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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (44 votes - 4.93 average) Installs: 335
Released: 06 Oct 2011 Last Update: 10 Oct 2011 Downloads: 1981
Not Supported Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files  

Unfortunately, I don't have the time to maintain and support this add-on in two locations. The newest version (and support) can always be found here: https://marketplace.digitalpoint.com...atars.886/item

About
This changes thread icons to be the avatar of the thread starter. It applies to thread listings on forumdisplay, search results and subscribed threads in the UserCP.

Installation
  • Upload the cssrollup_digitalpoint_threadavatars.xml file to includes/xml (this is really only needed if you store CSS as files in the file system)
  • Install the product-dp_thread_avatars.xml product under AdminCP -> Plugins & Products -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product

Notes
  • Icons are cropped (but never stretched) to be square for display.
  • Threads with no new posts have the avatar slightly greyed out.
  • Locked threads will have a lock image overlayed.
  • Soft-deleted threads will have a red X image overlayed.
  • If the user posted in the thread, they will see a mini version of their avatar overlayed.
  • If a thread is "hot", the shadow of the icon will change color.
  • ZERO SQL queries are added.
  • Overlay images are encoded as CSS data (no extra HTTP requests needed for images or the CSS files themselves).
  • If your site uses pre-defined avatars, they are not scaled down for use as the icon since vBulletin does not store the dimensions (instead, the upper/left potion is cropped for the icon).

Settings
  • You can disable the mini-avatars under AdminCP -> Settings -> Options -> Forum Display Options (forumdisplay) -> Highlight Threads in Which User Has Posted
  • You can disable the hot thread highlight under AdminCP -> Settings -> Options -> Forum Display Options (forumdisplay) -> Hot Threads Enabled
  • You can change the color of the hot thread shadow under AdminCP -> Styles & Templates -> Style Manager -> StyleVars -> dpta_shadow_hot_color
  • You can change the size of the avatar under AdminCP -> Styles & Templates -> Style Manager -> StyleVars -> threadbit_iconsize (since they are square, it keys only on width)
  • If your site uses pre-defined avatars, you should use the AdminCP -> Settings -> Options -> User Picture Options -> Site Uses Pre-Defined Avatars option

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Advanced
  • If you want to add your own mini-icon overlays, you can utilize the $template_hook['thread_avatars'] variable to do so.
  • If you want to selectively disable thread avatars, you can set the $show['hide_thread_avatars'] to true. This would allow you to create a custom profile field for users and set the $show['hide_thread_avatars'] based on the user's setting. Alternately you could enable the addon for certain usergroups or just for specific styles.

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Old 06 Oct 2011, 22:05
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Very nice. Thank you.
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Old 06 Oct 2011, 22:19
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Installed, looks great, but I don't have those extra options in forumdisplay, only regular options. vB4.1.5
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Old 06 Oct 2011, 22:27
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Will see tomorrow to install it, loving it

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Old 06 Oct 2011, 22:28
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Would this work under vb3.8?
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Old 06 Oct 2011, 22:30
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Originally Posted by solohdes View Post
Installed, looks great, but I don't have those extra options in forumdisplay, only regular options. vB4.1.5
The settings it uses are built into vBulletin, they are nothing we added. So if they are missing, you may be missing part of your vB install somehow (or maybe you have something installed that hides them?)...

Originally Posted by Alfa1 View Post
Would this work under vb3.8?
No, sorry... vB 4 only. I haven't *tried* it on vB3, but I assume something wouldn't work...
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Old 06 Oct 2011, 22:36
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Old 06 Oct 2011, 22:44
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My mistake, I have diferent language installed. I have another problem with avatars, the opacity is set to 60%, you can see here:



How can I set the opacity to 100%?
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Old 06 Oct 2011, 22:49
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If you don't want the icon/avatars to be 60% opacity when there is nothing new to read, just remove the "opacity:0.6" line from the dpta.css template.

But by default, that's the intended behavior. 100% when there's new posts to read in the thread, 60% when there is not.
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Old 06 Oct 2011, 22:51
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Looks very nice indeed, but when I installed things looked very odd in Chrome so had to uninstall (for now).
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Old 06 Oct 2011, 22:56
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Originally Posted by pete_brady View Post
Looks very nice indeed, but when I installed things looked very odd in Chrome so had to uninstall (for now).
Hmmm... if you have a test site I could take a look at it for you. Chrome is what I use normally and it looks fine for me.
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Old 06 Oct 2011, 23:11
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The shadow doesn't work on Firefox 7.0.1. Firefox:



But works on Internet explorer:



Another bug that appears in Internet Explorer is that the avatar is framed, no transparency. Is this because of internet explorer?
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Old 06 Oct 2011, 23:14
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Hmmm... if you have a test site I could take a look at it for you. Chrome is what I use normally and it looks fine for me.
oh i've no doubt it's a problem on my side... will take a look over the weekend.
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Old 06 Oct 2011, 23:14
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Originally Posted by solohdes View Post
The shadow doesn't work on Firefox 7.0.1. Firefox:



But works on Internet explorer:



Another bug that appears in Internet Explorer is that the avatar is framed, no transparency. Is this because of internet explorer?
What is the URL to your site? Testing it on mine with Firefox 7 and it seems to work fine.

Originally Posted by pete_brady View Post
oh i've no doubt it's a problem on my side... will take a look over the weekend.
Strange though... if you post a screenshot of what you see/saw, I could probably figure out what's going on.
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Old 06 Oct 2011, 23:30
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Originally Posted by solohdes View Post
The shadow doesn't work on Firefox 7.0.1. Firefox:



But works on Internet explorer:



Another bug that appears in Internet Explorer is that the avatar is framed, no transparency. Is this because of internet explorer?
You have an overridding CSS definition within your CSS files...


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That is going to kill all box-shadows on Safari, Chrome and Firefox.

Looks like it's in your additional.css CSS template.
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