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Automatic Thread Tagger for vB3.8
Mod Version: 1.2.0, by Phalynx (Coder) Phalynx is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (79 votes - 4.76 average) Installs: 1000
Released: 09 Jan 2009 Last Update: Never Downloads: 6127
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Automatic Thread Tagger

When a user submits a new thread this modification will automatically take keywords from the thread title and use these as tags. You can use Automatic Thread Tagger to propose the user AJAX tags for his new thread, or it assigns new tags after saving the new thread. It can add the translated thread prefix to the tags.
Additionally, you can tag existing threads via maintenance and also scheduled tasks.

This modification is a successor to the terminated Automatic Thread Tagger by MrEyes:

As an example, if a user submits a thread with a title of:
"Fish Food for Cats!"

The thread will be automatically tagged with:

- Fish
- Food
- Cats

If the user also submits an actual tag of "Fish" this will not be duplicated. Any rules you have setup for tagging will be respected.
If you choose to do so this product will also automatically tag threads created by incoming RSS feeds.

I cannot show you the process of creation, but here is a list of tags generated by Auto Thread Tagger:

Automatic Tagging of existing threads
You can tag existing threads via maintenance or scheduled task/cron. They will be created with a special flag so they can be easily identified and deleted. Manual assigned tags are not touched. Maintenance is also working if Automatic Tagging is disabled via settings. Great if you want to test some settings. Automatic Tagging will take the date of the thread creation and also the userid of the creator. This process can be automated by running a scheduled job once a night.

Please keep in mind that tags that were proposed via AJAX are not tagged as auto tagged and therefore cannot be identified as such (and therefore not deleted automatically). If you want to retain the auto tagged flag you should disable AJAX and enable the tagging after the thread has been saved. As an alternative way you can also disable this and let new threads be tagged in the night from the scheduled job.

Installation / Upgrade
1. Upload all files from "upload" to your server, take care of the directory structure
2. Import "product-auto_thread_tagger110.xml" as a product, overwrite if it's already installed
3. Check settings
4. Run maintenance / Auto Tag Threads to tag existing threads (needed if you want to use the cron)

After install, and by default the modification is disabled, this will allow you to play around with configuration before switching it on.

If you report a bug please post the thread title that created it, without this I cannot test it and improve the language parsers.

* If no threads are tagged you will have to check the following:
- Is the modification enabled? Is the action you are testing enabled? (vBulletin tagging, whole auto thread tagger system, AJAX, new threads)
- Are the words you are using badwords or filtered out?

* Cron/Scheduled Task is not tagging all threads.
- The cron is limited to 500 (you can change this via settings) threads per run to avoid heavy impact on server. Make sure you run maintenance auto tagger before this to tag old threads. You can check the scheduled tasks log to see if it is running correctly.
Important: If a thread title does not meet minimum requirements to be included in tags (f.e. one word thread titles, too short words), it will be forever in this queue.

* I'm using polish, arabic, turkish, etc.. language and the tagger is not working like it should.
- If not already replaced, replace the filter replacement '&'=>'and' with ' & '=>'and' (a space before and after &)

What comes next? You decide. Tell me what you are missing and I'll look if it can be integrated.

Why thread title and not thread text?
Parsing the thread text for tags is an extremely unlikely addition as this would require some fairly heavy processing to ensure quality of tags.

What are Stopwords?
Stopwords is the name given to words which are filtered out prior to processing of tags.
The user Hostboard on posted some resources regardings this:

1.2.0, 9th August 2008
- Fixed error with missing threadid's
- Fixed error with AJAX and prefix
- Fixed error with not indexing tags via cron
- Added polish, spain, english stopwords
- Compatibel with vBulletin 3.8

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Old 11 Jan 2009, 13:24
rbecking rbecking is offline
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How do you delete the words in the search tag cloud?
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Old 11 Jan 2009, 19:48
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
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Real name: Marius
Originally Posted by rbecking View Post
How do you delete the words in the search tag cloud?
Tags created by the mod you can delete via maintenance tools. Otherwise click in the tag cloud on a word, there you will the threads with that words. You will go into the thread and delete them.

The other way is to delete it via SQL query.
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Old 20 Jan 2009, 17:46
Dekard Dekard is offline
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I've got the product installed and it seems to be working. Once I ran the cron job manually I'm showing tags on threads that didn't have anyone. However the options page isn't showing up. I've got the product listed, installed and working but I can't get to options... any suggestions?
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Old 21 Jan 2009, 10:34
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
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To get support, you will need to click "Mark as Installed".

You mean you don't see the options or the options don't work?
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Old 21 Jan 2009, 10:40
dmknights dmknights is offline
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Nice mod
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Old 22 Jan 2009, 09:08
River_rush River_rush is offline
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how do you stop the (no prefix) coming up in the tag cloud please?
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Old 28 Jan 2009, 00:10
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iardon iardon is offline
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Installed, thanks for this mod.

So if I understand the mod options correctly, it'll process 500 threads via cron at a time and will eventually tag *all* threads?
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Old 31 Jan 2009, 13:39
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It states in the vBoptions section when clicking "yes" for tagging of RSS feeds....

In order for RSS tagging to work you will have to manually edit one of the default vbulletin files. Please refer to the product page on for further information.
Which files do we need to edit and what do we do to them?
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Old 31 Jan 2009, 13:49
KevinL KevinL is offline
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You dont have to do that anymore...
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Old 31 Jan 2009, 14:12
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GlamRockTalk GlamRockTalk is offline
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Oh, okay. Great. I guess that part should be edited out then

Thanks for the answer!
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Old 31 Jan 2009, 14:15
KevinL KevinL is offline
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hahah yeah it should be. It was for an earlier version.

This works great. Set it and forget's like that rotisserie lol
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Old 01 Feb 2009, 04:01
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This could be a good seo tool. Installed and Thanks!!
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Old 06 Feb 2009, 11:01
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Product not follow setting "Tag to lower case", and create Upper-cased tags.
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 05:18
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Thanks you for taking this MOD so much further past its initial horizon.

Two issues that are coming up (version 1.2.0):

1. Threads with prefix are not being tagged (not the prefix nor the title) if "Add prefix as a tag?" is flagged as YES.

2. usernames are not excluded - even if flagged so. Example: martin101 is tagged in "Happy Birthday Martin101".

Cheers to all,
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 11:23
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vBadvanced Popular Tags Module Problem

vBadvanced Popular Tags Module Problem

I just installed this mod. However there seems to be a bug where no tags are showing in you have vBadvanced installed. On the vba homepage we have a module for popular tags. The auto tags generated by this mod do not show in the vba module.

How can this be fixed please?

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