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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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  #46  
Old 21 Feb 2006, 23:53
rnmcd rnmcd is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Originally Posted by MarcoH64
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.
Where can this setting(see green colored text above) be changed at?
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  #47  
Old 22 Feb 2006, 03:31
Southpaw Southpaw is offline
 
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Originally Posted by rnmcd
Where can this setting(see green colored text above) be changed at?
Probably in your php.ini config file
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Old 22 Feb 2006, 07:05
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
 
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Originally Posted by rnmcd
Where can this setting(see green colored text above) be changed at?
There is no reason (at least from the point of view of this hack) to change that setting. The 1.00.1 version of this hack supports both modes.

But if you want to change it for whatever reason, then yes, you can find it in your php.ini file.
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  #49  
Old 22 Feb 2006, 21:57
lionheart53 lionheart53 is offline
 
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I'm looking to install this for a reason that's a bit different. I've got incoming mails that are to be replies to existing topics. So what I'm thinking is actually using this hack along with a server that has a permanent login under the account that has the proxy option. Then when it gets the message it would fill out the form and use it to post. I could go direct to the database, but we don't get tons of these, and this would allow me to not have to worry about all the database updates, forum subscriptions, etc. as they'd follow all the posting rules.

Does this make sense? Any major issue you see with this logic?
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Old 22 Feb 2006, 22:09
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
 
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I think it wouold be easier to tell a server to write to the database, then to tell it how to fill a form and select from a dropdown box.
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Old 22 Feb 2006, 22:14
lionheart53 lionheart53 is offline
 
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Yes, that's the way I'd normally go. I just have to figure out all the tables it has to hit and particularly for the subscriptions how it needs to parse the data and load the tables to send out the subscription messages. The form isn't very hard (done a lot of it) so I think I'll try to make sense of the database entries created and then if I still can't get it then I may go with the proxy form.
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Old 22 Feb 2006, 22:21
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
 
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You can find threads on how to create a post in our Tutorial forum
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  #53  
Old 22 Feb 2006, 22:44
lionheart53 lionheart53 is offline
 
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Thanks. I found the one about threads and going to see if I can find one about building replies (since all the posts right now will actually be replies rather than new threads).
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  #54  
Old 25 Feb 2006, 17:37
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Awesome! Installed
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Old 27 Feb 2006, 11:55
OneShot OneShot is offline
 
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Great Hack, thanks.

In response to your post #20
- A. A forum setting (ie. every usergroup can post in that forum using 1 of the defined users).

I just need one forum where people can post as Anonymous if they want to, so no fancy stuff. I wouldn't mind option B tho, but needed at the moment is only A.

Thanks and kudos again for your work.
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  #56  
Old 02 Mar 2006, 17:30
rnmcd rnmcd is offline
 
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Vote folk, vote:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...2&postcount=20
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  #57  
Old 07 Mar 2006, 19:39
naqalone naqalone is offline
 
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I have a problem with my forum.
This hack works properly with <<new thread>>, but it doesn't work with <<reply>>.

Any body has this problem ?
I installed ver.1.0.0.1

Last edited by naqalone; 07 Mar 2006 at 19:44.
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Old 08 Mar 2006, 09:30
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
 
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The only reason i can think of is that you have a modified 'newreply' template, and that the automatic template edits can not be made. Try making the edit to this template manually, as instructed in the install.txt

PS It will only work in Advanced mode, not in quick reply.
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  #59  
Old 13 Mar 2006, 17:33
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if you can make this apply to specific forums, it'd be mod of the month for sure. in reply to your question:
A. A forum setting (ie. every usergroup can post in that forum using 1 of the defined users).
this all that is needed to make this also work as an anonymous forum hack.
looking forward to install this some day.
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  #60  
Old 17 Mar 2006, 01:26
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moonclamp moonclamp is offline
 
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Real name: Paul
Originally Posted by MarcoH64
Nobody any errors or other complaints?
Yeah ... not major though, but if you edit a proxy post the "edited by" message will show the real user's name.

Last edited by moonclamp; 17 Mar 2006 at 12:08.
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