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Force Users to Read a Thread
Mod Version: 2.0, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (69 votes - 4.68 average) Installs: 1019
Released: 09 Jul 2007 Last Update: 05 Mar 2008 Downloads: 4644
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Additional Files  

vB 3.7 version of this hack here: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=172155


Force Users to Read a Thread 2.0


About this hack:
This hack allows you to set a thread as 'must read' by your members. Right now, if you make a post and want all your members to read it, you have no way of enforcing it. This hack will give an error message similar to the one you get when you need to change you password, saying that the admins want you to read a certain thread before they continue using the forum.

Once a user reads a thread, they wont be bugged to read it again.

You can set all usergroups or just certain onces that must read a thread.

You can set to site wide or just some forums.

Option to Force Guests

This hack added one query to every page on your forum a member goes to.
  • Files edited: 0
  • Templates edited: 0
  • Files to upload: 2 (1 via ACP, 2 via FTP)
  • Time to install: 1 minute
Updates:

Version 2.0 (03/05/08):
  • First Release of this Hack for vb3.7
  • MAJOR update. Hack totally re-writen. You must uninstall old version before upgrading.
  • Fixed just about all bugs. (like if you delete a thread...)
  • No more template edit. Everything done in ACP.
  • Permissions for by who ever has ACP access with threads and posts
  • Force Guests to read a thread now.
  • Works for BOTH vb3.6 AND vb3.7
Please post your comments or suggestions for this hack. I read ALL posts.

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  • The error message.
  • The universal options.
  • Where you go to set the settings.
  • The list of forums that have force read settings.
  • The edit/add screen.

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Moderators Functions Force Users to Read a Thread Abe1 vBulletin 3.7 Add-ons 422 04 Dec 2015 15:08

  #511  
Old 19 Apr 2008, 16:04
DannyITR DannyITR is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Originally Posted by ronnie2112 View Post
Hi, what does the "Force Read Order" mean or do exactly?

ANd also, I want to set it to be SIte wide on my forum, but I want it to show the "YOu must read this thread first message" ALL the time and EVRYTIME a user signs in to my forum. Right now it works, but only the first a user logs in do they see the message. After they log out and back in they dont see the message anymore and I would like them to, and also for this to happen to ALL usergroups....

hope that question makes [email protected]!

Tahnks in advance for any [email protected]! I luv this mod....installed clicked!
If I may offer some friendly criticism...don't you think that may get annoying to have to read the same thread every time your return to a forum? I would stop coming. I know its none of my business but I thought another perspective might help out.
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  #512  
Old 20 Apr 2008, 06:15
baymortgage99 baymortgage99 is offline
 
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Can you make forum members read the "Rules" not a particular thread
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  #513  
Old 20 Apr 2008, 09:27
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TrikkeTalk TrikkeTalk is offline
 
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Hi there,

Is there anyone who can provide me the old 1.2 version. I just liked that one better. This one, for some reasons, doesn't seem to work om my forums.

So please help me out.

Last edited by TrikkeTalk; 20 Apr 2008 at 09:46.
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  #514  
Old 20 Apr 2008, 12:07
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apiasto apiasto is offline
 
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can u do an addition that admin can manually write what that thread is about instead of admin want you to read this.i think the first thing user gets in his mind is he did something wrong and he is getting a warning.but if we can manually mention like if the thread for voting or forum rules it will work better,its just a thought.i would love to have that option.thanks
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  #515  
Old 21 Apr 2008, 11:34
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TrikkeTalk TrikkeTalk is offline
 
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Hi,

Nobody? I know it sounds stupid but for some reason I didn't store the old version of this mod.

Please I need this old version.

Thanks
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  #516  
Old 21 Apr 2008, 13:47
RDx321 RDx321 is offline
 
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Can I possibly add the option to force read to the thread tools menu on the forum also? Similar to how the old version was.
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  #517  
Old 21 Apr 2008, 14:17
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apiasto apiasto is offline
 
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Originally Posted by TrikkeTalk View Post
Hi,

Nobody? I know it sounds stupid but for some reason I didn't store the old version of this mod.

Please I need this old version.

Thanks
here u go man
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  #518  
Old 21 Apr 2008, 18:07
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TrikkeTalk TrikkeTalk is offline
 
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Originally Posted by apiasto View Post
here u go man

Hey Thanks,

You are a real pal!!!!
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  #519  
Old 21 Apr 2008, 19:50
anoob anoob is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Is there a way, I can have new members be forced to read a thread, without bothering my existing members?

We have a thread where our rules are posted, and I'd like to force new members to have to read the rules first.
Thanks in advance!
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  #520  
Old 21 Apr 2008, 23:07
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TrikkeTalk TrikkeTalk is offline
 
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Hmmm,

Just reinstalled the old 1.2 version and it instantly works like a charm. Strange but true.
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  #521  
Old 22 Apr 2008, 13:08
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apiasto apiasto is offline
 
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ya for some reason i am stuck to the old one too
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  #522  
Old 22 Apr 2008, 13:08
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apiasto apiasto is offline
 
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Originally Posted by TrikkeTalk View Post
Hey Thanks,

You are a real pal!!!!
ya i know u owe me one lol
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  #523  
Old 22 Apr 2008, 15:08
technom8t technom8t is offline
 
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chnage the text of the popup box telling members to read the thread.....

Originally Posted by apiasto View Post
can u do an addition that admin can manually write what that thread is about instead of admin want you to read this.i think the first thing user gets in his mind is he did something wrong and he is getting a warning.but if we can manually mention like if the thread for voting or forum rules it will work better,its just a thought.i would love to have that option.thanks

if you open the actual plugin with a text editor (i use notepad2) press CTRL+F and search for this text :


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

you can now replace this with what you wish it to say, then press save and import the product again, remember to select overwrite :-)
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  #524  
Old 22 Apr 2008, 23:47
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Alfa1 Alfa1 is offline
 
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Does version 1.2 work for vb 3.7?
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Old 23 Apr 2008, 05:31
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Real name: Abe
Originally Posted by ronnie2112 View Post
Hi, what does the "Force Read Order" mean or do exactly?

ANd also, I want to set it to be SIte wide on my forum, but I want it to show the "YOu must read this thread first message" ALL the time and EVRYTIME a user signs in to my forum. Right now it works, but only the first a user logs in do they see the message. After they log out and back in they dont see the message anymore and I would like them to, and also for this to happen to ALL usergroups....

hope that question makes [email protected]!

Tahnks in advance for any [email protected]! I luv this mod....installed clicked!
If a user has to view more then one thread, which one to do first.

No way to do that request though.
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