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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (31 votes - 4.84 average) Installs: 761
Released: 08 Jan 2008 Last Update: 22 Jun 2008 Downloads: 3679
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This tracks the number of guests that have visited a forum each day. This isn't possible in stock vbulletin as no record is kept of guest visits, they are a 'realtime' display only. This will add (another) section to the "What's Going On" area.

Options / Features ;

* The ability to turn it on/off.
* The ability to turn just the display on/off.
* The ability to allow (or prevent) certain usergroups viewing the display.
* The ability to run the display code on all pages (not just forumhome).
* The ability to switch between 'Today' and Rolling 24 Hours display (default).
* The list of guests can be set to be always collapsed on initial view.
* The script that the Guest is running is logged (e.g. showthread, usercp etc).
* The request variables in use are logged (e.g. threadid, userid etc).
* The guest table can be cleaned of old records to help control it's size.
* Controls for the displays automatic template update.
* The datastore read (for spider detection) will read from the File/APC/Memcache/Xcache datastore [if used].
* Guest Views data collection - tracking each guests viewing of the forum index page, forums and threads.
* Guest Views data collection can be separately disabled.
* Multiple guest visits to the same page are logged separately.
* Clicking on a Guest type in the main display will list all recent visits by guests of that type.
* Clicking on the option in the guest listing will show that guests viewing data (if enabled).
* Usergroup permissions are done with the standard vbulleten usergroup permissions system.
* The option to keep a record of [and display] the most ever guests can be enabled.

Four new usergroup permissions are provided in the usergroup manager.

* Can View the Guests Visited Display - Members can view the guests visited display on Forumhome.
* Can View Guest IP Addresses - Members can see the ip addresses of visiting guests.
* Can View Guest Visits List - Members can view the list of guest visits page.
* Can View Guest Tracking Data - Members can view the individual guest visit tracking page.

* All (non usergroup) modification settings are in vBulletin Options > Guest Tracking.

To install (or upgrade);
  • Unzip the XML files.
  • Upload the bitfields file to your ../includes/xml folder.
  • If upgrading from the vb 3.6 version, delete the bitfield_track-guests.xml file from your ../includes/xml folder.
  • Import the product into vBulletin using the ACP Product Manager.
  • Set your required permissions in the usergroup manager.
Note that by default no usergroup permissions are given, you must set them.


You can get an improved Spiders Definition file from this post - and now a more recent version is available from this site.

Note: For Spider detection to work you must set Enable Spider Display to 'Yes' in vBulletin Options > Who's Online Options.


History:

v3.7.001 : Initial vb 3.7 release.
v3.7.002 : Fix for cron_script hook changed in 3.7 Beta 4.
v3.7.003 : Header, Navbar and Footer added to guest display pages.
v3.7.004 : Tracking of visits to archive pages added.

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Forum Home Enhancements Track Guest Visits Paul M Modification Graveyard 889 09 Dec 2008 21:17

  #76  
Old 09 May 2008, 23:03
ercy ercy is offline
 
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thank a lot
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Old 10 May 2008, 06:32
Hugo Holbling Hugo Holbling is offline
 
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I've occasionally been getting a database error since installing this mod:

Invalid SQL:
SELECT * FROM guest FORCE INDEX (lastactive) WHERE lastactive > 1210374000;
MySQL Error : Table './hugoholb_vbulletin/guest' is marked as crashed and should be repaired
Error Number : 145
When I switched off the mod in the admincp the error went away. Do you have any idea what's going wrong and what I can do to fix it? I'm going to uninstall it and then install again to see if that corrects the table.
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Old 10 May 2008, 08:44
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It means exactly what it says - the mysql table has crashed - you need to use the mysql repair command to repair it (you can do this via phpmyadmin or the ACP).

Uninstalling/re-installing it might work as that will attempt to drop and then re-create the table - however, im not sure if mysql will drop a crashed table.
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Old 10 May 2008, 09:38
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Thanks, Paul. It's working fine now.
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Old 10 May 2008, 17:45
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Cool hack. Great for focusing marketing efforts.

One question. Where is the 'what's going on" section.

Thanks!!
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Old 10 May 2008, 20:29
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On the homepage, at the bottom.
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Old 11 May 2008, 20:52
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Thanks Paul for the hack.

I will give a shot today!
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Old 12 May 2008, 01:24
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Thanks Paul.
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Old 12 May 2008, 15:51
KURTZ KURTZ is offline
 
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Paul just a question:

i've already changed the default spiders.xml with the more recent, so if i go into the who's on line 'hidden' box (where i can vew the IPs) i saw that the software recognizes the spider (Snap Shots Spider) but i don't see it in your hack like Yahoo or Google ... where it count each visit of a spider ...

edit: nevermind after some minutes, now it works ...
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Old 12 May 2008, 16:33
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The spider has to actually read a page after you update the file.
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Old 12 May 2008, 20:33
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Great mod. Here comes russian translation
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Old 13 May 2008, 07:52
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Old 17 May 2008, 23:10
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Originally Posted by Paul M View Post
It means exactly what it says - the mysql table has crashed - you need to use the mysql repair command to repair it (you can do this via phpmyadmin or the ACP).

Uninstalling/re-installing it might work as that will attempt to drop and then re-create the table - however, im not sure if mysql will drop a crashed table.
Had the same issue. Repairing via ACP and phpmyadmin did not work so I had to uninstall/reinstall. It did drop the crashed table.
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Old 18 May 2008, 02:53
Jason Buchanan Jason Buchanan is offline
 
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I have installed and all is working. Do the spiders automatically show up in the currently active users? If not can you explain how to make it so. Take it easy on me I am a rookie. Thanks.
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Old 18 May 2008, 11:57
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This mod has its own display section in the "Whats going on" section, the visiting spiders are listed there.
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