New Episode Thread Notifier...

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Hank, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

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    Does this exist anywhere? I'd like to put in search terms like this:

    "Big Bang Theory"
    "BBT"
    "Cougartown"
    "Shark Tank"
    "Mythbusters"

    and whenever someone posts a new thread about the latest episode, I get a notification that a new thread has started up.

    Sometimes it could be a week or two before I get back to this forum to see any new threads, and sometimes new threads have scrolled off the first page, or already have 4 pages of posts, and it takes a while to get caught up.

    UPDATE: I created an app to do this myself.

    Remember, it's BETA software, so there are bound the be a few bugs here and there.

    Here's the site to get started... it should be pretty self explanatory... it's very stripped down, graphically.

    vBulletin Keyword Thread Watcher

    I don't have alot of documentation yet, but I'll be adding that soon.

    Please use the facebook page for questions, suggestions, support, etc.

    You can currently monitor for new threads by keyword in the following TCF forums:

    • TV Talk
    • Season Pass Alert
    • TCF Meets

    Any other requests?

    I can also add any other vB forum to monitor, by request.

     
  2. Howie

    Howie Out of Pocket TCF Club

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    That would be nice. From your list, I gave up on Cougartown. I just got tired of the mother/son BS. It was to the point that it was starting to get creepy to me.
     
  3. robojerk

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  4. robojerk

    robojerk Well-Known Member

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    I played with Pipes a little and got some of it working..

    http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=82810ce6cb520b160b4282273c79e929

    If I search for Chuck it'll find it.. Besides that it totally doesn't work. If anyone knows Perl scripting maybe they can fix it. If I have free time maybe I can toy with it a bit more but I'm not a programmer, and have never really played with Perl before.
     
  5. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

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    Wow, nice. That pipes thing is really cool. But I think I'm going try doing it on my own.
     
  6. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

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    Ok, I built one myself. Who wants to be beta testers?
     
  7. YCantAngieRead

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    I'd be happy to try it for you, but all of the shows I enjoy are going on hiatus, so I'm not sure how much help I'd be.
     
  8. danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    Sounds like a great idea. I'd be happy to beta test.
     
  9. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Count me in. Let me know what I need to do. Although, as Angie notes, most of the shows have finished their seasons, or will within the next few days. Activity in this forum drops off considerably during the summer. Maybe that's a good time to beta test.
     
  10. robojerk

    robojerk Well-Known Member

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    I'm game..
     
  11. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

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    Ok, I'll just post the info here for anyone who wants to try it out. Remember, it's BETA software, so there are bound the be a few bugs here and there.

    Here's the site to get started... it should be pretty self explanatory... it's very stripped down, graphically.

    http://lexbrook.com

    I don't have alot of documentation yet, but I'll be adding that soon.

    Please use the facebook page for questions, suggestions, support, etc.

    thanks!
     
  12. scooterboy

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    [Kramer]

    I'm out!

    [/Kramer]
     
  13. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

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    Ok, if you must, you can post here. :rolleyes:
     
  14. markz

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    Looks cool! I'll give it a spin!
     
  15. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

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    Cool - I'm just not a Facebook guy.
     
  16. scooterboy

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    Ok - here's my first suggestion (if no one has already suggested it on FB):

    When emailing the link to each thread, append "&goto=newpost" to the end of the link.

    Working great!
     
  17. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

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    Ok, done! Let me know how it works. thanks.
     
  18. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    But if you haven't participated in the thread yet, and are just being notified about it for the first time, why would you want to go to the first new post? Wouldn't you want to be taken to the beginning of the thread so you could read from there?
     
  19. Hank

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    Two things..

    1: I think &goto=newpost will take you to the newest unread post by you.. not the actual, latest new post.

    B: Since the monitor runs every 15 minutes, chances are there won't be so many posts added between the time the thread was stared and when you receive the email. Sure, there might be some delay between receiving and reading the email (and clicking through), but still it's not likely to be so long you miss several pages of comments. And even if you don't get to it right away, I still think #1 applies above.
     
  20. appleye1

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    I'd like it, but then I usually read threads from the bottom up, which I realize is something most people don't do!
     

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