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Mod Version: 3.41, by Paul M (Member) Paul M is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (59 votes - 4.81 average) Installs: 1030
Released: 31 Jul 2006 Last Update: 30 Mar 2008 Downloads: 4651
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This displays who has read a thread, and the time they last looked at it.

Hovering over a name will show when the member last viewed the thread, and (optionally) what IP address they viewed it from (Note: as of v3.34 you can only view the ip addresses in the 'View-All' display).

There is now an option to allow a thread author to view who has read their thread when they are not in one of the allowed usergroups. The IP and number of days restrictions still apply.

A new time set/reset facility has been added. Members allowed to use this facility can click on the 'set' link and it will set a personal 'cutoff' time - only showing who has read the thread after that time. The time can be reset as many times as you want, and also completely cleared again. When using this facility there is also a link to allow you to view a seperate list of all readers of the thread.

A cron job has now been added that can (optionally) delete records from the whoread table that are over a certain age - this is provided for large forums where the number of table entries can start to reach a million or more after 12 months. The delete age is a setting in the ACP.

Warning: When using the set/reset option - there is only a limited capacity of entries per thread (several thousand) - therefore you should only allow this feature to be used by a limited number of people - typically Staff usergroups. Allowing all members to use it will probably slow down your forum and cause errors if more than about 3000 members set a date on one thread.


There are settings for the following (in vBulletin Options > Who Has Read a Thread) ;

1. Turn the system on/off.
2. Restrict the display to certain usergroups
3. Restrict the IP display to certain usergroups.
4. Restrict the display to a set number of days.

New in v3.28

5. Option to allow thread author to view who read information.
6. Option to turn on the who read cutoff date (reset) function
7. Restrict use of reset function to certain usergroups.
8. Option to set whoread data records to be cleaned out after xxx days.

New in v3.39

9. Clicking on a user will display a page of their thread viewing history, most recent first.


Note: When using option 4 or the set/reset facility, the data is still kept beyond this limit, so they can be changed at any time.

Download the zip, extract the XML file and import using the vb Product Manager.


History:

v3.20 : First Release for vb 3.6, a few code changes.
v3.21 : Dependancies updated for 3.6.0 Gold.
v3.22 : Updated for Version Checking.
v3.23 : Internal Development version.
v3.24 : Internal Development version.
v3.25 : Internal Development version.
v3.26 : Internal Development version.
v3.27 : Private release.
v3.28 : Public release of new features.
v3.29 : Fixed bug in clean-up, the setting was hours, not days.
v3.30 : Added options to disable/change auto template insert (not released).
v3.31 : Internal Code Changes, Settings Group renamed.
v3.32 : Minor template change.
v3.33 : SQL Changes to use slave.
v3.34 : Added new template for username display code, made 'View-All' always available.
v3.35 : Added last post marker to 'View-All' display.
v3.36 : Fix uncached templates.
v3.37 : Fixed missing date/time display when 'set' function is used.
v3.38 : Moved auto-template options to mods main settings group.
v3.39 : Version infomation added, display of user thread reading activity added.
v3.40 : Bugfix : Correct bugs reported in posts #308 & #318.
v3.41 : Minor changes to install code only.

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  #181  
Old 19 Jan 2007, 14:42
KURTZ KURTZ is offline
 
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anyway i do the update

thx Paul
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Old 29 Jan 2007, 16:56
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tanks ok
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  #183  
Old 01 Feb 2007, 18:25
aciurczak aciurczak is offline
 
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This is an incredibly useful mod that I'm grateful to have found. It is great to be able to see who has read your threads, and when they saw them (to see if it's likely that they read your post within that thread).

Fior a site admin with OCD tendencies, it's an unbelievable tool to see where your users have been. By using phpadmin, or even just entering sql queries directly in admincp, you can easily see everywhere someone has been:


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will return all records of where userID 121 has been, in date order. You can then go to a browser window and type

"http://www.yourforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21138"

and substitute one of the threadID's you saw in the SQL query for 21138. This makes me think that if someone has some free time, it would be a great addition to the admincp to create a panel that does nothing but this. From that panel, you could click on a username, and it would bring up a page with the list of threads they've visited, which could then be sorted by threadID, date, whatever. You could easily find out how people are navigating through your site, in order to make conscious decisions about how to streamline or improve that navigation.
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Old 02 Feb 2007, 13:28
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ericgray ericgray is offline
 
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i think this is a great mod -- no quesiton --

-- i originally had 3.0 and my board was running fine --

-- when i upgraded to this version, with its cron script, it disabled my rss autpost robot --

-- since i disabled this version and went back to 3.0, the bot is posting again --

-- just an FYI --

eric
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  #185  
Old 02 Feb 2007, 20:54
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Shazz Shazz is offline
 
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Loved this mod, had to fall away from it though, since no one ever looked at how many people read the thread, and didn't seem to effective.

Never had any problems with it, always worked great
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Old 02 Feb 2007, 22:27
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How could you possibly know how many looked ?
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Old 04 Feb 2007, 18:44
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Thank you so much for this Paul. I was finally able to get around my initial issue that you helped me on a couple of months ago (I had more tasks than number of hours in my day to get all of them done) and installed this revision without a hitch! Awesome job! Thank you so much.
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Old 08 Feb 2007, 19:49
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Up and running, thanks!!!
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Old 09 Feb 2007, 09:27
h3ads.com h3ads.com is offline
 
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nice!

Installed
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Old 10 Feb 2007, 08:13
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nice. clicked installed

Thanks
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Old 27 Feb 2007, 19:47
2meplie 2meplie is offline
 
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Great hack! I was wondering if it would be possible to add a function where we could see who voted on a poll. Not their answer but just who voted.

Would be really fantastic.

Thanks.
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Old 27 Feb 2007, 19:57
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Just make the poll public, or look via the ACP.
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Old 27 Feb 2007, 20:00
2meplie 2meplie is offline
 
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Wow I didn't know I can check by the adminCP. Thanks Paul!
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Old 27 Feb 2007, 21:34
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good hack!!!
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Old 28 Feb 2007, 02:27
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I would like to see it have a per-forum feature
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