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Rotating Banner System
Mod Version: 2.4.2, by y2ksw (Coder) y2ksw is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (141 votes - 4.71 average) Installs: 1238
Released: 16 Aug 2008 Last Update: 09 Sep 2013 Downloads: 11073
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With the Rotating Banner System software, you may publish literally anywhere standard banners and advertising, with no restriction but your imagination. Unlike many other products, it allows to show an unlimited amount of banners and advertising, which are randomly shown at the places you choose, and you may refer generically to an Ad by using specific placeholders.

Also the management is straight-forward and simple to use. Forum administrators with maintenance rights may add, edit and delete records from the Administration Control Panel (ACP), one of each representing a banner. After saving the new banner settings, they are immediately visible at your board.

Compatibility: from vBulletin 3.6.5 onwards

By the way, I do also install the hack on your boards, but since I am very, very busy, it may take some time (weeks) until it gets done.


Tutorials:Updates:
  • 2.0.1: Simple click tracker added, HTML help included.
  • 2.0.3: Small bug fixes; additional banner list, navigation bar, E-Mail field for banner event notifications and automatic save on scroll setting; absolute URL to rbs_banner.php in order to allow click tracking on non-standard pages; supported languages: English, Italian; Help file clean-up.
  • 2.0.5: Small bug fixes; additional details in banner list; email notification for epired banners.
  • 2.0.6: vbCMS compatibility bug fix; additional banner lists.
  • 2.0.7: Usergroups filter: now it is possible to define a list of usergroups which may show a banner; additional vbCMS compatibility bug fix.
  • 2.0.8: Various fixes and most of all, inclusion of the right files: admin_rbs.php, cpnav_rbs.xml
  • 2.0.9: Extra comma fix in new record creation.
  • 2.1.0: Fix for an occasional banner type selection bug, when the sample banners have been deleted or disabled.
  • 2.2.0 (Major upgrade): Up to 10 different banner locations. Requires changes to your existing placeholders in your templates, since a more generic format has been chosen. If you don't need more than 2 different locations, you don't need to upgrade. Changed files: rbs_banner.php, admin_rbs.php
  • 2.2.1: Minor bug fix in files: admin_rbs_h_banner_list.php, admin_rbs_v_banner_list.php
  • 2.2.1: Hotfix for Max Clicks saving bug.
  • 2.2.2: More listings and less files. PDF Help. Separate Italian add-ons and help. Duplicate button.
  • 2.2.3: Minor bug fixes. Changed files: product-rbs.xml
  • 2.2.4: Flash Banner support (beta). Changed files: product-rbs.xml, rbs_wrapper.swf, admin_rbs.php, English Help.
  • 2.2.5: Hotfix for vBulletin 4.0.2 compatibility bug.
  • 2.2.6: Checking for installed Flash Wrapper rbs_wrapper.swf; A few English FAQ; Help files. Changed files: product-rbs.xml
  • 2.3.0 (Major upgrade): New modules: Delete Expired Banners, Disable Expired Banners; Detail Banner Statistics with unique access key for your customers; Updated help; Changed files: all.
  • 2.3.1: Hotfix for missing field in rbs_hist table. Changed files: none, just update product.
  • 2.3.2: Added: Unsupported option for setting any number of available positions between 1 and big bang. Fixed: Small bug and speed issues. Removed: Italian translation. Italians may now request support at www.vbulletin.it. Changed files: admin_rbs.php.
  • 2.3.3: Fix: Copy selected forum ID's during banner duplication. Changed: start and end hours for new banners are set to 0:00 and 23:59 respectively. Changed files: admin_rbs.php.
  • 2.3.4: Option: Send Mail Before. This option allows to schedule expiring banners differently. New variables for emails: $rbs_enddate: This variable holds the formatted banner ending date and time based on the standard formats for date and time in vBulletin settings; $rbs_name: This variable holds the banner name. EMail Notifications option description: Added direct links to the email phrases for quick changes. Changed files: rbs_mail_cron.php.
  • 2.4.0 (Major upgrade): Removed: Option to enable or disable mailing. Banners with email addresses to notify are handled. Setting to reset mailing in single banners. Now, if mailing should be repeated, you will have to edit the banner from phpMyAdmin. Added: Order links in lists. The initial state is ordered by ID, as before. By clicking the titles, the other voices can be ordered. Clicking twice inverts the order. This works in all lists. Options to prevent counting and reducing thus a tiny bit of load. A new bunch of demo banners for new installations. Demo banners are locked into database in order to avoid 30% of the questions because of the 'experts' deleting them before trying the product. They can be disabled and modified though. The true experts can delete them after all testing from the database by using phpMyAdmin without side effects. Changes: Phrase for emailing about expiring banners, now also with direct links to the phrases. Demo banners. Our old publisher ID is replaced with the new ones, and old demo banners are updated with the new ones, if found. The functions have been exported to includes/functions_rbs.php. This makes the product code smaller and easier to maintain, and runs faster on sites where caching/acceleration is enabled. Changed Files: all *.php
  • 2.4.1: Option Likelihood. This new option adds a weight to banners and allows thus to show one banner more often than another. The default weight is 100%. We also make sure that the final date of the default banners falls into a valid range. Changed files: includes/functions_rbs.php and rbs_stats.php.
  • 2.4.2: Workaround for update sequence problems.
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  #2686  
Old 28 Feb 2015, 23:07
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If you use custom styles, they may not implement part of the template hooks.
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Old 28 Feb 2015, 23:15
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Thanks, but it's a default style on the new site.
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Old 01 Mar 2015, 16:32
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Then, eventually you have vbSEO installed and HTML cleaning enabled, or some other HTML cleaning active. Or, you are doing something wrong, but I have no idea, what.
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Old 09 Mar 2015, 15:34
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Originally Posted by X-or View Post
hi, thanks for this :-)

