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[DBTech] Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3 (vB4) [AJAX]
by DragonByte Tech
29 May 2010 02:36

4 Attachment(s)
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 give them access to attachements, post content etc, as well as encourage the thanked person to post more great content.

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Importer from Abe's Thanks mod (vB3 / vB4) and vBSEO "Likes" now available in Lite version!



Major Features: 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.

Collapsable 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. The postbit is also collapsable.

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.

Reputation: Add / Remove Reputation for each of your button clicks.

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

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.

Import Likes: Import script to import "likes" from vBSEO.


Major Features: Pro

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

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

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.

Integrated Controls: You can now integrate the button clicking controls into the post footer, like many of you requested.

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.

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
Lite
  • Front-End
    • Click buttons for posts (permissions and settings permitting)
    • Require button clicks to see content (whole post is hidden)
    • Require button clicks to see attachments
    • Top 5 Given / Received statistics for each button
    • Collapsible postbit statistics
    • (vB4) Forum Sidebar block for button feeds
    • Hottest Threads / Posts page showing most clicked posts and threads
    • 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
    • The "thanks bar" in posts displays the number of users who has clicked each button, also for non-forum integration areas
  • AdminCP
    • Control display order of buttons
    • Set permissions per usergroup to be able to click and require clicks of buttons
    • Per-category toggle of what buttons are enabled
    • Search interface to find clicks for a specific post
    • Maintenance options; Clean up clicks that are attached to deleted posts, Recalculate the Given / Received statistics, Rebuild Reputation
    • Manual postbit stats relocation
    • Hide APTL info from guests
    • Globally disable notifications for new clicks
    • Disable APTL integration with non-forum areas via vBulletin Options
    • Disable "Total click count" on the "thanks bar"
    • Notifications can be disabled on a per-button basis
    • Disable button text
  • Integration
    • Social Groups
    • User Notes
    • Visitor Messaging
    • (vB4) [DBTech] DragonByte Gallery: Images
    • (vB4) [DBTech] DragonByte Reviews: Reviews
  • (vB4) Forum Block
    • Tabbed interface to choose between "Recent" and "Top" button clicks
    • Ability to select from any of the available buttons and display the 5 recent clicks from that button
    • "Top" tab on the forum block, lists top clicks for the selected button
    • Control the timespan in which the "Top" period is calculated for
    • Deny usergroup access
Pro
  • Front-End
    • "Entry List" page; a browseable list of all button clicks
    • Users can hide postbit items via the UserCP
    • Users can turn off notifications via the UserCP
    • Hottest Threads / Posts has a date range filter
  • AdminCP
    • Create unlimited buttons to click
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • Move the "Post Like / Thanks" cloud above / below posts, above / below signatures
    • Ability to delete entries found in the Search interface
    • Email notifications (can be disabled globally) on a per-button basis
    • Disable notifications on a per-button basis
    • Set a flood limit (in seconds) that serves as a delay between button clicks
    • Individual users now be excluded from using the mod
    • Turn off individual buttons' integration with non-forum areas
    • Turn off "Given" and "Received stats on a per-button basis
  • Integration
    • Blog Entries
    • Blog Comments

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

CoreyLTH 29 May 2010 02:41

This is awesome! Great work! First one to post in here. Sweet!!

kmohamed 29 May 2010 02:52

lol coreylth i was going to say the same thing
it looks great i would definitely try it

CoreyLTH 29 May 2010 02:53

"Please upload the files that came with the product before installing or upgrading!"

I uploaded them 3 times already, and I get that message when I try to import the product. Do I have to chmod something?

DragonByte Tech 29 May 2010 03:13

Just a little heads up so you guys don't feel abandoned or anything, The coder (Fillip) has gone to sleep cause it's 5am in norway, but he'll check into any issues you're having first thing tomorrow

Corey, best bet is to make sure the files/folders were uploaded in the correct place etc.

The_____KinG 29 May 2010 04:01

was waiting for this great now its here will install it tonight.

The_____KinG 29 May 2010 09:16

Quote:

Please upload the files that came with the product before installing or upgrading!
same error tried again please help .

cindy helmond 29 May 2010 09:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by The_____KinG (Post 2044978)
same error tried again please help .

same error here

fferre 29 May 2010 09:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoreyLTH (Post 2044900)
"Please upload the files that came with the product before installing or upgrading!"

I uploaded them 3 times already, and I get that message when I try to import the product. Do I have to chmod something?

Same error on vb4

DragonByte Tech 29 May 2010 12:04

Installer problem has been fixed.

Also, a major bug has been fixed: Users who did not have a usergroup permission that does not exist in Lite would render this mod non-functional for their posts.

Please re-download the zip file and re-upload the files.

mokonzi 29 May 2010 12:11

Does this mod allow import of the other Thanks Mod currently available at vb.org?

DragonByte Tech 29 May 2010 12:43

The Pro version includes a free importer from the Post Thank You v7.7 :)

We're also investigating creating an import script from the other one made by... um.. some other guy. I forgot.
One of our customers use it :p

mokonzi 29 May 2010 12:59

I'll have to have a serious think over it, as I wouldn't want users to lose what they've thanked, etc.

Does it integrate into vbActivity as well?

