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Offline Nathaniel

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Highlight Message Backgrounds
« on: August 03, 2008, 07:57:43 PM »
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Highlight Message Backgrounds version 1.12 by Nathaniel
Overview:

This mod allows you to add coloured highlighting to the background of every Post/PM made by certain membergroups. Remember that the colors must be valid 6 digit hexadecimal html color codes.

Settings are found in the Admin panel:
For SMF 1.1.x: "Posts and Topics" section -> "Highlight Message Backgrounds" tab.
For SMF 2: "Forums" drop down menu -> 'Posts and Topics' -> 'Highlight Message Backgrounds' Tab.

To turn highlighting on/off for a certain board you can do it in the admin section, when you modify/create a board. The setting is called "Highlight Post Backgrounds?". By default, all boards will have this setting checked.

The special 'Moderator' color will only be used to Highlight the Message Backgrounds for any Regular Members in the particular boards that they moderate.

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Version Changes:

v1.12
Upgraded for SMF 1.1.8 and SMF 2 RC1.
Removed support for SMF 2 Beta 3.1 and 4.
Added Turkish translation thanks to Alpay.

v1.11
Upgraded for SMF 1.1.6 and SMF 2 Beta 4.

v1.1
Fixed bugs with Board Moderator Post Highlighting.
Added the ability to turn highlighting on/off for each board.

v1.0
Original Mod release.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2009, 02:56:45 AM by Nathaniel »
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Re: Highlight Message Backgrounds
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2008, 08:56:40 PM »
WOW!

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Re: Highlight Message Backgrounds
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2008, 09:22:58 PM »
screenshots?

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Re: Highlight Message Backgrounds
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2008, 10:55:57 PM »
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Re: Highlight Message Backgrounds
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2008, 01:08:32 AM »
Awesome idea :) I have seen it on other forums

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Re: Highlight Message Backgrounds
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2008, 01:25:42 AM »
Very cool! You know what will be nice for a future version, enable it per board, in a support forum can be useful.

Thanks a lot for the work!

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Re: Highlight Message Backgrounds
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2008, 01:30:43 AM »
Very cool! You know what will be nice for a future version, enable it per board, in a support forum can be useful.

Okay, I'll make a note of that for something to add to a future version, it seems like a good idea.

Thank you for the suggestion,
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Re: Highlight Message Backgrounds
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2008, 04:08:54 AM »
can you make a setting to where only the topic starters posts are highlighted? That would be extremely helpful when watching for replies from that person.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2008, 04:11:45 AM by Kimmie »

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Re: Highlight Message Backgrounds
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2008, 06:40:12 AM »
can you make a setting to where only the topic starters posts are highlighted? That would be extremely helpful when watching for replies from that person.

Nope, this mod is only really designed for one purpose, to highlight *all* of the topics made by members of certain membergroups. It highlights the colors for everyone as well, I am unlikely to make it specific for particular members or show different things to different membergroups, because that woul get fairly complicated, although I might have a think about it.

The main feature which I can think to add to this mod is the one suggested by ♫ ♪♩♬♭♮ ♯, having different colors for different boards, or only having it on for certain boards (more likely).
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Re: Highlight Message Backgrounds
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2008, 11:53:22 AM »
Since its based on membergroup, the only reason I would use it would be to have my staff's posts stand out. I really cant think of a reason that you would want "everyones" posts to be different colors as that would get kind of annoying on ones eyes- specially depending on what your theme colors are. I like to keep my theme crisp and clean looking :).

Thanks anyways tho. I am sure it will come in handy for some folks. :)
« Last Edit: August 04, 2008, 11:55:10 AM by Kimmie »

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Re: Highlight Message Backgrounds
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2008, 12:14:34 PM »
nice mod, but is not working on my smf 1.1.5 with 2 themes, my default theme is also not displaying other colors.
do others have the same?

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Re: Highlight Message Backgrounds
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2008, 03:42:34 PM »
nice mod, but is not working on my smf 1.1.5 with 2 themes, my default theme is also not displaying other colors.
do others have the same?

Did you define them in Posts and Topics > "Highlight Message Backgrounds"?

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Re: Highlight Message Backgrounds
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2008, 03:45:38 PM »
nice mod, but is not working on my smf 1.1.5 with 2 themes, my default theme is also not displaying other colors.
do others have the same?

Did you define them in Posts and Topics > "Highlight Message Backgrounds"?
yes, but maybe I have to test it on my test board first, because my life board is heavy moderated.

Yes both options are clicked on, PM and posts.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2008, 05:23:14 PM by qtime »

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Re: Highlight Message Backgrounds
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2008, 05:10:16 PM »
suggestion:

image background with some small CSS ( like no repeat, align right )
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Re: Highlight Message Backgrounds
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2008, 05:21:16 PM »
@Kimmie,
I made this mod for a mod request, it is indeed meant to be used for making the posts of staff members or certain membergroups stand out. That could be especially useful in support forums, although I can see why you might not want it in all of your forums, I am going to add turning it on/off for certain boards, when I get some time. ;)  Please note, that you don't have to give a color to guests and normal membergroups, in fact I probably wouldn't, I just add those membergroups, in case anyone wanted to.

@qtime,
Have you check either the "Highlight Post Backgrounds?" or the "Highlight PM Backgrounds?" settings?
Where there any errors when you installed it?
Are you currently getting any related errors from your error log?
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@Assistance,
No so sure about that, but I'll have a think about it.  ;)
« Last Edit: August 04, 2008, 06:05:36 PM by LHVWB »
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Re: Highlight Message Backgrounds
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2008, 06:10:58 PM »
The mod works for all groups on my board except Moderators.

Any ideas why it has no effect on the color of their posts?

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Re: Highlight Message Backgrounds
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2008, 06:17:18 PM »
The mod works for all groups on my board except Moderators.

Any ideas why it has no effect on the color of their posts?

Because the moderators group is not a "real" group. Their posts *should* appear colored on the boards they moderate in.

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Re: Highlight Message Backgrounds
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2008, 06:22:28 PM »

Because the moderators group is not a "real" group. Their posts *should* appear colored on the boards they moderate in.


Why does this mod have a box to enter the color rgb code for Moderators, along with the other groups then? That makes no sense in light of what you are claiming.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2008, 06:24:43 PM by xrunner »

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Re: Highlight Message Backgrounds
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2008, 06:30:18 PM »

Because the moderators group is not a "real" group. Their posts *should* appear colored on the boards they moderate in.


Why does this mod have a box to enter the color rgb code for Moderators, along with the other groups then? That makes no sense in light of what you are claiming.

So their posts are colored in the boards they moderate in.

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Re: Highlight Message Backgrounds
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2008, 06:31:44 PM »
So their posts are colored in the boards they moderate in.

Exactly, and that is precisely what is not working with this mod - like I said already. The Mod clearly has a box for "Moderators", except no matter what you enter into it, you cannot effect a color change on their posts, like all the other groups the Mod supports. If you can't color the Moderator's posts, then why does this Mod explicitly have a box for "Moderators".

Can you explain what is wrong?
« Last Edit: August 04, 2008, 06:54:23 PM by xrunner »