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Mod Version: 1.0.0, by Christos Teriakis (Banned) Christos Teriakis is offline
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A Yahoo Answers Clone
vB3.6, 3.7, 3.8



1. Why we need a discussion mod

Maybe sounds crazy to have a powerfull forum and to install this AddOn. But this is not true. I do agree that vB has tons of features for any type of discussions. But from the other point Yahoo Answers (and dozens of similars sites) became famous, because they offer a simple way to users to get replies. Short questions, with a couple of replies. Why to go in a complicated system for this? And why to add dozens of extra categories, subcategories etc etc, just for this? This is the reason that you need it.

2.- How it works?

Very simple, so easy to use by novice users too. A member is posting a question in any of your categories (unlimited level are supporting) and then is waiting other members to post a reply. Reads the replies, chooses the best and that's all. There is no need for discussion here.


3.- Installation
  1. Download, unzip and upload all files from the "upload" folder where your vb installation is (you can't install in different directory).
  2. Goto you admincp and import the product-discuss.xml
  3. That's all
4.- Configuration


Configuration is very easy and is like all other addons here. You need to follow the steps below, and soon you'll be ready:
  1. First of all goto Usergroup permissions and set what each usergroup can do or not do.
  2. Goto Discuss General setting, check the default values and change them if you want
  3. PM Templates. I believe that the predefinied text is ok for most of you. But if you want you can change them. Please don't touce the variables (anything inside {}). The available variables are:
    1. {questiontitle} : Title with link
    2. {questiontitle_nolink} : As above but without link
    3. {category} : Category name with link
    4. {category_nolink} : Category without link
    5. {questionowner} : The author's username with link
    6. {questionowner_nolink} : As above, no link
    7. {description} : 200 chars from the question body
    8. {username} : This is the "To:" value. eg Dear {username},
    9. {postdate_short} : Post date in format that you've set as long dates
    10. {postdate_long} : Same as above in long date format
    11. {signature} : Anything that you've set in your settings
  4. Last step is to set your categories.
5.- Copyright


In the footer of each page there is a link back to my site vBulletON.com. Even if it easy to remove it, please avoid doing it. Respect if you want to be respected. That's the only that I can say.

6.- PRO version

Currently there is no one. I don't use to build an addon, and then remove 90% of its features to make a free version. No. This is all that I've done. Sure there are dozens of more features that I can add. If I see that this mod becomes popular then I'll add them but as commercial version.

7.- Live Demo

http://www.christeris.com/testvb3/discuss.php

Login:
demouser1 / demopass1
demouser2 / demopass2
demouser3 / demopass3

Enjoy
Chris

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Discuss!! A Yahoo Answers Clone Christos Teriakis Modification Graveyard 272 15 Aug 2012 15:32

  #16  
Old 03 May 2012, 11:03
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by klaush View Post
Thanks Chris for this nice add!

One problem with the "categories" in which members can ask a question but they also can post a question in the "select all area". Or better, when a member do not choose a category for the question the question is "categoryless"!

Any idea ow to solve this?
members are able to post without choosing a category? eg letting the default "Select Category"?. That's a bug, I'll check it.
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Old 03 May 2012, 11:04
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by ricardoNJ View Post
How I know what was "best answer"??? I can't see nothing.
Question's owner must mark an answer as best answer. When he does it, then there is a "Best Answer" bedides that answer.
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Old 03 May 2012, 11:07
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by viper357 View Post
Agreed, nice add-on, I think anonymous posting would be helpful. I haven't installed it yet but can we set permissions on usergroups to allow anonymous users to post questions?
Its a bit complicating to add this feature. Not that it can't be added, but in this case user must enter an email address to be notify for new answers, and also to add some checks in the auto PMs. I'll see ...
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Old 03 May 2012, 13:41
klaush klaush is offline
 
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Yes, they can. Thanks for fixing that.

Originally Posted by ChrisTERiS View Post
members are able to post without choosing a category? eg letting the default "Select Category"?. That's a bug, I'll check it.
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Old 03 May 2012, 21:38
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Looks like a great Mod...Question:

Can you add an option in the CP to where we can display the most recent 1-3 questions on the Forum Home page?
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Old 24 May 2012, 11:38
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Hi Chris, any update to this:

Originally Posted by klaush View Post
Yes, they can. Thanks for fixing that.
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Old 25 Jun 2012, 23:25
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your demo doesn't work.
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Old 26 Jun 2012, 08:07
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Hello Chris, is ths still supportet?
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Old 26 Jun 2012, 15:36
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Does not appear to me
Do not know where I find?
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Old 26 Jun 2012, 17:23
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Why do you think that is not supporting? Is there any bug report that I didn't replied and fixed? Of course I'm greatfull to all of you for your nice comments, but I was very busy to come online just to reply to compliments.

Chris
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Old 26 Jun 2012, 17:57
klaush klaush is offline
 
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members are able to post without choosing a category? eg letting the default "Select Category"?. That's a bug, I'll check it.
There was this bug, if you remember? Did you fix it already?

Thanks for feedback, Chris!
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Old 26 Jun 2012, 18:32
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by klaush View Post
There was this bug, if you remember? Did you fix it already?

Thanks for feedback, Chris!
Is someone else who can confirm this bug? I checked the code and is correct:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

The problem is that I don't have any vB3 installation to check it in real. But the same code exists in the version for vB4, and I didn't got any report there.

Can you give me your installation URL to try it? or better goto Add question form, and right click to see the page's code, and save that code in a file. Then post it here to give a look.

Chris
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Old 26 Jun 2012, 19:27
klaush klaush is offline
 
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Here we are:

function validateForm_question()
{
if(document.forms["question"].title.value.length == 0) {
alert('You need to enter a title for your Question.');
return false;
}
if(document.forms["question"].categoryid != undefined){
if(!isNaN(document.forms["question"].categoryid.value) == 0) {
alert('Category id must be a number.');
return false;
}else if(document.forms["question"].categoryid.value ==0){
alert("Please Select a Category.");
return false;
}
}
if(document.forms["question"].categoryid != undefined){
if(document.forms["question"].type.value == 0){
alert("");
return false;
}
}
return true;
}
And you can choose "Please choose a category".
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