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Instant New Thread Notification
by Vitaly
14 Aug 2010 20:36

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If you wish to subscribe forum for notification about new threads - there're only daily and weekly emailing options. This mod add choice of immediate email notification.

This mod is developped here http://github.com/rcdesign/vb-instant_new_thrd_notify . Patches are welcome.

Alecsmith 15 Aug 2010 07:28

Tagged Great work i am looking for it :)

Videx 16 Aug 2010 01:36

If this actually works from version to version of vb4 I will dance in the street. I've been using a hacked version of the old vb3 mod.

Vitaly 16 Aug 2010 10:52

No probs. Don't forget to place video on youtube.

Videx 16 Aug 2010 11:29

Problem is, I can't test it without uninstalling the hack which actually works, mostly.

It's got some options that you don't mention anything about. Does this one offer any of these?
Quote:

Allow new thread notification for Usergroups:
Do NOT allow new thread notification for Usergroups:
Allow new thread notification for Forums:
Do NOT allow new thread notification for Forums:
Use mailqueue?

Vitaly 16 Aug 2010 11:38

I think, that you imagine problem, which does not exists :) . I consider those options quite useless. Why should i add restriction to single subscribe option, if other one don't have those?

And yes, this mod uses mailqueue, according to general vb settings.

By the way, 3.8 mod doesn't use mailqueue because of programming bug. I haven't found vbmail_start() / vbmail_end() there. That causes huge count of SQL requests, if you have lot of forum subscribers.

Videx 16 Aug 2010 11:44

The option to in/exclude forums is actually very important. I wouldn't want anyone subscribing to e.g. General. Remember, with shared hosting we have very low mail limits.

Vitaly 16 Aug 2010 11:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by Videx (Post 2084691)
Remember, with shared hosting we have very low mail limits.

IMHO, that's not serious:

1. If your server is ok with notifications for new posts (not threads), it will be ok with this mod too.
2. If your server is weak - it's good idea to uprgade it.

naws-sl 20 Sep 2010 22:06

A quick question about this mod. Does it just send a notification about a new post or can it also send the entire text of the new post?

I am looking for a mod to VB3.8 or VB4 that will allow users to subscribe to forums and receive daily digests or instant updates that include the new posts in that forum...

Thanks in advance,

Stephan

Dr.osamA 30 Dec 2010 14:23

thank you bro

rated 5 stars + translated to arabic + installed

can i add the transltion here plzz ??

thank you

LizP 13 Mar 2011 21:23

Thanks for this mod! Love it! I only wish it sent a notification of a new thread not only in the subscribed forum but in all child forums as well. Is there a way to add this feature?

chuckiebaby 16 Mar 2011 16:01

The notification link is not correct on my system.
I get something that ends in: showthread.php?p=69

The built in admin panel notification gets: showthread.php5?51-Remember-DVDs-is-Break-room

I tried replacing:
$vboptions[bburl]/showthread.php?p=$newpost[postid]

In your intm_message with
$threadlink

from the admin phrase... but that doesn't display anything
***************
I got it to work by adding a 5 to the ".php?"
ex:
$vboptions[bburl]/showthread.php5?p=$newpost[postid]

phinphan 02 Apr 2011 16:06

I am a brand new Admin for a small forum of around 150 users. I am still getting the hang of the system. We are still in test mode with about 25 users.

I am using a new vb install running 4.1.2. I installed the product and have the choice for instant notifications in the thread subscription menu. However, I do not receive emails from the system when there is a new thread in the subscribed forum. The messages are not being trapped in my spam folder or by postini.

When I run email diagnostics, I get an email almost immediately.

Is there somewhere to adjust the settings of this product? Any suggestions?

The system is on Windows Server 2008 R2 and otherwise works fine. smtp server works as I get the diagnostic emails.

bwheelock 13 Apr 2011 01:23

The mod seems to be working for the most part, but one problem I have with it-- and maybe subscriptions in general-- is that it will notify you about threads that haven't been approved yet.

maxwell555 27 Apr 2011 17:00

i installed this module - but can't find a way of choosing its settings in acp - where can i find it? where can i switch it on / off ?

request for your mod
by maxwell555
27 Apr 2011 17:15

hi vitali,

i have downloaded this mod - but i can't get it running. i am also interested in some modifications / extensions and am wonderin if i can hire you to do some coding for me here.

maxwell555 28 Apr 2011 06:01

is this supposed to work with V4.1.3 ?

fabianlim 29 Apr 2011 10:01

Awesome mod.

