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[AJAX] Helpful Answers - Post Rating System (plus many sub-features)
Mod Version: 2.0.6, by Ted S (Coder) Ted S is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.1 Rating: (55 votes - 4.85 average) Installs: 459
Released: 03 Feb 2009 Last Update: 13 May 2011 Downloads: 4516
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files  

Note: While this modification is updated for compatibility, I am only developing features for the 4.x version. I understand many sites continue to use 3.8 for a variety of reasons but dual developing takes time away from adding anything new. I encourage you to develop out your own change and share them back as no modification is ideal for every forum out of the box.

Every day your users contribute hundreds if not thousands of posts making it hard for new members and guests to separate out the best answers from those that are less helpful. The Helpful Answers System offers your members a quick way (AJAX) to rate individual posts as either helpful or not allowing future visitors to understand the benefits of each post.

Designed for maximum flexibility:


This addon is built to be flexible and offers several customization options including:
  • The ability to show a user's vote stats in posts
  • The ability to use image or text ratings.
  • The ability to offer yes/no or scaled 1-10 point ranking.
  • The ability to turn off negative ratings for a positive only system.
  • The ability to decide which forums are open for helpful answer ratings.
  • The ability to audit the system and identify top users and potential abusers.
  • The ability to ban specific members from using the system.
  • The ability to customize the AJAX message shown after a post is rated.
  • The ability to edit all text and messages through phrases.
  • The ability to show a page with the top helpful posts.
  • The ability to show rating stats on a user's profile.
  • Integration with the reputation system for ratings.
  • Template driven display that can easily be customized to your forum.
For advanced users template conditionals and variables let you further extend the functionality to color highlight good or bad posts, include ratings in userís profiles and much more.

Load & Scale:
This addon is designed to work with small to large sites and is currently being used by sites with more than 2 million posts. If you have questions about integrating with your big board please contact me.

Modification Installation:
This addon requires uploading multiple files, installing a vBulletin product and enabling the feature in any forums you wish. No template modifications are required. Please see the included install file for detailed instructions.

If you are not seeing the rating bar double check that you have enabled the feature in the forum you are in and insure the Manual Template override option is not enabled.

Rating Review & Deletion:
To identify and remove abuse a reporting system is included with this addon and can be found in your vBulletin ACP under the Helpful Answers tab. Through this panel you will be able to view a user's overall rating history and individual ratings and can remove either if necessary. Users can also be explicitly banned from the system.

Reputation System Integration:
Helpful Answers can be extended to directly tie into your reputation system giving users positive or negative points based on the ratings of their posts. There are numerous options on how to handle ratings that can be found in a separate Helpful Answers Reputation part of your vBulletin Settings page.

External Integration:
vB Plaza Modification - http://www.vbplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6359
vB Experience - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=199556

Anonymous Stats Tracking (optional):
vBulletin forums reach millions of consumers around the world yet little is known about their habits and opinions. This addon was released to the public out of requests but also to further the research of forum user's behaviors and actions through collecting the most basic data on thousands of sites.

By default this addon will pass basic rating data (positive or negative) to a 3rd party site for statistical purposes. Only the most basic data is captured (the vote and your site name) and no user information or specific forum details are logged, not even an IP address.

While you may disable this feature through the administrative options I ask that you consider leaving it in place to help this research effort and insure the continued support of the addon.

The tracking feature uses the php library cURL on a 5 second timeout. If cURL is not installed this option is automatically disabled.

Updates:
- 5/13/2011 - Release of 2.0.6 minor bug fix
- 08/31/2009 - Release of 2.0.0
- 08/07/2009 - Release of 1.9.5 stable

Other Versions:
This addon will work with 3.7 but to avoid issues with different code versions please see the 3.7 version thread here.

Before you download this modification please remember this is a free tool provided as a courtesy to you and support responses are subject to the availability of the author and other members. If you are looking for a professionally supported system this is not the solution for you.

