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Mod Version: 1.4, by MarkFL (Coder) MarkFL is online now
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (1 vote - 5.00 average) Installs: 11
Released: 08 May 2015 Last Update: 03 Feb 2016 Downloads: 67
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Overview:

This product will allow you to restrict users to seeing only the first post in a thread, (and their own posts so that they can review/edit). There are settings that allow you to exclude usergroups from this restriction and to choose in which forum(s) and thread(s) this restriction will apply.

You can set additional CSS for the message shown to users, alerting them that they are being restricted to seeing only the first post and their own posts.



In order for the restricted users to see only the first post and their own in the "Topic Review," you will need to install my Enhanced Thread Review.



In order for the restricted users to see only the first post and their own in the "View Forum Posts" search result list, you will need to install my Enhanced View Forum Posts (search results)

Updates:

Version 1.1:
  • Affected users denied access to printable thread.

Version 1.2
  • Now fully compatible with "Hide BBCodes/Signatures From Guests/Users."

Version 1.3
  • Forum and Usergroup selection updated to use multi-select scrollable menu.
  • Message shown to user can be customized via CSS in the settings, and the message itself is now a vB phrase.
  • Individual threads may now also be set as restricted.

Version 1.4
  • Added support for both "postbit" and "postbit_legacy" templates.

To Install:
  1. Download and extract the attached .zip file.
  2. Upload the contents of the "upload" folder to your forum root. If you have already installed my "Enhanced Thread Review" product (ver. 2.2 or higher) or you do not wish to install it, then you may skip this step.
  3. Follow AdminCP ► Plugins & Products ► Manage Products ► Add/Import Product.
  4. Click on "Choose File" and browse to the product xml file that was packaged in the .zip file.
  5. Click "Import"
  6. Set the product settings.

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Old 08 May 2015, 07:59
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May be good for some sites but some sites would take a major seo hit.
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Old 08 May 2015, 08:34
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Originally Posted by RichieBoy67 View Post
May be good for some sites but some sites would take a major seo hit.
Good point!

This add-on came about at the request of KGodel:

Reply but not View

He wanted this functionality for one particular forum on his site so that people could post about sensitive issues without others (except admins) being able to read their comments.

So, in light of Richie's astute observation, I would agree that this should be used as sparingly as possible.
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Old 08 May 2015, 12:34
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This can almost be done by usjng forum permissions. Only difference I can see so far is members can see the first post by using this mod.

A large forum may take an SEO hit but you wouldn't use this on a forum wide basis. This could be used for post reporting, infraction reporting etc. good mod! Keep it up Mark!
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Old 08 May 2015, 18:22
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It certainly has many possibilities for using in special forums, where we don't want to have discussion between users, but still want to inform them about something. This mod enables certain privacy.

Maybe as feature request, that there's option to select usergroups which posts are seen normaly from everyone, e.g. from admins, moderators, or which ever usergroup we want it.

Special addition, to enable thread starters post to be also visible to all, if we choose so.

Only further thing, if possible, that we could create different rules for different forums, which would enable different use of this mod in different places.
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Old 08 May 2015, 18:30
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Originally Posted by Alan_SP View Post
...Maybe as feature request, that there's option to select usergroups which posts are seen normaly from everyone, e.g. from admins, moderators, or which ever usergroup we want it.

Special addition, to enable thread starters post to be also visible to all, if we choose so...
These will be easy to add as options in the AdminCP settings for the product.

Originally Posted by Alan_SP View Post
Only further thing, if possible, that we could create different rules for different forums, which would enable different use of this mod in different places.
This may take a little more thought about the most efficient and intuitive way to go about implementing, but I think it is doable.

I truly appreciate your feedback and will do my best to add these features as soon as possible.
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Old 10 May 2015, 18:09
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Thanks, that would make your mod more useful in creating special purpose forums and enable different usage patterns.
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Old 13 May 2015, 18:03
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This was exactly what I wanted and it works like a charm. Mark even got on my site and helped figure out the issue. Great mod, and some good ideas here for improvement!
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Old 13 May 2015, 18:18
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Works a bit like this mod but for guests only
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Old 04 Jun 2015, 15:40
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I'd like to point out that using printable version, it still shows the additional replies .
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Old 04 Jun 2015, 16:19
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Originally Posted by Skyrider View Post
I'd like to point out that using printable version, it still shows the additional replies .
Update: version 1.1
  • Affected users denied access to printable thread.
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Old 21 Jul 2015, 05:10
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Update: version 1.2
  • Now fully compatible with "Hide BBCodes/Signatures From Guests/Users."
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Old 04 Aug 2015, 19:05
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Originally Posted by MarkFL View Post
Update: version 1.2
Now fully compatible with "Hide BBCodes/Signatures From Guests/Users."


I installed 1.2, but it's still displaying as 1.1 @ Manage Products

& The settings it's showing 1.0


Last edited by akz645; 04 Aug 2015 at 19:24.
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Old 04 Aug 2015, 19:22
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Thanks! I have fixed the version numbers.
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Old 04 Aug 2015, 19:24
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Originally Posted by MarkFL View Post
Thanks! I have fixed the version numbers.
Thanks

@Mark
Did you implement Alan's suggestion into the mod, without including it in the update log?
Originally Posted by Alan_SP View Post
SNIP


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I'm a little confused regarding ^that description.

Wouldn't this be valid:
Hence the product is not "effectively disabled", is it?

Last edited by akz645; 04 Aug 2015 at 19:31.
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