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Week / Month Topic Nominations
Mod Version: 2.0.2, by vbboarder (Member) vbboarder is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (12 votes - 4.67 average) Installs: 160
Released: 19 Sep 2009 Last Update: 20 Sep 2009 Downloads: 1130
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files  

Week / Month Topic Nominations

Acknowledgments:
This release would not have been possible without the existence of the former “Topic Nominations” by J98680B2423E (Data) and "Post Thank You" by Abe1, which provided the mod’s core structure. A nice set of button and awards images have also been provided by princeedward. You can view screenshots at the original mod's thread: VB 3.7 Topic Nominations

What is Topic Of The Week/Fortnight/Month?
It adds a "Topic Of The Week/Month" nomination system for your community.
Topic of the Week/Month is a contest that select posts on which your community can nominate as the best and then discuss them during the course of the selected week/fortnight /month. Any listed topic (post, thread) is eligible for the Topic of the Week/Fortnight /Month selection. This mod should also work in VB 3.7.x, but it has only been tested in VB 3.8.

Features of New 2.0 Version:
  • 50+ bugs fixed & 30+ phrases changed for clarification.
  • Fixed ajax functionality for adding & removing nominations.
  • 16 settings to determine which users can nominate and which posts can be nominated.
  • Documented this mod’s limitations & changelog in the 2nd post.
  • Fixed Hall of Fame to to correctly display most awarded members and topic winners from the past 3 contests (3 awards per contest).
  • Added new setting, max # of nominations user can receive, to prevent a poll being dominated by a single user.
  • Added new function to recount # of current nominations received and past awards.
  • Added new function to manually finalize the current contest, close the old poll thread, and create a new poll thread.
  • An option to enable blog nominations is available and should work (coded by Data), but is not supported (I do not have VB Blog).
  • You must have 3 VB default hooks in the postbit template: see troubleshooting below for details. If you ask for help with a problem, you must state in your post if you have reverted ALL nomination templates and read the troubleshooting tips in the 2nd post. If you haven’t, do so otherwise you will be ignored & can debug it yourself.
Installation instructions:
  1. Upload the content of the "upload" folder into your forum root directory
  2. Import the "product_nominate_topic.xml" product via your ACP:
    ACP -> Plugins & Products -> Manage Product -> Add/Import Product (Allow overwrite for updating)
  3. For upgrades only, REVERT ALL nominate_topic templates in ACP -> “Find Updated Templates” or top FYI section of Control Panel. This mod will work only if ALL templates are reverted since major changes were done to them. Reapply custom phrasing to changed phrases as needed.
  4. Adjust & save the mod settings to your preference in ACP -> VB Options. It is strongly recommended that you use the default, preset options.
    Specify the Forum ID that will receive nomination threads and the Forum ID's for which posts can be nominated. Also specify the User ID of the nomination thread owner.
  5. For new installs only, start a new nomination poll at:
    ACP side menu -> Nominate Topic -> Special Actions -> Create New Poll Thread
  6. Read the 2nd post for Troubleshooting Tips & Mod Limitations and the 3rd post for specific features of this mod.
Version History:
2.0.0: Initial Release.
2.0.2: Fixed table column bug.

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  #91  
Old 24 Sep 2009, 17:01
matthewhotdude matthewhotdude is offline
 
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A suggestion for future release. Once the maximum number of threads/posts have been nominated, the nominate button should disapear for all threads apart from the ones already nominated??
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Old 24 Sep 2009, 17:21
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@princeedward: thanks for the new images, looks great! Can you make 2 more "nominated" stamps for topic/ post of the fortnight since that's also a possible duration? I'll include it in a future release. Thanks
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Old 24 Sep 2009, 17:24
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Originally Posted by matthewhotdude View Post
A suggestion for future release. Once the maximum number of threads/posts have been nominated, the nominate button should disapear for all threads apart from the ones already nominated??
Good suggestion, maybe for a future release - I'll see how difficult it is to implement.

BTW: got your screenshot of 9 nominees, looks fine.
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Old 24 Sep 2009, 17:42
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Originally Posted by matthewhotdude View Post
A suggestion for future release. Once the maximum number of threads/posts have been nominated, the nominate button should disapear for all threads apart from the ones already nominated??

