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A "Big Board" list for us little people

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by MikeMpls, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. MikeMpls

    MikeMpls Well-Known Member

    Resides in a database to minimize the updating. I prefer to leave manual updating to the big people as much as possible; I'd rather drink beer.

    It might be a bit unstable/unreliable as I add some bells and whistles over the next few weeks ... between beers, of course.​
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  2. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    How did you get our messages count?

    Why aren't the boards clickable links?
  3. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    Hmm...maybe, JUST maybe they went to your site and looked at the statistics! :eek:
  4. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

  5. MikeMpls

    MikeMpls Well-Known Member

    I might change it if the message count can be successfully retrieved from that page in the standard XenForo format. The URL's in the list are all the main forum indices where the message counts reside. Most "home" pages don't provide that info; yours might be the only exception among the "big" boards.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2013
  6. MikeMpls

    MikeMpls Well-Known Member

    cURL is my friend. :)

    Next weekend, perhaps. I also grabbed the <title>...</title> info out of the headers but quit displaying it because it took over the tables. I plan to put it back with a mouseover.
  7. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    List is impossible to read. Formatting the numbers appropriately would be a good start.

    Also your category headers are all wrong:

    50000000 - 10000000 Posts

    50 million - 10 million posts?

    I presume it should be 2,500,000 posts - 10,000,000 posts.

    Good start though (y)
  8. MikeMpls

    MikeMpls Well-Known Member

    Only the first two -- the 2nd one shouldn't be there.

    It's a work in progress, should be farther along next weekend.

    There are a small number (<3%) of sites that have removed the message counts or presented them without using XF's standard CSS class for it, which is what I search for. They're excluded for now.

    There are ~3 other sites that I'm having issues with (cURL fails on one, can't get the right message counts on the others). They appear in the DB with < 100K posts so are just dropped from the display.
  9. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    There are some closing tags appearing at the bottom of your site ;)

    And I find the layout a bit boring :O

    But good work though, me gusta!
  10. Mike Edge

    Mike Edge Formerly Da Bookie Mon

    What do the boards in red mean? Please put commas in the post counts, all those zero's in a line hurt my eyes.
  11. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

  12. MikeMpls

    MikeMpls Well-Known Member

    Boards in red are XenForo originals as opposed to converts. They've achieved their stature the old-fashioned way in the short time that XenForo has been around.

    I should probably note that on the display, along w/ the requisite XenForo trademark notice.
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  13. Mike Edge

    Mike Edge Formerly Da Bookie Mon

    That might be hard to do, as you have no way to know who purchased branding free.
  14. MikeMpls

    MikeMpls Well-Known Member

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  15. MikeMpls

    MikeMpls Well-Known Member

    It has nothing to with branding removal..

    I am using a registered trademark (XenForo) in the title of the page. I need to add the ™ after "XenForo" and note at the bottom of the display that "XenForo™ is a registered trandemark of ...".

    Just on of these little details left to attend to. :)
  16. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    You should add a doctype and check out the stray chars at the end of the doc.
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  17. fattony69

    fattony69 Well-Known Member

    My site can be added to this list! My site is on the list!
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2013
  18. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Can't get to the site yet :( stuck on loading.
  19. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Same here.
  20. MikeMpls

    MikeMpls Well-Known Member

    I reduced what it tries to update each time. I was able to do 10-30 updates/visit when I tested it but it was hanging at 10 tonight. I reduced it to 2.

    Over 4,000 (!) people have hit this thread since I posted it. I don't know now many went on to actually look at my page but with those numbers they don't need to update 10 sites per visit.

    I also changed it so it won't keep retrying problem sites, the 3 or 4 in the DB w/ "issues". Previously they were always hit because once everything else had been updated for the day, only those were left, each time, every time. Now it will try to update each site no more than once per calendar day.

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