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Mod Version: 1.0.9, by King Kovifor (Coder) King Kovifor is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.8 Rating: (45 votes - 4.62 average) Installs: 409
Released: 10 Jun 2007 Last Update: 26 Apr 2008 Downloads: 129223
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Introduction
I was looking through the Modification Requests forum here and found a pretty good idea. The basic idea was to add a list of users who would like a name change for the administrators. I added the basics and released it. In consecutive versions I have added the abilities and features you have requested and this is the product. It is morphing into a more powerful, more useful system each and every version.

The Tools

User Tools
Inside the User Control Panel, there is an area that is added where a user is given the ability to submit a username that they would like their name changed to. They receive PM updates depending upon the "status" of their request, whether it is Accepted or Rejected.

Administrative Tools
As soon as a request is added to the database, the specified administrator is sent an e-mail saying that a user would like a username request. Inside the Administrators Control Panel, a new section is added under the "Users" navigation tab, that lists all the "Pending" requests with the ability to "Reject" or "Approve" the request. A user will be notified via PM when an action is taken. When a username is approved, the system will automatically change the username.

Username History
This tool will list all username changes that a user has requested. It will also display the status of the request, meaning that if you reject it, this will be displayed. This tool will be built upon in a later version.

Username History Changes:
In the next version, the status of a username change request has been revamped and no longer includes hard-coded "Accepted", "Rejected", and "Requested" status values. More information will be given at the release of v1.1.0!

Requirements
This hack has several requirements. They include:
  • vBulletin v3.6.6 or higher (This is the minimum version required for the next requirement)
  • The usercp_nav_bottom template hook.
To get around the second requirement, you can copy the cell manually or add $template_hook[usercp_navbar_bottom] at the end of the User Control Panel navigation.

Installation
Installing the product is easy. Just follow these steps:
  1. Upload Files into your Administrators Control Panel directory.
  2. Import the product through the Product Manager.
  3. Click Install Here
Known Bugs:
  1. No e-mail is sent out to users upon username change. Fix: The next version will include a fix that will respect all the users settings on receiving e-mail from administrators.
  2. The setting for PM sender was ignored within the code and uses the userid of the administrator who changed the username through the administration back-end. Fix: In the next version, revamped settings and improved back-end will now properly use a setting similar to this.
Big Thanks!
I would like to give a big thanks to Paul M for helping me with my stupid mistakes in v1.0.4 - v1.0.6! Now all of my mistakes should be taken care of (unless I made a mistake in the disallowed if statement). Thanks Paul!

I would also like to say thanks to Marco for pointing out a possible SQL Injection that was in v1.0.4 - v1.0.6 (It was inside the ACP, and used a wrong variable name / clean type).

And to Dannyloski for fixing my modification on his forum and providing the fix here. Much faster than I did it.

Final Remarks
I hope that you will enjoy this product as much as I enjoyed making it.

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Old 12 Oct 2007, 01:25
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Download appears to be corrupt and needs to be fixed.

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Old 12 Oct 2007, 20:22
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Originally Posted by Creed3020 View Post
Download appears to be corrupt and needs to be fixed.

Thanks.
Do you get any errors when you unzip it?
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Old 16 Oct 2007, 09:56
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I think I have found a bug. When the final user name change PM goes out, the sender is set to the administrator assigned to deal with the requests and NOT the PM Sender specified in the setup screen.
He keeps getting 'thanks' PMs and he wants them to stop.
Can you look into this, please?
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Old 17 Oct 2007, 02:29
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As stated before, not to be rude, but the setting seemed to be over looked. But with v1.1.0 in the works, I don't think it necessary to essentially build a new version to fix this. I could supply a patch if you would rather edit the files for yourself...
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Old 22 Oct 2007, 18:12
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Nevermind. Installed latest version of the other MOD, and it works now.

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Old 24 Oct 2007, 01:47
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Great mod!

Thanks!
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Old 24 Oct 2007, 01:53
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Originally Posted by Creed3020 View Post
Great mod!

Thanks!
I am guessing that you have found the options within the Usergroup Permissions?
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Old 24 Oct 2007, 01:55
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Originally Posted by King Kovifor View Post
I am guessing that you have found the options within the Usergroup Permissions?
I did.

I ignored my own rule, think, then think harder before you post.

One thing I can't figure out though is where in the ACP do the requests show up...seems dumb put can't find it.
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Old 24 Oct 2007, 01:59
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Originally Posted by Creed3020 View Post
I did.

I ignored my own rule, think, then think harder before you post.

One thing I can't figure out though is where in the ACP do the requests show up...seems dumb put can't find it.
Again answered my own question.

The page didn't show up until I logged out of the panel, and cleared my browsers cache. It now shows in the Users area of the ACP.

Sorry for the trouble.

After I rejected a nickname change I get this:

Results
Private Message Failed

Also, for the Administrator Notification can you list multiple admins?
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Old 25 Oct 2007, 22:33
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Not yet. I plan on adding this feature into the next version and it appears that isn't using the userid it seems like (only reason I have had a fail). I will have a look at it tonight...

If that is the case, I will download 1.0.7 to investigate.
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Old 26 Oct 2007, 00:19
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I would definitely use this if you add the Change Amount Limitation feature to this hack!

Thanks though.
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Old 26 Oct 2007, 00:37
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Working on that...
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Old 26 Oct 2007, 00:53
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Great Hack, King Kovifor!!

Mod Works Great!! User Name Changes Are Done Succesfully!!

Three little Bug (I Think)!!

When Trying to See the "Username History", Appears "No history to be found", even When I've Made 4 Changes On That User. (That's The First Bug)!!

EDIT 2: Perhaps The Hack Could be Trying to Look for the Previous (Changed) Username Instead of the New Changed Username?? (Could Be Better To Reference Them By the User Unique Number Code, and also Present that Code in an Additional Column)!!

I Copy/Paste the Table of Username Requests:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

I've made 4 Changes to the Username of a User called foros; first to foros1, then to foros (again), then to foros 2, and then to foros3.

When I made the second change back to foros (from foros1), the Approve/Reject Links Activated to Both Previous Requests (Even When I've Approved Them Both)!! (That's The Second Bug)!!

EDIT 1: Another Bug I Found after writing this Message, is that When seeing the "Username History Tip", when I've got the "Username History - No history to be found." Result, and when I tried Introducing the "Months" value in the option "Username History Tip", and pressed the Button "Refine Your Search!", I've got the Error Result "Error - No username was specified.", even when I've been trying to see the Results for Username "foros". (The one of the Previous described Bugs). (That's The Third Bug)!!

I Hope You Can Test This Great Hack and Correct Those Little Bugs!!

Great Hack!! Process of Changing Usernames is Great and Very Fast!! Communication of Final Results is Automatic and Very Easy!! Thank You Very Much!!

My Best Regards!!


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Old 26 Oct 2007, 01:29
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One Little Question: How do Users Check The History Changes They've Made??

I've set the Option "Can View Username History" to "Yes", but I Haven't Been Able To Locate The Link for the User To Check Those Changes!!

I Appreciate Your Help!!

My Best Regards!!

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Old 27 Oct 2007, 14:18
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has anyone tested on 3.6.4 ? i see the min req, but just wondering b/c i dont have plans on updating anytime soon.
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