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Mod Version: 1.02, by Paul M (Member) Paul M is offline
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vB Version: 3.5.x Rating: (0 vote - 0 average) Installs: 234
Released: 18 Sep 2005 Last Update: 15 May 2006 Downloads: 178
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* This hack only works if you use the new database thread marking system, if you don't, then you probably should be. *

With the new marking system I have found a simple count of the new posts since your last visit to be less informative and useful than it used to be - esp as the GetNew function now excludes threads you have read, but includes threads from before your last visit. Therefore I decided to try a new system that counts the actual number of posts that are still considered unread by you, and will show up in a GetNew search.

In fact this hack gives you two options (with a new setting in the vBulletin Options > General Settings). If set to yes, it will only count the unread posts since your last visit, if set to no it will count all posts considered unread. This setting reflects the divider in the GetNew display.

To install this hack simply download the xml file to your pc and then import it into vbulletin as a product - then alter the ACP setting to your preferred option (the default is 'no' (i.e. all unread posts).

Note: This hack injects the result direct into the navbar template during page construction, thus avoiding the need for a template edit. This requires that a certain text combination exists in your template. This will be fine for most boards that use a navbar based on the vB default, but you should bear this in mind if you have a totally custom navbar.



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Old 19 Sep 2005, 00:59
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Nice mod but you might want to remove the echo query out of the xml file or some newbies are really going to be confused.
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Old 19 Sep 2005, 01:16
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Yeah, I suppose so.

Since it was commented out it wouldn't actually do anything, but removed anyway.
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Old 19 Sep 2005, 01:27
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Originally Posted by Paul M
Yeah, I suppose so.

Since it was commented out it wouldn't actually do anything, but removed anyway.
Just trying to save you tons of "why does it run 2 queries that are the same" questions you were bound to get.
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Old 19 Sep 2005, 01:47
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Nice to know you think so highly of us Boofo. Ha ha... great idea.

* acidburn0520 clicks install
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Old 19 Sep 2005, 03:33
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Originally Posted by acidburn0520
Nice to know you think so highly of us Boofo. Ha ha... great idea.

* acidburn0520 clicks install
I was hoping I didn't have to classify you as "newbie", but if you insist.
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Old 19 Sep 2005, 05:32
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Where do I upload "products"? I have no product manager in my admin panel and I am running the latest version of VB.

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Old 19 Sep 2005, 07:37
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Before anyone jumps in here, I have talked to this gentlemen in another thread and explained the differences between 3.0 and 3.5. 'Nuff said.
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Old 19 Sep 2005, 08:40
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was hoping this worked on rc2 oh well.
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Old 19 Sep 2005, 08:40
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edit...nevermind.
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Old 19 Sep 2005, 10:57
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I've installed this product but the "new post" bit has not appeared

Using RC3.

Any ideas why this wont work?

Thanks,
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Old 19 Sep 2005, 11:58
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works great thx!
(RC2)

<< clicks install
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Old 19 Sep 2005, 12:34
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Works on RC3 *install*
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Old 19 Sep 2005, 12:44
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i installed on rc2 to but didnt get the new posts count
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Old 19 Sep 2005, 14:04
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trancetopia & GoNz00 (and anyone else).

It will work on any 3.5 version, however, did you read all the smallprint ?

1. Are you using a custom style (specifically the navbar template) ?

2. Are you using the database based thread marking system - if not then it won't work.
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