eReward 2- Now with advanced activity tracking , automated point rewarding system , ranking system.
A few years ago , Scripts4Ning brought out this amazing system for Ning Networks, but not long after that they stopped the production as Ning shuts down webdev access to a network's core. Everyone knows it is THE best mod on Ning Networks and urged Ning to build something like this.
Yeah Ning did build it but not exactly what NCs are expecting. just simple leaderboard to display top members.
So , I thought as Ning not going to build this thing , why not i build it, last year , i have completed it on July i think , but , the beta tests results were very bad , lots of bugs emerged , especially on internet explorer , so i have to shut it down (eBoard).
However , i have no given up hope to make this reality , at first , i successfully made a full point system plus control panel that works on all browsers which is eReward 1.
(the first version)
Then , i spent a few months trying to perfect eBoard so i can combine it with eReward to make a better mod. And now here it is, the results of days and days of hard work.
1. Tracks every users activity and automatically reward them points based on their what activity they done.
2. Title/Ranking System , you can specify title/ranks for specific amount of points , for example when user has 1000 points they get the title "Active Member"
3. Manage Points , reward admins able to reward/deduct points to/from users.
4. Improved control panel with a lot more features to manage the new system.
5. eReward Points Ranking module in Ning network's default leaderboard page , above top members module.
6. Activity which can be tracked includes:
Commenting , created a blog , added a discussion , reply to a discussion , join/create groups , upload photo and video.
(Special thanks to the above networks who are willing to let their networks be live demos of eReward!)
1. Is there a trial version?
Sorry but no. Why? Due to my tight schedules, building a trial system would take a lot of time , I sincerely apologize as i am the only one managing the whole eReward.
2. Can I change the language of the leaderboard?
Not yet but yes, i am working that option.
Will notify everyone on my twitter once its ready.
3. When user deletes a post , will their points and stat for that activity get deducted?
Yes, their points and stat score for that activity will decrease. so they will not just spam to get points.
4. Is this plug-in available to all countries?
Yes. elsodev is now hosted on a dedicated IP which can be accessible from around the world.
5. I dont have paypal , can i use other payment methods?
Unfortunately no , I only accept PayPal , sorry for the inconvenience
6. The leaderboard only shows top 3 points scorer , can i set that to 5 or more?
Not yet but yes , i am working on that option too.
7. When admin deletes a user's post , will that user points and stat score get deducted?
Yes eReward is able to detect admins on your network , and will decrease the post content owner's points and stat score when admins delete that post.
8. Something's wrong in eReward?
This system is not 100% bug-free , so if you found anything wrong or any bugs. Please report to me.
9. I cant afford it , why is the price like that?
Some complaint that the price is too high, however you need to consider these facts:
eReward 2, 59.99USD/Year comes with:
-Whole Year Full Support(Get response within 12 hours)
-Instant Setup after payment
-Unlimited Data & Bandwidth Hosting for your eReward.
(Bandwidth means if you have a high load of traffic on your network , eReward servers need to cope with that amount of traffic too, high traffic means high bandwidth)
I hope you will like it.
You can PM me for more info or just ask in below replies.
Follow @elsodev for more updates
To eReward 1 customers , your control panel have been updated to eReward 2 control panel , please copy the new scripts and replace the old ones with them on your network's custom code box
ok i understand and yea it was punchtab after 6 months i got 15 dollars to use on groupon wich helped me get a camera for 1/2 price but took 6 months to do!
in a way i see the point in awarding for logingin but its sorta redundant as u want them to login..and post something so as long as they are awarded for posting it doesnt really help if they launch their browser which auto logs in every day b4 leaving for work then just actively post on the weekends
awarding for posting takes into account that they have to be logged in to post so your already awarding for login by awarding for posts..
the online events ..is a special case and i have no idea how theyd be able to verify you attended (chat events? ) plus i bet only 1 or 2 ..mayb 4 networks would have a use for that and i fdoubt it s possible to even write a script that checks to see whos logged in to chat diring which hurs etc..
(not raining on your parade just trying to be realistic and sorta think it wont be possibpe)
the freind requests..might be?
do u award for accepting being accepted sending invites or total numbrr of friends
if the later whats the policy on freind farming the way silly kids did on myspace when they used 3rd party sites to send tens of thousands of frind invites just to brag abput all the freinds they had that never tak]lked to once
awarding for freinding someo0nes going to encourage ppl freind requesting every single member just for points
Good Points! I see now your point about logging in! I am already encouraging them to do that by rewarding for their interaction.
With the events I would love it if they all attend but really I think just bringing their attention to the fact that they are there is what I was thinking of trying to encourage.
I also can see your point about the friend requests, I was just thinking of encouraging connections but It would be frustrating if I had members friend farming.
Thank you again for the open discussion, its really nice to have someone to bounce ideas back and forth with.
here are the ones im planning to add:
1.Attending an event
2.Logging in daily
Liking , adding friends and status updates i will not make due to this could lead to possible spam.
Follow me on twitter @elsodev to get the latest updates on the next version development.
the leaderboards are a built in feature but u need to create a tab linking to thenm the url yoursite.com/leaderboards
I did not realize the system just added it to your ning leader boards, for some reason I was thinking it was a different function. Thanks for the heads up!
Thanks for helping Misty out ,soaringeagle.
From the Erewards FAQ: Why there are duplicates in the points ranking table?
If you setup eReward before 9th August 2012 , this problem may occur , the only way to solve this is to reset your eReward members database.
Go to Manage Members > Click on "Reset" ( at the bottom right corner ).
It will only reset your eReward members database , title and leaderboard settings will be saved. So , you will only lose any previouslly manually rewarded points. [Do Wait a few days for your members to repopulate the database]
About the first problem , did you gave any manual points for your members? I want to know so i can look for the bug causing duplicates.
2nd problem, its not a problem , its the actual function. As stated in FAQs , retroactivity/past posts will only add for blogs , discussions involved , photos and videos as there is no other way to detect it for other events like commenting and group join/create.
Thanks for using eReward , do report issue via the control panel feedback.
i did nit but i did grant him the power to do so so i will ask him tomorow
i am liking it so far :)
It should be fixed by now. check and see , tell me if the duplicates is occurring.
well i can only assu,e its fixed as other members stats updated it got pushed off the list anyways like i thoughtg it would..but it seems to be working great now
the stuff you put in the My stats' Infobox Settings:
where shgould that show up and why am i not seeing it
i put a link to the leaderboards but dont see it anywhere