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Mod Version: 1.0.4, by digitalpoint (Coder) digitalpoint is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (44 votes - 4.93 average) Installs: 337
Released: 06 Oct 2011 Last Update: 10 Oct 2011 Downloads: 2010
Not Supported Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files  

Unfortunately, I don't have the time to maintain and support this add-on in two locations. The newest version (and support) can always be found here: https://marketplace.digitalpoint.com...atars.886/item

About
This changes thread icons to be the avatar of the thread starter. It applies to thread listings on forumdisplay, search results and subscribed threads in the UserCP.

Installation
  • Upload the cssrollup_digitalpoint_threadavatars.xml file to includes/xml (this is really only needed if you store CSS as files in the file system)
  • Install the product-dp_thread_avatars.xml product under AdminCP -> Plugins & Products -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product

Notes
  • Icons are cropped (but never stretched) to be square for display.
  • Threads with no new posts have the avatar slightly greyed out.
  • Locked threads will have a lock image overlayed.
  • Soft-deleted threads will have a red X image overlayed.
  • If the user posted in the thread, they will see a mini version of their avatar overlayed.
  • If a thread is "hot", the shadow of the icon will change color.
  • ZERO SQL queries are added.
  • Overlay images are encoded as CSS data (no extra HTTP requests needed for images or the CSS files themselves).
  • If your site uses pre-defined avatars, they are not scaled down for use as the icon since vBulletin does not store the dimensions (instead, the upper/left potion is cropped for the icon).

Settings
  • You can disable the mini-avatars under AdminCP -> Settings -> Options -> Forum Display Options (forumdisplay) -> Highlight Threads in Which User Has Posted
  • You can disable the hot thread highlight under AdminCP -> Settings -> Options -> Forum Display Options (forumdisplay) -> Hot Threads Enabled
  • You can change the color of the hot thread shadow under AdminCP -> Styles & Templates -> Style Manager -> StyleVars -> dpta_shadow_hot_color
  • You can change the size of the avatar under AdminCP -> Styles & Templates -> Style Manager -> StyleVars -> threadbit_iconsize (since they are square, it keys only on width)
  • If your site uses pre-defined avatars, you should use the AdminCP -> Settings -> Options -> User Picture Options -> Site Uses Pre-Defined Avatars option

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Advanced
  • If you want to add your own mini-icon overlays, you can utilize the $template_hook['thread_avatars'] variable to do so.
  • If you want to selectively disable thread avatars, you can set the $show['hide_thread_avatars'] to true. This would allow you to create a custom profile field for users and set the $show['hide_thread_avatars'] based on the user's setting. Alternately you could enable the addon for certain usergroups or just for specific styles.

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  #391  
Old 15 Sep 2013, 19:58
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The compiling templates will happen every time you install it. It's intentional.
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  #392  
Old 15 Sep 2013, 20:06
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lol, than sorry for taking your time...guess for noobs like me you can write that in first post in order to avoid not needed discussions with guys like me

Now mod is rated 5/5

ps
mini-avatars [User Has Posted] if clickable and will take you to your last post that would be awesome...just an idea...as it is, is great anyways

Thank you once more, over and out

Last edited by goxy63; 15 Sep 2013 at 20:11.
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  #393  
Old 30 Jul 2014, 22:04
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Any one know how to apply this to mobile skin too?
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  #394  
Old 15 Jun 2015, 23:25
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This is a decent mod. My main complaint with Digital Point is they don't seem to update or maintain their plug-ins very well.
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Old 16 Jun 2015, 22:58
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Originally Posted by highlander29 View Post
This is a decent mod. My main complaint with Digital Point is they don't seem to update or maintain their plug-ins very well.
When you do as many things as Digital Point it's hard to keep on top of everything you've ever done.
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  #396  
Old 17 Jun 2015, 12:49
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Originally Posted by highlander29 View Post
This is a decent mod. My main complaint with Digital Point is they don't seem to update or maintain their plug-ins very well.
You realise there is a more current version on his own page?
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  #397  
Old 17 Jun 2015, 17:12
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Originally Posted by highlander29 View Post
This is a decent mod. My main complaint with Digital Point is they don't seem to update or maintain their plug-ins very well.
It's better to write it right to begin with so it doesn't need updates or maintenance.

That being said, what exactly are you trying to do that it doesn't do for you already or what is broken with it for you?
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  #398  
Old 26 Oct 2015, 04:18
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Originally Posted by digitalpoint View Post
It's better to write it right to begin with so it doesn't need updates or maintenance.

That being said, what exactly are you trying to do that it doesn't do for you already or what is broken with it for you?
I'm sorry that somehow I missed this message. The Digital Point Thread Avatars broke when I upgraded the forum to 4.2.2 which required a change to the plugin. That was the only issue I had.
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  #399  
Old 06 Nov 2015, 03:35
highlander29 highlander29 is offline
 
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Ok so it required some changes to get this to work on 4.2.2. It just broke again when i updated to 4.2.3 except worse. The mod needs substantial revision to work on 4.2.3. I guess maybe it will need to be rewritten

Note: I had the most current version installed which was 1.0.5.

Don't install this modification

Last edited by highlander29; 06 Nov 2015 at 03:44.
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  #400  
Old 01 Dec 2015, 10:32
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I have installed in 4.2.3 and it works. Just if its possible Shown to add some gravatar option in it.
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  #401  
Old 01 Dec 2015, 14:11
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Hi,
runs fine with 4.2.3
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  #402  
Old 09 Mar 2016, 02:25
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Can anyone help uninstalling this?

If I disable the Plugin it simply shows blank space instead of the old icons...

how to fix?
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Old 09 Mar 2016, 12:58
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Originally Posted by Wolver2 View Post
Can anyone help uninstalling this?

If I disable the Plugin it simply shows blank space instead of the old icons...

how to fix?
Delete the cssrollup_digitalpoint_threadavatars.xml file from includes/xml
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