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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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  #2266  
Old 23 Jan 2009, 05:06
Jason UK Jason UK is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
Will be an option in 3.8.2
Fantastic
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  #2267  
Old 23 Jan 2009, 08:03
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
Originally Posted by ChrisChristian View Post
[*]Ability to limit the max number of items a user can have (an inventory) per usergroup
Noted. Will be included in next version.

Originally Posted by ChrisChristian View Post
[*]Ability to limit the max number of items a user can buy from a category, per usergroup
Noted. Will be included in next version.

Originally Posted by ChrisChristian View Post
[*]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...
You can already set an option to not decrease the points.

Originally Posted by ChrisChristian View Post
[*]Ability to have max level beyond 99
Already included.

Originally Posted by ChrisChristian View Post
[*]Ability to put items or awards anywhere in postbit
You can do that already with template edits.

Originally Posted by ChrisChristian View Post
[*]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
Nice idea, but this would be reserved for a major version as it would need much coding.

Originally Posted by ChrisChristian View Post
[*]Ability for users to choose a group to join when they reaches predefined levels configured by admin
I'm planning to extend the promotions, will think about this one.

Originally Posted by SVTCobraLTD View Post
I see support for 3.6 has been dropped. However the newest version will still work with 3.6 correct?
It will not work completly as it does not show up in user profile.
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  #2268  
Old 24 Jan 2009, 05:23
myenterprise myenterprise is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
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-Added to Favorites list, installing right now, awesome release just like they have at gamerzplanet
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  #2269  
Old 24 Jan 2009, 23:59
ChrisChristian ChrisChristian is offline
 
Join Date: May 2008
Originally Posted by Phalynx
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...

You can already set an option to not decrease the points.
But points (aka experience points) and money (for shop) are the same. My suggestion is to create a REAL currency for the shop.


Another suggestions:
  • ability to rename the bars or add alternative stats to show (HP, MP and EXP). EXP can be the actual exp points. HP (0000/0000) can be posts per day (less posts per day -> HP will decrease) and MP (000/000) can be activity (less activity, less MP). All of this can be fully configurable. I already did a mod for IP.BOARD (RPG STATS for IP.BOARD) that do this and all options can be configured in IPB AdminCP. If you want, take a look: http://mods.invisionize.com/db/index.php/f/8086
  • Add some stats for items in the shop and these stats can be shown when viewing the items or when mouse hovering them and can be configured in ACP (name of the stats, values for them, etc).
This (combined with the other suggestions) will make this already fantastic mod perfect for gamming, entertainment and RPG boards.
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  #2270  
Old 26 Jan 2009, 14:51
MonkYZ MonkYZ is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
I just got this error after updating to vBExperience 3.8.1:
Database error in vBulletin 3.7.3:

Invalid SQL:
UPDATE xperience_stats
SET
points_xperience=71697,
points_thread=6178.18,
points_threads=514,
points_threads_sg=0,
points_thread_votes=447.5,
points_thread_replycount=1195.2,
points_thread_views=3669.68,
points_thread_stickies=180,
points_post=59598.5,
points_posts=5774,
points_posts_sg=0,
points_user_activity=46,
points_user=5720.58921296,
points_user_profile=0,
points_user_infractions=0,
points_user_reputation=1661,
points_user_reputation_use=2778,
points_user_online=408.089212963,
points_user_socialgroup=0,
points_user_friends=215,
points_user_visitormessages=28.5,
points_user_albumpictures=210,
points_user_referrals=420,
points_post_attachment=53815.5,
points_post_attachment_views=0,
points_thread_tags=171.8,
points_misc=199.98,
points_misc_ldm=0,
points_misc_dl2=0,
points_misc_ppg=0,
points_misc_ppd=0,
points_misc_vbblog=53.48,
points_misc_custom=0,
points_misc_ibparcadechamps=10,points_misc_dla=136.5,points_post_scp=9,
shop=0,
promoted=0,
dateline=1232922000
WHERE userid=1;

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'points_threads_sg' in 'field list'
Error Number : 1054
Request Date : Monday, January 26th 2009 @ 12:20:14 AM
Error Date : Monday, January 26th 2009 @ 12:20:15 AM
Script : http://www.consolegames.ro/forum/cro...and=1232922012
Referrer : http://www.consolegames.ro/forum/f9-...-a/index4.html
IP Address : 89.114.213.211
Username : Unregistered
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version :
Any clues why ?
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  #2271  
Old 26 Jan 2009, 15:20
cooltechie cooltechie is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
This sounds like a great mod!

Before I give it a try, I would like to know if it can:
-set to subtract experience/points when downloading attachments so members need to contribute instead of leeching
-install now and then start to calculate from last month or past week or last seven days instead

Thanks!!
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  #2272  
Old 01 Feb 2009, 06:56
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gtrts gtrts is offline
 
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about promotion:it will promote banned user to the dest user group if they met the level, so is it good?
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  #2273  
Old 01 Feb 2009, 20:59
ss20 ss20 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
version 3.7.1
after uninstall I have a MySQL problem
Invalid SQL:
UPDATE xxx_xxxxuser SET xperience_done=0 WHERE userid='20';

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'xperience_done' in 'field list'
Error Number : 1054
Request Date : Sunday, February 1st 2009 @ 11:30:35 PM
Error Date : Sunday, February 1st 2009 @ 11:30:35 PM
How to delete this colomn?
I have a problem with activity - always 0%
I have changed settings a lot, nothing changed.
thks
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  #2274  
Old 02 Feb 2009, 09:16
Pegaso Pegaso is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Hi Phalynx,

Thanks for this Great Mod

We've just installed it. Started to test and configure, and everything looks fine.

