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Thanks for creating such a nice application. I was wondering whether the error style that forces the user to read a specific post could be customized.

I mean, the error looks like an error and not a suggestion prompting the user gently to read a specific post. Both the error and the link to the post to be read are the same, and it looks like an error and not a suggestion. I've not purchased it because of that, I saw the screenshots and the suggestions to force read the post looks like an error and it's confusing. I hope you understand what I am trying to say.

Look at the attachment. 1 is the title of the post I have to read I guess, it's the same style as "You must read this topic".... error. same color, same font size, it's not hyperlinked. To me it's very very confusing.

Thanks

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21 minutes ago, Alfonso Moreno said:

Thanks for creating such a nice application. I was wondering whether the error style that forces the user to read a specific post could be customized.

I mean, the error looks like an error and not a suggestion prompting the user gently to read a specific post. Both the error and the link to the post to be read are the same, and it looks like an error and not a suggestion. I've not purchased it because of that, I saw the screenshots and the suggestions to force read the post looks like an error and it's confusing. I hope you understand what I am trying to say.

Look at the attachment. 1 is the title of the post I have to read I guess, it's the same style as "You must read this topic".... error. same color, same font size, it's not hyperlinked. To me it's very very confusing.

Thanks

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Hi. This app does not suggest to members to read a topic, but instead it sets a topic as must read and members will get an error when trying to enter the forums and the other topics informing them of that fact. i.e. it will force your members to read the topic set by the amdin as must read.

The error message you see is the standard one added by the app. It can be customized. You can use html should you wish to do so. Please see the attached screenshot. (The field that says: Error Message).

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Good day,

I've just purchased the plugin and I'm experiencing a problem with the guests options.

I do not want to force Guests to read any topic. But the application is forcing me to force Guests to read a topic and won’t let me save settings. See attachment. How can this be fixed? I do not want to force guests to read any topic, just a certain group under certain circumstances. The Force Guests toggle is off and the must read topic is required, that shouldn't happen. 

Can you please help? Thanks a lot

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8 minutes ago, Alfonso Moreno said:

Good day,

I've just purchased the plugin and I'm experiencing a problem with the guests options.

I do not want to force Guests to read any topic. But the application is forcing me to force Guests to read a topic and won’t let me save settings. See attachment. How can this be fixed? I do not want to force guests to read any topic, just a certain group under certain circumstances. The Force Guests toggle is off and the must read topic is required, that shouldn't happen. 

Can you please help? Thanks a lot

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Thank you for reporting it. I will make that option as not required and release a new version soon. In meanwhile, you can enter a topic name for guests, it will not run as long as Force Topic Reading for Guests option is disabled.

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2 minutes ago, Miss_B said:

Thank you for reporting it. I will make that option as not require and release a new version soon. In meanwhile, you can enter a topic name for guests, it will not run as long as Force Topic Reading for Guests is disabled.

Thanks a lot. I've done what you have suggested and the settings were saved, but the plugin will not work.

I am the administrator, so I’ve not excluded myself to see if I am forced to read the must-read post that I've selected. Nothing happens. I can browse the site. I have logged out and in and I can move around the site without being forced to read the post I selected.

I understand that if I force to read a post, anything I do on the site will redirect me to that post and won't let me do anything else until I read it, doesn't it? If that is so, then it doesn't work for me because I was not forced to do anything 😞 😞

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5 minutes ago, Alfonso Moreno said:

Thanks a lot. I've done what you have suggested and the settings were saved, but the plugin will not work.

I am the administrator, so I’ve not excluded myself to see if I am forced to read the must-read post that I've selected. Nothing happens. I can browse the site. I have logged out and in and I can move around the site without being forced to read the post I selected.

I understand that if I force to read a post, anything I do on the site will redirect me to that post and won't let me do anything else until I read it, doesn't it? If that is so, then it doesn't work for me because I was not forced to do anything 😞 😞

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Are you the topic starter of the topic that you have set as must read? Because if you are, you are excluded automatically as there is no point to force members to read their own topics. 

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4 minutes ago, Miss_B said:

Are you the topic starter of the topic that you have set as must read? Because if you are, you are excluded automatically as there is no point to force members to read their own topics. 

Yes, I actually am the topic starter. I am the only one in the forum right now as I am configuring everything before it's launched. I will log in with a dummy user and see if it works. It would help to add a tooltip in the settings that say something like "Topic starters will not be excluded."

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1 hour ago, Alfonso Moreno said:

Now it works. I tried it with a normal user and I'm forced to read the post. Thanks a lot. Look forward to seeing the fix for the guest users whenever you have the time. Thanks for such a great plugin. 

You are very welcome :) I just submited a new version with the fix btw. I have also implemented your suggestion about adding in the settings the text that the topic authors will be excluded automatically from being forced to read their own topics. 

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3 minutes ago, Miss_B said:

You are very welcome 🙂I just submited a new version with the fix btw. I have also implemented your suggestion about adding in the settings the text that the topic authors will be excluded automatically from being forced to read their own topics. 

Awesome! Thanks so much! Hope others will download this great plugin of yours! Have a nice weekend! 

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On 2/6/2021 at 3:16 PM, OptimusBain said:

Now it works. I tried it with a normal user and I'm forced to read the post.

It's wise for an Administrator to have a dummy account as a normal member.

It helps me, when members report a problem, to log in with that account so I can check what they reported.

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