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Yet Another Ranks System
by TheLastSuperman
28 Jun 2011 00:19

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* CREATE A BACKUP OF YOUR FORUM AND DATABASE BEFORE INSTALLING !

I've had quite a few PM's in regards to this and seeing as how once upon a time I administered a gaming tournament forum it came in handy... we had virtual armies in battlefield games with Generals, LtCol's, Captains, squads of 6 and enjoyed a rank structure along with our awards so we converted the Awards mod into a Ranks mod, many also had a need for it and now we have it for 4.x. This is a complete re-write of the 4.x Yet Another Awards System by CypherSTL and Xanlamin ( http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=232684 ) with updates including one fix by another community member for the profile tabs (noted in Changelog.txt). I hope everyone enjoys it who finds a use for it :D.

DESCRIPTION:
This is a Medals/Ranks system. Admin can give members ranks, and rank icons will be displayed in member's profile, posts, as well as in a rank list.

FEATURES:

In AdminCP
  • Can Create/Edit/Delete/Reorder categories/sub-categories in ACP (with category name and description)
  • Can Create/Edit/Delete ranks in ACP (with Rank Name, Description, Icon URL, Image URL)
  • Can Move one (or all) rank(s) from one category to another
  • Can set some ranks un-classified (not displayed for public)
  • Can re-order ranks in ranks showcase
  • Issue ranks to members, based on username or userid, with Issue Reason
  • Remove ranks from members

In ModCP
  • Issue ranks to members, based on username or userid, with Issue Reason
  • Remove ranks from members

Front page & other
  • Display ranks list in with: Rank Name, Description, Icon, Image, and Members who get each rank.
  • Display ranks showcase in profile, with Rank information, Issue time and reason
  • Display rank icons in postbit (showthread, showpost, announcement, private)
  • Separate Rank Request/Recommendation Forms
  • CSS Customizable
  • Points System *Requires MySQL 5.0+


Attention:

If you do not properly setup this modification you will see errors such as:

Quote:

Originally Posted by faraz_hamza (Post 2219546)
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

I am getting this error when i recommend or issue rank request?

how to fix it ?

Basically here's the short on this:
  • Edit your usergroups, for each usergroup set whether they can request and recommend ranks.
  • Setup the mod options in AdminCP > Ranks System > Rank System Settings.
  • If your having the requests or recommendations posted as a New Thread OR New Post within a existing thread please ensure that the members usergroup has permission to do so, in other words they can't post a new rank request into a private admin-only forum or a new post in a admin only thread correct? Bingo :p. You can create a new forum and only allow viewing to normal members ;).
  • If your having users requesting ranks every min or two, adjust your minimum time between posts to be one minute.
  • Try disabling the Points System, do you still have a issue?

Other issues:
  • What is the minimum version of MySQL Required?
    - The core of the ranks sytem will function on MySQL 4.1. However, in order to use the Points System you must be running at least MySQL 5.0+
  • I'm seeing output like "-- BEGIN TEMPLATE: ranks_rankusers_bit -->" before it displays members. Why?
    In your AdminCP > Settings > Options > General Settings > Add Template Name in HTML Comments = OFF
  • Styling issues? - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...58&postcount=2
  • If you have any other issues, post them however I need to know if this was the 2nd, 3rd or 4th request, what was done before the error and if issuing to another user worked afterwords! Thanks!

TheLastSuperman 28 Jun 2011 00:27

Updated to v4.1.4 on 7/2/2011
Notes:
  • Removed some residual Awards references in snippets of the code.
  • Updated two phrases.
  • Tested and initial bug report of database error depends on settings from tests ran, please be sure to test on a site with more than one user and have the options set correctly in admincp.
  • Tested and confirmed to work on vBulletin 4.1.4.

Updated (Remains at v4.1.4) on 7/3/2011
Notes:
  • Updated SQL to properly delete awards.
  • Confirmed the dismissed DB error upon request/recommend after further testing and this has been sorted.

Updated (Remains at v4.1.4) on 7/11/2011
Notes:
  • Updated installation SQL to check for MySQL version and define as TYPE or ENGINE correctly.

Updated (Remains at v4.1.4) on 10/29/2012
Notes:
  • Fixed Security Vulnerability UNIT => UINT etc.
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Custom Style - Display issues on the Rank Page?

Edit template RANKS and find:

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

Add {vb:cssfile additional.css} {vb:raw headinclude_bottom} as shown in blue then save template:


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

*I'll include the call of additional.css in the next version :D.

lapiervb 28 Jun 2011 00:30

Demo, pics?

TheLastSuperman 28 Jun 2011 01:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by lapiervb (Post 2213759)
Demo, pics?

Up :D.

Kaspersku 28 Jun 2011 03:28

It's great, I very like but I have some question for you:
It can use for 4.1.x or 4.x.x ?
Are you test it in all verison 4.x.x?

