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vBISpy - AJAX real-time feed of new posts/threads
Mod Version: 2.0.4, by Eric (Coder) Eric is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (18 votes - 4.78 average) Installs: 258
Released: 21 Jan 2010 Last Update: 23 Jun 2011 Downloads: 1314
Not Supported Additional Files Is in Beta Stage  

This is a port of vBISpy by MPDev to vBulletin4. MPDev has given me permission to port this modification, if any staff need to see it, I can forward the PM.


If you use this modification, please >> Mark As Installed, Nominate for MOTM, or Support Developer <<, thank you


What is this!?
vBISpy is an AJAX real-time feed of new posts/threads for your vBulletin 4.0 forum.

Please note that this is currently in Beta. The style is not perfect, but the mod should be fully functionial.


Current Version
2.0.4 - You can find the 3.6.x version, here.


Features flagged for future version(s):
  • looking for suggestions


Will this work on x.x.x ??
Unless otherwise stated, this will work on all 4.0.x versions. This will not work on 3.x.


Sounds cool. How do I install?
  1. Extract the zip, you should have the following directories/files:


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

  2. Upload: (in the below instructions 'yourforum' would be where you have vBulletin installed)
    • vaispy.php to /yourforum/vaispy.php
    • /clientscript/*.js to /yourforum/clientscript/*.js
    • /images/misc/*.gif to /yourforum/images/misc/*.gif


Upgrading
Unless noted otherwise, just upload and overwrite 'vaispy.php'.


Customization
Virtually all the code to customize the page is in the vaispy.php script; there are no plugins, no templates and no phrases. You do not need to do anything further; this should work right out of the box.

If you'd like to block certain usergroups from viewing vBISpy; or certain forums from being displayed - edit vaispy.php

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

In your browser, open the URL:

http://www.yourforum.com/forum/vaispy.php

You can see examples of this at:
  • Anyone wanting to list here as an example?


Note: Neither I nor MPDev claim ownership of this code except for the file vaispy.php - the rest of the files were using 'freely distributable' (although modified to suit vBISpy) sources. As such, you may use these files as you wish, but please do not remove the copyrights.


Changelog
2.0.4 - June 23, 2011
- Changed 'xml' to 'feed' when the script is requesting data via AJAX
- Updated code that checks for blocked groups and forums so that it works properly.
- Added version string (?v=) to script calls.
- Updated template html to include facebook data if enabled.
- Updated css link rendering to determine if templates are stored as files or not.

2.0.3 - March 25, 2010
- Updated alternate row colors to use stylevars.
- Added ability to block certain usergroups by editing vaispy.php.
- Fixed possible bug where in certain situations a database error would occur.

2.0.2 - January 23, 2010
- Hopefully the incorrect showthread link is now fixed.
- Added alternate row colors.
- Changed default xml delay in va_spy.js to 3000 from 7000.

2.0.1 - January 21, 2010
- Fixed issue with incorrect path to thread statusicon's
- Edits to clientscript/va_spy.js to hopefully fix issues with incorrect showthread link.
- Removed &nbsp;'s from the rows generated if displayed rows are less than 20

2.0.0 - January 21, 2010
- Ported to vBulletin4 with permission from MPDev



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Old 21 Jan 2010, 22:22
clmazin clmazin is offline
 
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Downloaded the update. Still getting the "t=xxx" syntax on older threads instead of the proper "showthread" syntax.

Status icons working though...looks good...

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Old 21 Jan 2010, 22:23
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MUCH better.....thank you so much!



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Old 21 Jan 2010, 22:25
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Very weird.

Did you use the vB3 version at one time, was it doing the same thing? I don't beleive I really made any changes (initially) to the code that generates the link.

By chance, do you have vBSEO installed? I'm wondering if that may be affecting it at all.

Originally Posted by clmazin View Post
Downloaded the update. Still getting the "t=xxx" syntax on older threads instead of the proper "showthread" syntax.

Status icons working though...looks good...

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Old 21 Jan 2010, 22:29
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This is my first install; never used it on 3.x.

vBSEO is not installed.

It appears the most recent five threads get the proper link, and the others get the t=xxxx version.

Attaching a snapshot of my installed products...
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 22:56
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very nice mod .. will be installin soon .. just quick suggestion ...

could there be like a mini version of this made to go onto the CMS as a widget in some way?

Thanks
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 23:23
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I second that! If this were a widget, I could definitely use it. Thank you!
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Old 22 Jan 2010, 00:10
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For the record, yes, I gave permission for this to be ported.
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Old 22 Jan 2010, 00:29
SpongeBob71 SpongeBob71 is offline
 
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Oh wow....I def. second the widget idea if this is possible.


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Old 22 Jan 2010, 01:09
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I do not have access to vB4 Suite (simply because I can't afford it), so it may prove difficult to build a widget for it, myself.
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Old 22 Jan 2010, 01:11
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Originally Posted by clmazin View Post
This is my first install; never used it on 3.x.

vBSEO is not installed.

It appears the most recent five threads get the proper link, and the others get the t=xxxx version.

Attaching a snapshot of my installed products...
I've not been able to reproduce this with my testing - however I will try to look into the code more to see if I can find any problems.

Just out of curiosity, what browser are you using - and have you had any users noticing the same problem? Also, would you mind linking me to your forum? (you can PM if you don't want to post it publicly)
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Old 22 Jan 2010, 01:14
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Originally Posted by MPDev View Post
For the record, yes, I gave permission for this to be ported.
Thanks for posting this!
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Old 22 Jan 2010, 03:08
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Please include new group discussions into the feed. New blogs would also be awesome.
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Old 22 Jan 2010, 04:19
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I get this after installing and going to the vBISPY page:

vBulletin Message

You have been banned for the following reason:
No reason was specified.

Date the ban will be lifted: Never
Although I'm not banned when I go back to the Forum.
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Old 22 Jan 2010, 04:37
patt1293 patt1293 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by clmazin View Post
Works well for me, except for this:

When it pulls up the new threads, those threads are properly linked. Older threads listed on the page, however, get a strange "t=3459" type of syntax, which does not link properly.

Any thoughts?

Otherwise, very cool!

C.
This is a quick a Dirty fix for your problem
Go into the vbispy.php and find

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

Replace with this

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

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Old 22 Jan 2010, 06:07
clmazin clmazin is offline
 
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Patt1293:

That did the trick! Thanks!

SecondV:

Firefox 3.5.7 on Snow Leopard.

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