DragonByte Tech 29 May 2010 13:01

Rarely do our products integrate right off the bat, we prefer to listen to the feedback of you guys to figure out just how you want it to integrate :)
Do you want it to integrate in any particular way beyond "points for thanks given/received", "points for likes given/received"?

NarutoFTW 29 May 2010 13:46

Could I upgrade from this mod?
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=231666
Saving all my user's thank/posts?

baghdad4ever 29 May 2010 13:49

thanks installed

how to use this feature for the first post only?

cindy helmond 29 May 2010 13:50

great mod but why is this mod only at the second post ? my first post did give the option ?

DragonByte Tech 29 May 2010 13:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by NarutoFTW (Post 2045072)
Could I upgrade from this mod?
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=231666
Saving all my user's thank/posts?

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2045046)
The Pro version includes a free importer from the Post Thank You v7.7 :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by baghdad4ever (Post 2045073)
thanks installed

how to use this feature for the first post only?

That's not currently possible, but it's something to consider for the future :)

DragonByte Tech 29 May 2010 14:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by cindy helmond (Post 2045074)
great mod but why is this mod only at the second post ? my first post did give the option ?

This has been fixed, please re-download and re-upload all files :)

mokonzi 29 May 2010 14:22

I assume the points allows for us to create medals and achievements based on them in vbActivity?

DragonByte Tech 29 May 2010 14:30

Yeah that will be an option once I create the integration :)

fferre 29 May 2010 16:29

is it possible only to thanks/like the thread?

DragonByte Tech 29 May 2010 16:31

The pro version allows users to also Dislike the thread.

You can choose to disallow both Thanks and Like via the Settings link in the AdminCP.

James T Brock 29 May 2010 22:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2045046)
The Pro version includes a free importer from the Post Thank You v7.7 :)

We're also investigating creating an import script from the other one made by... um.. some other guy. I forgot.
One of our customers use it :p

If you're not referring to "helpful answers" then you should consider adding an importer for it as well. It's less known but it's much better than the post thank you hack.

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=204117

I'm currently using helpful answers but wouldn't mind having an alternative depending on how the progress of this mod goes.

DragonByte Tech 30 May 2010 00:06

We'll consider it for the future :)

Trek 30 May 2010 02:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by NarutoFTW (Post 2045072)
Could I upgrade from this mod?
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=231666
Saving all my user's thank/posts?

Yes you can, I upgraded from that mod to this one as well. However the import function is a feature of the Pro version of this mod, so be aware of that. But it functions MUCH better (and is supported) than other TY mods and is why I switched to this one.

Well worth the money IMO.

hcmls.net 30 May 2010 10:27

I can't dislike topic which I liked

dondino 30 May 2010 10:31

This is obviously a nice mod, but it is kinda useless in my opinion to have available both "Thank" and "Like" features. I mean... if a member give thanks for a topic it means also that he/she likes it... and vice-versa.
Plus, it's heavy to have all such voices in the user's avatar posts view.... "thanks received..." "thanks given..." "liked..." "likes received..." too many :( How can I keep that dropdown closed by default? Right now its always open...

Anyway.. back to my request... is it possible to disable the Like/Liked feature and keep only the Thanks/Thanked one?
Also... the thanked/thanks topics (as well as Like/Liked ones) are not linked to the relative topics in the avatar/posts view? Why?
It would be better than having a rough counter without have the chance to look at the topics...

DragonByte Tech 30 May 2010 13:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by hcmls.net (Post 2045409)
I can't dislike topic which I liked

Un-liking / un-thanking is a Pro only feature :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by dondino (Post 2045411)
This is obviously a nice mod, but it is kinda useless in my opinion to have available both "Thank" and "Like" features. I mean... if a member give thanks for a topic it means also that he/she likes it... and vice-versa.
Plus, it's heavy to have all such voices in the user's avatar posts view.... "thanks received..." "thanks given..." "liked..." "likes received..." too many :( How can I keep that dropdown closed by default? Right now its always open...

I don't know how to have it closed by default in vB4 :(
I will try though, for the maintenance release coming very soon.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dondino (Post 2045411)
Anyway.. back to my request... is it possible to disable the Like/Liked feature and keep only the Thanks/Thanked one?

Yeah, go into vBulletin Options -> DragonByte Tech: Advanced Post Thanks / Like - General Options -> Enabled Features.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dondino (Post 2045411)
Also... the thanked/thanks topics (as well as Like/Liked ones) are not linked to the relative topics in the avatar/posts view? Why?
It would be better than having a rough counter without have the chance to look at the topics...

I'm not sure I get what you mean, could you clarify please? :)

The_____KinG 30 May 2010 15:09

Quote:

Database error in vBulletin 4.0.3:

Invalid SQL:

ALTER TABLE `vb_forum`
ADD `dbtech_thanks_enablethanks` ENUM( '0', '1' ) NOT NULL DEFAULT '1',
ADD `dbtech_thanks_enablelike` ENUM( '0', '1' ) NOT NULL DEFAULT '1',
ADD `dbtech_thanks_enabledislike` ENUM( '0', '1' ) NOT NULL DEFAULT '1';

MySQL Error : Duplicate column name 'dbtech_thanks_enablethanks'
Error Number : 1060
Request Date : Sunday, May 30th 2010 @ 10:08:08 AM
Error Date : Sunday, May 30th 2010 @ 10:08:10 AM

getting this error message when trying to import product .... ticked the overwrite box..

