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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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  #1711  
Old 18 Aug 2008, 14:33
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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Real name: Marius
The normal picture appears if you call the details of the item.
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Old 19 Aug 2008, 17:11
Pod Pod is offline
 
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I had a compatibility issue with the thanks mod. I have vbexperience configured so the bars appear at the right of the postbit, before upgrading to the last vbexperience version, the bars just showed below the thanks info. But after upgrading, the thanks count was replaced by the bars.

I was able to manually fix it by editing the vBExperience (postbit stats) plug-in so the $template_hook is not replaced with vbexperience bars, but rather this mod appends the data (ie, use .= instead of =).
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Old 20 Aug 2008, 04:09
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MissKalunji MissKalunji is offline
 
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Originally Posted by jambo_1969 View Post
Sorry - had to uninstall.

Caused server probs with timeouts....I'm wondering if there are conflicts with vbseo ?
*knocks on wood*

I have vbseo and it's been working fine for a week or two been testing it so i don't think vbseo is the problem. There is a readme file where he tells you tips to customize this add-ons so it goes easier on your server did you try that?

@ Phalynx

I don't know if you answered (if you did sorry) would you consider being able to donate The item bought?

Great mod thanks
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Old 20 Aug 2008, 05:25
Jason UK Jason UK is offline
 
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Would it be possible to get the awards into the signature along with the bars?
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Old 20 Aug 2008, 05:26
Jason UK Jason UK is offline
 
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Also to above users, I have vbSEO and vBExperience running and both have been running together for months.
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Old 20 Aug 2008, 06:22
jambo_1969 jambo_1969 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by MissKalunji View Post
*knocks on wood*

I have vbseo and it's been working fine for a week or two been testing it so i don't think vbseo is the problem. There is a readme file where he tells you tips to customize this add-ons so it goes easier on your server did you try that?

@ Phalynx

I don't know if you answered (if you did sorry) would you consider being able to donate The item bought?

Great mod thanks
Indeed - the reason I mentioned seo, was that I recently upgraded it to 3.2.0 and since that the server went a bit scatty.

Having removed VBE, no issues at all....that's not to say it was/wasn't seo, but something conflicted enough to break my server...optimization not withstanding, and uninstallation not withstanding, the mod IS a quality mod, and as soon as I can get to the bottom of the issue, it will be getting reinstalled
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Old 20 Aug 2008, 07:54
Kaycee123 Kaycee123 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Dr. Bantham View Post
I have developed a script for PhotoPlog integration and attach it here for testing. It seems to work fine for me. Assuming there are no bugs, should I release this and my QuoteIt! script as Add-Ons?

Thank you very much! I was hoping for something like this
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Old 20 Aug 2008, 16:34
kes kes is offline
 
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Originally Posted by kes
At the moment, members can only buy something from only one points system.
ie, they have 100 points from posts and only able to buy using them points alone.
I want it so they can use there overall points to buy something ?
Is this possible ?

", just assign the points the shop will substract."

I dont see the option to select all points, just certain ones. ie. thanks, rep, posts etc
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Old 20 Aug 2008, 23:02
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Antek Antek is offline
 
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I've problem with this addon - after install I can't log in to front - end


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

How can I fix it?

Antek
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Old 20 Aug 2008, 23:16
RenegadeFerret RenegadeFerret is offline
 
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Originally Posted by kes View Post
Great mod.

Just need to tweak something if someone can help.

At the moment, members can only buy something from only one points system.

ie, they have 100 points from posts and only able to buy using them points alone.

I want it so they can use there overall points to buy something ?

Is this possible ?

Set the points thing to "Experience" instead of "Posts" if you want it to take away from the overall experience.


Originally Posted by gdguide View Post
Hey, is there any way to customize more where and how the icons look in postbit? I'd like to have the icons look like what they did here on the left:

http://www.ps3forums.com/showpost.ph...3&postcount=16

It basically has a more separate section, with more space in between the areas.... Anyone done this?

Also, it says that icons should be 16X16, and you shouldn't show more than 5. Is this because it makes the boards go too slow if you try this, or what's limiting it?
Favicon.cc is a great site for making 16 x 16 icons. It might not be the greatest but it is the best I have found. You can shrink an image, make transparent pixels, put in nearly any color of pixel and even get animated icons!

You don't have to have 16x16 icons though. You can take just about any image of any size and put it in postbit. If it is too big though it will stretch out your forums.

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Old 21 Aug 2008, 14:51
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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Originally Posted by soypod View Post
I was able to manually fix it by editing the vBExperience (postbit stats) plug-in so the $template_hook is not replaced with vbexperience bars, but rather this mod appends the data (ie, use .= instead of =).
This is something that has been changed few weeks ago because of incompatibility to the "thanks hide" hack.

Originally Posted by MissKalunji View Post
I don't know if you answered (if you did sorry) would you consider being able to donate The item bought?
Already told several times that this is on my todo list.

Originally Posted by Jason UK View Post
Would it be possible to get the awards into the signature along with the bars?
Feel free to edit the templates.

Originally Posted by Antek View Post
I've problem with this addon - after install I can't log in to front - end
This is a server issue.
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Old 21 Aug 2008, 16:14
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Antek Antek is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
This is a server issue.
Any prompt?
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Old 22 Aug 2008, 01:35
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MissKalunji MissKalunji is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
This is something that has been changed few weeks ago because of incompatibility to the "thanks hide" hack.


Already told several times that this is on my todo list.


Feel free to edit the templates.


This is a server issue.
well excuse me
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Old 22 Aug 2008, 05:06
robertpro2a robertpro2a is offline
 
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Where is my admin panel? I mean on the side navbar under the "ADMIN" section, it's not there.
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Old 22 Aug 2008, 10:31
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Originally Posted by robertpro2a View Post
Where is my admin panel? I mean on the side navbar under the "ADMIN" section, it's not there.
Ensure you have uploaded all the files. And refresh the AdminCP in your browser
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