Advanced User Tagging

Add the ability to tag members using @username, plus a hashtag system for topics.

Advanced User Tagging is designed to increase activity on your forum by allowing members to mention each other in posts when talking about them.
This is done in a very easy way, very similar to how Twitter mentions people.

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Advanced User Tagging is designed to increase activity on your forum by allowing members to mention each other in posts when talking about them.

Uses
The User Tagging mod is designed to increase activity on your forum by allowing members to mention each other in posts when talking about them.

This is done in a very easy way, very similar to how Twitter mentions people. We use @ ; as the tags, so for instance you could say:

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This new mod from @Dragonbyte Tech; is pretty cool.
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The "@DragonByte Tech;" Will become a link to the DragonByte Tech users profile, it will also inform DragonByte Tech they had been mentioned, and link to the relevant thread/post via a new area in the profile section, as well as a new tab in the shoutbox.

It also allows members to "tag" the thread for specific other members by inputting their usernames in the tag box above the posts of the thread.

This is a great way to increase your forum activity with no extra admin input required – people will start to mention posts/threads to their friends, which will increase the amount of posting. This is especially useful of forums which have an international contingent (so threads posted in during the night for some of your members don't go overlooked) or forums which have a lot of posts/threads each day – again to make sure that a post a person might want to read doesn't get lost in the crowd.

Documentation
http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/docs/usertagging
Major Features
Twitter-style @ "Mentions": Typing @username produces a "Mention" that will alert the user to your post, as well as link to their profile.

Quote Alerts: Members you quote will be alerted, ensuring that discussions can continue smoothly even if they left the thread.

Profile Integration: Displays Mentions, Tags and Quotes in profile tabs for quick overview of a member's activities within the mod.


Complete Feature List
Lite

Emails:
  • Email alerts for all features
  • Globally disable emails for any of the features


General Features:
  • Ability to disable Thread Tag list entirely for guests
  • Globally disable any of the features


General:
  • Statistics Page: Top X Thread Tagged, Top X Mentioned (Lite locked to Top 5)
  • "Mention" alerts: Type @username to mention someone, and link to their profile. Email & forum notification
  • Quote alerts: Email & forum notification
  • Tag an user in a thread to alert them to the thread via a box above threads
  • View list of tagged users above threads, with link to see all tags
  • Profile Tabs: Lists both incoming and outgoing mentions, quotes and thread tags
  • Shoutbox Integration: New Shoutbox Tab to list incoming mentions & tags
  • Control how many users to display in inline tag list
  • Turn statistics page on & off
  • Control BBCode for mentioned usernames (Underline only)
  • Control [DBTech] vBShout integration
  • Turn features on & off per category
  • Globally disable email alerts
  • Ability to set maximum mentions per post (default: unlimited)
  • Control what usergroups can use "Mentions"
  • Control what usergroups can use "Quotes"
  • Control what usergroups can use "Thread Tagging"
  • Direct link to post/blog in the "Mention Received" email
  • Direct link to post/blog in the "Quote Received" email
  • Direct link to thread in the "Thread Tag Received" email


Pro

Hash Tags:
  • One-click (un)subscribe to hash tags via the post list page
  • Clicking a hashtag shows all posts tagged with that word.
  • (vB4) Forum Sidebar widget with Recent and Trending hash tags
  • Control number of Recent / Trending hash tags
  • Control time span for Recent / Trending hash tags (x Hours/Days/Weeks)
  • Control stat weights given to individual users using the hash tag, and number of uses in total (for the Trending score)
  • Control display of number of users, number of uses and trending score
  • Deny usergroups access to sidebar block


Emails:
  • Per-user email disable for any of the 4 features


General Features:
  • Ability to Mention and Thread Tag whole usergroups by typing their name. Per-UG permission to disable Mentions / Thread Tags for this UG.


