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vBISpy - AJAX real-time feed of new posts/threads
Mod Version: 2.0.4, by Eric (Coder/Designer) Eric is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (18 votes - 4.78 average) Installs: 257
Released: 21 Jan 2010 Last Update: 23 Jun 2011 Downloads: 1311
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.


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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

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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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  #2  
Old 21 Jan 2010, 18:08
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Looks very interesting...I'll test it out.
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 18:33
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Nice!
Thanks!
I try it now

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Installed, thanks
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 19:52
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My members have been CRAVING to have this back.

I'll test it out and report back!
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 20:03
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Apparently this is incompatible with Lynne's additional_css and additional_css2 templates made by her modification. I'd like to move to the built-in solution that vB has made but they broke it and don't call it from the usercp and other places which sucks.

I tried this with the default style though and it's killer, just needs a little style tweaking!

Thanks!
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 20:04
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Works fine EXCEPT my "thread_dot.gif" is located in the correct path./


It assumes it is in the root of my website instead of the forum -->images path.



Just an FYI...



Great Job!




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Last edited by SpongeBob71; 21 Jan 2010 at 20:25.
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 20:18
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We have installed. Very good.

Styling does need looking at tho Perhaps alternate backgrounds for each new post/thread and better definition for URL's

Excellent, thanks.

Ste

www.yobromofo.com/forum/vaispy.php
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 20:20
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Originally Posted by Alien View Post
Apparently this is incompatible with Lynne's additional_css and additional_css2 templates made by her modification. I'd like to move to the built-in solution that vB has made but they broke it and don't call it from the usercp and other places which sucks.

I tried this with the default style though and it's killer, just needs a little style tweaking!

Thanks!
We use Lynnes CSS , no issues. What problem do you have ??
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 20:40
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Yeah, the styling needs a lot of work - it's the one thing about vB4 that will take me some getting used to

The main issue with styling, at least for the tables, I think is how vB has implemented the YUI reset CSS.

I'll try to get it worked out though
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 20:46
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Originally Posted by TimberFloorAu View Post
We use Lynnes CSS , no issues. What problem do you have ??
Do you save CSS as files, or save CSS in the database?

If you save the CSS as files, external scripts like this and Photopost are unable to locate your custom css. They only know how to look in the default vBulletin locations as far as I can tell?
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 20:49
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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.
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 20:51
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Originally Posted by SpongeBob71 View Post
Works fine EXCEPT my "thread_dot.gif" is located in the correct path./


It assumes it is in the root of my website instead of the forum -->images path.



Just an FYI...



Great Job!




-Sponge
I think I have a fix for that - looking into it now.

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.
Hmm, might be the javascript in clientscript/va_spy.js - will look into this as well.
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 20:58
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Thanks for the quick support, SecondV!

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Old 21 Jan 2010, 21:14
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I'll have to look into this as well.

Originally Posted by Alien View Post
Do you save CSS as files, or save CSS in the database?

If you save the CSS as files, external scripts like this and Photopost are unable to locate your custom css. They only know how to look in the default vBulletin locations as far as I can tell?
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 21:19
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Updated to 2.0.1 to attempt to fix a couple issues:

2.0.1 - January 21, 2010
- Fixed issue with incorrect path to thread statusicon's -- this appears to show the vB3 type icons... may try doing the vB4 ones, but they are larger
- 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
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