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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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Old 18 Oct 2009, 20:28
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Originally Posted by brandon515 View Post
I am running 3.8.3 and it is updating, but only when you manually refresh the page. The ajax portion doesn't seem to work anymore since I upgraded to 3.8.3....any ideas?

Thanks,
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yep same problem with me

any update for 3.8 plz?
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Old 06 Nov 2009, 01:40
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Originally Posted by kmike View Post
Digital Point's mod was the first. Arguably, this mod is a rip off from Digitalpoint's Spy, or at the very least inspired by it:
http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showt...01#post1384601
The only thing that is unique to this mod is the server-side script, since obviously it couldn't be copied from Digitalpoint.
The mod was inspired by DIGG, not DP. Although we both ended up using the same client-side open source. Only DP removed the required copyrights and attempted to claim credit for work he didn't do and refused to put the credits back in place. I left them in tact and claimed no credit for that work; feel free to read the exchange - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...=125947&page=8

Neither of these mods were particularly difficult once the hard part was done by someone else.
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Old 06 Nov 2009, 01:41
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Originally Posted by blackberry View Post
yep same problem with me

any update for 3.8 plz?
I'm not aware of any issues with 3.8 and have many sites running it; I am not sure where to point to you resolve the conflict.
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Old 07 Nov 2009, 18:30
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What is with Group Posts?
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Old 08 Nov 2009, 17:13
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http://tinyurl.com/vaispy How can I remove the banner from ispy?
I only have the banner added to the navbar template and vaipsy is the only script that shows the banner twice.
Thanks
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  #816  
Old 13 Nov 2009, 01:46
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Great mod. I'm thinking of replacing Cybtec - Latest Reply Ajax mod with this one.

Can anyone show me how to put this box on Forum Home, under Navbar like what they have here

http://www.city-data.com/forum/

Thanks
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Old 02 Dec 2009, 09:17
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Problem Working in IE8

HI Dear Developer and Other Friends,

This Is Very Nice Mod, but i have some problem.

it's work fine on Firefox but when i use IE8 or previous it doesn't work. check this!

http://forum.forex.ir/vaispy.php

it is fix all the time!

could you please help me to fix this?

thank you!
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  #818  
Old 17 Dec 2009, 23:43
General Ray General Ray is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Quantnet View Post
Great mod. I'm thinking of replacing Cybtec - Latest Reply Ajax mod with this one.

Can anyone show me how to put this box on Forum Home, under Navbar like what they have here

http://www.city-data.com/forum/

Thanks
Simple. In the common templates, display the file in an iframe.

Great hack, by the way.
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Old 19 Dec 2009, 01:18
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Any plans to upgrade for vB4? I'd love to add this back to my community
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Old 19 Dec 2009, 14:29
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Originally Posted by General Ray View Post
Simple. In the common templates, display the file in an iframe.

Great hack, by the way.
Thanks, is that how city-data does it?
I think they do a bit more than that as it will automatically pause after some idle time.
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Old 22 Dec 2009, 04:35
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alrighty. this is one mod i seriously want for vb4. please help!
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Old 27 Dec 2009, 11:01
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I've attached an image of what I've been able to accomplish so far... as you can see, style needs a lot of work. If I can get this working right, I'll send my mods to the author.
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File Type: jpg iSpy_1261911602147.jpg (54.0 KB, 67 views)
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Old 28 Dec 2009, 09:15
Sushubh Sushubh is offline
 
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i think we can use this page even without the regular vb styling. just a page that can show the latest post data in visually usable format.

cannot wait to use it with vb4. i am tired of pressing what's new to get access to the latest posts.
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Old 31 Dec 2009, 00:53
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pls update it to vb4
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Old 09 Jan 2010, 02:02
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This is one of the features my members miss the most. I hope it's something that can be worked out for vB 4. I'm using it on vB 3.8 on about 5 forums and we love it!
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