SMF Mod Site

This is an outdated mod that is no longer supported by its author. Use at your own risk
Mod Name:
Hide First Message
Created By:
First Created:
July 28, 2010, 03:14:19 PM
Last Modified:
June 17, 2011, 03:33:23 PM
Latest Version:
Compatible With:
2.0 RC3
Total Downloads:

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Manual Install Instructions for SMF

Below are some preview images of what the mod looks like when being used


Hide first Message

By 130860

- No template modifications
- Work with every theme.
- clean install.
- you can choose the boards where the mod will work.
- You can choose which user groups the mod will affect, guest are included by default. 
- You can use the following:
     -{username} : will show the member name or "Guest" if the user is a guest
     -{register}: will show a link to your registration page.
     -{forumname} : will show your forum name.
- You can use bbc.
-If the custom message is empty the mod will show a default text: Sorry {username}, you can't see the content of this message.
- for 2.0 RC3 only.

With this mod you can hide the first message of a topic on the boards you decide and for the member groups you decide.

Please be aware that the only way for the users to see the topic will be if they move on to another group.   even if they reply to the topic, the topic will not be show to them.

also be aware that if you enable this mod on a board where everybody can post,  the users affected by this mod will still be able to create post, one its created, the users will not see the topic anymore even if they reply to it,   users still have all the permissions you give to them.

This works only with the primary group of the user, will not work for secondary groups.

you can leave the user groups setting empty and the mod will only affect guest.

o English/utf8
o Spanish_es/utf8
o Spanish_latin/utf8

Just install the mod with the packager manager, you don't have to worry about custom edits on templates.


a demo can be found on 

Change log

1.0 - July 12, 2010
Initial release