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Is there a feature comparison between hosted and OS Vanilla?

I posted an honest question about features promoted on the Vanilla blog, earlier -- apologising in advance if ill-informed -- but the discussion was removed as spam without explanation. Please, let me rephrase.

Is there any page clearly listing the differing feature sets of the open source and hosted Vanilla forums? I can find a comparison of the different hosting options, and some related comments here on the forums, but no complete list. Thanks.

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    aeryaery Gtricks Forum in 2.2 :) ✭✭✭

    From my experience, in self hosted solution you dont have -

    1. Reactions
    2. Badges
    3. Polls
    4. API
    5. Roll Title
    6. Whispers - Private posts within discussions
    7. Spoof - where admins can sign in as other members
    8. User ranks
    9. Advance Analytics
    10. Support
    11. Backups

    For most of the things that isnt available in plain vanilla can be obtained from plugins; Thanks to awesome developers.

    There was an error rendering this rich post.

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    Keep in mind that not all of the listed features are available in every plan for the hosted version. Here is an overview of that: http://vanillaforums.com/info/plugins

    Some of the plugins are available for the self-hosted version, others aren't. aery gave a good list but there is no guarantee of it being complete as there is no official list.

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    OK, thanks! I'm guessing Troll Management is also intended as a hosted feature?

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    peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited December 2012

    some ideas to find answers: (you may have searched already, but in case you didn't).

    General Protocol is to do a search before you ask a question.

    sometimes you can find your answers by using the search box.

    I don't know what the features of "Troll Management" are -
    there are many free add-ons dealing with this

    flagging, spambot, hellban, ban, postapproval, - etc.

    sometimes you can find your answers by searching for features you want and perusing the add-on section. Oftentimes people post questions without making any attempt to read documentation, wiki, or doing a simple search.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

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    LincLinc Detroit Admin
    edited December 2012

    Whispers is open source: https://github.com/vanillaforums/Addons/tree/master/plugins/Whispers

    RoleTitle is open source: https://github.com/vanillaforums/Addons/tree/master/plugins/RoleTitle

    Warnings is another that is hosted-only.

    Troll Management is currently hosted-only open souce. It hides comments and discussions by people marked as a troll from non-moderators.

    //edited per Kasper's correction

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    KasperKasper Scholar of the Bits Copenhagen Vanilla Staff
    edited December 2012

    @Lincoln: https://github.com/vanillaforums/Addons/tree/master/plugins/TrollManagement

    P.S.: I take it the plugin used on the hosted version is newer (it has an icon at least)?

    Kasper Kronborg Isager (kasperisager) | Freelance Developer @Vanilla | Hit me up: Google Mail or Vanilla Mail | Find me on GitHub

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    LincLinc Detroit Admin

    @kasperisager Haha shows what I know! Nope, we don't duplicate our own plugins internally.

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    Peregrine: Thanks -- I did search, but as you can see there's some confusion and seemingly no official or centralised source of information on the subject. Troll Management was a feature mentioned prominently on the Vanilla Blog a few posts back as being in the 'Fall 2012 Release', and I was confused at first that I couldn't figure out how to use it.

    Thanks also to other respondents! Greatly appreciated. Clears a lot of things up.

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    edited December 2012

    Peregrine: Thanks -- I did search, but as you can see there's some confusion and seemingly no official or centralised source of information on the subject. Troll Management was a feature mentioned prominently on the Vanilla Blog a few posts back as being in the 'Fall 2012 Release', and I was confused at first that I couldn't figure out how to use it. Couldn't find anything on the blog, forums, documentation, community addon list or elsewhere on the .com or .org sites to say it was hosted-only/available from GitHub.

    Thanks also to other respondents! Greatly appreciated. Clears a lot of things up.

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    Apologies for the double post; not sure how that happened. Also, I can't see a way to mark the question as answered, so am guessing it wasn't posted as a question, but if I'm missing something please let me know.

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    Excellent! Troll management is just the silver bullet I need, thanks to Mark and team for creating it.

    I am running Vanilla 2.0.18.4, and I know how to install community plugins, but I am not connecting the dots on how I would approach getting the github files working with my site. Any suggestions on steps to take to get it working?

    Admittedly, this is a noob question, but I am desperate to rid my community of a troll. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited December 2012

    generally if you can't get a zip download which may or may not be available you cut and paste files and create files in appropriate places.

    create a folder that matches the name in brackets in PluginInfo['nameof plugin']

    in the file
    class.nameofplugin.plugin.php or default.php (depends on how the plugin is written).

    e.g. for TrollManagement

    create a folder that matches the name in brackets
    $PluginInfo['TrollManagement'] in the plugin in this case it is found in file named class.trollmanagement.plugin.php

    so

    1) create folder
    plugins/TrollManagement

    2) cut and paste from here
    https://github.com/vanillaforums/Addons/blob/master/plugins/TrollManagement/class.trollmanagement.plugin.php

    into a file called
    plugins/TrollManagement/class.trollmanagement.plugin.php

    3) cut and paste from here
    https://github.com/vanillaforums/Addons/blob/master/plugins/TrollManagement/class.sharedfingerprintmodule.php

    into a file called
    plugins/TrollManagement/class.sharedfingerprintmodule.php

    4) the plugin should now show up in your dashboard if you did it correctly and set the correct permissions on the folders.

    5) enable the plugin.

    6) then if it works for you - you thank the plugin creator and then click awesome or insightful if the question you asked provided you assistance.

    7) I haven't tested or used the plugin - but the above is a general process for getting files from github that are not zipped. The code is opensource, but it may that it only functions on hosted version. You would need to test.

    edited
    8) It looks like you can mark and unmark a user as a troll on the users profile page, if you have garden user edit privs.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

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    Totally worked, awesome, thanks!

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