DragonByte Tech 30 May 2010 15:12

Uploaded a new zip.
Re-upload all files and then try re-importing, see what happens ;)

The_____KinG 30 May 2010 15:38

trying it out ........... lets hope it works i need this great mod thanks for the instant support

Xencored 30 May 2010 17:39

Maybe its me but whats new from "[AJAX] Post Thank You Hack " other than Tons of postbit spam and a like button?
and people have to pay to un-thanks? O_o i dont get it

Forgive me if i have missed something here

DragonByte Tech 30 May 2010 17:45

Ability to hide posts / attachments until thanks / like has been given.
Ability to only use the Like or the Thanks part of the mod.

To mention the biggest :)

RedPitSea 31 May 2010 00:15

My people have been hounding me for a "Laugh" button. Maybe a better option than "Like"?

DragonByte Tech 31 May 2010 00:20

Just change the phrases. They'll never know! :p

DragonByte Tech 31 May 2010 00:50

v1.0.1 has been released, which fixes all known bugs as well as improves upon an existing feature:
If the post requires Thanks or Like to see post content and/or attachments, it will now refresh the post without needing to reload the page.

To update, download the product, upload all files and import the XML file.

We hope you enjoy this new release :)


- DragonByte Tech Development Team

The_____KinG 31 May 2010 06:55

Quote:

Invalid SQL:
SELECT * FROM vb_usergroup ORDER BY title;

MySQL Error : MySQL server has gone away
Error Number : 2006
Request Date : Monday, May 31st 2010 @ 01:45:05 AM
Error Date : Monday, May 31st 2010 @ 01:48:03 AM
now having this error now is my database having any error i was using the post thank you hack earlier in 3.8 vb

fabzster 31 May 2010 07:39

1 Attachment(s)
Hi Thanks for an awesome Mod, exactly what I need

How would i go about changing the Colour of the "Thanks for this post"button to match the brown background? (see attachment)

Reputation Integration
by Greight
31 May 2010 08:53

Can you please integrate this with Reputation points? I'm really looking forward to seeing that.

DragonByte Tech 31 May 2010 11:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by The_____KinG (Post 2045875)
now having this error now is my database having any error i was using the post thank you hack earlier in 3.8 vb

On what page did you get this error?

Quote:

Originally Posted by fabzster (Post 2045900)
Hi Thanks for an awesome Mod, exactly what I need

How would i go about changing the Colour of the "Thanks for this post"button to match the brown background? (see attachment)

postbit_control_background stylevar, the background colour of that :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greight (Post 2045915)
Can you please integrate this with Reputation points? I'm really looking forward to seeing that.

How would you like to see the reputation points integration?
The more details you give, the easier it is for us to consider it :)

Reputation Integration
by Greight
31 May 2010 13:37

Quote:

How would you like to see the reputation points integration?
The more details you give, the easier it is for us to consider it
Hi again. I want it to be like this: when a user receives a number of thanks or likes he gets a certain amount of reputation. I hope you can implement it. :)

dondino 31 May 2010 15:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2045491)
I'm not sure I get what you mean, could you clarify please? :)

what I meant is that I would like the postbit entries to be directly linked to the search of all thanked posts... so that users can see them. otherwise its just a counter not clickable.

DragonByte Tech 31 May 2010 16:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greight (Post 2045997)
Hi again. I want it to be like this: when a user receives a number of thanks or likes he gets a certain amount of reputation. I hope you can implement it. :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by dondino (Post 2046066)
what I meant is that I would like the postbit entries to be directly linked to the search of all thanked posts... so that users can see them. otherwise its just a counter not clickable.

Ive raised both these things as tasks over on DBTech forums. Thanks for your suggestions :)

puertoblack2003 31 May 2010 16:53

so would this add point to reputation when you hit thanks or like?

DragonByte Tech 31 May 2010 17:01

Not atm, no, but the poster above my previous post suggested it :)

puertoblack2003 31 May 2010 17:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2046086)
Not atm, no, but the poster above my previous post suggested it :)

ok cool, then i'll wait for the update.Cause I'm currently running two different mods thank you/and helpful answer and members will be upset if they loose all of there reps.This mod is more uniform and I'm interested in using it.:up:

leemartin 31 May 2010 17:51

Installed and nominated, big thanks

Greight 31 May 2010 18:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2046068)
Ive raised both these things as tasks over on DBTech forums. Thanks for your suggestions :)

Thank you. I will wait for the update.

fabzster 31 May 2010 19:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by fabzster (Post 2045900)
Hi Thanks for an awesome Mod, exactly what I need

How would i go about changing the Colour of the "Thanks for this post"button to match the brown background? (see attachment)

Can some1 please help me with this

Greight 31 May 2010 20:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by fabzster (Post 2046160)
Can some1 please help me with this

Missed this?
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...7&postcount=41

fabzster 01 Jun 2010 04:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greight (Post 2046178)

Thank you :)

The_____KinG 01 Jun 2010 05:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2045957)
On what page did you get this error?



on the import product page in admincp

DragonByte Tech 01 Jun 2010 11:58

Hmm. That error is most commonly occurring when your MySQL server has crashed, which can be anything from a MySQL bug to it simply being overloaded.
When I had it on my forum, I fixed it by increasing the timeout in my.cnf - no idea whether that'll work for you though.

