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[AJAX] Post Thank You Hack
Mod Version: 7.82, by Abe1 (Coder/Designer) Abe1 is offline
Developer Last Online: Jun 2010 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (335 votes - 4.74 average) Installs: 3350
Released: 30 Dec 2009 Last Update: 03 Jan 2010 Downloads: 25935
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Post Thank You Hack

STAFF EDIT:
Note - The mod author has been unreachable for some time, but the vbulletin.org community has stepped up to provide a number of individual fixes over the years. ForceHSS and Hippy have both combined many of these fixes into product files.

ALL CREDIT STILL GOES TO ABE1 And this is still 'his' mod. Please still mark the mod as installed if you use any version of it.

That said so you don't need to apply a dozen + small fixes yourself you should consider downloading one of the updated packages below:

Hippy has one: in this post.

AND / OR

ForceHSS has one: In this post.


If Abe1 returns he can request these packages be removed.


About this hack:
One of the biggest problems on forums as you may know is 'posts boosting'. There are users who LOVE to say 'thanks' when ever they can. How can it hurt? Their post count goes up, they have nothing to loose.

There are also users who really like to express their thanks to post but don't like posting a post that looks like they're post boosting.

Then comes the moderators who have to delete people's thanks yous so a thread can look readable with out the thanks yous thrown around.

Finally comes the posters of these useful posts. They have no idea how many people really likes their posts if only some people say 'thanks'.

What this hack does is fix ALL these problems - except those users who like post boosting. This places a button called 'thanks.' When a user clicks on it, it places his username in a box right under the post saying that so-and-so says 'thanks' for the post. Every-one who clicks is placed in one box.

By giving your users the extra feature, you forum will look allot nice and organized. It is a guaranteed liking by ALL the members of your forum.


Features:
  • Uses vBulletin easy Product installer/updater/uninstaller
  • Uses AJAX technology so your users don't have to refresh when they thank.
  • Places an easy to use button next to the edit button
  • Separate looks for postbit and postbit_legacy
  • Places all Thanks into one small box
  • Uses only ONE query every time you view a showthread page!
  • Users can't thank twice
  • Option to not allow users to thank their own post
  • Guests don't see 'thanks' button
  • Counts how many thanks a user gives
  • Counts how many thanks a post gets
  • Shows how many thanks a user gave in every post of his
  • Shows how many thanks a user gave in profile
  • Shows how many thanks a user got
  • Shows how many posts or a user are thanked
  • Shows info in profile
  • Search for a users thanked posts
  • Search for all thanked posts
  • Administrator can remove all Thanks from a single post
  • Users can remove their own Thanks
  • Turn on and off hack totally
  • Turn on and off hack for only some forums
  • Option to turn off hack for all but the first post of a thread
  • Option to turn off hack for all but the first post of a thread in specific forums
  • Option to turn off hack view of date for specific or all forums
  • Option to add to post count when someone clicks 'thanks'.
  • Option to give a user who receives thanks reputation points.
  • Ban Usergroups
  • Ban Users
  • Uses Phrases
  • Cache Templates
  • Guaranteed to be liked by ALL users on your forum!
Installation information on hack:
  • Files edited: 0
  • Templates edited: 0
  • Files to upload: 8
  • Time to install: 1 minute max
Updates:


Version 7.80 (12/30/09):
  • Release of this hack for vBulletin version 4.0

Version 7.81 (01/02/10):
  • Fixed some install and uninstall database errors.
  • Made styling for postbit legacy a little better.
  • Fixed the "separator" issue.
  • Javascript file updated.

Version 7.82 (01/03/10):
  • Fixed info alignment issues in the postbit for custom edited phrases.
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Old 12 May 2011, 15:18
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Wish there was a Thanks button here so I could thank you for posting the fixed Thanks!
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Old 13 May 2011, 18:05
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Sorry, wrong place =)

Last edited by sadiq6210 : 13 May 2011 at 18:12.
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Old 13 May 2011, 21:45
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Originally Posted by Vaira View Post
You have missed the point. You have included the importer which reads abe1's tables into your paid version with the intention to make more profit. You know that abe1 has canceled support and that many of us are using his hack already.
To get paid for own work is out of question. Compared to your free version it is almost no effort to write a script that reads tables. Almost no effort to have most profit. Profit made because of the fact that we are using abe1's tables already.

