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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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  #2461  
Old 26 Jun 2009, 06:26
Jenkins Jenkins is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
I removed this mod due to some issues I was having with my forums. I'm now getting this error, what do I need to do to remove this completely?

Invalid SQL:

SELECT languageid,
phrasegroup_global AS phrasegroup_global,
phrasegroup_xperience AS phrasegroup_xperience,
phrasegroup_user AS phrasegroup_user,
phrasegroup_gxbl AS phrasegroup_gxbl,
options AS lang_options,
languagecode AS lang_code,
charset AS lang_charset,
locale AS lang_locale,
imagesoverride AS lang_imagesoverride,
dateoverride AS lang_dateoverride,
timeoverride AS lang_timeoverride,
registereddateoverride AS lang_registereddateoverride,
calformat1override AS lang_calformat1override,
calformat2override AS lang_calformat2override,
logdateoverride AS lang_logdateoverride,
decimalsep AS lang_decimalsep,
thousandsep AS lang_thousandsep
FROM language
WHERE languageid = 1;

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'phrasegroup_xperience' in 'field list'
Error Number : 1054
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Old 27 Jun 2009, 12:10
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mohammadxxx mohammadxxx is offline
 
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Admin

hi
I have Installed This Product and it work fine for all user but don't show any bars for admin !
what is the problem ?
pic Attached


thanks
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Old 29 Jun 2009, 14:11
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kakers kakers is offline
 
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When i try the kill_xperince.php, i get:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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Old 29 Jun 2009, 20:26
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mohammadxxx mohammadxxx is offline
 
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hi

Help And Support Please !?
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Old 03 Jul 2009, 12:22
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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Real name: Marius
Originally Posted by Nordinho View Post
Yep, I'm using 3.8.3 the username doesn't have special characters.

I logged into her account and checked her transactionlog. She did purchase the items.

Added a screenshot of what she sees.
Very strange. Currently I cannot reproduce this.


Originally Posted by Pt1994 View Post
how can i display awards in users signature and not next to their username?
Currently not supported.

Originally Posted by larry suttles View Post
Can this be used without having it displayed in the postbit? Can it be set, so just the admins can view the points and who is advancing?

I have my own ranking system, which I'd like to keep and I like the way my postbits look as they are but I would like to be able to see whos pulling their weight and whos just post whorin..
Yes, you can disable most parts of it.

Originally Posted by larry suttles View Post
Will me having "Yet Another Awards System" installed mess with this mod?
I don't know any incompatibility.



Originally Posted by gx123 View Post
Hi Phalynx,
I currently upgraded from 3.8.0 to 3.8.3, there's some problem that existed since i upgrade it.

Problems :

Can't have level higher than 100.

I create custom level xml, and import it after i finished upgrading to 3.8.3. My user is so crazy they could actually jump 2 or 3 level per week. So i created custom level that i hope could expand their level higher. I follow your guide to create a higher set of level on readme_level.txt

I already done creating the new level set based on vbexperience_level_7_crazy.xml (using the XLS), and start importing it, then recount. Also, i have already set the Experience : Bars's Max Level to 255 before recount.


when recount is done, my user level capped at 100. They can't go higher. I checked everything, the xperience value, xperience level and usergroup, they are all right.

At the readme, i noted

I think is the XLS that capped at 100 yes ? Not the system ?

I attached the xml for you i used as custom level. And you could see the actual Ranking at here : http://www.gamexeon.com/forum/xperience.php
I see that you have a user with level 133 already, so what is wrong with it? How did you solved it?

Originally Posted by gx123 View Post
Something wrong with the layout

Before i upgrade, this list looks okay. After upgrade it to 3.8.3 this item list is getting too long and not wrapped like previous version.
I don't see an image.

Originally Posted by gx123 View Post

Suggestion

I think it will be nice if vbex have some achievement system. Achievement could be given when user completed some set of condition, created by the admin. We can call it a 'quest'.

example,
user will get this icon, when they finished a quest for creating thread for the first time.
user will get this icon if they already make 50 post on the boards.

I can't make this happen using the award, because its only affect one member at a time, and i think it's too linear to create this using promotion system. I think achievement should be dynamically unlocked, and could be keeped by everyone, based by some condition.

It'll be getting more interesting if one medal could be a multiplier to their points. Perhaps bonus exp point, perhaps faster levelling, perhaps bonus item, perhaps just a simple medal. There's so much thing that could be make by integrating achievement system in vbexperience. Too bad i'm not such a programmer.

This is a mockup of how the achievement looks.

Achievement bar is the place where the achievement medal placed. And the green popup is the information of the medal, triggered by hovering the medal.

user really like to race one or another user, by using this achievement things, user will seriously increasing their activity.

I know I'm asking too much. I'm sorry.
I just loved this mods so much and I could see some improvement headroom for the mods.
Really great idea! I need more time to realise this. Currently development is freezed because of less time.

Originally Posted by Jenkins View Post
I removed this mod due to some issues I was having with my forums. I'm now getting this error, what do I need to do to remove this completely?