Do you get this error every time you try to import?

cloferba 01 Jun 2010 16:19

if i made a spanish translation, could i ask for a free licence of any of your mods?

DragonByte Tech 01 Jun 2010 20:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by cloferba (Post 2046555)
if i made a spanish translation, could i ask for a free licence of any of your mods?

This isn't something that we offer unfortauntely, sorry.

The_____KinG 02 Jun 2010 07:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2046460)
Hmm. That error is most commonly occurring when your MySQL server has crashed, which can be anything from a MySQL bug to it simply being overloaded.
When I had it on my forum, I fixed it by increasing the timeout in my.cnf - no idea whether that'll work for you though.

Do you get this error every time you try to import?

yes getting the error everytime i import i had a chat wit my host also repaired my sql the host offered to help solve this issue lets wait and see

Fuhrmann 02 Jun 2010 22:51

Nice, update! :) Installing...

puertoblack2003 02 Jun 2010 23:03

what was updated? I don't see a changelog.

DragonByte Tech 02 Jun 2010 23:15

Just a hotfix to some minor issues, and added some missing phrases :)

puertoblack2003 02 Jun 2010 23:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2047334)
Just a hotfix to some minor issues, and added some missing phrases :)

ahhh man i thought you added the feature for every thanks or like the members rep adds up...:D

cloferba 03 Jun 2010 02:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2046651)
This isn't something that we offer unfortauntely, sorry.

and for all your premium mods?

i have no money =(

Greight 03 Jun 2010 05:48

I'm totally against this cheating on people here. Providing a taste of something, then asking people if they want the full mod, they have to pay for it. This is really unacceptable. If you want to make money just release a totally non-free product in your own website! Here is not for ads.

Trek 03 Jun 2010 06:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greight (Post 2047460)
I'm totally against this cheating on people here. Providing a taste of something, then asking people if they want the full mod, they have to pay for it. This is really unacceptable. If you want to make money just release a totally non-free product in your own website! Here is not for ads.

There is no cheating... I'm guessing that's not the word you even meant to use, but regardless of that, what DBTech is doing is perfectly acceptable and fully within the TOS of vb.org.

What you have to understand is that the LITE version is the full version, of the LITE version. The FULL version is the ENHANCED version and as such, there is a cost associated with it.

If I applied your logic to a car dealership, you'd have to be against any lower end models being offered for a lesser cost. They should only offer the higher end model. Well, you know what? Some people can't afford the higher end models and are perfectly happy with the lower end model that fits their budget. Should the car dealership not sell them a car they can afford? Maybe give them a skateboard instead?

Seriously, just because you can't afford something or don't want to pay for it, doesn't mean you are in any way RIGHT.

SnapOff Racing 03 Jun 2010 18:03

LOVE this hack, and it works great, but I have 2 simple things I'd like to do with it:

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2010/06/34.png

I'd like to move where it says thanks to the BOTTOM line of the postbit, as well as unbold it if possible to match the rest of them.

if anyone can help me with this, I'd greatly appreciate it!

vauge 04 Jun 2010 12:58

I've installed this on my test forum.

I click on the buttons (which are different color than style) and nothing happens. I installed as per the instructions and the permissions appear to be ok.

1. My users want/begging for for logs from the "other" thanks system. Where is the converter?
2. Have you tested this on large forums? What kind of overhead (queries etc) are needed?

Thanks for your time.

mokonzi 04 Jun 2010 19:30

Converter is Premium/Pro version only, as per the OP.

I'm going to be testing this feature to see if I like it over the existing Thanks mod I'm using, but would like to see another feature added to this to make it overwhelming necessay to convert to:

An Agree with post option. There's a few instances on my site where an option to agree with the post makes more sense than Thanks or Like. I assume adding this would be relatively simple in terms of copying over the coding and adjusting the phrasing slightly. Such a feature for me would need to allow me to switch it on an off per forum, and also to be set to first Post only, or any post.

Will give you some feedback after I've installed the exisitng product. :)

PS I love so many aspects of your mods, and have plenty of ideas of other ones if you fancy adding to your repertoire.

mokonzi 04 Jun 2010 20:24

Is there a way of seeing the current amount of like/thanks within a user's profile?

DragonByte Tech 04 Jun 2010 20:38

Quote:

Originally Posted by vauge (Post 2048183)
1. My users want/begging for for logs from the "other" thanks system. Where is the converter?

The converter from Abe's mod is, as mokonzi said, free with the Pro version :)
Quote:

Originally Posted by vauge (Post 2048183)
2. Have you tested this on large forums? What kind of overhead (queries etc) are needed?

We don't have access to any large forums, however I've worked with someone who's got experience dealing with large forums and he advised me how to best do this.
It requires 1 query on showthread, and 3 queries when inserting a new thanks / like.

Quote:

Originally Posted by mokonzi (Post 2048364)
An Agree with post option. There's a few instances on my site where an option to agree with the post makes more sense than Thanks or Like. I assume adding this would be relatively simple in terms of copying over the coding and adjusting the phrasing slightly. Such a feature for me would need to allow me to switch it on an off per forum, and also to be set to first Post only, or any post.

