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Automatic Thread Tagger for vB3.8
Mod Version: 1.2.0, by Phalynx (Coder) Phalynx is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (79 votes - 4.76 average) Installs: 999
Released: 09 Jan 2009 Last Update: Never Downloads: 6165
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Automatic Thread Tagger

When a user submits a new thread this modification will automatically take keywords from the thread title and use these as tags. You can use Automatic Thread Tagger to propose the user AJAX tags for his new thread, or it assigns new tags after saving the new thread. It can add the translated thread prefix to the tags.
Additionally, you can tag existing threads via maintenance and also scheduled tasks.

This modification is a successor to the terminated Automatic Thread Tagger by MrEyes:

As an example, if a user submits a thread with a title of:
"Fish Food for Cats!"

The thread will be automatically tagged with:

- Fish
- Food
- Cats

If the user also submits an actual tag of "Fish" this will not be duplicated. Any rules you have setup for tagging will be respected.
If you choose to do so this product will also automatically tag threads created by incoming RSS feeds.

I cannot show you the process of creation, but here is a list of tags generated by Auto Thread Tagger:

Automatic Tagging of existing threads
You can tag existing threads via maintenance or scheduled task/cron. They will be created with a special flag so they can be easily identified and deleted. Manual assigned tags are not touched. Maintenance is also working if Automatic Tagging is disabled via settings. Great if you want to test some settings. Automatic Tagging will take the date of the thread creation and also the userid of the creator. This process can be automated by running a scheduled job once a night.

Please keep in mind that tags that were proposed via AJAX are not tagged as auto tagged and therefore cannot be identified as such (and therefore not deleted automatically). If you want to retain the auto tagged flag you should disable AJAX and enable the tagging after the thread has been saved. As an alternative way you can also disable this and let new threads be tagged in the night from the scheduled job.

Installation / Upgrade
1. Upload all files from "upload" to your server, take care of the directory structure
2. Import "product-auto_thread_tagger110.xml" as a product, overwrite if it's already installed
3. Check settings
4. Run maintenance / Auto Tag Threads to tag existing threads (needed if you want to use the cron)

After install, and by default the modification is disabled, this will allow you to play around with configuration before switching it on.

If you report a bug please post the thread title that created it, without this I cannot test it and improve the language parsers.

* If no threads are tagged you will have to check the following:
- Is the modification enabled? Is the action you are testing enabled? (vBulletin tagging, whole auto thread tagger system, AJAX, new threads)
- Are the words you are using badwords or filtered out?

* Cron/Scheduled Task is not tagging all threads.
- The cron is limited to 500 (you can change this via settings) threads per run to avoid heavy impact on server. Make sure you run maintenance auto tagger before this to tag old threads. You can check the scheduled tasks log to see if it is running correctly.
Important: If a thread title does not meet minimum requirements to be included in tags (f.e. one word thread titles, too short words), it will be forever in this queue.

* I'm using polish, arabic, turkish, etc.. language and the tagger is not working like it should.
- If not already replaced, replace the filter replacement '&'=>'and' with ' & '=>'and' (a space before and after &)

What comes next? You decide. Tell me what you are missing and I'll look if it can be integrated.

Why thread title and not thread text?
Parsing the thread text for tags is an extremely unlikely addition as this would require some fairly heavy processing to ensure quality of tags.

What are Stopwords?
Stopwords is the name given to words which are filtered out prior to processing of tags.
The user Hostboard on posted some resources regardings this:

1.2.0, 9th August 2008
- Fixed error with missing threadid's
- Fixed error with AJAX and prefix
- Fixed error with not indexing tags via cron
- Added polish, spain, english stopwords
- Compatibel with vBulletin 3.8

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Old 22 Mar 2009, 08:08
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dadoc dadoc is offline
Join Date: Apr 2008
with the default setting for tags you can set the amount of tags that can be used for one thread.
I have this set, but I keep getting tags added to threads after someone makes a reply post automatically.

