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Thread Sucker FAQ & Forum_styles
« on: May 24, 2016, 04:55 pm »
This was originally posted by SenileDog. It got lost so I've made it a stickie. Art

What is the Thread Sucker?

   It is process/mechanism to download pics on a paginated website.
   work in progress ...

What is needed for the Thread Sucker to work?

   an element <forum id="..."> ... </forum> for your targeted website.
   This element goes into an xml file with the name forum_styles.xml.

I would like the Thread Sucker to work on a website, what do I do?

   First read when can I use the Thread Sucker.
   Then you can make a request in http://hot-honeys.com/index.php?board=65.0
   by following these rules: http://hot-honeys.com/index.php?topic=712.0

Where is forum_styles.xml located?

   By default, for Windows users, but skip this and go there if you want to see it with Host File Editor http://hot-honeys.com/index.php?topic=800.msg1731#msg1731

   or download this bat file: fsloc.bat, which is here: http://hot-honeys.com/index.php?topic=806.msg1736#msg1736
   so now in a cmd prompt, reached with winkey R > cmd > OK > you can type:

   fsloc   
   echo %mypmfs%
   
   echo %myfffs%   

   you could also get everything from the registry, but I digress...

Where can I get the last version of forum_styles.xml?

   you can dowload the last forum_styles.xml from http://hot-honeys.com/index.php?topic=685.msg2848#msg2848 (you have to login to see the link therefore download it)

When can I use the Thread Sucker?

   you can use the Thread Sucker on a website when you can already download images with (Get all pics on page or Select pics on page) and your targeted website has a pagination system, usually identified, in the lower part with page 1, page 2 , ... and sometimes next link or a sequence of numeric digit 1 2 3 4 ...

How can I use the Thread Sucker?

   go to page n of your targeted web page with n >= 1

   right-click on your browser > Suck your current thread
   enter where you want to download the thread > click on select folder
   enter first page > OK, enter last page > OK, can be the same btw
   watch the magic, have a cup of your favorite beverage

How do I update the Thread Sucker?

   element <forum id="..."> ... </forum> does not go in hostf.xml
   You cannot use Host File Editor to update, be patient, in a near future we might get an editor.
   Use an editor like notepad++ to cut and paste the code to forum_styles.xml, (at the end right before </root> is fine), save your file

Thread Sucker is grayed out, What can I do?
     
  • If you are not on page 2, goto page 2.
  • If it is still grayed out, restart your browser, goto page 2.
  • If it is still grayed out, download the last forum_styles.xml. instructions in this FAQ
  • If it is still grayed out, restart your browser, goto page 2.
  • If it is still grayed out, post a request, but this time we need name and version of your browser, version of IHG.

I want to know more about Thread Sucker, what are the basics?

   if you want to know what's under the hood (or the bonnet), read http://hot-honeys.com/index.php?topic=990.0

Who created the Thread Sucker?

   this is a work in progress ... +    many IHG folks, and more recently firewaran who gave us "universal with page"
Code: [Select]
<forum id="universal with page">
<urlpattern>^https?:\/\/.+page[=|\/]?\d+(.+)?</urlpattern>
<searchpattern><![CDATA[function(threadURL) {
    var Strings = {};
    Strings.orEmpty = function( entity ) {
        return entity || "";
    };

    var sParts = threadURL.match(/(^https?:\/\/.+page[=|\/]?)(\d+)(.+)?/);
    var sNextPage = sParts[1] + (threadsucker_Globals.linkIndex) + Strings.orEmpty(sParts[3]);

    return sNextPage;   
}]]></searchpattern>
</forum>

How do I know the Thread Sucker was succesful?

   In How to use the Thread Sucker, you had to provide a folder where to download your pictures,
   check there, you should see sub folders named page x to page y, x being your first page, y your last page.


firewaran, Greg, and all, feel free to pitch in, add, correct, suggest, ....it is a work in progress. SD
« Last Edit: November 20, 2016, 09:40 pm by firewaran »