People have already lamented that Thanks and Like is too similar, so I don't think we'll add another type ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by mokonzi (Post 2048364)
PS I love so many aspects of your mods, and have plenty of ideas of other ones if you fancy adding to your repertoire.

Feel free to register on our website and post them, we're always listening to what the community wants :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by mokonzi (Post 2048396)
Is there a way of seeing the current amount of like/thanks within a user's profile?

Currently not, no. It's expected to be added to the next update :)

SnapOff Racing 04 Jun 2010 20:56

hopefully you respond to my question and didn't skip it.

mokonzi 04 Jun 2010 21:22

Thanks for the responses, and I like what I'm seeing so far, but a question or two:

Why is it that the Like/Thank isn't integrated into the standard post controls (Blog this article, etc.)?

Second, the styling doesn't seem to naturally absorb the standards across the normal styles, to get mine to reflect the styles of the regular controls buttons (moderation menu at the foot of the thread) I had to adjust this template:

Template: dbtech_thanks_postbit_entries


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

@ SnapOff Racing

To unbold it (not sure about the other question) you can go to the template called dbtech_thanks_postbit and then change:


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.


DragonByte Tech 04 Jun 2010 21:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by SnapOff Racing (Post 2047761)
LOVE this hack, and it works great, but I have 2 simple things I'd like to do with it:

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2010/06/34.png

I'd like to move where it says thanks to the BOTTOM line of the postbit, as well as unbold it if possible to match the rest of them.

if anyone can help me with this, I'd greatly appreciate it!

It's really only designed to be positioned where it is atm, though we'll look into making them more movable in the future :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by mokonzi (Post 2048423)
Why is it that the Like/Thank isn't integrated into the standard post controls (Blog this article, etc.)?

Wouldn't it look odd on lower resolution skins though? Having two, or three in the pro version, extra controls?
We don't have any narrow width skins to test with, you see...

Quote:

Originally Posted by mokonzi (Post 2048423)
Second, the styling doesn't seem to naturally absorb the standards across the normal styles, to get mine to reflect the styles of the regular controls buttons (moderation menu at the foot of the thread) I had to adjust this template:

It does, some skin coders just don't correctly clear out the contents of a certain stylevar, instead they just remove the CSS attribute =/

SnapOff Racing 04 Jun 2010 21:48

there has to be a way to move it...i've done it with other hacks before...what is the name of the code and where is it placed so i can figure it out myself...im not wanting to have you make it movable within the hack, i'd like to shift the code myself.

mokonzi 04 Jun 2010 22:15

It's using a hook location, so you'd have to adjust the plugins/files to relocate that section, or completely move the hook, but that would then move and break any other mods and extensions you have, such as the blog.

Quote:

It does, some skin coders just don't correctly clear out the contents of a certain stylevar, instead they just remove the CSS attribute =/
I'm using the default skin just adjusting the stylevars, which is why I mentioned it. It is frustrating how things don't completely integrate fully with vB4 (that is vB4 generally, not this hack). :)

War.Frog 04 Jun 2010 22:59

Does anyone know if VSA's Advanced Forum Statistics would pick these number(s) up? At least total Thanks and Dislikes. It currently picks up Abe's automatically.

Edit: Also, Paul M's advanced forum notifications tells me immediately when I receive Thanks. Same thing?

vauge 05 Jun 2010 00:39

Still can't get this product to work. I am sure a newer version might, for now - removed from test forum.

Also, if I can't move it around within my templates, that is bad - the little carrot thing looks very ugly and was the first thing I was looking forward to removing. Now, I hear we can't adjust any of it.

Postbit footer:
How about a dropdown within the postbit footer for thanks/likes/dislikes? This would only use 1 space in the postbit footer and still look ok in lower resolutions. Currently the extra bar is cartoonish with the icons and takes up WAY too much space.

The thanks notifications take up *too much space* as well. You should consider doing something like (in order):
===
Users below thank/like/dislike this post:
Thanks: joe1, job3, marylamb42, joesmama Likes: sally, tom42, walmartlover96 Dislikes: user4, unclejoe5
===
Use horizontal space as much as you can. You are wasting a ton of valuable real estate.

I would also advise:
Look at the history of successful vBulletin addons that sell pro versions. Give away the Abe converter/reports for free but make likes and dislikes part of the pro version. Go back to drawing board and you could make a ton of money before Abe gets his stats/dislikes working again. Replicate all his functions and reports from 3.8 version. If you keep reports/converter only pro version then we do not have the opportunity to test it on our test forums and switch it to our live with hundreds of thousands of thanks and millions of posts and we will be very apprehensive to purchase.

DragonByte Tech 05 Jun 2010 00:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by mokonzi (Post 2048463)
I'm using the default skin just adjusting the stylevars, which is why I mentioned it. It is frustrating how things don't completely integrate fully with vB4 (that is vB4 generally, not this hack). :)

Weird, because postbit_control_background stylevar is what controls the background of this.

Quote:

Originally Posted by War.Frog (Post 2048491)
Does anyone know if VSA's Advanced Forum Statistics would pick these number(s) up? At least total Thanks and Dislikes. It currently picks up Abe's automatically.

