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vBSuper PM's Notes

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[DBTech] vBSuper PM's - Private Message Manager v1 (vB4)

vBSuper Pm's A complete private message management system. This is what I would like to try and accomplish, hopefully I can get it all to work.

General Options

  • ACP option to show percentage of PM quota used, shown in the Folder Controls block.
  • ACP option to move the private message download options from bottom of the page, to inside the Folder Controls block.
  • ACP option to show senders avatar in private message list.



Auto Responder

  • Auto responder if you are on holiday/vacation etc.
  • No auto reply if staff member is PMing another staff member, by usergroup selection option. (Pro)
  • Limit on characters to use in auto reply. (Pro)
  • Usergroups excluded from character limit. (Pro)
  • On/Off user options.
  • Dates for users to set the auto reply to be active.
  • Option to save a copy of the sent auto reply in your sent messages folder. With On/Off global setting in acp.. (Pro)
  • Message option for users.
  • On/Off globally in acp settings.
  • Usergroups allowed to use the system.



No Links in PM's

  • On/Off globally in acp settings.
  • Usergroups who can't post links (url's) in PM's titles.
  • Usergroups who can't post links (url's) in PM's messages.
  • Usergroups who can't post email addresses in PM's titles. (Pro)
  • Usergroups who can't post email addresses in PM's messages. (Pro)
  • ACP option to select which type of error to show the user if the post a link/email and are not allowed to. (on pm submission page or popup on separate page) (Pro)



PM Blocker

  • On/Off globally in acp settings.
  • Users can setup their own personal private message block lists.
  • On/Off user options.
  • Usergroups allowed to use the system. (Pro)
  • Unblock-able usergroups such as admins and mods that can not be blocked, even if added to the users list. (Pro)
  • Mirror blocking, if you have a user on your list, you will not be able to pm them either. (Unblock-able usergroups immune from mirror blocks) (Pro)
  • ACP option to select which type of error to show the user if sending a pm to a member who has you blocked. (on pm submission page or popup on separate page) (Pro)



PM Warning Block

  • A block on the send pm screen for users to show a message if enabled (users can set their own message), ie:
    Please do not Private Message me with support requests or product questions. PMs are only for exchanging sensitive information (like FTP / AdminCP logins).
    Please do not Private Message me with business related queries (refunds, complaints, feedback, etc). Decado is the person to PM for those issues.
    Please do not Private Message Decado with support requests or forum errors.
  • On/Off globally in acp settings.
  • On/Off user options.
  • Usergroup perms who can use the system. (be able to show a warning message)
  • Used ID perms who can use the system. (be able to show a warning message) (Pro)
  • Usergroups excluded from seeing warning message, even if receiver has it enabled. (Pro)
  • Time limit on showing message to sender again, if they have seen it from the receiver. (can be set to 0 to show all the time) (Pro)



Minimum Posts To Send PM's

  • On/Off globally in acp settings.
  • Setting for minimum posts in order to send pm's.
  • Excluded usergroups from minimum post count.
  • Ability to exclude users by id's from minimum post count. (Pro)
  • Staff usergroup setting so if user has not reached x posts they still should be able to send pm's to staff groups if so desired.
  • ACP option to select which type of error to show the user has not reached the minimum post count. (on pm submission page or popup on separate page) (Pro)



PM's Preview Type

  • On/Off globally in acp settings.
  • Excluded usergroups from PM's preview type. (Pro)
  • ACP option to select type of preview, mouse over title or Threaded, Similar To Posts.
  • Character limit for previews.



Excluded Usergroups/Users From Sending PM's

  • On/Off globally in acp settings.
  • Usergroups who can not send PM's.
  • Users who can not send PM's. (Pro)



Number Of Days Registered To Send PM's

  • On/Off globally in acp settings.
  • Minimum number of days registered to send PM's.
  • Usergroups excluded from number of days registered to send PM's.
  • Users excluded from number of days registered to send PM's.
  • Staff usergroup setting so if user has not reached x days they still should be able to send pm's to staff groups if so desired. (Pro)
  • ACP option to select which type of error to show the user if have not reached number of days registered to send PM's . (on pm submission page or popup on separate page) (Pro)



PM Throttle During X days

  • On/Off globally in acp settings.
  • Number of PM's that can be sent in limit time.
  • Limit time, set how many days for the PM limit.
  • Excluded usergroups that limit don't apply.
  • Post count to be excluded from limit. (Pro)
  • Staff usergroup setting so if user has reached their limit, they still should be able to send pm's to staff groups if so desired. (Pro)
  • ACP option to select which type of error to show the user if have reached number of PM's that can be sent in limit time. (on pm submission page or popup on separate page) (Pro)



PM Stats/Log

  • Enhanced PM Stats.
    List showing all users PM stats including the following information:
  • # Of Pm's in all folders.
  • Last Activity.
  • Email Addy.
  • User Title.
  • Join Date.
  • Post Count.
  • Date Of Last Post.

