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Old 21 Apr 2009, 00:26
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Question How can I allow replys on a given thread only when there are 15 days over? (no bumps)

I would like to know how can I allow replys on a given thread only when there is 15 days over?

I mean, there is this classifieds section on my board, and I would like to restrict bumps to only be possible when 15 days are over from the thread first message and /or from the last message posted on that thread.

I would like to have this implemented only on 3 (three) of my board's sections. I would need to set in wich of my forums/sections this hack would be working on...


The useres should only reply (bump) when 15 days are over since the last message posted!


Who knows how to do it?
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Old 21 Apr 2009, 03:24
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Are you considering a bump to be only when the original thread owner goes to reply to the thread? So basically you want them to be allowed to make the thread but they can't reply until it has been 15 days since the made the thread?
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Old 21 Apr 2009, 20:17
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Originally Posted by Lynne View Post
Are you considering a bump to be only when the original thread owner goes to reply to the thread? So basically you want them to be allowed to make the thread but they can't reply until it has been 15 days since the made the thread?
That's quite correct Lynne!

Basically I want users to be allowed to make (start) the thread(s) but won't be able to reply until it has been 15 days since they started the thread(s).

That is just what I'm looking for...!


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Old 21 Apr 2009, 20:22
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Probably write a plugin that works upon post submission that checks if the poster is the same as the thread starter and if so check for the thread start date and compare it to the post date. If it has been less than 15 days, give the person an error telling them they can't reply until the 15 days is up.
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 00:54
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Originally Posted by Lynne View Post
Probably write a plugin that works upon post submission that checks if the poster is the same as the thread starter and if so check for the thread start date and compare it to the post date. If it has been less than 15 days, give the person an error telling them they can't reply until the 15 days is up.
I can understand your theory, but I just don't have the skills to write a pugin...

That would solve my problem, and I believe that some programmer out there might have the skills to do it and do it easy and fast...

But who...?


Should I post a thread asking for a new mod (paid/unpaid)?
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 03:35
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Should I post a thread asking for a new mod (paid/unpaid)?
If you are hoping someone else will code it for you, then yes, you should post in one of those forums. It is a bit specific to your forum, so I'm not sure how successful you would be posting for it in the unpaid mods forum (usually users who do stuff in there are hoping to then release it and/or use it on their site and/or get their name known for future jobs).
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 07:32
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Originally Posted by Lynne View Post
If you are hoping someone else will code it for you, then yes, you should post in one of those forums. It is a bit specific to your forum, so I'm not sure how successful you would be posting for it in the unpaid mods forum (usually users who do stuff in there are hoping to then release it and/or use it on their site and/or get their name known for future jobs).
Thank you Lynne!

Well, I guess that this kind of Mod could get someone's name on it, I don't mind!

And, the Mod could also be used in other boards, as I guess that this could be useful to somebody else! (the coder could put some way of programming the 15 days by choosing how many days one would like to set via the AdminCP, and the Mod would not be restricted anymore to my board.)


Well, I will try my luck on the unpaid ones first...
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Old 23 Apr 2009, 03:22
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There are several Classified mods around. They all have some sort of expiration options.
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Old 23 Apr 2009, 12:10
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I think users would just use alters or PM someone else to bump the thread making this totally useless. Just make a condition of posting a classified that you cannot bump your own thread. Plus the problem comes if someone asks a question in the thread, the thread starter wont be able to reply to it for 2 weeks.
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Old 25 Apr 2009, 20:33
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Originally Posted by Videx View Post
There are several Classified mods around. They all have some sort of expiration options.
Very good tip! I have already made some searches for the "classified" string sometime ago. I guess I will look for to see what's new now...



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I think users would just use alters or PM someone else to bump the thread making this totally useless. Just make a condition of posting a classified that you cannot bump your own thread. Plus the problem comes if someone asks a question in the thread, the thread starter wont be able to reply to it for 2 weeks.
Well... In my forum, only the users who started the classified (the thread) are able to 'bump', when there are 15 days over...

NO one else can reply on the classified thread.

But I really need to restrict the bump to the 15 days period of time... If the seller would like to bump its own classifies thread, he will only be able to do it after 15 days have passed...
Right now, what I have is that if someone wants to bump the thread before the 15 days period of time, they can do it (although the Admins will give them a Warning and / or an Infraction) and delete the bump.

But I need a way of NOT having to give any kind of Infractions, nor Warnings... I need a way of restrict the reply before the 15 days are over automatically! Bu how...?


I already searched, and searched, and searched for this kind of Mod, but there is just not a single Mod who helps me in this quest...
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Old 06 May 2009, 16:35
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How to prevent the thread starter from bumping before 'X' given days/time?
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