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Require X posts before user can use PM system.
Mod Version: 1.00, by poetic (Member) poetic is offline
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vB Version: 3.0.0 Rating: (1 vote - 1.00 average) Installs: 13
Released: 15 Apr 2004 Last Update: Never Downloads: 3
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What does it do?
This mod allows you in the Admin Control Panel to require your users to have X amount of posts before they can use the PM system.

Why make this?
Some boards have a lot of people join their sites just to PM certain people about hacks/mods/downloads/tutorials, etc. It will be helpful to keep them out a little bit or atleast earn posts, from this.


Edits
1 in private.php.
1 in /includes/config.php (debug mode, then it's taken out).
1 phrase added.
1 administration option added.


Notes
- No copyright notification required
- No credit required in any form
- I'm not sure if this has been done before, but I don't think so. Sorry if so.

Sources
EvilLS1's template for instructions.txt - Did this without asking, but I'm sure it's nothing he's going to kick my shins for, as it's just a template for instructions.

In your includes/config.php before you start this hack add anywhere in the file in between <?php and ?>


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After your done with this hack, please be sure to take it out.


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  #2  
Old 15 Apr 2004, 00:30
poetic poetic is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
In the screenshot, where it says you need a total of 100 posts. That is replaced with the number you have in the AdminCP.
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Old 15 Apr 2004, 02:21
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Nice. :}
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Old 15 Apr 2004, 08:51
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Thanks, I'm going to adapt this for the v3 Arcade..
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Old 15 Apr 2004, 10:21
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Hate to say this, but yet another useless hack. Somthing that can be acomplished by default within vBulletin 3's system.


How you ask?

Usergroup Promotions:
Default usergroup gets NO pm permissions
add a secondary usergroup that has PM's enabled
Add a promotion to add user to new group when XXX posts number is reached
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Old 15 Apr 2004, 11:12
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Useless to you. Don't knock it unless you know that some people don't find this handy. I find it perfect. I want all usergroups to be the same. NO pm's until X posts. Simple as that.
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Old 15 Apr 2004, 11:25
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Just a little update to what I said:

I personally would rather hack my board with, 3 lines of code, a phrase, and an option that have to fuss with another usergroup, and permissions for all my forums (53 forums) - I could just mock the permissions, but I set my forums up to be different each time.
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Old 15 Apr 2004, 13:13
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Note this hack has several flaws, the main one being everyone can still receive PM's if they are switched on and be notified they have new PM's, yet not be able to view them.

IMO the promotions route is a lot more comprehensive and at the end of the day the little time taken to do it means greater benefits for all. I know, I've done both methods on my board.
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Old 15 Apr 2004, 16:12
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lol i might of had use for this if NTLDR hadn't pointed that out
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Old 15 Apr 2004, 19:59
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Originally Posted by poetic
Just a little update to what I said:

I personally would rather hack my board with, 3 lines of code, a phrase, and an option that have to fuss with another usergroup, and permissions for all my forums (53 forums) - I could just mock the permissions, but I set my forums up to be different each time.
Why would you want to change permissions for your 53 forums? We are talking about the PM system here...
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Old 15 Apr 2004, 20:04
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Originally Posted by Owen
Why would you want to change permissions for your 53 forums? We are talking about the PM system here...
You dont need to change any permissions, create a new usergroup and base their permissions off the registered usergroup
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Old 16 Apr 2004, 01:15
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Originally Posted by Owen
Why would you want to change permissions for your 53 forums? We are talking about the PM system here...
I am still pretty new with the system, so yeah I guess what I said makes no sense at all.. is there anyway I can request this hack to be deleted?
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Old 16 Apr 2004, 01:55
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Originally Posted by poetic
I am still pretty new with the system, so yeah I guess what I said makes no sense at all.. is there anyway I can request this hack to be deleted?
Don't delete it......no hack is a bad hack. I certainly have a use for this, as I have over 35 usergroups.....it's a pain in the arse to set up permissions for each group, then add promotions for each group. Yes, I can do it that way......but your hack has saved me about an hour and a half! Thank you!
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Old 16 Apr 2004, 02:04
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Zachery Zachery is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Buczilla
Don't delete it......no hack is a bad hack. I certainly have a use for this, as I have over 35 usergroups.....it's a pain in the arse to set up permissions for each group, then add promotions for each group. Yes, I can do it that way......but your hack has saved me about an hour and a half! Thank you!
Buc thats what "Base usergroup off of" and "Base usergroup permissions off of" are for
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Old 16 Apr 2004, 11:27
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Zach, what would you do if they are already created? Also.. did no one seem to notice I'm going update this soon (Says in the text file) that you can't send PM's to a user who can't use PM system yet?
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