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Read PMs (PM Management Suite Lite)
Mod Version: 3.8.17, by Mosh (Coder) Mosh is offline
Developer Last Online: Jun 2013 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (43 votes - 4.56 average) Installs: 712
Released: 25 Mar 2009 Last Update: 14 Jan 2011 Downloads: 5388
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: This hack can only be used by Super Administrators.


What Does This Hack Do?

This version is a major update (a virtual re-write, there is very little original code left) of Dream's Read PMs hack v0.7. Permission for me to release this hack is shown here, and blessings are given by Dream here.

This hack will allow you as a Super Administrator to read your member's private messages.

Please, lets not get into a discussion in this support thread about the suitability of this hack and invading privacy etc, (I have seen this happen in other threads, so, I am pre-empting people before it starts). If you have a moral objection to this hack, please don't comment on it, just don't install it, it is as simple as that. This hack is here for people who want to use it, I have no opinion about it one way or the other.

Original Features by Dream:
  • List PMs separated by sent/received given a username or id
  • List all users with PMs
  • Search PMs by exact text, all words and at least one of the words
  • List the latest X PMs sent
Fixed in this version:
  • BBCode in PMs is now parsed correctly !!!!
  • To and BCC fields when reading a single PM now display correctly
  • If a PM is displayed in Latest X PMs that has been deleted by all parties (from, to, cc, bcc) and it has not yet been deleted permanently by the hourly cron job, it will display a proper error message when clicking on the link for it, instead of displaying a database error
  • Any PMs that a user sent to others that included the themselves in the To or BCC now show up in Received PMs (they did not before)
  • High server load when clicking List Users with PMs, especially if there are 1000s of users that have PMs (now split into categories acording to how many PMs a user has)
Added in this version:
  • Now completely phrased (uses a language file that has 75 custom phrases that take the form $rpmphrase['phrase_name']), so can be translated into other languages very easily by creating a separate phrase file for each language
  • Now available in 7 languages:
    • English
    • Italian
    • German
    • Brazilian/Portuguese
    • Spanish
    • Turkish
    • French
  • Read Single PM - read a single PM by typing in pmtextid
  • Minimum length for each search term, and the ability to disable it
  • userids now displayed next to user (From, To and BCC)
  • userids are now click-able and linked to their admincp user profile, so user can be edited (ie prune all PMs from a spammer)
  • A more complete message is displayed if admin user is not super administrator, it has a link to vBulletin manual
  • To column to Lastest X PMs
  • To column to the recieved section of Read A User's PMs
  • To and From columns to Search for PMs
  • A lot of the formatting has been changed to make it look better (that is just my opinion)
  • Extra links to various functions for each user
  • Other things I can not think of right now

Frequently Asked Questions

Question:
How do I hide the Read PMs link?
Answer:
The only way to do so, is to not upload cpnav_rpm.xml and to use a shortcut/bookmark to http://<your-forum-path-here>/admincp/read_pms.php? instead.
Question:
How do I fix the following error when I upgrade to PHP 5.3.x and above?
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Answer:
The fix is available here - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=235

vBulletin Version Compatibility

This hack can be used with vBulletin versions 3.6.0 - 3.8.8. This may even work for v3.5.x (but has not been tested).

The version of this hack that is compatible with vBulletin v4.0.0 or later versions is available here.



Hack Support

IMPORTANT: This hack is no longer supported.


Branding

There is a small unobtrusive block of copyright branding text at the bottom of each page generated by this hack, which is there to promote my work and allow you to use this hack for free.

You are NOT allowed to remove my copyright branding from this hack.


Install/Uninstall Instructions

IMPORTANT: THERE ARE NO FILES TO IMPORT INTO THE ADMINCP

The readme.txt instructions file is included in attached .zip file. The upgrade instructions are exactly the same as the install instructions.


Translations

Official Language Files (included in the zip file):
  • read_pms_eng.php - English by Mosh
  • read_pms_ita.php - Italian by anonymous
  • read_pms_deu.php - German by Speedy1505
  • read_pms_bra.php - Brazilian/Portuguese by Setokaiba (SW)
  • read_pms_esp.php - Spanish by cloferba
  • read_pms_tur.php - Turkish by Adem GENĒ
  • read_pms_fre.php - French by Dadoo


Version History

v3.8.17 - Saturday 15th January 2011
-- Altered: updated 3 phrases in the Turkish language file "read_pms_tur.php"

v3.8.16 - Sunday 9th January 2011
-- Added: French language file "read_pms_fre.php" - thanks to Dadoo
-- Updated: "readpms.php" to accommodate the new language
-- Updated: Instructions

v3.8.15 - Saturday 8th January 2011
-- Added: Turkish language file "read_pms_tur.php" - thanks to Adem GENĒ
-- Updated: "readpms.php" to accommodate the new language
-- Updated: Instructions

v3.8.014 - Sunday 23rd August 2009
-- Added: Spanish language file "read_pms_esp.php" - thanks to cloferba
-- Updated: "readpms.php" to accommodate the new language
-- Updated: Instructions

v3.8.013 - Friday 14th August 2009
-- Added: Brazilian (Portuguese) language file "read_pms_bra.php" - thanks to Setokaiba (SW)
-- Updated: "readpms.php" to accommodate the new language
-- Updated: Instructions

v3.8.012 - Thursday 13th August 2009
-- Added: German language file "read_pms_deu.php" - thanks to Speedy1505
-- Updated: "readpms.php" to accommodate the new language
-- Updated: Instructions

