The script LJScript and is running at http://www.laurasurf.com/lj/
Login using tester/test11
Click contest link top/middle and then view 3rd contest. You'll see the User ID's instead of User Names.
Let me know if there are any other areas you'd like to see. To me, this seems like a simple 2 to 5 hour project for someone very good at PHP and MySQL.
(1st and primary issue) Both databases are MySQL but are from different traffic exchange scripts. LJScripts and A1TX Pro. Although they house the same type of data, the data fields have different names. For example LJ says USERS where A1 says USER. So I'd like a script that will import data from A1 and reformat it to the LJ. Since I have multiple A1TX databases, I feel a conversion script would be best. But I'm open to suggestions. By the way if the features of LJScripts can be incorporated into the A1TX script, I would be open to that also. Or a 3rd script that I use called Ventrino. I can get you access to all 3 but I was told that the LJ is the easiest to modify. I would prefer it if these additions can be presented as mods that I can use on other exchanges if possible because I run 6 exchanges and don't want to keep paying for the same work to be done with each of them. Or if not a mod, I'd like documentation showing which files were modified and the code changes so I can manually do it on the my other exchanges that use the same script.
(2nd issue) Modify contest code to show user names instead of user IDs. The winners list should show user names but currently only show user ID numbers. I'd also like each contest to have an option of setting the minimum participation to be eligible to win an award. Example, on the most sites surfed contest I might set a minimum of 1000 sites surfed in a daily contest. But set 5000 minimum in a weekly contest. In order to be eligible for an award, the user would have to surf at least the minimum
As for the 3rd issue, I'll setup a simple surf contest that my test user will participate in. The contests simply awards the winners who surf the most sites. But each contest has to be manually reset and restarted. Since I want them to run indefinitely, they should stop, award and notify winners, post rankings and restart the next contest automatically. I can send you a pic of a setup form used on a different script as a sample of what I'd like. I'd also like contest winners to be auto posted to the homepage. And currently the contests can only award surfing credits. I'd like the choice of awarding credits or banner/text ad impressions. The impressions feature is already there but not included in the contest feature.
(4th issue) I'd also like to have a feature included to where the script will email me when an action needs to be taken by the admin. Like a site approval request or a new abuse report request. Again, using the script as a member would help you to better understand these features.
Each of the 3 scripts I use have very different approaches to how it handles features. LJ is suppose to be more open source for ease of modifying but you tell me as I'd like one base script that will have and do everything I want and how I want. If viewing the admin areas of each script will help let me know. I can even send you the LJScript the way it was sent to me or give you access to it on my server. Whatever is easiest and most effective for you.
Note that this will be ongoing project. I'll continually need new updates on the script because the developers stopped updating it way back in 2005. Plus I want my traffic exchanges to be better than the norm.
Give me an honest oppinion of what you can do and what you can't. Let me know what else I can provide you to help you understand or see exactly what will be needed.