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Throttle Posts/Threads (restrict number of posts/threads by usergroup/forum by time)
Mod Version: 2.1, by CyberRanger (Member) CyberRanger is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.6.7 Rating: (17 votes - 4.94 average) Installs: 187
Released: 07 Nov 2006 Last Update: 29 Jun 2007 Downloads: 1081
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Users can be restricted to a set number of posts and/or new threads per a defined time period. The settings can be global for all forums by usergroup and/or specific to certain usergroups by forum.

FAQ:
  1. I don't understand!!! Why would I use this? Say, for example, you wanted to have a sub-forum where registered users could only post 2 messages a day but a premium group could post unlimited messages. This mod will let you configure that! Here's another example. You want registered users to be able to only create 1 thread per 6 hours in a sub-forum but they can have an unlimited number of replies in that sub-forum. This product will let you do that!
  2. Do I have to configure every usergroup and forum combination?
    Nope! By default, all usergroups (that normally can post or create threads) can create and unlimited amount of threads and posts. You have the option to create settings by usergroup that apply to all sub-forums for that usergroup. Plus, you can fine tune the settings on a usergroup/sub-forum basis.
  3. I have a lot of forums and usergroups. How will I keep up with all my custom throttle settings? In the admincp, there is a feature that gives a summary of all settings by usergroup and forum. You can filter based on usergroup or forum and change the sort order.
  4. What does the "-1" mean in the settings? "-1" indicates unlimited. So, a usergroup with a -1 setting for the time period means there is no time restriction.
  5. Is this fully phrases? YES! 100% fully phrased including all admincp text!
Product will work with any version of vb 3.5.x and up (including 3.7.x).


Installation


1. Upload the contents of 'upload' to your forum directory
2. From the admincp, import the product file product-throttle_posts.xml
3. REFRESH your admincp page.
4. Change the usergroup setting for any usergroup you want to restrict.
5. OPTIONAL - To set per forum/usergroup settings, set "Activate per Forum/Usergroup Checking" (under Throttle Posts/Threads -> General Settings) to "Yes"
6. OPTIONAL - Set any forum/usergroup settings under Throttle Posts/Threads -> Per Forum/Usergroup Settings.
7. Done!

Special note: a new thread does NOT count as a post (for the purpose of this mod) but a new thread does count as a post!

Enjoy!

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  #136  
Old 15 Jul 2009, 03:15
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Originally Posted by MPDev View Post
Answering my own question, the answer is NO. Only the primary usergroup was checked. I had to modify the code to check all usergroups and then use the most restrictive one of the selections.
Yes, only the primary usergroup is checked. I'd be interested in seeing you code mods if you'd like to share.
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  #137  
Old 22 Jul 2009, 14:02
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If this product is not working for you, here's what i've discovered.

You can't have durations that lasts like 10000 minutes. anything like 720 minutes or so will work.

hope this helps

Thanks!
Tom
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  #138  
Old 22 Jul 2009, 14:29
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Question

Originally Posted by 6piston View Post
If this product is not working for you, here's what i've discovered.

You can't have durations that lasts like 10000 minutes. anything like 720 minutes or so will work.
Hummm... Is this really true, or just simply a guessing?
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  #139  
Old 22 Jul 2009, 14:54
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6piston 6piston is offline
 
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i have tried 10080 for 7 days duration and it didn't work for both my vbulletin forums
maybe i did something wrong but after setting it to a lower number like 30 or 720, it worked

can someone verify this?

Thanks!
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  #140  
Old 24 Jul 2009, 04:28
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set to monthly?

Has anyone found a way to change the time interval on this to monthly?
TIA
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  #141  
Old 25 Jul 2009, 00:57
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Thanks this is perfect for my forums. Installed!
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  #142  
Old 29 Jul 2009, 20:49
OsideRida06 OsideRida06 is offline
 
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I need to be able to limit people to 3-4 posts on there OWN threads in a forum. Pretty much I am trying to allow them to only "bump" there trade threads 3-4 times a day. Which ever number I decide to choose. But still allow them to reply to other threads created by other members. Is this at all possible? If not do you guys know of another mod that can do this? At the same time I should be able to limit 2 threads per forum also right?

Thanks for the time. I do greatly appreciate help that some one can provide here.
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  #143  
Old 18 Aug 2009, 14:29
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Can anyone confirm earlier reports that this doesn't work if you're trying something high like 30 days?
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  #144  
Old 30 Aug 2009, 12:52
gbox master gbox master is offline
 
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nice mod only thing is there is no real howto for this
so when someone wants to install this you need very much time to find all the settings
maybe when the settings and the place to be found is more clear it would be a better mod

for now not installed
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  #145  
Old 07 Nov 2009, 05:10
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Is this safe to install on 3.8.x? Thanks.
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Old 21 Nov 2009, 08:45
Joey Link Joey Link is offline
 
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I want to be able to limit users so they can only reply to classified threads they've created once every 7 days, in order to comply with our 'bump' rules. They should still be able to post new threads and reply to threads they did not create. Is this possible with this mod?
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  #147  
Old 16 Dec 2009, 23:57
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any update for 3.8
i want to use it
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  #148  
Old 01 Jan 2010, 02:12
athlon64bit athlon64bit is offline
 
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This works on vb3.8 but I am wondering about vb4. I hope that this can be released for vb4. Happy New Year all.
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  #149  
Old 03 Jan 2010, 17:26
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It works on vb4 test forum.
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Old 16 Jan 2010, 13:49
athlon64bit athlon64bit is offline
 
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Thank you.
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