vBAnswers

Q&A system for your site similar to Yahoo Answers.

vBAnswers lets your members quickly ask questions to the community, as well as use quick tools to let others know which post helped them the most.

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vBAnswers lets your members quickly ask questions to the community, as well as use quick tools to let others know which post helped them the most.

Uses
vBAnswers takes away the problem of having to search for the correct forum to post a problem in with its category system, which lets you specify a forum for each category's problems to be posted in. There's quick forms available both as a sidebar widget, and within the Forum Display page. Additionally, the thread starter can quickly let people know which posts were the helpful ones, making it easy for users to quickly find a solution if they, too, are experiencing the same problem.
Major Features
Quickly Post Problems: Two quick forms lets users easily post new problems to the correct forum.

Quick Solution Identification: Flagging a post as Solution lets other members quickly identify which post solves the problem.

Guest Delayed Submissions: Guests who try to post a new problem will be redirected to the registration form, and as soon as they have registered or logged in, their problem will be posted in the forum they chose - even if they come back hours or even days later.


Complete Feature List

Lite

Sidebar
  • Sidebar widget for posting new problems
  • Sidebar widget for listing problems
  • Sidebar widget for listing top problem solvers


Questions
  • Problem categories tied to specific forums
  • Form for posting new problems on Forum Display
  • Ability to flag posts as Solution, Best Answer or Good Answer


Community-Voted "Best Answers"
  • Users who did not ask the original question can vote on a single answer in the thread as the "Best Answer"
  • Users can un-vote their post of choice if they change their mind later
  • The community voted best answer will display a unique text


Landing Page
  • Displays the following blocks
    • Latest X Own Unanswered Questions
    • Latest X Own Answered Questions
    • Latest X Unanswered Questions
    • Latest X Answered Questions
  • Displays a form to quickly post new questions


Question List
  • Can be filtered by answered/unanswered
  • Can be filtered by own or globally asked/answered questions
  • Powers the blocks on the Landing Page


Solution Validation
  • Select usergroups can flag a solution as "Validated"
  • Displays underneath the Answer Type drop-down


vBActivity & Awards Integration
  • Points for Problems Posted
  • Points for Problems Solved
  • Points for Solutions Validated


General / Other
  • Reminders for users who have unresolved problems with at least 1 reply and has not received a reply for X days
  • Postbit stats for Problems Posted, Problems Solved, Best Answers Given, Good Answers Given
  • What's Going On stat block for total problems posted, total unresolved problems, best problem solver
  • Per-usergroup limits on how often problems can be posted



Pro

Private Questions
  • Admins can choose to enable a category to only have Private questions
  • Admins can choose to enable a category to have Private questions (User choice per question)
  • Private questions go in a special sub-forum that admins set up, with special permissions
  • Questions will only show up to starter, and staff


Statistics Exporting
  • Export a list of users that have participated in vBAnswers in some way
  • Enter a Start & End date to create a date range for the export
    • Both values are optional
    • Omitting start date means "from beginning until X"
    • Omitting end date means "from X until now"
    • Omitting both means "from beginning until now"


General / Other
  • Rotating trophies for most Solutions, Best Answers and Good Answers, recalculated every X days
  • Ability to export a list of everybody who has received at least 1 post flagged as the Solution, Best Answer or Good Answer with the info described
This mod displays a copyright notification in the footer of the Forum Home, Forum Display and Show Thread pages, as well as all modification pages, which includes:
  • 1 Link to DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Tom's Hardware (Italy) homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification
  • 1 Link to Hivelocity Hosting (Lite Version only)
  • v2.0.1 - 19th April 2016, 01:02
    Changed Features:
    • jQuery is now only loaded if an existing library is not found
    • JavaScript has been moved to the footer for improved page load speed and performance
  • v2.0.0pl2 - 1st January 1970, 01:00
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Fixed PHP Warning issues with the vBActivity integration
  • 2.0.0 Patch Level 1 - 1st September 2014, 23:17
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Fixed vBActivity Integration
    • Fixed an issue with the Reminder cut-off not working as intended
  • v2.0.0 - 26th January 2014, 21:23
    New Features Added

    Landing Page
    • Displays the following blocks
      • Latest X Own Unanswered Questions
      • Latest X Own Answered Questions
      • Latest X Unanswered Questions
      • Latest X Answered Questions
    • Displays a form to quickly post new questions


    Question List
    • Can be filtered by answered/unanswered
    • Can be filtered by own or globally asked/answered questions
    • Powers the blocks on the Landing Page


    Solution Validation
    • Select usergroups can flag a solution as "Validated"
    • Displays underneath the Answer Type drop-down


    vBActivity & Awards Integration
    • Points for Problems Posted
    • Points for Problems Solved
    • Points for Solutions Validated


    (Pro) Statistics Exporting
    • Export a list of users that have participated in vBAnswers in some way
    • Enter a Start & End date to create a date range for the export
      • Both values are optional
      • Omitting start date means "from beginning until X"
      • Omitting end date means "from X until now"
      • Omitting both means "from beginning until now"
  • v1.0.4pl1 - 1st January 1970, 01:00
    Bugfixes
    • In certain scenarios, vBAnswers could fail to append its JavaScript code to the page footer
    • vBAnswers was not compatible with Threaded or Hybrid thread display modes
    • The "Top Problem Solver" statistic on forum home will now return the correct user

  • v1.0.4 - 21st June 2013, 16:10
    Feature: Improved logging details for Control Panel actions
    Change: A "Branding Free" AddOn is now available
    Fix: Problem Solving stats no longer break the postbit layout in PMs / Announcements / User Notes
  • 1.0.2 Gold - 5th January 2013, 02:24
    Fix: Notifications regarding unresolved problems would trigger way too frequently.
  • v1.0.2b1 - 1st January 1970, 01:00
    Community-Voted "Best Answers"
    • Users who did not ask the original question can vote on a single answer in the thread as the "Best Answer"
    • Users can un-vote their post of choice if they change their mind later
    • The community voted best answer will display a unique text


    (Pro) Private Questions
    • Admins can choose to enable a category to only have Private questions
    • Admins can choose to enable a category to have Private questions (User choice per question)
    • Private questions go in a special sub-forum that admins set up, with special permissions
    • Questions will only show up to starter, and staff

At a glance

Supports: vBulletin 4.x.x

Version: v2.0.1
Release date: 19th April 2016

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