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Point Market System 3.1x
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vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (136 votes - 4.78 average) Installs: 726
Released: 10 Jan 2010 Last Update: 03 Feb 2012 Downloads: 6280
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Hack Summary
The Point Market System 3.1 is a stand alone "store" or "shop" hack for vBulletin 4x series. This hack is considered a major addition that allows for you to install one or multiple point systems, activity systems, or currency systems to use points for forum related item enhancements or a virtual/physical store system for your vBulletin forum.

The Point Market is actually four major hacks combined into one. Those five major hacks are a Forum Enhancement Store, A Virtual & Physical Store, a detailed Banking/Payment System, Currency to Point Converter, and a Lottery/Gambling Center. Below is a little bit more about each section.

Forum Item Enhancement Store
The Point Market Forum Item section is what is considered a traditional forum store. You can use a very comprehensive Admin background to be able to sell a variety of forum items that can help enhance a user's enjoyability on the forums. In addition, there are many forum items that a user can purchase for other users. I should also note that a point donation is possible in this section since many point systems do not offer the ability to donate. Below is a listing of the market items & categories:

Forum Items User can Purchase
Market Features (Additional Market Access Features Users Can Purchased)
- Steal Protection
- Gift Market Access
- Stolen Point History
- Donation History
- Gambling Access
- Coupon Access
User Title
- Custom User Title
- User Title Glow
- User Title Color
- Usertitle Strikethrough
Gifts / Awards / Ribbons
- Purchase a Gift
- Create a Gift
User Permissions
- Primary Usergroup Change
- Secondary Usergroup Change
Username Permissions
- Change Username
- Username Color
- Username Glow
- Username Strikethrough
Forum Permissions
- Special Forum Access
- Forum Password Access
- Moderate a Forum
- Change Forum Description
- Create a Forum
Images
- Create Smiley Category
- Upload Smiley
- Upload Avatar
Other Users
- Change Custom User Title
- Gift a Gift
- Donate to Another User
- Steal From a User
- Fire a Moderator
- Change Avatar
Posts
- Post Font Bold
- Post Font Color
- Post Font Face
- Post Font Italics
Threads
- Sticky a Thread
- Delete a Thread
- Color a Thread
- Thread Strikethrough
- Ban a User From a Thread


In addition to these powerful Forum Items, the Point Market has revolutionized the way shop systems can handle charging items. The Point Market allows for all market items above to be charged in two different currencies. That means you could use a combination of any of the supporting point mods to charge for each forum item. Additional features that have been recently been introduced involves the ability to set when these market items expire, allowing for only tempory or permanent purchases. Furthermore, Administrators can choose whether to enable/disable the refund capabilities of these market items as well as individual usergroup permissions that can set individual access, coupon capabilities, and an individual maximum purchase.

Other powerful enhancements to our forum item store system allows for Administrators to set the ability of charging for category access in order to access these market items. This will give the user's one more way to stay active and motivated on accumulating points in order to use them for store purchases. A recently introduced user requested feature also allows for subcategories and the ability to create an unlimited amount of duplicate forum items by using the above market items as a template for a new item. This means you can choose to set different quotos for each market item and can truly personalize your forum item store section.

Bank & Paycheck Center
The Point Market version 3.1x series has done some extreme enhancements to how point banking is now handled. Users have the classic ability to be able to use a bank to store two different point system currencies of the Administrators choosing. These currencies are stored and can accumulate primary usergroup interest that is set during a specified time period by the Administrator. Below is an exact list of Banking features.

Bank Features
- Store Two Currencies that are protected from all steal protection
- Allow for interest to be earned controlled by Administrators on a payout period
- Set minimum/maximum fees (usergroup controlled)
- Set minimum/maximum withdraw and deposit amounts (usergroup controlled)


A main change in the Point Market that makes it so different is the concept of receiving paychecks. Many forums that use point systems want the ability to pay their staff or special usergroups with a paycheck to say thanks as a form of payment. The Point Market gives you the ability to pay users on a specified period by the Administrator. There best part about this paycheck feature is the Admin can choose two different amounts that a user can earn. Admins can choose a set amount that is guarenteed during each pay period OR Administrators can choose for the user to earn a percentage of Point Market Forum Item Sales during a specified period that is defined by their primary usergroup. This allows for staff to become almost salesman like within the Market and can also guarentee a fluxuating paycheck based off of activiity.

