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[DBTech] Advanced User Tagging v3 (vB3)
by DragonByte Tech
17 May 2010 23:15

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Advanced @User Tagging Mod: What is it?

DragonByte Technologies is proud to present [DBTech] Advanced @User Tagging.
This version introduces several major new features that users have requested, and some others we were unable to fit in v1.0.

The @user Tagging mod is designed to increase activity on your forum by allowing members to mention each other in posts when talking about them.
This is done in a very easy way, very similar to how Twitter mentions people. We use @ ; as the tags, so for instance you could say:
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This new mod from @Dragonbyte Tech; is pretty cool.
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The “@DragonByte Tech;” Will become a link to the DragonByte Tech users profile, it will also inform DragonByte Tech they had been mentioned, and link to the relevant thread/post via a new area in the profile section, as well as a new tab in the shoutbox.

It also allows members to “tag” the thread for specific other members by inputting their usernames in the tag box above the posts of the thread.

This is a great way to increase your forum activity with no extra admin input required – people will start to mention posts/threads to their friends, which will increase the amount of posting. This is especially useful of forums which have an international contingent (so threads posted in during the night for some of your members don't go overlooked) or forums which have a lot of posts/threads each day – again to make sure that a post a person might want to read doesn't get lost in the crowd.

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What does 'Marking As Installed' do ?

* It helps you to stay on top of updates - members who have installed modifications will be notified by us whenever new updates are available.

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For security issues - vbulletin.org will contact all members who have installed a modification whenever a security issue is brought to their attention.

* Marking a modification as installed also helps us know how many people are using our work, giving us extra incentive to provide more features and new modifications.

We appreciate the support!
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Priority support & Product Demos available at: http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/forum.php

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Translations available @ [url="http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/forums/91-Translations[/URL]
Support for translations handled by the translator in its respective threads only.

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Major Features
Twitter-style @ "Mentions": Typing @username produces a "Mention" that will alert the user to your post, as well as link to their profile.

Quote Alerts: Members you quote will be alerted, ensuring that discussions can continue smoothly even if they left the thread.

Profile Integration: Displays Mentions, Tags and Quotes in profile tabs for quick overview of a member's activities within the mod.


Complete Feature List
Lite

Emails:
  • Email alerts for all features
  • Globally disable emails for any of the features
General Features:
  • Ability to disable Thread Tag list entirely for guests
  • Globally disable any of the features
General:
  • Statistics Page: Top X Thread Tagged, Top X Mentioned (Lite locked to Top 5)
  • "Mention" alerts: Type @username to mention someone, and link to their profile. Email & forum notification
  • Quote alerts: Email & forum notification
  • Tag an user in a thread to alert them to the thread via a box above threads
  • View list of tagged users above threads, with link to see all tags
  • Profile Tabs: Lists both incoming and outgoing mentions, quotes and thread tags
  • Shoutbox Integration: New Shoutbox Tab to list incoming mentions & tags
  • Control how many users to display in inline tag list
  • Turn statistics page on & off
  • Control BBCode for mentioned usernames (Underline only)
  • Control [DBTech] vBShout integration
  • Turn features on & off per category
  • Globally disable email alerts
  • Ability to set maximum mentions per post (default: unlimited)
Pro
  • Hash Tags:
    • One-click (un)subscribe to hash tags via the post list page
    • Clicking a hashtag shows all posts tagged with that word.
    • (vB4) Forum Sidebar widget with Recent and Trending hash tags
    • Control number of Recent / Trending hash tags
    • Control time span for Recent / Trending hash tags (x Hours/Days/Weeks)
    • Control stat weights given to individual users using the hash tag, and number of uses in total (for the Trending score)
    • Control display of number of users, number of uses and trending score
    • Deny usergroups access to sidebar block
    Emails:
    • Per-user email disable for any of the 4 features
    General Features:
    • Ability to Mention and Thread Tag whole usergroups by typing their name. Per-UG permission to disable Mentions / Thread Tags for this UG.
    General:
  • Ability to tag all your friends by checking a checkbox instead of typing out usernames
  • Ability to tag and mention all usergroups by typing out the usergroup name, permissions control what UGs can be mentioned and tagged
  • Turn off alerts from everyone except friends
  • Hide forum notifications for individual features
  • Turn off email alerts for individual features
  • Hash tags, Twitter-style, add a topic to your post, sends notification to subscribed users
  • (vB4) Forum Sidebar block with Recent & Trending hash tags
  • (vB4) Works with the Mobile Style (4.1.12+)
  • Turn tag list off
  • Control number of users displayed on Top X Stats
  • Hide "@" on mentions
  • Additional BBCode (Bold, Italic, Highlight) for mentions
  • Exclude usergroups from features
  • Exclude users from features
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This mod displays a copyright notification in the footer of pages generated by this mod which includes:
  • 1 Link to DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification

DragonByte Tech 17 May 2010 23:42

Known issue: There's a problem with matching usernames if @ is present in the post.

Will post back when issue is resolved.

jorge_kai 17 May 2010 23:42

it sounds great but i have a problem... when installing de xml...