General:
  • Ability to tag all your friends by checking a checkbox instead of typing out usernames
  • Ability to tag and mention all usergroups by typing out the usergroup name, permissions control what UGs can be mentioned and tagged
  • Turn off alerts from everyone except friends
  • Hide forum notifications for individual features
  • Turn off email alerts for individual features
  • Hash tags, Twitter-style, add a topic to your post, sends notification to subscribed users
  • (vB4) Forum Sidebar block with Recent & Trending hash tags
  • (vB4) Mentions in posts visible in the Mobile Style (4.1.12+)
  • Turn tag list off
  • Control number of users displayed on Top X Stats
  • Hide "@" on mentions
  • Additional BBCode (Bold, Italic, Highlight) for mentions
  • Exclude usergroups from features
  • Exclude users from features
  • Control what usergroups can use "Hash Tags"
This mod displays a copyright notification in the footer of pages generated by this mod which includes:
  • 1 Link to DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification
  • 1 Link to Hivelocity Hosting (Lite Version only)
  • v3.2.8 - 19th September 2016, 22:36
    Change: Improved BBCode parsing (may not work on older versions of vBulletin, tested with the latest 4.2 and 3.8)
  • v3.2.7 - 18th July 2016, 23:51
    Changed Features:
    • Updated the Notify JS code used in the Desktop Notifications


    Bug Fixes:
    • Users without "Can View Thread Contents" forum permissions will no longer see the preview of Quotes and Mentions in member profiles
  • v3.2.6 - 19th April 2016, 00:57
    Changed Features:
    • jQuery is now only loaded if an existing library is not found
    • JavaScript has been moved to the footer for improved page load speed and performance
  • 3.2.5 Patch Level 2 - 23rd February 2016, 00:30
    Bug Fixes:
    • With hash parsing enabled it was not possible to submit certain combinations of symbols in a post
  • 3.2.5 Patch Level 1 - 26th January 2016, 02:08
    Bug Fixes:
    • (vB3) Desktop Notifications would not show up as intended
    • In certain scenarios, the per-user toggle for Desktop Notifications would not be respected
  • v3.2.5 - 19th January 2016, 01:27
    New Features:

    Desktop Notifications
    • Desktop Notifications for Mentions, Thread Tags and Post Quotes
    • Clickable to go to the appropriate profile page tab
    • Can be globally disabled in the vBulletin Options
    • Can be disabled per user in the UserCP
  • v3.2.4 - 23rd June 2015, 00:36
    Changes To Existing Features:

    Hash Tags
    • Improved support for hash tags containing non-Latin characters
  • 3.2.3 Patch Level 1 - 8th June 2015, 22:32
    Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue where the notifications would not redirect to the correct tab.
  • v3.2.3 - 1st January 1970, 01:00
    Bug Fixes:
    • The "Quote" vBShout integration toggle should now work as intended (for future notifications only!)
    • Compatibility with vBShout v6.2.8 added
  • 3.2.2 Patch Level 1 - 26th January 2015, 23:35
    Bug Fixes:
    • (vB4) Editor-enabled pages would not load correctly with the AUT modification active
    • The "@op:" feature would not work if the "minimum username length" in vBulletin’s registration settings was set to 4 or higher.
  • v3.2.2 - 8th December 2014, 22:46
    Changes to Existing Features:

    (Pro) Profile Settings
    • Disabling features via the AdminCP will now also remove the corresponding settings from the UserCP


    Bug Fixes:
    • Disabling the vBShout integration would not remove the Shoutbox tabs.
    • The Profile block would display a database error if the new @OP: feature was used.
  • v3.2.1 - 1st December 2014, 23:03
    New Features:

    Mention Thread Starter
    • Typing @OP: in a post will mention the Original Poster / thread starter
    • Can be disabled globally via vBulletin Options
    • Defaults to enabled


    Bug Fixes:
    • (Pro) Hash Tag subscriptions could be toggled for a user without their explicit consent
  • v3.2.0 - 6th October 2014, 15:15
    New Features:

