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[AJAX] Helpful Answers - Allow users to rate individual posts
Mod Version: 2.4.2, by Ted S (Coder) Ted S is offline
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Released: 16 Jan 2010 Last Update: 12 Aug 2012 Downloads: 3844
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Helpful Answers has been used to record over 6 MILLION times on more than 2,000 forums. If you're not using HA your users are looking for it!

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
to rate individual posts as either helpful or not allowing future visitors to understand the value of each post.

Designed to be flexible, HA has over 30 configurable settings:
  • Use image or text ratings AJAX or traditional links.
  • Offer yes/no or scaled 1-10 point ranking.
  • Turn off negative ratings for a positive only system.
  • Decide which forums are open for helpful answer ratings.
  • Audit the system and identify top users and potential abusers.
  • Ban specific members from using the system.
  • Customize the message shown after a post is rated.
  • Show a page with the top helpful posts.
  • Show rating stats on a user's profile.
  • Hide posts that rate "too low"
  • Template driven so you can customize it all for 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.

Modification Installation [Must Read]:


Step 1: Upload the addon files found in the upload/ folder to your forum directory
Step 2: Install the plugin through your vB Administration area
Step 3: Configure settings & enable the mod in individual forums


You must configure settings & enable forums before voting will show up.

Anonymous Stats Tracking (optional):

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. You can disable this through the admin.


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Old 30 Jun 2014, 07:21
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by idnews View Post
i will wait for that too
Why?
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Old 30 Jun 2014, 07:23
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by m7sen View Post
hello
any upgrade ?

we are in 2014 !
Upgrade to change / do / add what?
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Old 03 Jul 2014, 02:30
yukirina yukirina is offline
 
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I'm pretty sure it's not much help posting this, but I'm going to try it anyway by the smallest chance that it's possible.

There's a mod called vBActivity by DragonByte that our forum uses. This module increases activity points of the user rep'ing a post. I tried rep'ing someone's post without a mod and the points increased as expected. But when I used your mod to rep someone's post (helpful answer upvote/downvote), nothing happened. Do you possibly know any solution to this?
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Old 03 Jul 2014, 03:01
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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There's no connection between the two mods from this end so voting up a post here won't impact the reputation system there. The solution would be to extend your reputation system to add points by votes which can be done with the included hooks.
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Old 03 Jul 2014, 03:10
yukirina yukirina is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
There's no connection between the two mods from this end so voting up a post here won't impact the reputation system there. The solution would be to extend your reputation system to add points by votes which can be done with the included hooks.
But using a reputation system by vBulletin does affect it, that's why I think there's something that can be tweaked to make it work.
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Old 03 Jul 2014, 03:47
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by yukirina View Post
But using a reputation system by vBulletin does affect it, that's why I think there's something that can be tweaked to make it work.
Right, like I said, it can almost certainly be done if you so chose to do it.
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Old 07 Jul 2014, 07:41
Conehead555 Conehead555 is offline
 
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When I use this option:

Enable User Points
If enabled, users will have votes on their posts counted to display in the postbit template, their profile, etc.

What is the variable for using this in the postbit, etc.?
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Old 07 Jul 2014, 19:53
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Conehead555 View Post
When I use this option:

Enable User Points
If enabled, users will have votes on their posts counted to display in the postbit template, their profile, etc.

What is the variable for using this in the postbit, etc.?
Yikes, that's really not well labeled, my bad

Here's the variables generated, play around to see which paint the right picture you want.

{vb:raw post.totalrank} - The total number of ratings
{vb:raw post.goodrank} - The number of good ratings
{vb:raw post.badrank} - The number of bad ratings
{vb:raw post.helpfulgood} - True if the post is positive overall (more good than bad ratings)
{vb:raw post.rate_helpfulanswer} - True if the user can rate the post (false if they are banned or have rated it).
{vb:raw post.helpfulanswerid} - True if the user has already rated the post.
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Old 25 Aug 2014, 01:27
GCC LLC GCC LLC is offline
 
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Skimmed through but couldn't fine it.

Is there a variable that you can put in postbit that lists the number of votes received by others?


Looking to create a nice list of "most useful members"

Last edited by GCC LLC; 25 Aug 2014 at 01:54.
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Old 27 Oct 2014, 19:56
QFIT QFIT is offline
 
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I came to post pretty much the same as the last poster. How do I get a list of the most helpful posters? I think this is more useful than the posters that used the function the most.
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Old 28 Oct 2014, 05:58
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by QFIT View Post
I came to post pretty much the same as the last poster. How do I get a list of the most helpful posters? I think this is more useful than the posters that used the function the most.
This is not something included but the data is all there (in the user table) waiting for you to build whatever display you want.
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Old 03 Nov 2014, 15:32
QFIT QFIT is offline
 
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Can you give me the SQL query?
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Old 03 Nov 2014, 20:01
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by QFIT View Post
Can you give me the SQL query?
There's two columns in the usertable to use:

hagoodrank - which is the number of good rankings
hatotalrank - which is the total votes on threads

You can use either / both to sort as you see fit.
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Old 03 Nov 2014, 20:12
Meestor_X Meestor_X is offline
 
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Sorry if this question has already been answered... (TL;DR and I did do a search on this thread and didn't get any relevant hits)

Can a thread be sorted by # of upvotes? That is to say, can the posts with the highest "good" rating be shown first? Are there other sort options too?
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Old 03 Nov 2014, 21:00
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Meestor_X View Post
Sorry if this question has already been answered... (TL;DR and I did do a search on this thread and didn't get any relevant hits)

Can a thread be sorted by # of upvotes? That is to say, can the posts with the highest "good" rating be shown first? Are there other sort options too?
Not as a default option.

Thread sorting is assumed to be by date and us hardcoded into the system so while it's very much possible, it requires some manual hacking to accomplish.

Look at line 881 / 919 / 1002 of showthread.php
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