but is it only for ads?

or can I simply use this for picking a random banner among a pool for my site
It's for anything you like. I've used it also to show random phrases from famous people.
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Old 09 Mar 2015, 19:44
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How simple must it be to be simple enough?
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Old 11 Mar 2015, 17:40
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It's pretty simple

You just put one small string of text where you want the banner(s) to appear.

I have a rotation of small ones in the header ad location 1, primary banners on top and bottom of each page, and a general banner every 5th post. (all are managed by this great tool)

It provides statistics for each banner, and a link someone can click remotely to check it in realtime.

I have been using it at www.ppfacorner.com for over 3 years now.
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Old 18 Apr 2015, 14:09
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Been using this for a few months, but started receiving this error today. Any idea how to fix this?


Database error in vBulletin 4.2.2:

Invalid SQL:
SELECT *
FROM rbs_banners

Out of resources when opening file '/tmp/#sql_2fea_3.MYI' (Errcode: 24)
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Old 19 Apr 2015, 08:25
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Originally Posted by mikez006 View Post
Been using this for a few months, but started receiving this error today. Any idea how to fix this?


Database error in vBulletin 4.2.2:

Invalid SQL:
SELECT *
FROM rbs_banners

Out of resources when opening file '/tmp/#sql_2fea_3.MYI' (Errcode: 24)
Sounds like an issue with MySQL. Probably your server crashed and tables need a repair.
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Old 19 Apr 2015, 08:27
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Additionally, your temporary disk space may be full and then you will have to reboot the server, plus doing some cleaning in order to free space.
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Old 20 Apr 2015, 09:36
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Installed and working great now!
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Old 15 May 2015, 23:49
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Clearing Clicks?

I like the banner rotating system! I'm getting to know it so I can figure out the best way to use it.

Is there a way to clear the clicks for any/all banners I have built?

Thanks.
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Old 16 May 2015, 09:56
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Originally Posted by dwerden View Post
I like the banner rotating system! I'm getting to know it so I can figure out the best way to use it.

Is there a way to clear the clicks for any/all banners I have built?

Thanks.
You can do this only by using a query, like:

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

Eventually you also need to clear the rbs_hits table with

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

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Old 19 May 2015, 11:57
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Hey

I have been using the product for a little while now, can't believe I haven't noticed this before. I am unable to see any clicks on any of the banners.
I clicked on the banners and checked again, still no clicks. Can you help me fix this?(Attachment provided for the same)

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Old 19 May 2015, 17:44
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Originally Posted by Ravitejag View Post
Hey

I have been using the product for a little while now, can't believe I haven't noticed this before. I am unable to see any clicks on any of the banners.
I clicked on the banners and checked again, still no clicks. Can you help me fix this?(Attachment provided for the same)

Thanks
If the banners are scripts, clicks are not counted, unless specifically crafted. Else, maybe the clicks option is disabled.
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Old 20 May 2015, 09:46
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does this work with 5.1.7?
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