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vBExperience 4
Mod Version: 4.1.1, by Phalynx (Coder) Phalynx is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (219 votes - 4.85 average) Installs: 1690
Released: 21 Jun 2010 Last Update: 07 Mar 2012 Downloads: 12488
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vBExperience 4.1 for vBulletin 4

Tested with all Version of vBulletin Forum and Suite 4.0.4 -> 4.1.11

Created by Marius Czyz aka Phalynx.

Triple Winner of the "Mod of the Month"-Award (March 2008, September 2009, July 2010) on vBulletin.org.

What is vBExperience?
vBExperience is your free feature packaged solution for motivating your users. vBExperience is an advanced and highly customizable level/promotion and activity measure system with awards, achievements, promotions and activities. It will calculate an activity and experience score for every user based on their activites on the forum. Now your users will see how their level is increasing by participating on your forum.

Communities are not only defined by post count, they need much more parameters: Are the postings the user creates helpful? Are his threads frequently read? Does the user participate on the community by posting pictures, attachments, leaving visitor messages, tagging threads? How can the user's activitiy be compared to others? All this can be answered with this mod. Additionally your users get awards and collect achievements for beeing active on your board.

vBExperience is fully translated to many languages. Beside english there are language files for german, french, italian, portuguese, spanish, swedish and chinese simplified. Polish, turkish, persian are not fully translated.

Comments, suggestions, translations, bugs, etc... are very welcome! Support is only given to people who have clicked "Mark as Installed":
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/vborg...hreadid=245023


/***** Demo *****\
No Demosite currently available.


/***** INSTALLATION *****\
Please read the file readme_install_uninstall_upgrade.txt for detailed instructions!


/***** Primary Support *****\
As vBulletin.org does not offer any help managing modifications, espacially the complex one like vBExperience, I have to decided to open a site together with TheMayhem that is dedicated just for this.
It features a forum not just a single thread, a bug and feature tracker. And you also test our modifications over there.



/***** Featurelist *****\

*** Plugins ***
vBExperience can be easily extended by using it's custom data provider interface (CDP). With the CDP everyone is able to create plugins that integrates into vBExperience calculation process. There are already several plugins like Post Thanks Integration.
The plugins data can also be used to create achievements, awards and also promotions.


*** Insight Experience ***
The insight into your personal experience and what's going on on the community. Currently support basic services like activity and some featured achievements, there are plans to extend this with helpful hints on how progress, depending on users points. Also a statistics module is in work.


*** Awards ***
Motivate your users to be the best in a defined category! With the Awards you are able to reward users who collect the most points, f.e. by making new friends and leading a social group.
The awards are shown in Rankings and Profile. You can set them also to display in postbit near the username. There is a scheduled job running once a day (02:30h) to calculate them.
Via AdminCP they are completely customizeable and can also be assigned manually.

Currently there are six default awards: Most Popular, Activity Award, Posting Award, Community Award, Frequent Poster, Blog Award, Calendar Award, Discussion Ender, Master Tagger, User with most referrers, Downloads, Arm of Law, King of Publishing.
You can create as much awards as you like. Just select a title, choose from one of the 250 images and select the required points for it.


*** Achievements ***
Achievements are very similar to the awards a reward to the user. Unlike an award an achievement is not limited to a single user.
Similar to awards, you can create as much achievements as you like. Just select a title, choose from one of the over 500 images and create the required condition for it.


*** Promotion system ***
The promotion system enables you to move users to other usergroups, depending on their experience points. You can create conditions that have to be met to be promoted. Benefits and extended permissions will be shown automatically to the user. Promotions are showing also possible jumps from current to the next possible group with the required conditions.
Using this you can create multiple groups and assign additional features. Just an example: Usergroup 1 has no custom avatars and just a capacity of 20 private messages. With a condition of 1000 Experience points the user moves to Usergroup 2, where the user is able to upload his own avatar and store more private messages.


*** Rankings ***
Showing User, Level, Awards, Activity Points (experience, thread, post, user, misc) - sortable.


*** Social Groups Rankings ***
Starts the competition between social groups! This feature ranks the groups depending on their average user experience points.


*** Earn Points ***
This is an overview for the user on how points can be collected. It features also a possibility to compare own points to the community's average. All data is beeing pulled automatically from the database.


*** Give Away Points aka Point Donation ***
Users can donate their points to other community members. Choose the field which will be used for give away and select the amount that will be transferred. Admins can donate custom points to the user.


