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Re: Board watch

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senortim wrote:...I'm unable to get to the module to unwatch a topic.

I've double checked my edits to the other modules and no solution jumps out at me....And error
"General Error
Module not accessible"
Right, that's what I was referring to in my prior post when I mentioned that you would get that error if you have not properly granted the user (or a group of which the user is a member) permission to adjust his settings. You need to go to the ACP, click the permissions tab, and click the appropriate link under the global permissions section and grant permissions for adjusting boardwatch settings to the groups or users you want. Go to http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... #p10575065 for more detail.

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Re: Board watch

Post by senortim »

Thanks, Alan. I see, too, that you mention this in, like, the third post in the thread.... :oops:

I'm up and working now, so thanks! Already a couple of people are happy for the change (and one freaked out.)

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Re: Board watch

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Oh, one more question. Is there a very-best-recommendation for some MOD that will send the message in email as well (or better, the first N characters)? I looked around, but I found the choices too confusing. (This should be a core feature, imho.)
Thanks!

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Re: Board watch

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senortim wrote:Oh, one more question. Is there a very-best-recommendation for some MOD that will send the message in email as well (or better, the first N characters)? I looked around, but I found the choices too confusing. (This should be a core feature, imho.)
Thanks!
Take a look at this post earlier in this topic for info on how to include text from the post in the notification emails: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 5#p9334935

If you want to have the notification emails include from the post no more than N characters (where N is a number), you would make the following additional change:

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OPEN
includes/functions_post.php

FIND
	return $text;

REPLACE WITH
	return substr($text,0,N);
senortim wrote:(This should be a core feature, imho.)
Probably should give people an easy way of doing it, but I don't think it should be a default feature. Including the text of posts in unsecured emails may make some people uncomfortable on password protected boards where sensitive topics are discussed, and even on boards that are open it may work against the goal of establishing the site as an online community (if people see the text in their notification emails they may not come onto the site as frequently and some might view that as a bad thing).

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Re: Board watch

Post by senortim »

Thanks, Alan! Your comments about message text are interesting. I agree that privacy should be the default. But in terms of what people are willing to accept, Facebook shows that people tend to like the message text by default. For phpBB, I would worry more that the msg text in email would keep people from adding their own thoughts to the thread (or of thinking it's a mail list).

But to get back on the thread:
I'm still confused about how the permission settings work. If I've said "yes" to the board, but "no" or "yes, once" to a forum, which overrules the other?

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Re: Board watch

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senortim wrote:I'm still confused about how the permission settings work. If I've said "yes" to the board, but "no" or "yes, once" to a forum, which overrules the other?
I gather you mean the "edit post notification options" settings in the UCP, correct?

If you've already said yes to receiving all posts on the board, the settings for subscribing for forums and topics are no longer relevant since you are already getting all the posts.

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Re: Board watch

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I'm reading Postnotices to groups, nice to hear about this thread also. Very nice work btw
However somehow I prefer the idea of sending notifs to a division of members (groups) more than going after division of forum/category, and how it is sent only on purpose by the poster rather than automatically sends everything. By that way only important infos are delivered, so each time I receive an email I'm sure there is an important announcement within

Still you're right about it being closer to Google Groups :P It's great that it can displays the post content within the mail just like GG, if only it works seamlessly like GG and Gmail do with each other (automatically logins I mean) then it's GG all the way :lol:

I'm not suggesting you to develop plugin that delivers PHPBB mails that can auto login you to the forum upon clicking though, since it poses quite a lot of security problems :mrgreen: .

