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Mod Version: 1.00, by gtsch (Member) gtsch is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.4 Rating: (3 votes - 4.67 average) Installs: 29
Released: 05 Jun 2007 Last Update: Never Downloads: 443
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits  

This is a mod based on a PHPBB mod.

It allows you to 'weigh' threads, give them precedence over others. If you have a lot of stickies, this is very useful. Through edit thread you can set the weight. This has two simple plugins and one template mod to install.

The way it works is simple. By default, all threads are weighted at 0, anything above that will take precedence over the rest that don't have a higher weight.

This is my first modification that I've made, so any feedback is appreciated.

This is compatible with VB 3.6.4 and 3.6.5, it has not been tested on any other versions at this point. It is very simple, so I don't see any issues with other versions being likely.


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  #16  
Old 06 Jun 2007, 23:14
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So what does weight do? Keep them at top longer even if other threads are replied to? So if I weighted it say 5, it would stay above threads that have a rating of 1... but when would it start moving down?
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Old 07 Jun 2007, 01:29
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It would start moving down when you either changed the weight or gave another thread a higher weight.
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Old 07 Jun 2007, 02:22
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Originally Posted by hornstar1337 View Post
so is 100 max? or is it on a 1-10 scale?

sounds useful, but wont it confuse members it some threads are below others, even when they are newer?
There was another hack like this somewhere, it's best use is for stickies. For example you can have a sticky that has the forums rules stay at the top all the time instead of getting buried by others. Or you may have a FAQ for a something specific, you have it remain at the top so users can see it first instead of getting buried and not getting seen.

I'll probably putting this in real soon too. Though I think the "weight" concept is kind of funny. It should work like forum order, 0 would be first, then 1, then 2 etc, but that's how the other one worked so maybe it's best to leave it different?
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Old 07 Jun 2007, 05:26
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I would say that the best use would be for stickies and not regular threads. However if you have several threads that you'd like to stay towards the top without having to be stuck, you could use this as well. It's definitely not something for all threads.
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Old 26 Jul 2007, 00:21
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This was the perfect mod for my business and works like a charm.

Much appreciated
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Old 26 Jul 2007, 15:20
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so basically the more their weight, the more on top of the threadlistings they are?
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Old 27 Jul 2007, 23:02
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yes
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Old 01 Aug 2007, 15:52
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Hi I've installed this but can't see where to enter the weighting.

I'm assuming I can edit old Stickies and reorder them?


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Old 07 Aug 2007, 04:16
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You enter it in the edit thread screen, you have to have done the template edit for this to work.
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Old 17 Aug 2007, 06:34
agilent agilent is offline
 
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I am concerned about abuse of this feature by registered members if they figure out how to use it. Is there anyway I can only let the weight be adjustable by admin?
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Old 28 Nov 2007, 21:24
Hawaiian-TV Hawaiian-TV is offline
 
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vB_Cement sticky weighting system not displaying in 3.6.8 patch 2 edit template

Originally Posted by gtsch View Post
You enter it in the edit thread screen, you have to have done the template edit for this to work.
I've logged in as an Admin and still I don't see any text box or place where I can type in sticky weight. The database elements were added by the mod but it just doesn't show up. I'm using vBulletin version 3.6.8 with the security hack number 2 (latest).

What do I have to do to make this work?

Thanks!
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Old 28 Nov 2007, 22:36
dartho dartho is offline
 
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this will work well in my news forum - (which is displayed in my VBAdvanced page). Stickies aren't recognised by VBA so I've not previously been abl;e to order news items other than by creation date - thanks
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Old 29 Nov 2007, 01:51
SBlueman SBlueman is offline
 
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This works well with the News Slideshow modification if you want to arrange the order in which the stories appear on the slideshow as well. This is what I did to use it that way:

Open the "mod_fpslideshow.php" file. Search for "sticky" (only one instance in the entire file) and replace with "threadweight".

Old line of code:
$getnews = $db->query_read("SELECT threadid from ".TABLE_PREFIX."thread WHERE attach !='0' AND forumid in($forumid) ORDER by sticky DESC, threadid DESC LIMIT $limit");
New line of code:
$getnews = $db->query_read("SELECT threadid from ".TABLE_PREFIX."thread WHERE attach !='0' AND forumid in($forumid) ORDER by threadweight DESC, threadid DESC LIMIT $limit");
Now use the vb_Cement modification to arrange your sticky news items in the forum you are pulling the news from. Enjoy!
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Old 01 Mar 2008, 07:20
montsa007 montsa007 is offline
 
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This one is useful for my forum
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Old 02 Jan 2010, 13:23
gsipromotions gsipromotions is offline
 
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Is this mod still supported?

I love this mod but need to know if it works in vB4
It looks simple for a coder to modify but still beyond my understanding.
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