*** Statistics aka Leaderboards ***
The leaderboard is showing a Top-x list of the leading users. Usefull for optimizing points of the point provider. Only enabled point providers with results will be displayed.


*** Shop aka Market ***
vBExperience integrates easily with the Point Market System v3 by TheMayham (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=232676).
It features a virtual item store, username items, bank, gifts, gambling, lottery, and a lot more!
As of vBExperience 4.0, the vBExperience 3.8 Shop has been discontinued.



/***** Collecting Points *****\
vBExperience is collecting points for a user counting his actions in the community. The collected points can be used to reward users with awards, achievements and promotions - even if the collected data comes from a plugin.

Beside the automatic collection, the admin can manually donate custom points to the user, for example for a special reward. Of course you can use this also for awards, achievements and promotions.


Taken into calculation are these things:
Threads
- Creating threads and gaining additional points from views, replies, votes and ratings to this thread
- Creating thread tags
- Making a thread sticky
- Socialgroup Discussions (Discussions, Posts)

Posts
- Creating posts
- Views on attachments (needs "Who Downloaded This Attachment?" installed)

User
- Days since registration
- Average posts per Day (for users who are registered for at least seven days)
- Referrals
- Received infractions
- Given infractions ("Arm of Law")
- Reputation / Use of reputation system
- Visitor messages on profiles
- Creating social groups and getting members
- Uploading pictures
- Making friends
- Completing profile

Misc
- Doing calendar entries
- Writing vBulletin Blogs (vBulletin 4 Suite required)
- Publishing content with vBulletin CMS (vBulletin 4 Suite required)
- Manually assigned points

Additionally there is support for 3rd party modifications:
- Point Market System / Items Shop (included)
- Project Tools (plugin)
- Who Downloaded This Attachment? (plugin)
- DownloadsII v6 (included)
- LDM Links and Downloads Manager (included)
- Abe1 Post Thank You (plugin)
- DBTech Advanced Post Thanks/Like (Lite) (plugin)
- DBTech Advanced @UserTag (plugin)
- Helpful Answers (plugin)
- iTrader (plugin)
- ibProArcade (plugin)
- v3arcade Champions and Submissions (plugin)
- vB Tournaments and Ladders (plugin)
- Advanced Forum Points - set points independent for every forum (plugin)
- Consuming points by downloading attachments ("pay" for attachments) (plugin)
- IWT Time Spent Online (plugin)
- PhotoPost Pro 7 (plugin)
- PhotoPost vBGallery 3 (plugin)
- 8WR Media Library (plugin)
- vBSoccer (plugin)
- vBookie (plugin)
- vBookie Cash (plugin)
- Farcaster's Event Attendance (plugin)
- PhotoPlug (plugin)
- EasyForms (plugin)
- Triple Triad (plugin)
- AWCoding Donation System LITE (shipped within that product)
- AWCoding Donation System PRO (shipped within that product)
- AWCoding Subscription System PRO (shipped within that product)
- AWCoding Credit Purchase System LITE (shipped within that product)
- AWCoding Credit Purchase System PRO (shipped within that product)
- AWCoding Pirate Poker PRO (shipped within that product)
- AWCoding Pirate Poker Platinum (shipped within that product)
- AWCoding Product System PRO (shipped within that product)



You have to install these modifications for your own, vBExperience doesn't install nor touches these.
More addons will be published as soon as they are finished.



/***** Calculation of the activity *****\
The system calculates the activity (week, month and also a custom defined datespan, 60) by counting the actions a user has done. An action can be a post, a new thread, rating, download, etc... The activity bars will be filled during the first weeks. This has changed from earlier versions where just postings, visitor- and group messages have been counted.



/***** Settings *****\
You can control how many points are given to every calculation. For example you can give many points for creating new threads but only a few for views of that thread. Setting a value to 0 will disable a setting.
Many settings regarding the behaviour of vBExperience are making it easy to adjust it to your needs. You can select from 10 colors for the progress bars and also choose from around 250 icons.
Additionally, you can set ignore users (f.e. for bot users), forums (f.e. offtopic forums) and usergroup id's. Please keep in mind that out of the box the usergroupid 6 (Administrators) is beeing ignored.



