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vBExperience 4
Mod Version: 4.1.1, by Phalynx (Coder) Phalynx is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (218 votes - 4.85 average) Installs: 1683
Released: 21 Jun 2010 Last Update: 07 Mar 2012 Downloads: 12433
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vBExperience 4.1 for vBulletin 4

Tested with all Version of vBulletin Forum and Suite 4.0.4 -> 4.1.11

Created by Marius Czyz aka Phalynx.

Triple Winner of the "Mod of the Month"-Award (March 2008, September 2009, July 2010) on vBulletin.org.

What is vBExperience?
vBExperience is your free feature packaged solution for motivating your users. vBExperience is an advanced and highly customizable level/promotion and activity measure system with awards, achievements, promotions 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.

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? How can the user's activitiy be compared to others? All this can be answered with this mod. Additionally your users get awards and collect achievements for beeing active on your board.

vBExperience is fully translated to many languages. Beside english there are language files for german, french, italian, portuguese, spanish, swedish and chinese simplified. Polish, turkish, persian are not fully translated.

Comments, suggestions, translations, bugs, etc... are very welcome! Support is only given to people who have clicked "Mark as Installed":
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/vborg...hreadid=245023


/***** Demo *****\
No Demosite currently available.


/***** INSTALLATION *****\
Please read the file readme_install_uninstall_upgrade.txt for detailed instructions!


/***** Primary Support *****\
As vBulletin.org does not offer any help managing modifications, espacially the complex one like vBExperience, I have to decided to open a site together with TheMayhem that is dedicated just for this.
It features a forum not just a single thread, a bug and feature tracker. And you also test our modifications over there.



/***** Featurelist *****\

*** Plugins ***
vBExperience can be easily extended by using it's custom data provider interface (CDP). With the CDP everyone is able to create plugins that integrates into vBExperience calculation process. There are already several plugins like Post Thanks Integration.
The plugins data can also be used to create achievements, awards and also promotions.


*** Insight Experience ***
The insight into your personal experience and what's going on on the community. Currently support basic services like activity and some featured achievements, there are plans to extend this with helpful hints on how progress, depending on users points. Also a statistics module is in work.


*** Awards ***
Motivate your users to be the best in a defined category! With the Awards you are able to reward users who collect the most points, f.e. by making new friends and leading a social group.
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.

Currently there are six default awards: Most Popular, Activity Award, Posting Award, Community Award, Frequent Poster, Blog Award, Calendar Award, Discussion Ender, Master Tagger, User with most referrers, Downloads, Arm of Law, King of Publishing.
You can create as much awards as you like. Just select a title, choose from one of the 250 images and select the required points for it.


*** Achievements ***
Achievements are very similar to the awards a reward to the user. Unlike an award an achievement is not limited to a single user.
Similar to awards, you can create as much achievements as you like. Just select a title, choose from one of the over 500 images and create the required condition for it.


*** Promotion system ***
The promotion system enables you to move users to other usergroups, depending on their experience points. You can create conditions that have to be met to be promoted. Benefits and extended permissions will be shown automatically to the user. Promotions are showing also possible jumps from current to the next possible group with the required conditions.
Using this you can create multiple groups and assign additional features. Just an example: Usergroup 1 has no custom avatars and just a capacity of 20 private messages. With a condition of 1000 Experience points the user moves to Usergroup 2, where the user is able to upload his own avatar and store more private messages.


*** Rankings ***
Showing User, Level, Awards, Activity Points (experience, thread, post, user, misc) - sortable.


*** Social Groups Rankings ***
Starts the competition between social groups! This feature ranks the groups depending on their average user experience points.


*** Earn Points ***
This is an overview for the user on how points can be collected. It features also a possibility to compare own points to the community's average. All data is beeing pulled automatically from the database.


*** Give Away Points aka Point Donation ***
Users can donate their points to other community members. Choose the field which will be used for give away and select the amount that will be transferred. Admins can donate custom points to the user.


*** Statistics aka Leaderboards ***
The leaderboard 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.


*** Shop aka Market ***
vBExperience integrates easily with the Point Market System v3 by TheMayham (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=232676).
It features a virtual item store, username items, bank, gifts, gambling, lottery, and a lot more!
As of vBExperience 4.0, the vBExperience 3.8 Shop has been discontinued.



