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[DBTech] Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3 (vB4) [AJAX]
Mod Version: 3.6.3, by DragonByte Tech (Coder) DragonByte Tech is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (159 votes - 4.61 average) Installs: 1681
Released: 29 May 2010 Last Update: 20 Apr 2017 Downloads: 14248
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What it is: Advanced Thanks/Like mod is designed to cut down on spam and increase useful content in your forum by using a peer encouragement system - users thank/like each others posts, which can give them access to attachements, post content etc, as well as encourage the thanked person to post more great content.

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Importer from Abe's Thanks mod (vB3 / vB4) and vBSEO "Likes" now available in Lite version!



Major Features: Lite

Require a Button Click: Allows you to hide the content of a post, or hie an attachment, until the person clicks a button on the post.

Statistics: Shows the top 5 people for; Giving / Receiving button clicks.

Collapsable postbit stats: Shows how many button clicks a person has given, received etc in the postbit. Admins can determine what statistics can show in the postbit to control sizes etc. The postbit is also collapsable.

Admin Permissions: Control things such as who can click buttons, require button clicks, what shows in postbit, what options can run concurrently, per forum permisions etc.

Reputation: Add / Remove Reputation for each of your button clicks.

Notifications: Receive alerts when a member clicked on one of the buttons for one of your posts.

Import Thanks: Import script to import "thanks" from Abe's [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack on vBulletin.org. It will work with both vB3 and vB4 versions of this mod.

Import Likes: Import script to import "likes" from vBSEO.


Major Features: Pro

Infinite Buttons: Ability to create new buttons to press! No longer do you need to be limited by Thanks / Like / Dislike.

Auto Collapse Posts: Collapses a post so it doesnt show up by using a formulae for button clicks of your choosing.

User Postbit Config: Lets users decide what postbit stats they want to see.

Additional permissions: Un-click a button. Control how many stats show on the statistics page, set permissions per subforum.

Integrated Controls: You can now integrate the button clicking controls into the post footer, like many of you requested.

Buttons in First Post Only: This allows you to only make the first post thankable. If you forum is based around news, releases or anything similar this will allow your users to easily see the quality of the thread in question.

Button Click Anonymity: This feature will be extremely helpful to forums who like the idea of a "dislike" button, but don't like the drama it brings. Now you can set certain buttons to be anonymous - no one will see who clicked.

Post Colour Thresholds: Ever wanted an easy way for members to tell if a post is helpful or trash? Colour thresholds let you change the colour of posts depending on how many clicks of a button they receive. Members can now see at a glance whether or not a post is helpful, interesting or pointless.



Complete Feature List
Lite
  • Front-End
    • Click buttons for posts (permissions and settings permitting)
    • Require button clicks to see content (whole post is hidden)
    • Require button clicks to see attachments
    • Top 5 Given / Received statistics for each button
    • Collapsible postbit statistics
    • (vB4) Forum Sidebar block for button feeds
    • Hottest Threads / Posts page showing most clicked posts and threads
    • Each button can be set as "Default" for Attachments and Content. When posting via Quick Reply, the default button(s) will be set as Required
    • The "thanks bar" in posts displays the number of users who has clicked each button, also for non-forum integration areas
  • AdminCP
    • Control display order of buttons
    • Set permissions per usergroup to be able to click and require clicks of buttons
    • Per-category toggle of what buttons are enabled
    • Search interface to find clicks for a specific post
    • Maintenance options; Clean up clicks that are attached to deleted posts, Recalculate the Given / Received statistics, Rebuild Reputation
    • Manual postbit stats relocation
    • Hide APTL info from guests
    • Globally disable notifications for new clicks
    • Disable APTL integration with non-forum areas via vBulletin Options
    • Disable "Total click count" on the "thanks bar"
    • Notifications can be disabled on a per-button basis
    • Disable button text
  • Integration
    • Social Groups
    • User Notes
    • Visitor Messaging
    • (vB4) [DBTech] DragonByte Gallery: Images
    • (vB4) [DBTech] DragonByte Reviews: Reviews
  • (vB4) Forum Block
    • Tabbed interface to choose between "Recent" and "Top" button clicks
    • Ability to select from any of the available buttons and display the 5 recent clicks from that button
    • "Top" tab on the forum block, lists top clicks for the selected button
    • Control the timespan in which the "Top" period is calculated for
    • Deny usergroup access
Pro
  • Front-End
    • "Entry List" page; a browseable list of all button clicks
    • Users can hide postbit items via the UserCP
    • Users can turn off notifications via the UserCP
    • Hottest Threads / Posts has a date range filter
  • AdminCP
    • Create unlimited buttons to click
    • Ability to create Post Colour Thresholds to highlight posts in different colours
    • (vB4) Choose what portions of the postbit should be coloured via the post colour thresholds.
    • Minimum posts required to click a button
    • Per-usergroup setting to become immune to clicks of a button
    • Per-usergroup setting whether who clicked a button is displayed
    • Per-usergroup setting to allow disabling clicks of a specific button for a post
    • Per-usergroup setting to allow removing a click of a button
    • Limit button clicks per day
    • Per-forum ability to set each button to only display in the first post
    • Per-forum toggle of what buttons are enabled
    • Set more / less than 5 for the Given / Received statistics
    • Ability to auto-collapse posts using provided formula or input for your own using your custom buttons
    • Move the "Post Like / Thanks" cloud above / below posts, above / below signatures
    • Ability to delete entries found in the Search interface
    • Email notifications (can be disabled globally) on a per-button basis
    • Disable notifications on a per-button basis
    • Set a flood limit (in seconds) that serves as a delay between button clicks
    • Individual users now be excluded from using the mod
    • Turn off individual buttons' integration with non-forum areas
    • Turn off "Given" and "Received stats on a per-button basis
  • Integration
    • Blog Entries
    • Blog Comments