I don't think there is a maximum number of topics/posts that can be nominated. There's just a maximum number that can be shown in the poll and only the Top 5,6,7,8,9, or 10 will show up in the poll. I have way more than 10 nominated but have it set to only show the Top 5 most voted on nominations in the poll.

http://diecastcrazy.com/community/va...er-2009-a.html

If we we're limited to how many topics could be nominated per month then this would kind of be pointless to use for a whole month...a post of the week could be feasible but if you have an active board a limit could be used up within the first few days of the month and the rest of the good posts couldn't be nominated.
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Old 24 Sep 2009, 18:16
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Originally Posted by nascartr View Post
I don't think there is a maximum number of topics/posts that can be nominated. There's just a maximum number that can be shown in the poll and only the Top 5,6,7,8,9, or 10 will show up in the poll. I have way more than 10 nominated but have it set to only show the Top 5 most voted on nominations in the poll.

http://diecastcrazy.com/community/va...er-2009-a.html

If we we're limited to how many topics could be nominated per month then this would kind of be pointless to use for a whole month...a post of the week could be feasible but if you have an active board a limit could be used up within the first few days of the month and the rest of the good posts couldn't be nominated.
I agree with you nascartr. The nominations mod is made to be dynamic so that better posts made later in the month can still qualify to be nominated and so that early posts can not hog up a limited # of nominations.

I thought Matthew meant preventing post nominations from the same thread once the max nominations was reached so that 1 thread can not hog a contest. There are cases that can be advantageous or disadvantageous with this feature. Currently, you can limit nominations to 1st posts only so that 1 thread can not hog a contest. I'll wait and see what other users prefer....
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Old 24 Sep 2009, 18:25
matthewhotdude matthewhotdude is offline
 
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Yes' it's fine as it is, I totally misunderstood. I thought that because the poll only showed 9, that was the maximum that could be nominated. so when people were nominating more they were just wasting there time.

I completly understand now

Sorry.


I'm going to be a complete pain in the arse now, I know you have answered this question before, but I am new to all this and I just can not work out hot to do it....see attatched screen shot
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  #97  
Old 24 Sep 2009, 18:34
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Matthew,

So your posts above regarding more than 10 nominations was about threads/ posts still being able to be nominated when the max nominations in poll was reached?

If so, that's expected behavior as described in my previous post. Or did you mean more than 10 nominations were showing in the contest poll? Let me know so I know if there's a bug or not....
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Old 24 Sep 2009, 18:43
matthewhotdude matthewhotdude is offline
 
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http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...8&postcount=76

That post there is a bug. When you have it set to 10, and more than 10 are nominated. Nothing shows up in the poll...see the screenshot on that post.

Everything else is ok apart from the problem in my previous post about the "nomination image" position
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Old 24 Sep 2009, 18:54
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Originally Posted by matthewhotdude View Post
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...8&postcount=76

That post there is a bug. When you have it set to 10, and more than 10 are nominated. Nothing shows up in the poll...see the screenshot on that post.

Everything else is ok apart from the problem in my previous post about the "nomination image" position
Well, set "max nominations shown in poll" to '9' just in case there's a bug with '10'.

The image position is not a bug, it's your personal preference. That involves modifying the postbit template, which is a general question and not specific to this mod so you can post in the VB Discussions or Design Discussions forums (or maybe someone else can help you in this thread).
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Old 24 Sep 2009, 19:57
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Originally Posted by vbboarder View Post
@princeedward: thanks for the new images, looks great! Can you make 2 more "nominated" stamps for topic/ post of the fortnight since that's also a possible duration? I'll include it in a future release. Thanks
a okay...no problem here it is...

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  #101  
Old 24 Sep 2009, 20:07
matthewhotdude matthewhotdude is offline
 
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Having no luck over there, someone must know

Sorted myself, used this hook, Not ideal but an improvement

$template_hook[postbit_messagearea_start]



Thanks Princeedward those Icons are great

Last edited by matthewhotdude; 24 Sep 2009 at 20:23.
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  #102  
Old 24 Sep 2009, 20:30
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@princeedward: that was fast.... thanks for the 2 new images!
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Old 24 Sep 2009, 20:32
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@matthewhotdude: regarding your post, http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...8&postcount=76

Do you have it on weekly nominations? Cause if you do, you should see a new contest poll every week that's initially empty. The old contest polls should remain intact though.
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  #104  
Old 24 Sep 2009, 20:38
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No it's on monthly, it's fine till there are over 10 nominations, then after that the poll empties

I have set it at 9 now and it's ok on 9
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  #105  
Old 24 Sep 2009, 23:46
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Nice mod!!!!!!!!.... Im testing!

Pinceedward can you please put the .psd files for the non-english forums? THANKS A LOT!!!!
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