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Discuss!! A Yahoo Answers Clone
Mod Version: 1.4.0, by Christos Teriakis (Banned) Christos Teriakis is offline
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vB Version: 4.2.0 Rating: (13 votes - 4.85 average) Installs: 67
Released: 17 Apr 2012 Last Update: 04 Jun 2012 Downloads: 354
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Discuss!!
A Yahoo Answers Clone


Compatible with 4.2.0
but you must download the file Disucss_1_4_0.zip


1. Why we need a discussion mod

Maybe sounds crazy to have a powerfull forum and to install this AddOn. But this is not true. I do agree that vB has tons of features for any type of discussions. But from the other point Yahoo Answers (and dozens of similars sites) became famous, because they offer a simple way to users to get replies. Short questions, with a couple of replies. Why to go in a complicated system for this? And why to add dozens of extra categories, subcategories etc etc, just for this? This is the reason that you need it.

2.- How it works?

Very simple, so easy to use by novice users too. A member is posting a question in any of your categories (unlimited level are supporting) and then is waiting other members to post a reply. Reads the replies, chooses the best and that's all. There is no need for discussion here.





3.- Installation
  1. Download, unzip and upload all files from the "upload" folder where your vb installation is (you can't install in different directory).
  2. Goto you admincp and import the product-discuss.xml
  3. That's all
4.- Configuration





Configuration is very easy and is like all other addons here. You need to follow the steps below, and soon you'll be ready:
  1. First of all goto Usergroup permissions and set what each usergroup can do or not do.
  2. Goto Discuss General setting, check the default values and change them if you want
  3. PM Templates. I believe that the predefinied text is ok for most of you. But if you want you can change them. Please don't touce the variables (anything inside {}). The available variables are:
    1. {questiontitle} : Title with link
    2. {questiontitle_nolink} : As above but without link
    3. {category} : Category name with link
    4. {category_nolink} : Category without link
    5. {questionowner} : The author's username with link
    6. {questionowner_nolink} : As above, no link
    7. {description} : 200 chars from the question body
    8. {username} : This is the "To:" value. eg Dear {username},
    9. {postdate_short} : Post date in format that you've set as long dates
    10. {postdate_long} : Same as above in long date format
    11. {signature} : Anything that you've set in your settings
  4. Last step is to set your categories.
5.- Copyright

In the footer of each page there is a link back to my site vBulletON.com. Even if it easy to remove it, please avoid doing it. Respect if you want to be respected. That's the only that I can say.

6.- PRO version

Currently there is no one. I don't use to build an addon, and then remove 90% of its features to make a free version. No. This is all that I've done. Sure there are dozens of more features that I can add. If I see that this mod becomes popular then I'll add them but as commercial version.

7.- Live Demo

http://www.christeris.com/testvb4/discuss.php

Login:
demouser1 / demopass1
demouser2 / demopass2
demouser3 / demopass3

Enjoy
Chris

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  #196  
Old 28 May 2012, 06:44
whitetigergrowl whitetigergrowl is offline
 
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Originally Posted by ChrisTERiS View Post
It does not leaves back anything. A simple look in product-discuss.xml can prove it:

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

Just now I tried once more to install and uninstall it, checking the database with phpMyAdmin. Tables created correctly and removed after uninstallation.
Please look somewhere else to find the reason that the tables didn't removed.

Chris
Posting xml coding doesn't prove that its uninstalling anything. Especially on newer software.

Yes the software uninstalls from the forum. BUT when the software is re-installed, the sql errors are spit out because of the sql tables being left behind. It's not mine or VBulletins fault. I simply just do the uninstall from VBulletin. So who else could we talk to?

So even though mine was done on a stock version of the VBulletin 4.2 software, and obviously VB won't support this, then who else does since it's obvious you feel hassled to.

What version of VBulletin did you test this on? Is this 100% confirmed to be 4.2 compliant? For future reference.

Your post almost seems to blame us. What's funny is you are saying this is supported above, yet tell us to go somewhere else to get support. Amusing.

When mine was done on STOCK (no other mods or template edits at the time and using the stock skin) VBulletin 4.2 software I uninstalled it because the navbar link was not showing up so I figured if I uninstall and re-install it maybe it would be fixed. When I went to re-install it is when the sql errors occured. And that is when I found out from coming back here and searching in this thread that another user or 2 posted with the same problem, and I saw for myself, was the sql code was left behind.

Also, its leaving a 'discuss' in the usergroups that that SQL coding is obviously also not removing. Because if you remove those by themselves....the 'discuss' entry is still left in the Usergroups. When you delete it it stays gone. That is until you try re-adding this plug-in. Once you try re-adding this plug-in it automatically re-adds those sql.

