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  • Can I change the group permissions for the doublepost feature?

    Can I change the group permissions for the doublepost feature?

    Like the 'Who Read a Thread' feature, usergroup permissions for the doublepost feature will override individual user permissions. You can disable the feature for a whole group through the AdminCP. As always, start by logging in.



    When you've done this, click on the 'Usegroup Manager' beneath the 'Usegroups' header. This will open a new form to the right with a list of your usergroups.



    Select the usegroup you want to modify and click on the 'Go' button to the right of the dropdown list.

    The page will ...
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  • How do I give a user permission to see the Who Read a Thread feature?

    How do I give a user permission to see the Who Read a Thread feature?

    As we've mentioned in other articles, turning on the 'Who Read a Thread' feature does not guarantee that a user will have the permissions to view this feature. The user must be in a usergroup that has the permissions to see the feature. You can give a usergroup these permissions by logging in to the AdminCP.



    When you've done this, click on the 'Usegroup Manager' beneath the 'Usegroups' header. This will open a new form to the right with a list of your usergroups.

    Select the usegroup you want to modify and click on the 'Go' ...
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  • How do I change the space between the doubleposts?

    How do I change the space between the doubleposts?

    As you’ve noticed, there is a spacer between merged posts. You can change how this spacer looks and what it says in the AdminCP. After logging in, click on the ‘Options’ link beneath the ‘Settings’ header. In the new form that loads to the right, click on the ‘Message Posting Doublepost Options’ option before clicking the ‘Edit Setting’ button.

    The last three options in the form are the ones you’ll use to change how the spacer looks. The first one can be found under the ‘Spacer’ header. This allows you choose between having no spacer, custom text, or using the ...
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  • How do I turn off the Guest IP Check for doubleposts?

    How do I turn off the Guest IP Check for doubleposts?

    By default, vBulletin will check the IP addresses of your guests before merging their posts. If, for whatever reason, you want to turn off this feature you can login to the AdminCP and follow these instructions.

    After logging in, click on the ‘Options’ link beneath the ‘Settings’ header. In the new form that loads to the right, click on the ‘Message Posting Doublepost Options’ option before clicking the ‘Edit Setting’ button. When the new form loads, go to the text field beneath the ‘Guest IP Check’ header and click the ‘No’ radi...
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  • How do I turn off timestamp updating for doubleposts?

    How do I turn off timestamp updating for doubleposts?

    Timestamps for posts that have been merged from doubleposting are automatically updated with the latest timestamp. If you want the post to keep the original timestamp, you can disable this feature through the AdminCP.



    After logging in, click on the ‘Options’ link beneath the ‘Settings’ header. In the new form that loads to the right, click on the ‘Message Posting Doublepost Options’ option before clicking the ‘Edit Setting’ button.

    When the new form loads, go to the text field beneath the ‘Timestamp ...
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  • How do I change the time limit on the doublepost feature?

    How do I change the time limit on the doublepost feature?

    By default, the time limit is set to 0. This means that the double post feature is off. You can set the limit (in minutes) that the doublepost feature is applied by logging in to the AdminCP and clicking on the ‘Options’ link beneath the ‘Settings’ header. In the new form that loads to the right, click on the ‘Message Posting Doublepost Options’ option before clicking the ‘Edit Setting’ button.

    When the new form loads, go to the text field beneath the ‘Time Check Limit’ header. Set the time limit you want an...
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  • How do I allow the author to view who read a thread?

    How do I allow the author to view who read a thread?

    You can allow the author to view ‘Who Read a Thread’. This will override any group permissions that the author has, but not forum permissions. As always, login to the AdminCP. Click on the ‘Options’ link beneath the ‘Settings’ header. In the new form that loads to the right, click on the ‘Thread Display Options (showthread)’ option before clicking ‘Edit Setting’.

    Once the new form loads, scroll to the bottom of the page. Beneath the ‘Who Read - Allow Author View’ header, click on the ‘Yes’ radio button. ...
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  • How do I make the Who Read a Thread collapsible?

    How do I make the Who Read a Thread collapsible?

    Making your ‘Who Read a Thread’ collapsible can streamline the appearance of your site. Login to your AdminCP and click on the ‘Options’ link beneath the ‘Settings’ header. In the new form that loads to the right, click on the ‘Thread Display Options (showthread)’ option before clicking ‘Edit Setting’.



    Once the new form loads, scroll to the bottom of the page. Beneath the ‘Who Read - Names Display’ header, click on the ‘Yes’ radio button.

    When you’re done, click the ‘Save’ button and ...
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  • How do I disable the username display?

