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    I've never used the Similar Threads feature, but figured I'd try it out now as I've enabled fulltext mysql search. I cannot get it to work tho for whatever reason.

    I have enabled 'Automatic Similar Thread Search' and 'Show Similar Threads', but it still won't show.

    Any ideas why?
    meow

  • #2
    You need to rebuild the Similar Thread counter.
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    • #3
      Correct.
      meow

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      • #4
        I had this problem too. Once I rebuilt the Similar Threads (in the Maintenance/Update Counters tab), it showed up!

        Thanks guys!

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        • #5
          Hello,

          Is there a way to show the similar threads on a custom page (one that includes global.php or something)

          Thank you,

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          • #6
            Azza... what sort of custom page are you thinking of? Normally this can only be displayed on the showthread template (i.e. the thread's page) - since it displays results based on similarities to that thread. If you were to remove it from the thread display, it wouldn't have a thread to interact with.

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            • #7
              Hello,

              Thank you for the response.

              I'm displaying the whole Post content (first post of a certain Thread) in the custom page. The call to the Post ID is based on the url, let's say:

              http://thedomain/articles/19

              ... where 19 is the ID of the first post.

              I've managed to display the Post and some of its info (datelines, replies, authors, etc) correctly by doing $db -> query_first() and vB_BbCodeParser.

              But is there a way to get the "similar threads" to appear in my custom page? Is there some functions that'll return the Thread or Post IDs of the similar threads? Maybe something like $similar_threads = get_similar_threads ($postid).

              Or, does the similar threads stored in a table in the database? Which one?

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              • #8
                I'm sorry but we do not provide official support for custom coding. However you can try asking for this kind of help over at the vB mod site: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/
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                • #9
                  ah yes of course

                  Will do that, thank you

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                  • #10
                    I had the same issue, and that fixed it.
                    Thanks very much

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                    • #11
                      When is a thread considered to be a similar thread? Can you change the algorythm?

                      Somehow threads I would have expected to show up are not displayed. Eg I have a thread called "singer a & singer b - song title a" and a thread called "singer b - song title b". Both are just linking to video sites, but the links are displaying the singers' names, too. Those should be classified as similar threads, but they aren' t.

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                      • #12
                        I'm sorry but we do not provide official support for custom coding. However you can try asking for this kind of help over at the vB mod site: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/
                        Kerry-Anne :)

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