Thanks you much

Kaspersku 28 Jun 2011 03:45

Oh dear, it can not be installed on vbb 4.1.4
When I installed the 4.1.4 database, then it fails, I try to install on localhost, it was like, you can explain ?

Quote:

Database error in vBulletin 4.1.4:

Invalid SQL:
ALTER TABLE rank ADD rank_allowrecommend TINYINT( 1 ) DEFAULT 1 NOT NULL,ADD rank_pointvalue TINYINT( 3 ) DEFAULT 0 NOT NULL;

MySQL Error : Table 'vbb4.1.4.rank' doesn't exist
Error Number : 1146
Request Date : Tuesday, June 28th 2011 @ 04:42:20 AM
Error Date : Tuesday, June 28th 2011 @ 04:42:23 AM
Script : http://localhost/vbb4.1.4/admincp/pl...=productimport
Referrer : http://localhost/vbb4.1.4/admincp/pl...?do=productadd
IP Address : 127.0.0.1
Username : Admin
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 5.5.8

TheLastSuperman 28 Jun 2011 06:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kaspersku (Post 2213836)
Oh dear, it can not be installed on vbb 4.1.4
When I installed the 4.1.4 database, then it fails, I try to install on localhost, it was like, you can explain ?

I've only ran this on 4.1.3 and below per the info in the mod description: vB Version: 4.1.3

Edit: Works fine in 4.1.3 and 4.1.4 etc and this was due to MySQL version i.e. Type or Engine as pointed out by Ninjapaul - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...4&postcount=33

nacaruncr 28 Jun 2011 06:56

so.... is the same as awards hack, right?
only a few changes.. the words, isn't it?

TheLastSuperman 28 Jun 2011 08:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by nacaruncr (Post 2213919)
so.... is the same as awards hack, right?
only a few changes.. the words, isn't it?

Bingo, so you can install this and use in conjunction w/ the Awards mod if your running a military or FPS gaming community etc etc same as it's been since we first converted Hachno's mod into the Ranks system pretty much, I simply used Cypher and Xan's code to make it easier on me to update since a few had requested it for 4.x ;).

In fact you could rename the Awards mod into well.. anything and use it like a badge/ribbon/award/rank whatever mod, it is marked as re-usable code after all :cool:.

nacaruncr 28 Jun 2011 08:43

ohhh... it's awesome men, this is so good ;)

CharlieDelta 28 Jun 2011 15:04

Thank you, thank you, thank you Superman. We have been running a gaming site for years now and I have been manually giving ranks.
Now I can use this.:D

TheLastSuperman 28 Jun 2011 16:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by CharlieDelta (Post 2214061)
Thank you, thank you, thank you Superman. We have been running a gaming site for years now and I have been manually giving ranks.
Now I can use this.:D

We surely used this along w/ the Awards mod for a good virtual "army" forum atmosphere... it was fun when everyone played along and followed the ranks in-game not paying attention to actual game rank etc. Gosh you have me thinking back to my weeks as a Captain of a squad then my 2 and a half campaigns as General of the PAC where we dominated the EU division until my retirement! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNI02LZ8F20 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luauhr8Avxg I miss my gaming site days, sadly if I had more time I would still help out at that one community, in a galaxy far, far away now as it seems :p.

NarutoFTW 28 Jun 2011 18:55

So can I upgrade from this mod: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=232684 to yours? i've been using that mod and have many awards on it.

Sayid 28 Jun 2011 20:09

If the answer to NarutoFTW Q is no, then a converter from 3.x or 4.x version of Awards System to yours will be much appreciated. ;)

TheLastSuperman 28 Jun 2011 21:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by NarutoFTW (Post 2214155)
So can I upgrade from this mod: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=232684 to yours? i've been using that mod and have many awards on it.

Hmm I think you have this wrong... this can be used in conjunction w/ that mod if you wish, this way you have a separate need for Awards and Ranks it is so ;). That mod only requires a few updates for example the profile fix listed in the changelog i.e.
Quote:

Fix for Member Profile Tab by sadiq6210 http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/member.php?u=111268 as shown in YAAS - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=742
Was made before this was released, special thanks to sadiq for helping so many in the Awards mod eh? Round of Applause indeed :cool:. So you see if you spend a few minutes and use Sadiq's fix you can have yours working on 4.1.3 and below, I'm not sure if it works on 4.1.4 as I simply have not tested, if so please post... so far one says no.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sayid (Post 2214184)
If the answer to NarutoFTW Q is no, then a converter from 3.x or 4.x version of Awards System to yours will be much appreciated. ;)

I believe, from our mods being similar in the past that you should only be required to backup the awards mod tables, then import the product and mark it so it can be overwritten etc and you should then be upgraded, if any issues you may need to import some of the award tables you backed up back into the DB to repopulate the info.


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