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Mod Version: 3.8.4.2, by Phalynx (Coder) Phalynx is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (135 votes - 4.82 average) Installs: 1344
Released: 20 Feb 2008 Last Update: 18 Sep 2009 Downloads: 17911
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vBExperience 3.8 (aka xPerience)

Created by Marius Czyz aka Phalynx.

Winner of the "Mod of the Month"-Award (March 2008) on vBulletin.org.


Description
vBExperience is your feature packaged solution for motivation and satisfying your users. vBExperience is an advanced Level/Promotion and Activity System with Shop, Awards and Activities. It will calculate an activity and experience score for every user based on their activites on the forum. Now your users will see how their level is increasing by participating on your forum.

This mod was developed by me because I was never satisfied with the post count. Communities are not only defined by post count, they need much more parameters: Are the postings the user creates helpful? Are his threads frequently read? Does the user participate on the community by posting pictures, attachments, leaving visitor messages, tagging threads? All this can be answered with this mod.

Comments, suggestions, translations, bugs, etc... are very welcome! Support is only given to people who have clicked Mark as Installed.


Compatibility
This mod will work with vBulletin 3.7.x and 3.8.x. For vBulletin 3.6 you will need vBExperience 3.7



Demo:
http://www.insideearth.net/xperience.php?langid=5

Demo Profile:
http://www.insideearth.net/member.php?u=1&langid=5

Demo Rankings:
http://www.insideearth.net/xperience.php?langid=5

Demo Awards:
http://www.insidesupcom.de/xperience...wards&langid=1

Demo Promotions:
http://www.insidesupcom.de/xperience...=shop&langid=1

Demo Shop:
http://www.insideearth.net/xperience...=shop&langid=5

Demo Stats:
http://www.insideearth.net/xperience...stats&langid=5

Demo Earn Points:
http://www.insideearth.net/xperience...=earn&langid=5

Other Demo Site:
http://www.insidesupcom.de/xperience.php?langid=1


There are mainly four things visible for the users: The users score, his level, his next level up in %/points and his activity in %.


Calculation of the score
Taken into calculation are these things:
Threads
- Created threads
- Thread views of own threads
- Thread replies of own threads
- Thread votes of own threads
- Thread tags
- Replies to own threads
- Sticky threads
- Socialgroup Discussions (Discussions, Posts)

Posts
- Created posts
- Views on attachments

User
- Days since registration
- Average posts per Day (for users who are on forum for at least seven days)
- Referrals
- Received infractions
- Reputation / Use of reputation system
- Visitor messages on profiles
- Members of own social groups
- Albumpictures
- Friends
- Completing Profile

Misc
- Calendar entries


Additionally there is support for 3rd party addons (some are already installed):
- vB Tournaments and Ladders (via CDP Addon)
- Post Ranking System (via CDP Addon)
- Helpful Answers (via CDP Addon)
- AWCoding-Donation System LITE and PRO (via CDP Addon)
- Cyb Paypal Donate (included)
- DownloadsII (included)
- ibProArcade Highscorer Points (via CDP Addon)
- LDM Links and Downloads Manager (included)
- PhotoPlog 2.1 (via CDP Addon)
- PhotoPost vBGallery (via CDP Addon)
- PhotoPost Pro (via CDP Addon)
- Post Thank You / Use of Post Thank You (via CDP Addon)
- QuoteIt! 3.16 (via CDP Addon)
- SAPR: Advanced Post Rating system (via CDP Addon)
- thanks via vS-Hide Hack Resurrection (Expanded Edition) (included)
- v3arcade Highscorer Points (via CDP Addon)
- v3arcade Submissions Points (via CDP Addon)
- vBulletin Blog (included)
- Who Downloaded This Attachment? (included)
- Other Addons can be easily added via CDP - Custom Data Provider plugins.

Additionally you can install these modifications:
- Thread Necromancer: Gives (minus-) points when a user is posting in old threads.
- Scrupulous Poster: Gives points for editing posts. Award users that are editing own posts instead of doing double post.
- Deletion Addicted: Gives points when an user/nod soft-deletes post, thread, visitormessage, groupmessage or picturecomment.
- Arm of Law: Give points for moderators who are using the infraction system
- Discussion Ender: Give points for people who are the last on a discussion
- RadioActivity: Reduce points for every day the user is not online

Also, there are already addons available that are working as Custom Data Provider (CDP). A CDP can extend vBExperience by collecting data and adding it to the vBExperience datastore. All point providers can be used for Awards and Shop.

You have to install these hacks for your own, vBExperience doesn't install nor touches these.


vBAdvanced
There are three vBAdvanced 3.0 XML modules: Most Active Users, Most Experienced Users and Last 20 Activities. Import them via vBAdvanced AdminCP.


