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Digital Point Spy
Mod Version: 1.11, by digitalpoint (Coder) digitalpoint is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (35 votes - 4.69 average) Installs: 403
Released: 27 May 2010 Last Update: 10 Sep 2012 Downloads: 1960
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files  

About
This is a Digg-style spy for seeing what's going on in your forum in realtime.

This is something I originally made about 4 years ago. Now that I rewrote it for vBulletin 4 (it also now uses the bundled YUI for animation), I decided to also wrap it up as a product package and release it for the world to use.

Installation
  • Put the spy.php file in your forum folder.
  • Put the digitalpoint_spy.js file in your clientscript folder.
  • Install the product-digitalpoint_spy.xml product under AdminCP -> Plugins & Products -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product
You can see a live version in action here:
http://forums.digitalpoint.com/spy.php


1.1.0 Update
  • Moved JavaScript to external file (works around template parsing bug with early versions of vBulletin 4.0.x).
  • XML generation is done with vBulletin's XML Builder class (let it deal with weird characters).
  • Switched JavaScript library to from YUI to jQuery (for an end user, it means better animations).
  • Changed do=xml to do=feed (works around servers that are overly protective and think they are trying to be hacked and blocking the request).

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  • This modification may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
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  #2  
Old 27 May 2010, 23:53
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Tagged looks good,I will be trying this in the morning!
Top work
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Old 28 May 2010, 00:19
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Nice work but what about the CPU load, ok probably it uses AJAX but if too many people use this page maybe the load will be increased.
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Old 28 May 2010, 00:23
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Real name: Shawn
CPU load is minimal. It uses it's own tracking table for recent events so that SQL queries are kept very simple. We run this on a large, high traffic forum and the server load between running it and not running it isn't something you can tell the difference between.

Also, if you want to test the server load manually, just go to spy.php?do=xml and reload as fast as you can (or setup a process to hit it continuously). That is the underlying AJAX call used to get new events.
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Old 28 May 2010, 00:40
anthony parsons anthony parsons is offline
 
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Outstanding Shawn... look forward to installing a little later.
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Old 28 May 2010, 00:45
leemartin leemartin is offline
 
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Thanks interesting mod
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Old 28 May 2010, 01:16
AURFSCAN AURFSCAN is offline
 
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hi, how is this different to vbispy?
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Old 28 May 2010, 01:19
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digitalpoint digitalpoint is offline
 
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Real name: Shawn
1. It works with vBulletin 4.

2. vbispy was made a few months after mine and "borrowed" my code, so mine was actually the original. Beyond that, I don't know... I made my original version before vbispy existed, so I never installed or downloaded it to compare.
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Old 28 May 2010, 02:20
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Brandon Sheley Brandon Sheley is offline
 
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Nice Release!
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Old 28 May 2010, 03:54
sulasno sulasno is offline
 
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tagged and thanks

can viewing be restricted to a certain group?
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Old 28 May 2010, 04:54
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digitalpoint digitalpoint is offline
 
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Real name: Shawn
There aren't currently group permissions, although it does automatically filter stuff that the user wouldn't have access to see (if they don't have access to a certain forum, they don't see new threads/posts within it).
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Old 28 May 2010, 05:01
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nice job... tagging for after the holiday
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Old 28 May 2010, 06:08
ChopSuey ChopSuey is offline
 
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Real name: Corey
Wow Shawn you actually released a modification! Here Looking forward to more if you have the time!!!
Thanks i'll install this tonight!
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Old 28 May 2010, 07:58
teenage.vn teenage.vn is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
I tried to install it but when tried to access the page, I got 500 error ...

Thanks for this great mod and am looking forward to hearing the feedback ...

---Updated---

Oh sorry, its a blank page ... not 500 error, please take a look

Last edited by teenage.vn; 28 May 2010 at 08:11.
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Old 28 May 2010, 09:22
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What's the URL?
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