Raffle Mod Support (Modzzz)

This is the support forum for the Raffle mod.  See http://www.boonex.com/unity/extensions/entry/Raffle

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10 Sep 2010

Version 2.0.1 Released (September 10, 2010)

This update fixes a problem with Awarding Winners.

Download and check the "patches/version2.0.1" folder.

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10 Sep 2010

Version 2.0.2 Released

Adds the ability for Contestants to enter their real name. This is useful when Admin is ready to Award Prize to the winner.

Adds the possibility for members to enter Raffle for Free. This eliminates the dependency on the Points mod. So now there are two options :

a) Admin can configure so that Members buy Raffle Tickets with their Points
b) Admin can configure so that Members can enter Raffle for Free.


Download and check the "patches/version2.0.2" folder.

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2 Feb 2011

i believe all these Raffle and Contests needs  a section for a winner to claim his/her PRIZES...And, this could be very simple. A section where the member can claim the prize by clicking claim button and enter his/her personal data with uploaded file.. This file could be his/her driver ID or state ID...or any time of ID that could be send when claiming the prize!

12 Oct 2011

Modzzz..

just 2 other small improvements on this mod. As you know I have 3 Raffles running. It shows the end in Days.

So,

1) Can you please improve the End day for the Raffles to show the Date and Time in more user friendly?

2) Can you please give the ability to the Admin to deny or remove other members from the Raffle. The reason why because this will enforce certain rules such as what I have. I only allowing the Raffle to profiles that reflect a real person.

 

Thanks for your work and support!!!

19 Oct 2011

Can this mod be integrated with the credits module?

All the other existing modules like 'Suggestions', 'Premium Featured Members', 'Referrals' have both points and credits integration...why is this the only one being left out?

21 Nov 2011

1) Can you please improve the End day for the Raffles to show the Date and Time in more user friendly?

RESPONSE : Agreed, I will modify it in the next release.

2) Can you please give the ability to the Admin to deny or remove other members from the Raffle. The reason why because this will enforce certain rules such as what I have. I only allowing the Raffle to profiles that reflect a real person.

RESPONSE : You will have to get this done as a customization.

Modzzz..

just 2 other small improvements on this mod. As you know I have 3 Raffles running. It shows the end in Days.

So,

1) Can you please improve the End day for the Raffles to show the Date and Time in more user friendly?

2) Can you please give the ability to the Admin to deny or remove other members from the Raffle. The reason why because this will enforce certain rules such as what I have. I only allowing the Raffle to profiles that reflect a real person.

 

Thanks for your work and support!!!

 

Paypal email is jeromemingo@gmail.com - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/modzzz
22 Nov 2011

Integration with Credits can be done.

Can this mod be integrated with the credits module?

All the other existing modules like 'Suggestions', 'Premium Featured Members', 'Referrals' have both points and credits integration...why is this the only one being left out?

 

Paypal email is jeromemingo@gmail.com - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/modzzz
22 Nov 2011

 can this be provided with the next release?

 

Integration with Credits can be done.

Can this mod be integrated with the credits module?

All the other existing modules like 'Suggestions', 'Premium Featured Members', 'Referrals' have both points and credits integration...why is this the only one being left out?

 

 

22 Nov 2011

Version 2.0.3 released. (See patches/version_2.0.3 folder in zip file)

Adds the ability for Contestants to enter their real name. This is useful when Admin is ready to Award Prize to the winner.

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24 Nov 2011

Version 2.0.4 released. (See patches/version_2.0.4 folder in zip file)

Added integration with Credits to allow purchasing of Raffle tickets with Credits and the ability to award Credits as the prize for a Raffle.

End date for the Raffles is now shown as Date and Time in a more user friendly fashion.

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24 Nov 2011

 Thanks Modzzz!!!

 

Was thinking about all the 'deals' site these days and thought, how about this improvement:

1.      Able to set minimum no. of users to enter Raffle before it is considered to be 'on' before a date. Else the credits/points are refunded.

Will greatly benefit the admin as they won't lose credits/points if there are too few members joining the Raffle. Minimum numbers ensure that the prize amount is always covered by the members and the bid amount.

