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vbNetwork - share forums with other boards
Mod Version: 0.9, by zethon (Member) zethon is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.8 Rating: (2 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 16
Released: 21 Feb 2009 Last Update: 22 Feb 2009 Downloads: 58
Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Code Changes 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 give any database information. The plugin runs through webservices and uses XML.
Release Notes
This product is considered to still be in Beta. 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 3.6.8 and has been used with 3.5.4 and 3.8.x and runs fine on either. I don't know of any boards that run it on 3.7.X, I suspect it would work fine too.

Though there is still a lot of work to be done, I've been encouraged to release this plugin in hopes that someone will take up writing versions for phpBB and other popular message board software.

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
  1. 1. Upload all files in the UPLOAD directory, preserving the directory structure.

    2. Create the following directories with the following permissions

    ./network/packets/incoming - chmod 777
    ./network/packets/outgoing - chmod 777

    3. Go to your AdminCP and install the product's XML file (product-network.xml)

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/Support
See the included documentation for details.
Change History
  • 0.9.0 (2009-02-20) - initial Beta release

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.theranter.com/forum/vBull...splay.php?f=51
http://www.trollkingdom.net/forum/fo...play.php?f=117

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  #2  
Old 21 Feb 2009, 21:24
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Reserved.
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Old 21 Feb 2009, 21:45
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Hey nice work. Just wondering tho what Google thinks of all the duplicate content.
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Old 21 Feb 2009, 21:47
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Originally Posted by hornstar1337 View Post
Hey nice work. Just wondering tho what Google thinks of all the duplicate content.
Not sure what you mean.
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Old 21 Feb 2009, 21:59
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Well give it ago marked as installed.
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Old 21 Feb 2009, 23:41
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so can members on any of the boards post in that forum and it'll show on all of the others?
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Old 21 Feb 2009, 23:50
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Originally Posted by Damien1990 View Post
so can members on any of the boards post in that forum and it'll show on all of the others?
Yes.
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Old 22 Feb 2009, 09:34
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But wouldn't this be violating copyright ?
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Old 22 Feb 2009, 11:43
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I was running on 3.7.x until I upgraded to 3.8, so I can validate it works on 3.7.x, too.
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Old 22 Feb 2009, 15:33
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Originally Posted by hambil View Post
I was running on 3.7.x until I upgraded to 3.8, so I can validate it works on 3.7.x, too.
Fancy seeing you here!

Originally Posted by Rickeo View Post
But wouldn't this be violating copyright ?
How do you figure?
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Old 22 Feb 2009, 15:58
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pls make also for 3.8
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Old 22 Feb 2009, 16:09
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Originally Posted by RvG2 View Post
pls make also for 3.8
Already works with 3.8.
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Old 22 Feb 2009, 20:20
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Love this mod, will be very useful between my and another's forum.
Future suggestion to be done if at all possible?:
If both sites are using a point system like VBCredits, ability to share credits or transfer credits from site to site?
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Old 23 Feb 2009, 11:31
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wow, sounds good.

it really share users ?
what about users who registered in both or all forums ? (same name or different name)
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Old 23 Feb 2009, 13:47
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Originally Posted by thompson View Post
wow, sounds good.

it really share users ?
what about users who registered in both or all forums ? (same name or different name)
Users are not shared.

Take a look at the links I posted and it should be clear to you what this plugin does.
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