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Force Users to Read a Thread
Mod Version: 2.0, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
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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Pictures:
  • 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

  #556  
Old 11 May 2008, 06:36
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Originally Posted by Elenna View Post
Sorry, I haven't seen if it is possible to 'fix' this... if a member is in the middle of submitting a new post when you mark a thread as a Forced Read one, if they preview their post it will force them to read the thread.

To go along with that, if someone Submits a new post at that time, they are forced to read the thread and their post is not actually submitted.

I preferred the "areas" instead of forums (i.e. UserCP, Index, etc).
You can globally turn it off for the newreply and newthread pages.
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Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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  #557  
Old 11 May 2008, 06:36
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by kira View Post
This is a great idea for a mod, thank you! Unfortunately I'm running into the problem where people are being forced to read a thread even though they've already read it. Where is the option to show people this notice only once?
I dont have a clue.

Are they guest or regular users?
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MY HACKS -

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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  #558  
Old 11 May 2008, 07:28
Elenna Elenna is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
You can globally turn it off for the newreply and newthread pages.
Aha, thanks very much!
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  #559  
Old 16 May 2008, 00:56
Robbey Robbey is offline
 
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can the user be made to view two threads, one after another?
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  #560  
Old 16 May 2008, 04:48
badboyz badboyz is offline
 
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v nice hack v helpful
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  #561  
Old 17 May 2008, 15:26
olivercookson olivercookson is offline
 
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Hi,

Great idea!! Ive installed, but no option shows in "thread tools". What have I done wrong? Im running vb 3.7.

Thanks
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  #562  
Old 18 May 2008, 13:05
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Robbey View Post
can the user be made to view two threads, one after another?
Yes. Once they finish with one, if they try to go elsewhere, they will get the error message again.
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MY HACKS -

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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  #563  
Old 18 May 2008, 13:06
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Originally Posted by olivercookson View Post
Hi,

Great idea!! Ive installed, but no option shows in "thread tools". What have I done wrong? Im running vb 3.7.

Thanks
That is not were the option is located. It is in the ACP under threads and posts.
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MY HACKS -

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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  #564  
Old 18 May 2008, 16:36
olivercookson olivercookson is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
That is not were the option is located. It is in the ACP under threads and posts.
Ahh..

Its not showing in there either?

Cheers
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  #565  
Old 24 May 2008, 10:36
PlymWS PlymWS is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
I uninstalled an older version to upgrade to the latest but now if I force a thread nothing happens. If I put in a thread to be forced I get the Saved Sucessfully message but the information doesn't get written to the DB as it doesn't show up on the ACP forced threads page.

I'm using VB3.6.8.

e: Having checked the DB I can see the tables have been created but they're empty so the data isn't getting to them somehow.

Last edited by PlymWS; 24 May 2008 at 10:44.
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  #566  
Old 24 May 2008, 13:18
mry mry is offline
 
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this mod WONDERFUL working... very thx


I ask : if ı make a thread force thread for all usergroups, any problem for bots ?
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  #567  
Old 26 May 2008, 06:39
richTV richTV is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Hello Abe1.

Apologies if this has been addressed but i see that when i upgraded from v1.2 to 2.0, the "Manage Force Thread Reading" is no longer available in the Thread Tools drop down menu.

is there a reason this was omitted in v2.0 ?

note: since i didn't see it, i went ahead and removed the v1.2 template edits [see below] and then reinstalled v2.0 but no option still wasn't showing within Thread Tools.....i thought having it available was a nice way to quickly access a particular thread.


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  #568  
Old 29 May 2008, 19:30
SpaceStar SpaceStar is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
I've 3.71 installed - and just installed this hack - but it's not working... When I Add a new thread, giving these infos:

thread ID=1
Force Read Order= 10
Expire= No
Usergroup=all
Location: Sitewise

.. and then hit the save button - nothing happens
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  #569  
Old 30 May 2008, 01:15
Total666 Total666 is offline
 
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Bug - maybe ??

See the attached pic .. thanks
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  #570  
Old 04 Jun 2008, 21:43
anoob anoob is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
I get the following error:
Your submission could not be processed because a security token was missing or mismatched.

If this occurred unexpectedly, please inform the administrator and describe the action you performed before you received this error
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