Virtual & Physical Online Store
Based off of user demands, the Point Market has created a store system that users can create virtual and physical items and sell it on the website with users using points to purchase these items. Administrators can create an unlimited amount of store items. These items have the ability to:

Store Features
- Purchase an unlimited products by the Admin
- Multiple shipping methods (Email, Mail, Downloadable, No Shipping)
- Control shipping costs if by Mail based off a user's Country
- Up to 5 screenshots uploaded by the Administrator that can be viewed
- Give detailed reviews of products purchased
- Rate products 1 to 5
- Control Quantity of available products
- Coupons Enabled

A designated Administrator will immediately be notified via Private Message of a purchase. From there an Admin can enter the Admin Control Panel and choose to ship the product in whatever method the user chose. A log of this purchase is also available for the user who can view it in their User Purchase history as well as the shipping status of the item.

Point Currency Converter
Sometimes you need to generate actual cash revenue. Many users are willing to purchase points for money. So what better way then to introduce a cash transaction center that will allow for the Administrator to set an amount to charge for a set amount of points? This feature is supported via Paypal and allows for a great income method.

Furthermore, some sites like to use more then two currency systems and the Point Market is designed to meet those needs. Users can be able to select from a specified currency list by the Admin and change points from one system to the next at a fee chosen by the Administrator. This is a pretty convinient method to use every point system possible and allow for user's main goal to be as active as possible so that they can adjust their points to their liking.


Lottery & Gambling
Gambling these days are in high demand and the Point Market has set to address it. The Point Market has created 3 seperate games to allow user's to gamble their points on multiplying their points. Those 3 games are:

- Match The Card
- Higher Card
- Lottery


The Lottery has a built in expiration set by the Administrators and can also be used with coupons for discounts. Massive jackpots can be set at a starting amount or at 0 and an adjustable charge price as well. Administrators can also control the odds of the other two games. Finally a powerful Administrative backend will allow for Admins to see information and statistics related to the lottery.


Other Administrative Features
The Point Market has a series of features in addition to the main 5 hacks that creates the Point Market. The author truly believes the reason the Point Market is truly the best shop system is the easy Admin system combined with the powerful feature capabilities. Below are some of the main Administrative features:

- Advanced individual Administrative Access features (controlled by superadmin)
- Detailed Moderator/Supermoderator Control Panel (features controlled by superadmin)
- Informative statistics related to purchases & activity within the market
- History & Transaction log of all Forum Market Items
- Controllable Coupon creation with pages of advanced controls
- Maintenance section used for debugging purposes and serious updates
- Detailed Gift/Ribbon/Award section
- Banking paycheck creation & transaction history



vBulletin.org Mods This Works With
1) vBExperience (Point Market v3.0+)
2) uCash
3) vBookie
4) Kbank
5) vBCredits Deluxe II
6) vBActivity

Integration With Other Mods
This hack has been intended to be integrated with a 3rd party point system. You can choose to either use a hack added on vBulletin.org or write your own point system. The hack is dependent on the user table having a point/credit/cash field within the user control panel. Please note that vBExperience will only work with the Point Market version 3x series.

In addition, if you do not want to integrate this hack directly with another point system. You can still install this hack and use the reputation field, which will allow user's to purchase items based off of their reputation. I suggest if you choose this option that you set all prices to not include any decimals, as it will be useless and cause unwanted errors.

As of the 3.1x series, the Point Market has begun to create individual forum items related to other modifications offered on vBulletin.org. If you would like your hack to have a special feature &/or capability that can be purchased within the Point Market, just let the developer of this modification know. I will gladly work with any developer to create purchaseable forum items within the Point Market that enhances your modification.


