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Advanced Private Messaging System
Mod Version: 1.20, by Shadow (Coder) Shadow is offline
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vB Version: 4.1.0 Rating: (3 votes - 4.67 average) Installs: 36
Released: 23 Jun 2012 Last Update: 25 Jun 2012 Downloads: 266
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Description:
This hack adds various new features to the Private Messaging System such as Post Count Requirement and Excluding Usergroups from using the PM System all together. On top of this, it also adds features such as PM Previews and a Delete PM After Sending option. There are much more too, which you'll be able to see from the screenshots and I am also open for suggestions on more features. Check the 'To Do List' to see if a feature you'd like is there.

Development of this mod has been halted while I work on modifications for future iterations of vBulletin.

Features:
  • Exclude Usergroups from Using PMs
  • Exclude Users from Using PMs
  • Post count requirement before using the Private Messaging System
  • Authorised Banner for Staff Members. Can be adjusted to suit your needs
  • Automatically quote PMs in Quick Reply for supported vBulletin versions
  • Show percentage quota used
  • Delete PM after sending
  • PM Block List
  • PM Previews - Inline and Tooltips

Installation Instructions:
1) Download the archive and extract it somewhere using a program like WinRAR or 7zip.
2) Upload the contents of the upload folder to your forum directory.
3) Import the product xml that is also located in the archive.
4) Configure your options by going to AdminCP -> vBulletin Settings -> Advanced PM System Options
5) If you are going to use the PM Block List feature, then follow these steps:
Create a new Multi-Line Custom User Profile Field.
- Go to Admin CP -> Add New User Profile Field
- Multi-Line Text Box
- Title: PM Block List
- Description: Users on this list will not be able to PM you. Enter 1 username per line. Mods and Admins will always be able to PM you regardless of this setting.
- Max length of allowed user input: At least 1000
- Field Required: No
- Field Editable by User: Yes
- Private Field: No
- Field Searchable on Members List: No
- Which page displays this option? Options: Log In / Privacy
- Keep all other settings default or customize to your needs.
- Save the Profile Field
- Record the field# given to the field in the Profile Field Manager. You want the field#. The display order may be different than the field #.
6) Enter the Field# in to the correct settings field in AdminCP -> vBulletin Settings -> Advanced PM System Options

Changelog:
25/06/2012 - Version 1.20:
- Users can now be excluded from PMs.
- Removed redundant code.
24/06/2012 - Version 1.10:
- Users that are excluded from PMs can now read PMs but not reply.
- Quick Reply is hidden from Excluded Groups when they are reading received PMs.
- Removed redundant code.
- Fixed an issue where some of the toggles in vBulletin Settings were not working.
23/06/2012 - Version 1.00:
- Initial release.

To Do List:
  • Add two different ways of displaying percentage quota. (Amount Used and Amount Left)
  • Add Reply to All functionality
  • Auto Reply/Out of Office Reply

Credits:
BirdOPrey5 for sharing his PM Previews and PM Block List modifications.
ForumMods for some useful code.
mawby for the code for the Authorised Banner.

Notes:
I'm always looking to improve my work for the people that enjoy using it. If you have any suggestions on how I can improve this hack then please leave a comment and I'll see what I'm able to do. Don't forget to 'Mark As Installed' if you've got it installed!

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Screenshots

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  #16  
Old 10 Jul 2012, 20:29
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I am wondering if this will conflict with "advanced permissions based on post count" modification.

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...ed+permissions
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Old 10 Jul 2012, 22:40
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Originally Posted by woffie View Post
I am wondering if this will conflict with "advanced permissions based on post count" modification.

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...ed+permissions
Most likely, it will not seeing as that modification if you don't enable the Private Messaging part of that modification. Or you could disable the Post Count Requirement feature in my modification and use the other features while using the Post Count Requirement from Valter's modification.

So, all clear from me but it'd be safe to test it on a test board before applying it to a live board. Always better safe than sorry
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Old 16 Jul 2012, 16:17
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Any update on adding attachments to PMs yet?
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Old 16 Jul 2012, 16:19
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Sorry it's been a while but right now (like literally), I'm re-coding this modification to add a bunch of new features, clean up the code and add a deeper level of customization for users. I'll finish as quick as I can but I want to polish it up to the best of my ability. As for attachments, a couple bugs need to be ironed out and then it should be good to go.
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Old 30 Jul 2012, 11:06
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Hello,

I've installed Advanced Private Message System from this link:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...vanced+Private

and after i uninstalled it....

My private messages inbox are became like this :



even check all is not works properly:


I even installed new skin ... same problem.

can I do ?
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Old 30 Jul 2012, 12:39
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Hello,

Sorry to hear you're having trouble. I have tried to re-produce the problem you had and on my test site, I could not re-produce the problem you are having on your site. Could their possibly be any other modifications that you have installed that may be conflicting with the Private Messaging system?
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Old 30 Jul 2012, 13:20
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Shadow,

Thanks for your reply.... I fixed it like that :
I overwrite all the vbulletin files and i upgraded it again ...

I didnt have any mods for PM system ...

Thanks for ur quick reply.
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Old 30 Jul 2012, 15:19
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@ Shadow, any idea when your next version will be out? With the ability to add attachments.
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Old 30 Jul 2012, 16:16
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Originally Posted by tourajabbasi View Post
Shadow,

Thanks for your reply.... I fixed it like that :
I overwrite all the vbulletin files and i upgraded it again ...

I didnt have any mods for PM system ...

Thanks for ur quick reply.
Glad you got it sorted buddy.

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@ Shadow, any idea when your next version will be out? With the ability to add attachments.
It's got a few bugs in it as of yet, need to get hold of some testers to help. If you're willing to help, shoot me a PM.
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Old 02 Aug 2012, 02:39
thunderclap82 thunderclap82 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dreamygirl View Post
I would like users to be able to reply if it's from a moderator or admin.
I see you're working on this, but would it also be possible to add an option to allow users that don't have the required post count to PM staff (i.e. admin, mods, etc.)?
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Old 02 Aug 2012, 05:51
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One other addition I'd like to recommend: allowing users to read PM's from staff. We have a welcome PM go out to new members, but if they don't meet the minimum post count they can't even read that. It would be a really good feature to allow what groups people can send and receive PM's to and from.
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Old 02 Aug 2012, 19:10
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I'm working on that. That's the only thing that needs to be finished and version 2 will be out. Unfortunately PM Attachments wont be in it and will come as a separate product if I can fix it.
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Old 03 Aug 2012, 01:23
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Shadow,

Can you explain what the PM Block List is/does?

Thnx!!!

edit;

Never mind....I figured it out as I installed it.

Great mod btw!!!
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Old 08 Aug 2012, 21:58
ksmedia ksmedia is offline
 
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Hi Shadow,

thanks for the great hack. Is it possible to implement a feature of restricting sending of PM based on specific UserField, for example:


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

..and vice-versa

Thanks in advance
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Old 09 Aug 2012, 14:35
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Originally Posted by ksmedia View Post
Hi Shadow,

thanks for the great hack. Is it possible to implement a feature of restricting sending of PM based on specific UserField, for example:


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

..and vice-versa

Thanks in advance
I'm not sure I understand. Do you mean, for the user to be able to deny PM messages if the User Profile Field is true?
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