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vbNetwork - share forums with other boards
Mod Version: 1.0.0, by zethon (Member) zethon is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.4 Rating: (8 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 71
Released: 03 May 2009 Last Update: 02 Jun 2010 Downloads: 595
Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Additional Files External Content Is in Beta Stage  

vbNetwork

Summary
This add-on gives you the ability to share forums with other message boards without having to share any database information. The plugin runs through webservices and uses XML.
Release Notes
Currently the installation is easy but if you want to set up and run your own network it will help if you're familiar with XML. Joining an already existing network is fairly simple.

This plugin is developed using vBulletin 3.8.X and being tested on 3.6.X and 3.8.X. If it works on both of those, I will assume it works on 3.7.X.

If you would like my help writing versions for phpBB, IPB or other message board software, please feel free to contact me.

If you are interested you can join my existing network, but please note that it is mostly a trolling-based community of boards. Feel free to start your own network with other boards.

Product Specifications
  1. several plugins
  2. one cron job
  3. file uploads
  4. new DB tables
  5. several phrases

Installation
Approx 2-5 mins
See the included installation instructions.
Upgrading/Updating
  1. upload all files in the upload directory, overwriting any existing files
  2. re-import the XML file, setting "Overwrite" to "Yes"

Configuration
See the included documentation for details.
Support

If you encounter problems or discover any bugs, please create a new issue at: http://code.google.com/p/vbnetwork/issues/list

Change History
  • 0.9.0 (2009-02-20) - initial Beta release
  • 0.9.2 (2009-05-03) - added (some) logging, fixed bug for 3.8.2
  • 0.9.3 (2009-05-03) - added 'Delete' to Network Management, other minor changes
  • 0.9.4 (2009-05-08) - added new board and forum management functionality, and some new minor features
  • 0.9.5 (2009-05-09) - adds new option to sync network users via email, and added ability to change the network name
  • 1.0.0 (2010-06-02) - Version 1.0 for vBulletin 3.8.X

Sample
This is one shared forum on three different boards (the content of this forum may be NSFW).
http://www.anothermessageboard.com/f...splay.php?f=29
http://www.juot.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=50
http://www.drunkensquirrel.net/com/f...splay.php?f=28
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Miscellaneous Hacks vbNetwork - share forums with other boards zethon vBulletin 3.6 Add-ons 22 07 May 2009 04:34

  #121  
Old 02 Jun 2010, 18:04
zethon zethon is offline
 
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Not dead. Just stagnant. I've put this project up on Google Code to help manage bugs and feature requests. If you encounter a bug please enter an issues in the Google Code Issue tracker: http://code.google.com/p/vbnetwork/

I have a messageboard interested in networking with my board which will help in the development of the plugin. I hope to make updates to it soon and take it out of beta and have vb 4.0 support.
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Old 03 Jun 2010, 02:59
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Originally Posted by |Jordan| View Post
How does this modification fair with word censoring and images? Do posts that are displayed from another site on your network become censored? What happens if a user on another site abuses by posting disgusting images. Can you ban that 1 person's posts from being visible?
If you use a word censor the posts on your forum will get censored and posts sent to other forums will also be censored... Uncensored forums will see uncensored words in their own posts but still see the **** in posts from censored forums- basically the way it should work.

You can ban users from another site in the network options.
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Old 27 Jun 2010, 20:52
marocnl marocnl is offline
 
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unable to create incoming packet file

When i run the task i get this msg: unable to create incoming packet file

When i do a local test in the dir network i succeed in creating a file with fopen.

Any idea?

Network: NET
Destination Node: otb
Node service URL: http://forums.otherboard.net/network/service.php
Package file: (./network/packets/outgoing/thb.otb.xml)
Package size: 422063 bytes
Response:

<br /><strong>Warning</strong>: fopen(./network/packets/incoming/thb.OTB.1277668410.xml) [<a href='function.fopen'>function.fopen</a>]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in <strong>[path]/network/service.php</strong> on line <strong>152</strong><br /><br /><strong>Warning</strong>: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [path]/includes/class_core.php:3283) in <strong>[path]/network/service.php</strong> on line <strong>26</strong><br /><response>
<action>accept_package</action>
<result type="error">unable to create incoming packet file</result>
</response>
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  #124  
Old 09 Jul 2010, 15:17
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Originally Posted by marocnl View Post
When i run the task i get this msg: unable to create incoming packet file

When i do a local test in the dir network i succeed in creating a file with fopen.

