[MODDB]Invitation Only U2U("gmail" style invites)

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[MODDB]Invitation Only U2U("gmail" style invites)

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MOD Title: Invitation Only U2U phpBB.de - Edition
MOD Description: This mod is based on the "Invitation Only Mod". The main intention behind this mod was to introduce the much-requested "Users invite Users" feature: not a referral mod, but not strictly admin-only invites either.
I submitted the mod to the phpBB.de mod contest and it was chosen as one of the three winning modifications. I hope to get much needed feedback about the English language files and possible bugs prior to submitting the mod, additional features are not possible, due to time constraints.
Many thanks to wGEric for the send_pm function.
The Mod should work with Easymod, I strongly suggest to use EM.


MOD Version: 1.0.3a (that's right: a 1. version!)


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############################################################## 
## MOD Title: Invitation Only U2U ("Gmail invites") phpBB.de - Edition 
## MOD Author: Kellanved < kellanved@gmail.com > (available on request) N/A 
## MOD Description:
##	This MOD was submitted to the MOD Contest of http://www.phpbb.de/ (not yet, actually). 
##	This is an U2U (User to User) Invite mod with a limiting character, as opposed to referral 
##	mods where attracting users is the objective. 
##	
##	User features include:
##		-email invites (with a limited number of invites available)
##		-email invites on behalf of a group(for Group Moderators)
##
##	Admin featurs include:
##		-create invites
##		-explore invites (who was invited by whom)
##		-(re-)send invitation mails
##		-give invites to users (all/group-membes/rank/registration date)
##		-give invites to groups
##		-auto-group members based on their invitation-code(during registration)
##		-invitation settings : off/optional/mandatory
##		-send-invite settings: All/Admins only.
##
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##	This is an advanced Version of the "Invitation Only" Mod. 
##	While it may look like overkill for small private boards, it still can be set to behave just like "Invitation Only".
##	In fact, this mod should scale better and be easier to maintain, without being harder to install. The main downside 
##	of this mod are the altered tables - "Invitation Only" left the original phpbb tables untouched. 
##	
##	Differences to "Invitation Only"
##	-should be easier to maintain
##	-better Performance in Admin
##	-User to (future) User invites
##	-Invite Explore Mode
##	-Resend emails
##	-auto-activate Group-membership
##	-PM notification about accepted invites
##	-can be set to "optional"
##	-many minor improvements
##
##	Downsides:
##	-less informative invitation list (performance reasons)
##	-Alters user and groups table (I considered only altering the Group table, but that approach didn't scale well)
##	-more changes to templates
##
##
##	What does it NOT ?:
##	-bulk mail.  
##	-link with a cash mod. It has no interface to any cash mod. (feel free to add one ;-) )
##	-invite members already registered into usergroups. 
##	-make you breakfast.
##	
## MOD Version: 1.0.0 RC5
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Post by BondGamer »

Ack, this is exactly what I was going to post on main board asking if this type of system will work. I am so glad someone made it.

Please inform us of updates to this mod!
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Post by tundra_cool »

Great. :D
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Post by Shanana »

I have been looking for something like this FOREVER, because I want about 20 people to sign up for the members section & then others will have to be invited.

Excellent mod!
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Post by gixty »

Can I install the beta version and then Update when the FINAL comes out? or is it better to wait for the FINAL release? thnx
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Post by Shanana »

Good question.
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Post by sonyboy »

Kul, just like gmail :lol:
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Post by Kellanved »

sonyboy wrote: Kul, just like gmail :lol:


Am I having a Déjà Vu ? :lol:



As to the state of the Mod: I, as the programmer, consider the mod to be more or less complete.
I, as a realistic thinker, know that there are probably still a few problems lurking.

So: this is an unvalidated beta mod and should be handled like one: with extreme caution.
It is a 3000-line Mod (+language files and templates), I think it should have a few weeks of public testing and a few peer reviews before dumping it on the Mod Team :wink: .

I would greatly appreciate feedback, but I advise against installing the mod on a live board, unless you know exactly what you're doing (alas, that applies for any and all mods anyway).

As to updating: most of the added functions are in their own files; updating is supposed to be as easy as overwriting a few files. Then again: when do things go like they're supposed to?
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Post by DeViAnThans3 »

Nice idea, i keep my eye on this topic :)
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Post by realix »

is this a patch to the invitation mod or is this a whole new mod?
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Post by Kellanved »

realix wrote: is this a patch to the invitation mod or is this a whole new mod?



It is completely new, but re-uses a few lines of code. This one and the plain invitation mod are mutually exclusive.
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Post by realix »

so if i had the other one installed, do i need to uninstall it to install this?
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Post by Kellanved »

precicely
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Post by Shanana »

I might be able to test it later.
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Post by realix »

dun understnad.
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