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[AJAX] Post Thank You Hack
Mod Version: 7.7, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (411 votes - 4.81 average) Installs: 4910
Released: 20 Dec 2007 Last Update: 28 Jul 2008 Downloads: 29520
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files Translations  

vB 4.0 version of this hack here:

Post Thank You Hack 7.7

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.

Version 7.5 (05/12/08):
  • Updated files: post_thanks.js, post_thanks.php, functions_post_thanks.php
  • Updated template: post_thanks_button
  • Added securty token check for all thanks added. This will prevent a user from giving out a link or somehow making an image that will get him a lot of thanks.
  • Should have fixed some 'foreach()' errors.
  • Fixed Delete All of a Users Thanks bug
  • vBulletin 3.7.x compatible only

Version 7.6 (06/02/08):
  • FIX: Fixed Security Check for vb 3.7.1
  • Updated files: functions_post_thanks.php

Version 7.7 (07/28/08):
  • FIX: Fixed problem with giving thanks using Blazer (palmOS browser).
  • Updated file: post_thanks.js
  • Updated templates: post_thanks_button, post_thanks_postbit, post_thanks_postbit_legacy
  • New option: Show Stats in Postbit?
  • New option: Show Stats in Profile?

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 17 Apr 2009, 23:28
kairev kairev is offline
Join Date: Apr 2008
Very good hack, I've installed it.

One problem I'm having. In the "Statistics" section of a member's profile, the "Total Thanks" box is coming up twice. Did I do something wrong?
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Old 18 Apr 2009, 03:20
1972dodge 1972dodge is offline
Join Date: Apr 2009
Is 7.7 compatible with 3.8.2? Getting errors when I attempt to import the

post_thanks.php -> \
post_thanks_admin.php -> \admincp\
post_thanks.js -> \clientscript\
functions_post_thanks.php -> \includes\
cpnav_post_thanks.xml -> \includes\xml\
hooks_post_thanks.xml -> \includes\xml\
post_thanks.gif -> \images\buttons\ (and into EVERY "buttons" folder in every style you have)

In the manage products section.

I can get the product-post_thanks to import but that's it and when I enable it, it disables forum.

I am a newbie any help would be great.
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Old 18 Apr 2009, 05:34
dying4004 dying4004 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2004
i think theres some probs with post thanks with vb 3.8.2. lots of users are getting blank page after upgrading to 3.8.2 with post thanks installed previously. i was getting this too. then i uninstalled post thanks and eveyrthing started working fine
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Old 18 Apr 2009, 10:20
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mdawg mdawg is offline
Join Date: Mar 2009
I have 3.8.1 haven't upgraded yet to 3.8.2, but even with 3.8.1 after I installed thank you hack and tested it by trying to thank a post I got a CRAZY long error sort of strip down the middle of the page.

So I disabled the thank you hack until I can figure out what is going on!
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Old 18 Apr 2009, 15:36
1972dodge 1972dodge is offline
Join Date: Apr 2009
Yes that's what I am getting as well big error messeges when you try to veiw a thread after installed and enabled.

Must be an issuse with 3.8.2
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Old 18 Apr 2009, 20:26
vivamexico55 vivamexico55 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
Just installed this on a 3.8.2 installation and it works.

BUT I had a previous version for 3.7 and I just removed it instead. I'm sure it's the upgrading process that causes problems, but on a FRESH install of 3.8.2 it seems to work so far.
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Old 18 Apr 2009, 21:21
1972dodge 1972dodge is offline
Join Date: Apr 2009
Can you give some specifics how you did your install?

Did you import as "poduct"? Was there more that one file you imported? Did you get any errors at all?
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Old 19 Apr 2009, 20:48
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mdawg mdawg is offline
Join Date: Mar 2009
I updated to 3.8.2

I reinstalled the entire Thank you Hack, and overwrote everything. One thing I did notice is that I had installed the code


which seemed to be for older versions of vbulletin only. I deleted that modification to the memberinfo_block_statistics

Made no difference, I still get the same big error message I posted above in post #1535. I have disabled Thank You Hack for now, it does not work for me.
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 16:16
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ClipBucket ClipBucket is offline
Join Date: Feb 2009

Can you add this functionality to vBulletin Project Tools on your next release?
Or can anyone point me to documentation for Project Tools hooks?

Thank you.
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 14:08
myown myown is offline
Join Date: Jan 2007
any fix for 3.8.2
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 14:21
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Saviour Saviour is offline
Join Date: Apr 2007
I have 3.8.2...and this mod works perfectly.
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Old 23 Apr 2009, 00:04
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EagleNick EagleNick is offline
Join Date: Dec 2007
Real name: Nick
I've had reputation turned off forever and used Post Thanks instead. Now I want to turn reputation on in conjunction with this mod, so I'm wondering: Is there any way to recount the reputation to include all posts that have ever been thanked?

Secondly, what query can I run to see a list of all users that have been thanked, and how many times they have been thanked? Thanks.

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Old 25 Apr 2009, 19:08
simonaB simonaB is offline
Join Date: Feb 2009
What should I do if I want to replace the button? I have created an equal to those of the theme I use, I renamed the original key, but when the load via ftp I do not appear in the forum .... Thank you.
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Old 25 Apr 2009, 19:51
gazzak gazzak is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Just installed this today, but my users HATE the space it takes up. Is there any way to get it to look even remotely like they have it on the MSE forums....

Please don't just quote a template at me, some of us need good instructions. Thanks in advance.
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Old 26 Apr 2009, 14:44
Jazzi Jazzi is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
Real name: Paul
I'm running 3.8.2 and my install's broken too... Tried reinstalling but no joy.

The source code for an error page is being displayed in a full-screen popup. In there is:

Invalid SQL:

INSERT INTO post_thanks
(userid, username, date, postid)
('x', 'x', 1240753278, 705618);

MySQL Error : Duplicate entry '720576' for key 1
Error Number : 1062
Script :
Referrer :
Classname : vB_Database
Any of that helpful?
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