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Mod Version: 1.0.3c, by Kaelon (Contributor) Kaelon is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.2 Rating: (5 votes - 4.60 average) Installs: 84
Released: 29 Aug 2008 Last Update: 29 Aug 2008 Downloads: 415
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Code Changes Additional Files  

What are "Personal Sticky Threads"?

Personal Sticky Threads (aka "Personal Stickies") is an Add-on for vBulletin that will allow your users to sticky threads that only they will see as stickied; these "personal stickies" will appear beneath normal sticky threads. This Hack was originally designed by Mephisteus for vBulletin 3.5, and re-released (with his permission) for vBulletin 3.7.x. This hack requires a couple of File Edits, and should be attempted by those who are comfortable editing vBulletin source files. That said, I have included modified detailed instructions that should make installation straight-forward and easy.

Special thanks are owed to Mephisteus, for allowing an updated re-release for vBulletin 3.7, and to john1744 and zendive for improving upon the query alterations. As I typically disclaim with my other Add-ons, I am generally a neophyte at this sort of stuff and I tend to modify hacks and tinker with pre-existing code to get the results that I want. That said, please use this discussion thread as a community-support and mutual learning opportunity.

Finally, if you like this hack and install it, please:


Requirements
  • vBulletin 3.7.x Series
Installation

Installation is straight-forward. Simply download the attached archive, decompress on your local hard drive, and review the Installation.txt file for the specific steps. There are, broadly, four steps:
  1. Import product-personalsticky.xml
  2. Upload the two images into their respective folders
  3. Perform two file edits to forumdisplay.php
  4. Perform four template edits to three templates.
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  • 1.0.3c: Updated for vBulletin 3.7.3 (August 28, 2008)

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  #2  
Old 29 Aug 2008, 04:14
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FreshFroot FreshFroot is offline
 
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nice one!

Great stuff.

Sadly, I don't really go with file edits... It just makes more work when upgrading.

other than that, nice hack!
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Old 29 Aug 2008, 04:17
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This thread is worth it....even for the file edits!
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Old 29 Aug 2008, 04:18
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Originally Posted by FreshFroot View Post
nice one!

Great stuff.

Sadly, I don't really go with file edits... It just makes more work when upgrading.

other than that, nice hack!
Absolutely. Unfortunately, there's no way around them for this sort of functionality; I couldn't find any hooks that existed that allowed me to modify the pre-existing queries, and I didn't want to add any new queries. As it stands, the two (minor) file edits to a (single) file enable this hack to keep overhead low/non-existent. That said, you are totally right -- these file edits would have to be something that would be maintained while upgrading.
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Old 29 Aug 2008, 04:19
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Originally Posted by db90 View Post
This thread is worth it....even for the file edits!
Glad that you like it! Some great work by coders far better than I went into this add-on; be sure to Mark this Add-on as Installed if you go with it. Thanks!
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Old 29 Aug 2008, 04:19
n95gps n95gps is offline
 
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REally nice hack

but like Fresh Froot said .. editing templates is a pain specaily when upgrading

so maybe you can do something about it
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Old 29 Aug 2008, 04:21
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Kaelon Kaelon is offline
 
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Originally Posted by n95gps View Post
REally nice hack

but like Fresh Froot said .. editing templates is a pain specaily when upgrading

so maybe you can do something about it
I'm totally open to suggestions! Like I said, I'm still pretty new at this, so if anyone knows of better hooks that accomplish the same thing as these two minor file edits (less than a few characters each) without adding any queries, like the file edits accomplish, please let me know! I'd love to learn.
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Old 29 Aug 2008, 05:02
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Subah Subah is offline
 
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Great mod , i remmber there is another mod it is add a favorite thread for you !
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Old 29 Aug 2008, 05:41
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I think what is really needed is a bookmark feature so people can tag threads of interest and then be able to find them. Having those thread stuck to the top means that they are always in your face. I suppose its the right answer for some applications, but not the general case, IMO.

Anybody know of a well-done bookmark hack?
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Old 29 Aug 2008, 09:46
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Hornstar Hornstar is offline
 
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yeah nice work and thanks for sharing. I might hold off on this. I have a feeling some members might think it is global and will go crazy with it until they realize it is only showing for them lol.
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Old 29 Aug 2008, 11:09
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Originally Posted by Kaelon View Post
Glad that you like it! Some great work by coders far better than I went into this add-on; be sure to Mark this Add-on as Installed if you go with it. Thanks!
yup, this really nice, "install"
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Old 29 Aug 2008, 11:55
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Warning: in_array() [function.in-array]: Wrong datatype for second argument in [path]/showthread.php(2153) : eval()'d code on line 479
I keep getting that error message I have been over everything a million times and I dont know where I am going wrong, can anyone help please.
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Old 29 Aug 2008, 12:48
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Originally Posted by leannet View Post
I keep getting that error message I have been over everything a million times and I dont know where I am going wrong, can anyone help please.
That's weird. Are you using unmodified vBulletin 3.7.3 Files? Did you make sure to apply the two file edits only to forumdisplay.php?
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Old 29 Aug 2008, 17:02
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Originally Posted by db90 View Post
This thread is worth it....even for the file edits!
Thank you! I hope you enjoy this add-on, and if you do, please mark it as installed.
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Old 29 Aug 2008, 18:45
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The "addon" was a step in the direction I was going to see if it could be added. While I am looking for a per user group (preferably ACP controled) I would also like to be able to control how many personal stickies any particular user group can actualy have.
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