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[FuelMyForum] vBConversations (Threaded PMs)
Mod Version: 1.1, by vBNinja (Coder/Designer) vBNinja is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (3 votes - 3.67 average) Installs: 14
Released: 06 Apr 2016 Last Update: 07 Apr 2016 Downloads: 62
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Wouldn't it be nice to read PMs in "conversation" format instead of one message at a time?

Introducing vBConversations, inspired by Xenforo's conversations system, is the latest mod that takes care of that and many other crucial features vBulletin's PM system is missing.

The LITE version is already a major upgrade from vBulletin's PM system, but a PRO version was also created for Forum Owners that want to take private user interaction to an even higher level and really improve user experience.

Major Features:

"Conversation" Format (Screenshot)
Instead of sending a PM, you can now start a conversation with one or more "participants"
Every conversation has "messages" which will be presented in a thread-like format. (Yes all in one page and also paginated for long conversations )
There is no "Inbox" or "Sent Items" anymore, it's just "Conversations". Why wasn't it like this in the first place?

AJAX Quick Replies (Video)
Replies to conversations will now be sent using AJAX (without refreshing the page), bringing a more modern feel to user experience

AJAX Live Search (PRO) (Video)
Can't find a certain message?
The PRO version allows users to quickly "Live Search" their conversations (like google searches)
Again, why wasn't this always a vB core feature?

Usergroup System Notices (PRO) (Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2)
Need to Mass PM certain/all usergroups?
Luckily there are currently a few mods to do so with vB PMs (even one by myself)
But because of the way PMs were designed, it's inevitable to loop through each user when sending a Mass PM, which can take a hit on your CPU & email server and is also inefficient to replicate the same database message entry X times.
vBConversations' design allows for a much more efficient approach to achieve this and many other possible integrations.
System Notices allows admins to create a "global" conversation that will show in the conversations list of the specified usergroups and can't be replied to.
This happens instantly and the best part is that System Notices are tied with usergroups so if a user is added to a new usergroup, the previous notices for that usergroup will appear in his conversations list.
And yep, System Notices are integrated into vBulletin's Header & Popup Notifications

vBulletin PMs Importer
Don't worry vBConversations comes with a built-in importer that will import all of your current PMs and convert them to Conversations

- Conversation Quotas per usergoup permissions
- Max Conversation Participants per usergroup permissions
- Flood & Throttle Limits
- Ability to Mass Delete Conversations
- Mark multiple Conversations as read/unread
- Last reply user's avatar in conversations list
- Paginated Conversations & Messages list
- Popup Notifications
- Integrated to vBulletin Notifications (Screenshot)
- Email Notifications
- UserCP settings for Conversations/email notifications
- Automated PMs will continue to work as Conversations
- 100% use of phrases for Easy Language Translation

This version (1.1) is already packed with features but they don't stop here.
I'm open to feature/improvement suggestions to make this mod the best it can be

There are already some Planned Upcoming Features which include:
- Attachment Support (PRO)
- Flag Conversations (PRO)
- Add/Remove Participants (PRO)
- Read Receipts
- Lock Conversations (PRO)
- Leave Conversations (PRO)
- Quick Start Conversation Popup (PRO)
- Unread Conversations Preview header popup (PRO)
- Force Users To Read System Messages (PRO)

If you find any bugs, please let me know (Screenshots / Error Messages are helpful)
If you're interested or have questions about the PRO version, feel free to PM Me

Please don't forget to "Mark as Installed" for support & updates
If you enjoyed/found this mod useful, please Rate 5 stars & Nominate for MOTM, the more support for it, the more features to come!

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Old 31 May 2016, 19:34
f3_dl f3_dl is offline
Join Date: Nov 2015
I don't know if the developer is still active so i post this fix for you.

If someone has the same problem as me with the table prefix go to /fmf/products/conversations/hooks/process_templates_complete.php and replace:

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


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

That should fix the issue.
I think they just forgot the prefix there - if there will be a new version i am sure that this will be fixed but if you are using 1.1 that should get rid of the prefix problem.
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Old 01 Jun 2016, 09:14
dany_danay dany_danay is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009
Nice to see new things here.
A question, its compatible with dbtech PM mod?
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Old 01 Jun 2016, 13:40
f3_dl f3_dl is offline
Join Date: Nov 2015
I haven't tested it - but this mod kind of replaces the vB PN-system so i guess most thinks won't work - at least every function that uses the vBulletin PN tables.
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Old 23 Nov 2017, 18:45
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Stratis Stratis is offline
Join Date: Jan 2010
Real name: Stratis
I just test this, and I liked it very much, but unfortunately many problems in my vb4.2.0.

a) Pop ups that have messages from users that not replied.
b) "Select all" does not work
c) I choose not import messages that automatic send an they show up as imported
d) some other that I can not explain (my bad English).

Any way very nice mod (if it worked to me it would be great)

Thanks any way.
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Old 26 Nov 2017, 07:29
1320Nation 1320Nation is offline
Join Date: Sep 2008
How can I fix the following error?

Database error in vBulletin 4.2.2:
Invalid SQL:
SELECT c.conversationid AS conversationid, c.username AS fromusername, c.title AS title, 1 AS isconversation, c.last_message_dateline AS sortdateline
FROM bmf_conversations_participant p
INNER JOIN bmf_conversations_conversation c ON (c.conversationid = p.conversationid)
INNER JOIN bmf_conversations_message m ON (m.messageid = c.last_message_id)
p.userid = 3
AND c.last_message_userid != 3
AND c.last_message_dateline > p.dateline_lastread
AND p.dateline_deleted < m.dateline
ORDER BY c.last_message_dateline DESC

MySQL Error : Table 'vbmulti.bmf_conversations_participant' doesn't exist
Error Number : 1146
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Old 02 Dec 2017, 17:23
1320Nation 1320Nation is offline
Join Date: Sep 2008

Is this mod no longer supported?
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