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[DEV] Easy Points Mod (with a Posting Rewards Add-on)

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:27 pm
by Wickedlad
[Easy Points]
MOD Name: Easy Points
MOD Description: A points system MOD that allows users to earn, consume and transfer points in your board. Users can get points by making threads/replies, and uploading attachments, and being replied.
MOD Version: 0.9 Beta 2
phpBB Version: 3.0.4 tested
Supported Styles: proSilver, subSilver2
Supplied Languages: English
MOD Screenshots:
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MOD Download: Coming soon

MOD Highlights:
  • One currency type only.
  • No database change is necessary.
  • Merely 4~5 edits total to phpBB source code.
MOD Feature List:
  • The name of the points is customizable.
  • Points field is shown both in the UCP and ACP.
  • Normal users can see the points field in their UCP but can't edit it.
  • Admins can manage and edit all users' Points field in the ACP.
  • Displaying user's points in memberlist can turn on or off in the ACP.
  • Displaying user's points in user profiles can turn on or off in the ACP.
  • Displaying user's points in topic pages can turn on or off in the ACP.
  • A shortcut named "" in viewprofile navigate you to the profile page of ACP directly, hence admins can change a user's points quickly via clicking on his/her username link. (obsoleted)
  • Admins and mods can adjust users' points in the front-end (viewtopic) also. (using Posting Rewards Add-on)
  • Users would gain points for posting new topics. (directly)
  • Users would gain points for replying. (directly)
  • Users would gain points for uploading attachments. (directly)
  • Topic author can earn points from other users' replyings. (directly)
  • The continuous replies from a same user will just be counted as one reply. (to prevent abuse of the points policy)
  • Possibility to charge users to pay to download attachments.
  • Possibility to charge users to pay to access certain paid forums. (unimplemented)
  • Possibility to deduct points form users when they were warned.
  • Global mods and admins are exempt from paying points over all forums.
  • The single mods only needn't pay for anything in the forum they moderate.
  • A Award Poster button in viewtopic is used to grant the post author(s). (subjectively, using Posting Rewards Add-on)
  • Can grant points in one go to multiple users who have posted in a thread, respectively.
  • The Award Poster button is also a general way to manipulate the current post and poster's points.
  • Users may also give/donate points to others through the Award Poster button.
  • Admins and mods can give or take points away from users by the Award Poster button.
  • Admins and mods can warn the current user as well by the Award Poster button.
  • Admins and mods can delete the current post as well by the Award Poster button.
  • The points rules can be turned off in certain forums.
  • The points rules can be turned off for individual users. (their points still could be alterable for admins and mods, unimplemented)
Author Notes:
  • Before Adding This MOD To Your Forum, You Should Back Up All Files Related To This MOD.
  • This MOD is development quality. It is not recommended that you install it on a live forum.
  • Do the DIY Instructions included at the end of this install guide before the mod is working.
  • User's points in viewtopic is invisible until that user get his/her first bucket of points.
Installation Level: Easy
Installation Time: ~5 Minutes

Installation Instructions
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DIY Instructions:
1. Creates points field (required)
a. Go to Administration Control Panel > USERS AND GROUPS > Custom profile fields.
b. Type 'points' as the field identification, then click on the 'Create new field' button.
c. Tick the 'Display in user control panel' checkbox in the 'Visibility options'.
d. Tick the 'Display on viewtopic screen' checkbox in the 'Visibility options'.
e. Enter a 'Field name/title presented to the user', a 'Points' is recommended for English.
f. Click the 'Profile type specific options' button at the bottom-right to continue to the next stage:
Length of input box: 8
Lowest allowed number: -1000000
Highest allowed number: 1000000
Default value: 0
g. Click the 'Language specific options' button at the bottom of the page, if you have more than one language installed.
h. On last options page click the 'Save' button.
i. Go to Administration Control Panel > GENERAL > Board features.
j. Set the 'Display custom profile fields on topic pages:' to Yes in the 'Load settings'.

