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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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  #751  
Old 14 May 2006, 12:20
Yorixz Yorixz is offline
 
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It says "AFTER place this:", so you should place it after what you searched for.
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  #752  
Old 14 May 2006, 16:15
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Look at the screenshot, what can be wrong??? BTW, using your hack from the beginning...
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  #753  
Old 14 May 2006, 16:32
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by BANDiT600
Look at the screenshot, what can be wrong??? BTW, using your hack from the beginning...
I'm not sure why you are getting that. I remmber getting that myself by I forgot what I did then.
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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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  #754  
Old 14 May 2006, 16:47
bashy bashy is offline
 
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Perhaps its something as simple as a _ after the button code in the postbit?

Originally Posted by BANDiT600
Look at the screenshot, what can be wrong??? BTW, using your hack from the beginning...
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  #755  
Old 14 May 2006, 16:49
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No, I don't think so, it happens after uploading an xml file.
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Old 14 May 2006, 17:05
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I always doing carefuly upgrade, here it's something wrong in code, I don't know where because I'm not PHP writer.
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  #757  
Old 14 May 2006, 18:23
Tulsa Tulsa is offline
 
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Bashy you could also move the thanks and groans amounts into the sig file section of the postbit or legacy, whichever you use. It would put them just under the users sig file. If they don't have a sig though, it won't show.
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  #758  
Old 14 May 2006, 18:43
bashy bashy is offline
 
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Cheers for the heads up Tulsa,
I have a few that dont have a sig so this wouldnt be much cop..

What i have done for noww to make it a little smaller is removed the

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

and i have done the same for the groan hack as well...its only removed to lines from the postbit but its a start, i am a little reluctant to doing the other hack atm that the other member posted although i would like it, but i aint too confident in the instructions and i may mess it up
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Old 14 May 2006, 23:48
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BANDiT600 BANDiT600 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Abe1
I'm not sure why you are getting that. I remmber getting that myself by I forgot what I did then.
Please, remember what you did... :hurt:
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  #760  
Old 17 May 2006, 17:50
mitachi mitachi is offline
 
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thanks a lot
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  #761  
Old 17 May 2006, 18:32
kommuni kommuni is offline
 
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Hi,

thanks for the great hack. I used V3.4 for a few weeks and now upgraded to 4.4 - everything still works but it's not using AJAX as far as i can see. I did no template changes to any of the plugin templates and already cleaned my browser cache - any idea?
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Old 17 May 2006, 18:43
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by kommuni
Hi,

thanks for the great hack. I used V3.4 for a few weeks and now upgraded to 4.4 - everything still works but it's not using AJAX as far as i can see. I did no template changes to any of the plugin templates and already cleaned my browser cache - any idea?
The only think I can think of is that you dont allow your browser to use scripting. Try another browser.
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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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  #763  
Old 17 May 2006, 18:45
kommuni kommuni is offline
 
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every other AJAX-Function works well in the Forums so can't be this i think.
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  #764  
Old 17 May 2006, 21:28
RFViet RFViet is offline
 
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I want the post will be pushed up when members press Thanks button . How to do that ???
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Old 17 May 2006, 21:30
kommuni kommuni is offline
 
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@Abe1: Strange things happen after installing 4.4 - after a while nothing did work (no new thanks were recorded) after serveral tries i deinstalled, restored a backup and reinstalled 3.4 again - works fine. Seems like there's something wrong with 4.4
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