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SocialForums 1.4
Mod Version: 1.4.6, by Phalynx (Coder) Phalynx is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (43 votes - 4.86 average) Installs: 469
Released: 02 Apr 2008 Last Update: 07 Oct 2008 Downloads: 2528
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SocialForums for vBulletin 3.7
Created by Marius Czyz aka Phalynx.

This mod will work *ONLY* with vBulletin 3.7 or higher. It will not run on vBulletin 3.6.x due to non existent feature of "social groups".

Support will be only given for people who clicked Mark as INSTALLED.

Description
Not satisfied with vBulletin social groups messaging function? With SocialForums your social group leaders can create a standard forum for their group.
A group leader can only create a forum if the group has at least 5 members - this can be changed via settings. Optionally the group leader can be a moderator of such a social forum.

Permissions
Since 1.3 there are advanced permissions active (Forum and Archive). This includes read/write public and private (moderated/invite only) socialforums and creation of forum. As this needs two additional queries on every page you can disable this.

Demo
None, see screenshots

Installation
This product is fully phrased and uses template hooks. No file changes or manual template edits needed.
1. Upload bitfield_socialforums.xml to existing folder /includes/xml/
2. Upload functions_socialforums.php to existing folder /includes/
3. Fresh Installation: Just import the product. Upgrade: Import the product, allow overwrite. No forums get lost!
4. Check settings, especially for parent forum. Don't forget to set permissions via usergroups!

Troubleshooting
Q: I don't see a link to create a forum. Why?
A: Check permissions for the usergroup, espacially if the user is allowed to create forum.
A: Check if the usergroup meet min users requirement, see AdminCP/Settings/SocialForums.

Q: My users see the forums, but they shouldn't!
A: Check permissions for the usergroup, if the users usergroup is set to "can see".
A: Did you disabled the restriction mode? Enable it.

Todo
- By deleting a group the forum should also be deleted/archived. Currently this has to be done manually.

Known Issues
- On big boards with hundreds of social groups this mod can really impact the performance because of the mass of new created forums. If you still want to use this mod use the "Minimum Members" feature with a higher value. Using the permission check there are additional two queries on every page.


History
1.4.6, 6th October 2008
- Permissions are now also active in Archive

1.4.2, 27th May 2008
- Added: If a group has a linked forum the grouplisting has the last post date and count of postings (with permission check).
- Added: Recent threads in linked forum on group home
- Added: Private groups: Link to forum only shown to members of group
- Changed: Enabled permissions for unregistered usergroup. Unregistered Users are not more explicit denied without a check of it's usergroup

1.3.1, 23th May 2008
- Fixed: Not existing array

1.3.0, 23th May 2008
- Added: Permissions are now active. This includes read/write public and private (moderated/invite only) socialforums and creation of forum. Please check permissions for every usergroup! As this needs two additional queries on every page you can disable this.
- Added: Checks for permission before the creation link will be displayed
- Changed: Default View Age set to "Show all Threads"

1.2.1 8th April 2008:
- Added: Group messaging can be disabled via options (previously: always disabled)

1.2.0 4th April 2008:
- Added: Groupleader can now be moderator of group forum
- Added: Minimum Members that are required for own forum
- Added: Group messaging will be automatically hide for group that has own forum
- Added: Forums are created with more allowances
- Added: By deleting a forum the linked socialgroup get's updated
- Added: Forum's description contains link back to social group
- Added: By changing group's name it synchronize it with the forum's name

1.0/1.1 1st April 2008:
- Initial releases

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  #2  
Old 02 Apr 2008, 11:05
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wow,first install
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Old 02 Apr 2008, 11:05
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How about a demo?
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Old 02 Apr 2008, 11:09
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This looks good. Its actually making me think of turning social groups on for the first time.

Am I reading this right;-
.. anyone can see the groups forum but only group members can post?

Can we have the following feature please?;-
.. group creator gets groups forum moderation ability. or similar. Hope that was clear.

Thanks alot!
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Old 02 Apr 2008, 11:12
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Would be very good if you could make it so anyone in the group can post
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Old 02 Apr 2008, 11:15
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*tagging this to watch what develops
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Old 02 Apr 2008, 11:18
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Originally Posted by Magnumutz View Post
How about a demo?
No demo, as you have to register on forum and create a social group.


Originally Posted by NeuroLancer View Post
anyone can see the groups forum but only group members can post?
Correct.

Originally Posted by NeuroLancer View Post
Can we have the following feature please?;-
.. group creator gets groups forum moderation ability. or similar. Hope that was clear.
I must check this.

Originally Posted by gwerzal View Post
Would be very good if you could make it so anyone in the group can post
It is set to this, only user from group can post.
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Old 02 Apr 2008, 11:36
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holy cow...
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Old 02 Apr 2008, 12:15
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Originally Posted by FRDS View Post
*tagging this to watch what develops
me too

PS. now testing onto my local board ... :P
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Old 02 Apr 2008, 12:55
KURTZ KURTZ is offline
 
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OK, i'm back (just tested onto RC2 and it runs perfectly) ... but now i've some questions:

1) the "create forum" link is showed only when other users are into the SG right? if i've got a SG without any user this links isn't showed ...
2) i understand that only members can post into the created forum, but i'm wonderind about the visibility, if the Admin sets "NO", that means that only the members can view (and post into the forum)?

anyway needs some features (maybe put the SG's forum like a subforum no simply a parent) ...

this hack has a GREAT POTENTIAL ... it's simply awesome ...

ALREADY NOMINATED (it's your second Marius ), i'm waiting new developments ...
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Old 02 Apr 2008, 13:03
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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This is the first simple version, without any comfort features.

Originally Posted by KURTZ View Post
1) the "create forum" link is showed only when other users are into the SG right? if i've got a SG without any user this links isn't showed ...
Yes, only when the membercount is higher than 1

Originally Posted by KURTZ View Post
2) i understand that only members can post into the created forum, but i'm wonderind about the visibility, if the Admin sets "NO", that means that only the members can view (and post into the forum)?
A social group forum is a normal forum. It's visibility is set to 0, which means it does only hide from forumlisting, but not from accessing it via direct link. There is no support for private sg-forums right now.

Originally Posted by KURTZ View Post
anyway needs some features (maybe put the SG's forum like a subforum no simply a parent) ...
I've a forum called "Community" and this counts for me as a parent forum. all sg-forums are defined as subforums of this "Community" forum. You can set the parent forum also as a category forum...

Originally Posted by KURTZ View Post
ALREADY NOMINATED (it's your second Marius ), i'm waiting new developments ...
Yeah, I'm working on my world supremacy.
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Old 02 Apr 2008, 13:05
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will it work lower than rc1?
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Old 02 Apr 2008, 13:09
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Yes, I have it running on a Board with Beta 6. It *should* also run on Beta 2...
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Old 02 Apr 2008, 13:21
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Marius, just a tip, right now i've made some tests onto my local board, and i saw which the SG-forum haven't the same 'Enable / Disable Features' like the 'parent' ... by default you have enable only the 'Count Posts Made in this Forum Towards User Post Counts', all the others are settled 'NO' ... it's correct? maybe is better give the same permissions or not?
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Old 02 Apr 2008, 13:26
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This is correct. That is something I've still to implement.
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