If I am wrong than just provide the importer at your free version as well.
Anything else is pointless arguing to me.
If you would provide the importer at the free version as well, your profit will decrease. I know that and you know that and hence it is available at your paid version only
Precisely.
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Old 13 May 2011, 22:37
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Originally Posted by Vaira View Post
You have missed the point. You have included the importer which reads abe1's tables into your paid version with the intention to make more profit. You know that abe1 has canceled support and that many of us are using his hack already.
To get paid for own work is out of question. Compared to your free version it is almost no effort to write a script that reads tables. Almost no effort to have most profit. Profit made because of the fact that we are using abe1's tables already.

If I am wrong than just provide the importer at your free version as well.
Anything else is pointless arguing to me.
If you would provide the importer at the free version as well, your profit will decrease. I know that and you know that and hence it is available at your paid version only
I'm not sure i understand your argument - if we supply it for free, we will make less money, therefore we SHOULD supply it for free?

That doesn't really compute to me. Would you work for free because you deserve to be paid less for your work? I don't think you would.

We are a business, of COURSE we are trying to make a profit - without doing that we would go out of business, which would mean no more mods (Lite OR Pro).

I'm not sure what it is exactly that makes you feel you are entitled to using our work for free. Do you also go and demand free software/features from Internet Brands? How about Microsoft?

Can you give me one reason why we should give you what you want for free? What have you ever done for us? What free labour have you provided to us? Why haven't you coded your own thanks mod and given it to us for free? Please give me on single reason as to why you are entitled to our work ANY of it, regardless of how big or small it is, for free.

To be honest it is things like this which drive coders away from vB.org - people who feel they should get products and features for free because they have some sort of entitlement or right. I wouldn't be surprised if people feeling entitled is what drove Abe away either.

You are getting something for FREE. Take a second and let that sink it. It is free and you even have the option of not using it. How exactly does this make us the bad guys? Even though we have a better pro version, we are still offering versions of our mods for FREE.

Are you suggesting it would be better if we didn't give anyone anything for free? Thats fine - Don't download our stuff, that solves your problem instantly.

Honestly, this attitude of "you gave us something for free, now give us more features for free or you're evil" is pretty immature and offensive.

Why not go learn to code and make your own mods and release those for free? Is it because you don't have the time to do that - because you have to spend time working to make money perhaps?

In that case i level your own criticism at yourself - stop spending your time making money and start creating free stuff for me.

Hopefully you see how ridiculous that argument is.

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Old 13 May 2011, 23:10
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Hopefully you'll save the promotion of your mods for their own threads.
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Old 14 May 2011, 12:36
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on 4.1.3/4.1.4 worked?
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Old 14 May 2011, 18:01
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Only one of dbtech's mods worked correctly on my forums. and when I updated the one thing that was yestwrday it ++++ed up my forums. So no more of their stuff for my site. Now sstab won't work to hide the what's new tab on the cmps home page. Had to remove my blog tab for now untill i can figure out what's causing it. Just that tab.. it will still hide the forum tab in the cmps if i toggle it and the what's new on the forum, just not in the cmps.. go figure..
anyone know what code to remove in navtab to get rid of the whats new altogether?
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Old 14 May 2011, 18:04
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Thanks for your effort, this is your work and you can promote it as you want even by 1 million .. this is your mod and you are free

I have few questions for you please
I am using Abe mod and I am going to buy your pro release to convert it just to get two awesome features (Notifications and searching "Who thanked your post and where?")

But before that, can I make the "pro" release exactly same Abe mod which I am using now (I mean just in appearance)
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attac...1&d=1305396113

Also,I don't want (like/dislike) or any additional features, I want it simple in function and appearance just like Abe mod


2-
Uses only ONE query every time you view a showthread page!
What about your mod?

3-
Uses AJAX technology so your users don't have to refresh when they thank
What about your mod?

Thanks and appreciate your effort again
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Old 14 May 2011, 19:45
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Originally Posted by billstelling View Post
Only one of dbtech's mods worked correctly on my forums. and when I updated the one thing that was yestwrday it ++++ed up my forums. So no more of their stuff for my site.
Similar experience: I had to restore my forum from a day old backup after uninstalling one of their mods.

Originally Posted by billstelling View Post
Now sstab won't work to hide the what's new tab on the cmps home page. Had to remove my blog tab for now untill i can figure out what's causing it. Just that tab.. it will still hide the forum tab in the cmps if i toggle it and the what's new on the forum, just not in the cmps.. go figure.. anyone know what code to remove in navtab to get rid of the whats new altogether?
One option is to try http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=228507 instead of SSTab. I found that to be a little less finicky.

