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[DBTech] Advanced User Tagging v3 (vB5)
by DragonByte Tech
02 Nov 2012 22:45

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Advanced @User Tagging: What is it?

DragonByte Technologies is proud to present [DBTech] Advanced @User Tagging.

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:
This new mod from @Dragonbyte Tech; is pretty cool.
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.


Priority support & Product Demos available at: http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/forum.php


Translations available @ our website
Support for translations handled by the translator in its respective threads only.


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 number of Mentions, Tags and Quotes in profile statistics for quick overview of a member's total activities.

Complete Feature List

  • 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

  • "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
  • Control how many users to display in inline tag list
  • Control BBCode for mentioned usernames (Underline only)
  • Turn features on & off per category
  • Globally disable email alerts
  • Ability to set maximum mentions per post (default: unlimited)
  • Profile Tabs: Lists both incoming and outgoing mentions, quotes and thread tags


Hash Tags:
  • Site Builder module 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

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Turn tag list off
  • Control number of users displayed on Top X Stats
  • Additional BBCode (Bold, Italic, Highlight) for mentions
  • Exclude usergroups from features

vB4 / vB5 Differences

Upgradable: Yes

Currently Missing Features


  • Statistics Page: Top X Thread Tagged, Top X Mentioned (Lite locked to Top 5)
  • Shoutbox Integration: New Shoutbox Tab to list incoming mentions & tags
  • Turn statistics page on & off
  • Control [DBTech] vBShout integration


  • Hide "@" on mentions

Hash Tags:
  • Clicking a hashtag shows all posts tagged with that word.
  • One-click (un)subscribe to hash tags via the post list page
  • Exclude users from features

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

Dorgham 05 Mar 2013 00:39

I liked this idea very

DragonByte Tech 13 May 2013 15:46

Advanced User Tagging v3.0.6 Alpha 2
Change: Now requires vBulletin Connect 5.0.2 to run
Change: Reduced memory usage by reworking the way the mod caches things to take advantage of vB5's built-in long-term cache storage
Change: Modules in the Site Builder are now grouped under the "DragonByte" category rather than the "Display" category
Fix: Modules in the Site Builder now once again have titles


DragonByte Tech 14 May 2013 02:24

The new version fixes issues with the UserCP and other assorted minor issues.


CheeseMan316 16 May 2013 16:20

I have installed but here is my feedback:

Within the AdminCP, select Settings > Options > [[customize]].
DBTech - User Tagging appears between Settings and Styles & Templates on the left nav

Instruction: Select Edit Permissions in the drop down menu.
Actual: "Edit" is what you access to get to permissions

Instruction: Scroll down the form, and you will find the section DragonByte Tech: Advanced User Tagging Permissions.
Actual: No new permissions seem to exist to enable this.

Result: I cannot enable this even for myself to test.

DragonByte Tech 16 May 2013 16:21

I've passed your feedback along to the documentation writer :)


CheeseMan316 16 May 2013 16:27

Also, and perhaps a result of the above issue, when I go under User Tagging > Forum Manager in AdminCP I have nothing listed except "Home".

DragonByte Tech 16 May 2013 16:32

The Lite version only allows per-category customisation of permissions. I'll have to investigate - it's supposed to show all the actual categories under "Forum" as you would see it in the Channel Manager.


CheeseMan316 16 May 2013 16:36

I actually was only looking in permissions to enable for all.

DragonByte Tech 16 May 2013 16:41

There are no such permissions, it is already enabled for all users.

The Pro version has per-usergroup permissions to exclude users.


CheeseMan316 16 May 2013 18:07

I assume there is no auto complete for completing names? I think that is what I was judging "it's not working" on.

DragonByte Tech 16 May 2013 18:11

Correct, with the knowledge I have today an autocomplete is sadly not possible.

It's something we really want to achieve, so during all feature updates to this mod we always delegate some amount of time to researching whether new vBulletin versions or new tricks I've learned may make it possible.


CheeseMan316 16 May 2013 18:12

Although I also tried typing @{username} and nothing seemed to happen. The underlining didn't occur as I have it configured and the user didn't receive any notice.

DragonByte Tech 16 May 2013 18:23

I just tested it on my local dev board and I had no issues with it. Check to make sure the 6 APIs from Package: Dbtechusertag is active in the List Extensions interface in the AdminCP.


CheeseMan316 16 May 2013 20:31

When I go into List Extensions I get the following

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_IF, expecting T_FUNCTION in /home/{username}/public_html/core/packages/dbtechusertag/api/usertag/parser.php on line 151

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