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[AJAX] Post Thank You Hack
Mod Version: 7.4, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
Developer Last Online: Jun 2010 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

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vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (210 votes - 4.76 average) Installs: 2721
Released: 03 Aug 2006 Last Update: 21 Mar 2008 Downloads: 16524
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files  

vB 3.7 version of this hack here:
vB 4.0 version of this hack here:

Post Thank You Hack 7.4

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.

  • 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


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.

Please post your comments or suggestions for this hack. I read ALL posts.

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  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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Old 09 Sep 2009, 04:15
goshalim goshalim is offline
Join Date: Oct 2007

I have the Thanked product , and i would like to make it looks like the picture below
According to each usergroup , then colour must me shown, when they thank.

Does any ones kons how to do this please

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Old 17 Sep 2009, 19:37
leftwich86 leftwich86 is offline
Join Date: Jun 2008
Real name: Gabe Leftwich
We just re-installed our thanks (because AJAX isn't working) and a couple of issues:

1) AJAX isn't working for it. The page refreshes
2) Thanks are no longer showing up in the user cp history

Any help with either?
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Old 07 Oct 2009, 23:04
demonfatal demonfatal is offline
Join Date: Mar 2009
Thank you for this great hack!!!

My forum has some posts with 250 or more Thanks, which takes up a lot of space.
How can I add a button to Hide/ Show the Thanks and at the same time, keep the total number of Thanks displayed?
I have tried to add a button in the "thanks_postbit" template, but I have not been successful.

Last edited by demonfatal; 09 Oct 2009 at 12:17.
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Old 20 Oct 2009, 09:32
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Kingdombuilder Kingdombuilder is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009
will this work for VB 3.8?
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Old 02 Nov 2009, 15:16
Ghostt Ghostt is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009
cant install it on 3.8.4 . getting error"isnt available "
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Old 18 Nov 2009, 10:56
seyfihoca seyfihoca is offline
Join Date: Jan 2006
can you add a feature so that a thanked thread, say ten times, moves up?
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Old 17 Dec 2009, 19:58
Raptor Raptor is offline
Join Date: Nov 2001
works perfect on vb 3.8.4 - even on a full custom skin no edits required !

Good Job !
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Old 30 Dec 2009, 04:32
CyberSultan CyberSultan is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Sure hope Abe1 has the strength to make this work in vb 4.0 with all the changes that took place in 4.0.

Edit: Just found that there is a more current thread regarding a work-in-progress update to 4.0. Thanks Abe1!!!

Last edited by CyberSultan; 30 Dec 2009 at 04:52.
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Old 30 Dec 2009, 10:31
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Abe
vb4.0 versions released here:

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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Old 20 Jan 2010, 15:36
flOid flOid is offline
Join Date: Jan 2008
please delete

Last edited by flOid; 20 Jan 2010 at 17:00.
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Old 26 Jan 2010, 19:00
SebKom SebKom is offline
Join Date: Sep 2009
How can we remove the "the following users say thank you to ..." from appearing in the forum?
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Old 05 Feb 2010, 08:03
kmoh kmoh is offline
Join Date: Feb 2010
How am i going to put my Thanked/Thanks count on the users data?

Like this

The one on the side, below the power level or the post count.
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Old 04 Mar 2010, 05:33
mandy02 mandy02 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2010
I am having a problem installing this MOD. I thought I uploaded all of the files, but it's saying I did not. I'm guessing it's because I'm not sure how to implement this part of the instruction "and into EVERY "buttons" folder in every style you have." I don't know where the styles are stored in the file structure. I looked for something obvious, but didn't see it. Can you tell me where to find the buttons folder for a style?
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Old 22 Mar 2010, 19:16
jmpa jmpa is offline
Join Date: Apr 2008
Is there a way to show extra content on the post when a user Thanks?
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Old 09 Jun 2010, 17:43
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basketmen basketmen is offline
Join Date: Nov 2006
Originally Posted by pandaram View Post
Hi,thanks for the hack..i have a small issue..i run vB 3.6.4..please have a look at the image below

the thanks numbers are being displayed correctly in the usercp...but the numbers are not being displayed in "postbit" and "memberinfo"

and for some members its getting stuck at 1,even though they have received hundreds of "thanks" in more than a single thread.

Can someone please help me out...?
i am sorry to replying this old post and thread, i am using this hack version and using vb 3.6.8

but i still cant see the thanks numbers in the usercp, where it is exactly in usercp?

i am trying to add these code but no one works, please help guys what is the right code to showing the thanks number in the usercp



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