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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: 1346
Released: 20 Feb 2008 Last Update: 18 Sep 2009 Downloads: 17919
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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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  #1051  
Old 16 Jun 2008, 21:36
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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You should take a higher level XML, there are too many users with level 100. Or just tweak down the point providers...
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Old 16 Jun 2008, 21:41
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MorrisMcD MorrisMcD is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
You should take a higher level XML, there are too many users with level 100. Or just tweak down the point providers...
Yea.. I am noticing that but the maintanance is still running.. Was gonna keep going up in XML levels until there are no level 100s

Awesome addon.. Ty.. I am def going to play around with it and suit it to my site... tyvm!
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Old 16 Jun 2008, 22:06
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Get this error when deleting from the transaction log.
Fatal error: Class 'xPerience' not found in /home/.../xperience_admin.php on line 387
Item is still deleted from the transaction log though.

Other than that, all seems well.

But, I created an item that deducts activity points. I deducted 50 points from my own profile and now my activity is locked at 50%. Does this just mean my maximum possible activity is now 50%? Also, is there a way to undo this change without uninstalling and reinstalling vBExperience?
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Old 17 Jun 2008, 00:00
slinky slinky is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
To get support, you will need to click "Mark as Installed".

Did you run a recount after changing values in AdminCP?
OK to the first question and yes to the second. It looks like a bug. The posts number is off by a factor of 10 times the actual post number.
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Old 17 Jun 2008, 00:20
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Greek76 Greek76 is offline
 
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Upgrade went smooth everything seem to be working fine but I do have a question. What is the shop for? I dont see any items to purchase.
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Old 17 Jun 2008, 02:08
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Keyser Söze Keyser Söze is offline
 
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possible addon or new feature, but like on my forum the admin ( me) and mods we are around all the time, so i mean of course our levels are way higher than regular users

so what about this, for admins and mods they get a maxed our 3 bars with either Administrator over it of Moderator over it

lomg pf like this, excuse my poor artwork
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Old 17 Jun 2008, 07:24
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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Originally Posted by mikkitine View Post
Get this error when deleting from the transaction log.
Fixed in final.

Originally Posted by mikkitine View Post
But, I created an item that deducts activity points. I deducted 50 points from my own profile and now my activity is locked at 50%. Does this just mean my maximum possible activity is now 50%? Also, is there a way to undo this change without uninstalling and reinstalling vBExperience?
activity points are not useable as costfield because it's value is percentage. I removed that now from choosable fields.
Undo: Just delete the transaction. Until the final version comes out you will have to do a manual recount on that user (just write a posting and wait for cron job). The manual recount does not work currently, see above.

Originally Posted by slinky View Post
OK to the first question and yes to the second. It looks like a bug. The posts number is off by a factor of 10 times the actual post number.
I don't see a bug here.
Actual post number where? In your profile? vBExperience counts also posts that are in forums who are excluded of post count. Enter such a forum in the ignore forums setting.


Originally Posted by Greek76 View Post
Upgrade went smooth everything seem to be working fine but I do have a question. What is the shop for? I dont see any items to purchase.
The Shop must be filled by you. You can put virtual items in it, like WoW addons: Sell WoW Items in exchange of f.e. thread points. Great for RPG forums.

Originally Posted by Keyser Söze View Post
possible addon or new feature, but like on my forum the admin ( me) and mods we are around all the time, so i mean of course our levels are way higher than regular users

so what about this, for admins and mods they get a maxed our 3 bars with either Administrator over it of Moderator over it
Just put your mod/admin usergroups to the ignore usergroup setting in admincp.
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Old 17 Jun 2008, 07:32
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Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post



It's a Bug in the Beta, will be fixed in next version.
Regarding the missing delete button, in transaction log, is this fixed in beta3?

Thanks Phalynx
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Old 17 Jun 2008, 07:39
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Cheers, Phalynx.
Originally Posted by TimberFloorAu View Post
Regarding the missing delete button, in transaction log, is this fixed in beta3?

Thanks Phalynx
It is.
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Old 17 Jun 2008, 08:09
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Originally Posted by mikkitine View Post
Cheers, Phalynx.It is.
Cheers Mikki
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Old 17 Jun 2008, 08:21
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Ok Installed BETA 3

Tried deleting an item in transaction log, we get:

Fatal error: Class 'xPerience' not found in /home/*******/public_html/forum/admincp/xperience_admin.php on line 387

Any suggestions please SIR
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Old 17 Jun 2008, 08:25
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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Already reported:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...postcount=1053
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...postcount=1057

The transaction is beeing deleted, but the user does not get points back immediatly, only if the user writes a posting or you run a recount.
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Old 17 Jun 2008, 08:35
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Finally it is here! vBExperience 3.7.14 is now GOLD. I tried to include most of your wishes and fixed reported bugs.
As a paid request of the The Brotherhood of International Gamers, a virtual Shop has been introduced.

How to upgrade?
1. Copy ALL (I mean ALL) files from /upload/ to the server. Espacially take care of the images, copy them to your style misc folder if you use a customized style
2. ReImport product_vbexperience3714.xml, allow overwrite
3. If you modified any of the vBExperience templates, revert them
4. Run Maintenance Tools/Recount


These are the changes:
3.7.14, 17th June 2008
- Added "Custom Data Provider" - you can now define your own data providers and extend vBExperience to calculate data that you choose. You will need some experience in creating mods to work with the hooks.
- Added Shop: Users can buy virtual items that you can define via AdminCP. You can decide which points should be substracted by a purchase. Supports categories.
- Added: Navigaton bar
- Added new xperience: "thanks - vS-Hide Hack Resurrection (Expanded Edition)". This one is controlled by the already existing "thanks" setting.
- Awards: Manual assign of awards to multiple users possible via seperating ID's with a comma
- Awards: Removed underlining on Username
- Awards: Fields for calculation are now translated and sorted
- Experience: Now working with "Memberlist per page" (formerly static 50 users per page)
- Experience: Added possibility to search members by name
- Experience: Added new setting: Count only active users. Only users who were active in the last X days are beeing calculated. Speeds up performance on large boards.
- Experience: Added new behaviour: Stats of ignored users/usergroups are deleted
- Experience: Fixed double stats for particular users
- Added: Before installation, check if class_xperience.php is uploaded
- Smaller fixes/changes
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Old 17 Jun 2008, 09:01
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thank's
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Old 17 Jun 2008, 09:16
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Brilliant!
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