Conversation Improvements by Xon

Conversation Improvements by Xon 2.0.6

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
2.0, 2.1
Additional requirements
php 5.6+
License
MIT Licence
A collection of improvements to the XenForo Conversation system.

For large forums, please see the "Installing for large forums" section

Uninstalling removes all data!
Search Index however will require a full rebuild to delete the old data!

Features
  • Adds conversation search, with options to search by recipient.
  • New Conversation Permissions
  • Conversation Message Edit history
  • Conversation Title Edit history
  • Allow conversations with no-one (default off)
Adds conversation search, with options to search by recipient

Users must be a member of the conversation to see the conversation in search results.

Does not permit moderators/administrators to see another person's conversations in search results.

Adds each conversation, and conversation message to the XenForo Search store (MySQL or Elastic Search), which may result in a larger search index.

New Conversation Permissions

Just takes away a user's "reply" button, no banners.

The reply limit is for the entire conversation, but the limit is per user group. Consider when User A & User B are members of a conversation.

User A can have a reply limit of 5. User B can have a reply limit of 10.

Once the conversation has >5 replies, User A can no longer post. Once the conversation has >10 replies, User A and User B can no longer post

Conversation Message Edit History

Adds edit history for conversation messages.

Conversation Title Edit History

Adds edit history for conversation's title, and implements a new moderator permission "Manage Conversations by anyone" to allow non-conversation starters to edit a conversation.

Allow conversations with no-one

A global option to allow users to send conversations to just themselves.

Known Issues
  • Edit History does not respect/implement any silent editing window.
  • This add-on likely will require a higher memory limit (ie <256mb isn't going to cut it) due to extra search results.
Installing for large forums

For large forums, please try manually adding all the columns in a single step.
This took upto 5 minutes for 1.3 million conversation messages (compressed).

Code:
ALTER TABLE `xf_conversation_message`
  ADD COLUMN `edit_count` int not null default 0,
  ADD COLUMN `last_edit_date` int not null default 0,
  ADD COLUMN `last_edit_user_id` int not null default 0;
ALTER TABLE `xf_conversation_master`
  ADD COLUMN `edit_count` int not null default 0,
  ADD COLUMN `last_edit_date` int not null default 0,
  ADD COLUMN `last_edit_user_id` int not null default 0;
Permissions
  • Can Reply to Conversation. - Default - If a group can start a conversation, they can reply.
  • Reply Limit for Conversation. - Default - If a group can start a conversation, the reply limit is disabled (ie infinite).
  • Manage Conversations by anyone. - Default - If a group can edit any conversation posts, this permission is set for them.
Manual post-installation steps - Rebuild Search Index

The add-on will report (via server errors) if conversation related content types require re-indexing.

Performance impact
  • 1 extra query per conversation message posted due to indexing, and indexing itself.
Contributing features or bug fixes
Please create a Github Pull request via the "More Information" link.

Contributions

If you appreciate this addon, please consider a contribution via PayPal. Details will be provide via private conversation.

Please contact me if you wish for different licencing arrangements.
Related resources
Author
Xon
Downloads
110
First release
Last update
Rating
5.00 star(s) 1 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. 2.0.6 - Maintenance update

    Add "Count Conversation Likes/Reactions to user totals" option (default enabled).
  2. XF2.1 compatibility

    This add-on appears to have no compatibility issues with XF2.1
  3. 2.0.5 - Bugfix update

    Fix that the conversation starter was not included into the allowed list of users when searching...

Latest reviews

Been using this plugin by XON on both my XF1 and XF2 installations since the beginning, simple to use and simply works! Nice work
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