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Invite system

edited September 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help

Just wondered if anybody was working on an invite system like Gmail, it's been discussed in the past but not sure if it fell on death ears.


  • I doubt it'l have fallen on deaf ears entirely. It's what marks previous forums have lived on. Whether he'll be making an extension for this i'm not sure..
  • please do mark.
  • That would be a really good extension, I think. Wish I could help you lot out and write something. Sorry : ( I'm useless. Anyone capable out there fancy it?
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    Aside from requiring some new tables, it would be pretty easy to accomplish with the new extension system.

    I think the next thing on my list is finishing off bugs and then getting an extension manager up for the community. After that, maybe...
  • That is quite an interesting idea. I would love to run a forum that only allows invites.
  • i was working on one for 0.9.2 but never finished it. i could start it up again for 0.9.3...
  • That would be fantastic, I'd volunteer if I had any idea how to do it.
  • Yeah, that would be great. I'm very picky with who I allow in my forums because of the type of dicussions I want.
  • an invite only system would very cool.
  • Coolio. They should have a different name though methinks...
  • i like this idea!
  • Here are some suggestions /thanks to.
  • Just call them "Golden Tickets"
  • Or "E Tickets" /probably not...the mouse will come after ya!
  • 3stripe3stripe ✭✭
    edited February 2006
    Call them licks. "Gae us a lick, pal, eh!" (Only works in a Scottish accent though) Mmmm tastes like Vanilla.
  • As a side note...I didn't like the work involved in approval but wanted to be certain that the email adress was valid. So, I wrote a confirmation "extension" (halfway between membership application and wide-open). User fills out the application and recieves an email with the page link plus hash. They then use the link to "verify" the email adress. The page automatically kicks them over to Member. Required a change to People.Class.UserManager.php, creation of a landing page and the addtion of one field (for the hash) in LUM_User. Seems to work but hasn't been abused yet.
  • Ugh, I hate email confirmation.
  • lechlech Chicagoland
    Bergamot, many do, but I think it's a good thing in many cases if you're running a huge board and don't want a flood of idiocy.
  • So can this be done, or no?
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