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[AJAX] Helpful Answers - Post Rating System (plus many sub-features)
Mod Version: 2.0.6, by Ted S (Coder) Ted S is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.1 Rating: (55 votes - 4.85 average) Installs: 459
Released: 03 Feb 2009 Last Update: 13 May 2011 Downloads: 4509
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files  

Note: While this modification is updated for compatibility, I am only developing features for the 4.x version. I understand many sites continue to use 3.8 for a variety of reasons but dual developing takes time away from adding anything new. I encourage you to develop out your own change and share them back as no modification is ideal for every forum out of the box.

Every day your users contribute hundreds if not thousands of posts making it hard for new members and guests to separate out the best answers from those that are less helpful. The Helpful Answers System offers your members a quick way (AJAX) to rate individual posts as either helpful or not allowing future visitors to understand the benefits of each post.

Designed for maximum flexibility:


This addon is built to be flexible and offers several customization options including:
  • The ability to show a user's vote stats in posts
  • The ability to use image or text ratings.
  • The ability to offer yes/no or scaled 1-10 point ranking.
  • The ability to turn off negative ratings for a positive only system.
  • The ability to decide which forums are open for helpful answer ratings.
  • The ability to audit the system and identify top users and potential abusers.
  • The ability to ban specific members from using the system.
  • The ability to customize the AJAX message shown after a post is rated.
  • The ability to edit all text and messages through phrases.
  • The ability to show a page with the top helpful posts.
  • The ability to show rating stats on a user's profile.
  • Integration with the reputation system for ratings.
  • Template driven display that can easily be customized to your forum.
For advanced users template conditionals and variables let you further extend the functionality to color highlight good or bad posts, include ratings in userís profiles and much more.

Load & Scale:
This addon is designed to work with small to large sites and is currently being used by sites with more than 2 million posts. If you have questions about integrating with your big board please contact me.

Modification Installation:
This addon requires uploading multiple files, installing a vBulletin product and enabling the feature in any forums you wish. No template modifications are 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 insure the Manual Template override option is not enabled.

Rating Review & Deletion:
To identify and remove abuse a reporting system is included with this addon and can be found in your vBulletin ACP under the Helpful Answers tab. Through this panel you will be able to view a user's overall rating history and individual ratings and can remove either if necessary. Users can also be explicitly banned from the system.

Reputation System Integration:
Helpful Answers can be extended to directly tie into your reputation system giving users positive or negative points based on the ratings of their posts. There are numerous options on how to handle ratings that can be found in a separate Helpful Answers Reputation part of your vBulletin Settings page.

External Integration:
vB Plaza Modification - http://www.vbplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6359
vB Experience - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=199556

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:
- 5/13/2011 - Release of 2.0.6 minor bug fix
- 08/31/2009 - Release of 2.0.0
- 08/07/2009 - Release of 1.9.5 stable

Other Versions:
This addon will work with 3.7 but to avoid issues with different code versions please see the 3.7 version thread here.

Before you download this modification please remember this is a free tool provided as a courtesy to you and support responses are subject to the availability of the author and other members. If you are looking for a professionally supported system this is not the solution for you.

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  #796  
Old 07 Jul 2009, 08:51
Noctavia Noctavia is offline
 
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Quick question. Would the change to make the text show green affect the Ajax feature? It doesn't seem to be working anymore...


Also, while I'm here. I changed the phrase to say xx members like this post, which works great, for possitive hits. How can I make it say xx members liked this post, xx members didn't like this post?

Last edited by Noctavia; 07 Jul 2009 at 11:14.
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Old 07 Jul 2009, 17:14
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Depends on how you changed it. You can certainly make the color different without impacting the ajax but breaking it would be possible too.

