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[WMTech] Double Post Merge 1.3.1

Merges consecutive posts created by the same user within a specified time frame.

  1. wmtech
    Compatible XF Versions:
    • 1.2
    • 1.3
    • 1.4
    • 1.5
    License:
    Commercial, Paid License
    Visible Branding:
    Yes, but removable with payment
    Description:
    This add-on merges consecutive posts created by the same user within a specified time frame.
    Merged post content is optionally divided by a configurable text tag.


    Features:
    • Based on user group permissions.
    • Time limit within which all double posts will get merged.
    • Time limit after which double posts "bump" the thread marking it as un-read and all watched thread alerts get sent out.
    • Option to set a message length limit beyond which a post will not be double merged.
    • Option to exempt the thread author from the double post merge when submitting the second post of the thread, either permanently or within X minutes.
    • Option to include the original post date when a merge 'bumps' the thread for the first time.
    • Quote alerts go out whenever the merging post includes a quote.
    • Username Tag alerts go out whenever the merging post includes a tag.
    • Thread and Forum watch alerts go out whenever the merging post 'bumps' the thread.
    • Optional divider tag includes a time stamp and is fully configurable via the style properties.
    Please Note:
    • Double posts do not count towards the user's total post count.
    • Posts will NOT get merged when:
      • Posts in that forum are moderated.
      • Attachments, images, or media in the double post will bring the merged post above the per post set limit for such items.
    • Unless you disable the divider or use a simple line break to separate the two merging posts, the text tag can be edited by the posting user and thus potentially cause the tag to display incorrect info or even cause it to not work at all.
    Code Quality Guarantee:
    We guarantee that our add-ons are coded very carefully and thoughtfully by professional PHP, JS & MySQL programmers. The code is robust and written with performance and reliability in mind. It has been tested extensively before being released and can be used even at large forum installations.
    We also guarantee that our add-on does NOT use and does NOT include any callbacks. It does not ever transfer any of your data to a foreign server!

    Compatibility Information:
    This add-on is compatible with Xenforo 1.2.x (tested with XenForo 1.2.5) and XenForo 1.3.x (tested with XenForo 1.3.0), XenForo 1.4.x ((tested with 1.4.10) and XenForo 1.5 (tested with XenForo 1.5.0). Sorry, this add-on cannot be installed at Xenforo 1.1.x or smaller.

    Demonstration Information:
    Like to try this product out? No problem!
    Demo can be found >>here<<.

    Installation/Update:
    Detailed Installation / Update Intructions can be found at our support site (direct link). We recommend reading it.

    Download & License Process:
    If you want to license and download this add-on, please click at the "Download Now" button above. Additional information about the download an licensing process can be found here:
    Purchase And Download Process - Information | WebMachine Technologies - Quality Add-Ons and Plugins for XenForo

    Available Options in Xenforo ACP:
    In ACP under "Home > Options > [WMTech] - Double Post Merge" you will find:
    • Option to enable or disable the divider tag.
    • Option to set a message length limit beyond which a post will not be double merged.
    • Option to exempt the thread author from the double post merge when submitting the second post of the thread, either permanently or within X minutes.
    • Option to include the original post date when a merge 'bumps' the thread for the first time.
    • Optional divider tag includes a time stamp and is fully configurable via the style properties.
    • Option to change the Permission Reference Value to be able to set permissions greater than 1 day. FOR EXPERTS ONLY!
    Permission Control Options For All Users and User Groups:
    1. Merge Time Limit (1500 - minutes) - beyond this limit the post will not be merged. You need to subtract the minutes from 1500 and enter the result value.
      Unlimited or greater than 1500 = never merge, Zero = always merge

    2. Thread Bump Limit (1500 - minutes) - beyond this limit, the thread wil be marked as un-read and thread watch alerts will be sent out. You need to subtract the minutes from 1500 and enter the result value.
      Unlimited or greater than 1500 = never bump, Zero = always bump
    *** IMPORTANT NOTE ***
    Permissions have changed in version 1.3.0 of this add-on and are no longer compatible with permissions from prior versions. Please consult the documentation before setting the permissions!
    Documentation for Permission System of [WMTech] Double Post Merge

    Instructions and Admin/User-Manual:
    We care about our add-ons!
    This is why you can find a manual and detailed instructions at our support site
    [wmtech] Double Post Merge - Installation & Upgrade Instructions | WebMachine Technologies - Quality Add-Ons and Plugins for XenForo

    Translation Info:
    Our add-ons are fully phrased and can be translated to any language. If you translate our add-on into a foreign language, we kindly ask you to release this translation to the public at XenForo.com or at our site wmtech.net. To make it easier for potential translators, you can find the original english language xml file of this add-on for download >>HERE<<. Please note, that all content of the language file is copyrighted and owned by us. Do not use it in your own projects without asking us before!

