[XFA] Media Of The Month - XF2

[XFA] Media Of The Month - XF2 4.0.9

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
2.0
Additional requirements
- XenForo Media Gallery 2.0.0+
- [XFA] Core 1.5.1+
Updates duration
1 year - 10€ renew
Visible branding
No
Description
With MOTM, each month you can start a new Media Of The Month contest !

Two modes are provided :
  • Mode 1: Monthly album generation allowing user to submit medias for vote with submission/voting phases (initial mode)
  • Mode 2: No dedicated album, each month users votes for any medias in the gallery, most voted one awarded, votes reinitialized each month (new since 3.0.0)
An MOTM in Mode 1 is split in 2 phases :
  1. Submission phase
  2. Voting phase
Each of the 2 phases has a specified duration configurable through options.

In both modes, Contest activity can be highlighted through messages posted in a specific forum upon different configurable event: contest start, user submission, voting phase start (mode 1 only), user vote, voting phase reopened upon tie (mode 1 only) and winner award, either in separate threads or in a single thread.

To motivate your users, you can also offer an user upgrade to the winner !!!

Features
  • Lots of configurability through options
  • Fully Automatic thanks to a cron task
  • Work with pictures and video
  • Usergroup permission to participate to MOTM (mode 1), ie. post medias, vote for MOTM and unvote for MOTM
  • 2 working modes:
    • Mode 1: Monthly album generation allowing user to submit medias for vote with submission/voting phases (initial mode)
    • Mode 2: No dedicated album, each month users votes for any medias in the gallery, most voted one awarded, votes reinitialized each month (new since 3.0.0)
  • Configurable maximum number of votes per user
  • Month day to start contest configurable through options
  • Optional forum advertising through either a single thread updated during the contest or multiple threads on different events (each can be activated or not) :
    • Contest start
    • Users submissions with medias included
    • 24H prior submission phase end (mode 1 only)
    • Voting phase start (mode 1 only)
    • User votes and unvotes
    • Voting phase reopened for 24H due to a tie (mode 1 only)
    • 24H prior voting phase end (mode 1 only)
    • Winner award
  • User submission and user votes messages can either be posted using the specific user set for the different MTOM features or by the user that initiate the action.
  • Identification of medias user voted for thanks to textual indication as well as icon
  • Optional display of who voted, displays on the media page who voted for it. In mode 2, only valid during the contest duration.
  • Ribbon on winner's media, both on media page and media gallery index page
  • Ribbon on avatar of users who won MOTM in messages and profile
  • Ribbon timeout, select the number of days during which the ribbon shall stay displayed.
  • MOTM winner can be awarded user upgrade
  • Pause MOTM if you want to disable the MOTM contest during a given period, you can pause MOTM creation through option
  • Trophy criteria: number of MOTM awards
  • Alert - Sent to media owner upon user vote to media, can be disabled through account alert preferences.
  • Awarded media Widget [NEW 4.0.0]
Mode 1 Specific Features
  • Usergroup permission to submit media(s) for MOTM
  • Configurable duration of the two phases (submission and vote), both can last more than a month, thus overlapping contests phases
  • Two possible configurations:
    • Full manual configuration where you can set start day, number of days for submission and number of days for vote.
    • Monthly contest where you configure only the number of days for submission. The contest then starts on the first day of the month and finished on the last one.
  • Configurable maximum number of medias a user can submit per contest
  • Configuration stored at contest start to allow modification for the next contest while one is running. Configuration can be modified through specific interface after contest start (usergroup permission based)
  • Number of votes and vote link display on media page and on album page's medias
  • Fine action configuration in case of tie: Award both / Award most viewed / Award most commented / Reopen votes for 24H
  • For most viewed and most commented action, the action to take in case of tie is as well configurable.
  • Possibility to configure notices to be displayed in MOTM albums (limitation to specific month as option)
Mode 2 Specific Features
  • Users can vote for any albums or category medias, except if specific gallery categories are selected through options
  • MTOM awarded the 1st of month and votes reinitialized
  • All Medias awarded in case of tie
Install/Uninstall instructions
The readme is available HERE.
Don't forget to install our Core add-on first, download it here.

Frequently Asked Questions
See HERE.
Author
XFA
First release
Last update
Rating
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Latest updates

  1. Maintenance release

    Corrected bugs: In mode 2, when single thread creation is selected, separate threads are...
  2. Maintenance release

    Corrected bugs: Incorrect user linked in award message post
  3. Maintenance release

    Corrected bugs: InvalidArgumentException: Attempted to convert NULL to string/binary [username]...

Latest reviews

I may revise this in future but this release and addon has had a very Rocky start and is very buggy with core features not working at all or generating all sorts of weird and wonderful behavior. Given the 'monthly' nature of contests this addon really has to work solidly at contest start and end dates, and it just doesn't right now. It's apparent that it hasn't been properly tested.

I'm hoping the dev can give this the attention it deserves in future.
XFA
XFA
Which core feature bugs are you talking of ? There is no major reported bugs.
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