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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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  #826  
Old 09 Jan 2010, 04:47
Sushubh Sushubh is offline
 
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the developer seems to be missing from action... i am still waiting for this plugin to work with vb4.
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Old 10 Jan 2010, 06:12
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Originally Posted by SecondV View Post
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.

Hi,

please share this
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Old 10 Jan 2010, 06:26
Sushubh Sushubh is offline
 
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yeap. as long as it works... interface does not really matter much to me for now
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Old 13 Jan 2010, 21:32
Dr.LoVe Dr.LoVe is offline
 
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Is it possible to install it on 3.8.3 ??

Are there any updates for 3.8 ??
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Old 13 Jan 2010, 22:03
Sushubh Sushubh is offline
 
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i ran this addon on all the recent versions of 3.8.x and it worked great for me. but it stopped working the day i updated to 4.x.x...
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Old 16 Jan 2010, 01:20
dieKetzer dieKetzer is offline
 
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one of the IB boards is running an ispy on v4
http://www.bikeforums.net/vaispy.php

i wish theyd share
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Old 16 Jan 2010, 01:23
Sushubh Sushubh is offline
 
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oh boy that looks perfect!
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Old 16 Jan 2010, 01:44
Quantnet Quantnet is offline
 
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you guys should see this
http://www.city-data.com/forum/

look at the bottom
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Old 16 Jan 2010, 01:51
Sushubh Sushubh is offline
 
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that is sweet!
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Old 17 Jan 2010, 23:17
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MagicThemeParks MagicThemeParks is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Quantnet View Post
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
Wow, that looks beautifully done.

Originally Posted by General Ray View Post
Simple. In the common templates, display the file in an iframe.
Anyone have an example of how to get it coded into the template?
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Old 18 Jan 2010, 19:56
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MPDev MPDev is offline
 
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They are using vBISpy in an iframe.

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

I did something similiar on one of my sites; but without the iframe - all you need to do is modify the html to suit your page and then incorporate the javascript.
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Old 18 Jan 2010, 20:20
Sushubh Sushubh is offline
 
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they are still running vb 3.7.6 i see...

but the other example mentioned here was running vb4...

that is the things. someone has modified vbispy to run on vb4 but its not available here
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Old 18 Jan 2010, 20:29
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There's only a couple queries in the main pull; I assume they just modified the queries. Not sure how much vB4 changes the db structure, but I am not running it so cant tell you.
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Old 18 Jan 2010, 20:32
Sushubh Sushubh is offline
 
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still hoping some dev around here would fix it for vb4. a lot of guys are waiting.
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Old 18 Jan 2010, 21:11
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I too would love to see this for V4
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