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vB Version: 3.8.0 Rating: (87 votes - 4.61 average) Installs: 975
Released: 10 Jan 2009 Last Update: 01 Mar 2009 Downloads: 5489
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Live Topic 1.07b Demo (you must be logged in, and the topic must be "live")

Videos: 1.00b 1.06b

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Description:
This product is different from anything you have seen before, it raises the bar for forums. It will make your forums much more interactive, and also reduce server load.

Technical Details:
If a thread has been posted in X seconds then its now Live, if other users are viewing the Live topic and are on the last page they will experience a clean ajax experience while talking to other members. Once the thread is older than X seconds its no longer Live and it will now act like a normal thread. Also if a user edits one of their posts that's inside of the thread, it will be updated too so there is no longer a reason to ever have to refresh.

There is also logic for the viewer, the viewer of the thread has to be in an active state to see responses. An active user state is determined upon the users actions, if no actions were made in X seconds then the user is marked as inactive.

Also you may wonder why this could save your server bandwidth and CPU. If a user is refreshing to talk to another members the queries on a normal thread load are way more intense than the ajax call that this modification makes. So if you have 5 people talking to each other none of them have to refresh the page, all they are doing is simple page requests and one intense request when there has actual change.

You can test Live Topic with two users, you will see how amaizing this is... And probably spontaneously combust.

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Installation:
This is take less than 3 minutes to install, takes longer to notice its amazing feature. (you need multiple people to be active in the same topic)

Upgrade:
[1.01b to 1.XXb] Uninstall the product, then reinstall it. Overwrite all old files with new files and you should be fine.

[1.02b to 1.03b] Overwrite files, upgrade product (dont install product)

[1.03b to 1.04b] Uninstall the product, then reinstall it. Overwrite all old files with new files and you should be fine.

[1.04b to 1.05b, 1.05b to 1.06b,1.06b to 1.07b] Upgrade the product. Overwrite all old files with new files and you should be fine.
Works With (FF2, FF3, IE6, IE7, IE8, SF2, SF3, CHROME):
vBulletin [3.8.X]

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Versions:
1.01b
1.02b
fixes
safari 2 support
safari 3 support
google chrome sup
port
added live topic icon on new posts page
fixed security issue, strongly suggest upgrading!
changes
added live edit (to avoid a performance hit i had to add two rows to two tables in the database)
added external style sheet
1.03b
fixes
fix double post
phrase notification
fixed an edit bug for people with table prefixes
changes
ability to change interval in ACP
1.04b
fixes
javascript error for guests
fixed live topic activation (first poster to raise a dead topic)
changes
auto quick reply focus after post
1.05b
fixes
css flaw
js error for unsupported browsers (random)

fixed chrome issue
changes
edit notification - thanks to nso
rebuilding some of the original logic to hopefully prevent product conflicts

1.06b
fixes
fixed a little javascript issue that had to do with displaying posts
uses GPC cleaner now
changes
limit the number of ajax posts on the live topic (example 40) and fade them away.
changed the way the hooks are used
tightened up everything a bit

1.07b
fixes
fixed a bug where the live topic notification always making an ajax call
changes
support user ignore list
changed the way the javascript logic worked (hopefully there are less compatibly issues) added support for IE6 and IE8
1.10
hmm

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  #151  
Old 14 Jan 2009, 02:48
Coders Shack Coders Shack is offline
 
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Upgrade:

[1.01b to 1.XXb] Uninstall the product, then reinstall it. Overwrite all old files with new files and you should be fine.

[1.02b to 1.03b] Overwrite files, upgrade product (dont install product)
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  #152  
Old 14 Jan 2009, 06:04
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MySQL Errors

I just tried version 1.03b for the last ten minutes, and so far I'm error free. Thank you.
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  #153  
Old 14 Jan 2009, 06:21
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awesome mod! thanks! nominated!
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  #154  
Old 14 Jan 2009, 06:47
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Another good update.
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  #155  
Old 14 Jan 2009, 07:03
ptwiggens ptwiggens is offline
 
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I don't know if this was already suggested, but allowing you to decide which forums it's enabled for would be cool.

