Register Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Mod Options
vBExperience Details »
vBExperience
Mod Version: 3.8.4.2, by Phalynx (Coder) Phalynx is offline
Developer Last Online: Nov 2015 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (135 votes - 4.82 average) Installs: 1344
Released: 20 Feb 2008 Last Update: 18 Sep 2009 Downloads: 17911
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files Translations  

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

Download Now

Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.

Addons

Screenshots

Click image for larger version

Name:	vBExperience_Activities.png
Views:	751
Size:	82.7 KB
ID:	103088   Click image for larger version

Name:	vBExperience_AdminCP_Manage_Awards.png
Views:	439
Size:	29.6 KB
ID:	103089   Click image for larger version

Name:	vBExperience_Awards1.png
Views:	587
Size:	83.0 KB
ID:	103090   Click image for larger version

Name:	vBExperience_EarnPoints.jpg
Views:	340
Size:	76.1 KB
ID:	103091  

Click image for larger version

Name:	vBExperience_Postbit_WithText_LeftAwards.png
Views:	833
Size:	47.7 KB
ID:	103093   Click image for larger version

Name:	vBExperience_Profile1.jpg
Views:	453
Size:	78.3 KB
ID:	103094   Click image for larger version

Name:	vBExperience_Ranking.jpg
Views:	398
Size:	68.3 KB
ID:	103095   Click image for larger version

Name:	vBExperience_Shop.jpg
Views:	617
Size:	78.6 KB
ID:	103096  

Show Your Support

  • To receive notifications regarding updates -> Click to Mark as Installed.
  • If you like this modification support the author by donating.
  • This modification may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
Similar Mod
Mod Developer Type Replies Last Post
Add-On Releases Scrupulous Poster for vBExperience Phalynx vBulletin 3.7 Add-ons 5 21 Jan 2009 12:17
Add-On Releases vBExperience Phalynx vBulletin 3.6 Add-ons 237 09 Jan 2009 14:14

  #2011  
Old 15 Oct 2008, 09:28
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
Originally Posted by Thijmen1992 View Post
Perhaps you have a solution?
As I cannot confirm that I cannot fix that. I can take a look on your forum, please provide me a temporary admin account via PM.

Originally Posted by WNxWakko View Post
Love the mod. I have one request. I don't like having the mini award show up next to the username in the postbit. I attempted to grab the code that goes there from the templates and insert it into my postbit directly at my preferred location however it doesn't work. It gives me a dead image. I viewed the image path and its not including the end of the image name.gif

What is the bit i can put in my postbit to have the award appear other than using the settings? I need to actually code if that is possible.
You need to attach .PNG or .GIF - take a look at the function "GetAwards" in functions_xperience.php
Reply With Quote
  #2012  
Old 15 Oct 2008, 14:52
dataman dataman is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Reputation Points

When exactly are "use of reputation" points calculated? I went in and repped someone, and their points didn't change, nor did mine. After 30 minutes, still no change. What about "rep" points; when does that recalc also, on-the-fly (realtime) or once a day? I couldn't see whether any of the cron jobs tallied "rep use" or "rep" points.
Reply With Quote
  #2013  
Old 15 Oct 2008, 15:03
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
Recalculation is beeing triggered by a new posting and the cron, regardless what you did.
Reply With Quote
  #2014  
Old 15 Oct 2008, 16:12
dataman dataman is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
So if I rep a post, when exactly should points go up? I've set "use of rep" and "rep" to add points (via AdminCP), but I don't see the increase happen immediately after giving rep. I even went to the cron and hit "run now" on all 3 vBExperience crons, and still no increase.
Reply With Quote
  #2015  
Old 15 Oct 2008, 16:15
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
As I already said: A posting is the trigger. If you post something, then all stats, including rep are calculated. This has been done to avoid recalculating every time a user clicks somewhere.
Reply With Quote
  #2016  
Old 15 Oct 2008, 16:54
dataman dataman is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Ok, I understand now. Sorry for my slowness. People have to post to keep their points updated. It makes sense, and rewards/promtes active participation. Thanks for your prompt answer, and for a great product!!
Reply With Quote
  #2017  
Old 16 Oct 2008, 00:41
WNxWakko's Avatar
WNxWakko WNxWakko is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
As I cannot confirm that I cannot fix that. I can take a look on your forum, please provide me a temporary admin account via PM.