    Entry Pruning
    • Choose what features to prune (Mentions / Thread Tags / Quotes / Hash Tags)
    • Choose date cut-off
    • Accessible via the vBulletin Options


    (Pro) Automatic Entry Pruning
    • Choose what features to automatically prune (Mentions / Thread Tags / Quotes / Hash Tags)
    • Choose date cut-off
    • Settings accessible via the vBulletin Options
  • v3.1.5 - 1st September 2014, 23:20
    New Features:

    Thread Tags
    • Prune individual threads of all user tags
    • Accessible via the Maintenance area in the User Tagging AdminCP area
    • Useful for quickly clearing spam tags from a thread


    (Pro) Hash Tags
    • Ability to exclude words from hash tags
    • Ability to exclude numbers from hash tags
    • Accessible via the vBulletin Options


    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • (vB3) Fixed a database error on thread pages
  • v3.1.4 - 11th August 2014, 22:05
    New Features:

    Thread Tags
    • The email now contains the first post text, similar to Mentions and Quotes
    • Makes it easier to see at a glance the content in question


    (Pro) Profile Block Privacy
    • Ability to set who can view your profile block tabs
    • Offers the following permission options:
      • Nobody
      • Everyone (default)
      • Registered Members
      • Your Contacts
      • Your Friends
  • v3.1.3 - 2nd June 2014, 23:20
    Changes to Existing Features

    Thread Tagging
    • Supports username auto-complete
    • Separator changed to a semi-colon - ;
    • Improved compatibility with usernames with commas in them
  • v3.1.2 - 19th May 2014, 22:56
    Changes to Existing Features

    Profile Block
    • Mentions from posts or blogs that no longer exist or cannot be accessed will now display "Hidden" or "Deleted" (as applicable)
    • Quotes from posts or blogs that no longer exist or cannot be accessed will now display "Hidden" or "Deleted" (as applicable)
    • Thread Tags from posts that no longer exist or cannot be accessed will now display "Hidden" or "Deleted" (as applicable)
  • v3.1.1 - 21st April 2014, 21:20
    New Features Added

    Maintenance
    • Delete Mentions from posts or blogs that no longer exist
    • Delete Quotes from posts or blogs that no longer exist
    • Delete Thread Tags from threads that no longer exist
    • (Pro) Delete Hash Tags from posts or blogs that no longer exist
  • v3.1.0 - 20th January 2014, 00:00
    New Features Added

    Ignore List Integration
    • Members no longer receive Mention notifications from users they have on their ignore lists
    • Members no longer receive Quote notifications from users they have on their ignore lists
    • Members no longer receive Thread Tag notifications from users they have on their ignore lists


    (Pro) Disabled Features Improvements
    • Disabled features no longer show settings in the UserCP
    • Disabled features will be completely gone from the forum
    • Works with existing disabled features
  • v3.0.9 - 1st January 1970, 01:00
    Permissions
    • Cannot "Mention"
    • Cannot "Quote"
    • Cannot "Thread Tag"
    • (Pro) Cannot Use "Hash Tags"


    General / Other
    • Direct link to post/blog in the "Mention Received" email
    • Direct link to post/blog in the "Quote Received" email
    • Direct link to thread in the "Thread Tag Received" email
  • v3.0.8pl1 - 1st January 1970, 01:00
    Bugfixes
    • Mentioning someone in the first post of a thread would produce an email with invalid content
    • In certain scenarios, the profile tabs could display invalid/duplicated entries
  • v3.0.8 - 30th August 2013, 23:47
    (vB4) Change: The Thread Tags profile tab now supports profile customisation
    (vB4) Change: The Mentions profile tab now supports profile customisation
    (vB4) Change: The Quotes profile tab now supports profile customisation
    Change: The Thread Tags in profiles now show "Hidden Threads" (no permissions), "Deleted Threads" (soft deleted) or "Moderated Threads" (under moderation) in lieu of just "N/A"
    Change: The Mentions in profiles now show "Hidden Posts" (no permissions), "Deleted Posts" (soft deleted) or "Moderated Posts" (under moderation) in lieu of just "N/A"
    Change: The Quotes in profiles now show "Hidden Posts" (no permissions), "Deleted Posts" (soft deleted) or "Moderated Posts" (under moderation) in lieu of just "N/A"
  • v3.0.7 - 1st January 1970, 01:00
    vB Optimise Integration
    • Support for vB Optimise to cache the "Mentions" Member Profile tab (Cached queries: 2)
    • Support for vB Optimise to cache the "Tags" Member Profile tab (Cached queries: 2)
    • Support for vB Optimise to cache the "Quotes" Member Profile tab (Cached queries: 2)


