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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: 4908
Released: 20 Dec 2007 Last Update: 28 Jul 2008 Downloads: 29512
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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  #436  
Old 06 Apr 2008, 14:01
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Originally Posted by Chris-777 View Post
Is there a way to disable the auto-insert of the thanks button, and manually add it to skins? This hack works fine, but it's putting my (heavy) normal thanks button into my mobile theme, and I can't seem to find where to remove it.
Remove all the code from the button template for each of those styles.
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  #437  
Old 06 Apr 2008, 18:22
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Hi,

I got a problem with the Post Thanks system, it used to work fine but when I updated it to the latest version, now the Post Thanks button disappeared. I don't really know what happened and how to get the button shown on the post again. Can you please help?

When I view source, I see this:

<!-- Start Post Thank You Hack -->

<!-- End Post Thank You Hack -->

So the code of the post thank you hack is missing.

Cheers,
Tung
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  #438  
Old 06 Apr 2008, 20:58
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Did you upgrade using the correct mod? There's a 36x and a 37x mod.
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  #439  
Old 06 Apr 2008, 21:00
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Yes I followed the instruction of the 3.6.8 version. In fact, it worked after I upgraded, however, now the button disappeared.

What should I do now?
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  #440  
Old 06 Apr 2008, 21:13
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Is Post Thanks turned on in your AdminCP?

By the way, you're posting in the 37x Post Thanks thread.
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  #441  
Old 07 Apr 2008, 00:08
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Yes I checked and the Post Thank is on.

I'm sorry for posting in a wrong thread. Because I see the coder said this version will work with 3.6.8 too , so I think I could get some help here...

Is there somewhere I can download the older version?
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  #442  
Old 07 Apr 2008, 03:02
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Here's the tag to Abe1's 3.6.8 version.

I apologize. I did not mean to say you were in the wrong thread.
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  #443  
Old 07 Apr 2008, 03:38
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Thanks theOZer for your help. Unfortunately Abe updated both threads with latest version 7.4, so I don't know what to do now.

Oh God, I wish I didn't update..........
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  #444  
Old 07 Apr 2008, 16:11
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You seem to be correct; Abe1's 368 & 37x Post Thanks appears to be one and the same.
Hmmm. I'm stumped, too. What version of vB are you running, vB368?
Make sure you're reading the correct install instructions, Abe1 has 5 different install scenarios for different versions of Vb. Re-do the install, reload the product xml file with Overwrite on. (I would NOT recommend uninstalling first; this may/might wipe out the Post Thanks MySQL table (I'm not sure here)).
Note: If you have more than 1 style you need to copy the post_thanks.gif into each & every style you have, into each style's \images\buttons folders.
If that works, in AdminCP, rerun the Post Thanks Recounter.
~OZ
P.S. I've upgraded my active forum to 369. I use vB's supplied templates. Post Thanks work flawlessly. It also works just fine in my testvb 370RC2 test forum. Hmmmm.
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  #445  
Old 07 Apr 2008, 19:14
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I'm running Vb 3.6.8.

I have just reinstalled the Post Thank and I followed exactly what the readme file said, however, the problem still persists.

I only have 1 style on my forum and I uploaded the button image to buttons folder already

And not just the Thank button, the list of members who thanked also disappeared
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  #446  
Old 07 Apr 2008, 19:29
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Thank you very much for your help theOzer, it works now!!! WOW

I realized that even I'm using Vb 3.6.8, I have to follow the instruction to install into Vb 3.6.0 and 3.6.5 because the templates need to be modified again.

So if anybody has the same problem with me, remember to edit your templates as described on the file Insructions - vb-3-6-0 - vb-3-6-5.txt

Cheers

Last edited by NsT; 08 Apr 2008 at 04:40.
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  #447  
Old 07 Apr 2008, 19:39
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Does anyone have an idea how much additional load the auto-template is going to put on the server? I've got vBSEO running and that already cranks up the serverload quite a bit, so I'm not sure if I should install plugins that use auto-template.
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  #448  
Old 08 Apr 2008, 23:45
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Has anyone with a larger forum had problems installing this? I have about 3.5 million posts and about 145k members and when I do a new install into v3.7 rc-2 and hit import (xml) the screen goes blank and seems to hang there until it times out.

I had no problems at all installing it into a beta 3 forum with about 500,000 posts and then upgrading the forum to rc-2. Went very smoothly.

Thanks
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  #449  
Old 08 Apr 2008, 23:52
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Ok, it finally installed but it took a LONG time! Timed out the window once but seems to have finally completed.

Thanks again for this hack!
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  #450  
Old 09 Apr 2008, 03:12
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Anyone have an idea how to make the results show up as titles only and not posts?
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