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Topic (incl. Blog) of the Week/Fortnight/Month Nomination v1.636
Mod Version: 1.636, by J98680Bxxxxx (Member) J98680Bxxxxx is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (45 votes - 4.89 average) Installs: 329
Released: 02 Jul 2008 Last Update: 07 Oct 2008 Downloads: 5002
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On my board (USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-D), we get many comments daily or weekly on many different topics and there are so many topics in the community that to be honest, we had a tough time remembering the topic being reviewed to offer a timely comment or response. Obviously, we needed a weekly/monthly topic nomination system with which we could get our community to commit to one topic as a group and then comment on it during the course of the week/month.

Cruising vB.org at warp speed, I failed to find a nomination system readily available. Hence, I quickly wrote this mod (on my way to the bridge).

Acknowledgement:
This release would not have been quickly possible without the existence of most hacks released at vB.org, especially the "Thank You" hack by Abe1, which provided this mod basis structure. Our thanks and all the merit goes to Abe1.

A nice set of button and awards images have also been kindly provided by PrinceEdward to whom we also extend our thanks.

Many constructive feedbacks have been given by those members at the vB.org community who downloaded the first releases of this Mod, the implementation of which has led to an improved version of the Mod. We extend our thanks to those members.

What this mod does

It adds a "Topic Of The Week/Month" nomination system to your community.

What is Topic Of The Week/Month?

Topic of the Week/Month is a contest that select posts on which your community can commit to as a group and then comment/discuss on them during the course of the selected week/month. Any listed topic (post, thread) is eligible for the Topic of the Week/Month selection.

What determines a Topic Of The Week/Month?

Topic Of The Week/Month is based on a simple nomination system. Throughout the selected forums, members with adequate permissions can nominate their favorite topic by clicking on the award nomination button below the post.

The five topics with the most votes during the course of the week/month are automatically displayed on a nomination thread including a poll feature. At the end of the week/month, the first three topics with the most votes are the award winners of the contest.

