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Poll closed Question: Which Mods?
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TopicHover    
  2 (4.8%)
NoSpammerEmail    
  4 (9.5%)
Self Delete Lock    
  4 (9.5%)
StopForumSpam    
  4 (9.5%)
Guest Topic View Limit    
  5 (11.9%)
COPPA Compliance    
  2 (4.8%)
Avatars in Member List    
  4 (9.5%)
Social Bookmarks    
  5 (11.9%)
X Posts Before Website Link    
  4 (9.5%)
Online Activity    
  3 (7.1%)
YaBB Advertisement    
  1 (2.4%)
Advanced Email Notification    
  1 (2.4%)
User Age in Message View    
  1 (2.4%)
BoardPassword    
  1 (2.4%)
Reason Mod    
  1 (2.4%)




Total votes: 42
« Last Modified by: Dandello on: Jul 20th, 2012 at 5:21pm »

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Reply #11 - Jul 20th, 2012 at 5:40pm
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The problem I have run across with ImageShack is that with some posts going back a few years the images have gone.

I don't use it anymore.
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Reply #10 - Jul 20th, 2012 at 5:15pm
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Many of these are more Admin functional than 'look/feel'. I personally figure that Admins need all the help they can get.

And SpamFruits and AntiSpam Quiz aren't listed as there are already plans to include them.

Just added:
  • YaBB Advertisement
  • Advanced Email Notification
  • User Age in Message View
  • BoardPassword
  • Reason Mod

Ran out of room for ImageShack.   Cry
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Reply #9 - Jul 20th, 2012 at 4:56pm
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Some mods are functional but I suspect in the past various mods where considered resource hogs and should be installed through boardmod.

Personally installing mods is the fun part although some folk might struggle if they do not take the time to learn the installation process.
  

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Reply #8 - Jul 20th, 2012 at 3:20pm
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I actually so no reason why any fully released mod that has been fully tested is not part of future releases.

Most mods allow you to activate or turn them on.


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Reply #7 - Jul 20th, 2012 at 2:49pm
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Dandello wrote on Jul 19th, 2012 at 11:00pm:
Note that SpamFruits and Anti-Spam quiz aren't on the list
can i ask why these are not on the list  Huh

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  • ImageShack Uploader for YaBB 2.5 AE      Curtiss Grymala. Updated for YaBB 2.5 AE by Thomas Müller (ThM)

  • User Age in Message View      Derek Barnstorm

  • BoardPassword      Boris Tjuvanov (MF-B), Jeffrey Man (Jet Li) and Detlef Pilzecker (deti)

  • Reason Mod      Boris Tjuvanov (MF-B) and Jeffrey Man (Jet Li)


prob a lot more but thats just some of the ones i use will have a look for more soon  Smiley
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Reply #6 - Jul 20th, 2012 at 2:26pm
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Woops, online activity is already there Smiley
  
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Reply #5 - Jul 20th, 2012 at 2:24pm
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For me there are extra mods to what are listed in the poll.

1. YaBB Advertisement
2. Advanced Email Notification
3. Online Activity

Cheers


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Reply #4 - Jul 20th, 2012 at 1:33pm
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Bill Myers wrote on Jul 20th, 2012 at 12:07am:
With this mod if I use it, I'll probably then add instructions about how to delete one's membership, i.e., that I would do that for them.

Then again, if they change their mind, and people have I'll be back to square one with them.   Roll Eyes


One way to deal with that isn't a tech solution as much as an Admin one - use delete member on spammers, but for everyone else: create a group that has no permissions to do anything except view the same things that Guests can, put the 'deleted' members into that and change their passwords so they can't log in. This also gives you the flexibility to 'anonymize' their account if that's what's needed. (Change their screen name and contact info.)

This gives the added precaution of blocking re-registration with their old user name and email addy without using ban. (My own experience has been that if they're so annoyed with everything as demand to be deleted, I may not want them back. But every forum's different.)
  

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Reply #3 - Jul 20th, 2012 at 12:45am
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Dandello wrote on Jul 20th, 2012 at 12:24am:
The self-delete lock doesn't prevent people from deleting or editing their own posts - YaBB already gives the Admin the ability to allow or disallow that and in what time-frame. What it does is keep people from removing - accidentally or deliberately - their membership.


Thanks for the clarification.  Smiley
  

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Reply #2 - Jul 20th, 2012 at 12:24am
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The self-delete lock doesn't prevent people from deleting or editing their own posts - YaBB already gives the Admin the ability to allow or disallow that and in what time-frame. What it does is keep people from removing - accidentally or deliberately - their membership. YaBB has had the instructions on how to do this for some time - this Mod makes it an Admin Centre choice.

On my own forums I've had people accidentally delete their accounts (good thing I had backups) and others who deleted themselves just so their buddies would cause drama. (I've also had troll problems.)

Now they have to go through me.
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Reply #1 - Jul 20th, 2012 at 12:07am
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Thanks Dandello for being so involved in YaBB. Smiley

I voted to have all of the listed mods included even though I'm personally against the Self Delete Lock mod.

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Dandello wrote on Jul 20th, 2012 at 12:24am:
The self-delete lock doesn't prevent people from deleting or editing their own posts - YaBB already gives the Admin the ability to allow or disallow that and in what time-frame. What it does is keep people from removing - accidentally or deliberately - their membership.


Thanks for the clarification!

In our own forum we'll continue to allow members to delete their own membership if they so choose. However, this is a mod that could be very helpful, and probably one I'll consider more seriously.

After all, not too long ago a member in our forum inadvertently deleted his membership ... long story ... so this option would have been a good one to have implemented.

Thankfully, I had a backup of this guy's membership, so I was able to restore it.

With this mod if I use it, I'll probably then add instructions about how to delete one's membership, i.e., that I would do that for them.

Then again, if they change their mind, and people have I'll be back to square one with them.  Smiley


Despite the merits of a self delete lock mod, and despite the tool it gives to those admins who simply must have full control of their own forums, I see this as reverse censoring.

In other words, people should always have the right to delete, edit, or modify their own posts even when obvious "problems" can result from such a freedom.

I realize that I'll most probably be in the minority about the use of such a mod, so there's no point in debating the topic. It's a personal choice I've made out of respect to our own forum's membership. Obviously, admins can make their own personal choice about this.

But don't you ever wish you could take back what you may have said out of anger, or in a moment of foolishness, or whatever?

At least in our forum you can.  Cool
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These are just a small sampling of mods that might well be added to YaBB Next as part of the package, depending on how many people would like to have them. (Note that SpamFruits and Anti-Spam quiz aren't on the list nor is Calendar as Calendar is already part of Next and the two major anti-spam mods are (hopefully) also going to be part of the package. (And if any other great anti-spam mods come around, we'll be looking at those, too.)

If there are any other mods you've found to be indispensable, let us know and we can add it to the Poll.
  

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