Is there a way to set a limit of tags, or
can I make it so that tags are not added automatically for replies?

I also have a question above about ajax? as I am not sure what it does when I have it activated?

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Old 23 Mar 2009, 23:47
SH3A3-Q SH3A3-Q is offline
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Thank you so much
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Old 24 Mar 2009, 10:59
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rmxs rmxs is offline
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can someone please tell me how can i make replacement for a greek letter at the end of the word?
greek at the end of the words take final s (ς) at the middle take (σ) how can i make all the thread that have word that finish with (ς) be (ς) at tag and no (σ)??
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Old 25 Mar 2009, 21:29
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Arkham Arkham is offline
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Here a neat idea:

How about allowing a configuration to define a specific pattern for the tags, and define a start and/or end string that would take the middle text as the actual tag.


- Tag all before <string> -- eg: ","

- Tag all after <string> -- eg. "by"

- Tag all between <string1> <string2> -- eg: "[" and "]"

So that using the above examples, a thread title such as "Book Title, by Author Name [Category]" you could theoretically have "Book Title", "Author Name", and "Category" as 3 separate tags instead of Author, Book, Category, Name, and Title.

I think this would be a powerful addition to an already terrific mod.
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Old 26 Mar 2009, 13:37
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rmxs rmxs is offline
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Hello why this replacements doesnt work??
'σ '=>'ς'
'Σ '=>'ς'

I wont all the last Σ and σ become ς
byt no lack..
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Old 29 Mar 2009, 11:29
shervin_dvb shervin_dvb is offline
Join Date: May 2008
this mod problem with Internet Explorer Ver8 EnabelAjax
Show Error in the box tag when new post
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Old 05 Apr 2009, 17:17
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paul41598 paul41598 is offline
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Can this be modifed so it replaces tags based on hyperlinks?
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Old 07 Apr 2009, 09:01
BiZiMDiYaR BiZiMDiYaR is offline
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If I have vbseo... is it good to have this or not needed ?

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Old 08 Apr 2009, 22:53
MindStar MindStar is offline
Join Date: Jan 2007
Hi, nice MOD

Would you consider changing the Auto-Tagging preferences so that the Auto-Tagger defaults to not auto-tagging every forum?

We have a lot of forums on our board and would rather focus auto-tagging on a couple of key forums that are directly related to the forum, rather than including all the other incidental chat / support forums.

I've hacked my copy of your code to change the excluded_forums to be interpreted as included_forums; forums are not auto-tagged by default, you have to list them in "excluded forums" to have the auto-tagger active in them.

In functions_autotagger.php, edit line 163 to read

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

i.e. remove the ! from if (!in_array
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Old 09 Apr 2009, 09:08
optrex optrex is offline
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A great little mod that works well once its configured - thanks
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Old 12 Apr 2009, 22:06
SięuNoopy SięuNoopy is offline
Join Date: Oct 2008
Real name: Hoŕng Tuấn Linh
Don't work with post in RSS

Can you help me make tag for post via RSS
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Old 18 Apr 2009, 21:34
Diehardshorty Diehardshorty is offline
Join Date: Apr 2009
Thanks for this works great.

Is there anyway to make it so when the Auto Tagger runs it does not post in the shoutbox?

Last edited by Diehardshorty; 18 Apr 2009 at 21:56.
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 12:25
glennybee glennybee is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
Just thought I'd add that this product causes the 'Rebuild Thread Information' function to break. I'm running vb 3.8.2. If I disable this product/plugins, the function works fine.
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 13:29
jrap jrap is offline
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This is a great mod. Thanks!
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 19:07
qubed qubed is offline
Join Date: Sep 2008
i also have the problem that it does not allow me to merge 2 threads into one. when i attempt to do this my site just hangs and the action is never completed. however, when i turned the plugin off, it works fine.

any idea of what is causing this and what i must do? love the plugin, but hate not being able to use it because of not being able to merge threads/discussions.
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