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Private Conversations (Threaded PMs)
Mod Version: 1.0, by dinnerbone (Member) dinnerbone is offline
Developer Last Online: Jul 2011 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

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vB Version: 3.7.3 Rating: (12 votes - 4.92 average) Installs: 125
Released: 08 Oct 2008 Last Update: Never Downloads: 467
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Private Conversations is a small mod that adjusts the way your PMs are displayed; Instead of the old method which shows one at a time quoting the last message, this threads them and makes them work much like the Conversation feature that visitor messages use. A conversation is defined as two users PMing eachother using the same PM title (With or without the "Re:" prefix), so as to not mix up different conversations that aren't related.

Known Bugs
  • The conversation page looks ugly. I know, I'm sorry. I plan to redesign it straight away.
  • Sending a PM to yourself will show all messages that other people have sent you that have the same title. But to be honest, how often do you PM yourself?
  • It currently ignores user-set avatar rules ("Hide all avatars", for example).
  • ???
  • Find a bug? Please let me know

To-Do List
  • Figure out a way to make folders work with conversations.
  • Redesign the conversation page!
  • Add a paging method to conversations, currently all of the messages are on the same page.
  • ???
  • Got an idea? Please tell me

Simply open up your ACP, click "Plugins & Products" on the left, "Manage Products", then import the attached file. No uploading or modifications required

Private Conversations is entirely automatic, no configuration or installation required (Other than the above). Upon visiting the "Private Messages" page, this mod will automatically list conversations. To see normal PMs instead of conversations, simply select a folder at the top menu (Such as "Inbox") and Private Conversations will let the default view take over; It will always allow vBulletins PM system priority over itself whenever it detects that the user has selected a folder.
A reply box will show at the top of each message, allowing for easy replies. You can also select 'View Full' on each message to see it in the old format, which you can also reply to using the old method. All messages apart from the three latest are automatically collapsed inside conversations, to save page space.

Note to mod developers
This uses and calls the following inbuilt hooks: private_showpm_start, private_messagelist_start, private_messagelist_messagebit, and private_messagelist_period. Because I am not too sure on how well this will cope with other mods, I have added a variable $pricon that will set to true if the user is viewing conversations not normal PMs, which you may check for in plugins and use to halt your code should it be incompatible for some reason.

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Old 11 Mar 2009, 16:51
MikesSite MikesSite is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
I really like this plugin, but I had to disable it because it is definitely too buggy
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Old 11 Mar 2009, 19:46
HaSR HaSR is offline
Join Date: Nov 2008
Thanks Man.Really Useful.
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Old 12 Mar 2009, 15:23
mindfawk mindfawk is offline
Join Date: Dec 2008
Uninstalled, my sites visitors really liked the hack, but hated that they could no longer delete the message directly from their inbox, instead they have to click into each individual message to delete.
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Old 17 Mar 2009, 10:03
Skyrider Skyrider is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
I just tried this, and is it possible to do it the other way around? Old above, new at the bottom?
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Old 02 Sep 2010, 11:17
Veer Veer is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
Any update for vb4?
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Old 10 Jul 2012, 20:13
DEGE DEGE is offline
Join Date: Aug 2009
Real name: Edu
I've found out a curious minor bug in this mod.

Seems like if you reply any PM from the QR it does not show later on in the PM icons as replied.

Some users are complaining they're loosing control of which PMs they replied and which they didn't

Any suggestions?
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Old 10 Jul 2012, 20:34
deverill2010 deverill2010 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2011
Is there any version of this for VB4?
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Old 30 Mar 2013, 20:54
Motasm Motasm is offline
Join Date: Sep 2012
It's really cool
But i got some problems
i hope that you will update it
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Old 13 Jan 2016, 20:02
akz645 akz645 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2015
Has anybody uploaded something similar for vB4?
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