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Mark threads as solved (prefix and optional banners) 1.1.0

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Compatible XF 1.x versions
1.3, 1.4, 1.5
License
MIT
Visible branding
No
Purpose

This plugin has three related functions, each optional of course:
  • A link to mark threads as solved/unsolved, which adds/removes a prefix, and optionally moves the thread.
  • Optionally a banner on solved threads, telling the user more visibly that the thread is already solved.
  • Optionally a banner on old unsolved threads that the thread is abandoned (age based on last post).

Features
  • Once solved, the link changes its text and allows to revert the solved status again.
  • Solving is possible without edit permissions, eg. when there is a time limit for them.
  • 4 new permissions: Solve/Unsolve own/other threads. Alternatively, ManageAnyThreads includes them too (because it allows to modify the thread prefix freely).
  • Link and/or banners can be above the first post, and/or below the last one, right above the editor.
  • How old a threads should be to show the old banner, if activated, can be configured (days).
  • Both kinds of banners are only visible if the viewing user is able to post in the thread
  • Both kinds of banners have optional settings to display them only if the viewing user has less than x posts
    (as in, experienced users don't need reminders)
  • By configuring the prefix only for certain forum nodes, the solve links (and permissions) exist only in these nodes too
  • It can be configured if the old banner should be active in prefix-less forums too.
  • Templates and phrases start with sheel_solved
  • No database changes
  • No cost, no branding, MIT license

Installation
  1. Create a prefix which should be used for the solved threads, ie. text, color, and allowed nodes. (Note that from the screenshots below is not an image, it's a Unicode character. If you want to use it as prefix, just copy-paste it.)
  2. Upload the "Sheel" folder to library/ of you Xenforo installation and install the XML file in the ACP.
  3. Go to the option page and set (at least) the prefix id there.
  4. Set user group permissions.
Done.
If you like to, modify phrases and/or templates too (the names all start with sheel_solved).

Screenshots:

Example how the solve link above the posts could look like (anonymized):
link_above.png
Link below the posts:
link_below.png
A possible prefix:
prefix1.png
A different prefix configured:
prefix2.png
Optional solved-banner, in this case below the posts:
solvedbanner_below.png
Optional banner for old unsolved threads:
oldbanner_below.png
Options page:
configpage.png
Author
sheel
Downloads
125
First release
Last update
Rating
5.00 star(s) 5 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. Moving solved threads

    It's now possible to move solved threads to other forum nodes.
  2. Forum node restrictions

    Forum node restrictions are now possible. The solve/unsolve links will only appear in nodes...

Latest reviews

Works great. I had previously used just prefixes and allowed members to change it when their issues had been resolved, but even that was apparently too difficult for many of them - so I ended up doing it myself most of the time. Now all they have to do is click a link and the resolved threads automatically go to a separate subnode, so no excuse now but laziness. ;)
Thank you so much for making this. I have 6 sites using the now deleted Waindingo addon and needed it for the 7th site. Now that I realize this one exists and has better features, I'm going to replace the Waindingo one with this one on all of my sites. Thanks again!
Terrific addition to XF functionality.
Thanks for creating and sharing. Would be great to see it expanded with some additional functionality too.
Great! Does what it needs to do. Another one that I need in my move from vB 3.x where I had this option too.
S
sheel
Thank you :)
Thanks for this nice addon :) I´m looking for something else since waindigo has bought his addons to another developer. Great Job.
S
sheel
Thank you! The Waindigo/TH situation (bugs and no fix since 2014 despite paying for it, missing features) was the reason why I made this :)