Edit: Also, Paul M's advanced forum notifications tells me immediately when I receive Thanks. Same thing?

I doubt vSA picks these up auto, he'll need to add support for it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by vauge (Post 2048521)
Still can't get this product to work. I am sure a newer version might, for now - removed from test forum.

Also, if I can't move it around within my templates, that is bad - the little carrot thing looks very ugly and was the first thing I was looking forward to removing. Now, I hear we can't adjust any of it.

Postbit footer:
How about a dropdown within the postbit footer for thanks/likes/dislikes? This would only use 1 space in the postbit footer and still look ok in lower resolutions. Currently the extra bar is cartoonish with the icons and takes up WAY too much space.

The thanks notifications take up *too much space* as well. You should consider doing something like (in order):
===
Users below thank/like/dislike this post:
Thanks: joe1, job3, marylamb42, joesmama Likes: sally, tom42, walmartlover96 Dislikes: user4, unclejoe5
===
Use horizontal space as much as you can. You are wasting a ton of valuable real estate.

I would also advise:
Look at the history of successful vBulletin addons that sell pro versions. Give away the Abe converter/reports for free but make likes and dislikes part of the pro version. Go back to drawing board and you could make a ton of money before Abe gets his stats/dislikes working again. Replicate all his functions and reports from 3.8 version. If you keep reports/converter only pro version then we do not have the opportunity to test it on our test forums and switch it to our live with hundreds of thousands of thanks and millions of posts and we will be very apprehensive to purchase.

Thanks for your suggestions, could I please ask you to post them on Project Tools on our site instead?
When it's time to evaluate new versions, we don't have time to look through general support requests to spot the individual suggestion ;)

As for your problems, what exactly didn't work with it?
And what do you mean, carrot thing?

War.Frog 05 Jun 2010 00:45

That's my concern too. I can't see how the conversion function will work without spending money on the Pro version, and at $50 USD that's not a cheap test.

DragonByte Tech 05 Jun 2010 01:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by War.Frog (Post 2048525)
That's my concern too. I can't see how the conversion function will work without spending money on the Pro version, and at $50 USD that's not a cheap test.

=) The pro version starts at <$20 and even the most expensive option is less that $45, maybe you're looking at the wrong site?

If you need an example of how the conversion works, feel free to make a post on the forums, i'm sure one of our customers will be happy to let you know how it worked for them ^.^

Also Vague, thanks for the suggestions ^.^, We're not really in the business of copying other peoples mods though, we just work with our own ideas, and then add customer requests to it. Making tons of money isn't our primary motivation either ^^

Iain

vauge 05 Jun 2010 02:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2048532)
Also Vague, thanks for the suggestions, We're not really in the business of copying other peoples mods though, we just work with our own ideas, and then add customer requests to it. Making tons of money isn't our primary motivation either.

Awesome. I can respect that your primary motivation is not about money.

Since, we seem to share the same philosophy - I will let you add my concerns to your product request system because you are *selling* an option I am needing. This thread is the hub for your product.

Abe's can already do what I need less the reports. That is why I am here - looking for additional reports ability. Even your current Pro reports do not have what we need.

I called it a carrot, but I meant the "collapse icon" in the postbit. If there is zero dislikes/thanks - don't even show dislikes or thanks. Again, waste of space.

However, if you sell a product that attempts to compete with a standard like Abe's thanks - you simply must have equal or better options for the same price. In this case: free. That could mean copying the same functions (not necessarily code) from another product you wish to compete with. Those functions (reports) are what I currently need. Your product and Abe's 4.0 product does not have them - YET. So for me, your current pro ($50) product is virtually the same as Abe's free version. Because I can guarantee someone will, very soon, create those reports we are asking for with the other mod.

Above all: I don't have a need for "dislikes". But, I have to admit - your "likes" ability is enticing.

Thanks for listening.

War.Frog 05 Jun 2010 03:55

Another question...where is the branding information displayed for this hack?

Michlerish 05 Jun 2010 04:21

In theory, I love this mod and it installed easily enough.

However, with "Like / Thanks" in it's own box between each post, the thread looks verrrry messy. Would prefer for the buttons to be in the foot of the post, or at least contained within the post somewhere.

I've uninstalled, but appreciate the mod... thanks :)

DragonByte Tech 05 Jun 2010 12:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by vauge (Post 2048569)
I called it a carrot, but I meant the "collapse icon" in the postbit. If there is zero dislikes/thanks - don't even show dislikes or thanks. Again, waste of space

I believe I changed this for the latest version of the zip file, I considered it a bug that the collapse still showed if all the postbit stats were disabled.
If you're saying that "if an user has zero likes / thanks, don't show the stats" then that's not intended.

Quote:

Originally Posted by War.Frog (Post 2048599)
Another question...where is the branding information displayed for this hack?

I believe only the Pro version has branding, Lite version does not have any dedicated APTL pages and we don't believe in branding the entire forum if we only power 1 or 2 pages ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Michlerish (Post 2048607)
In theory, I love this mod and it installed easily enough.

However, with "Like / Thanks" in it's own box between each post, the thread looks verrrry messy. Would prefer for the buttons to be in the foot of the post, or at least contained within the post somewhere.