/***** Collecting Points *****\
vBExperience is collecting points for a user counting his actions in the community. The collected points can be used to reward users with awards, achievements and promotions - even if the collected data comes from a plugin.

Beside the automatic collection, the admin can manually donate custom points to the user, for example for a special reward. Of course you can use this also for awards, achievements and promotions.


Taken into calculation are these things:
Threads
- Creating threads and gaining additional points from views, replies, votes and ratings to this thread
- Creating thread tags
- Making a thread sticky
- Socialgroup Discussions (Discussions, Posts)

Posts
- Creating posts
- Views on attachments (needs "Who Downloaded This Attachment?" installed)

User
- Days since registration
- Average posts per Day (for users who are registered for at least seven days)
- Referrals
- Received infractions
- Given infractions ("Arm of Law")
- Reputation / Use of reputation system
- Visitor messages on profiles
- Creating social groups and getting members
- Uploading pictures
- Making friends
- Completing profile

Misc
- Doing calendar entries
- Writing vBulletin Blogs (vBulletin 4 Suite required)
- Publishing content with vBulletin CMS (vBulletin 4 Suite required)
- Manually assigned points

Additionally there is support for 3rd party modifications:
- Point Market System / Items Shop (included)
- Project Tools (plugin)
- Who Downloaded This Attachment? (plugin)
- DownloadsII v6 (included)
- LDM Links and Downloads Manager (included)
- Abe1 Post Thank You (plugin)
- DBTech Advanced Post Thanks/Like (Lite) (plugin)
- DBTech Advanced @UserTag (plugin)
- Helpful Answers (plugin)
- iTrader (plugin)
- ibProArcade (plugin)
- v3arcade Champions and Submissions (plugin)
- vB Tournaments and Ladders (plugin)
- Advanced Forum Points - set points independent for every forum (plugin)
- Consuming points by downloading attachments ("pay" for attachments) (plugin)
- IWT Time Spent Online (plugin)
- PhotoPost Pro 7 (plugin)
- PhotoPost vBGallery 3 (plugin)
- 8WR Media Library (plugin)
- vBSoccer (plugin)
- vBookie (plugin)
- vBookie Cash (plugin)
- Farcaster's Event Attendance (plugin)
- PhotoPlug (plugin)
- EasyForms (plugin)
- Triple Triad (plugin)
- AWCoding Donation System LITE (shipped within that product)
- AWCoding Donation System PRO (shipped within that product)
- AWCoding Subscription System PRO (shipped within that product)
- AWCoding Credit Purchase System LITE (shipped within that product)
- AWCoding Credit Purchase System PRO (shipped within that product)
- AWCoding Pirate Poker PRO (shipped within that product)
- AWCoding Pirate Poker Platinum (shipped within that product)
- AWCoding Product System PRO (shipped within that product)



You have to install these modifications for your own, vBExperience doesn't install nor touches these.
More addons will be published as soon as they are finished.



/***** Calculation of the activity *****\
The system calculates the activity (week, month and also a custom defined datespan, 60) by counting the actions a user has done. An action can be a post, a new thread, rating, download, etc... The activity bars will be filled during the first weeks. This has changed from earlier versions where just postings, visitor- and group messages have been counted.



/***** 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.
Many settings regarding the behaviour of vBExperience are making it easy to adjust it to your needs. You can select from 10 colors for the progress bars and also choose from around 250 icons.
Additionally, you can set ignore users (f.e. for bot users), forums (f.e. offtopic forums) and usergroup id's. Please keep in mind that out of the box the usergroupid 6 (Administrators) is beeing ignored.



/***** Performance, especially on 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 the word "Experience".

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. If you used vBCredits, vBActivity, uCash and similar systems - there is no need to convert the points.

Q: My conditions don't work correctly on achievements and promotions.
A: Conditions in achievements and promotions are calculated in POINTS, not in count of items.
If you create an achievement for reaching the first 10 Days, you must enter the points needed for this. If you reward 2 points for every day, you have to set 2 points for every day since registering. Calculation: 10 days * 2 points = 20 as condition. So you will have to set 20 as the condition.

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



/***** History *****\

vBExperience 4.1.1

Please reinstall ALL plugins you are using from the ZIP\Plugins! Espacially if you get SQL Errors after reinstalling vBExperience.

