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Contest Master
01 May 2008, 05:00
Which Modification should win this months MOTM contest ?

Choose from the list, and vote for your favourite modification now.

Remember to support modifications by nominating them for next months MOTM, just click the 'Nominate for MOTM' link in the release thread - you can nominate as many as you like during the month.

Thank you,

vBulletin.org Staff

iogames
01 May 2008, 06:02
Kerry's!

Tigur
01 May 2008, 10:11
@_@ I can't decide between social forums and tabbed forum home both bloody good mods!

meolangthang
01 May 2008, 11:43
I choose Ultimate Side Columns 2.0 :D
I like it!

CrossBones
01 May 2008, 14:36
Bobster's TABS, Baby!

Had this mod running for a long time. I was a an original test site for the tabs. It's awesome.

Every forum should have it. :)

waza
01 May 2008, 22:23
hmm, not really strong candidates this mond.

Social forums is a good initiative, but is just bad for your forums performance (blows up forum cache).

Tabbed forum home is also a good initiative, but too much work to install / modify. Could be better integrated in vb, maybe with none template or code edits (it's possible).

Helpcenter is nice, but I don't need it.

Latest album pictures seems too small to be really 'mod of the month'.

So I'll go for usc. As this looks the most useful to me and the best written one.

PoetJA-1975
02 May 2008, 08:46
HelpCenter :D

Jacquii.

1Turk
02 May 2008, 09:39
Latest Album Pictures - Forum Home ;)

Phalynx
02 May 2008, 12:16
SocialForums 1.2 sounds great ;)

Thanks for nominating.

Paul M
02 May 2008, 14:35
HelpCenter.

Jase2
02 May 2008, 14:56
Thanks for the vote, Paul. :)

ry215
03 May 2008, 10:50
Tabbed Forum Home is the best :D

BlackLord2008
03 May 2008, 10:55
Tabbed Forum Home.
It's the coolest mod!

kaptanblack
03 May 2008, 11:44
Latest Album Pictures - Forum Home

Vehbi KOC
03 May 2008, 11:58
Latest Album Pictures - Forum Home

eng_matt
03 May 2008, 12:58
Latest Album Pictures - Forum Home

DJ_nus
03 May 2008, 13:33
Latest Album Pictures - Forum Home

Pistils
03 May 2008, 15:23
Yes, its total spherical shaped ache to get in installed especially if your not 100% familiar with code edits and template chages etc, but damn, its soo versatile, its only limited by umagination, im currently in the middle of a project to pull my auction, gallery, chatroom and forums into their own tabs, ill link it here when done..

Bobstes helping me out with it too.. so it should go swimmingly..lol but its def got my vote, ive seen some super slick looking sites with it added.. suprised its not a stock option considering its available as profile enhancement with 3.7. maybe they are just testing the water with it and it will be integrated...


im wafflin.. tabs for president!! er sorry i meant motm :rolleyes:

regards

pistils

egyptsons
04 May 2008, 06:29
Ultimate Side Columns 2.0 :D

GWLiaR
04 May 2008, 08:43
i think Tabbed Forum Home (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=175687)

PaulSonny
04 May 2008, 09:05
Thanks for the votes everyone, very much appreciated.

Thanks, Paul.

David_R
04 May 2008, 11:02
way to hard to decide but voted for Tabbed Forum Home

John3971
04 May 2008, 11:31
HelpCenter is the best and it shall win :)

KURTZ
04 May 2008, 22:00
Helpcenter is good, but still in beta stage ... :)

PoetJA-1975
05 May 2008, 10:07
Helpcenter is good, but still in beta stage ... :)

True - but there is a solid beta version now and PAUL has even taken the opportunity to make it compatible with the 3.6 series as well as the 3.7 - Very noble enterprise in my opinion = 3 cheers for HelpCenter :D

Jacquii.

Hoffi
05 May 2008, 10:36
HelpCenter is now in the Graveyard. :(

PoetJA-1975
05 May 2008, 11:16
UGH! I saw that - Kinda sux - hopefully the exploit will be fixed ASAP... I hate to think all that hard work goes down the drain...

But it's odd - I sure wish there was more info provided by vB.org with that cryptic email advising of the "Quarantine" :(

Jacquii.

Marco van Herwaarden
05 May 2008, 11:19
We never give details to anyone else then the coder.

KURTZ
05 May 2008, 16:44
maybe the next time is better if in the contest there are only hacks without any trouble ...

Jase2
05 May 2008, 16:47
Sorry guys.