I have a request, or question (tried searching for it in the thread, but couldn't find the answer)

Is it possible to set a negative amount of points to the value "points per day"?
I tried, but it doesn't work... it's the same result as setting it to "0".

I'd like to use that as a way to check real participation of people in the forum. I mean, the day they are in the forum, but don't use it, they'll loose total points, the day they participate, they'll earn points... So, if they stay in the forum for a long time with no activity, they'll loose levels. (I don't know if I could explain it properly ).

So, is there a way to use negative points per day registered?

Thanks in advance for your help, and gratz for this great mod!
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  #2275  
Old 02 Feb 2009, 19:09
stonner stonner is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Is it possible to use the total number of points as "currency" for the shop?

Thank you.
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  #2276  
Old 03 Feb 2009, 07:25
bagh1 bagh1 is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Hi

Is there a way for the stats page to not show who has got the most infractions (that is a bit embarassing for users) but still give negative points for infractions???
TIA!
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  #2277  
Old 05 Feb 2009, 20:23
WNM07 WNM07 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
how do you earn custom points? I tried adding them manually but it does not display.

Last edited by WNM07; 05 Feb 2009 at 21:08.
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  #2278  
Old 06 Feb 2009, 08:51
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
Originally Posted by myenterprise View Post
-Added to Favorites list, installing right now, awesome release just like they have at gamerzplanet
If your install was successfully I would be glad if you click on "Mark as Installed"

Originally Posted by ChrisChristian View Post
But points (aka experience points) and money (for shop) are the same. My suggestion is to create a REAL currency for the shop.
The points ARE the currency

Originally Posted by ChrisChristian View Post
ability to rename the bars or add alternative stats to show (HP, MP and EXP). EXP can be the actual exp points. HP (0000/0000) can be posts per day (less posts per day -> HP will decrease) and MP (000/000) can be activity (less activity, less MP). All of this can be fully configurable. I already did a mod for IP.BOARD (RPG STATS for IP.BOARD) that do this and all options can be configured in IPB AdminCP. If you want, take a look: http://mods.invisionize.com/db/index.php/f/8086
If you want, you could help me with this.


Originally Posted by ChrisChristian View Post
Add some stats for items in the shop and these stats can be shown when viewing the items or when mouse hovering them and can be configured in ACP (name of the stats, values for them, etc).
Already on my todo list.

Originally Posted by ChrisChristian View Post
This is for a major version of the mod: ability for members to battle with each other in an arena, using items bought in the shop. Social groups can battle with other social groups in a similar way (in my board, I call then guilds). You can take some ideas from another IP.BOARD mod (IB PRO BATTLE): 1.4.0: http://mods.invisionize.com/db/index.php/f/7049 and 1.6.0 Enhanced : http://mods.invisionize.com/db/index.php/f/8283This (combined with the other suggestions) will make this already fantastic mod perfect for gamming, entertainment and RPG boards.
Sounds nice, but a lot of work.

Originally Posted by cooltechie View Post
This sounds like a great mod!

Before I give it a try, I would like to know if it can:
-set to subtract experience/points when downloading attachments so members need to contribute instead of leeching
-install now and then start to calculate from last month or past week or last seven days instead

Thanks!!
Currently not supported.

Originally Posted by gtrts View Post
about promotion:it will promote banned user to the dest user group if they met the level, so is it good?
It will move them only if they are in a group that has been defined as promoteable.

Originally Posted by ss20 View Post
version 3.7.1
after uninstall I have a MySQL problem

How to delete this colomn?
I have a problem with activity - always 0%
I have changed settings a lot, nothing changed.
thks
Seems you didn't uninstalled the product XML.


Originally Posted by MonkYZ View Post
I just got this error after updating to vBExperience 3.8.1:

Any clues why ?
Did you uploaded the XML before you uploaded the files?
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  #2279  
Old 06 Feb 2009, 08:54
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
Originally Posted by Pegaso View Post
Hi Phalynx,

Thanks for this Great Mod

We've just installed it. Started to test and configure, and everything looks fine.

I have a request, or question (tried searching for it in the thread, but couldn't find the answer)

Is it possible to set a negative amount of points to the value "points per day"?
I tried, but it doesn't work... it's the same result as setting it to "0".

I'd like to use that as a way to check real participation of people in the forum. I mean, the day they are in the forum, but don't use it, they'll loose total points, the day they participate, they'll earn points... So, if they stay in the forum for a long time with no activity, they'll loose levels. (I don't know if I could explain it properly ).

So, is there a way to use negative points per day registered?

Thanks in advance for your help, and gratz for this great mod!
Currently not supported.

Originally Posted by stonner View Post
Is it possible to use the total number of points as "currency" for the shop?

Thank you.
Yes, use the Experience field.

Originally Posted by bagh1 View Post
Is there a way for the stats page to not show who has got the most infractions (that is a bit embarassing for users) but still give negative points for infractions???
TIA!
To get support, you will need to click "Mark as Installed".

Originally Posted by WNM07 View Post
how do you earn custom points? I tried adding them manually but it does not display.
You will have to add them via AdminCP, vBExperience, Manage Custom Points
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  #2280  
Old 07 Feb 2009, 03:17
Jason UK Jason UK is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Am I correct in thinking that if I set a manual number for the PPD and then disable the cron, it will still calculate the activity based on the manual number? Or will it just forget about activity altogether?
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