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Birthday Thread and PM generator
Mod Version: 1.1.2, by AusPhotography (Coder) AusPhotography is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.0 Rating: (14 votes - 4.79 average) Installs: 115
Released: 16 May 2011 Last Update: 16 Apr 2013 Downloads: 715
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www.AusPhotography.net.au Birthday Thread and PM generator

This product provides a simple way to create both an automatic Birthday greeting thread and forum member birthday PM.

Features:

1. Configurable greeting text with name, age (optional), and birthday
2. Excludable usergroups (eg. banned etc)
3. Creates a thread in selectable forum and sends a PM from selected user (admin or other)
4. Runs as a vBulletin scheduled task (vB cron job)
5. Honours forum members birthday profile settings
6. Only sends birthdays for members with recent forum activity (configurable)
7. Adjusts for forum members time-zone so the greeting will be on their birthday


Uses:

1. Creates a Database table to track birthday processed
2. One additional file vBulletin scheduled task (vB cron job)
3. Product installation file


Installation:

1. Copy ap_birthday.php to the forum ./includes/cron directory
2. Install the product file
3. Configure it via AdminCP/Settings/Options
4. Disable the vBulletin birthday emailer in AdminCP / Scheduled tasks
Done!

Enjoy! It will probably work on vB3.6+ as well.

Update 2013-04-12: Working with 4.2.0
Update 1.1.2 if zero active post use 'lastactivity' instead (bugfix)

Kym

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  #136  
Old 17 Dec 2014, 22:14
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AusPhotography AusPhotography is offline
 
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I'm not going to change it at this stage.

I suggest you create a Birthday forum and have posts all go to one place; that might be easier
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  #137  
Old 17 Dec 2014, 22:22
Gadget_Guy Gadget_Guy is offline
 
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Originally Posted by AusPhotography View Post
I'm not going to change it at this stage.

I suggest you create a Birthday forum and have posts all go to one place; that might be easier
I have done this already.

The challenge is that in the morning when people log in and click "new posts" it's full of birthday announcements.

D.
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Old 18 Dec 2014, 00:17
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ozzy47 ozzy47 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Gadget_Guy View Post
I have done this already.

The challenge is that in the morning when people log in and click "new posts" it's full of birthday announcements.

D.
I suggest you use this mod along side this one then, [OzzModz] Exclude Forums From New Posts Search
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  #139  
Old 18 Dec 2014, 14:21
Gadget_Guy Gadget_Guy is offline
 
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There appears to be an error in the PM that is sent to the users.

The message being sent is:

Dear Howard,

You have received a new private message at Toronto Subaru Club from Krusty The Clown, entitled "Happy 44th Birthday Howard!".

To read the original version, respond to, or delete this message, you must log in here:
http://www.toronto-subaru-club.com/forums/private.php

This is the message that was sent:
***************
*Happy 44th Birthday Howard (http://www.toronto-subaru-club.com/f...ers/howard/)!*

*Hope you have a wonderful day, and very best wishes from everyone here at the Toronto Subaru Club.




The link to the username is this: http://www.toronto-subaru-club.com/f...ers/howard/)!*


It includes the characters: ")!*" which make the url unresolvable

D.
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  #140  
Old 19 Dec 2014, 01:34
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AusPhotography AusPhotography is offline
 
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PM me you message template form the options for this plugin.
You may need to add a space somewhere
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  #141  
Old 19 Dec 2014, 14:14
Gadget_Guy Gadget_Guy is offline
 
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Originally Posted by AusPhotography View Post
PM me you message template form the options for this plugin.
You may need to add a space somewhere
It's not the Forum post that has the error, it is the PM that is sent to the user.

I only noticed it because it was my B-day the other day and I saw what got sent to users and I noticed the error.

Let me know what you need me to send you to correct the PM that is sent

D.
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  #142  
Old 25 Dec 2014, 23:24
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AusPhotography AusPhotography is offline
 
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In the options for the plugin, copy the text that makes up the message and PM that to me in [code] tags
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  #143  
Old 26 Dec 2014, 03:03
Gadget_Guy Gadget_Guy is offline
 
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Hi,

Unfortunately I had to uninstall this from my site.

Too many complaints for all the individual threads created each day.

The consensus was that they wanted the daily birthdays combined into one post.

It's a great mod and I thought it would have been nice to publicly wish everyone a HB for everyone to see rather than just in PM like what the built in function does.

However, on my site, I guess some people just don't share the same sentiment.

D.
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  #144  
Old 27 Dec 2014, 16:33
pcoskat pcoskat is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Can this be configured to only send a PM? I'd rather not have threads created.
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  #145  
Old 31 Dec 2014, 10:29
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AusPhotography AusPhotography is offline
 
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Real name: Rick-owner, Kym-admin
Originally Posted by pcoskat View Post
Can this be configured to only send a PM? I'd rather not have threads created.
Yes

Options
Birthday Post/Send options (at least one should be on)
Post Thread (Yes or No)

Send PM (Yes or No)
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*** Home of the AP fully comprehensive vb4 photographic competition management solution ***
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  #146  
Old 30 Oct 2015, 18:46
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4ngeluxpunk 4ngeluxpunk is offline
 
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Originally Posted by AusPhotography View Post
Yes

Options
vB 4.2.3 does not work with, do not believe the issue and send no message.
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Old 25 Oct 2017, 07:33
WindVoice WindVoice is offline
 
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Any update for this to make it work with vB 4.2.x.

The cron does not work!
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