I'm waiting for Paul come online, as he's the only one who can see what information has been posted by vb.org staff.

However, we will have HelpCenter patched up asap. All this hard work isn't for nothing, you know. :)

If vb.org emailed/private messaged me the information, then I could have it patched up. Unfortunately, they won't.

rizelim
05 May 2008, 19:40
thanks Atakan

uydudoktoru
05 May 2008, 20:01
thanks Atakan

PoetJA-1975
05 May 2008, 22:08
We never give details to anyone else then the coder.
Odd policy MARCO - it seems like the details of said exploit would be of concern to those of us who have actually installed modifications... Perhaps you'd consider a policy change in the direction of disclosure to the Community :D

Sorry guys.

I'm waiting for Paul come online, as he's the only one who can see what information has been posted by vb.org staff.

However, we will have HelpCenter patched up asap. All this hard work isn't for nothing, you know. :)

If vb.org emailed/private messaged me the information, then I could have it patched up. Unfortunately, they won't.
I hear ya JASE - I know YAWL've put an incredible amount of work into making HelpCenter a success and I thank you for that and will look forward to the updated, exploit-free version. I suppose it's Monday and Monday doesn't roll around without its usual drama in some way or other - Anyway... :rolleyes: Good luck with it :D

Jacquii.

Jase2
05 May 2008, 22:51
It's nothing we've done wrong. It's the new vBulletin security fix. Once Paul has added that in, were good to go.

PoetJA-1975
05 May 2008, 23:02
Oh! Allrighty then - I thought perhaps something major was amiss... That email I received was like QUARANTINE in big bold letters and I'm like OH MY GOD! WHAT IS IT? LOL --- So good to know it's something minor. Sounds good then!

Jacquii.

Tom_S
06 May 2008, 00:57
I'm sure it will be fixed soon. I hope so anyway. An excellent mod! It got my vote. :)

King Kovifor
06 May 2008, 02:17
Odd policy MARCO - it seems like the details of said exploit would be of concern to those of us who have actually installed modifications... Perhaps you'd consider a policy change in the direction of disclosure to the Community :D

The policy is in place so that someone who wants to exploit a modification cannot find out easily. They would need to find the exploit themselves. And I would probably have a safe bet saying it won't change in the future.

murekhalir
06 May 2008, 03:08
I am loving the vbsocial forums, really allows my members to be really sociable now~

PoetJA-1975
06 May 2008, 12:07
The policy is in place so that someone who wants to exploit a modification cannot find out easily. They would need to find the exploit themselves. And I would probably have a safe bet saying it won't change in the future.

LOL - no doubt vBulletin.org doesn't change it's policy very often :D
As I've installed the modification though - it would have been nice to know what the exploit was - but I thank JASE for the answer...

Jacquii.

Marco van Herwaarden
06 May 2008, 12:35
Please take discussions on vBulletin.org policies to the vBulletin.org Site Feedback (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=7) forum.

sensimilla
06 May 2008, 13:10
Tabbed Forum Home gets my vote.

FleaBag
06 May 2008, 20:02
SocialForums 1.2.

peterska2
07 May 2008, 01:38
oooooh, never been in the poll before! got quite a shock to see this for little ol' me.

anyway, just wanna say thanks to those that have nominated and/or voted for USC.

bobster65
07 May 2008, 18:17
Thank you to those that have nominated and voted for Tabbed Forum Home. I hope you enjoy it and look for version 2 in the near future :)

Also, to the other Coders (Phalynx, PaulSonny, Jase2, Atakan KOC, Kerry-Anne) ... congrats as well. Keep up the great work :)

Broceliande
07 May 2008, 20:56
tabbed forums, makes forums easy to use. i liked it and my vote to tabbed forum, thanks for mod ;)

Mum
08 May 2008, 18:20
Social Forums - it makes the Social Groups really do what they are meant to do.

Lindsey
09 May 2008, 01:58
Help Center :(

Rickeo
09 May 2008, 03:58
My vote lies with Tabbed Forum Home amazing mod just hard to install but the support is the best I've ever had for a MOD :)

Rick

PoetJA-1975
09 May 2008, 12:44
Help Center :(

Yeah - I'm wondering what the deal is... I certainly hope HelpCenter sees the out-of-beta stage soon.

Jacquii.

EDIT - on the PaulSonny.com website:
Hello all,

As you may be aware, we've had to have a complete new site. This is because of server problems with our last host - and Paul quickly got us set-up with a new host.

