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[DBTech] vBAnswers v2 (vB4)
Mod Version: 2.0.1, by DragonByte Tech (Coder) DragonByte Tech is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (3 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 40
Released: 05 Jan 2013 Last Update: 25 Apr 2016 Downloads: 272
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What is vBAnswers?
vBAnswers is a mod that's especially helpful if you run a tech support forum, or any other forum where your users pose questions to other members for them to answer.

It lets them quickly identify which posts have been marked as the solution to the issue, and also rewards users who post helpful posts via points, as well as trophies displayed next to their usernames.

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* It helps you to stay on top of updates - members who have installed modifications will be notified by us whenever new updates are available.

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* Marking a modification as installed also helps us know how many people are using our work, giving us extra incentive to provide more features and new modifications.

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Major Features
Quickly Post Problems: Two quick forms lets users easily post new problems to the correct forum.

Quick Solution Identification: Flagging a post as Solution lets other members quickly identify which post solves the problem.

Guest Delayed Submissions: Guests who try to post a new problem will be redirected to the registration form, and as soon as they have registered or logged in, their problem will be posted in the forum they chose - even if they come back hours or even days later.


Complete Feature List

Lite

Sidebar
  • Sidebar widget for posting new problems
  • Sidebar widget for listing problems
  • Sidebar widget for listing top problem solvers

Questions
  • Problem categories tied to specific forums
  • Form for posting new problems on Forum Display
  • Ability to flag posts as Solution, Best Answer or Good Answer

Community-Voted "Best Answers"
  • Users who did not ask the original question can vote on a single answer in the thread as the "Best Answer"
  • Users can un-vote their post of choice if they change their mind later
  • The community voted best answer will display a unique text

Landing Page
  • Displays the following blocks
    • Latest X Own Unanswered Questions
    • Latest X Own Answered Questions
    • Latest X Unanswered Questions
    • Latest X Answered Questions
  • Displays a form to quickly post new questions

Question List
  • Can be filtered by answered/unanswered
  • Can be filtered by own or globally asked/answered questions
  • Powers the blocks on the Landing Page

Solution Validation
  • Select usergroups can flag a solution as "Validated"
  • Displays underneath the Answer Type drop-down

vBActivity & Awards Integration
  • Points for Problems Posted
  • Points for Problems Solved
  • Points for Solutions Validated

General / Other
  • Reminders for users who have unresolved problems with at least 1 reply and has not received a reply for X days
  • Postbit stats for Problems Posted, Problems Solved, Best Answers Given, Good Answers Given
  • What's Going On stat block for total problems posted, total unresolved problems, best problem solver
  • Per-usergroup limits on how often problems can be posted


Pro

Private Questions
  • Admins can choose to enable a category to only have Private questions
  • Admins can choose to enable a category to have Private questions (User choice per question)
  • Private questions go in a special sub-forum that admins set up, with special permissions
  • Questions will only show up to starter, and staff

Statistics Exporting
  • Export a list of users that have participated in vBAnswers in some way
  • Enter a Start & End date to create a date range for the export
    • Both values are optional
    • Omitting start date means "from beginning until X"
    • Omitting end date means "from X until now"
    • Omitting both means "from beginning until now"

General / Other
  • Rotating trophies for most Solutions, Best Answers and Good Answers, recalculated every X days
  • Ability to export a list of everybody who has received at least 1 post flagged as the Solution, Best Answer or Good Answer with the info described

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This mod displays a copyright notification in the footer of the Forum Home, Forum Display and Show Thread pages, as well as all modification pages, which includes:
  • 1 Link to DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification
  • 1 Link to Tom's Hardware (Italy) homepage
Tom's Hardware (Italy) commissioned this mod, which is why the branding exists.

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Old 03 Apr 2013, 13:12
Seerkan Seerkan is offline
 
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
Did you also deploy a sidebar block in the Forum Blocks Manager?


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UPS I dindt know this vb feature! thanks for answering.

OK, activated. Seems to work but, it seems that vbulletin only shows the sidebar in forumhome, so the vbanswer blocks only shown in forumhome too!!! (is it correct?)

So, Can i use Everywhere Sidebar 4 VB4 mod http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...hlight=sidebar with vbanswer?

