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Cyb - Advanced Permissions Based on Post Count
Mod Version: 4.4, by Valter (Coder) Valter is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (70 votes - 4.87 average) Installs: 798
Released: 10 Jan 2009 Last Update: Never Downloads: 3473
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Info:
This product allows you to set permissions based on userís post count for:
-viewing forum (threads listing),
-viewing threads content,
-creating new threads,
-replying to threads,
-viewing attachments,
-Viewing/Posting links/images and e-mail addresses,
-sending private messages,
-sending e-mails,
-posting Visitor messages
-viewing Albums
-creating new Albums
-posting Picture comments
-viewing Social Groups
-creating new Social Groups
-posting Group messages

This will disallow members with no permissions to view forums/threads/posts/links through normal view, printthread, search, archive*, thread preview. Note that you can set Forum/Thread Permissions for each forum/sub-forum separately. Screenshot shows additional options in Forum Manager and error messages shown to user when trying to view restricted area.

*-When you set in some forum "Minimum Post Count To View Thread Listing In This Forum" option to different value than "0" guests will not be able to see thread listing in that forum through Archive. For logged-in users this function works normally regarding user's post count.
-When you set in some forum "Minimum Post Count To View Threads Content In This Forum" option to different value than "0" guests will not be able to read threads in that forum through Archive. For logged-in users this function works normally regarding user's post count.

How it works and why it's better than vB Promotions system...
First of all it's very easy to use.

Forum is shown on forumhome but if you have no needed post count you'll see lock icon and predefined error message when try to access. When you set this via vB Promotions system forum is hidden on forumhome and you must create additional usergroup to make all this working.

When user collect needed amount of posts he will be able to access protected forum immediately. When you set this via vB Promotions system then user must wait until Promotions task is executed ... then he will be able to access protected forum. How much time user must wait it depends on settings in AdminCP/Scheduled Tasks... and if you set this to run every minute it pushes your server. If you set it to 2 or more minutes then user must wait more and more... and nobody like it.

Thanks to:
grog6 - plugin was inspired by his original hack for vB 3.0.x.
macooper - for help with creating first version of plugin for vB 3.5.0.

Installation:
Import XML file (as product): AdminCP > Plugin System > Manage Products > [Add/Import Product]

To set options:
Go to: AdminCP > vBulletin Options > Cyb Advanced Permissions Based on User's Post Count - set options here

