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Can we make a birthday user color?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by borgqueenx, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. borgqueenx

    borgqueenx Active Member

    I want to make birthday users having a bit better day, by changing their user color across the board for a day.
    Is there a way to achieve this?
    Probaly a usergroup that gets assigned upon birthday.....But how to then automaticly remove that usergroup after 24 hours?

  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    The system will automatically demote them.
  3. borgqueenx

    borgqueenx Active Member

    so if the criteria is not met anymore, they will automaticly be demoted? this also goes if other criteria isnt met anymore? (it constantly check if criteria is met, and not just for creation?)
  4. James

    James Well-Known Member


  5. borgqueenx

    borgqueenx Active Member

    i just made a test account his birthday today, but the system isnt reconising him as his birthday. When does the system check for criteria for promotions?
  6. James

    James Well-Known Member

    It is checked, if I recall, as a cron job every 20 minutes by default unless you have changed it.

    Go to admin.php?cron/#_userGroupPromotions and run it manually to update immediately.
    (or Tools -> Cron Entries)
  7. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    If I'm honest, I wouldn't recommend a promotion for this. It works only on users active within a couple hour window. This means that people may not get the promotion when you expect (or lose it).

    You'd probably be looking at custom development/add-on to do it dynamically.
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  8. borgqueenx

    borgqueenx Active Member

    thanks... i will remove it then.
  9. borgqueenx

    borgqueenx Active Member

    But @Mike do you have a different solution? Or does someone know a add-on that does this?
    It sounds weird about the user activity requirement for it to work...its not in the criteria list.
  10. Jeremy P

    Jeremy P Well-Known Member

    There's no other solution built in to the software.

    The activity requirement is built-in to all promotions, I think.
  11. borgqueenx

    borgqueenx Active Member

    can we disable that activity requirement @Mike ?
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    No, it can't be disabled.
  13. borgqueenx

    borgqueenx Active Member

    then i guess this is a bug of some sort. its pretty weird that the system does not work properly if a user has not been active.
  14. Kintaro

    Kintaro Well-Known Member

    Hello Mike, could you please explain this?

    For "daily active users" there's no problem right?

    Users that don't login often, instead, will be demoted only once they will be active again?
    to be considered "active" the user need to post some content too?
  15. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

  16. TJA

    TJA Well-Known Member

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  17. borgqueenx

    borgqueenx Active Member

    thanks for that!

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