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The way to add some actions while extending controller


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I'm confusing the way to add extra actions to controller.

For example, after thread was created I need to set its state.

- We could do this by rewrite the action (copy full code then edit) but by this way, our addon might conflict with other addons that also extending the controller.
- Another way is execute parent::actionAddThread(); then add our actions.
$return = parent::actionAddThread();
        if ($return instanceof XenForo_ControllerResponse_Redirect && $return->responseCode == 200)
            preg_match_all('([0-9]+)',$return->redirectTarget, $match);
            $threadId =  $match[0][count($match[0])-1];
            if ($post_citation)
                $writer = XenForo_DataWriter::create('XenForo_DataWriter_Discussion_Thread');
                $postWriter = $writer->getFirstMessageDw();
                $postWriter->set('discussion_state', 'moderated');
But you could see that we only are to get threadId by search thread id from redirectTarget since the parent controller return XenForo_ControllerResponse_Redirect.

Is this an good way to do? Do you have any better way to perform this?


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Just for more information: I need to do this inside controller because I need data from user's inputted data (not inside the code above).