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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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  #16  
Old 17 May 2011, 11:23
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Real name: Rick-owner, Kym-admin
Originally Posted by Hornstar View Post
Is it possible to have this only post threads for members who have been active in the last x days? Because I can't imagine it working great with my 617000 members lol
It does that!

just set days at 21 or 30 and posts at 5, 10 or 50 (whatever) so only those with recent activity get a greeting
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Old 20 Jun 2011, 18:40
kylek kylek is offline
 
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Real name: Kyle
Thanks for this, going to give it a try.

Does the day period and post count work together or separate?

Say its set at 50 days and 5 posts, a members birthday is coming up and they have not been active since 2009 but has 20 posts. Does a thread get made because of the post amount or in this case does it not get made because of the set day time limit of 50 days?
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Old 21 Jun 2011, 06:38
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The day period and post count do work together.

Ie. set 2 posts in the last 10 days.
This allows you to set a basic activity level.

It also only counts posts to forums that count towards 'post count' - if that makes sense.
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Old 21 Jun 2011, 09:15
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will this detect all user groups i have on my forum if i only exclude user groups 8
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Old 21 Jun 2011, 09:46
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Originally Posted by Markos View Post
will this detect all user groups i have on my forum if i only exclude user groups 8
yes!
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Old 22 Jun 2011, 20:08
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Will this work on 4.1.4? Had it on 3.7. and users loved it
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Old 22 Jun 2011, 20:09
kylek kylek is offline
 
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Originally Posted by snoopytas View Post
The day period and post count do work together.

Ie. set 2 posts in the last 10 days.
This allows you to set a basic activity level.

It also only counts posts to forums that count towards 'post count' - if that makes sense.
Thank you!

One last dumb question.

In your screenshot you have a smilie party5 and this is where we would like to link an image to show, just cant remember what to put for the code.

What coding is needed to link to an image to be displayed at the top of the post and pm?
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Old 22 Jun 2011, 22:33
CK CK is offline
 
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Installed, rated and nominated.

Could you explain this for me, I'm having a blonde day.

Happy Birthday Post Heading
Text for Heading post {xx} = 1st 2nd 3rd 4th etc, {username} {bdate}

Specifically "Text for Heading post" is that something I have to configure?

Also does this mod ignore people who have chosen not to display birthday? - Can see that it does from OP, thank you
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Old 22 Jun 2011, 23:11
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AusPhotography AusPhotography is offline
 
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Originally Posted by CK View Post
Installed, rated and nominated. ...
Thanks.

The {} syntax allows you to put markers in the heading and message that are then filled out with the specific details of that members birthday.

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

becomes

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

Eg:
http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...7th-of-June%29
(On our site)
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*** Home of the AP fully comprehensive vb4 photographic competition management solution ***
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Old 22 Jun 2011, 23:15
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Originally Posted by cykelmyggen View Post
Will this work on 4.1.4? Had it on 3.7. and users loved it
Yes. It works on our 4.1.4 test system.
I doubt any major future change to vB will affect this very much at all.

Originally Posted by kylek View Post
Thank you!
One last dumb question.
In your screenshot you have a smiley party5 and this is where we would like to link an image to show, just cant remember what to put for the code.
What coding is needed to link to an image to be displayed at the top of the post and pm?
Ah, party5 is a custom smiley face on our site.
Edit the text via AdminCP to put whatever you want.
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*** Home of the AP fully comprehensive vb4 photographic competition management solution ***
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Old 22 Jun 2011, 23:20
CK CK is offline
 
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Thanks Snoopy!
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Old 24 Jun 2011, 14:25
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Thank you for the Mod. How can I use translated phrase on multilanguage site?
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Old 24 Jun 2011, 15:15
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Thanks! It was very easy to install.

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Just got a few emails:

Database error in vBulletin 4.0.3:

Invalid SQL:

SELECT `forumid` FROM vbwsm_`forum`
WHERE (`forum`.`options` & 4096)
ORDER BY `forumid`;

MySQL Error : Table 'kevin_vbwsm.vbwsm_' doesn't exist
Error Number : 1146
Request Date : Friday, June 24th 2011 @ 11:53:06 AM
Error Date : Friday, June 24th 2011 @ 11:53:06 AM
Script : http://www.westsidemustangs.com/cron...and=1308934385
Referrer : http://www.westsidemustangs.com/sear...earchid=398297
IP Address : 70.240.73.124
Username : Unregistered
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version :



- I am not the original owner of my site, and some other person set the version of vbulletin up about 2 years ago. Maybe something has him listed where it should have me listed?

Last edited by whitey92lx; 24 Jun 2011 at 18:31.
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Old 25 Jun 2011, 07:18
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Fixed! 1.0.3
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Old 25 Jun 2011, 07:22
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Originally Posted by sweetpotato View Post
Thank you for the Mod. How can I use translated phrase on multilanguage site?
The birthday greeting text is single language. I'm not planning on changing that as it suites our site the way it is.
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