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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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  #1531  
Old 08 Feb 2011, 11:55
capt gary capt gary is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Mayhem....in previous post you mention that build 3.1 of Feb 6, 2011 has

** Coupon features added to Forum Items, Store Items, and Lottery and Admin Backend

Is that working now? I haven't downloaded this one yet, but if the store has this feature then I will.

Thanks,
CG
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Old 08 Feb 2011, 15:09
Antidepresiv Antidepresiv is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
TheMayhem thanks for the update and this great mod. Would be cool for the 3.2 release to open a new thread so we can nominate for MOTM again. I will instal the alfa later, when i have time.
However i have asked this, and can you please tell me, is there any chance to add a timer on the items, for example someone purchases the Custom Title, or any store item, and it automaticly expires after lets say 1 month ? For me that would be the best addition to this product. Thanks again for everything, highly apprechiated.


-Anti
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Old 08 Feb 2011, 16:32
Sarab Sarab is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Originally Posted by Antidepresiv View Post
However i have asked this, and can you please tell me, is there any chance to add a timer on the items, for example someone purchases the Custom Title, or any store item, and it automaticly expires after lets say 1 month ? For me that would be the best addition to this product.
Their is already this feature:
Expiration Days
Please enter the amount of days you would like this purchase to be active. You must visit the maintenance section to rerun all current expirations on existing purchases.
Have Fun with it XD
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Old 08 Feb 2011, 16:41
Sarab Sarab is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Hello,

Thank you TheMayhem for your hard work and this great result =D

I have a question about adding market items, if I try to made a Secondary Usergroup Change item, how can I choose to which usergroup the change will be?
I can choose for the first two Item of this kind in the setting but what about the third which I create?
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Old 08 Feb 2011, 17:13
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TheMayhem TheMayhem is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Real name: Brad
Originally Posted by capt gary View Post
Mayhem....in previous post you mention that build 3.1 of Feb 6, 2011 has

** Coupon features added to Forum Items, Store Items, and Lottery and Admin Backend

Is that working now? I haven't downloaded this one yet, but if the store has this feature then I will.

Thanks,
CG
I believe but it's untested.

What I am kind of recommending for people to do is do an install if you have a patient user database and just kind of test things around and play with it. Any feature that ends up not working you can always temporarily disable or any market item working you can do the same. Plus, its good you guys get familiar with the full power of the 3.1x version which was entirely scripted based off of a feedback from you guys.

Like I said, I am going to release a very nice Alpha 2 bug fix for this Sunday. Any existing bugs that were in 3.0.1 that are in 3.1.0 should be reported and if someone could make a nice list so I can wipe them out for a sunday maintenance release will be appreciated. I promise to try and fix any bug I see reported by this Sunday so at least you guys have a pretty decently stable Alpha version working that you can use.
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Point Market Support: Support Trouble Ticket System
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Old 08 Feb 2011, 18:25
DigitalDark DigitalDark is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Thanks for your time TheMayhem, I will install your 3.1 version when is ready. I hope that the upgrade process would be easy.

Thank you.
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Old 09 Feb 2011, 01:53
argothiusz argothiusz is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
How does the bank interest work? Do user have to manually withdraw it or its auto added to the total points that was deposited?

Thanks
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Old 09 Feb 2011, 12:21
MrBeanzy MrBeanzy is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Mayhem, thanks for being awesome and making an awesome product! Look forward to further development!
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Old 09 Feb 2011, 12:56
MrBeanzy MrBeanzy is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Is it possible to embed the Your Information nav part into another plugin. I know where the code will have to go. Is there a way to call the navigation section or would i need the code?
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Old 10 Feb 2011, 02:45
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TheMayhem TheMayhem is offline
 
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Real name: Brad
I have some exciting news related to Alpha 2 that is due this Sunday. Many of you users have reported frustrations with users purchasing a custom user title or having a custom purchased user title and then updating it the regular way in the user profile options. Of course the Market ends up resetting this to whatever the user purchased before hand.

I have applied a fix in Alpha 2 that when a user goes to their user profile edit options and changes their user title, any existing market purchases relditngated to a custom user title (either purchased by the user OR purchased by someone else for the user) will automatically be updated and set as expired.

This fix will be released in Alpha 2 on sunday. I still have not come up with a fix for the Admin CP editing of a user title and then it being reset by Market to a purchase. However, this massive annoying bug is at least fixed on the user side
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Old 10 Feb 2011, 10:49
Aramist Aramist is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Hi,

When tryint to purchase a store item, i got this message:


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

But im not using cuppons..

Ty in advance
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Old 10 Feb 2011, 11:09
MrBeanzy MrBeanzy is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Originally Posted by Aramist View Post
Hi,

When tryint to purchase a store item, i got this message:


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

But im not using cuppons..

Ty in advance
I Just tried and got the same :-/
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Old 10 Feb 2011, 19:14
Antidepresiv Antidepresiv is offline
 
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After i upgraded, i set the expiration date on items in 1 day, but 3 days have passed and nothing happened, their items are still there, custom titles, colors etc.. Also the gifts arent displaying, i bought a gift for a user, it says he got it, but there is not image.. On my profile there is no image also, when i buy a gift.. Dunno if its just me.. Thanks Again
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Old 10 Feb 2011, 21:20
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TheMayhem TheMayhem is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Antidepresiv View Post
After i upgraded, i set the expiration date on items in 1 day, but 3 days have passed and nothing happened, their items are still there, custom titles, colors etc.. Also the gifts arent displaying, i bought a gift for a user, it says he got it, but there is not image.. On my profile there is no image also, when i buy a gift.. Dunno if its just me.. Thanks Again
It's not displaying on his postbit or his member profile or both?


Update: I fixed the bug related to coupons for store items. That update will be on Alpha 2 release.
Update #2: The reason why expirations were not working is it is missing a cron file that I lost during the transition. I was able to remake the crontask and file and on Sunday it will be included so that all items that are set to expire will indeed expire


Keep up with the bug findings so I can make Alpha 2 as stable as possible for Sunday
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Point Market Support: Support Trouble Ticket System

Last edited by TheMayhem; 10 Feb 2011 at 22:17.
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Old 10 Feb 2011, 22:32
Sarab Sarab is offline
 
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what about creating the Secondary Usergroup Change items? will this problem be fixed XD?
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