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  • About to buy VB: want to make sure it can do this ?

    Hello:

    reading through the posts, it seems VB can do what I need it to do

    but just want to make sure:

    1) Have admin control word censorship -- user who violates gets IP banned.

    2) Customize the registration form completely. Add drop down choices on some questions, and control what's required and what's not. Seems doable w/ VB hacks ??

    3) Be able to easily do a sql dump of all user demographic data ( user signup info ) on a weekly basis ( cron job perhaps ). From what I've seen the user data is in one table and will export cleanly, correct ?

    4) Allow users to have personalized icons. Can they be setup to u/l to my server via VB instead of linking to outside server for the image ?

    thanks and keep up the great work on VB !
    Last edited by Omer; Tue 9 Jul '02, 8:50pm.

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    1) Have admin control word censorship -- user who violates gets IP banned.
    There is a section under vBulletin Options that will allow you to set words that are banned (they will be replaced by * by default, although you can change the *). As for banning the user when they violates such is not standard in vBulletin.

    2) Customize the registration form completely. Add drop down choices on some questions, and control what's required and what's not. Seems doable w/ VB hacks ??
    You would be able to modify what is and is not required with a few file modifications, the same applies for the rest. vBulletin.org is your best bet there

    3) Be able to easily do a sql dump of all user demographic data ( user signup info ) on a weekly basis ( cron job perhaps ). From what I've seen the user data is in one table and will export cleanly, correct ?
    Using Cron Jobs you would be able to back-up your database weekly, this basically applies for all MySQL based scripts, not just vBulletin

    4) Allow users to have personalized icons. Can they be setup to u/l to my server via VB instead of linking to outside server for the image ?
    By default, users can not have personalized icons, although there may be a hack for it at vBulletin.org (the can, however, have custom avatars)


    Regards,

    - SaintDog

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    • #3
      thanks for the feedback.

      1) Is there a way for an admin to at least get a list of people/IPs who have violated the "code of conduct" so that it's easy to ban them -- or must one hunt for messages with "******" ?

      2 & 3 ) will check out that site

      4) I mis-stated ... I really want personalized avatars to go in the left side under their name. Can this be u/l to the server, or must they use <img> tags to link to their own server of choice with a gif/jpg ?

      thanks!
      Last edited by Omer; Wed 10 Jul '02, 5:13am.

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      • #4
        1) Is there a way for an admin to at least get a list of people/IPs who have violated the "code of conduct" so that it's easy to ban them -- or must one hunt for messages with "******" ?
        Not be default, you can spot posts with the ***** easily, although there is not a function that will spot them for you.

        2 & 3 ) will check out that site


        4) I mis-stated ... I really want personalized avatars to go in the left side under their name. Can this be u/l to the server, or must they use <img> tags to link to their own server of choice with a gif/jpg ?
        You can either upload avatars to your server and let them choose from a "pre-set" avatar selection or you can allow custom avatars (in which they can upload to your server or they can link to them).

        Regards,

        - SaintDog

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SaintDog
          4) I mis-stated ... I really want personalized avatars to go in the left side under their name. Can this be u/l to the server, or must they use <img> tags to link to their own server of choice with a gif/jpg ?
          You can either upload avatars to your server and let them choose from a "pre-set" avatar selection or you can allow custom avatars (in which they can upload to your server or they can link to them).

          Regards,

          - SaintDog
          Custom avatars are ALWAYS stored on your server unless you install a hack that prevents this.

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