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Mod Version: 2.10, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (69 votes - 4.74 average) Installs: 1065
Released: 03 May 2010 Last Update: Never Downloads: 5067
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Force Users to Read a Thread



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.
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  • Files to upload: 3 (1 via ACP, 2 via FTP)
  • Time to install: 1 minute
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Updates:
Version 2.10 (05/02/10):
  • First release of this hack for vb 4.0.
  • Added link in "Administrative" drop down on the showthread page to edit force read settings.

Please post your comments or suggestions for this hack. I read ALL posts.

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

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  #16  
Old 03 May 2010, 09:17
KEKforce KEKforce is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
I got very strange error. When I add a topic to read (forced) the indexpage turns to archive stand.

Just like this: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/archive/index.php/

When I disable the mod the indexpage of my forum is normal...
So this mods breaks the index of my forum. Please help?
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Old 03 May 2010, 09:19
marshal_ramdev marshal_ramdev is offline
 
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thanks ...
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Old 03 May 2010, 09:40
Skyrider Skyrider is offline
 
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KEKforce, what version of vB you are using?
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Old 03 May 2010, 09:43
lovevn lovevn is offline
 
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I have tried it but when I add a forum id it and push "save" it said that it is saved but the setting is not saved. no forumid is added.

Edit: i solved the problem.

Last edited by lovevn; 03 May 2010 at 09:55.
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Old 03 May 2010, 10:51
Rahstyles Rahstyles is offline
 
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Finally.. i been asking this for years.. man.. now you need to mmake it a post
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Old 03 May 2010, 11:15
maidos maidos is offline
 
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this modhas been missed!
thanks alot for updating it
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Old 03 May 2010, 11:17
KEKforce KEKforce is offline
 
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Originally Posted by FF|Skyrider View Post
KEKforce, what version of vB you are using?
I Use VB 4.03

my url: http://www.alfaforum.nl
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Old 03 May 2010, 12:28
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by TimberFloorAu View Post
No I mean AFTER a user has READ the thread, does it still add One Query for that user to each thread they read?
i.e. is it constantly checking ?
I'll repeat again,

Yes. It checks always if there is a thread that must be read.
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Old 03 May 2010, 12:30
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by KEKforce View Post
I got very strange error. When I add a topic to read (forced) the indexpage turns to archive stand.

Just like this: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/archive/index.php/

When I disable the mod the indexpage of my forum is normal...
So this mods breaks the index of my forum. Please help?
I need to see the page the errors.
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MY HACKS -

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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Old 04 May 2010, 09:45
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Hornstar Hornstar is offline
 
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Excellent and thanks for this. Tagged for when I upgrade.
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Old 04 May 2010, 15:59
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Asterix_ita Asterix_ita is offline
 
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Thanks for addon

italian language file here

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Old 04 May 2010, 19:04
DjEddie DjEddie is offline
 
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Im using vb 4.02 at the moment and have installed correctly as per instructions.

Everything on the Admin side works fine it accepts the thread to be forced read with no errors. When refreshing the home/forum page .. I then get this error:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function fetch_online_status() in /home/******/public_html/******/includes/block/html.php(95) : eval()'d code on line 97

Any ideas?

Thanks

Eddie
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  #28  
Old 04 May 2010, 19:55
Veer Veer is offline
 
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Can you add an option to redirect automatically after X seconds?
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Old 04 May 2010, 20:03
sticky sticky is offline
 
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This is brilliant, thank you!
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Old 04 May 2010, 22:02
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Fungsten Fungsten is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Veer View Post
Can you add an option to redirect automatically after X seconds?
Ditto!


Abe1,

Can you set a sticky thread to force read? I don't think one could do that with the old version.
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