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Discuss!! A Yahoo Answers Clone
Mod Version: 1.4.0, by Christos Teriakis (Banned) Christos Teriakis is offline
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vB Version: 4.2.0 Rating: (13 votes - 4.85 average) Installs: 67
Released: 17 Apr 2012 Last Update: 04 Jun 2012 Downloads: 354
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Discuss!!
A Yahoo Answers Clone


Compatible with 4.2.0
but you must download the file Disucss_1_4_0.zip


1. Why we need a discussion mod

Maybe sounds crazy to have a powerfull forum and to install this AddOn. But this is not true. I do agree that vB has tons of features for any type of discussions. But from the other point Yahoo Answers (and dozens of similars sites) became famous, because they offer a simple way to users to get replies. Short questions, with a couple of replies. Why to go in a complicated system for this? And why to add dozens of extra categories, subcategories etc etc, just for this? This is the reason that you need it.

2.- How it works?

Very simple, so easy to use by novice users too. A member is posting a question in any of your categories (unlimited level are supporting) and then is waiting other members to post a reply. Reads the replies, chooses the best and that's all. There is no need for discussion here.





3.- Installation
  1. Download, unzip and upload all files from the "upload" folder where your vb installation is (you can't install in different directory).
  2. Goto you admincp and import the product-discuss.xml
  3. That's all
4.- Configuration





Configuration is very easy and is like all other addons here. You need to follow the steps below, and soon you'll be ready:
  1. First of all goto Usergroup permissions and set what each usergroup can do or not do.
  2. Goto Discuss General setting, check the default values and change them if you want
  3. PM Templates. I believe that the predefinied text is ok for most of you. But if you want you can change them. Please don't touce the variables (anything inside {}). The available variables are:
    1. {questiontitle} : Title with link
    2. {questiontitle_nolink} : As above but without link
    3. {category} : Category name with link
    4. {category_nolink} : Category without link
    5. {questionowner} : The author's username with link
    6. {questionowner_nolink} : As above, no link
    7. {description} : 200 chars from the question body
    8. {username} : This is the "To:" value. eg Dear {username},
    9. {postdate_short} : Post date in format that you've set as long dates
    10. {postdate_long} : Same as above in long date format
    11. {signature} : Anything that you've set in your settings
  4. Last step is to set your categories.
5.- Copyright

In the footer of each page there is a link back to my site vBulletON.com. Even if it easy to remove it, please avoid doing it. Respect if you want to be respected. That's the only that I can say.

6.- PRO version

Currently there is no one. I don't use to build an addon, and then remove 90% of its features to make a free version. No. This is all that I've done. Sure there are dozens of more features that I can add. If I see that this mod becomes popular then I'll add them but as commercial version.

7.- Live Demo

http://www.christeris.com/testvb4/discuss.php

Login:
demouser1 / demopass1
demouser2 / demopass2
demouser3 / demopass3

Enjoy
Chris

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  #166  
Old 04 May 2012, 15:39
ywwz ywwz is offline
 
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Very good idea and thank you very much Chris. Good man.
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I tried to use word pad to edit and re imported this file, another style of mess code showed up. I am still very thankful for your help.

Last edited by ywwz; 04 May 2012 at 15:51.
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  #167  
Old 05 May 2012, 05:38
majjed2008 majjed2008 is offline
 
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Hello

I just fined some thing wrong in my Discuss plugin today .
in internet explorer it work fine but in firefox it is big coz it start after global banner how i can fix that please .




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  #168  
Old 05 May 2012, 08:16
lazytown lazytown is offline
 
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As another member suggested, it would be very useful if questions and answers could show up in what's new.
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  #169  
Old 06 May 2012, 22:14
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rafiul rafiul is offline
 
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Thanks for the mod. Nominated!
Delete option for admin will be handy and usefull.
And also need a sender id . Like Discuss as sender.

Last edited by rafiul; 06 May 2012 at 22:49.
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  #170  
Old 07 May 2012, 02:02
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rafiul rafiul is offline
 
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is has issue with Latest 30 pms on acp.
its showing erorr on admincp/index.php line 948, which is

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

And latest 30 pm code is-

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

I am giving this because i like both mods. And want to use both of them. I think there is a bug with your pm system or something else. Because when someone approve best answer, the expert has a pm. And dont know why when one other member register on forum he too get the same pm. I mean winning pm.

How to solve this?
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  #171  
Old 07 May 2012, 02:10
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AliMadkour AliMadkour is offline
 
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Real name: Ali
Great mod ..
thanks installed...
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  #172  
Old 07 May 2012, 02:15
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i got that error when I try to access script :
Administrator, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:
  1. Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
  2. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.
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  #173  
Old 07 May 2012, 09:11
Acido Acido is offline
 
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Hi Christeris

The CSS seem dont work properly when Store CSS Stylesheets as Files. I keep the CSS by add the content of discuss.css to the template additional.css

I start with this problem when Upgrade discuss from 1.0.0 to 1.2.0

Can you check?
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  #174  
Old 07 May 2012, 09:13
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rafiul rafiul is offline
 
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Originally Posted by AliMadkour View Post
i got that error when I try to access script :
You have to give permission from Usergroup.
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  #175  
Old 07 May 2012, 09:31
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Acido View Post
Hi Christeris

The CSS seem dont work properly when Store CSS Stylesheets as Files. I keep the CSS by add the content of discuss.css to the template additional.css

I start with this problem when Upgrade discuss from 1.0.0 to 1.2.0

Can you check?
I've corrected it already. Maybe I need to check if I've released it (everything is possible)

Chris
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  #176  
Old 08 May 2012, 06:03
majjed2008 majjed2008 is offline
 
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Thank you a lot my dear for all your help .

what i can do for my tamplet please ?
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  #177  
Old 08 May 2012, 23:19
Acido Acido is offline
 
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Originally Posted by ChrisTERiS View Post
I've corrected it already. Maybe I need to check if I've released it (everything is possible)

Chris
Hi again Chris.

If help, i notice that this image: http://www.christeris.com/testvb4/di...mages/info.png is missed in the actual package.
Also the css is calling some strange url's like: reviews/images/bottom-shadow.png what are not being used.

kind regards!
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  #178  
Old 09 May 2012, 05:46
ywwz ywwz is offline
 
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Another issue: I cannot reinstall after I uninstall this add on, system tells me there is a database error that there are some tables already existing.
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  #179  
Old 09 May 2012, 22:16
bposner bposner is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Great mod, thank you, we are testing it now. I see once a question is answers it seems to disappear? There is no link to it or doesn't appear under just asked or most replied. Also there are icons or something missing on the ask question page where user fills out the question, these are next to Category, Title, Keywords.. there broken images. Any advice.
Again very nice, thank you for giving it out for free.

Edit: Ok, so the resolved questions showed up after a long delay, but seems to only show up when I click on the what's new, but not on the home page? But the pics are still missing.
Again, thank you for your time supporting this free mod.

Last edited by bposner; 09 May 2012 at 22:35.
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  #180  
Old 10 May 2012, 08:26
majjed2008 majjed2008 is offline
 
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Hi

I edited the tamplet my self since it have many error in it , now i have many Q and answers in my forum , but I cant set any answer as best answer , no meter if i have all permission set to yes , still cant set best answer .

it is realy a good plugin but it need a lot of work to bring it to work .

thank you
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