Version 2.0.4 released. (See patches/version_2.0.4 folder in zip file)

Added integration with Credits to allow purchasing of Raffle tickets with Credits and the ability to award Credits as the prize for a Raffle.

End date for the Raffles is now shown as Date and Time in a more user friendly fashion.

 

25 Nov 2011

"You must have "Use Points to purchase raffle tickets" turned off. " in order to use the credits to buy the raffle ticket?

It is possible to enable members to use both points or credits to join the raffle? (what happens if i tick both boxes?)

(btw, you forgot to change the version in the patches/version_2.0.4/readme.txt to "2.0.4")

28 Nov 2011

 If you tick both boxes the mod will not work properly. The mod must run in either Points or Credits mode (not both)

"You must have "Use Points to purchase raffle tickets" turned off. " in order to use the credits to buy the raffle ticket?

It is possible to enable members to use both points or credits to join the raffle? (what happens if i tick both boxes?)

(btw, you forgot to change the version in the patches/version_2.0.4/readme.txt to "2.0.4")

 

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28 Nov 2011

Under Create Raffle, where is the option to enter the Amount of Credits for Ticket. (Only the Points option is available.)

I've selected only the "Use Credits to purchase raffle tickets:" in Settings.

3 Dec 2011

I have edited the language so it displays 'Cost' instead of 'Points'. Download the mod again and replace the language file then go to Admin and recompile language for the mod. The language file is at :

modules\modzzz\raffle\install\langs\en.php

Under Create Raffle, where is the option to enter the Amount of Credits for Ticket. (Only the Points option is available.)

I've selected only the "Use Credits to purchase raffle tickets:" in Settings.

 

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3 Dec 2011

That are the instructions for people who are already on 2.0.4?

Do I install the mod as 2.0.4 again?

or

Do I updated the last patch?

Thanks

3 Dec 2011

 Do not re-install the mod. Follow the patch update instructions.

That are the instructions for people who are already on 2.0.4?

Do I install the mod as 2.0.4 again?

or

Do I updated the last patch?

Thanks

 

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4 Dec 2011

Is it possible to fix a minimum number of ticket before winners are selected?

16 Feb 2012

 Sure, but please elaborate on what should happen if the end date reaches and the minimum ticket count is not met ?

Is it possible to fix a minimum number of ticket before winners are selected?

 

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16 Feb 2012

Well, the raffle could stop only when the minimum ticket count is met.

 Sure, but please elaborate on what should happen if the end date reaches and the minimum ticket count is not met ?

 

16 Feb 2012

The following permissions are in the membership actions

 

I tried running my first raffle and and upon clicking "get ticket" members were getting a "access denied" message. I thought to myself that I do not need members approving, deleting, editing, or adding raffles. That is my job. So their only permissions was to browse and view. I enabled all actions above and they can enter the raffle with no problem. I went back to see if they could also delete, edit, etc. and I did not see anything were that user group could do any such thing? Perhaps a short break down of permissions?  I surely do not want members to have administrative options for the raffle. Thanks for any help.
P.S. The recommendations above for a raffle to have the minimum amount of entries would be good. Maybe a selection of "If" statements. Such as 1. Cancel raffle if entry quota is not met. 2. Auto extend if entry quota is not met. 3. If canceled auto notify entrants. Just some thought for starters.
Thanks modzzz
18 Feb 2012

 "raffle delete any raffle" and "raffle edit any raffle" membership actions are currently not being used by the mod.

The following permissions are in the membership actions

 

I tried running my first raffle and and upon clicking "get ticket" members were getting a "access denied" message. I thought to myself that I do not need members approving, deleting, editing, or adding raffles. That is my job. So their only permissions was to browse and view. I enabled all actions above and they can enter the raffle with no problem. I went back to see if they could also delete, edit, etc. and I did not see anything were that user group could do any such thing? Perhaps a short break down of permissions?  I surely do not want members to have administrative options for the raffle. Thanks for any help.
P.S. The recommendations above for a raffle to have the minimum amount of entries would be good. Maybe a selection of "If" statements. Such as 1. Cancel raffle if entry quota is not met. 2. Auto extend if entry quota is not met. 3. If canceled auto notify entrants. Just some thought for starters.
Thanks modzzz

 

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18 Feb 2012

I has this issue, on some other mods, when creating my own custom membership. You should check membership permissions and get sure that you allowed "raffle view raffle" for your members.

