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  • Force users to accept our Acceptable Use Policy each time they log on?

    Our users agreed to our terms and conditions when they registered. However (and keep in mind, this is a school here), many are forgetting - or didn't even read - the guidelines, and we'd like to force them to accept the rules each time they log on.

    SO, here's what we'd like to do: When a user logs into the system, the automatic reply is "thanks for logging on, [user]". Is there a way to stop this page from re-directing, so that we can put our rules on, and force them to read, and then, at the end place a button for "I accept" which would bring them into our forums? All I'm really looking for from you is to help us stop the page from automatically continuing to the forums.

    This is absolutely crucial to keeping our online message boards available to our students - the administration is getting a little weary of the way kids misbehave on the message boards.

    Thanks a lot for your help.

    -Galen Panger
    Webmaster
    zbths.org

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    This would require some template modification, but it can be done, however, you need to change some values (like the USER CP to omit the option "Automatically login when you return to the site? (uses cookies)" and keep that to "no" for all users)

    Ask this over at http://www.vbulletin.org/ since this would mean several template modifications and some "major" hacks to them.

    Its possible.

    Just that there are templates to edit and you do have to consider that if they haven't logged in yet and want to reply, the system will prompt them to login, then after logging in, take them to a reply form. You would have to make vbulletin know the difference between logging in from teh main page and passing that information on to view "the main forum display" or "replying" or voting, etc etc.

    Personally, I think its just better to email your users once a week reminding them of the terms they agreed to when they signed up, instead of pestering them everytime they login.

    And if they continue to abuse, then simply take away their posting;viewing;privledges.
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