Also, if you have the confirmation page for posting enabled, to have those pages disabled when the topic is live.
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  #156  
Old 14 Jan 2009, 07:10
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might try this once I upgrade
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  #157  
Old 14 Jan 2009, 07:19
Fangs404 Fangs404 is offline
 
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Trying this now, and it's very cool. I have a few suggestions, though.

- Maybe replace the "live topic" image that contains text with a simple icon (maybe a small camera or something because it's LIVE!).
- It'd be nice if there were an option to automatically scroll the page down on each reply. I don't know if this is possible, but it'd be kinda nice, especially if you're just reading a thread's updates.

All in all, though, this is pretty darn cool.
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Old 14 Jan 2009, 07:22
Coders Shack Coders Shack is offline
 
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Originally Posted by ptwiggens View Post
I don't know if this was already suggested, but allowing you to decide which forums it's enabled for would be cool.

Also, if you have the confirmation page for posting enabled, to have those pages disabled when the topic is live.
for the first one ill keep that in mind

as for the confirmation page, ill need to fix this. (not an issue on my end or VB... Its just a conflict for your configuration)
Originally Posted by Chicago_VLNU_4s View Post
might try this once I upgrade
there is a 3.7 version now
Originally Posted by Fangs404 View Post
Trying this now, and it's very cool. I have a few suggestions, though.

- Maybe replace the "live topic" image that contains text with a simple icon (maybe a small camera or something because it's LIVE!).
- It'd be nice if there were an option to automatically scroll the page down on each reply. I don't know if this is possible, but it'd be kinda nice, especially if you're just reading a thread's updates.

All in all, though, this is pretty darn cool.
some people have edited the .gif and just removed the text. (ill try to come up with something fun)

as for the scroll thing ill try, also something i would like to do is after QR on a "live topic" it would autofocus back to the QR box.
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Old 14 Jan 2009, 07:50
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Actually, I'm sorry. My first recommendation was wrong. I had uploaded thread_livetopic.gif and thread_livetopic.orange.gif to the wrong place, so I wasn't seeing the images. These images look just fine.

One of my friends made before we realized this. Feel free to take it and adapt it if you like.
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Old 14 Jan 2009, 07:55
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oh, yea i should probably instruct people to put the images in the proper location (where ever their style is set to)
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  #161  
Old 14 Jan 2009, 09:47
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Found a bug today with 1.02. Still occured after i upgraded to 1.03. Whenever someone makes a post and edits it right after it, everyone that's still in the live topic will see that post appear as a single post. All previous posts are suddenly invisible. The postcount of the visible post is set to 'undefined'. F5 will bring back all the posts, but I thought it's still worth mentioning here.
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  #162  
Old 14 Jan 2009, 14:00
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I upgraded the product to the latest version, and replaced the files... But duplicate posts still occur. I uninstalled the product now and it took around 10 minutes for the proccess to complete... Since it takes alot of time to ALTER the POST tables in large boards as mine, I'll try installing it when there's less traffic.

Chad, I hope re-install will work because regular product upgrade doesn't

Would you be kind to accept my invitation and test the add-on on my board? I added you on MSN. Once you're available, I'll install it again and we can run a few tests together... Is that alright with you?
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  #163  
Old 14 Jan 2009, 14:04
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A great community here.

to the guys testing and helping work out the bugs.

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  #164  
Old 14 Jan 2009, 15:21
mcyates mcyates is offline
 
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Does not work for me, on either ff or ie8.

In IE8 I get this error:


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

Once I disable this modification the error clears.

Great idea and can't wait to get it on my forums.
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Old 14 Jan 2009, 16:42
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A great community here.

to the guys testing and helping work out the bugs.

That ain't bugs only different experiences.
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