UBB.Dev
Posted By: Jigga-Master [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 5:02 AM
Ha Finally!
Before I present you with the information on this hack I just wanted to congratulate infopop on the early release of ubb6! Also i wanted to congratulate myself on being the first to release a MULTI templated hack! And the first ubb6gold hack! Anyways...heres the info.


Latest Version:
1.8d
Updated:
April 6th, 2001 - 10:13 pm!

In This Version:
[*]New Features and looks

Regular Example:
http://www.411hype.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=active_topics

Headlines Example:
[Linked Image]

Download:
http://www.411hype.com/ubb/Activetopics1.8d.zip

Old Versions Download:
http://www.411hype.com/ubb/Activetopics1.0.zip
http://www.411hype.com/ubb/Activetopics1.1.zip
http://www.411hype.com/ubb/Activetopics1.2.zip
http://www.411hype.com/ubb/Activetopics1.3.zip
http://www.411hype.com/ubb/Activetopics1.4.zip
http://www.411hype.com/ubb/Activetopics1.5.zip
http://www.411hype.com/ubb/Activetopics1.6.zip
http://www.411hype.com/ubb/Activetopics1.7.zip
http://www.411hype.com/ubb/Activetopics1.8c.zip

Important Info:
Make sure to edit the data in the cp and clear cache before using hack!

F.A.Q.:
Q: How do i use headlines?
A: Go to your cp...In the primary settings/active topics menu youll see the option there!
Posted By: Urban-Warfare Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 5:30 AM
Great job! Im using this hack on this board and im lovin it!

Good job man.
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 5:31 AM
great!
i hope you enjoy!please report any bugs here!
Posted By: BulbaGarden Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 6:32 AM
No AutoInstall? ;_;

Er well, I'll take a look..
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 6:39 AM
auto install?
you mean a 1 script stand alone?
pretty imposible with ubb6!
Posted By: BulbaGarden Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 6:53 AM
They why is Who's Online having an AutoInstall program?

Its not impossible, but it is a little bit of work. You just have to perfect the "open, find, replace" functions in PERL.

It would be alot better than having to do all this.. after people see how you can auto-install Who's Online, they'll be a bit put off by the manual duty..
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 7:03 AM
maybe an auto installer but i thought you were talking about a stand alone script!
anyways i have a v1.2 underway!
just some minor changes i wanted to make!
Posted By: SharkY Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 7:11 AM
I have actualy always been put off by manual work... But i'm gonna try this hack anyway right now! laugh
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 7:15 AM
sharky just updated pls upgrade!
and everyone else. theres a simple read me just for upgrading!
Posted By: SharkY Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 7:17 AM
Ok, im being stupid! tipsy
To much brain crunching bug fixing!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 7:19 AM
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in v1.1 there are NO bugs. it was just a simple thing i needed to change so i could sleep better at night. LOL
if you stay wid v1.1 ull be fine! but i always like to have the newest version of everything!
lol!
Posted By: SharkY Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 7:24 AM
Oh, sorry... Didnt mean your hack. Talking about UBB6 Gold.
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 7:24 AM
o
lol!
Posted By: Urban-Warfare Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 7:37 AM
where can i find the installation instructions for ubb 8.6 > 6.0

i know this is the wrong place but no one will answer my topic in the Installin ?'s forum
Posted By: Stilgar Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 7:40 AM
the directions are in the help folder that comes in the ubb6gold.zip
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 7:40 AM
sorry i didnt see it there
um...upload ALL files except variable files but you CAN upload the vars wordlet files!
same as the upgrade from 8.5 to 8.6!
Posted By: Urban-Warfare Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 7:42 AM
for ubb 6 beta 8.6 to ubb 6 gold?

let me chek that
Posted By: SharkY Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 8:07 AM
...
post below smile
Posted By: SharkY Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 8:22 AM
Ugh not working...
Something is wrong with the ubb_lib.cgi code.
Fixed it:
if ($vars_active_topics{usehead} eq "1") {
$MainButtons = "$vars_wordlets{profile_link} $RegisterLink $SearchLink | $vars_wordlets{faq_link} | $vars_wordlets{forum_home_link}";
} else {
$MainButtons = "$vars_wordlets{profile_link} $RegisterLink $SearchLink | $wordlets_active_topics{active_topics_title} | $vars_wordlets{faq_link} | $vars_wordlets{forum_home_link}";
}

Had to change the else lines ()'s to ""
Posted By: Urban-Warfare Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 9:28 AM
yea i had some problems also i fixed, soemthing was wrong with the replace code in ubb_lib

how can i make it so it says the person that created the topic instead of the forum it was posted it?
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 2:19 PM
**** im an idiot
i had done that too and then for some reason it was changed back!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 2:21 PM
updated the file!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 2:24 PM
Quote
quote:
Yes in public_active_topics_headlines
Replace:

Posted In: $forum_name

With:

$vars_wordlets{by} $last_post[10]
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 7:51 PM
file not included in download
/cgi dir/ ubb_topics_control.pl
also

ubb_active_topics.pl is ubb_active_topics.cgi

I'm lost frown
Posted By: Urban-Warfare Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 8:03 PM
Jigga lastpost[10] is the person that responded to the opst LAST, not the person who created the topic =)
Posted By: Urban-Warfare Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 8:03 PM
ward, thats a typo wink
Posted By: Greg Hard Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 9:42 PM
There will be instructions for autoinstalling hacks later. All hacks may be used with the vinkulum if the author wants to comply with it. Currently borg is working on it.
Posted By: Stang5_0 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/16/2001 10:11 PM
Nice work as always Jigga!!

Could you give an example of how you would include the headlines on a main page?
Like what you have in your example? Actually looking for what the code would be...

Thanx, keep up the good work!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 12:15 AM
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o sorry i thought thatz wat u wanted!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 12:16 AM
Quote
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yea http://www.411hype.com
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 12:45 AM
looks great but who has installed the 1.2
I don't have the error message because i have uninstalled already. I think it said something to do with the premissions.

still documentation on files to upload is unclear.
ubb_topics_control.pl was not included with the download and where do you place public_active_topics_headlines.pl

Help please
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 1:29 AM
active_topics_control sorry
the healines is a template!
il be sure to update that for v3
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 2:43 AM
fixed a bug!
updated the files!
its now 1.3!
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 3:26 AM
this is what i get even after 1.3

Error including required files: [Fri Mar 16 20:21:03 2001] ultimatebb.cgi: [Fri Mar 16 20:21:03 2001] ultimatebb.cgi: Bad name after faq' at /u/web/urba19/cgi-local/ubb_lib.cgi line 461. Make sure these files exist, permissions are set properly, and paths are set correctly. [Fri Mar 16 20:21:03 2001] ultimatebb.cgi: [Fri Mar 16 20:21:03 2001] ultimatebb.cgi: Bad name after faq' at /u/web/urba19/cgi-local/ubb_lib.cgi line 461.
Posted By: Travis Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 3:31 AM
yep i get that too...
Posted By: EMINEM68518 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 4:43 AM
sorry but we have a problem with the ubb lib changes i get this

Code
code:

now i upload my backup of ubblib and it works

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i seen you said it was fixed but it hasnt been
Posted By: EMINEM68518 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 4:57 AM
we have anouther problem

i add the hack and somehow the profile page gets messed up
http://forums.insanityreigns.net/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_profile&u=00000019

the member number line it was fine befor i added this hack
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 4:59 AM
the member # is a bug in ubb6
and the hack should work perfectly i have it working!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 5:03 AM
Code
quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by EMINEM68518:
sorry but we have a problem with the ubb lib changes i get this

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, Arial">code:

now i upload my backup of ubblib and it works

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i seen you said it was fixed but it hasnt been


look its wrking fine? http://forums.insanityreigns.net/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=active_topics
Posted By: Travis Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 5:55 AM
has there anyone who has gotten v1.3 to work besides jigga-master?
Posted By: Urban-Warfare Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 5:58 AM
Im using 1.2 with a few bugs i fixed myself from it.
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 5:58 AM
Nope eek confused
Quote
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Plesae share
Posted By: Jamin Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 6:17 AM
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Same deal here. Should I go back to 1.1? Jigga-Master said that was a bug-free version... Or Jigga, do you know how to fix that problem?

The only way I've found to fix it at all is to upload a "clean" ubb_lib.pl, but then the hack doesn't work. frown

---Skorpion
Posted By: Spitz Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 6:26 AM
ehh is it ment to look like this??
http://clanspy.virtualave.net/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=active_topics
Posted By: Spitz Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 6:29 AM
huh i didn't clear my cache too...

see my pic ./. looks way different from yours jigga..

[Linked Image]
Posted By: Jamin Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 6:30 AM
Oh yeah, how do I use Headlines? I want to display the top 5 or 6 headlines on the site homepage... but I didn't find instructions for the SSI pull (I guess that's how it's done?)...

[EDIT] Nevermind, I figured it out! [/EDIT]

---Skorpion
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 6:53 AM
FOR HEADLINES:
Go into your cp....Primary Settings/Active Topic Settings and set those!
youll see it!
v1.3 should work.....but if not imma be releasing hopefully tomarrow which wil be the final version including some more kool stuff!
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 7:29 AM
this was last attempt
no success
instruction has active_topics.pl twice, could there be a file missing or something


/noncgi dir/Templates/ public_active_topics_headlines.pl (chmod 755)
/noncgi dir/Templates/ public_active_topics.pl (chmod 755)
/noncgi dir/Templates/ cp_vars_active_topics.pl (chmod 755)
/variables dir/ vars_active_topics.cgi (chmod 777)
/variables dir/ vars_wordlets_active_topics.cgi (chmod 777)
/cgi dir/ ubb_active_topics.pl (chmod 755)
/cgi dir/ active_topics_control.pl (chmod 755)
/cgi dir/ ubb_active_topics.pl (chmod 755)

Kool stuff, can we get this to work first.
Please mark as beta.
Posted By: Spitz Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 7:47 AM
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hey ok.. seems like u need help.. first of all he must have put one of the file name twice laugh well hope it helps
Posted By: Spitz Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 7:47 AM
o yes and dont edit your ubb_lib.cgi... it worked for me without editing it.. if u edit it u wont be able to go to your ubb laugh
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 8:02 AM
thanks a mill Spitz, it was the ubb_lib.cig
Posted By: sskm2000 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 8:24 AM
hi!

1 question...

what's the difference between get_daily and active_topic ?

i mean...

for example
http://forums.insanityreigns.net/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_daily

and
http://forums.insanityreigns.net/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=acitve_topic

thats the same page...

