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[DEV] Forgg mod: Digg style forums + more

Post by ciacomix » Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:56 pm

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##############################################################
## MOD Title: Forgg Mod
## MOD Author: ciacomix < matt.chambers@forgg.com > (Matt Chambers) http://www.forgg.com
## MOD Description: This mod adds Digg style functionality to topics.
## MOD Version: 0.1.1
## 
## Installation Level: Easy
## Installation Time: 32 minutes
## Files To Edit: viewforum.php
##                admin/admin_forumauth.php
##                admin/admin_ug_auth.php
##                includes/auth.php
##                includes/constants.php
##                templates/subSilver/search_results_topics.tpl
##                templates/subSilver/subSilver.cfg
##                templates/subSilver/viewforum_body.tpl
##                templates/subSilver/viewtopic_body.tpl
##                search.php
##                viewtopic.php
##                language/lang_english/lang_admin.php
##                language/lang_english/lang_main.php
## Included Files: digg.php
##                 digg.gif
## License: http://opensource.org/licenses/gpl-license.php GNU General Public License v2
## Generator: MOD Studio [ ModTemplateTools 1.0.2288.38406 ]
##############################################################
## For security purposes, please check: http://www.phpbb.com/mods/
## for the latest version of this MOD. Although MODs are checked
## before being allowed in the MODs Database there is no guarantee
## that there are no security problems within the MOD. No support
## will be given for MODs not found within the MODs Database which
## can be found at http://www.phpbb.com/mods/
##############################################################
## Author Notes: 
##############################################################
## MOD History:
## 
## 2006-06-22 - Version 0.1.0
## -Initial development release
## 
## 2006-06-22 - Version 0.1.1
## -Added in language changes that were left out
## -Fixed invalid FIND queries
## 
##############################################################
## Before Adding This MOD To Your Forum, You Should Back Up All Files Related To This MOD 
##############################################################
Pronounced the same as 'forge'

This mod will eventually have wider functionality, that is why it is not simply 'digg mod'. It is only in 'DEV' status because my planned feature set is not finished. The code as it is now is entirely useable.

What is Digg?

For those who don't know, this mod is heavily influenced by the website http://www.digg.com. Digg.com is an aggregated news website driven by the community. Anyone can submit stories but only stories that receive a certain number of 'diggs' are put on the front page. My mod works similarly in that topics are not visible in a forum by default until they hit the threshold. This saves users from having to 'dig' around through lots of useless topics to find useful/interesting ones and also means less clutter. If desired, all topics can be seen simply by choosing that option.

Current Features:
  • Digg topics when viewing them [viewtopic]
  • Select between viewing all topics or only digged topics [viewforum]
  • # of diggs present in [viewforum] and [search] results
  • Ability to grant permission to digg in forum permissions in ACP
  • Announcements are always displayed regardless of threshold
Planned Features:
  • Digg systems for replies, users, avatars, signatures, etc
  • All these systems will have physical consequences once a threshold is reached. For instance banning of a user, locking a topic, disabling of an avatar that is offensive, all automated without moderator intervention.
  • Create a better threshold algorithm, and add settings to ACP instead of the constants file
View in action here: http://www.forgg.com
*NOTE: I am running my phpBB3 mod, but its functionaly the same as the phpBB2 mod.

Download here: Forgg_mod-0.1.1_for_phpBB-2.0.21.zip

Viewforum Pic

Viewtopic Pic

Permissions Pic
Last edited by ciacomix on Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:35 am, edited 3 times in total.

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Post by Ramon Fincken » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:50 pm

ok... so can you explain for non english-natives what a digg is and what your mod will do?

Is it some sort of 'rating' system?
Most diggs -> the coolest topic?

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Post by ciacomix » Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:52 pm

Ramon Fincken wrote: ok... so can you explain for non english-natives what a digg is and what your mod will do?

Is it some sort of 'rating' system?
Most diggs -> the coolest topic?

Rfn


Fixed in the original post

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Post by Noobarmy » Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:34 am

so...u cant see the topic in viewtopic untill people "digg it", but they have to view all topics in order to "digg it". :? seeems rather useless but ok :D
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Post by ciacomix » Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:33 am

Noobarmy wrote: so...u cant see the topic in viewtopic untill people "digg it", but they have to view all topics in order to "digg it". :? seeems rather useless but ok :D


Digg.com gets almost as much traffic as New York Times online and is ranked 126th for traffic by Alexa.com. The idea is that the majority of users just browse what is popular, which is what they do anyway, and far fewer browse all the topics. When the few who browse all topics do this they bump up the worthy ones that most people would read anyway to be shown to everyone.

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Post by Ramon Fincken » Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:32 am

thanks for the explanation !

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Post by sickmusic » Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:50 pm

aaah Just what I've been looking for..

I've been raving about this for weeks..
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=399018

I am willing to help out on this. Can also provide development server space for a home.

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i would have to disagree with some small detail of ur idea though.

- All post's should be visible, unless it receives 5 or more negative diggs.
- Also, the Ajaxed animated collapseable posts on phpBB is a must have! Can you imagine it :) sends chills down my spine when I think of my forum doing that.. :)

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Post by Nick- » Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:32 am

Damn, somebody has a backup? Original zip is down and I'd love to use this mod. :(

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Backup or New Mod?

Post by barl0w » Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:37 am

I'd like a copy as well. This thread seemed to be going in the right direction, but the files have disappeared.

Thanks -
Nick- wrote: Damn, somebody has a backup? Original zip is down and I'd love to use this mod. :(

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Post by Beth » Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:35 pm

Hellllooo? 8O

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Is this dead?

Post by royzemi » Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:18 am

The download and the developer's website aren't responding. Is this now dead? Pity if it is!!

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Post by yexusbeliever » Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:34 pm

I like to get this mod as well.

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Post by MonkeyManx » Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:34 am

I suppose we could call him.

Anyone? I really want this mod too!
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Post by ciacomix » Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:51 pm

Sorry guys. The old link is back up now for the download for 2.0.21. I have a version that is considerably more extensive for version 3.0x, but it is probably broken now as it was created when 3.0x was CVS only.

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Post by MonkeyManx » Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:19 pm

ciacomix wrote: Sorry guys. The old link is back up now for the download for 2.0.21. I have a version that is considerably more extensive for version 3.0x, but it is probably broken now as it was created when 3.0x was CVS only.


Thanks for being understanding a cool guy on the phone. :)
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