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vB Nexus, Facebook & Google multiple login integration
Mod Version: 1.00, by ibautocommunity (Coder) ibautocommunity is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.3 Rating: (17 votes - 4.47 average) Installs: 154
Released: 13 Aug 2009 Last Update: 13 Aug 2009 Downloads: 1928
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files Re-usable Code Translations External Content Is in Beta Stage  

vBulletin Nexus
Current project release: BETA
This works on vBulletin 3.7.X - 3.8.4

This product will allow visitors to join your community using their Facebook, Google, Yahoo or AIM account; and will allow your existing members to associate an existing forum account with one of the services - such as Facebook.

Please read the documentation and follow it exactly before requesting installation help. Please note, if you have heavily modified styles that are missing hooks - this product will not work and require additional installation steps.

DEMO: http://www.carblog.com/vbnexus

Basic Instructions for your forum's users: http://carblog.com/vbnexus/user-guide/

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  #331  
Old 13 Sep 2009, 21:47
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Originally Posted by Viral Architect View Post
I give tremendous thanks to the author for producing at least a relatively functioning mod. Stunning work, really.
Obviously you haven't read through the countless pages of problems with the mod. This doesn't "relatively function", it doesn't do anything but barely function, and it causes massive problems with forums, so, no, this does not function, even relatively, and the author is refusing to support it properly.

Paid? We already paid for vBulletin. This is put out by the same people, so why should we pay again for a hack that can't even work 1/2 way right?
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Old 14 Sep 2009, 18:31
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Originally Posted by wolfstream View Post
Obviously you haven't read through the countless pages of problems with the mod. This doesn't "relatively function", it doesn't do anything but barely function, and it causes massive problems with forums, so, no, this does not function, even relatively, and the author is refusing to support it properly.

Paid? We already paid for vBulletin. This is put out by the same people, so why should we pay again for a hack that can't even work 1/2 way right?
This is a free mod and it is not made by the same people who make vBulletin, just a clarification.
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Old 15 Sep 2009, 00:09
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Originally Posted by wolfstream View Post
Obviously you haven't read through the countless pages of problems with the mod. This doesn't "relatively function", it doesn't do anything but barely function, and it causes massive problems with forums, so, no, this does not function, even relatively, and the author is refusing to support it properly.

Paid? We already paid for vBulletin. This is put out by the same people, so why should we pay again for a hack that can't even work 1/2 way right?
May as well stop ranting sweetie, it's not going to do any good. They're simply not going to support this thread, nor help these people.
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  #334  
Old 15 Sep 2009, 03:21
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Apparently this product is not compatible with PHP version 4.4.9 or lower.
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Old 15 Sep 2009, 06:12
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Originally Posted by ibautocommunity View Post
This is a free mod and it is not made by the same people who make vBulletin, just a clarification.
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Say again? Does not IB produce vBulletin? Are you not a member of IB? Ahh, yes, as your name indicates, you are, and yes, they do.
So, by defacto, this is an IB mod.

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Apparently this product is not compatible with PHP version 4.4.9 or lower.
4.x was EOL over a year ago, it's time to update that old server to something more secure and up to date.
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Old 15 Sep 2009, 06:44
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Sucks to see people ruin a good thing.

IB does not produce vBulletin - Jelsoft produces vBulletin. It may be the same head hanchos but they are different companies. More importantly, they were kind enough to release this to the public you should be appreciative that they are doing this and not just keeping it to themselves. They too run a bunch of vBulletin forums, and to some of us, are the competition.

Personally I am seeing this as a proof of concept modification. Sure, it's only in beta now, but I'm sure there will be many other similar modifications to follow. Why are we complaining that it's not 100%.

1) Nobody paid for this
2) It's still in beta
3) It's unsupported

Check your license again. It's for vBulletin; not everything the same (and I'm being generous here) company creates.
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Old 15 Sep 2009, 07:23
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Originally Posted by SirAdrian View Post
IB does not produce vBulletin - Jelsoft produces vBulletin. It may be the same head hanchos but they are different companies.
IB should not have put their name on it if they weren't going to keep it up to date, plain and simple, and yes, they did put their name on it.

Originally Posted by SirAdrian View Post
2) It's still in beta
3) It's unsupported
I'll admit that you've got me on #1, but 2 and 3 are massively incorrect.
#2 - When a product is in beta, you don't ignore your beta testers and the bugs they report to you, you fix them , in a timely fashion. This is how you reward your beta testers.

#3 - This only recently went to unsupported because IB (the company whos name is behind this product) refuses to support it for better than a month. It was initially released as a 'supported' mod, which got people into installing it, on those grounds.

I have no problem working with beta software, as long as the author is responsible enough to act on reports and get issues resolved in a timely fashion. Now, I'm stuck with a mod that doesn't work and the author has essentially abandoned it.

The only person "ruining" this good thing? The author themselves. They promised support, lied while doing so, and now have basically abandoned the mod.
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Old 15 Sep 2009, 07:50
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My mistake if they recently changed it to unsupported.

However, remember that they are testing it on their own boards, too. That is more than likely their testing process because I'm quite certain they also have a QA department that may be testing it, not to mention their users. Who knows, they might just be publishing the releases here and not using it for direct feedback. I'm sure they have enough users for that.

