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vbNetwork - share forums with other boards
Mod Version: 1.0.0, by zethon (Coder) 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: 590
Not 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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Old 03 May 2009, 23:57
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This is pretty cool! I can't think of a use for it on my site right now, but I do like the idea.
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Old 04 May 2009, 00:10
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I agree it sounds pretty cool, wouldn't you worry about duplicate content?
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Old 04 May 2009, 00:48
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Sounds like a great idea, but how about security risks of incoming packets? Could be exploited by hackers and those who want to flood your site.
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Old 04 May 2009, 00:52
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I'm not sure how you are merging username etc.... as they show up different on each site.

very interested in this, but I don't see how it's working properly with different boards and different users etc... can each site post to the shared section without having to register?
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Old 04 May 2009, 01:44
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Sounds good, I installed it on my site here: www.symbiangalaxy.org

Anyone wanna join my network ?
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Old 04 May 2009, 01:51
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Originally Posted by Loco.M View Post
I agree it sounds pretty cool, wouldn't you worry about duplicate content?
That's Google's problem.

Originally Posted by Loki12 View Post
Sounds like a great idea, but how about security risks of incoming packets? Could be exploited by hackers and those who want to flood your site.
Each network has a password which has to be verified before any packets are processed.

Originally Posted by R1lover View Post
I'm not sure how you are merging username etc.... as they show up different on each site.

very interested in this, but I don't see how it's working properly with different boards and different users etc... can each site post to the shared section without having to register?
Posts from other boards show up on your board as Guest posts would. The username is constructed from the user's name on the other board and the board's "node code". Hence, if someone on another board the username "Fred" and that board's node code is XYZ, then posts from that user will show up on your board as a Guest with name "Fred@XYZ"
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Old 04 May 2009, 02:08
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thanks for the greate add-on wish the best and the best in developing this add-on and i will show you what i got after installing it
wish you visit my website for arabic people only
http://www.sa5tta.net/vb/
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Old 04 May 2009, 02:17
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i installed the add-on but how to add a network and make it work i need your answer
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Old 04 May 2009, 02:21
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Originally Posted by al-jadeed.ca View Post
i installed the add-on but how to add a network and make it work i need your answer
You should probably find a network you want to join before installing this plugin. Or have another board ready to join a network you want to start.
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Old 04 May 2009, 02:41
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Originally Posted by zethon View Post
You should probably find a network you want to join before installing this plugin. Or have another board ready to join a network you want to start.
i already have a ready board with 11000 in but i dont know how to connect them toghether with this add-on
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Old 04 May 2009, 03:36
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nice... can i have a list of currently supported boards.
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Old 04 May 2009, 03:57
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Would be very keen to use this is there was a vB to phpBB share forums link
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Old 04 May 2009, 11:47
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Originally Posted by Mum View Post
Would be very keen to use this is there was a vB to phpBB share forums link

Read my mind. If this was an option I would say this was the greatest plugin ever
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Old 04 May 2009, 14:10
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actually i wanted to hear IPB tooo das y i asked for the list...
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