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Warn on reply to locked thread?

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by Rmarmorstein, May 1, 2016.

  1. Rmarmorstein

    Rmarmorstein Member

    I am looking for something that would be able to warn, or have some kind of notice to a staff member that when they are replying to a locked thread.

    I have one staff member who keeps replying to locked threads..

    Does anything like this exist? I know with some other forum softwares you get a message that says you are replying to a locked thread above the editor, not sure if there is a way to implement this?

  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    There isn't a message that appears in the editor, but it's fairly obvious when the thread is locked. After all, a banner is visible not far from the editor and at the top of the thread, too.


    I appreciate it's not "in the editor" but I'm somewhat surprised that anyone can miss it...
    Amaury likes this.
  3. Rmarmorstein

    Rmarmorstein Member

    I know, I don't know how they're missing it.

    Do you know where to edit the css for that thread-status message and maybe make it a little bit bigger, and red?
  4. rainmotorsports

    rainmotorsports Well-Known Member

    It's been a huge issue since vBulletin. No surprise to us since it's been going on for a decade I'm various forums.

    There is an add-on that hides the editor. You can still reply but it makes it more obvious that way.
  5. Rmarmorstein

    Rmarmorstein Member

    Would you happen to know the name of that addon or have a link to it?

    Thank you :)
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I suspect it could be achieved with a simple template edit and conditional statement.
  7. Rmarmorstein

    Rmarmorstein Member

    What template would be the best to look at? I know how to edit code and what not, I just am not sure which templates are the right place to start.
  8. rainmotorsports

    rainmotorsports Well-Known Member

    Brogan thats pretty much what it is. https://xenforo.com/community/resources/hide-the-quick-reply-box-in-closed-threads.1882/
  9. Rmarmorstein

    Rmarmorstein Member

  10. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

  11. Rmarmorstein

    Rmarmorstein Member

    It's probably only a small template edit hiding the editor, it works like a charm on the most recent xf version.
    whynot likes this.
  12. rainmotorsports

    rainmotorsports Well-Known Member

    I'm running it now...
    whynot likes this.

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