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ConfusedCartman
08-11-2009, 08:46 PM
We've upgraded our LittleBigExperience system, which carries with it a boatload of fixes and features. I'll summarize the most important changes:


Layout has been redesigned - The Experience system is now much easier to use. With hundreds of slick new icons and less mess, you'll have a much better time browsing and using the various features.
You can give away points (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/xperience.php?go=gap)! - Finally, you have the ability to give away raw XP to any other member on the site. Simply click Experience in the navbar, then click on the Give away points icon (far right), and you'll be able to pick out exactly which kinds of points you're sending and who will receive them!
New Activities page (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/xperience.php?go=activities) - Listing detailed changed in XP, purchases, and awards, the Activities page is perfect for those of you who love to keep track of the under-the-hood goings-on of the site.
"Activity" stat revamped - The once-simple "Activity" statistic that ranks each user's activity on the site has been overhauled. It now takes into account visitor messaging, social group interactions, and blogging. Other minor changes have also been made to ensure it is more accurate.
Social Group support - Your actions in various social groups now have an effect on your overall XP.

Enjoy the new features, and don't forget to report any oddities you might find. I've also included the full changelog for those of you who want to take a peek at the details of this upgrade.

3.8.4, 11th August 2009
- New feature: Give Away Points. A new feature to share points with friends. You can choose freely of one of the point category and give away some or even all points.
- New feature: Activities, showing what is currently happening on your forum (Points, Promotions, Awards, Shop). Features also an Activities Module for vBAdvanced 3.x
- Awards: Identificator is dead. Long live the new direct URL field! Type any URL to an existing image and it will be taken for the award, f.e. /xperience/icons/newaward.png. You can use a small and a big image.
- Awards: If no image is defined, a default image will be taken (/xperience/icons/default_16.png)
- Awards: Over 150 (new and updated) icons for awards and shop, each in sizes of 16x16 and 32x32. Default Awards have a complete new icon. You can still use the old one, search for icons named award_*
- Awards: Six awards are now pre-configured: Most Popular, Activity Award, Posting Award, Community Award, Frequent Poster, Blog Award, Calendar Award
- Awards: Possibility to clear all awards and recreate default awards
- Awards: Change display style for awards on profile: Either included in Experience fieldset or in an extra block below albums
- Awards: Introduced Award Categories for a better grouping if using more awards
- Awards: New Awardlisting. You can choose whether this or the old style legacy blockwise Awardlisting.
- Awards: Logging of all issued awards
- Awards: Manage Awards and Edit Awards have been re-designed and new structured, incl. a testdrive for Awards. See SQL String and resultset of calculation

- Change: There is a new directory called xperience. This is the new place for ALL graphics, including bars, shop items and awards.

- New Experience: Helpful Answers
- New Experience: vB Tournaments and Ladders
- New Experience: Post Ranking System
- New Experience: Average Posts since registration, also with award
- New Experience: Calendar Events, also with award
- CDP: New Plugin for Advanced Forum Points. You can independent set points for several forums

- Experience: Activity now calculates also activity on different sections (Visitormessages, Social Group message, Blog (if installed), Postings), not only postings
- Shop: Fixed problems with not logged in users are transaction log
- Shop: Fixed problems with usernames containing an underscore
- AdminCP: Recount has been moved to an own dedicated page: AdminCP, Experience, Recount
- AdminCP: New About Info with link to Support Thread

- Profile provides now Activites, removed GAP and Promotion log
- Experience: Recount trigger extended to login and album edit process, Now not only posting something will increase your points automatically.
- Experience Bars now also available in vBulletin Blog Sidebar, below User's Avatar
- Earn Points has now a new field called "Yours". It shows your actual points in this. You need to reimport all vBExperience addons from the 3.8.4 package to support this for the addon.

- Fixed HTML Validation errors
- Fixed several minor

3.8.3, 09th April 2009
- New Feature: Social Group Ranking. Points from group members are summed and divided by member count. Option to include only groups with x (default: 5) members. Can be disabled.
- AdminCP, Custom Points, points will be calculated for affected user immediatly
- All addons have now uninstall code to remove own columns
- Breaking change: Support for PhotoPost vBGallery has been outsourced to an plugin. You will need to install this addon (ZIP, extras/addons) to get points of it.
- New addon: v3Arcade Score Submissions
- Fixed uninstall problems
- Fixed path of vBAdvance Modules
- Several smaller fixes

RockSauron
08-11-2009, 08:48 PM
Yay! Hm... Well, I think I'll give away some points O_O Need a contest idea though... lol <_>

Leonardo
08-11-2009, 08:48 PM
Wow cool, I like the old version.
But firefox wouldn't load.

I was gonna be first, but I was reading it.

-Edit-
Spoiler won't show.
Nevermind, had to refresh.

BSprague
08-11-2009, 08:51 PM
Great updates there! I don't think I'll be giving away my hard-earned XP any time soon, but it is great for contests and general philanthropy.


Yay! Hm... Well, I think I'll give away some points O_O Need a contest idea though... lol <_>

Speaking of philanthropy...you want to throw a thousand or two of those points in my general direction? ;)

Leonardo
08-11-2009, 08:52 PM
Hey hey, I'm the guy in need of points. :p

RockSauron
08-11-2009, 08:57 PM
This kinda renders the giving exp for a contest pointless now... Plus now we can give away prizes for things OTHER then LBP contests O_O

... And also... adding this to mnrc? D=

But still, yeah, very nice, very nice indeed :kz:

Frazer951
08-11-2009, 09:34 PM
Ooooh, fancy!
I am glad to see that general activities amongst your own social groups garners you some amount of experience.

iiiijujube
08-11-2009, 09:49 PM
Sounds cool. I always love it when we get new features. :)

Night Angel
08-11-2009, 11:06 PM
CC has done it again!

LuckyShot
08-11-2009, 11:50 PM
thats awesome about the social groups thing, although now I can't double post in them like I always do

tjb0607
08-12-2009, 12:10 AM
*goes to sell "Offer XP in a contest" prize*

Just kidding, I don't really want it coming out of my wallet. :P

S-A-S--G-U-N-R
08-12-2009, 12:28 AM
Nice, really good update :)

Zhion5991
08-12-2009, 01:37 AM
Wow, that's a awesome update CC!

Flare Skull
08-12-2009, 04:30 AM
cool upgrade :) all activity % lost though..

siccology
08-12-2009, 05:36 AM
sounds like some good improvements

Coxy224
08-12-2009, 10:34 AM
Another bundle of great improvements CC

Long live ConfusedCartman eh? ;)

rtm223
08-12-2009, 11:29 AM
Speaking of philanthropy...you want to throw a thousand or two of those points in my general direction? ;)

You won't get a thousand or two, but your essay-writing prowess has earned you some of my redundant XP ;)

I'll sort it out later once I can be bothered to work out how :p

FlameAtNight
08-12-2009, 12:11 PM
Wow great! This is really useful! Thanks CC!

BSprague
08-12-2009, 05:04 PM
You won't get a thousand or two, but your essay-writing prowess has earned you some of my redundant XP ;)

I'll sort it out later once I can be bothered to work out how :p

I didn't even realize exactly how long that "feedback" was until I hit send and it said I was 5,000 characters over the limit. :rolleyes:

ARD
08-12-2009, 06:28 PM
Doesn't this make the offer xp thing kinda redundant?

Zwollie
08-12-2009, 06:38 PM
Doesn't this make the offer xp thing kinda redundant?

No, not really.
With the Offer XP you can still give away more than you spend on it.

ConfusedCartman
08-12-2009, 07:24 PM
Doesn't this make the offer xp thing kinda redundant?
No, it doesn't. With Offer XP, you only spend 500xp. We hand out the XP to whoever won it, so it doesn't come out of your own pocket. It's good for larger-scale contests where you want to hand out more than 500xp but you don't have the XP to back it up.

hilightnotes
08-12-2009, 10:26 PM
1) So I WASN'T crazy when I saw all the activity bars go down to 0% for a few minutes!

2) I was just looking at my own page, and was like.. "Hey, I don't remember this stuff being there! How do I always miss these things?!" But lo and behold, it was a new update :p

Anyways, great stuff CC! Maybe I'll start getting involved in more social groups and such!

dorien
08-12-2009, 11:11 PM
Nice to see our cold hard cash that we donate is going to good use :D

Another great addition CC

P.s I didn't thank you, as that is getting boring thanking you all the time for each new thread :p
And how else am I ever gonna catch up to you :D
Maybe you should try out the new Give away points thing and throw 5000 my way to give me a chance :p

Leonardo
08-12-2009, 11:57 PM
*ahem* :blush:

Burnvictim42
08-13-2009, 03:37 AM
great job again CC :D Though i'll have to stop double posting in the social groups... shame, that.

RickRock_777
08-13-2009, 03:56 AM
Thanks CC, for these thoughtful enhancements. Your awesomeness continues to amaze me.:)

Rick

ConfusedCartman
08-13-2009, 04:17 AM
Quick update: I just made a few tweaks to the activity portion so it would be more accurate. It works on a system of average posts per day versus your posts per day, them compounds those statistics with Social Groups, Blogs, and Visitor Messages to come up with the final number. Note that Social Groups, Blogs, and Visitor Messages have a much weaker effect on your percentage than posts do, so you can have near 100% without actually participating in any of them. However, the less you post, the more those other features help your percentage, so those of you who lurk might still find yourself with a 15-30% activity ranking.

resistance1
08-13-2009, 01:53 PM
It looks like my activity just shot all the way down to nine. :(

Ah, well. All hail Confused Cartman! :)

BSprague
08-14-2009, 01:34 AM
I think there might be a flaw with the new activity system. This member, (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/member.php?u=3483) who hasn't been active in two weeks, has an activity percentage of ~60. That seems sort of high, considering people who are on constantly and actively posting aren't much higher and some are even lower. I'm sure that there are many factors I'm not taking into account, but to me it seems a little unbalanced when someone can not even log in for two weeks and still be more active than most members.

