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Cel Social Groups Notifications
Mod Version: 3.8.006, by cellarius (Coder) cellarius is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.4 Rating: (5 votes - 4.80 average) Installs: 73
Released: 17 Nov 2009 Last Update: 24 Dec 2009 Downloads: 307
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What does this mod do?

This mod adds social groups to the notifications dropdown. Your members will get notified if there are groups containing unread messages; they need to be members of that group or have to be subscribed to that group. The counter will show how many groups with unread messages there are.


Installation:

Just import the product file in AdminCP->Product Manager. Done.
Make sure you understand and comply with the read marking requirements (see note down this post).


Settings:
  • Show notification for new messages in groups the user is a member of, subscribed to, or both
  • Select usergroups who can use the mod (i.e. who will get notificatons)
  • Select whether to link to usercp.php or group.php
  • Make sure you understand and comply with the read marking requirements (see note down this post).
Note: This mod will only work with database and automatic forum read marking!
  • This mod will not work with cookies or simple database read marking. This will not be changed and is due to the limitations of the read marking system.
  • If the ressources for this trouble you, you don't want to run this modification anyway. Any workarounds would be more ressource intensive than using this option in the first place.
  • To set this, go to AdminCP->Settings->Options->General Settings->Thread/Forum Read Marking Type and set this to the third option: Database (automatic forum marking)

Note on ressources:


Note that this modification adds a maximum of two queries to every pageload. Both are not too heavy, going to slave servers only if existent, and there are several mechanisms in place to prevent unnecessary querying.


Version history
  • 3.8.006: added option to link notification to custom URL
  • 3.8.005: queries completely reworked, should be more stable now and fixes some read marking issues
  • 3.8.002: bugfix, use slave servers
  • 3.8.001: initial release

#### Don't forget to click install! ####
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This mod is also available for vB4:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=228280

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  #2  
Old 18 Nov 2009, 00:21
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Wow....

Wow.... people have been wanting this forever...

I will watch and wait to see if any bugs crop up before using this...

Thanks,

Rob
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Old 18 Nov 2009, 00:27
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Well, I tested before release, of course - and if everybody did like you, bugs would never be found
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Old 18 Nov 2009, 03:44
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nope, just will not work at all. 3.8.4 - added the usergroups, tried other templates. tried everything and no go. will tag this mod. thx
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Old 18 Nov 2009, 06:33
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Originally Posted by jaycob View Post
nope, just will not work at all. 3.8.4 - added the usergroups, tried other templates. tried everything and no go. will tag this mod. thx
Works for me on my live site and two test-installations.
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Old 18 Nov 2009, 07:01
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Originally Posted by cellarius View Post
Well, I tested before release, of course - and if everybody did like you, bugs would never be found
Yes, well I'm sorry but our development version is 4.0, and i aint putting it on the live 3.8 until it's gone through it's paces.

I'm not being ungrateful..... just careful
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Old 18 Nov 2009, 08:44
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Originally Posted by smnet View Post
Yes, well I'm sorry but our development version is 4.0, and i aint putting it on the live 3.8 until it's gone through it's paces.

I'm not being ungrateful..... just careful
Hey, that's perfectly ok

BTW: Updated to 3.8.002, minor bugfix
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Old 18 Nov 2009, 11:25
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thanks!, however, it isn't working for me aswell.
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Old 18 Nov 2009, 12:05
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I wonder why that is - it works fine for me on not only one installation, plus my vB4 testbeds (it's the same code).

If you're interested I'll look if I can add debugging functionality. Nonetheless I have to ask the obvious: There were new messages in social groups you were subscribed to or members of? If set to subscribed, it's not enough to be subscribed to single discussions. This mod works on group level, not discussion level (the latter would be a killer query). And you noticed the Limitations? DB read marking only?
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Old 18 Nov 2009, 20:29
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I have to admit I'm not exactly sure how to handle group subscriptions. Actually, I didn't even know there where any.
My db read marking was already set due to another product.

It's working like a charm right now, but only when having “groups the user is a member of” selected. Not when having “both” selected.

Thanks a lot, and much appreciated!
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Old 18 Nov 2009, 20:49
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Would it be possible to hook this product to a certain phrase the way ie. this product does? http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=185636

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preferably at both FORUMHOME and group.php
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Old 18 Nov 2009, 20:55
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You want to show the latest groups discussions or messages on forumhome? There are other mods for this, IIRC, and no, this is not possible with this mod. It only delivers a single number (the number of unread groups).
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Old 18 Nov 2009, 21:06
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Not exactly. I only want the number of unread groups (like your mod does), but not placed at the notifications menu, but at forumhome (and preferably at group.php)
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Old 18 Nov 2009, 21:30
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Ah, ok. This is easy: The code in the main plugin (should then be changed to a hook so it is only executed on a page were you want to show the number) saves the result in a variable: $vbulletin->userinfo['cel_groupnotification']. This should be available in templates as $bbuserinfo[cel_groupnotification].
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Old 18 Nov 2009, 21:50
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thanks!
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