Do you have important topics at your forum, and you want to be sure that your members and/or guests really read them? Then this app can come in handy as it will help you with that.
It will force your members as well as guests to read a particular topic and only then can they enter the forums and/or the other topics.
Setting a topic as must read can be done separately for members and guests. i.e. You can set one topic as must read for your members, and another one for your guests. Topics are hidden in the actifity and search pages for members/guests till they read the forced topics.
You can exclude certain groups and ip addresses from being forced to read topics. You can also enter a custom error message to be displayed to members/guests when informing them that they must read first the forced topic before they can read the rest of the topics.
All the options are set at the app 's settings page.
Each time a member/guest will read the topic that has been set as must read, the action will be logged and be available to the admins so they can keep track of things. For guests, their ip is logged. The members log can be searched for members and timeframe, whereas the guests log can be searched for ip addresses and time frame.
If you want a particular member to re-read the must read topic, all you can do is delete their forced topic entry from the logs. Or you can delete the whole log for a do over of forced readings again. The same goes for guests logs too.
Logs can be kept permanently or prunned after a certain amount of time.
This application will allow admins and moderators with proper permission to ban a specific user from specifics forums in his profile on Admin CP and front-end profile. Those members won't be able to:
View the topic list (forum view)
Read a topic from the banned forum
Create topics in banned forums
Topics from banned forums are excluded from Activity Streams, Search results and from user profiles.