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Mod Version: 1.0, by Revan (Member) Revan is offline
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vB Version: 3.5.4 Rating: (1 vote - 5.00 average) Installs: 32
Released: 03 Jun 2006 Last Update: Never Downloads: 32
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins  

Online ETA v1.0

So what's the deal with making this hack?
Well vBulletin.org was offline, and Brad's closed message inspired me to code something that would aid an admin during board offline time. And thus, I bring you, Online ETA v1.0!

So what in the world IS this thing?
It's a small countdown script that works off an AdminCP setting where you input a number (in minutes) until which you expect the board to come back online.
Note: This figure will not update every time you save your AdminCP settings. In order to reset/change the countdown, you must change the value of the countdown. This applies even if you turn your board back on then off again at a later point.
The hack's counter will then add itself to the bottom of the "Reason for turning forum offline" setting when it's being displayed to the users.

What's the skinny on this hack? What will it be doing to my forums?
  • File Changes: 0
  • Template Changes: 0
  • Tables Added: 0
  • Tables Altered: 1
  • SQL Queries Added: 1 (only when the Board Offline message needs to be displayed)
As you can see, it won't add much load to your forums, so you are perfectly safe using this mod

Why should I use this mod?
Maybe you want to close your board and not force users to convert the timezones themselves.
Maybe you want to let users quickly figure out a rough estimate of how long until the board comes back online.
Or maybe you are feeling nice and want to increase my ego by giving me more install clicks

So how do I get this up and running?
Simple
Extract the zip, import the product through the AdminCP.
You are done
I would advise you to read either all of this post or the "Note:" section in the header of the readme file, as it contains useful information.

Will you add feature x?
Maybe
Post it and I will try to get back to you when I have the time.

Whoops, I need some help! Can you help?
I will try to, but I can't promise rapid replies because of time restrains. I don't see how this mod could require any support, but if your forums should self-destruct for no apparent reason, I will get back to you when I have the time

Revan, you rock! All My Money Are Belong To You.
I don't require donations, but they are most appreciated

Please note that my Paypal account is Unverified, so I will not be able to accept Credit Card direct charges. Please "upload" some money to your Paypal account and send it to me from there if you wish to donate.
Thanks in advance

I don't have PayPal but I would like to show my support, what can I do?
Leave a nice message saying thanks and a click of the install button. Yep, that should do the trick

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Old 03 Jun 2006, 16:26
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Sweet one .. I click install, but will do when 3.6 is released ...
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Old 03 Jun 2006, 16:33
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Installed..
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Old 03 Jun 2006, 17:30
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wow nice one man . installed.
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Old 03 Jun 2006, 18:02
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Nice hack, buddy!

Last edited by Kenyon; 03 Jun 2006 at 18:06.
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Old 03 Jun 2006, 18:06
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installed thanks
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Old 03 Jun 2006, 21:21
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Nice one m8...just one small issue...the text says...

Bashy\'s Place is expected to be back online

Notice the \ how do i get rid of it please?
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Old 03 Jun 2006, 21:24
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Thanks for the nice hack and great add to the offline
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Old 03 Jun 2006, 21:31
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Also....Is there any possible way that you can add an option to automatically turn the board back on please?
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Old 03 Jun 2006, 23:22
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Interesting
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Old 03 Jun 2006, 23:42
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Thanks!
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Old 04 Jun 2006, 00:09
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very nice idea.. you're on a roll now though, so you have to release another hack tomorrow too!

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Old 04 Jun 2006, 00:16
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Damn, setting a presedence now am I?
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Old 04 Jun 2006, 04:37
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Great Idea! Something I have needed in the past! *Installs
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Old 04 Jun 2006, 10:02
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Such a nice great hack. Thanks a lot.
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