MFG sskm²°°1 cool
Posted By: AllenAyres Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 8:48 AM
Nice jigga.. I'll check it out this weekend..

all "finished" modifications will be written to work with the auto-installer... we (borg) are still working the bugs out of it.
Posted By: DzeDom Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 9:01 AM
can you show me how to use the SSI thing?
Posted By: Alien Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 9:52 AM
Your sig image below is 45k. That's WAY over the accepted norm I believe. You might want to cut it down, or use another. smile

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Posted By: drkknght Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 9:57 AM
heya jigga!

i apologize if this is the annoying back asswards questions asked a million times, but... will this hack provide a list of, say, the 5 most recent topics on an intro page, which then can be lead into your ubb?

or, are the 5 threads listed on ultimatebb.cgi itself? like, say, below the listing of forums

personally, id prefer the latter (i had my v5 set up like that, tho saw many more others choose the first style).

and (again, sorry) if this is NOT the kinda hack im lookin for... any plans on an addition fer it?

thanks fer the help
Posted By: Spitz Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 10:23 AM
oh yeah no prob ward.. glad to help you
Posted By: Jamin Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 4:50 PM
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Here's what I did, Dze...


That was for Headlines display, which you can see it working on my homepage, BlizzardRealms.com , in the Latest Threads table up at the top. I changed mine around a little bit, so it only displays the topic title without the forum name, to save space in the table. smile

---Skorpion
Posted By: Stang5_0 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 5:10 PM
Thanx Skorpion, that's the line I was looking for and it works great!!!!

By the way, not sure what the problem with the sig file is, I'm hosting it. confused
Posted By: sifuhall Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 9:07 PM
works great for me! keep up the good work!
Posted By: DzeDom Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 9:26 PM
thanks a lot skorpion cool
Posted By: sifuhall Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/17/2001 10:02 PM
I'm currently using this hack with SSI and it works great!

But did the original post in this topic say it could be used without SSI?

If so, how? confused
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 12:40 AM
go into your cp...and into the active topic settings!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 1:32 AM
iight updated to 1.4 the hack is totally cache compatible now!
Posted By: sifuhall Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 3:25 AM
Thanks for the reply and terrific hack, Jigga-Master, but I think I'm missing something.

I have installed the hack and it works great from the SSI call ( )
But I do not understand how to use it without SSI (Sorry for being so dense).

Previously you stated
Code
quote:</font><HR>go into your cp...and into the active topic settings!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
and in mine I see:
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, Arial">code:

but nowhere do I see how to implement this into my webpages.

Thanks again for the terrific hack!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 3:26 AM
the use headlines!
read the little text under it, anyways set it to 0 and youll be able to use it like the old active topics!
but not headlines!
Posted By: sifuhall Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 3:33 AM
Ahhhhh . . .

Never used the old active topics.

Shouldn't be too hard to find something about that, thanks!
Posted By: DzeDom Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 3:41 AM
A little bit confuse here, you said "just upload the following 3 files" and those files are:

ubb_active_topics.
active_topics_control.pl
ubb_active_topics.pl

isn't it suppose to be 2?
Posted By: sifuhall Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 3:44 AM
Sorry, Jigga-Master. I understand now.

I was under the impression I would be able to use the active topics to display a list of active topics on my other webpages (like my index page) without SSI.

It works just fine with SSI, but I was thinking of how I could implement this in other areas (like on my users start page, for example, each user would have a list of active topics on their start up page, etc.)

Anyway, thanks for the wonderful hack!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 3:58 AM
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sorry i meant everything in the cgi dir except the vars files!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 3:59 AM
AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
I HATE THIS FUKIN HACK!
everytime i get somehting going there seems to be another bug!
now the list doesent update!
for no apparent reason!
Posted By: DzeDom Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 4:01 AM
smile take it easy dude. I still love this hack cool
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 4:16 AM
if your gonna use this please use 1.1
im gonna go back to 1.1 and work from there!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 4:36 AM
ok this works flawless when using headlines!
so please take that into consideration!
i think imma transfer this to a headlines hack as the ubb already comes with a active topics!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 5:41 AM
can someone please help me wid this!
theres NO reason why it should update!
ANYONE PLEASE!
Posted By: sifuhall Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 6:34 AM
I see that you are using:
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code:

Can this call be used (or a similar call) to get the text of the message? (I would like to modify mine so it also display the first 25 characters or so of the post).
Posted By: sifuhall Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 6:59 AM
I figured it out. (I used
Code
code:


and then put $trimpost in $the_body

Thanks again for the great hack!

[ March 17, 2001: Message edited by: sifuhall ]
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 3:08 PM
iight remade it from 1.1!
works fine on my board!
also there WAS a bug in the readme concerning ubb_lib.cgi
please forgive my ignorance!
Posted By: CG Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 4:04 PM
Jigga-Master how did you make the [my profile | regester | search ect..]

Part of your site did you edit every template file to make it look that way?

I'm just wondering because it looks really good and I wanted to do something simalar to that with my board.
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 4:07 PM
o like on my board...i just edited the templates which takes a little time but whatever and then edited something in public_common.pl
Posted By: sifuhall Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 4:24 PM
Dang! I just installed 1.5 and now if Use Headline is 0 it works fine, but if I set Use Headline to 1 (my primary reason for wanting this hack) I get nothing.

Even if I run it straight from the browser address (instead of SSI).

Any ideas?
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 4:30 PM
sorry i forgot to put a friggin dot!
lol its amazing how little a thing can make a big problem. Just download the new updated zip, i just uploaded it 1.5, and upload ubb_active_topics.cgi
sorry!
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 4:44 PM
v1.5 now works fine, but there's a problem.

The "» Today's Active Topics «" thing still exists on the front page, but if you try to click it then it now gives the ubb6 'page doesn't exist' error.

Can't we just swap the new active topics system with the old link above? If so, where and how?

Also, how do you output the latest posts via SSI in this new system. The SSI output for external pages is what made the old system so worth using over UBBs own system.
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 4:48 PM
ok sorry again download the newest file and then open the readme, the last instruction is new,,,,,in public_forum_summary!
just do that then itll work!
sorry again!
Posted By: Bubble Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 4:55 PM
humm JM, in your intruction, you said need to upload 8 files in, but on your zip file, there only 7 files

this is from your instruction:
/noncgi dir/Templates/ public_active_topics.pl (chmod 755)
/noncgi dir/Templates/ public_active_topics_headlines.pl (chmod 755)
/noncgi dir/Templates/ cp_vars_active_topics.pl (chmod 755)
/variables dir/ vars_active_topics.cgi (chmod 777)
/variables dir/ vars_wordlets_active_topics.cgi (chmod 777)
/cgi dir/ ubb_topics_control.pl (chmod 755)
/cgi dir/ active_topics_control.pl (chmod 755)
/cgi dir/ ubb_active_topics.pl (chmod 755)

and i can't file this file: ubb_topics_control.pl in your zip. Am i missing something here? where can i get that file?

========
shot...did see your post before i post..hehehe...oki.let me go back and dl it again. smile

[ March 18, 2001: Message edited by: Bubble ]
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 4:57 PM
/cgi dir/ ubb_topics_control.pl (chmod 755)
should be deleted sorry wink

[ March 18, 2001: Message edited by: Jigga-Master ]
Posted By: Bubble Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 5:06 PM
alrite...it work perfect now.
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 5:07 PM
good im glad!
Posted By: sifuhall Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 5:15 PM
Wow, Jigga-Master, works great (again)!

I owe you a mansion and a yacht.

BTW - I'm not sure what the etiquette protocol is here. I modified your hack to display:
  • read more (which you already had)
  • post a comment
  • posters name
  • a link to the forum
  • and display the first 75 characters of the post


Is it considered bad manners to hack a hack? If so I apologize.

Here is how mine looks:
[Linked Image]
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 5:23 PM
hey siffull!
no thatz great
i would like to talk with you though (all good) um.contact me
AIM O411BlazeO (not zero's)
ICQ 25500988

thanx!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 5:25 PM
o and that mansion um....ill settle for a 4 story mansion in colorado right by the biggest and best snowboard hill there! just go al out dont worry bout cost (hey your paying...lol) and that yacht........maybe i can exchange that for like 15 cars! I was thinkin a couple benz's...few M5's um....maybe a ferrafi and a lambourghini!
you know nutin too expensive! wink
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 5:29 PM
The new update still doesn't get rid of "»Active Topics«" on ultimatebb.cgi. It doesn't link it into the new active topics thing either.

Also, what of the SSI output issue? confused
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 5:35 PM
ok im bout to release 1.6
it fixes what you saying and ill include a faq about the ssi addon!
koo? confused
Posted By: Jamin Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 5:47 PM
Hey Jigga, I have a problem. I am assuming this is planned behavior, but when there are no active topics for the day, it prints the whole page layout with the regular UBB header, footer, etc...

If you go to my page ( BlizzardRealms.com ), this is a problem because of the way I have my Headlines set up. frown

Can you tell me what I have to do to get rid of the whole UBB layout and still have only some wording that says "no active topics today" or something?

Thanks so much!

---Skorpion
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 5:49 PM
Now on v1.6
thanx!
Posted By: drac Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 5:50 PM
i have a problem !!

i have updated all files
and i have upload all new files whith good chmod.

when i go to ACTIVE TOPIC , i haven't any topic, it's say : Sorry, there are no new posts today.

Can i help me plz !! frown
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 5:50 PM
ill fix that asap!
Posted By: Alien Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 5:55 PM
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Heya! smile

The hosting of the image is not the problem, it's the size of the file. It takes quite a bit of load time for those visiting this topic or others for the first time via any dialup. Future times it may be cached depending upon how large a user keeps his cache.

The size of your sig (45k) is huge for a sig button, so please consider those with slower connections when using an image in your signatures. smile

Personally it doesn't effect me, because I use a cablemodem.

[ March 18, 2001: Message edited by: Alien ]
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 6:01 PM
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FIXED IT DL THE 1.6 FILE AND FOLLOW THE UPGRADE PROCEDURES!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 6:02 PM
I HOPE IT WORKS!
frown
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 6:06 PM
Quote
quote:
this hack actually replaces the old active topics one!
so if you dont have any posts for today just make a test one to see it!
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 6:34 PM
You are attempting to reach a page that does not exist.

is what i get after 1.6 SE
Posted By: -Prowler- Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 6:39 PM
Very Nice Jigga. I like.

BTW, whre did you get the who's online on your forum?
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 6:58 PM
its the beta version....
um...wardx28 what url are u going to?
Posted By: -Prowler- Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 7:02 PM
Cool. Is there any possible way I would be able to get it? If not, it's ok, I'm jsut kinda anxious
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 7:03 PM
cgi-local/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=active_topics
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 7:22 PM
JM,

Yeah v1.6 fixed the problem.

Also, not all of us wish to use the default SSI list output and so what files should I edit in order to make my separate SSI page output look how I want it to?

