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New Mod: vBAnswers, vBDonate for vB5, vBSlider v3 Gold & vB3 & Much more!

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Lots of news this week to make up for the lack of a blog last week guys

First up is the public release of vBAnswers Beta, which is a Yahoo Answers style mod letting your members ask questions for people to answer. It has a "Solution" "Best Answer" and "Good Answer" system, and also has community voting on the best answer in addition to this. It can also post questions to a private forum where only the asker and staff can see the question & answers making it ideal as a support system. Read all about the features here. This mod was initially commissioned by Tom's Hardware (Italy) and as such has a link to their site in the copyright footer.

We also are happy to announce vBDonate for vB5 which has all the features you know & love from the vB4 version, but now with more vB5ness! Read all about it here.

vBSlider v3 has now gone gold and has also been released for vB3. Slider is a mod that lets you display images overlaid with information & links on your homepage to show people what's new and important on your site. It can automagically create slides based on the criteria you set in the ACP to ensure cool new threads get added instantly! Read all about it here.

We have released an update to our Copyright Management Mod which gives you the ability to further compress your copyright footer for your DBTech mods - you now have the option of displaying a single line of copyright with a "details" link that will take people to a page generated here on DBTech with a list of DBTech mods you have installed on your site. Read more here.

Username Change v1.2.1 has been released adding the feature to customise the date/timestamp in profiles. Read about it here.

What's Going On

@Belazor is working on vBDownloads for vB5
@Dylan is continuing work on his new mod.
@Darkwaltz4 is continuing work on vBArcade for #vB5
@Ozzy47 is working on an unannounced mod
@bszopi is on a general leave of absence
@Pandemikk is still working on new features for Advanced #Registration
@Mokonzi is working on a vB5 port of one of his mods
@the-danzor is making a new layout for DBTech

Coming Soon

Gallery-complementing mod in the next few months
Questions & Answers Gold & Lite in the next month
vBDonate vB5 Gold in the next few weeks
vBDownloads for vB5 in the next month or so
Advanced Registration v2 in the near future
Several more vB5 Ports in the coming months
vB5 pro mods in the next 4 weeks

Decado's Corner

We're getting close to the big official vB5 launch for DBTech mods now - the current plan is to do it around about the start of the new year, launch the new skin & the Pro versions of the vB5 mods at the same time, as well as the site directory. I will be approaching some people over the next week to be part of the directory - including those of you who have PM'd me to be part of it.

Hopefully you guys enjoy the update to the copyright mod, it should be significantly less intrusive now and will also hopefully help our sale-through rate too.

We're planning on doing a cool little 24hour codeathon between christmas and the new year, where the coders take a day to design and code a little free mod from scratch, so you guys can expect to get a few nice little christmas present mods from DBTech in the new year!

Speaking of upcoming mods, here is a sneak peek at vBArcade on vB5:
Each individual "block" you see (apart from the "main list" below) will be moveable / removable at will via the Site Builder, allowing you the freedom to shuffle the page around to suit your individual forum's wants and needs.
Additionally, they will be addable to any page on your forum - you can, for instance, add "Featured Arcade Game" to every page on your forum if you wish to promote a game you're having a contest for, etc. The possibilities are endless!

This week we were notified of someone ripping our images and using them on their site - our favicon, forum read notifications, logo, everything. When we contacted them to nicely ask if they would remove them (before we resorted to filing DMCA notifications etc) this is the reply we got:

Quote Originally Posted by Image Thief
"euh , are you serious bro ? ! you want to create a probleme only because noob image's had be used ? !!!
everyOne can create image like them so stop to be hard !!

be open , and be nice , stop to paranoie and scare about this please

can you ?"
The best part? This is someone who has asked for support for our mods. Not only do they steal our stuff, but they also want us to give them our time to help them, then ask US to be nice? Crazy.


We look forward to your comments below as always,

Thanks for reading,

Iain & The DBTech Team
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Updated 15th December 2012 at 00:07 by Belazor

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  1. CharlieDelta's Avatar
    I am really excited about the Christmas codeathon, what a great idea!
    You guys are doing some great work on VB5 by the looks of things. Nice.
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  2. Valcav's Avatar
    Nice blog (Like always )

    About Image Thief: Seriously? that * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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  3. hornstar's Avatar
    Lol at the image thief.

    Vbarcade for vb5 will be so much cooler with site builder. Can't wait to switch
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  4. Webbstre's Avatar
    vb5 vbDownloads!! Very excited to hear you're making it already - expect a TON of feature requests from me tomorrow. Best to get them in early, right?
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  5. Trekkan's Avatar
    Excellent update! I like your code-a-thon idea as well, we have them at work on occasion just to see what people come up with. We get some pretty interesting and even sometimes USEFUL stuff out of it. =)

    Also, hammer the hell out of your image thief. =)
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  6. Belazor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Webbstre
    vb5 vbDownloads!! Very excited to hear you're making it already - expect a TON of feature requests from me tomorrow. Best to get them in early, right?
    A rewrite for the vB4 version is coming up first, and it won't contain any new features - it's purely a rewrite so that I am better equipped at supporting the mod and add features to it (and convert it to vB5) in the future
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  7. Webbstre's Avatar
    Even better, then I can get all the feature requests in now so you can consider them before you even start on it
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  8. Belazor's Avatar
    There probably won't be time for implementing new stuff

    Also there's no need to tag me in those threads
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  9. Decado's Avatar
    There might be time if any of the suggestions really grab me, so suggest away!
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