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Thread: Restrict Quoting by BOP5

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    Post Restrict Quoting by BOP5


    This mod has two three main purposes, each may be used separately or not at all.

    Option 1) If you want to disable the option for users to quote the first post of a thread you can enable this for all forums or specific forums only at your choice. A lot of administrators argue there is no reason to quote the first post, or get annoyed when people quote a particularly long first post just to post a short response.

    Option 2) If you want to block users from using quotes at all you can block them by either userid or usergroup. These users will never see the "Reply with Quote" or "Multi-Quote" options in any post. I'm not sure they this would be helpful but who knows, someone wanted this option- good enough for me.

    Option 3) (New in Version 1.1) Instead of blocking by usergroup there is a new option to block by post count. You can force users to have a minimum number of posts before they are allowed to quote any posts on the forum.

    The mod will work for sure on vBulletin 3.7.x, 3.8.x, 4.0.x, 4.1.x, and 4.2.x. It will probably work on earlier versions of vBulletin as well.

    Installation instructions are included in the .zip file.

    This mod is enabled in the Testing forum only. Look at this post as a demo. You can not quote the first post but can post additional posts.

    The mod works exactly the same on vBulletin 3.x. In VB 3.x both the "Quote" and "Multi-Quote" buttons simply will not appear in first posts where enabled.

    Note- A user can still "manually" quote a post by copy and pasting the text and adding the [QUOTE] BBCode. This does not block that.


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    Please be sure you have read the How to Purchase & Other Important Info thread before purchasing.

    To download this file you must purchase a "Restrict Quotes" subscription in Subscriptions.
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    Version 1.1 Readme File - Included in .zip

    Mod Title: Restrict Quoting by BOP5 (Premium Mod - NOT FREE - Do Not Redistribute)
    Author: BirdOPrey5 (BOP5)
    Mod URL
    Product ID: restrictquotingbop5vb4
    For more Premium, Free, and EXQLUSIVE (TM) vB Mods visit: Forums by BOP5 Featuring:
    Mods and Support by BirdOPrey5 and Styles by DRE
    DONATIONS ALWAYS APPRECIATED: or donate directly on
    Current Version: 1.1
    Version History:
    1.0 - Initial Release
    1.1 - Added new option to restrict quoting based on post count. Updated usergroup and forum selection tools.
    Live Demo: (None)
    ========== PURPOSE / ABOUT ==========
    The original purpose of this mod was to prevent users from quoting the first post of a thread in certain forums. It has since been updated to prevent entire usergroups from quoting any post and to restrict quoting until a user reaches a minimum post count. 
    =========== COMPATIBILITY ===========
    This mod is tested and working on various vBulletin 3.8 and 4.0/4.1/4.2 setups. It will also work on VB 3.7 forums. It MAY work on earlier forums as well. 
    ========= BACKUP / WARNING ==========
    This mod does NOT alter your database however it is always good practice to keep regular backups and you should backup before installing ANY new mod.
    As always mods are USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. I will try to help if I can but no guarantee is offered or implied.
    ========= INSTALL or UPGRADE ========
    To Install: 
    In Admin CP go to Plugins & Products -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product
    Click on "Choose File" and browse to the product xml file that was packaged in the .zip file.
    Click "Import"
    To Upgrade:
    In Admin CP go to Plugins & Products -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product
    Click on "Choose File" and browse to the product xml file that was packaged in the .zip file.
    Change "Allow Overwrite" to YES
    Click "Import"
    You MUST set your settings to enable the mod.
    Each setting has an explanation of its use and example settings if applicable.
    This mod is available on Some mods may also be available on No other sites may redistribute this mod. If you find this mod at any site besides the above please contact me at 
    If this is a Gold/Premium Mod you must purchase a license to run this software from Each license comes with 1 year of free updates. After 1 year you may continue to run the latest version you have downloaded previously.
    Original code is Copyright (C) 2012 by BirdOPrey5 /

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    This has been tested and confirmed working on VB 4.2.0 Alpha.

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    This has been updated to Version 1.1

    • Added a requested feature: Restrict quoting based on post count of user
    • Updated the Forum and Usergroup selection to graphical interface rather than having to enter ids directly.

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