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[Development] Donation Tracker v2.0.0

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Name: Donation Tracker

Description: Component based donation tracker, that receives and tracks donations through Paypal automatically. Setup goals (expenses) and display the donation status in a percentage bar.

Product Page: http://www.devfuse.com/products/donation-tracker/

 

Development of Donation Tracker v2.0.0 is underway and any interested parties are invited to post ideas for this future version(s). Development of v2 will include a lot more updates then previous medium grade updates. I expect this update to take up much of March 08 and will possibly going into April if a lot of feature ideas are submitted.

 

No set features have been decided upon yet, but all ideas posted will be considered thoroughly.

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* After a certain amount of days (set in ACP) members are demoted to a specified group

* Ability to send a PM when a member is demoted so he/she will know that the time is passed

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an addon, that gives the user access to choose from icons that goes next to the users name on the board. (like in posts and all that)

 

The icon and amount needed for the icon would be setup in admincp.

 

and the user would have a link in like... my controls... that allows them to see what icons they can access and which they want to use.

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* After a certain amount of days (set in ACP) members are demoted to a specified group

* Ability to send a PM when a member is demoted so he/she will know that the time is passed

 

Currently there is a 3rd party addon that will achieve this. I'm still looking at adding this feature as part of the Donation Tracker by default, problem is that a few people have purchased this addon, so I may need to introduce a rebate of some kind for those who have.

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how about add a spot were u can set how many points the tracker gives at some prices like 10= 250 points

or build it to were we can add how much points to give and how much it cost

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1. W3 validation. Just a few minor things come up.

 

2. I add my vote to the auto-demote after X days. It would be great if you could set it so that $X=X days. Kind of like the way points are determined now. It would be even cooler if you could set each separately though so that you can set bonus days for people who donate over certain amounts. (i.e. $5=30Days, $10=60Days, $15=90Days, $20=150Days) Future donations would just add to current days a member already has, although it would be good to be able to set some sort of "Maximum Days Bankable".

 

3. Promote to (aka add) Secondary Group upon donation would be extremely nice. And an auto-remove Secondary Group after X days (like above) to go with it would be fantastic, too.

 

4. It would be very cool if you could set "No End Date" or "No Expiration" for select goals so that some goals can run forever or until they are achieved.

 

5. And finally, it would be fantastic if you could have an option so that goals and their equal donated amounts are removed from the goal meter totals once those goals are achieved. If someone has several goals either with very long end dates or no end dates, those goals continue to display even after they are achieved if "Current Goal Total" is set to 0. It would be nice if once a goal is achieved in this scenario, that it be removed from the goal total as would the received amount since the received amount should only show in relation to current unachieved goals. To simplify goal priorities, goals could be set as "achieved" and in turn removed from the goal meter totals in priority of which have the earliest start dates. I hope that makes sense.

 

Thanks for all your hard work!

 

P.S. I have also noticed that the "Top Donors" box only reflects top individual donations whereas it probably should reflect each donors accumulative donations. Some donors have given more but are not listed because their individual donations were smaller. I hope that makes sense.

Edited by thedevilman

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and when a mod donates, his/her secondary group should change to "vip" (the site supporter) group, not the primary......

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Currently there is a 3rd party addon that will achieve this. I'm still looking at adding this feature as part of the Donation Tracker by default, problem is that a few people have purchased this addon, so I may need to introduce a rebate of some kind for those who have.

 

You got any idea what and where I can get this 3rd party addon ? :blush:

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No but I have some plans for my site in the furture, and that require that I can demote my users after a while.

 

I already have Michaels donate mod, and i love it :)

 

Thanks alot michael ;)

Edited by InoculateIT

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Michael,

 

All your products are great.

 

My site is a reunion site so wondering if it would be possible to add the following three modifications:

 

Lastest Donations:

 

Would be nice when multiple goals are added for different projects/purposes the Lastest Donations listed for donators would have added the "Goal Name" their supporting.

 

Lastest Goals

 

By each "Goal Name" a smaller bar for tracking the goal percentage for each goal.

 

Mkportal Block

 

An option of having a horizontal block that would also have the options of either all goal percentage or individual project goals with the smaller bar tracking percentages.

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doesnt this mod come out today

 

huh? where did you get that from :o Michael said that this would take most of March and can go into April depending on the feature requests.....

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I expect this update to take up much of March 08 and will possibly going into April if a lot of feature ideas are submitted.

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Please add support for MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTIONS so they do not have to be added manually each month.

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- The progress bar graphic, in my opinion, does not match the quality of this great mod, so personally I'd like to see something better looking for the next version. If we could use our own graphics, that would make it even better as we could skin it, share skins for it, etc. I can't code, but surely it is possible to enter code such as "if % < 5, show 05.gif, if % < 10, show 10.gif, etc. you get the picture...

- Ability to show progress bar in signature (combined with the "default user signature", I'm pretty sure it would increase the users' awareness of the presence of a donation tracker).

- "Who has visited the donation tracker mod", for admins only. Valuable information... ;)

- Most of my users donate off-line, they don't even send me an email. The only way I can tell someone has donated is by checking my bank account. I wonder if off-line donations can be improved somewhat... although I don't have a clear suggestion here.

- Discounts for people who buy more than 1 license.

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The progress bar graphic is technically not a graphic if I remember correctly, but drawn with javascript with a good degree of accuracy based on the percent achieved. ...Again, _if_ I remember correctly.

 

I love the idea of donation subscriptions.

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@ thedevilman: Yeah not really a graphic but basically a simulated one using different code.

The horizontal bar is made using css and the color is basically 1 color.

The vertical thermometer is a php generated image written by http://www.arkie.net/~scripts/thermometer/

 

Thanks for the suggestions everyone, beginning work on v2 now and will post which features are included.

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Yes, I know it's not a graphic. What I'm suggesting is that we use a graphic to make it look better.

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how about chosing where the horizontal bar should show and where the thermometer should show? e.g. I can't have the horizontal bar on my portal because it's too wide, and it doesn't show :( so I use the thermometer instead, but thermometer is too high to put it on the index.php?act=idx page

 

it'd be good if I could have the thermometer on the portal and the horizontal bar on the idx page....

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Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Going through each suggestion to evaluate its viability. One big improvement on version 2 is the ability for users to donate to a particular goal, this ties in with the ability to be able to track the status of each goals donations as well. I plan on having a small percentage bar like the main one, but for each goal, so the status of each one can be tracked.

 

The problem is what is going to happen to excess amounts, once a goal reaches 100% we have a few options what do you with the excess money, please get back to me on what you think it should be?

 

1. Once a goal reaches 100% the excess amount is redistributed to next priority goals, until each goal is 100%, once this is the case, then if there is still money left over, then the rest goes to the original goal in which the user was donating too.

 

2. Once a goal reaches 100% the excess amount keeps on going to that goal.

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