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xenforo social group add-on

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by mmoore5553, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. mmoore5553

    mmoore5553 Well-Known Member

    I thought i seen an add on for social groups. I am unable to find it can anyone help ?
     
  2. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I'm not aware of anything.
    What did this script do ?
     
  3. mmoore5553

    mmoore5553 Well-Known Member

    Oh i have social groups from VB and then i wanted them to go into the add on. This sucks because i just bought XF and swear i seen user group importer
     
  4. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    There might be an importer .... but the data would be archived for potential future use.
    I've never seen a Social Groups Addon.
     
  5. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    On Paul's importer you can import the groups as threads and post
     
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  6. mmoore5553

    mmoore5553 Well-Known Member

    oh okay so i need to find someone willing to take on the job and convert from there ..ugh ...silly me buying it already ..I could have put that towards a developer.
     
  7. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Paul's importer?
     
  8. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    correct
    Paul M
     
  9. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    What are social groups?
     
  10. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    vBulletin Groups.
    Like this: https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/group.php
    Essentially you can join Groups - and the discussion stays away from the main forum.
    vbulletin.groups.example.png

    Overall vBulletin's groups were not a success. Very few people used them. It did work very well for specific communities - but not for most. Groups tended to get lost amongst the rest of the Forum. There were no documents associated with the forums ... just pictures and chit chat. The best and worst part of groups was that all the information was entirely separate from the rest of the forum. That was a good thing for some places and terrible for others.
     
  11. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    IDEA: For a "Groups Lite" setup.

    Make a Tab called Groups.
    The subtabs would list all the groups. or maybe make a Page with a list of the groups.
    The Groups are actually just regular forums.
    Posts in the Group don't show up in What's New.
    Each Group forum has it's own What's New.
    Each Group has a list of members, maybe a gallery, maybe a few documents.

    Wouldn't that be fairly easy to make ?
     
  12. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't it be a performance problem if you have hundreds and even thousands of such forums on a big forum?
     
  13. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I certainly expect so.
     
  14. Hoffi

    Hoffi Well-Known Member

    I thougt abozut, to import the Groups as conversations. But had no time to develop.
     
  15. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

  16. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  17. Hoffi

    Hoffi Well-Known Member

    Paul import them into a forum, not into conversions. I used Pauls importer as a base for my own.
     
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  18. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    On my big board, I have 275 social groups and counting. A social group addon is very much needed.
     
  19. mmoore5553

    mmoore5553 Well-Known Member

    Yeah it stinks as this is the only thing stopping me from getting my whole board to xenforo.
     
  20. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    I made it so a Category,its sub forums and thread pages all have the same logo + title design + colours.
    Category_view page also has a links section and a members list.

    I can also set a user to get notification emails from a selected forum.
    Coming next ... the user selects to get notifications on a forum - (ordinary Watch thread remains the same).

    If a user has setting to get notifications on a forum (via my admin level or they select it)
    - their username will appear on the members list on the Category page, with avatar + button to Start Conversation.
    So I am building the Category page like a club.

    You can see what it is like on my board www.housemorgain.co.uk
    Click one of the Category titles.

    But this is not an add-on at the moment it is separate things
    - template edits to make the Category page design/ forum view and thread view all match plus the extra areas on Category view for links and members.
    - add-on to make the forum notifications
    - more add-on coming soon for membership via notification option.
     

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