    Branding/Copyright Notice Removal:
    This add-on features a small copyright notice in the footer of your web site. If you would like to remove the copyright, please purchase a Branding Removal License from us for a small fee.
    Additional information about the branding and a screenshot of the branding can be found here:
    Copyright Notice, Branding And Removal - Information | WebMachine Technologies - Quality Add-Ons and Plugins for XenForo

    Screenshots:
    See attached screenshots and the screenshots at the product presentation page at our site for a visual impression with this add-on.

    ANTI-PIRACY INFO:

    This is a WMTech XenForo addon. There has been a lot of care and work done to code it with focus at you, our valued customer. Paying for it respects our work done and enables us to code even more quality software for you. Please respect and protect our intelectual property and DO NOT forward it to any third parties (not even your external developers). We have included digital "fingerprints" into the files of each single package, so we may be able to track a reported abuse of our license back to the licensee. Please help us to fight against piracy and contact us, if you get any knowledge about pirated software or the illegal use or provision of this software.
    This add-on (like all of our add-ons) features a license check url which we use to check your site for using a valid license. Licenses for our add-ons are valid only if this check feature works like intended. See our description of the license check process in the License Check Information document at our web site.

    Additional Remarks:
    This add-on (originally developed by Syndol) has been taken over by wmtech (with permission of the original author, whom we thank for his valuable work for it) in December 2014.

    Images

    1. 1_Merge_Tag.png
    2. 3_Style_Properties.png
    3. 4_Permissions.png
    4. fo_divider_examples.png
    5. acp_options_131.png
    qwers, Vilandra, olegus-78 and 24 others like this.

Recent Reviews

  1. jose.rob.jr
    jose.rob.jr
    2/5,
    Version: 1.3.0
    The new versions obligate us to register and validate our xenforo license from there instead of using the community verification and the external site's license validation doesn't work. This makes this addon incompatible with any updater and reduces the safety of the addon as the xenforo team can't moderate all downloads made from that strange site. This way they can distribute infected versions from special profile if they want. I like how this plugin works but I hated the new distribution and licensing method for a free addon.
    1. wmtech
      Author's Response
      I am sorry to confirm that our add-ons are distributed at our web site only and we do not offer anonymous licenses even with free add-ons.

      The problem with XF license validation at our web site was solved within several hours after being reported to us. Please try again.

      This add-on works perfectly and is used by many forum owners without any problems. We care a lot about our add-ons! Each of them is made with love and carefully crafted with a lot of experience and knowledge. This add-on is also provided free of charge to all XenForo licensees.

      Of course this add-on is compatible with any automatic updater and we do certainly not distribute "infected" versions of any of our add-ons. The XenForo team does not moderate downloads here, so why should they at our business website? I do not know why you felt a need to defame our business in such a way and hope you may post a more applicable review soon. We would be very happy if you rethink your 2 star review, because of the small problem we had with our website after XenForo.com's change from Apache to Nginx.
  2. Divvens
    Divvens
    5/5,
    Version: 1.3.0
    My previous review was left for version 1.0.7 in 2013, and the add-on has grown quite a bit from back then!

    I love the fact that the permissions are updated now to make them better from the previous versions, I can finally have different time limits for different user groups. At first the change in permissions may be confusing, but it's very easy to understand and very powerful to set-up. For example, I can have a global value to merge all posts for an unlimited period of time, then have a particular forum merge posts only made in 6 hours, THEN have a usergroup merge posts only within 2 hours. Love the control and helps on various situations where staff need not have their posts merged or it is required for members to post two times and the post to not merge.

    Thanks for all the hard work!
    1. wmtech
      Author's Response
      Thank you very much for your kind review. Very appreciated!
  3. Bloodcinder
    Bloodcinder
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0.9
    Excellent and well-designed.
  4. erie1555
    erie1555
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0.9
    Works great!
  5. sinucello
    sinucello
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0.8
    Very useful, should go core
  6. vexx
    vexx
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0.8
    A must have for any forum!
  7. Kerby
    Kerby
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0.8
    needed features. works fine. excellent support. this counts for all essentials addons from Syndol.
  8. kontrabass
    kontrabass
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0.8
    Man, I just keep finding gems by you Syndol. This is a MUST HAVE for classifieds forums. Other "bump" addons will still allow users to bump via posts. This addon allows us to limit bumping to once a day, finally. And we can set rules per node, so our Classifieds can have long 24 hour limits and not affect other forums. Thanks!
  9. johnny82
    johnny82
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0.8
    Great add-on, a must have!
  10. yavuz
    yavuz
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0.8
    Thank you for keeping this updated Syndol, I couldn't remin sain if I hadn't this installed (: