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Point Market System 3.1x
Mod Version: 3.1.2, by TheMayhem (Member) TheMayhem is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (136 votes - 4.78 average) Installs: 725
Released: 10 Jan 2010 Last Update: 03 Feb 2012 Downloads: 6280
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files  

Hack Summary
The Point Market System 3.1 is a stand alone "store" or "shop" hack for vBulletin 4x series. This hack is considered a major addition that allows for you to install one or multiple point systems, activity systems, or currency systems to use points for forum related item enhancements or a virtual/physical store system for your vBulletin forum.

The Point Market is actually four major hacks combined into one. Those five major hacks are a Forum Enhancement Store, A Virtual & Physical Store, a detailed Banking/Payment System, Currency to Point Converter, and a Lottery/Gambling Center. Below is a little bit more about each section.

Forum Item Enhancement Store
The Point Market Forum Item section is what is considered a traditional forum store. You can use a very comprehensive Admin background to be able to sell a variety of forum items that can help enhance a user's enjoyability on the forums. In addition, there are many forum items that a user can purchase for other users. I should also note that a point donation is possible in this section since many point systems do not offer the ability to donate. Below is a listing of the market items & categories:

Forum Items User can Purchase
Market Features (Additional Market Access Features Users Can Purchased)
- Steal Protection
- Gift Market Access
- Stolen Point History
- Donation History
- Gambling Access
- Coupon Access
User Title
- Custom User Title
- User Title Glow
- User Title Color
- Usertitle Strikethrough
Gifts / Awards / Ribbons
- Purchase a Gift
- Create a Gift
User Permissions
- Primary Usergroup Change
- Secondary Usergroup Change
Username Permissions
- Change Username
- Username Color
- Username Glow
- Username Strikethrough
Forum Permissions
- Special Forum Access
- Forum Password Access
- Moderate a Forum
- Change Forum Description
- Create a Forum
- Create Smiley Category
- Upload Smiley
- Upload Avatar
Other Users
- Change Custom User Title
- Gift a Gift
- Donate to Another User
- Steal From a User
- Fire a Moderator
- Change Avatar
- Post Font Bold
- Post Font Color
- Post Font Face
- Post Font Italics
- Sticky a Thread
- Delete a Thread
- Color a Thread
- Thread Strikethrough
- Ban a User From a Thread

In addition to these powerful Forum Items, the Point Market has revolutionized the way shop systems can handle charging items. The Point Market allows for all market items above to be charged in two different currencies. That means you could use a combination of any of the supporting point mods to charge for each forum item. Additional features that have been recently been introduced involves the ability to set when these market items expire, allowing for only tempory or permanent purchases. Furthermore, Administrators can choose whether to enable/disable the refund capabilities of these market items as well as individual usergroup permissions that can set individual access, coupon capabilities, and an individual maximum purchase.

Other powerful enhancements to our forum item store system allows for Administrators to set the ability of charging for category access in order to access these market items. This will give the user's one more way to stay active and motivated on accumulating points in order to use them for store purchases. A recently introduced user requested feature also allows for subcategories and the ability to create an unlimited amount of duplicate forum items by using the above market items as a template for a new item. This means you can choose to set different quotos for each market item and can truly personalize your forum item store section.

Bank & Paycheck Center
The Point Market version 3.1x series has done some extreme enhancements to how point banking is now handled. Users have the classic ability to be able to use a bank to store two different point system currencies of the Administrators choosing. These currencies are stored and can accumulate primary usergroup interest that is set during a specified time period by the Administrator. Below is an exact list of Banking features.

Bank Features
- Store Two Currencies that are protected from all steal protection
- Allow for interest to be earned controlled by Administrators on a payout period
- Set minimum/maximum fees (usergroup controlled)
- Set minimum/maximum withdraw and deposit amounts (usergroup controlled)

A main change in the Point Market that makes it so different is the concept of receiving paychecks. Many forums that use point systems want the ability to pay their staff or special usergroups with a paycheck to say thanks as a form of payment. The Point Market gives you the ability to pay users on a specified period by the Administrator. There best part about this paycheck feature is the Admin can choose two different amounts that a user can earn. Admins can choose a set amount that is guarenteed during each pay period OR Administrators can choose for the user to earn a percentage of Point Market Forum Item Sales during a specified period that is defined by their primary usergroup. This allows for staff to become almost salesman like within the Market and can also guarentee a fluxuating paycheck based off of activiity.

