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Who's reading what topic

Post by Rotten Apple » Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:27 pm

Considering that Google Analytics isn't very accurate in tracking phpBB visitors, I'm wondering if there's an extension available or if a code can be provided to enhance the Who's Online list? I don't mind editing core files. I've looked around and haven't seen anything for it.

Me and my users would like to know what topics ours visitors are reading in the Who's Online. It's a very common feature on other forum softwares that I'm surprised hasn't been available for phpBB 3.1.x. I'm aware that the current Who's Online mentions what forum they are in, but it doesn't mention what topic they're reading.

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Re: Who's reading what topic

Post by RMcGirr83 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:32 pm

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Post by Rotten Apple » Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:36 pm

I actually tried that, but the extension didn't seem to work after enabling it? My software's 3.1.9.

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Post by Mick » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:43 am

I'm interested to know why you feel the need to know who's reading what, what's the idea behind it?
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Post by david63 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:19 am

... and at best it will only be a "snapshot"
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Post by Rotten Apple » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:52 pm

Mick wrote:I'm interested to know why you feel the need to know who's reading what, what's the idea behind it?
This is a standard feature that is provided on many other forum softwares by default. MyBB, JCink, Proboards, and I do believe other paid softwares have this feature without questioning "why" somebody would need it.

My member base has grown accustomed to having this feature because of their experiences on other softwares. They'd like to be able to know what somebody's reading out of their own curiosity. As an admin, it's also nice to see who's reading what topic to see what's piquing a visitor's interests, and I do believe there was a mod at one point for this on 3.0.x.

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Post by martin123456 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:34 pm

Maybe this ? http://www.dmzx-web.net/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=789 i got it with a 5 second refresh and no host moaning.

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Post by RMcGirr83 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:08 am

And you have to edit core phpBB code which one shouldn't have to do.
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Re: Who's reading what topic

Post by ViolaF » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:23 pm

also you have to register to see anything :cry:

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Re: Who's reading what topic

Post by martin123456 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:41 am

How about whoiswhere ext (no not the same as 4-sevens completely new ext but the idea is based of it 100% rewritten)

yes i know it says show show in the image thats from a test site.
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Re: Who's reading what topic

Post by ViolaF » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:36 pm

perfect clone, thanx

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Re: Who's reading what topic

Post by martin123456 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:16 am

ViolaF wrote:perfect clone, thanx
When did 4_seven release a ext version of his who is where ? ;) He has not

What does this say >> (no not the same as 4-sevens completely new ext but the idea is based of it 100% rewritten)

I dont ever remember 4_seven's who is where having these options or come to think of it any acp options

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Post by Sniper_E » Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:54 am

Mick wrote:I'm interested to know why you feel the need to know who's reading what, what's the idea behind it?
For me it's not to spy on someone or violate their privacy by seeing where their going.

I may see someone reading a topic and out of curiosity click the link and see what's interesting.
I may have just posted and from wiw I can see someone is reading my post. That's nice.

Also having the who has visited this topic is nice. I can see who has been interested in my topic.
Showing who is subscribed to your topic is good info on top of all that.

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