As for changing the text, just work with the rating phrases as you see fit.
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 11:17
Noctavia Noctavia is offline
 
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This is the text I've got:


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I can't figure out how to make the text red if there's 10 negative however. If the post has 10 positive AND 10 negative, it's still staying green. I wasn't sure if the following is correct to make it work that way:


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Also, with regards to the "x members liked this post." phrase, I can't figure out how to add in the second "don't like this post" line. The phrase I have is: {1} members liked this post. If I try {1} members liked this post. {2} members don't like this post. - the number 2 part is taking into account ALL votes, so it looks like 1 member liked it, but 2 didn't like it... when really, it's 1 like and 1 dislike.
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Old 10 Jul 2009, 02:28
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Noctavia View Post
I can't figure out how to make the text red if there's 10 negative however. If the post has 10 positive AND 10 negative, it's still staying green. I wasn't sure if the following is correct to make it work that way:
You need to reverse your code...

Right now you are saying if the post has more than 10 goodrank it should be green. If not AND if it has more than 10 badrank it should be lime. Instead you need to say if it has more than 10 badrank make it lime first since this is the end goal.

Also, with regards to the "x members liked this post." phrase, I can't figure out how to add in the second "don't like this post" line. The phrase I have is: {1} members liked this post. If I try {1} members liked this post. {2} members don't like this post. - the number 2 part is taking into account ALL votes, so it looks like 1 member liked it, but 2 didn't like it... when really, it's 1 like and 1 dislike.
You're using the wrong phrase variable. You need to edit:


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And change it to:


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This variable already exists in 1.9.
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Old 10 Jul 2009, 02:38
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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I know there's a lot of interest in 1.9 but I still haven't had many comments on the effectiveness of the changes. For those of you who want to use the new features please try the beta on your dev site.

If you do not have a dev site PM me and I can give you access to try the new version so we can get this released.

Changes include:
- Rating a thread sends a notification to the user which can be viewed
- Viewing helpfulanswers.php updates WOL
- Optional message under the first post about which post
- Numerous small tweaks to templates and phrases
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Old 12 Jul 2009, 02:38
Noctavia Noctavia is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
You're using the wrong phrase variable. You need to edit:


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And change it to:


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I changed the code you posted, however when I edit the helpfulanswer_x_out_of_y phease to say: {1} members liked this post. {3} members didn't like this post, I get the following message on each post:

0 members liked this post. [ARG:3 UNDEFINED] members didn't like this post.

I'm not currently running 1.9 as you mention it's not complete yet. I'm using version 1.8.4
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  #802  
Old 12 Jul 2009, 04:55
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Looks like I gave you bad guidance... You need to leave 2="$post[totalrank]"
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  #803  
Old 12 Jul 2009, 17:35
MarkusB MarkusB is offline
 
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Have some problems with 1.8.4 during installation

did upload all files on right place
did import the Product xml

Now i don`t find the Mod in the list of Addons and no possibility to change settings because not present in the vbulletin adjustments.

The "helpful Answers Systems" Button is in the ACP, if i change something there a mysql error appears and tells me about a missing table (vb3_helpfulanswer' doesn't exist)

However, what is the best way to de install the left parts of this Mod, is it enough to remove the files with ftp, and clean the Skins from the HAS entries?
I would like to make a fresh install again.

Cheers Markus
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  #804  
Old 12 Jul 2009, 17:58
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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If the mod is not showing up as an installed product you should try doing an update first allowing overwrites and see if that works.

If not, check the plugin list for any code from the mod and remove it.

You can then remove the files uploaded via FTP and revert any templates created.
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Old 15 Jul 2009, 05:47
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Error when using the ha_import.php file


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Old 15 Jul 2009, 05:58
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by cooltechie View Post
Error when using the ha_import.php file


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Try the new version I just posted.
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Old 15 Jul 2009, 06:08
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
Try the new version I just posted.
Here's the new error:


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Old 15 Jul 2009, 06:32
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Whoops. One more time please.
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Old 15 Jul 2009, 06:38
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
Whoops. One more time please.
A different unknown column error


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Old 15 Jul 2009, 17:16
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Are you already using the addon? If so, what version?
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