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  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification

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Old 17 Jul 2013, 16:43
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Where and how would this problem show up in what kind of search:

In vBulletin version 4.0.6 and above, Internet Brands changed the way
search results were being shown.
Hidden content may be exposed unless you perform this file edit.
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Old 17 Jul 2013, 17:14
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Originally Posted by iraqiboy90 View Post
No, it doesn't happen 100% of the time.
Also, another problem;
The path for the like/thank statistics is "unknown" for the WOL.
This

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

and this

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

basically the main one as well.

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

Those following plugins are already enabled:
online_location_process
online_location_unknown
WOL is not supported at this time, those plugins are placeholders

Originally Posted by IGOTASTi View Post
Is there a 3.1.4 version already? Someone told me that.
You can always see the latest version @ our website

Originally Posted by IGOTASTi View Post
Where and how would this problem show up in what kind of search:

In vBulletin version 4.0.6 and above, Internet Brands changed the way
search results were being shown.
Hidden content may be exposed unless you perform this file edit.
Searches that display results as posts, as opposed to as threads.



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  #1893  
Old 18 Jul 2013, 17:09
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Is it possible to display directly the likes/thanks given/received on postbil without having to click on the arrow which displays that ?
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Old 23 Jul 2013, 19:58
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Turn on the "Disable Postbit Stats Collapse" setting in the vBulletin Options.


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Old 24 Jul 2013, 03:15
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Thanks for the answer.
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Old 30 Jul 2013, 02:06
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I've downloaded and imported the german translation but it seems like there are some hardcoded "Thanks" and "Likes" phrases:



The postbit stats and also the stats under every post always say "Thanks" and "Likes". I've searched in the Phrase Manager but couldn't find anything. The templates also seem to not use any phrases for those 2 words. How can I translate just the phrase "Thanks" and "Likes"?
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Old 31 Jul 2013, 09:19
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Is there any integration feature or patch for CMS Articles?
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Old 01 Aug 2013, 01:18
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DragonByte Tech DragonByte Tech is offline
 
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Originally Posted by black666 View Post
I've downloaded and imported the german translation but it seems like there are some hardcoded "Thanks" and "Likes" phrases:



The postbit stats and also the stats under every post always say "Thanks" and "Likes". I've searched in the Phrase Manager but couldn't find anything. The templates also seem to not use any phrases for those 2 words. How can I translate just the phrase "Thanks" and "Likes"?
These can be translated either via the vBPhrases (as of v3.1.0 Gold) or by renaming the buttons in the Button Management screen. That screen also has links to the phrases to translate.

Originally Posted by civil78 View Post
Is there any integration feature or patch for CMS Articles?
Unfortunately not, no


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Old 03 Aug 2013, 18:13
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Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.1.4 Patch Level 1

New Features
  • The button titles can now be translated in the same way Action Text etc can be translated

Bugfixes
  • Compact Style did not show button click counts for buttons the viewing user could not click
  • The buttons should now once again respect their "disabled" settings
  • Advanced Post Thanks / Like was not compatible with Threaded or Hybrid thread display modes


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Old 03 Aug 2013, 20:56
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I'd like to point out a major security flaw in this. If you have sections on your forum that are hidden from other users and you are tagged/mentioned/quoted/post liked in it everyone will be able to see the title of the thread.