Also, would it be possible to add some extra commands like in the original script. Namely so we could do things like putting post No.'s, post time's, dates (different styles) and most importantly - post preview (No. characters).

Sorry if I'm being dumb and they're already in, there's so many files now that it's very confusing.
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 7:44 PM
Got it working but it is missing the lower half after the topics are shown. It shows the topics but page just stops to a white background. It does not show the additional topics at the bottom like yours.
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 7:50 PM
Quote
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you want to edit
public_active_topics.pl
the template for the non headlines output!
im releaseing 1.7 VERY SOON!
this has ALOT of addons so please just wait till then!
its being tested right now!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 7:51 PM
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that just means you have no more topics then the ones which are on that page...it lists the posts per day, unlike the old one!
Posted By: Jamin Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 8:25 PM
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That's the error message I got on my Headlines after I upgraded to 1.7. [EDIT] And I only get that when there are no active topics for the day. Once I posted something, it went back to normal. [/EDIT]

Sorry for all the problems I'm causing Jigga... hope I'm not too much of a hassle. smile

---Skorpion

[ March 18, 2001: Message edited by: Skorpion ]
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 8:46 PM
Haven't tried v1.7 yet, I'll wait for v1.8 =).

Just incase you don't know JM, we all really love this addon and the work you're putting into it!

A couple more suggestions (if not already implemented):

1) SSI Output for filtered forums(like in the original, you can output active topics for specific forums).

2) Ability to output active topics via SSI for more than one specific forum (using above). With the original you had to install one active.CGI for every specifically filtered forum/output.

-------------

Generally I use 1 and 2 above on my site under the original version, they're very useful for integrating specific forum content around the site itself.

If you can do them then that'd mean an end to my pestering =).
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 8:58 PM
Jigga-Master


Quote
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My footer does not show
Posted By: drac Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 10:18 PM
i have install the active topic 1.7 and i have an error :

Undefined subroutine &main::ActiveTopicsHTML called at /home/xxxxxx/www/artyhard/cgi-bin/ubb_active_topics.cgi line 22.
Posted By: DzeDom Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 10:58 PM
Try to post something, it'll fix the problem :-)
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/18/2001 11:04 PM
ill fix it in the next version!
for now post somehting itll fix the problem!
Posted By: Webdaddie Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/19/2001 12:47 AM
Getting an error:

if ($vars_active_topics{usehead} eq "1") {
$MainButtons = "$vars_wordlets{profile_link} $RegisterLink $SearchLink | $vars_wordlets{faq_link} | $vars_wordlets{forum_home_link}";
} else {
$MainButtons = ($vars_wordlets{profile_link} $RegisterLink $SearchLink | $wordlets_active_topics{active_topics_title} | $vars_wordlets{faq_link} | $vars_wordlets{forum_home_link} );
}

Something is wrong here because the cp.cgi will not load now
Posted By: drac Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/19/2001 2:06 AM
Code
code:

??
i don(t understand , i have post more topic and reply for testing ACTIVE TOPIC HACK !!

and when i have this error :

Software error:
Undefined subroutine &main::ActiveTopicsHTML called at /home/xssdfs/www/fsdffs/cgi-bin/ubb_active_topics.cgi line 22.
For help, please send mail to the webmaster ([email protected]), giving this error message and the time and date of the error.
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/19/2001 2:08 AM
have you tied clearing cache...and filling in all the datas?
Posted By: Exstatica Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/19/2001 5:12 AM
yeah i get the same thing, after going from 1.2 to 1.7 that is what i get
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/19/2001 5:14 AM
open
ubb_active_topics.cgi
@ lines 30 and 35 replace
&ActiveTopicsHTML
with
&StandardHTML
but this skrews up the headlines if your using it and you have no daily posts!
Posted By: drac Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/19/2001 10:42 AM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
arf oki with this modification , i have no error !!
But i have no post in the active topics !!
In your hack , you use a public_search.cgi, i haven't this file , i have a public_search.pl in mu template.
i have edited and modified this file. It's corect ??

My version of ubb is 6.0 béta 8.4

I'm not stupid, for testing your hack, i have clear the cache, and post more new topics !! laugh

Thx for help me
Posted By: Spitz Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/19/2001 12:19 PM
ehhh tjhats odd mine works totaly fine..
Posted By: SinatraEatsBeatles Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/19/2001 1:14 PM
I need a very simple hack that just allows me to call the last 5 posts on my forum from my web site with SSI. I used to use this simple hack for the old UBB but of course it does not work... can anyone design something simple like this?? Is it possible to do this with this current hack?? Thanks! confused
Posted By: drac Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/19/2001 2:06 PM
all my board is in private mod !!

I think they are no topic in the active topic for this reason !!

it's true ??

Can i help me plz
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/19/2001 2:57 PM
no it doesent read private posts!
Posted By: drac Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/19/2001 3:44 PM
ok thank for your replys !! laugh

GOOD HACK and GOOD WORK!! smile
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/19/2001 4:17 PM
your welcome smile
anyone got any suggestions for addons for the next version!
Posted By: Jamin Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/19/2001 4:35 PM
My suggestion is the option to pull the headlines or whatever from the last X topics posted to, no matter what their date may be - like, not dependant on whether it was in the last 24 hours or not.

---Skorpion
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/19/2001 4:36 PM
yea i know i would like to do that aswell!
ill give it a try but im a CHEAP hacker!
i Hack existing things!
lol! wink
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/19/2001 6:03 PM
Quote
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Is there a way that we can change the the READ MORE so that it takes you to the actual reply and allow the title link take you to the start of the topic as it does today.
Posted By: amykhar Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/19/2001 6:06 PM
My question messes up the thread; so I deleted it. I will email JM with it.

Amy

[ March 19, 2001: Message edited by: amykhar ]
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/19/2001 9:12 PM
Well I already suggested some things to be carried over from the original, but they kind of got lost in the JM Lovin =):

The Following are all related to SSI Output only:

1) Ability to filter the headlines list by forum and or Category (choice).

2) Ability to use the above system and then call more than one set of unique headlines. In other words if you had two forums or two categorys with multiple forums then you could also have two SSI calls - one for each unique forum topics or category etc.

That's what I want, you could do it with the original after some tweaks but this one doesn't use a 'By File SSI Call', it calls from the main script and that's not easy to get around.
Posted By: DzeDom Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/20/2001 12:07 AM
Uhm is there away I can use both SSI and the active topics? at the same time? I want to like 5 of the headline in my front page, and I still want the whole list of Daily topic in the forum. Can you do that?
Posted By: EMINEM68518 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/20/2001 5:55 AM
i have a question how do i get it to be intables and with my bb colors like yours at 411hype
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/20/2001 6:53 AM
wat do you mean? confused
Posted By: Urban-Warfare Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/20/2001 11:00 AM
is this fixed yet?

when 12:00 hits my headlines show the whole damn active topics page and throw my site outta wack like hell. becuase its 12:00 and there are no new posts for the day. has this been fixed?
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/20/2001 12:24 PM
Seems to be a new bug as it's not mentioned in the docs, but if you enable headlines then your forum removes the Active Topics Stuff from public display.

So you have 'No Active Topics' aside from SSI output, you'll probably need to have an SSI only file - which would solve a lot of problems for private customisation as well =).
http://www.ispreview.co.uk/cgi-bin/ubb2/ultimatebb.cgi (test forum)

Also the text size formatting in the CP doesn't effect the output.
Posted By: certify Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/20/2001 1:45 PM
I'm having the sam problem with mark99. I'm using v1.7
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/20/2001 3:01 PM
thatz wat this hack does!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/20/2001 3:02 PM
Quote
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workin on it!
Posted By: Stang5_0 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/20/2001 4:58 PM
Good job on the hack!

[ March 20, 2001: Message edited by: Stang5_0 ]
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/20/2001 5:07 PM
thanx!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/20/2001 5:10 PM
can everyone whos using this hack please post their usl here! Reason being...
1: So I can see my work
2: So I can see bugs or any addons you guys have added

Also please report any bugs you have.
Thanx!
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/20/2001 6:08 PM
I assume USL = URL =)? http://www.ispreview.co.uk/cgi-bin/ubb2/ultimatebb.cgi

^This is a test forum just to trial hacks and new versions for when I implement it properly.

You really must make the SSI output and forum output work together - otherwise don't erase the old active topics system in your installation - people want both you know.
Posted By: Stang5_0 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/20/2001 6:12 PM
My Board

I am also using the ssi on my Main Page and it all seems to be working great!!!
Awesome job man!

Of course I like you headline example better then what I have, but oh well!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/20/2001 6:21 PM
you can make your headlines look like the example!
just edit the fields in your cp!
Posted By: Stang5_0 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/20/2001 6:43 PM
Yes indeed, quite nice!!!
Couple questions though,
Have you been able to get the horizontal line to work? And number of replies, will it start the count with replies since the hack, or should it be in there?
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/20/2001 6:49 PM
what do you mean?
Posted By: Stang5_0 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/20/2001 7:21 PM
In the control panel, it mentions HRline color and size, so I assume it is a line between the topics that are called via ssi.

It also mentions active_topics_replies, which I assume would show the number of replies for the topic? Is this somethat should also be shown with the ssi call?
Posted By: BT Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/20/2001 10:30 PM
Can this hack be used like the old Activetopics.cgi via SSI

i.e. Can I call it via SSI on my home page and show, say, the 6 most recent topics, even if they aren't all from the current day.

I ask because my board sometimes has a slow day and i might only get a post or 2 so I'd like to be able to specify the last 6 topics be shown! If you get what i mean laugh

Cheers,
[email protected]
K-v-R VSTi Resources
Posted By: EMINEM68518 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/20/2001 10:52 PM
http://forums.insanityreigns.net/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=active_topics


and befor i was wondering how you got it into a template and the tables and neater
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/20/2001 11:25 PM
theres yer answer!
nice work!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/20/2001 11:27 PM
Quote
quote:
Both of those are for the non ssi a.t.!
Ull see the Hr's and also the Replies: Wording! wink It can easily be integrated into headlines though!
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/20/2001 11:36 PM
When can we expect the next version.
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/20/2001 11:37 PM
IM LOOKING FOR PPL TO TEST v1.8 PLEASE CONTACT ME:
ICQ: 25500988
AIM: O411BlazeO
Thanks
Posted By: bafai Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/21/2001 7:26 AM
Jigga Master
I got this after changing the code

| Replies: 2





















I got more than 1
It messed up the Active Topic
Here is wat i m talking about
MAIN UBB6
Acitve Topic Page
Posted By: SinatraEatsBeatles Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/21/2001 12:09 PM
Jigga-Master,

Your hack works great, I use it for headlines with just the topic. There is a small typo in your documentation file though. You say to find code in "public_search.cgi" but it's public_search.pl.

