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vBExperience 4
Mod Version: 4.1.1, by Phalynx (Coder) Phalynx is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (219 votes - 4.85 average) Installs: 1689
Released: 21 Jun 2010 Last Update: 07 Mar 2012 Downloads: 12492
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vBExperience 4.1 for vBulletin 4

Tested with all Version of vBulletin Forum and Suite 4.0.4 -> 4.1.11

Created by Marius Czyz aka Phalynx.

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

What is vBExperience?
vBExperience is your free feature packaged solution for motivating your users. vBExperience is an advanced and highly customizable level/promotion and activity measure system with awards, achievements, promotions 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.

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? How can the user's activitiy be compared to others? All this can be answered with this mod. Additionally your users get awards and collect achievements for beeing active on your board.

vBExperience is fully translated to many languages. Beside english there are language files for german, french, italian, portuguese, spanish, swedish and chinese simplified. Polish, turkish, persian are not fully translated.

Comments, suggestions, translations, bugs, etc... are very welcome! Support is only given to people who have clicked "Mark as Installed":
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/vborg...hreadid=245023


/***** Demo *****\
No Demosite currently available.


/***** INSTALLATION *****\
Please read the file readme_install_uninstall_upgrade.txt for detailed instructions!


/***** Primary Support *****\
As vBulletin.org does not offer any help managing modifications, espacially the complex one like vBExperience, I have to decided to open a site together with TheMayhem that is dedicated just for this.
It features a forum not just a single thread, a bug and feature tracker. And you also test our modifications over there.



/***** Featurelist *****\

*** Plugins ***
vBExperience can be easily extended by using it's custom data provider interface (CDP). With the CDP everyone is able to create plugins that integrates into vBExperience calculation process. There are already several plugins like Post Thanks Integration.
The plugins data can also be used to create achievements, awards and also promotions.


*** Insight Experience ***
The insight into your personal experience and what's going on on the community. Currently support basic services like activity and some featured achievements, there are plans to extend this with helpful hints on how progress, depending on users points. Also a statistics module is in work.


*** Awards ***
Motivate your users to be the best in a defined category! With the Awards you are able to reward users who collect the most points, f.e. by making new friends and leading a social group.
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.

Currently there are six default awards: Most Popular, Activity Award, Posting Award, Community Award, Frequent Poster, Blog Award, Calendar Award, Discussion Ender, Master Tagger, User with most referrers, Downloads, Arm of Law, King of Publishing.
You can create as much awards as you like. Just select a title, choose from one of the 250 images and select the required points for it.


*** Achievements ***
Achievements are very similar to the awards a reward to the user. Unlike an award an achievement is not limited to a single user.
Similar to awards, you can create as much achievements as you like. Just select a title, choose from one of the over 500 images and create the required condition for it.


*** Promotion system ***
The promotion system enables you to move users to other usergroups, depending on their experience points. You can create conditions that have to be met to be promoted. Benefits and extended permissions will be shown automatically to the user. Promotions are showing also possible jumps from current to the next possible group with the required conditions.
Using this you can create multiple groups and assign additional features. Just an example: Usergroup 1 has no custom avatars and just a capacity of 20 private messages. With a condition of 1000 Experience points the user moves to Usergroup 2, where the user is able to upload his own avatar and store more private messages.


*** Rankings ***
Showing User, Level, Awards, Activity Points (experience, thread, post, user, misc) - sortable.


*** Social Groups Rankings ***
Starts the competition between social groups! This feature ranks the groups depending on their average user experience points.


*** Earn Points ***
This is an overview for the user on how points can be collected. It features also a possibility to compare own points to the community's average. All data is beeing pulled automatically from the database.


*** Give Away Points aka Point Donation ***
Users can donate their points to other community members. Choose the field which will be used for give away and select the amount that will be transferred. Admins can donate custom points to the user.


*** Statistics aka Leaderboards ***
The leaderboard 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.


*** Shop aka Market ***
vBExperience integrates easily with the Point Market System v3 by TheMayham (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=232676).
It features a virtual item store, username items, bank, gifts, gambling, lottery, and a lot more!
As of vBExperience 4.0, the vBExperience 3.8 Shop has been discontinued.



