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Blinking notifier in welcome bar when receiving a new pm
Mod Version: 1.2, by Fusion.nl (Member) Fusion.nl is offline
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vB Version: 3.0.7 Rating: (1 vote - 5.00 average) Installs: 86
Released: 25 May 2005 Last Update: 26 May 2005 Downloads: 32
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Don't you just hate it sending a pm to someone and he/she never reads it untill some weeks later? Using the build in pop-up bar from vB that problem is easily solved, but has to be turned on by the user since it is not a default setting.

VB.org offered me two sollutions, but were both (sound on pm, or that ugly blinking red message that is used by this forum) a bit over the top. I then found JohnBee's cleaner version which did the trick in Internet Explorer, but didnt function when using Firefox. Plus there was a lot of code that needed to be added, so even though I had zero experience in Javascript, i started crafting one myself.

Now this version works both in Internet Explorer as in Firefox, they look exactly the same (as in speeds) plus only 17 lines of code are added to one single template style. You can change the blink color to any color you like and also change the speed of the blinking. (setInterval("doBlink()",500, where 500 is the speed in milliseconds)

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In AdminCP, in your navbar template, find

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

After add

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

In the same template, find

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

Replace with

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

This gives you a red (#ff0000) blinking message when having a pm in your box, after which you are done.

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Alternatively, if you just want blinking text (so text with default font color blinking on and off) simply skip the last step and do this one in stead.

In the same template, find

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

Replace with

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

The end result should look like this, in your own board colors ofcourse.

Dont forget to press install if you like this little mod.

Update (26-5-2005): This mod had a conflict in IE with an other mod, namely a 2nd breadcrumb we've added at the bottom for easy scrolling, which caused us to have an overflow error in Internet Explorer. So basicly, this mod should have worked for other forums, it just gave us specificly a slight hickup cause of the nature of our board. Still, the code has been updated so that it works now for both us and other forums that may have messed with the onload command.

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Old 26 May 2005, 00:37
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This has been released several times already.
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Old 26 May 2005, 00:52
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And it's not a hack.

It does look nice and clean though. Good stuff.

(Man, am I going to be embarassed if I post this and find the merger has been done).
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Old 26 May 2005, 01:09
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Originally Posted by Jolten
This has been released several times already.
But he explained in the original post that his works with multiple browsers where as the others only worked in IE or simply did not suit his needs.

Thanks for the "template mod" Fusion.
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Old 26 May 2005, 01:15
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Good job Fusion.nl
thanks for including me in the credits
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Old 26 May 2005, 01:44
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Thnx lads. There was one more welcome bar pm notifier that I forgot to mention. The one that lits up the whole table cell block on and off, but I read that some people had problems if they also used the vBadvanced hack.

And...well...we plan to install that portal hack too.

Originally Posted by JohnBee
Good job Fusion.nl
thanks for including me in the credits
No problem mate.
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Old 26 May 2005, 03:58
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Dude...finally, one that /me likes!!!
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Old 26 May 2005, 04:36
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Are template "hacks/mods/whatever" allowed now (just curious) ?

We have the one that flashes the whole 'welcome block' - but each to their own.
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Old 26 May 2005, 07:22
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Paul M
Are template "hacks/mods/whatever" allowed now (just curious) ?

We have the one that flashes the whole 'welcome block' - but each to their own.
No Template Mods are still not allowed here. They should be posted at vBulletinTemplates.
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Old 26 May 2005, 08:42
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Originally Posted by Jolten
This has been released several times already.
Where?

I've never seen it before.
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Old 26 May 2005, 08:55
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I think he means several versions, probably those three I mentioned above.
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Old 26 May 2005, 10:11
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Argh! Fusion mate, you can't just override the "onload" event like that without disabling a large amount of other vbb functionality.

ie. the line window.onload = startBlink(); overrides the $onload variable which is used for a number of other functions such as the buttons on the reply editors.

I'll have a ponder later about how to fix the issue - but for now I'd recommend that you don't use this mini-hack until it's been fixed.

FYI, on the boards that Fusion and I admin I've just disabled the window.onload = startBlink(); line so that the functionality works OK in "blink" enabled browsers.

Last edited by Piglet; 26 May 2005 at 10:13.
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Old 26 May 2005, 11:51
Piglet Piglet is offline
 
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Ok - here's the fix. The same technique can be used in other hacks on the same page to "chain up" the functions requiring window.onload:


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


Last edited by Piglet; 26 May 2005 at 18:12. Reason: Now works if you have the breadcrumbs twice on a page!
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Old 26 May 2005, 12:29
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Thnx Piglet, owe you one. I've updated the code.
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Old 26 May 2005, 12:45
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Please post a text file with the instructions so others can add it when they upgrade.
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