- Fixed Plugin for 8WR_Media_Library
- Fixed Plugin for Advanced_Forum_Points
- Fixed Plugin for Attachment_Consumes_Points
- Fixed Plugin for EasyForms
- Fixed Plugin for Post_Thanks_Abe1
- Fixed border around boxes
- Fixed not correctly saving award images
- Extended character length for manual award assignment
- Several smaller fixes

vBExperience 4.1.0, 16th December 2011

- Introduced the feature to start the calculation by a defined date. By default all data will be considered for calculation. Please keep in mind that there are some data that cannot be filtered by date, like added friends. You need to re-install all plugins to have them obeying the new calculation limit. This feature has been sponsored by BryanB. Thanks!
- Fixed Discussion Ender, can be now disabled by setting value to 0
- Fixed Arm of Law, can be now disabled by setting value to 0
- Insight: Optimized layout
- Insight: Optimized colours for darker styles
- Achievement "Three Friends" renamed to "Social" (does not affect existing achievement)
- Renamed point descriptions so they can be identified better as point system (f.e. Days since registered -> Points for every day since registration)
- Added: Romanian Translation (thanks to Teascu Dorin)
- Custom Points can now have a category, can be used as entry point for other modifications using vBExperience points, eg. Market/Shop purchases
- Fixed several smaller issues

Changelog for other versions is in history.txt

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Old 22 Jun 2010, 03:46
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Error seems to have something to do with Shop


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Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Another one.

In IE Im getting a red x(missing image) for members who are awarded the Posting Award, and Frequent Poster. In FF I dont get either image it simply leaves it out.

I just keep finding stuff. For me the dasdasdasdasdasdasdasdas only shows at the top of showthread.php
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Old 22 Jun 2010, 04:30
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Awesome thank you so much for bringing this baby to 4 i will be swaping vBActivity pro to this badboy.

Thank you *bows*
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Old 22 Jun 2010, 06:34
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Originally Posted by Scalemotorcars View Post
Shop is nowhere to be found even after enabling it. Ive reset my cache and tried on other browsers with the same results.
As mentioned in the description... the shop is not included in this version.

Im sure it will be added soon..
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Old 22 Jun 2010, 06:43
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Thanks for all your feedback.


Originally Posted by Bouncer222 View Post
When updating activity PDD

EDIT: Also if you visit my site at www.brotherhoodofgamers.com when loading the site, at the top left corner appears "dasdasdasdasdas" , any idea how to fix that?
Fixed with vBExperience400Beta2_20100622.zip, please upload all *.PHP and import Product.

Originally Posted by decipher442 View Post
Are you going to have the (Points: XXXX) text display in the postbit as discussed in the beta forum?
Yes, already included. Please check if it is enabled in settings (Bars, "Show points below postcount?")


Originally Posted by spudz View Post
Are the shop and statistics gonna be added to the next build? If so, when can we expect to see it?
Originally Posted by Scalemotorcars View Post
Shop is nowhere to be found even after enabling it. Ive reset my cache and tried on other browsers with the same results.

I even tried to turn it off from settings and I still get the navtab link. I does however say its disabled on the next page.
Shop, Statistics, Give Away Points are currently in development and will be available with Beta 3. There were still some issues but you guys wanted the whole package earlier


Originally Posted by Scalemotorcars View Post
In IE Im getting a red x(missing image) for members who are awarded the Posting Award, and Frequent Poster. In FF I dont get either image it simply leaves it out.
All other awards are working fine? Please check if the files have been uploaded correctly to xperience\icons
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Old 22 Jun 2010, 07:09
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installed and... free! thank you
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Old 22 Jun 2010, 07:24
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Tagged. Looks very good so far.
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Old 22 Jun 2010, 07:34
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When do you think the beta 3 will be released..?

Thanks
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Well I just tried Beta 2 and and still have the dasdasdasdasdasdasdasdas error on the showthread page but now its blown up my doc wdth in IE. Its all goofed up...

I did clear the cache...

In FF still the same error but the style is unchanged.

If I disable vbeperience everything goes back to normal..

Not trying to be pain just helping get the bugs out. Thanks....
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Old 22 Jun 2010, 08:34
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Originally Posted by Scalemotorcars View Post
Well I just tried Beta 2 and and still have the dasdasdasdasdasdasdasdas error on the showthread page but now its blown up my doc wdth in IE. Its all goofed up...

I did clear the cache...

In FF still the same error but the style is unchanged.

If I disable vbeperience everything goes back to normal..

