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Post by Proxy - Let your staff post using another username(s)
Mod Version: 1.00.1, by Marco van Herwaarden (Member) Marco van Herwaarden is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.5.3 Rating: (4 votes - 4.75 average) Installs: 72
Released: 09 Feb 2006 Last Update: 21 Feb 2006 Downloads: 152
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files  

Hack: Post by Proxy
Version: v1.00.1
Author: MarcoH64
vB version: Tested 3.5.3

Description
With this modification installed, members of usergroups that have permission, will be able to make posts using a different username (post by proxy).
This can be usefull if you want to let Staff members (for example: moderators, administrators) make posts that can not be resolved to a single
staff member. Members that are in a usergroup that has permission to see the real poster, can view both the Proxy username and the real
username.

Features
- Members of a usergroup can be given permission to create posts by members of another usergroup.
- Usergroup permissions control who can view the real poster
- Username can be choosen when creating or editing a post/thread
- Original poster is stored in history
- Postcounts updated on a change of the posters username
- History is updated when a username is changed (from ACP)
- Fully phrased
- Automatic templates edits at runtime. Instructions for manual edits for modified styles are provided.
- As a litle bonus: Usergroups can also be given permission to sent Private Messages on behalf of another username.

Installation
See install.txt

Configuration
See Manual.txt

Change Log
Version 1.00.1 21-02-2006
- Fixed bug giving an error message when PHP setting 'allow_call_time_pass_reference' was set off
Version 1.00 09-02-2006
- Initial Release


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  #31  
Old 20 Feb 2006, 15:10
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
 
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Originally Posted by rnmcd
In other words, if I clicked on the link for "smod" (as shown in your screenshots) where would it take me?
Then it would take you to the profile of "smod".

PS The original poster name is only visible of your usergroup has permission to view it.
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Old 20 Feb 2006, 16:00
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Originally Posted by MarcoH64
Can you provide me a link to a phpinfo() page on your server.
sent via PM
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Old 20 Feb 2006, 17:03
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Originally Posted by MarcoH64
Ok, if i understand correct, all that would be needed to turn this into an Anonymous Posting hack, would be forum permissions. Right now only Usergroup permissions are possible.

What would be needed?
A. A forum setting (ie. every usergroup can post in that forum using 1 of the defined users).
B. A Usergroup/Forum permission. (ie. you can set for each Usergroup for each forum what permissions they have).
Is this going to be a planned feature in the future? I would be really interested if forum settings were added to this hack.
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 12:17
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Southpaw
Is this going to be a planned feature in the future? I would be really interested if forum settings were added to this hack.
I asked for feedback on what permission method would be preferred for this to function, so i can implement it.

Until now nobody responded, so i am not working on it.
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 12:55
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Originally Posted by Southpaw
Is this going to be a planned feature in the future? I would be really interested if forum settings were added to this hack.
Southpaw, you only plan to have anonymous posting feature in one forum?

I was going to allow anonoymous posts in any forum.
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 13:06
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
 
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Originally Posted by rnmcd
Southpaw, you only plan to have anonymous posting feature in one forum?

I was going to allow anonoymous posts in any forum.
Anonymous postig in any forum should already be possible with the current version.
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 13:07
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
 
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Bug Fix version 1.00.1 released:

Changes:

Version 1.00.1 21-02-2006
- Fixed bug giving an error message when PHP setting 'allow_call_time_pass_reference' was set off


This release needs only to be installed if you have 'allow_call_time_pass_reference' set to Off, and you are getting errors warning you about: Call-time pass-by-reference has been deprecated

To upgrade, do an overwrite install of the new product file.

Edit: Also the files in the upload directory must be re-uploaded to your server for this patch.
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 13:54
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Originally Posted by rnmcd
Southpaw, you only plan to have anonymous posting feature in one forum?

I was going to allow anonoymous posts in any forum.
Yea, I was going to limit it to only one forum so that it can't be abused through my whole site.
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 14:05
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Southpaw
Yea, I was going to limit it to only one forum so that it can't be abused through my whole site.
Then please take the time to answer the questions i have asked here: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...2&postcount=20
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 15:12
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Originally Posted by MarcoH64
Ok, if i understand correct, all that would be needed to turn this into an Anonymous Posting hack, would be forum permissions. Right now only Usergroup permissions are possible.

What would be needed?
A. A forum setting (ie. every usergroup can post in that forum using 1 of the defined users).
B. A Usergroup/Forum permission. (ie. you can set for each Usergroup for each forum what permissions they have).
I think B would be ideal since you can set it to work like A, but also have the option to do more advanced things, like make a usergroup that is banned from using the proxy in the specified forum for abusing it.
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 15:29
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Originally Posted by MarcoH64
Ok, if i understand correct, all that would be needed to turn this into an Anonymous Posting hack, would be forum permissions. Right now only Usergroup permissions are possible.
Yeah, just so the proxy options are only visible when posting in certain forums

Originally Posted by MarcoH64
What would be needed?
A. A forum setting (ie. every usergroup can post in that forum using 1 of the defined users).
B. A Usergroup/Forum permission. (ie. you can set for each Usergroup for each forum what permissions they have).
I think it needs a crossover between forums and usergroups.

If a member starts abusing the option then we need an option to exclude them from that grouping

EG

"registered users group" can post as "userID xx" in "forumId x"

"registered users" cannot "post by proxy" at all in "other forums" (and do not even see the option)

"admin usergroup" can post as "usergroup AB" in "all defined forums"

"supermoderator group" can post as "userID zz" or "usergroup AB" in selected forums
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  #42  
Old 21 Feb 2006, 15:37
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
 
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Reuploaded version 1.00.1.

If you have downloaded this prior to this post as a bugfix, please download again. Also there is now 1 change in the functions file to get rid of this bug, re-uploading files is now also needed. If you already installed 1.00.1 to fix the bug, then there is no need to reinstall the Product file for the updated version 1.00.1.

If you where running 1.00, and you did not have the mentioned bug, there is no reason at all to install 1.00.1.
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 15:38
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
 
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Originally Posted by moonclamp
I think it needs a crossover between forums and usergroups.

If a member starts abusing the option then we need an option to exclude them from that grouping

EG

"registered users group" can post as "userID xx" in "forumId x"

"registered users" cannot "post by proxy" at all in "other forums" (and do not even see the option)

"admin usergroup" can post as "usergroup AB" in "all defined forums"

"supermoderator group" can post as "userID zz" or "usergroup AB" in selected forums
I will once more rethink what i can do for this with standard vB permission systems. I don't really feel to write a seperate permission system.
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 15:45
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Originally Posted by MarcoH64
Reuploaded version 1.00.1.
woot! workin' like a charm now :-)

thanks marco for the quick work in fixing the bug... great hack too btw
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 15:53
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
 
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Originally Posted by m_k
woot! workin' like a charm now :-)

thanks marco for the quick work in fixing the bug... great hack too btw
Thanks for the feedback and the compliment.

I had a lot of time to test this hack (was stuck without internet for some time), and was already wondering if there was really no bug to be found left. Lucky the 2 of you found this in combination with your php-settings. (was actually just wrong coded anyway).
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