We are in need of a mod for VB Version [url removed, login to view] that makes it necessary to pay to create a thread in certain forums that we designate. The posts should be able to be submitted for mod approval and once approved, the user would be sent a PM with a PayPal payment link. Once payment is made, the thread should automatically go live.
We do not want replies made to paid posts to cause the post to "bump".
In those forums, we want the thread starter to have the option of paying for a bump. We would accept paypal for this and the post should automatically be bumped upon payment.
We should have the ability to designate how much it costs per bump and the ability to modify that price later.
A "bump thread" icon should be visible at the top (and maybe bottom too) of the thread. This should only be visible to the user that started the thread.
We would not want to show the option of bumping until the thread is eligible to be bumped, which is when it hits page three. This is not mandatory, but would be nice.
We will not be charging for the initial thread starting when we launch, but will be charging to bump, so we need the ability to turn on or turn off the paid to post feature, while leaving the pay to bump feature intact.
A similar mod is in use at [url removed, login to view]