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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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  #1606  
Old 29 Jul 2008, 17:44
natecoupons natecoupons is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Originally Posted by SVTCobraLTD View Post
I believe you did the installation wrong. You upload the "contents" of the upload folder to you forums folder. Not the whole upload folder.
well now i've got it. thanks. I uninstalled everything including deleting all the files. I reuploaded everything and I have it.!! Thanks Phx!!
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Old 29 Jul 2008, 19:45
bobor bobor is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Would it be a simple template edit to change post count to xperience points in the postbit? I'm having trouble wrapping my head around the variables involved to do so.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 30 Jul 2008, 03:08
lazee lazee is offline
 
Join Date: May 2004
1/ Install with no problem, everything went smooth, but only the shop won't show up in postbit, i recheck step by step and the same , shop not showing.

2/ Maybe there a bug or the problem was mine i don't know, but everytime i click "add category" and decided not to submit , but if i check back manage shop it already create by it self a new category,attach pic.

My forum is v3.7.2 p 1
apache v2.2.8
php 5.2.6
mysql 5.0.58
xcache


Thank in advance
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Old 30 Jul 2008, 04:18
Kaycee123 Kaycee123 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
I love your product - would there be any way to do an add-on for a chatbox - the MGC Evo chatbox? If it could just take the number of chats each person has in the past number of days that would be great! Those stats are available in the Archives. Our chatbox is very active - often 1000 chats per day and it would be nice to reward users who are active in it.
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Old 30 Jul 2008, 07:56
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
Originally Posted by bobor View Post
Would it be a simple template edit to change post count to xperience points in the postbit? I'm having trouble wrapping my head around the variables involved to do so.
You would need to change $post[posts] to f.e. $xperience[points]

Originally Posted by lazee View Post
1/ Install with no problem, everything went smooth, but only the shop won't show up in postbit, i recheck step by step and the same , shop not showing.
To get support, you will need to click "Mark as Installed".
There is no shop in postbit. You can display items that you purchased (!!!) in postbit.

Originally Posted by lazee View Post
2/ Maybe there a bug or the problem was mine i don't know, but everytime i click "add category" and decided not to submit , but if i check back manage shop it already create by it self a new category,attach pic.
This is intendet. As you click on create category, it is beeing created. Submitting after that would save only changes.

Originally Posted by Kaycee123 View Post
I love your product - would there be any way to do an add-on for a chatbox - the MGC Evo chatbox? If it could just take the number of chats each person has in the past number of days that would be great! Those stats are available in the Archives. Our chatbox is very active - often 1000 chats per day and it would be nice to reward users who are active in it.
Currently I don't have time to do addons. Feel free to use the custom data provider to create your own plugin for this.
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Old 30 Jul 2008, 08:53
The Gift The Gift is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Hi I installed and it does not shows the bars on the styles I have
It only showed them on the vb default skin
how do I fix this?
both of my other styles are from vbulletinstyles.com and extremepixels.com
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Old 30 Jul 2008, 08:57
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
To get support, you will need to click "Mark as Installed".
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Old 30 Jul 2008, 09:32
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bluej bluej is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Originally Posted by bluej
the rows are still not breaking in the profile, thanks
Originally Posted by Phalynx
Yes, as the row breaking feature is only for postbit.

then it is not much use to have it break in the postbit and still have the line all stretched out on in the profile

are you planning to make the rows break in the profile too? otherwise i am not going to be able to use this mod, as i wanted to be able to add a lot of small items for members to purchase in the shop
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Old 31 Jul 2008, 03:21
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ABeautifulBrown ABeautifulBrown is offline
 
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the +1 -1 doesn't do anything
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Old 31 Jul 2008, 08:25
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
Just a short note:
Adam from AWCoding has released a new version of the Donation System which adds points to vBExperience.

Just jump over there to the release thread:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=177437

With this release vBExperience offers now "Cyb Paypal Donate" and "AWCoding Donation System" integration.




Originally Posted by bluej View Post
are you planning to make the rows break in the profile too?
Yes.

Originally Posted by ABeautifulBrown View Post
the +1 -1 doesn't do anything
Please explain more... what +1?
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Old 31 Jul 2008, 09:22
AndyA AndyA is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Is there a way to exclude admin from being counted in this mod ? I seem to have several awards when non of the mods etc show as having any.
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Old 31 Jul 2008, 09:55
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
Use query position in awards or just exclude your UserID in settings.
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Old 31 Jul 2008, 10:01
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cSh cSh is offline
 
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Real name: Sedat YÜCEL
Hi I installed and it does not shows the bars on the styles I have
It only showed them on the vb default skin
how do I fix this?
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Old 31 Jul 2008, 10:10
AndyA AndyA is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
Use query position in awards or just exclude your UserID in settings.
Thanks for that.

I appear to be having some problems, I was using the small boards xml and all worked fine until I decided to import the next level as some users were on 100%. The import appeared to work ok but on recount I keep getting this message (or similar).



User Xathras is a forum moderator but for some reason he keeps getting set as 'registered user'. Any ideas appreciated.

EDIT

Another error message

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Old 31 Jul 2008, 10:15
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
Originally Posted by cSh View Post
Hi I installed and it does not shows the bars on the styles I have
It only showed them on the vb default skin
how do I fix this?
Read readme_install_uninstall_upgrade.txt, last block.

Originally Posted by AndyA View Post
User Xathras is a forum moderator but for some reason he keeps getting set as 'registered user'. Any ideas appreciated.
Disable the promotion system if you don't configured it and you are not using it.
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