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Mod Version: 1.07b, by Coders Shack (Contributor) Coders Shack is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.0 Rating: (87 votes - 4.61 average) Installs: 975
Released: 10 Jan 2009 Last Update: 01 Mar 2009 Downloads: 5489
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Is in Beta Stage  

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Live Demo:
Live Topic 1.07b Demo (you must be logged in, and the topic must be "live")

Videos: 1.00b 1.06b

watch the damn videos... ^_^
Description:
This product is different from anything you have seen before, it raises the bar for forums. It will make your forums much more interactive, and also reduce server load.

Technical Details:
If a thread has been posted in X seconds then its now Live, if other users are viewing the Live topic and are on the last page they will experience a clean ajax experience while talking to other members. Once the thread is older than X seconds its no longer Live and it will now act like a normal thread. Also if a user edits one of their posts that's inside of the thread, it will be updated too so there is no longer a reason to ever have to refresh.

There is also logic for the viewer, the viewer of the thread has to be in an active state to see responses. An active user state is determined upon the users actions, if no actions were made in X seconds then the user is marked as inactive.

Also you may wonder why this could save your server bandwidth and CPU. If a user is refreshing to talk to another members the queries on a normal thread load are way more intense than the ajax call that this modification makes. So if you have 5 people talking to each other none of them have to refresh the page, all they are doing is simple page requests and one intense request when there has actual change.

You can test Live Topic with two users, you will see how amaizing this is... And probably spontaneously combust.

Found a bug? Want to request a feature?
Live Topic - Project Manager
Installation:
This is take less than 3 minutes to install, takes longer to notice its amazing feature. (you need multiple people to be active in the same topic)

Upgrade:
[1.01b to 1.XXb] Uninstall the product, then reinstall it. Overwrite all old files with new files and you should be fine.

[1.02b to 1.03b] Overwrite files, upgrade product (dont install product)

[1.03b to 1.04b] Uninstall the product, then reinstall it. Overwrite all old files with new files and you should be fine.

[1.04b to 1.05b, 1.05b to 1.06b,1.06b to 1.07b] Upgrade the product. Overwrite all old files with new files and you should be fine.
Works With (FF2, FF3, IE6, IE7, IE8, SF2, SF3, CHROME):
vBulletin [3.8.X]

get the vBulletin [3.7.X] version here

INCOMPATIBLE HACKS:
Versions:
1.01b
1.02b
fixes
safari 2 support
safari 3 support
google chrome sup
port
added live topic icon on new posts page
fixed security issue, strongly suggest upgrading!
changes
added live edit (to avoid a performance hit i had to add two rows to two tables in the database)
added external style sheet
1.03b
fixes
fix double post
phrase notification
fixed an edit bug for people with table prefixes
changes
ability to change interval in ACP
1.04b
fixes
javascript error for guests
fixed live topic activation (first poster to raise a dead topic)
changes
auto quick reply focus after post
1.05b
fixes
css flaw
js error for unsupported browsers (random)

fixed chrome issue
changes
edit notification - thanks to nso
rebuilding some of the original logic to hopefully prevent product conflicts

1.06b
fixes
fixed a little javascript issue that had to do with displaying posts
uses GPC cleaner now
changes
limit the number of ajax posts on the live topic (example 40) and fade them away.
changed the way the hooks are used
tightened up everything a bit

1.07b
fixes
fixed a bug where the live topic notification always making an ajax call
changes
support user ignore list
changed the way the javascript logic worked (hopefully there are less compatibly issues) added support for IE6 and IE8
1.10
hmm

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Old 10 Jan 2009, 05:23
LCN2007 LCN2007 is offline
 
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Really!

Thanks man i didnt realize that lol.

I dont plane to upgrade until spring i have been working to much on upgrades.
Im focusing on building and growing my site a little before i upgrade.
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Old 10 Jan 2009, 07:13
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Very cool mod.

Anything AJAX is cool with me.

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Old 10 Jan 2009, 08:05
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Doesn't appear to do anything on my set up - Ubuntu running Firefox.
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Old 10 Jan 2009, 08:07
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It works really great, very nice codershack.
Loved your idea of displaying a demo in youtube, looks like its time to suggest youtube embedding in mods forums

btw, is not compatible with Google chrome.

Waiting for this to come out of Beta. Thankss
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Old 10 Jan 2009, 09:23
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awesome hack
will install it soon.
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Old 10 Jan 2009, 10:25
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Amazing - so what happens when the thread goes to a new page i.e. the 10th/15th/20th reply
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Old 10 Jan 2009, 12:01
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Apprciated Installed
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Old 10 Jan 2009, 12:14
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Will this also work with the same user when you have 2 browsers with the same thread open?
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Old 10 Jan 2009, 13:14
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Installed and nominate!! Thanks.

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Old 10 Jan 2009, 13:41
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I wonder if it can be used for one particular sub-forum? This would be really handy for a feature on my website where we talk about a radio show live as it's happening.
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Old 10 Jan 2009, 17:28
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Right now i want to iron out a few browser issues.

I plan on getting edits to actually work.
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Old 10 Jan 2009, 17:29
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Originally Posted by FF|Skyrider View Post
Will this also work with the same user when you have 2 browsers with the same thread open?
why would you have two topics with the same thread open? (are you logged in as the same user to? if not then yes it would work)
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Old 10 Jan 2009, 17:29
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Originally Posted by punchbowl View Post
Amazing - so what happens when the thread goes to a new page i.e. the 10th/15th/20th reply
it just keeps going, i may do something in the future
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Old 10 Jan 2009, 19:11
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Coders Shack:

Any chance of a backward compatible version?
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Old 10 Jan 2009, 19:15
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nothing is impossible .

(first id like to iron this out though, and add the necessary features before i start to support older versions)
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