/***** Performance, especially on Big Boards *****\
vBExperience has been tested on smaller and also on some bigger sites. I know from boards with around 120k users running this mod smoothly. More about this topic can be read in the file readme_optimization.txt



/***** Frequently asked questions *****\
Q: How do I change the name Experience to something new?
A: You can change the name via phrases. Just search and replace all phrases that contains the word "Experience".

Q: When installing vBExperience, does everyone start from scratch, or will it automatically configure everyone's points based on actions before the install?
A: If you recount, vBExperience will calculate ALL existing data since the beginning of the board. If you used vBCredits, vBActivity, uCash and similar systems - there is no need to convert the points.

Q: My conditions don't work correctly on achievements and promotions.
A: Conditions in achievements and promotions are calculated in POINTS, not in count of items.
If you create an achievement for reaching the first 10 Days, you must enter the points needed for this. If you reward 2 points for every day, you have to set 2 points for every day since registering. Calculation: 10 days * 2 points = 20 as condition. So you will have to set 20 as the condition.

Credits for images
- FAMFAMFAM, http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/
- IconExperience



/***** History *****\

vBExperience 4.1.1

Please reinstall ALL plugins you are using from the ZIP\Plugins! Espacially if you get SQL Errors after reinstalling vBExperience.

- Fixed Plugin for 8WR_Media_Library
- Fixed Plugin for Advanced_Forum_Points
- Fixed Plugin for Attachment_Consumes_Points
- Fixed Plugin for EasyForms
- Fixed Plugin for Post_Thanks_Abe1
- Fixed border around boxes
- Fixed not correctly saving award images
- Extended character length for manual award assignment
- Several smaller fixes

vBExperience 4.1.0, 16th December 2011

- Introduced the feature to start the calculation by a defined date. By default all data will be considered for calculation. Please keep in mind that there are some data that cannot be filtered by date, like added friends. You need to re-install all plugins to have them obeying the new calculation limit. This feature has been sponsored by BryanB. Thanks!
- Fixed Discussion Ender, can be now disabled by setting value to 0
- Fixed Arm of Law, can be now disabled by setting value to 0
- Insight: Optimized layout
- Insight: Optimized colours for darker styles
- Achievement "Three Friends" renamed to "Social" (does not affect existing achievement)
- Renamed point descriptions so they can be identified better as point system (f.e. Days since registered -> Points for every day since registration)
- Added: Romanian Translation (thanks to Teascu Dorin)
- Custom Points can now have a category, can be used as entry point for other modifications using vBExperience points, eg. Market/Shop purchases
- Fixed several smaller issues

Changelog for other versions is in history.txt

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Old 30 Dec 2010, 11:19
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I did install the vbookie plugin just after I installed vbookie but yesterday I installed the pluging again (overwriting the previous one) but made no difference) I can donate other points, just no the vbookie cash or vbookie bets.
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Old 30 Dec 2010, 16:12
Britmovie Britmovie is offline
 
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From the atachment you can see some text is hidden by pic. Is the a way to correct this? Otherwise amazing mod
www.britmovie.net/britforum
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Old 30 Dec 2010, 16:30
bigbaldben bigbaldben is offline
 
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First, awesome mod.

Second, I'm not having success with the "vBookie Cash" field for awards. I've just installed the vbookie plugin and the "vBookie Bets" field works great! But when I test an award using the "vBookie Cash" field, I get zeroes for all users.

Any ideas?
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Old 30 Dec 2010, 20:16
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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Real name: Marius
Originally Posted by mcyates View Post
I did install the vbookie plugin just after I installed vbookie but yesterday I installed the pluging again (overwriting the previous one) but made no difference) I can donate other points, just no the vbookie cash or vbookie bets.
Sorry, I have no clue why this happens. I'm not using vBooking actively so I cannot even reproduce this.

Originally Posted by Britmovie View Post
From the atachment you can see some text is hidden by pic. Is the a way to correct this? Otherwise amazing mod
www.britmovie.net/britforum
See above, will be fixed in next version.

Originally Posted by bigbaldben View Post
First, awesome mod.

Second, I'm not having success with the "vBookie Cash" field for awards. I've just installed the vbookie plugin and the "vBookie Bets" field works great! But when I test an award using the "vBookie Cash" field, I get zeroes for all users.