I've uninstalled, but appreciate the mod... thanks :)

There were no template hooks available to make it "attached" to the post without reducing the potential width - that's why we opted for making it "detached".

vauge 05 Jun 2010 14:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2048710)
If you're saying that "if an user has zero likes / thanks, don't show the stats" then that's not intended.

Add it to the list please. Showing a bunch of zero's is bad design.

As a member or admin of a forum, the only info I should see is information that is either interesting or needed. If a user in a thread has zero thanks/dislikes - I don't even need to see that field. No one cares if Sally/Tom has 0 dislikes or 0 thanks. If a user has a thanks/like, then show that number. Else, ignore it. Real estate is precious.

Quote:

There were no template hooks available to make it "attached" to the post without reducing the potential width - that's why we opted for making it "detached".
See above on postbit footer menu dropdown.

My motivation:
Let me share my motivation why I am in this topic and following your product. I need those reports. My users are begging for them back - if you or Abe do not deliver soon - I will be forced to write them myself or pay a third party to write a script. I screwed up and upgraded without realizing Abe's mod was not completely functional. All of your current pro features currently really are worthless. It is kind of upsetting that we are forced to by a converter to a product that we cannot test. The "likes" thing sounds neat and something I would be willing to pay for which is a reason why I advised you to consider a different pay model.

I was also shocked to find that you did not have #thanks per thread report feature and you were trying to sell a product which competes with Abe's mod that is free. The only report you have is who created a thanks/like. Frankly, there are limited times when folks want to know who they thanked/liked. Users are most interested in who they received thanked/liked from. The user profile is the TOP landing page on my forum after subscriptions when folks login - it is mainly because of Abe's thanks system. My users are also very outspoken about not having that info.

In addition, I am here to hopefully add specific constructive criticism and let you know that us big forums cannot and will not use your product as is - we would have to put a TON of work into to make it less cumbersome, make it utilize much less space and force it to blend in more to our style.

Finally, I don't care if you make any of these changes. I will get those reports with or without your product. However, you might stand a chance to make an outstanding replacement for Abe's fine product and become the new standard. Plus, your team might make a few bucks on the side if you can deliver. If this was a free only model, I would have prob accepted your product as is. I signed up on your forums to test, not to participate.

Again, thanks for listening. My goal is not to be confrontational. I hope you now understand why you have so many people interested in cosmetic changes.

peace

DragonByte Tech 05 Jun 2010 14:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by vauge (Post 2048743)
Add it to the list please. Showing a bunch of zero's is bad design.

As a member or admin of a forum, the only info I should see is information that is either interesting or needed. If a user in a thread has zero thanks/dislikes - I don't even need to see that field. No one cares if Sally/Tom has 0 dislikes or 0 thanks. If a user has a thanks/like, then show that number. Else, ignore it. Real estate is precious.

Thanks for your input, but chances are that particular feature won't be implemented - it has the potential to cause confusion (Why can't i see what thanks they have made?) And i also encourages the user to make use of the feature (all my stats are 0! I want to improve them)

The postbit being auto collapsable/hideable should resolve 99% of the real estate concerns =)

Quote:

Originally Posted by vauge (Post 2048743)

My motivation:
Let me share my motivation why I am in this topic and following your product. I need those reports. My users are begging for them back - if you or Abe do not deliver soon - I will be forced to write them myself or pay a third party to write a script. I screwed up and upgraded without realizing Abe's mod was not completely functional. All of your current pro features currently really are worthless. It is kind of upsetting that we are forced to by a converter to a product that we cannot test. The "likes" thing sounds neat and something I would be willing to pay for which is a reason why I advised you to consider a different pay model.

I was also shocked to find that you did not have #thanks per thread report feature and you were trying to sell a product which competes with Abe's mod that is free. The only report you have is who created a thanks/like. Frankly, there are limited times when folks want to know who they thanked/liked. Users are most interested in who they received thanked/liked from. The user profile is the TOP landing page on my forum after subscriptions when folks login - it is mainly because of Abe's thanks system. My users are also very outspoken about not having that info.

In addition, I am here to hopefully add specific constructive criticism and let you know that us big forums cannot and will not use your product as is - we would have to put a TON of work into to make it less cumbersome, make it utilize much less space and force it to blend in more to our style.

Finally, I don't care if you make any of these changes. I will get those reports with or without your product. However, you might stand a chance to make an outstanding replacement for Abe's fine product and become the new standard. Plus, your team might make a few bucks on the side if you can deliver. If this was a free only model, I would have prob accepted your product as is. I signed up on your forums to test, not to participate.

Again, thanks for listening. My goal is not to be confrontational. I hope you now understand why you have so many people interested in cosmetic changes.

peace

=) Thanks for the input and opinions.

We always appreciate feedback from users on our mods - and we always aim to put their features in wherever possible. We have an extensive catalogue of mods however, and we're not always able to instantly add features users want for each mod - it's a physical impossibility. We do listen though, and we recommend using the Project Tools system on our website simply because it decreeases the chances of your suggestions being forgotten/lost. On the plus side, if you're right and lots of people want the feature, others will suggest it and it will definetely get done =) It's kind of a self moderating system really.

I would point out that we already have plenty of customers for the mod, quite a few of which are large forums =), but that doesn't mean we won't take your suggestions on board.

Thanks again for taking the time to think about it and let us know your ideas!

