum id.idea is to redirect new users to a certain forum when they first login.and i think this hack will serve the purpose well.your help will be appreciated.thanks

Trickster303
30 Sep 2008, 02:44
Got it, thanks. Installed just fine!

shawn_RS
30 Sep 2008, 21:10
I don't have an option in the acp.

Seb@
01 Oct 2008, 02:48
not work for me database crash

beansbaxter
01 Oct 2008, 04:07
This didnt work for me, I'm running 3.7 and it crashes my database.

Kayden
02 Oct 2008, 03:15
Eh. Pretty buggy on the admin side.


1) There's something iffy with the Display Order and Force Read order. For instance: If I create a thread I want visitors to read and Force Read it, marking it as #2 on the force read order, it inherits the usergroups from the Force read #1 thread..even though they are two seperate entities in the Force Read thread admin area. Basically, in a nutshell, Add two threads via the adminCP to Force Read, they inherit the usergroup listing of those threads created before it with force read.

Something isn't right. Using Vbulletin 3.7.0. Screenshots below confirm I've only chosen the Warhammer Rank to be forced to read this thread. But if you look at the other screenshot, you'll see it also is forcing visitors and Users waiting on Email Conf. to view it as well because the other, completely separate entry, forces those two ranks to read another thread. I'm a bit of a noob so if it's an easy fix, that's fine. But I've wracked my brain on why it would be doing this. My only conclusion is it's something to do with the Display Order (oddly).

I'm finding this too.

I go to add a new thread, leave the display order at its default (previous + 10), set the thread ID, usergroups and forum coverage, and when I create, it has inherited the groups of those above it.

I wonder what the issue is.

That. ^

2) Also, the date/clock is buggy. It changes the date and time to something completely different after I've edited it.

3) The server load is killer, too. Needed to disable the hack.


Some support on this would be nice, since it is labeled as supported. You have people waiting on it. :)

sandt38
02 Oct 2008, 16:12
Zip file updated (again). admincp/force_read_thread.php file updated to fix error of not adding the force read.

Fixed. Search "force read" and removed the edit around it.

OK a find it sorry:

Is only this ?

<!-- Start Abe1 Force Users to Read a Thread -->
<div><label for="ao_mfr"><input type="radio" name="do" id="ao_mfr" value="forceread" />$vbphrase[manage_force_thread_reading]</label></div>
<!-- End Abe1 Force Users to Read a Thread -->

Hey Abe, I searched for the phrase and came up with nothing. Can you let me know the path so i can manually edit the modification out of it? I am sure it is there because i was using v1 and my issue is the same as mc0676's... only in English :)

vBull version 3.7.3 by the way.

BJF
04 Oct 2008, 09:33
HELP!

how do i get the thread ID?

kevcj
06 Oct 2008, 17:20
Can someone tell me what this means? I received a database error email, and this was included in that email

Database error in vBulletin 3.7.2:

Invalid SQL:

INSERT INTO force_read_users
(force_read_userid, force_read_threadid)
VALUES
('7253', '8516');

MySQL Error : Duplicate entry '7253-8516' for key 1
Error Number : 1062

MarkoP
08 Oct 2008, 15:57
Potential serious warning about this hack. I've heard that if you have threads that you require reading using this hack that all bots can't get past it because they don't accept cookies.

So, nothing on your site can get indexed by google.

Not sure how true this but it seems reasonable. Does anyone have any ideas on this?

lalbahadur
09 Oct 2008, 07:15
excellent *installed*

cedar
10 Oct 2008, 04:16
OK a find it sorry:

Is only this ?

<!-- Start Abe1 Force Users to Read a Thread -->
<div><label for="ao_mfr"><input type="radio" name="do" id="ao_mfr" value="forceread" />$vbphrase[manage_force_thread_reading]</label></div>
<!-- End Abe1 Force Users to Read a Thread -->

Does anyone know which template has these lines???

nabeeha
10 Oct 2008, 13:33
I have installed it, but when i am trying to add new thread and save and it says it been successful nothing show up after I have done 3 now and there is nothing there.
Also in the Threads & Posts Cat it says like this *[force_read_thread]* and not like this force read thread

macara
11 Oct 2008, 05:39
I have installed it, but when i am trying to add new thread and save and it says it been successful nothing show up after I have done 3 now and there is nothing there.
Also in the Threads & Posts Cat it says like this *[force_read_thread]* and not like this force read thread

The same problem

Total666
12 Oct 2008, 02:54
The same problem

You people really need to read this post ... http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1598836&postcount=143

reading is a good thing ......

macara
12 Oct 2008, 12:05
You people really need to read this post ... http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1598836&postcount=143

reading is a good thing ......