Any ideas?
Did you already recounted after installing the plugin?
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Old 30 Dec 2010, 20:42
Zweeper Zweeper is offline
 
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how can i change the position in the main navigation bar?
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Old 30 Dec 2010, 20:52
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
Currently not supported. You will have to disable the vBExperience nav bar and add your own where you need it.
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Old 30 Dec 2010, 21:03
Zweeper Zweeper is offline
 
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okay. can you tell me the code i have to add? i find the place on my own i think.


greetings
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Old 30 Dec 2010, 21:11
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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Real name: Marius
Take a look at this template:
xperience_tab

Also, please click "Mark as Installed" to get further support.
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Old 30 Dec 2010, 21:25
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Is it possible to remove the experience tab from user profiles?
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Old 30 Dec 2010, 21:59
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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Yes. AdminCP, Plugins & Products, Plugin Manager, Search for the plugin called "vBExperience (member block)" and deactivate it.
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Old 30 Dec 2010, 22:17
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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vBExperience 4.0.4 reaches finally the GOLD stage! I suggest all users with vBulletin 4.0.8 and higher to upgrade to the new stable version.

Changelog:
vBExperience 4.0.4 GOLD, 30th December 2010
- Fixed compatibility with PHP 5.3.2
- Fixed CSS Issues with overflowing text on Users Avatar
- Fixed not correctly aligned statistics
- Fixed displayed usergroup in promotions
- Added translation for points_level (f.e. in case you are using vBExperience Level as a field for promotions)

vBExperience 4.0.4 RC 2, 29th December 2010
- Fixed several smaller issues
- Redesigned Insight to avoid css problems with dark styles
- German translation for 4.0.4 completed
- New plugin for Triple Triad


vBExperience 4.0.4 RC, 21th November 2010
- Fixed issues from Beta


vBExperience 4.0.4 BETA, 1st November 2010

This release fixes style issues with vBulletin 4.0.8 (Insight, Profile/Tab)

- Added: Add default/missing achievements. Missing a new achievement and don't want to revert to the default? Do this action via Manage Achievements and you will get newly created achievements without losing your existing one.
- Added: Buyable Achievements. In conjunction with the upcoming Point Market System 3.1 you are able to define achievements that can be purchased via PMS. Automatic assignment of such achievements is disabled.
- Added: Center bars in postbit. If enabled, centeres the bars in the postbit.


- Fixed: Place the bars freely in postbit does not work
- Fixed: Secret Achievements set to "Yes" by default
- Fixed: Clear Awards leads to SQL error in AdminCP
- Fixed: Manually assigned awards are removed/assigned multiple times
- Fixed: Wrong display of "This Achievement can get lost if condition is not met anymore."
- Fixed: Automatic Promotions don't work
- Fixed: "Show level below postcount?" instead of "Show points below postcount?"

- New Language file provided for Persian, thanks to Persian Prince

- New plugin for Project Tools (needs Project Tools 2.x installed). There are also four new achievements that are using this.
- Fixed a bug with the v3 Arcade Submission Plugin
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Old 30 Dec 2010, 22:27
OldSchoolDSL OldSchoolDSL is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
vBExperience 4.0.4 reaches finally the GOLD stage! I suggest all users with vBulletin 4.0.8 and higher to upgrade to the new stable version.
Installed and working

4.1 PL2

NOTE: Small graphical error with text over group icon (though the avatar bug is fixed now)

and

xperience/images/icon_achievements_default.png

is still missing
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Old 30 Dec 2010, 22:38
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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Originally Posted by OldSchoolDSL View Post
Installed and working

4.1 PL2

NOTE: Small graphical error with text over group icon (though the avatar bug is fixed now)

and
Cannot confirm. Please check if you need to revert the template xperience_user_block_sg

Originally Posted by OldSchoolDSL View Post
xperience/images/icon_achievements_default.png

is still missing
Cannot confirm. Please check if you have extracted the file from the ZIP.
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Old 30 Dec 2010, 22:43
MrAbc MrAbc is offline
 
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Thank you very much .

Everything looks great except it is extremely slow when viewing xperience.php (a board of around 20K members)
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Old 30 Dec 2010, 22:44
OldSchoolDSL OldSchoolDSL is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
Cannot confirm. Please check if you need to revert the template xperience_user_block_sg



Cannot confirm. Please check if you have extracted the file from the ZIP.
No option to revert that in my template, so I'm assuming its still good.


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

As for the missing photo....

Experience > Achievements > New Achievement!

That is where is is looking for icon_achievements_default.png
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