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vbNetwork - share forums with other boards
Mod Version: 1.00, by zethon (Coder) zethon is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.4 Rating: (2 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 27
Released: 05 Jul 2010 Last Update: Never Downloads: 216
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vbNetwork

Summary
This add-on gives you the ability to share forums with other message boards without having to share any database information. The plugin uses webservices to share posts.

Release Notes
Currently the installation is easy but if you want to set up and run your own network it will help if you're familiar with XML. Joining an already existing network is fairly simple.

If you would like my help writing versions for phpBB, IPB or other message board software, please feel free to contact me.

If you are interested you can join my existing network, but please note that it is mostly a trolling-based community of boards. Feel free to start your own network with other boards.

Product Specifications
  1. several plugins
  2. one cron job
  3. file uploads
  4. new DB tables
  5. several phrases

Installation
Approx 2-5 mins
See the included installation instructions.
Upgrading/Updating
  1. upload all files in the upload directory, overwriting any existing files
  2. re-import the XML file, setting "Overwrite" to "Yes"

Configuration
See the included documentation for details.
Support

If you encounter problems or discover any bugs, please create a new issue at: http://code.google.com/p/vbnetwork/issues/list

Sample
This is one shared forum on three different boards (WARNING: the content of these forums may be NSFW).
http://www.anothermessageboard.com/f...splay.php?f=29
http://www.juot.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=50
http://www.drunkensquirrel.net/com/f...splay.php?f=28
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Old 05 Jul 2010, 21:37
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ZomgStuff ZomgStuff is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
My site is ZomgStuff.net

If anyone wants to setup a network with me, shoot me a PM.
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Old 05 Jul 2010, 21:54
Centrix Centrix is offline
 
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hmm interesting. and people can reply on your own forum to posts originally posted on an other board?

or do they get redirected to that other board when they want to reply
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Old 05 Jul 2010, 22:50
LuisManson LuisManson is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
this is very interesting...
if someone has a running forum about android feel free to askme about networking
* my site is about android, in spanish
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Old 05 Jul 2010, 23:37
Xencored Xencored is offline
 
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Real name: Mike
Wow Awesome mod
only thing which pops in my head is
security for some-reason is this safe to use?
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Old 05 Jul 2010, 23:57
KevinL KevinL is offline
 
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This reminds me of the 'Zoints' addon.

Nice work.
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Old 06 Jul 2010, 00:25
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klaus klaus is offline
 
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Real name: Klaus
If it's like newsgroup but only among Vbulletin forums then this is an amazing add-on.

Will try it out.
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Old 06 Jul 2010, 00:51
AtomicAcidbath AtomicAcidbath is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Oh yes, this has wonderful possibilities.
Anyone remember FidoNet from the BBS days?
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Old 06 Jul 2010, 00:52
zethon zethon is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Centrix View Post
hmm interesting. and people can reply on your own forum to posts originally posted on an other board?

or do they get redirected to that other board when they want to reply
No one gets redirected. If I'm a member of Board A and I write a reply, it will show up on Board A as a normal post. Though, on Board B my response will show up like a guest post. Check out the links I provided for an example.

Originally Posted by Animemike View Post
Wow Awesome mod
only thing which pops in my head is
security for some-reason is this safe to use?
The webservice requires a authentication. The instructions tell you how to secure your network.

Originally Posted by klaus View Post
If it's like newsgroup but only among Vbulletin forums then this is an amazing add-on.

Will try it out.
The idea is that it can network not just vbulletin board with other vbulletin boards, but with boards of any software.
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www.anothermessageboard.com
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Old 06 Jul 2010, 01:27
AtomicAcidbath AtomicAcidbath is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Uh oh.
Bug found and added to project issues tracking.
Does not play well with prefixed tables.

Found it in networkforum.php
7 occurrences where references to table network_sub should be.

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Last edited by AtomicAcidbath; 06 Jul 2010 at 01:47.
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Old 06 Jul 2010, 01:30
soupgnatzee soupgnatzee is offline
 
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This looks very interesting!!
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Old 06 Jul 2010, 03:37
slinky slinky is offline
 
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How about issues of duplicate content in Google? Has anyone considered this - although it is a VERY neat hack!
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Old 06 Jul 2010, 03:52
merk_aus merk_aus is offline
 
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Real name: Brendon
Thanks for this much appreciated...
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Old 06 Jul 2010, 04:09
cbehan cbehan is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
This is very interesting. I'm very interested in networking some phpbb installs with my vBulletin install.

Is something like this in the works?
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Old 06 Jul 2010, 04:29
Trek Trek is offline
 
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Originally Posted by AtomicAcidbath View Post
Oh yes, this has wonderful possibilities.
Anyone remember FidoNet from the BBS days?
Exactly what I was thinking. =) Although I hope the setup for this would be much easier than those node configs could be at times!
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