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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
Updates:


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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  #31  
Old 05 May 2010, 00:31
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thanxx for tis graet mod

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.

When I disable the mod the indexpage of my forum is normal...
So this mods breaks the index of my forum. Please help?
same error

after user read topic get this error

installed + translate to Arabic
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File Type: xml product-abe1_forceusersreadthread_Arabic.xml (15.1 KB, 1 views)
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Old 05 May 2010, 00:51
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by DjEddie View Post
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
I dont have code that goes anywhere near this. I dont know why you would get it. Are u sure it is this hack? I would have to check your acp
Originally Posted by Veer View Post
Can you add an option to redirect automatically after X seconds?
I'll look into it.
Originally Posted by Fungsten View Post
Abe1,

Can you set a sticky thread to force read? I don't think one could do that with the old version.
Why not? It is a regular thread. You can't do an announcement.
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  #33  
Old 05 May 2010, 09:52
Skyrider Skyrider is offline
 
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Abe1, can you add a feature to force users to read a thread as well? So you can choose users & usergroups.

EG:

ThreadID:
Force Read Order:
Expire:
Expire Date:
Usergroups:
UserID:
Location:
UserID = My idea which I think would be awesome to add!

Last edited by Skyrider; 05 May 2010 at 10:00.
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Old 05 May 2010, 13:22
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by FF|Skyrider View Post
Abe1, can you add a feature to force users to read a thread as well? So you can choose users & usergroups.

EG:



UserID = My idea which I think would be awesome to add!
I dont think so. If you have 1 user that you want a thread to read by, just PM him.
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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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  #35  
Old 05 May 2010, 23:33
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as you ignored my post man
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Old 06 May 2010, 13:09
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Originally Posted by Dr.osamA View Post
as you ignored my post man
My answer is the same as I gave the other person.
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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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  #37  
Old 07 May 2010, 21:56
Skyrider Skyrider is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
I dont think so. If you have 1 user that you want a thread to read by, just PM him.
People can choose to refuse PM's, forcing a specific person would be a great addition to this plugin. Especially if you have a mod forum and you want a specific team member or members to check out a thread without selecting the whole usergroup. Not everyone likes to be forced. And I've had complaints about a few users before about them being forced. Hence the idea to force ID's as an option.
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  #38  
Old 10 May 2010, 23:26
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I cant figure out were the option is to force read... www.aogamers.com
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Old 13 May 2010, 04:58
Skyrider Skyrider is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dxds View Post
I cant figure out were the option is to force read... www.aogamers.com
Go to your AdminCP --> Threads & Posts --> Force Thread Read
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  #40  
Old 13 May 2010, 10:34
xTa` xTa` is offline
 
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Hey,

I'm reporting a big problem for users who uses many db servers.. it crashed my servers several times :

the problem is :

Last_SQL_Error: Error 'Duplicate entry '238346-282075' for key 'PRIMARY'' on query. Default database: 'xTaZe_6'. Query: 'INSERT INTO v7_force_read_users
(force_read_userid, force_read_threadid)
VALUES
('238346', '282075')'
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

for users who got the same problem add the following to your mysql configuration files, this will ensure replication continues even when there is a duplicate record .


slave-skip-errors = 1146
slave-skip-errors = 1062
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Old 19 May 2010, 03:54
smp3000 smp3000 is offline
 
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nothing for 3.8.x?
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  #42  
Old 21 May 2010, 04:08
CharlieDelta CharlieDelta is offline
 
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tagged and will use this shortly. Great mod!
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Old 21 May 2010, 05:03
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Originally Posted by smp3000 View Post
nothing for 3.8.x?
Its already been made, check the Developers profile.
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  #44  
Old 24 May 2010, 09:25
Samish Samish is offline
 
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Added this and well, I grabbed the thread id from url and it all was good. I saved it and nothing appeared in the threads that I've forced members to see?
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Old 25 May 2010, 13:59
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excellent mate working nice
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