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[DBTech] Advanced User Tagging v3 (vB4)
Mod Version: 3.3.0, by DragonByte Tech (Coder) DragonByte Tech is offline
Developer Last Online: May 2020 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (88 votes - 4.56 average) Installs: 940
Released: 17 May 2010 Last Update: 09 Jan 2017 Downloads: 6636
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Advanced @User Tagging: What is it?

DragonByte Technologies is proud to present [DBTech] Advanced @User Tagging.

The @user Tagging mod is designed to increase activity on your forum by allowing members to mention each other in posts when talking about them.
This is done in a very easy way, very similar to how Twitter mentions people. We use @ ; as the tags, so for instance you could say:
This new mod from @Dragonbyte Tech; is pretty cool.
The “@DragonByte Tech;” Will become a link to the DragonByte Tech users profile, it will also inform DragonByte Tech they had been mentioned, and link to the relevant thread/post via a new area in the profile section, as well as a new tab in the shoutbox.

It also allows members to “tag” the thread for specific other members by inputting their usernames in the tag box above the posts of the thread.

This is a great way to increase your forum activity with no extra admin input required – people will start to mention posts/threads to their friends, which will increase the amount of posting. This is especially useful of forums which have an international contingent (so threads posted in during the night for some of your members don't go overlooked) or forums which have a lot of posts/threads each day – again to make sure that a post a person might want to read doesn't get lost in the crowd.


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Major Features
Twitter-style @ "Mentions": Typing @username produces a "Mention" that will alert the user to your post, as well as link to their profile.

Quote Alerts: Members you quote will be alerted, ensuring that discussions can continue smoothly even if they left the thread.

Profile Integration: Displays Mentions, Tags and Quotes in profile tabs for quick overview of a member's activities within the mod.

Complete Feature List

  • Email alerts for all features
  • Globally disable emails for any of the features
General Features:
  • Ability to disable Thread Tag list entirely for guests
  • Globally disable any of the features
  • Statistics Page: Top X Thread Tagged, Top X Mentioned (Lite locked to Top 5)
  • "Mention" alerts: Type @username to mention someone, and link to their profile. Email & forum notification
  • Quote alerts: Email & forum notification
  • Tag an user in a thread to alert them to the thread via a box above threads
  • View list of tagged users above threads, with link to see all tags
  • Profile Tabs: Lists both incoming and outgoing mentions, quotes and thread tags
  • Shoutbox Integration: New Shoutbox Tab to list incoming mentions & tags
  • Control how many users to display in inline tag list
  • Turn statistics page on & off
  • Control BBCode for mentioned usernames (Underline only)
  • Control [DBTech] vBShout integration
  • Turn features on & off per category
  • Globally disable email alerts
  • Ability to set maximum mentions per post (default: unlimited)
  • Hash Tags:
    • One-click (un)subscribe to hash tags via the post list page
    • Clicking a hashtag shows all posts tagged with that word.
    • (vB4) Forum Sidebar widget with Recent and Trending hash tags
    • Control number of Recent / Trending hash tags
    • Control time span for Recent / Trending hash tags (x Hours/Days/Weeks)
    • Control stat weights given to individual users using the hash tag, and number of uses in total (for the Trending score)
    • Control display of number of users, number of uses and trending score
    • Deny usergroups access to sidebar block
    • Per-user email disable for any of the 4 features
    General Features:
    • Ability to Mention and Thread Tag whole usergroups by typing their name. Per-UG permission to disable Mentions / Thread Tags for this UG.
  • Ability to tag all your friends by checking a checkbox instead of typing out usernames
  • Ability to tag and mention all usergroups by typing out the usergroup name, permissions control what UGs can be mentioned and tagged
  • Turn off alerts from everyone except friends
  • Hide forum notifications for individual features
  • Turn off email alerts for individual features
  • Hash tags, Twitter-style, add a topic to your post, sends notification to subscribed users
  • (vB4) Forum Sidebar block with Recent & Trending hash tags
  • (vB4) Works with the Mobile Style (4.1.12+)
  • Turn tag list off
  • Control number of users displayed on Top X Stats
  • Hide "@" on mentions
  • Additional BBCode (Bold, Italic, Highlight) for mentions
  • Exclude usergroups from features
  • Exclude users from features