:up:

Thank you very much for this assistance.

Possible assist in the selection of Force Read Thread that it did not appear in the list Threads & Post.

Such as the following:

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2008/10/34.jpg

Thank you for your cooperation

Total666
12 Oct 2008, 17:39
:up:

Thank you very much for this assistance.

Possible assist in the selection of Force Read Thread that it did not appear in the list Threads & Post.

Such as the following:

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2008/10/34.jpg

Thank you for your cooperation

Did you ftp the files to the correct areas ??

macara
12 Oct 2008, 18:07
Did you ftp the files to the correct areas ??

Yes. I did.

Total666
12 Oct 2008, 18:14
And you uploaded the product ?? If yes - log out of the admin control panel, then log back in .. see if it appears ..

macara
12 Oct 2008, 18:34
And you uploaded the product ?? If yes - log out of the admin control panel, then log back in .. see if it appears ..

No, it didn't appear.

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2008/10/37.jpg

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2008/10/37.jpg

macara
12 Oct 2008, 18:47
Sorry!

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2008/10/37.jpg

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2008/10/37.jpg

Total666
12 Oct 2008, 18:59
Sorry!

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=88051&stc=1&d=1223837164

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=88052&stc=1&d=1223837164

ummm -- in your directory --- Should be forums or forum / includes / xml

and Should be forums or forum / admin / force bla bla ..

Not in the root directory ..

macara
12 Oct 2008, 19:19
Please!

Is this wrong track?

http://www.xxxxxxxxx.net/includes/xml/cpnav_abe1_forceusersreadthread.xml


<navgroups product="vbulletin" master="true">

<navgroup phrase="threads_and_posts" permissions="canadminthreads" displayorder="80">

<navoption displayorder="100">
<phrase>force_read_thread</phrase>
<link>force_read_thread.php</link>
</navoption>
</navgroup>
</navgroups>

macara
13 Oct 2008, 04:52
Please Is it a solution.
I have all these shows.

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=76754&d=1204721719 http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=76755&d=1204721719 https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2009/04/26.jpg http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=76758&d=1204721719

But this does not only show

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2008/10/34.jpg

Danny_HR
13 Oct 2008, 09:34
Very nice matey. Liking it. Usefull thing.

LeatherNeck
13 Oct 2008, 10:10
working like a charm on 3.8.0 :)

macara
13 Oct 2008, 14:42
Am I the only where this problem?

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2008/10/34.jpg

Possible assist in the selection of Force Read Thread that it did not appear in the list Threads & Post.

macara
15 Oct 2008, 10:43
Am I the only where this problem?

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=76756&d=1204721719

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BDAW
26 Oct 2008, 15:28
Thank you!!

Saved me from cyber terror!

MarkoP
27 Oct 2008, 00:56
Can someone modify this so that we can be sure google bots are not blocked by it?

I'll pay someone to do it...

Deviant K1
30 Oct 2008, 10:16
INSTALLED! Thanks for the hack!:)

mangus580
04 Nov 2008, 03:31
Interesting thought...

I have been using this as I bring my new install up... works good, but when you have mulitple messages pending to be read, the 'slow' users have a hard time with it.

Maybe It could list out the thread titles on the page that says admin wants you to read, and maybe a better way of 'checking them off' as they are read?

I fear people read it, use the back button, get back to the message, and get stuck in an ID-10T loop...

tafreeh
04 Nov 2008, 07:50
great post but how do edit the error message ?

lionslair
07 Nov 2008, 08:13
I search this thread but didn't find a response. Is there a quick way for a moderator or the creator of the new thread to quickly add the new thread the the must read list?

Abe1
12 Nov 2008, 02:50
great post but how do edit the error message ?
Search the phrases.

Abe1
12 Nov 2008, 02:52
I search this thread but didn't find a response. Is there a quick way for a moderator or the creator of the new thread to quickly add the new thread the the must read list?
Sorry, no.

samouri
12 Nov 2008, 17:57
Would be hard to implement.

Followed the instructions, however it's not showing up on my acp. Could anyone help?

jammiedodger546
12 Nov 2008, 19:37
Installed on 3.8. Unfortunately it does not save the form, so it doesn't work in 3.8. Any chance of a fix?

jammiedodger546
12 Nov 2008, 19:46
Ah, sorry. It works perfectly on 3.8! Didn't put correct thread id!! :p

DOH!

