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vBISpy - AJAX real-time feed of new posts/threads
Mod Version: 1.12, by MPDev (Member) MPDev is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (75 votes - 4.73 average) Installs: 946
Released: 06 Sep 2006 Last Update: 28 Sep 2006 Downloads: 4358
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After seeing the http://www.digg.com/spy application; I wondered if this could be done for vBulletin as well. I came across this webpage which had a "how to" on how they built a similiar application to do the same thing. Taking a page from their book (i.e. the code), I modified it for use with vBulletin.

During development, I also came across this post here on vBulletin.Org where the very subject had already been discussed.

So I put this together; a simple ZIP file with a single PHP script, three javascript files and 4 images.

Installation

. UNZIP the file into your forums directory
. That's it!

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.

In your browser, open the URL:

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

You can see examples of this at:

http://www.viperalley.com/forum/vaispy.php
http://www.extremefitness.com/forum/vaispy.php

Note: I claim no ownership of this code except for the file vaispy.php - the rest of the files were using 'freely distributable' sources. As such, you may use these files as you wish, but please do not remove the copyrights.

This modification is for vBulletin 3.6 only, if you are running vBulletin 3.5 you will need to see this thread.

JOIN THE vBIspy Network!
Once you have this mod installed, you can join the vBIspy network to have your threads appear on this site; the vBIspy Network is a great way for people to see what's going on in various vBulletin communities and for forum owners to promote their sites and generate new traffic.

Optional add-ons

Who's Online mod for this: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=126209

vBAdvanced Module: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=126421

UPDATES
1.0.4
Added buro9's code from here

1.0.5 - 9.9.06
Modified some JavaScript in va_spy.js to remove split strings

1.0.6 - 9.10.06
Added date cuffoff code from here and changed init() to spyinit() - changed vaispy.php and va_spy.js files.

1.0.7 - 9.12.06
va_spy.js: Added a forum url variable to allow for integration with portals or other products outside the forum directory
va_spy.js: Added xmldelay variable at top of script for easier configuration or repolling
Updated files: vaispy.php, vb_spy.js

1.0.8 - 9.13.06
vaispy.php - changed code for checking for forum permissions to include password protected forums, added javascript tag for script code

1.0.9 - 9.16.06
vaispy.php
va_spy.js
va_effects.js
- modified to allow for proper display in Opera browsers and moved more html into vaispy.php to allow for stylevars, trimmed va_effects.js to remove unused code (ForumDog's suggestions, except not using templates yet), changed way threads are parsed (removes html as well)

1.0.10 - 9.17.06
va_prototype.js - removed 20kb of unused code

1.1.11 - 9.25.2006
vaispy.php
va_spy.js
- added SirAdrian's mods for thread status icons and alternating row colors
- added code to prepopulate the first 10 rows with existing threads allowing for 5 new ones to be added in scrolling mode (versus scrolling starting from the first thread).
- added option to display subscribed threads only

1.1.12 - 9.26.2006
vaispy.php
- added code to add empty rows if initial pull has less than 20 rows.

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  #721  
Old 09 Jun 2008, 04:04
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Adrian Schneider Adrian Schneider is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Feature suggestion:

AJAX expand-post

and

AJAX (overlay/popup) to reply to message
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  #722  
Old 14 Jun 2008, 11:36
Mark.B Mark.B is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
This is having formatting issues in Opera 9.5.

have a look at the Viper Alley demo in the first post to see what I mean, as it's behaving exactly like that on my site too.

Basically all the table borders are missing and the alignment is wrong, the column "Event" has lost its title too.
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Old 17 Jun 2008, 14:55
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Can this work to grab info from other sites?
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Old 17 Jun 2008, 16:00
Julrou Julrou is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Julrou View Post
Hey there !

This doesn't work on my board anymore...

http://www.informatiquefacile.eu/forums/vaispy.php


MPDev said :



But how can i fix this ???


Thanks to all who can help me....
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  #725  
Old 25 Jun 2008, 22:40
ShiZoPhreN ShiZoPhreN is offline
 
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Real name: Maik
Bump

MPDev, any news? Please updates this hack..

Thanks in Advance
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  #726  
Old 29 Jun 2008, 18:03
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It is what it is; right now I don't have any plans to update this anytime soon.
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  #727  
Old 11 Jul 2008, 03:51
Team_RCRR Team_RCRR is offline
 
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Location: Some place in FL
Real name: Robert
How would you go about updating this? What is needed to update it?
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Old 19 Jul 2008, 23:30
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Originally Posted by fariborz View Post
Please add this features to your new version:
1- Social Groups Posts
2- Albums & Pictures Comment Posts

Thanks
yeh thats a good idea.
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Old 21 Jul 2008, 13:15
David_R David_R is offline
 
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Real name: David RutherFord
Can someone please upload the vbseo compatible version here ?
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Old 21 Jul 2008, 15:34
Pfähler Pfähler is offline
 
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Works with 3.7.2 Patch Level 1

Verry nice, works with 3.7.2 Patch Level 1. Is it possible to get a short acustic different signal if new thread or new post?
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Old 25 Jul 2008, 23:34
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Thank You

İnstalled 3.7.1
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  #732  
Old 28 Jul 2008, 06:38
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This plugin seems to have an effect on the performance of the server, specially vb3.7. It seems to creating persistent connection which lead to MySQL crashing with too many users connected error message.
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Old 29 Jul 2008, 20:03
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It's an AJAX app; it's not creating a persistent connection; but depending on the polling time and number of users it would be akin to that many users pushing the NEW POSTS buttons every few seconds. You might try increasing the delay.
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Old 31 Jul 2008, 15:21
nokiacep nokiacep is offline
 
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great hack!!

but

is it possible to show this mod only s.mods and admins?
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Old 01 Aug 2008, 03:15
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Originally Posted by MPDev View Post
It's an AJAX app; it's not creating a persistent connection; but depending on the polling time and number of users it would be akin to that many users pushing the NEW POSTS buttons every few seconds. You might try increasing the delay.
there is definitely something going on with the app. Whle it was active I used to get max users connected in mySQL every couple of days. After i have disabled it everything is fine and its been 7 days without the max users error.
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