Features:
  1. Uses AJAX technology.
  2. Uses one query per show thread page
  3. Fully phrased to allow (language translation) (addition v 1.3)
  4. Places an easy to use "Nominate Post" button next to the edit button
  5. Automatically create a nomination thread for discussions on nominees
  6. Displays a varying nomination stamps on posts that have been nominated for the contest. The color of the nomination stamps varies depending on how many users have nominated the post. (addition v 1.2)
  7. Displays an award winner stamp op award winner posts at the end of the Topic Of The Week/Month contest. (addition v 1.2)
  8. Via postbit pop-up, displays link to find all nominations or nominees made by a user (addition v 1.35)
  9. Via postbit pop-up, allows selected usergroups (e.g. Moderators or SuperModerators) can withdraw all user’s nominees from all posts (addition v 1.2) or to remove all current nominations on a given user (addition v 1.35)
  10. Option to select the maximum number of topics that must be displayed in the poll (addition v 1.2)
  11. Option to take or not into account for nomination only posts made during the month preceding the nomination cycle time (addition v 1.2)
  12. Option to consider the maximum number of posts a user can nominate per cycle time (addition v 1.2)
  13. Nominated posts titles hot linked in the poll to actual thread/post of the forum. Links displaying on the same page (No. popups) (addition v 1.3)
  14. Automatically closes the nomination thread at end of the contest cycle time (weekly/monthly)
  15. Quick link to nomination thread via the "Quick Navigation" menu
  16. Quick link to award winners page via the "Quick Navigation" menu (addition v.1.1)
  17. Automatically update the nomination poll whenever a post is nominated or withdraw from the contest.
  18. Separate looks for postbit and postbit_legacy
  19. Places all post nominees in one small box
  20. Displays award winners in one small box
  21. Quick link to nomination thread via the "small box" on the thread page
  22. Option to allow award winners to re-enter the contest after X days
  23. Users cannot nominate the same post twice
  24. Option to not allow users to nominate their own post
  25. Counts nominees submitted by a user
  26. Counts how many times a nominee is submitted
  27. Shows how many nominees a user submitted in every post of his
  28. Shows info in member's profile
  29. Option to search for posts nominated by a user
  30. Option to search for all nominated posts
  31. Administrator can withdraw all nominees of a single post
  32. Selected usergroups (e.g. Moderators or SuperModerators) can withdraw all nominees of a single post (addition v 1.10)
  33. Users can withdraw their own nominee
  34. Option to disable the mod on selected forums
  35. Option to disable the mod on all but the first post of a thread
  36. Option to disable the mod on all but the first post of a thread in specific forums
  37. Option to enable/disable view of nomination date on specific or all forums
  38. Option to add to post count when someone nominate a post.
  39. Option to give reputation points to the user whose post is nominated.
  40. Option to ban selected usergroups from using the mod
  41. Option to ban selected users from using the mod
  42. Option to display user’s nomination statistics on postbit (addition v 1.10)
  43. Option not to display nomination statistics on postbit for selected users (addition v 1.10)
  44. Option not to display nomination statistics on postbit for selected usergroups (addition v 1.50)
  45. Option to display or not the hall of fame link in Quick-Links (addition v 1.3)
  46. Option to select forums on which nominations must be considered (addition v 1.35)
  47. Hall of fame re-designed to handle a Top 10 award winners, all time cumulated (addition v 1.3)
  48. Option to refresh the poll thread if for some reason a post referenced in the poll came to be deleted (addition v 1.3)
  49. Option to use the current week number or month, or the next week number or month, in the contest title (addition v 1.3)
  50. Option for archiving nominations in the "Nomination Thread" automatically whenever a user nominate a post. (addition v 1.35)
  51. Option to automatically send a PM to award winners at the end of the contest (addition v 1.4)
  52. Option to automatically add points to award winners’ reputation at the end of the contest (addition v 1.4)
  53. If the current “Nomination Thread” is deleted for whatever reason, a single manual run of the cron file will suffice to create a new thread, avoiding a clean install of the product.
  54. Option to nominate blog entries (addition v 1.6)
  55. Option to have award winners or nominated posts icons displayed on posts, so that nominated posts can be easily identified when listing posts.
  56. Option to close current nomination thread and create a new one directly from the ACP

Installation instructions

Version 1.63
  1. Uncompress the archive
  2. Upload the content of the "upload" folder into your forum root directory
  3. Import the "product_nominate_topic.xml" product via your ACP:
    ACP -> Plugins & Products -> Manage Product -> Add/Import Product (Allow Overwrite if you are upgrading)
  4. Adjust the mod settings as you see fit.
    Specify the Forum ID that will receive nomination threads. Also specify the User ID of the nomination thread owner.
    ACP -> vBulletin Options -> vBulletin Options -> Nominate Topic Mod
  5. Save the specified settings
  6. ACP -> Scheduled Tasks -> Scheduled Task Manager
    Nominate Weekly Or Monthly Topic Mod -> Run Now

Enjoy

Update in version 1.01
Nominated posts titles hot linked in the poll to actual thread/post of the forum

Update in version 1.1
  1. Postbit_legacy fixed
  2. Quick link to award winners page via the "Quick Navigation" menu
  3. Selected usergroups (e.g. Moderators or SuperModerators) can withdraw all nominees of a single post
  4. Option to display user’s nomination statistics on postbit
  5. Option not to display nomination statistics on postbit for selected users
  6. Small bugs fixed
  7. Tested on vB 3.7.0 and vB 3.7.2
  8. Working on vB 3.6.8 and above

Update in version 1.2
  1. Displays a varying nomination stamps on posts that have been nominated for the contest. The color of the nomination stamps varies depending on how many users have nominated the post. (addition v 1.2)
  2. Displays an award winner stamp op award winner posts at the end of the Topic Of The Week/Month contest. (addition v 1.2)
  3. Via postbit pop-up, displays link to find all nominations made by a user (addition v 1.2)
  4. Via postbit pop-up, allows selected usergroups (e.g. Moderators or SuperModerators) can withdraw all user’s nominees from all posts (addition v 1.2)
  5. Option to select the maximum number of topics that must be displayed in the poll (addition v 1.2)
  6. Option to take or not into account for nomination only posts made during the month preceding the nomination cycle time (addition v 1.2)
  7. Option to consider the maximum number of posts a user can nominate per cycle time (addition v 1.2)

Update in version 1.21
  1. Fix for transition to Week 28 on cron file
  2. Fix Unknown column error when adding a nomination.
  3. Few bugs on withdraw nomination
Feedback are welcome and implementation of constructive suggestions will likely be carried out during weekends only, as I am kept busy with other matters during working days.

