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[AJAX] Post Thank You Hack
Mod Version: 7.82, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (349 votes - 4.75 average) Installs: 3532
Released: 30 Dec 2009 Last Update: 02 Nov 2016 Downloads: 29726
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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Original file removed, replaced with patched files including search fix (some admins noticed hackers attempting to use outdated code to exploit search in attempt to gain administrator password or similar).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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Old 24 Feb 2015, 16:02
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- 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!

Edit: To be clear, there was no exploit in the original file (that we could see, BOP5 checked it) however Marv noticed some odd database errors and then subsequently asked Dave to look into the code - basically the search table was being used when it should not have been so instead of leaving up one single download link and having many members assume it was current I decided to remove the primary download and replace with patched versions THEREFOR you need to read the two posts by Hippy and ForceHSS (links to those post in the main mod description above) to ensure you're downloading and installing the correct version.

Special thanks to Marv for the report and suggestion plus Dave's assistance as well.
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Old 24 Feb 2015, 16:51
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@TheLastSuperman : i use vb 4.2.0.
Does the 7.85 version in first post contain the search fix & other fixes too?

Thank you.
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Old 24 Feb 2015, 16:57
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Originally Posted by semprot View Post
@TheLastSuperman : i use vb 4.2.0.
Does the 7.85 version in first post contain the search fix & other fixes too?

Thank you.
That I'm not totally sure of, the file in question is from this post:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...50#post2249550

The datelines confuse me... so not sure if the 7.85 came after the 7.84 or not due to how those dates are formatted but one would assume a .85 would come after a .84 since its a higher number and if we follow the normal version number guidelines per say. The reason I removed the original file was to avoid having future users of this mod report odd database errors thus prevent them from becoming seemingly "freaked out" by what appears to be a hacking attempt to their forum. Edit: You could send ForceHSS a PM asking for clarification on that though Nevermind I just sent ForceHSS and pm and asked for clarification .
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Old 24 Feb 2015, 18:14
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TheLastSuperman so it is NOT necessary to update it? ( as i dont want to mess anything up on my forum LOL as there is some custom code)
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Old 24 Feb 2015, 18:32
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Originally Posted by Wolver2 View Post
TheLastSuperman so it is NOT necessary to update it? ( as i dont want to mess anything up on my forum LOL as there is some custom code)
If you're receiving any odd database error emails containing an sql error such as:

Snippet:

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

I would update as someone is actively trying to exploit your forum and/or information and while its more so a mistake in using the table as Dave mentioned to Marv its still the fact they have somewhere/something to plug away at i.e. trying to exploit so best to nip it in the bud imo.
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Old 24 Feb 2015, 19:02
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Just curious here LastSuperman, this latest update of yours, will it be database compatible with the older plugin? Because I plan on reimporting my current vBulletin database into an older backup in which I'm using the 7.84 version, I won't get any trouble or so if I do?
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Old 24 Feb 2015, 23:35
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Thx SuperMan Maybe we could have the "To change inside code to update" for those who have modfied version.. as we have so many versions of this floating around hehe
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Old 25 Feb 2015, 02:06
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Originally Posted by semprot View Post
@TheLastSuperman : i use vb 4.2.0.
Does the 7.85 version in first post contain the search fix & other fixes too?

Thank you.
Yes it does
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Old 25 Feb 2015, 03:42
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Originally Posted by semprot View Post
@TheLastSuperman : i use vb 4.2.0.
Does the 7.85 version in first post contain the search fix & other fixes too?

Thank you.
ForceHSS just confirmed via private message that he DID include the search fix on both versions he uploaded .

Edit: LOL overlooked that last reply .

Originally Posted by EliasAlucard View Post
Just curious here LastSuperman, this latest update of yours, will it be database compatible with the older plugin? Because I plan on reimporting my current vBulletin database into an older backup in which I'm using the 7.84 version, I won't get any trouble or so if I do?
I didn't update anything simply replaced the attachment in the mods post. So in other words I didn't change anything, if you were using Force or Hippy's modified version they're still exactly the same .

Originally Posted by Wolver2 View Post
Thx SuperMan Maybe we could have the "To change inside code to update" for those who have modfied version.. as we have so many versions of this floating around hehe
I didn't update this so not even sure when/where in the file it was done but thats whats nice about the org, good community!
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Old 25 Feb 2015, 08:39
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About Collapse - how do i change the image/text to show Expand when i open to see the ones who gave thanks and Collapse to close it.

Right now it only show Collapse on both actions.
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Old 25 Feb 2015, 14:49
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Originally Posted by Asmod View Post
About Collapse - how do i change the image/text to show Expand when i open to see the ones who gave thanks and Collapse to close it.

Right now it only show Collapse on both actions.
Have not used this in sometime can you post a screenshot and what one you using above

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Old 27 Feb 2015, 15:29
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Question

How can i add a blank space before username in "The Following X Users Say Thank You to XXXX For This Useful Post:"

For example:

Here is what i have now :
username1 (19 January 2015),username2 (17 January 2015),username3 (21 February 2015)

I want it to become :
username1 (19 January 2015), username2 (17 January 2015), username3 (21 February 2015)

Thank you

NVM, found it.
Edit :

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

Line 234 change to :

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

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Old 02 Mar 2015, 20:15
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ForceHSS has submitted a new file, post_thanks_7_85 For 4.2.0 - 4.2.3 vb version updated.zip which does include the search fix along with some other small fixes including the one mentioned by Semprot - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...postcount=3522

Thanks Force!!!

Edit: *This does not mean that you're required to upgrade, it's an updated version from ForceHSS including small fixes and the search fix so with that said, you only need to update if you want the search fix in place and the small bugs sorted (one of which is a comma between usernames to make it display better etc). Please read the most recent replies in the thread for current information from members who use the post thanks mod by Abe1.
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Old 03 Mar 2015, 01:18
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The "Collapse" button shows whether the list of thanking members is exposed, or collapsed. He is asking whether the "Collapse" can be changed to "Expand" when the desire is to expose the list of members.

Also, can the "Collapse" button be removed totally, so that the default of the list of members who give thanks is always showing? My 7.84 installation didn't have the "Collapse" button and just showed the list members. I like that better because otherwise it requires the members to click on the button the expose the list (an extra step).

Thanks
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Old 03 Mar 2015, 01:33
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Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
The "Collapse" button shows whether the list of thanking members is exposed, or collapsed. He is asking whether the "Collapse" can be changed to "Expand" when the desire is to expose the list of members.

Also, can the "Collapse" button be removed totally, so that the default of the list of members who give thanks is always showing? My 7.84 installation didn't have the "Collapse" button and just showed the list members. I like that better because otherwise it requires the members to click on the button the expose the list (an extra step).

Thanks
Download my 7.85 version then check the options
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