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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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  #376  
Old 12 Jul 2013, 01:37
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Originally Posted by JMEWLS` View Post
It is enabled.
What are the settings for "posts" and "views" because the Shadow doesnt appear until it reaches those settings in posts counts & views counts.
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  #377  
Old 12 Jul 2013, 06:13
JMEWLS` JMEWLS` is offline
 
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Hot threads are on.... It was the first thing I tried, it's something to do with my CSS.
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  #378  
Old 28 Jul 2013, 05:59
Cybeth Cybeth is offline
 
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Guests also have no avatar, see image.



problems only with guests without Avatar. Registered users with no avatar, no problem.
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  #379  
Old 05 Aug 2013, 07:01
KGI_Bling KGI_Bling is offline
 
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I was receiving complaints from forum members, saying their mini avatar wasn't displaying when they had posted in a thread, they were just seeing the default avatar. It took me a while to figure the problem... you only see the mini avatar if you tick the 'remember me' box when you log in. If you don't tick it, you only see the default avatar.

Is this an issue with the mod or is it a permissions thing?
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  #380  
Old 06 Aug 2013, 00:33
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Originally Posted by JMEWLS` View Post
Hot threads are on.... It was the first thing I tried, it's something to do with my CSS.
It is possible that its a CSS issue, but my question was what are the settings for "Posts" and "Threads" If you have Posts per Thread set at 50 the Shadow wont appear until it reaches that point and if you have the "Threads" setting at 300 views the Shadow wont appear until then, but it is an either/or setting, either 50 Posts or 300 Threads will activate the Shadow.
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  #381  
Old 02 Sep 2013, 08:27
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I tried using this but the avatars were appearing on left hand side. So ichanged my css to align it to right. But when i try to upload new avatar it again appeared on left side and thus distorting the UI. What modification I need to do so that every time newly added avatar should be aligned to right.
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  #382  
Old 02 Sep 2013, 17:30
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digitalpoint digitalpoint is offline
 
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That's normal, avatars are supposed to be on the left. If you have a non-standard style, this probably isn't going to work for you.
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  #383  
Old 02 Sep 2013, 17:41
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Is there a similar mod like this around where the thread icon is determined by the forum the thread is in?
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  #384  
Old 09 Sep 2013, 05:56
Wolver2 Wolver2 is offline
 
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How do I remove the Greyed Out? Cause the icons look so faded..

also what is the blue border around the icon? what does it mean
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  #385  
Old 09 Sep 2013, 06:25
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Originally Posted by Wolver2 View Post
How do I remove the Greyed Out? Cause the icons look so faded..

also what is the blue border around the icon? what does it mean
The border is used to highlight a hot thread, it can be disabled in admin>options or the color of the border can be changed in the stylevar.
You can disable the hot thread highlight under AdminCP -> Settings -> Options -> Forum Display Options (forumdisplay) -> Hot Threads Enabled
The grayed avatar i have noticed it but it didnt bother me enough to look into it but i think the Hot Thread color has some bearing on how faded it looks, try disabling and take a peek.
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  #386  
Old 15 Sep 2013, 05:46
goxy63 goxy63 is offline
 
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After installation got me this "message"

Compiling Templates

FORUMDISPLAY
search_resultlist
search_threadbit
threadbit
threadbit_deleted
USERCP_SHELL
FORUMDISPLAY
search_resultlist
search_threadbit
threadbit
threadbit_deleted
USERCP_SHELL
USERCP_SHELL

Is that normal, guess not...so this means i will have to manually re-compile all of that :[ ?

What was compiled there, if uninstall this modification of course problem will persist...so to revert templates or...please advise

Edited:
As "KGI_Bling " was saying in post 379 here... I also have same problem, if user don't tick "remember me" upon logging in he will see only no_avatar/default avatar icon same as he dont have avatar on forums

Running VB4.2
have one more modification related to avatars and thats: Avatar in a header

Thank you for this neat modification

ps
is it possible to get this modification without copyright?

Last edited by goxy63; 15 Sep 2013 at 06:38.
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  #387  
Old 15 Sep 2013, 07:00
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It's normal for the compiling messages... it will recompile the proper templates when you uninstall.

At some point there will be a non-attribution option available, but it's not available yet.
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  #388  
Old 15 Sep 2013, 07:08
goxy63 goxy63 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by digitalpoint View Post
It's normal for the compiling messages... it will recompile the proper templates when you uninstall.

At some point there will be a non-attribution option available, but it's not available yet.
You mean that I just leave it as it is, or to uninstall than again install your modification ?

Not planing to uninstall your mod for good as I am sure my users will love it, on other hand I guess that these parts of forum do not affect that much on server resources?

Thank you for your quick reply
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  #389  
Old 15 Sep 2013, 18:52
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Not sure what you are asking... if you want to use it, leave it installed... if you don't, just uninstall it.
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  #390  
Old 15 Sep 2013, 20:26
goxy63 goxy63 is offline
 
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If I uninstall, than after that install again your modification...will this resolve issue [if it is] with "Compiling Templates", than upon second installation this "Compiling Templates" will not be there any more? That was question, will re installation help?

Pardon for my knowledge, regarding coding and VB is not on a lvl that maybe should be...only I never saw that any modification did something like this before, did install and uninstall at least 100 of them
Not one of them had : "Compiling Templates"
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