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Panic Button - Postbit
Mod Version: 3.8.002, by Mosh (Coder) Mosh is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (10 votes - 4.80 average) Installs: 113
Released: 09 Jan 2009 Last Update: 27 Mar 2009 Downloads: 641
Not Supported DB Changes Auto-Template Re-usable Code Translations External Content  

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What Does This Hack Do?

This is an update to my 3.7.x version of this hack.

Do your members ever view your site from work when they should not be doing so? Will they get in to trouble if they do get caught by their boss? If the answer is yes to both questions, then this hack is for you.

This hack gives your members their own vBulletin Boss Key (i.e. Panic button), which is displayed at the bottom of the postbit in each post, so your members can quickly click themselves to the safety of legitimate url if the boss turns up, while your members are at work.

I have created a custom button for this hack, you can use another button if you like, just remember to rename it panic.gif. You can have a different button for each style, as long as each one is named panic.gif.

NOTE: Any Panic Button you see in a thread is tied to your profile, even if it is in someone else's postbit (to prove it, disable the Panic Button in the your UserCP)

This hack was created because of a requested here.

If your members report errors when clicking on the panic button, first thing to ensure is that they used the full url (including http://) when typing in the site their panic button will go to, ie http://www.google.com (will work) and not like this - www.google.com (will not work). The second thing to check for, is that the Panic Button - URL Jump box is not empty.


Limitation with this hack

People keep asking for usergroup permissions for this hack.

While this would easy to implement, what people fail to realise is that User Profile Fields are not controlled by usergroup permissions at all, and even if usergroup permissions were added to this hack, the User Profile Fields would still be viewable by members even if they do not have permissions to use them.

User Profile Fields are either viewable by all or viewable by none, this is how they were implemented in vBulletin by design, there is no in between with User Profile Fields.

So, I will not be adding usergroup permissions to this hack.


vBulletin Version Compatibility

This hack can be used with vBulletin versions 3.6.0 - 3.8.8.

For the v4.0.x version of this hack - check here.



Hack Support/Feature Requests

IMPORTANT: This hack is no longer supported.


Install/Uninstall Instructions

The Panic Button Installation Instructions 3.8.xxx.pdf instructions file is included in attached .zip (includes instructions and pictures)


Version History

v3.8.002 - Friday 27th March 2009
-- Fixed: Uncached Template
-- Added: Uninstall Instructions

v3.8.001 - Friday 9th January 2009
-- Initial Release


Thanks

Thanks go out to Paul M who gave me permission to use some of his install code.


Show Your Appreciation

Although not required, if you have enjoyed the benefits of this hack, and would like show your appreciation for my efforts, then please feel free to click on the Support Developer link and donate any amount you feel is appropriate.

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  #2  
Old 09 Jan 2009, 04:54
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Installed & working good...thanks.
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Old 09 Jan 2009, 08:33
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Thumbs up Cool MOD

Thanks for the cool MOD and detailed instructions.

Works flawlessly with 3.8.0 Gold

VOTED 5 out of 5
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Old 09 Jan 2009, 18:06
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Excellent work!

Is it possible to give permission to us it just for some usergroups?
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Old 09 Jan 2009, 22:08
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Excellent Installed
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Old 10 Jan 2009, 00:17
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CAn't seem to get this to display in my profile. I have a Post bit selector at position #5 and have tried 6 & 7, 8 & 9 even 20 & 21 but no luck. Any ideas?

Second vote for ability based on user group permissions.
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Old 10 Jan 2009, 04:43
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Originally Posted by Hostboard View Post
CAn't seem to get this to display in my profile. I have a Post bit selector at position #5 and have tried 6 & 7, 8 & 9 even 20 & 21 but no luck. Any ideas?
There are two circumstances that this will happen
  • Either you have not entered the correct user profile field numbers in vBulletin Options.
  • Or, you are using a custom style that has not been updated to include the correct template hook.
Originally Posted by Hostboard View Post
Second vote for ability based on user group permissions.
Read the below (now added to 1st post):
Originally Posted by 1st Post
Limitation with this hack

People keep asking for usergroup permissions for this hack.

While this would easy to implement, what people fail to realise is that User Profile Fields are not controlled by usergroup permissions at all, and even if usergroup permissions were added to this hack, the User Profile Fields would still be viewable by members even if they do not have permissions to use them.

User Profile Fields are either viewable by all or viewable by none, this is how they were implemented in vBulletin by design, there is no in between with User Profile Fields.

So, I will not be adding usergroup permissions to this hack.
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Last edited by Mosh; 10 Jan 2009 at 05:25. Reason: Added "Limitiation with this hack" section.
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Old 15 Jan 2009, 13:24
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I will change my "mark installed" from the 3.7.x version to this one.

But the description of this one has a bug.
v3.8.001 - Friday 9th June 2009
-- Initial Release
We are not that far in 2009 yet.
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Old 15 Jan 2009, 20:40
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Originally Posted by Black Tiger View Post
I will change my "mark installed" from the 3.7.x version to this one.

But the description of this one has a bug.

We are not that far in 2009 yet.
Opps, fixed up
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Old 19 Jan 2009, 21:58
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Great mod installed.
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Old 30 Jan 2009, 10:51
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yea it's a great mod not installed but BOOKMARKED!
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Old 12 Mar 2009, 20:16
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Very nice, thank you! Had members wanting something like this!
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Old 12 Mar 2009, 21:49
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Awesome love it and installed! Working on 8.1.
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Old 12 Mar 2009, 22:25
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Good work, thank you......

Installed & working Very good
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Old 12 Mar 2009, 22:46
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works! Wonderful mod!

Last edited by DobieGillis©; 12 Mar 2009 at 23:07.
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