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[Ajax] Check for similar thread before posting a new one
Mod Version: 2.00, by MrNase (Member) MrNase is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.0 Rating: (56 votes - 4.71 average) Installs: 636
Released: 13 Jan 2009 Last Update: 13 Jan 2009 Downloads: 3788
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Hi there!

I decided to give my old Add-on a little update.

You love the 'similar threads' function and you are sick of duplicate threads just because your users don't use the search function?

Why not just combine them?

This Add-on will grab the thread title the user typed in and it will load a small box (using Ajax magic ) with 5 similar threads just like the 'similar threads' function that you can normally find under an already posted thread.

The box also tells the user to search through the similar threads first BEFORE starting a new one.


Features:
- indicated if you already subscribed to one or more similar threads
- hover over the title and it gives a little preview of the thread's content
- no edits whatsoever needed, just import the product file, enable the Add-on and it works (well, it should )
- you can turn it off for certain forums or
- you can turn it off completely without leaving any code that messes your templates/files
- it can be translated
- don't like it anymore? Remove the product and you'll never see that Add-on again


Known issues:
- none


Things to consider:

It uses jQuery to get the information from ajax.php. jQuery is great and you can do many great things with it and unlike the vBulletin method it's quite easy to understand.
Here's the version I use: http://code.google.com/p/jqueryjs/do...s&downloadBtn=

Just download the file from the location and put it into the 'clientscript' folder on your server without renaming the file.

jQuery 1.3 is out, read this if you would like to update: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...1&postcount=27



Installation:
  1. Download jQuery as described above.
  2. Import the attached file using the Product Manager. Go to your vBulletin settings and search for 'Check for similar threads?'.
  3. Enable it.


Important:
It adds 2 new templates, it changes 1 template and it edits 2 files. I highly doubt that it will break you vBulletin but do a back-up and be on the safe side.



Version history:
2.0 -> this release
1.0 -> outdated (made for vB 3.6.*)

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Old 24 Feb 2009, 17:21
TamCaVBoy3 TamCaVBoy3 is offline
 
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this mod will have conflict with other mods that use ajax...such as auto tagger
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Old 24 Feb 2009, 18:26
Playa82 Playa82 is offline
 
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check if:

vBulletin Options -> vBulletin Options -> General Settings -> Disable AJAX Features is Enable All AJAX Features
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  #93  
Old 24 Feb 2009, 19:22
Naxon Naxon is offline
 
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Doesn't work with hebrew... can it be fixed?
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Old 25 Feb 2009, 13:28
weexto weexto is offline
 
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Originally Posted by weexto View Post
hello, I just created a new forum and so far I have only a dozen post. testing the product "Check for similar thread before posting a new one" it does not find a similar post. It takes a minimum of post so that it works?
Can I ask an answer to my question? please
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  #95  
Old 26 Feb 2009, 16:29
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Alien Alien is offline
 
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I have been unable to get this to work on 3.8 myself so far...

EDIT: Fixed. Nice work!
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Last edited by Alien; 26 Feb 2009 at 16:53.
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Old 26 Feb 2009, 16:54
Neptun Neptun is offline
 
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this hack does not work in vb 3.8.1

i turn the product on .. after this i try to write a new thread with the similar title like an old one and it tells me "No similar threads found. You can create a new thread and let the users answer your questions"

where is the problem with the product ?!
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Old 26 Feb 2009, 23:18
star88 star88 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by weexto View Post
hello, I just created a new forum and so far I have only a dozen post. testing the product "Check for similar thread before posting a new one" it does not find a similar post. It takes a minimum of post so that it works?

Originally Posted by Neptun View Post
this hack does not work in vb 3.8.1

i turn the product on .. after this i try to write a new thread with the similar title like an old one and it tells me "No similar threads found. You can create a new thread and let the users answer your questions"

where is the problem with the product ?!

I have the same problem.
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  #98  
Old 27 Feb 2009, 15:35
l_amhed l_amhed is offline
 
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Originally Posted by TamCaVBoy3 View Post
this mod will have conflict with other mods that use ajax...such as auto tagger
Yep it seems to be the case. The addon was working like a charm and since I installed the auto tagger product it doesn't work anymore (yes even with the ajax options set to yes).
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Old 27 Feb 2009, 16:30
Switch02 Switch02 is offline
 
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Nice work i'll try this one
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Old 02 Mar 2009, 10:34
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kud0gfx kud0gfx is offline
 
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i've problems with my style, all the newthread gets messed up, and in some subforums i get the list of 5 threads twice its really strange :S i disabled it.

I always used tis mod since 3.8.1 and was really useful, so if someone could help me ill be really grateful
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Old 03 Mar 2009, 00:13
msalman msalman is offline
 
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maybe you guys try this, I made a small change a while ago to make it work for 3.7.x and it works for 3.8.x as well as I'm running it now. I just changed the ajax handling
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File Type: xml product-mrnasesimilarthreadcheckv2.xml (10.8 KB, 58 views)
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  #102  
Old 03 Mar 2009, 01:54
preloader preloader is offline
 
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exelent , thx
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Old 03 Mar 2009, 05:45
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karlm karlm is offline
 
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Using the original file, I have this working with vb3.8.1

I disabled each plugin independantly, then re-enabled them... seems to do the trick.
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Old 03 Mar 2009, 09:37
Neptun Neptun is offline
 
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i tried the xml of msalman and is also not working .....
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Old 05 Mar 2009, 17:13
dancue dancue is offline
 
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Any reason why I'm getting two boxes with similar threads?

*Edit:
Fixed. Still had similar threads v1 installed. Uninstalled it and it works perfectly fine.

Last edited by dancue; 05 Mar 2009 at 17:28.
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