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[DBTech] vBAnswers v2 (vB4)
Mod Version: 2.0.1, by DragonByte Tech (Coder) DragonByte Tech is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (3 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 39
Released: 05 Jan 2013 Last Update: 25 Apr 2016 Downloads: 265
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What is vBAnswers?
vBAnswers is a mod that's especially helpful if you run a tech support forum, or any other forum where your users pose questions to other members for them to answer.

It lets them quickly identify which posts have been marked as the solution to the issue, and also rewards users who post helpful posts via points, as well as trophies displayed next to their usernames.

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Major Features
Quickly Post Problems: Two quick forms lets users easily post new problems to the correct forum.

Quick Solution Identification: Flagging a post as Solution lets other members quickly identify which post solves the problem.

Guest Delayed Submissions: Guests who try to post a new problem will be redirected to the registration form, and as soon as they have registered or logged in, their problem will be posted in the forum they chose - even if they come back hours or even days later.


Complete Feature List

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Sidebar
  • Sidebar widget for posting new problems
  • Sidebar widget for listing problems
  • Sidebar widget for listing top problem solvers

Questions
  • Problem categories tied to specific forums
  • Form for posting new problems on Forum Display
  • Ability to flag posts as Solution, Best Answer or Good Answer

Community-Voted "Best Answers"
  • Users who did not ask the original question can vote on a single answer in the thread as the "Best Answer"
  • Users can un-vote their post of choice if they change their mind later
  • The community voted best answer will display a unique text

Landing Page
  • Displays the following blocks
    • Latest X Own Unanswered Questions
    • Latest X Own Answered Questions
    • Latest X Unanswered Questions
    • Latest X Answered Questions
  • Displays a form to quickly post new questions

Question List
  • Can be filtered by answered/unanswered
  • Can be filtered by own or globally asked/answered questions
  • Powers the blocks on the Landing Page

Solution Validation
  • Select usergroups can flag a solution as "Validated"
  • Displays underneath the Answer Type drop-down

vBActivity & Awards Integration
  • Points for Problems Posted
  • Points for Problems Solved
  • Points for Solutions Validated

General / Other
  • Reminders for users who have unresolved problems with at least 1 reply and has not received a reply for X days
  • Postbit stats for Problems Posted, Problems Solved, Best Answers Given, Good Answers Given
  • What's Going On stat block for total problems posted, total unresolved problems, best problem solver
  • Per-usergroup limits on how often problems can be posted


Pro

Private Questions
  • Admins can choose to enable a category to only have Private questions
  • Admins can choose to enable a category to have Private questions (User choice per question)
  • Private questions go in a special sub-forum that admins set up, with special permissions
  • Questions will only show up to starter, and staff

Statistics Exporting
  • Export a list of users that have participated in vBAnswers in some way
  • Enter a Start & End date to create a date range for the export
    • Both values are optional
    • Omitting start date means "from beginning until X"
    • Omitting end date means "from X until now"
    • Omitting both means "from beginning until now"

General / Other
  • Rotating trophies for most Solutions, Best Answers and Good Answers, recalculated every X days
  • Ability to export a list of everybody who has received at least 1 post flagged as the Solution, Best Answer or Good Answer with the info described

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Tom's Hardware (Italy) commissioned this mod, which is why the branding exists.

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Old 07 Jan 2013, 22:20
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This looks pretty cool. Is there any kind of spam prevention around the sidebar form?
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Old 14 Jan 2013, 19:22
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Yeah, X problems posted per Y minutes, in the usergroup options


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Old 22 Jan 2013, 14:44
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
Yeah, X problems posted per Y minutes, in the usergroup options


Fillip
So potentially a bot could spam the crap out of the form?

What happens if the user never registers? Where do the unposted threads go?
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Old 22 Jan 2013, 16:56
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No, they would be hit with the X problems per Y minutes post limit, plus bots would need to be explicitly coded to work with this particular form as it doesn't use the same form names as the regular vBulletin posting interface

If the user never register their post is not posted.


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Old 22 Jan 2013, 17:18
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I like the "post a thread via a block/widget" functionality of this as a way to encourage visitors to start posting. I presume they post, and are then prompted to register?

Can this be used without the main "answers" functionality - literally just a sidebar block and CMS widget for a new thread with a dropdown to select the forum?
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Old 25 Jan 2013, 19:29
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Unfortunately not, no


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Old 31 Jan 2013, 19:30
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When i open a thread with form. Everything is ok.

But when i open thread with default thread button, i cant see Solution, Best Answer or Good Answer.

Members able to choose to open thread with default button.
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Old 01 Feb 2013, 17:58
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That's correct, opening threads with default thread button is not supported by this mod.


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Old 02 Feb 2013, 01:34
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
That's correct, opening threads with default thread button is not supported by this mod.


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Do you have any solution?
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Old 02 Feb 2013, 03:41
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The only thing I can think of is to remove the new thread button via template edits.


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Old 30 Mar 2013, 10:30
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i installed, i gave permision to administrators, but i canīt see the sidebar.
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Old 01 Apr 2013, 02:51
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Have you also set up categories and forums?


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Old 01 Apr 2013, 23:41
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yes, but i dont see any sidebar
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Old 02 Apr 2013, 00:49
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Did you also deploy a sidebar block in the Forum Blocks Manager?


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