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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: 5491
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

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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?
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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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  #691  
Old 23 Mar 2009, 23:30
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crazlunatic: I run a board with ~400+ users logged in at peak times, and rarely see load spikes above 0.2 (linux load measurement). I can't even say I noticed any difference after enabling the modification.

That said, I see some people report heavy load increase but IMO it's due to general bad server configuration and the problem is not so much the modification in itself.
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Old 24 Mar 2009, 00:21
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Originally Posted by nso View Post
crazlunatic: I run a board with ~400+ users logged in at peak times, and rarely see load spikes above 0.2 (linux load measurement). I can't even say I noticed any difference after enabling the modification.

That said, I see some people report heavy load increase but IMO it's due to general bad server configuration and the problem is not so much the modification in itself.
Same here. I typically have that many people on and I haven't noticed a server load issue at all (running CentOS).

I can't say it's bad server configuration when someone is having load issues, but it may be. Or - It may be just someone on a shared server which simply can't handle the load. I do have dedicated servers for my web sites. I make a good living off my web sites so the last thing I want is load issues. If someone is paying US$10 bucks or something for a shared solution and they're having issues it may just be that they need to look at a different server solution. You get what you pay for. I pay about US$250 a month per server (that's with a RAID mirror, which came in handy on my main site about 2 weeks ago when a drive 'went south').
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Old 24 Mar 2009, 05:10
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Any idea whats making it incompatible with the mod: PassiveVid ?
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Old 24 Mar 2009, 08:42
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Originally Posted by Smitty View Post
I can't say it's bad server configuration when someone is having load issues, but it may be. Or - It may be just someone on a shared server which simply can't handle the load. I do have dedicated servers for my web sites.
I took for granted granted that every busy board run dedicated servers, but of course that's not always the case.

My point still remains valid tho. If someone runs a board which gets bogged down by this modification it's a clear signal that they should definitly change their hosting environment -- either by reconfiguring/performance tweaking or by a server change/upgrade/addition.
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Old 25 Mar 2009, 03:23
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Originally Posted by Lynne View Post
What you said is no help for us to help you. Post what you did and let's see if we can help you fix it.
I changed the Css file that I uploade via ftp
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  #696  
Old 26 Mar 2009, 07:35
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This is high on my list of all time top vB hacks...

Thanks & Installed.
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  #697  
Old 26 Mar 2009, 15:31
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Originally Posted by AMailer View Post
Any idea whats making it incompatible with the mod: PassiveVid ?
I ended up disabling live topic. Removing PassiveVid, installing AME and renabling Live Topic. Everything seems to be working great.

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Old 26 Mar 2009, 18:43
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Originally Posted by movslow View Post
I ended up disabling live topic. Removing PassiveVid, installing AME and renabling Live Topic. Everything seems to be working great.

thanks for the warning, I was about to install Passive Video.
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Old 26 Mar 2009, 20:33
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How do I rate this 5/5 ?
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  #700  
Old 26 Mar 2009, 21:48
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Sorry, AME?
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Old 26 Mar 2009, 22:35
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Thank you very much
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Old 27 Mar 2009, 22:34
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Installed, Thank you ..

Wish list:
- Option for selected forums for this to work with.
- Option for visitor/group/album messages.
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Old 28 Mar 2009, 03:03
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Just an idea (I haven't read this whole topic so pls don't shoot me if this has been suggested already) - how about when you're on the forum index, next to each forum name it tells you how many live topics are currently in each forum? That way ppl looking to have conversation wont have to click all over the forum trying to find threads that are currently live. Just an idea
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  #704  
Old 02 Apr 2009, 12:09
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anyone have any alternative live topic icons? Just wondering.

VERY nice mod!!!
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Old 02 Apr 2009, 14:05
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Originally Posted by DISLEX View Post
On larger threads... I think once we reach like 160-170 posts, you can no longer see your own post when you do a quick reply. Other people's post show up, and your post gets posted in the thread, but LT is doing something that is causing it to not actually show up on your own screen after you post. You have to refresh to see your own
I can confirm this bug....

It is happening pretty randomly but always involves threads that have more than 5 pages....

Can anyone else confirm this? It only seems to happen also once you sat in a thread for a while replying.
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