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[DBTech] DragonByte Reviews v1 (vB4)
Mod Version: 1.0.9, by DragonByte Tech (Coder) DragonByte Tech is offline
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vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (13 votes - 3.69 average) Installs: 52
Released: 17 Aug 2013 Last Update: 16 Feb 2017 Downloads: 307
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DragonByte Reviews is an advanced review system that allows you to get your users interacting with your forums on a new level

Uses

With a wide range of permissions, you can allow your users to create/rate reviews, and customize it to your liking. You can also setup separate instances of the review system with different rating questions, custom fields and a review front page look.

You can even tie the review system into any product system with a little custom work.

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Major Features

Multiple Instances: You can run an unlimited number instances of the review system on the same forum with same set of files! Each instance can have a different look and feel to it with the help of the customizable display blocks, custom fields and custom rating questions.

AJAX integration: We used AJAX wherever we could to help reduce the page reloads, including adding/viewing comments and rating reviews

Images in WYSIWYG editor: We added the vB WYSIWYG editor with the ability to add inline images into the review text so that you can create reviews that pop.

Front End and ACP Approval: Review approval and editing can be done quickly through either the front end by moderators or in the ACP by adminstrators.


Complete Feature List


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Reviews
  • Preview before submission
  • Rich Snippets
  • Google+ Author Integration
  • Google Maps
  • Inline images
  • Automatic image resizing
  • Fully integrated WYSIWYG editor
  • VBAA Integration
  • Social Media Links
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Pinterest
    • Google+
    • Twitter
Approvals
  • Quickly approve or reject a review with a reason
  • Rejected reviews can be resubmitted with a message differentiating them from new reviews
Integrations
  • Live Feed & User Wall
  • vBNotifications
  • Advanced Post Thanks/Likes (Coming Soon!)
  • Any Product/Shop System (With minor integration coding)
Categories
  • Unlimited Nested Categories
  • Categories Unique to Instance
StyleVars
  • "Checkmark" image in the Packages / Discounts display
  • Border around the reviews & side blocks
  • Padding around the reviews & side blocks
  • Thumbs Up/Down images
Per Instance Permissions
  • Set instance to display if one isn't specified
  • Add link to navigation dropdown and specify link title
  • Set number of reviews to display per page
  • Set the types of image files allowed to upload
  • Set rating questions associated with this instance
  • Usergroup permission: Can View Reviews
  • Usergroup permission: Can Add Reviews
  • Usergroup permission: Auto Approve Reviews
  • Usergroup permission: Can Approve Reviews
  • Usergroup permission: Can Rate Reviews
  • Usergroup permission: Can Modify Others Reviews
  • Usergroup permission: Can Delete Reviews
  • Usergroup permission: Can Delete Others Reviews
  • Usergroup permission: Can Comment
  • Usergroup permission: Can Delete Comments
  • Usergroup permission: Can Delete Comment on Others Reviews
Custom Fields
  • Links automatically covert to bbcode
  • Single Line Text
  • Multiple Line Textbox
Review Front Blocks
  • Highest Rated By Reviewer
  • Highest Rated By Users
  • Latest Reviews
  • Most Commented
  • Most Popular (View Count)
  • Reviews by X (specific User ID)
Forum SideBlocks
  • Latest Reviews
  • Highest Rated
  • Most Popular (View Count)
  • Random
Importers
  • [chris] Reviews
Pro

Approvals
  • Can be done through front end or ACP
Categories
  • Per Usergroup visibility
Per Instance Permissions
  • Allow google map integration (looks up by address)
Custom Fields
  • Select Dropdown
  • Checkboxes
  • Radio Buttons
Review Front Blocks
  • Latest comments
  • Tag Cloud
Forum SideBlocks
  • Tag Cloud
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  • 1 Link to DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification

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Old 27 Jul 2015, 20:45
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Nevermind.

*Updated post because my information was wrong.
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Old 17 Aug 2015, 23:34
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DragonByte Reviews v1.0.8 Patch Level 4

Bug Fixes:
  • An issue in which the instance ID would not be correctly determined when saving a new review has been resolved.


