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    Default Redirect users to read new announcements, rules etc

    My proposal: A method of making sure that users are redirected to new important announcements as well as new rules.

    Why?: Not everybody reads the important announcements; sometimes they are missed (it isn't too hard to accidentally miss them ^^) or directly ignored as just being "an announcement". The same might go for rule changes. No longer would "Sorry, I didn't know the rule had changed" be an excuse.

    Tools needed: This mod here.

    It essentially makes you read a post before you can continue to use the forums. Once read, you can get on with your business and never be made to read that specific post again. It works off of user groups, so the moderators and up who will know of the announcements/rule changes from behind the scenes will not be subject to the mod. It's possible to set it between forums as well, so only those who tread into the animé section would have to read a new rule that applies to that section only.

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    Default Re: Redirect users to read new announcements, rules etc

    im all for it, as announcements are usually important UP

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    Default Re: Redirect users to read new announcements, rules etc

    As SC said, announcements are normally important, but could just be taken as something simple (as said in the OP), instead of something more important (ex: new features for the site) that would be important for users to read (if it was a new feature: to fully understand it, and be able to use it properly). UP

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    UP.

    For the same reason from above. ^^

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    Default Re: Redirect users to read new announcements, rules etc

    Some (read: a lot) of people either miss or ignore announcements/rules et cetera, so this certainly would be a great idea. Only thing is, we're switching to a new version of vB soon - is that mod compatible with vB4?

    Anyway, I'm voting UP for now.
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    Darn, guess I missed that then. My vote remains the same.
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    Default Re: Redirect users to read new announcements, rules etc

    UP

    I would help alot as rules change and theres some people who accadently break them because they did not read the new rules and in genral this is a good idea.

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    DOWN

    If they don't want to read the new rules, then people should just accept the consequences by getting infracted, you know?

    Plus, it's very easy to avoid by just immideatly leaving the page you're forced to read, so I don't think it will be that effective. And come on, I don't think it's that easy to miss those things that are on top of every page in every board.


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    Default Re: Redirect users to read new announcements, rules etc

    I'm going to vote UP. I understand what Mijz is saying, but this could still be helpful.
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    Default Re: Redirect users to read new announcements, rules etc

    Hm, Iteru, as I'm sure you're aware, vB forums often mark threads as unread, even after you read them. I doubt it, but I guess it doesn't hurt to ask; has this particular mod produced similar issues? Have there been any complaints from user's claiming they already read the threads/announcements, only to be redirected to them again sometime later?
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    Up Can't hurt, might help, so why not?

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    Default Re: Redirect users to read new announcements, rules etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivysaur View Post
    Hm, Iteru, as I'm sure you're aware, vB forums often mark threads as unread, even after you read them. I doubt it, but I guess it doesn't hurt to ask; has this particular mod produced similar issues? Have there been any complaints from user's claiming they already read the threads/announcements, only to be redirected to them again sometime later?
    Out of the 7 pages of comments on the link, no one there has mentioned an issue like that.
    I would ask on the mod page, but without a vbulletin license you can only view threads.

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    Up Then people wouldn't have a bunch of early infractions Like me

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    Default Re: Redirect users to read new announcements, rules etc

    Down.



    Quote Originally Posted by Mijzelffan View Post
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    If they don't want to read the new rules, then people should just accept the consequences by getting infracted, you know?

    Plus, it's very easy to avoid by just immideatly leaving the page you're forced to read, so I don't think it will be that effective. And come on, I don't think it's that easy to miss those things that are on top of every page in every board.
    Ditto.

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