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Profile Reporter (vB3) 1.6

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This product is designed to allow your users to easily report various aspects of the profiles of other users. In the product settings, you can set which aspects of user profiles are shown on the report form (you can select from a list of pre-defined reasons and then add your own custom reasons), define a list of usernames which are not allowed to report profiles, prevent entire usergroups from reporting profiles and set the destination forum for the generated reports (the default is the same destination forum for reported posts). This product is compatible with my "Report Thread Prefix Management" product as well.

Upon installation a column is added to your "user" table that stores the threadid of the report thread so that all reporting of a particular user's profile will all go to the same thread. After activating and configuring the product, users will see a new link on the profile pages of users (and the report icon) which they can use to report that profile.


If a user has previously reported a certain user's profile, then the icon button changes to red and there is a tooltip advising the user they have already reported that user's profile, and in case that is missed, an alert is shown if the "Report "Profile" link is click advising the user and giving them the opportunity to cancel the operation.


When filling out the form, if a user clicks "Submit Report" without checking any of the checkboxes, then they will be alerted that a reason must be given for reporting the profile. If the user checks the "Other" checkbox, but does not enter any text into the text box meant for giving the reason (or any other additional comments), then they are alerted that a reason must be given when selecting the "Other" option.


Then, when the form is submitted, a redirect message thanks the user for reporting the profile and advises them that the staff will deal with the issue as soon as possible. They are then returned to the profile they reported.

The details of the report are then posted to a thread in the forum you have set as the destination forum for the reports.


All users who can view the destination forum for the generated reports will also see an icon to the right of the "Report Profile" link for profiles that have previously been reported that links to the report thread, and if you are using my "Report Thread Prefix Management" (I will be porting that to vB 3.8.x in the future) product, the status of the report is included in the tooltip for that icon.

Note: If you choose a destination forum other than the default for reported posts, and you are using my "Report Thread Prefix Management" product, then you will need to use the "Forum Manager" to allow the prefix set defined by that product to be used there.


Version 1.5:

  • Removed some CSS for colors so the StyleVars can take effect.
  • Restyled report form header.

Version 1.6:

  • Fixed bug where null thread was created when a report is posted to an existing thread.


Tested and working on vB 3.8.9 and may work on earlier 3.x versions of vBulletin.


This product alters your database, however it is always good practice to keep regular backups and you should backup before installing ANY new product.

To Install:

  1. Download and extract the attached .zip file.
  2. Upload the contents of the "upload" folder to your forum's root directory.
  3. In AdminCP go to Plugins & Products -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product.
  4. Click on "Choose File" and browse to the product .xml file that was packaged in the .zip file.
  5. Click "Import"

You MUST set your settings to enable the mod. Each setting has an explanation of its use.

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