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Old 07 Sep 2015, 00:54
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I am looking at some of your photos of the reviews and I noticed that one of them shows a car review with six category's of rating stars. So far I have not been able to get the single rating to work, they are all greyed out. Maybe I am missing something simple. But I have looked through almost all the software and I cannot find a section that allows me to add in multiple criteria for rating a product. How is this done?

Thanks

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Old 07 Sep 2015, 18:03
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Never mind I figured it out, although the system wording is a bit cryptic.
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Old 29 Nov 2015, 08:34
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I may have a use for this product but I have a few questions if you do not mind

1) Does the system give the ability to review an existing product, meaning not start a new everytime. I do not see that in the OP?
If it does, can the addition of the Product be Approve/Deny separately from the Review?
It we can add product separately, can that be enabled/disabled per usergroup?
2) You say you can customize the questions, does the system allow for dropdowns and possibly 50 of them with different options in each dropdown, as an example.
3) I see we can upload a pic, can we upload more per product if that option is available above, not just the insert in the review?
4) Can we tell the editor to not allow uploading of pics in the editor?
5) I assume those widgets on the main page pic can be disabled, just checking?
6) Can the rating system, "Stars" be disabled or changed to a numeric 1 - 10
7) Can we add more then one type of rating, say we have 4 different things we rate on and each getting a rating of 1 thru 10
8) I have not read thru this entire thread, is this compatible with 4.2.2

Thank you for your time, I look forward to hearing from you
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Old 30 Nov 2015, 11:01
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Originally Posted by robbyg View Post
Never mind I figured it out, although the system wording is a bit cryptic.
I have the same issue, what did you do to get the stars to start working?

Thanks
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Old 09 Dec 2015, 23:21
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
DragonByte Reviews v1.0.8 Patch Level 4

Bug Fixes:
  • An issue in which the instance ID would not be correctly determined when saving a new review has been resolved.


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Hi

Why here no preview image ?

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Old 18 Dec 2015, 22:14
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Originally Posted by manifestoTR View Post
Hi

Why here no preview image ?

Hi there,

If you right click the broken image and open it in a new tab, what does it say on the page?


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Old 04 Apr 2016, 04:31
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Is this software being worked on any more? I have had my eye on it for some time but it doesnt look like it has received much support. If I would have purchased this software back in October for a lifetime license I would feel a bit cheated right now because of the lack of support and updates. I do believe the last activity on the software was August 2015. What incentive is there for someone to buy a whole year if its going to be a whole year before it see's any kind of update?

Don't get me wrong, I think the software is awesome. But the future viability of it looks bleak based on it's history. I hope the trend changes.
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Old 04 Apr 2016, 04:37
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Is this software being worked on any more? I have had my eye on it for some time but it doesnt look like it has received much support. If I would have purchased this software back in October for a lifetime license I would feel a bit cheated right now because of the lack of support and updates. I do believe the last activity on the software was August 2015. What incentive is there for someone to buy a whole year if its going to be a whole year before it see's any kind of update?

Don't get me wrong, I think the software is awesome. But the future viability of it looks bleak based on it's history. I hope the trend changes.
From what I have seen, DBTech is very good about supporting their products in a professional and timely manner. If you don't see much activity going on in one of their product threads, it could just be the case that everyone is happy and there are no (major) issues being reported and no need for added features, etc. as everything everyone needs is already accounted for.
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Old 04 Apr 2016, 05:12
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Originally Posted by BlackxRam View Post
Is this software being worked on any more? I have had my eye on it for some time but it doesnt look like it has received much support. If I would have purchased this software back in October for a lifetime license I would feel a bit cheated right now because of the lack of support and updates. I do believe the last activity on the software was August 2015. What incentive is there for someone to buy a whole year if its going to be a whole year before it see's any kind of update?