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  #1726  
Old 13 Oct 2011, 18:09
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Ted i believe he means how this looks http://www.mysite.com/forum/profile.php?do=helpfulans rather than http://www.mysite.com/forum/helpfulanswers.php the first shows just the thread number along with the title and whether it's Good or not the last is a more informative table (well mine is take a look on my test board)
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Old 15 Oct 2011, 04:17
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any updates on the postbit stats request? just wondering if i shld be waiting around....
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Old 15 Oct 2011, 04:38
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Originally Posted by jl255 View Post
any updates on the postbit stats request? just wondering if i shld be waiting around....
Nope.

Hopefully I'll have a chance to take a look in the next week or two and see if there's a just something to fix or if the feature just doesn't do what you want.
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Old 25 Oct 2011, 14:35
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
Nope.

Hopefully I'll have a chance to take a look in the next week or two and see if there's a just something to fix or if the feature just doesn't do what you want.
bump for updates?
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Old 15 Jan 2012, 00:13
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You can do so when moving to the section where the vote is not possible, assessment set to zero?
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Old 15 Jan 2012, 00:45
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Originally Posted by sanika_p View Post
You can do so when moving to the section where the vote is not possible, assessment set to zero?
I don't understand your post, please rephrase it.
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Old 15 Jan 2012, 08:06
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I have forums in which the rank is Deny or Allow from admincp (Allow Helpful Answers?).
When I move thread wrom allow forum to deny forum - rank should be zero. You can do this?
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Old 15 Jan 2012, 23:39
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Originally Posted by sanika_p View Post
I have forums in which the rank is Deny or Allow from admincp (Allow Helpful Answers?).
When I move thread wrom allow forum to deny forum - rank should be zero. You can do this?
I'm sorry but I don't follow what you are saying... Deny or Allow? Rank should be zero?
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Old 06 Feb 2012, 10:01
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Originally Posted by defetzer View Post
Very nice hack !

To use it optimal for my board i have a question.
I will only use the 10 point sytem :
It is possible (with a change) to rate only first post,and not the answers ?
When yes,how?

Thank you.
Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
The script has an option to disable voting on the first post, simply look at the code in the XML file for this trigger (search by variable name) and reverse the condition!
Hi. What exactly must change in the xml file?
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Old 06 Feb 2012, 19:57
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Originally Posted by trotskid View Post
Hi. What exactly must change in the xml file?
You'll need to look through the code to see where it checks for disabling the first post and reverse that to disabling everything else.

If you don't have basic coding skills I would not suggest doing this yourself.
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Old 07 Feb 2012, 07:40
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
You'll need to look through the code to see where it checks for disabling the first post and reverse that to disabling everything else.

If you don't have basic coding skills I would not suggest doing this yourself.
This is why I wonder what changes must be made to reverse the function

Could you take a look? Also would be a good idea implement this option

Thanks.
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Old 07 Feb 2012, 08:40
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Originally Posted by trotskid View Post
This is why I wonder what changes must be made to reverse the function
The basics are explained above... Open the code, browse around, look for the variables by name... it's all well decently formatted and occasionally commented.

Could you take a look? Also would be a good idea implement this option

Thanks.
There's been 3 or 4 requests for it in the couple years this mod has been out. Lots of other ideas way higher on the next update list but perhaps down the road if we do a more Q&A focused featureset.
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Old 07 Feb 2012, 09:32
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
The basics are explained above... Open the code, browse around, look for the variables by name... it's all well decently formatted and occasionally commented.
Ok, but I haven't much code knowledge..

Perhaps need to make changes here?


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Old 07 Feb 2012, 17:47
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Originally Posted by trotskid View Post
Ok, but I haven't much code knowledge..

Perhaps need to make changes here?


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No help on this mod? Ok, forget this one in my forum..

Thanks
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Old 07 Feb 2012, 18:29
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Originally Posted by trotskid View Post
No help on this mod? Ok, forget this one in my forum..

Thanks
You're kidding right? you expected free help on a free mod in the timeframe you wanted?

To post this morning and then post a "forget this..." 8 hours later because someone didn't "snap to it" for you means that i wont help you (and i was when i visited this thread last night!), you really dont deserve it!

Sorry but that really annoyed me!
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