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[RIKE] Require X Posts to create new Thread

Discussion in 'Add-on Releases [Archive]' started by RickM, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    Postcount For Threads is a simple modification written for XenForo, enabling you to require your forum members to have a set number of posts before being allowed to post new threads in specific forums.

    The main goal for this is to help reduce spam. For example if you had a 'show and tell' forum, which allowed members to post their website URL's for review, the chances are you've been hit by people who register and post just to get a link back.

    Whilst this doesn't completely stop that, it serves as a way to make spammers work harder!

    • Complete settings via XenForo AdminCP Options.
    • Ability to set an unlimited number of forums to be covered by this mod.
    • Custom HTML error message, with templated postcount and posts required.
    • Set the number of posts you wish to make your members have.

    Please note that this is a BETA release and works on XenForo 1.0.0 RC2.

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    Mike Law, bousaid, gordy and 6 others like this.
  2. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

    Can't you make a group based on number of posts? Then give that group permission to post, and registered user's revoked ability to post?

    It's the same effect right?
  3. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    Kind of - its a bit of a messy/complicated way of doing it though (IMO of course). The main benefit here is that you aren't presenting, what could be a new and inexperienced user with a standard non-descriptive error. You can give them a full blown HTML based page explaining why they cant create that thread.
    gordy likes this.
  4. gmaister22

    gmaister22 Active Member

    Great addon!!!!

    Just a tip for future releases, you can add an option maybe for Premium Members section, so when normal members are trying to browse that forum they will just get a customized error to upgrade their membership ! :D
  5. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

  6. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

    I personally think it's a cleaner way of doing it, but to each it's own.
  7. M@rc

    M@rc Well-Known Member

    Is there going to be any upgraded version of this add-on for the stable release of XenForo? :)
  8. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    You should be ok to use it on the latest release as it doesnt contain anything that alters the way XF works - a fairly basic codebase.
    principia likes this.
  9. Darfuria

    Darfuria Active Member

    This doesn't seem to be working on XF 1.01 :(
  10. AndreaMarucci

    AndreaMarucci Well-Known Member

    Rick does this work on the 1.0.4 version of Xenforo? I'm very interested in it but read the last Darfuria msg...
  11. Mr.Smith

    Mr.Smith Member

    can anyone update this for 1.1.x?

    thanks :D
  12. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    I've unfortunately not got a copy of XF setup at the moment. I've got some free time next week so will see about getting this updated.
    M@rc likes this.

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