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[AJAX] Helpful Answers - Allow users to rate individual posts
by Ted S
16 Jan 2010 19:44

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Helpful Answers has been used to record over 6 MILLION times on more than 2,000 forums. If you're not using HA your users are looking for it!

Every day your users contribute hundreds if not thousands of posts making it hard for new members and guests to separate out the best answers from those that are less helpful. The Helpful Answers System offers your members a quick way
to rate individual posts as either helpful or not allowing future visitors to understand the value of each post.

Designed to be flexible, HA has over 30 configurable settings:
  • Use image or text ratings AJAX or traditional links.
  • Offer yes/no or scaled 1-10 point ranking.
  • Turn off negative ratings for a positive only system.
  • Decide which forums are open for helpful answer ratings.
  • Audit the system and identify top users and potential abusers.
  • Ban specific members from using the system.
  • Customize the message shown after a post is rated.
  • Show a page with the top helpful posts.
  • Show rating stats on a user's profile.
  • Hide posts that rate "too low"
  • Template driven so you can customize it all for your forum.
For advanced users template conditionals and variables let you further extend the functionality to color highlight good or bad posts, include ratings in userís profiles and much more.

Modification Installation [Must Read]:


Step 1: Upload the addon files found in the upload/ folder to your forum directory
Step 2: Install the plugin through your vB Administration area
Step 3: Configure settings & enable the mod in individual forums


You must configure settings & enable forums before voting will show up.

Anonymous Stats Tracking (optional):

By default this addon will pass basic rating data (positive or negative) to a 3rd party site for statistical purposes. Only the most basic data is captured (the vote and your site name) and no user information or specific forum details are logged, not even an IP address. You can disable this through the admin.


Mod Philosophy -- Drive Your Own Success:

All of my mods are inspired by my work in digital marketing and are designed to drive registrations, interaction or other engagement activities the core platform does not address.

Each is designed to fit a general need by providing a starting point but it's on you to decide how to make things work to their best possible outcome. Feel free to suggest what you'd like to see next but don't wait to have what everyone else has; figure out what your forum needs and customize away.

Ted S 16 Jan 2010 19:45

Moving this mod to below the signature line:

1. Enable Manual Template Placement
2. Find the code:


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

3. Add {vb:raw helpful_answers} below this line

Tips & Tricks Using Template Variables:

{vb:raw post.totalrank} - The total number of ratings
{vb:raw post.goodrank} - The number of good ratings
{vb:raw post.badrank} - The number of bad ratings
{vb:raw post.helpfulgood} - True if the post is positive overall (more good than bad ratings)
{vb:raw post.rate_helpfulanswer} - True if the user can rate the post (false if they are banned or have rated it).
{vb:raw post.helpfulanswerid} - True if the user has already rated the post.

Top Helpful Answers Page:

This is disabled by default. Once enabled you can find it at www.yoursite.com/forums/helpfulanswers.php

Ted S 16 Jan 2010 19:46

Open BETA issues will be published here

TimberFloorAu 16 Jan 2010 19:47

Yayyy about time TED :lol:, been looking forward to this :up: will tag it.

Thanks Mate

Ted S 16 Jan 2010 19:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by TimberFloorAu (Post 1957578)
Yayyy about time TED :lol:, been looking forward to this :up: will tag it.

Thanks Mate

Thanks. It's been a painful upgrade and I'm sure there will be some tweaks to be made but hopefully this meets everyone's needs...

Hornstar 16 Jan 2010 21:21

Awesome! Tagged for when I upgrade. Thanks Ted.

mandingo 16 Jan 2010 21:48

What would be the variable to show how many total votes a user has?

BBR-APBT 16 Jan 2010 22:12

Tagged for install when known working 100%.

Kolbi 16 Jan 2010 22:24

nice :)

ProFifaLeagues 16 Jan 2010 22:59

Top Helpful Answers Page:

This is disabled by default. Once enabled you can find it at www.yoursite.com/forums/helpfulanswers.php
how do i enable this option??

mandingo 16 Jan 2010 23:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by rammieone (Post 1957724)
Top Helpful Answers Page:

This is disabled by default. Once enabled you can find it at www.yoursite.com/forums/helpfulanswers.php
how do i enable this option??

In settings:
Enable Most Helpful Answers
Displays a page of the top answers (posts) based on overall votes.

Dr.osamA 16 Jan 2010 23:31

ander testing

thanxxxx

installed
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AzzidReign 17 Jan 2010 01:10

This is an amazing mod! Thank you!

Dr.osamA 17 Jan 2010 01:28

opsssssss

Many of the problems

Waiting ...........

tafreeh 17 Jan 2010 05:18

good hack...

Suggestion:
add a stats in each user info(where username, post counts shows) in post bit or postbil legacy.. and i will replace this with other Thank you hack :)

Cheers


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