Still it is wonderful if it comes true

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Re: Board watch

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I've got a small problem here. First off, this is my first mod installation and I did a backup and changed the files as requested. However, whenever I try to post on my bb, I get the following error:

Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I cannot seem to get my backup working again. Sorry for my ignorance about mods! :D

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General Error
SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ]

Unknown column 'user_boardwatchb' in 'field list' [1054]

SQL

SELECT user_id, username, user_email, user_lang, user_notify_type, user_jabber, user_boardwatchb, user_notify_status FROM phpbb_users WHERE user_boardwatchb <> 2 AND user_notify_status = 0 AND user_id NOT IN (1, 2) AND user_type IN (0, 3)

BACKTRACE

FILE: includes/db/mysql.php
LINE: 174
CALL: dbal->sql_error()

FILE: includes/functions_boardwatch.php
LINE: 81
CALL: dbal_mysql->sql_query()

FILE: includes/functions_posting.php
LINE: 1146
CALL: include_boardwatch_users()

FILE: includes/functions_posting.php
LINE: 2491
CALL: user_notification()

FILE: posting.php
LINE: 1001
CALL: submit_post()

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Re: Board watch

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fraene wrote:I've got a small problem here. First off, this is my first mod installation and I did a backup and changed the files as requested. However, whenever I try to post on my bb, I get the following error:

Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I cannot seem to get my backup working again. Sorry for my ignorance about mods! :D

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General Error
SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ]

Unknown column 'user_boardwatchb' in 'field list' [1054]

SQL

SELECT user_id, username, user_email, user_lang, user_notify_type, user_jabber, user_boardwatchb, user_notify_status FROM phpbb_users WHERE user_boardwatchb <> 2 AND user_notify_status = 0 AND user_id NOT IN (1, 2) AND user_type IN (0, 3)

BACKTRACE

FILE: includes/db/mysql.php
LINE: 174
CALL: dbal->sql_error()

FILE: includes/functions_boardwatch.php
LINE: 81
CALL: dbal_mysql->sql_query()

FILE: includes/functions_posting.php
LINE: 1146
CALL: include_boardwatch_users()

FILE: includes/functions_posting.php
LINE: 2491
CALL: user_notification()

FILE: posting.php
LINE: 1001
CALL: submit_post()
You didn't follow the final directions in the mod, which read:
After making the file edits this mod has you make, navigate your browser to http://[your_address]/install_boardwatch.php to complete the installation.
You need to do that so that install_boardwatch.php can install the module and create the database fields and permissions this mod requires.

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Re: Board watch

Post by fraene »

Thanks Alan. So I'm supposed to make the changes to my local files, run the http://[your_address]/install_boardwatch.php, then upload the files, correct?

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Re: Board watch

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fraene wrote:Thanks Alan. So I'm supposed to make the changes to my local files, run the http://[your_address]/install_boardwatch.php, then upload the files, correct?
Not quite. When you install a mod, you should do things in the same order the mod specifies. If you open install.xml in your browser, you'll see that the mod specifies copying the files over to your board as the first step and running install_boardwatch as the last step (in the DIY instruction at the bottom), so you should upload the revised files first. (In a lot of cases it won't matter but for this mod if you try to run install_boardwatch it will notice that you don't have the ucp module that that script is supposed to turn on.)

Let me know if you have any problems.

By the way, installing is a lot faster if you use automod - are you aware of that mod? It installs mods at a touch of a button, so all you would have to do in this case (once you have installed automod itself, which is very easy) would be to run automod and then run install_boardwatch.php. The whole process can be done in a minute or so if your board is pretty clean (it takes a bit longer if you have lots of mods installed and one mod conflicts with another, as sometimes happens). Here's a link to automod in case you don't know what I am talking about: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=1665275

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Re: Board watch

Post by fraene »

Alan,

Thanks so much, it works great now!

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Re: Board watch

Post by drixie »

Will it be possible to concatenate notifications to be sent in an email that is generated and transmitted every 3 days after the user's last login?

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Re: Board watch

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drixie wrote:Will it be possible to concatenate notifications to be sent in an email that is generated and transmitted every 3 days after the user's last login?
Sure, whoever wants to code that could certainly do it ;)

Seriously, that could be done (and in fact I think I remember someone doing that for phpbb2) but it's a very different mod and since I wouldn't want that feature for my board I won't be doing that. You could request it in the mod request forum, I suppose.

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Re: Board watch

Post by drixie »

Yeah. The mod is phpbb digest. The guy who made it has even ported it to phpbb3 but it is still in the modification queue.

I just prefer your approach because it is simpler.

I'll give the idea a shot when I have time though. People don't really like taking up my mod requests. :D

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