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[AJAX] Post Thank You Hack
Mod Version: 7.7, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (411 votes - 4.81 average) Installs: 4910
Released: 20 Dec 2007 Last Update: 28 Jul 2008 Downloads: 29524
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files Translations  

vB 4.0 version of this hack here: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=231666

Post Thank You Hack 7.7


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: (If installed on vb 3.7)
  • Files edited: 0
  • Templates edited: 0
  • Files to upload: 7
  • Time to install: 1 minute max

Updates:

Version 7.0 (12/20/07):
  • Release of this hack for vBulletin version 3.7
  • This version works on all vBulletin versions from 3.6.0 and up

Version 7.1 (12/24/07):
  • Fixed up the vb3.7 profile block code including fixing showing your info and not the member you are looking at.

Version 7.2 (01/24/08):
  • Updated files: post_thanks.php, functions_post_thanks.php
  • Updated templates: post_thanks_memberinfo_block, post_thanks_member_info
  • New option: Remove User's Thanks Count When Deleting Post
  • New phrase: post_thanks_search_user_gave
  • FIX User reputation level now updates. (Thanks to liwo for this one.)
  • NEW Added option to view all posts a user has thanked.
  • FIX Fixed Special Action - Delete All of a Users Thanks
  • FIX Should have fixed some 'foreach()' errors.

Version 7.3 (03/15/08):
  • Updated file: functions_post_thanks.php
  • Updated template: post_thanks_memberinfo_block
  • Deleted template: post_thanks_memberinfo_css
  • New option: Choice to use Markup Usernames or not. (Thanks to Namaless)
  • New option: Ban User from Getting Thanks
  • New option: Max Thanks a User can Give Per Day
  • FIX Fixed repeating bug on vb 3.6.7 forums.
  • CHANGE Changed where the post thanks info shows on the Profile Page. Moved to same box as statistics. (This will require a template edit if you are running vb3.7 beta 2-4)

Version 7.4 (03/21/08):
  • FIX: Fixed Profile Stats for vb3.7.0 RC1 users.

Version 7.5 (05/12/08):
  • Updated files: post_thanks.js, post_thanks.php, functions_post_thanks.php
  • Updated template: post_thanks_button
  • Added securty token check for all thanks added. This will prevent a user from giving out a link or somehow making an image that will get him a lot of thanks.
  • Should have fixed some 'foreach()' errors.
  • Fixed Delete All of a Users Thanks bug
  • vBulletin 3.7.x compatible only

Version 7.6 (06/02/08):
  • FIX: Fixed Security Check for vb 3.7.1
  • Updated files: functions_post_thanks.php

Version 7.7 (07/28/08):
  • FIX: Fixed problem with giving thanks using Blazer (palmOS browser).
  • Updated file: post_thanks.js
  • Updated templates: post_thanks_button, post_thanks_postbit, post_thanks_postbit_legacy
  • New option: Show Stats in Postbit?
  • New option: Show Stats in Profile?

Please post your comments or suggestions for this hack. I read ALL posts.

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Pictures:
  1. Showing the 'thanks' button and stats in Postbit
  2. Showing post after 'thanks' (user view)
  3. Showing post after 'thanks' with legacy posts (admin view)
  4. Stats in members profile and link
  5. Link in Search drop down menu
  6. Hacks settings

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  #1861  
Old 21 Dec 2009, 00:41
AMG021 AMG021 is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
i installed it but the thank you button doesn't show up please help me resolve this issue.
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  #1862  
Old 21 Dec 2009, 04:25
AMG021 AMG021 is offline
 
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Nevermind. It works perfectly
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  #1863  
Old 22 Dec 2009, 12:32
oedipean oedipean is offline
 
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waiting for thank you hack update for vb 4 .
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  #1864  
Old 22 Dec 2009, 23:26
athlon64bit athlon64bit is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
For all you who keep asking, yes, I will be working on a 4.0 version soon. I have not started on it yet but will hopefully start any day now. I released my "Admin Log In as User" hack already since it is not as complicated as the post thanx hack. Many, many, many things changed in 4.0 and the hacks basically have to be written from scratch. Writing that hack first showed me a lot of things that changed so I know what to look out for when writing Post Thanx Hack.

Guys, like me, the other coders on the site I'm sure will try to release an update for their hacks. Most of us do these hacks as a hobby so we don't have official time we spend on them. Donations always encourage a coder to work on his hack more and feel like he is being appreciated and not taken for granted.

