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Offline dafydd

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Create message thread under another members avatar and name
« on: October 17, 2010, 03:28:02 PM »
If this has been addressed, please point me  to the thread I didn't find.

As administrator of the website, I would like to create a series of threads under a category that looks like it was started by the committee chairman using his avatar and name.

 I want to create a look of continuity in the informational messages. With moderator status the chairman can modify/edit the text as the events details develop.

Is this possible?  Can  I  log on using their 'user name' and 'my admin password'?

TIA
Dave

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Re: Create message thread under another members avatar and name
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2010, 04:18:20 PM »
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Is this possible?  Can  I  log on using their 'user name' and 'my admin password'?
no

try this:
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=978
(or maybe someone has the newer version that was here: http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1123 )

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Re: Create message thread under another members avatar and name
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2010, 04:28:30 PM »
No mod found for the second link.


Guess its back to teaching old dogs new tricks.
Thanks for the help and reply.
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Re: Create message thread under another members avatar and name
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2010, 04:31:18 PM »
the first one should still work, so don't give up :)

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Re: Create message thread under another members avatar and name
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2010, 12:19:19 AM »
Admin Area -> Features and Options -> Basic Settings ( do not have Basic Settings - have Basic Features ):

No place to enter this
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- Enter ID of user that administrators wish to post as (0 = Guest called "Forum Staff") otherwise enter eg 582.

Am using smf 1.11.

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Re: Create message thread under another members avatar and name
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2010, 07:25:42 AM »
what theme&language is set on your forum?

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Re: Create message thread under another members avatar and name
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2010, 10:02:36 AM »
I have this one on 1.1.11: http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1554 and it works fine.

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Re: Create message thread under another members avatar and name
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2010, 04:29:13 PM »
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Re: Create message thread under another members avatar and name
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2010, 05:08:48 PM »
I am not a programmer nor a power PC  user so I have to ask a stupid question.
How do I do with an 'xml' file?

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Re: Create message thread under another members avatar and name
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2010, 08:10:08 AM »
You don't really need to do anything with it.  Download the mod, you don't even need to unzip it, just install it through the package manager.

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Re: Create message thread under another members avatar and name
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2010, 09:11:03 PM »
You don't really need to do anything with it.  Download the mod, you don't even need to unzip it, just install it through the package manager.

Exactly.  Just keep in mind that if you are using a custom theme that you will need to edit those files manually.  The package manager only installs on the default (core) theme.
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