Invalid SQL:

SELECT languageid,
phrasegroup_global AS phrasegroup_global,
phrasegroup_xperience AS phrasegroup_xperience,
phrasegroup_user AS phrasegroup_user,
phrasegroup_gxbl AS phrasegroup_gxbl,
options AS lang_options,
languagecode AS lang_code,
charset AS lang_charset,
locale AS lang_locale,
imagesoverride AS lang_imagesoverride,
dateoverride AS lang_dateoverride,
timeoverride AS lang_timeoverride,
registereddateoverride AS lang_registereddateoverride,
calformat1override AS lang_calformat1override,
calformat2override AS lang_calformat2override,
logdateoverride AS lang_logdateoverride,
decimalsep AS lang_decimalsep,
thousandsep AS lang_thousandsep
FROM language
WHERE languageid = 1;

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'phrasegroup_xperience' in 'field list'
Error Number : 1054
Where did this happen? Check if the mod still installed.
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Old 03 Jul 2009, 12:25
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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Real name: Marius
Originally Posted by mohammadxxx View Post
hi
I have Installed This Product and it work fine for all user but don't show any bars for admin !
what is the problem ?
pic Attached


thanks
Admin is on ignore list or have negative points. As stated in the readme...


Originally Posted by kakers View Post
When i try the kill_xperince.php, i get:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
I assume the file function_xperience.php is already deleted on the server? The kill_xperience.php needs it.

Originally Posted by mohammadxxx View Post
hi

Help And Support Please !?
Some patience, please.
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  #2467  
Old 05 Jul 2009, 10:47
gx123 gx123 is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
I see that you have a user with level 133 already, so what is wrong with it? How did you solved it?
I tweaked some lines in upload_via_ftp/includes/class_xperience.php
Line 679 changed to :
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Line 694 changed to :
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Line 827 changed to :
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Line 829 changed to :
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Line 951 changed to :
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

I already set the max level to 255 at admincp.

I don't know which code do what, so i'm just guessing

right now i can't make the level bar to show up correctly, a level 133 user ( max level 255 ) is having their orange bar maxed out at 133. It should show as a half of the maximum. But right now, i still can't solve it.

Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
I don't see an image.
Try this please : http://www.gamexeon.com/forum/imageh...3d5b3a49f4.jpg

Thanks Phalynx
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Old 07 Jul 2009, 12:55
yeshoward yeshoward is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
click installed!

How to show "how to level up " to members? or is there any default chart for it to stimulate them to be more active?
i am not meaning how many X points will member gain per X actions, but a overall compelte list of "all levels"
such as I am on level 2 now, I could check how much points I would need for level 99 in the future
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Old 07 Jul 2009, 13:04
yeshoward yeshoward is offline
 
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Also, we have a ads board, we want to DEDUCT X points when members post ads there, meaning points will be reduced, how to achieve this on certain board please?
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Old 16 Jul 2009, 14:44
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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Real name: Marius
Originally Posted by gx123 View Post
Uhm, seems the value for max items in one row is wrong. Please checkt that setting.

Originally Posted by yeshoward View Post
click installed!

How to show "how to level up " to members? or is there any default chart for it to stimulate them to be more active?
i am not meaning how many X points will member gain per X actions, but a overall compelte list of "all levels"
such as I am on level 2 now, I could check how much points I would need for level 99 in the future
There is the "Earn Points"-Section where they see how many points they get for what.
But its a nice idea to have some kind of ladder, implemented into the rankings.

Originally Posted by yeshoward View Post
Also, we have a ads board, we want to DEDUCT X points when members post ads there, meaning points will be reduced, how to achieve this on certain board please?
If that is an action that you can track in the database, you can write a plugin for vBExperience.
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Old 22 Jul 2009, 13:04
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yotsume yotsume is offline
 
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Thumbs down Major Problem!

I need help ASAP! I can no longer login to any admin account.

I switched the promotion system over to vberperiances and it made all my admins normal registered users. Now I cant get into my admin panel!

HELP PLEASE!

The system promoted to to "Registered Member"! WTF!!! I would call this a major BUG!!!
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Old 22 Jul 2009, 13:28
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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Real name: Marius
I would call this NOT reading readme_levels.txt and description of the setting. You ignored that notices. Promotions should be only activated if you as an admin is on Usergroup#6 or the admin permission is on a secondary group.

You will need to access the database and modify your entry in the user table. Or you upload the file tools.php from your vBulletin ZIP ('Reset Admin Access')
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Old 22 Jul 2009, 13:32
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yotsume yotsume is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
I would call this NOT reading readme_levels.txt and description of the setting. You ignored that notices. Promotions should be only activated if you as an admin is on Usergroup#6 or the admin permission is on a secondary group.

You will need to access the database and modify your entry in the user table. Or you upload the file tools.php from your vBulletin ZIP ('Reset Admin Access')
I lucked out... somehow one of my admin accounts was not "promoted" and I was able to login and switch my main admin account back.

I have since deactivated PROMOTIONS for ever! LOL

Scared the bajesus out of me THANKS!!!
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Old 22 Jul 2009, 13:37
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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Glad to hear you fixed your problem. I assume that Admin was in the protected Admingroup #6?
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  #2475  
Old 23 Jul 2009, 01:53
tagknife tagknife is offline
 
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hi i have installed vbExperience on my site and i have click mark as installed on this site its a great mod BTW but im having a problem with it all my members are stuck on level 1 and so are the staff ive got no idear what is wrong with it can u give me any help?
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