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Mod Version: 2.0, by Eric (Coder/Designer) Eric is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (3 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 39
Released: 05 Oct 2010 Last Update: 05 Oct 2010 Downloads: 191
Not Supported Uses Plugins Auto-Template Re-usable Code  

This is a port of Xenon's 3.5 hack here. All credit goes to Xenon, I merely updated it to work on vB 3.8.

Xenon gave permission in his signature that folks could update his mods:
Originally Posted by Xenon
Unfortunatelly i am completely out of vbulletin buisness, so i won't upgrade any of my hacks anymore. Everyone who wants to upgrade my hacks or use part of my codes is allowed to do so, without needing any special permission by me anymore. You just have to mention my full name if you want to reuse some of my work, thats all i ask for.



Mod Information:

Current Version:
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Description:
This mod allows you and your moderators to post hidden posts, which will be visible just to your staff, but not to the users, which will allow you to have comfortable conversations about an issue directly within a thread, without users noticing. (NOTE: this uses the "moderation" feature, although these posts WILL NOT show in moderation in the admin/modcp)

Installation:
Simply import via: AdminCP -> Plugins & Products -> Product Manager -> Add/Import Product

Changelog:
Version 2.0, Oct. 5th, 2010
-- Ported to 3.8
-- Auto-template edits.



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  #2  
Old 05 Oct 2010, 16:28
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I ported this for my 3.8 site and at first my Staff was kinda iffy about it, but now they love it! It's a fun mod. Thanks for putting this up.
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Old 05 Oct 2010, 16:33
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Thanks for posting Lynne. I hope folks here will enjoy using it just as much
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Old 06 Oct 2010, 09:53
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How does this know which usergroups can/cannot see hidden posts ? I have admin/moderators and super moderators.
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Old 06 Oct 2010, 11:17
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well .. this is nice but not all the staff can see the hidden posts. Only those staff who have moderation rights in that particular forum can see the posts.

Not all our staff are supermods or even mods. A usergroup setting would have been nice.
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Old 06 Oct 2010, 12:02
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I've left it as close to Xenon's older modification as possible. However, I may build onto it a bit when I get time. It does use "can_moderate()" at the moment to check permissions.
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Old 06 Oct 2010, 12:48
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Nice mod , thank you for updating it.

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Old 06 Oct 2010, 13:36
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Also there should be some indication that the post is a hidden one for staff viewing or else some staff will just take it to be a normal post.
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Old 09 Oct 2010, 01:02
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Originally Posted by vijayninel View Post
Also there should be some indication that the post is a hidden one for staff viewing or else some staff will just take it to be a normal post.
Hmmm... could a mod accidentally quote a hidden post thereby making the info viewable to all?
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Old 09 Oct 2010, 08:29
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Looks nice, will give it a try later
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Old 09 Oct 2010, 18:10
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* Installed

I have one issue. When I click the "View 0 New Hidden Posts" it takes me to mydomain.net/search.php?do=findhiddenposts&special=getnew and it should take me to mydomain.net/fourms/search.php?do=findhiddenposts&special=getnew

Any idea as to how to fix this?
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Old 20 Oct 2010, 16:02
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Port it please to vb 4 thanks
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Old 20 Oct 2010, 18:01
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What happens to the hidden posts, if i uninstall the add-on? Thanks
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Old 02 Nov 2010, 04:22
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Originally Posted by Neutral Singh View Post
What happens to the hidden posts, if i uninstall the add-on? Thanks
I am curious too...
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Old 02 Nov 2010, 04:41
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Installed but this doesn't show:
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