v3.8.011 - Wednesday 12th August 2009
-- Added: Italian language file "read_pms_ita.php" - author wishes to remain anonymous
-- Updated: "readpms.php" to accommodate the new language
-- Updated: Instructions on how to change language files

v3.8.010 - Saturday 25th July 2009
-- Fixed: Typo on line 63 of 'readpms.php' - thanks to Andrea (Silvio)
-- Fixed: Typo on line 171 of 'readpms.php' - thanks to macc
-- Fixed: Typo on line 476 of 'readpms.php'
-- Fixed: Typo on line 483 of 'readpms.php'

v3.8.009 - Monday 6th July 2009
-- Fixed: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() error a very small percentage of people were experiencing
-- Added: 1 phrase

v3.8.008 - Saturday 4rd July 2009
-- Fixed: Several missing </div>s
-- Fixed: Uncached BBCode templates (save up-to 4 queries when viewing a PM)
-- Added: New English language phrase file - 74 new phrases
-- Added: 'To' column to 'Lastest X PMs'
-- Added: 'To' column to the recieved section of 'Read A User's PMs'
-- Added: 'To' and 'From' columns to 'Search for PMs'
-- Updated: A virtual re-write of the base code to remove all the hard-coded phrases

v3.8.007 - Thursday 2nd July 2009
-- Fixed: Now correctly parses BBCode Tags !!!
-- Added: Correct header when viewing single PMs
-- Updated: Screenshots

v3.8.006 - Tuesday 31st March 2009
-- Fixed: High server load when finding PMs for single user id or username
-- Fixed: Problems with hacks that have custom BBCode being called by the "bbcode_fetch_tags" file hook

v3.8.005 - Saturday 28th March 2009
-- Added: Read Single PM - read a single PM by typing in pmtextid
-- Added: Ability to disable the limit minimum length a key search word can be

v3.8.004 - Friday 27th March 2009
-- Changed: Layout of PM lists, individual PMs, sent/received PMs, Search Results
-- Fixed: High server load when clicking List Users with PMs, especially if there are 1000s of users that have PMs (now split into categories acording to how many PMs a user has)
-- Removed: From info for individual users sent PMs
-- Added: Constant to limit minimum length a key search word can be, to limit higher server loads when trying to search for a keyword with a length of 1 (ie. "a"). This minimum is currently set at 4, but can be altered by editing read_pms.php)
-- Added: Various links (depending what function you are using) to view all a users PMs, go to the users pmstats page, edit the user and send the user a PM

v3.8.003 - Thursday 26th March 2009
-- Fixed: The Plain Text BBcode parser version of the PM message body was stretching the screen too wide, now word wraps

v3.8.002 - Thursday 26th March 2009
-- Fixed: The unparsed version of the PM message body was stretching the screen too wide, now instead of just leaving unparsed, I have used the Plain Text BBcode parser instead.

v3.8.001 - Tuesday 24th March 2009
-- Initial Release


Thanks

A big thanks goes out to Dream, whose original hack and permission to re-use his code enabled me to release this hack.


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  #241  
Old 22 Apr 2012, 00:01
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Originally Posted by Mark_Zuckerberg View Post
changed the code


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

to

$bbcode_parser = new vB_BbCodeParser($vbulletin, fetch_tag_list());


but still the same error see the screencaps

Read this post - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=237
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Old 25 Aug 2012, 11:43
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why should u read pms for users thats unfair if i was the administrator or vb.org i will remove this mod directly and band the author u cant read users pm... that spyin...
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Old 25 Aug 2012, 12:23
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I think it is just a matter of choice. I will read PM from a member with whom I suspect doing bad in my forum. Nevertheless, I will respect the privacy of "private" messages of my members.
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Old 26 Aug 2012, 16:26
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Originally Posted by GhostHunter2010 View Post
why should u read pms for users thats unfair if i was the administrator or vb.org i will remove this mod directly and band the author u cant read users pm... that spyin...
Per the first post

Please, lets not get into a discussion in this support thread about the suitability of this hack and invading privacy etc, (I have seen this happen in other threads, so, I am pre-empting people before it starts). If you have a moral objection to this hack, please don't comment on it, just don't install it, it is as simple as that. This hack is here for people who want to use it, I have no opinion about it one way or the other.
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  #245  
Old 20 Sep 2012, 22:23
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this mod is just the same like http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=91369
or copy. but selled for money.
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Old 21 Sep 2012, 00:17
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Originally Posted by Ghostt View Post
this mod is just the same like http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=91369
or copy. but selled for money.
Dream's work is acknowledged in the opening post of the thread. Did you not read it?
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Old 21 Sep 2012, 13:55
Ghostt Ghostt is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Max Taxable View Post
Dream's work is acknowledged in the opening post of the thread. Did you not read it?
But you use his code and sell it for money. very lame.
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  #248  
Old 21 Sep 2012, 15:33
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Originally Posted by Ghostt View Post


But you use his code and sell it for money. very lame.
If you would READ the first post, you would see the code is used WITH PERMISSION and the free version is slightly improved, and the OPTIONAL paid version has many more features the original never had.

Try reading the information.
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Old 22 Sep 2012, 12:57
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just for info everyone can just write he have a premission...
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Old 22 Sep 2012, 23:44
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Originally Posted by Ghostt View Post
just for info everyone can just write he have a premission...
Actually, no that is not so.
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