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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: 17912
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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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  #2251  
Old 16 Jan 2009, 00:29
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Sweeks Sweeks is offline
 
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Thank you Phalynx Keep up the great work!
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Last edited by Sweeks; 06 Apr 2011 at 12:12.
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Old 16 Jan 2009, 06:47
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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Originally Posted by AdemGENÇ View Post
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Yeni/Düzeltilen Türkçe Lisan dosyası
Mevcut Türkçe lisan dosyanızın üzerine yazmalısınız.
Thanks
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Old 16 Jan 2009, 10:32
Tagert Tagert is offline
 
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Thanks, I'm loving it
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Old 17 Jan 2009, 14:33
phreak79 phreak79 is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
What kind of products have people put in their shops?
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Old 17 Jan 2009, 20:39
gx123 gx123 is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
bug :
gift
any received gift can't be sold nor give to another person.
i recieve some gift from another member, when i buy the same item from the shop, the item amount are increased but still not able to sell one of it or give away the item to another member.

member with "_"
i have a member with an "_" in the username, he can't receive any gift. Xperience tells me that the member is no existence.

db error when try to sell an item
i got a db error messages when try to sell an item.

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suggestion :
- shop hall of fame :
-- most buy
-- most give
-- most sell back
-- etc

- Item detail ( desc, price, amount left ) could be shown with ajax-popup would be great. Like this i mean :


Question :
- How to set an item to work with the promotion system ? When user get a promotion, he gets a special item as a gift.
- How to add a 'promotion' using vbexperience ? Is it still use the 'Usergroup > Promotion' tab ? Or else ?
- How to add an award with minus score ? I saw the add on ( deletion, scruplous, etc ) and i want to make one.
- How to add an icon / thumbnail to shop categories and sub-categories ?
- i still have a lot of question, i like this mod so much. Thankyou so much Phalynx.

Last edited by gx123; 17 Jan 2009 at 21:03.
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Old 18 Jan 2009, 16:28
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Sweeks Sweeks is offline
 
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I have followed all uninstall steps yet there is still the awards drop down in the admin control panel. I have deleted the files from the admincp on the server as well as the rest but it is still there!

Any ideas on how to remove it fully?

I want to fully remove this from the database too, I am sure it hasnt fully removed everything using the kill file.

Thank you
________
Ncis dicussion

Last edited by Sweeks; 06 Apr 2011 at 12:18.
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  #2257  
Old 19 Jan 2009, 00:40
mkduser mkduser is offline
 
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I have a problem in profile, there's no Experience block (tab). I should add something in template or how can I fix this issue. Thanx forward....
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Old 19 Jan 2009, 09:10
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
Originally Posted by Tagert View Post
Thanks, I'm loving it
If you love it, support me by clicking "Mark as Installed". Thanks in Advance

Originally Posted by phreak79 View Post
What kind of products have people put in their shops?
Several things like funny additions or Awards for donations. Maybe someone with a living Shop will show it

Originally Posted by gx123 View Post
any received gift can't be sold nor give to another person.
Correct, currently not supported.

Originally Posted by gx123 View Post
i have a member with an "_" in the username, he can't receive any gift. Xperience tells me that the member is no existence.
Confirmed, fixed in 3.8.2

Originally Posted by gx123 View Post
i got a db error messages when try to sell an item.
Cannot confirm this as it does not happen on my server. I will try this on another one and take a deeper look.


Originally Posted by gx123 View Post
suggestion :
- shop hall of fame :
-- most buy
-- most give
-- most sell back
-- etc
Statistics are already on my todo list, I'm not sure when they will be included.

Originally Posted by gx123 View Post
- Item detail ( desc, price, amount left ) could be shown with ajax-popup would be great. Like this i mean :
Nice idea.

Originally Posted by gx123 View Post
- How to set an item to work with the promotion system ? When user get a promotion, he gets a special item as a gift.
Currently not supported.

Originally Posted by gx123 View Post
- How to add a 'promotion' using vbexperience ? Is it still use the 'Usergroup > Promotion' tab ? Or else ?
You will need to edit the level xml files. See also "readme_levels.txt"

Originally Posted by gx123 View Post
- How to add an award with minus score ? I saw the add on ( deletion, scruplous, etc ) and i want to make one.
Currently not supported, but on todo-list.

Originally Posted by gx123 View Post
- How to add an icon / thumbnail to shop categories and sub-categories ?
Currently not supported.


Originally Posted by gx123 View Post
- i still have a lot of question, i like this mod so much. Thankyou so much Phalynx.
I will answer them all


Originally Posted by Sweeks View Post
I have followed all uninstall steps yet there is still the awards drop down in the admin control panel. I have deleted the files from the admincp on the server as well as the rest but it is still there!

Any ideas on how to remove it fully?

I want to fully remove this from the database too, I am sure it hasnt fully removed everything using the kill file.

Thank you
Did you uninstalled the product? The kill-file deletes only the database.

Originally Posted by mkduser View Post
I have a problem in profile, there's no Experience block (tab). I should add something in template or how can I fix this issue. Thanx forward....
It seems you don't have a vBulletin 3.7/3.8 template. Please revert it.
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Old 19 Jan 2009, 19:31
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I cant seem to find the product file in the product manager? What should I do?
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Last edited by Sweeks; 06 Apr 2011 at 12:18.
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Old 19 Jan 2009, 21:35
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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Do you have a screenshot of that "drop down"?
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Old 20 Jan 2009, 04:20
Jason UK Jason UK is offline
 
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Fantastic mod.

How do I set it so more than one user can be 100%?

I basically want to set an activity of 250 posts per day and to do this I disable the cron but then how will it recount the users without a cron? Would they just stay with static values?
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Old 20 Jan 2009, 11:40
otix_ otix_ is offline
 
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Great Add-on thx!
is there a way to get a space character between Username and Award in the Profilebox?
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Old 21 Jan 2009, 10:51
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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Originally Posted by otix_ View Post
Great Add-on thx!
is there a way to get a space character between Username and Award in the Profilebox?
Not via options. You will need to modify hook "vBExperience (username)" (fetch_musername) and change this:

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Originally Posted by Jason UK View Post
Fantastic mod.

How do I set it so more than one user can be 100%?

I basically want to set an activity of 250 posts per day and to do this I disable the cron but then how will it recount the users without a cron? Would they just stay with static values?
Will be an option in 3.8.2
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  #2264  
Old 22 Jan 2009, 05:17
ChrisChristian ChrisChristian is offline
 
Join Date: May 2008
Great mod.

My suggestions for next version:
  • Ability to limit the max number of items a user can have (an inventory) per usergroup
  • Ability to limit the max number of items a user can buy from a category, per usergroup
  • Separate "experience points" and "money". Make them independent, because actually, money and exp points are the same. For example, if a user buy an expensive item, their level will decrease...
  • Ability to have max level beyond 99
  • Ability to put items or awards anywhere in postbit
  • Ability for users to create a personal shop and put their items to sell, just like a user shop in a MMORPG. Add settings for admins to limit the max number of items a user can sell from their personal shop
  • Ability for users to choose a group to join when they reaches predefined levels configured by admin
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Old 22 Jan 2009, 11:15
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I see support for 3.6 has been dropped. However the newest version will still work with 3.6 correct?
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