Great mod!

Merriweather
13 Nov 2008, 00:19
Many of my users reported not being able to ever get past the message that I've asked them to read. Ideas as to why?

mangus580
13 Nov 2008, 01:14
Many of my users reported not being able to ever get past the message that I've asked them to read. Ideas as to why?

I run into that alot... I think they use their 'back' button. I also suspect its worse if you have multiple threads required... Hence the reason for my request above.

effeff70
13 Nov 2008, 18:35
Thanks a lot.....

chikkoo
15 Nov 2008, 15:06
The old version was having an option at the Thread Tool, now I don't get it? Is it by default, or only I am having the problem.

SatSeeker
18 Nov 2008, 14:54
Thank you, Abe1... This hack works great. Although, I've struggled a bit at first due to my ignorance. So, I went back to the Force users template and re-assigned the force with proper thread ID and forum location that makes the hack worked as designed.

However, I have 1 question:

How do I change or add additional message to the default message ".... administrator want...." with unicode (utf-8) language (vietnamese)? Any suggestion would be appreciated!

Thanks again!

Regards,

SS
:up:

cbiweb
20 Nov 2008, 16:37
TAGGED MOD, for future use :)

nice job Abe ;)
How do I tag a mod? I don't see any buttons or menu options. :confused:

juanpablo
21 Nov 2008, 20:19
Forceme to read over and over... and no ones anwer the question....


uninstall

Chevy II
28 Nov 2008, 02:46
I've just installed in on version 3.7.0 and it installed without a problem and works, but works to good.

The info screen opens, and I read the thread, then I go back to the forum and it wants me to read again and again. There is no way to go into the forum, until I disable this mod for the forum.

Can anyone help?

Alfa1
28 Nov 2008, 23:41
Since I want my members to see the forum and its threads, but not post, I excluded forumdisplay.php and showthread.php

OK, since I excluded showthread.php, I guess this is the reason why it now does not register when members look at the thread in question. So they keep getting bugged about it and can not use the forum.

Any ideas?

Abe1, could you be so kind to respond to this?

dxflw
02 Dec 2008, 00:14
i have installed the hack succesfull but they dont works..
My board is 3.7.3

I add New thread i save it but the hack display nothing in order display..

arauf
02 Dec 2008, 00:28
i have installed the hack succesfull but they dont works..
My board is 3.7.3

I add New thread i save it but the hack display nothing in order display..

same here ...

pipin
02 Dec 2008, 10:12
vB 3.7.4

Info screen opens again and again, if you go to the forum for which the force read was set.

Unusable.

Cars2007
04 Dec 2008, 22:28
vB 3.7.4

Info screen opens again and again, if you go to the forum for which the force read was set.

Unusable.Same thing, and I'm not hitting the back button.

Chevy II
05 Dec 2008, 02:53
I've just installed in on version 3.7.0 and it installed without a problem and works, but works to good.

The info screen opens, and I read the thread, then I go back to the forum and it wants me to read again and again. There is no way to go into the forum, until I disable this mod for the forum.

Can anyone help?

I guess there is no fix for this or it's a common problem???

SNATCH3R
06 Dec 2008, 05:32
I had recently upgraded by forum to 3.7.4 PL1

I have custom usergroups in my forum. When I mention Moderator Group to view a thread, I got to see both the Registered user and Moderator Group in the Admin CP. But I am sure I didn't select Registered user, and it comes by default.

Even I tried to add just the Registered User, and I could see twice Registered user in the Admin CP

Hope somebody can help me on this.

Thanks

Chevy II
06 Dec 2008, 19:28
OK done. UNINSTALLED do to the lack of support. I will try http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=177559 to see if it meets my needs.

MindStar
09 Dec 2008, 15:25
Broken for me in vB3.7.4PL1, have uninstalled until it's fixed.

Something appears to be wrong with recording that a user has read a thread; users get stuck in a loop forced to read the thread over and over again.

MarkoP
16 Dec 2008, 18:05
Broken for me in vB3.7.4PL1, have uninstalled until it's fixed.

Something appears to be wrong with recording that a user has read a thread; users get stuck in a loop forced to read the thread over and over again.

Same here but I'm still on 3.7.3 PL 1....doing it to me also. Will have to remove until I find something better I guess.

MarkoP
16 Dec 2008, 18:09
Abe,

How about fixing this problem with people getting stuck in a loop having to read the same thread over and over.

Would be nice if you could at least respond.

I'll pay you if needed...

30thta436
18 Dec 2008, 09:07
I have 3.7.4 and it works good.

