AJAX Threads (vB5) [Beta]

Major feature updates are currently not possible due to design decisions taken by Internet Brands.

AJAX Threads brings your threads alive, making them automatically refresh without needing to reload the page.

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Major feature updates are currently not possible due to design decisions taken by Internet Brands.

AJAX Threads brings your threads alive, making them automatically refresh without needing to reload the page.

Uses
AJAX Threads is the ideal product for forums with busy threads or which deal with any sort of "event" be that TV shows, sports or game releases!
AJAX Threads allows you to make topics "auto update" without the user having to refresh. This can give performance benefits when applied to threads which receive a lot of refresh requests, and can increase user participation.
You can set whole forums to have their threads be live automatically. You can even allow only VIP usergroups to have threads refresh automatically to increase subscription numbers.

Documentation
http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/docs/ajaxthreads
Major Features
Automatically Refresh Threads: Users will now see new posts in "real time" without having to refresh the page

Performance Benefits: If your forum receives lots of refresh requests on threads being posted in often this can put a lot of strain on your server - AJAX Threads will greatly reduce server resources used in those situations by refreshing only the minimum information required.

Total Control: You can set per forum auto-refresh controls. You can set particular usergroups to receive the benefit, and you can even have it apply automatically to popular threads!


Complete Feature List
Lite
* vBOption: Enable Automatic Updates
* vBOption: Refresh Interval
* vBOption: Idle Timeout
* vBOption: Automatic Un-Idle
* vBOption: Enable Information Bar (Tells users how often the thread refreshes, whether they're idle, and how to un-idle, etc)
* Ability for users to manually refresh threads if Automatic Updates are disabled (cannot refresh more often than Refresh Interval regardless)
* Ability for users to manually un-idle themselves if automatic updates are enabled and the Idle Timeout is reached
* Per-usergroup setting to determine if automatic updates are enabled
* Per-usergroup setting to determine if manual updates are enabled
* Per-category setting to determine if automatic updates are enabled
* Per-category setting to determine if manual updates are enabled
* Posts fetched by AJAX Threads are marked as read
* Per-usergroup "duration" before a thread goes "idle".

Pro
* vBOption: Minimum Replies
* Per-forum setting to determine if automatic updates are enabled
* Per-forum setting to determine if manual updates are enabled


vB4 / vB5 Differences

Upgradable: Yes


Currently Missing Features
Missing Features
Lite
* "Live" image on forumdisplay for threads that have automatic or manual updates enabled

Pro
* Per-thread setting to determine if automatic updates are enabled
* Per-thread ability for administrators with the "Manager" permission to override forum / usergroup settings and either enable or disable automatic updates
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  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification
  • v1.1.2a4 - 7th May 2016, 06:35
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • The widgets will now display titles for its settings fields
  • 1.1.2 Alpha 3 - 9th August 2013, 14:15
    Change: 5.0.4 is now the minimum required version
    Change: Improved performance by no longer refreshing the first post in the thread
    Fix: Fixed an issue where the mod would fail to load
    Fix: Fixed issues with loading new post as a result of the CSS changes in 5.0.4
    Fix: There should now no longer be extra "loading indicators" spawned by the mod
  • 1.1.2 Alpha 2 - 13th May 2013, 14:37
    Change: Now requires vBulletin Connect 5.0.2 to run
    Change: Reduced memory usage by reworking the way the mod caches things to take advantage of vB5's built-in long-term cache storage
    Change: Modules in the Site Builder are now grouped under the "DragonByte" category rather than the "Display" category
    Fix: Modules in the Site Builder now once again have titles

At a glance

Supports: vBulletin 5.x.x (5.0.2+)

Version: v1.1.2a4
Release date: 12th May 2014

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