To change it manually, I think this should do it:

1. Admin CP >> Styles & Templates >> Style Manager >> {your style} >> Edit Templates

2. Find and edit Navigation / Breadcrumb Templates >> navbar

3. Find and comment out or delete:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

4. Save
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Old 14 May 2011, 19:47
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Originally Posted by Vaira View Post
You have missed the point. You have included the importer which reads abe1's tables into your paid version with the intention to make more profit. You know that abe1 has canceled support and that many of us are using his hack already.
To get paid for own work is out of question. Compared to your free version it is almost no effort to write a script that reads tables. Almost no effort to have most profit. Profit made because of the fact that we are using abe1's tables already.

If I am wrong than just provide the importer at your free version as well.
Anything else is pointless arguing to me.
If you would provide the importer at the free version as well, your profit will decrease. I know that and you know that and hence it is available at your paid version only
Why don't you learn SQL a bit? You only need basic knowledge to run a query that'll import thanks from Abe's hack to DBTech's.
The only problem, for a newbie, might be importing stuff from 2 different tables (yeah DBTech's table doesn't match Cyb's table).

Cyb's "_post_thanks" table has columns:
id
userid
username
date
postid

DBTech's "_dbtech_thanks_entry" table has columns:
entryid <-- you copy Cyb's id here
varname <-- you write "thanks" here
userid <-- you copy Cyb's userid here
contenttype <-- you write "post" here
contentid <-- you copy Cyb's postid here
dateline <-- you copy Cyb's date here
receiveduserid <-- the only problematic column - you need to copy userid from the '_post' table, from the postids matching the contentid that you've just copied.

And no, I'm not gonna write the query here - if you don't wanna buy the DBTech's Pro version, then you should write the query yourself. With my explanation it should be easy enough, anyways.
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Old 14 May 2011, 19:53
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Originally Posted by sadiq6210 View Post
DragonByte Tech
Thanks for your effort, this is your work and you can promote it as you want even by 1 million .. this is your mod and you are free

I have few questions for you please
I am using Abe mod and I am going to buy your pro release to convert it just to get two awesome features (Notifications and searching "Who thanked your post and where?")

But before that, can I make the "pro" release exactly same Abe mod which I am using now (I mean just in appearance)
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attac...1&d=1305396113

Also,I don't want (like/dislike) or any additional features, I want it simple in function and appearance just like Abe mod


2-
What about your mod?

3-
What about your mod?

Thanks and appreciate your effort again
Originally Posted by Gradonil_Ral View Post
Why don't you learn SQL a bit? You only need basic knowledge to run a query that'll import thanks from Abe's hack to DBTech's.
The only problem, for a newbie, might be importing stuff from 2 different tables (yeah DBTech's table doesn't match Cyb's table).

Cyb's "_post_thanks" table has columns:
id
userid
username
date
postid

DBTech's "_dbtech_thanks_entry" table has columns:
entryid <-- you copy Cyb's id here
varname <-- you write "thanks" here
userid <-- you copy Cyb's userid here
contenttype <-- you write "post" here
contentid <-- you copy Cyb's postid here
dateline <-- you copy Cyb's date here
receiveduserid <-- the only problematic column - you need to copy userid from the '_post' table, from the postids matching the contentid that you've just copied.

And no, I'm not gonna write the query here - if you don't wanna buy the DBTech's Pro version, then you should write the query yourself. With my explanation it should be easy enough, anyways.
Please note: This is NOT the support thread for the DBTech mod. This is the thread for Abe1's Thank you mod.
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Old 14 May 2011, 19:57
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Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
Please note: This is NOT the support thread for the DBTech mod. This is the thread for Abe1's Thank you mod.
Which doesn't work with the current vBulletin, yeah.
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Old 14 May 2011, 20:04
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1. It DOES work. I'm using it quite happily with 4.13.

2. Whether or not it works for you, this isn't the place to promote other mods. If you like the DBTech mod, go over to that thread and promote it there. Those of us who are using Abe1's mod are here to try to help support and troubleshoot issues for others who are using it.
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Old 14 May 2011, 20:11
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Oh, right. Someone uploaded the updated version recently, but it didn't work ~2months ago so I switched to DBTech's. And no, I'm not a fan of this mod at all - I just decided to reply to Vaira's post.
But ok, let's stop here, cuz like it or not we're both making an OT.
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Old 14 May 2011, 21:04
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Originally Posted by Gradonil_Ral View Post
But ok, let's stop here
Yes, I think its time to do exactly that.
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