Iain

vauge 05 Jun 2010 16:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2048755)
Thanks for your input, but chances are that particular feature won't be implemented - it has the potential to cause confusion (Why can't i see what thanks they have made?) And i also encourages the user to make use of the feature (all my stats are 0! I want to improve them)

The postbit being auto collapsible/hideable should resolve 99% of the real estate concerns =)

Consider this: That collapsible thing does not function on all browsers nor do all forums utilize this feature. Plus, it can be disabled within vBulletin itself.

Quote:

=) Thanks for the input and opinions.

We always appreciate feedback from users on our mods - and we always aim to put their features in wherever possible.
You are welcome. Again, thank you for understanding. I am just passionate about my forum and frustrated that your product has amazing potential but wastes entirely too much space making it non-usable for me and all the others that are concerned in this thread. Another up there had to remove it.

It is your product, and you are free to ignore us.

DragonByte Tech 05 Jun 2010 17:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by vauge (Post 2048800)
Consider this: That collapsible thing does not function on all browsers nor do all forums utilize this feature. Plus, it can be disabled within vBulletin itself.


You are welcome. Again, thank you for understanding. I am just passionate about my forum and frustrated that your product has amazing potential but wastes entirely too much space making it non-usable for me and all the others that are concerned in this thread. Another up there had to remove it.

It is your product, and you are free to ignore us.

It should work on the browsers that i think 94% of the internet population use (last time i checked the stats). The pro version lets users decide if they want them collapsed by default, as well as admins deciding if they do so it's very customisable. There should be pretty much no situation where a person who doesn't want to see the stats has to see them - that was one of the aims from the outset.

We take on board everything you guys say, but obviously we can't implement every feature every person requests - some will cause problems, some will harm our vision of the product, some are just not time-efficient, but we always listen and consider them. I personally go through the suggestions, make a big list, and work out what can and can't be done, and always try to explain why something isn't in if someone asks.

It's not a case of me going "you're wrong about this idea and here is why" it's just that the idea isn't one i feel would provide an overall benefit to the product (either because of the time taken, or because of potential issues) and i attempt to explain exactly how i reached that conclusion instead of ignoring it or just saying no like some other mod makers.

Thanks for your understanding, and for expressing your opinions and ideas to us, constructive feedback is always more than welcome =)

Iain

vauge 05 Jun 2010 17:40

I am very sorry. I've wasted our time. Your not listening.

Good luck

DragonByte Tech 05 Jun 2010 18:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by vauge (Post 2048819)
I am very sorry. I've wasted our time. Your not listening.

Good luck

I'm sorry that you feel we are not listening simply because we disagree with your position.

Thanks again for your time and your well wishes.

Iain

cloferba 05 Jun 2010 18:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by vauge (Post 2048819)
I am very sorry. I've wasted our time. Your not listening.

Good luck

dont forget you can pay for a developer...to obtain a mod which the options you want...

nothing custom is free..

hubie 06 Jun 2010 06:16

Have you considered implementing this mod to vb 3.8.x versions? It would be great!

DragonByte Tech 06 Jun 2010 11:32

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=242734 <-- vB3.8 version :)

keweedsmo 06 Jun 2010 15:31

Is there a simple way to disable/remove like/thank options for all posts except the first one? This would make it more like you're thanking/linking threads.

Also, is there an easy way to move the thank/like box to above posts/threads instead of below them?

dd365media 06 Jun 2010 19:12

I have problem. When I'm trying to install it, it says:

Quote:

Either /home/******/public_html/forum/dbtech/thanks/install/core.php or /home/*****/public_html/forum/dbtech/thanks/install/finalise.php is missing!
but I already uploaded files. I checked it like 5 times already.

DragonByte Tech 06 Jun 2010 19:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by keweedsmo (Post 2049352)
Is there a simple way to disable/remove like/thank options for all posts except the first one? This would make it more like you're thanking/linking threads.

Also, is there an easy way to move the thank/like box to above posts/threads instead of below them?

Not currently, no, but this will be a future feature :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by dd365media (Post 2049471)
I have problem. When I'm trying to install it, it says:

but I already uploaded files. I checked it like 5 times already.

Can you give me your site URL?


- Fillip

hubie 06 Jun 2010 20:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2049207)

I meant THIS mod, not Advanced @User Tagging v1.1 :)

Cheers.

DragonByte Tech 06 Jun 2010 20:31

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=243511 sorry there's the correct link.


Fillip

Winter Sonata 07 Jun 2010 03:29

I am using anther Post thank you hack 7.82 , Can I upgrade to yours,

Thanks :)

puertoblack2003 08 Jun 2010 00:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by Winter Sonata (Post 2049695)
I am using anther Post thank you hack 7.82 , Can I upgrade to yours,

Thanks :)

it wont count towards reputation count.

DragonByte Tech 08 Jun 2010 01:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by Winter Sonata (Post 2049695)
I am using anther Post thank you hack 7.82 , Can I upgrade to yours,

Thanks :)

The Pro version includes a free importer from that hack :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by puertoblack2003 (Post 2050182)
it wont count towards reputation count.

The next version will, and you will be able to reward people reputation count for past thanks given :)


@Everyone: I have updated the files to fix a small bug in the Show Thread integration.


Fillip


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