    Profile Settings
    • (Pro) Added option to disable the "mentions given" from member profiles
    • (Pro) Added option to disable the "tags given" from member profiles
    • (Pro) Added option to disable the "quotes given" from member profiles

  • v3.0.6pl1 - 1st January 1970, 01:00
    Fix (Pro): Local-only XSS in Hash Tag Subscriptions
  • v3.0.6 - 29th March 2013, 18:12
    Feature: Improved logging details for Control Panel actions
  • 3.0.5 Hotfix #1 - 1st December 2012, 15:15
    Advanced User Tagging v3.0.5 Hotfix #1
    Change: Soft deleted posts / threads no longer appear in the list of mentions / tags / quotes.

    Advanced User Tagging v3.0.5
    Change: Emails now show the post you were mentioned / quoted / hash tag used in.
  • 3.0.4 - 3rd August 2012, 21:29
    Advanced User Tagging v3.0.4
    Feature: It is now possible to limit the number of mentions per post (default: unlimited)
  • 3.0.3 - 13th July 2012, 16:21
    Advanced User Tagging v3.0.3
    Fix: Typo in the Notifications code would cause notifications to produce a 404
    Fix: (Pro) Fixed redirect phrase on settings and subscription update
  • 3.0.2 Hotfix #1 - 9th July 2012, 12:29
    Advanced User Tagging v3.0.2 (Hotfix #1):
    Fix: Mentions would not correctly insert when used in the first post of a thread.
    Change: Use full Forum URL to refer to the profile redirection script, to increase compatibility with mods that work outside the normal forum path.

    Advanced User Tagging v3.0.2:
    Feature: vB Optimise v2.5.0 integration
  • 3.0.1 - 29th June 2012, 17:29
    Advanced User Tagging v3.0.1:
    Fix: Mentions were not triggering correctly on the first post of a thread.
    Change: (Pro) Hash tags no longer trigger inside BBCode tags.
  • 3.0.0 (Gold) - 22nd June 2012, 23:30
    Advanced User Tagging v3.0.0 (Gold):
    Feature: (Pro) Ability to turn emails off by default, making users opt-in to receiving emails rather than opt-out.
  • 3.0.0 (Beta 5) - 18th June 2012, 11:24
    Advanced User Tagging v3.0.0 (Beta 5):
    Fix: Question marks and forward slashes could cause errors with Mentions
  • 3.0.0 (Beta 4) - 16th June 2012, 23:51
    Advanced User Tagging v3.0.0 (Beta 4):
    Fix: (vB4) (Pro) Sidebar block would cause error on Block Type reload.
  • 3.0.0 (Beta 3) - 16th June 2012, 00:14
    Advanced User Tagging v3.0.0 (Beta 3):
    Feature: Email notifications now go through an extra (hopefully) invisible redirect to clear its notifications, to ensure users are logged in before viewing their profiles
  • v3.0.0b2 - 1st January 1970, 01:00
    Feature: Profile notifications now go through an extra (hopefully) invisible redirect to clear its notifications, to work around vBSEO compatibility issues
    Feature: (vB4) (Pro) You can now deny usergroups access to the Forum Blocks you create for AUT.

At a glance

Supports: vBulletin 3.8.x vBulletin 4.x.x

Version: v3.2.8
Release date: 19th September 2016

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