Before you upgrade to 4.0, make a list of must-have hacks you need. Wait until all of those hacks are updated for 4.0 before upgrading. Don't bother the developers, it will only discourage them from working. They will get their hacks done when they have time.
Abe has already posted this folks, for anyone who is wondering what is happening with the thank you hack and compatability with vbulletin version 4 see above quoted post by Abe. So be patient and/or donate to abe.
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  #1865  
Old 24 Dec 2009, 12:57
Adam H Adam H is offline
 
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What would i have to edit to get the button to show in another location on the post bit template ?
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  #1866  
Old 24 Dec 2009, 13:58
Gene Steinberg Gene Steinberg is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Real name: Gene Steinberg
Upon upgrading our server to PHP 5.3.1, I get the following errors with this mod:

eprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/theparac/public_html/forum/includes/init.php on line 52

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/theparac/public_html/forum/includes/init.php on line 104

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/theparac/public_html/forum/includes/init.php on line 108

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/theparac/public_html/forum/includes/init.php on line 116

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/theparac/public_html/forum/includes/init.php on line 127

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/theparac/public_html/forum/includes/init.php on line 131

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/theparac/public_html/forum/includes/init.php on line 139

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/theparac/public_html/forum/includes/init.php on line 208

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/theparac/public_html/forum/includes/init.php on line 386

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/theparac/public_html/forum/includes/class_core.php on line 2552

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [path]/includes/init.php:52) in [path]/includes/functions.php on line 3928
So I cannot, of course, use it until that's fixed.

Peace,
Gene
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  #1867  
Old 25 Dec 2009, 14:46
conspirator conspirator is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
need this for vb 4 Will be glad if you update me on the release date
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  #1868  
Old 26 Dec 2009, 12:29
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bydosangel bydosangel is offline
 
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I really appreciate this Hack, my forum posts rating going up because I banned "thank you" in the post and its only Available by the hack now, and the reply's rating is Going up and Up

this hack must be in the vb.... by defult

Last edited by bydosangel; 15 Mar 2010 at 10:38.
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  #1869  
Old 26 Dec 2009, 16:09
Tize. Tize. is offline
 
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Originally Posted by bydosangel View Post
I really appreciate this Hack, my forum posts rating going up becuse I baned "thank you" in the post and its only by the hack, and the reply's rating are increasing up

this hack most be in the vb.... by defult

Really default in vBulletin.
Waiting for upgrade.
Regards.
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Old 27 Dec 2009, 04:21
Xeon3D Xeon3D is offline
 
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Not working on 3.8.4 PL1.

Data in the postbit works, but no button shows. I've checked up everything three times...
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Old 27 Dec 2009, 11:36
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mgurain mgurain is offline
 
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Real name: Mohammed Al-Gurain
Hi Abe1,

How many sql queries does this mod do in each view for SHOWTHREAD ? or Pressing Thank you button ?

Because sometimes we disable the mod to save some server performance.

Thanks,,
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Old 27 Dec 2009, 12:23
Darkimmortal Darkimmortal is offline
 
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A vB4 update would be nice, seeing as I still have the DB tables in place for this mod
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Old 28 Dec 2009, 15:28
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SemperFideles SemperFideles is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Darkimmortal View Post
A vB4 update would be nice, seeing as I still have the DB tables in place for this mod
Have you contributed to the developer? This mod is replete with the same sentiment.

I was shocked when I supported a mod on this board and the developer mentioned that I was the first person who had ever supported his mod.

I wouldn't be surprised if the developer of the Post Thank You hack can count on one hand how many people have actually contributed to his development.

If you've supported the Mod then great but I would urge any others who want to see this in vB4 to demonstrate this by supporting the developer. This would be the greatest encouragement.
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Old 28 Dec 2009, 19:48
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by SemperFideles View Post
Have you contributed to the developer? This mod is replete with the same sentiment.

I was shocked when I supported a mod on this board and the developer mentioned that I was the first person who had ever supported his mod.

I wouldn't be surprised if the developer of the Post Thank You hack can count on one hand how many people have actually contributed to his development.

If you've supported the Mod then great but I would urge any others who want to see this in vB4 to demonstrate this by supporting the developer. This would be the greatest encouragement.
Surprisingly you are very right. Out of over 4500 sites that must use this hack, I got maybe 5 or 6 very small donations. I'm not sure why, but it seems like people think that these hacks are automatic with their purchase of vBulletin. I get countless people still harassing me through PM, requesting when it will be released for 4.0.

The answer is pretty simple. I get $75 an hour for a custom hack I make. I all need to do it make 1 hack that takes and hour, and I made more money then I ever did with Post Thank You hack. Not only is it free, but some of you seem like it is an obligation for me to release it. I do know it is very important part of you website, but hey, I got to make a living and do this in my free time. If you really need it so badly, pay for it. Oh, and BTW, Post Thanks hack takes a lot longer then 1 hour. I must have spent hour and hours on it already upgrading it. I hate vBulletin with passion for what they have done to 4.0. They keep making 1 change at a time to different parts of their code. This time it was the design, by 3.5 it was the how hacks get installed. While this is all fine and dandy for you guys, it's a pain as hell to us developers who have to keep writing their hacks from scratch.
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Old 29 Dec 2009, 02:38
TrapStar TrapStar is offline
 
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Hello,

where can I find the setting to display how much Thanks at the thread?

Greetz TrapStar
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