PD: we are interested in the paid version of vbanswer, but we would like to make sure everything goes right.
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Old 05 Apr 2013, 15:16
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I don't know if it will work with that mod, you can try it though


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Old 06 Apr 2013, 11:37
Seerkan Seerkan is offline
 
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it seems not to work...

i think you have a great mod, BUT as you have asociated with vb sidebar blocks, it is very limitated.
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Old 09 Apr 2013, 23:07
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Installed in 4.2.0 - patch level 3 and get the following error in the admin control panel when i try to set up
Could not find phrase 'dbtech_vbanswers_invalid_action'
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Old 12 Apr 2013, 16:45
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Sounds like you may have uploaded the files in the wrong directories. Please drag and drop the contents of the upload folder to your forum folder.


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Old 30 Apr 2013, 01:35
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Originally Posted by Simon2323 View Post
Installed in 4.2.0 - patch level 3 and get the following error in the admin control panel when i try to set up
Could not find phrase 'dbtech_vbanswers_invalid_action'
I get the same error. I uploaded the files as per the folder structure given in the upload folder. Please let us know how to correct this.

Also, I was wondering whether this mod will cause any Vbulletin performance problems on a forum with a lot of traffic, users and posts? Have you tested this on any large forum. Your thoughts on this would be appreciated.
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Old 06 May 2013, 17:17
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There's two possible reasons why that error could happen:
1. The /dbtech folder wasn't uploaded correctly
2. The /vbanswers.php file was uploaded to the AdminCP in place of the /admincp/vbanswers.php file or vice versa

We don't have access to a large forum to test it with, but we've had no reports of any detriment to performance


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Old 09 May 2013, 13:27
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I am getting the same error in the Manage Trophies menu. I have checked the uploads and reinstalled the mod.

I have my admin folder under a different name than admincp. This hasn't caused any problems with other mods, including your own, but I mention it in case it's related.

At the moment I am also unable to see the block, but it's early days so maybe I'm doing something dumb!
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Old 09 May 2013, 14:05
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This actually works well with Everywhere Sidebar (Seerkan's post above) as ESB gives what I consider essential functionality - the ability to only show the question block in the area where you want questions, in my case my Recruiting forum - about how to join the Army. ESB would also allow you to show the block to certain user groups.

So far I have everything working except menu additions and the error in Manage Trophies that I mentioned.

Is the mod compatibile with the 4.2.1 Navbar?
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Old 14 May 2013, 13:45
hqarrse hqarrse is offline
 
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Got the answers to these on Dragonbyte's support forum:

- Manage Trophies is a menu item from the paid version that is in the Lite version by mistake. The error is caused by a missing php file that you don't get with the Lite version.

- navigation plugins have not been implemented yet.

So neither is a real bug and therefore my install is working fine.
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Old 14 Jun 2013, 22:57
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Originally Posted by vmg View Post
I get the same error. I uploaded the files as per the folder structure given in the upload folder. Please let us know how to correct this.

Also, I was wondering whether this mod will cause any Vbulletin performance problems on a forum with a lot of traffic, users and posts? Have you tested this on any large forum. Your thoughts on this would be appreciated.
confirmation, I got the same problem

The files have been uploaded correctly

+ The hack is not displayed in the Sidebar

Please update the hack and add features



Sorry if I did not talk properly, My English is not so good
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Old 15 Jun 2013, 17:03
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Originally Posted by m.yMJJ View Post
confirmation, I got the same problem
It's not a problem, please read the post above yours

Originally Posted by m.yMJJ View Post
+ The hack is not displayed in the Sidebar
Please go to Forum Blocks and add the block to the sidebar


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Old 23 Jun 2013, 20:07
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v1.0.4

Feature: Improved logging details for Control Panel actions
Change: A "Branding Free" AddOn is now available
Fix: Problem Solving stats no longer break the postbit layout in PMs / Announcements / User Notes


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Old 25 Jun 2013, 14:49
vmg vmg is offline
 
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In your instructions you say
"give your administrator account the "Can Administer vBAnswers"
permission" .

I checked my admin username and I don't see anywhere the option called
"Can Administer vBAnswers"
permission" .

Please let me know.
Tnanks
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Old 25 Jun 2013, 15:14
vmg vmg is offline
 
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Please ignore my last question. I found that under User Group > Administrator Permission.

But I am still unable to make the forum block form visible. I added a block but it is not getting displayed.

Thanks
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