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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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  #61  
Old 10 Sep 2007, 19:08
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apiasto apiasto is offline
 
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very neat thnx
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  #62  
Old 21 Nov 2007, 21:16
Rolito Rolito is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Congratulations for this great mod.

There are 2 questions pending...I would appreciate some feedback:

1) exclude the deleted/closed threads? Will it be fixed in V2.2?

2) people can get around this by using Quick Reply. Will it be fixed in V2.2?

Any release date for V2.2 ?

Thanks a lot !
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  #63  
Old 30 Nov 2007, 07:07
sylar sylar is offline
 
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Great MOD, installed it and it works great. Even if threads are closed by the person that created them they can not create another one until the time defined has expired.

Thanks a lot.
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  #64  
Old 30 Nov 2007, 19:26
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CyberRanger CyberRanger is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Rolito View Post

2) people can get around this by using Quick Reply. Will it be fixed in V2.2?
I'm working on V2.2 but I cannot replicate the "Quick Reply" get around. The "Quick Reply" box displays but if you try to post a message, the throttle still kicks in. See my attached pic for what I got.
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  #65  
Old 22 Dec 2007, 20:23
Sandy-XXX Sandy-XXX is offline
 
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Thanks, Installed
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  #66  
Old 01 Jan 2008, 14:23
hippiesimz hippiesimz is offline
 
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is it possible to make it " maximum post per forum / thread based on user title "
thanks.. by the way... very very good work !!!!!
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  #67  
Old 07 Jan 2008, 23:20
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CyberRanger CyberRanger is offline
 
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Originally Posted by hippiesimz View Post
is it possible to make it " maximum post per forum / thread based on user title "
thanks.. by the way... very very good work !!!!!
sorry, but that would be a complete re-write.
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  #68  
Old 01 Feb 2008, 07:38
orok orok is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Real name: Omar
Hello,
i want to thank you for this Product, i want to ask if i could limit the the total number for usergroup's thread at all forums >> for example:
at all forums the registered users could only post 4 thread a day but a premium group could post unlimited messages.
thank you
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  #69  
Old 01 Feb 2008, 15:24
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CyberRanger CyberRanger is offline
 
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Originally Posted by orok View Post
Hello,
i want to thank you for this Product, i want to ask if i could limit the the total number for usergroup's thread at all forums >> for example:
at all forums the registered users could only post 4 thread a day but a premium group could post unlimited messages.
thank you
If you leave "Activate per Forum/Usergroup Checking" set to "No", what you want is the default behavior.
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  #70  
Old 07 Feb 2008, 08:56
abduljso abduljso is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Hi, thanks for the porduct it sounds really useful. I just don't know how to restrict the # posts. Could you please clarify more after installing the file product_throttol_posts_v2.1
Please see the attached menu that I see in my admin cp

And to clarify more from my side :-), I can not get the "throttle post/Threads" options in the left hand side of my admic cp after downloading the above file. I only get the attached under the Vb options!

Thanks alot
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  #71  
Old 08 Feb 2008, 11:02
sylar sylar is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
This is a great hack and I use it a lot.

Could this be modified so you can also restrict the users based their number of posts they have accumulated.

IE .... I want only to allow a VIP usergroup and also Registered members with 100 posts or more to be able to post on certain forums.
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  #72  
Old 09 Feb 2008, 09:19
orok orok is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Real name: Omar
it's work

Originally Posted by CyberRanger View Post
If you leave "Activate per Forum/Usergroup Checking" set to "No", what you want is the default behavior.
lol .. i instelled another Product and i ask you the qustion >> it's work now

thank you
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  #73  
Old 15 Feb 2008, 03:56
athlon64bit athlon64bit is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Great hack, does this work on v3.7? If it doesn't are their plans for it to be made compatable with v3.7?:
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  #74  
Old 15 Feb 2008, 06:27
baghdad4ever baghdad4ever is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
Real name: husam
thank you

can you make it by forum only

i want to prevent all user to write more than 3 topics in certain forum

if you make by forum

i can

if by usergroups it is defficult

can you help plz
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  #75  
Old 13 Mar 2008, 01:30
Acido Acido is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Originally Posted by CyberRanger View Post
I'm working on V2.2 but I cannot replicate the "Quick Reply" get around. The "Quick Reply" box displays but if you try to post a message, the throttle still kicks in. See my attached pic for what I got.
Hi

Have you plans to extend this hack to Blog Post's in V2.2?

Regards
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