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Minimum chars on new topic

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Hi,

Minimum chars only when posting a new topic? I dont want to add this function to replies, possible?

Thanks!
Last edited by olsserik on Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Prevent members to start new topics containing only links?

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Put them on a moderation queue. If they can't learn you have to treat them like children. It's your board, the rules are the rules.

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KevC wrote:going to 3.1 and requesting an extension.
No need to request an extension, just install
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There is also the 3.0 MOD
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Re: Minimum chars on new topic

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Thanks!
Last edited by olsserik on Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Minimum chars on new topic

Post by olsserik »

Ok, I have an edit that might work, if someone is willing to find pitfalls in this feel free.

I made edits to posting.php (line ~792) find:

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$error[] = $user->lang['EMPTY_SUBJECT'];
}
Add after (on a new line):

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		// Check for minimum length of text with URLs excluded and only on new topic
		if ($mode == 'post' || ($mode == 'edit' && $post_data['topic_first_post_id'] == $post_id))
		{
			$stringg = preg_replace('/\b(https?):\/\/[-A-Z0-9+&@#\/%?=~_|$!:,.;]*[A-Z0-9+&@#\/%=~_|$]/i', '', $message_parser->message);
			$lengthh = utf8_strlen($stringg);
			if (!$lengthh || $lengthh < (int) $config['min_post_chars'])
			{
				$message_parser->warn_msg[] = (!$lengthh) ? $user->lang['TOO_FEW_CHARS'] : sprintf($user->lang['TOO_FEW_CHARS_LIMIT'], $lengthh, (int) $config['min_post_chars']);
			}
		}
Open inlcudes/message_parser.php (on line ~1100) find:

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if (!$message_length || $message_length < (int) $config['min_post_chars'])
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//Altered statement for replies only, choose the integer of your likings
if (!$message_length || $message_length < 3)
Set $config['min_post_chars'] to an amount of your likings (in admin panel) for creating a new topic.
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