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Mod Version: 1.0.4, by digitalpoint (Coder) digitalpoint is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (44 votes - 4.93 average) Installs: 336
Released: 06 Oct 2011 Last Update: 10 Oct 2011 Downloads: 2008
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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  #91  
Old 12 Oct 2011, 22:21
rajubd rajubd is offline
 
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having problem showing like this
how to fix it?
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Old 12 Oct 2011, 22:25
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Do you have a URL? Looks to me like the CSS template didn't get inserted for some reason.
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  #93  
Old 12 Oct 2011, 23:16
rajubd rajubd is offline
 
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Originally Posted by digitalpoint View Post
Do you have a URL? Looks to me like the CSS template didn't get inserted for some reason.
Rebuild style fix my problem..

Last edited by rajubd; 12 Oct 2011 at 23:46.
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  #94  
Old 12 Oct 2011, 23:28
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Real name: Shawn
Did you upload the cssrollup_digitalpoint_threadavatars.xml after you installed the product? Looks like maybe that XML file was missing when you installed the product. If you go to AdminCP -> Maintenance -> Update Counters -> Rebuild Style you should be able to rebuild it now that the file is there.

Nice colors on your site btw... {rolls eyes}
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Old 12 Oct 2011, 23:50
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Originally Posted by digitalpoint View Post
Did you upload the cssrollup_digitalpoint_threadavatars.xml after you installed the product? Looks like maybe that XML file was missing when you installed the product. If you go to AdminCP -> Maintenance -> Update Counters -> Rebuild Style you should be able to rebuild it now that the file is there.

Nice colors on your site btw... {rolls eyes}
Thanks for quick solution
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  #96  
Old 17 Oct 2011, 11:57
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I am not using the default vb skin, after installing it looks like this:

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  #97  
Old 17 Oct 2011, 12:05
onlydesigned onlydesigned is offline
 
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Well I fixed it!
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  #98  
Old 17 Oct 2011, 19:33
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What was wrong?
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Old 17 Oct 2011, 20:15
onlydesigned onlydesigned is offline
 
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Nothing really! the ftp client didn't upload the the file somehow. It works perfect now.

by the way, this is a great mod, should be a standrad feature in vbulletin. For those who don't like it, there could be like an on/off button in vb option.
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Old 19 Oct 2011, 12:37
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This is what I call a nice ego-booster for forum users. It will definitely increase thread starters.
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  #101  
Old 19 Oct 2011, 17:40
xkishorx xkishorx is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
well, I dont know if I should be replying here to update that this works. Just marked the mods as installed and it is working the way it is.

Never knew that Shawn Hogan was this helpful as I always saw his strict and negative attitude in DP. (I was a member there, and still is, but not active anymore).

Already installed the spy too, and next one is chat. Loved this 3.

Creative mindset and super awesome coding skills. \m/
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  #102  
Old 23 Oct 2011, 00:59
Ath3na Ath3na is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
This is going to be popular. Thanks for making this great free mod.

Nominated for MOTM

Cheers
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  #103  
Old 26 Oct 2011, 21:08
ewebdesigner ewebdesigner is offline
 
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WOW, this really helps to personalize my forum. One of my favorite mods I have ever found.

Thanks digitalpoint.
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  #104  
Old 28 Oct 2011, 04:23
great kitten great kitten is offline
 
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Does it exist for the version 3.8?
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Old 28 Oct 2011, 08:55
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Originally Posted by great kitten View Post
Does it exist for the version 3.8?
Nope, this is for 4.x only.
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