See ya and THANKS a lot.

PS- Are you fixing any bugs? What will be in the new version??
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/21/2001 3:02 PM
bafai: yours looks right?
SinatraEatsBeatles: yea no posts bug!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/21/2001 3:16 PM
so far the testing has been goin good! 1.8b fixes the no posts bug!
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/21/2001 3:53 PM
Thanks for keeping us Posted. laugh
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/21/2001 3:59 PM
smile
Posted By: amykhar Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/21/2001 4:06 PM
I'm not sure if this can be done or not. Many of us have private boards, however would like to use the SSI active topics as a "teaser" to lure in new members.

Currently, the SSI requires the user to have a member cookie before it shows on the page. Is it possible to get around this without compromising the security of a member only board?

Amy
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/21/2001 4:16 PM
hey amy
yea this has been a concern of mine as well!
but there are also those non private boards who want private posts to stay private so this will require some work!
and a of on switch in the cp!
il give it a whirl you might see it in 1.8~
Posted By: SinatraEatsBeatles Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/21/2001 5:14 PM
What is no posts bug?
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/21/2001 5:22 PM
when theres no posts forthe day it gives you an error
but 1.8b fixes it!
Posted By: SinatraEatsBeatles Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/21/2001 5:28 PM
you the man!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/21/2001 5:32 PM
smile
im hoping to have this hack in final by 2.0!
so get suggestion in here quick!
Posted By: DzeDom Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/21/2001 5:40 PM
Can you make the Headline and the Active Topic can be use at the same time or at least the get daily available?
Posted By: bafai Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/21/2001 5:42 PM
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Little Fixed

Edit public_active_topics.pl
####################
Find
####################
$TBB


~;
} # if topic exists
}
####################
Replace
####################



~;
} # if topic exists
}
####################
Posted By: Igor Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/21/2001 5:48 PM
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Agree !!!!
Also number of topics in "headline" and "active topics" page suppose to be different
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/21/2001 8:52 PM
im gonna be working on a headlines separate hack!
but this hack you can only use one or the other!
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/21/2001 10:06 PM
Quote
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} #end todays_topics_body

sub page_bottom {
my $Bottom = qq~
$TBB






This is the $TBB that you want to remove not the other one.
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/21/2001 10:53 PM
?
wats this for?
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/21/2001 11:11 PM
Allows you to see the full page and your footer when looking at the Active page and not headlines. The same problem that i posted about a few posts ago. Sorry,I was not clear. Please fix for next ver. When?

Thank for your hard work.
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/21/2001 11:16 PM
o ok
Posted By: AllenAyres Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/22/2001 3:41 AM
Nice work Jigga... looking real good. I look forward to this being done...

A couple of questions.

- like the old dave downin mod, can you set it to view "virgin" (unreplied to) topics? and "hot" topics?

- can you choose which forums to pull this from?

nice work, it is looking much better than just a couple of days ago. smile
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/22/2001 4:04 AM
hey thans alot allen!

that means alot comming from you!
just to answer some of your questions...

im a cheap hacker! i mod existing files to do something else, unless you alrerady didnt know. but yea ive already been tryin those things, so...i hope it will work!
Posted By: MysticChins Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/22/2001 6:02 AM
i am really happy with this addon i think it is the best yet its very nice to be able to include forum headline anywhere you want or need forum users will love it as well keep up the awsome work laugh
Posted By: SinatraEatsBeatles Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/22/2001 10:33 AM
Jigga-Master,

Is there anyway you could include a feature that allows for the "last x amount of topics to be displayed" rather than the "active threads," which changes.

I say this because my active threads is always fluctuating and I'd like it so that it constantly stays on the last 5 topics posted. I know a lot of other people would like this feature as well. smile
Posted By: bafai Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/22/2001 1:07 PM
Quote
quote:
No different
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/22/2001 3:03 PM
Quote
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thatz what it is!
in the cp you choose the last X posts you weant to show up!
Posted By: SinatraEatsBeatles Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/22/2001 5:00 PM
yes, I have "Number of Topics Per Page" set to "5" but the active threads "reset" every day and my board isn't that busy so like right now, there are only 2 posts on my homepage because those are the only active ones for today. Do you get what I'm saying?

[ March 22, 2001: Message edited by: SinatraEatsBeatles ]
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/22/2001 5:59 PM
o iight i see wat you mean......sorry frown
Posted By: Igor Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/22/2001 9:36 PM
Hey, Master!

When you think "no-post bug" fix will be available?
I can not use your hack till it is done frown

Thank you!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/23/2001 6:10 AM
hey
sorry i just finished 1.8c
am currently looking for beta testers!
as well I just wanna add one more thing them imma release it!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/23/2001 6:59 AM
im about to release 1.8c!
Posted By: Igor Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/23/2001 10:02 AM
OK!!!! I'm testing it right now.

Also, why UPGRADE INSTRUCTIONS is for "from 1.8c- to 1.8d" 1.8c newer been relised!
I need one for "from 1.7"
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/23/2001 3:21 PM
i just named the thing wrong sorry its the same in 1.7 all you had to do id upload files now you gotta do whatz in the read me
Posted By: CNCR Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/23/2001 4:15 PM
i just downloaded it, and installed it. YAY it all works. just like to say thing hack kicks ass! smile cool
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/23/2001 4:20 PM
thanx! smile
Posted By: CNCR Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/23/2001 4:26 PM
im using the active topic 7, which was the latest relese on the first page of this topic, anyway. when i try to update the line colors etc in cp.cgi nothing happens, i have done everything correctly, and CHMOD'ed everything according to the readme.

my site is http://cncrev.virtualgn.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi

could you please take a look & see if you can point out the problem, thanks allot, CNCR.
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/23/2001 4:28 PM
upgrade 1.8c! smile
but there shoukd be no problems!
if you changed the settings you gotta clear cache wink
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/23/2001 4:30 PM
also in headlines that stuff doesent wrk! wink
Posted By: CNCR Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/23/2001 4:30 PM
hey i fiqured it out, dont worry smile
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/23/2001 4:32 PM
smile
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/24/2001 12:25 AM
anyome have any problems? laugh
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/24/2001 7:15 AM
damn ppl just deserted me now!
everyones camping out in whos online chapter 2 i guess!
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/24/2001 12:09 PM
I still love you JM =)

Well at least until you add in the SSI suggestions and the 'hot topic' stuff some other guy mentioned hehe. After that I'll leave you like a typical wife and ask for a settlement.. pa =)
Posted By: CNCR Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/24/2001 12:14 PM
how can i change the stlye? i want myne to be all in tables and have my colours, instead of it having horizontil lines.

hopefully you can add a feature to do this in the CP in your next beta?
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/24/2001 2:59 PM
yea um...i can change it so you can choose a specific style or so that you can enter specific colors...which one? wink


lol @ mark99
Posted By: Magnum Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/24/2001 3:48 PM
Being able to allocate/choose a Style Template for the display of the Active Topics would be great smile

Great work you've been doing

Magnum wink
Posted By: EMINEM68518 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/24/2001 3:53 PM
i really like active topics 1.8c because it uses the template in it

thanx jigga man
Posted By: CNCR Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/24/2001 6:31 PM
Quote
quote:
This is what i mean, on your site it is all in tables, and looks very sweet, im wanting to do the same but including my table colours, like Magmum said choose one of your style templates to pick your colours smile
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/24/2001 9:34 PM
iight get to work on that asap!
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/24/2001 9:43 PM
What about the READ MORE taking you directly to that Post and the Title taking you to that topic? that would realy enhance this thing.
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/24/2001 9:59 PM
actually im working on that wink
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/24/2001 10:08 PM
i also got the style field gone wink
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/25/2001 4:31 PM
is anyone looking forwatd to me releasing 1.8c?
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/25/2001 4:51 PM
Er no because you already did release v1.8c on the 23rd March =), so I'm looking back to it and not forward.
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/25/2001 5:27 PM
o damn!
lol
im stupid!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/25/2001 5:33 PM
i mean 1.8d!
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/25/2001 6:23 PM
What's new in v1.8d?

Do sexy women now get output in the headlines, or is that just my mental projection of what happens?
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/25/2001 6:27 PM
lol not only sexy wemon!
lol

the style part in the cp!
im working on the like last post hack which takes you right to the post when clicking the link!
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/25/2001 6:37 PM
When? eek laugh
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/25/2001 10:04 PM
tonight hopefully!
Posted By: DD Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/26/2001 1:41 AM
Hey Jigga-Master
Is there a way that we can include the active topics on a webpage other than in the ubb? What I mean is can we put the active topics inside a table on a main page so that when visitors come to your website (not the ubb) they can see the active topics listed in a column or something.
I hope that makes sense.
let me know if you don't understand...
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/26/2001 5:31 AM
uhhh i think your talkin about the headlines version?
Posted By: Slurpee Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/26/2001 7:49 PM
So wait, let me understand. If I use this hack, I lose the ability to get the daily topics the old way and have to use the active topics version? Is this correct. Also it is true that both the SSI and regular active topics can't be used at the same time right?
Posted By: Alien Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/26/2001 8:36 PM
To the best of my knowledge, yes and yes. smile

I'd prefer they were no and no, but beggers can't be choosers. wink
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/26/2001 10:54 PM
Yes but if there weren't any beggers then nobody would choose anything since the hack wouldn't be needed =) - think about it hehe.

The above 'dual functionality' was already suggested to JM, I'm sure he'll fix us up like *****es in due course.
Posted By: BT Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/26/2001 11:55 PM
Jigga,

If using the Headlines option SSI'ed on, say, my homepage, and I turn my board off for some maintenance work could it be set to show a relevant message instead of the recent topics?

I haven't got it installed yet so I'm just enquiring smile
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/27/2001 12:04 AM
HM..........never thought of that!
ill try to incorporate something like that in 1.8d
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/28/2001 4:23 PM
Just to remind JM we still love him and await the next version =).
Posted By: TOC Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/28/2001 7:51 PM
HI

hack works fine; execlent work!!!!

If got only one question:
is it possibel to execute "...?ubb=active_topics" from another domain?

I would like to poste a code in my board which the users can add on their homepage to see the active topics on their page.
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/29/2001 5:18 PM
Who killed Jigga-Master? mad eek
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/29/2001 5:44 PM
Face it, he's left us for those cheapo's in the 'Whos Online Chapter IV' forum =).
Posted By: knuffel Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/31/2001 11:50 PM
What happened ???

the hack is not available anymore ... is it available somewhere else ?

greetz

knuff
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 03/31/2001 11:58 PM
hey no my server is changing
just waiting for the dns to switch!
Posted By: GimmeTech Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/01/2001 3:46 AM
Hey jig,

Is it currently working with 6.02? Any probs that you know of?