Keep in mind this is the ONLY plug-in I have had this issue with.

Last edited by whitetigergrowl; 28 May 2012 at 06:59.
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  #197  
Old 28 May 2012, 07:32
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by whitetigergrowl View Post
Posting xml coding doesn't prove that its uninstalling anything. Especially on newer software.
Posting the xml code (and of course checking that really this code exists in your file, proves that there is no coding error.

Originally Posted by whitetigergrowl View Post
Yes the software uninstalls from the forum. BUT when the software is re-installed, the sql errors are spit out because of the sql tables being left behind. It's not mine or VBulletins fault. I simply just do the uninstall from VBulletin. So who else could we talk to?
Even a simple server down at the time of uninstallation can be the reason that uninstallation fails.

Originally Posted by whitetigergrowl View Post
So even though mine was done on a stock version of the VBulletin 4.2 software, and obviously VB won't support this, then who else does since it's obvious you feel hassled to.
You post at 03:41am my time (hope that you're permitting me to sleep at nights), and I replied at 08:12am, which means 13 minutes after the time that I came online. So I'm supporting you.

Originally Posted by whitetigergrowl View Post
What version of VBulletin did you test this on? Is this 100% confirmed to be 4.2 compliant? For future reference.
If you give a minute to read the details, you'll find out that says: "vB Version: 4.1.11". Not even 4.1.12. So don't asking if its confirmed for 4.2 compliant.

Originally Posted by whitetigergrowl View Post
Your post almost seems to blame us. What's funny is you are saying this is supported above, yet tell us to go somewhere else to get support. Amusing.
My second reply to your questions shows that I'm supporting it. But for issues that are coming from wrong code etc. Not for issues that you maybe have in your server, or in your vb installation, or (most probably this is the issue) from the vb version that you're using.

Originally Posted by whitetigergrowl View Post
I uninstalled it because the navbar link was not showing up so I figured if I uninstall and re-install it maybe it would be fixed.
All mods here which are using tabs and menus are having incompatibilities with 4.2 as vb is using a totally different way for navbar in this version. I'm working on this, just keep in mind that I've more than 10 mods to fix.

Originally Posted by whitetigergrowl View Post
When I went to re-install it is when the sql errors occured. And that is when I found out from coming back here and searching in this thread that another user or 2 posted with the same problem, and I saw for myself, was the sql code was left behind.
Also, its leaving a 'discuss' in the usergroups that that SQL coding is obviously also not removing. Because if you remove those by themselves....the 'discuss' entry is still left in the Usergroups. When you delete it it stays gone. That is until you try re-adding this plug-in. Once you try re-adding this plug-in it automatically re-adds those sql.

Keep in mind this is the ONLY plug-in I have had this issue with.
If the uninstallation failed, then ALL the database changes left behind. For your refference (but only if you're familiar with phpMyAdmin), there are 4 tables and 3 fields to remove:

1.- Tables

discuss_categories
discuss_questions
discuss_replies
discuss_watch

2.- Fields

a] Discuss in table usergroups
b] discuss_questions in table user
c] discuss_replies in table user

Chris
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  #198  
Old 28 May 2012, 07:44
whitetigergrowl whitetigergrowl is offline
 
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Even a simple server down at the time of uninstallation can be the reason that uninstallation fails.
Which would be great but the server has never been down and has never experienced problems with SQL. EVER. While it's not impossible, it's pretty unlikely.
You post at 03:41am my time (hope that you're permitting me to sleep at nights), and I replied at 08:12am, which means 13 minutes after the time that I came online. So I'm supporting you.
But telling us to go somewhere else for the answer is NOT supporting us after telling us it uninstalled and re-installed fine for you. Anyone can give a vague or simple answer. Especially to just go elsewhere for help.

Actually helping figure out why its only your plug-in that I have used that is experiencing this issue would be support. While 4.2 may be the issue...there are other 'not quite yet updated' plug-ins that have installed and uninstalled just fine on 4.2 for me and not experienced the same problem with them.

If you give a minute to read the details, you'll find out that says: "vB Version: 4.1.11". Not even 4.1.12. So don't asking if its confirmed for 4.2 compliant.
And I was clear in my first post that I was using 4.2 stock at the time. When you responded you never stated what version of VB you used to do your test on. And you never stated 4.2 was the likely problem. But to just go somewhere else for support.

My second reply to your questions shows that I'm supporting it. But for issues that are coming from wrong code etc. Not for issues that you maybe have in your server, or in your vb installation, or (most probably this is the issue) from the vb version that you're using.
While my issue was with 4.2....I can't vouch the others with the same issue what VB version they were using, but they at a minimum experienced the same things left on the server after uninstall. But I was not the only one.

