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Point Market System 3.1x
Mod Version: 3.1.2, by TheMayhem (Member) TheMayhem is offline
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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!

The following directories must be chmodded to 777
/customavatars/
/images/smilies/
/images/pointmarket/store/
/pointmarket/downloads/

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  #1486  
Old 24 Jan 2011, 18:31
hakkuo23 hakkuo23 is offline
 
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I hope we could at least see some updates during the summer!
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Old 24 Jan 2011, 19:54
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TheMayhem TheMayhem is offline
 
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Real name: Brad
Originally Posted by 04wayne View Post
Hooray! All we wanted was to at least hear that you were alive (or not been abducted). Glad that you're okay, and hope that student teaching is going well! That's what I want to do!
It's going well but I've never been so busy in my life. I have no free time for anything
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Point Market Support: Support Trouble Ticket System
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Old 24 Jan 2011, 21:11
forumguy1 forumguy1 is offline
 
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Hi,

I am using your product and I cant seem to figure out the primary usergroup stuff.

The issue is I have 4 paid usergroups. your store allows me to put in one price for a primary usergroup purchase but doesnt allow me to specify what they get after they purchase.

The option should include a primary usergroup purchase and a selection to pick a usergroup to upgrade them to once they complete the purchase.

Primary usergroup: 5000
Usergroup to upgrade to: Platinum or Exclusive etc. It should pull from the usergroups you have setup in the forum already.

Is this something thats built in already and im just missing it?
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Old 26 Jan 2011, 00:05
DigitalDark DigitalDark is offline
 
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TheMayhem I'm glad to see you here my friend!

Many of us are using 3.0.1 version... but there are some issues that are very unconforable...

I've used the 2.x version succesfully and for me, it was the more stable version. We know that you are bussy, so... while you get the time... can you upload the 2.x version?

I've searching it in google but no success, I believe that if you upload that version you can help us to be happy with your work.

Thanks!
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Old 26 Jan 2011, 02:40
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TheMayhem TheMayhem is offline
 
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Originally Posted by DigitalDark View Post
TheMayhem I'm glad to see you here my friend!

Many of us are using 3.0.1 version... but there are some issues that are very unconforable...

I've used the 2.x version succesfully and for me, it was the more stable version. We know that you are bussy, so... while you get the time... can you upload the 2.x version?

I've searching it in google but no success, I believe that if you upload that version you can help us to be happy with your work.

Thanks!
Such as which issues?

I need to check on my thumb drive when I get back to see if I have the 2x series still
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Point Market Support: Support Trouble Ticket System
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Old 26 Jan 2011, 10:21
DigitalDark DigitalDark is offline
 
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Originally Posted by TheMayhem View Post
Such as which issues?

I need to check on my thumb drive when I get back to see if I have the 2x series still
For example many of my users, when they want to refund an item, the points are restored but the item don't dissapear.

Example:

I buy a glow user title, but after I want to have a refund, so I go to the market, and clic "Refund". Ok, I can recover the points but, the glow persists.
This bug is happening with many other options.

Thanks for your time, I hope you can develop the next version soon.
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Old 26 Jan 2011, 12:26
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Location: Netherlands
Wink

Issues such as this one...

Originally Posted by Webrunner View Post
Also the point donations aren't working for me. The additional costs are deducted from the users points but the donation isn't. Als the receiver doesn't receive the points (but does receive the PM notification)..
Is this a bug or a configuration issue?
and this one...

Originally Posted by Sunka View Post

Match the Number & Higher Card - not working at all. Only first round is OK, but all the next rounds is incorrect. If price is 10 points and payout is 20 points, only first play computer take 10 points for one play, all others computer take 30 for one play (payout + price)

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Old 26 Jan 2011, 16:11
DigitalDark DigitalDark is offline
 
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Yeah, so please... I hope you can upload it. We know that you dont have time or you will not have time in the future, having a stable version like 2.1.0 will make us very happy.

Thanks!
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Old 27 Jan 2011, 02:14
smirkley smirkley is offline
 
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Hi TM, glad to see you.

I see some are asking for v2, but I dont want to regress and want to keep my latest version installed.

I know you are busy lately, and I DO understand, do you have any idea when the next version may be released?

And if it is going to be awhile, do you know how to get my thread titles back to my default color as disabling the store item, disabling the mod, or even uninstalling the mod will not revert my thread titles back to my default forum color.
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Old 27 Jan 2011, 16:53
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Originally Posted by smirkley View Post
Hi TM, glad to see you.

I see some are asking for v2, but I dont want to regress and want to keep my latest version installed.

I know you are busy lately, and I DO understand, do you have any idea when the next version may be released?

And if it is going to be awhile, do you know how to get my thread titles back to my default color as disabling the store item, disabling the mod, or even uninstalling the mod will not revert my thread titles back to my default forum color.
Delete the market transactions that affect thread title color in your database.
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Old 27 Jan 2011, 17:32
smirkley smirkley is offline
 
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Originally Posted by NovoCiv View Post
Delete the market transactions that affect thread title color in your database.
Done that,... no change.

And even searched the database for any other marketid referenced to that item thread color. None.

And of course I thought about also using the maintenance tool for threads, and it has an issue where it just updates the first 50 and refreshes that page forever until I stop it by navigating away.

I dont know what else to do.
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Old 27 Jan 2011, 21:44
DigitalDark DigitalDark is offline
 
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AdminCP -> Plugins & Products -> Manage Plugins

Disable this:

Point Market: Threadbit Display Stuff threadbit_display
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Old 27 Jan 2011, 23:38
smirkley smirkley is offline
 
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THANK YOU !!

I have been fighting this since I dont know how long.

My members like that item, but once it was purchased it would never go away or change if the refunded it, bought a new color, or even when I deleted the transaction from the database. That is one I really do wish to see fixed.

I just figured that when the mod was disabled or the mod removed, that it should take that away, and I never expected to look there.
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Old 30 Jan 2011, 14:47
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Cant access market

I get this when trying to access market?

vBulletin Message
Our systems show that you are either a new member or vBExperience has recently been installed and has yet to add your User ID to the database. Please check back later to be able to access the Point Market.
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Old 01 Feb 2011, 09:10
MuseFS MuseFS is offline
 
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Will this mod work on v 4.1.1?

thanks
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