Originally Posted by leed
[Ajax] Check for similar thread before posting a new one
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.
- 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
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
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.
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.
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:
var value =$(this).val();
$('td#similarthreadcheckcontent').html('<img src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/13x13progress.gif" />');
The attached file is up to date.