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[AJAX] Helpful Threads - Thread Rating System
Mod Version: 1.0.2, by Ted S (Coder) Ted S is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.4 Rating: (1 vote - 5.00 average) Installs: 32
Released: 29 Aug 2009 Last Update: 29 Aug 2009 Downloads: 199
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After releasing Helpful Answers, a post rating system, many users commented that they wanted a more interactive way to rank and then sort threads. Helpful Threads is an AJAX based system that does exactly that letting users rate individual threads and then lets you sort by those ratings. The addon also switches from a positive / negative rating to a point system with one admin option.

Designed for maximum flexibility:

This addon is built to be flexible and offers several customization options including:
  • The ability to decide which forums are open for helpful answer ratings.
  • The ability to customize the AJAX message shown after a post is rated.
  • The ability to set a minimum post count for users to avoid abuse.
  • The ability to use a rating system and assign points.
  • The ability to customize how threads are ranked.
  • The ability to auto reset votes for thread rankings.
  • Template driven display that can easily be customized to your forum.
Load & Scale:
This addon is designed to work with small to large sites and does not alter any existing tables.

Modification Installation:
This addon requires uploading multiple files, installing a vBulletin product and enabling the feature in any forums you wish. One template modification is required. Please see the included install file for detailed instructions.

If you are not seeing the rating bar double check that you have enabled the feature in the forum you are in and made the template change.

Coming Soon:
Like with Helpful Answers, the initial release is intended to get people exposed to this tool. Coming down the road I will be adding in more complex ranking options, the ability to report on threads, better AJAX support and much more.

Anonymous Stats Tracking (optional):
vBulletin forums reach millions of consumers around the world yet little is known about their habits and opinions. This addon was released to the public out of requests but also to further the research of forum user's behaviors and actions through collecting the most basic data on thousands of sites.

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.

While you may disable this feature through the administrative options I ask that you consider leaving it in place to help this research effort and insure the continued support of the addon.

The tracking feature uses the php library cURL on a 5 second timeout. If cURL is not installed this option is automatically disabled.

Updates:
- 08/29/2009 - Release of 1.0.2 stable

Other Versions:
This addon will work with 3.7 and is supported in the same thread.

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  #2  
Old 29 Aug 2009, 18:56
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Holding for template install
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Old 29 Aug 2009, 18:58
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This addon requires a mandatory template change as follows:

Open the template THREADBIT and find:


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

And replace with:

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



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As an alternative you can add a new cell to your forum display page to improve how voting shows. This is shown in the screen shots in the main post.

Step 1: Open the template THREADBIT and remove


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

Step 2: In THREADBIT find <if condition="$show['threadmoved']">

Step 3: BEFORE this code add:


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

Step 4: Open the template FORUMDISPLAY and find:


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

Step 5: BEFORE this add:


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

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Old 29 Aug 2009, 22:42
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"Step 3) Enable the system in any of your forums by visiting the forum options and scrolling to the end of the page. "

This option does not appear in my forum options for either mod; Helpful Threads or Helpful Answers.

Any idea why?

Also I get a blank grey color space in forumdisplay, and only the thumbs section in threads.
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Old 29 Aug 2009, 22:50
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I also got the follow error after doing to bulk forum enabler.


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

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Old 29 Aug 2009, 22:52
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Disable the addon to avoid errors.

I will review and see what could have caused this bug.
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Old 30 Aug 2009, 00:34
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Thanks, another great add-on by you. not sure if I will need this yet, but I will keep this in mind if I do.
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Old 30 Aug 2009, 00:37
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
Disable the addon to avoid errors.

I will review and see what could have caused this bug.
Thanks and I appreciate your hard work and efforts.
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Old 31 Aug 2009, 12:46
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Originally Posted by psychobike View Post
"Step 3) Enable the system in any of your forums by visiting the forum options and scrolling to the end of the page. "

This option does not appear in my forum options for either mod; Helpful Threads or Helpful Answers.

Any idea why?

Also I get a blank grey color space in forumdisplay, and only the thumbs section in threads.
I have the same problem.
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Old 31 Aug 2009, 15:47
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Originally Posted by New Joe View Post
I have the same problem.
Have you:

1. Enabled the option in a forum?
2. Added the necessary template code?
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Old 31 Aug 2009, 18:12
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Ted, any luck figuring this out? Let me know if there is any other info you need.

Originally Posted by psychobike View Post
I also got the follow error after doing to bulk forum enabler.


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
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Old 31 Aug 2009, 20:35
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I'm not seeing the field goodrank getting called in your error, is there any more information in the error code?
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Old 01 Sep 2009, 01:10
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nice hack but it messed up my thread order, threads from 2007 appeared from no where lol.
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Old 01 Sep 2009, 02:20
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Originally Posted by jaycob View Post
nice hack but it messed up my thread order, threads from 2007 appeared from no where lol.
It reorders threads by votes if set to do so. Turn off the thread ordering tool and you'll be all back to normal.
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Old 01 Sep 2009, 02:23
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thanks mate
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