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[AJAX] Post Groan Hack
Mod Version: 3.3, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.8 Rating: (17 votes - 4.76 average) Installs: 237
Released: 26 Oct 2006 Last Update: 30 Jul 2007 Downloads: 1307
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files  

Post Groan Hack 3.3

About this hack:
This hack was requested by users who like my "Post Thank You Hack". Both can run together on the same forum.

This hack adds a "groan" button to all posts. Any user can "groan" at a post. This will reduce the amount of "junk" posts your forum gets.

  • Uses vBulletin easy Product installer/updater/uninstaller
  • Uses AJAX technology so your users don't have to refresh when they groan at a post.
  • Places an easy to use button next to the edit button
  • Separate looks for postbit and postbit_legacy
  • Places all Groans into one small box
  • Uses only ONE query every time you view a showthread page!
  • Users can't groan twice
  • Guests don't see 'groan' button
  • Counts how many groans a user gives
  • Counts how many groans a post gets
  • Shows how many groans a user gave in every post of his
  • Shows how many groans a user gave in profile
  • Shows how many groans a user got
  • Shows info in profile
  • Search for a users groaned at posts
  • Search for all groaned at posts
  • Administrator can remove all Groans from a single post
  • Users can remove their own Groans (Option to turn it off)
  • Turn on and off hack totally
  • Turn on and off hack for only some forums
  • Option to turn off hack view of date all forums
  • Option to integrate hack with Post Thanks Hack
  • Ban Usergroups
  • Ban Users
  • Uses Phrases
  • Cache Templates
Installation information on hack:
  • Files edited: 0
  • Templates edited: 0
  • Files to upload: 7
  • Time to install: 1 minute max

Version 2.0 (10/26/06):
  • Release of this hack for vBulletin version 3.6
  • AJAX disabled if you have AJAX disabled on your forum.
  • Re-did the search for groaned posts.
  • Optimized AJAX code to make AJAX work faster
  • rel="nofollow" added to all links
  • added to showpost
  • Better integration with Post Thanks Hack.

Version 3.0 (04/06/07):
  • Totally re-wrote hack to have all the features Post Thank You Hack has. Please redo all template edits.

Version 3.1 (05/14/07):
  • No more template edits You do not have to make any template edits to run this hack.
  • better cache of templates
  • vBulletin 3.6.6 and up is needed to run this version
  • Fixed extra queries from running if you had no thanks on a page.
  • Fixed deleting all of a users thanks.
  • A few more tweaks here and there.

Version 3.2 (05/21/07):
  • Fixed a template caching bug.
  • Fixed an error that would come up if you did not have Post Thanks installed. Even if you do, there was a big bug in checking if a user gave a groan or not.
  • No file edits. Just upload the product XML.

Version 3.3 (07/30/07):
  • Moved post thanks stats in postbit from hook postbit_userinfo_right to hook postbit_userinfo_right_after_posts. (for vb 3.6.8 and <3.6.6)
  • Released for all versions of vb 3.6.x

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

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  1. Showing the 'groan' button and stats in Postbit
  2. Showing post after 'groan' (user view)
  3. Showing post after 'groan' with legacy posts (admin view)
  4. Stats in members profile
  5. Hacks settings

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Old 20 Nov 2008, 21:50
farsgsm farsgsm is offline
Join Date: Jun 2008
Ban Usergroups
Any UsergroupID placed here will ban any user from that group from using this hack. They will still see if others clicked 'Groan' but not see the button.
Enter a list of usergroupID numbers, separated by a | (for example: 1|2|3).

I set that to 1,2,3,4,8
but not works:
all usergroups still shows GROAN Button.

any help,
urjent plz
i'm using 3.6.8
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Old 11 Feb 2009, 05:49
Firestar.chkn Firestar.chkn is offline
Join Date: Aug 2005
Can you perhaps include a max groans per day setting, with the same addition requested by me in the thanks thread, allowing usergroups to be exempt from this setting? Also, could you perhaps include the option to not show the groans in the postbit? I've removed them, but I don't see a drop in queries... not sure if I should, but if it could speed up the server a bit, then so much the better.

Last edited by Firestar.chkn; 11 Feb 2009 at 08:55.
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Old 05 Apr 2009, 15:36
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Vitaly Vitaly is offline
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Index missed:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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Old 06 Jul 2009, 13:08
Dribbles Dribbles is offline
Join Date: Dec 2002
Is it possible to change the font color and size (and remove the bold) of "The Following User Says NO Thank You to For This Shitty Post:" part?
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Old 20 Jul 2009, 20:34
Hicksatpd Hicksatpd is offline
Join Date: Nov 2004
Do you think I can install and use this on 3.7.4? I recently added the Thanks mod and we love it. It'd be nice to have a counter-balance.
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Old 19 Dec 2009, 01:57
BehG BehG is offline
Join Date: Apr 2009
This may be a dumb question, but is there an easy way not to diplay the "thanks" and "groans", but only "thanked" and "groaned" stats. I know the templates can probably be edited, but my editing knowledge is very limited. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance,
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Old 30 Dec 2009, 19:58
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tschai tschai is offline
Join Date: Nov 2006
Real name: Tschai
Thumbs up

Originally Posted by Dribbles View Post
Is it possible to change the font color and size (and remove the bold) of "The Following User Says NO Thank You to For This Shitty Post:" part?
This would be a very welcome feature...or a 'mini hack'...
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Old 11 Aug 2010, 21:20
alehawk alehawk is offline
Join Date: Apr 2008
I got a problem with the butto, I installed long time ago the post thanks hack and other hacks, now I installed this but I got a button between the thanks and groan button.
How can I do to select the buttons order so the thanks and groan buttons stay together?
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