Update in version 1.22
  1. Fix Duplicate entry issue.
  2. Clean cron file
  3. Full phrasing for those who wish to translate it.

Update in version 1.3
  1. Nominated posts titles hot linked in the poll to actual thread/post of the forum. Links displaying on the same page (No. popups) (addition v 1.3)
  2. Option to display or not the hall of fame link in Quick-Links (addition v 1.3)
  3. Option to select only one forum on which nominations must be considered (addition v 1.3)
  4. Hall of fame re-designed to handle a Top 10 award winners, all time cumulated (addition v 1.3)
  5. Option to refresh the poll thread if for some reason a post referenced in the poll came to be deleted (addition v 1.3)
  6. Option to use the current week number or month, or the next week number or month, in the contest title (addition v 1.3)
  7. Fully phrased to allow language translation (addition v 1.3)
  8. Cron file up-to-date

Update in version 1.35
  1. Option to select forums on which nominations must be considered
  2. Option for archiving nominations in the “Nomination Thread” automatically.
  3. Fortnightly cycle time added
  4. Fully phrased to allow language translation (addition v 1.35)
  5. Few reported bugs fixed

Update 14/07/2008 in cron file
I noticed that some code instructions fail to work properly depending on the PhP version been used.

If you are running the v 1.35 and TOTW on a weekly basis and if for some reason, your cron file failed to work and create a new nomination thread on Sunday 13, July 2008, please use the attachment "updated-cron-14-07-2008.zip". The instructions are given in there.

Update in version 1.40
  1. Option to automatically send a PM to award winners at the end of the contest (addition v 1.4)
  2. Option to automatically add points to award winners’ reputation at the end of the contest (addition v 1.4)
  3. If the current “Nomination Thread” is deleted for whatever reason, a single manual run of the cron file will suffice to create a new thread, avoiding a clean install of the product.

Update in version 1.50
  1. Option not to display nomination statistics on postbit for selected usergroups (addition v 1.50)
  2. Few display titles fixed
  3. Additions made for users who had problems displaying the nomination button and stamp on their styles. Checkout the "Readme and installation" file.
  4. Cron file completely rewritten. Why?
    The previous cron file worked fine only when they were activated manually from the Run button in the Admin CP, but they were failing to run on their own as a scheduled task. I noticed that vbulletin global variables were no longer been passed to the cron file. Why??? I have actually getting the values of vbulletin global variables needed for the cron directly from the database.
    If you noticed that the "Nomination Thread" of the past week did not closed properly, proceed as follow:
    1. Open the cron file (upload/included/cron/
    2. Search for "// $createNewThread = 1;"
    3. Replace it by: "$createNewThread = 1;"
    4. Upload the cron file and run it manually (only once), just to close the previous thread and open a new one.
    5. Upload the original cron file back (the one with "// $createNewThread = 1;")

Update in version 1.51
  1. For weekly nominations, Cron file set to create a new "Nomination Thread" every MONDAY's (00:10AM) as the week numbering starts on Monday's and not on Sunday's (as set in v 1.50)

If you are running v 1.50 with weekly cycle time and noticed that a new nomination thread has been created but the display title is still that of the previous thread (week 30), then this is for you. Do not delete the newly created nomination thread (with title week 30). On Monday 21st July, 2008, after 00:10AM, proceed as follow:
  1. Refresh your poll from the ACP -> Nominate Topic -> Refresh Poll (This will update the display title of both the poll and the nomination thread)
  2. Upload the content of the attachment v 1.51 to your root directory. (DO NOT MANUALLY RUN THE CRON FILE)


Topic of the Week-Month Nomination v1.51 Updated Prod and Cron
  1. Automatic PM subject phrase moved from "<phrasetype name="Email Subject Text" fieldname="emailsubject">" to "<phrasetype name="GLOBAL" fieldname="global">"
  2. For monthly nominations, Cron file set to create a new "Nomination Thread" every 1st day of the month (00:10AM) and not on the last day of the month.


