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Mod Version: 3.8.4.2, by Phalynx (Coder) Phalynx is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (135 votes - 4.82 average) Installs: 1344
Released: 20 Feb 2008 Last Update: 18 Sep 2009 Downloads: 17910
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vBExperience 3.8 (aka xPerience)

Created by Marius Czyz aka Phalynx.

Winner of the "Mod of the Month"-Award (March 2008) on vBulletin.org.


Description
vBExperience is your feature packaged solution for motivation and satisfying your users. vBExperience is an advanced Level/Promotion and Activity System with Shop, Awards and Activities. It will calculate an activity and experience score for every user based on their activites on the forum. Now your users will see how their level is increasing by participating on your forum.

This mod was developed by me because I was never satisfied with the post count. Communities are not only defined by post count, they need much more parameters: Are the postings the user creates helpful? Are his threads frequently read? Does the user participate on the community by posting pictures, attachments, leaving visitor messages, tagging threads? All this can be answered with this mod.

Comments, suggestions, translations, bugs, etc... are very welcome! Support is only given to people who have clicked Mark as Installed.


Compatibility
This mod will work with vBulletin 3.7.x and 3.8.x. For vBulletin 3.6 you will need vBExperience 3.7



Demo:
http://www.insideearth.net/xperience.php?langid=5

Demo Profile:
http://www.insideearth.net/member.php?u=1&langid=5

Demo Rankings:
http://www.insideearth.net/xperience.php?langid=5

Demo Awards:
http://www.insidesupcom.de/xperience...wards&langid=1

Demo Promotions:
http://www.insidesupcom.de/xperience...=shop&langid=1

Demo Shop:
http://www.insideearth.net/xperience...=shop&langid=5

Demo Stats:
http://www.insideearth.net/xperience...stats&langid=5

Demo Earn Points:
http://www.insideearth.net/xperience...=earn&langid=5

Other Demo Site:
http://www.insidesupcom.de/xperience.php?langid=1


There are mainly four things visible for the users: The users score, his level, his next level up in %/points and his activity in %.


Calculation of the score
Taken into calculation are these things:
Threads
- Created threads
- Thread views of own threads
- Thread replies of own threads
- Thread votes of own threads
- Thread tags
- Replies to own threads
- Sticky threads
- Socialgroup Discussions (Discussions, Posts)

Posts
- Created posts
- Views on attachments

User
- Days since registration
- Average posts per Day (for users who are on forum for at least seven days)
- Referrals
- Received infractions
- Reputation / Use of reputation system
- Visitor messages on profiles
- Members of own social groups
- Albumpictures
- Friends
- Completing Profile

Misc
- Calendar entries


Additionally there is support for 3rd party addons (some are already installed):
- vB Tournaments and Ladders (via CDP Addon)
- Post Ranking System (via CDP Addon)
- Helpful Answers (via CDP Addon)
- AWCoding-Donation System LITE and PRO (via CDP Addon)
- Cyb Paypal Donate (included)
- DownloadsII (included)
- ibProArcade Highscorer Points (via CDP Addon)
- LDM Links and Downloads Manager (included)
- PhotoPlog 2.1 (via CDP Addon)
- PhotoPost vBGallery (via CDP Addon)
- PhotoPost Pro (via CDP Addon)
- Post Thank You / Use of Post Thank You (via CDP Addon)
- QuoteIt! 3.16 (via CDP Addon)
- SAPR: Advanced Post Rating system (via CDP Addon)
- thanks via vS-Hide Hack Resurrection (Expanded Edition) (included)
- v3arcade Highscorer Points (via CDP Addon)
- v3arcade Submissions Points (via CDP Addon)
- vBulletin Blog (included)
- Who Downloaded This Attachment? (included)
- Other Addons can be easily added via CDP - Custom Data Provider plugins.

Additionally you can install these modifications:
- Thread Necromancer: Gives (minus-) points when a user is posting in old threads.
- Scrupulous Poster: Gives points for editing posts. Award users that are editing own posts instead of doing double post.
- Deletion Addicted: Gives points when an user/nod soft-deletes post, thread, visitormessage, groupmessage or picturecomment.
- Arm of Law: Give points for moderators who are using the infraction system
- Discussion Ender: Give points for people who are the last on a discussion
- RadioActivity: Reduce points for every day the user is not online

Also, there are already addons available that are working as Custom Data Provider (CDP). A CDP can extend vBExperience by collecting data and adding it to the vBExperience datastore. All point providers can be used for Awards and Shop.

You have to install these hacks for your own, vBExperience doesn't install nor touches these.


vBAdvanced
There are three vBAdvanced 3.0 XML modules: Most Active Users, Most Experienced Users and Last 20 Activities. Import them via vBAdvanced AdminCP.


