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Mod Version: 2.1, by BirdOPrey5 (IB Staff) BirdOPrey5 is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (8 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 46
Released: 28 Jun 2010 Last Update: 03 Mar 2011 Downloads: 173
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This a complete and total upgrade to version 2.0!

This mod is now an importable product, there are no more manual file edits.

In addition this mod will be able to auto edit your templates if you run the standard threadbit template, otherwise there are instructions in the zip file for manual template edits if needed.

What does this mod do? - Basically this is only the most awesomest mod ever for vBulletin. You can now view threads from other forums in "Master Forums" you designate.

For example on my site "Off Topic" is my "Master Forum" and virtually all other forums are assigned to the Master Forum offering user's the ability to browse 1 forum while seeing threads from many others.

New in version 2.0: You can now have multiple master forums.

See the screen shots for an example.

All instructions are included in the zip file.

As pointed out by phpdesk you must have at least 1 thread in your master forum for this to work.

I have tested this on VB 3.8.6 and am sure it will work on all 3.8 versions. I also strongly believe it will work as far back as VB 3.6 but can't test it myself.

This will not work for vBulletin 4.0, do not try to install it. The VB4 Version is here.

If you used the old version revert your forumdisplay.php file back to it's original condition before installing.

Please Mark as Installed if you use this.

You can mostly ignore all posts in this thread up to post #28. Old posts are not longer relevant to this new version. (Note: post #7 is still relevant if you have only 1 master forum.)

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Fixes a bug where the master forum wouldn't display as many pages as there were posts.

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Old 01 Jan 2014, 17:05
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BirdOPrey5 BirdOPrey5 is offline
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The mod isn't broken- I have been using it for years without issue. I think you just don't have it setup correctly.

When you specify a master for like 2|x,y,z the forum itself, 2, must be after the | as well so it would be 2|2,x,y,z in most cases.

Here is a screenshot from my own setup-

The master forumid (red arrow) is also repeated after the | character (yellow arrow) - it doesn't have to be immediately after the | but it's easiest to keep track of if you put it there.
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Old 01 Jan 2014, 18:20
Dj Smuggla Dj Smuggla is offline
Join Date: Sep 2009
Don't i feel stupid...
Thanks for pointing that out mate, the mod works great
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Old 25 May 2016, 07:31
SoHelpMe SoHelpMe is offline
Join Date: Apr 2014
Originally Posted by Undertaker #59 View Post
I'll have to test it out, but I am wondering if I can not allow new threads in this forum, but still allow replies. Basically I want to use this mod as a way to view and reply to threads from multiple forums, but I want new threads to be placed in the proper forum for those who choose not to use the master forum view and view the forums singly.
Did you even get this to function / behave as you described you wished that it would? I would wonder if on the master forum if you set "Forum is Open" to NO if that would keep replies going to the original forums but not allow new threads to be started in the Master?

Your idea for behavior is good and I want to get it to work just as you described, basically the Master Forum would act as a portal to combine and allow for viewing of threads from multiple other forums but the master forum should not allow you to start a new thread within it. All new threads would need to started in one of the child forums and then it could be seen or replied to from the Master.

Did you get it working this way?
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