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[AJAX] Post Thank You Hack
Mod Version: 7.82, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
Developer Last Online: Jun 2010 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (349 votes - 4.75 average) Installs: 3529
Released: 30 Dec 2009 Last Update: 02 Nov 2016 Downloads: 29664
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files Translations  

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Original file removed, replaced with patched files including search fix (some admins noticed hackers attempting to use outdated code to exploit search in attempt to gain administrator password or similar).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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  #751  
Old 31 Mar 2010, 21:13
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Greight Greight is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Another thing needed is that the thank givers list must have an option in admin cp to become hidden and can be toggled with a slide effect.
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  #752  
Old 01 Apr 2010, 09:45
Qatif Qatif is offline
 
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A wonderful addition

Regards
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  #753  
Old 01 Apr 2010, 15:57
desirulez desirulez is offline
 
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Warning: array_merge() [function.array-merge]: Argument #2 is not an array in [path]/post_thanks.php on line 57

i got this error couple of times is it because im using 4.0.2?
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  #754  
Old 01 Apr 2010, 16:16
Gursimran Gursimran is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
it is giving me this error whenever someone hits thanks
Database error in vBulletin 4.0.2:

Invalid SQL:

REPLACE INTO vb_search (userid, ipaddress, personal, searchuser, forumchoice, sortby, sortorder, searchtime, showposts, orderedids, dateline, displayterms, searchhash)
VALUES (0, '216.129.119.44', 1, 'kamena', '', 'post.dateline', 'DESC', 0.02024, 1, '68244,67192,65715,65241,64400,63989,63672,63579,63461,63445,63440,63356', 1270133814, 'a:6:{s:5:\"words\";a:0:{}s:9:\"highlight\";a:0:{}s:6:\"common\";a:0:{}s:5:\"use rs\";a:1:{i:7721;s:6:\"kamena\";}s:6:\"forums\";i:0;s:7:\"options\";a:3:{s:11:\" starteronly\";i:0;s:11:\"childforums\";i:1;s:6:\"action\";s:7:\"process\";}}', 'b670002f01f717b90617aa618d41fef3');

MySQL Error : Table '*****.vb_search' doesn't exist
Error Number : 1146
Request Date : Thursday, April 1st 2010 @ 08:26:54 PM
Error Date : Thursday, April 1st 2010 @ 08:26:54 PM
Script : http://******/forum/post_thanks.php?...dthanks&u=7721
Referrer :
IP Address : 216.129.119.44
Username : Unregistered
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version :
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  #755  
Old 01 Apr 2010, 16:25
badawidollah badawidollah is offline
 
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you here to bro gursimran
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  #756  
Old 01 Apr 2010, 16:27
buontaiviem buontaiviem is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Gursimran View Post
it is giving me this error whenever someone hits thanks
got this error too
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  #757  
Old 01 Apr 2010, 17:18
Gursimran Gursimran is offline
 
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Originally Posted by badawidollah View Post
you here to bro gursimran
yep :P
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  #758  
Old 02 Apr 2010, 18:39
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Julie Julie is offline
 
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Real name: Julie...
Thanks for upgrading this to 4.0! *upgrades*
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  #759  
Old 03 Apr 2010, 00:18
bruschetta bruschetta is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Gursimran View Post
it is giving me this error whenever someone hits thanks
I solved this mod:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=396

using notepad++ you put a second
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  #760  
Old 03 Apr 2010, 01:05
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Location: Ottawa, Canada
Originally Posted by imagirlgeek View Post
What I did to resolve this was to comment out these lines in post_thanks.php...


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

I found this query on lines 278 - 285, 413 - 420, and 527 - 534. I commented out all of them 3 days ago and haven't received this error and also haven't seen any adverse effects.

Hope this helps!
Thank you. Trying this now.

To make it easier for others, if you want to try this fix, I've attached the the revised post_thanks.php file. Save a backup of the old one and upload this new one to the root directory for your forum.
Attached Files
File Type: php post_thanks.php (17.7 KB, 42 views)

Last edited by djbaxter; 03 Apr 2010 at 01:14.
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  #761  
Old 04 Apr 2010, 13:23
Vaira Vaira is offline
 
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Abe1,

I would like to thank you for it. It's a really great addition to my forums!

I have installed it and running 4.0.2 PL4. There are no major issues.
I can confirm that it runs fine. I don't have another mod installed, so nothing could interfere with.

Some minor issues I could resolve with the useful info posted at this thread.

I know you are busy and I would like to use your hack all the time. Therefore I would like to know if you are still supporting this version and if you have planned to add a search function to it as well to make it complete.

A short reply about would be nice.

Thanks again.

Vaira (Yen)

Last edited by Vaira; 04 Apr 2010 at 13:35. Reason: typo
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  #762  
Old 04 Apr 2010, 21:34
grc grc is offline
 
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Search workaround

Hopefully, we'll get a complete upgraded version of this mod someday soon, but till then I'll mention that I stumbled upon a workaround, sort of, that fills in the missing thanks search capability. Come to think of it, I may be the only person who didn't know this!

Anyway, if you turn on the vB reputation system and have the Thanks mod set up to give a reputation point for thanks, users can click on "Settings" and see which of their posts have been "thanked."

The reputation system defaults to showing only the five most recent reputation boosts they've received but you can increase that to whatever number you want.

Our users have been disappointed that they can't find their "thanks" and this workaround restores that to some limited functionality.
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  #763  
Old 05 Apr 2010, 01:03
PamelaE PamelaE is offline
 
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Can this be altered so its a groan mod? I prefer groaning to thanking.
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  #764  
Old 05 Apr 2010, 01:41
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Location: Ottawa, Canada
Originally Posted by PamelaE View Post
I prefer groaning to thanking.
What an admission!

Comic book guy on The Simpsons: "No groaning in my store!"
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  #765  
Old 05 Apr 2010, 14:26
Vaira Vaira is offline
 
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Originally Posted by grc View Post
Hopefully, we'll get a complete upgraded version of this mod someday soon, but till then I'll mention that I stumbled upon a workaround, sort of, that fills in the missing thanks search capability. Come to think of it, I may be the only person who didn't know this!

Anyway, if you turn on the vB reputation system and have the Thanks mod set up to give a reputation point for thanks, users can click on "Settings" and see which of their posts have been "thanked."

The reputation system defaults to showing only the five most recent reputation boosts they've received but you can increase that to whatever number you want.

Our users have been disappointed that they can't find their "thanks" and this workaround restores that to some limited functionality.
Thanks for that great idea.
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