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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: 3533
Released: 30 Dec 2009 Last Update: 02 Nov 2016 Downloads: 29765
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Original file removed, replaced with patched files including search fix (some admins noticed hackers attempting to use outdated code to exploit search in attempt to gain administrator password or similar).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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  #601  
Old 27 Feb 2010, 03:22
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Gah.. this mod is haunting me

I'm having some trouble with getting
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to look the same as the other ones. This is what it looks like:



How to fix this?

Edit: When someone has been thanked two times or more, it looks fine:

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Last edited by archet1337; 27 Feb 2010 at 13:08.
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 03:46
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Trying to install on 4.0.2pl1 getting "Importing Product, Please Wait..."

No errors in mysql log or apache log.

Never installs.

Any ideas?
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  #603  
Old 27 Feb 2010, 18:26
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Originally Posted by mokonzi View Post
Abe, is there a way of reducing the height that thanks box displays underneath the post, as it is considerably larger than the 3.8 version?

Thanks for a great product, and the great support at getting it up and running for vB4.
I think the height of the thanks section is due to the large font being used. I posted my hack of the hack in post #560 of this thread. I don't know if anyone else tried it or not, but it makes quite a difference in screen vertical real estate being used on our forum.
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 19:11
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Still no fix for being taken back to the first page of threads upon thanking a post? Shame, becuase this has to be one of the most popular hacks on any vB forum, but Abe obviously has some issues preventing him from getting on to sort it.

Also, even though you are supposed t be able to serach users' thanks stats from their profiles, the option isn't there when you actually go to the profile.
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 20:16
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Originally Posted by grc View Post
Since Abe seems to be busy with other things, I went ahead and hacked the font size on the "Following Users Say..." line on the forums.

Listen, I'm not a coder and all I can say is that it works on my forum -- follow at your own risk and be sure you can go backwards if needed.

Anyway...

In post_thanks_postbit find:

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If you're using the legacy (vertical) postbit template: change the word "title" to "bitlegacy"

Otherwise change the word "title" to "content"

Again: I'm no coder - try it at your own risk.
Awesome grc, thanks for that tip. Been a headache trying to workout how to best change it.
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  #606  
Old 27 Feb 2010, 20:48
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i miss the "links" like "search for my thanks" on the user profil pages. i remember for 3.8.4 it was there.
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  #607  
Old 27 Feb 2010, 22:46
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Originally Posted by archet1337 View Post
Gah.. this mod is haunting me

I'm having some trouble with getting

How to fix this?
Are you sure you edited all 3 lines of the code to align left? I had the same problem when first installing and then realised that I'd only reset the alignment for one of the 3 lines. Below is what I have in my post_thanks_postbit_info file and we've no alignment issues anymore

You want to set the 3 lines to be {vb:stylevar left}


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Old 27 Feb 2010, 23:32
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Originally Posted by Rob F View Post
Are you sure you edited all 3 lines of the code to align left? I had the same problem when first installing and then realised that I'd only reset the alignment for one of the 3 lines. Below is what I have in my post_thanks_postbit_info file and we've no alignment issues anymore

You want to set the 3 lines to be {vb:stylevar left}


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Thank you very much!

Working like a charm.
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Old 28 Feb 2010, 09:13
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You're very welcome - glad to hear it fixed it for you
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  #610  
Old 28 Feb 2010, 10:55
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Where in database I can find number of thanks each user have?
After migrating from another script I would like to migrate 'thanks' as well but I cannot find this in the database. Please help.
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Old 28 Feb 2010, 14:09
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I browsed through but didn't see the question asked; Is there a way to get the number of thanks to show as reputation comments in the notifications? On v3.8.4 users would see a notification if they received new thanks. Do I have something on v4.0.2 turned off or not set correctly for this to work? Not too familiar with v4 yet.
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Old 28 Feb 2010, 15:18
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Originally Posted by robbiefritz View Post
I browsed through but didn't see the question asked; Is there a way to get the number of thanks to show as reputation comments in the notifications? On v3.8.4 users would see a notification if they received new thanks. Do I have something on v4.0.2 turned off or not set correctly for this to work? Not too familiar with v4 yet.
When setting it up in the AdminCP you can have it adding to a users reputation alright, but as yet there's no way to show it as comments or make it searchable.
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Old 28 Feb 2010, 15:43
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Can someone please help me align that?
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Old 28 Feb 2010, 16:02
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Originally Posted by AMG021 View Post


Can someone please help me align that?
Originally Posted by Rob F View Post
Are you sure you edited all 3 lines of the code to align left? I had the same problem when first installing and then realised that I'd only reset the alignment for one of the 3 lines. Below is what I have in my post_thanks_postbit_info file and we've no alignment issues anymore

You want to set the 3 lines to be {vb:stylevar left}


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I had the same problem, this did the trick for me
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Old 01 Mar 2010, 02:28
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Originally Posted by archet1337 View Post
I had the same problem, this did the trick for me
Dude you are a genius! Thanks
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