The following permissions are in the membership actions

 

I tried running my first raffle and and upon clicking "get ticket" members were getting a "access denied" message. I thought to myself that I do not need members approving, deleting, editing, or adding raffles. That is my job. So their only permissions was to browse and view. I enabled all actions above and they can enter the raffle with no problem. I went back to see if they could also delete, edit, etc. and I did not see anything were that user group could do any such thing? Perhaps a short break down of permissions?  I surely do not want members to have administrative options for the raffle. Thanks for any help.
P.S. The recommendations above for a raffle to have the minimum amount of entries would be good. Maybe a selection of "If" statements. Such as 1. Cancel raffle if entry quota is not met. 2. Auto extend if entry quota is not met. 3. If canceled auto notify entrants. Just some thought for starters.
Thanks modzzz

 

18 Feb 2012

Thanks guys. I am guessing "Add raffle" allows them to enter the raffle? Meaning that "approve raffle" would also not be used right now unless you are already an admin?

18 Feb 2012

 This is my question also. 

Haven't bought the mod yet, but would only do so if this feature was included.

I need to set competitions/raffles where a prize is raffled only when a set number of tickets are purchased.

 Sure, but please elaborate on what should happen if the end date reaches and the minimum ticket count is not met ?

Is it possible to fix a minimum number of ticket before winners are selected?

 

 

11 Dec 2012

Also, will this mod work only by using points to purchase or can it be used with direct money payments?

26 Dec 2012

 It uses Points or Credits. The Credits is equivalent to real money. There may be legal issues regarding real money usage though. Check the laws within your jurisdiction.

Also, will this mod work only by using points to purchase or can it be used with direct money payments?

 

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26 Dec 2012

 The feature has been added.

 This is my question also. 

Haven't bought the mod yet, but would only do so if this feature was included.

I need to set competitions/raffles where a prize is raffled only when a set number of tickets are purchased.

 Sure, but please elaborate on what should happen if the end date reaches and the minimum ticket count is not met ?

Is it possible to fix a minimum number of ticket before winners are selected?

 

 

 

Paypal email is jeromemingo@gmail.com - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/modzzz
26 Dec 2012

Version 2.0.5 released. (See patches/version_2.0.5 folder in zip file)


Added Optional Quota Functionality
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This gives Admin the ability to set a Minimum number of Tickets that must be purchased before the Raffle ends.
 
Administrator can configure the Raffle to automatically Cancel or Extend if Quota is not met. If Raffle is cancelled, any Points or Credits used to enter is returned to the Entrant.

Notification message is sent to Entrants upon Cancellation or Extension of Raffle.
 
Ability to set the Number of days to Extend Raffle (if Quota is not met). 

Ability to set the Number of times to Extend Raffle (if no value is set, it is extended unlimited until the Quota is reached).

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26 Dec 2012

Thanks. Can raffles also be free to enter for a set membership level?

26 Dec 2012

No.

Thanks. Can raffles also be free to enter for a set membership level?

 

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27 Dec 2012

This mod is now updated for Dolphin 7.1

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27 Dec 2012

Maybe its just me but my raffle icon always shows broken and does not display. If I try to go to the broken image url directly I get an access forbidden error 403 message.

9 May 2013

 

Maybe its just me but my raffle icon always shows broken and does not display. If I try to go to the broken image url directly I get an access forbidden error 403 message.

 

There was an .htaccess file that said "deny from all" in the images contest directory. I removed this and it works fine.

 

EDIT: Same issue for the prizes folder.

9 May 2013

Woow ! For a long time I was hesitant to buy this unit, if I had known I would have bought it much sooner! Fantastic! No criticism is perfect! One detail that I think is important, it is not possible to limit the maximum number of tickets bought by a member? I did not find this option, but I have this key "You have Entered exceed two thirds of the {0} entries per person for this Raffle" or is this option?

