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Mod Version: 1.0.4, by digitalpoint (Coder) digitalpoint is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (44 votes - 4.93 average) Installs: 336
Released: 06 Oct 2011 Last Update: 10 Oct 2011 Downloads: 2008
Not Supported Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files  

Unfortunately, I don't have the time to maintain and support this add-on in two locations. The newest version (and support) can always be found here: https://marketplace.digitalpoint.com...atars.886/item

About
This changes thread icons to be the avatar of the thread starter. It applies to thread listings on forumdisplay, search results and subscribed threads in the UserCP.

Installation
  • Upload the cssrollup_digitalpoint_threadavatars.xml file to includes/xml (this is really only needed if you store CSS as files in the file system)
  • Install the product-dp_thread_avatars.xml product under AdminCP -> Plugins & Products -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product

Notes
  • Icons are cropped (but never stretched) to be square for display.
  • Threads with no new posts have the avatar slightly greyed out.
  • Locked threads will have a lock image overlayed.
  • Soft-deleted threads will have a red X image overlayed.
  • If the user posted in the thread, they will see a mini version of their avatar overlayed.
  • If a thread is "hot", the shadow of the icon will change color.
  • ZERO SQL queries are added.
  • Overlay images are encoded as CSS data (no extra HTTP requests needed for images or the CSS files themselves).
  • If your site uses pre-defined avatars, they are not scaled down for use as the icon since vBulletin does not store the dimensions (instead, the upper/left potion is cropped for the icon).

Settings
  • You can disable the mini-avatars under AdminCP -> Settings -> Options -> Forum Display Options (forumdisplay) -> Highlight Threads in Which User Has Posted
  • You can disable the hot thread highlight under AdminCP -> Settings -> Options -> Forum Display Options (forumdisplay) -> Hot Threads Enabled
  • You can change the color of the hot thread shadow under AdminCP -> Styles & Templates -> Style Manager -> StyleVars -> dpta_shadow_hot_color
  • You can change the size of the avatar under AdminCP -> Styles & Templates -> Style Manager -> StyleVars -> threadbit_iconsize (since they are square, it keys only on width)
  • If your site uses pre-defined avatars, you should use the AdminCP -> Settings -> Options -> User Picture Options -> Site Uses Pre-Defined Avatars option

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Advanced
  • If you want to add your own mini-icon overlays, you can utilize the $template_hook['thread_avatars'] variable to do so.
  • If you want to selectively disable thread avatars, you can set the $show['hide_thread_avatars'] to true. This would allow you to create a custom profile field for users and set the $show['hide_thread_avatars'] based on the user's setting. Alternately you could enable the addon for certain usergroups or just for specific styles.

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Old 08 Jul 2013, 19:05
Azum Azum is offline
 
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Fantastic mod.

However, is it possible to make it where clicking the avatar in the left threadbit isn't just a null link? Currently it "appears" to be a link on mouseover, but clicking it does nothing.
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Old 09 Jul 2013, 01:02
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It doesn't change any links... any link that is there is from vBulletin itself... I think vBulletin 4 changes the cursor to a pointer when you hover over it and then shows a message about how many messages you have in the thread when you hover over the icon. Not anything we added or changed.
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Old 09 Jul 2013, 01:44
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Having this problem where the drop down disappears immediately when hovering over that category options. It's almost impossible to get the mouse cursor in the right spot to get this working right. How can this be fixed?

Also, the category listing is extremely compressed (line height too tight), which template / code would I edit to modify this?

Edit: third issue, noticed that clicking the mood icon does nothing from the drop down.

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Old 09 Jul 2013, 02:38
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Originally Posted by digitalpoint View Post
It doesn't change any links... any link that is there is from vBulletin itself... I think vBulletin 4 changes the cursor to a pointer when you hover over it and then shows a message about how many messages you have in the thread when you hover over the icon. Not anything we added or changed.
Appreciate the response, but something definitely changed the default behavior of those icons. When they were the default envelope images, they didn't turn into the "this is an a href link -> hand" when mousing over them. Now they do. Not a huge deal, but if I knew how to fix it, I would.
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Old 09 Jul 2013, 06:16
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Originally Posted by Chadi View Post
Having this problem where the drop down disappears immediately when hovering over that category options. It's almost impossible to get the mouse cursor in the right spot to get this working right. How can this be fixed?

Also, the category listing is extremely compressed (line height too tight), which template / code would I edit to modify this?

Edit: third issue, noticed that clicking the mood icon does nothing from the drop down.

Thanks
Sorry, no idea what any of that stuff is... it's really just designed to work on stock-ish templates.

Originally Posted by Azum View Post
Appreciate the response, but something definitely changed the default behavior of those icons. When they were the default envelope images, they didn't turn into the "this is an a href link -> hand" when mousing over them. Now they do. Not a huge deal, but if I knew how to fix it, I would.
What is your website? I'll take a look, but I'm pretty certain it's from vBulletin itself when you can do an AJAX action on the icon (for example a mod/admin can double click the icon to lock it).
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Old 09 Jul 2013, 08:48
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hey there shadows aren't popping up for me...

nbadimensions.net/forums/
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Old 09 Jul 2013, 09:20
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Is it possible to change the smaller avatar back to a green arrow?
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Old 09 Jul 2013, 10:02
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Also how do i align copyright text to the right? <span style="text-align:right;"> in the global bootstrap isn't working... + not in phrases.
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Old 09 Jul 2013, 14:56
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Originally Posted by digitalpoint View Post
What is your website? I'll take a look, but I'm pretty certain it's from vBulletin itself when you can do an AJAX action on the icon (for example a mod/admin can double click the icon to lock it).
Nevermind, you're right. Sorry.
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Old 11 Jul 2013, 03:27
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Originally Posted by JMEWLS` View Post
Also how do i align copyright text to the right? <span style="text-align:right;"> in the global bootstrap isn't working... + not in phrases.
Originally Posted by JMEWLS` View Post
Is it possible to change the smaller avatar back to a green arrow?
Originally Posted by JMEWLS` View Post
hey there shadows aren't popping up for me...

nbadimensions.net/forums/
anyone??
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Old 11 Jul 2013, 06:47
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I downloaded this for 4.2.1 but the overlay i.e. the last post avatar doesn't show. All I get is the default avatar... Thanks..
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Old 11 Jul 2013, 07:33
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Originally Posted by JMEWLS` View Post
hey there shadows aren't popping up for me...

nbadimensions.net/forums/
The shadows are for "Hot Threads" it has tobe enabled in Settings.
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Old 11 Jul 2013, 07:35
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Originally Posted by DemOnstar View Post
I downloaded this for 4.2.1 but the overlay i.e. the last post avatar doesn't show. All I get is the default avatar... Thanks..
I use this for last posters, for me it seems to work better.
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=275406
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Old 11 Jul 2013, 08:18
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Originally Posted by Ba'al View Post
The shadows are for "Hot Threads" it has tobe enabled in Settings.
It is enabled.
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Old 11 Jul 2013, 09:06
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Originally Posted by Ba'al View Post
I use this for last posters, for me it seems to work better.
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=275406
Thanks again.. Already downloaded...
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