Works flawlessly on 4.1.3 Suite!

Boofo 29 Apr 2011 11:51

The subscription icon on the forumhome doesn't reflect the change when you subscribe to a forum. It allows to to re-subscribe and doesn't change to Un-subscribe from this forum.

EDIT: It seems to be an issue with this bug: http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-8925

RobertoMuggli 27 Jun 2011 13:21

I can confirm that it works as expected in 4.1.4 (so far eheheh)

You may want to personalize the subject and the body of the notification email by editing intm_message in the corresponding phrase category.

Thank you very much, Vitaly!

EquinoxWorld 28 Jun 2011 02:08

You would wonder why this is not in the core of vb...In any case, confirmed here too with 4.1.4. Flawless. :) Thanks for the contribution.

tdkmatt 28 Jun 2011 05:51

it doesn't work

Boofo 28 Jun 2011 06:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by tdkmatt (Post 2213899)
it doesn't work

It works fine for me.

kevinh 18 Jul 2011 04:13

Hey guys, those of you have said this mod works for you - do you have any post/thread moderation on your forums?

One major issue with the vb3.x version of this mod (by another coder) was that it sent email notifications out before a new post (new thread) had been approved (while it was still in the moderation queue).

I noticed that someone flagged the same problem with this mod .... http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...3&postcount=14

kall 06 Aug 2011 20:56

So, anybody's server melted down, or had their domain/IP added to any spam blacklists from using this?

Videx 07 Aug 2011 02:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by kall (Post 2230212)
So, anybody's server melted down, or had their domain/IP added to any spam blacklists from using this?

Why would it (keeping in mind people instant-subscribe to threads all the time). I was worried that on a shared server it may cause trouble, but it's so useful I installed it anyway. Knock on wood I haven't seen any problems.

Boofo 07 Aug 2011 02:07

I think he meant for a busy site this would keep the notifications hopping. ;)

Videx 07 Aug 2011 02:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boofo (Post 2230325)
I think he meant for a busy site this would keep the notifications hopping. ;)

Yes, and that's what I was worried about early on. But as Vitaly was trying to point out (I think), only members already subscribed to a bunch of threads would bother subscribing to a forum. So there really shouldn't be much extra work.

I don't know - I'm still puzzled why this capability isn't in stock vb.

Videx 13 Aug 2011 04:19

I wonder if anyone knows how to force a usergroup to use this mod to instantly subscribe to a forum?

i.e., I have one usergroup that I've been pestering to subscribe to one forum. But rather than making them do it themselves, can I just run a sql query?

Basically, I want all my Moderators to have instant notification in the Moderators forum.

TIA

Boofo 13 Aug 2011 07:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by Videx (Post 2232871)
I wonder if anyone knows how to force a usergroup to use this mod to instantly subscribe to a forum?

i.e., I have one usergroup that I've been pestering to subscribe to one forum. But rather than making them do it themselves, can I just run a sql query?

Basically, I want all my Moderators to have instant notification in the Moderators forum.

TIA

Should be able to do that from the forum manager. ;)

Videx 13 Aug 2011 11:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boofo (Post 2232905)
Should be able to do that from the forum manager. ;)

I can't imagine how. There's no choice for subs in the Control dropdown. If I choose "Edit Forum" I see nothing there about subscriptions or usergroups.

Or are you speaking in a philosophical sense? I agree it would be nice if we could do that. But in the meantime a query would make me happy.

Boofo 13 Aug 2011 11:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by Videx (Post 2232929)
I can't imagine how. There's no choice for subs in the Control dropdown. If I choose "Edit Forum" I see nothing there about subscriptions or usergroups.

Or are you speaking in a philosophical sense? I agree it would be nice if we could do that. But in the meantime a query would make me happy.

These 2 options under Moderation Options:

Quote:

Email Addresses to Notify When there is a New Post
(Separate each address with a SPACE)

Email Addresses to Notify When there is a New Thread
(Separate each address with a SPACE)
I didn't say it was ideal, but it could be worked to handle what you are wanting.

Videx 13 Aug 2011 11:53

Ha. Yes, I guess I could manually find all 32 email addys and add them there. Then maintain the list as people come and go and email addys change.