You need to attach .PNG or .GIF - take a look at the function "GetAwards" in functions_xperience.php

Im not figuring this out.

Here is what im manually putting in the postbit


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

Ive also tried this,


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

However the image path that appears is this,

http://warriornation.net/Forum/images/misc/level/award_
and
http://warriornation.net/Forum/image...vel/award_.gif

Notice the actual image name is not appearing. What variable do I need to put in that image path to have it display?
__________________
WNxWakko
http://warriornation.net
Reply With Quote
  #2018  
Old 16 Oct 2008, 07:55
crazzyustad crazzyustad is offline
 
Join Date: May 2008
@phlynx i have already marked it installed, long before.....

here are my queries

ok Phalynx, i am having some problem....

The VBexp tab in admin control is not working.....The Vbulltin options are working fine, but when i am clicking the VBexp tab and then cliking any of settings its totaly blank.

First i uploaded the VBexp 3717 version, it was not working, then i uploaded the Beta version and its same...what to do now??
Already clicked install

can we have a promotion system based on activity. Say if the user has over 50% activity he/she will be shifted to a new group and when the activity will fall below 50% he will again come back to the old group.
Reply With Quote
  #2019  
Old 16 Oct 2008, 16:15
jerx jerx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Originally Posted by crazzyustad View Post
can we have a promotion system based on activity. Say if the user has over 50% activity he/she will be shifted to a new group and when the activity will fall below 50% he will again come back to the old group.
This has already been implemented long ago and the feature has been listed in the first post as well.

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.
Reply With Quote
  #2020  
Old 16 Oct 2008, 21:48
aproape's Avatar
aproape aproape is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Nice addon! Could you give some hints on how to make a plugin for vbexperience? For example, what hooks should be used, and for what goal? Or if this was already discussed, where should one read about it?
Reply With Quote
  #2021  
Old 16 Oct 2008, 22:02
jerx jerx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Originally Posted by aproape View Post
Nice addon! Could you give some hints on how to make a plugin for vbexperience? For example, what hooks should be used, and for what goal? Or if this was already discussed, where should one read about it?
There is an example in the extras directory.
Reply With Quote
  #2022  
Old 17 Oct 2008, 03:07
4x4 Mecca 4x4 Mecca is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Originally Posted by jerx View Post
This has already been implemented long ago and the feature has been listed in the first post as well.
thanks jerx, but i think they meant the "activity" catagory which measures how often a member visits and posts on the site. So if they come daily and post daily, they get access to the premium forum.
Reply With Quote
  #2023  
Old 17 Oct 2008, 05:07
MissKalunji's Avatar
MissKalunji MissKalunji is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Real name: Mj Bain
anyone can help me do a custom for Vbookie? i can provide test forum and all?
__________________
____________
BossLady
Reply With Quote
  #2024  
Old 17 Oct 2008, 06:35
crazzyustad crazzyustad is offline
 
Join Date: May 2008
Originally Posted by jerx View Post
This has already been implemented long ago and the feature has been listed in the first post as well.
u got me wrong, i am talking about promotion by activity meter and not by the point system.
The fault of the point system is that once a user reaches a certain point value, he is promoted to a particular group, but after that he can remain inactive and enjy all the facilities.
But by activity meter, he/she always have to be active
Reply With Quote
  #2025  
Old 17 Oct 2008, 09:00
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
Originally Posted by WNxWakko View Post
Im not figuring this out.

Here is what im manually putting in the postbit


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

Ive also tried this,


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

However the image path that appears is this,

http://warriornation.net/Forum/images/misc/level/award_
and
http://warriornation.net/Forum/image...vel/award_.gif

Notice the actual image name is not appearing. What variable do I need to put in that image path to have it display?
Ok, I got your problem. You are trying to access $awardname in postbit, but that variable is beeing set on hook "fetch_musername". You will need to hook in "postbit_display_complete" and read the awards. Take a look at "fetch_musername" of vBExperience.

Originally Posted by crazzyustad View Post
@phlynx i have already marked it installed, long before.....
Maybe. But it seems you clicked after that on "Mark as Uninstalled" as I cannot see your "Installed"-flag.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Mod Options

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 14:05.

Layout Options | Width: Wide Color: