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vBExperience 3.8
Mod Version: 3.8.5, by Phalynx (Coder) Phalynx is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (171 votes - 4.82 average) Installs: 1329
Released: 22 Dec 2008 Last Update: 10 Jul 2011 Downloads: 16955
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vBExperience 3.8 (aka xPerience)

Created by Marius Czyz aka Phalynx.

Triple Winner of the "Mod of the Month"-Award (March 2008, September 2009, July 2010) on vBulletin.org.

A version for vBulletin 4.0 has been released! Thread: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=245023


vBExperience 3.8.6 is currently (August 2010) in development.


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 3.8.6:
http://www.insidetwoworlds.com/xperience.php

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
3.8.4.3 / 3.8.5 Beta 5, 10th July 2011
- Prio 1 security patch, please update just xperience.php!


3.8.5 Beta 4, 25th September 2009
- Promotions: Listing now also the last Usergroup. Please notice the new settings for nethermost/uppermost usergroups.
- Several minor cosmetic changes
- Clear Activities (except Shop)
- Fixed error with GetActivityAll() on profile
- Several Beta 3 fixes

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



For more see history.txt

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  #691  
Old 30 May 2009, 00:31
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I keep getting errors when posting after I uninstall this.


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


Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
Yeah, you have, sure. And the error message comes from a vBExperience Plugin missing it's tables. So tell me now you have uninstalled it and you still have the problem...
Apparently other users have been having the same problem and you are claiming they are not uninstalling the product 100%. I've uninstalled it first, and then went to the kill file and removed the tables. What else is there to do to get rid of this error that isn't allowing anyone on my site to post?!?!


I've even went as far as reinstalling it, posting to make sure I can post and then uninstalling the product once again, then killing the tables...and still....error.


Even after I install it again, the xperience_done table doesn't exist. Could we be getting this error because of one of your earlier editions of this mod...and it's something you didn't put in the kill file to remove?



Solution
Go to uninstall the product, but when you get the "are you sure" message, stop and don't press yes yet.
Go and run the kill file in another window/tab.
Once that is done, go back to the other window/tab and press yes.
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Old 31 May 2009, 08:10
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hi~~~~

This is the Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese language file, available to you!


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Old 01 Jun 2009, 12:06
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Old 01 Jun 2009, 17:56
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Has there been a gift fix yet? My members still can't give gifts.
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Old 03 Jun 2009, 07:53
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Originally Posted by Lilyandy View Post
hi~~~~

This is the Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese language file, available to you!


by Lilyandy
wow! thanks! just what I was looking for!

Love your site
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Old 03 Jun 2009, 08:15
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wow! thanks! just what I was looking for!

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Old 03 Jun 2009, 10:46
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Originally Posted by Digital Jedi View Post
Ran into what you might call a minor bug poking around in the ACP. Not knowing what the Add Points link would do when I clicked on it, I didn't add any information but the blank fields were saved as an entry anyway. I wasn't sure at first, as I didn't notice till I came back to Manage Custom Points menu and clicked it again just to be sure. Sure enough I now had two blank entries. Deleting them caused a database error which I just now realized I should have copied and pasted here. The two entries deleted okay, but just in case it could cause a problem, I thought I'd mention it.
That is intendet. The points are added once you click on the button, after that they are getting updated.

Originally Posted by Tacama View Post
Something similar happened here. I added 5000 custom points to 4 users (What i called Staff Points). Then i gave one of them 5000 more so he could buy some items at the shop and give them away to some users. When i tried to take away the extra points remaining, he got negative numbers.

Graphically

Users original points: 5000+ 5000 (to buy and give away items) = 10000.
Once finished giving away presents users points: 11000. -6000 custom points... got -5000 or something like that. I had to fussion that user with a new one i created .

By the way... Are you planning to consider money & bank in a near future? That's a faq in my forum.

Forgot to say...

One of the greatest hacks ive ever installed
Yes, a bank is on my todo list.

Originally Posted by AzzidReign View Post
Go to uninstall the product, but when you get the "are you sure" message, stop and don't press yes yet.
Go and run the kill file in another window/tab.
Once that is done, go back to the other window/tab and press yes.
There is no xperience_done table, it's a column in the user table and it's beeing removed by the uninstalling the product.

Originally Posted by Lilyandy View Post
hi~~~~

This is the Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese language file, available to you!


by Lilyandy
Big thanks!
Will you do also the update for the upcoming 3.8.4?

Originally Posted by Crystal Shards View Post
Has there been a gift fix yet? My members still can't give gifts.
I don't know any error with that. Please explain more.
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Old 03 Jun 2009, 20:16
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Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post


Levels are like a staircase. You can define which and how big/small steps a user needs to reach the next level. With levels everybody sees how much points someone has.
I think I'm getting it. I found the readme on levels which I didn't see before and it explained it nicely. Thanks so much!

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Old 06 Jun 2009, 03:11
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Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
Big thanks!
Will you do also the update for the upcoming 3.8.4?

hoho~~, if there is time, I will be in 3.8.4 Traditional and Simplified Chinese translation.
3.7.12 has been carried out prior to the Traditional and Simplified Chinese translation.

Look forward to your new product.


Will not increase the file download function to reduce the point?
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Old 06 Jun 2009, 17:26
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Old 07 Jun 2009, 17:07
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How to ensure that the inventory of items vBExperience are within one and not create other lists?

Problem:
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Example of how I want it:
http://i44.tinypic.com/23s8ylh.jpg

My code in postbit_legacy:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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Old 08 Jun 2009, 08:13
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Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
I don't know any error with that. Please explain more.
Yeah, several people have asked about this before. There isn't much more to explain: people can buy items, but they can't give them away. It says it can't find the username, even when you start typing and click on the name that pops up.
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Old 08 Jun 2009, 09:15
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Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
I'm re-working the complete promotion system to make it dependable on every data provider (yes, also Activity) in vBExperience. It will also have a GUI in the AdminCP.
This will safe me a lot of time reviewing accounts for promotion. Will this be in the next version?
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Old 08 Jun 2009, 09:30
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cant you add a permission option ?

for example to view this thread the user must be in a specific rank

that would help a lot
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Old 09 Jun 2009, 00:25
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I was wondering, how to make this one item. I call it Custom user titles. This item, once purchased, allows the user to make his change his/her default user title to whatever he/she wants it to be(as any admin can already, but not registered users). Is this possible. And if so, How so?
Thank you in advance
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