Virtual & Physical Online Store
Based off of user demands, the Point Market has created a store system that users can create virtual and physical items and sell it on the website with users using points to purchase these items. Administrators can create an unlimited amount of store items. These items have the ability to:

Store Features
- Purchase an unlimited products by the Admin
- Multiple shipping methods (Email, Mail, Downloadable, No Shipping)
- Control shipping costs if by Mail based off a user's Country
- Up to 5 screenshots uploaded by the Administrator that can be viewed
- Give detailed reviews of products purchased
- Rate products 1 to 5
- Control Quantity of available products
- Coupons Enabled

A designated Administrator will immediately be notified via Private Message of a purchase. From there an Admin can enter the Admin Control Panel and choose to ship the product in whatever method the user chose. A log of this purchase is also available for the user who can view it in their User Purchase history as well as the shipping status of the item.

Point Currency Converter
Sometimes you need to generate actual cash revenue. Many users are willing to purchase points for money. So what better way then to introduce a cash transaction center that will allow for the Administrator to set an amount to charge for a set amount of points? This feature is supported via Paypal and allows for a great income method.

Furthermore, some sites like to use more then two currency systems and the Point Market is designed to meet those needs. Users can be able to select from a specified currency list by the Admin and change points from one system to the next at a fee chosen by the Administrator. This is a pretty convinient method to use every point system possible and allow for user's main goal to be as active as possible so that they can adjust their points to their liking.

Lottery & Gambling
Gambling these days are in high demand and the Point Market has set to address it. The Point Market has created 3 seperate games to allow user's to gamble their points on multiplying their points. Those 3 games are:

- Match The Card
- Higher Card
- Lottery

The Lottery has a built in expiration set by the Administrators and can also be used with coupons for discounts. Massive jackpots can be set at a starting amount or at 0 and an adjustable charge price as well. Administrators can also control the odds of the other two games. Finally a powerful Administrative backend will allow for Admins to see information and statistics related to the lottery.

Other Administrative Features
The Point Market has a series of features in addition to the main 5 hacks that creates the Point Market. The author truly believes the reason the Point Market is truly the best shop system is the easy Admin system combined with the powerful feature capabilities. Below are some of the main Administrative features:

- Advanced individual Administrative Access features (controlled by superadmin)
- Detailed Moderator/Supermoderator Control Panel (features controlled by superadmin)
- Informative statistics related to purchases & activity within the market
- History & Transaction log of all Forum Market Items
- Controllable Coupon creation with pages of advanced controls
- Maintenance section used for debugging purposes and serious updates
- Detailed Gift/Ribbon/Award section
- Banking paycheck creation & transaction history Mods This Works With
1) vBExperience (Point Market v3.0+)
2) uCash
3) vBookie
4) Kbank
5) vBCredits Deluxe II
6) vBActivity

Integration With Other Mods
This hack has been intended to be integrated with a 3rd party point system. You can choose to either use a hack added on or write your own point system. The hack is dependent on the user table having a point/credit/cash field within the user control panel. Please note that vBExperience will only work with the Point Market version 3x series.

In addition, if you do not want to integrate this hack directly with another point system. You can still install this hack and use the reputation field, which will allow user's to purchase items based off of their reputation. I suggest if you choose this option that you set all prices to not include any decimals, as it will be useless and cause unwanted errors.

As of the 3.1x series, the Point Market has begun to create individual forum items related to other modifications offered on If you would like your hack to have a special feature &/or capability that can be purchased within the Point Market, just let the developer of this modification know. I will gladly work with any developer to create purchaseable forum items within the Point Market that enhances your modification.