All mods here which are using tabs and menus are having incompatibilities with 4.2 as vb is using a totally different way for navbar in this version. I'm working on this, just keep in mind that I've more than 10 mods to fix.
Fair enough.

If the uninstallation failed, then ALL the database changes left behind. For your refference (but only if you're familiar with phpMyAdmin), there are 4 tables and 3 fields to remove:

1.- Tables

discuss_categories
discuss_questions
discuss_replies
discuss_watch

2.- Fields

a] Discuss in table usergroups
b] discuss_questions in table user
c] discuss_replies in table user
Thank you. I had already deleted the Tables...just gotta dig up the Fields but those will have to wait until tomorrow as it's too late tonight for me to get rid of them.
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  #199  
Old 30 May 2012, 06:03
cstreater cstreater is offline
 
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I don't know about all of that. I installed as instructed & then uninstalled. I then re-installed, and started getting database errors that tables already existed. I found that the uninstaller had left all 4-tables behind. Believe me or not, it's a fresh 4.2 test environment.
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Old 30 May 2012, 06:13
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Please don't try it in vB4.2. I haven't checked it there. The max checked and compatible version is 4.1.12

Chris
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  #201  
Old 30 May 2012, 16:51
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Great addons ChrisTERiS but please try to update release compatible with vb4.2, thanks for your time
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  #202  
Old 30 May 2012, 17:40
apokphp apokphp is offline
 
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Looks very cool. But I want to upgrade to 4.2 next week and because of that, I will wait until this mod is compatible before installing it.
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  #203  
Old 02 Jun 2012, 07:28
Justinphx Justinphx is offline
 
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Looks like a great mod - one of the best in a while really.

I installed it on V4.1.12 p2. There is a conflict - at least for me - with DragonByte Tech: vBEditorTabs (Lite) Clicking on Answers on the nav bar displays all the smilies. Disabling VbEditor Tabs they go away. Hopefully that info helps you some.

I have four different styles and it doesn't display correct on any of them - including VB default. I did get a 4.2 style to work for a few minutes but I am not running 4.2.

If the display of this mod is repaired I think it would be a mod of the year contender. Thanks for developing this mod and I look forward to the updates.
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  #204  
Old 02 Jun 2012, 18:08
Davidinh Davidinh is offline
 
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Hi Chris
thanks for your mod its fantastic mod
I saw your signature on the top "... not install VBB 4.2"
but i tried it
1 bug i found myselft is navbar is not show "discuss" the rest of them seems to be okay to me, and i have an question is how can i add the term of use

thanks for advance,
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  #205  
Old 02 Jun 2012, 18:23
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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By not showing the navtab is an incompatibility, right? :-). I know how to change it, just need to find some free time to do it.
For the terms you need to edit the file at: discuss/includes/terms.php
HTML is allowed there, but better use simple tags only (eg bold, headline etc).

Chris
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  #206  
Old 02 Jun 2012, 19:29
Davidinh Davidinh is offline
 
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thanks Chris

one more thing i acknowledge that is the editor box for "Post your Answer.." all icon it not show and arrange as order tool editor too, it replace by red x icon

again, thanks
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  #207  
Old 03 Jun 2012, 12:58
reddyink reddyink is offline
 
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Excited about this MOD and looking for 4.2 version.
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  #208  
Old 03 Jun 2012, 16:02
Davidinh Davidinh is offline
 
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hello all
by the article for new navbar code on VB 4.2
after i install this mod i went to navigation manager to add the Discuss for Navbar
it worked fine!

thanks Chris to share a great mod for us,

note: you can also add subtitle on the navbar too, such as discuss_modcp or discuss_usercp all of them worked fire to me )

Last edited by Davidinh; 03 Jun 2012 at 16:20.
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Old 03 Jun 2012, 16:12
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Davidinh View Post
hello all
by the article for new navbar code on VB 4.2
after i install this mod i went to navigation manager to add the Discuss for Navbar
it worked fine!

thanks Chris to share a great mod for us,
Just now I'm working on the navigation. Yes, everyone can add any type of menu to link anything. But its good to have it done automatically.

Chris
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  #210  
Old 03 Jun 2012, 18:27
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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New version for vB.4.2.0

Hello,

I just released the file discuss_1_2_5_vB4_2_0.zip which is compatible with vB 4.2.0. To upgrade you must import the product-discuss.xml and upload the files discuss.php, discuss_usercp.php and discuss_modcp.php

For those who have manually build a navigation menu, I suggest to remove it and add my own, as it has permissions on what menu options are visible to whom.

Thank you
Chris
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