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Mod Version: 1.00, by grandeur_69 (Member) grandeur_69 is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.0.1 Rating: (2 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 142
Released: 20 Jun 2004 Last Update: 02 Oct 2006 Downloads: 169
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files  

vb3.5 Commbull
vb3.6 Commbull

Note:
The 3.6 version is a commercial product, any queries on it should be submitted to: vb3.6 Support Site

THIS THREAD IS FOR SUPPORT FOR 3.0 VERSIONS ONLY. PLEASE VISIT THE APPROPRIATE FORUMS (links above) FOR THEIR SUPPORT

[valid point]
it's been brought to my attention that not everyone knows what this is ... fair enough: This hack is considered a "weekly newsletter" by the fact that it will email members (only sent by an admin) who have opted to receive it new posts, hot threads, etc ... basically a summary of what has been going on since the last time the newsletter was sent out. However there is a vast number of options, and I won't go into detail of all of them ... you can view the the images that I've attached, but u will only get a full idea by installing it.
I would say that there is 0 risk of this installation doing any damage to your current install as these are the changes that it does (manually and automatically):
- change profile.php and admincp/index.php
- add a couple columns to user table (receivebulletin and receivebulletin_type)
- add some phrases to phrase table (receive_email_from_commbull, type_email_from_commbull, newsletterformat, commbul)
- add a row to datastore table (commbull)
- add some html to nav template for admin side
So, if you are unhappy with the install. you can just ignore that it's there and it'll never cause any problems ... your next upgrade will overwrite any changes to the index and profile pages and the extra columns in the DB won't be an issue

[mods that i've added from vB2 version]
- to change languages, comment/uncomment line 22 and 23 to switch from English to German
- save prefs (option)
- skip to page X in case of mailout freeze
- auto redirect to next page (option)
- adding personalized text to top of newsletter w/out searching through the two text & html fields ... u'll c what i mean :ermm:

[INSTALL]
drop the 3 files into the admincp directory and then go to admincp/commbull.php ... follow the instructions and you are good to go.
If you find that the option isn't showing up on the control panel after the install, then it's because you aren't using the default phrases. Go into phrase manager, search for 'commbull' and update the fields appropriately.

If something goes wrong, don't worry .. it checks for already completed updates to the database to avoid redundancy ... enjoy!!

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Commbull (Community Bulletin) grandeur_69 vBulletin 3.5 Add-ons 116 19 Aug 2012 14:59

  #46  
Old 07 Jul 2004, 15:52
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Clicks install .. very useful tool .. thanks grandeur_69

Installed nice and easy .. no errors on a well hacked forum.
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Old 08 Jul 2004, 09:52
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is tehre a possibility to make an user option for the users, so they can choose between daily newsletter and weekly newsletter or for example every monday, wednesday and friday?

it would be really a great future, cause many users dont want a daily newsletter .. and also many users dont want receive old news with the newsletter..
cause our forums is using it for game news wich should be nearly daily to be almost actual...

anyway user would have a great option for this newsletter
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Old 08 Jul 2004, 23:25
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Great piece of work!

*Mr. Brian clicked install*
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Old 09 Jul 2004, 09:34
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wonderful, clicked install!
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Old 09 Jul 2004, 22:38
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I installed this, but I had to create the "combull" phrase myself. Your install did not do it and your instructions did not mention it.
  1. Question: How do I know who is subscribed?
  2. Question: How does one subscribe to the bulletin?

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Old 10 Jul 2004, 15:14
David_McPherson David_McPherson is offline
 
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I 'think' I've read everything.....

Does this work with 3.0.3? I have an unhacked version of 3.0.3.
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Old 11 Jul 2004, 09:29
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as far as i know it works with 3.0.3
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Old 12 Jul 2004, 00:26
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Hi! I installed the hack with no problem. My only issue is that the colors dont show in my hotmail account. When I sent it to Outlook it looks great. But since most people use some free sort of service I would like them to be able to see it. Right now it's all white.
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Old 12 Jul 2004, 06:43
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1) u would have to do a manual query to see who is subscribed, but by default everyone is
2) if u followed the instructions, there is an option in the usercp that allows them to un/subscribe to the newsletter

... hotmail will remove any css style sheets, but there is no way around this because it's the only way for the bulletin to grab the colors of your forum. I had it done manually, but it was a pain in the derrier for everyone to make the changes manually to match their forum. Sorry.

And, as for as compatibility, considering the internal workings of the hack, it will continue to function with all future vB upgrades unless they do some major changes to their function calls or the DB ... neither of which is likely in the near future.
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Old 15 Jul 2004, 20:18
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Pseudomizer Pseudomizer is offline
 
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Question SPAM detection

Hello Grandeur,

i have a biiiig problem. After having sent many newsletters to my members ( 1400 members ) many of them complained that they never received one. Now we found out why. GMX especially put all Newsletters into the SPAM folder. Also the spamassasin on our own server put the newsletter into the SPAM folder.

After talking to some email gurus they told me that our header is not ok and due to this our newsletter is declared as SPAM. Do you have the same problem ? Do you know how to fix this ? This is a major problem for my domain. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Cheers,
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  #56  
Old 18 Jul 2004, 16:07
David_McPherson David_McPherson is offline
 
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Seems to be missing something with an install....

Its a fresh unhacked version of 3.0.3 and I am missing the HTML ok or whatever it is.... Note the picture. I believe I followed the instructions exactly.
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Old 18 Jul 2004, 16:57
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Originally Posted by Pseudomizer
Hello Grandeur,

i have a biiiig problem. After having sent many newsletters to my members ( 1400 members ) many of them complained that they never received one. Now we found out why. GMX especially put all Newsletters into the SPAM folder. Also the spamassasin on our own server put the newsletter into the SPAM folder.

After talking to some email gurus they told me that our header is not ok and due to this our newsletter is declared as SPAM. Do you have the same problem ? Do you know how to fix this ? This is a major problem for my domain. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Cheers,
True. I'm getting the same problem, because of this I've got to disable my spamassasin.
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Old 18 Jul 2004, 18:58
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Wink smile

Originally Posted by David_McPherson
Seems to be missing something with an install....

Its a fresh unhacked version of 3.0.3 and I am missing the HTML ok or whatever it is.... Note the picture. I believe I followed the instructions exactly.
The check for HTML is case sensitive. Please check your changes again. It works for all other people. I doubt that this has something to do with 3.0.3. It works with 3.0.0 and 3.0.1.

Cheers,
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Old 18 Jul 2004, 18:59
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Question hmm

Originally Posted by Mr. Brian
True. I'm getting the same problem, because of this I've got to disable my spamassasin.
This is not an option. I can not disable Spamassasin otherwise i will have 500 emails more in addition to my existing ones per DAY !!!

Any solution here ?

Cheers,
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  #60  
Old 18 Jul 2004, 19:52
David_McPherson David_McPherson is offline
 
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This is what is in my modifyoptions template....


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

?? Thoughts?
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