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Automatic Thread Tagger for vB3.8
Mod Version: 1.2.0, by Phalynx (Coder) Phalynx is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (79 votes - 4.76 average) Installs: 999
Released: 09 Jan 2009 Last Update: Never Downloads: 6162
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Automatic Thread Tagger

When a user submits a new thread this modification will automatically take keywords from the thread title and use these as tags. You can use Automatic Thread Tagger to propose the user AJAX tags for his new thread, or it assigns new tags after saving the new thread. It can add the translated thread prefix to the tags.
Additionally, you can tag existing threads via maintenance and also scheduled tasks.

This modification is a successor to the terminated Automatic Thread Tagger by MrEyes:

As an example, if a user submits a thread with a title of:
"Fish Food for Cats!"

The thread will be automatically tagged with:

- Fish
- Food
- Cats

If the user also submits an actual tag of "Fish" this will not be duplicated. Any rules you have setup for tagging will be respected.
If you choose to do so this product will also automatically tag threads created by incoming RSS feeds.

I cannot show you the process of creation, but here is a list of tags generated by Auto Thread Tagger:

Automatic Tagging of existing threads
You can tag existing threads via maintenance or scheduled task/cron. They will be created with a special flag so they can be easily identified and deleted. Manual assigned tags are not touched. Maintenance is also working if Automatic Tagging is disabled via settings. Great if you want to test some settings. Automatic Tagging will take the date of the thread creation and also the userid of the creator. This process can be automated by running a scheduled job once a night.

Please keep in mind that tags that were proposed via AJAX are not tagged as auto tagged and therefore cannot be identified as such (and therefore not deleted automatically). If you want to retain the auto tagged flag you should disable AJAX and enable the tagging after the thread has been saved. As an alternative way you can also disable this and let new threads be tagged in the night from the scheduled job.

Installation / Upgrade
1. Upload all files from "upload" to your server, take care of the directory structure
2. Import "product-auto_thread_tagger110.xml" as a product, overwrite if it's already installed
3. Check settings
4. Run maintenance / Auto Tag Threads to tag existing threads (needed if you want to use the cron)

After install, and by default the modification is disabled, this will allow you to play around with configuration before switching it on.

If you report a bug please post the thread title that created it, without this I cannot test it and improve the language parsers.

* If no threads are tagged you will have to check the following:
- Is the modification enabled? Is the action you are testing enabled? (vBulletin tagging, whole auto thread tagger system, AJAX, new threads)
- Are the words you are using badwords or filtered out?

* Cron/Scheduled Task is not tagging all threads.
- The cron is limited to 500 (you can change this via settings) threads per run to avoid heavy impact on server. Make sure you run maintenance auto tagger before this to tag old threads. You can check the scheduled tasks log to see if it is running correctly.
Important: If a thread title does not meet minimum requirements to be included in tags (f.e. one word thread titles, too short words), it will be forever in this queue.

* I'm using polish, arabic, turkish, etc.. language and the tagger is not working like it should.
- If not already replaced, replace the filter replacement '&'=>'and' with ' & '=>'and' (a space before and after &)

What comes next? You decide. Tell me what you are missing and I'll look if it can be integrated.

Why thread title and not thread text?
Parsing the thread text for tags is an extremely unlikely addition as this would require some fairly heavy processing to ensure quality of tags.

What are Stopwords?
Stopwords is the name given to words which are filtered out prior to processing of tags.
The user Hostboard on posted some resources regardings this:

1.2.0, 9th August 2008
- Fixed error with missing threadid's
- Fixed error with AJAX and prefix
- Fixed error with not indexing tags via cron
- Added polish, spain, english stopwords
- Compatibel with vBulletin 3.8

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Old 28 May 2009, 23:43
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Skierpetros Skierpetros is offline
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it works with greek language?
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Old 29 May 2009, 03:18
Ahaljuhani Ahaljuhani is offline
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installed without problems, thanks and it works fine with Arabic language.
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Old 29 May 2009, 16:42
SpiderFive SpiderFive is offline
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Have we a chance that you make it compatible with this hack ?
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Old 30 May 2009, 21:10
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Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
If I see 2200 downloads, but only 680 installations, I don't have the motivation to support it actively.

Right now, I see so many questions of people who don't have "marked as installed". This is a FREE modification where the people should only do ONE free click.

Beside that, most of "support"-questions are already answered multiple times or are explained in the readme's. For example the RSS Implementation....

Yes, that IS - where you can get free modifications. Not more, not less.

As a consequence I removed the support tag of this modification. A new version will be done if I have some spare time left.
Byt as you can see we try to help also here...
Byt i cant go thought the code and correct bugs.

Better make payed MOD and support only your clients...

BTW till now i cant fount how UTF boards heve problem with auto tag..
I think somewere you use replacement...
:banana::bunny: :banana:
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Old 31 May 2009, 12:28
faraz_9000 faraz_9000 is offline
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when i try to update counter in maintenance for tag it shows me flood
and its not compatible with shoutbox i think cause i have enabled new thread n reply in shoutbox but after installing tagger it shows only
"*\|/Wolverine\|/ posted the thread *"
no name for thread

can any one please help me

Last edited by faraz_9000; 31 May 2009 at 12:36.
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Old 31 May 2009, 23:19
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W!cKeD W!cKeD is offline
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* Thanks & Installed *

Dankeschön Phalynx :-)
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Old 02 Jun 2009, 07:35
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Dollarsign Dollarsign is offline
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Does this mod have a positive effect on SEO? Is it better to have tags on every post?
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Old 03 Jun 2009, 05:43
aztecboi2003 aztecboi2003 is offline
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Does anyone know if this works with Live Topic or does it conflict with the Ajax of Live Topic? Thanks.
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Old 03 Jun 2009, 10:14
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FreshFroot FreshFroot is offline
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A feature to add.

Maybe have this work also with vbblog? I know my blogs don't have auto tag, so this would be nice, if there was an option to auto tag blogs too.

Thanks and great work mate.
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Old 17 Jun 2009, 15:17
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Originally Posted by dbembibre View Post
Increase memory_limit in php.ini
You can get instructions here on increasing memory limit in php.ini.
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Old 17 Jun 2009, 16:04
dmknights dmknights is offline
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How can i get this to work in sub forums?
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Old 20 Jun 2009, 19:55
Selene Selene is offline
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It was running fine for the last 10 days, but I just got the following error on my forums:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

I tried to disable the tag plugin but still that error. So how should I fix it now.
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Old 20 Jun 2009, 22:56
Wakey Wakey is offline
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Real name: Simon Wakefield
Originally Posted by qubed View Post
i also have the problem that it does not allow me to merge 2 threads into one. when i attempt to do this my site just hangs and the action is never completed. however, when i turned the plugin off, it works fine.

any idea of what is causing this and what i must do? love the plugin, but hate not being able to use it because of not being able to merge threads/discussions.
When merging you merge the tags from the two threads and then hitting the tag limit. Set the tag limit higher(or turn it off) and it should work perfectly
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Old 23 Jun 2009, 20:40
AL-5JL AL-5JL is offline
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Excellent +++
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Old 25 Jun 2009, 20:44
Mysterious2207 Mysterious2207 is offline
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When i have this mod enabled everytime i or one of my users post it gives me a white screen that says 'Flood'
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