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"In Reply To" plugin (threaded view info for all view modes)
Mod Version: 2.00, by WetWired (Member) WetWired is offline
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vB Version: 3.5.2 Rating: (3 votes - 4.67 average) Installs: 35
Released: 31 Jul 2005 Last Update: Never Downloads: 64
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Description
This plugin provides identification in the postbit of which post each post is a reply to (See screenshots if clarification is needed)

The original purpose of this modification was to provide missing information to linear view mode users. I got the idea from a board I visit that used to be UBB Threads, though my choice of presentation is a bit different. After several requests with my previous version, I have added this same display to hybrid and threaded view modes.

The attached screenshots are probably the best explaination.

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This is the vb3.5/plugin version of my previous vb3.0 hack you can find here

Complexity
One xml import, and 4 template edits

Technical
This hack has been tested on vB3.5.0RC1
It adds 2 queries to showthread, and adds 1 additional query for each consecutive layer of deleted parents of posts displayed on a page. (If a displayed post is a reply to a deleted reply to an undeleted reply to a deleted reply to an undeleted post, 3 total queries are added to showthread, but if a displayed post is a reply to a deleted reply to a deleted reply to a deleted reply to an undeleted post, 5 total queries are added to showthread. If both examples are displayed in the same page, only 5 total queries are added to showthread.)

Functional changes since vb3.0 version
Display of additional information appears in all thread view modes
Now displays in showpost.php
Full template change steps included (variable details still given for customization)

Support
Please click the install link to the right if you install this modification.

Please leave any questions about the plugin in this thread, I will answer them whenever I get the chance (probably about once a week after the first week after vb3.5.0 gold, more frequently before then).

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Name:	legacyexample.gif
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ID:	32659  

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  #2  
Old 31 Jul 2005, 02:35
Biker_GA Biker_GA is offline
 
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WOOHOOOOOOO!!! THIS is the one we've been waiting for! Thank you!
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Old 06 Aug 2005, 18:06
aelion aelion is offline
 
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This plugin doesn't seem to work for me. The first thing is the title of the plugin doesn't show up in the plugin manager. Second, if I click edit, nothing shows up in the edit code box and the hook location seems not to be set. I'm new to vBulletin but I think I imported the plugin correctly....I used the Download / Upload Plugins link under Plugin System in the Admin panel of 3.5RC2. I imported by browsing to the XML file on my computer and clicked the Import button in the Import Plugin Definitions XML File box.

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Old 07 Aug 2005, 07:07
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WetWired WetWired is offline
 
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No, you need to use the Plugin System>Manage Products page to import the plugin. Also be sure that vBulletin Options>Plugin/Hook System>Enable Plugin/Hook System is set to Yes.
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Old 07 Aug 2005, 08:09
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Brinnie Brinnie is offline
 
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On IPB, they have something like this called a "snapback"
you click it and it takes you back to the post.
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Old 07 Aug 2005, 15:33
aelion aelion is offline
 
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Originally Posted by WetWired
No, you need to use the Plugin System>Manage Products page to import the plugin. Also be sure that vBulletin Options>Plugin/Hook System>Enable Plugin/Hook System is set to Yes.
Thanks, I feel a little stupid that I didn't see the link under the box to Add/Import Product. The plugin works fine. Thank you very much.
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Old 08 Aug 2005, 00:09
Logikos Logikos is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Brinnie
On IPB, they have something like this called a "snapback"
you click it and it takes you back to the post.
This hack does the same thing. When you click on the 'in reply to' title, it will move the page up to the appropriate post.

/me clicks install
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Old 07 Dec 2005, 05:39
coloradok5 coloradok5 is offline
 
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Will this work for 3.5.2 ?
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Old 07 Dec 2005, 07:22
Lea Verou Lea Verou is offline
 
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I think it would be better if it said for example "in example to post #42" or if the title was a link to the post cause most users tend to leave the deafult title so it wont be much help.

Just my 2 cents
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Old 07 Dec 2005, 15:17
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WetWired WetWired is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Michelle
I think it would be better if it said for example "in example to post #42" or if the title was a link to the post cause most users tend to leave the deafult title so it wont be much help.

Just my 2 cents
Michelle, perhaps you don't realize it, but finding the post number for each reply would add significant load; the way it does it now where it quotes the beginning of the post, however, does not and IMO is better because if you've been reading the thread, you probably know which post started with a given phrase. Also, the mod does add a link back to the post being replied to.
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Old 13 Dec 2005, 19:27
etouffee etouffee is offline
 
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Originally Posted by coloradok5
Will this work for 3.5.2 ?
Same question here-- anybody tried this with 3.5.2? I'm really anxious to use this.
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Old 13 Dec 2005, 21:49
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WetWired WetWired is offline
 
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I have tested this mod on 3.5.2 and confirmed that it works propperly.
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Old 14 Dec 2005, 00:53
etouffee etouffee is offline
 
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Thanks! I've got it working now as well.
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Old 14 Dec 2005, 16:28
etouffee etouffee is offline
 
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Thanks for this mod, it's really useful. I hope this is the proper place to request a small tweak for your next release.

We would like to see an additional variable to display the postcount number of the parent post.

That way we could display "in response to Bob (#3)", rather than displaying the whole title of Bob's post.
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Old 14 Mar 2006, 15:50
robert_2004 robert_2004 is offline
 
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hey.. on topic of what etouffee has asked:
i would like it to simply say in response to #3


any chance of getting that / making that work?
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