For example:

User 1 is VIP
User 2 is not

There is a thread by the name of "Thread Title" in a VIP section that user 1 posts. If another user that is VIP likes that post, user 2 will be able to go to their profile and see the title of that thread in the likes section.

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This may not be a big deal for some people but on my forum this makes the mod completely unusable. I can't just remove the sections from the profile either because we use the like/dislike feature for rep too and we wouldn't be able to see if people are mass repping each other.

DragoByte Tech- If you could work out a way to prevent users from seeing thread titles that isn't in their allowed sections I'd really appreciate it.
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Old 03 Aug 2013, 21:07
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There are forum permission checks in place that prevent people from seeing the content if you either can't view the forum, can't view threads in that forum or you do not have the password for that forum entered in their browser.

If the viewing user does not meet these criteria, they will see "-=Hidden Content=-" instead (same as if the post is hidden behind a HIDE tag).

While I appreciate you taking the time to post improvement requests for our mods, your post gives off the impression there is an actual security concern in this mod when, from multiple reports and tests, this is not the case.


Also, according to vBulletin.org you have not downloaded the product - was this posted in the wrong thread (vB3 vs vB4)?

If you're running the Pro version, please do be aware that we cannot offer support for the Pro version here on vBulletin.org.



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Old 03 Aug 2013, 21:11
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
There are forum permission checks in place that prevent people from seeing the content if you either can't view the forum, can't view threads in that forum or you do not have the password for that forum entered in their browser.

If the viewing user does not meet these criteria, they will see "-=Hidden Content=-" instead (same as if the post is hidden behind a HIDE tag).

While I appreciate you taking the time to post improvement requests for our mods, your post gives off the impression there is an actual security concern in this mod when, from multiple reports and tests, this is not the case.


Also, according to vBulletin.org you have not downloaded the product - was this posted in the wrong thread (vB3 vs vB4)?

If you're running the Pro version, please do be aware that we cannot offer support for the Pro version here on vBulletin.org.



Fillip
I've used the mod for awhile on vb4 I must have just forgotten to click installed, I've done it now. I'm going to PM you a pdf file that one of my members made with some more information regarding it because my forum doesn't show the "-=Hidden Content=-" message.

I apologize for seeming as it is a big security issue because on my forum it is and I wasn't under the impression that it usually says "-=Hidden Content=-".
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Old 03 Aug 2013, 21:27
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
Here's a couple of screenshots from our own forum:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8jwhklmecj...2021.15.29.png
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nokhv7rm7t...2021.15.56.png

The first screenshot is taken from my account, where I clicked a button for a thread that's in our private staff room (thread title is harmless enough )

The second screenshot is taken as a guest, you can see it yourself by going to Mokonzi's profile here: http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/members/666-mokonzi/
(Ignore his user ID, he's actually the nicest guy you'll ever meet in your entire life)

If this does not occur on your forum, then please double-check that you have set either Can View Forum or Can View Thread Content to No for all user groups the member in question is a member of.

Also check that there are no Access Masks running for these members.

Fillip
Ah okay the issue must be with the Can View Thread Content. I have it so that users can post to the higher up sections and only be able to see their own threads. So Can View Thread Content is enabled however Can View Other's Thread Content is not.

Hmm, I'll need to find a way so that users can still post to the sections while still keeping the rest hidden from them.

If you know of a solution that'd be great if not I'll need to figure out something.

Thanks for your quick replies, much appreciated!
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Old 12 Aug 2013, 18:52
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
Turn on the "Disable Postbit Stats Collapse" setting in the vBulletin Options.
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I installed the mod the admincp cache setting in settings is blank.
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Old 15 Aug 2013, 21:43
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
Originally Posted by IGOTASTi View Post
Where and how would this problem show up in what kind of search:

In vBulletin version 4.0.6 and above, Internet Brands changed the way
search results were being shown.
Hidden content may be exposed unless you perform this file edit.
Searches that display results as posts, as opposed to as threads.
This edit actually blocked all post previews for me (when I searched for posts). I could only see the thread titles and the "preview area" displayed -=Hidden Content=- message instead.
What's worse, when I turned the plugin off, all post searches resulted in: "500 Internal Server Error"...

When I removed these lines it all went back to normal. No hidden content is displayed (at least I couldn't find any - I tested it on a few accounts with different permissions and with two separate browsers).

I'm not sure when the original problem actually appeared (I don't remember ever having it), but the one that this "fix" causes is much worse, IMO.
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