But, is there away to log or verify the users who have already been forced to read it?

raagaswaram
19 Dec 2008, 04:19
i installed the mod on my 3.6.8 forum but it keeps asking the user to revisit the thread even though the user already visited the thread once

nalexandre
19 Dec 2008, 10:05
Hello, where can i find this? Iīm using VB 3.6.4

Open file global.php

Find:
--------------------------------------------------------------------
if (!empty($db->explain))
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Place BEFORE:
--------------------------------------------------------------------
($hook = vBulletinHook::fetch_hook('global_setup_complete')) ? eval($hook) : false;
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Save file.


Open file includes/xml/hooks_vbulletin.xml

Find:
--------------------------------------------------------------------
<hook>global_start</hook>
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Place AFTER:
--------------------------------------------------------------------
<hook>global_setup_complete</hook>
--------------------------------------------------------------------


Thanks

Wired1
19 Dec 2008, 16:33
FYI, works fine for me w/ vB 3.7.4 PL1.

Perhaps those w/ issues should list what OTHER mods they have? Maybe there's a commonality.

momo2
25 Dec 2008, 14:51
It's gr8 but please add a timer or my reply or thank click, bi cuz as soon someone goes there, they can leave asap and this is a problem... most people do not spend time to see or to read, but if u force them they have no choice.. Regardless Installed..


PS it worked only once, and now stopped working, i used different id's so as other staffs, it does not work, like i said it worked only once on me as admin...

Abe1
26 Dec 2008, 03:37
Abe,

How about fixing this problem with people getting stuck in a loop having to read the same thread over and over.

Would be nice if you could at least respond.

I'll pay you if needed...
Can I test on your site?

Abe1
26 Dec 2008, 03:38
i installed the mod on my 3.6.8 forum but it keeps asking the user to revisit the thread even though the user already visited the thread once
Can I test on your forum?

tansu
27 Dec 2008, 21:22
I installed but, all I see is empty pages.

ChrisChristian
28 Dec 2008, 03:13
Installed. Works perfect here. Vbulletin 3.7.4 PL1.

THANK YOU for this usefull mod! :)

Abe1
28 Dec 2008, 03:13
I installed but, all I see is empty pages.
Did you import the product?

momo2
29 Dec 2008, 11:04
Abe this hack does not work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

i see the text banner on the left top saying force to read, but after clicking i used my register id and this does not work. infact this hack does not work at all....

Could it be this does not work on SEO ?

http://www.XXXXXXXXXX/general-rules-guidelines/69954-posting-rules.html#post114823

can u add post number ? instead of thread ?

or have it work with forum rules hack ??

http://www.XXXXXX/misc.php?do=cfrules

Total666
29 Dec 2008, 13:37
THis hack works 100 % - thanks for making it ... for the cookie thing - I have this in the first forced thread post ..

IF you get stuck in thread reading hell ( reading the same thread over and over ) allow cookies from ET .

wickedstangs
30 Dec 2008, 22:29
I installed and see everything, I even thread to open a new account and doesnt' force me to read anything:)

MarkoP
31 Dec 2008, 05:56
THis hack works 100 % - thanks for making it ... for the cookie thing - I have this in the first forced thread post ..

IF you get stuck in thread reading hell ( reading the same thread over and over ) allow cookies from ET .


What are you talking about?

I allow cookies from my own forum and it sticks me in thread reading hell also. So it doesn't have anything to do with cookies on my end.

Total666
31 Dec 2008, 10:14
What are you talking about?

I allow cookies from my own forum and it sticks me in thread reading hell also. So it doesn't have anything to do with cookies on my end.

are you clicking back ?? to be stuck in thread reading hell ? Just because YOU can get it to work , does NOT mean that this does not work for the majority of people . Different hacks cause changes in the VB code and conflict ..



check this out .. for the people that can't get it to work at all .. http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1598836&postcount=143

raagaswaram
31 Dec 2008, 14:08
Can I test on your forum?

hey,
sure please do give me your msn
thank you

Abe1
01 Jan 2009, 01:33
hey,
sure please do give me your msn
thank you
PM the info

stevebullman
04 Jan 2009, 15:59
i cant get all the options to come up for this......im thinking maybe i didnt upload the files to the right place? where exactly should i upload them to please?#

bhanuprasad1981
10 Jan 2009, 08:19
strange i think its causing me admincp login issues i try editing anything i get bounce back to admin login page :( any one can confirm same ?

KEKforce
15 Jan 2009, 23:08
Works with 3.8.0 gold