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Old 19 Sep 2014, 11:42
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Post Views

I thought post views were a part of default vBulletin. It's not.
I need to display #posts/# times poster's post have been read:

Location: Salt Lake City
13,782 posts, read 9,308,111 times
Reputation: 4545

vBulletin.com says this is a modification:
It's not a standard feature. It will be a modification of some sort. I can't
find anything on vbulletin.org, there are several threads there asking about it
from years ago and they all mention the same site, so I suspect they coded it
themselves.



Any help with will greatly be appreciated.

If this needs to be a paid mod. please let me know.


Thanks in advance.
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Old 19 Sep 2014, 11:48
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it is part of vb if we are thinking about the same thing maybe a screenshot of what you are talking about might help
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Old 19 Sep 2014, 12:06
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Originally Posted by ForceHSS View Post
it is part of vb if we are thinking about the same thing maybe a screenshot of what you are talking about might help
Thank you for the response, please see the attachment. I sure hope it is a part of vb!
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Old 19 Sep 2014, 12:12
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Is that postbit maybe a live link might be better hard to see what part that is
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Old 19 Sep 2014, 12:30
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Is that postbit maybe a live link might be better hard to see what part that is
Yes it is the postbit/postbit legacy I will DM you a link.
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Old 19 Sep 2014, 12:36
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What version are you running
in your forums the views are as you can see in the ss if you want something on each members postbit then that would need coded
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Old 19 Sep 2014, 14:48
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Originally Posted by ForceHSS View Post
What version are you running
in your forums the views are as you can see in the ss if you want something on each members postbit then that would need coded
Yes, I 'am wanting this info displayed in the postbit/postbit legacy.

vB suites 4.2


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Amanda
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Old 19 Sep 2014, 14:51
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Yes, that would need to be coded unless a plugin has already been made. Try posting in unpaid section first someone might be good enough to tell you what to do for free
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Old 19 Sep 2014, 17:43
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Yes, that would need to be coded unless a plugin has already been made. Try posting in unpaid section first someone might be good enough to tell you what to do for free
Done. Thank you greatly.
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Old 19 Sep 2014, 20:05
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@Lynne and I commented on this just the other day in another thread. This would require something like the "showpost.php" module to be resurrected or an event (such as a click) on the "showthread" module when the user decides to view a post, otherwise how would you differentiate that the user was reading a particular post. Yes, it could be done, but only with a functional change on how you view posts/threads.

When a thread/post is viewed, the current "read-time" is stored and the assumption is made that all prior posts within the thread have been viewed.

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Originally Posted by amandatx View Post
I thought post views were a part of default vBulletin. It's not.
I need to display #posts/# times poster's post have been read:

Location: Salt Lake City
13,782 posts, read 9,308,111 times
Reputation: 4545
If this is a vBulletin board they are most likely fudging the numbers. They can count the number of posts the poster has posted, and they can multiply it by the number of thread views of the threads which contains the posts. That would create a very large number very quickly. I don't believe they are actually tracking who has read a post, but of course I could be wrong -- it is possible.

On one of the boards I run, I somewhat accurately track posts: when the post was read, how long they were sitting on the post (post_read_time), consecutive posts read in the thread, order of the posts read in a thread, and other statistics. This required a complete rewrite on how threads and posts are displayed and cached. All this overhead would probably kill the average hosted board. The method that vBulletin uses is efficient, and you would require a real need in order to justify the additional overhead.


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Old 16 Oct 2014, 20:32
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Originally Posted by tbworld View Post
@Lynne and I commented on this just the other day in another thread. This would require something like the "showpost.php" module to be resurrected or an event (such as a click) on the "showthread" module when the user decides to view a post, otherwise how would you differentiate that the user was reading a particular post. Yes, it could be done, but only with a functional change on how you view posts/threads.

When a thread/post is viewed, the current "read-time" is stored and the assumption is made that all prior posts within the thread have been viewed.

--------------- Added 19 Sep 2014 at 14:46 ---------------



If this is a vBulletin board they are most likely fudging the numbers. They can count the number of posts the poster has posted, and they can multiply it by the number of thread views of the threads which contains the posts. That would create a very large number very quickly. I don't believe they are actually tracking who has read a post, but of course I could be wrong -- it is possible.

On one of the boards I run, I somewhat accurately track posts: when the post was read, how long they were sitting on the post (post_read_time), consecutive posts read in the thread, order of the posts read in a thread, and other statistics. This required a complete rewrite on how threads and posts are displayed and cached. All this overhead would probably kill the average hosted board. The method that vBulletin uses is efficient, and you would require a real need in order to justify the additional overhead.

Thanks for the reply. It's a vBulletin board and I' am with you, I think they are fudging the numbers. The pay-off is some people would like to believe their posts are being read thousands and millions of times.

Thanks again
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