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vB Version: 3.5.0 Rating: (11 votes - 4.27 average) Installs: 272
Released: 09 Jul 2005 Last Update: 17 Oct 2005 Downloads: 1075
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This little mod will start a new thread in the forum of your choice when somebody registers.

The thread message is contained in a template, and easily customizeable on your part.

This version posts the thread when the user registers - but before he activates his email address.

Thanks to flypaper for providing a bugfix.

Installation Instructions: Import the product. Change the welcome_thread template to suit your needs. Change the setup variables in the welcome thread plugin to suit your needs.

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Old 09 Jul 2005, 21:30
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Got a link to any examples? otherwise great addition!
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Old 09 Jul 2005, 21:32
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Dang amy, on a roll aren't ya? Good Job!
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Old 09 Jul 2005, 21:47
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Originally Posted by P.Jackson
Got a link to any examples? otherwise great addition!
I'm just using a simple template for my welcome thread right now. It's not worth showing off yet. I'm too busy coding to be write something more fun and creative for a welcome.

http://www.eaforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40021
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Old 09 Jul 2005, 21:59
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Small annoyance--

If you have templates names added in the HTML through you AdminCP, you will get the following when using this unelss you have the template names in THML comments disabled:
<!-- BEGIN TEMPLATE: welcome_thread -->...<SNIP>...<!-- END TEMPLATE: welcome_thread -->
Just an FYI, most people will not run with template names in HTML to cut down on bandwidth, but I turn them on sometimes when working on a new style...oh and before I forget,

Thank You!

I've been waiting for someone to pop this one in for awhile now
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Old 09 Jul 2005, 22:03
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Originally Posted by Cloudrunner
Small annoyance--

If you have templates names added in the HTML through you AdminCP, you will get the following when using this unelss you have the template names in THML comments disabled:Just an FYI, most people will not run with template names in HTML to cut down on bandwidth, but I turn them on sometimes when working on a new style...oh and before I forget,

Thank You!

I've been waiting for someone to pop this one in for awhile now
As a workaround, you don't HAVE to use the template. You could hard-code the message within the plugin.

And, you're welcome.

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Old 11 Jul 2005, 14:53
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Amy, this one has me a tad confused. I got the plugin downloaded...but what is this part:
Change the hook to:
register_activate_process

And, in the plugin code, change:
And on the welcome_thread template, I've never actually created one from scratch..is there a way you could help here, please? Liz
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Old 11 Jul 2005, 16:02
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Originally Posted by southernlady
Amy, this one has me a tad confused. I got the plugin downloaded...but what is this part:


And on the welcome_thread template, I've never actually created one from scratch..is there a way you could help here, please? Liz
The change the hook part is used only if you want to run this after the user activates their account. Give me a couple of secs, and I'll export that version and zip it up for people to download.

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Old 11 Jul 2005, 16:08
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Liz,
I added the alternate plugin. If you decide to use this one instead, just delete the first one and install the second. The only difference is when the thread is created.

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Old 11 Jul 2005, 16:11
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Thanks, Amy..I'll let you know in a few mins how the install went. Liz
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Old 11 Jul 2005, 17:05
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Amy, I'm having trouble making it go to my intro forum. I know I should put in my version of this: <a href="http://www.eaforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=23"> which for me is: <a href="http://mysouthernlady.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=21"> and yet, I ended up with it in a PRIVATE board when I tested it. Liz
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Old 11 Jul 2005, 18:33
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Amy, is it possible on the "welcome after activate" to actually wait until the user is approved by the administrator, and if disapproved/deleted, the post isn't posted? All requests must be manually approved by one of the admins on our site. Cuts down on the spammers like you wouldn't believe. :devious:
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Old 11 Jul 2005, 20:33
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I'm confused Liz. Which code are you changing? The plugin code or the template?
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Old 11 Jul 2005, 20:41
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That's in the welcome_thread template, Amy...it's sending them to the Private board for some screwy reason. Liz
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Old 11 Jul 2005, 20:43
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Originally Posted by Biker_GA
Amy, is it possible on the "welcome after activate" to actually wait until the user is approved by the administrator, and if disapproved/deleted, the post isn't posted? All requests must be manually approved by one of the admins on our site. Cuts down on the spammers like you wouldn't believe. :devious:
Unfortunately, it can't be a plugin and have it done there at this time. The moderate code is contained in the admincp, which doesn't have hooks.

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