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Mod Version: 1.1.0, by akanevsky (Coder) akanevsky is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (14 votes - 4.93 average) Installs: 213
Released: 31 May 2009 Last Update: 31 May 2009 Downloads: 815
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Translations  

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/*======================================================================*\
|| Selective Forum Filter
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|| Author : Anton Kanevsky
|| Co-Author(s) : Andreas
|| Works on : vBulletin 3.5.x - 3.8.x
|| Released : May 31, 2009
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|| Time required to install: 30 seconds
|| Difficulty: easy
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DESCRIPTION

Ever came across large boards with a huge number of sub forums? Couldn't find your info? Wanted to run away from that huge load of stupid threads? This hack is intended to save your users from having such a horrible experience. It provides them with an opportunity to exclude any number of forums from the forums list (as well as from "get new"/"get daily" searches), which still letting them to access those forums directly and search within them, too.

STATISTICS

Products to Install: 1


INTRODUCTION

To enable "can be excluded" in all forums, run this query:
UPDATE PFXforum SET excludable = 1
To disable "can be excluded" in all forums, run this query:
UPDATE PFXforum SET excludable = 0
In both cases, PFX must be replaced with the actual table prefix that you have defined in config.php.
If you have not defined a prefix, remove PFX from the queries.
After you run either one of these queries, you must then open and save any one forum for the forum cache to be updated.

VERSION HISTORY

1.1.0
[+] The hack is now compatible with vBulletin 3.5.x - 3.8.x.
[+] Eliminated all template edits.

1.0.2
[+] The hack is now compatible with vBulletin 3.6.
[+] Corrected a couple of mistakes in the installation manual.

1.0.1
[+] Added option to set forums as excludable. By default, excludability of all forums is disabled.

1.0.0
First Public Release

The installation manual is contained within the attached file.

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  #31  
Old 30 Jun 2009, 10:54
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Is there a limit to how many forums you can exclude?.. I marked alot and when I go back to the forum some are not excluded..

otherwise its a great mod.. thanks... installin




EDIT: Nevermind,, I was marking subforums main forums.. I don't see them now.. its new test board so I don't know about the posts ... Thanks

Last edited by Merjawy; 30 Jun 2009 at 11:07.
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Old 06 Jul 2009, 10:59
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Originally Posted by Robbed View Post
Psionic is it possible to add an option in the usercp to check off if they want to exclude the forums or just from new posts and search.

Right now i have this disabled cache_ordered_forums
I would like to know this as well. I only want to use this for "new posts"

@ Robbed... what does this mean you have cache_ordered_forums disabled?
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Old 10 Jul 2009, 15:13
Sal Collaziano Sal Collaziano is offline
 
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For some reason I cannot get this file to unarchive on my desktop. Is there another way to download it?
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Old 10 Jul 2009, 16:31
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I only use WinRAR and just waws able to unarchive it. If you PM me your email address I'll send you the XML and TXT file.
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Old 11 Jul 2009, 22:19
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You should try to unpack the file using WinRar or WinZip on Windows, or 7-Zip if you are running linux.
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Old 16 Jul 2009, 01:50
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Originally Posted by Schnee View Post
I would like to know this as well. I only want to use this for "new posts"

@ Robbed... what does this mean you have cache_ordered_forums disabled?
under the pluggins in admincp you can disable this and it will still show the forums but will exclude them from search and new posts.

It would be nice to have the user choose which option they like.
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Old 21 Jul 2009, 15:55
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Originally Posted by Trek View Post
I'd been tossing around this idea in my head for a while now and just happened upon this today. Excellent work, installed and rated!

One thing that I'd like to see is support for VBA on this. The Recent Threads module that I use on my front page still shows all threads that are new (of course). I'd like to make it so that this module also used the settings the users have selected using your mod. Probably not very hard if I pick apart your mod and grab the correct SQL query, but... you probably know how to best go about it. Any chance you'd modify the VBA recent threads module to support this?
I agree great mod!

I am wondering the same thing about the "Recent Threads" option as well, any way of doing this myself??
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Old 29 Jul 2009, 05:38
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What to fix to work with vbadvanced last posts module????
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Old 31 Jul 2009, 01:24
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Great mod.

Only thing would be nice to have can be excluded and can not be excluded in the admincp.
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Old 31 Jul 2009, 04:19
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Originally Posted by DC Staff View Post
Great mod.

Only thing would be nice to have can be excluded and can not be excluded in the admincp.

In each forum in the forum manager via your admincp there is the option Yes/No for "Can Be Excluded"
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Old 03 Aug 2009, 12:56
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Cool mod, Psionic Vision and Andreas.



Originally Posted by Trek View Post
Would it be possible to add a checkbox in the user CP for "Do not display forums in forum list"?

Basically, I'd like to still be able to see the forums in the forum list, but only report new posts in the forums I've selected. Would be nice if it was a global setting and then allowed users to change it to what they would like to see for each person.
I'd like to also be able to see the forums displayed without editing the product file. I was able to suppress New Posts searches and have the forums still display by removing roughly 13 lines of codes from the product XML:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


I can't say that it's efficient or if it's upsetting vBulletin protocol but the tests so far seem to work.
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Old 13 Aug 2009, 01:30
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I am also using the 'unread post hacks'
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...t=unread+posts

Event though I have selected some forums to be excluded, this other hack still says I have x posts unread in those hidden forums.

Any work around for this, or will I just have to live with it?
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Old 15 Aug 2009, 13:50
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Originally Posted by Freesteyelz View Post
Cool mod, Psionic Vision and Andreas.





I'd like to also be able to see the forums displayed without editing the product file. I was able to suppress New Posts searches and have the forums still display by removing roughly 13 lines of codes from the product XML:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


I can't say that it's efficient or if it's upsetting vBulletin protocol but the tests so far seem to work.
I have written plugin titles that are pretty much self explanatory. They do not perform any unexpected actions, as far as I am concerned... So if you disable the plugins that say that they disable display of excluded forums, that should do the trick for you.

Originally Posted by paintballer.ie View Post
I am also using the 'unread post hacks'
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...t=unread+posts

Event though I have selected some forums to be excluded, this other hack still says I have x posts unread in those hidden forums.

Any work around for this, or will I just have to live with it?


The thread for that modification says "Version 3.8.001 adds support for forums excluded if you have the "Get New/Get Daily Opt Out Modification" installed (by Andreas).". Maybe Paul also supports this hack? Please ask him, it should be pretty much the same piece of code to support either hack.
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Old 18 Aug 2009, 21:50
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Originally Posted by Psionic Vision View Post
I have written plugin titles that are pretty much self explanatory. They do not perform any unexpected actions, as far as I am concerned... So if you disable the plugins that say that they disable display of excluded forums, that should do the trick for you.

I have no idea why I didn't think of disabling the plugin. That did the trick and is more practical than my work around. Thanks, Psionic!
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Old 26 Aug 2009, 14:52
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Originally Posted by Walter View Post
Thank you for the hack!

A small bug occured: the settings in the user control panel work only in IE and Firefox, in Opera the list of the forums is scrollable but the forums actually don't scroll so the feature is not usable in Opera....
Originally Posted by Psionic Vision View Post
That's weird. Can you please link me to your site so that I can see what is going on?
Same here!

http://www.battlecentral.xpg.com.br/forum/

Works fine on IE and FF, but in Opera don't.. :/
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