Kill me now. :)

inphoenix 17 Sep 2011 14:05

Thanks. Installed in 4.1.5 but still waiting for notification. Is there a way you can choose notification based on keywords in title of new thread? That would be super awesome.

Edit : Does anyone know how long does the 'instant ' notification takes? How do I make sure that my email settings are correct?

Videx 17 Sep 2011 14:56

There's another mod somewhere that in a roundabout fashion allows keyword subscriptions. I forget which - something about auto-tagging as I recall.

Instant is pretty much right away - i.e., ideally you shouldn't see your Tweet/RSS much before you get the email noti. But you won't get notices of your own posts.

inphoenix 17 Sep 2011 15:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by Videx (Post 2247128)
There's another mod somewhere that in a roundabout fashion allows keyword subscriptions. I forget which - something about auto-tagging as I recall.

Instant is pretty much right away - i.e., ideally you shouldn't see your Tweet/RSS much before you get the email noti. But you won't get notices of your own posts.

duh@me.... Thanks so much for telling me that I won't get notification of my own post. Wish it was written somewhere. I looked all over the settings to see if I missed something.

If you can find that other mod for that would be super!!

inphoenix 26 Sep 2011 00:05

Many thanks for this mod has been working great for me! Is there any way we can add an option of notification of new threads only if a mod or admin started it?

jrh369 09 Oct 2011 13:35

Vitaly - Thank you very much for making this code available.

For some reason the bbcodes are coming through with the email text. Is there any way to stop that from happening. We are currently on 4.1.5

Pvtiste 25 Jan 2012 14:42

Hi there,

REally great mod but I was wondering if it's possible to have an option to disable the notification on usercp?

Thanks!

5 stars :D

Videx 25 Jan 2012 15:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pvtiste (Post 2292206)
I was wondering if it's possible to have an option to disable the notification on usercp?

I don't see why not. But don't look for this author to add that feature as he's apparently moved on.

Pvtiste 25 Jan 2012 17:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by Videx (Post 2292232)
I don't see why not. But don't look for this author to add that feature as he's apparently moved on.

thanks for your answer!
can you please help me with that :)
I have to ad a custom field and then?

Videx 25 Jan 2012 18:05

I have no idea. I didn't mean to imply this would be a minor task. Try Modification Requests/Questions (Unpaid) or Requests For Paid Services.

Nickbe 26 May 2012 22:04

This mod works but it takes up to 50 min to get an email notification sometimes. Is there a cron job that is attached to this?

Videx 27 May 2012 01:16

No, the whole idea here is that these notices are supposed to go out instantly. Of course, maybe they are and you just aren't getting them until later.

And with vb 4.2 there's now an option to use cron based emailing? So it may be that if you don't jigger that setting somehow then who knows (I haven't tried 4.2 yet myself).

datoneer 31 May 2012 21:38

Tagged for later

BasilFawlty 29 Nov 2012 04:41

This was the first thing my users wanted when I moved from UBBThreads to VB! Super!

Mark4865 01 Jan 2013 10:26

Perfect, simple and very useful thank you

Tweak589 09 Jan 2013 22:34

Hmmm I just installed this on 4.2.0 PL2 and subscribed to a forum as "Instant" and not seeing any emails once I start new threads in that forum.... Any ideas?

Also, if I subscribe to an entire forum/sub-forum, does this plugin only notify you of new threads? or does it also notify me of new posts within that forum?

Videx 10 Jan 2013 00:08

I think it's designed not to notify you of your own threads since presumably you already know you've started a thread.

It notifies of new threads only. At that point you can use vb's regular subscription function to get instant notification of replies.

Tweak589 10 Jan 2013 20:30

Yeah, that is understood. But if it only notifies of new threads then wouldn't that make the 'Instant' Notification Preference a bit inconsistent?

For example:

Users can choose "Instant Notifications by Email" only for threads to tell them of any new posts.

With this plugin, users will choose "Instant Notifications" while in a forum and it will only send them information on new threads. An unassuming user would think it would give them instant updates for anything, but it doesn't. Sure, it's logical that while subscribing to a forum it will only let you know of new threads, but I have users that need to keep track of ANY updates to ANY threads and posts inside a specific forum. And they are not replying in these particular threads so setting the automatic subscription method in their user settings will not help here. I would just like any updates inside a particular forum/sub-forum to be sent instantly via email.