I still say people have no right to be upset about it. It's NOT anything official. They are no different than myself or you when it comes to these releases. How many hundreds of mods get abandoned here?

Honestly, this is NOT something I would have installed on a live board. It's one of those things that can seriously mess with data and can open up all different cans of worms in regard to security, privacy, data integrity, etc.

I do see merit in your points, but I also see the other side that they were acting as a contributor to the community, and at the very least, should be applauded for that. Perhaps they do not have the resources to fully fund, support and develop this as a paid modification. Do you guys prefer it's kept in the closet forever, or shared with the world?
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Old 15 Sep 2009, 08:03
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Honestly, they should have at least tested the product before just throwing it up here, and even if it is beta, hey, they shouldn't have released such a bug ridden product, then stepped back. Yes, in that case, I would have preferred it to be delayed, until such time as they were ready to provide support for the product.

This mod doesn't actually 'mess' with anything, it merely adds tables and allows users to connect accounts outside of the vB normal login procedure, much like the facebook connect mod.

If you're going to release something here, you have to at least test it to make sure it's stable and supported, because otherwise, you're screwing the community by doing this kind of stuff. It's a responsibility thing. It is flat out irresponsible to just ignore this many problems, and this many bugs like this.
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Old 15 Sep 2009, 19:23
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Then problem is that using a mod like this becomes a commitment. Once you have users who have joined via this mod it becomes very difficult to step away from it without abandoning them. A required email address would help as it would allow people to request password resets.

It does not need much work to get it to a usable state. Some path tweaks to the java and code will net you a running script. Better use of templates would go a long way to being more portable. The number field edit clears up a lot of the template issues and, IMHO, should have been the top priority to fix to add immediately once resolved.
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Old 15 Sep 2009, 19:42
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That's what I'm saying about it messing with things.

wolfstream, you may want to chime in here: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...34#post1885234
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Old 16 Sep 2009, 01:12
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Originally Posted by Calash View Post
Then problem is that using a mod like this becomes a commitment. Once you have users who have joined via this mod it becomes very difficult to step away from it without abandoning them. A required email address would help as it would allow people to request password resets.
Actually, it's not that hard to step away from it. I did it once with the other facebook mod, and I'm about 30 seconds away from doing it to this one, due to the authors refusal to update product. Abandoning the users? naaah, it can be done without it That's why you put them in a separate usergroup and tell them how they can get their password changed, it's really, really not that hard.

Originally Posted by Calash View Post
It does not need much work to get it to a usable state. Some path tweaks to the java and code will net you a running script. Better use of templates would go a long way to being more portable. The number field edit clears up a lot of the template issues and, IMHO, should have been the top priority to fix to add immediately once resolved.
Are you kidding?
A usable state means that it doesn't interfere with the core vBulletin script at all. As such, this does not do that. There are so many core problems with this script that the developer is just ignoring it's not even funny.
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Old 16 Sep 2009, 03:17
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I am not seeing the core problems you are. To be fair I have modified several of the plugins to correct the bugs but overall I have been running it with no problems for several weak no major issues.
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Old 16 Sep 2009, 14:02
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this mod has so much potential. however i will wait for the smoke to clear and the dust to settle before i download it.. i hope it does pan out. would love to use it. i just dont understand why this is up for mod of the month, if its so buggy and not supported
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Old 16 Sep 2009, 14:57
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
 
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Originally Posted by wolfstream View Post
Why am I not surprised that once again, IB ignores their audience and product. Thanks for the update Calash, though you really shouldn't have to be picking up after IB's laziness
Once more to clarify this, "IB" did not release anything. An employee of IB is trying to share something they are creating with the community, just like any other coder who creates something for his own website and shares it with the community.

And calling IB lazy on something "IB" has nothing to do with is simply out of line.

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OH, no, it's laziness.
This is the most pathetic attempt at "support" I've seen in a mod in a very, very long time. Ignoring customer requests, you know, the people that pay the bills?
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This mod should be moved to the graveyard, because it most definitely is not stable or supported, as the author claims
Again, paying for a vBulletin license does not give you the right to access vBulletin.org, make demands from anyone who shares his/her work with the community, or be abusive in your tone.


Originally Posted by wolfstream View Post
Riiiight, support means you'll just provide support on your own sites. That's pathetic at best. This is NOT a supported mod, hell, it's not even an updated mod here. Get with the program!

Ignoring bug reports, not acting on them, not fixing them is unacceptable. People do your work for you, and you just sit back and do nothing. If you want to run a beta mod, you must provide support (full support) wherever you release the mod, and you must update releases, not sit back and ignore bugs. This is just common sense here!
Again, there is no "must". It is your own choice to run Beta software, which i assume you are not doing on your production site. An author of a mdoifcation will post an updated version whenever he/she has the time and the product is read for a new version.

Originally Posted by wolfstream View Post
#3 - This only recently went to unsupported because IB (the company whos name is behind this product) refuses to support it for better than a month. It was initially released as a 'supported' mod, which got people into installing it, on those grounds.
The only reason they marked this as unsupported is because of the tantrum you are throwing here.
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