Support Policy
The only available modification that can be downloaded now is the 3.1x alpha/beta series. The reason why I have it marked in such titles is because the bugs that are remaining seem to be very minimal and the product is pretty stable. That being said their are still a few features that have not been scripted and are marked in a lime green color above in my post. Those features still might not correctly function once they are introduced into the beta series of the 3.1x series and users should use some caution. That being said, I will do my best to offer support in this thread. In order to gain support, you must have downloaded the Point Market product and be listed as installed with the latest available version. PLEASE NOTE: if you are having an issue, please provide the following information
- URL to the page you are experiencing problems or a database error
- Primary Point Field name (What point system are you using)
- Secondary Point Field name (What point system are you using
I need to know these in order to fix the majority of problems I need to know this information as there are so many combinations and point systems that can cause different problems, this is the only way I can help replicate an error in order to fix it


IMPORTANT UPGRADE INFORMATION: After you have upgraded from version 1.0.4 to version 2x, please visit the Maintenance section of the Admin CP. Please update the transaction counter and refund counter so that user's information is displayed accurately. Do not use the User Title updater unless you have recently run vBulletin's User Title and Rank Updater in the maintenance section of vBulletin's Admin CP. Please note that only purchases after 2.0.1 is installed can be fixed on the User Title Updater within the Market Admin CP. If you are upgrading to the 3.1x series for the first time, please run the update Maintenance scrippted called Forum Expirations to deal with expired forum items.

Screenshot and release information: To view specific information about the historical releases of the Point Market, please visit this post:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...14&postcount=2
This includes a changelog summary and screenshots of the latest version of the Point Market.

Lastly, I ask all users who install it to kindly click the install button and please rate my product as it is my motivation for future versions of this product.

3.1.0 Gold Release Information
Visit http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...postcount=1861 for 3.1.0 Gold Release. This Upgrade IS REQUIRED!

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Old 17 Jan 2010, 06:37
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Thanks for your hard work, I really like this mod
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Old 17 Jan 2010, 07:45
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Some of my members experience a bug that prevent them from seeing all the pages in "stolen by" history log when they reached 6+ pages. Maybe a quick button to clear the log?

Thanks
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Old 17 Jan 2010, 08:08
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Originally Posted by argothiusz View Post
Some of my members experience a bug that prevent them from seeing all the pages in "stolen by" history log when they reached 6+ pages. Maybe a quick button to clear the log?

Thanks
That might be a vBulletin bug... your members are already up to 6+ pages of stealing points? lol holy crap! I'll do some testing with it after I wake up and see if I can figure out what's going on. Is it the same with donating history?



Also to everyone who is going to be on a lot Sunday and has aim, I might need one or two beta testers to test 1.0.3 before I release this puppy. I've done A LOT of changes to the code and the gift addition pretty much the equivolant of it's own major hack so I'm a little nervous about releasing it without getting a few hours of people telling me it is working correctly. If anyone's interested hit me up on aim at Fishy Sticks 87 and I'll give you first crack before I release it later this evening.
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Old 17 Jan 2010, 08:32
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Originally Posted by TheMayhem View Post
That might be a vBulletin bug... your members are already up to 6+ pages of stealing points? lol holy crap! I'll do some testing with it after I wake up and see if I can figure out what's going on. Is it the same with donating history?



Also to everyone who is going to be on a lot Sunday and has aim, I might need one or two beta testers to test 1.0.3 before I release this puppy. I've done A LOT of changes to the code and the gift addition pretty much the equivolant of it's own major hack so I'm a little nervous about releasing it without getting a few hours of people telling me it is working correctly. If anyone's interested hit me up on aim at Fishy Sticks 87 and I'll give you first crack before I release it later this evening.
Oh man, you have no idea. After I integrated the % success, people wasted so much points and attempts in order to gain their points back or get revenge. It's so funny to watch people try and fail lol.
Anyway, the bug was something else. I just got clarified again by member. Let's me rephrase it:

If you have more than 4 pages on "stolen by other" you will see the following pagination

1 2 3 ... -> Last->> , if you click on page 2, 3 or next or last page then it takes you to the "Stolen by me" page instead of the next page of "Stolen by other". Maybe linking error?

So far, donation and "stolen by me" history are fine. It's just the "stolen by other"


I will glad to help you test it out tomorrow after I wake up ^_^. Overall, great mod!
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Old 17 Jan 2010, 08:41
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Okay, that would be a bug. I'm staring at it now so I'll apply a fix once I come up with one before I release this.

