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Personal request - reputation, points, multiple group ranks.

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:58 pm
by DTK
I'm new here so I hope I've chosen the right forum section to post in :lol:

Anyway this will be my personal "must-have request" thread for extensions which should have been implemented in phpbb3 itself in the first place (IMO) as they were pretty popular with phpbb2 and obviously I used those myself :lol: so now when I thought of switching to phpbb3 (3.1.4) finally, I'm kind of surprised that they are non-existent so far :o
(Yes I'm new here as I have never really had any troubles with phpbb2 :lol: TBH I want to upgrade just because I'm planning to move to another host and I thought of upgrading for probably better performance and increased stability/security as well as maybe some new interesting and creative extensions)
Everyone who feels the same are welcomed to post here as well, and hopefully some devs :D

I'll try to keep track on developments of all of them and mark them with appropriate red title above, and hopefully will mark this thread in the end as "Finished" or something like that :)
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[Abandoned]
1) Reputation. Basically this (which is unfortunately abandoned as of now):
Reputation System
+Thanks thread starter button, (stylistically something like Discuz or MyBB has) which:
--->Grants X amount of reputation to thread starter (possibly with comment from those who pressed button) depending on forum section (aka configurable the same way as permissions).
--->Can be switched off for some forum sections (aka configurable the same way as permissions).
+Correct answer button, (stylistically like any Q&A software) which:
--->Grants X amount of reputation by thread starter to correct answer user depending on forum section (aka configurable the same way as permissions).
--->Can be switched off for some forum sections (aka configurable the same way as permissions).

I'm aware of Best answer extensions, but I doubt that developer will want to tie it to abandoned extension.

Also there is currently no extension in development for this request, at least none that I'm aware of.
Why?
Just because this rewards good behavior on forum as well as helping other users + it is easier to keep track on "bad" users.
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[Abandoned/In development]
2)Points. Basically this (which is in development currently):
Caramel: Virtual Cash
Under development HERE
+Add X amount of points to user since user's registration day.
+Bug fixes

I've already posted my suggestions to Caramel developer (post awaiting moderation) and hopefully they will be accepted and incorporated in future release.
Why?
This is really relevant question, because reputation would seem enough on first sight, but no - points are basically reward for doing something on forum and then user can get something for those points as a thanks from administration. Also points can be a good award (besides some medals) for some events or/and some help in forum life, contributions, contests, etc. Both of those systems are great additional motivations for users who are "bored" on forum as well as "collect all" type of users. :lol:
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[Abandoned]
3) Multiple group ranks. Which hopefully is this (currently in development):
Show Group Ranks

Said my thanks to this developer as well (post also awaiting moderation), and pretty much nothing else to add, seems like this is exactly what I want. :D
Why?
It is also some type of proud and reward for users like the other 2 but this one in first place is needed for visual representation to average users as "who that guy is?" - e.g. if for example moderator is a moderator in forum section #1 and #3 but posted in #2 users might think that he is moderator for #2 as well, the same would go if he posted in #3 then users will see only #1 and might think that he isn't a moderator for #3 as well. Those are just basic examples, there might be more misunderstanding if there are plenty of groups and they are very nested.
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My congratulations to all who have read so far - you've spent few minutes of your life :lol:
On more serious note - thanks to any developer who'll consider taking Reputation system :) if you'll have any questions go ahead and ask, I'm not a php developer (can only modify few things here and there) but I can surely help with conception and testing.

Re: Personal request - reputation, points, multiple group ranks.

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:23 pm
by Alpha Kitten

Re: Personal request - reputation, points, multiple group ranks.

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:38 pm
by Pernod70
DTK wrote: [Early stage]
3) Multiple group ranks. Which hopefully is this (which is in development hopefully):
Show Group Ranks

Said my thanks to this developer as well (post also awaiting moderation), and pretty much nothing else to add, seems like this is exactly what I want. :D
Development is actually quite advanced, just need to find the time to complete it and throw it out there.

Re: Personal request - reputation, points, multiple group ranks.

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:22 pm
by DTK
Alpha Kitten wrote:Check ut viewtopic.php?f=456&t=2246576
I suppose you refer it as to "Reputation" (#1), but no it is not quite what I would call even "close enough", though developer has written there that he will add some sort of "theming" to it in the future, so I'll try to keep an eye on that one as well, but so far it seems to serve for a bit different purpose. Surely with theming and extending it in the end it is possible to get what I want, but as I said I'm definitely not a php developer as of now. Thanks for pointing that one out.
Pernod70 wrote:
DTK wrote: [Early stage]
3) Multiple group ranks. Which hopefully is this (which is in development hopefully):
Show Group Ranks

Said my thanks to this developer as well (post also awaiting moderation), and pretty much nothing else to add, seems like this is exactly what I want. :D
Development is actually quite advanced, just need to find the time to complete it and throw it out there
Great news, and don't hurry take your time, just keep your extension thread updated from time to time with news on how things are going ;)

Re: Personal request - reputation, points, multiple group ranks.

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:46 pm
by cob
I'm a fan of the software as a whole, but our community is really looking for this type of functionality.

Would love to see a reputation system baked into later versions.