    How do I disable the username display?

    Disabling the username display is simple. Start by logging in to the AdminCP. Once you’re in, click on the ‘Options’ link beneath the ‘Settings’ header. In the new form that loads to the right, click on the ‘Thread Display Options (showthread)’ option before clicking ‘Edit Setting’.

    Once the new form loads, scroll to the bottom of the page. You’ll find a text field beneath the header ‘Who Read - Days Limit’. The number you enter into the text field will determine how many days a user’s name will remain on the list...
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  • How do I limit the number of days a user is displayed in the Who Read a Thread feature?

    By default, the Who Read a Thread feature is not turned on. To turn it on, login to the AdminCP and click on the ‘Options’ link beneath the Settings header. In the form that opens to the right, select the ‘Thread Display Options (showthread)’ option and click ‘Edit Setting’.

    Once the new form loads, scroll down to the bottom of the page. The option to turn on the Who Read a Thread option will be the fifth from the bottom, under the header ‘Enable Who Read a Thread’. Select the ‘Yes’ option and click ‘Save’. ...
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  • Can I change the group permissions for the doublepost feature?
    Fei Leung
    Like the 'Who Read a Thread' feature, usergroup permissions for the doublepost feature will override individual user permissions. You can disable the feature for a whole group through the AdminCP. As always, start by logging in.



    When you've done this, click on the 'Usegroup Manager' beneath the 'Usegroups' header. This will open a new form to the right with a list of your usergroups.



    Select the usegroup you want to modify and click on the 'Go' button to the right of the dropdown list.

    The page will ...
    Mon 21st May '12, 1:31pm
  • How do I give a user permission to see the Who Read a Thread feature?
    Fei Leung
    As we've mentioned in other articles, turning on the 'Who Read a Thread' feature does not guarantee that a user will have the permissions to view this feature. The user must be in a usergroup that has the permissions to see the feature. You can give a usergroup these permissions by logging in to the AdminCP.



    When you've done this, click on the 'Usegroup Manager' beneath the 'Usegroups' header. This will open a new form to the right with a list of your usergroups.

    Select the usegroup you want to modify and click on the 'Go' ...
    Mon 21st May '12, 1:15pm
  • How do I change the space between the doubleposts?
    Fei Leung
    As you’ve noticed, there is a spacer between merged posts. You can change how this spacer looks and what it says in the AdminCP. After logging in, click on the ‘Options’ link beneath the ‘Settings’ header. In the new form that loads to the right, click on the ‘Message Posting Doublepost Options’ option before clicking the ‘Edit Setting’ button.

    The last three options in the form are the ones you’ll use to change how the spacer looks. The first one can be found under the ‘Spacer’ header. This allows you choose between having no spacer, custom text, or using the ...
    Mon 21st May '12, 10:43am
  • How do I turn off the Guest IP Check for doubleposts?
    Fei Leung
    By default, vBulletin will check the IP addresses of your guests before merging their posts. If, for whatever reason, you want to turn off this feature you can login to the AdminCP and follow these instructions.

    After logging in, click on the ‘Options’ link beneath the ‘Settings’ header. In the new form that loads to the right, click on the ‘Message Posting Doublepost Options’ option before clicking the ‘Edit Setting’ button. When the new form loads, go to the text field beneath the ‘Guest IP Check’ header and click the ‘No’ radi...
    Mon 21st May '12, 10:41am
  • How do I turn off timestamp updating for doubleposts?
    Fei Leung
    Timestamps for posts that have been merged from doubleposting are automatically updated with the latest timestamp. If you want the post to keep the original timestamp, you can disable this feature through the AdminCP.



    After logging in, click on the ‘Options’ link beneath the ‘Settings’ header. In the new form that loads to the right, click on the ‘Message Posting Doublepost Options’ option before clicking the ‘Edit Setting’ button.

    When the new form loads, go to the text field beneath the ‘Timestamp ...
    Mon 21st May '12, 10:38am
  • How do I change the time limit on the doublepost feature?
    Fei Leung
    By default, the time limit is set to 0. This means that the double post feature is off. You can set the limit (in minutes) that the doublepost feature is applied by logging in to the AdminCP and clicking on the ‘Options’ link beneath the ‘Settings’ header. In the new form that loads to the right, click on the ‘Message Posting Doublepost Options’ option before clicking the ‘Edit Setting’ button.

    When the new form loads, go to the text field beneath the ‘Time Check Limit’ header. Set the time limit you want an...
    Mon 21st May '12, 10:32am
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