Also, you may be aware that HelpCenter recently got put into the "Modification Graveyard" over at vbulletin.org. This is because of a vulnerability found. Rest assured, this is nothing major and we will have it fixed shortly.

Thanks for your patience.

That was posted on 5 May, 2008 - It's now the 9th of May, 2008 - I sure hope things are well with PAUL and JASE and the site and the HelpCenter project!

Marco van Herwaarden
09 May 2008, 12:59
We are still working with the authors of the Helpdesk to produce a version that will be more secure then ever. It does take some time to get everything checked and sorted though, but it seems almost all issues are resolved or almost resolved now.

PaulSonny
09 May 2008, 16:06
I appreciate everyones patience. Rest assured, myself, the PaulSonny website and the HelpCenter project is going knowhere, development has slowed down a little due to the issues mentioned above but will be back to normal once everything has been verified.

Thanks, Paul.

Jase2
09 May 2008, 17:32
Please all don't see this as a bad thing. Really, it is good for you, since we have fixed all problems, or nearly most. I would like to thank all the vb.org team who have helped myself and Paul through this. :)

youradhere4222
09 May 2008, 23:58
I'd never seen Tabbed Forum Home until now, and after installing it, I'm impressed; it gets my vote.

I do like HelpCenter, but I tend to be more impressed bobster65 by not reserving features for those that pay for them.

PoetJA-1975
10 May 2008, 01:58
but I tend to be more impressed bobster65 by not reserving features for those that pay for them.
Good point... But then again - we're not really talking about phpBB right... :rolleyes: LOL

Jacquii.

PaulSonny
10 May 2008, 07:31
I'd never seen Tabbed Forum Home until now, and after installing it, I'm impressed; it gets my vote.

I do like HelpCenter, but I tend to be more impressed bobster65 by not reserving features for those that pay for them.

Perhaps you could appreciate the time and effort that goes into coding this modifications, not to mention the support as well?

Thanks, Paul.

Jase2
10 May 2008, 13:56
youradhere4222, HelpCenter is in 'beta' stage and it is only a lite version. We've always said there will be a paid version. What do you want us to do, add every single feature and do all this for free? Maybe if I had more time, yes - but unfortunately this takes a lot of both mine and Pauls time - so we certainly cannot work for free.

I think our support has been fantastic, and is only going to continue with the 'paid version. I think we've done great so far, especially how complex we've made the lite version.

youradhere4222
10 May 2008, 20:26
Appreciating someone's work more than someone else's isn't at all devaluing the effort of them; please know that.

There are plenty of paid modifications that require payment to use, and I have no problem with that. I was simply posting in this thread to tell who I had voted for, and why, just like everyone else had done.

I don't think a paid version is required to develop a modification, since #1, there's an option to not support your modification, and #2, people do donate to good causes, but I'd rather not get into this argument.

Jase2
10 May 2008, 20:32
So, you want us to spend countless hours working for nothing? Do you see vbulletin doing that? No!

mikkitine
10 May 2008, 21:07
bobster's tab ability.

Paul M
10 May 2008, 22:30
This thread is not for discussion of the merits of paid modifications, thanks.

Big Boss
12 May 2008, 22:59
My vote goes to Tabbed Forum Home, no doubt about it! ;)

Madlike
13 May 2008, 12:02
Tabbed Forum Home

zappsan
20 May 2008, 20:17
Tabbed Forum Home
Awesome hack.

Baldilocks
23 May 2008, 23:01
I chose Social Forums. Truely something that should have been standard with vBulletin.

Side Colums are easy to make in a HEADER or FOOTER template anyway.

King Justice
24 May 2008, 01:42
Can someone PM me the answer: How can I go about submitting my forum to be nominated for MOTM?

Baldilocks
24 May 2008, 02:18
How can a forum be mod of the month???
Ask that in the Forum of the Month area. :)

Boofo
24 May 2008, 03:33
Side Colums are easy to make in a HEADER or FOOTER template anyway.

Well, then, we need to talk in PM. ;)

Baldilocks
24 May 2008, 04:54
I've looked at the template (because I added the tag cloud, some phrases, the style chooser and the donate link), although it's not a skin I personally designed.

But the guys at vBskinworks seem to like coding side colums in either the HEADER or FOOTER templates.

Here is an example from my forum home page.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j149/Baldilocks73/lightskin.jpg

(Part of the FOOTER template).

Marco van Herwaarden
24 May 2008, 09:30
Please stick to the topic of this thread.

akulion
28 May 2008, 07:41
Tabbed Forum Home - makes things nice and neat :)