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Force Users to Read a Thread
by Abe1
03 May 2010 03:24

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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.

MAKE SURE YOU CLICK INSTALL!
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.

tomshawk 03 May 2010 03:51

Tagged for future use.

This sounds awesome, Can't wait to check it out

TimberFloorAu 03 May 2010 04:23

Quote:

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 ???

Abe1 03 May 2010 04:37

Yes. It checks always if there is a thread that must be read.

Khan_ 03 May 2010 04:52

dosent works on 4.0.3.. i added the thread ID but it dosent works for any usergroups..

Abe1 03 May 2010 04:55

What does it show? Are you sure you put in the write thread id? Maybe use the link in the thread.

Khan_ 03 May 2010 04:57

Nothing shows up ..no reaction and Link dosent works, nothing shows up after saving ( if i add link instead of ID )..

Abe1 03 May 2010 05:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by Khan_ (Post 2030915)
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?

Khan_ 03 May 2010 05:17

Sent ..

Abe1 03 May 2010 05:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by Khan_ (Post 2030919)
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.

Khan_ 03 May 2010 05:37

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.:)

Excellent
by uaewebmaster
03 May 2010 06:45

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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

TimberFloorAu 03 May 2010 07:13

Quote:

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 ?

sulasno 03 May 2010 07:33

tagged for installation later
thanks

Skyrider 03 May 2010 07:34

Ty! Installed and works perfectly! I've been waiting for this!


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