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vbNetwork - share forums with other boards
Mod Version: 1.0.0, by zethon (Member) zethon is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.4 Rating: (8 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 71
Released: 03 May 2009 Last Update: 02 Jun 2010 Downloads: 594
Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Additional Files External Content Is in Beta Stage  

vbNetwork

Summary
This add-on gives you the ability to share forums with other message boards without having to share any database information. The plugin runs through webservices and uses XML.
Release Notes
Currently the installation is easy but if you want to set up and run your own network it will help if you're familiar with XML. Joining an already existing network is fairly simple.

This plugin is developed using vBulletin 3.8.X and being tested on 3.6.X and 3.8.X. If it works on both of those, I will assume it works on 3.7.X.

If you would like my help writing versions for phpBB, IPB or other message board software, please feel free to contact me.

If you are interested you can join my existing network, but please note that it is mostly a trolling-based community of boards. Feel free to start your own network with other boards.

Product Specifications
  1. several plugins
  2. one cron job
  3. file uploads
  4. new DB tables
  5. several phrases

Installation
Approx 2-5 mins
See the included installation instructions.
Upgrading/Updating
  1. upload all files in the upload directory, overwriting any existing files
  2. re-import the XML file, setting "Overwrite" to "Yes"

Configuration
See the included documentation for details.
Support

If you encounter problems or discover any bugs, please create a new issue at: http://code.google.com/p/vbnetwork/issues/list

Change History
  • 0.9.0 (2009-02-20) - initial Beta release
  • 0.9.2 (2009-05-03) - added (some) logging, fixed bug for 3.8.2
  • 0.9.3 (2009-05-03) - added 'Delete' to Network Management, other minor changes
  • 0.9.4 (2009-05-08) - added new board and forum management functionality, and some new minor features
  • 0.9.5 (2009-05-09) - adds new option to sync network users via email, and added ability to change the network name
  • 1.0.0 (2010-06-02) - Version 1.0 for vBulletin 3.8.X

Sample
This is one shared forum on three different boards (the content of this forum may be NSFW).
http://www.anothermessageboard.com/f...splay.php?f=29
http://www.juot.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=50
http://www.drunkensquirrel.net/com/f...splay.php?f=28
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Old 05 May 2009, 22:56
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Geez this sounds like a very interesting hack. I am following it. Thanks for dreaming this up.
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Old 06 May 2009, 13:37
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What a fantastic idea.

I haven't seen anything like this since the old dial-up BBS days and networks like FIDOnet. I am very excited for the potential of this thing when it gets a little more finished and friendly.

Last edited by Undertaker #59; 06 May 2009 at 13:44.
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Old 06 May 2009, 20:37
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Originally Posted by Undertaker #59 View Post
What a fantastic idea.

I haven't seen anything like this since the old dial-up BBS days and networks like FIDOnet. I am very excited for the potential of this thing when it gets a little more finished and friendly.
I was thinking the same thing.

This is a guaranteed MOTF winner once it comes out of beta.
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Old 07 May 2009, 03:27
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I added functionality to delete a network in the 'Network Manager'. I also added some explanations to the fields when adding a new network to your board.
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Old 07 May 2009, 06:21
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this plugin is having a great future
i am sure of it
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Old 07 May 2009, 06:59
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Originally Posted by Undertaker #59 View Post
What a fantastic idea.

I haven't seen anything like this since the old dial-up BBS days and networks like FIDOnet. I am very excited for the potential of this thing when it gets a little more finished and friendly.
Exactly what i was thinking! I can't wait!
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Old 07 May 2009, 17:10
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Looking forward to using this mod once its more stable
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Old 08 May 2009, 22:19
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I've added functionality that makes the configuration and management of networks much much easier. No longer do admins have to edit XML to add/remove boards/forums from their networks.
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Old 08 May 2009, 22:42
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Originally Posted by zethon View Post
Posts from other boards show up on your board as Guest posts would. The username is constructed from the user's name on the other board and the board's "node code". Hence, if someone on another board the username "Fred" and that board's node code is XYZ, then posts from that user will show up on your board as a Guest with name "[email protected]"
Any chance of it checking by the user's associated email to marry the accounts up from Board A to Board B instead of always being as a guest?
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Old 09 May 2009, 21:25
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Originally Posted by KW802 View Post
Any chance of it checking by the user's associated email to marry the accounts up from Board A to Board B instead of always being as a guest?
I've gone ahead and implemented this as an option. This will be out in the next release.
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Old 10 May 2009, 03:28
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Very Intersting Mod

I wish to see it stable so I use it soon.
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Old 10 May 2009, 05:15
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Originally Posted by RvG2 View Post
Very Intersting Mod

I wish to see it stable so I use it soon.
Once I have added all the phrases I will release this as 1.0. That should happen in the next week or so.
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Old 10 May 2009, 06:08
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Originally Posted by KW802 View Post
Any chance of it checking by the user's associated email to marry the accounts up from Board A to Board B instead of always being as a guest?
I've added this functionality an I've also added code that will allow you to change the name of an existing network.

Tomorrow when I have time in the afternoon, I will go through and add the missing phrases.

I will then add a few forums on my board to coordinate bvBulletin network, giving useful information like "what kind of network" they, admin information and contact info, etc.

What are the rules about setting up another version of he software on a subdomain. That's allowed right?
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Old 10 May 2009, 16:13
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What is the possibility of adding Blogs to it as well?

For example someone used vBulleting Blog and that Blog is posted as a Blog on the network sites that use vBulleting Blog?
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Old 11 May 2009, 04:58
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Great idea! Any idea why this table didn't get created when I installed? I also noticed that when I try uninstalling the product and reinstalling the previous data doesn't get deleted.

Database error in vBulletin 3.8.0:

Invalid SQL:

SELECT * FROM forumnetwork_sub
LEFT JOIN network_node
ON (network_sub.node_code = network_node.node_code)
AND (network_sub.networkid = network_node.networkid)
WHERE (network_sub.networkid = 3) AND (subid = 75)
ORDER BY network_sub.node_code;

MySQL Error : Table 'x_forum.network_node' doesn't exist
Error Number : 1146
Request Date : Sunday, May 10th 2009 @ 11:38:55 PM
Error Date : Sunday, May 10th 2009 @ 11:38:55 PM
Script : http://x.com/forum/admincp/networkforum.php
Referrer : http://x.com/forum/admincp/index.php?do=nav
IP Address :
Username :
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 5.0.67-community-log
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