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Welcome PM on first login

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:58 pm
by potku
Title/Job Description:
Coder? :D

Target audience: (e.g. professionals, hobbyists, students)
New users of our board

Reward: (e. g. money, backlinks, fame)
Our board relies on ad income, but we will figure it out. :)

Deadline:
n/a

Preferred contact method: (e.g. PM, e-mail)
All

Link to the board:
https://potku.net/forum

Detailed description of the tasks:
We would like for our board to send a welcome PM to members who login for the first time. It is a nice way to welcome someone who is not familiar with how to use phpBB or doesn't know the other members well.

There was an EXT and a MOD before it for about a decade, but despite numerous requests, it has not been coded for 3.2. Hopefully this can change that.


Thanks in advance. :)

Re: Welcome PM on first login

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:07 pm
by Prosk8er
have you seen this https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/exte ... e_welcome/ people are stating that its functioning on 3.2.x

Re: Welcome PM on first login

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:02 am
by 3Di
potku wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:58 pm
We would like for our board to send a welcome PM to members who login for the first time. It is a nice way to welcome someone who is not familiar with how to use phpBB or doesn't know the other members well.

There was an EXT and a MOD before it for about a decade, but despite numerous requests, it has not been coded for 3.2. Hopefully this can change that.
I started this job for a client some time ago but then it didn't make itself heard anymore, so the project remained floating in my ocean of codes.

Here's the topic: [3.2][DEV] The Receptionist
Planned there is a Bot of your choice and a lot of interesting stuffs more.

If you are interested in exhuming it we can talk about that. Just drop me a PM in case.

Re: Welcome PM on first login

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:12 am
by potku
Prosk8er, thanks for the link. That's the one we had with 3.1. Although I know nothing about coding, people who do are saying installing that into a 3.2 board could bring with it some major problems. I just don't have the skills to take that chance. I am happy, though, that it is working for some people. :)

3Di, I thought you had abandoned that. I will send you a PM. :)

Re: Welcome PM on first login

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:29 pm
by 3Di
After a constructive discussion with the applicant, we have come to a consensus failure, so the position remains free unless he decides otherwise.

Thanks. :)

Re: Welcome PM on first login

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:33 pm
by </Solidjeuh>
This one is working on my 3.2.5 board: https://github.com/bb3mobi/apwa/tree/master/pmwelcome

Re: Welcome PM on first login

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:55 pm
by potku
Okay, that's good to know. :)

I was reading about that before I started this topic. This part below behind the link got me a little nervous because I wouldn't be able to fix anything should something happen. But it's nice to hear you are using it without any problems. :)

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/exte ... pic/171791

Re: Welcome PM on first login

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:57 pm
by Scanialady
I am using THIS FORK https://github.com/Leinad4Mind/apwa without problems.

Re: Welcome PM on first login

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:06 am
by potku
That's the one we installed a few days ago, and we had new members registering after that, but no new PM's are seen in the Admin Sent PM's or Outbox... :?

Has anyone encountered that with this EXT?

Re: Welcome PM on first login

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:22 am
by janus_zonstraal
Yes that is the way the extension works, but the pb's are send

Re: Welcome PM on first login

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:18 am
by potku
OK, good to know, thanks. :)

Re: Welcome PM on first login

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:41 pm
by Mick
The OP should lock this if it's completed.