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Mod Version: 1.07b, by Coders Shack (Contributor) Coders Shack is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.0 Rating: (87 votes - 4.61 average) Installs: 975
Released: 10 Jan 2009 Last Update: 01 Mar 2009 Downloads: 5490
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Is in Beta Stage  

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Live Demo:
Live Topic 1.07b Demo (you must be logged in, and the topic must be "live")

Videos: 1.00b 1.06b

watch the damn videos... ^_^
Description:
This product is different from anything you have seen before, it raises the bar for forums. It will make your forums much more interactive, and also reduce server load.

Technical Details:
If a thread has been posted in X seconds then its now Live, if other users are viewing the Live topic and are on the last page they will experience a clean ajax experience while talking to other members. Once the thread is older than X seconds its no longer Live and it will now act like a normal thread. Also if a user edits one of their posts that's inside of the thread, it will be updated too so there is no longer a reason to ever have to refresh.

There is also logic for the viewer, the viewer of the thread has to be in an active state to see responses. An active user state is determined upon the users actions, if no actions were made in X seconds then the user is marked as inactive.

Also you may wonder why this could save your server bandwidth and CPU. If a user is refreshing to talk to another members the queries on a normal thread load are way more intense than the ajax call that this modification makes. So if you have 5 people talking to each other none of them have to refresh the page, all they are doing is simple page requests and one intense request when there has actual change.

You can test Live Topic with two users, you will see how amaizing this is... And probably spontaneously combust.

Found a bug? Want to request a feature?
Live Topic - Project Manager
Installation:
This is take less than 3 minutes to install, takes longer to notice its amazing feature. (you need multiple people to be active in the same topic)

Upgrade:
[1.01b to 1.XXb] Uninstall the product, then reinstall it. Overwrite all old files with new files and you should be fine.

[1.02b to 1.03b] Overwrite files, upgrade product (dont install product)

[1.03b to 1.04b] Uninstall the product, then reinstall it. Overwrite all old files with new files and you should be fine.

[1.04b to 1.05b, 1.05b to 1.06b,1.06b to 1.07b] Upgrade the product. Overwrite all old files with new files and you should be fine.
Works With (FF2, FF3, IE6, IE7, IE8, SF2, SF3, CHROME):
vBulletin [3.8.X]

get the vBulletin [3.7.X] version here

INCOMPATIBLE HACKS:
Versions:
1.01b
1.02b
fixes
safari 2 support
safari 3 support
google chrome sup
port
added live topic icon on new posts page
fixed security issue, strongly suggest upgrading!
changes
added live edit (to avoid a performance hit i had to add two rows to two tables in the database)
added external style sheet
1.03b
fixes
fix double post
phrase notification
fixed an edit bug for people with table prefixes
changes
ability to change interval in ACP
1.04b
fixes
javascript error for guests
fixed live topic activation (first poster to raise a dead topic)
changes
auto quick reply focus after post
1.05b
fixes
css flaw
js error for unsupported browsers (random)

fixed chrome issue
changes
edit notification - thanks to nso
rebuilding some of the original logic to hopefully prevent product conflicts

1.06b
fixes
fixed a little javascript issue that had to do with displaying posts
uses GPC cleaner now
changes
limit the number of ajax posts on the live topic (example 40) and fade them away.
changed the way the hooks are used
tightened up everything a bit

1.07b
fixes
fixed a bug where the live topic notification always making an ajax call
changes
support user ignore list
changed the way the javascript logic worked (hopefully there are less compatibly issues) added support for IE6 and IE8
1.10
hmm

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  #241  
Old 17 Jan 2009, 14:18
nso nso is offline
 
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Great hack, and I've gone live with this on my ~400 online users forum.

I notice that posts are fetched again when they are edited, but it's not reflected on the actual post. Could you add the "edited by"?

Also; I think you should add an option to display a message/gfx in the pulled post. This will make it clearer for the reader what exactly happended. I hacked it myself, but I think this is something that should be in the product.

There should also be an indicator in the thread telling the user that this thread is a live thread, and the thread should also be updated to reflect that the user is no longer active or the thread is no longer active if this should occur while the user is idling on the thread.

For those interested, this is what I added.
The english might be bad, the styles should be in classes in the style and the text should be in phrases -- but you get what you pay for

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In postbit_legacy (if you are not using this you are on your own):

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

In <forumdir>/includes/livetopic_hooks.php
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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Screenshot-text in Norwegian, but I'm assuming you all read that flawlessly.
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  #242  
Old 17 Jan 2009, 14:39
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I like that idea
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Old 17 Jan 2009, 15:50
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Installed!

