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[AJAX] Post Thank You Hack
Mod Version: 7.7, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
Developer Last Online: Jun 2010 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (411 votes - 4.81 average) Installs: 4910
Released: 20 Dec 2007 Last Update: 28 Jul 2008 Downloads: 29524
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files Translations  

vB 4.0 version of this hack here:

Post Thank You Hack 7.7

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.

  • 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: (If installed on vb 3.7)
  • Files edited: 0
  • Templates edited: 0
  • Files to upload: 7
  • Time to install: 1 minute max


Version 7.0 (12/20/07):
  • Release of this hack for vBulletin version 3.7
  • This version works on all vBulletin versions from 3.6.0 and up

Version 7.1 (12/24/07):
  • Fixed up the vb3.7 profile block code including fixing showing your info and not the member you are looking at.

Version 7.2 (01/24/08):
  • Updated files: post_thanks.php, functions_post_thanks.php
  • Updated templates: post_thanks_memberinfo_block, post_thanks_member_info
  • New option: Remove User's Thanks Count When Deleting Post
  • New phrase: post_thanks_search_user_gave
  • FIX User reputation level now updates. (Thanks to liwo for this one.)
  • NEW Added option to view all posts a user has thanked.
  • FIX Fixed Special Action - Delete All of a Users Thanks
  • FIX Should have fixed some 'foreach()' errors.

Version 7.3 (03/15/08):
  • Updated file: functions_post_thanks.php
  • Updated template: post_thanks_memberinfo_block
  • Deleted template: post_thanks_memberinfo_css
  • New option: Choice to use Markup Usernames or not. (Thanks to Namaless)
  • New option: Ban User from Getting Thanks
  • New option: Max Thanks a User can Give Per Day
  • FIX Fixed repeating bug on vb 3.6.7 forums.
  • CHANGE Changed where the post thanks info shows on the Profile Page. Moved to same box as statistics. (This will require a template edit if you are running vb3.7 beta 2-4)

Version 7.4 (03/21/08):
  • FIX: Fixed Profile Stats for vb3.7.0 RC1 users.

Version 7.5 (05/12/08):
  • Updated files: post_thanks.js, post_thanks.php, functions_post_thanks.php
  • Updated template: post_thanks_button
  • Added securty token check for all thanks added. This will prevent a user from giving out a link or somehow making an image that will get him a lot of thanks.
  • Should have fixed some 'foreach()' errors.
  • Fixed Delete All of a Users Thanks bug
  • vBulletin 3.7.x compatible only

Version 7.6 (06/02/08):
  • FIX: Fixed Security Check for vb 3.7.1
  • Updated files: functions_post_thanks.php

Version 7.7 (07/28/08):
  • FIX: Fixed problem with giving thanks using Blazer (palmOS browser).
  • Updated file: post_thanks.js
  • Updated templates: post_thanks_button, post_thanks_postbit, post_thanks_postbit_legacy
  • New option: Show Stats in Postbit?
  • New option: Show Stats in Profile?

Please post your comments or suggestions for this hack. I read ALL posts.

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  1. Showing the 'thanks' button and stats in Postbit
  2. Showing post after 'thanks' (user view)
  3. Showing post after 'thanks' with legacy posts (admin view)
  4. Stats in members profile and link
  5. Link in Search drop down menu
  6. Hacks settings

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Old 30 Jun 2009, 16:02
crazlunatic crazlunatic is offline
Join Date: Mar 2009
hey mod developer, can you please add ability to display leaderboard and some stats like most thanks this week and this month
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Old 30 Jun 2009, 23:46
hippiesimz hippiesimz is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
is that possible removed all thanked ( like everything ) because one of my member has thanked post over 4 million ( and his user post count only 10 ), i checked and no one have him thanksed that much. cheers
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Old 07 Jul 2009, 22:46
ETDC ETDC is offline
Join Date: Sep 2007
This isn't working for 3.8 - causes a strange error where if you thank once, it records twice.

If I uninstall then reinstall, will it delete the existing thanks count for members?

Last edited by ETDC; 07 Jul 2009 at 23:36.
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 01:06
LaPiba LaPiba is offline
Join Date: Apr 2002

I am trying to install this hack.... i an importing the product but it is taking a LOT of time to install.

Some users began to receive errors, so i have just closed the forums. But it does not finish to import. It seems that the system is "working", by creating some fields in the database.

If i abort the installation, will the POST table be damaged?

Please, I need urgent help, thank you!
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 01:07
LaPiba LaPiba is offline
Join Date: Apr 2002
PD: i am running vbulletin 3.8.2; my forum has approx. + 800,000 posts.
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 01:52
ETDC ETDC is offline
Join Date: Sep 2007
This doesn't work in 3.8.3. If I leave thanks it records it as two people. When I remove my thanks, the 'thanks grid' along the postbit is stilll there and the 'mystery thanker's' thanks is still recorded (somewhere).

I can't even uninstall it
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 01:56
LaPiba LaPiba is offline
Join Date: Apr 2002
I cannot POST in my forum!!!

It seems that my post table has been damaged.

Please do NOT install this hack
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 16:16
ETDC ETDC is offline
Join Date: Sep 2007
Does anyone know how to uninstall this completely? I'm getting masses of database error notifications.
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Old 13 Jul 2009, 08:53
Arsh Arsh is offline
Join Date: Aug 2007
I'm using 3.8.3. Everytime I 'thank', it thanks 3 times. How to fix that?
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Old 13 Jul 2009, 16:12
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General_ General_ is offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
After updating to vBulletin 3.8.3 the hack doesn't work anymore. I made the template changes again but there is no button for say thanks.

Any ideas?
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Old 13 Jul 2009, 19:35
ETDC ETDC is offline
Join Date: Sep 2007
I think it's safe to say this hack is broken in 3.8.
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Old 14 Jul 2009, 09:20
LaPiba LaPiba is offline
Join Date: Apr 2002
When I began to import the product, it was taking a looooong time so i stopped the script through the browser (or, at least, i thought that i was stopping it).

The POST table stopped working (didnīt accept new posts, perhaps it was locked??) and server load INCREASED A LOT, it was TERRIBLY HIGH. I closed the forums.

The POST table was repaired through SSH several hours after the disaster.

Incredibly, when the forum was again up and running, i realized that the installation of the hack had been succesful!

It is working now. I have just upgraded to 3.8.3 from 3.8.2 and it is running fine.
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Old 14 Jul 2009, 16:55
DanielGara DanielGara is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009
Real name: Daniel
Originally Posted by SVR01 View Post
i upgraded to vB 3.8.3 .

now when my users want to thank other .
the page needed to be refresh .

may please tell how can i fix this ?
thank you
Thanks for the mod, It's running perfectly..

But i have the same problem, when one user thanks to other the page needed to be refresh, somebody know how solved it?
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Old 15 Jul 2009, 22:28
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kamaldarwish kamaldarwish is offline
Join Date: Dec 2005
I have installed this hack on vb3.7.0

Although I followed the steps acurately and copied the thank image in every button folder of my styles. it is not appearing. How to make it work please?
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Old 16 Jul 2009, 15:36
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TheLastSuperman TheLastSuperman is offline
Join Date: Sep 2008
Real name: Michael Miller Jr
3.8.3 and works fine, had to tinker w/ a it a bit and redo the button pluse centered the template hook within my code so it all lined up but overall rather nice hack! Going to see about replacing the links in postbit w/ images too

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