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Old 07 Apr 2004, 11:34
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Originally Posted by 7thgenCivic.Com
can you give us a few comments about what it will be able to do?
or shall we give a list of what we would like it to do ?
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Old 07 Apr 2004, 11:49
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magnus, good stuff.

I'm serious about the 20 bucks too if your hack fullfills the job :banana:
I can beta test on my test forum if it helps it's development.

gibgib
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Old 07 Apr 2004, 12:02
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I think Hoffi is threatening to release his in the near future too. The thing is, that this hack could work for almost anything.. jetskis, motorbikes, dogs, you name it, so you'll have a lot more takers than you think!

Wonder who'll release it first ;D
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Old 07 Apr 2004, 20:59
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Hey, if Hoffi get's his out first, good for him. I don't see releasing hacks as a 'competition', lol.

In any event, the soon-to-be-released version will contain:

* The ability for a user to upload an admin-defined amount of photos
* Either the ability to input vBCode text, sort of a "psuedo-webpage" deal or to build a generic page by "filling in the blanks" per se, which can be defined by the admin. I haven't really decided which way to go yet.
* Ease of access, http://url/vbgarage.php?userid={x}
* User control panel. User can add/remove photos at any time, as well as change/update text.
* Usergroup control. Can deny/grant access for specific usergroups.

This version will NOT contain GD or Imagemagick support. Future versions might, though. All files are stored in the SQL database.

If you guys have any ideas, let's hear them.
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Old 07 Apr 2004, 22:46
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Magnus,

It looks to me as if you have everything covered that I'm personally looking for.

If you need me to test the hack, I'll gladly do so.
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Old 07 Apr 2004, 23:03
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Originally Posted by magnus
If you guys have any ideas, let's hear them.
Two comments/questions, Magnus:
Can members enter vehicle data for several cars?
Will an admin/mod be able to add vehicle data for non-members cars? (or be able to approve data submitted by non-members)
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Old 08 Apr 2004, 01:10
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Originally Posted by oly51
Two comments/questions, Magnus:
Can members enter vehicle data for several cars?
Will an admin/mod be able to add vehicle data for non-members cars? (or be able to approve data submitted by non-members)
At the moment, this version only supports 1 car per user. I can work on making it for multiple cars though, shouldn't be too hard.

Garage moderation is planned for release, but not with this version. This initial version is pretty stripped down in term of Admin features. I have a whole moderation queue system planned for the next release.
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Old 08 Apr 2004, 02:51
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Attached are screenshots, as promised. I've included the end user view, and the user edit page. Let's hear what you think.

I'm thinking I may need a couple beta testers. I'm looking to get a beta version out tomorrow, to see how it holds up on another forum. I see a few people were interested. If you're still interested, shoot me a PM. I'd like to try and get forums with large userbases. Preferably with 100 or so active users, so they can beat on it to death.
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File Type: jpg vbgarage_edit.jpg (84.2 KB, 53 views)

Last edited by magnus; 08 Apr 2004 at 02:55.
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Old 08 Apr 2004, 11:38
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Looks really great!

With your subsequent releases, do you think they will be upgradable upon the version you are about to release so users don't have to re-enter everything again?
It seems your future releases will have very useful features.

I'll send you a PM about beta testing
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Old 08 Apr 2004, 14:07
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I for one will be glad when you get your hack done. I was one of the lucky ones who downloaded the one for vB2 before they canned it for whatever reason. I've been using it as a trophy room on a hunting and fishing web site. It seems to work great for that. Admittedly, we haven't advertised it much due to saving bandwidth, but it does do what I want it to do.

Some things that would be nice would be a wholesale way to make it available to members. For example, I want to allow members with a minimum of 50 posts have a trophy room with maybe 5 pictures. Members with 100 posts would get an additional 5 or so pictures in theirs. It can be done now, but it has to be done on an individual basis and is time consuming. Maybe there's some way to set a conditional to give access???

One other minor thing is the part that's in the registration form that asks for their car make and model and such. I really don't want that information there. I've half heartedly tried to find it and change it to trophy type and stats like Deer- 8 pointer -200 lb.

This hack and Logican's Web templates are my 2 hold ups from switching to vB3. The others, I can live with or without.

Skip
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Old 08 Apr 2004, 15:01
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I haven't migrated to my new site yet from YaBB, but I should be doing at the end of this month, and then I can test any Garage hack that comes out. With your hack, I think it's suitable to almost anything, like Skip mentions, fishing etc. What a lot of the 'Garage' orientated people will be looking for, will be a set list of data per car, eg:

BHP: [formfield]
Weight: [formfield]

..etc. This also means that it's very easy to compare the different vehicles stored, ie, draw up a garage homepage and print up the top ten cars, or fastest, or lightest, etc.

There's also the fact that, as knowledgeable about cars as my members are, they know nothing about VB code, so they would find it hard to build a page about their cars that way.

Nonetheless, awesome hack! You'll find a lot of takers for this!
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Old 09 Apr 2004, 09:22
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Originally Posted by Skipsoutdoors
Some things that would be nice would be a wholesale way to make it available to members. For example, I want to allow members with a minimum of 50 posts have a trophy room with maybe 5 pictures. Members with 100 posts would get an additional 5 or so pictures in theirs. It can be done now, but it has to be done on an individual basis and is time consuming. Maybe there's some way to set a conditional to give access???
Skip
magnus has indicated that user group control can be used with his/ her first release. You could tweak vb garage to work with your criteria using the usergroups already built into vbulletin.
I will also only allow the "regulars" to take up space on the server, 50 posts & at least a few months of rego.
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Old 09 Apr 2004, 18:31
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Well guys, I've got good news and I've got bad news..

The bad news is, I'm not going to be releasing a beta. The good news is, I'm just going to go ahead and release it to the public.

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=63681

Enjoy!
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