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Digital Point Spy
Mod Version: 1.11, by digitalpoint (Coder) digitalpoint is offline
Developer Last Online: May 2016 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (35 votes - 4.69 average) Installs: 403
Released: 27 May 2010 Last Update: 10 Sep 2012 Downloads: 1960
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files  

About
This is a Digg-style spy for seeing what's going on in your forum in realtime.

This is something I originally made about 4 years ago. Now that I rewrote it for vBulletin 4 (it also now uses the bundled YUI for animation), I decided to also wrap it up as a product package and release it for the world to use.

Installation
  • Put the spy.php file in your forum folder.
  • Put the digitalpoint_spy.js file in your clientscript folder.
  • Install the product-digitalpoint_spy.xml product under AdminCP -> Plugins & Products -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product
You can see a live version in action here:
http://forums.digitalpoint.com/spy.php


1.1.0 Update
  • Moved JavaScript to external file (works around template parsing bug with early versions of vBulletin 4.0.x).
  • XML generation is done with vBulletin's XML Builder class (let it deal with weird characters).
  • Switched JavaScript library to from YUI to jQuery (for an end user, it means better animations).
  • Changed do=xml to do=feed (works around servers that are overly protective and think they are trying to be hacked and blocking the request).

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  #406  
Old 24 Apr 2012, 01:37
sross sross is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Ah, i forgot about that. All good now, thanks!
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  #407  
Old 13 Jun 2012, 12:55
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Webrunner Webrunner is offline
 
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Location: Netherlands
Post that are put into the moderation queue are shown, even though they haven't been approved yet. Is there something that i can do to prevent that?
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  #408  
Old 14 Jun 2012, 09:31
sinucello sinucello is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: dutch-german border
Hi,
great mod. Could this cover social groups, too?
all the best,
Sacha
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  #409  
Old 19 Jun 2012, 19:42
tsptom tsptom is offline
 
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This looks like a great mod. Kind of makes the activity stream look like a toy.

I'll give it a try.

Thanks!

Last edited by tsptom; 19 Jun 2012 at 20:04.
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  #410  
Old 19 Jun 2012, 20:58
tsptom tsptom is offline
 
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Very cool! It even filters out the private forums by permission.

If I had one suggestion it would be to call it something other than "spy". Sounds devious like we're spying on members. Maybe something friendlier like 'activity stream', but of course that was taken.

How about 'Forum Monitor" or "Live Action?" Just say'in.

Great mod! Thanks again.

Last edited by tsptom; 20 Jun 2012 at 20:40.
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  #411  
Old 21 Jun 2012, 01:34
tsptom tsptom is offline
 
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Would it be possible to ignore the Edit Post rows?

What would need changed? Both the xml and the php files, or would just commenting out this line in the php do it?


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


Update: Nevermind. Changed the SELECT in spy.php adding:


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

... to the where clause.

Last edited by tsptom; 21 Jun 2012 at 01:47.
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  #412  
Old 06 Aug 2012, 11:30
datoneer datoneer is offline
 
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vb 4.2.0 spy gone from community tab
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  #413  
Old 06 Aug 2012, 19:33
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digitalpoint digitalpoint is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Real name: Shawn
Originally Posted by datoneer View Post
vb 4.2.0 spy gone from community tab
Yep, they changed how tabs work in vB 4.2.0. From what I hear, they have an interface to create your own tabs fairly simply, but I haven't looked at it myself since I don't have access to a 4.2.0 installation yet.
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  #414  
Old 07 Aug 2012, 10:13
datoneer datoneer is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Yes i found it much better and easier now
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  #415  
Old 10 Sep 2012, 17:47
xyd xyd is offline
 
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To be honest, I'm disappointed I have to post this here.

This mod is still vulnerable to allowing a user to pass non-sanitized HTML to the spy window.

I approached the author around 6-8 months ago and informed him of this, however it is clear that he did nothing about it - didn't fix it, didn't inform users that they were using vulnerable software. While I understand it is hard to admit that you made a mistake when coding, it is even more of a mistake to allow people to run software on their site which is vulnerable to XSS. Cross site scripting ruins companies and ruins lives.





For those of you who want to fix this yourselves, simply edit spy.php and find the following line:

$xml->add_tag('preview', $event['preview']);

...and change it to:

$xml->add_tag('preview', strip_tags($event['preview']));

Do the right thing and fix your software before someone gets hit.
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  #416  
Old 10 Sep 2012, 18:46
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digitalpoint digitalpoint is offline
 
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Real name: Shawn
Oh yeah... forgot I fixed that on my site years ago and never got around to uploading the new version here. Should be uploaded now.
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  #417  
Old 10 Sep 2012, 18:51
xyd xyd is offline
 
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Good stuff, thank you.
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  #418  
Old 19 Sep 2012, 14:10
Wseries Wseries is offline
 
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Is there a way to increase the preview displayed for posts when looking at the spy.php page?
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  #419  
Old 19 Sep 2012, 14:48
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blackberry blackberry is offline
 
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Real name: Sheem
Originally Posted by dutchbb View Post
Ok I understand.

Edit: found old backup of it and attached it for anyone interested. If you don't want them uploaded please contact so I can remove them.
its not working
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  #420  
Old 15 Oct 2012, 14:52
DefiantComplex DefiantComplex is offline
 
Join Date: May 2012
Great mod, in fact this is way better then the default activity manager in vb4.2 lol.

Thanks for the share
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