Donka
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/01/2001 4:18 AM
noones tried it or reported anything to me about 6.02 so i have no idea?
Posted By: GimmeTech Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/01/2001 4:47 AM
Thanks for the reply.
Much Appreciated.
Posted By: 1 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/01/2001 5:16 AM
im using 1.7 and it works flawlessly... i havent tried 1.8 cuz 411hype server is down.. peace1
Posted By: knuffel Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/01/2001 9:55 AM
As soon as the server is back up and running i will try it on 6.02 ...


I just upgraded the board ...

Knuff
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/02/2001 7:50 PM
Running 1.8c on 6.2 and everything is ok.
Posted By: vhvn Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/02/2001 8:03 PM
Hi,

I got this error message:

Sorry, there are no new posts today.*
» Please use your browser's back button to return.

This Active not look like the one for 5.xx when they have message or not they still show up, but the one on my they not, they just show only when the message post, Look like Daily Post.

Please help me fix that.
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/02/2001 8:31 PM
Sorry but this version is nothing like the one in 5.X. I think it is intended to refresh everyday like today'a topics, standard.I really don't sure of direction of this version, but i hope that it will respond like the old version. To fix your problem all you have to do create a post and it should show.
Posted By: technoforum.de Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/02/2001 10:36 PM
Huh, just downloaded 1.8c, installed it and first an 'active topic' link appeared on the main page. it seemd to use ssi, because it looked crappy and like 'pure html' (how can i use the forum-layout?), after i refreshed my ultimatebb.cgi the link disappeared. chmods are set correctly, cleared the cache, played around with some settings in the cp.cgi and the link is still missing ;-/
http://213.155.69.24/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi

Would be thankful 'bout every little hint, help, tip ..

regards,
chris

you may also use: http://technoforum.de to have a look ..

Some minutes later:
okay, had an '!' in the variable-wordlet shown on the ultimatebb.cgi, changed it, works quite fine now smile ! thanks.

[ April 02, 2001: Message edited by: technoforum.de ]
Posted By: technoforum.de Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/03/2001 12:38 PM
No, it wasn't the "!" - just 10 minutes ago in front of my eyes by refreshing ultimatebb.cgi BOTH Links to the activeTopics disappeared - cleared the cache, played around with the settings and the Links to the activeTopics aren't shown anymore... help smirk
chris
Posted By: MZ Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/03/2001 3:01 PM
I tried to install AT 1.8c under V 6.01

Following error occured:

Error including required files: Missing right bracket at /.../ubb/web/cgi-bin/ubb_lib.cgi line 1273, at end of line syntax error at /.../ubb/web/cgi-bin/ubb_lib.cgi line 1273, at EOF Make sure these files exist, permissions are set properly, and paths are set correctly. Missing right bracket at /.../ubb/web/cgi-bin/ubb_lib.cgi line 1273, at end of line syntax error at /.../ubb/web/cgi-bin/ubb_lib.cgi line 1273, at EOF

File permission is 755. Transfered in ascii mode. If I switch back to the non modified everythings fine again.

Any hints?
Posted By: topiland Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/04/2001 3:09 AM
???1.8d ??? in sample page have 1.8d version
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/04/2001 4:54 AM
yea i havent released it yet........
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/05/2001 5:17 AM
IIGHT i believe i have finished the ready for release version of active topics beta 1.8d!
lolol
heres your demo http://www.411hype.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=active_topics
youll notice ALOT of changes, it comes fully functional with jump to last post and all that good stuff!
im working on being able to add things under the deatils section like views and such but stay with me on this.
if youd like to get this version without the extras imma release it tomarrow and for the extras well ill keep you posted!
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/06/2001 12:02 PM
JM,

Any ETA on the release for v1.8d?

Also, did you manage to make it so the script can now output SSI and still keep the forums active topics link and related posts displayed at the same time?

On top of that, would it be possible to call more than one SSI output and for specific forums by some sort of command line?
Posted By: CNCR Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/06/2001 2:33 PM
http://g-z.virtualave.net/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=active_topics

now i tried to install this on my 6.2, and the doesnt work it comes up with:

FYI
You are attempting to reach a page that does not exist.
» Please use your browser's back button to return.
Posted By: CNCR Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/06/2001 2:38 PM
d/m i fixed it...
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/06/2001 6:22 PM
Still on v6.01 here, I don't relish the thought of having to move to any of the newer versions given the amount of hacks I have now installed =).

Those UBB guys just keep on churning this stuff out =).
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/07/2001 12:50 AM
lol my thoughts exactly
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/07/2001 4:12 AM
1.8d released!
Posted By: Urban-Warfare Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/07/2001 4:34 AM
any changes in 1.8d for the headlines feature?
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/07/2001 5:01 AM
no not for headlines
Posted By: technoforum.de Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/07/2001 3:55 PM
Just updated from 1.8c to 1.8d -
in the readme.txt for upgrading following line WAS already included:

FIND:
my $row = qq~


AFTER PUT:


Now getting following error when trying to access active topics via the NEW ubb_active_topics.cgi:

Can't locate /home/kunden/technofo/public_html/ubb/styles/vars_style_.cgi in @INC (@INC contains: /home/kunden/technofo//cgi-bin /usr/lib/perl5/5.00503/i386-linux /usr/lib/perl5/5.00503 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.005/i386-linux /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.005 .) at /home/kunden/technofo/cgi-bin/ubb_active_topics.cgi line 4.

It works when using the OLD 1.8c file ...

;-(
regards,
chris

[ April 07, 2001: Message edited by: technoforum.de ]
i installed and working fine. Check install.
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/07/2001 4:31 PM
What do i need to add so that last poster links to posters profile?
Posted By: CNCR Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/07/2001 5:14 PM
i get the same error on the page.

when i try and submit my CP detials:

You did not complete all required fields.
You did not complete: list_style


there is no list_style there! im using 6.2 and i have no idea why
http://g-z.virtualave.net/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=active_topics mad
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/07/2001 8:44 PM
there shouldnt be an error, try installing like tha last reply by for the forums?
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/09/2001 6:15 AM
Might need to work on the link to last post and the link to topic starter. Sometimes the link to last post takes you to another post altogether. The like to first post will give you a white screen every once and a while. I have no clue what would cause this to happen a random but just thought i would let you know so it can be worked out.
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/09/2001 1:56 PM
seriously?
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/09/2001 2:39 PM
seriously,I'm on 6.02

[ April 09, 2001: Message edited by: wardx28 ]
Posted By: CNCR Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/09/2001 3:48 PM
well i reinstalled it, and now the worldlets dont appear in the CP or on the active topics...
http://g-z.virtualave.net/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=active_topics
Posted By: ospensky Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/09/2001 6:34 PM
I want to use Active Topics on an .asp page. But asp pages cant call #exec includes, and they can't call virtual includes that have arguments.

Can someone help?

o
Posted By: drkknght Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/09/2001 7:46 PM
oy! these v6 hacks and their long threads!!! eek

quick question: does this newer version include the oh-so-desired non-SSI version of active topics? (i.e; the ability to list the, say, 5 most recently posted or replied threads in a table on ultimatebb.cgi?)

(i apologize if this has been asked ad naseum... in fact, i think even I asked this already on this thread. but... sometimes it appears the answer is yes, sometimes no, sometimes only on earlier versions, etc...)

thanks!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/09/2001 9:30 PM
Quote
quote:
is the permissions set to 777?
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/09/2001 9:31 PM
Quote
quote:
no idea about asp pages sorry
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/09/2001 9:33 PM
Quote
quote:
found the bug open vars_active_topics_wordlets.cgi
find

%wordlets_mods = (

change to

%wordlets_active_topics = (
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/09/2001 9:34 PM
Quote
quote:
i can work on this addon sure
Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/09/2001 9:50 PM
How about making it not just for the day. My members freakout when they come back the next day and their topic is not there. Can we somehow make it just active topics that don't reset like the old version?
Posted By: drkknght Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/09/2001 11:26 PM
thanks jigga!!

thats something im REALLY looking for. there was something similar to that on ubb v5's (i bleieve it was part of a mod called "slash ubb").

anyway, it allowed you to list the 5 or 10 (whatever) most recent topics at the bottom of the main page (then, Ultimate.cgi). the bottom table listed the topic name (linkable to the topic) and the poster's name who posted last (linkable to the profile).

VERY useful, as you can just bounce right in the latest conversations without any trouble.

so... if you could help on that... id be VERY appreciative! thanks!
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/10/2001 1:19 AM
hey yea i know i used it b4...anyways u think you can find that hack for me? confused
Posted By: drkknght Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/10/2001 3:08 PM
sure. just found it. cant email your ubbdev account... tho (blocked?) sent it to your boards ubb email.

(from my createweb addy)

thanks jigga!

[ April 10, 2001: Message edited by: drkknght ]
Posted By: Interrealm Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/10/2001 4:34 PM
Whenever I activate the Headlines portion, the active topics page goes blank. If i deactivate the Headlines, the page will show again. Any ideas???
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/10/2001 5:55 PM
It seems to be a feature of Active Topics, the one that's stopped some people installing it (myself included) - or at least that's what they say.

It can't cope with multiple tasks and JM has yet to sort this, hopefully he'll have remembered by v2 =)...

Not sure why it does it in the first place, doesn't make sense.
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/10/2001 9:26 PM
drkknght - can you post a link?

wat do you guys mean? confused
Posted By: drkknght Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/10/2001 9:59 PM
can do, jm!

http://www.robkamphausen.com/misc/recentthreadsonmainpage-ACaddon.zip
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/10/2001 11:49 PM
thnks ill get to wrk tonight
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/11/2001 11:30 AM
JM,

We mean if you enable headlines (SSI) then the Active Topics link vanishes from the main forum. There's no reason why this should happen and you seem to know about it (looking at early posts), but we'd like to see both.

This would probably also help solve the issue with the scripts inability to output more than one SSI for any specific topic (lack of topic filtering). It'd be nice to have some flexibility etc.
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/11/2001 1:41 PM
hey
yea the reason for this is i mean theres no ue if having ppl view a white bg list of topics you know
well thats whayt i though
its meant for ssi!
Posted By: acidbox Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/11/2001 6:25 PM
Jigga,

Will Active-Topics work ok with 6.04? Just wanted to make sure b4 i upgrade...
Posted By: acidbox Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/11/2001 6:59 PM
I went ahead and upgraded 6.04. I tried to re-install the hack and got a 500 Internal Server Error. I'll try to do the hack one more time, but I dunno what's going on.
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/11/2001 9:31 PM
hm........dont see any reason it shouldnt work?
Posted By: acidbox Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/12/2001 6:18 AM
Well, i got it working.... finally.....