Great tool! I love it. Adds some character to your forum!
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  #244  
Old 17 Jan 2009, 17:15
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adhmwagde adhmwagde is offline
 
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omg that is great add i have going to be a member in your forum but how i can see the live post ?

this mean if i have more members inside the post in the same time anyone replay i can see the live post .. ?

thanks again for your good work
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  #245  
Old 17 Jan 2009, 17:21
mcyates mcyates is offline
 
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Originally Posted by nso View Post
Great hack, and I've gone live with this on my ~400 online users forum.

I notice that posts are fetched again when they are edited, but it's not reflected on the actual post. Could you add the "edited by"?

Also; I think you should add an option to display a message/gfx in the pulled post. This will make it clearer for the reader what exactly happended. I hacked it myself, but I think this is something that should be in the product.

There should also be an indicator in the thread telling the user that this thread is a live thread, and the thread should also be updated to reflect that the user is no longer active or the thread is no longer active if this should occur while the user is idling on the thread.

For those interested, this is what I added.
The english might be bad, the styles should be in classes in the style and the text should be in phrases -- but you get what you pay for

---

In postbit_legacy (if you are not using this you are on your own):

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

In <forumdir>/includes/livetopic_hooks.php
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

---

Screenshot-text in Norwegian, but I'm assuming you all read that flawlessly.
great addition, hope it gets put into the main product.
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  #246  
Old 17 Jan 2009, 17:22
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Are there any server side restrictions in particular that I should ask my web host about to see if they are enabled? I like this mod so much that I uninstalled my Ultimate Side Column mod, and tried re-installing both 1.03b and 1.04b but with no success. I tried to also disable practically every other mod too just in case...

Grats to those who have this working!! It does look like a truly sexy mod for your board.
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Old 17 Jan 2009, 17:26
nascartr nascartr is offline
 
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Originally Posted by nso View Post
Great hack, and I've gone live with this on my ~400 online users forum.

I notice that posts are fetched again when they are edited, but it's not reflected on the actual post. Could you add the "edited by"?

Also; I think you should add an option to display a message/gfx in the pulled post. This will make it clearer for the reader what exactly happended. I hacked it myself, but I think this is something that should be in the product.

There should also be an indicator in the thread telling the user that this thread is a live thread, and the thread should also be updated to reflect that the user is no longer active or the thread is no longer active if this should occur while the user is idling on the thread.

For those interested, this is what I added.
The english might be bad, the styles should be in classes in the style and the text should be in phrases -- but you get what you pay for

---

In postbit_legacy (if you are not using this you are on your own):

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

In <forumdir>/includes/livetopic_hooks.php
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

---

Screenshot-text in Norwegian, but I'm assuming you all read that flawlessly.
Thanks, added that to mine. Very good idea.
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  #248  
Old 17 Jan 2009, 17:42
nso nso is offline
 
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I got a 404 for the file /forum/clientscript/vbulletin_css/images/misc/comment_add.png.
I changed the path for the image in livetopic.css so it had /forum/ in front of it, but I can't seem to find where #presence-container div.presence-contents is being utilized. Is it a stale definition?
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  #249  
Old 17 Jan 2009, 17:48
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is there any way to disable avatars and signatures in live threads?
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Old 17 Jan 2009, 17:50
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adhmwagde adhmwagde is offline
 
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can someone explain to me what is the Idea for ' live post ' i have been to test in beasttoast forum i try to put the last modifications the coder give but i can't see that work in my forum i can see the icon in the address of the post only .. this like the hot post i don't understand good sorry
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Old 17 Jan 2009, 18:03
Mr. Baws Mr. Baws is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Mr. Baws View Post
is there any way to disable avatars and signatures in live threads?
oh i found


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

but i have another question will this live thread "die" if no one post for some time?
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  #252  
Old 17 Jan 2009, 18:58
nascartr nascartr is offline
 
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Originally Posted by adhmwagde View Post
can someone explain to me what is the Idea for ' live post ' i have been to test in beasttoast forum i try to put the last modifications the coder give but i can't see that work in my forum i can see the icon in the address of the post only .. this like the hot post i don't understand good sorry
There has to be two active members in one live topic for this to work visually. You'd have to make a post and then someone else would have to post in the same topic at the same time you are viewing the topic during the timeframe for their post to automatically popup.
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Old 17 Jan 2009, 19:27
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How is the function of the image comment_add.png ? i can't find it anywhere in my forum.
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Old 17 Jan 2009, 20:06
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Are there any known incompatibilities with vbOptimise? I had this working fine until just now when I installed that.

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Old 17 Jan 2009, 21:24
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getting this error on the active page:

Line: 8
Character: 4570
Error: Object Required.

If its a multi-page thread, the previous pages do show the update with the # of new posts.. just not getting the latest posts showing.. yet.
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