Not trying to be pain just helping get the bugs out. Thanks....
Yeah I got the same problem I disabled the mod and I still got the asdasdasdasdasdasdasdasdasdasdasdasdasdasdasdasdasdas problem.
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Old 22 Jun 2010, 09:00
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Hi and thanks for bringing back this lovely mod. Just I'm getting mad with displaying the bars in the postbit. I had User Bar mod installed. I unistalled it. Then I found out when User Bar mod is installed, Experience bars are displayed (with that dasdas at the top). When I unistall User Bar no Experience bar s visible. I checked postbit_legacy and could not find $template_hook.postbit_userinfo_left] in it, though I have the default theme. Can you help me fixing the issue?
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Old 22 Jun 2010, 09:31
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finally!!! good job Marius!
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Old 22 Jun 2010, 10:30
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Originally Posted by mitch84 View Post
installed and... free! thank you
Forever FREE!

Originally Posted by decipher442 View Post
When do you think the beta 3 will be released..?
Thanks
I hope this week, depends if I can fix the issues with the shop.

Originally Posted by Scalemotorcars View Post
Well I just tried Beta 2 and and still have the dasdasdasdasdasdasdasdas error on the showthread page but now its blown Not trying to be pain just helping get the bugs out. Thanks....
I love feedback, thanks for it. Finally fixed the dasdasdasdas.... Please download the zip and update just the file postbit_display_complete.php in xperience/hooks. dasdas ist just an debug code from the development....

Originally Posted by Greight View Post
Hi and thanks for bringing back this lovely mod. Just I'm getting mad with displaying the bars in the postbit. I had User Bar mod installed. I unistalled it. Then I found out when User Bar mod is installed, Experience bars are displayed (with that dasdas at the top). When I unistall User Bar no Experience bar s visible. I checked postbit_legacy and could not find $template_hook.postbit_userinfo_left] in it, though I have the default theme. Can you help me fixing the issue?
Please revert the postbit/postbit_legacy templates, maybe the user bar changed the temples.
If you change the location for the bars, do they appear? I'm also using a default 4.0.x template and I can find that hook.


Originally Posted by KURTZ View Post
finally!!! good job Marius!
Thanks Christian Awaiting much feedback to bring it to a stable final code.
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Old 22 Jun 2010, 10:49
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The promised changelog and next beta todo list:

4.0.0 Beta 2
- Reworked templates to fit into the new style of vBulletin 4
- New feature: Achievements. Similar to Awards, every user can get achievements as a reward for actions.
- New feature: Promotions. Promote your users to another usergroup based on vBExperience points. Fully customizable. Promotions are showing usergroups and conditions for a promotion to the next group. Promotions are also showing which benefits and permissions/allowances you get with a promotion.
- You can import old vBExperience Legacy promotions (that were created within level.xml)

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.

- Notification on Awards, Promotions and Achievements
- AdminCP/Experience with a manual recount for Promotions and Achievements
- Activity has been extended to count also activities for 7 and 30 days, additionally to the default 60 days (configurable). Activitiy is now based not only on postings/messages, all actions that are calculated by vBExperience are taken into account.
- Progress Bars in 10 colours like black, silver, pink, red, turquoise, purple, orange, blue, green, yellow. Easily add your own color that fits best to your style.
- Much more Icons to choose from (downloadable extra icon pack must be uploaded to xperience/icons)
- Awards and Achievements Showcase on profile

Todo for the next beta (will be released around 26th June):
- GAP. Give Away Points to another User
- Shop. Buy items with your vBExperience Points / Credits and show them in your profile Showcase and on postbit.
- Statistics aka Leaderboards. Who is the best in different areas? Who is leading the posting section?
- Awards and Achievements on Postbit (configurable)
- Permissions
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Old 22 Jun 2010, 10:58
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Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post





I love feedback, thanks for it. Finally fixed the dasdasdasdas.... Please download the zip and update just the file postbit_display_complete.php in xperience/hooks. dasdas ist just an debug code from the development....


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That fixed it thanks great work
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Please revert the postbit/postbit_legacy templates, maybe the user bar changed the temples.
If you change the location for the bars, do they appear? I'm also using a default 4.0.x template and I can find that hook.
Thank you, but please isn't the phrase this: {vb:raw template_hook.postbit_userinfo_left}.
If yes, then I have it on both postbit and postbit_legacy. I don't know what happens that when I install userbar, Experience bars show up!
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