Baloo
19 May 2013

 No, that feature does not exist presently.

Woow ! For a long time I was hesitant to buy this unit, if I had known I would have bought it much sooner! Fantastic! No criticism is perfect! One detail that I think is important, it is not possible to limit the maximum number of tickets bought by a member? I did not find this option, but I have this key "You have Entered exceed two thirds of the {0} entries per person for this Raffle" or is this option?

 

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21 May 2013

When the rafle ended, members can see the winners, but no awards...

 

An admin can see ...

 

 

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Baloo
3 Jun 2013

The issue above has been resolved. Re-upload the following folder :

modules/modzzz/raffle/classes

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4 Jun 2013

Thanks for the fix, is perfect !

Baloo
4 Jun 2013

If I overwrite the classes folder to update this latest fix while I currently have a raffle running will it cause any issues? Thanks

13 Jun 2013

 There should not be any issues.

If I overwrite the classes folder to update this latest fix while I currently have a raffle running will it cause any issues? Thanks

 

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13 Jun 2013

Version 2.0.6 released. (See patches/version_2.0.6 folder in zip file)

Add the ability to switch between showing a Message on the homepage or showing latest Raffle instead.

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17 Jun 2013

 

The issue above has been resolved. Re-upload the following folder :

modules/modzzz/raffle/classes

 

I overwrote the classes folder while the raffle was still going on before it ended. The raffle ended today and now the homepage block just says "There are no raffles running presently". There is no where for everyone to see who won? Have I done something wrong?

17 Jun 2013

 

 

The issue above has been resolved. Re-upload the following folder :

modules/modzzz/raffle/classes

 

I overwrote the classes folder while the raffle was still going on before it ended. The raffle ended today and now the homepage block just says "There are no raffles running presently". There is no where for everyone to see who won? Have I done something wrong?

 I just uploaded  a fresh install of 2.0.6. Ill see how it goes with my next raffle.

17 Jun 2013

The homepage show active raffles. To view winners of Raffles that have ended, go to http://www.yoursite.com/m/raffle/winners

 

The issue above has been resolved. Re-upload the following folder :

modules/modzzz/raffle/classes

 

I overwrote the classes folder while the raffle was still going on before it ended. The raffle ended today and now the homepage block just says "There are no raffles running presently". There is no where for everyone to see who won? Have I done something wrong?

 

Paypal email is jeromemingo@gmail.com - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/modzzz
17 Jun 2013

Hey Modzzz, I am trying to resolve a problem over at http://www.boonex.com/forums/topic/Users-are-being-turned-into-another-user-Sessions-.htm

As part of a troubleshooting attempt I have uninstalled 3 or 4 of your mods for testing purposes. We just noticed that once uninstalled that your mods remained in the account sub menu with just the language string. Having some terrible issues right now. Undecided

 

Please see the attached image.

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10 Jun 2014

I see in another thread where you seem to have resolved this issue already.

Hey Modzzz, I am trying to resolve a problem over at http://www.boonex.com/forums/topic/Users-are-being-turned-into-another-user-Sessions-.htm

As part of a troubleshooting attempt I have uninstalled 3 or 4 of your mods for testing purposes. We just noticed that once uninstalled that your mods remained in the account sub menu with just the language string. Having some terrible issues right now. Undecided

 

Please see the attached image.

 

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10 Jun 2014

Sorry for the misunderstanding, I have resolved the issue of per say "sessions crossing" but that is not the problem I contacted you for. The language strings stay in places when you mods are uninstalled. This was a find during testing for something else that was discovered. As well if you look at the screen shot you will see that raffles appears twice in the menu. Thanks

10 Jun 2014

This is not typical and does not happen with a standard dolphin installation. PM me your CPanel or phpmyadmin login info so I can check the menu table in the database to see why the menu items were isolated during the un-installation.

Sorry for the misunderstanding, I have resolved the issue of per say "sessions crossing" but that is not the problem I contacted you for. The language strings stay in places when you mods are uninstalled. This was a find during testing for something else that was discovered. As well if you look at the screen shot you will see that raffles appears twice in the menu. Thanks

 

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10 Jun 2014
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