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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
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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
Images
- 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
Posts
- Post Font Bold
- Post Font Color
- Post Font Face
- Post Font Italics
Threads
- 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



vBulletin.org 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 vBulletin.org 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 vBulletin.org. 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:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...14&postcount=2
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.

3.1.0 Gold Release Information
Visit http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...postcount=1861 for 3.1.0 Gold Release. This Upgrade IS REQUIRED!

The following directories must be chmodded to 777
/customavatars/
/images/smilies/
/images/pointmarket/store/
/pointmarket/downloads/

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  #1111  
Old 02 Sep 2010, 03:03
sapphiremagus sapphiremagus is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Originally Posted by TheMayhem View Post
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
Just curious if you have an estimate on when the next release will be? A lot of the features you've described are just what I'm waiting for to put it on my site No rush, just curious
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Old 02 Sep 2010, 04:54
nyunyu nyunyu is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Storyteller69 View Post
Thanks! Appreciate your help. It's all fine now


About the other question of mine, anyone can help?
I mean, can the member make purchase using the point? Like purchasing 1 month of forum access and when expired they revert back to old permission?

Last edited by nyunyu; 02 Sep 2010 at 05:59.
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Old 02 Sep 2010, 17:04
zero_ZX zero_ZX is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
This is indeed a wonderfull mod! Keep up the good work m8.

I have a suggestion though, would it be possible to make it, so the group color applies to users if they haven't purchased a color via the market?

It's too much hassle to manually upgrade users after a promotion if you can follow me
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Old 02 Sep 2010, 17:09
TheRedGoat TheRedGoat is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
I installed it a few days ago, and I like it..alot! Adds alot of interest to the site, although we are still in just the testing and development stage, it is entertaining for us.

Just out of curiosity, how many users of the market actually allow moderators to be fired via the market?

What other market items have you added/subtracted from the basic setup?

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Old 02 Sep 2010, 22:14
04wayne 04wayne is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Enabling the user strike through option on threads has caused a whole host of problems at my site.

I've had to disable the whole modification, as once I'd purchased the thread strikethrough, it affected all threads, and some other stuff too.

A member @ my site said:

The titles are strike-through, everyone appears as "registered" members even mods and admins, and Leaf's user title has a code failure.
http://www.vanityedge.com/forum/show...3522#post53522

Can you please explain why the thread strikethrough option worked so badly? Also, I disabled the thread stirkethrough option via my ACP, and it wouldn't turn it off. I purchased it again, and then refunded myself, still didn't get it off.
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Old 03 Sep 2010, 16:25
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TheMayhem TheMayhem is offline
 
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Real name: Brad
Here's the easiest way to fix a bad thread strikethrough because I made some mistakes with my html on it. Edit the user who has thread strikethrough enabled on the admin cp and remove it. Then whenever you have done that, go to the Maintenance section of the Point Market and run the update threads. This will fix all current threads and remove any user's thread strikethrough effect from threads who has it or no longer has it.

In gold, I redid how I calculated thread strikethrough so it's better.
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Old 03 Sep 2010, 19:46
john locke john locke is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
I have a problem...

when i active the Poin Maker all the user are colored by blue... why this happened?
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Old 03 Sep 2010, 21:10
smirkley smirkley is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Originally Posted by TheMayhem View Post
Here's the easiest way to fix a bad thread strikethrough because I made some mistakes with my html on it. Edit the user who has thread strikethrough enabled on the admin cp and remove it. Then whenever you have done that, go to the Maintenance section of the Point Market and run the update threads. This will fix all current threads and remove any user's thread strikethrough effect from threads who has it or no longer has it.

In gold, I redid how I calculated thread strikethrough so it's better.
I have this same problem with the thread color purchase.

Disabled now, and some threads remain colored in threadlist.

But when I run the maint update threads, it never seems to stop, ever. I ran it for a very long time once and it never stopped, nor corrected the thread color.

Should I also edit in admin cp for those that bought thread color?
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Old 04 Sep 2010, 00:55
john locke john locke is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
And how i can do to reset every Purchases ?

I mean, not the Points, but to reset all the purchases like users never have bought its.

Thanks

Last edited by john locke; 04 Sep 2010 at 01:00.
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Old 04 Sep 2010, 23:00
ZGeek ZGeek is offline
 
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I downloaded and intsalled RC4 but once it is installed it says it's RC3.

I'm getting errors when users customise their user titles.

<span class='glow_FFA500'><span style='color: #8B0000'>user title</span></span>

Any ideas?
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Old 05 Sep 2010, 18:17
Bouncer222 Bouncer222 is offline
 
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If i don't want people to be able to buy username html markup.. how to disable it??

EDIT: I can't seem to be able to find out how to disable a lot of things, how do you disable them?? like color a forum, html markup for username..username color, strike-through etc..??
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Old 05 Sep 2010, 18:31
Bouncer222 Bouncer222 is offline
 
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it also shows rc3 and the same features like username enchancements appear under items and under username on the market page...makes no sense to do that..why?
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Old 06 Sep 2010, 00:38
04wayne 04wayne is offline
 
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Originally Posted by TheMayhem View Post
Here's the easiest way to fix a bad thread strikethrough because I made some mistakes with my html on it. Edit the user who has thread strikethrough enabled on the admin cp and remove it. Then whenever you have done that, go to the Maintenance section of the Point Market and run the update threads. This will fix all current threads and remove any user's thread strikethrough effect from threads who has it or no longer has it.

In gold, I redid how I calculated thread strikethrough so it's better.
Doesn't work. When I try and run the maintenance, it stalls on "Processing: 52" and no matter the length of time I leave it, it just doesn't refresh. and so the maintenance can't be performed
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Old 06 Sep 2010, 15:55
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Originally Posted by Bouncer222 View Post
If i don't want people to be able to buy username html markup.. how to disable it??

EDIT: I can't seem to be able to find out how to disable a lot of things, how do you disable them?? like color a forum, html markup for username..username color, strike-through etc..??
Login to admincp goto Point Market ---> Forum Items ---> choose item by clicking Controls Icon of the item you want. at the bottom select disable. click save and your done.
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Old 06 Sep 2010, 16:13
Bouncer222 Bouncer222 is offline
 
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i just noticed the point market drop down on the left side of the cpanel, i guese i had to refresh it after i installed it.

btw mrsinister...im coming back today, so tomorrow show me how to use that navigation module. thanks.
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