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Mod Version: 1.1.0, by akanevsky (Coder) akanevsky is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.5.x Rating: (9 votes - 4.78 average) Installs: 131
Released: 14 Oct 2005 Last Update: 31 May 2009 Downloads: 277
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Translations  

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/*======================================================================*\
|| Selective Forum Filter
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|| Author : Anton Kanevsky
|| Co-Author(s) : Andreas
|| Works on : vBulletin 3.5.x - 3.8.x
|| Released : May 31, 2009
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|| Time required to install: 30 seconds
|| Difficulty: easy
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DESCRIPTION

Ever came across large boards with a huge number of sub forums? Couldn't find your info? Wanted to run away from that huge load of stupid threads? This hack is intended to save your users from having such a horrible experience. It provides them with an opportunity to exclude any number of forums from the forums list (as well as from "get new"/"get daily" searches), which still letting them to access those forums directly and search within them, too.

STATISTICS

Products to Install: 1


INTRODUCTION

To enable "can be excluded" in all forums, run this query:
UPDATE PFXforum SET excludable = 1
To disable "can be excluded" in all forums, run this query:
UPDATE PFXforum SET excludable = 0
In both cases, PFX must be replaced with the actual table prefix that you have defined in config.php.
If you have not defined a prefix, remove PFX from the queries.
After you run either one of these queries, you must then open and save any one forum for the forum cache to be updated.

VERSION HISTORY

1.1.0
[+] The hack is now compatible with vBulletin 3.5.x - 3.8.x.
[+] Eliminated all template edits.

1.0.2
[+] The hack is now compatible with vBulletin 3.6.
[+] Corrected a couple of mistakes in the installation manual.

1.0.1
[+] Added option to set forums as excludable. By default, excludability of all forums is disabled.

1.0.0
First Public Release

The installation manual is contained within the attached file.

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  #16  
Old 26 Nov 2005, 00:34
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zappsan zappsan is offline
 
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Nice hack
/me clicks install
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  #17  
Old 26 Nov 2005, 02:31
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VAN VAN is offline
 
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This is fantastic. Thanks for the work!

Now how about adding an option in the ACP forum manager to allow/disallow a forum from being hidden by users? For example, I have a News & Announcements forum that I would not want anyone to be able to hide. If you can add this functionality, it would be perfect.
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Old 30 Nov 2005, 19:10
ChrisBaktis ChrisBaktis is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Originally Posted by VAN
This is fantastic. Thanks for the work!

Now how about adding an option in the ACP forum manager to allow/disallow a forum from being hidden by users? For example, I have a News & Announcements forum that I would not want anyone to be able to hide. If you can add this functionality, it would be perfect.
I second this.
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Old 02 Dec 2005, 05:22
RMS-Chef RMS-Chef is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Great hack.

Is there any way to alter the code a bit to still display the selected forums when viewing but exclude it from Get New searches?

EDIT:
Maybe if I disable the plugin hooking to cache_ordered_forums but leave the rest enabled?
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Last edited by RMS-Chef; 02 Dec 2005 at 05:30.
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  #20  
Old 02 Dec 2005, 12:19
akanevsky akanevsky is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Real name: Anton Kanevsky
No. To get what you want, you need to use Andreas's Opt-Out from GetNew/GetDaily, which is essentially what this hack is based on, as said in first post.
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  #21  
Old 02 Dec 2005, 15:19
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KeithMcL KeithMcL is offline
 
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Real name: Keith
If you've previously installed Andreas's Opt-Out from GetNew/GetDaily hack, is it simply a matter of uninstalling/disabling it in order to use this hack?
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  #22  
Old 02 Dec 2005, 15:30
akanevsky akanevsky is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Real name: Anton Kanevsky
Yes. This hack is exactly the same as his hack plus the hide forums functionality.
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  #23  
Old 20 Dec 2005, 11:33
SpadMan SpadMan is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Nice! *Installed*

What would I need to do to include the filter in vBadvanced's latesttopics.php? Anyone done this yet?
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  #24  
Old 20 Dec 2005, 16:13
KBV KBV is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Real name: Kim V
Might be a stupid question, but can you exclude forums from get new/daily from ACP so that users won't see posts from forum X even if they do not have it selected themselves?
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  #25  
Old 20 Dec 2005, 18:46
akanevsky akanevsky is offline
 
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Real name: Anton Kanevsky
Yes, but that'd be a separate hack.
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  #26  
Old 23 Dec 2005, 08:12
KBV KBV is offline
 
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Real name: Kim V
Any chance you could make it? XD Love this mod btw +installed ^^
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Old 27 Dec 2005, 12:39
AquilaEagle AquilaEagle is offline
 
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downloaded, wont need to install until i have big forums!!
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Old 30 Dec 2005, 17:17
Baldy Baldy is offline
 
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I've been running it for a week on two boards, both pretty big, and from all I can tell it's running great. I really really like this hack.
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  #29  
Old 05 Jan 2006, 15:46
digitalhome digitalhome is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
This plugin has stopped working for me! I don't know when - perhaps after the upgrade to 3.5.2. I didn't notice until a member told me.

Anybody else having same problems?
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Old 05 Jan 2006, 15:56
digitalhome digitalhome is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Sorry about that. I guess in the upgrade the modifyoptions template was reverted. I have added the code and everything is fine.
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