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Restrict Admin CP vB Options to only allow other Admins to ban email or IP addresses
Mod Version: 1.00, by Erwin (Member) Erwin is offline
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vB Version: 2.2.x Rating: (0 vote - 0 average) Installs: 19
Released: 12 Sep 2002 Last Update: Never Downloads: 9
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Restrict Admin CP vBulletin Options - by Erwin
(Only allow other Admins to ban emails or IP addresses)

As you know, the vBulletin Options section of your Admin CP is very important. From there, you can close or open your forums, change the forum name, and basically control the site. You really do not want anyone else mucking around in it, except for yourself.

On the other hand, you may want to let your other Admins have access to the Banning Section, so that they can ban email domains and IP addresses. You don't want to have to do this all by yourself.

This hack will modify the options.php file in a way that only YOU as the original admin can edit and change all the vBulletin options. However, other admins will NOT be able to see or edit any options EXCEPT that they can only ban emails or IP addresses when they go to the vBulletin Options page.

You only have to make 3 changes to the admin/options.php file.


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Restrict Access to Your Profile from other Admins... Chris M vBulletin 2.x Full Releases 17 21 Jun 2002 21:43

Old 19 Feb 2003, 01:40
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Erwin Erwin is offline
Join Date: Jan 2002
Yes. This only restricts the vB Option section (where you change the name of forum etc.)
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Old 13 Apr 2003, 17:13
Pollo Pollo is offline
Join Date: Jul 2002
Erwin, I would guess that this would work with 2.2.9 (and 2.3.0).

Also, just quickly looking through the admin cp, how would this affect:

Forums & Moderators (add/modify/permissions)
Threads & Posts (all options)
Users (all options), and User Titles, Profile Fields, & Groups (all options)
<skip a few admin options>
Templates, etc.

I haven't given admin access to mods (yet), but feel that the default /mod panel is severely limited (a mod can't even edit a user's signature), so need to give some more control, but obviously am hesitant to give 'too much' control (and wisely so I think), even though (as we all do) I feel all current moderators can be trusted.

If I read your post above correctly, admins would be able to do everything, and this would *only* limit the first link in the admin cp (options), and restrict admins to what the hack allows. While this si good, it seems a rouge admin could do nearly as much damage to a forum by merely killing the templates, etc.

Just need to be sure this si what I want (overall, even besides your hack).

Last edited by Pollo; 13 Apr 2003 at 17:16.
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Old 29 Mar 2005, 16:11
layfieldb layfieldb is offline
Join Date: Mar 2005
Is there an updated version of this hack for 3.0.7?
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Old 20 Sep 2005, 09:02
zagman76 zagman76 is offline
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any word on if this works for 3.0.6...?

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Old 20 Sep 2005, 09:09
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
Join Date: Jul 2004
Originally Posted by zagman76
any word on if this works for 3.0.6...?
This is a 3 year old hack for vB2. It will not work for vB3 and higher.

Check the vB3 forums to see if there is a hack like this available. (Tip: check the profile of this vB2 hack to see if he ever ported it).
Marco van Herwaarden
Ex Coordinator
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Old 25 Apr 2006, 19:33
Ogibear Ogibear is offline
Join Date: Mar 2006
Is it possible to have a hack like this for vB v3.5.4?

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Old 27 Jul 2007, 00:00
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pdatoon pdatoon is offline
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Weird, i applied the hack but my supermods can still see the options section.

I read that piece of code "$sqlwhere=" WHERE settinggroupid=17 ";"

I dont have any groupid=17, is that related?
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Old 05 Sep 2007, 17:06
sunrunner_pei sunrunner_pei is offline
Join Date: Jan 2003
Real name: Shawn
I'm about to install this on 2.2.9, does anyone know if or how I can allow 2 admins to have full access, yet restrict access to the 3rd admin?

Shawn - Grand Am Owners Club
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Old 05 Sep 2007, 17:46
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
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I doubt you wil find anyone that still supports vB2.

Is there any special reason that you do not upgrade? I would at least upgrade to the latest 2.x version, there have also been security updates. Even better would be to upgrade to 3.6.x.
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