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EWGF
06 May 2009, 21:55
With this modification you can hide Quick Reply after a post has been made. Then it will reappear after X hours. Alternatively you can use this template modification to hide the reply buttons too.

Why?
To disencourage people to double post. My experience is people don't notice the 'reply' button, if you have Quick Reply enabled. Of course you can do it the easy way and use a product/plugin on vb.org which prevents/merges doubleposts. If you don't want to use plugins or products, this template modification will be fine.

How does it exactly work?
Quick Reply will be hidden via an if condition after a posting. Then it will reappear after X hours, depending on the current time and the time of the last post. The first string will check if you have posted the last post in the thread. The second string will check if X hours has been past since the last post. If so, you can doublepost via Quick Reply. Optionally, the third string makes sure any member with moderator powers can always use Quick Reply.

How to change time limit?
You can change this time limit by editing the (1*3600) in the code, which stands for one hour. For a limit of 24 hours you can adjust it to (24*3600) or simply placing the multiplication of it, 86400.

1 hour = 1*3600 = 3600
12 hours = 12*3600 = 43200
24 hours = 24*3600 = 86400
48 hours = 48*3600 = 172800

Where to edit?
Go to Admin CP - Styles & Templates - Style Manager - %Your Style% - Show Thread Templates - SHOWTHREAD

Look for:
<if condition="$show['quickreply']">
<!-- quick reply -->


Replace with: (without moderator exclusion)
<if condition="$show['quickreply'] AND $threadinfo['lastposter'] != $bbuserinfo['username'] OR $show['quickreply'] AND $threadinfo['lastposter'] == $bbuserinfo['username'] AND $threadinfo['lastpost'] < TIMENOW - (1*3600)">
<!-- quick reply -->


Or replace with: (with moderator exclusion)
<if condition="$show['quickreply'] AND $threadinfo['lastposter'] != $bbuserinfo['username'] OR $show['quickreply'] AND $threadinfo['lastposter'] == $bbuserinfo['username'] AND $threadinfo['lastpost'] < TIMENOW - (1*3600) OR $show['quickreply'] AND can_moderate()">
<!-- quick reply -->


Placing optional message?
However, people might wonder why they can't use Quick Reply and massively bug you, if you have a bigboard. Via an else condition you can place a message to those people, if Quick Reply temporarily isn't visible to them.

In the same template as before, look for:
<!-- / quick reply -->
</if>


Replace with:
<!-- / quick reply -->
<else />HERE YOU CAN PLACE A MESSAGE TO PEOPLE WHO TEMPORARILY CANT USE QUICK REPLY. IF YOU LIKE YOU CAN PLACE THIS TEXT IN A NICE TABLE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT</if>


Please click 'Install', if you are using this template modification :up: