Question: Unlocking system per post count for boards? 10 posts

OP Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:07 pm
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Hello everyone,

This might belongs to the PHP section, but anyways, on a phpBB board like this one, how can you make an unlocking system.
I want certain downloads to be accessible when getting 100 posts for example. I'm not going to learn HTML, as these times do not demand such knowledge nessecarily, but any idea on how I can install this on my board?

Also, Don if you could post the script(s) for the Mafia Credits and the redeeming option or link me to some tutorials, I'd really appreciate that.
Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:13 am
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General Tony wrote:
Hello everyone,

This might belongs to the PHP section, but anyways, on a phpBB board like this one, how can you make an unlocking system.
I want certain downloads to be accessible when getting 100 posts for example. I'm not going to learn HTML, as these times do not demand such knowledge nessecarily, but any idea on how I can install this on my board?

Also, Don if you could post the script(s) for the Mafia Credits and the redeeming option or link me to some tutorials, I'd really appreciate that.


Start by installing automod.
Then download mods.
Automod will then let you auto install the mods.

Be careful though, only install a few mods per week and let your community test them out, so you can debug them. Often, multiple mods will clash with each other .... causing you to have to spend hours programming / debugging. Many have been the nights that me and DM stayed up late updating / installing / debugging mods.

There is a mod for just about everything. Just look at the phpbb mod database.

Credits were setup using the ultimate points mod.
OP Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:37 pm
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Great, I will look into it. Thank's.

Do you debug by settings of the mod or by editing the html/php?
Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:48 pm
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General Tony wrote:
Great, I will look into it. Thank's.

Do you debug by settings of the mod or by editing the html/php?


Mostly editing of the html / php.
OP Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:26 am
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Okay and one last question. If the mods are official templates, why is it that some of them are still faulty and have to be repaired?
Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:48 am
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General Tony wrote:
Okay and one last question. If the mods are official templates, why is it that some of them are still faulty and have to be repaired?


1) If you are using a theme not supported by the mod, this can break the mod
2) If you are using 2 mods with conflicting javascript, this can cause 2 mods to break each other
3) If the mod was made for an older version of phpbb, this can cause the mod not to work with your version
4) If the mod requires code that another mod already edited ... this could cause the mod to crap out on you during auto installation
5) mods are not perfect ... sometimes they do contain bugs
6) it is possible that the developer of the mod used a different web browser than you and did not make the mod cross compatible
6) same thing with computer screen size
OP Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:51 pm
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That stuff is more complicated than I expected. I already had to do some research for adding a spoiler bbcode.

Don Von Free Credits wrote:
1) If you are using a theme not supported by the mod, this can break the mod
2) If you are using 2 mods with conflicting javascript, this can cause 2 mods to break each other
3) If the mod was made for an older version of phpbb, this can cause the mod not to work with your version
4) If the mod requires code that another mod already edited ... this could cause the mod to crap out on you during auto installation
5) mods are not perfect ... sometimes they do contain bugs
6) it is possible that the developer of the mod used a different web browser than you and did not make the mod cross compatible
6) same thing with computer screen size


Let's hope I won't have to reload the backup files that often.
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:00 pm
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You could try using one of those websites where everthing is all done for you already. x.x
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:00 pm
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BloodLustD wrote:
You could try using one of those websites where everthing is all done for you already. x.x


There are custom distributions of phpbb with dozens of mods pre-installed.
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:05 pm
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Ah, alright then.

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