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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 19 Jul 2008, 00:56
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Originally Posted by m002.p View Post
Thanks King.

After all, this is a community for sharing mods and helping each other by sharing ideas and hints etc. This mod is great, of course it is but hey, you can tell that from the amount of comments and the number of installs.

By the way, I didnt mean to stick my nose in too far with my previous post and by no means put you in an arkward position with the suggestions mentioned. I know myself what coding involves and what it takes to develop mods let alone incorporate users suggestions etc. I am merely trying to make it easy for you, and apologise if I have caused any grief.

I wish you good luck with it, and like I said, im availiable if you require any help due to time restraints etc

Matt
No! Not at all. I was actually shocked that someone would go through all 35 pages of this thread and actually right down all the suggestions. I have made sure they were all in my internal tracker, I marked 3 of them for 1.2.0+ (Meaning a future version) and most of them are for 1.1.0... Actually, I got my work cut out for me. As most of the changes I plan that were suggested make an almost complete rewrite of the back end required. Your list expanded my plans as I forgot what most users wanted, and well, is hopefully making this mod better. And shoot me an IM so I have it on any one if you want and I might ask for help if I need it. :P
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Old 20 Jul 2008, 00:51
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Of course ^^, and its great to see you are happy to take on board the suggestions. Im sure the mod will be great in future releases as the one now is awesome.

If you are after my IM, ill PM it you now. Ill happily give support if required. Apart from that, I shall keep myself posted on development news and releases
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Old 20 Jul 2008, 02:25
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Originally Posted by m002.p View Post
Of course ^^, and its great to see you are happy to take on board the suggestions. Im sure the mod will be great in future releases as the one now is awesome.

If you are after my IM, ill PM it you now. Ill happily give support if required. Apart from that, I shall keep myself posted on development news and releases
Well I will probably develop a good bit on thursday and friday as I am leaving tomorrow for a few days. But It will be come sporadic. Camp season (for sports) is going on. Hate them. haha. But yeah, I may shoot you up for help if I need it and IM is easier.
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Old 21 Jul 2008, 04:45
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I don't know how hard this would be to do, but it would be very helpful in my case:

Automatically create a usernote for the user (vBulletin's User Notes system) when/if their username change request is approved.

Like I said, I don't know how difficult that would be but I thought I'd just throw it out there

Good luck with the update. I'm looking forward to it. You certainly are working hard
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Old 24 Jul 2008, 02:08
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Originally Posted by EagleNick View Post
I don't know how hard this would be to do, but it would be very helpful in my case:

Automatically create a usernote for the user (vBulletin's User Notes system) when/if their username change request is approved.

Like I said, I don't know how difficult that would be but I thought I'd just throw it out there

Good luck with the update. I'm looking forward to it. You certainly are working hard
I may take a look and see if they have a DM for User Notes, but I wouldn't add that to a sub sequential versions. So I will throw it into my internal tracker and mark it for a later version.
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Old 24 Jul 2008, 20:13
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I installed this on vbulletin 3.71 but my members get this when they go into the usercp

"Request Username: Errors
There appear to be errors with your username request. They are listed below.

* Username Request Permissions: Your group does not have the necessary permissions required to request a username change"

What would casue this
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Old 24 Jul 2008, 20:24
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Set the usergroups you wish to be able to use the request name change.
via admincp/usergroups
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Old 24 Jul 2008, 20:25
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oh. Thanks.
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Old 25 Jul 2008, 01:06
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Originally Posted by iPodHacking.com View Post
oh. Thanks.
Yep, permissions were your problem.
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Old 26 Jul 2008, 04:16
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Is it possible to have the Admin pm'd rather than emailed when a user requests a name change?
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Old 26 Jul 2008, 05:16
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I send a pm. Email nitifications are automatically sent.
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Old 26 Jul 2008, 18:33
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Well how do you disable the email notification? My members will use this quite often, cos I don't want to be inundated with emails =D
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Old 27 Jul 2008, 00:25
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Well how do you disable the email notification? My members will use this quite often, cos I don't want to be inundated with emails =D
Well, from this modification, not exactly sure you can. If you want to do it for all PMs you receive, you may go here:

User CP -> Edit Options -> "Receive Email Notification of New Private Messages" (Uncheck It).
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Old 30 Jul 2008, 19:22
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Hello King Kovifor

I have 2 Feature Requests:

1. Reason ( I need a Reason for change the Nickname, i think a reason field is nice and the
Admin becomes the Reason in the PN )

2. Profil field for "aka" btw nickb alias nickb also a Nickhistory in Profil

Thanks in Advance and sorry my bad English :P
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Old 30 Jul 2008, 19:32
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Hello King Kovifor

I have 2 Feature Requests:

1. Reason ( I need a Reason for change the Nickname, i think a reason field is nice and the
Admin becomes the Reason in the PN )

2. Profil field for "aka" btw nickb alias nickb also a Nickhistory in Profil

Thanks in Advance and sorry my bad English :P
I am confused on number 2, but I have a new version in the works for 1.
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