Versions:
v1.0 - Sep 16.2005.
-First release
v1.1 - Sep 19.2005.
-Updated to disallow users to view forum or threads through printthread or archive
-Changed modification name to "Access Permissions Based on User's Post Count"
v1.2 Ė Oct 10.2005.
-Added option to set permissions based on user's post count for creating threads
-Added option to set permissions based on user's post count for posting replies
-Added plugin for archive. No more need to edit any files (this was optional step in v1.1).
v2.0 - Nov 20.2005.
-Now user can not search posts in restricted areas.
-Now "Locked" icon is shown on forumhome for restricted forums (if "Show Lock Icons to Users" is choosen in vB Options).
-Fixed ALL known bugs.
v2.1 - Nov 21.2005.
-Bug fixed - search problems
v2.5 - Jan 29.2006.
-Added Attachment Permissions
-Added Private Messages Permissions
-Added ability to turn off whole system or some parts
v2.5.1 - Jan 30.2006.
-Fixed version info
-Fixed forum manager error
v2.5.2 - Feb 26.2006.
-Archive bug fixed.
*When you set in some forum "Minimum Post Count To View Thread Listing In This Forum" option to different value than "0" guests will not be able to see thread listing in that forum through Archive. For logged-in users this function works normally regarding user's post count.
*When you set in some forum "Minimum Post Count To View Threads Content In This Forum" option to different value than "0" guests will not be able to read threads in that forum through Archive. For logged-in users this function works normally regarding user's post count.
v2.6 - May 02.2006.
-In previous version it was possible to view part of thread when you move mouse over thread title (if configured that users can see thread listing but not thread content)... this is fixed now, please upgrade
-Added e-mail permissions
-Hack renamed from "Access Permissions Based on User's Post Count" to "Cyb Advanced Permissions Based on User's Post Count"
v2.7 - May 04.2006.
-Attachments permissions bug fixed
v2.8 - May 26.2006.
-Added - Now users with no permissions to send PMs can post PMs to usergroups you choose
-Added - Link Posting Permissions. Member must have x posts before can post links.
-Added - Now you can easily exclude usergroups from any restrictions (see screenshots)
v2.9 - May 27.2006.
-Added ability to hide last post info for choosen forums
-"To view attachments..." phrase is now more flexible. Now required post count number must NOT be at the end. Add {1} where you wish to show required post count number and add {2} where you wish to show user's post count in phrase.
v3.0 - May 31.2006.
-Bug fixed. Usergroups who are excluded from "Forum/Thread Permissions" will be able to see last post info in forums where you have choose to hide it.
v3.1 - June 03.2006.
-Added "Excluded groups" to PMs Permissions
-Users with no permissions to send PMs (except to allowed usergroups you choose) will see note on New PM page (see screenshots)
v3.2 - Aug 04. 2006.
- Release of this hack for vB v3.6
v3.3 - Aug 05. 2006.
- Attachment Permissions error message fixed
v3.4 - Aug 24. 2006.
- Fixed bug in "Links Posting Permissions" (user can post link when replying to thread)
- Added "Product Version Checking" - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=124679
v3.5 - Aug 25. 2006.
- Another "Link Permissions" bug fixed
v3.6 - Sep 02. 2006.
- If user has no permissions to view forum/thread he will see standard no permission message instead of "post count needed" one
- Fixed error messages for archive
- Added: "Links Viewing Permissions" (regular post view, printthread view, thread preview, archive view)
- Added: Forums can be excluded from "Links Posting Permissions" restrictions
- Added: Forums can be excluded from "Attachment Permissions" restrictions
v3.7 - Sep 04. 2006.
- Added ability to easily set forum/thread-permissions to the same level for all existing forums (only SuperAdmin can do this)
v3.8 - Sep 20. 2006.
- Fixed bug (posting links permissions doesn't work)
v3.9 - Feb 23. 2007.
- Fixed bug (guests can't see attachments even there are no post count requirements)
- Fixed bug (links not hidden in showpost)
- In "Links Posting Permissions" added option to additionally disallow members to post e-mail addresses
- Several code improvements for better compatibility
v4.0 - Apr 04. 2007.
-Post count requirements to view attachments, view links/images, and post links/images, moved to Forum Manager (different settings for individual forums possible)
-Quote is now enabled when user has no permissions to view links/images but they are not shown inside quote tags.
-You must not rebuild forum info manually after setting up parameters for all forums ("Global-set" page). This is now done automatically.
-"Links/Images Viewing Permissions" much better hides links/images, now including ones in search results post titles and notification e-mails.
-Added option to hide links/images in signatures
-Fixed bug (vBulletin RSS Feed Robot stops working when post count is required to create threads)
-"Global-set" page improved with new options, list of forums with current settings, quick forum edit links,...
-General code cleanup, optimizations, improvements,...
v4.1 - Aug 18. 2007.
-Fixed bug with errors in Archive
-Group membership checking works now for supplementary usergroups too
-Some minor security and compatibility improvements...
v4.2 - Sep 01. 2007.
-Definitely fixed bug with blocking RSS Poster
-Improved "Attachments Viewing Permissions" (now user can not download attachment when attachment id is known)
-New in "Attachments Viewing Permissions": Option to allow users to view image thumbnails, but not full size images
-New in "Private Messages Sending Permissions": With no-permissions error affected user gets list of allowed recipients too
-Minor bug fixes...
v4.3 - May 01. 2008.
-CSRF protection added
-Compatible with vBulletin 3.7 Gold (may not work with Beta/RC releases)
-Fixed bug where some users are not able to import product
v4.4 - Jun 19. 2008.
-"Last post info" automatically hidden for users who are not able to acces forum
-Fixed bug where e-mails posting permissions does not work properly
-New: Minimum post count to post Visitor messages
-New: Minimum post count to view Albums
-New: Minimum post count to post Picture comments
-New: Minimum post count to create new Albums
-New: Minimum post count to view Social Groups
-New: Minimum post count to create new Social Groups
-New: Minimum post count to post Group messages
-Minor bug fixes...