ConfusedCartman
08-14-2009, 01:49 AM
I think there might be a flaw with the new activity system. This member, (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/member.php?u=3483) who hasn't been active in two weeks, has an activity percentage of ~60. That seems sort of high, considering people who are on constantly and actively posting aren't much higher and some are even lower. I'm sure that there are many factors I'm not taking into account, but to me it seems a little unbalanced when someone can not even log in for two weeks and still be more active than most members.
I looked into it, and it seems it's not able to detect the average posts per day. That's definitely not a good thing, and I'm not sure why that is. I'll do some more investigating and see what I can turn up.

Leonardo
08-14-2009, 01:50 AM
Question, are there anymore updates that come along with this?

ConfusedCartman
08-14-2009, 01:58 AM
Quick update: it seems it's an issue with the latest version. I've informed the developer of the mod, but I'm not sure when he will get back to me (it usually takes a day or so). I'm basically just waiting for a response, so expect the Activity section to be inaccurate until I'm able to nail down the problem.


Question, are there anymore updates that come along with this?
I'm not sure what you mean, exactly.

jwwphotos
08-14-2009, 02:10 AM
I looked into it, and it seems it's not able to detect the average posts per day. That's definitely not a good thing, and I'm not sure why that is. I'll do some more investigating and see what I can turn up.

Hey CC, not sure if this helps, but I had noticed last night that several folks like Morgana as well as myself were down to 0 percent when others jumped as high as 99 percent. I didn't think about it much since it was possibly a rollover per day sort of average, but now that I see your post, I wanted to let you know in case it might help.

Good luck!

Hybrid
08-14-2009, 01:17 PM
the xp chanced again i see i got now 100 % activity and i got a gold medal for being verry active :D

hilightnotes
08-14-2009, 03:38 PM
Wow it seems like almost everyone's activity has suddenly jumped up!

Takelow
08-14-2009, 06:52 PM
And now, it is getting down to 0%.
In one day, i start with 36%, then up to 99% and now 0%...wow...who am i? :)

EDIT: Ok, it seems to be ok now. I am 41 % what i think is fair ;)

ConfusedCartman
08-14-2009, 07:07 PM
I've installed a fix for the bug that the mod developer published, and after making some tweaks to the way the system works, I think we're back on track. Thanks for bearing with me while I worked on getting everything working again. :)

MrsSpookyBuz
08-14-2009, 07:14 PM
I've installed a fix for the bug that the mod developer published, and after making some tweaks to the way the system works, I think we're back on track. Thanks for bearing with me while I worked on getting everything working again. :)

Crikey, CC, this is better service than a paid subscription-based one! I think we're all 'with you', never mind 'bearing with you'!!!

Good job, and thank you :)

Leonardo
08-14-2009, 08:05 PM
Quick update: it seems it's an issue with the latest version. I've informed the developer of the mod, but I'm not sure when he will get back to me (it usually takes a day or so). I'm basically just waiting for a response, so expect the Activity section to be inaccurate until I'm able to nail down the problem.


I'm not sure what you mean, exactly.
Like anymore EXP upgrades?

BSprague
08-14-2009, 08:35 PM
I have to agree with MrsSpookyBuz here, you really do offer amazing updates to cater to our needs, and at an insane pace nonetheless. It's great to know that what is said by the community is not falling on deaf ears. :)

ConfusedCartman
08-14-2009, 08:46 PM
Like anymore EXP upgrades?
Oh, I'm sure. The developer has been actively working on it for almost two years now, and it doesn't seem like he's going to stop now.

Hybrid
08-14-2009, 08:47 PM
cooooool :D

Snrm
08-18-2009, 12:59 AM
This is cool the activity bar can drop easier and go up easier. which is pretty cool

ConfusedCartman
08-18-2009, 01:34 AM
This is cool the activity bar can drop easier and go up easier. which is pretty cool
It takes what you've done in the past two weeks and compares it to the average of the top 10 posters in those same two weeks, then draws a percentage from it. If you're highly active one week, then you leave for another, your activity will change. If for some reason the activity of the forums picks up and everyone becomes more active but you don't, your activity percentage will drop accordingly. It's a very dynamic system.

BSprague
08-18-2009, 02:04 AM
It takes what you've done in the past two weeks and compares it to the average of the top 10 posters in those same two weeks, then draws a percentage from it. If you're highly active one week, then you leave for another, your activity will change. If for some reason the activity of the forums picks up and everyone becomes more active but you don't, your activity percentage will drop accordingly. It's a very dynamic system.

It sounds pretty fool-proof to me. Hopefully everything is balanced out and fair now. :)

comphermc
08-18-2009, 02:37 AM
I don't like it! It's too hard for me to be the most active member now! :(

Just kidding. Thanks for update. It seemed wonky, and I never felt like I was the most active before anyways.

comphermc
08-19-2009, 02:57 PM
Edit: nevermind, it's starting to go back up again.

Hybrid
08-19-2009, 09:46 PM
I don't like it! It's too hard for me to be the most active member now! :(

Just kidding. Thanks for update. It seemed wonky, and I never felt like I was the most active before anyways.

lolz i am now the active with my 100 % ;)