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Mod Version: 1.0.9, by King Kovifor (Coder) King Kovifor is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.8 Rating: (45 votes - 4.62 average) Installs: 409
Released: 10 Jun 2007 Last Update: 26 Apr 2008 Downloads: 129223
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Introduction
I was looking through the Modification Requests forum here and found a pretty good idea. The basic idea was to add a list of users who would like a name change for the administrators. I added the basics and released it. In consecutive versions I have added the abilities and features you have requested and this is the product. It is morphing into a more powerful, more useful system each and every version.

The Tools

User Tools
Inside the User Control Panel, there is an area that is added where a user is given the ability to submit a username that they would like their name changed to. They receive PM updates depending upon the "status" of their request, whether it is Accepted or Rejected.

Administrative Tools
As soon as a request is added to the database, the specified administrator is sent an e-mail saying that a user would like a username request. Inside the Administrators Control Panel, a new section is added under the "Users" navigation tab, that lists all the "Pending" requests with the ability to "Reject" or "Approve" the request. A user will be notified via PM when an action is taken. When a username is approved, the system will automatically change the username.

Username History
This tool will list all username changes that a user has requested. It will also display the status of the request, meaning that if you reject it, this will be displayed. This tool will be built upon in a later version.

Username History Changes:
In the next version, the status of a username change request has been revamped and no longer includes hard-coded "Accepted", "Rejected", and "Requested" status values. More information will be given at the release of v1.1.0!

Requirements
This hack has several requirements. They include:
  • vBulletin v3.6.6 or higher (This is the minimum version required for the next requirement)
  • The usercp_nav_bottom template hook.
To get around the second requirement, you can copy the cell manually or add $template_hook[usercp_navbar_bottom] at the end of the User Control Panel navigation.

Installation
Installing the product is easy. Just follow these steps:
  1. Upload Files into your Administrators Control Panel directory.
  2. Import the product through the Product Manager.
  3. Click Install Here
Known Bugs:
  1. No e-mail is sent out to users upon username change. Fix: The next version will include a fix that will respect all the users settings on receiving e-mail from administrators.
  2. The setting for PM sender was ignored within the code and uses the userid of the administrator who changed the username through the administration back-end. Fix: In the next version, revamped settings and improved back-end will now properly use a setting similar to this.
Big Thanks!
I would like to give a big thanks to Paul M for helping me with my stupid mistakes in v1.0.4 - v1.0.6! Now all of my mistakes should be taken care of (unless I made a mistake in the disallowed if statement). Thanks Paul!

I would also like to say thanks to Marco for pointing out a possible SQL Injection that was in v1.0.4 - v1.0.6 (It was inside the ACP, and used a wrong variable name / clean type).

And to Dannyloski for fixing my modification on his forum and providing the fix here. Much faster than I did it.

Final Remarks
I hope that you will enjoy this product as much as I enjoyed making it.

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Old 15 Jun 2007, 23:15
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Originally Posted by stwilson View Post
Here's a suggestion that would accomplish this task....add the ability for this MOD to create a new thread in a designated forum, just like you can with the contact us page. That would allow you to keep an archive and would be a simple addition to the mod. You could have it post the thread as the user who is submitting the request, allowing a site owner to keep track. Naturally, as a site admin the forum ID would point to a forum that only administrators or moderators have access to.
Thanks for the suggestion.

Originally Posted by FreshFroot View Post
it's not there... which is why I posted.. you sure everything works fine with the new updated one? I uploaded, installed plugin the ACP seems to work, just not the usercp area.
Um. Are you sure you have 1.0.1?
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Old 15 Jun 2007, 23:41
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Doesn't work for me
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Old 15 Jun 2007, 23:43
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Originally Posted by jagari View Post
Doesn't work for me
If you mean the User CP thing, it requires template hooks.
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Old 15 Jun 2007, 23:46
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Originally Posted by MThornback View Post
When you use Princetons usercp shell template mod it puts the link at the bottom of the page...but aside from that, it works great installed and just moved the link manually
What do you mean? The link is at the bottom due to the placement of $template_hook[usercp_shell_bottom] (or whatever the Template Hook is)!
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Old 15 Jun 2007, 23:52
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The admincp thing is ok, not in user cp though
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Old 15 Jun 2007, 23:54
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Originally Posted by jagari View Post
The admincp thing is ok, not in user cp though
What part specifically?
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Old 16 Jun 2007, 13:02
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Originally Posted by FreshFroot View Post
it's not there... which is why I posted.. you sure everything works fine with the new updated one? I uploaded, installed plugin the ACP seems to work, just not the usercp area.
If that is the case, you have to manually insert "profile.php?$session[sessionurl]do=requestusername" as link a into the usercp_shell template. Manual editing of templates are pretty common when you use an outdated version of a custom styled template for your vbulletin. For me, I had to manually edit it in, but I find no problem doing some. You shouldn't either.
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Old 16 Jun 2007, 14:08
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I have vbulletin 3.6.7 but I dont know how to add the cells... I did it once but when I changed my template I had to do it again and somehow the README doesnt say how.... I forgot where I read how to do it o_O
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Old 16 Jun 2007, 14:43
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Originally Posted by Seiyaboy View Post
If that is the case, you have to manually insert "profile.php?$session[sessionurl]do=requestusername" as link a into the usercp_shell template. Manual editing of templates are pretty common when you use an outdated version of a custom styled template for your vbulletin. For me, I had to manually edit it in, but I find no problem doing some. You shouldn't either.
Thanks for that clear up.

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I have vbulletin 3.6.7 but I dont know how to add the cells... I did it once but when I changed my template I had to do it again and somehow the README doesnt say how.... I forgot where I read how to do it o_O
If you add the required template hook at the bottom of the template it works. But I'll write instructions later for it.
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Old 18 Jun 2007, 04:15
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Originally Posted by jagari View Post
The admincp thing is ok, not in user cp though
I had the same issue.. already posted about it.. mabye you could write a quick template edit of the user cp?

EDIT: just read your updated hack post.. my vB isn't 3.6.6..

time to upgrade
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Old 18 Jun 2007, 07:34
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Is it possible to enter in more than one user id to be notified?
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Old 18 Jun 2007, 13:02
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great update love it!

can it be made to more than one person recives a Change Request?
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Old 18 Jun 2007, 13:05
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This is a good hack, however the following features would make it more complete:
1) An "approve" button, which would change the person's username fully (that includes posts and everything else)
2) A username history in every user's profile.
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Old 18 Jun 2007, 13:08
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Originally Posted by d2sector View Post
Is it possible to enter in more than one user id to be notified?
I'm not sure. I haven't tested it. If you want to test it go ahead.

Originally Posted by FreshFroot View Post
I had the same issue.. already posted about it.. mabye you could write a quick template edit of the user cp?

EDIT: just read your updated hack post.. my vB isn't 3.6.6..

time to upgrade
Yeah I will sooner or later. Busy.

Originally Posted by chatzworld View Post
great update love it!

can it be made to more than one person recives a Change Request?
Same as above. Not sure about the PMs...

Originally Posted by Psionic Vision View Post
This is a good hack, however the following features would make it more complete:
1) An "approve" button, which would change the person's username fully (that includes posts and everything else)
2) A username history in every user's profile.
1) We have. ACP -> "Approve - Reject". Approve changes it, sends out a pm, updates the tables and everything else.
2) Maybe...

You haven't even installed it.
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Old 18 Jun 2007, 15:49
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i think the username history would be good feature but i would say NOT to have it in the user profile but in the user management page in the admincp
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