This mod displays a copyright notification in the footer of pages generated by this mod which includes:
  • 1 Link to DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification

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Old 06 Oct 2018, 21:06
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MarkFL MarkFL is offline
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Real name: Mark
Okay, so that's not going to work. Sorry.
Former Staff Member

Support for my products (as well as updates/new product publishing) has been moved to MHB - vBulletin Products and TAZ - Add-ons
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Old 06 Oct 2018, 21:07
Cable_Player Cable_Player is offline
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Real name: John
No problem, I appreciate you trying, hopefully someone else can help me tweak this
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Old 24 May 2019, 16:29
Raptor Raptor is offline
Join Date: Nov 2001
This plugin breaks the forums if server is PHP 7.1 or 7.2

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

This is a well-known error message with PHP 7.1 and PHP 7.2 as you can see in the StackOverflow threads below:

According to the above threads, the $this value is breaking the PHP function. In this case, the following PHP function breaks the functionality:

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

In order to test it, I temporarily commented out the &$this value and set the PHP version to 7.1.

After removing the value the forums function correctly.

I actually went to pay for the pro version but it seems DBTech don't support Vbulletin any more. Lost business for them I guess.

If someone can fix this so it works in PHP 7.1 that would be great.
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Old 22 Jul 2019, 16:19
SilverBoy SilverBoy is offline
Join Date: Feb 2002
Real name: Malik
I want to ask pro version holders, is hashtag features work as the mod owner wrote or not?
One of highly customized vBCMS used for news site.
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Old 22 Jul 2019, 20:57
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Alan_SP Alan_SP is offline
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No, I have pro version and wanted to use hashtags, but they lack too many features to be made useful. I posted feature requests to make them usable (and, there aren't that many of them), but they never get coded.

So, as situation is now, at least for vB, hashtags aren't that useful as they can be, but they can be used.

On the other hand, from your question, actually, what DBTech said is true. There is hashtag option and you can use it, but it is not that useful because some crucial features are missing (and I asked for them).

A bit strange situation I may say, pro version FR aren't considered as much as those from free version.
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Old 23 Jul 2019, 00:20
SilverBoy SilverBoy is offline
Join Date: Feb 2002
Real name: Malik
Bad news Alan!!

Could you please tell us what this product provide for hashtag and what missed?

Best regards.
One of highly customized vBCMS used for news site.
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Old 23 Jul 2019, 22:28
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Alan_SP Alan_SP is offline
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As I said, you get what they said (check first post).

The most missing feature is how to check hashtags that exist and that you want to track.
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Old 15 Sep 2019, 11:17
salvador21 salvador21 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2009
I am admin on a forum that uses this, the version is sadly not up to date it is 3.2.2 on vb 4.2.3 so maybe my issues are to do with that. NB: because I don't have access to plugin management (and the forum owner/main admin seems to be AWOL) Im am unable at this time to update to the latest version 3.3. If that is the only solution I will need to wait until I can do that, but if not I'd be grateful for any help I can get here, thank you.

But hopefully somebody may shed some light:

1Thread user tagging seems to work for alerts but no emails are sent (with Disabled Emails unticked)

2. Although most forums are fine, a few forums do not have the the User tag list available. Should this be in the actual forum settings or a forum permission somewhere? I cannot find it if so.

3. User mentions seem to not work at all. Users get no alerts when mentioned. Globally disable for mentions is NOT ticked, no limit per post (ie set at 0)
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Old 04 Aug 2020, 07:19
esskmk esskmk is offline
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