Support Policy
The only available modification that can be downloaded now is the 3.1x alpha/beta series. The reason why I have it marked in such titles is because the bugs that are remaining seem to be very minimal and the product is pretty stable. That being said their are still a few features that have not been scripted and are marked in a lime green color above in my post. Those features still might not correctly function once they are introduced into the beta series of the 3.1x series and users should use some caution. That being said, I will do my best to offer support in this thread. In order to gain support, you must have downloaded the Point Market product and be listed as installed with the latest available version. PLEASE NOTE: if you are having an issue, please provide the following information
- URL to the page you are experiencing problems or a database error
- Primary Point Field name (What point system are you using)
- Secondary Point Field name (What point system are you using
I need to know these in order to fix the majority of problems I need to know this information as there are so many combinations and point systems that can cause different problems, this is the only way I can help replicate an error in order to fix it

IMPORTANT UPGRADE INFORMATION: After you have upgraded from version 1.0.4 to version 2x, please visit the Maintenance section of the Admin CP. Please update the transaction counter and refund counter so that user's information is displayed accurately. Do not use the User Title updater unless you have recently run vBulletin's User Title and Rank Updater in the maintenance section of vBulletin's Admin CP. Please note that only purchases after 2.0.1 is installed can be fixed on the User Title Updater within the Market Admin CP. If you are upgrading to the 3.1x series for the first time, please run the update Maintenance scrippted called Forum Expirations to deal with expired forum items.

Screenshot and release information: To view specific information about the historical releases of the Point Market, please visit this post:
This includes a changelog summary and screenshots of the latest version of the Point Market.

Lastly, I ask all users who install it to kindly click the install button and please rate my product as it is my motivation for future versions of this product.

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Old 28 Aug 2010, 09:35
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bybart bybart is offline
Join Date: Jul 2007
Hello and thanks for this awesome product!!

Im having a problem tho, when we were testing the product we changed thread colors or also we added the "delete line". Is there a way to undo those?

vBulletin: 4.06
PMS: 3.0 RC4
Primary Point Field: vBExperience: market_xperience

Last edited by bybart; 28 Aug 2010 at 11:06.
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Old 28 Aug 2010, 10:16
Antiblank Antiblank is offline
Join Date: May 2005
I've tried reading through all the pages, please believe that I have haha.

So I've installed, set permissions for the two usergroups I'm testing. Logged into one account and donated 70,000 points to user B. Log in with User B and find a PM telling me that User A has donated 70,000 points to me. But the points for User B still show his original 2,000 total. The points are gone from User A though.

I've waited in case it was waiting to be processed, kind of like how money doesn't clear instantly in your bank usually. I also went through any settings and can't find the points.

I did purchase the Donation History addition with User B and I can see the "Donations to me" and see the 70,000 from User A listed. But alas not reflected in my total.

So is there something I'm missing here? I'm using RC 4 (though to be fair it reports itself as RC 3)

vBulletin: 4.06
PMS: 3.0 RC4
Primary Point Field: vBExperience: market_xperience

Last edited by Antiblank; 28 Aug 2010 at 10:53.
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Old 28 Aug 2010, 16:24
bongmatinhoc bongmatinhoc is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
function store items do not work
Add items already in store ACP
When buying, reported successful
But no display
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Old 29 Aug 2010, 00:28
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TheMayhem TheMayhem is offline
Join Date: Oct 2002
Real name: Brad
Alright I am back from my vacation and quite burned. I'll get to replying to everyone's issues this week with RC 5 finally. I return to college this week; however, my work schedule is far lighter, which is good.
Currently in Production:
vB 4: Point Market System Version 3.1.2 (A Point Donate/Store System)
Point Market Support: Support Trouble Ticket System
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Old 30 Aug 2010, 05:47
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Real name: Lisa
Don't know if this has been pointed out yet, but when I go to admincp or reply to messages the color HTML shows up with the username, so I have to delete and enter it all manually.
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Old 30 Aug 2010, 09:20
exportforce exportforce is offline
Join Date: Jun 2007
Would it be possible to add the following?

* Ability to change the SHOWN! username (original login still exists)
Use bb-code and smilies. System charges a predefined amount of money PER bb-code and another amount per smiley.

* same as above for the title

for both: Admin can deny the usage of specific colors and fontsizes.

