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Awards Factory - Hand out awards to site users for different actions, overall activity or just as a gift.
Each award is represented by a medal and optionally a reason for that award. Awards are granted either on triggers like: Registered (and each subsequent year), number of forum posts, and birthdays; and manually one at a time or with the mass award function.
To use the three triggers available for Awards Factory, it must be integrated with Community Builder; then the medals awarded for each trigger can be chosen from the CB plugin menus.
Another plugin enables a tab with the user’s awards where he can view the awards received and in what number.
The admin can create an unlimited number of medals, each medal has a Name, Picture, Description and Reason. Medals can be published and unpublished, edited or deleted.
Administrator settings include:
Pagination settings - you can choose how many items to display on pages
Date formatting - adjust the date format specific to your location
Real name or Joomla Username display - for modules and profiles
Email notifications for awards - email users when they receive a new award
Show award reason - display the reason for the award on the frontend
On the user CB profile you can choose whether to group awards and display a counter for how many times the user received that award, or just display them individually
Custom introductory text on the medals overview page
Enable Community Builder Integration
In the Medals Overview page, Users can view a list with all the medals awarded and under each medal the users who received that medal are found, with a link to their profile where other awards can also be viewed.
For additional exposure, three modules are available:
My Latest Awards - latest awards received by the current user
Most Awarded - users with the most awards on the site
Latest Awards - latest awards issued on the site
For each module the number of awards/users shown can be configured.
But, the automated awards function seem to not work.
I have tried the "Experience" function on my members with poor results. Newly registered members get an "Experience Award" which seems wrong, and a lot of members with one year anniversary is missed by the Awards Factory system.
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I believe that it looks good and that the integration with CB works nice!
The only thing that i want to complain about is that it's very limited what the automated medals system can do.
As of now it seems to be able to give automated medals on;
2. Award posts number,
3. Award experience. Witch dont even seem to work (I activated it, made a new member, but he did not get any medals.)
I'm Quite new to joomla so it might be something that i missed.
I'm running joomla 2.5 with Community builder.
Otherwise i love this component!