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Mod Version: 1.1.0, by akanevsky (Coder) akanevsky is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (14 votes - 4.86 average) Installs: 207
Released: 23 Nov 2006 Last Update: 31 May 2009 Downloads: 774
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Translations  

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/*======================================================================*\
|| Selective Forum Filter
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|| Author : Anton Kanevsky
|| Co-Author(s) : Andreas
|| Works on : vBulletin 3.5.x - 3.8.x
|| Released : May 31, 2009
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|| Time required to install: 30 seconds
|| Difficulty: easy
\*======================================================================*/

DESCRIPTION

Ever came across large boards with a huge number of sub forums? Couldn't find your info? Wanted to run away from that huge load of stupid threads? This hack is intended to save your users from having such a horrible experience. It provides them with an opportunity to exclude any number of forums from the forums list (as well as from "get new"/"get daily" searches), which still letting them to access those forums directly and search within them, too.

STATISTICS

Products to Install: 1


INTRODUCTION

To enable "can be excluded" in all forums, run this query:
UPDATE PFXforum SET excludable = 1
To disable "can be excluded" in all forums, run this query:
UPDATE PFXforum SET excludable = 0
In both cases, PFX must be replaced with the actual table prefix that you have defined in config.php.
If you have not defined a prefix, remove PFX from the queries.
After you run either one of these queries, you must then open and save any one forum for the forum cache to be updated.

VERSION HISTORY

1.1.0
[+] The hack is now compatible with vBulletin 3.5.x - 3.8.x.
[+] Eliminated all template edits.

1.0.2
[+] The hack is now compatible with vBulletin 3.6.
[+] Corrected a couple of mistakes in the installation manual.

1.0.1
[+] Added option to set forums as excludable. By default, excludability of all forums is disabled.

1.0.0
First Public Release

The installation manual is contained within the attached file.

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  #2  
Old 23 Nov 2006, 16:28
akanevsky akanevsky is offline
 
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Q: I have a lot of forums that I need to be able to hide, but I cannot hide them all. Help!
A: Yes, there is a limitation due to the properties of the mysql field. It is intended to hold up to 64 forums. If you need more than that, please run the following query:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


Make sure to replace PFX with your TABLE_PREFIX (it is found in config.php).
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Last edited by akanevsky; 26 Nov 2006 at 18:51.
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Old 23 Nov 2006, 16:39
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Thanks.

/me clicks install
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Old 24 Nov 2006, 17:17
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Question

Ok, I know I must be doing something wrong, so if someone can point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it. I went in to phpmyadmin and tried running the sql command, but I get this in return:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

'vb1' is what is listed in my config.php
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Old 24 Nov 2006, 17:20
akanevsky akanevsky is offline
 
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Originally Posted by JD45 View Post
Ok, I know I must be doing something wrong, so if someone can point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it. I went in to phpmyadmin and tried running the sql command, but I get this in return:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

'vb1' is what is listed in my config.php
If vb1 is listed in config.php then in query, you would use vb1forum, not vb1_forum.
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Old 24 Nov 2006, 17:34
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Originally Posted by Psionic Vision View Post
If vb1 is listed in config.php then in query, you would use vb1forum, not vb1_forum.
That worked perfectly, thank you.

I went back in to my options and only reset exclusion shows. I followed the instructions to clear it, but nothing else shows up. Any ideas? I re-ran the installer with overwrite on just to be sure, and still no luck.
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Old 24 Nov 2006, 17:42
akanevsky akanevsky is offline
 
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That worked perfectly, thank you.

I went back in to my options and only reset exclusion shows. I followed the instructions to clear it, but nothing else shows up. Any ideas? I re-ran the installer with overwrite on just to be sure, and still no luck.
What exactly are you trying to do?
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Old 24 Nov 2006, 17:43
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Originally Posted by Psionic Vision View Post
What exactly are you trying to do?
Trying to get the list of forums to show so I can select which ones not to show up when I hit new posts.
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Old 24 Nov 2006, 19:52
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Originally Posted by JD45 View Post
Trying to get the list of forums to show so I can select which ones not to show up when I hit new posts.
You need to set those forums (and all of their parents) as excludable.
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Old 24 Nov 2006, 20:10
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Originally Posted by Psionic Vision View Post
You need to set those forums (and all of their parents) as excludable.
All I had to do was save one forums setting to enable excludability and then they showed up in the user options.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 24 Nov 2006, 21:14
Kungfu Kungfu is offline
 
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i cant seem to get this working even after setting the exclusions
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Old 25 Nov 2006, 00:17
sunnycher sunnycher is offline
 
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This is the one where the members can filter forums, correct? I am using it, love it.

Isn't there one somewhere that the admin can filter the forum also?
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Old 25 Nov 2006, 00:52
TheEDIGuy TheEDIGuy is offline
 
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This works well. After running the query to allow all as excludable, I did have to re-save one of the forums manually to get them to show up on the list, but all else works great. The users have been asking for this one. Thanks!
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Old 25 Nov 2006, 05:11
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Is there a way to remove the forum from the search function but leave it on the index?
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Old 25 Nov 2006, 06:24
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Originally Posted by TheEDIGuy View Post
This works well. After running the query to allow all as excludable, I did have to re-save one of the forums manually to get them to show up on the list, but all else works great. The users have been asking for this one. Thanks!
uh ok, works now. thats wierd. Thanks.
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