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vB Version: 3.5.x Rating: (0 vote - 0 average) Installs: 234
Released: 18 Sep 2005 Last Update: 15 May 2006 Downloads: 178
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* This hack only works if you use the new database thread marking system, if you don't, then you probably should be. *

With the new marking system I have found a simple count of the new posts since your last visit to be less informative and useful than it used to be - esp as the GetNew function now excludes threads you have read, but includes threads from before your last visit. Therefore I decided to try a new system that counts the actual number of posts that are still considered unread by you, and will show up in a GetNew search.

In fact this hack gives you two options (with a new setting in the vBulletin Options > General Settings). If set to yes, it will only count the unread posts since your last visit, if set to no it will count all posts considered unread. This setting reflects the divider in the GetNew display.

To install this hack simply download the xml file to your pc and then import it into vbulletin as a product - then alter the ACP setting to your preferred option (the default is 'no' (i.e. all unread posts).

Note: This hack injects the result direct into the navbar template during page construction, thus avoiding the need for a template edit. This requires that a certain text combination exists in your template. This will be fine for most boards that use a navbar based on the vB default, but you should bear this in mind if you have a totally custom navbar.



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Old 19 Sep 2005, 13:09
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Originally Posted by Paul M
trancetopia & GoNz00 (and anyone else).

It will work on any 3.5 version, however, did you read all the smallprint ?

1. Are you using a custom style (specifically the navbar template) ?

2. Are you using the database based thread marking system - if not then it won't work.
Hi Paul, thanks for getting back.

Ahhhh, i'm not using the databased thread marking system so there is my problem. Going to switch it over and give it a try.

Many thanks.
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Old 19 Sep 2005, 13:12
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Sweet it's working now. Great mod.
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Old 19 Sep 2005, 13:12
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Originally Posted by Paul M
trancetopia & GoNz00 (and anyone else).

It will work on any 3.5 version, however, did you read all the smallprint ?

1. Are you using a custom style (specifically the navbar template) ?

2. Are you using the database based thread marking system - if not then it won't work.
thanks it works now

for those wondering where to look

admin cp / vBulletin Options > General Settings > Thread/Forum Read Marking Type > set to database
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Old 19 Sep 2005, 15:47
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I've highlighted the requirement in bold to make it slightly more obvious.
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Old 19 Sep 2005, 16:06
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This hack adds a line under the "Welcome, user" line in the right edge of the navbar. This might not be noticed by some people, especially those already used to using the "New Posts" link (between Calendar and Search). I'm thinking this might be better if, instead of the new line, if the existing "New Posts" link was changed to either say, "X New Posts" (X is the number), or "No New Posts". What do you think?
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Old 19 Sep 2005, 16:13
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I'm happy with the link where it is (as this is how we do it on our forum) so thanks for the idea, but I don't intend to change it. You are of course free to alter it as you want if you plan to use it on your own forum, however, I can only support it as supplied.
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Old 19 Sep 2005, 17:42
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Everybody has allways "1 unread post" and when clicking it it say "no unread posts" ;(
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Old 19 Sep 2005, 18:41
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:squareeyed: Got it working now :squareeyed:

But :-) is there a cmps version.

In my forum it's working great but on my homepage it isn't redirected to my vbul folder.

Thnx in advance,

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Old 19 Sep 2005, 23:12
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Originally Posted by utw-Mephisto
Everybody has allways "1 unread post" and when clicking it it say "no unread posts" ;(
Do you have a forum where "Index New Posts in Search Engine" is set to 'no' ? - this would be my guess as 3.5 currently excludes these from a GetNew display.

(I reported this as a bug and it's fixed in the next version - RC4 ?).
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Old 19 Sep 2005, 23:17
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Originally Posted by Huijting
:squareeyed: Got it working now :squareeyed:

But :-) is there a cmps version.

In my forum it's working great but on my homepage it isn't redirected to my vbul folder.

Thnx in advance,

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Sorry - I don't have or use cmps.
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Old 19 Sep 2005, 23:24
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Originally Posted by Paul M
Do you have a forum where "Index New Posts in Search Engine" is set to 'no' ? - this would be my guess as 3.5 currently excludes these from a GetNew display.

(I reported this as a bug and it's fixed in the next version - RC4 ?).
I found it .. I have a hidden (Archive) forum .. there was one post in there
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Old 20 Sep 2005, 01:38
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Originally Posted by Paul M
Do you have a forum where "Index New Posts in Search Engine" is set to 'no' ? - this would be my guess as 3.5 currently excludes these from a GetNew display.

(I reported this as a bug and it's fixed in the next version - RC4 ?).
How can that be a bug? That would make sense on how it should work.
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Old 20 Sep 2005, 02:21
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Originally Posted by Boofo
How can that be a bug? That would make sense on how it should work.
Not really - excluding posts from the search index is to stop people searching for them with a text search - it has nothing to do GetNew (or GetDaily) which are for finding all the new posts since your visit (or today).
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Old 20 Sep 2005, 07:48
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Originally Posted by Paul M
Sorry - I don't have or use cmps.
Fixed it , hope U don't mind , made a minor change :

Changed
<a href='search.php?do=getnew'>
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<a href='http://www.huijting.nl/vbul/search.php?do=getnew'>

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Originally Posted by Huijting
Fixed it , hope U don't mind , made a minor change
Nope, I don't mind, you can change it as you see fit on your forum.
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