vBExperience is your free feature packaged solution for motivating your users. vBExperience is an advanced and highly customizable level/promotion and activity measure system with awards, achievements, promotions and activities. It will calculate an activity and experience score for every user based on their activites on the forum. Now your users will see how their level is increasing by participating on your forum.
Communities are not only defined by post count, they need much more parameters: Are the postings the user creates helpful? Are his threads frequently read? Does the user participate on the community by posting pictures, attachments, leaving visitor messages, tagging threads? How can the user's activitiy be compared to others? All this can be answered with this mod. Additionally your users get awards and collect achievements for beeing active on your board.
I hope nothing changes too drastically, i like this forum a lot the way it is - but im glad that we can get a smoother experience with a more sheek feel hopefully we dont lose too many people if they dont like it
Waiting for life to shower me with awesomeness and some meaning.
Re: NB going vBulletin 4!
Originally Posted by Zise
On Saturday, the forums will be closed at 9:00 CET (UTC+1). A major maintenance has been planned along with the much needed upgrade of the Forums to the version 4 of vBulletin. This is a very big step for us, since our current vBulletin version is not getting automatically updated any longer.
The reason for this upgrade is that the version we currently are running has reached somewhat of a dead end, and it's started to get unstable due to our high user count. With the new version we expect the site to run a lot more smooth with less downtime, and it also opens up space for a whole lot of other upgrades and fun stuff for all. We hope we have your support on this.
This will cause a lot of changes to the site and especially its plugins; some of the ones we are using right now are not compatible with the new version and will have to be removed. However, the migration to v. 4 will allow NarutoBase to release new add ons and plugins which will make the forums a better and nicer place!
The plugins that will be lost are: the Kumi system, the gifts, the awards, and some other plugins that we have on the profiles. Some of them will be restored after the upgrade as soon as possible, so don't worry, the awards will be added back later!
As soon as the migration is finished, we will open up the forums to the public with the default vBulletin theme. A new theme will be added later on but you have to give us some time for that since the template system has changed dramatically. Along the day we will migrate back the plugins and based on the comments there might be some other changes as well. So yes, the forums will get a fresh new look as well!
Of course we will do our best to migrate without any troubles but unexpected things might occur, so your patience is much appreciated.
Awesome!!! Now that's why we say...... Nobody does it like the base!!