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Social Group Creation Announcement Threads & Private Messages
Mod Version: 1.00, by MrEyes (Coder/Designer) MrEyes is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (10 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 82
Released: 04 Feb 2009 Last Update: 04 Feb 2009 Downloads: 252
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Social Group Creation Announcement Threads & Private Messages


As the title suggests this modification will create a thread when a new social group is created. In addition to this you can also configure the modification to send a designated user a private message on social group creation.

The installation of this product is made up of the following and does not require any file changes:
  • One product import.

Installation : Product Import

The installation of this modification is fairly simple, for those that do not have experience of doing this here are the full steps:
  1. Download the attached XML to your computer.
  2. Goto your Admin CP page (ACP).
  3. Open the "Plugins & Products" section.
  4. Click "Manage Products".
  5. On the page that opens scroll to the bottom and click "Add/Import Product".
  6. In the "EITHER upload the XML file from your computer" browse to the product XML file that you downloaded in the first step.
  7. Click "Import"
  8. Sit back and watch vBulletin do its magic.

Configuration Options

This modification has a few custom configuration options that can be found here:

ACP -> vBulletin Options -> Social Group Creation Threads

Each of the these settings are self explanatory and is well documented in ACP.

On install the modification is disabled by default, this allows you to sort out settings with the mod inactive.

Other Information

I really wanted the thread/pm to contain a link directly to the new social group, unfortunately this is not possible as the group id has not been set when the relevant hook is called. This means that the thread will link to the groups homepage where the new group will be listed. I also would have liked to get the category name in the thread/pm however this would have required the addition of an SQL call as the text is also not available at hook point.

I have recently started a "Why isn't this stuff in the default social group system" series of modifications, this particular mod IMHO does not really belong in this group but if you would like to see them here they are:

And finally...

You know the deal if you install and use the mod please mark it as installed and rate it, if you really like it nominate it for mod of the month.

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  #2  
Old 04 Feb 2009, 16:33
MrEyes MrEyes is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Reserved
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Old 04 Feb 2009, 18:34
edenx edenx is offline
 
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Can you make a link directly to the group itself in the msg posted?
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Old 04 Feb 2009, 18:44
Rene Kriest Rene Kriest is offline
 
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Real name: King René II
YES! That's so cool!

An announcement about new groups is really appreciated. If automated - the better!
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Old 04 Feb 2009, 19:04
Rene Kriest Rene Kriest is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Real name: King René II
Works like a charme. Gonna do some individualisation on the addon now.

Thanks! You really made my day as well as this one from you.

Suggestion

Could you modify your addon so that it releases an announcement if a social group has been deleted? (The other way around.)
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Old 05 Feb 2009, 09:08
MrEyes MrEyes is offline
 
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Originally Posted by edenx View Post
Can you make a link directly to the group itself in the msg posted?
As mentioned above I would have really like to get a link directly to the group in the message, unfortunately the group id doesn't exist at the point the hook is called so it isn't possible with this particular style of hook based modification.

Last edited by MrEyes : 05 Feb 2009 at 11:19.
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Old 05 Feb 2009, 09:09
MrEyes MrEyes is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Rene Kriest View Post

Suggestion

Could you modify your addon so that it releases an announcement if a social group has been deleted? (The other way around.)
Thats not a bad idea, I will look into it for the next version
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Old 06 Feb 2009, 02:55
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Alfa1 Alfa1 is offline
 
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MrEyes: You keep generating good reasons to upgrade to vb 3.8!
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Old 07 Feb 2009, 08:58
Keesa Keesa is offline
 
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Installed and love.

5 stars.
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Old 16 Feb 2009, 15:43
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5s!
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Old 16 Feb 2009, 18:57
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Handy idea! Installed. The social-group-functionality will benefit from this!
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Old 25 Feb 2009, 13:48
Charlie98902 Charlie98902 is offline
 
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Sent ya a PM and hoping that you can add this same feature when a user adds or creates an album. Might need to be a separate mod though as I don't know if it will mess up the current.
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Old 25 Feb 2009, 22:40
DobieGillis© DobieGillis© is offline
 
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excellent mod, thank you!

Last edited by DobieGillis© : 25 Feb 2009 at 22:51.
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Old 26 Feb 2009, 03:18
Phaedrus Phaedrus is offline
 
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It works.
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Old 24 Mar 2009, 00:51
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gwerzal gwerzal is offline
 
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Great mod

Installed

Thank you
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