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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: 262
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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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  #2  
Old 23 Jun 2012, 21:53
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Looks good! I was going to request the "Reply to All" feature, but I see you have that in the TO DO. I also like your OOO idea as well, that'll work great on some accounts I have that I'd like to auto respond to when people PM them.

Nice work though, I'll give it an install later when I have a little more time. =)
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Old 23 Jun 2012, 22:03
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I would consider this IF every member can still PM a moderator or admin. That exception almost has to be there to do business on my site. I am also interested in seeing advanced PMs to include images and attachments, both based on permissions.
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Old 23 Jun 2012, 22:11
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Originally Posted by Trek View Post
Looks good! I was going to request the "Reply to All" feature, but I see you have that in the TO DO. I also like your OOO idea as well, that'll work great on some accounts I have that I'd like to auto respond to when people PM them.

Nice work though, I'll give it an install later when I have a little more time. =)
Reply to All and the Out Of Office part will most likely be apart of the next version. Just gotta polish up the Out Of Office bit. Thanks for the positive comments! Much appreciated!

Originally Posted by dmm2020 View Post
I would consider this IF every member can still PM a moderator or admin. That exception almost has to be there to do business on my site. I am also interested in seeing advanced PMs to include images and attachments, both based on permissions.
Ah yes, that is also a good suggestion. Didn't think of that when developing the add-on. I'll get working on that too! Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 24 Jun 2012, 03:16
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BE great if you could add the function to attach attachments for PMs, could you add that?
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Old 24 Jun 2012, 13:14
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Originally Posted by New Joe View Post
BE great if you could add the function to attach attachments for PMs, could you add that?
I'll give it a shot soon. Thank you for the suggestion.
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Old 24 Jun 2012, 13:42
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It's what is missing on the PM system for vb4, you can't add an attachment.
Like I said be good if that was part of this one
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Old 24 Jun 2012, 13:47
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Originally Posted by New Joe View Post
It's what is missing on the PM system for vb4, you can't add an attachment.
Like I said be good if that was part of this one
This was released not too long ago: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=284138
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Old 24 Jun 2012, 14:40
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Originally Posted by kh99 View Post
This was released not too long ago: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=284138
Too many problems with that one
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Old 24 Jun 2012, 14:56
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Originally Posted by New Joe View Post
Too many problems with that one
Fair enough - I haven't tried it myself.
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Old 24 Jun 2012, 16:43
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New version released - 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.
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Old 25 Jun 2012, 19:03
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Originally Posted by Shadow786 View Post
- Users that are excluded from PMs can now read PMs but not reply.
I would like users to be able to reply if it's from a moderator or admin.
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Old 25 Jun 2012, 19:10
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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.
Working on getting that one finished. Won't be long now
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Old 25 Jun 2012, 20:33
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New version released - Version 1.20:
- Users can now be excluded from PMs.
- Removed redundant code.
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Old 07 Jul 2012, 22:23
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Request: Ability to hide "Private Messages" link on navbar from excluded groups.
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