I have a suggestion.... is there any way you could make it so that if you have headlines view enabled, and there are NO active topics, a message shows that there are no active topics? As of now, it just shows a blank screen..

thanks again! great hack!
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/12/2001 10:59 AM
JM,

"hey
yea the reason for this is i mean theres no ue if having ppl view a white bg list of topics you know
well thats whayt i though
its meant for ssi!
"

You're not making any sense lad =)

Most use the SSI output as a 'brief' summary of what's new on the forums and in no way as a replacement for 'Active Topics' itself.

Believe it or not you want the full active topics display in the forum and the brief summary list via SSI.

At least with the old UBB5 version you could keep the normal Active Topics and just add the file so you could output any number of SSI streams and formats (more Active.cgi file copies) and not affect the main Active Topics display. This is why so few people have used it, I found my readers complained because you could only have one or the other – not both.
Posted By: knuffel Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/12/2001 11:55 PM
Hello,

I installed the Active Topics Hack Today and now i have something very strange going on ...

I get some empty posts in it and i have no idea where they come from ...

I can't find an empty message either ... anyone a clue ?

Even if the message was deleted (i doubt it because only mod's may delete) it shouldn't show up i guess ...

I cleared the cache and rebuild the index but to no avail ....

Greetz

Knuff

the page can be seen here ... http://www.ukkepuk.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=active_topics
Posted By: kristian Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/13/2001 1:12 PM
Any news on this working so it outputs html when a user posts, the low overhead version thats good for non shtml pages.
Posted By: Lionel Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/16/2001 8:47 AM
Quote
quote:
I have the same situation on version 6.04 except that it gives me an Internal Server Error
-----------------------
got it to work.

[ April 16, 2001 02:58 AM: Message edited by: Wants to Learn ]
Posted By: Slurpee Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/16/2001 7:23 PM
Basically there needs to be a version where you just print the active topics to an HTML file and then use SSI to call that file. Then you can use it on your site somewhere. Obviously you should be able to set that limit to whatever you want, like 5 topics, I doubt you want EVERY active topic printed on your page somewhere. This should be pretty easy to implement I would think.
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/17/2001 10:30 AM
Yeah that'd be good and don't forget those of us wanting to have an active topics external output, but also wanting the usual 'forum active topics' output on the main forum page as well.
Posted By: jimwross Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/18/2001 1:39 AM
Hey I have a problem after i installed activetopics 1.8d on 6.02. here is the error message i get.

Software error:
[Tue Apr 17 18:37:44 2001] ultimatebb.cgi: [Tue Apr 17 18:37:44 2001] ultimatebb.cgi: (Maybe you didn't strip carriage returns after a network transfer?) BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /www/kavnet/forums/kavnet/cgi-bin/ubb_lib_mail.cgi line 7.
For help, please send mail to the webmaster ([email protected]), giving this error message and the time and date of the error. Content-type: text/html

Software error:
[Tue Apr 17 18:37:44 2001] ultimatebb.cgi: [Tue Apr 17 18:37:44 2001] ultimatebb.cgi: [Tue Apr 17 18:37:44 2001] ultimatebb.cgi: (Maybe you didn't strip carriage returns after a network transfer?) [Tue Apr 17 18:37:44 2001] ultimatebb.cgi: BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /www/kavnet/forums/kavnet/cgi-bin/ubb_lib_mail.cgi line 7.
For help, please send mail to the webmaster ([email protected]), giving this error message and the time and date of the error.


My private messages also dont work. Did i do something wrong?
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/18/2001 1:51 AM
u shouldnt get an error
Posted By: AllenAyres Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/18/2001 2:13 AM
nice work on this jigga... I like your "thread details" and "browse thread" links...

about the error above, it sounds like you uploaded it in binary....
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/18/2001 2:25 AM
thanx it means aot comming from u
Posted By: jimwross Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/18/2001 6:16 AM
Hmm thats what i had originally thought too by the error message but i reuploaded them and its still gives the error...
Posted By: certify Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/18/2001 6:42 AM
How do you make the active topic to display active topics of a specific forum?
Posted By: drkknght Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/18/2001 3:26 PM
heya jm. any goodness on the active-topics-on-ultimatebb dealy? (mebbe an eta, however ballparked, just t'shut me up? :))

thanks, bro
Posted By: Interrealm Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/20/2001 11:29 PM
the mod is great when it comes to modifing the look/feel of the Todays Active Topics page but Has anyone gotten one that will allow me to pull the page via ssi type calls for display outside of the forums? I know that when I turn on in the control panel it throws everything out of whack. Could this code be modified (by someone that knows the coding good) to simply add a seperate .cgi file that does this?

Anyone?
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/21/2001 10:32 AM
If you enable headlines (see the docs with the file) then that lets you output by SSI, sadly it stupidly turns off the Active Topics for the forum itself.

Been asking JM to give the script more flexibility in this area for weeks and weeks, no change =(.
Posted By: Raimund Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/22/2001 6:30 PM
i encountered a minor bug.

first soory for my ignorance, re-read the whole thread very quick, so if this is mentioned before delete my post or whatever and forgive me...

if a topic has only one (1) reply so far, and you click on the "view last reply of this thread" link, it shows you the last reply of the next newer topic, the topic above...
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/22/2001 8:20 PM
o ill work on that
Posted By: Webdaddie Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/23/2001 3:18 AM
I'm running 6.04 and I'm still having trouble with the mod. Can any one help me please?

This is the error I'm still getting when trying to run my cp.cgi


Error including required files: [Sun Apr 22 18:13:41 2001] cp.cgi: [Sun Apr 22 18:13:41 2001] cp.cgi: Unrecognized character 377 at ubb_lib.cgi line 1. Make sure these files exist, permissions are set properly, and paths are set correctly.
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/23/2001 3:31 AM
shouldnt get an error, n about the last post that shouldnt happen either he link link de-links when theres one post
Posted By: Webdaddie Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/23/2001 4:34 AM
Okay fixed one of the errors. But now I'm stuck here on:

Execution of ultimatebb.cgi aborted due to compilation errors.

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Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/23/2001 12:40 PM
JM,

I know that much like myself you detest the idea of having to continually upgrade the forum and thus re-install all the hacks etc. However, will you be updating AT to work with 6.04a since I've now found so many bugs with 6.01 that I've got no choice but to upgrade.

6.04a doesn't seem to work with AT =(, or at the very least that's what everybody says.
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/23/2001 2:10 PM
yea ill look through it
Posted By: Webdaddie Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/23/2001 8:16 PM
Jigga, well I down graded back to 6.0 and the mod does work fine. Let me know when you have it working with 6.04x

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Posted By: wardx28 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/23/2001 8:30 PM
Webdaddie,
The error that you described it a know error for that release and has a patch. Active Topic 1.8d will work on 6.04 and above after the path is applied. Don't go with 6.04 for 6.04d is really 6.04.
Posted By: kaak Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/23/2001 10:13 PM
War, I am trying to install it on 6.04 also and am getting include errors. where is this patch?

[ April 23, 2001 03:47 PM: Message edited by: kaak ]
Posted By: Webdaddie Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/23/2001 11:18 PM
Okay, thanks. I will keep my eye open for the patch. Question, I'm having trouble with the colors on the index.html If you or anyone wishes to look at it go here INDEX

I need help changing the link colors etc. Is this done using my HTML editor or Style Settings in control panel?

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Posted By: Compboy Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/24/2001 1:35 AM
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confused HELP :rolleyes: frown

I installed this hack and if you go to the url it works. but when i try to use SSI i simply get an error message
"Error processing SSI file '/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=active_topics'"
can someone help me out here ? ? ?

1. how the h. do i include it if the url is on another server / virtualpath?

2. why isn't it showing on the forum? (yes i did a cache clear) (maybe news-fader comatibility problem?)

Thank you.
Posted By: Webdaddie Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/24/2001 4:57 AM
Damn, I also see that when you install this mod and modify ultimatebb.cgi you can't use the whos online mod because the topics mod.
Has anyone tried using the mod with whos online?

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Posted By: Webdaddie Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/24/2001 5:00 AM
I have to mess around with it to see what's what here with the different ubb builds. I have not tried it with 6.04b yet. I tired it with 6.04 and it didn't work. It will indeed work with 6.0 sofar. I'm going to upgrade to 6.04a or b to see if it will also work.

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Posted By: Compboy Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/24/2001 5:15 PM
where is jigga @ ?
Posted By: Compboy Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/25/2001 2:38 PM
Still nothing working frown
activ not showing op in the sumary page.
and SSI won't work on a shtml page frown
Posted By: Webdaddie Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/27/2001 7:24 PM
Does anyone know if 6.04c will run active topics yet?
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/27/2001 8:14 PM
Oh good god they've released another UBB version? FOR THE LOVE OF GOD - STOP!!!! =).

JM hasn't had the time to fix up a version compatible with 6.04, although he is working on it.
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/27/2001 8:28 PM
JM,

Can you give me an E-Mail on [email protected] please Jigga, have a proposition for you - no not lots of naked women.. although..

Mark
Posted By: Engine Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/27/2001 8:43 PM
Bleh mini bugfixes, this little releases uninteresting think i :rolleyes:
Posted By: AllenAyres Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/27/2001 10:16 PM
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Just installed it on a test 6.04c, seems to work fine, tho I haven't tried the ssi yet.
Posted By: AllenAyres Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/27/2001 10:24 PM
notes on 6.04c install:

- View First Post is in the default wordlets twice, and shows up twice on the AT page

- more when I get time to look at it
Posted By: josh Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/28/2001 9:01 PM
This hack doesn't seem to work for 6.04c. I just upgraded the board with no hacks once so ever and tried to add the hack and the part where it's supposed to say:
>Today's Active Topics< didn't come up so I just re-uploaded my backups for now unltill you figure out what the problem is. If anyone is getting this to work for 6.04c please post because maybe I just did somthing wrong.
Posted By: AllenAyres Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/28/2001 11:58 PM
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Posted By: Helice Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/29/2001 12:20 AM
Dear Jigga,

I tried installing your Active Topics and I think it's fantastic! The thing that would make it even MORE fantastic for me is if you could pull topics out of a specified forum, and not the whole board.

So if I had Forum A, Forum B, and Forum C I'd like to be able to use ssi to get just the recent posts from Forum B in headline form, and not from Forum A or Forum C...

Forgive me if anyone has already asked about this, I'm new here. smile

Thanks in advance,
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/29/2001 12:21 PM
That's already been asked several times, mostly by me =). JM hasn't said yes to anything though.
Posted By: Compboy Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/29/2001 4:46 PM
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Posted By: Webdaddie Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/30/2001 5:15 PM
Works pretty good on this end using 6.04c

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Posted By: Webdaddie Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/30/2001 5:18 PM
Works fine Allen with 6.04c But I don't see a few thinks that list like the Header, and I can't seem to squeeze the whole message in there without seeing example:

Hello this is a ........

