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

vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (349 votes - 4.75 average) Installs: 3531
Released: 30 Dec 2009 Last Update: 02 Nov 2016 Downloads: 29700
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files Translations  

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Original file removed, replaced with patched files including search fix (some admins noticed hackers attempting to use outdated code to exploit search in attempt to gain administrator password or similar).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.
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  #856  
Old 02 May 2010, 11:17
popcornic popcornic is offline
 
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Originally Posted by popcornic View Post
Thanks but I've already tried the change to "title"/"bitlegacy" and it's not a good solution for me.

I wanted to know if there's any way to make the changes more flexible, for example:

- Smaller font that is bold
- Different color
- Different font (Times, Calibri, Verdana etc.)
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  #857  
Old 02 May 2010, 15:06
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vikris vikris is offline
 
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Real name: Viktor
Originally Posted by FractalizeR View Post
Anyone have the function of finding all thanked posts working without database errors?
I hope this will be worked up. The workaround posted: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=762 is with very limited functionality
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  #858  
Old 04 May 2010, 21:32
grc grc is offline
 
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Originally Posted by vikris View Post
I hope this will be worked up. The workaround posted: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=762 is with very limited functionality
I agree. When I stumbled upon the workaround I hoped it was very temporary.

I'm not a coder and when I looked at Abe's code for the search function I could tell what was going on, but trying to modify it to work with vB4 is way beyond my capability.

I hope someone will be interested in continuing this project. It's one of the top ranked mods on vb.org and it's a real shame to see it go away.
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  #859  
Old 04 May 2010, 21:54
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War.Frog War.Frog is offline
 
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Abe1 is back and has released some new mods, so hopefully he'll revisit this for fixes.
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  #860  
Old 05 May 2010, 00:03
Dave-M Dave-M is offline
 
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Does anyone know how to make the "thanked by" box smaller? I've done the fixes in this thread to make the font smaller and not bold, but the box is still mahoosive!

Thanks.
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  #861  
Old 05 May 2010, 00:49
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by War.Frog View Post
Abe1 is back and has released some new mods, so hopefully he'll revisit this for fixes.
Yes, I am back ... at least for now. Every time I looked at the search code vb has now, I curse them out. vB, has totally re-written most of it's code. Not just the search, but almost every part of the code is a mess. Everything use to be so clean and neat. Now everything is all over the place and written on a level that most PHP developers would need hours to understand.

Will the search come back? I dont know. I blocked out the old search which doesn't work now and when I'm in an already bad mood, maybe i'll take another peak.

I release some of my other hacks so I can get my feet wet. Hopefully it will work.
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MY HACKS -

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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  #862  
Old 05 May 2010, 02:23
tini_lam tini_lam is offline
 
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welcome back abe1
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  #863  
Old 05 May 2010, 03:37
grc grc is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
Will the search come back? I dont know. I blocked out the old search which doesn't work now and when I'm in an already bad mood, maybe i'll take another peak.
Welcome back Abe. Good to see you!
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  #864  
Old 05 May 2010, 08:27
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FractalizeR FractalizeR is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
Yes, I am back ... at least for now. Every time I looked at the search code vb has now, I curse them out. vB, has totally re-written most of it's code. Not just the search, but almost every part of the code is a mess. Everything use to be so clean and neat. Now everything is all over the place and written on a level that most PHP developers would need hours to understand
Welcome back!
I agree, VB4 code quality looks lower, than of VB3. Code begins to be hard to understand...
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  #865  
Old 05 May 2010, 14:05
dilbert dilbert is offline
 
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Welcome back, and please know that your mods and the time you spend developing them is greatly appreciated.
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  #866  
Old 07 May 2010, 18:40
Don Z. Don Z. is offline
 
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I have a user that shows 4,294,967,295 thank yous. What is the best way to rebuild the thank you DB so this is corrected?

I'm still running 7.7. This is a great hack.
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  #867  
Old 09 May 2010, 10:45
mhme mhme is offline
 
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Welcome back Abe1
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  #868  
Old 09 May 2010, 16:37
popcornic popcornic is offline
 
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Good to see you Abe1, looking forward to your updates and fixes
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  #869  
Old 09 May 2010, 18:36
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Bravo Bravo is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
Yes, I am back ... at least for now. Every time I looked at the search code vb has now, I curse them out. vB, has totally re-written most of it's code. Not just the search, but almost every part of the code is a mess. Everything use to be so clean and neat. Now everything is all over the place and written on a level that most PHP developers would need hours to understand.

Will the search come back? I dont know. I blocked out the old search which doesn't work now and when I'm in an already bad mood, maybe i'll take another peak.

I release some of my other hacks so I can get my feet wet. Hopefully it will work.
Was the package updated for the blocking of the old search? still shows v7.82

I'm tired of getting hundreds of database error emails about the search function.
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  #870  
Old 10 May 2010, 06:07
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Real name: Abe
Originally Posted by Bravo2007 View Post
Was the package updated for the blocking of the old search? still shows v7.82

I'm tired of getting hundreds of database error emails about the search function.
Why do you still have links linking to it?
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MY HACKS -

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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