Don't get me wrong, I think the software is awesome. But the future viability of it looks bleak based on it's history. I hope the trend changes.
Hi there,

Firstly, thank you for your interest

Right out of the gate I'd like to clarify the difference between updates and support. All of our products are supported. The tickbox here @ vb.org isn't just there for show. If someone reports a bug, we do our best to resolve it in a timely manner.

When it comes to updates, I'd like to draw your attention to this particular section of our profile:



Even if we had a team of full-time developers, actively producing updates for every single modification on that list would be impossible. The fact is, we don't have a large team - in fact, I am the only full-time developer. Our other developers are sub-contractors, not employees. They have day jobs that take priority.

I bring this up because under no circumstances do we guarantee any amount of updates to our products regardless of license length. The prices of our modifications are way, way too low to offer any such guarantees. If there were any such guarantees, we would need to charge 10x more per product, perhaps even more.
In other words, all our products are sold as-is. We offer free Lite versions even though we lose a lot of money by offering products with 70%+ of the functionality of the Pro version for this exact reason. If someone does not believe the existing Pro-only features are worth the asking price of the modification then we ask that they please do not buy the Pro version until they feel the Pro features are worth the asking price.


The rest of this post represents my own personal thoughts, not that of DragonByte Technologies as a company.

I feel this adequately addresses your point about feeling cheated, but I'd like to add that I also feel like our pricing structure works in the consumer's favour, even in situations where we aren't able to deliver feature updates within a customer's purchased license length.
If they just want the current version and they don't have a lot of money, they can buy the 3 Month version and renew if/when we have added significant value to the product (in their eyes).
If they want the current version and ensure that any new vB4 versions in the near future won't break our mods, they can buy the 1 Year version.
If they want to ensure that they will always be able to run the latest version, they can buy the Lifetime version.

Even the cost of a Lifetime license would not come close to covering the cost of the development. In fact, I would be hard pressed to find a single product we sell that has sold enough to cover existing development cost, never mind the time spent providing support (time which could be spent developing new features to any product). That's not to say our products have not sold well, but consider that a product that took 3 months to develop would be 8 hours x 5 working days x 30 days in a month x 3 months = 3,600 man-hours $35/hr = $126,000. Even by our most expensive products, $200 for a Lifetime version, that would require 630 Lifetime licenses sold in order to recoup development cost. That assumes that all 630 sales happened on day 1 and they require absolutely no support, which I'm sure you can agree is ludicrous.

Now if we wanted to get crazy, we could pretend that all of our products only took 1 month to develop, didn't involve weekends (haha), required no time to support, so let's do the math for our 74 vB4 releases.
8 hours x 5 working days x 30 days in a month x 74 products = 88,800 man-hours $35/hr = $3,108,000.
Even if we then assumed every product cost $200, that would be 15,540 licenses in total needing sold, just to recover development costs.

Obviously this math is horribly wrong since not every product took a whole month to develop, but I hope this illustrates why it's simply not feasible to deliver timely updates for every single product.


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Old 24 Jul 2016, 15:47
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So looks that everything works fine but on main page the "Reviews" tabs , it does not show for registered users! for admins works fine. I try to see if is something related to permissions but i can't figure out where is at.

Any advice in how to fix this?

Thanks.

Update: Found the permission was off for registered users. Works now.

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Old 05 Sep 2016, 04:18
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Had it work the first time I tried this.. but now not sure what I'm doing wrong.. Even went as far as reinstalling everything. I can get the review to show to Registered Users but it won't let them review even tho it's ticked to allow them to.. tron3kgaming.com

*EDIT* So went through every tick and the one that allows Registered Users to "Rate It" is the one that says, Can Mod others?! Why would that be for rating and not the one that says Can Rate Reviews?
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Old 16 Feb 2017, 10:08
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DragonByte Reviews v1.0.9:
Fix: Fixed a PHP 7.1 compatibility issue


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Old 29 Jul 2017, 20:05
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Great mod

Quick question please

Stars are showing as grey - can they be changed to yellow or other colour?
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