    Also has a dropdown menu to do the following: (Pro)
  • View a users pm statistics, what folders they have in use and how many PM's are in each folder with a total count.
  • Link to the users profile in the ACP to edit them if you wish.
  • Option to send the user a PM from the ACP.
  • Option to delete all of that users PM's.

    A PM Log showing the following info:
  • The PM id number that is in the database.
  • Who sent the PM.
  • The title of the PM.
  • Who the PM was sent to.
  • Date the PM was sent.
  • Also has a link so you can view the PM in it's entirety. (Pro)



Mass PM Users From ACP

  • Option to send test PM's. (Will not send any PM's out)
  • Option to send X PM's per batch.
  • Option to set a delay in seconds between each batch. (useful if you have alot of users) (Pro)
  • Option to allow smilies in PM.

    Nine different variables to use in the PM's: (Pro)
  • {lastvisit} Will be replaced by the receivers date of last visit.
  • {lastactivity} Will be replaced by the receivers date of last activity.
  • {lastpost} Will be replaced by the receivers date of last post.
  • {joindate} Will be replaced by the receivers join date.
  • {email} Will be replaced by the receivers email address they have on file.
  • {username} Will be replaced by the receivers username.
  • {userid} Will be replaced by the receivers user id number.
  • {bburl} Will be replaced by the url to your site.
  • {bbtitle} Will be replaced by the title to your site.

    Full search criteria same as the Send Email to Users in the ACP



Prune PM's Via Cron Job

  • On/Off globally in acp settings.
  • Choose which folders to be pruned, All, only inbox, only outbox or all other folders.
  • Choose which type of PM's to prune, read, unread or all.
  • Excluded usergroups that PM's don't get pruned. (Pro)



Attachments in PM's Not quite done yet
  • On/Off globally in acp settings.
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Updated 24th February 2013 at 22:30 by Ozzy47

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  1. Alan_SP's Avatar
    Looks great, very interesting.

    May I suggest that only certain users could use ability to read users PMs, not just certain usergroups?

    Also, one additional module could be very useful, I asked for it on vborg, ability to set different limit on PM size per usergroup. For example, regular users could send PM's 1000 characters long, moderators 5000 characters and admins have no limit, they could send as long PMs as they wish.

    Anyway, it looks like excellent mod.
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  2. CharlieDelta's Avatar
    I agree with Alan. It would be much more advantageous to set the user who could read PM's along with usergroup.

    I think this could be a great mod. The stock PM system with vb is lacking and it gets used tremendously on my sites.

    Are you short on testers? What criteria has to be met to help with the beta testing?
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  3. Nirjonadda's Avatar
    Excellent Going ! Please Try to add option PM inbox full Notifications
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  4. Ozzy47's Avatar
    @Alan_SP @CharlieDelta @Nirjonadda

    If I am not mistaken, it will be only super admins that will have that ability to read the PM's in the log, if not I can always code that in. I did think about the character limit also, I may add that in a update to the mod if feasible, but not right away, as I am sure there will be bugs to sort first.

    The criteria is that when the mod is released as gold, you purchase the lifetime license, that's it no other criteria. And yes, I am in need of testers still.

    Same thing with the inbox full notification, that can be added later, once everything else is going good.
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  5. CharlieDelta's Avatar
    Super admins only is good.

    So to help you by being a tester I have to sign a promise to purchase a gold lifetime license. :/
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  6. Ozzy47's Avatar
    Yeah that is pretty much standard with all our closed beta testing.
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  7. Alan_SP's Avatar
    Just to inform you, in case that you don't know: Private Messages & Email Log - vBulletin.org Forum

    This mod does what PM log module would do, but you have option in admin permissions, where you can give it to other admins too.

    Anyway, of course that you need to make mod as soon as possible and later add other options (modules), I understand this, but I just wanted to let you know what I'm missing.
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