New user info included in the notifying e-mail?

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  • bira
    Senior Member
    • May 2000
    • 1498

    New user info included in the notifying e-mail?


    I have set to Yes the option to receive an e-mail notifying me when there is a new user on our Bulletin Board. This is handy to monitor (to some extent) is someone banned has reincarnated in a new handle.

    However, the notifying e-mail doesn't say much, except that there's a new user with the username. Then I have to click on a link that takes me to the profile, and then I have to click on another link that takes me to the user details in the control panel.... in all honesty, this is way too time-consuming for me (we have several new users a day).

    In UBB, I used to get the whole info directly in the notifying e-mail. I figured this is a simple "hack" that I can do to the vB - either find the template for that e-mail and add the variables I want, or find the executing part in the php files.


    Couldn't find it in either. Can I please have a pointer where the mailbody is for this?


  • bira
    Senior Member
    • May 2000
    • 1498

    Duh... never mind, found it after I posted, at line 307 in member.php :)

    I still think, John, that this e-mail should be a template so we can change it easily.




    • John
      Senior Member
      • Apr 2000
      • 4042

      Thanks for the suggestion. I'll try and get that done.

      John Percival

      Artificial intelligence usually beats real stupidity ;)


      • bira
        Senior Member
        • May 2000
        • 1498

        John, for reference sake, this is how I "hacked" the notify e-mail (i.e. this is the e-mail we admins receive when someone registers):

        There is a new user at Atlas F1 Bulletin Board:

        username: someone
        password: something
        email: [email protected]
        homepage: [url][/url]
        biography: Location: somewhere
        Occupation: something
        Interests: whatever

        signature: whatever
        Timezone offset: 0

        To view his full profile in the control panel, go to:

        The reason I chose this information is because in 9 out of 10 cases, I can recognise returning troublemakers (they don't seem to be very clever). It never fails us :)

        Also, I changed the link to the direct user page in the control panel, rather than the user profile. Just FYI.


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