Attached are two screenshots I took.
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File Type: jpg gift_createcustom.jpg (99.8 KB, 42 views)
File Type: jpg gift_list.jpg (69.4 KB, 27 views)
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Old 17 Jan 2010, 08:48
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The gift option looks very cool but base on screenshots I won't able to figure out how its functional fully xD I see "award", are you integrating the shop along with the award system too? lol If not, it will be hard to make users use the gift function if they don't get anything cool to display in their postbit or profile. Well, I will wait for it
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Old 17 Jan 2010, 09:48
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In Point Market 1.0.3 there are 4 new Gift Items plus a Gift Category

Inside the Gift Category there are:
- Buy yourself a Gift
- Create a Gift to sell on the market for points

In the Other Users category there is
- Buy someone else a Gift

In the Market Features Category there is
- Gift Market Access

Predefined Gifts versus Custom Gifts
When using the Administrative Control Panel you can setup two defined groups. First are your standard selection of gifts. These can be applied to users who want to purchase a gift for themselves or for someone else. You can add new gifts besides the premade ones by selecting from the customized gift template group.

The second group is the Gift template group. The template group is naturally much bigger. Within it, you can set the standard names for a gift, a small description, and the icons. Gifts inside this group are used to create new gifts offered to users (Buy Gift for Self and For Others) AND gifts to be created. A major creation of 1.0.3 and a new gift concept is to allow users to create their own "special gifts" that are not just a standard gift, adding more prestige and allowing for them to earn money on the market since they can only purchase from what other people have made. The nice thing about having a template gift group to choose from is you can still control the images the users can select from.

Create a Gift
Based on the settings the Administrator has set, users will be able to create a gift for a given cost. The gift images will be selected from a predefined custom gift template in the Admin CP to allow for control over the content. Users will be able to select the Gift Name, Description, and Purchase Price. Users will have to pay a hefty fee to create a gift and their are minimum and maximum amounts imposed based off of the usergroup that the can charge. Once posted, the gifts will be viewable on the Gift Market.

Gift Market
Users can purchase access from the Market Features to gain access to the Gift Market. On here, all customized gifts created by other users (many of which are not offered as standard gifts) can be viewed here. The creator of the gift, gift name, purchase price, and description are viewable. You can not purchase custom gifts created by yourself to ensure no one is trying to cheat the system. When a user purchases a gift that money goes to the person who created the gift as a source of revenue. The other feature to the gift market is you can view any customized gifts you have created. This allows you to keep track of gifts that you have sold and gifts that are still on the market.

Give Gifts to Another User
Giving a gift to another user over yourself is the same except reason code is also displayed and when putting your mouse over a gift icon it will say who gave who the gift and why they did.


Yes, all gifts are viewable on the postbit and the memberinfo.


Additional changes to 1.0.3 include donation reason, a few bug and template fixes to work better for smaller resolution sizes, and percentage for stealing item based off of usergroup.

Hopefully that explains it a bit better as I've mentioned all week....1.0.3 is by far the most extensive changes I've done with this hack.
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Perfecto Amigo, My users will be happy with this new feature Can't wait to upgrade it
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Old 17 Jan 2010, 19:59
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If you need help testing this, I will sign onto AIM. Just let me know.
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Old 17 Jan 2010, 20:19
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Holy crap! I'm glad I checked this forum today. I've been waiting for vbplaza to be updated for vB4. Now I don't have to!

edit: Is there a Paypal donation link that you'd like to provide?
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Old 17 Jan 2010, 20:23
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What makes me laugh is how you need to pay to use vBplaza, and now this is out vBplaza shall eat it.
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Originally Posted by flypaper View Post
Holy crap! I'm glad I checked this forum today. I've been waiting for vbplaza to be updated for vB4. Now I don't have to!

edit: Is there a Paypal donation link that you'd like to provide?
Nah, no paypal donations are needed. I just appreciate people clicking the "install" button and rating the product on what they think. I've been with vBulletin for 8 years and just now finally decided to release a hack so I'd like it to be a popular one.

I am now 98% done with the hack, I've had a few people test the changes and everything has been positive. I have just one last part for the admin cp to do so I can release it.

If anyone knows the answer to this question: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...33#post1958633

I'd very much appreciate the help. I need that question answered as it is all that is holding up 1.0.3 being released.
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Old 18 Jan 2010, 03:13
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The Point Market 1.0.3 is now available for public release Thanks to everyone for their suggestions and input. Nearly every change I did in this release was based off of feedback or high demand for a particular item or feature.
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Awesome work.

Is there anyway to delete a gift once its sent?
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Awesome work.

Is there anyway to delete a gift once its sent?
Currently, you can only disable it in the ACP. I figured the next release I will focus on the Admin CP features and information instead of the market script. It will be a little while for the next release though, I have student teaching to do this week
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