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Old 21 Aug 2005, 03:21
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Well I installed a fresh new 3.0.7 VBulletin simply for testing purposes. I wanted to get this AWS to work before I install it on my actual functional forum.

The instructions were clear, easy to go through for the install, the only hangup were the handful of SQL queries in the beginning it said to run. None of those ran ok, so I dont know if there is just a problem or what.

Also, there is no report spot on any of the postbit or postbit_legacy templates showing because I dont know where or how someone can report the post in question?

Also, where I add a warning and then goto a user profile and choose the option to "Warn User" then I get the following error message:

An error has occured, the following message has been left below:

You may not issue warnings/alerts which are not related to a post.




Please advise? Thanks in advance.
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Old 21 Aug 2005, 04:26
GoTTi GoTTi is offline
 
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i had the same problem.

you have to make warning types first. then goto Manage Warning Options and set:

Allow Non-Post-Related Warnings?

to yes. that should fix your problem.

John: you should have Allow Non-Post-Related Warnings? default set to yes for future installs so u dont keep getting this question.
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Old 21 Aug 2005, 07:57
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Originally Posted by beansbaxter
Well I installed a fresh new 3.0.7 VBulletin simply for testing purposes. I wanted to get this AWS to work before I install it on my actual functional forum.

The instructions were clear, easy to go through for the install, the only hangup were the handful of SQL queries in the beginning it said to run. None of those ran ok, so I dont know if there is just a problem or what.

Also, there is no report spot on any of the postbit or postbit_legacy templates showing because I dont know where or how someone can report the post in question?

Also, where I add a warning and then goto a user profile and choose the option to "Warn User" then I get the following error message:

An error has occured, the following message has been left below:

You may not issue warnings/alerts which are not related to a post.




Please advise? Thanks in advance.
First of all, the installation instructions, do not ask you to run any queries, except those which check if the various tables were created properly. If these didn't run properly, then two things happen:

- either the installation didn't work (not likely)
- you entered the queries wrong and you got error messages (tell me what error messages you get, when you run those queries)

Also, the "report a post" sign, is that traffic sign you see on top (or at the left column) of every post, next to the post #number.

Finally, from the user profile, you can only issue non-post-related warnings. Have you created any such warning types, in your admincp/Warning System/Manage Warning Types?
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Old 21 Aug 2005, 08:33
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Originally Posted by GoTTi
Allow Non-Post-Related Warnings?

to yes. that should fix your problem.
That fixed the problem. Thanks.

I think learning the AWS system is going to be harder to learn than installing it haha, it is extremely thorough!

Working through some difficulties leads me to these questions:

1) When I click Warn User, I choose the warning, add a comment, and click the "Add Warning" Button. The next page shows that the warning has been added to the user, and that it will redirect you, but the redirect does not work, it goes to a dead page. Any quick fix to this, it seems to be more annoying that taking away from any functionality?

2) And maybe this is not a problem and I just need an explantion for understanding - but how exactly do you associate a user's post with an offense? Is it possible to show the offense, and be able to see the user's post that caused it?

3) How do I make it so registered members (who are not moderators for instance), be able to report a post to be viewed by admins/mods for viewing to see if the post is questionable?

Last edited by beansbaxter; 21 Aug 2005 at 08:37. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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Old 21 Aug 2005, 14:25
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The redirect issue was fixed already... I had that same issue... lol at first I thought I was going crazy because I was the only one reporting it... so I wasted hours of time before someone actually reported it as a problem...

check this forum you'll find the fix... I don't have a direct link but there are only 2 pages there and it shouldn't be hard to find...

as far as reporting by members, its simpler to have them report a bad post using reputation.. and then you or a moderator warn or alert a user.

Hope that helps

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Old 21 Aug 2005, 15:08
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Originally Posted by beansbaxter
That fixed the problem. Thanks.

I think learning the AWS system is going to be harder to learn than installing it haha, it is extremely thorough!

Working through some difficulties leads me to these questions:

1) When I click Warn User, I choose the warning, add a comment, and click the "Add Warning" Button. The next page shows that the warning has been added to the user, and that it will redirect you, but the redirect does not work, it goes to a dead page. Any quick fix to this, it seems to be more annoying that taking away from any functionality?
Which page does it shows that it loads, or fails to load? Typically it should take you back to your post, if you are warning from postbit, or to the user public profile, if you are warning from the profile.

2) And maybe this is not a problem and I just need an explantion for understanding - but how exactly do you associate a user's post with an offense? Is it possible to show the offense, and be able to see the user's post that caused it?
Well, when you issue a warning from the postbit, you click on the "Warn XYZ" link in a particular post. This is the post that gets warned. And all this info is shown, when you view one's warnings.

3) How do I make it so registered members (who are not moderators for instance), be able to report a post to be viewed by admins/mods for viewing to see if the post is questionable?

Use the existing "Report a post" feature of vB, it the the traffic sign, on the top line of each post.
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Old 21 Aug 2005, 17:49
GoTTi GoTTi is offline
 
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beans - here is some answers for you since i just went through the same junk your wondering, ill just post some screenshots and answers for ya here:

1) When I click Warn User, I choose the warning, add a comment, and click the "Add Warning" Button. The next page shows that the warning has been added to the user, and that it will redirect you, but the redirect does not work, it goes to a dead page. Any quick fix to this, it seems to be more annoying that taking away from any functionality?


Edit your admincp/admin_warn.php file and find:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.



Replace that with:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.




2) And maybe this is not a problem and I just need an explantion for understanding - but how exactly do you associate a user's post with an offense? Is it possible to show the offense, and be able to see the user's post that caused it?


you should get some links on the top of your threads lookin like my attachment here:


3) How do I make it so registered members (who are not moderators for instance), be able to report a post to be viewed by admins/mods for viewing to see if the post is questionable?

on your posts you should have little icons like the attachment i show here. where my red paint spray is is the icon for your users to report posts to staff.
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Old 22 Aug 2005, 09:42
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Thanks a lot for that help, I will work through it and post up if it solves any issues. I just spent the last day working the entire AWS mod through my heavily modified forum and it's all live....

I'll post up some results in a few.

Originally Posted by slim cutty
simpler to have them report a bad post using reputation..
can someone explain how reputation can or should be used with this system? i have always had the reputation feature disabled forum-wide, never thought there was a need for it.

just looking for some insight on this is all?

Last edited by beansbaxter; 22 Aug 2005 at 09:45. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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Old 22 Aug 2005, 12:52
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No need to use reputation. What you want, is a system through which users can report a post, which is not according to the rules. The "Report a post" feature of vB works fine in this role.

I too, have the reputation thing disabled.

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Old 22 Aug 2005, 23:47
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Ok I got it all installed and it is working fine. The only thing that I had to modify with the instructions were the postbit legacy template changes, but I think I got them all installed ok since everything is working and appearing normal.

The only problem I seem to have is every user can see the warnings on the warned users. I thought only the admins, mods, and the warned users could see their warning count, not the registered users.

Even though any user can see the warning counts under the avatar on the post, they do not have access to the buttons to view the warnings.

Is this how it is suppose to be?
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Old 23 Aug 2005, 07:12
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Exactly. If you want the users not to be able to see the warning points, go into your Warning Options and change the "Who can view the warning points and bans" to Management (Mgm).

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