View Full Version : Show Thread Enhancements - YBMF -Whos Reading a Thread Always on Top HACK for Firefox

10 Jan 2009, 23:49
YoBroMoFo - Whos Online Always On Top ( WOAOT Version 1.0 FF)

This version is for Internet Explorer and Firefox
This displays a always on top window, showing who is currently viewing the thread ) Useful as you read thru a thread, and feel a compelling desire

to reply. This version uses cookies, so once a user has closed it, it remains closed for the entire session.

Ok dead easy to do.


1. upload image folder to forum root.
2. goto AdminCP
--- Styles and Templates > Search In Templates.
------- Search for SHOWTHREAD

find : </head>

Just before add this CODE

<!--HEAD START YoBroMoFo.com Top Bar Users in this Thread Mod-->
<style type="text/css">

border: 1px solid black;
padding: 2px;
background-color: lightyellow;
width: 620px;
visibility: hidden;
z-index: 100;


<script type="text/javascript">

* Floating Top Bar script- Dynamic Drive (www.dynamicdrive.com)
* YoBroMoFo.com British Expats

var persistclose=0 //set to 0 or 1. 1 means once the bar is manually closed, it will remain closed for browser session
var startX = 30 //set x offset of bar in pixels
var startY = 5 //set y offset of bar in pixels
var verticalpos="fromtop" //enter "fromtop" or "frombottom"

function iecompattest(){
return (document.compatMode && document.compatMode!="BackCompat")? document.documentElement : document.body

function get_cookie(Name) {
var search = Name + "="
var returnvalue = "";
if (document.cookie.length > 0) {
offset = document.cookie.indexOf(search)
if (offset != -1) {
offset += search.length
end = document.cookie.indexOf(";", offset);
if (end == -1) end = document.cookie.length;
returnvalue=unescape(document.cookie.substring(offset, end))
return returnvalue;

function closebar(){
if (persistclose)

function staticbar(){
var ns = (navigator.appName.indexOf("Netscape") != -1) || window.opera;
var d = document;
function ml(id){
var el=d.getElementById(id);
if (!persistclose || persistclose && get_cookie("remainclosed")=="")
el.x = startX;
if (verticalpos=="fromtop")
el.y = startY;
el.y = ns ? pageYOffset + innerHeight : iecompattest().scrollTop + iecompattest().clientHeight;
el.y -= startY;
return el;
if (verticalpos=="fromtop"){
var pY = ns ? pageYOffset : iecompattest().scrollTop;
ftlObj.y += (pY + startY - ftlObj.y)/8;
var pY = ns ? pageYOffset + innerHeight - barheight: iecompattest().scrollTop + iecompattest().clientHeight - barheight;
ftlObj.y += (pY - startY - ftlObj.y)/8;
ftlObj.sP(ftlObj.x, ftlObj.y);
setTimeout("stayTopLeft()", 10);
ftlObj = ml("topbar");

if (window.addEventListener)
window.addEventListener("load", staticbar, false)
else if (window.attachEvent)
window.attachEvent("onload", staticbar)
else if (document.getElementById)
<!--HEAD END YoBroMoFo.com Top Bar Users in this Thread Mod-->


Add to BODY

<!--START YoBroMoFo.com Top Bar Users in this Thread Mod-->
<div id="topbar">
<a href="" onClick="closebar(); return false"><img src="images/misc/close.gif" border="0" /></a>
<if condition="$show['activeusers']">
<!-- currently active users -->
<br />
<table class="tborder" cellpadding="$stylevar[cellpadding]" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" border="0" width="100%"

<td class="tcat" colspan="2">
<phrase 1="$totalonline" 2="$numberregistered" 3="$numberguest">$vbphrase[users_viewing_this_thread_x_y_z]

<td class="alt1" colspan="2">
<span class="smallfont">$activeusers</span>
<!-- end currently active users -->
<!--END YoBroMoFo.com Top Bar Users in this Thread Mod-->


p.s. Dont paste the ***** :)

Works in Internet Explorer and FF. If you need help catch me on Vbulletin.org
or direct on www.yobromofo.com/forum/members/timberfloorau.html

Brought to you by YoBroMoFo British Expats January 2009 Version 1.0 FF

11 Jan 2009, 00:14

11 Jan 2009, 04:42
Do you have a screenshot?

11 Jan 2009, 10:45
Nope, its 2 very very simple edits... and 1 image to upload.

Its not something we use on our forum, due to the fact we dont have Massive activity.

Try it and see :)

11 Jan 2009, 23:51
If anyone uses this i'd love to see what it looks like on your site.

12 Jan 2009, 08:32
Would literally take you 90 seconds to try it out lol.

Its good if you have a very busy forum.

12 Jan 2009, 11:13
Mod no longer supported

12 Jan 2009, 12:50
good work ... but where is image folder ?

12 Jan 2009, 21:51

basically the root folder of your forum.

Goto your forum, usually you will see, www.mysite.com/forum/ or www.mysite.com/forums/

Then image folder is in the directory forum or forums ( dependant on what you have )

If your still stuck..and maybe have a custom style.
A quick method to determine where your image will reside is to right click your forum logo. Click properties.


reuploaded info and image