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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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vB Version: 3.6.7 Rating: (17 votes - 4.94 average) Installs: 187
Released: 07 Nov 2006 Last Update: 29 Jun 2007 Downloads: 1080
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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.

  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).


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!


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Old 06 May 2009, 16:16
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Originally Posted by JohorBahru View Post
could I set for my registered user group but only for the first rank?
the following ranks will be free from the restricted posting amount
That would be possible assigning a secondary usergroup to the members with less than X number of posts / more than X number of posts...

(I believe that there is somewhere around this forum a Mod to change usergroups when the member gets X number of posts... - but I'm not shure on this... )

Anyway, your idea is very good!
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Old 12 May 2009, 07:02
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24 hours xianzhi?
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Old 12 May 2009, 07:58
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Just so I am clear. I can set one usergroup to allow only one thread per user in a specific forum..forever. That is what I am looking for. Then, I can have another usergroup ( admins ) have as many as they want?

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Old 14 May 2009, 14:47
earthome earthome is offline
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In the 1440 minutes, all members of group a total of five post it?

How do I set up so that the four groups of users can be in the 1440 minutes in, a version of a total of 5 post post

(This is the English translation came through #.)
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Old 17 May 2009, 10:41
NetRover NetRover is offline
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Hi there, this is still working fine in 3.8 and is a great mod.

I would like to see this updated so that users could see a running counter of how many threads/posts they have made within the X period and how many they have left.

please keep the good work going.
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Old 30 May 2009, 13:32
Kadi Kadi is offline
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Has this hack been updated for 3.8.x?

Great hack.
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Old 01 Jun 2009, 07:51
FernandoFG FernandoFG is offline
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Great Hack!, Thanks.

Is there a way to apply this to a one parent forum and its child-forums at once?. Let's say I just want to limit users to 20 post a day in a forum and its sub-forums (globally, not per forum), and still have the ability to continue posting unlimited outside this specific forum.

Thanks again
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Old 01 Jun 2009, 08:17
FernandoFG FernandoFG is offline
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Let me rephrase the above post:

I would like to apply this hack on a per CATEGORY basis, not per forum basis. Is this possible?

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Old 04 Jun 2009, 05:33
pooslokka pooslokka is offline
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Mode of the month i should say.

so i kicked the ass of that guy who flooding the forum with his useless computer jok's

Marked and installed and rated the max
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Old 09 Jun 2009, 09:34
street tactic street tactic is offline
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I seriously need something like this for 3.8.2 !

I'd like to set 2 of my subforums to be throttled at 1 thread creation total per user.

I saw someone here got it going on 3.8.1 and gave it a shot, but its a no go. I have no way of inserting the new throttle forums even after setting per forum to 'Yes'.

Excellent idea here!
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Old 03 Jul 2009, 01:37
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What if a user belongs to multiple usergroups? i.e. Regular User and Special User. I want to limit Special User to 1 post per day in a forum. What is the priority? Will Special User be limited to 1 post per day if its an additional usergroup or will they be unlimited because their primary usergroup is Registered?
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Old 10 Jul 2009, 00:10
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Answering my own question, the answer is NO. Only the primary usergroup was checked. I had to modify the code to check all usergroups and then use the most restrictive one of the selections.
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Old 11 Jul 2009, 16:17
leonidas31 leonidas31 is offline
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This hack is possible installed in Vb 3.8.3 ?
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Old 13 Jul 2009, 12:16
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Old 15 Jul 2009, 04:14
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Originally Posted by leonidas31 View Post

This hack is possible installed in Vb 3.8.3 ?
yes, works fine in 3.8.3
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