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File Name: (DP34) Similar Topics

File Submitter: DawPi

File Submitted: 11 Jan 2010

File Category: Performance

Supported Versions: IP.Board 3.2.x, IP.Board 3.3.x, IP.Board 3.4.x

With this modification you can display similar topics tab in topic view.


  • enable/disable mod,
  • show/hide tab without search results,
  • choose which groups can see similar topics,
  • choose in which forums you want to display similar topics,
  • allow/disallow to searching similar topics in the same forum as posted topic,
  • set minimum lenght for keyword,
  • choose sort type: random, last post, start date,
  • choose sort order: descending or ascending,
  • enable/disable exclude keywords list,
  • show/hide watch icons ( save one query ),
  • similar topics tab is with expand/collapse function.

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I've been waiting for this major Kudos DawPi, I agree though similar topics would be better after the fast reply, I was only using Icelabs SEO script for this alone and it works out better after the shoutbox for my 'already confused' members :lol: - How would we go about editing this to have it after?

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Just one more question. If I enable this mod for only one category on our fourms then it will increase the SQL query for the topics present in that category only right?

So, say suppose when I click on category and it has 100 topic and takes 100 queries to display. Will this take like 200 queries? Trying to figure out how and when it will increase the load. Basically I am planning to enable this mod in our help section of forums.

Thanks for answering my questions. :)

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nice mod. I think IPB in general using way too many queries.

noticed if you set memberData for fetchSearchableForumIds, it adds yet another query. if you leave it null, it doesn't.
idk whats up with that.

isn't there a way to grab the topic title/description from somewhere else instead of another query?
with all the stuff ipb does before it gets to your hook, it has to be there somewhere.

again, great mod. just need to remove some of the excess stuff.

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Crap I can't get this to work Dawpi. Any skin changes we have to do? Won't display on Skinbox.

I'm glad you brought this up, as I have not been able to get this to work at all. It installs fine, I have recached everything, it appears I have the appropriate template "if" statements in the skin, I have it enabled in the ACP, but it does not show up. Would love to get this working. :)

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