Any idea?

Network: NET
Destination Node: otb
Node service URL: http://forums.otherboard.net/network/service.php
Package file: (./network/packets/outgoing/thb.otb.xml)
Package size: 422063 bytes
Response:

<br /><strong>Warning</strong>: fopen(./network/packets/incoming/thb.OTB.1277668410.xml) [<a href='function.fopen'>function.fopen</a>]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in <strong>[path]/network/service.php</strong> on line <strong>152</strong><br /><br /><strong>Warning</strong>: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [path]/includes/class_core.php:3283) in <strong>[path]/network/service.php</strong> on line <strong>26</strong><br /><response>
<action>accept_package</action>
<result type="error">unable to create incoming packet file</result>
</response>
Sounds like the plugin cannot write to the packets directories. Make sure that /network/packets/outgoing and /network/packets/incoming both have write access. Do chmod 777 on both, as instructed in the docs.
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  #125  
Old 09 Aug 2010, 00:46
marocnl marocnl is offline
 
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Hi, i read on the 4.0 version of this plugin that you found a way to show avartars with the usernames.

Is this fix also availbale for the 3.8 version?
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  #126  
Old 10 Aug 2010, 21:45
epsol epsol is offline
 
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you should be able to get the avatars working by going to Plugins & Products -> Plugin Manager and enable the the "vbNetwork: Add network avs and stuff if it's a network user and forum." I am not sure why it is disabled by default
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Old 21 Aug 2010, 06:01
djvj djvj is offline
 
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I run a 3.8.x forum and I have a friend who runs a 4.0.x forum. I am moving my database on his server. We want to share one section of the forum across both sites. Is this possible?

If it is, I'm guessing he would have to install the 4.x version of this mod and I install this one?
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  #128  
Old 08 Sep 2010, 07:50
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I'm having trouble viewing newly added forums on the actual site. I can add them and view them in the ACP with no problems but I can't see them on the actual index page.
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Old 08 Sep 2010, 10:44
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Nice Mod, Thanks!!
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Old 08 Sep 2010, 23:58
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Can i use this mod to show share certain forums between a vb4 and a vb3.8 board?
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  #131  
Old 09 Sep 2010, 00:49
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Originally Posted by Alfa1 View Post
Can i use this mod to show share certain forums between a vb4 and a vb3.8 board?
I know of the 3 forums in the example (mine is 1) one of them is a 4.0.x forum.
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  #132  
Old 09 Sep 2010, 01:25
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Awesome. Now if only I could show the same members online on both forums.

Does this addon affect performance?
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  #133  
Old 09 Sep 2010, 02:03
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I run it as a cron job and have noticed no hit to performance. The data it's reading and sending is no more then displaying a thread every few minutes anyway so I can't see it ever being an issue.
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  #134  
Old 12 Sep 2010, 06:39
djvj djvj is offline
 
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Installed this mod, and when I click on Network Forum Manager, I get this:
(I removed my ip and username)


Database error in vBulletin 3.8.5:

Invalid SQL:

SELECT DISTINCT subid FROM vb3_network_sub
WHERE (network_sub.networkid = 1)
ORDER BY subid;

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'network_sub.networkid' in 'where clause'
Error Number : 1054
Request Date : Saturday, September 11th 2010 @ 09:59:07 PM
Error Date : Saturday, September 11th 2010 @ 09:59:07 PM
Script : http://www.divinusguild.org/forums/a...tworkforum.php
Referrer : http://www.divinusguild.org/forums/a...dex.php?do=nav
IP Address : X.X.X.X
Username : XXXX
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 5.0.91-log



Is this because I use a table prefix? I saw this post on the 4.0 version

Last edited by djvj; 12 Sep 2010 at 06:44.
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  #135  
Old 15 Sep 2010, 03:31
djvj djvj is offline
 
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NM, if you use a table prefix, make the diff changes you find here, it will fix it:

http://code.google.com/p/vbnetwork/s...tworkforum.php
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