Where is should look like Hello this is a test.

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Posted By: AllenAyres Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/30/2001 7:09 PM
It's been a couple of days since I looked at it, but don't you set that length in the cp?
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/30/2001 9:47 PM
yep
Posted By: Webdaddie Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/30/2001 10:16 PM
Yes you do.. But it seems to ingorn it for some reason.

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Posted By: Engine Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/01/2001 3:12 AM
hmm works it now on a 04a or not? i see a posting that say there is somewhere a patch but where?

another problem is i found this line not in my public_common.pl

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check the file 3 times but nowhere is that line confused
Posted By: Webdaddie Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/01/2001 7:30 PM
Jigga, is it possible for you to work on the code so it will work with who's online also.

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Posted By: Engine Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/01/2001 8:28 PM
LoL Ok forget it , sorry it was 4:00 in morning here when i´m working on the hack. i see my fault wink

[ May 01, 2001 02:58 PM: Message edited by: Engine ]
Posted By: Webdaddie Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/01/2001 9:33 PM
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Any suggestions on what todo with who's online installed?
Posted By: AllenAyres Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/01/2001 9:38 PM
how are you asking wd? do you mean you want it to pickup the people who are reading the active topics?
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/01/2001 9:38 PM
huh? there shouldnt be a problem?
Posted By: Webdaddie Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/06/2001 6:39 AM
Question, About Whos Online and Active Topics.

In the doc for whos online it says:


###
### FIND:
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if ($ubb eq 'get_daily') {

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### ADD BELOW:
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&WriteUserSession("$vars_wordlets_mods{whos_online_checking} $vars_wordlets_mods{whos_online_daily_topics}", $user_number, $invisible_pref);


Now if you install Active Topics you would have to:


###
### FIND:
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if ($ubb eq 'get_daily') {

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### REPLACE WITH:
###

if ($ubb eq 'active_topics') {
&WriteUserSession("$vars_wordlets_mods{whos_online_checking} $vars_wordlets_mods{whos_online_daily_topics}", $user_number, $invisible_pref);
require "$vars_config{CGIPath}/ubb_active_topics.cgi";
&active_topics; exit;
} #end active_topics


IS THIS HOW IT'S DONE WITH ACTIVE TOPICS AND WHO'S ONLINE?
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/06/2001 11:24 AM
Looks to me like Active Topics is all the code you need, it's designed to work with Who's Online, not sure about the latest versions though.
Posted By: eros0625 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/07/2001 4:11 AM
help me.I can't see "view_first_topic"

- maybe this line trouble in public_active_topic.pl file
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how can i do change line?

[ May 06, 2001 09:16 PM: Message edited by: Kanon ]
Posted By: Webdaddie Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/07/2001 4:51 AM
Jigga, Can you give us a hand here trying to get WOL & AT to work. In ultimatebb.cgi I need to change something but what I have no idea?

if ($ubb eq 'active_topics') {
&WriteUserSession("$vars_wordlets_mods{whos_online_checking} $vars_wordlets_mods{whos_online_daily_topics}", $user_number, $invisible_pref);
require "$vars_config{CGIPath}/ubb_active_topics.cgi";
&active_topics; exit;
} #end active_topics
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Posted By: Saxeus Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/12/2001 3:14 PM
Hey Jigga, great hack!!!!!

Just something, when I use Headlines ON, it appears all those messages in a white page, thought I would like to have a border surrounding every post. I looked on the cgi code but I'm not that expert to realise anything for adding a border color through tables. If there's a SSI code that can handle the active topics like ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=active_topics&1 &2 &3 etc to display last post, second last post, third last post and so on, I could manage the borders through html editor. Whatcha think, anything that there can be done?

[ May 12, 2001 08:36 AM: Message edited by: 2eagles ]
Posted By: rodsterAce Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/12/2001 9:41 PM
Hey Jigga, how can I make it so the search index doesnt clear at midnight? I use the active topics on my front page, and it kinda looks lame when there is nothing in the box. Also is it possible to sort it by "hot" topics rather than the basic most recent like get_daily did?
Posted By: Raimund Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/15/2001 12:07 PM
great hack so far, but can i and if yes how change that it show the threads from the last 24 hours measured on the server time? a lot of my members are checking the board after midnight and then active topics is empty... would be great if somebody could help me here.
Posted By: johnmcole Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/16/2001 5:06 AM
Great hack. I've been looking all over for something like this.

I've installed the hack and everything seems to be working, however I have a couple of questions:

1) How do I format the page just like the Headline Example graphic in the first post on this topic?

2) How would I get it to display the last 5 posts, regardless of when they were posted?

http://www.taichiherb.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=active_topics

Thanks for any help,
John

[ May 15, 2001 10:18 PM: Message edited by: jcole ]
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/20/2001 11:31 AM
JM,

Why haven't you updated Active Topics? A new version would be nice or perhaps some improved documentation for those using the latest UBB version?

At least tell us if you've quit the project.
Posted By: johnmcole Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/23/2001 2:47 AM
Has anyone figured out a way to have the a href links on the Active Topics module open up in a new window?

Thanks,
John
Posted By: Jigga-Master Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/23/2001 2:56 AM
havent quick........i got exams commin though......
Posted By: rodsterAce Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/23/2001 3:32 AM
to make your topics pop into a new window, open up yout template public_active_topic.pl

Find:
Code
code:

Replace with
Code
code:

Also I figured out the fix to make the search index not disappear at midnight. I dont have the code to show you how to do it but here is a hint for jigga or any other savvy coder who can do it.
Here is a hint, you need to modify the subroutine that deletes the searchindex at midnight. Have it delete the index -2 days so it deletes the index from 2 days ago but keeps the current one. Then you must modify the sub routine in active topics that gets the search index. After the subroutine checks to see if the serach index exists, check to see if there is "x" amount of topics in it( I have it set to 3) If there are less than "x" amount of topics , use yesterdays index otherwise keep on going with todya's. Make sense? (lol) prob not , but it worked for me.

If anybody wants I can hack for hire.
Posted By: MZ Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/25/2001 11:31 AM
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done this also on my board but same error:

syntax error at /home/sites/site1/web/cgi-bin/ubb_lib_posting.cgi line 257, near "$_" syntax error at /home/sites/site1/web/cgi-bin/ubb_lib_posting.cgi line 289, near "}"

if I try to ANSWER or make a NEW TOPIC.

PLS HELP
Posted By: maurice Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/28/2001 4:53 PM
Hi, I love the hack but I dont see the primary settings/active topics menu in the CP

Any Ideas?
Thanks
Posted By: maurice Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/29/2001 4:16 PM
Never Mind I got it, I forgot something :rolleyes:
Posted By: ericruhl Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/30/2001 7:18 AM
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Oh how I wish you would. I appreciate your efforts but I think it's a shame that you do away with the bundled Active Topics. All I'm after, like many others have posted before me, is a simple summary of the five most recent posts that I can display on my main website page. Just like we had for V5. I really like the bundled Today's Active Topics and think it's a shame to either give that up just for the headlines summary or even worse try and reinvent the wheel like you're doing. In summary, we already have a "Today's Active Topics"... it comes with UBB. Now, how about a headlines hack like we had in V5, that would be slick smile I appreciate your efforts and I did give your mod a shot, but it's not what I (and from the replies of several others on these many pages) am looking for frown If anyone knows how to modify 1.1 to be mearly a headlines hack then please post it for the rest of us. Thanks!

Also, when I tried this hack my headlines looked nothing like the example in the first post. A user before me asked how to make it look like that but I saw no response to his questions. Man, so close but yet so far...
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/30/2001 11:30 AM
Yeah I agree with the guy above, why can't we have a proper port of the original. This hack is very popular and hasn't been improved or updated in ages, it's very frustrating.

You can only have either headlines or show the new active topics on the main page, not both =(. Not only that but the SSI Output can't filter out what forums to show and you can only have one SSI output.

With the original you just copied the file and changed the filtering - then called it as the new file. This also allowed for various formats on one page - wonderful stuff.

JM hasn't made an update on any of the features requested for nearly three months and has barely even posted or responded to these posts. Come on JM, please do something. If not then close the thread asking somebody else to continue, or are we waiting on an empty coffin here?
Posted By: AllenAyres Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 05/31/2001 8:50 AM
You and everyone else Mark99. I am relatively certain JM would have no problem relinquishing this to someone else. I myself would love to see something standalone like the v5 version that could be done 4-5 different ways...
Posted By: Raichu Babai Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/06/2001 7:59 PM
Hrmmm I get a Page dont Exist ... Any Ideas?

SSI : http://www.eqalliance.com/eq/eqindex.htm

My Board : http://www.wrathofdragonclaw.org/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi
Posted By: Tech-Ni-Kal Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/06/2001 8:51 PM
I installed this hack no problems works great so far smile Glad you actually took the time to make it a CP thingy
Posted By: Raichu Babai Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/06/2001 10:22 PM
Seems like i got it working, but in my SSI, how do I make it wider?????
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/08/2001 3:28 PM
JM Can you please make a post regarding this hack, are you going to continue it or NOT? Check the last two pages of posts for info. On what we've been waiting several months to see introduced, at the very least you could officially state you won't work on it anymore – nobody knows what to do. Please respond.
Posted By: solitary Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/08/2001 9:00 PM
JM, at this point in time, I'm working on fixing some problems and enhancing the hack. I think I'm pretty well finished.
Hey, when I need something, I can't wait forever. If you're willing to turn it over to me, I'll try to support it.
Posted By: Windheart Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/09/2001 4:43 PM
Hi JM!
I just got the Active Topic 1.8d (9/6/01), everything is fine, just want to report a small bug inside the installation doc. As following:
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public_forum_summary.pl (template)
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FIND:

# FORUM SUMMARY PAGE - HTML FRAGMENTS


AFTER PUT:

require "$vars_config{VariablesPath}/vars_wordlets_active_topics.cgi";


FIND:

sub PageTop {
AFTER ADD:


if ($vars_active_topics{usehead} eq "ON") {
$active_topics = "";
} else {
$active_topics = "




?AHREF='$vars_config{CGIURL}/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=active_topics'>$wordlets_active_topics{active_topics_fs_title}?/B>

";
}
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the"?" before and after AHERF should be "<"

i fixed it myself.

Again, thx for ur nice hack!
Posted By: big-deal Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/10/2001 2:48 AM
How do you change the color of the link? (I don't like blue) and the size of the title of the topic?

http://www.greenarcher.net/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=active_topics

Another thing is that Im getting an error when I installed the configured ultimatebb.cgi and public_forum_summary.pl
But the hack still works even without the hacked version of these files. How is this so?

