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  • How do I put a cap on Reputations?

    How do I put a cap on Reputations?

    In order to put a cap on how high a user’s Reputation can go, you need to start in the AdminCP. Once you’ve logged in, click on the ‘Settings’ header and from there, click on the ‘Options’ menu.



    A form with a scroll menu will open. From the menu, select the ‘User Reputation Options’ option.


    The page will refresh with another form, which you will want to scroll to the bottom of. Beneath the ‘Reputation Power Cap’ header is a text field where you can enter a reputation cap.

    That do...
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  • How do I disable the reputation link for a user’s own posts?

    How do I disable the reputation link for a user’s own posts?

    As always, you need to start in the AdminCP. Once you’ve logged in, click on the ‘Settings’ header and from there, click on the ‘Options’ menu.



    A form with a scroll menu will open. From the menu, select the ‘User Reputation Options’ option.


    The page will refresh with another form. Scroll to the bottom of the form and stop at the last four options on the page. Select the ‘Yes’ radio button in the ‘Display Reputation Link in Own Posts’ header.

    Finally, click ‘Save’ at the bottom of t...
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  • How do I activate reputation comments?

    How do I activate reputation comments?

    The first thing you need to do is login to the AdminCP. Click on the ‘Settings’ header and from there, click on the ‘Options’ menu.



    A form with a scroll menu will open. From the menu, select the ‘User Reputation Options’ option.


    The page will refresh with another form. Scroll to the bottom of the form and stop at the last four options on the page. You have a few options here. You can either choose to only require users to leave comments for positive reputation increase or only require users to leave comments fo...
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  • What’s new with Reputation?

    What’s new with Reputation?

    We’ve added a few things to vBulletin 4.2.0 to give you greater management control over reputations. You can now have users give a reason for raising or lowering another user’s reputations. These comments can then be displayed on a user’s profile in a separate tab to make them distinct from visitor messages and user activities. Not only that, but you can also set notifications for when a user gets reputation comments.

    As always, all of this can be managed from your AdminCP.
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  • How do I change the Activity Stream refresh rate?

    How do I change the Activity Stream refresh rate?

    By default, the Activity Stream checks for new content and refreshes every minute. If a user remains on the same page and has been inactive for 5 or more minutes, vBulletin automatically stops checking for new content. You can change how often the Activity Stream checks for new content by logging in to the AdminCP.



    Once there, click on the ‘Settings’ header, followed by the ‘Options’ link.



    Find the ‘Activity Stream’ option in the vBulletin Options menu and click ‘Edit Settings’ button. This opens another form. From here,...
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  • How do I change how many days of activity the Activity Stream displays?

    How do I change how many days of activity the Activity Stream displays?

    The Activity Stream stores your users activities for a set amount of time in days. You can change the length in which this the history is stored (up to 180 days). By default, you vBulletin stores 30 days worth of activities. Anything older than 30 days is removed from the stream. If you have an active site, you might want to reduce the amount of time it stores to reduce the strain on your server.


    To do this, login to the AdminCP. Once there, click on the ‘Settings’ header, followed by the ‘Options’ link.



    Find the ‘Activity...
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  • How do I change the content tracked by the Activity Stream?

    How do I change the content tracked by the Activity Stream?

    In order to permanently change what your Activity stream displays, you’ll have to have access to and login to the AdminCP. Once there, click on the ‘Settings’ header, followed by the ‘Options’ link.



    Find the ‘Activity Stream’ option in the vBulletin Options menu and click ‘Edit Settings’
    button.

    This opens the Activity Stream form. From here, you can change the length of time (in days) that the Activity Stream stores in its history. You can also change what content types the Activity Stream tracks by either ...
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  • How do I filter my Activity Stream?

    How do I filter my Activity Stream?

    The filter in the front end allows your users a certain degree of control over what appears in their activity stream. Please note that this feature does not override the admin settings you implement in the AdminCP. Using the filter is simple. First, login to the site and click the ‘What’s New?’ tab of the site. By default the Activity Stream will be the first option that displays in the submenu. A list of your user’s most recent activities will display on this page.

    To filter the Activity Stream, click on th...
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  • What is Activity Stream?

    What is Activity Stream?

    The Activity Stream is one of the newest and most visible features we’ve added to the vBulletin 4.2.0 release. It’s included in all core installs and is accessible in the “What’s New?” tab. The Activity Stream is exactly what it sounds like, a stream of the latest activities on your site from your users. This can include everything from replies to threads, to articles, to blogs and even newly loaded photos.

    It gives you and your users a quick overview of what’s been going on while you’ve been logged out....
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  • vB 4.0: Template Merging and 3-Way Comparison

    vB 4.0: Template Merging and 3-Way Comparison

    One of the most common complaints about vBulletin's upgrade process is applying the template changes. While the template history feature helped a little bit, it didn't go far enough. vBulletin 4.0 will introduce a feature to make applying template changes much easier: automatic merging and 3-way comparison. Whenever you upgrade, we will automatically look for templates that have changed and see if you customized those templates. If you have, we will automatically try to merge the changes in. If this succeeds, you won't have anything else to do (in most cases). If it fails, your customized template won't be updated--like in vBulletin 3--and you'...
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