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Limited Guest Viewing -- Motivate Guests to Register
Mod Version: 1.00, by Ted S (Coder) Ted S is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (35 votes - 4.57 average) Installs: 550
Released: 12 Jan 2009 Last Update: Never Downloads: 3188
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files  

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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 by limiting the number of threads guests 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.

Modifications/ Instructions:
Template edits: 1
Plugins: 1 (adds 1 template and several settings)
SQL Queries: 2 [1 insert/update] (optional, with database setting used)

This template hack should take under 5 minutes to implement and customize.

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):

This plugin is intended to use cookies as a result few if any bots will be impacted when it comes to spidering your site [bots do not generally use cookies]. Users with IP logging enabled face more potential impact from spiders. For a full explanation of the impact on bots please read the install file. Questions about this issue should be asked after the install file will be read otherwise responses will direct you to read the file.

IP/ Database Logging:
As of version 2.0 this addon now allows for IP logging via mySQL instead of just using cookies. IP logging tracks visitors by IP address stopping issues associated with cookie clearing making the system more secure. This is optional and is turned off by default (adds a read-and insert/update query).

There are 3 possible downsides of this option you should be aware of.
  1. The system adds an additional query and update every time a guest views a thread which adds to your server load.
  2. Some users on ISPs like AOL share IPs and could be forced to register without being able to access any threads.
  3. While spiders often change IPs and are specifically excluded (by hostmask) from the addon this is not absolute and it is possible they could be blocked. See the install file for more on this.
Welcome headers compatibility:
The Limited Guest Viewing is designed to work with the Welcome Headers System version 3.6 without any conflict. If you are using the notices system in 3.7 there is the possibility of duplicating messages.

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  #31  
Old 31 Jan 2009, 11:32
satlazone satlazone is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
There's no options to look only at certain IPs nor is there any plan to add such a function. That said you could with relative ease modify the code to do this, it's just a matter of defining the IP ranges and comparing them within the main plugin routine.
I don't have any knowledge to code it.
may you help please?
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Old 31 Jan 2009, 17:32
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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I would suggest trying the coding discussion forum if you need help with code. While I'm committed to supporting this addon and will occasionally provide custom code to alter it, I am not able to build custom variations at this time as I have a good deal of work that needs attention. Thank you for your understanding.
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Old 17 Feb 2009, 02:15
benny92000 benny92000 is offline
 
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I dont really like the idea of ip logging, but i will install since this is defaulty turned off, thanks though, i have had the old version installed for quite some time, works great.
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Old 17 Feb 2009, 03:07
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by benny92000 View Post
I dont really like the idea of ip logging, but i will install since this is defaulty turned off, thanks though, i have had the old version installed for quite some time, works great.
It's not for everyone and not suggested for anyone.. hence the option.
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Old 23 Feb 2009, 09:00
desmomax desmomax is offline
 
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Hy All,
I HAVE installaed this mod versione 2.0.1 and i receive an error by email when the mod do the automatic procedure lgv_cleardb.

the error is this:


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


How can i fix it?
it's a bug?

thanx
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Old 23 Feb 2009, 14:41
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Set the number of days you want the script to wait before clearing ips.
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Old 23 Feb 2009, 14:52
desmomax desmomax is offline
 
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You mean:
Clear IP Activity Log ?
i already set to 7 days..
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Old 24 Feb 2009, 06:09
benny92000 benny92000 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
It's not for everyone and not suggested for anyone.. hence the option.
Yes, precisely what i meant. I have the option so it makes no difference at all. Top 5 vBulletin mod here. I see it on 90% of vB sites i go to.
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Old 24 Feb 2009, 08:41
desmomax desmomax is offline
 
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Ted, i still have this error..
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Old 24 Feb 2009, 14:09
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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I'll take a look at the code later today and post an update if there's a bug.
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Old 25 Feb 2009, 09:53
desmomax desmomax is offline
 
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Teds, any news?
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Old 25 Feb 2009, 19:16
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by desmomax View Post
Teds, any news?
Please try uploading the attached file to includes/cron and then running the Limited Guest Viewing task (you can find it in your Scheduled Tasks Manager).

Let me know if that resolves the issue.
Attached Files
File Type: php lgvdb.php (1.0 KB, 9 views)
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Old 26 Feb 2009, 10:29
desmomax desmomax is offline
 
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Ok.. with this file i reiceve this message from admincp:

lgv_cleardb
LGV Database System Not Enabled.
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Old 26 Feb 2009, 17:40
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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According to that the database option is not turned on... is it on in your admin settings?
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Old 02 Mar 2009, 09:28
desmomax desmomax is offline
 
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You mean IP Logging?
is turned off..
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