Thanks
Posted By: drkknght Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/11/2001 4:50 PM
sol... i think its pretty safe to say its yours now. give credit where its due (to the originator) of course, but... if you can fix it n'post it n'please everyone... by all means.

start up a new thread, call it version 1.9 or whatever, n'do yer finest! smile
Posted By: AllenAyres Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/11/2001 9:44 PM
agree with DK here, solitary... JM has pretty much abandoned this due to time constraints. If you have the time to fix some bugs (and add a few well requested changes ;)), we'd be more than happy to give you credit where is due smile
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/12/2001 11:28 AM
I third that notion..
Posted By: Spear1976 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/12/2001 1:35 PM
Hi,

I'm using the latest version of Active Topics but have a few problems. The most important one is this:

Today my UBB has had 5 messages, but Active Topics only display one of them. The latest one every time. If someone writes a new message, it displays that one, and not the latest "5" in which i have asked it to confused

Am i doing something wrong (don't you just love these questions? ) laugh

I'm using UBB v.6.04e and the latest Active Topics (downloaded yesterday). Everything else seems to be working just fine.

Best Regards, Terje Dahl
Posted By: Lionel Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/12/2001 2:33 PM
I saw that question asked many times, but can't find the answer: My board is not too active... How can I make it show the last 5 topics, regardless of the day? Not just today's which sometimes presents you with an empty box.
or to the least make it say: there are no active topics today yet, please click here to go to the full board.

[ June 12, 2001 07:38 AM: Message edited by: Lionel ]
Posted By: Lars Jensen Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/13/2001 9:14 PM
Hi

Just installed active topic on http://www.soaring.dk/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=active_topics but it dosnt seems to work, just getting a blank screen.

In the ubb control panel ewerything seems to be working.

I have UBB 6.04f

Hope that someone can help
Posted By: solitary Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/15/2001 7:55 PM
Okay, I'm finishing my last mod to JM's hack. It will FTP the active topics to another server located anywhere, which can then be used as an include on your homepage. Or anywhere else for that matter. The reason I looked at Active topics 1.8 in the first place.
I've got a regular website to run, but I'll try to address your current problems and requests quickly. I'll also need someone to volunteer to test this on a unix machine, as we only have NTs and 2000s at work. I have a linux machine at home, but I've tweaked the hell out of it, so it's not a good trial.
I also want to whip up documentation for this.
One last try to light the fire under JM:
I will give credit to you, however, I noticed that the majority of what you've done was to copy the original code from UBB 6, plug it into it's own cgi and then destroy the existing get_daily routine. A lot of my work has been undoing yours.mad
For those of you who anticipate this "hacked hack" please be patient. I've got 15 pages (600 posts) of bugs, praises, failures and curses to read over. I'd like to not make the same mistakes as my predecessor.
Posted By: AllenAyres Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/15/2001 8:01 PM
laugh

Thanks solitary... I think we'd like to maintain the get_daily routine and just use this as an ancillary active.cgi, much like the v5 version... anyway you can make the cinderella effect go away too would be great..:) a completely standalone script would be OUTSTANDING! laugh
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/15/2001 8:39 PM
I agree with Allen above... aww I can almost taste the multiple SSI output streams and forum filtering! =)

Hurray..
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/18/2001 3:38 PM
Just keeping the topic ALIVE before it vanishes on to Page 2 =).
Posted By: drkknght Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/18/2001 7:54 PM
i have a unix server, and would be willing to help out with the testing / experimentataion.

lemme just be clear as to what im interested in getting out of this modification:

id like to have the 5 or 10 (# determined by admin in the CP) most recent, active topics (new topics and/or newest replies) listed on the bottom of atleast my ultimatebb.cgi's forum summary. id like them listed in a table that displayes the topic, the poster, the time/date, as well as the first 20/50 or so words (again, # determined by admin in the CP) of the reply.

possible variations could, perhaps, include some forum-specific tables, where, say, upon entering a "baseball" forum, there's a table at the bottom with the 5 most recent baseball replies/posts (this'd be cool, but certainly not necessary)
Posted By: AllenAyres Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/18/2001 8:10 PM
Hey Rob, just thought of this, you can do an invisible i-frame to put these anywhere... wouldn't slow the loading of your forum either..
Posted By: drkknght Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/18/2001 8:16 PM
hmm... interesting...

i-frame the existing active topics cgi? ... definitely a good theory (better'n mine! that whole combining active.cgi and ultimatebb.cgi thing was a disaster).

wouldnt work in netscape, but... hey, would anyone notice? hmm... well'p, if this here active topics bit sol is proposing doesnt work out, im takin you up on that offer, and tryin it out.

thanks, double a!
Posted By: Holly At Dog Hause Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/19/2001 1:02 AM
I'm sorry... I didn't notice I wasn't supposed to ask questions in here. Post deleted. I moved it to the questions forum.

[ June 19, 2001 08:42 PM: Message edited by: Holly At Dog Hause ]
Posted By: Holly At Dog Hause Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/19/2001 1:41 AM
I'm sorry... I didn't notice I wasn't supposed to ask questions in here. Post deleted. I moved it to the questions forum.

[ June 19, 2001 08:43 PM: Message edited by: Holly At Dog Hause ]
Posted By: Holly At Dog Hause Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/19/2001 10:22 PM
I'm sorry... I didn't notice I wasn't supposed to ask questions in here. Post deleted. I moved it to the questions forum.

[ June 19, 2001 08:40 PM: Message edited by: Holly At Dog Hause ]
Posted By: AllenAyres Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/20/2001 6:58 PM
we need to reword that... you can't post new threads that are questions, you are welcome to post questions regarding a modification in their corresponding thread tho...
Posted By: drkknght Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/20/2001 7:11 PM
heya sol (and/or double a)

mayhaps its time to create a new thread for the newly proposed active topics mod (v 2.0?) where all the details for that mod, however different and beautiful, can be discussed.

...or something.
Posted By: AllenAyres Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/20/2001 7:19 PM
good idea.. as soon as he posts code, we can start a new one... this one is mostly people complaining laugh
Posted By: Andrax Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/21/2001 12:51 AM
Doh.

I was going to install this right now... and had a question... but it looks like i should just wait a little bit and try out the new one.

heh
Posted By: steelman Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/21/2001 6:17 AM
Tap tap tap... Yawwwwn... Sigh... frown

Yeah, it always pays to read the last page. smile
Posted By: Holly At Dog Hause Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/21/2001 7:49 PM
Okay.. I misunderstood. Here was the post or the basic idea from before. I posted it on quetsions too but I didn't get any reply. Right now my ubb is not functioning. I know that if need be I can restore it (before I tried once already) but I would like to get it working. Please please help. Thank you.

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posted June 19, 2001 08:55 PM

Good evening,

The Active Topics hack is a great idea and I'm sure when I get it working I'll love it.

However I messed something up. Maybe you all can help.

I am running my site and ubb (Version 6.04d) on a unix box. Yesterday and the day before I tried to install Active Topics v1.8d. I have checked and double checked the code that I needed to edit and also the file permissions of the new and edited files and I believe all that be be set up correctly.

The URL to my site is http://www.doghause.com/. The UBB should be at http://doghause.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi but since I did the hack, it (ultimatebb.cgi and cp.cgi) just won't work. I get Error 500.

I feel a little out of my element as I am an html coder and not really a programmer. If anyone can offer any help, I'd appreciate it. Mostly what I am looking for is either the magic answer that tells me what I most likely did or a way to test cgi to see where things are going wrong.

Thank you for reading this and thanks in advance if you care to help.

Holly

PS I noticed one weird issue. In the text doc that is included in the zip file that among other things lists what files to upload, one file it lists is called ubb_active_topics.pl but the file included is ubb_active_topics.cgi. I tried renaming ubb_active_topics.cgi to ubb_active_topics.pl but that didn't solve any problems. What is it supposed to be? pl or cgi? Maybe I should look for references to ubb_active_topics.pl in the other docs... I'm so lost.


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Hey all. It's me again. Just wanted to let you know, I put it back the way it was. Just couldn't figure out what was causing the problem. Maybe when teh next version comes out I'll try again.

[ June 25, 2001 09:47 AM: Message edited by: Holly At Dog Hause ]
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/25/2001 11:08 AM
So what's happened to the guy supposed to be carrying the mod on? Haven't seen any posts.
Posted By: drkknght Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/27/2001 6:20 PM
its deja vu all over again... frown
Posted By: drkknght Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/29/2001 4:48 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! NOT AGAIN!!!!!!

why, ubbdev... why have you foresaken me?! a simple active topics mod is all i ask.

i dont understand your complicated ways, your new fangled cgi's... this "magic box" that i stare at daily, it wont answer my questions.

for you see... im just a caveman -- unfrozen by a group of modern day scientists. i dont understand the ways of your world. i dont understand the philosophies you use. i dont understand how to make an active topics list for my board...

but i do know this...

someone out there does! and all this simple, unfrozen caveman lawyer needs is your assistance.

thank you.
Posted By: Tech-Ni-Kal Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/29/2001 4:52 PM
If you didnt know.. He is selling his UBB and going to be moving on to a different kind of ubb. smile
Posted By: drkknght Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/29/2001 8:40 PM
and thus... we wait in eternal slumber once more....

..sigh..
Posted By: mark99 Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 06/30/2001 11:30 AM
Has anybody tried to contact the guy who supposedly took over?
Posted By: djcasual Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 07/05/2001 11:26 AM
Hello everyone,

I don't use many hacks but a particular hack called Active Threads (for UBB5.x) was my favorite. So about 2 weeks ago when I upgraded my UBB from 5.x to 6.05 and started looking for an Active Threads or equivalent mod. Active Topics was the only thing close to it.

I've read everyones posts here and found many of the same frustrations and problems I recieved using Active Topics and won't go into details. I no longer use Active Topics.

What I'm looking for is an Active Threads type of mod. Since there is none for UBB6.x I've decided to create one.

I invite everyone who is looking for a mod thats more like Active Threads from UBB5.x to try Latest Threads SSI. I'm a huge UBB fan and will support and update the Latest Threads SSI mod.

Latest Threads SSI is completely new code. No code from Active Threads or Active Topics has been copied.

More info on Latest Threads SSI v1.0beta

Thanks

Casual

[ July 05, 2001 04:31 AM: Message edited by: djcasual ]
Posted By: josh Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 12/08/2001 11:26 PM
Does anyone have the link to the latest file for this. The current link is broken ._.;.
Posted By: Brett Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 12/10/2001 2:12 AM
I just found out that i had a copy of the latest version in the depths on my computer. =D

Here you go
Posted By: JustAskJulie Re: [6.0x] Active Topics 1.8d - 04/21/2002 6:18 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Jigga-Master:


Regular Example:
http://www.411hype.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=active_topics

Getting a 404 on your example link.
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