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[AJAX] Helpful Answers - Allow users to rate individual posts
Mod Version: 2.0.0, by Ted S (Coder) Ted S is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (7 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 47
Released: 04 Feb 2009 Last Update: 01 Sep 2009 Downloads: 379
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files  

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 (AJAX) to rate individual posts as either helpful or not allowing future visitors to understand the benefits of each post.

Designed for maximum flexibility:



This addon is built to be flexible and offers several customization options including:
  • The ability to use image or text ratings.
  • The ability to offer yes/no or scaled 1-10 point ranking.
  • The ability to turn off negative ratings for a positive only system.
  • The ability to decide which forums are open for helpful answer ratings.
  • The ability to audit the system and identify top users and potential abusers.
  • The ability to ban specific members from using the system.
  • The ability to customize the AJAX message shown after a post is rated.
  • The ability to edit all text and messages through phrases.
  • The ability to show a page with the top helpful posts.
  • The ability to show rating stats on a user's profile.
  • Integration with the reputation system for ratings.
  • Template driven display that can easily be customized to 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:
This addon requires uploading multiple files, installing a vBulletin product and enabling the feature in any forums you wish. No template modifications are required. Please see the included install file for detailed instructions.

If you are not seeing the rating bar double check that you have enabled the feature in the forum you are in and insure the Manual Template override option is not enabled.

Rating Review & Deletion:
To identify and remove abuse a reporting system is included with this addon and can be found in your vBulletin ACP under the Helpful Answers tab. Through this panel you will be able to view a user's overall rating history and individual ratings and can remove either if necessary. Users can also be explicitly banned from the system.

Reputation System Integration:
Helpful Answers can be extended to directly tie into your reputation system giving users positive or negative points based on the ratings of their posts. There are numerous options on how to handle ratings that can be found in a separate Helpful Answers Reputation part of your vBulletin Settings page.

Anonymous Stats Tracking (optional):
vBulletin forums reach millions of consumers around the world yet little is known about their habits and opinions. This addon was released to the public out of requests but also to further the research of forum user's behaviors and actions through collecting the most basic data on thousands of sites.

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.

While you may disable this feature through the administrative options I ask that you consider leaving it in place to help this research effort and insure the continued support of the addon.

The tracking feature uses the php library cURL on a 5 second timeout. If cURL is not installed this option is automatically disabled.

History of this addon:

This addon was originally developed for private use in 2006 for a site of mine but after getting several past clients requested requests and messages I decided to package it up for public release.

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Add-On Releases [AJAX] Helpful Answers - Post Rating System (plus many sub-features) Ted S vBulletin 3.8 Add-ons 1801 02 May 2016 09:34

  #151  
Old 25 Jul 2009, 18:30
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This mod integrated with a vbCredits via third party addon and the reputation system.

Is there another system you would like to integrate it with?
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Old 29 Jul 2009, 18:46
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Hello.

I changed the phrases and it shows still the same. :S
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Old 30 Jul 2009, 15:02
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Hi

Can this be added on a selective per forum basis? (so not forum-wide just on some forums?)

Thanks
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Old 30 Jul 2009, 16:39
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Originally Posted by Jah-Hools View Post
Hi

Can this be added on a selective per forum basis? (so not forum-wide just on some forums?)

Thanks
Yup.
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Old 08 Aug 2009, 20:29
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After several months of testing by many users I have released 1.9.5 which is a large update to the Helpful Answers system.

Some of the changes in this release:
- The notification system can now be used to tell them when someone voted on their post
- You can now display a message under the first post linking to the top rated post
- Updates to the hooks and plugin system to meet vbulletin guides
- Fixes to several small bugs
- Improved installer code
- Specific threads can be excluded or included via the admin

Note: Installing this version will rework your existing votes updating each one to include additional data. Please be mindful of this as an upgrade will take a few minutes for larger sites.
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Old 10 Aug 2009, 18:16
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If I disable the giving of reputation in specific forums.. can this still add reputation to users overall scores?
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Old 10 Aug 2009, 19:33
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Additionally, there's something wrong with the query you say to run if you switch between the 10 point scale and the up/down vote:


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

I get the following error:

An error occurred while attempting to execute your query. The following information was returned.
error number: 1054
error desc: Unknown column 'goodrank' in 'field list'
And:


An error occurred while attempting to execute your query. The following information was returned.
error number: 1064
error desc: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'DELETE FROM helpfulanswer' at line 2
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Old 11 Aug 2009, 17:20
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Thank you. I will be sure to update this asap.
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Old 12 Aug 2009, 18:44
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where is usergroup permission ?
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Old 12 Aug 2009, 22:32
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Originally Posted by schmidt123a View Post
where is usergroup permission ?
Looks like you double posted this, please check the other thread and stick to one thread so I don't end up trying to answer you twice. Thanks.
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Old 12 Aug 2009, 22:34
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by libertylounge View Post
Additionally, there's something wrong with the query you say to run if you switch between the 10 point scale and the up/down vote:


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

I get the following error:



And:
Which script did you run to get this error?
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Old 26 Aug 2009, 14:38
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guys, is there version for vbulletin 3.6 for this hack

i had try to install but get this when importing

The following dependencies were not met:
This product is not compatible with version 3.6.8 of vBulletin. (Compatible starting with 3.7.0)
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Old 26 Aug 2009, 16:00
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You can edit the modification to install on 3.6 but it is not supported against the 3.6 code although it should work just fine.
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Old 01 Sep 2009, 02:34
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Hello Helpful Answers users. Today I am please to announce 2.0.0 which is a big number that includes a big feature long asked for (although the actual changes are rather small).

2.0 introduces user level stats on good votes, totalvotes and bad votes which you can put right into the postbit template using $post[hagoodrank] $post[hatotalrank] and $post[habadrank]

These stats combine a user's entire post history (votes on their posts) into simple numbers for your use.

Updating to 2.0 may take a few minutes as old votes are converted into the user profile. To reduce queries the user table is extended to offer both a good and total rank field.

2.0 requires uploading all .php files as well as updating the XML plugin and to use the new variables you will need to edit your postbit template as you see fit.
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Old 01 Sep 2009, 10:40
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
You can edit the modification to install on 3.6 but it is not supported against the 3.6 code although it should work just fine.
Does this still apply to 2.0.0 on 3.6.12? I haven't installed it yet.
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