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Old 10-17-2008, 08:22 PM   #1
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Hi - I noticed that this forum allows users to progress in "rank" - I assume as they post more posts. I am interested in adding a forum to my site that also allows users to progress in rank. Can you please provide me with information about how you accomplished this? Thank you!
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:33 PM   #2
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Hi - I noticed that this forum allows users to progress in "rank" - I assume as they post more posts. I am interested in adding a forum to my site that also allows users to progress in rank. Can you please provide me with information about how you accomplished this? Thank you!
This forum uses a a commercial software package called vBulletin.
The rank feature, which you correctly identified as simply being a post count, is part of the forum software. So basically we didn't have to do anything, it was already there
http://www.vbulletin.com/
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:42 PM   #3
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Addendum to my question: It appears the only way to rank up is to increaste one's number of posts. Does anyone know of a way to allow people to automatically rank up by completing other tasks, such as signing up for a newsletter or something along those lines?
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Old 10-18-2008, 07:04 AM   #4
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Addendum to my question: It appears the only way to rank up is to increaste one's number of posts. Does anyone know of a way to allow people to automatically rank up by completing other tasks, such as signing up for a newsletter or something along those lines?
There are a number of different forum packages that you can get 'off the shelf'. 'vBulletin' like this one. You can also look at 'phpbb' and 'simple machine'. My knowledge is limited, but as far as I know most forums just increase your rank or status by posting in the forum.

Worth doing some further research on these three kinds of forum though.
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Old 10-18-2008, 12:18 PM   #5
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Anyone used Vanilla ?
Looks nice... CSS n that.

http://getvanilla.com/
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Old 10-18-2008, 01:10 PM   #6
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I personally use Simple Machines Forums (SMF) and they have a bunch of Modifications that people have written so it is possible to find a mod like that.

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