Awards
There are six default awards: Most Popular, Activity Award, Posting Award, Community Award, Frequent Poster, Blog Award, Calendar Award. The awards are shown in Rankings and Profile. You can set them also to display in postbit near the username. There is a scheduled job running once a day (02:30h) to calculate them.
Via AdminCP they are completely customizeable and can also be assigned manually.
Awards can be created for every data provider.


Rankings
Showing User, Level, Awards, Activity Points (experience, thread, post, user, misc) - sortable.
Since 3.8.3, there is a also a ranking for Social Groups

Shop
A virtual Shop will motivate your users to earn more points. You can define categories and put virtual items with pictures in it. A currency can be defined seperatly for every item, e.g. 20 points from threads or 100 points from gallery. Users can purchase the items, they appear in their profile. The costs of the item are substracted from their xperience points. Additionally you can set quantity of the items.
The Shop will motivate your users to collect specific points to buy an item. Optionally you can show the last purchased items on postbit.
You can put virtual items in it, like WoW addons: Sell WoW Items in exchange of f.e. thread points. Great for RPG forums.
Non-Virtual Items like bold Usernames or Downloads for Points are already on my todo list.

Earn Points
There is an overview for the user on how points can be collected, with a list of users own points. All data is beeing pulled from the database (settings, phrases)

Statistics
The statistics is showing a Top-X list of the leading users. Usefull for optimizing points of the point provider. Only enabled point providers with results will be displayed.


Promotion system
To motivate users to do more on your forum I created the promotion system. By reaching defined xperience points the user will be moved to another usergroup - where you can set graphics, shadows, highlighting, etc... What is interesting in combination with this: you can give the user more possibilities f.e. larger avatars or bigger PM box. A log of the promotions is available.


Calculation of the activity
The system calculates the activity by taking the average post count/visitormessages/group discussion/Blog entries of the ten most active user and comparing it to own post count. This can be set to count only the last X days, f.e. 21 days.


Settings
You can control how many points are given to every calculation. For example you can give many points for creating new threads but only a few for views of that thread. Setting a value to 0 will disable a setting.
Additionally, you can set ignore users (f.e. for bot users), forums (f.e. offtopic forums) and usergroup id's.


Performance, Big Boards
vBExperience has been tested on smaller and also on some bigger sites. I know from boards with around 120k users running this mod smoothly. More about this topic can be read in the file readme_optimization.txt


Frequently asked questions
Q: How do I change the name Experience to something new?
A: You can change the name via phrases. Just search and replace all phrases that contains vBExperience.

Q: When installing vBExperience, does everyone start from scratch, or will it automatically configure everyone's points based on actions before the install?
A: If you recount, vBExperience will calculate ALL existing data since the beginning of the board.

Known Issues:
- Awards: On "Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread" awards are only shown for the user who is viewing this.
- Awards: If activated in with rich username, they are attached to the username. If the username is linked, the awards are also linked. If a link is underlined, the awards are also underlined. This behaviour is hardcoded in vBulletin and cannot be fixed.
- Settings are showing only a blank page, read here: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/proje...6979#note74140
- If you completely remove vBExperience, you need also to uninstall the product XML manually from the pluginssystem

Credits for icons
- FAMFAMFAM, http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/
- IconExperience


History
3.8.5 Beta 3, 18th September 2009
- Fixed Promotions
- Fixed Notifications
- Added Activities to Promotions
- All Activities are not obeying limit
- AdminCP/Experience has a recount for Promotions and Achievements
- Fixed listing of Achievements with Firefox
- Several Beta 2 fixes

3.8.5 Beta 2, 02nd September 2009
- Just a short note: Condition in Achievements and Promotions are calculated in POINTS, not in counts of items.
If you choose 10 Day, you must enter the points needed for this.
For example: You have an achievement for 10 days. You have set 2 points for every day since registering. Calculation: 10*2 = 20
You will have to set 20 as the condition.
- New tabbed interface. If you want to change the style, edit the template xperience_navbar_css
- Promotions now showing usergroups and conditions for a promotion to the next group
- You can import old vBExperience Legacy promotions (that were created within level.xml)
- Achievements in Profile
- Achievements below Avatar
- Several Beta 1 fixes

3.8.5 Beta 1, 28th August 2009
- Achievements!
- Promotions!
- Notification on Awards, Promotions and Achievements
- GAP: Empty pointfields will not be displayed anymore
- Activity: Showing percent values with a decimal
- Activities now also for users
- Awards below Avatar
- Default Awards are now also creating new category
- Shop: Fixed issue in not returning cash on sells
- Reworked Edit Shop Items


Todo for Beta 3:
- Download files with vBExperience as a credit system ("LDM Links and Downloads Manager", "DownloadsII")
- Activity eraser
- AdminCP Permissions
- Advanced User Permissions


For more see history.txt

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  #1426  
Old 16 Jul 2008, 10:55
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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You should upload all files from upload to the root of your forum.
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 11:12
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Upgraded!