/***** Collecting Points *****\
vBExperience is collecting points for a user counting his actions in the community. The collected points can be used to reward users with awards, achievements and promotions - even if the collected data comes from a plugin.

Beside the automatic collection, the admin can manually donate custom points to the user, for example for a special reward. Of course you can use this also for awards, achievements and promotions.


Taken into calculation are these things:
Threads
- Creating threads and gaining additional points from views, replies, votes and ratings to this thread
- Creating thread tags
- Making a thread sticky
- Socialgroup Discussions (Discussions, Posts)

Posts
- Creating posts
- Views on attachments (needs "Who Downloaded This Attachment?" installed)

User
- Days since registration
- Average posts per Day (for users who are registered for at least seven days)
- Referrals
- Received infractions
- Given infractions ("Arm of Law")
- Reputation / Use of reputation system
- Visitor messages on profiles
- Creating social groups and getting members
- Uploading pictures
- Making friends
- Completing profile

Misc
- Doing calendar entries
- Writing vBulletin Blogs (vBulletin 4 Suite required)
- Publishing content with vBulletin CMS (vBulletin 4 Suite required)
- Manually assigned points

Additionally there is support for 3rd party modifications:
- Point Market System / Items Shop (included)
- Project Tools (plugin)
- Who Downloaded This Attachment? (plugin)
- DownloadsII v6 (included)
- LDM Links and Downloads Manager (included)
- Abe1 Post Thank You (plugin)
- DBTech Advanced Post Thanks/Like (Lite) (plugin)
- DBTech Advanced @UserTag (plugin)
- Helpful Answers (plugin)
- iTrader (plugin)
- ibProArcade (plugin)
- v3arcade Champions and Submissions (plugin)
- vB Tournaments and Ladders (plugin)
- Advanced Forum Points - set points independent for every forum (plugin)
- Consuming points by downloading attachments ("pay" for attachments) (plugin)
- IWT Time Spent Online (plugin)
- PhotoPost Pro 7 (plugin)
- PhotoPost vBGallery 3 (plugin)
- 8WR Media Library (plugin)
- vBSoccer (plugin)
- vBookie (plugin)
- vBookie Cash (plugin)
- Farcaster's Event Attendance (plugin)
- PhotoPlug (plugin)
- EasyForms (plugin)
- Triple Triad (plugin)
- AWCoding Donation System LITE (shipped within that product)
- AWCoding Donation System PRO (shipped within that product)
- AWCoding Subscription System PRO (shipped within that product)
- AWCoding Credit Purchase System LITE (shipped within that product)
- AWCoding Credit Purchase System PRO (shipped within that product)
- AWCoding Pirate Poker PRO (shipped within that product)
- AWCoding Pirate Poker Platinum (shipped within that product)
- AWCoding Product System PRO (shipped within that product)



You have to install these modifications for your own, vBExperience doesn't install nor touches these.
More addons will be published as soon as they are finished.



/***** Calculation of the activity *****\
The system calculates the activity (week, month and also a custom defined datespan, 60) by counting the actions a user has done. An action can be a post, a new thread, rating, download, etc... The activity bars will be filled during the first weeks. This has changed from earlier versions where just postings, visitor- and group messages have been counted.



/***** 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.
Many settings regarding the behaviour of vBExperience are making it easy to adjust it to your needs. You can select from 10 colors for the progress bars and also choose from around 250 icons.
Additionally, you can set ignore users (f.e. for bot users), forums (f.e. offtopic forums) and usergroup id's. Please keep in mind that out of the box the usergroupid 6 (Administrators) is beeing ignored.



/***** Performance, especially on 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 the word "Experience".

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. If you used vBCredits, vBActivity, uCash and similar systems - there is no need to convert the points.

Q: My conditions don't work correctly on achievements and promotions.
A: Conditions in achievements and promotions are calculated in POINTS, not in count of items.
If you create an achievement for reaching the first 10 Days, you must enter the points needed for this. If you reward 2 points for every day, you have to set 2 points for every day since registering. Calculation: 10 days * 2 points = 20 as condition. So you will have to set 20 as the condition.

