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  1. !Viva Hate!

    !Viva Hate! The Queen of Solo

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    I’m a member of a forum that is just getting off the ground. There isn’t anyone remotely tech savvy there and my knowledge of forum administration ended with vbulletin.

    We are trying to implement a ratings leaderboard, custom user titles, animated gif avatars and possibly integrate a chat.

    This site has had all of these features at one time or another (except the animated avatars) and I’m just wondering how I go about doing this? Do I have to learn code or do I just purchase, download and install add ons? If it is the latter, are there any specific add ons you would recommend?

    Thank you for any help or advice offered. :kissingheart:
     
  2. davidt

    davidt Administrator Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    Most things you should be able to do with add-ons - search the 'resources' on the xenforo board: https://xenforo.com/community/resources/

    If you are going with Xenforo, the latest version Xenforo 2 has a very easy to use add-on system so you shouldn't need to do much custom coding. This site is still on Xenforo 1 which is no longer supported as Xenforo 2 has been out a while and stable. I've started work on moving to Xenforo 2 and all the needed plug-ins are finally ready so it's looking like that will happen near the end of the year.

    Custom user titles should be supported by the basic software unless there's something specific you want.

    Animated avatars I see may have limited support depending on your server config: https://xenforo.com/community/threads/animated-gif-for-avatar.147408/

    For ratings I believe there is a default leaderboard but for more functionality this add-on looks good but I haven't tried it out yet: https://xenforo.com/community/resources/content-ratings-for-xf2.5600/

    I saw a couple chat add-ons that appear to have a lot of features but most are paid solutions. I haven't looked at that for this site as there has been little demand for it.

     
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  3. !Viva Hate!

    !Viva Hate! The Queen of Solo

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    Thank you David! You’re a sweetheart! :kissingheart:
     
  4. rifke

    rifke queen of the universe

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    ill tell you now, bro, I aint joining your stupid forum
     
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    !Viva Hate! The Queen of Solo

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    Awe. :cry:
     
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