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N!ck
25 Sep 2002, 00:00
vbJrnl
What it does: After installing vbJournal Lite 1.1b, I was very dissatisfied. It was by no means "lite", the default HTML templates were awful, the journal didn't match vBulletin's visual design, and there was a lot of redundant template editing. vbJrnl is a lightweight journal system that piggybacks off vBulletin's forum and thread systems.

No screenshot is available BECAUSE vbJrnl looks just like any other of your forums, but functional differences are:

Only one thread/journal per user will be allowed in your new journals forum.
The thread title is forced to be "[Username]'s Journal".
Only the person who started the thread can reply to it (create a new entry).


Current Version: 0.9

Future versions are outlined in the text file.

If you use this hack, please click install. New versions are coming, and I'd like to let you know about them. Thank you.

Have fun, and please comment!

Link14716
25 Sep 2002, 00:15
Lite means that it is almost BETA. And people want screens. BTW, by reading your post, it is a forum? Well, this'd seem an easy hack. I think I may go for vBJournal Lite

DrkFusion
25 Sep 2002, 00:35
vB Journal Lite is a way more functional, and it has better features, this is basically just a new forum and it doesn't organize the journals either.

I dunno why you were dissatisfied with vbJournal Lite, this seems dissatisfying more.

joeboo
25 Sep 2002, 01:59
vbJournal Lite is much nicer and can be configured however u want. So no thanks to your "dissatisfied" vbJrnl

N!ck
25 Sep 2002, 02:24
then don't download it. it is my prerogative to be dissatisfied, and it is my prerogative to release a hack that i believe is better.

now to pick you each apart individually.
link: it's a forum, sure...but it is a forum with certain NECESSARY modifications to allow it to serve more as a collection of journals than a forum. as for being easy...i don't believe i ever said otherwise. it just makes more sense, that's all. as a screenshot, there is absolutely no reason. this hack is all about functionality. it LOOKS just like an ordinary forum.
DrkFusion: i was dissatisfied because the html code sucks (go ahead, run it through w3c.org :P) and was too much of a hassle to fix. furthermore, it didn't match the style of vBulletin and would not have without extensive modification.
joeboo: all i have to say is that vbJrnl is not dissatisfied; its author was.

and to all of you...if you don't like the hack, don't install it and don't post in my thread. others' opinions may vary. i didn't leave rude comments (which would have been truthful, btw) in vbJournal's thread, so you can kindly leave your ignorant rude comments out of mine. thank you.

Neo
25 Sep 2002, 03:00
What the is wrong with all of you? Nick gave his opion about that hack and made another one for users on VB.org have another choice. I tihnk maybe if people here dont have anything intellegent to say they should just DIE. ;)

And for coding standards I myself opted to make my own instead of use the vbJournal Lite. I myself do have standards with coding.

N!ck
25 Sep 2002, 03:09
i appreciate the support neo ;)

on another note...new version - 0.91.

this version simply sets up for compatibility for future versions...to upgrade, download the text file again and do steps 4 and 5

Erwin
25 Sep 2002, 03:36
The more hack options released, the better. I myself run my own custom Journal hack. If you don't want to use it, don't use it. :)

Link14716
25 Sep 2002, 03:55
I was just saying that I'd prefer vB Journal Lite over this. :)

Good hack though....

Kaelon
25 Sep 2002, 04:57
Isn't vBJournal Lite driven by templates, and therefore, can't one simply change most of the interface by editing templates?

An interesting hack, but I'll stick with vBJ Lite.

Brad
25 Sep 2002, 19:10
Originally posted by Neo
What the is wrong with all of you? Nick gave his opion about that hack and made another one for users on VB.org have another choice. I tihnk maybe if people here dont have anything intellegent to say they should just DIE. ;)

And for coding standards I myself opted to make my own instead of use the vbJournal Lite. I myself do have standards with coding.


i agree, nick is only releasing anthor sysytem because he dosent like vBjournal lite or at least some parts of it :p, and i have to admit, it has alot of templates to add :eek:.

im in the same boat with neo, im doing my own journal system, i cant wait on vb journal lite to be upgraded cause i need coments and other fetures i just think arent ganna happen in a release any time soon.

DrkFusion
25 Sep 2002, 20:35
Originally posted by nicksaunders
then don't download it. it is my prerogative to be dissatisfied, and it is my prerogative to release a hack that i believe is better.

now to pick you each apart individually.
link: it's a forum, sure...but it is a forum with certain NECESSARY modifications to allow it to serve more as a collection of journals than a forum. as for being easy...i don't believe i ever said otherwise. it just makes more sense, that's all. as a screenshot, there is absolutely no reason. this hack is all about functionality. it LOOKS just like an ordinary forum.
DrkFusion: i was dissatisfied because the html code sucks (go ahead, run it through w3c.org :P) and was too much of a hassle to fix. furthermore, it didn't match the style of vBulletin and would not have without extensive modification.
joeboo: all i have to say is that vbJrnl is not dissatisfied; its author was.

and to all of you...if you don't like the hack, don't install it and don't post in my thread. others' opinions may vary. i didn't leave rude comments (which would have been truthful, btw) in vbJournal's thread, so you can kindly leave your ignorant rude comments out of mine. thank you.