Either /var/www/vhosts/charlamania.com/httpdocs/dbtech/usertag/install/core.php or /var/www/vhosts/charlamania.com/httpdocs/dbtech/usertag/install/finalise.php is missing!

DragonByte Tech 17 May 2010 23:59

That's been fixed, sorry about that :)

Megatr0n 18 May 2010 00:08

Difference between Lite and Pro version?

DragonByte Tech 18 May 2010 00:19

http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/conte...B3.x-amp-vB4.x

=)

davepurcell 18 May 2010 00:46

I've installed this, the settings are all good in the admin and the tag extra users box thing appears but actually @USERNAME doesn't tag them, link them, notify them etc...
Any ideas.

DragonByte Tech 18 May 2010 00:51

Aforementioned problem has been fixed, all downloads from this post should be good to go:)


@dave: The Tag Users box in the showthread, you're not supposed to use @ there. It's just usernames as you'd type them normally :)
The only time @username; is needed is when you're Mentioning people in posts.

Hope that resolves your problem :)

davepurcell 18 May 2010 00:55

I know that. I was saying that is there to say it'd most likely installed properly.

I'm using @username in posts and it doesn't tag them, link them or notify them that they've been tagged.
Maybe I wasn't clear?

DragonByte Tech 18 May 2010 01:01

Did you use a semicolon to terminate the tag?
So it'd be like @davepurcell; or @dragonbyte tech; or @belazor; etc.

We had to add the semicolon because that's the only illegal character in usernames ;)

Taurus1 18 May 2010 04:52

This is really something I can use. Thank you. I am looking into also buying the pro version. Although I get this error after installation when I go into a thread:

Fatal error: Class 'vB_Template' not found in /home/thebull/public_html/forums/dbtech/usertag/hooks/postbit_display_complete.php on line 9

I hope you can help. Thanks!

ctrlbrk 18 May 2010 06:03

I am quite interested in this... but...

a) I don't think I want the Thread tagging (separate tagging, not @). Can it easily be disabled?

b) I think using the semicolon is going to be too much for dumb users :) What about the option of making it something more like BBcode, like [@username] and that way there is also a toolbar icon (like a megaphone -> shout icon), and the dialog input box can just ask "username to shout at" or whatever. Just an idea.

c) I see on your forum you're already considering group/category shouts, that sounds like a very good idea.

d) Kind of a follow-up to (b) now that I think about it :) My forum usernames have this regex "^[A-Z0-9 ]+$", with that in mind I am wondering if there is a simpler way as to not require the semicolon to activate the tagging...

Mike

DragonByte Tech 18 May 2010 11:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taurus1 (Post 2038957)
This is really something I can use. Thank you. I am looking into also buying the pro version. Although I get this error after installation when I go into a thread:

Fatal error: Class 'vB_Template' not found in /home/thebull/public_html/forums/dbtech/usertag/hooks/postbit_display_complete.php on line 9

I hope you can help. Thanks!

I believe that has been fixed now, re-download the zip and re-upload all the files :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by ctrlbrk (Post 2038975)
a) I don't think I want the Thread tagging (separate tagging, not @). Can it easily be disabled?

You'd have to remove the contents of the taglist template. That should kill it, and you didn't even have to use fire! :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by ctrlbrk (Post 2038975)
b) I think using the semicolon is going to be too much for dumb users :) What about the option of making it something more like BBcode, like [@username] and that way there is also a toolbar icon (like a megaphone -> shout icon), and the dialog input box can just ask "username to shout at" or whatever. Just an idea.

A toolbar icon is a good idea, thanks! I'll write that down for future versions.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ctrlbrk (Post 2038975)
d) Kind of a follow-up to (b) now that I think about it :) My forum usernames have this regex "^[A-Z0-9 ]+$", with that in mind I am wondering if there is a simpler way as to not require the semicolon to activate the tagging...

You still have a space in your username, which means matching on space won't work.
Also, not every forum has that regexp ;) To get it working properly, we had to step away from a simple regexp and onto more advanced parsing, so I think our best bet is to go with that BBCode toolbar icon :)


In other news, a small fix for HTML characters not appearing properly in thread tags (& being shown as & etc) has been released :)

Taurus1 18 May 2010 12:24

Awesome!! All good now! Thanks for the fast update. I am tagging....

EDIT: I tried to tag all my staff in my Admin forum informing them of this new mod. So I added all their usernames in the editor like this: @username; @username; etc. After posting, I see the their names are now linked to their userprofiles. But there is no mention of the post under the "Mention" tab on their profiles though. The profile page also don't finish loading. Can you please advise.

Thank you.

DragonByte Tech 18 May 2010 13:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taurus1 (Post 2039096)
EDIT: I tried to tag all my staff in my Admin forum informing them of this new mod. So I added all their usernames in the editor like this: @username; @username; etc. After posting, I see the their names are now linked to their userprofiles. But there is no mention of the post under the "Mention" tab on their profiles though.

Does the postbit still update with incremented "mentions" count?

Additionally, can you open the dbtech_usertag_mention table and see if the mentions inserted properly there?


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