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[AJAX] Post Thank You Hack
Mod Version: 4.5, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
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vB Version: 3.5.4 Rating: (15 votes - 4.93 average) Installs: 631
Released: 18 Jul 2005 Last Update: 19 Jun 2006 Downloads: 771
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files  

Post Thank You Hack 4.5




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 granted 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: 4
  • Files to upload: 1
  • Time to install: 5 minutes max
Updates:

Version 2.0 GOLD (10/02/05):
  • GOLD Release of this hack for vBulletin version 3.5
Version 2.1 (10/23/05):
  • [BUG FIX] When merging/splitting threads
  • [BUG FIX] When a user deletes his thanks (now removes post/rep count if option(s) on)
  • [ADD PHRASE] post_thanks_user_says
  • [ADD PHRASE] post_thanks_time_post
  • [ADD PHRASE] post_thanks_times_post
  • [ADD PHRASE] post_thanks_times_posts
  • [DELETED PHRASE] post_thanks_thanks_amount
Version 2.2 (10/23/05):
  • [ADDED] Re-counters. Found under Maintenance->Update Counters in your ACP.
Version 2.3 (11/05/05):
  • [ADDED] Cache Templates
Version 2.4 (11/07/05):
  • [ADDED] Setting to disallow users from deleting their own thanks.
Version 2.5 (11/09/05):
  • [FIXED] All number outputs run through your vb setting of number format. (e.g. 1234 will now show as 1,234)
Version 2.6 (12/04/05):
  • [FIXED] Number outputs for numbers between 1,000 and 1,999
  • [FIXED] Showing of the thanks button on deleted threads pages.

Version 2.7 (12/18/05):
  • [ADDED] Made the Thanks button a template
  • [ADDED] Made a template group for this hacks templates
  • [FIXED] One template edit. Find correction in zip file.
  • [CHANGED] Made a pop-up now when you click Thanks instead of refreshing the page.
  • [FIXED] Made the line when you give reputation points for thanks, a phrase.
  • [ADDED] Paypal link so you can make a donation for this hack.

Version 2.8 (2/5/06):
  • [FIXED] Removed one query thanks to AnhTuanCool (Abe clicks 'thanks')
  • [ADDED] Option to allow users to thank their own post
  • [ADDED] Option to allow a pop=up or refresh after a user clicks thanks

Version 2.9 (2/8/06):
  • [FIXED] Fixed allot of things in regard to deleting thanks using the "remove all thanks" and "Remove your thanks".

Version 3.0 (2/10/06):
  • [FIXED] Fixed one more thing in regard to "remove all thanks".
  • [FIXED] Re-wrote the thanks actions so it they useless queried when you give or remove thanks.

Version 3.1 (2/11/06):
  • [FIXED] Fixed bug with reputation.

Version 3.2 (2/13/06):
  • [FIXED] Fixed another bug with reputation.
  • [FIXED] Sped up the one query used to retrieve the thanks.

Version 3.3 (2/14/06):
  • [FIXED] Fixed bug with removing own thanks.

Version 3.4 (3/17/06):
  • [FIXED] Fixed a few bugs.

Version 4.0 (4/17/06):
  • [ADDED] AJAX technology so your users don't have to refresh the page they are viewing!

Version 4.1 (4/18/06):
  • [FIXED] Crashing of 'quick reply' when using Firefox.

Version 4.2 (4/23/06):
  • [FIXED] If you have vboption 'Add Template Name in HTML Comments' set to 'Yes', button was not showing.
  • [FIXED] Uncached template when viewing a PM
  • [FIXED] Getting sent to index page when clicking thanks on some forums.
  • [FIXED] Link to member's profile from the thank box.
  • [FIXED] The post thank count not updating. (Recommend you recount thanks. (ACP->Maintenance->Update Counters)

Version 4.3 (5/4/06):
  • [FIXED] Optimized a lot of the templates.
  • [ADDED] Easy integration with my Post Groan Hack.

Version 4.4 (5/7/06):
  • [FIXED] Bug with AJAX if you had the date showing.

Version 4.5 (6/19/06):
  • [FIXED] Bug with AJAX if you had hacks that added things to your output.

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

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You will get an email when a new version is released.

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

This hack is created for your use free of charge. No payment is requested. However, if you would like to donate money for the work I put in to this hack, a donation would show your appreciation.

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  #301  
Old 19 Dec 2005, 00:46
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Originally Posted by Abe1
Can you give me a link?

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i would also love it if they were integrated
this is a link to a working hide

regards and thanks for this great hack
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Old 19 Dec 2005, 00:48
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Originally Posted by stinger2
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i would also love it if they were integrated
this is a link to a working hide

regards and thanks for this great hack
How do you want me to intergrade 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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  #303  
Old 19 Dec 2005, 01:03
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Originally Posted by Abe1
Version 2.7 (12/18/05):
current zip (update?) reads as Version 2.6 still.

