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[AJAX] Post Thank You Hack
by Abe1
30 Dec 2009 09:24

7 Attachment(s)
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, Hippy, and Seven Skins have all 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.

AND/OR

Seven Skins has one in this post.


- Original File Specs: post_thanks_7_82.zip (26.4 KB, 24844 downloads) - Original file removed, replaced with patched files including search fix (some admins noticed hackers attempting to use outdated code to exploit search in attempt to gain administrator password or similar).
- There are five total patched versions available, some with and without the search fix - I've replaced the main file with the patched versions... please be sure to download and install the correct version, the main mod post contains links to additional information and patched files!
- 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.
NOTE: *** Offer for paid services removed ***

Abe1 30 Dec 2009 09:30

A few things to note:

1) If you did not upgrade to 4.0 and want to save your thanx when upgrading; disable, but NOT uninstall the post thanx before upgrading to 4.0. Once you upgrade to 4.0 upgrade post thanx hack how you would normally upgrade a hack. It should automatically re-enable post thanx hack.

2) No searching feature yet

3) No legacy version of the box with thanx. If you have legacy enabled on your site, you will get the same box as non-legacy users.

4) If you want to move the Thanx button to near the edit post button,
open template postbit
find

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

and move it under

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

5) thanx to I.am and RobbieZ for help with the pictures

6) and a big thanx to the few of you who have donated in the past few days and will do in the coming days.

RS_Jelle 30 Dec 2009 09:33

Thanks a lot!

(first :D)

Raug 30 Dec 2009 09:35

Excellent!

Just a quick question since I haven't downloaded it as I need the legacy to work, but if we still have the old hack and upgrade, will all the thanks carry over?

mgurain 30 Dec 2009 09:38

Thank You Very Much Abe1, Finally one of the Most Have is upgraded.
Many Thanks, I need to press the button here :)

linuxututs 30 Dec 2009 09:40

Super job Mate !!!

Thank You,

P.S. Still wonder why vB doesn't make simple features like this default in vB....?

lifedaniel 30 Dec 2009 09:40

Un très grand merci pour ce très bon Hack ! :)

Abe1 30 Dec 2009 09:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by Raug (Post 1942296)
Excellent!

Just a quick question since I haven't downloaded it as I need the legacy to work, but if we still have the old hack and upgrade, will all the thanks carry over?

I updated the 2nd post to reflect your 2 questions.

BozzaJos 30 Dec 2009 10:01

Damnz... first Jelle releases the DownloadsII mod and now you with the Thank You mod. The two most used features on my forum!

Fantastic job Abe, really appreciate your hard work and for converting the mod to vB4 in such a short period of time. I will upgrade this mod when I get home, hopefully everything will go fine.

One question though; You say there isn't a legacy version. With this you mean the postbit_legacy template? If so, will there be in the near future? Or is there perhaps a manual workaround?

Again, thank you so much for your hard work! Rated 5 stars and nominated it so that it can compete with the DownloadsII mod! :-D

akee 30 Dec 2009 10:05

Thanks, I'll try it

RobbieZ 30 Dec 2009 10:09

Thanks for this Abe1. Glad I could help too :D

jackichan70 30 Dec 2009 10:14

sorry, do not understand this sentence: and move it under ???

compact123 30 Dec 2009 10:15

this is my favorite mods, thank you so much ^O^

RobbieZ 30 Dec 2009 10:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by jackichan70 (Post 1942319)
sorry, do not understand this sentence: and move it under ???

AdminCp>Styles & Templates>Style Manager>Postbit

Now find this in postbit


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

Highlight it, copy it and delete it.

Now find this bit in postbit


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

and press enter after it and paste the first one.


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


akee 30 Dec 2009 10:30

Thanks, works fine


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