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Add-on Show live user activity in thread

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by Alfa1, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    On my vbulletin big board one of the most popular functions is to see which users are in the same thread and what they are doing. This is mighty useful when you are about to write a reply, but you see that someone of interest is also writing a reply. Its also great for the community feel and the sense of interactivity.
    Its a usergroup permission and one of the reasons why my members purchase a VIP member subscription.

    It would be very nice to have this function available for XenForo.
    Such functionality needs to be well coded, as the frequent polling of the server can easily cause problems if its not well done. Especially for active communities.
  2. 0xym0r0n

    0xym0r0n Well-Known Member

    You could see if sonnb would do an add-on for his live thread resource :)
  3. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    I might do this. Would you be willing to pay for it? If you limit it to a specific user group I don't think it'll be too big of a resource hog even on an active board.

    To be clear do you want a full count of everyone viewing the thread inclusive of guests and bots or just members? And you just want it to say either "reading" or "replying"?

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