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cheat-master30
01 Apr 2008, 23:55
If you are wondering what the hell this is, then think back to the very early times of when people started to use the vistor messaging system. There were always a few... slightly.. careless members that got mixed up with the report link and thought it was a link to post a reply on the visitor messaging page. Heck, I even had this in TOPICS a few times, since for some reason, the report button does seem to make some new users think it's a 'reply to poster' icon or the like. Well, this is just a nice, suggested by a member of staff at my own forum, notice to kinda solve that.

Yeah, it's a box with a title and a message saying how to reply to visitor messages and not to click the report button. If you want, you can always then add something saying what the the difference actually is between report and reply. Never the less:

Find in memberinfo_block_visitormessaging:

<if condition="$block_data['messagebits']">

Add above:

<div class="thead block_row" id="message">An Important Note: Reply =/= Report</div>
<div class="alt1 smallfont block_row">
<p>Report" =/= "Reply". If you wish to reply to a visitor message, don't click "Report". To reply you must click "View Conversation" under the post you wish to reply to, and it will take you to a page which consists only visitor messages posted by you on his/her profile and vice versa. Simply reply by typing in your message in the message box at the top of the screen. If you just want to post a new message to anyone, just type in the text box on this page and click 'Submit'.</p></div>

Or something similar. To edit the title, edit this:

<div class="thead block_row" id="message">[Insert title here]</div>

To edit the text, change this:

<div class="thead block_row" id="message">An Important Note: Reply =/= Report</div>
<div class="alt1 smallfont block_row">
<p>[Insert message here]</div>

I guess you could use the basic structure to warn about anything. That visitor messages are public, how to reply to visitor messages or rules against advertising in visitor messages. It's basically a notice for what the heck you want to write.

Screenshots:

[See attached]

Notes:

Text by TheUltimateKoopa, DS Ultimate forums and amended/edited by cheat-master30.

lazydesis
03 Apr 2008, 01:43
hi this is nice :) can we do something similar for the report button in the posts as well ? I have the report button next to quote, reply buttons so users can easily see it to report spam or expired links on the posts .. but some people using it to send messages liek thanx or good post etc .. thinking it is reply button :(

cheat-master30
03 Apr 2008, 09:42
Yes, that can be easy and I could make said modification pretty easily.

cheat-master30
04 Apr 2008, 16:35
hi this is nice :) can we do something similar for the report button in the posts as well ? I have the report button next to quote, reply buttons so users can easily see it to report spam or expired links on the posts .. but some people using it to send messages liek thanx or good post etc .. thinking it is reply button :(

Oh, and I know I should have replied before, but do you have any idea where you'd want this warning by the posts?

Breathex
11 Apr 2008, 08:34
Nice hack, thank you. Can we add banner to that box instead of text?

alqloob alsahya
18 Apr 2008, 00:48
thank"s man

cheat-master30
18 Apr 2008, 07:24
Nice hack, thank you. Can we add banner to that box instead of text?
You can add any HTML code you want to that box, including pictures, videos, tables, flash...

Breathex
18 Apr 2008, 16:49
You can add any HTML code you want to that box, including pictures, videos, tables, flash...
Thanks for the reply, i'll install this nice mod soon.

cheat-master30
20 Apr 2008, 19:57
No problem. If you need assistance, I can help...

lazydesis
21 Apr 2008, 19:44
Oh, and I know I should have replied before, but do you have any idea where you'd want this warning by the posts?

could it be done in such a way that when the user clicks on the report button a message pops up and says that .. this is a report button, only use if you are reporting a post .. blah blah

and if user clicks ok .. it will take him to report .. if he clicks no .. then it takes to reply?

cheat-master30
21 Apr 2008, 21:06
Haven't tried that, although actually putting it near the report form could be very easily done.

Leo Brazil
12 Nov 2008, 18:07
Great idea !!! Installed.

In fact, cheat-master30 gave this link just after I've suggested something at Vb.com because getting all the time report messages that was supposed to be reply messages from my users.

If you have same thing like me and want to take a look, may be add some comments at vb.com here it goes: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=290828

cheat-master30
22 Nov 2008, 16:34
I agreed with the above poster, and still can't see why vBulletin didn't have this as a default feature in 3.7, let alone having to wait until 4.0 to add it.

Leo Brazil
24 Nov 2008, 12:44
Just giving some more feedback here. After our discussion at vB.com and installed this mod, also combined with changing the regular phrases like 'View Conversation' and 'Report' to buttons I had no problems at all in getting fake e-mail reports that users intended to be a regular reply.
Great idea for sure and I recommend.