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[DBTech] Advanced User Tagging v3 (vB4)
Mod Version: 3.3.0, by DragonByte Tech (Coder) DragonByte Tech is offline
Developer Last Online: May 2020 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (88 votes - 4.56 average) Installs: 941
Released: 17 May 2010 Last Update: 09 Jan 2017 Downloads: 6589
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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.


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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 Mentions, Tags and Quotes in profile tabs for quick overview of a member's activities within the mod.

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
  • Statistics Page: Top X Thread Tagged, Top X Mentioned (Lite locked to Top 5)
  • "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
  • Profile Tabs: Lists both incoming and outgoing mentions, quotes and thread tags
  • Shoutbox Integration: New Shoutbox Tab to list incoming mentions & tags
  • Control how many users to display in inline tag list
  • Turn statistics page on & off
  • Control BBCode for mentioned usernames (Underline only)
  • Control [DBTech] vBShout integration
  • Turn features on & off per category
  • Globally disable email alerts
  • Ability to set maximum mentions per post (default: unlimited)
  • Hash Tags:
    • One-click (un)subscribe to hash tags via the post list page
    • Clicking a hashtag shows all posts tagged with that word.
    • (vB4) Forum Sidebar widget 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
    • Deny usergroups access to sidebar block
    • 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
  • (vB4) Forum Sidebar block with Recent & Trending hash tags
  • (vB4) Works with the Mobile Style (4.1.12+)
  • Turn tag list off
  • Control number of users displayed on Top X Stats
  • Hide "@" on mentions
  • Additional BBCode (Bold, Italic, Highlight) for mentions
  • Exclude usergroups from features
  • 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

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Old 10 Sep 2013, 07:57
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friendlymela friendlymela is offline
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Real name: Zeeshan Shams
hey DragonByte Tech is there any setting to mention all stafff at once time? like we able to create a group/circle for staff and mention just once @staff and they all will got notifications?
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Old 10 Sep 2013, 07:58
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friendlymela friendlymela is offline
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Real name: Zeeshan Shams
and i have double post issue when members try to mentions other members on his/her thread the post will duplicate
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Old 10 Sep 2013, 17:47
AmyWForum AmyWForum is offline
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Originally Posted by WorldCraft View Post
- Edit - I did not notice others above have reported this already.

I've been seeing a lot of N/A entries on profiles and after updating, it has revealed they're marked as Deleted Posts entries. However, these posts do not seem to be deleted (Not found when searching for soft deleted posts by users). I have posted 2 screenshots. The second one shows something more peculiar, two entries at the same time, one marked "Deleted" and another containing the thread title of the quote. I could only guess that it could have something to do with a user editing his post and modifying the @tag? This happens on multiple occasions on many profiles.
Have the same problem since yesterday.
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Old 12 Sep 2013, 00:23
kingMOB kingMOB is online now
Join Date: Nov 2007
All quotes and mentions (we do not use thread tags) have a duplicated "Deleted Posts". Also, the vBOptimise integration doesn't seem to work in this situation, since the notification is immediate, but the link to the quote/mention will only appear in the member profile after the cache is renewed.
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Old 16 Sep 2013, 21:54
WorldCraft WorldCraft is offline
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
What about the thread itself, is that visible?

Can you check the values of the visible column in the post and thread tables for one of those entries? If there's an issue that I can't replicate locally, I'll need to see that data in order to fix it

visible is 1 for both thread and post tables for entires in question.
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Old 17 Sep 2013, 22:56
LuDawgs LuDawgs is offline
Join Date: May 2011
I'd buy full everything if the kinks get worked out. Dying to have it.
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Old 19 Sep 2013, 22:42
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Chadi Chadi is offline
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Having this issue where email notifications quoting a user specially on a new thread comes in blank like the below

Dear Chad,

Fragrant Grace has mentioned you!



You can view your list of mentions here:

All the best,
Talk Jesus Christian Forums
This only happens when a user is quoted on a new thread. Works fine on threads already created.
Talk Jesus Forums: Christian Chat
games . chat . gallery . bible . videos
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Old 21 Sep 2013, 20:58
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DragonByte Tech DragonByte Tech is offline
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Hey all, sorry for the delay in getting back to you all on the "duplicate" issue. It turns out it was a Lite-only issue, and I've fixed it locally.

There is a hotfix available for download here:
I will release Patch Level 1 on Monday

I'm also hoping to include a fix for the "first post" issue mentioned above in that release

Support is ONLY available @ our website, not via modification threads, Private Message or email.
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Old 24 Sep 2013, 20:22
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DragonByte Tech DragonByte Tech is offline
Join Date: Feb 2010
Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 Patch Level 1

  • Mentioning someone in the first post of a thread would produce an email with invalid content
  • In certain scenarios, the profile tabs could display invalid/duplicated entries

Support is ONLY available @ our website, not via modification threads, Private Message or email.
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Old 26 Sep 2013, 11:54
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friendlymela friendlymela is offline
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Real name: Zeeshan Shams
Thanks for fixed it
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Old 02 Oct 2013, 15:28
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SLY LS1 SLY LS1 is offline
Join Date: May 2007
Real name: Wayne
I can not get the option to show up in the User Group Manager ?

Very Strange
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Old 02 Oct 2013, 16:28
artcrimes artcrimes is offline
Join Date: Jun 2012
It's cool! Thank you so much!
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Old 02 Oct 2013, 21:49
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DragonByte Tech DragonByte Tech is offline
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Originally Posted by SLY LS1 View Post
I can not get the option to show up in the User Group Manager ?

Very Strange
What option are you referring to?

Support is ONLY available @ our website, not via modification threads, Private Message or email.
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Old 04 Oct 2013, 11:02
hurricane_sh hurricane_sh is offline
Join Date: Oct 2004
I tried this mod a couple weeks ago, it didn't work as I expected so I removed it soon, no user had the chance to try it. I have removed all files and uninstalled the product. But today I noticed a message on "who is online" (a real member):

Unknown Location:

I searched "dbtech" and "mention.png" everywhere in the system, plugins, templates, phrases, even post table, but couldn't find anything that could possibly link to this file, any ideas? Thanks!
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Old 05 Oct 2013, 14:49
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tuRiver tuRiver is offline
Join Date: Mar 2009
Real name: Matías
Any ideas of this error?

At Likes tab, i can't go to Mentions, Quotes or any dbtech added tab


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