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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

  #76  
Old 19 Jun 2009, 02:06
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Outbackmark Outbackmark is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Just one little funny to report, when I turn on the "Check Network Emails" function, it posts a copy of incoming posts in a totally unrelated and non networked forum. I turned off the email check function and all is good again.

@Jordan I will try and put together some easy to follow instructions, having just set 3 boards up on a new network I think I have it beat.
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Old 22 Jun 2009, 14:13
kwblue kwblue is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Originally Posted by Outbackmark View Post
Just one little funny to report, when I turn on the "Check Network Emails" function, it posts a copy of incoming posts in a totally unrelated and non networked forum. I turned off the email check function and all is good again.

@Jordan I will try and put together some easy to follow instructions, having just set 3 boards up on a new network I think I have it beat.
I would appreciate those instructions too I tried like hell to get this working on just 2 forums and could not get it to work at all. I swear I am not that dumb!
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  #78  
Old 22 Jun 2009, 15:50
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Outbackmark Outbackmark is offline
 
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LOL KW, I have PMed the author asking his permission to repost the altered instructions, but no reply as yet.
If he has not replied in another day I will just post them.
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Old 27 Jun 2009, 21:22
Bill from Cleve Bill from Cleve is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Originally Posted by trickfly View Post
Sounds good, I installed it on my site here: www.symbiangalaxy.org

Anyone wanna join my network ?
This looks like a fun hack. I'm going to install it and share a thread with ya. PM me with a thread you want to share.
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Old 28 Jun 2009, 05:19
Bill from Cleve Bill from Cleve is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Originally Posted by nutnut View Post
Great idea! Any idea why this table didn't get created when I installed? I also noticed that when I try uninstalling the product and reinstalling the previous data doesn't get deleted.

Database error in vBulletin 3.8.0:

Invalid SQL:

SELECT * FROM forumnetwork_sub
LEFT JOIN network_node
ON (network_sub.node_code = network_node.node_code)
AND (network_sub.networkid = network_node.networkid)
WHERE (network_sub.networkid = 3) AND (subid = 75)
ORDER BY network_sub.node_code;

MySQL Error : Table 'x_forum.network_node' doesn't exist
Error Number : 1146
Request Date : Sunday, May 10th 2009 @ 11:38:55 PM
Error Date : Sunday, May 10th 2009 @ 11:38:55 PM
Script : http://x.com/forum/admincp/networkforum.php
Referrer : http://x.com/forum/admincp/index.php?do=nav
IP Address :
Username :
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 5.0.67-community-log
I'm getting the same error. My guest views are turned on and a reinstall / fresh upload didn't help. Any Ideas what we are doing wrong? I'm using Mysql 5.1.30
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  #81  
Old 28 Jun 2009, 17:05
kwblue kwblue is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Originally Posted by Outbackmark View Post
LOL KW, I have PMed the author asking his permission to repost the altered instructions, but no reply as yet.
If he has not replied in another day I will just post them.
Maybe it's time to post them I really want to use this hack! I just can't figure the darn thing out. Does it take an engineer to figure this out? I hope not.... because I am one and can't get it working
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Old 28 Jun 2009, 17:26
deadlySniper deadlySniper is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New York
Real name: Ryan Carr
This is awesome! Thanks!
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Old 06 Jul 2009, 11:59
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Outbackmark Outbackmark is offline
 
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Hi KW I will [post them in the next few days, the author has agreed, I just need to run through them prior to posting.
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Old 06 Jul 2009, 13:00
kwblue kwblue is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Outbackmark View Post
Hi KW I will [post them in the next few days, the author has agreed, I just need to run through them prior to posting.
Awesome!!! Maybe I'll finally get this thing working
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  #85  
Old 10 Jul 2009, 21:14
Johnny Kruger Johnny Kruger is offline
 
Join Date: May 2009
Originally Posted by Outbackmark View Post
Hi KW I will [post them in the next few days, the author has agreed, I just need to run through them prior to posting.
I would love to have these, running in to many problems in installing this. Your dumbed down installation guide would be fantastic. If you cannot post it yet here, mind PMing it to me?
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  #86  
Old 11 Jul 2009, 06:28
Forgott3n Forgott3n is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Originally Posted by zethon View Post
I see the problem but I'm not too sure how to fix it. I'll look into it some more and get back to you. Hopefully before I take this out of Beta.
I did some looking into with this. It appears it may be a bug with vBulletin, as this is the second product I've found with the same error type.

It correctly establishes a connection with our external mysql server, but still attempts to connect to a non-existent local one. The includes/config.php file only defines one master external MySQL server.

So a warning is spitted out due to the local connection issue, but successfully connects to the external one. But since this warning is tossed out into the script, the script ceases to work.

So. How does one report such a bug to vBulletin?
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  #87  
Old 11 Jul 2009, 08:03
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Merjawy Merjawy is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: USA
Is this the rebirth of FidoNet? I can see alot can be done with this mod...

maybe there should be a compiled list of nets/nodes and an application to join etc. yeah, just bring back FidoNet.. I love them days

great work mate, Thanks
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  #88  
Old 11 Jul 2009, 17:38
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RedeemedWarrior RedeemedWarrior is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Real name: Richard R
any news on redone instructions?
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  #89  
Old 11 Jul 2009, 19:01
MarsNIIT MarsNIIT is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Originally Posted by Bill from Cleve View Post
I'm getting the same error. My guest views are turned on and a reinstall / fresh upload didn't help. Any Ideas what we are doing wrong? I'm using Mysql 5.1.30
Change networkforum.php:

from:

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


change to:


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

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  #90  
Old 13 Jul 2009, 01:59
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thanks nice mod
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