Awards
There are six default awards: Most Popular, Activity Award, Posting Award, Community Award, Frequent Poster, Blog Award, Calendar Award. The awards are shown in Rankings and Profile. You can set them also to display in postbit near the username. There is a scheduled job running once a day (02:30h) to calculate them.
Via AdminCP they are completely customizeable and can also be assigned manually.
Awards can be created for every data provider.


Rankings
Showing User, Level, Awards, Activity Points (experience, thread, post, user, misc) - sortable.
Since 3.8.3, there is a also a ranking for Social Groups

Shop
A virtual Shop will motivate your users to earn more points. You can define categories and put virtual items with pictures in it. A currency can be defined seperatly for every item, e.g. 20 points from threads or 100 points from gallery. Users can purchase the items, they appear in their profile. The costs of the item are substracted from their xperience points. Additionally you can set quantity of the items.
The Shop will motivate your users to collect specific points to buy an item. Optionally you can show the last purchased items on postbit.
You can put virtual items in it, like WoW addons: Sell WoW Items in exchange of f.e. thread points. Great for RPG forums.
Non-Virtual Items like bold Usernames or Downloads for Points are already on my todo list.

Earn Points
There is an overview for the user on how points can be collected, with a list of users own points. All data is beeing pulled from the database (settings, phrases)

Statistics
The statistics is showing a Top-X list of the leading users. Usefull for optimizing points of the point provider. Only enabled point providers with results will be displayed.


Promotion system
To motivate users to do more on your forum I created the promotion system. By reaching defined xperience points the user will be moved to another usergroup - where you can set graphics, shadows, highlighting, etc... What is interesting in combination with this: you can give the user more possibilities f.e. larger avatars or bigger PM box. A log of the promotions is available.


Calculation of the activity
The system calculates the activity by taking the average post count/visitormessages/group discussion/Blog entries of the ten most active user and comparing it to own post count. This can be set to count only the last X days, f.e. 21 days.


Settings
You can control how many points are given to every calculation. For example you can give many points for creating new threads but only a few for views of that thread. Setting a value to 0 will disable a setting.
Additionally, you can set ignore users (f.e. for bot users), forums (f.e. offtopic forums) and usergroup id's.


Performance, Big Boards
vBExperience has been tested on smaller and also on some bigger sites. I know from boards with around 120k users running this mod smoothly. More about this topic can be read in the file readme_optimization.txt


Frequently asked questions
Q: How do I change the name Experience to something new?
A: You can change the name via phrases. Just search and replace all phrases that contains vBExperience.

Q: When installing vBExperience, does everyone start from scratch, or will it automatically configure everyone's points based on actions before the install?
A: If you recount, vBExperience will calculate ALL existing data since the beginning of the board.

Known Issues:
- Awards: On "Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread" awards are only shown for the user who is viewing this.
- Awards: If activated in with rich username, they are attached to the username. If the username is linked, the awards are also linked. If a link is underlined, the awards are also underlined. This behaviour is hardcoded in vBulletin and cannot be fixed.
- Settings are showing only a blank page, read here: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/proje...6979#note74140
- If you completely remove vBExperience, you need also to uninstall the product XML manually from the pluginssystem

Credits for icons
- FAMFAMFAM, http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/
- IconExperience


History
3.8.5 Beta 3, 18th September 2009
- Fixed Promotions
- Fixed Notifications
- Added Activities to Promotions
- All Activities are not obeying limit
- AdminCP/Experience has a recount for Promotions and Achievements
- Fixed listing of Achievements with Firefox
- Several Beta 2 fixes

3.8.5 Beta 2, 02nd September 2009
- Just a short note: Condition in Achievements and Promotions are calculated in POINTS, not in counts of items.
If you choose 10 Day, you must enter the points needed for this.
For example: You have an achievement for 10 days. You have set 2 points for every day since registering. Calculation: 10*2 = 20
You will have to set 20 as the condition.
- New tabbed interface. If you want to change the style, edit the template xperience_navbar_css
- Promotions now showing usergroups and conditions for a promotion to the next group
- You can import old vBExperience Legacy promotions (that were created within level.xml)
- Achievements in Profile
- Achievements below Avatar
- Several Beta 1 fixes

3.8.5 Beta 1, 28th August 2009
- Achievements!
- Promotions!
- Notification on Awards, Promotions and Achievements
- GAP: Empty pointfields will not be displayed anymore
- Activity: Showing percent values with a decimal
- Activities now also for users
- Awards below Avatar
- Default Awards are now also creating new category
- Shop: Fixed issue in not returning cash on sells
- Reworked Edit Shop Items