Credits for images
- FAMFAMFAM, http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/
- IconExperience



/***** History *****\

vBExperience 4.1.1

Please reinstall ALL plugins you are using from the ZIP\Plugins! Espacially if you get SQL Errors after reinstalling vBExperience.

- Fixed Plugin for 8WR_Media_Library
- Fixed Plugin for Advanced_Forum_Points
- Fixed Plugin for Attachment_Consumes_Points
- Fixed Plugin for EasyForms
- Fixed Plugin for Post_Thanks_Abe1
- Fixed border around boxes
- Fixed not correctly saving award images
- Extended character length for manual award assignment
- Several smaller fixes

vBExperience 4.1.0, 16th December 2011

- Introduced the feature to start the calculation by a defined date. By default all data will be considered for calculation. Please keep in mind that there are some data that cannot be filtered by date, like added friends. You need to re-install all plugins to have them obeying the new calculation limit. This feature has been sponsored by BryanB. Thanks!
- Fixed Discussion Ender, can be now disabled by setting value to 0
- Fixed Arm of Law, can be now disabled by setting value to 0
- Insight: Optimized layout
- Insight: Optimized colours for darker styles
- Achievement "Three Friends" renamed to "Social" (does not affect existing achievement)
- Renamed point descriptions so they can be identified better as point system (f.e. Days since registered -> Points for every day since registration)
- Added: Romanian Translation (thanks to Teascu Dorin)
- Custom Points can now have a category, can be used as entry point for other modifications using vBExperience points, eg. Market/Shop purchases
- Fixed several smaller issues

Changelog for other versions is in history.txt

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  #2221  
Old 16 Dec 2011, 16:51
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if my memory serves me right each referral a person received, you get 25pts.

so if you have 3 referrals it will be 75pts
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Old 16 Dec 2011, 18:04
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Originally Posted by DS MrSinister View Post
if my memory serves me right each referral a person received, you get 25pts.

so if you have 3 referrals it will be 75pts
Yes, but there is an additional option to give points to referred members who make x amount of posts. I'm trying to figure out how to indicate what "x" is, and if these points are combined with the points given to the number of referrals. Make sense?
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Old 16 Dec 2011, 21:02
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
Just put the number of required posts in it - in your case put the 5 in. How many points the use get you get set with "Points that are added for every referral"

So one setting is for posts required, the other how many points a valid referral will get.
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Old 16 Dec 2011, 21:06
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
vBExperience 4.1.0 has been now released as final / GOLD.

- Introduced the feature to start the calculation by a defined date. By default all data will be considered for calculation. Please keep in mind that there are some data that cannot be filtered by date, like added friends. You need to re-install all plugins to have them obeying the new calculation limit. This feature has been sponsored by BryanB. Thanks!
- Fixed Discussion Ender, can be now disabled by setting value to 0
- Fixed Arm of Law, can be now disabled by setting value to 0
- Insight: Optimized layout
- Insight: Optimized colours for darker styles
- Achievement "Three Friends" renamed to "Social" (does not affect existing achievement)
- Renamed point descriptions so they can be identified better as point system (f.e. Days since registered -> Points for every day since registration)
- Added: Romanian Translation (thanks to Teascu Dorin)
- Custom Points can now have a category, can be used as entry point for other modifications using vBExperience points, eg. Market/Shop purchases
- Fixed several smaller issues
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  #2225  
Old 18 Dec 2011, 18:55
Strauss Strauss is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
For some reason it displays on top of my avatar... is there a way to make is display under my avatar?
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Old 20 Dec 2011, 13:11
GPOClan GPOClan is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Hey,

great mod, I'm using it almost a year now, but after updating it, I get a database error:

Datenbankfehler in vBulletin 4.0.8:

Invalid SQL:
SELECT
COUNT(fid) AS iresult
FROM formresults
WHERE userid=1
AND formresults.dateline > 315532800;

MySQL-Fehler : Unknown column 'formresults.dateline' in 'where clause'
Fehler-Nr. : 1054
Fehler-Zeit : Tuesday, 20.12.2011 @ 14:08:19
Datum : Tuesday, 20.12.2011 @ 14:08:19
Skript : http://gpo-clan.com/admincp/xperienc...min_recount_xp
Referrer : http://gpo-clan.com/admincp/xperienc...php?do=recount
IP-Adresse : ?.?.?.?
Benutzername : ?
Klassenname : vB_Database
MySQL-Version : 5.1.49-3~bpo50+1-log


IP-Adress and Username censored...
Could you help me? What's the problem here?

