Digg Copies MR!

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  1. lexus macrumors 68000

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  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I think theirs was there first. Sorry.
     
  3. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Yea, it's been there quite a while, but digg sucks regardless.
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Digg Spy has been around since at least summer of 2005...I don't know when it was first introduced, but since Digg only launched in late 2004, it was sometime in that timeframe.
     
  5. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    technology is all about imitation and improvement ... Bill Gates made billions that way ...

    that being said the Digg Spy is almost nauseating because it moves so quick with all that traffic.
     
  7. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Very true, but the they use the same name.
     
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    That thing moves so fast it's almost impossible to click anything!
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Hence the pause button... ;)
     
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    Or I could just go to digg.com, that's paused too.
     
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    actually, in some ways, digg was inspired by mr, at least according to this interview

    http://www.philoneist.com/50226711/interview_with_diggcom_founder_kevin_rose.php

    But yes, the Spy was inspired by Digg.

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  12. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    I don't mind they use the same name. I can't think of a better word to use. It'll become the term that describes anything like this.
     
  13. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Other names were discussed, but the consensus was that "spy" was a word people would easily understand, especially those familiar with Digg's.
     
  15. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    I was under the impression that the spy was simply a feature of vbulletin that had previously been disabled. Am I wrong?
     
  16. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    I think it was written by a moderator here. AFAIK it is not a feature of vBulletin.
     
  17. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    I believe Knox coded Forum Spy using AJAX(?). arn also has a background in computer science with knowledge of a few programming languages. I'm not sure Digg released their own source code to do the same thing. It's definitely a nice feature. :)
     
  18. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It's not a part of vBulletin. A number of people have developed their own hacks that have similar functionalities, but MR was one of the first after Digg (that I know of) to really deploy a functioning product.
     
  19. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, you are wrong. It was customly cooked-up by Knox, and perhaps others, and road-tested by a motley crew. ;)

    Edit: I yam too slow. :D 'night all.
     
  20. bigandy macrumors G3

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    i haven't seen Digg Spy before, mainly because i hate digg. however the way it fades out at the bottom of the page is cool. and the pause button could be sooo nice to have on MR Spy :rolleyes:
     
  21. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!
     
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  23. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    Even better with Lube™. (wow, a lube joke. even i surprise myself)
     
  24. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    Amen.
     
  25. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    It's not that hard to do, and if someone here actually wrote one from scratch for this site then they might have spent a little too much effort. This functionality is built into the jQuery library and I implemented it on a site a few weeks ago with a grand total of about 10 lines of code.

    And it kind of annoys me when people make threads like this with sensational titles like "Digg Copies MR!" without bothering to do any fact-checking first.
     

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