2. Programmatically setting preferences (optional)
Use mypreferences.php to configure this MOD's settings.
a. Open includes/mypreferences.php.
b. Find the following variables, modify their default values at your will.
$points_per_topic: how many points a user makes per topic, default: 10
$points_per_post: how many points a user makes per reply, default: 1
$points_per_attachment: how many points a user makes per attachment
$cost_per_download: how many points a user pays, at which it is authorized to download a file
$cost_per_forum_access: how many points a user pays, at which it is authorized to access a paid forum
$non_points_forums: a forum exclusions to exclude forums that do not carry out the points policy
$non_points_users: a user exclusions to exclude users who do not apply to the points policy
$paid_forums: the forums that users should pay points to read and post on
$points_policy_remarks_page: an url of the page that explains how the points system works
c. Save includes/mypreferences.php.

Known Bugs:

Add-ons and Extensions:
  • A Posting Rewards add-on
  • Auto Group mod compatible
  • Integrate with Hide mod
  • Integrate with Mission Rewards mod
  • Integrate with Activities Rewards mod
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[Posting Rewards Add-on]
MOD Description: A add-on of Easy Points MOD that allows users and mods to grant points to somebody base on the quality of their postings. In addition allows mods to deduct points from somebody as a penalty because of their junk posts.
MOD Requirements: Must have the Easy Points MOD installed for this Add-on to be of any use.

Installation Instructions
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Re: [BETA] Easy Points Mod (with a Posting Rewards Add-on)

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:42 pm
by darkonia
why you make one more, it gives so good points mod now, nobody will use your i think???

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... points+mod

this ist the one who comes in the next days in the moddb, its highly active from the devs and i dont think that you are so active as they...

Re: [BETA] Easy Points Mod (with a Posting Rewards Add-on)

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:11 pm
by katib
Thank you very much for making this wondefull Mod :)
I was looking for such a Mod for a while
darkonia wrote:why you make one more, it gives so good points mod now, nobody will use your i think???
I Totally disagree wtih you
please read features list carefully !!
This Mos has UNIQUE features , I coudnot find in other Point System Mods, such:
Topic Author can earn points from other users' replying. (directly)
The continuous replies from a same user will just be counted as one reply. (to prevent abuse of the points policy)
Capability to charge users for downloading attachments.
Capability to charge users for accessing certain paid forums.
Global mods and admins can bypass any points requirements over all forums.
The single mods only needn't pay for anything in the forum they moderate.
A Award Poster button in viewtopic is used to grant a post author. (using Posting Rewards Add-on)
Can grant points in bulk at a time to users who posted in a thread, respectively.
and those features also
Add-ons and Extensions:
Integrate with Hide mod
Auto Group mod compatible
A Posting Rewards Add-on
A Mission Rewards Add-on
A Activity Rewards Add-on
Many peoples were asking for a such features

So thanks Wickedlad and keep the good work
Hope to see a working version to download soon

Re: [BETA] Easy Points Mod (with a Posting Rewards Add-on)

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:18 pm
by Janfull
This looks like a useful MOD. For the purposes of our forum it would be much better if multiple categories of points were possible. Are you planning to enable it?

Re: [BETA] Easy Points Mod (with a Posting Rewards Add-on)

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:15 pm
by DavidIQ
Hello,

Because you are not providing a download link please change your topic title according to MOD Development Forum rules section 3. It either needs to be DEV or ALPHA. BETA implies that our community members are able to install and test which is not the case here.

Thanks.

Re: [BETA] Easy Points Mod (with a Posting Rewards Add-on)

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:11 am
by yexusbeliever
Wow! I do like some of the features here, which isn't provided by Ultimate Points. Man! It makes hard for me to decide which one to stick to.

I like the decimals. So Wickedlad, I don't know if you can add decimal feature onto this mod. This way I can use it like a money system if I like.

Re: [DEV] Easy Points Mod (with a Posting Rewards Add-on)

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:58 am
by katib
Is there any news about this Mod ?