Todo for Beta 3:
- Download files with vBExperience as a credit system ("LDM Links and Downloads Manager", "DownloadsII")
- Activity eraser
- AdminCP Permissions
- Advanced User Permissions


For more see history.txt

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  #541  
Old 04 Apr 2008, 12:45
KURTZ KURTZ is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Real name: Christian
Marius, maybe now i found an 'issue':

i'm gonna create some awards (silver & bronze for all) right now i created these:
  • Activity Award [Gold]Hyperactive Geek
  • Activity Award [Silver]Hyperactive Geek
  • Activity Award [Bronze]Great Award!
  • Posting Award [Gold]Zealousness posting and tagging
  • Posting Award [Silver]Zealousness posting and tagging
  • Community Award [Gold]Social engaged
  • Helpful Award [Gold]Helping Hand

after that when i select 'generate awards' i got this:


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

what's up?

NVM: i'm stupid

Last edited by KURTZ; 04 Apr 2008 at 12:52.
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  #542  
Old 04 Apr 2008, 12:47
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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Originally Posted by KURTZ View Post
what's up?
You have an award with no selected fields.
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Old 04 Apr 2008, 13:04
KURTZ KURTZ is offline
 
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Ok all seems which runs correctly ...

anyway Marius just a tip for the future releases, fix the awards page and if is possible exclude the silver and bronze awards ... i saw this thing: if i've only the gold award without the helpful award i've got a 'blank box' ... but if i set all the award (always without the helpful) the page goes 'out of phase' ... check the shots ... (you can also check my award's right now)

however thx for the support
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Old 04 Apr 2008, 13:06
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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In next version avatars are set to 80px height. This should make the view on-line.
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Old 04 Apr 2008, 13:09
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Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
In next version avatars are set to 80px height. This should make the view on-line.
perfect
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Old 04 Apr 2008, 13:44
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Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
In next version avatars are set to 80px height. This should make the view on-line.

In the Awards page, you could also display them per row of 4 awards.
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Old 04 Apr 2008, 21:57
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Originally Posted by J98680B2423E View Post
In the Awards page, you could also display them per row of 4 awards.
How many awards do you have? Just curious
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 00:03
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Phalynx;

Is there a way that I can place the awards below the Avatar?
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 07:05
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No, not possible.
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 07:38
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Ok this is the problem i'm having. In the postbit it shows everything 3x's here is a pic for you to see. Any idea's on how to fix it?
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 07:42
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Smile

Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
How many awards do you have? Just curious
Hi Phalynx,

I have 12. The 4 that are already defined as Gold, plus their Silver and Bronze.

3 x (Activity, Posting & Tagging, Community, Helping Hand)

Another suggestion for further improvement:

Since vBExperience "adequately" (within defined parameters) brings out inactive users, I think that an additional option to automatically move those inactive users (activity = 0%) from their actual user group into a defined "Pruned Users Group" (or "vBExperience Inactive Users Group") will be interesting to have.

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Old 05 Apr 2008, 08:11
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Great plugin! hehehehes *clicked installed* Oh this is too much FUN!
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 11:20
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Originally Posted by FRANKTHETANK 2 View Post
Ok this is the problem i'm having. In the postbit it shows everything 3x's here is a pic for you to see. Any idea's on how to fix it?
You need to copy images to your style's misc folder.

Originally Posted by J98680B2423E View Post
Hi Phalynx,

I have 12. The 4 that are already defined as Gold, plus their Silver and Bronze.

3 x (Activity, Posting & Tagging, Community, Helping Hand)
Wohoo!

Originally Posted by J98680B2423E View Post
Since vBExperience "adequately" (within defined parameters) brings out inactive users, I think that an additional option to automatically move those inactive users (activity = 0%) from their actual user group into a defined "Pruned Users Group" (or "vBExperience Inactive Users Group") will be interesting to have.
Sounds interesting.
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 13:36
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Originally Posted by J98680B2423E View Post
Since vBExperience "adequately" (within defined parameters) brings out inactive users, I think that an additional option to automatically move those inactive users (activity = 0%) from their actual user group into a defined "Pruned Users Group" (or "vBExperience Inactive Users Group") will be interesting to have.
absolutely interesting!
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 16:23
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Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
You need to copy images to your style's misc folder.

Thanks I don't know why but I have been making these simple mistakes lately. Other than that works great. Can I change the color of the bars in the postbit?


And i also found out that this conflicts with vbpro arcade. It won't show the games that the person won in the postbit. Is there any way to fix this?

Well i found somthing else that i can't figure out. In quick reply it gives two links for vbexperience and it also does it when i turn on auto navbar.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...les9786/VB.jpg - example

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