- <product productid="post_thanks" active="1">
<title>Post Thank You Hack</title>
<description>Post Thank You Hack</description>
<version>2.6</version>
- <codes>
- <code version="2.6">
- <installcode>
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  #304  
Old 19 Dec 2005, 01:07
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Originally Posted by Abe1
Version 2.7 (12/18/05):
  • [CHANGED] Made a pop-up now when you click Thanks instead of refreshing the page.
could this "feature" be an option at all for the user? how will pop-up blockers respond/interfere with this?
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  #305  
Old 19 Dec 2005, 02:15
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Originally Posted by GearTripper
current zip (update?) reads as Version 2.6 still.
Fixed.
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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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  #306  
Old 19 Dec 2005, 02:17
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Originally Posted by GearTripper
could this "feature" be an option at all for the user? how will pop-up blockers respond/interfere with this?
It is a direct pop-up on the click so a pop-up blocker should not disrupt it. They only block pop-ups that pop-up while a page is doing something else and not when a user clicks on a link that is a pop-up.
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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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  #307  
Old 19 Dec 2005, 16:58
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Originally Posted by Don Corleone
can you integrate this hack with the hide hack?

Originally Posted by Abe1
How do you want me to intergrade it?
sorry for not explaining ...
i responded to Don corleone.......who asked about integrating th thank yu hack with hide hack.......

it would either be with the lockdown hack.....(reply to view the link) or the hide hack (register to view)......
but instead of (register to view link) in the hide hack....or instead of (reply to view the link) in lockdown hack.......i think he refeered to press thankyou button to see the link.....


again my apologies .......
kind regards
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  #308  
Old 19 Dec 2005, 17:14
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Originally Posted by stinger2
sorry for not explaining ...
i responded to Don corleone.......who asked about integrating th thank yu hack with hide hack.......

it would either be with the lockdown hack.....(reply to view the link) or the hide hack (register to view)......
but instead of (register to view link) in the hide hack....or instead of (reply to view the link) in lockdown hack.......i think he refeered to press thankyou button to see the link.....


again my apologies .......
kind regards
I can't intergade with a hack that blocks unregistered users. I can intergrade with a reply hack. I need a link.
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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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  #309  
Old 19 Dec 2005, 19:21
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yap sure i forgot where i saw that but a little search in my favourite ....i found it...

this is an example of integrated for vb 3.0.9


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and here is the last lockdown hack ......there is no integrated version yet.....


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kind regards
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  #310  
Old 19 Dec 2005, 19:26
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Hey, nice hack there you made Abe1. /me clicked installed.

I made a modification to optimize the querying part of the hack as follow:
In plugin Post Thank You Hack at postbit_display_start, I'd changed:

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

Into


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

It shortened the querying by one query, for some small or moderate boards, it doesn't make any noticeable different. But in any large board, it does help a lot.

You can include the mod if you want. Thanks for great hack!

Last edited by AnhTuanCool; 21 Dec 2005 at 17:23.
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  #311  
Old 20 Dec 2005, 18:31
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Originally Posted by AnhTuanCool
Hey, nice hack there you made Abe1. /me clicked installed.

I made a modification to optimize the querying part of the hack as follow:
In plugin Post Thank You Hack at postbit_display_start, I'd changed:

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

Into


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

It shortened the querying by one query, for some small or moderate boards, it doesn't make any noticeable different. But in any large board, it does help a lot.

You can include the mod if you want. Thanks for great hack!
changed mine over, thanks
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  #312  
Old 20 Dec 2005, 23:05
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Originally Posted by AnhTuanCool
Hey, nice hack there you made Abe1. /me clicked installed.

I made a modification to optimize the querying part of the hack as follow:
In plugin Post Thank You Hack at postbit_display_start, I'd changed:

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

Into


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

It shortened the querying by one query, for some small or moderate boards, it doesn't make any noticeable different. But in any large board, it does help a lot.

You can include the mod if you want. Thanks for great hack!
i've change too but get:
Database error in vBulletin 3.5.2:

Invalid SQL:
SELECT post_thanks.* FROM vb_post_thanks, vb_post WHERE post.postid = post_thanks.postid AND post.threadid = '43120';

MySQL Error : Unknown table 'post_thanks'
Error Number : 1051
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  #313  
Old 21 Dec 2005, 17:20
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AnhTuanCool AnhTuanCool is offline
 
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materros - Replace this line in that same plugin (Post Thank You Hack at postbit_display_start hook location)


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

OR (if you haven't applied the change from post 310 of mine)


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

To


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

That should fix it. Good luck
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  #314  
Old 22 Dec 2005, 19:14
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thanks for the update
after applied a little bit different error:
Database error in vBulletin 3.5.2:

Invalid SQL:
SELECT vb_post_thanks.* FROM vb_post_thanks, vb_post WHERE post.postid = post_thanks.postid AND post.threadid = '44699' ORDER BY vb_post_thanks.username ASC;

MySQL Error : Unknown table 'post' in where clause
Error Number : 1109
Date : Thursday, December 22nd 2005 @ 09:10:17 PM
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  #315  
Old 22 Dec 2005, 19:16
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i forgot to tell that i have table prefix - "vb_"

BR,
Ross
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