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Mod Version: 1.0.0, by Farcaster (Coder) Farcaster is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.8 Rating: (6 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 32
Released: 29 Aug 2007 Last Update: Never Downloads: 165
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This modification will allow you to setup a forum where members can post threads that only their buddies can see and participate in. This may be a good addition for social network type forums.

Features:
- Turns one forum into a Buddy Forum.
- Only members on the thread starter's buddy list can see or reply to the message.
- Prevents Users from Subscribing to Forums or Threads in Buddy List, which would allow them to bypass the buddy permissions.
- Displays "Private" and zeros post and reply count in forum view for Buddy Forum.
- Admin can configure usergroups that can see all messages for moderation purposes.

Prerequisites:

vBulletin 3.6.6 or newer

Installation Instructions:
- 1 XML upload

1. Use the Product Manager to import the product file product-rah_buddyforums_1_0_0.xml.
2. Setup a new forum. Configure it as follows:
- Set "Index New Posts in Search Engine" to No. (If you don't do this, then members will be able to see the contents of messages that they shouldn't)
- Set the forum permissions for non-moderator groups to NOT be able to search the forum.
3. Open the "Buddy Forums" option group in the vBulletin Options, and set the "Buddy Forum ID" to the forum ID you just created.


Revision Log:

1.0.0 - 08/29/07 - Initial Release

Known Bugs:

None.

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Old 29 Aug 2007, 10:57
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Feckie (Roger) Feckie (Roger) is offline
 
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Very nice
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Old 29 Aug 2007, 11:08
gforce75 gforce75 is offline
 
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Hmm, I like the idea. If forums get bigger, will install. Nice mod
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Old 29 Aug 2007, 12:02
Handbag Handbag is offline
 
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Great idea but we don't run such a new version
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Old 29 Aug 2007, 13:30
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Great idea, I might use it, thanks
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Old 29 Aug 2007, 15:30
0tolerance 0tolerance is offline
 
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I think you have created an awesome modification, when i find a user for it on my forum, i am sure to install this!
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Old 29 Aug 2007, 16:33
StrifeX StrifeX is offline
 
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This is a great idea, it actually makes good use and a purpose for the buddy list
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Old 29 Aug 2007, 17:53
punchbowl punchbowl is offline
 
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Looks good. After briefly (and ignorantly) scanning the xml I wonder would it be a fairly minor to change to make it that people on your ignore list could neither see nor reply to you threads?
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Old 29 Aug 2007, 18:47
Farcaster Farcaster is offline
 
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Real name: Robert Howard
Originally Posted by fredtissue View Post
Looks good. After briefly (and ignorantly) scanning the xml I wonder would it be a fairly minor to change to make it that people on your ignore list could neither see nor reply to you threads?
Fred,

At present, this only applies to one forum, and if the member is on your ignore list instead of your buddy list, they wouldn't see your message anyway. But, I think I understand what you are trying to do. You want something that works across all forums and enhances the ignore functionality. You'd have to make some relatively big revisions to make it work that way, but the logic would be very similar.
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Old 29 Aug 2007, 19:11
punchbowl punchbowl is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Farcaster View Post
Fred,

At present, this only applies to one forum, and if the member is on your ignore list instead of your buddy list, they wouldn't see your message anyway. But, I think I understand what you are trying to do. You want something that works across all forums and enhances the ignore functionality. You'd have to make some relatively big revisions to make it work that way, but the logic would be very similar.
Cheers - just thinking aloud. Class mod btw StrifeX has it spot on in what he said.
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Old 29 Aug 2007, 21:45
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Very nice, thank you
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Old 29 Aug 2007, 23:48
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Very nice
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Old 30 Aug 2007, 02:08
popowich popowich is offline
 
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My members noticed this:

BTW, if you put your cursor over the title of someone's "secret" buddy thread, you can view what the first post says! Not as private as you thought, huh?!
Can this be fixed?

-Raymond
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Old 30 Aug 2007, 02:26
popowich popowich is offline
 
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Also, I allowed my super mods, later removed their gid, but they still have access to all threads.

-Raymond
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Old 30 Aug 2007, 03:14
Farcaster Farcaster is offline
 
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Popowich,

They should be seeing the thread at all to be able to hover over it. Where is this happening - on the forum home or in the forum display?
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