Topic of the Week-Month Nomination v1.51 Updated function
  1. Function updated (see attachment) as a result of exchanges with Kevil via TeamViewer.


Update in version 1.60
  1. Option to nominate blog entries (addition v 1.6)
  2. Option to have award winners or nominated posts icons displayed on posts, so that nominated posts can be easily identified when listing posts.
  3. Option to close current nomination thread and create a new one directly from the ACP (NOT VIA THE CRON)

Update in version 1.61
  1. Typing mistake fixed in the "nominate_topic_admin.php". nominate_topic_amount instead of nominated_topic_amount.
  2. Fix for "Could not find phrase 'This is an automatic message to inform you that your post ..." message.


Update in version 1.62
  1. Typing mistake fixed in the "nominate_topic_admin.php". nominate_topic_amount instead of nominated_topic_amount.
  2. Fix for http:"//... occurring in the poll while listing blog entries.
  3. Display of nomination stamps while listing blog entries from the blog.
  4. Fix for displaying of blog entries in poll when a post is nominated from the non blog board.

Update in version 1.621
  1. Fixed "Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '}' in /includes/cron/nominate_topic_cron.php on line 584"
  2. Fixed ": syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/nascartr/public_html/community/admincp/nominate_topic_admin.php on line 435"


Update in version 1.63
  1. Fixed link call, requested by TsirhCitna
  2. Fixed "Hall of fame" display.

Update in version 1.635
  1. Bug Fix by vbboarder implemented – ‘can’t find phrase’ error in PM subject

Update in version 1.636
  1. Default value for "cycle time header" set to use the current cycle time (current week/fortnight/month instead of next week/fortnight)
  2. Option to nominate own post activated by default.

Feedback are welcome and implementation of constructive suggestions will likely be carried out during weekends only, as I am kept busy with other matters during working days. Also, feel free to add improvements in those files and post them.

To other coders: feel free to add improvements to the Mod (files) and post them. I will directly use your updated files for the next version of the mod.

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Old 01 Sep 2008, 15:53
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All PM messages are in english, even with all phrases translated! Please help!
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Old 02 Sep 2008, 21:58
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Hi,

Ive just installed a 2nd style on my forum, however the Hall of fame isnt showing on the quicklinks drop down box. Can you advise if there is anyway I can add this?

Thanks
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Old 05 Sep 2008, 15:40
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I'm having some problems with reputation also.

The settings are made with 50|25|10 reputation points for first, second and third positions. The winner user received 50 points, but the PM body is saying 25 points.

Another thing: it is possible to include in next version a VbCredits integration? Where i can give credits for the nomiation winners!
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Old 05 Sep 2008, 15:52
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Why can't I install this hack? It crashes my database every single time I try to upload the product?
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Old 05 Sep 2008, 21:58
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Issues:
Phrases don't work properly
The PM's don't work properly:
-Subject was:
Could not find phrase 'This is an automatic message to inform you that your post on [post={1}]{2}[/post] is amongst the winners of this cycle time topic nomination contest.'.

-Content was:
This is an automatic message to inform you that your post on How to do the COD4 SPG. is amongst the winners of this cycle time topic nomination contest.


You have received reputation points from . Reputation was given for this post.

Comment:
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You may turn this automatic reputation notification by disabling it from your User CP => Edit Options => Messaging & Notification

Regards,



Obviously the phrases aren't showing up properly. And like many others, we don't use reputation points. I've manually edited this hoping it will look better next month, but there should be a section in the options to edit the subject header and the body of the content...plus the phrases should work properly when using the {2} etc (view under regards...there should be "staff" or something there.


