I have installed VotingApi with Vote Up/Down, also have my own module which implements user exp and levels. I want the voted to be more powerful if the user has greater level. I search through Vote Up/Down files but didnt find a file inserting the vote to databse, so I could change it depending on my needs.

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The vote will be casted by calling the Voting api function votingapi_set_votes(). But if you want to change the votes before sending it to Voting api there is hook for this called hook_vud_votes(&$votes) which you can use.

Update: The api file mentions a hook called hook_vud_votes(&$votes) to alter the vote but in their code they are invoking the hook using drupal_alter(), so the right hook to implement is hook_vud_votes_alter(&$votes), I think it is mistake in their api doc.

  • And the &$votes is an array like in drupalcontrib.org/api/drupal/… but only with one record - the current vote?
    – Kretess
    Commented Jun 28, 2014 at 16:44
  • The function accepts an array of votes, a single vote can also be passed. Implement hook_vud_votes() and check the $votes array structure using dpm() function of Devel module. Then you can modify it as per your need.
    – msmani
    Commented Jun 28, 2014 at 16:58
  • hook_vud_votes() seems to do not work. Tried by dpm, than also function reputation_system_vud_votes(&$votes) { watchdog('reputation_system','test'); } but nothing appears in log.
    – Kretess
    Commented Jun 28, 2014 at 21:48
  • @Kretess updated the answer
    – msmani
    Commented Jun 29, 2014 at 5:54

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