* Buy the usage of special smilies
Users can "buy" the usage of special smilies on a per use base.
So a user buys the "Blafoo"-Smiley 5 times, he can use it 5 times.
If a user quotes the text with the smiley only the code for the smiley is there, because he can't use it.
(I am aware that users could use the image-code but we got mostly fair users )

* Buy posting backgrounds
Predefined backgrounds for posts of the user or for another amount (mostly higher) a self taken (but being checked by an admin) background image / color which is always charged even if it gets denied.

* timed Items
Being able to gift virtual items to other users that vanish after a preset amount of time
(Like you give someone a virtual kiss (and no I won't use that xD just a simple example))
This Item is visible in the profile and under the signature.
There are two sizes each 32*32 and 16*16pixel. 16*16 for the signature and 32*32 for the profile

* BB-Code usage for Threadtitles
Users can use BB-Code in threadtitles (Admin can deny the usage of specific codes/colors/font-sizes) on a per thread-base. So if he buys 3x he can use the bb-code in the title for three threads. Threads where he doesn't use them, won't count.

If you can do this I will definitly use the donation button :>
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Old 30 Aug 2010, 18:10
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TheMayhem TheMayhem is offline
Join Date: Oct 2002
Real name: Brad
Just giving you guys some great news, I've been able to find and apply fixes for several of the major issues remaining. Gold is going to be the next release instead of RC 5
Currently in Production:
vB 4: Point Market System Version 3.1.2 (A Point Donate/Store System)
Point Market Support: Support Trouble Ticket System
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Old 30 Aug 2010, 23:09
q3chap q3chap is offline
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Originally Posted by TheMayhem View Post
Just giving you guys some great news, I've been able to find and apply fixes for several of the major issues remaining. Gold is going to be the next release instead of RC 5
great to read this .. i've never burned waiting for a mod like this
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Old 31 Aug 2010, 22:28
TheRedGoat TheRedGoat is offline
Join Date: Aug 2010
Got it up and running, looks pretty nice. So far so good, and thank you for the effort!
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Old 01 Sep 2010, 00:51
r00028304 r00028304 is offline
Join Date: Aug 2010
i noticed this mod overwrites groups Username HTML Markup; how do i stop it from doing that? i can't start telling all staff to buy username color O.o moreover - i've disabled the ability to buy username colors.

Last edited by r00028304; 01 Sep 2010 at 01:00.
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Old 01 Sep 2010, 09:26
RobbieZ RobbieZ is offline
Join Date: Jul 2008
Originally Posted by r00028304 View Post
i noticed this mod overwrites groups Username HTML Markup; how do i stop it from doing that? i can't start telling all staff to buy username color O.o moreover - i've disabled the ability to buy username colors.
Re-overwrite the html markup.


Set the username colors price at zero, either ask your staff to buy the color or use log-in-as-admin and then put the price up.

Personally, I wouldnt use that feature full stop.
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Old 01 Sep 2010, 10:51
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TheMayhem TheMayhem is offline
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Real name: Brad
With the release I ended up doing, I gave the admin more options on controlling where the username markup is overwritten. For the first 6 months in the market lifespan, it always did just the showthread and member profile. With the new release it did a markup pretty much everywhere.

So in gold, it is going to give you the option on what pages it does the markup overwrite. That way for some forums your staff won't have to buy new colors or tags where on other forums you might actually prefer it show everywhere. This should give you greater flexibility in your forum settings

Oh, P.S., thanks for making the Point Market the mod of the month for August
Currently in Production:
vB 4: Point Market System Version 3.1.2 (A Point Donate/Store System)
Point Market Support: Support Trouble Ticket System
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Old 01 Sep 2010, 11:34
04wayne 04wayne is offline
Join Date: Nov 2009
Thread strikethrough option...

I can't get the strikethrough option off now lol despite disabling the item, so all my threads are strikethrough. How do I make them normal again?

Please help!
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Old 01 Sep 2010, 16:03
nyunyu nyunyu is offline
Join Date: Dec 2004
I got this after trying to access Market.

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

Also, can I use this point market system as a virtual payment processor?
With 200 points, user can can buy 1 month of subscription or usergroup and when time expired, they will be back to normal members.

Is this doable?
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Old 01 Sep 2010, 17:29
Storyteller69 Storyteller69 is offline
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@ nyunyu
Try this post:
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