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Throttle Posts/Threads (restrict number of posts/threads by usergroup/forum by time)
Mod Version: 2.1, by CyberRanger (Member) CyberRanger is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.6.7 Rating: (17 votes - 4.94 average) Installs: 185
Released: 07 Nov 2006 Last Update: 29 Jun 2007 Downloads: 1055
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Users can be restricted to a set number of posts and/or new threads per a defined time period. The settings can be global for all forums by usergroup and/or specific to certain usergroups by forum.

FAQ:
  1. I don't understand!!! Why would I use this? Say, for example, you wanted to have a sub-forum where registered users could only post 2 messages a day but a premium group could post unlimited messages. This mod will let you configure that! Here's another example. You want registered users to be able to only create 1 thread per 6 hours in a sub-forum but they can have an unlimited number of replies in that sub-forum. This product will let you do that!
  2. Do I have to configure every usergroup and forum combination?
    Nope! By default, all usergroups (that normally can post or create threads) can create and unlimited amount of threads and posts. You have the option to create settings by usergroup that apply to all sub-forums for that usergroup. Plus, you can fine tune the settings on a usergroup/sub-forum basis.
  3. I have a lot of forums and usergroups. How will I keep up with all my custom throttle settings? In the admincp, there is a feature that gives a summary of all settings by usergroup and forum. You can filter based on usergroup or forum and change the sort order.
  4. What does the "-1" mean in the settings? "-1" indicates unlimited. So, a usergroup with a -1 setting for the time period means there is no time restriction.
  5. Is this fully phrases? YES! 100% fully phrased including all admincp text!
Product will work with any version of vb 3.5.x and up (including 3.7.x).


Installation


1. Upload the contents of 'upload' to your forum directory
2. From the admincp, import the product file product-throttle_posts.xml
3. REFRESH your admincp page.
4. Change the usergroup setting for any usergroup you want to restrict.
5. OPTIONAL - To set per forum/usergroup settings, set "Activate per Forum/Usergroup Checking" (under Throttle Posts/Threads -> General Settings) to "Yes"
6. OPTIONAL - Set any forum/usergroup settings under Throttle Posts/Threads -> Per Forum/Usergroup Settings.
7. Done!

Special note: a new thread does NOT count as a post (for the purpose of this mod) but a new thread does count as a post!

Enjoy!

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  #2  
Old 07 Nov 2006, 21:54
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Created in response to:

you got those damn users that post 20-30 posts a day full of crap ... (and they get on your nerves, and they never say anything usefull or that really contributes to the thread ...)

is there a mod or script that limits the number of posts per user per day ???

i haven't found it yet ...


thanks ...

Last edited by CyberRanger; 07 Nov 2006 at 21:56.
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Old 07 Nov 2006, 22:53
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This is very good stops spammers. Thanks

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Old 07 Nov 2006, 23:42
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Outstanding add-on. Installed and nominated for Mod of the Month. :banana:
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Old 09 Nov 2006, 05:04
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Can this be set up for specific forums only, or for every forum but a few?
And also, can this be set for X amount of posts in each thread in overral forums?

If so, I'll be glad to send a few carrots to your paypal for your time
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Old 11 Nov 2006, 20:49
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very nice... i want that
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Old 11 Nov 2006, 21:09
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thanks
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Old 26 Nov 2006, 23:06
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Originally Posted by COBRAws View Post
Can this be set up for specific forums only, or for every forum but a few?
And also, can this be set for X amount of posts in each thread in overral forums?

If so, I'll be glad to send a few carrots to your paypal for your time
i want that. 10 posts per day in Forum X, unlimited posts per day in Forum Y... im sure it wouldn't be too much to change.
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Old 27 Nov 2006, 05:39
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Originally Posted by Jay... View Post
i want that. 10 posts per day in Forum X, unlimited posts per day in Forum Y... im sure it wouldn't be too much to change.
Actually, it's a huge change but let me see what I can figure out.
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Old 04 Dec 2006, 21:07
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how can i restrict the number of threads per 24 hours?
Can you help me?
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Old 17 Dec 2006, 15:51
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how can i restrict the number of threads per 24 hours?
Can you help me?
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Old 21 Dec 2006, 14:57
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Originally Posted by dilek View Post
how can i restrict the number of threads per 24 hours?
Can you help me?
Done!

Version 1.1 includes an option to restrict the number of new threads that can be created in a 24 hour period (by usergroup).
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Old 11 Apr 2007, 04:24
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Would it be possible to change it from being over a 24 hour period to being over a 1 hour period - because I find that more often than not the spammers are only on the forums for like 30 - 60 minutes spamming up the forum. I would much prefer a mod that limited the number of posts to 3 in an hour than a mod that limited the number of threads to 10 in a day.
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Old 11 Apr 2007, 04:39
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Awesome hack...... I actually had to ban a couple users because they would not slow down... this would have been much better.

Thanks for the work
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Old 11 Apr 2007, 14:14
nishant nishant is offline
 
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Great hack CyberRanger, was just looking for it.

Could you please add another feature into this hack so that the "number of posts/threads per 24 hour period" can be configured on per forum basis.

Also if possible, can you also allow the administrator of the forum to configure the period of the limit instead of capping it at 24 hours.
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