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[Ajax] Check for similar thread before posting a new one
Mod Version: 1.00, by MrNase (Member) MrNase is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.7 Rating: (48 votes - 4.75 average) Installs: 514
Released: 08 Jul 2007 Last Update: 10 Jul 2007 Downloads: 2612
Not Supported Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files  

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:
- 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.
The jQuery file is compressed and only 20kb large.
To download the file, visit the homepage at http://jquery.com/
The link to download the file is on the right hand side.

Here's the version I use: http://code.google.com/p/jqueryjs/do....1.3.1.pack.js

Just download it and put it into the 'clientscript' folder without renaming the file.


Installation:
Download jQuery as described above.
Import the attached file using the Product Manager. Go to your vBulletin settings and search for 'Check for similar threads?'. 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:
1. initial release
2. current release
*** fixed some browser issues. The attached file is up to date.





How to fix the Opera problems in the first release:
The first release of this Add-on didn't work on Opera. To fix the problems, please follow these steps:
Open the template 'mrnasesimilarthreadcheck_header' and REPLACE the content with this code:

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Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

The attached file is up to date.


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  #2  
Old 08 Jul 2007, 22:36
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Looks good, thanks.
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 23:01
Robi_Kenobi Robi_Kenobi is offline
 
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HI this is great! *installed*

But is it possible to change the design of the threads shown?
I would like a more plain style to show the threads.

Or das it use another board function and just redirect the output?
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 23:12
Smoothie Smoothie is offline
 
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Installed but, nothing in the setting for me either........
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 23:12
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MrNase MrNase is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Robi_Kenobi View Post
HI this is great! *installed*

But is it possible to change the design of the threads shown?
I would like a more plain style to show the threads.

Or das it use another board function and just redirect the output?
It uses a slighty modified version of a default template so it should use your forum's colors.
But you can edit the appearance simply by editing the templates 'showthread_similarthreads_ajax' and 'showthread_similarthreadbit_ajax'.
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 23:14
Smoothie Smoothie is offline
 
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Originally Posted by MiahBeSmokin420 View Post
sorry never mind i found it in there im going to test now and if all goes well then ill delete my posts anc click install
never mind found it. Hidden quite well I might add.
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 23:15
MiahBeSmokin420 MiahBeSmokin420 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Smoothie View Post
Installed but, nothing in the setting for me either........
the setting are in the message and posting options



but yo i got it all set up and i tried 2 diffrent versions of that pack thing you got to put in the client script

and both versions you posted links for


but yet it is not working correctly

i dont know whats wrong with it but it dosent say anything aobut finding any other threads
or anything like that

it just say it will search and yada yada yada
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 23:15
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MrNase MrNase is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Smoothie View Post
Installed but, nothing in the setting for me either........

That might be a problem with the datastore.

Try running this link: http://www.yoursite.com/admincp/inde...buildbitfields

(Don't forget to change the url to yoursite )
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 23:16
Smoothie Smoothie is offline
 
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tested and works quite well so far. Good one!
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 23:18
MiahBeSmokin420 MiahBeSmokin420 is offline
 
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ya im uninsalling this crap

thanks for the though of the mod though

unless ou can figure out why it dose not accually run the search stuff

then i wount be useing it

but thanks for the idea of it and good luck to the other that use it
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 23:19
Smoothie Smoothie is offline
 
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Sorry for all the confusion. The settings are there. Didn't know to look for them under message posting and editing options....most products I've installed add the settings at the end of the list.
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 23:20
MiahBeSmokin420 MiahBeSmokin420 is offline
 
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ya same but is it accually working for you to the point that it accually searches for crap?
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 23:23
Robi_Kenobi Robi_Kenobi is offline
 
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Seems only to work in Firefox.

In IE and Opera nothing happens.

IE gives me an Error Code in Line 372.
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 23:25
MiahBeSmokin420 MiahBeSmokin420 is offline
 
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ok thanks for letting me know that im test in FF if it works in there and not ie im not useing it cause i use ie and have my site restricted to only ie
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 23:34
Smoothie Smoothie is offline
 
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Originally Posted by MiahBeSmokin420 View Post
ya same but is it accually working for you to the point that it accually searches for crap?
Yup!
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