Any solutions for this? RSS?

Videx 11 Jan 2013 01:44

It sounds as if you're overthinking it without trying it. It's been a while, but as I recall all this does is add an option to the appropriate dropdown for instant notis alongside the default vb options of delayed notis.

Yes, I suppose if done right RSS would work, if they're savvy enough to implement it. FWIW, I recently noticed Tapatalk has instant notis of subscribed threads but after a day or two of the constant bonging I turned them off.

Tweak589 12 Jan 2013 02:39

I don't think there is an over-thought here. :)

I just have users that are looking for a "feed" that alerts them of any activity that takes place (be it new threads, new posts, etc) within a sub-forum --- Without ever having to manually subscribe. The user would only subscribe once to the forum/sub-forum they choose and get all the updates they need.

The daily digest which is built in works. And this plugin for instant thread-only notifications works. But vBulletin has no way of notifying users of new posts in existing threads... threads that the users are not aware of. Users have to subscribe to each individual thread manually if they want instant updates.

I am guessing that this isn't a feature because of how busy the server would be with every post alerting users who subscribed instantly. But this particular kind of "feed" notification would be used in a forum with low activity, and low post count.

Videx 12 Jan 2013 03:43

Stop and think for a minute what you're proposing though. Forced email subscriptions regardless if you want it, unless you manually opt out. Really Bad Idea IMHO.

And have you thought ahead a bit to when people's email addys start going bad? Members drop out, drop dead, change ISP's, etc. Bad enough to have a ton of bounced emails from those that purposely asked for the emails!

Tweak589 14 Jan 2013 23:49

It's a bad idea for a public forum, that's for sure. But a good idea for a private forum used for business / projects in software development. Keeps people in the loop of new threads and new posts therein. Emails won't go bad because if an employee drops, their forum account is inactive/deleted. Subscription emails don't apply then.

Regardless of all this, my lazy users will stick to Daily Updates for Thread + Post updates :) Choosing "Instant" with this plugin is only for threads and that is not good enough for them.

-D

Princezz 15 Jan 2013 05:04

Thx, really useful :)

adambloch 13 Mar 2013 01:09

Has anyone had problems with bad formatting with HTML when the emails are sent? I seem to have a problem where people have changed the color of a font.. See example below

COLOR=#333333]pro: exterior looks great[/COLOR]
COLOR=#333333]pro: /COLOR]iphoneCOLOR=#333333][/COLOR] connector in convenient location
COLOR=#333333]pro: generally feels more solid[/COLOR]
pro: not forced to have tinted rear windows
COLOR=#333333]pro: has upmarket appeal, has 'the badge'[/COLOR]

Many thanks

Adam

Strik3 18 Dec 2013 13:11

I'm very interested in the Instant New Thread Notification. Could you may tell me if there is a way to use it with vB 4.2.x?

Videx 18 Dec 2013 17:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by Strik3 (Post 2469238)
I'm very interested in the Instant New Thread Notification. Could you may tell me if there is a way to use it with vB 4.2.x?

It should work with any vb4 version. Are you having some specific trouble?

fxdigi-cash 18 Jun 2015 07:54

I don't think anyone needs this mod anymore because it is already built-in vb board.

kh99 18 Jun 2015 12:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by fxdigi-cash (Post 2548108)
I don't think anyone needs this mod anymore because it is already built-in vb board.

I don't think that's true. "New Thread" notification is basically subscribing to a forum, and if you subscribe to a forum (without this mod installed) for some reason you aren't given the option of "Instant Notification by Email". This mod adds that option.

ForceHSS 18 Jun 2015 13:19

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This is default vb from usercp

kh99 18 Jun 2015 13:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2548123)
This is default vb from usercp

That's not the same thing. That's the default for subscribing to threads (so that you get a notification when someone posts in the thread). I was talking about subscribing to a forum so that you receive notification when a new thread is created in that forum.

ForceHSS 18 Jun 2015 14:43

I see

fxdigi-cash 24 Jun 2015 06:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by kh99 (Post 2548121)
I don't think that's true. "New Thread" notification is basically subscribing to a forum, and if you subscribe to a forum (without this mod installed) for some reason you aren't given the option of "Instant Notification by Email". This mod adds that option.

sorry, mate. my mistake. I thought it is a thread subscription and didn't notice it is actually forum subscription.

Thanks for the clarification. :up:


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