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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This is something I originally made about 4 years ago.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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  #271  
Old 15 Feb 2011, 01:32
NovoCiv NovoCiv is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
But see, I don't want to run that code globally. If I do that the moderators can't communicate with the hide hack because it's always replaced with "Message Hidden".

Is there a way to create a new hook located inside spy.php?
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  #272  
Old 15 Feb 2011, 02:09
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No clue what a hide hack is. But if you need to run some special code only on the spy page for whatever reason, couldn't you just check to see if THIS_SCRIPT == 'spy' and then run it if it is?
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  #273  
Old 17 Feb 2011, 16:12
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OcR Envy OcR Envy is offline
 
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Hey digitalpoint,

Any way to update the links to have vbseo parse them? I realize the whole client side / server side just looking for a suggestion.

Last edited by OcR Envy; 17 Feb 2011 at 16:24.
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  #274  
Old 17 Feb 2011, 19:43
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Not that I know of. Doesn't vbseo redirect automatically to it's special URL?
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  #275  
Old 17 Feb 2011, 22:18
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Sure it does but I don't want it to 301


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

Then edit the js file to match your url structure, not easy but works.


Ever think about tracking other events like article, blogs etc.. ?

Last edited by OcR Envy; 17 Feb 2011 at 22:24.
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Old 17 Feb 2011, 22:43
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Originally Posted by OcR Envy View Post
Sure it does but I don't want it to 301


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

Then edit the js file to match your url structure, not easy but works.


Ever think about tracking other events like article, blogs etc.. ?
Truthfully, it doesn't matter a ton if it redirects. The instances that people actually click something from the scrolling spy are pretty rare. And it doesn't muck with search engines because the feed is coming from an AJAX request that is built from JavaScript. And even then the underlying AJAX response is nothing more than numbers (not URLs). So a search engine or any other automated process aren't going to be seeing the content that is withIn the scrolling area.

And yeah... Would like to support additional events, but can't until vBulletin adds hook locations that would support it.
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  #277  
Old 18 Feb 2011, 01:38
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Understandable and agreeable on both, I just like pretty links.
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  #278  
Old 20 Mar 2011, 07:14
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FYI 'Report Post' does not log under vB4.1.2.
I'll have a look at it this week
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  #279  
Old 20 Mar 2011, 19:57
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Reported Post still works fine for me under 4.1.2.
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  #280  
Old 21 Mar 2011, 15:55
nerowolfe nerowolfe is offline
 
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Hi

is perfect for me.

How I can delete the voice in submenu Community>"Spy"?

Thank to all!


EDIT: it's ok now. Ty

Last edited by nerowolfe; 22 Mar 2011 at 09:01.
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  #281  
Old 21 Apr 2011, 13:56
kkk333 kkk333 is offline
 
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Hi ,
thank you for this great Mod.
could you help me to add 2 features.

1) how can I make quick reply AJAX without forword to thread page
win click on any post show quick reply box in spy page.

2) Also, I want use it to feed on one thread only
(Admins,Moderators can choose any thread/threads to spy by members)
I want this feature for thread about any event like real-time soccer match.
we have many posts and want easy way to browse new posts.

thank you again for this great hack.
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  #282  
Old 21 Apr 2011, 21:18
ActiveZone ActiveZone is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Really nice job.

It works great! Thank you.

1.
Can we limit it to display only new posts and not edited posts and deleted posts?
2.
Can we add time stamp on each message that comes down the list?
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  #283  
Old 22 Apr 2011, 00:21
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Originally Posted by kkk333 View Post
Hi ,
thank you for this great Mod.
could you help me to add 2 features.

1) how can I make quick reply AJAX without forword to thread page
win click on any post show quick reply box in spy page.
It's not possible.

Originally Posted by kkk333 View Post
2) Also, I want use it to feed on one thread only
(Admins,Moderators can choose any thread/threads to spy by members)
I want this feature for thread about any event like real-time soccer match.
we have many posts and want easy way to browse new posts.

thank you again for this great hack.
The next version which isn't released yet allows you to show a spy feed just for a specific threadid if you want.

Originally Posted by ActiveZone View Post
Really nice job.

It works great! Thank you.

1.
Can we limit it to display only new posts and not edited posts and deleted posts?
You could disable some of the plug-ins for it in the AdminCP (for example you could disable Log Post Edit).


Originally Posted by ActiveZone View Post
2.
Can we add time stamp on each message that comes down the list?
No, sorry.
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  #284  
Old 26 Apr 2011, 16:25
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Quick question. How do we make it that only paid members can use this mod. I've seen other boards do this, but for the life of me I can't figure out how they do it?
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  #285  
Old 26 Apr 2011, 22:53
ActiveZone ActiveZone is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
thanks Digital Point.
I managed to be able to keep it showing only the new posts and threads but here is another problem i have.

Up to now i was using Vaispy for the 3.8 platform. Now, i use yours. It happens that my forum has to sections. One is for a specific usergroup and the other is for all the members including this usergroup as well.

Now the rest of the members are not able to see the section for the specific usergroup but all, event this section's posts are displayed in the Spy list when they are posted, although the simple members when they click on the link are not allowed to access. But it's really annoying to have the posts of this section "fall" into the spy feed for ALL the members as in this way they can see the review.

I would like to limit the usersgroup section to be included in the Spy list only for the usergroup members to see. For the rest, these posts should not exist and should not appear.

Any clue?
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