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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: 114
Released: 16 May 2011 Last Update: 16 Apr 2013 Downloads: 705
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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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Old 16 May 2011, 03:36
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AusPhotography AusPhotography is offline
 
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Last edited by AusPhotography; 27 Jun 2011 at 04:05.
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Old 16 May 2011, 08:14
RobbieZ RobbieZ is offline
 
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Excellent, Hope this one posts correctly..
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Old 16 May 2011, 08:26
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AusPhotography AusPhotography is offline
 
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Originally Posted by RobbieZ View Post
Excellent, Hope this one posts correctly..
Our server is in Texas *(shared hosting so it has a TX timezone CDT), most of our members are in Australia (AEST etc).
That's a 15 hour time difference. This is close to the worst case.
The members get their birthday PM and Thread on the day of their birthday in their time zone (per what's in their profile).

Kym
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*** Home of the AP fully comprehensive vb4 photographic competition management solution ***
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Old 16 May 2011, 11:32
Rckcrwlr Rckcrwlr is offline
 
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Will install today...Looking forward to one that actually works.

Thanks
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Old 16 May 2011, 11:37
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Installed. Thanks.
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Old 16 May 2011, 16:03
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Excellent!
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Old 16 May 2011, 19:55
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If there are multiple members with a birthday on the same day will the mod create a single thread for all birthdays or multiple threads (one for each member)?

One of my larger forum can have 10+ birthdays in a single day, so it would be better if all these were on one thread.
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Old 16 May 2011, 21:18
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I was getting errors in the cron job until I changed this, comma to period:
$forumlist .= ', ',$forum['forumid'];
to this:
$forumlist .= ', '.$forum['forumid'];
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Old 17 May 2011, 00:53
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AusPhotography AusPhotography is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Mellow View Post
I was getting errors in the cron job until I changed this, comma to period:
$forumlist .= ', ',$forum['forumid'];
to this:
$forumlist .= ', '.$forum['forumid'];
Ooops, last minute change - thanks and fixed
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*** Home of the AP fully comprehensive vb4 photographic competition management solution ***
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Old 17 May 2011, 00:54
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AusPhotography AusPhotography is offline
 
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Originally Posted by MrEyes View Post
If there are multiple members with a birthday on the same day will the mod create a single thread for all birthdays or multiple threads (one for each member)?

One of my larger forum can have 10+ birthdays in a single day, so it would be better if all these were on one thread.
It creates a thread per member, our feeling is that it keeps it a bit personal.
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www.AusPhotography.net.au a.k.a. AP is a photography forum where members share their photography, photo editing skills and techniques. We run regular photographic competitions; Rick (site owner) and Kym (site tech) using this account
*** Home of the AP fully comprehensive vb4 photographic competition management solution ***
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Old 17 May 2011, 02:48
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Who is the thread starter for the birthday threads?
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Old 17 May 2011, 03:44
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AusPhotography AusPhotography is offline
 
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Originally Posted by RobbieZ View Post
Who is the thread starter for the birthday threads?
You nominate a userid in AdminCP settings. By default its 1 - admin.
We have it set to the site owner (Rick)

Kym
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Old 17 May 2011, 04:03
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Originally Posted by Mellow View Post
I was getting errors in the cron job until I changed this, comma to period:
$forumlist .= ', ',$forum['forumid'];
to this:
$forumlist .= ', '.$forum['forumid'];
Tsk, Tsk, Kym.
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Old 17 May 2011, 11:51
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Hornstar Hornstar is offline
 
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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
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