What when? uhhhh when did I say that.

I just wanted to know how you could be satisfied of it, and I said this seems to me dissatisfying, because well this doesn't really seem like a real journal system, more like new threads, anyways, I didn't want to start ++++ with anyone, but I did, though, I am sorry if you were dissatisfied with my dissatisfied comment of your dissatisfactory opinion.

-Arunan

joeboo
26 Sep 2002, 02:35
Originally posted by Neo
What the is wrong with all of you? Nick gave his opion about that hack and made another one for users on VB.org have another choice. I tihnk maybe if people here dont have anything intellegent to say they should just DIE. ;)

And for coding standards I myself opted to make my own instead of use the vbJournal Lite. I myself do have standards with coding.

hey man, he gave his opinion about VB Journal, and we can give OUR opinion about HIS journal. We are all entitled to our opinions

N!ck
26 Sep 2002, 02:38
Originally posted by joeboo


hey man, he gave his opinion about VB Journal, and we can give OUR opinion about HIS journal. We are all entitled to our opinions

one more post and i'm going to start posting my opinions in places other than my own thread, just as you're doing.

Lesane
26 Sep 2002, 07:37
^-- lol, how old are you now Nick? :rolleyes:

It's indeed a simpler Journal system, nice work on that. But i'd stick with VbJournal lite :p (don't get mad, keep smiling :banana: :D)

Ghostsuit
26 Sep 2002, 10:10
Originally posted by nicksaunders
vbJrnl
What it does: After installing vbJournal Lite 1.1b, I was very dissatisfied.

First of its great you made a journal and released it to vB.org and a good reason why you did it.

Originally posted by nicksaunders
It was by no means "lite", the default HTML templates were awful, the journal didn't match vBulletin's visual design, and there was a lot of redundant template editing.

Still here's a tip you can take it or leave it but if you'd left out the bit quoted above I think you might have got a better reaction from other users here because basically it just looks like your slagging off his hack to try and make your's look better.

Anyway let's end on a good point I'm looking forward to seeing where you take this style of journal.

FleaBag
26 Sep 2002, 11:19
Link, Lite doesn't mean it's almost out of beta at all. It helps if you know what you're talking about.

Ghostsuit
26 Sep 2002, 11:25
Lite will usually mean that the hack has a bigger brother around or on the way and some times the Lites the free version with you having to pay for the Pro version. Generally the Lite version has less functions/abilitys than the Pro version. That a good enough description?

Attrox
26 Sep 2002, 22:05
I agree with you a little, but vB Journal Lite was just a lite version, and isn't complete yet. That's probably why the templates had glitches.

DrkFusion
26 Sep 2002, 22:07
Just like my Vb Image gallery Lite, there had been 3 majopr bugs found, and i am fixing it, and the next version is a more advanced version that is coming out with the release of vb3.

-Arunan

N!ck
26 Sep 2002, 22:54
perhaps i was a bit caustic...i simply intended to convey the reason why i made this hack

Lesane...almost 15

Gutspiller
27 Mar 2003, 05:08
I don't know if this question was answered in any of the other replies, but can this version still create private and public journals? From the first post it kinda didn't sound like it, but I felt like I should just double check before I dismiss the hack. Is this feature coming shortly in a newer version? :rolleyes:

sabret00the
27 Mar 2003, 12:14
i think it's great you released this, altho i really don't like what you done and i prefer the journal interface etc, theirs stuff that i want from vB journal lite that is taking way to long to get released upgraded, hopefully this will kick the guys who made it up the arse to bring out the features that has been heavily requested

msimplay
27 Mar 2003, 12:33
Vbjournal lite is exactly what i needed nuthing more nuthing less
the only thing i would probably add is an vbcode interface to the Journal other then that it works fine

N!ck
27 Mar 2003, 13:21
GS, no. This is just a very simple hack that modifies your journals forum so that each thread can only be posted to by the person who created it. It also, if memory serves me correctly, prevents a person from creating multiple threads.

Gutspiller
27 Mar 2003, 17:56
Today at 07:21 AM N!ck said this in Post #25 (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=374009#post374009)
GS, no. This is just a very simple hack that modifies your journals forum so that each thread can only be posted to by the person who created it. It also, if memory serves me correctly, prevents a person from creating multiple threads.

OK, thanks. I guess I will go see how much the other journal mod takes. If it's a lot I may be back. :)

trafix
30 Mar 2003, 00:33
I am realy looking for a good journal......I think the remarks in this thread have been uncalled for and confused me to the point that I dont want to install either of them.......

Can we stop the cat fighting and get on with hacking!

Sorry if my comments offend