Thanks again for a neat mod

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Old 16 Jul 2008, 13:59
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I remove the product as what writen in the file and now i can not post any thing i got this error database:


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

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Old 16 Jul 2008, 14:12
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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Please remove the product vBExperience
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 14:34
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Thanks a lot
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 14:56
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Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
Seems your template hook called postbit_userinfo_left is missing. Take a look at the origin postbit template and copy/paste
I reverted everything and still no results. Can you say all the steps needed for the items to appear in the postbit? I see serveral people have the same problem as mine.
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 15:18
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is it possible to have the number of points displayed instead of the orange bar under the user name?
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 16:29
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What does the level up mean? I have 3 banned members on the site and they have 99% level up. They were on the site one day and were spamming the site so they were banned, yet it shows their ranking as 99% along with everyone else on the site.

Also the vbexperience options are listed twice in admincp. They are under User and also under vb options

Last edited by SVTCobraLTD; 16 Jul 2008 at 16:41.
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 17:37
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Originally Posted by Mazinger View Post
I reverted everything and still no results. Can you say all the steps needed for the items to appear in the postbit? I see serveral people have the same problem as mine.
yes, me too...still just shows the little box in postbit...

not sure if i named the items right to appear in the postbit...

i named the item [icon_'item name'_gif.] and added to levels folder...

then in manage icons, for the title...'itemname'

not sure what to add where it says, Picture, Thumb, Icon...what should be added there?

does a category also have to be picked for costfield for it to show?

do the items have to be 16x16, can they be any larger to show in postbit?
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 21:52
gorentals gorentals is offline
 
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Thanks Phalynx, that fixed it perfectly!!! Everything is working great


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Thats it! Thanks for the hint.
Please run this query (+db prefix):
ALTER TABLE xperience_shop_ta MODIFY buyer BIGINT


Originally Posted by gorentals
Ok, it worked perfectly on my one forum, but not on my other forum, I have like 40,000+ users on my second forum, and I think I know what the problem is on the second forum. It kept giving the items to a user, whose number was like 32,xxx. So possibly there is some sort of max amount of users. No matter which user would buy something, it would always go to that user. So since that user hasn't been active for a long time, I deleted the user. Now when purchasing items, nothing happens, and nothing shows up in the transaction log. So at this point I'm not going to use a shop on that forum, as I think I have too many users.

Thanks for a great mod!
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Old 17 Jul 2008, 03:39
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i installed it
some user has not any points even they post :
No data available.

what is the reason?
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Old 17 Jul 2008, 05:43
verino verino is offline
 
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*installed*

Good mod and good response from the coder also. Successfully installed on my board 3.7.2
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Old 17 Jul 2008, 09:16
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Mazinger View Post
I reverted everything and still no results. Can you say all the steps needed for the items to appear in the postbit? I see serveral people have the same problem as mine.
Originally Posted by bluej View Post
yes, me too...still just shows the little box in postbit...

not sure if i named the items right to appear in the postbit...

i named the item [icon_'item name'_gif.] and added to levels folder...

then in manage icons, for the title...'itemname'

not sure what to add where it says, Picture, Thumb, Icon...what should be added there?

does a category also have to be picked for costfield for it to show?

do the items have to be 16x16, can they be any larger to show in postbit?
1. Create Cat, Item. Fill the fields, espacially icon.
2. Buy this item.
3. Item should appear in postbit.

If this does not happen, you are missing template hooks. Take a look at the default unmodifiec vbulletin templates.


The itemname is not interesting in this part. You will name the icon directly /misc/levels/icon_myitem.gif by filling the icon field with that value.
Please keep in mind that items in postbit are only shown if you purchased the item.


Originally Posted by jlew24asu View Post
is it possible to have the number of points displayed instead of the orange bar under the user name?
Disable bars, enable text/description.

Originally Posted by SVTCobraLTD View Post
What does the level up mean? I have 3 banned members on the site and they have 99% level up. They were on the site one day and were spamming the site so they were banned, yet it shows their ranking as 99% along with everyone else on the site.
You should put the banned usergroup to ignored. Level up shows the progress of the transition to the next level...

Originally Posted by SVTCobraLTD View Post
Also the vbexperience options are listed twice in admincp. They are under User and also under vb options
Yes, it's just a "shortcut".



Originally Posted by yahoooh View Post
some user has not any points even they post :
No data available.

what is the reason?
Seems users are ignored via user/usergroup setting.
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Old 17 Jul 2008, 12:05
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Are the items bought from shop displayed in postbit and member profile? I don't see it in the demo...
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Old 17 Jul 2008, 12:07
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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Yes, the items are shown there. The demo has this disabled.
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