Thanks!
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Old 21 Dec 2011, 19:30
OldSchoolDSL OldSchoolDSL is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Real name: Adam H.
Red face

Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
vBExperience 4.1.0 has been now released as final / GOLD.

- Introduced the feature to start the calculation by a defined date. By default all data will be considered for calculation. Please keep in mind that there are some data that cannot be filtered by date, like added friends. You need to re-install all plugins to have them obeying the new calculation limit. This feature has been sponsored by BryanB. Thanks!
- Fixed Discussion Ender, can be now disabled by setting value to 0
- Fixed Arm of Law, can be now disabled by setting value to 0
- Insight: Optimized layout
- Insight: Optimized colours for darker styles
- Achievement "Three Friends" renamed to "Social" (does not affect existing achievement)
- Renamed point descriptions so they can be identified better as point system (f.e. Days since registered -> Points for every day since registration)
- Added: Romanian Translation (thanks to Teascu Dorin)
- Custom Points can now have a category, can be used as entry point for other modifications using vBExperience points, eg. Market/Shop purchases
- Fixed several smaller issues
Installed and working

4.1.9
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Old 24 Dec 2011, 13:57
sivaganeshk sivaganeshk is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Is it enough to upload (upgrade the plugin ) with this file vBExperience410_20111216_GOLD.zip or other file is also needed ?
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Old 25 Dec 2011, 07:38
savraot savraot is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
vbsoccer Plugin

I get Database Errors when I use the vbsoccer Plugins.


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

How can I solve this Problem?. I have temporary the two vbsoccer Plugins disabled, but I need this Plugins.
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Old 25 Dec 2011, 18:16
domenicd domenicd is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Show stats in custom template

I am trying to show the same user stats that are displayed next to a users thread post in a custom template.

I have this code in the template. But it only displays the word Level.


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

What is needed in my custom php file to allow this to show correctly?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 27 Dec 2011, 07:07
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MySaltyreef MySaltyreef is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Hi

firstly awesome hack, i have installed and its working properly and i'm impressed at how easy it was to install for such an involved hack, you guys have done a flawless work here congrats to all involved here and thanks for the hack

i have a question

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. If you used vBCredits, vBActivity, uCash and similar systems - there is no need to convert the points.
is there anyway i can restart the calculation ? i want to use experience for a competition and start the point calculation from a specific date, i have been through the settings and found this

Start calculation of points from given date (MM/DD/YYYY)

Limit the calculation of points to begin from the given date. Please keep this date format: Month/Day/Year. A value of 0 calculates from the beginning (default). Keep in mind: Users will lose points if they had previously collected points before that date. After a change to this value, you will need to run calculation of points.
just to be clear, if i set that date to say the "1st of jan 2012" all members who are already registered will start at zero and where do i find the recount ?

many thanks
hope you have had a wonderful festive season
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Old 29 Dec 2011, 21:07
pokusek pokusek is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Good mod!

I just noticed that when I am changing the Awards, the URL of a small icon is reseted to the first in the list.
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Old 30 Dec 2011, 01:59
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onealien onealien is offline
 
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any idea why wen i activate the system i get this error?
Warning: require([path]/xperience/hooks/postbit_display_complete.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 2

any assistance would be appreciated...
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Old 30 Dec 2011, 12:42
LukeH LukeH is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Real name: Luke
Can anyone give me a dumb-user guide to creating my own set of levels?

I don't want 100 levels, I want this much lower as we only have 20 ranks, so I would like the level to correspond to the rank. I have tried a custom XML document with the edited level/points and then changed the "Maximum Level" in the AdminCP, but this doesn't seem to have any effect.

Many Thanks
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Old 30 Dec 2011, 16:24
Nelson58 Nelson58 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
This needs to uninstall cleanly without manual intervention.
I had numerous database errors after uninstalling it- ruined the forum.

I uninstalled it because my users found it distracting and confusing.

Nelson
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