Additions to consider:
1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Rather than the top 3 winning, make it so they have a count for gold, silver and bronze winners. B/c this last month I had 32 | 29 | 9 as my top 3 winners...3rd place got 9 votes which was a sad blow out but I think the users need to see who has won the gold, silver and bronze.

It would be nice to be able to vote via the poll thread, but I'm not sure how hard/easy that would be to implement.

A great addition would be to integrate it in with YaAS 4.0.
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Old 06 Sep 2008, 00:37
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Originally Posted by AzzidReign View Post
Issues:
Phrases don't work properly
The PM's don't work properly:
-Subject was:
Could not find phrase 'This is an automatic message to inform you that your post on [post={1}]{2}[/post] is amongst the winners of this cycle time topic nomination contest.'.
I am still getting this error. I haven't disabled my mod as was suggested before.
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Old 06 Sep 2008, 07:32
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Any ETA as to when we're likely to see version 1.6?
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Old 06 Sep 2008, 17:06
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Originally Posted by tekguru View Post
Any ETA as to when we're likely to see version 1.6?
I got some free time this weekend and spent it on this release.

Update in version 1.60
  1. Option to nominate blog entries (addition v 1.6)
  2. Option to have award winners or nominated posts icons displayed on posts, so that nominated posts can be easily identified when listing posts.
  3. Option to close current nomination thread and create a new one directly from the ACP (NOT VIA THE CRON)

I implemented and tested the most pressing feedback and will be implementing other feedback soon, also a search for nominated blog entries will be implemented at a later date. Have patience as I am busy with other matters during working days.
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Old 06 Sep 2008, 18:25
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Thanks for your continued support with this.

Just upgraded to test the new blog feature but get a database error
MySQL Error : Unknown column 'is_blog' in 'field list'

Also, without meaning to appear a pest any news on the display issue i reported a little while ago.

And no rush, im patient
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Old 06 Sep 2008, 18:37
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Originally Posted by Magz View Post
Thanks for your continued support with this.

Just upgraded to test the new blog feature but get a database error
MySQL Error : Unknown column 'is_blog' in 'field list'

Also, without meaning to appear a pest any news on the display issue i reported a little while ago.

And no rush, im patient
Hi Magz,

Send me a TeamViewer session invitation. I am at the following co-ordinates:
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I have just activated it.
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Old 06 Sep 2008, 23:48
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Database error in vBulletin 3.7.3:

Invalid SQL:
SELECT * FROM vb3_nominate_topic WHERE postid = '408696' AND userid = '4' AND is_blog = '0';

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'is_blog' in 'where clause'
Error Number : 1054
Request Date : Saturday, September 6th 2008 @ 05:43:50 PM
Error Date : Saturday, September 6th 2008 @ 05:43:51 PM
Script : http://www.tenstones.net/forums/nominate_topic.php

Also, refreshing the poll no longer makes the urls parse with vBSEO. Before I was refreshing them after any votes because this format doesn't work:

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

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Old 06 Sep 2008, 23:52
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Another error:

Database error in vBulletin 3.7.3:

Invalid SQL:
SELECT postid, threadid FROM vb3_post WHERE visible = '1' AND nominated_topic_amount > 0 AND nominate_topic_award = '0';

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'nominated_topic_amount' in 'where clause'
Error Number : 1054
Request Date : Saturday, September 6th 2008 @ 05:52:10 PM
Error Date : Saturday, September 6th 2008 @ 05:52:10 PM
Script : http://www.tenstones.net/forums/admi...atedpostsicons
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Old 07 Sep 2008, 07:57
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If you use a custom post icon, what's stopping a user from simply selecting that icon when he posts even if he's not been nominated?
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Old 07 Sep 2008, 16:02
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Is anyone else gettigng these MwSQL errors? Trying to decide if it is safe yo upgrade or not
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Old 07 Sep 2008, 17:27
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Something else i just noticed,

I found post on "" interesting and have nominated it accordingly for "Topic Of The Month October, 2008"

Note how there is nothing inside the inverted commas.
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