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  #61  
Old 20 Jun 2009, 08:54
Valter Valter is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Use original XML. Re-download if needed.
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Old 20 Jun 2009, 19:22
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presh presh is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
need HELP setting permissions

This was the very first mod I have ever personally installed. so please excuse me if this is incredibly stupid.

I did install the mod, and went into Vbulletin options to set the preferences.
At each section, there are two options: Individual Forums or All Existing Forums.
so far so good.

When I choose "All Existing Forums", the link takes me to a page that shows all the smilies that are installed for the forums. That's it.

How/where do I merely set new users unable to post links or email addresses until they've posted x # of messages?

barb
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  #63  
Old 20 Jun 2009, 20:01
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presh presh is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Cybernetec View Post
Use original XML. Re-download if needed.
I downloaded the 3.8 version and installed the XML file.
Will redo that and see if it helps.
should I try 3.7?

barb
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  #64  
Old 20 Jun 2009, 20:07
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presh presh is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Cybernetec View Post
Use original XML. Re-download if needed.
uninstalled.
re-downloaded the version for 3.8
installed.

same result - "all existing forums" opens SMILIES page.

barb
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  #65  
Old 20 Jun 2009, 21:16
Valter Valter is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
You must be SuperAdmin to be able to access this page.

SuperAdmins are set in config.php in 'includes' folder on your server.
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Old 06 Jul 2009, 06:10
ShadowStalker ShadowStalker is offline
 
Join Date: May 2009
I was having an issue with this mod in conjunction with one of the backup mods on this database or a vb ad management mod. I will reinstall those mods and see if I can pinpoint the issue I was experiencing.
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Old 07 Jul 2009, 03:12
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tafreeh tafreeh is offline
 
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Location: Canada
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it dosent work on private messagin....
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 02:29
SoloX SoloX is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Cybernetec View Post
You must be SuperAdmin to be able to access this page.

SuperAdmins are set in config.php in 'includes' folder on your server.

I am editing as superadmin but i still get the smilies page when setting permissions for all forums.
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  #69  
Old 09 Jul 2009, 09:07
EidolonAH EidolonAH is offline
 
Join Date: May 2009
Real name: Eidolon
Weird, I have had this installed for a while now, I have recently reset all permissions so members cannot post anywhere until they have 1 post count other than an intro forum. The minimum post count of 1 is being ignored, new members are making their first posts in areas other than the intro forum. I know you're bust Cybernetec but would you have any idea what I might have got wrong to cause the post count requirement to be ignored.
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Old 13 Jul 2009, 20:53
atonement atonement is offline
 
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selecting "for all existing forums" brings me to FAQ-->smiley page?
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Old 14 Jul 2009, 16:23
cnutter cnutter is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Can your Add-on be used with/in addition to VBs system?

Can your Add-on be used with/in addition to VBs system?
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Old 15 Jul 2009, 18:21
EidolonAH EidolonAH is offline
 
Join Date: May 2009
Real name: Eidolon
Hiya Cybernetec, sorry to be a pain in the butt but I really do need to push you for some kind of answer please.
Currently this mod no-longer works on my site, the minimum post count requirement is being completely ignored, people are posting all over the site even though they don't have the required post count to do so. I really need your help please.
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Old 15 Jul 2009, 21:28
Valter Valter is offline
 
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I really don't know what it can be.

If you wish create temp admin account for me and I'll fix it for you.

I need access to options/products/styles.
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Old 16 Jul 2009, 10:42
EidolonAH EidolonAH is offline
 
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Real name: Eidolon
Originally Posted by Cybernetec View Post
I really don't know what it can be.

If you wish create temp admin account for me and I'll fix it for you.

I need access to options/products/styles.
Account set-up and details PM'd.
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Old 16 Jul 2009, 19:46
Valter Valter is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
I've just checked your site.

Product works fine for me.

I've removed temporarily Admin group from "excluded groups" and I was not able to reply to threads in your forums.
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