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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: 3531
Released: 30 Dec 2009 Last Update: 02 Nov 2016 Downloads: 29701
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Original file removed, replaced with patched files including search fix (some admins noticed hackers attempting to use outdated code to exploit search in attempt to gain administrator password or similar).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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  #1231  
Old 18 Jan 2011, 12:10
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Welshy2008 Welshy2008 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by WallyGR View Post
After upgrading from 3.8 to 4.1.1 I have upgraded the hack but all the thanx-count numbers in the user postbit and profiles are wrong.

Is there anything I could do to fix it? Maybe run a ceratin index?

Thanx in advance!
Try ADMINCP -> Maintenance -> Update Counters
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  #1232  
Old 18 Jan 2011, 12:11
emperatour emperatour is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Unhappy

I have recently upgraded from 3.8 to 4.1.1 and successfully upgraded the old hack to new version by changing the max version.

Now, the problem is that all the previous thanks are gone and the counter is set to 0. As stated in the second post, I upgraded the thanks add-on and didn't uninstall it.

Any suggestion for retrieving the thanks database?

regards,


P.S: my question was being answered while i was posting... but which counter should update? I can't see any specific counter for thanks.
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  #1233  
Old 18 Jan 2011, 12:21
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Welshy2008 Welshy2008 is offline
 
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The counters should be updated after an update anyway.

Did you do a database backup Before upgrading?
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  #1234  
Old 18 Jan 2011, 12:27
WallyGR WallyGR is offline
 
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Update Post Counts did not have any affect...unfortunately
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Old 18 Jan 2011, 12:47
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Welshy2008 Welshy2008 is offline
 
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Sorry, That is all I can think of.
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  #1236  
Old 18 Jan 2011, 12:51
WallyGR WallyGR is offline
 
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Hmmm the Thanx you button is not displayed as well
I have put the 2 png images in the button folders...
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  #1237  
Old 18 Jan 2011, 15:28
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andreamarucci andreamarucci is offline
 
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Ehm I feel a little dumb. I've installed bot i really don't know where to go for administration (if there's an administration). Also I'm using postbit (the horizontal one) and I've not understood where to go and what to put in to show the button...

Can someone help?
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  #1238  
Old 18 Jan 2011, 20:36
myrtletalk myrtletalk is offline
 
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Originally Posted by john h View Post
I've installed this in 4.1.1 final and it only add the "Thanks" icon to the first post. I have selected "No" for the "Only work in First Post" option in settings (I did try "Yes" as well but no change).
How did you get it installed on 4.1.1? When I try it stops during the import and says it isn't designed for 4.1.1?
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Old 18 Jan 2011, 21:06
john h john h is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Read some the previous posts, it tells you how to change the xml file so it will install.
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  #1240  
Old 19 Jan 2011, 05:35
lostguy lostguy is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Im using Vb 4.1.1 but the system dont allow me install ! can someone post the solution here ?
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  #1241  
Old 19 Jan 2011, 05:46
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Originally Posted by myrtletalk View Post
How did you get it installed on 4.1.1? When I try it stops during the import and says it isn't designed for 4.1.1?
Originally Posted by lostguy View Post
Im using Vb 4.1.1 but the system dont allow me install ! can someone post the solution here ?
1. Find and edit product-post_thanks.xml as follows:

2. FIND around line 15:


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

3. CHANGE the last part to maxversion="4.1.99" so it now looks like:


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

4. SAVE.

5. IMPORT product-post_thanks.xml in Add Product.
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  #1242  
Old 19 Jan 2011, 05:48
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Originally Posted by andreamarucci View Post
Ehm I feel a little dumb. I've installed bot i really don't know where to go for administration (if there's an administration). Also I'm using postbit (the horizontal one) and I've not understood where to go and what to put in to show the button...
Admin CP -> Settings -> Options -> scroll down to Post Thank You Hack
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  #1243  
Old 19 Jan 2011, 05:52
cyberchief cyberchief is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
There is coding in the xml that s"tates the version it is good for. Open the xml in notepad, find/change the: "maxversion=4.1.0" to "maxversion=4.2.0"
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  #1244  
Old 19 Jan 2011, 06:02
WallyGR WallyGR is offline
 
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I still cannot solve the wrong thanx count in my forum users after I upgraded from 3.8 to 4.1.1 and to the new Thank Yoy Hack version.

Update Post Count did not fix anything.

Is there some code or sql that I could have a look or any other suggestion?

Thanx in advance!
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Old 19 Jan 2011, 06:23
emperatour emperatour is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Welshy2008 View Post
Sorry, That is all I can think of.
Thank you for answering anyway...

I am still struggling with this issue...
Originally Posted by WallyGR View Post
I still cannot solve the wrong thanx count in my forum users after I upgraded from 3.8 to 4.1.1 and to the new Thank Yoy Hack version.

Update Post Count did not fix anything.

Is there some code or sql that I could have a look or any other suggestion?

Thanx in advance!
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