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Limited Guest Viewing -- Motivate Guests to Register
Mod Version: 2.1.0, by Ted S (Coder) Ted S is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (76 votes - 4.76 average) Installs: 934
Released: 27 Dec 2009 Last Update: 21 Jul 2012 Downloads: 5741
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With vBulletin, forum guests are able to view endless amounts of content without being directly asked or forced to register no matter how many times they come back. The purpose of the Limited Guest Viewing System is to drive in registrations [or membership upgrades] by limiting the number of threads guests [or certain membergroups] are able to view without interruption.

This plugin offers two options which can be used to drive in more registrations. The first option allows you to show a reminder message or advertisement after a guest has viewed a certain number of threads. The second option puts up a roadblock stopping guests from viewing threads altogether after reaching a certain number of views. Both options work together to encourage and ultimately force anonymous visitors to either register or login but can also be used separately based on your individual needs.

Install Instructions:
Read the install file. Customize via admin settings & templates.

Customizing the content / messages:
To customize which messages appear or what they say, go to vBulletin options, select the “Limited Guest Viewing System” group and configure the options as desired. Each phase can be modified by adding translation text. Through the ACP you can enable or disable each option, specify the number of threads that can be viewed before the option is enabled and input any forums you wish to exclude from being blocked.

Search Engine Bots (Spiders):
Anything that changes your forum viewing can impact how search engines treat it. The cookie approach used by this modification is bypassed by many bots and, since people can still view posts, cloaking should not apply. Users with IP logging may face more restrictions although a filtering system lets defined spiders pass. This plugin is intended to limit repetitive viewing and not restrict people from single views.

For a full explanation of the impact on bots read the install file before asking questions.


Usergroup Limitations:

Version 2.1 introduces basic usergroup limiting with the same rules & messages guests get. Based on demand this may be extended to a per-usergroup level restriction and messaging in the future.

Change Log:
- 7.21.2012 - Update to 2.1.0 which adds usergroup limiting, fixes mySQL 5.5 support, removes the need for template editing, cleans up install guide. Upgrading is optional.

Mod Philosophy -- Drive Your Own Success:
All of my mods are inspired by my work in the digital industry and are designed to drive registrations, interaction or other engagement activities the core platform does not address. Each is designed to fit a general need by providing a starting point but it's on you to decide how to make things work to their best possible outcome. Don't stay in the box.

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  #586  
Old 10 May 2015, 01:01
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pityocamptes pityocamptes is offline
 
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ok. Doesnt work anyways. Anyone have a different type of guest force registration?
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Old 10 May 2015, 01:13
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ForceHSS ForceHSS is offline
 
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It does work, but if you don't explain what settings you have or what way you have config it its hard to help
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  #588  
Old 10 May 2015, 01:17
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Well, should I try it again? Or do you know without a doubt that it will tank google from looking at my site? If it does prohibit google, do you have any other options or mods that may encourage guests to register? Thanks.
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Old 10 May 2015, 01:56
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Unless you get a mod made this one will stop google and other bots crawling your site. If you want to use it up to you
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Old 11 May 2015, 17:10
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by ForceHSS View Post
Unless you get a mod made this one will stop google and other bots crawling your site. If you want to use it up to you
What makes you believe Google is not crawling your site due to the modification? What had you set it to?
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  #591  
Old 27 May 2015, 12:24
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Originally Posted by Stefan118 View Post
Is there any chance that this mod can be modified so it effects also the printable version?

What i mean is:
If you are not logged in (guest), and you go to a topic, than you can only read first post of the topic.
But on the Navbar there is an option Thread Tools --> Show Printable Version.

If you click on this, the whole topic and so the whole forum is readable.
Would be nice if this was disabled also...
No one?
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Old 25 Oct 2015, 13:04
tele955848 tele955848 is offline
 
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Version 2.2.2 FAIL
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Old 15 Mar 2017, 09:46
emath emath is offline
 
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Anyone can tell if this works with VB4.2.2 ?

And answer the following:

1) is it prohibiting the "printed" versions as well ?
2) will it block google bot ? ( as I understand, it should not, but according to the above posts..)
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  #594  
Old 15 Mar 2017, 13:14
john7911 john7911 is offline
 
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How can I translate it to French?
Thank you
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OK I found the solution

Last edited by john7911; 15 Mar 2017 at 15:37.
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  #595  
Old 29 Apr 2017, 19:13
xyzmaria2001 xyzmaria2001 is offline
 
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I just installed this on vBulletin 4.2.4 and it works perfectly. Thanks!
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Old 08 Jun 2017, 08:46
ScaffForum ScaffForum is offline
 
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Hi,

I don't know if I'm doing something wrong but I have added this in the manage products page on plugins and products but when I go to the options it is not there for me to activate. Have I missed a step or done something wrong?
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Old 02 Sep 2017, 09:47
emath emath is offline
 
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I've made lil change to the mod :

I've added a "superior usergroups" option to the mod, so if user has one of this usergroups and one of the "blocked usergroups", then he will still be able to view threads.

This is good for a case when you might want to allow subscription without waiting for email confirmation, and yet block the Awaiting Email Confirmation group.

To use it, just upload the attached xml instead of the original one.

On the same note, I would like to thank Ted S for this great mod.

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Old 06 Oct 2017, 20:28
migratoria migratoria is offline
 
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In vb 4.2.5 with installed "vBSSO - vBulletin Single Sign-On" not work.
https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=270517

Block all groups after x messages set

Solutions?
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Old 26 Oct 2017, 01:40
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I've discovered that this mod is completely ignored on tapatalk.

I guess that's just the way it is, and we have so many platforms now that things are just getting trickier -- but it'd be cool if someone knows of a workaround.
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Old 26 Oct 2017, 02:09
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Originally Posted by moonclamp View Post
I've discovered that this mod is completely ignored on tapatalk.

I guess that's just the way it is, and we have so many platforms now that things are just getting trickier -- but it'd be cool if someone knows of a workaround.
Tapatalk simply comments out most PHP plugin hooks in the Tapatalk version of vB its users experience, so any custom code relying on those ignored hooks just doesn't get executed.
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