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vB Version: 3.0.0 Rating: (0 vote - 0 average) Installs: 33
Released: 29 Feb 2004 Last Update: Never Downloads: 32
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This is an "upgrade" to my previous "private threads" hack. I am releasing it as a new hack because some people would not want the "completely private" functionality and because the code is different.

Special thanks go to RMS10 who sponsored this hack and decided it should be public and for everyone to test.

A private thread is either:

* A thread that some selected users/usergroups can view
* A thread that some some selected users/usergroups cannot view, everybody else can
* The thread can be hidden from other users/usergroups at the user's will

How does it work?

When the user creates a thread he will be given the option to type users or usergroups and to limit posting only to that users or for that users to be excluded from the threads.

The disallowed users cannot see the thread in the forumdisplay page, they cannot search for it, the cannot view it even if they know the direct url (a message error appears to them). It is unavailable to them.

If a thread is private guests canot see it, otherwise a user can just log off your forum to see the thread. You have to be validated in the forum with proper permissions to see the thread.

Administrators can always see private thread, even if the user selected to exclude administrators.


If you installed the previous private thread hack please uninstall it (reverse the file and template edits) to properly install this one.

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You may modify, improve, upgrade, redistribute this hack, include it
in another hack or yours or translate it provided you do it free of
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need to pm me asking for permission
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  #2  
Old 29 Feb 2004, 19:32
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Looks great - thanks for releasing !
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Old 29 Feb 2004, 20:17
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good work, although wouldn't it just be easier to set up a private forum?
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Old 29 Feb 2004, 23:14
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WOOOOHOOOOO

i requested this months and months ago.... (but for vb2.x.x) finely i can use it. it will be EXTREAMLY handy.
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Old 29 Feb 2004, 23:24
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Originally Posted by sabret00the
good work, although wouldn't it just be easier to set up a private forum?
This gives you the ability to mix groups, i.e. today you want groups 1, 5 and 6 to view a certain thread. Tomorrow you may want 2,1 and 4 to view a different one.

I plan to use this to allow me to post certain information. Depending on the topic not all groups can have access to it. The access could change for each thread I post. Therefore a private forum would not work as well.
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Old 01 Mar 2004, 04:21
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One question....

Are users able to exclude admins to read their post?
I sure hope not... :/

Can i define which usergroups are able to use this feature?

nice mod if tweakable tho
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Old 01 Mar 2004, 13:16
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Your questions are answered in his post.
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Old 02 Mar 2004, 01:30
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Great idea!

The only option I would like to see, is some sort of marking that shows that a thread is private.

While the threadview itself is nice, it would be nice to see some sort of icon or whatnot that would display in the threaddisplay.
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Old 02 Mar 2004, 01:50
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Originally Posted by SpeedStreet
Great idea!

The only option I would like to see, is some sort of marking that shows that a thread is private.

While the threadview itself is nice, it would be nice to see some sort of icon or whatnot that would display in the threaddisplay.
Very nice!

I am sure I will use this hack!
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Old 02 Mar 2004, 03:46
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Originally Posted by SpeedStreet
Great idea!

The only option I would like to see, is some sort of marking that shows that a thread is private.

While the threadview itself is nice, it would be nice to see some sort of icon or whatnot that would display in the threaddisplay.
If you have acces to the thread and you enter to it a legend of "This is a private thread and these are the allowed users" will appear. If you are not allowed to see it you will not see the thread at all. Users that are allowed to post are aware that it is a private thread.
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Old 02 Mar 2004, 18:31
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How much does it takes to install it?
Could it be remade as an add-on for a shoutbox, to replace the private room system?
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Old 02 Mar 2004, 19:58
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thank Kentaurus, good job
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Old 03 Mar 2004, 08:58
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Originally Posted by gmarik
How much does it takes to install it?
Could it be remade as an add-on for a shoutbox, to replace the private room system?
Took me 10mins, Great hack
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Old 05 Mar 2004, 10:45
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Can I set this functionality in the Forum Permissions? I may use it, but only in some Forums.
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Old 05 Mar 2004, 21:33
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Lightbulb

forum restriction are to be defined in your admincp indeed
this counts for a single post you make, even in a forum with full public access...

check it out
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