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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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  #1471  
Old 20 Jul 2008, 19:12
bkerensa bkerensa is offline
 
Join Date: May 2004
Originally Posted by bluej View Post
go to shop settings and see if it is turned on
Yes it is turned on to display

But its not displaying >.<
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  #1472  
Old 20 Jul 2008, 19:47
Pacman15 Pacman15 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Originally Posted by Phalynx
Which level are you using? How many threads/postings does your best member have?
My best member has 5,913 posts and he is at level 1 as well as all other members. On his profile:

# Awards: [fing Award] [Activity Award]
# Points: 23,513
# Level: 1
Points: 23,513, Level: 1
# Level up: 99%
# Points needed: 0
Level up: 99% - 0 Points needed
# Activity: 100%
On mine:
# Awards: [Community Award]
# Points: 9,929
# Level: 1
Points: 9,929, Level: 1
# Level up: 99%
# Points needed: 0
Level up: 99% - 0 Points needed
# Activity: 100%
Activity: 100%
I have 1,768 posts. What could be the source of this error?
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  #1473  
Old 20 Jul 2008, 20:10
bkerensa bkerensa is offline
 
Join Date: May 2004
Does anyone have a forum that has this mod working because I still cannot get my graphics to display.....

Awards show up fine

But items from shop dont !!!
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  #1474  
Old 20 Jul 2008, 20:58
Matais Matais is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Originally Posted by bkerensa View Post
Does anyone have a forum that has this mod working because I still cannot get my graphics to display.....

Awards show up fine

But items from shop dont !!!
mine works fine, what i had to do is put the imagas in both:

mystyle/images/misc/level

and

images/misc/level
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  #1475  
Old 20 Jul 2008, 21:28
Pacman15 Pacman15 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
yes, be sure to do that...

Does anyone know why my members don't level up?? they're all level 1... no matter how much posts/points they have.
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  #1476  
Old 20 Jul 2008, 21:56
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
First of all: If you don't get a response from me than this is a real sign I'm just not on my computer. That means I cannot answer your questions. Asking here every few minutes for support on the same thing does not speed up anything.

Second: Do the people read the files included in the ZIP or even written on first post? Most of the questions are already answered there.

If this does not change in the near future I will not answer such questions anymore.


Originally Posted by bluej View Post
yes, you can add a few more that way, but there is also a problem with how the items show in the profile when you have a lot of items...if there is not a way to break the rows then we are also limited to how many items the members can purchase
Limit the items via settings. Currently there is no other solution to this.

Originally Posted by bkerensa View Post
I installed everything as the readme says but when I click on vbExperience on the menu it doesnt show any awards or any items in the shop or anything....
Enable Awards and fill the shop.

Originally Posted by bkerensa View Post
Alright so.... I am sort of lost as to what I need to do to make vbExperience work fully....

I have no items in my shop.... and I dont know how users buy items or how I add them or anything.... look at this screenshot:
AdminCP, vBexperience, Shop - Create Categories and create items.

Originally Posted by Mazinger View Post
What's the difference between:

'Points for threads' and 'Threads'?
The first are the points for threads and the seconds are the sum of point for threads and other data summed as thread.
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Old 20 Jul 2008, 21:59
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
Originally Posted by Mazinger View Post
How to remove an item from a user?
AdminCP, vBExperience, Shop, Transactionlog

Originally Posted by chadi View Post
Just installed this and applied settings as needed, ran the recount option too.

A few problems:

- blank page when clicking on
manage shop
manage awards
statistics: level
manage custom points
delete statistics

- all 3 bars appear, but no text at all for some reason

I uploaded all files for sure as well
For sure one or some files didn't copied correctly. Just upload all PHP files as Text to the server.

Originally Posted by gamerfu View Post
I have noticed a significant decrease in my servers performance since the release of this Modification. Have any idea why the huge draw off server reasources?
Yes, vBExperience has performance needs.

Originally Posted by Matais View Post
all my users are on level one for some reason?
For some reason you didn't imported a level XML.
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  #1478  
Old 20 Jul 2008, 22:01
bkerensa bkerensa is offline
 
Join Date: May 2004
Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
First of all: If you don't get a response from me than this is a real sign I'm just not on my computer. That means I cannot answer your questions. Asking here every few minutes for support on the same thing does not speed up anything.

Second: Do the people read the files included in the ZIP or even written on first post? Most of the questions are already answered there.

If this does not change in the near future I will not answer such questions anymore.



Limit the items via settings. Currently there is no other solution to this.


Enable Awards and fill the shop.


AdminCP, vBexperience, Shop - Create Categories and create items.


The first are the points for threads and the seconds are the sum of point for threads and other data summed as thread.

Phalynx I have done all of that and uploaded items that are 16x16 pixels.....

They wont display instead TEXT is diplayed in postbit under username saying

User owns x10 ITEMS

but it wont display the items themselves next to their username or in the shop it just shows the text name of the item.

What directory do the items specifically have to be in?

Does both PNG and GIF work?

What am I doing wrong?

My Awards are working fine and the Points and Level Bars work fine but the Items do not!

which directory path do they need to go in? images/misc/level?
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  #1479  
Old 20 Jul 2008, 22:01
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
Originally Posted by Mazinger View Post
Can we use a condition for shop items in postbit?
What do you want to reach with that condition?

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?
Thanks for sharing. Will add this in next package.

Originally Posted by Pacman15 View Post
My best member has 5,913 posts and he is at level 1 as well as all other members. On his profile:
What could be the source of this error?
You didn't installed level XML. Please follow the install instructions carefully.
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  #1480  
Old 20 Jul 2008, 22:03
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
Originally Posted by bkerensa View Post
Phalynx I have done all of that and uploaded items that are 16x16 pixels.....

They wont display instead TEXT is diplayed in postbit under username saying

User owns x10 ITEMS

but it wont display the items themselves next to their username or in the shop it just shows the text name of the item.

What directory do the items specifically have to be in?

Does both PNG and GIF work?

What am I doing wrong?
YOU are referencing the images in item properties as you have to fill the full name to the image. If you name a GIF, a GIF will be displayed (if available), if you name a file on another server, vBExperience will display this.

To make sure you are doing all correct, just erase all 3 graphic fields so the default image will be shown.
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  #1481  
Old 20 Jul 2008, 22:16
bkerensa bkerensa is offline
 
Join Date: May 2004
Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
YOU are referencing the images in item properties as you have to fill the full name to the image. If you name a GIF, a GIF will be displayed (if available), if you name a file on another server, vBExperience will display this.

To make sure you are doing all correct, just erase all 3 graphic fields so the default image will be shown.

If the image is in a local path I just to put like /images/misc/level/itemexample.gif ?
or do I need to put a full URL like http://www.myserver.com/forums/image...emexample.gif?

What do I put for paths?

I have it set to the local path now and images are not displaying at all
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  #1482  
Old 20 Jul 2008, 22:17
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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Real name: Marius
Please PM me a temporary Admin account so I can take a look.
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  #1483  
Old 20 Jul 2008, 22:48
bkerensa bkerensa is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
Please PM me a temporary Admin account so I can take a look.
Sent
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  #1484  
Old 20 Jul 2008, 22:52
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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Real name: Marius
You are referencing image "/images/misc/pineapple/Pineapple.png", but it should be "/forums/images/misc/pineapple/Pineapple.png"
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Old 20 Jul 2008, 23:00
bkerensa bkerensa is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
You are referencing image "/images/misc/pineapple/Pineapple.png", but it should be "/forums/images/misc/pineapple/Pineapple.png"
So that was the problem?
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