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Control Forumjump Depth Level
Mod Version: 1.00, by Tommy Boy (Member) Tommy Boy is offline
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vB Version: 2.2.x Rating: (0 vote - 0 average) Installs: 5
Released: 14 Dec 2001 Last Update: Never Downloads: 1
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There are currently two settings which affect the display of forum levels, but none of them affects the forumjump box. This hack will add a third option to the Admin control panel, with the role of taking care of the forumjump box depth level.

Highly useful for board with a lot of child forums! Without this hack, all forums are displayed in the forumjump box, thus reducing its effectiveness and attractiveness.

Please post your opinions on this hack, and whether you like it or not. I was discouraged when no one installed my last hack, and it might determine whether I keep releasing hacks in the future...

Thank you!

What's new in version 1.1?
When moving a thread, the target forums list should contain all the forums. This has been fixed in this version. If you have already installed the first version, read the instructions on post #10 in this thread. Otherwise, the attached files are already updated.

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  #2  
Old 14 Dec 2001, 14:57
Tommy Boy Tommy Boy is offline
 
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Admin Control Panel Screenshot...
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Old 14 Dec 2001, 15:22
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Very good idea, Tommy.

I don't have many forums and I only have one level of forums to begin with, so this hack won't be of use to me. But I know there are many here who could really use it.

Please don't be discouraged. We all learn as we go along. Your previous hack had a very good idea but a problematic installation which might have deterred people. But you got the potential of being a great asset to us all. I'd hate to see you stop releasing.
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Old 14 Dec 2001, 17:42
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Re: Control Forumjump Depth Level

Originally posted by Tommy Boy
Please post your opinions on this hack, and whether you like it or not. I was discouraged when no one installed my last hack, and it might determine whether I keep releasing hacks in the future...

Thank you!
Tommy, don't get discouraged. Like Bira, I only have one level of forums, so I don't need this one. But, I am going to try your other hack this weekend. I had to get my test board up to date first. I'll let you know how that one goes in that thread.
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Old 14 Dec 2001, 18:00
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I might be able to use this. I am debating on whether or not to add Usenet Groups. If I do, it would increase my forum depth to 4 levels counting categories. That will be way too much to show on the forumjump box.

This could come in handy, thanks for it. I downloaded it and will click the install button if I get that far.
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Old 14 Dec 2001, 19:29
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great idea...I have over 190 forums and they do not need to all be in the forumjump.

Good job! This will save on bandwidth and maybe a little on server resources as well.
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Old 14 Dec 2001, 19:57
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How can I make this work in 2.0.3?

Please let me know as it would be huge for my forums. HUGE!

I don't see the scripts "Showgroups.php" in my 2.0.3 and this is a must have for my forums.
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Old 14 Dec 2001, 22:22
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Originally posted by VirtueTech
How can I make this work in 2.0.3?
Please let me know as it would be huge for my forums. HUGE!
I don't see the scripts "Showgroups.php" in my 2.0.3 and this is a must have for my forums.
I'm afraid I'm not familiar with 2.0.3, however if you don't have this file, just ignore this part. The hack itself is in the function.php file.
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Old 14 Dec 2001, 22:35
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ok trying now
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Old 14 Dec 2001, 22:48
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Update information

To update from version 1.0 to 1.1, do this:

Open postings.php, look for:
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global $hideprivateforums,$bbuserinfo,$session, $useforumjump;
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Replace with:
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global $hideprivateforums,$bbuserinfo,$session, $useforumjump,$forumjumpdepth;

// Forumjump Depth Hack
$oldforumjumpdepth = $forumjumpdepth;
$forumjumpdepth = 1000;
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Still in postings.php, look for:
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$useforumjump=$olduseforumjump;
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After it, add:
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$forumjumpdepth=$oldforumjumpdepth; // Forumjump Depth Hack
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The attached file in the first post has already been updated.
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Old 14 Dec 2001, 23:11
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ok got it to work in 2.0.3........... Great hack!

Question...I don't use forumjump in my new threads or reply templates...is that what 1.1 makes changes for...to use forumjump in those templates?
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Old 15 Dec 2001, 00:25
Tommy Boy Tommy Boy is offline
 
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Originally posted by VirtueTech
ok got it to work in 2.0.3........... Great hack!

Question...I don't use forumjump in my new threads or reply templates...is that what 1.1 makes changes for...to use forumjump in those templates?
Try to move a thread. When you select the target forum, you will notice that it uses the same engine as the forumjump box. However, in this case, you want to see ALL the forums, regardless of their depth. So 1.1 fixes that.

BTW: Glad it works on 2.0.3, and thanks for your feedback!
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Old 17 Jan 2002, 19:11
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Definitely don't get discouraged. This is a great hack and much needed. I was just looking at my forumjump list and it's long and I don't want all those sub-forums. Came here and did a search for forumjump and BAM here is my answer.

THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 17 Jan 2002, 20:31
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Wow...this kicks ass. I've got in excess of 300 forums on one board, and 120+ on the other, and scrolling through all them sucks.


Thanks a lot!
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Old 23 Jan 2002, 19:24
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hmmmm....well evidently i am alone here....
i installed it, and all went well.
No problems at all.
No errors.

EXCEPT, that the forumjump when turned on still shows all forums, regardless of the setting

Any ideas??
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