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[DBTech] Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3 (vB5) [AJAX]
by DragonByte Tech
21 Oct 2012 23:01

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What it is: Advanced Thanks/Like mod is designed to cut down on spam and increase useful content in your forum by using a peer encouragement system - users thank/like each others posts, which can encourage the thanked person to post more great content.


Translations available @ our forum.


Priority support & Product Demos available at: http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/forum.php


Feature List: Lite

Postbit stats: Shows how many button clicks a person has given, received etc in the postbit. Admins can determine what statistics can show in the postbit to control sizes etc.

Admin Permissions: Control things such as who can click buttons, require button clicks, what shows in postbit, what options can run concurrently, per forum permisions etc.

Notifications: Receive alerts when a member clicked on one of the buttons for one of your posts.

Feature List: Pro

Infinite Buttons: Ability to create new buttons to press! No longer do you need to be limited by Thanks / Like / Dislike.

User Postbit Config: Lets users decide what postbit stats they want to see.

Additional permissions: Un-click a button. Control how many stats show on the statistics page, set permissions per subforum.

Buttons in First Post Only: This allows you to only make the first post thankable. If you forum is based around news, releases or anything similar this will allow your users to easily see the quality of the thread in question.

Button Click Anonymity: This feature will be extremely helpful to forums who like the idea of a "dislike" button, but don't like the drama it brings. Now you can set certain buttons to be anonymous - no one will see who clicked.

Missing Feature List: Lite

Require a Button Click: Allows you to hide the content of a post, or hie an attachment, until the person clicks a button on the post.

Statistics: Shows the top 5 people for; Giving / Receiving button clicks.

Import Thanks: Import script to import "thanks" from Abe's [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack on vBulletin.org. It will work with both vB3 and vB4 versions of this mod.

Missing Feature List: Pro

Auto Collapse Posts: Collapses a post so it doesnt show up by using a formulae for button clicks of your choosing.

Post Colour Thresholds: Ever wanted an easy way for members to tell if a post is helpful or trash? Colour thresholds let you change the colour of posts depending on how many clicks of a button they receive. Members can now see at a glance whether or not a post is helpful, interesting or pointless.

Complete Feature List

Thanks / Like / Dislike Buttons
  • Fully integrated into the vBulletin 5 postbit footer
  • Same style / functionality as the vBulletin Reputation / "Like" controls
  • On-demand list of people who clicked a certain button
  • Fully AJAX driven

Button Control
  • Edit name and action text
  • Turn off "Given" stats
  • Turn off "Received" stats
  • Ability to turn off buttons per Category

  • Forum notification
  • Notifications contain direct link to the post in question

  • Cleanup, removes any thanks / likes / dislikes from posts that no longer exists
  • Recalculate, recalculates how many thanks / likes / dislikes a user should have
  • Rebuild Statistics, ensures the Statistics table is correctly populated and its values are correct.

  • Filter entries by username, button, start date, end date
  • Change number of entries per page
  • Change sort order

Repair Cache
  • Ensures the button / page router caches are updated

  • Profile tabs integration


UserCP Settings
  • Hide postbit items per-button
  • Turn off notifications

Button Control
  • Create unlimited buttons to click
  • Minimum posts required to click a button
  • Per-usergroup setting to become immune to clicks of a button
  • Per-usergroup setting whether who clicked a button is displayed
  • Per-usergroup setting to allow disabling clicks of a specific button for a post
  • Per-usergroup setting to allow removing a click of a button
  • Limit button clicks per day
  • Per-forum ability to set each button to only display in the first post
  • Per-forum toggle of what buttons are enabled
  • Turn off "Given" and "Received stats on a per-button basis

  • Ability to delete entries found in the Search interface
  • Change number of entries per page
  • Change sort order

  • Email notification, respects the receiving user's email settings
  • Can be disabled on a per-button basis

Missing Feature List
  • Front-End
    • Require button clicks to see content (whole post is hidden)
    • Require button clicks to see attachments
    • Each button can be set as "Default" for Attachments and Content. When posting via Quick Reply, the default button(s) will be set as Required
    • Top 5 Given / Received statistics for each button
    • Widget for recent Button Clicks
    • Hottest Threads / Posts page showing most clicked posts and threads

