Ban from Thread This mod allows you to do the following: * Ban a user from a thread via the username drop down menu in a post (as well as the admin/mod cp). This opens a page which allows you to select a ban period, whether or not to allow the user to view the thread, and provide a text message which the user will see when trying to view or reply to the thread. * Once you ban the user you are returned to the same post from which you banned. You will now notice a small icon besides the ip icon. Clicking on that will open a page that will display the current ban information as well as a list of other threads from which this user is banned. You will also have the option to edit or lift the ban from here. You may now also unban the user from the username drop down menu. * From the admin cp you can set whether you wish to have a Private Message sent to the user whenever they are banned/unbanned. * You may also view, edit, or lift bans from the admin/mod control panel. Just click on the 'view banned from thread users' link. Install Instructions: 1. Open 'postings_PHP', 'banning_PHP', 'modcp_index_PHP' and follow the instructions inside to update those files. 2. Open 'postbit_template' and 'postbit_legacy_template' and follow instructions inside those files to update those templates. 3. Open 'cpnav_vbulletin_XML' and follow the instructions inside. 4. FTP the files you have modified in the previous 3 steps to their respective folders. 5. FTP the 2 new cron PHP files, 'optimize_thread_bans.php' and 'remove_thread_bans.php', to the cron folder. 6. FTP the included 'threadban.gif' image to the buttons folder. 7. Import 'ban_from_thread' XML file (as product) through AdminCP: Plugin System > Manage Products > [Add/Import Product] 8. Go to the 'Ban from Thread' settings options under vBulletin settings, and insert a username to be used for the Private Messaging of banned users. 9. Done.