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Mod Version: 2.0, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (68 votes - 4.81 average) Installs: 1467
Released: 05 Mar 2008 Last Update: 05 Mar 2008 Downloads: 6037
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Force Users to Read a Thread 2.0


About this hack:
This hack allows you to set a thread as 'must read' by your members. Right now, if you make a post and want all your members to read it, you have no way of enforcing it. This hack will give an error message similar to the one you get when you need to change you password, saying that the admins want you to read a certain thread before they continue using the forum.

Once a user reads a thread, they wont be bugged to read it again.

You can set all usergroups or just certain onces that must read a thread.

You can set to site wide or just some forums.

Option to Force Guests

This hack added one query to every page on your forum a member goes to.
  • Files edited: 0
  • Templates edited: 0
  • Files to upload: 2 (1 via ACP, 2 via FTP)
  • Time to install: 1 minute
Updates:

Version 2.0 (03/05/08):
  • First Release of this Hack for vb3.7
  • MAJOR update. Hack totally re-writen. You must uninstall old version before upgrading.
  • Fixed just about all bugs. (like if you delete a thread...)
  • No more template edit. Everything done in ACP.
  • Permissions for by who ever has ACP access with threads and posts
  • Force Guests to read a thread now.
  • Works for BOTH vb3.6 AND vb3.7
Please post your comments or suggestions for this hack. I read ALL posts.

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Pictures:
  • The error message.
  • The universal options.
  • Where you go to set the settings.
  • The list of forums that have force read settings.
  • The edit/add screen.

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  #91  
Old 26 May 2008, 03:55
Parture Parture is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
If users have an avatar on the forum home page like you see in many forums, what ???.php do we disable so it doesn't show up as an X error if the member has not read the post that they are forced to read yet?
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  #92  
Old 27 May 2008, 15:01
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sdavis2702 sdavis2702 is offline
 
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This has always worked fine for me until just now. 2 members said the "here" link sent them to an error page. It was working just fine for my test usernames while it wasn't working for them. Any clue why?
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  #93  
Old 27 May 2008, 15:27
mry mry is offline
 
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how allow for bots... I select all usergroups.. But bots cant enter in forum...
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  #94  
Old 27 May 2008, 17:32
Super Jinni Super Jinni is offline
 
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great one

installed

thanks
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  #95  
Old 31 May 2008, 04:10
Total666 Total666 is offline
 
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Any ideas what would cause this ??

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  #96  
Old 01 Jun 2008, 00:18
bb911s bb911s is offline
 
Join Date: May 2008
I cannot get the menu to show up. installed as per directions yet no menu in ACP/

Oops my bad, when I ftp'd the files I dragged (drug) moved and dropped one did not make it, totally pilot error, my thanks works perfect.

Last edited by bb911s; 01 Jun 2008 at 00:53. Reason: error
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  #97  
Old 01 Jun 2008, 20:58
steveheinsch steveheinsch is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Originally Posted by sdavis2702 View Post
This has always worked fine for me until just now. 2 members said the "here" link sent them to an error page. It was working just fine for my test usernames while it wasn't working for them. Any clue why?
I am having this issue as well. I did a test for my Super Moderators. It worked for about 6 people, but not 2. They got the message, clicked the button and one got 404 errors and one got some sort of an error about displaythread.php not found or something like that. So Ive had to turn it off until this can hopefully be fixed, which I hope it can be because we really could use this. Everything else was fine...install...setup etc. Running on 3.7.1. This was a virgin install of this hack.
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Old 05 Jun 2008, 07:22
mrjbs mrjbs is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Originally Posted by sdavis2702 View Post
This has always worked fine for me until just now. 2 members said the "here" link sent them to an error page. It was working just fine for my test usernames while it wasn't working for them. Any clue why?
I am also having the same issue.
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  #99  
Old 06 Jun 2008, 15:44
aspen1018 aspen1018 is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
nvm I've figured it out
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  #100  
Old 06 Jun 2008, 16:48
steveheinsch steveheinsch is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Originally Posted by steveheinsch View Post
I am having this issue as well. I did a test for my Super Moderators. It worked for about 6 people, but not 2. They got the message, clicked the button and one got 404 errors and one got some sort of an error about displaythread.php not found or something like that. So Ive had to turn it off until this can hopefully be fixed, which I hope it can be because we really could use this. Everything else was fine...install...setup etc. Running on 3.7.1. This was a virgin install of this hack.
Any resolution Abe? We really want to use this!
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  #101  
Old 07 Jun 2008, 04:38
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markbolyard markbolyard is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Real name: Mark
Installed on a heavily moded 3.7.0 forum, works perfect. Installed on a 3.7.1 stock forum, and see the option in the admincp, not in the thread tools. Also, when I add a thread in the admincp, it doesn't show up even though I get a saved message... Odd.
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  #102  
Old 07 Jun 2008, 21:42
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Alfa1 Alfa1 is offline
 
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What version of vb 3.7.0 did it work on? I didnt get it to work on vb 3.7.0 B3.
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  #103  
Old 07 Jun 2008, 22:42
cardin cardin is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
ACP Options

Maybe I'm going blind but I can't find any ACP area to match the second screenshot - where you can enable the hack for guests.

I've installed v 2 and I'm running vb 3.7.1

Thanks,

Paul Cardin
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  #104  
Old 07 Jun 2008, 23:03
steveheinsch steveheinsch is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Originally Posted by cardin View Post
Maybe I'm going blind but I can't find any ACP area to match the second screenshot - where you can enable the hack for guests.

I've installed v 2 and I'm running vb 3.7.1

Thanks,

Paul Cardin
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  #105  
Old 08 Jun 2008, 08:14
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thanks.... installed
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