  • Front-End
    • "Entry List" page; a browseable list of all button clicks
    • Hottest Threads / Posts has a date range filter
  • AdminCP
    • Set more / less than 5 for the Given / Received statistics
    • Ability to auto-collapse posts using provided formula or input for your own using your custom buttons
    • Ability to create Post Colour Thresholds to highlight posts in different colours
    • (vB4) Choose what portions of the postbit should be coloured via the post colour thresholds.
    • Individual users now be excluded from using the mod


This mod displays a copyright notification in the footer of all pages which includes:
  • 1 Link to DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification

Hornstar 22 Oct 2012 06:32

This looks tons better than the vb3/4 version. Hope the look can be back ported :)

DragonByte Tech 22 Oct 2012 13:36

We currently have no plans to backport the looks due to the fact that the Thanks Bar is deeply integrated into the functionality of the old version, but that's not to say plans won't change :)


Shadow 22 Oct 2012 14:06

Nice! Only thing I would mention is that there's now two links that users can use for liking a post.

See your screenshot :P

DragonByte Tech 22 Oct 2012 14:11

You can disable the vBulletin reputation system via vBulletin Options :)


Asterix_ita 22 Oct 2012 14:46

On install I have this error

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_CONSTANT_ENCAPSED_STRING, expecting ')' in C:\webserver\www\vb5beta\core\packages\dbtechthanks\install\304a1.php on line 61

missing a comma on this line 'name' => 'settings'

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


DragonByte Tech 22 Oct 2012 15:02

Fixed, and also fixed an issue with the DataManagers on Beta 14 :)


Shadow 22 Oct 2012 20:01


Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2375041)
You can disable the vBulletin reputation system via vBulletin Options :)


No, I was suggesting you do that and update your screenshot :D

It's a minor thing but ya'know :p

DragonByte Tech 22 Oct 2012 20:11

Oh, haha I see. Will do, thanks :)


DragonByte Tech 25 Oct 2012 17:48

Moved the line break from the start of the copyright to the end, thanks to mediasnog for pointing this out :)


DragonByte Tech 02 Nov 2012 21:36

Advanced Post Thanks / Like (vB5) v3.0.6 Alpha 2:
Fix: Perma-fixed the copyright notice <br /> tag
Fix: Fixed notification email / PM links to posts on page 2 or further into the thread
Change: Improved some back-end code to give vBulletin less work when executing certain queries
Change: Reduced number of executed queries
Change: Converted additional legacy queries
Change: Removed some unneeded code for DataManagers
Change: Slightly improved performance on the dedicated vBulletin Options page for this mod
Change: Renamed the JS files for consistency


nomoreturn 29 Dec 2012 18:29

Installed on Version 5.0.0 Beta 23 and got this error
Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Exception' with message 'invalid_query_parameters for saveDbCache' in /home/m***/public_html/forum/core/vb/db/query/method.php:170 Stack trace: #0 /home/ma***/public_html/forum/core/vb/db/assertor.php(269): vB_dB_Query_Method->execSQL() #1 /home/ma***/public_html/forum/core/vb/cache/db.php(390): vB_dB_Assertor->assertQuery('saveDbCache', Array) #2 /home/ma***/public_html/forum/core/vb/cache.php(885): vB_Cache_Db->notifyShutdown() #3 [internal function]: vB_Cache->shutdown() #4 /home/ma***/public_html/forum/core/vb/shutdown.php(91): call_user_func(Array) #5 /home/ma***/public_html/forum/core/vb/vb.php(424): vB_Shutdown->shutdown() #6 [internal function]: vB::shutdown() #7 {main} thrown in /home/ma***/public_html/forum/core/vb/db/query/method.php on line 170

DragonByte Tech 30 Dec 2012 13:58

I'll look into it, haven't had a chance to keep up to date with vB5 versions as of late :)


Dorgham 04 Mar 2013 23:49

wow !!
Like Or Dislike
Wonderful and very useful to evaluate the threads :)

zaroba 08 Mar 2013 06:50

Much nicer then an easy to abuse reputation system.

But, I notice that regardless of what buttons are active, all the stats are still shown under the usernames in posts.
I only want to use the Like button on my forum so disabled the Dislike and Thanks buttons, but it still shows their stats.

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