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Mod Version: 1.00, by Gio~Logist (Coder) Gio~Logist is offline
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Released: 15 Jul 2009 Last Update: Never Downloads: 312
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Answers Forum
Ever wanted to enable the ability to specify a certain forum as an "answer" forum, where members can post questions and select the best answer given by the community? This is similar to yahoo answers, a very effective website where users can post questions and seek answers from registered users. Answering questions can get to be a mess, keep it organized and save yourself a bit of hassle when dealing with Q&A's. As a webmaster, you already have enough on your hands to have to worry about answering questions sometimes, and need an effective way to do this! Or maybe, you just want to let your community do it for you

Difference Between Answer Forum Light & Answer Forums Premium
* Enable a questions forum Lite/Premium
* Allow users to choose best answer Lite/Premium
* Integrates with vbplaza (reward answer providers) Lite/Premium
* Question Statistics on forumdisplay Premium Only
* Top Helpers on forumdisplay Premium Only
* Recently Answered on forumdisplay Premium Only
* View Answered Topics Premium Only
* View Unanswered Topics Premium Only
* Answered Topics in postbit Premium Only
* Private Message user who's answer was chosen Premium Only
* Private Message answer provider if the answer is reset Premium Only
* Control user's ability to reset their own topic's answer Premium Only
* Allow usergroups to reset any topic's answer Premium Only
* Allow usergroups to select any topic's answer Premium Only *new
* Integrates with vbcredits (reward answer providers) Premium Only
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I've found that using Thread Prefixes and tweaking things up a bit is a great way to get things categories, unless you want to make forums for each or use Extra Threadfields Had been asked this a few times.

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Old 15 Jul 2009, 18:00
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Just realize i didn't have one listed for 3.8. I'll probably still check back on both threads if anything.
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Old 15 Jul 2009, 19:37
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Interesting, I may take a look.
This is similar to the Helpful Answers by Ted S
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=204117

Question: in either the lite/premium version, is there an option for the mod/admin to turn of this feature for a certain thread.

Reason: even if we choose a forum as question forum, there are threads on that forum aren't questions but rather just discussion.
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Old 15 Jul 2009, 22:27
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Not at the moment. It's been requested and something like this would very well be integrated in the next version, but right now it's completely forum based. Meaning it will literally create a pure Q&A directory.

If we go for the per-thread feature it'd probably just start off as disabling per thread in existing Answer Forums (as you mentioned), rather than assigning a thread the Q&A functionality. It just seems messy and pointless to allow people to randomly ask questions throughout the forums using this functionality, as oppose to allowing them to do it in a location in the forums where they can expect to be answered, and view other questions and what not as well. That's why yahoo answers worked so well I think (with a lot of other reasons of course).
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Old 16 Jul 2009, 02:43
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Disabling a certain thread would be what I have in mind. Out of say 100 threads in the special QA forum, there are a handful of threads which are not QA so that may just work as well.

What is your timeline for the next version? I may just hold off purchasing the premium version until then.
Would be nice if we can get a trial version to run it for a few weeks on our forum to see how it works. You know where I can be reached.
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Old 16 Jul 2009, 19:02
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You can check out the version on ProvB. Right now I'm a bit caught up with other releases and updates, but hopefully will be doing small updates to other products within the next 1-2 weeks.

Anyway, lets go back to talking about the Light version before one of us gets heat from the staff
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Old 28 Jul 2009, 05:31
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How do you make the Best Answer post stand out a bit more, maybe a configurable background color?
Which template to edit?

Thanks
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Old 28 Jul 2009, 06:40
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Nice mod Gio!
I'll try to think of some way to use this one too
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Old 04 Aug 2009, 19:24
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missing usergroup permissions for hack/plugin

I uploaded this but it does not exactly show up in the usergroup permissions it seems. I went into the registered member usergroup and seen a blank spot while this hack was enabled. I disabled it & the blank spot went away - I attached an image to show you what I mean. If you could help please...I'd love to use this hack.
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Old 04 Aug 2009, 19:42
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Watching this with a great deal of interest!

Looks promising...
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Old 05 Aug 2009, 15:24
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Originally Posted by thedudleys View Post
I uploaded this but it does not exactly show up in the usergroup permissions it seems. I went into the registered member usergroup and seen a blank spot while this hack was enabled. I disabled it & the blank spot went away - I attached an image to show you what I mean. If you could help please...I'd love to use this hack.
That's the premium version. This version is free and you don't have that usergroup permission option.
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Old 05 Aug 2009, 15:49
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I bought the premium unbranded version from Gio and I like the way it works, not to mention great support... support is everything!!! thanks G.
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Old 05 Aug 2009, 21:39
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Originally Posted by Quantnet View Post
That's the premium version. This version is free and you don't have that usergroup permission option.
Right on the ball

Originally Posted by Quantnet View Post
How do you make the Best Answer post stand out a bit more, maybe a configurable background color?
Which template to edit?

Thanks
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Old 06 Aug 2009, 02:46
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Hi Gio,

When I enable the stats, in the default style, the stats box show on the right, aligned nicely but in my custom style, it is a bit off.

I think I need to modify the answer_foot and answer_head templates a bit. Can you see the attachment images and suggest some help. I would prefer to have the stat tables move down abit and align to the thread table.

Also, right now, the top helpers show 10, but if I only have 3 helpers, the remaining 7 would be all with 0 answers, the sql would just pull the registered members by their registration date.
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Old 06 Aug 2009, 03:04
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Another thing
You posted that to show the best answer once, use the <if> statement in the postbit template. I did that, it was fine until I found out that this would cause the PM to not display the body, and just the reply box only.

The PM use the same postbit template so it checks how many post in it.

Any other suggestion?
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