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Software/Gadget to track new posts in PHP based forums

Postby abhikaro » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:58 am

Hi All,

I am looking for a software or a gadget that could present all the
new postings and threads in a phpBB (great if it can support others as
well.) I know many forums allow a compendium at the end of the day/
week capturing all such posts but unfortunately not all do. I looked
around and could find only one software called forumite that does it
but it is tied to an OS and not very advanced. I know something must
be out there, but I am not able to compose a good enough search
string.
If any of you good souls came across something like this, please do
share it.
Thanks a lot!
Abhi
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Re: Software/Gadget to track new posts in PHP based forums

Postby JimA » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:03 am

Well, we can only help you with phpBB, and phpBB has a feature called View new posts, that is able to capture all posts that have been made since your last visit and shows them to you in a list. :)
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Re: Software/Gadget to track new posts in PHP based forums

Postby abhikaro » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:10 am

Thanks Jim for the reply!

The idea is to make life easier when you are a member of many such boards. If some external software is able to collect new posts/threads in all of these forums and either alert them when they arrive or send a compendium at the end of the day.

Does anything like this exists?

Cheers!
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Re: Software/Gadget to track new posts in PHP based forums

Postby JimA » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:33 am

I am unaware of anything like that.

Perhaps it's an idea to make use of RSS feeds. Otherwise I wouldn't see a possibility to actually grab those posts because your application would in that case need access to the database. ;)

However, this is not the place to discuss those kind of things. We can only provide support to phpBB and not to other products because we usually simple just don't have the knowledge for this. It might be an idea to ask for support on a PHP related board that can assist you in that.

Good luck with your project, but I will have to close this topic now.
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