Post Thank You Hack 6.3
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:
* Files edited: 0
* Templates edited: 0
* Files to upload: 7
* Time to install: 1 minute max
Version 5.0 (08/03/06):
* Release of this hack for vBulletin version 3.6
Version 5.1 (09/14/06):
* AJAX disabled if you have AJAX disabled on your forum.
* Re-did the search for thanked posts.
* Fixed bugs with adding and deleting rep points.
Version 5.2 (10/21/06):
* Optimized AJAX code
* rel="nofollow" added to all links
Version 5.3 (10/26/06):
* fixed minor issue with 'post_thanks_box_bit' template
* added to showpost
* Better integration with Post Groan Hack.
Version 6.0 (04/06/07):
* Totally re-wrote hack - please redo all template edits
* AJAX code moved to a file.
* templates are cached in showpost
* NEW - Option to delete all of a users thanks.
* Post thanks actions moved to files.
* New ACP options.
* Index the PostID column in the post_thanks table
* If you delete a user, all this thanks are deleted.
* When you change a Username, any thanks he gave his name changes by.
* When you physically remove a post, the thanks are deleted.
* New Setting - Post Count Needed to Use the Thanks Button
* Delete thanks when you hard delete a thread.
* New Setting - Ban Usergroups from Getting Thanks
* New Setting - Disable Giving Thanks if Post is X Days Old
* Much better security checking to make sure a user can use the thank you button.
* Any many more changes.
Version 6.1 (05/14/07):
* No more template edits You do not have to make any template edits to run this hack.
* better cache of templates
* vBulletin 3.6.6 and up is needed to run this version
* Fixed extra queries from running if you had no thanks on a page.
* Fixed deleting all of a users thanks.
* A few more tweaks here and there.
Version 6.2 (05/21/07):
* Fixed a template caching bug.
* No file edits. Just upload the product XML.
Version 6.3 (07/30/07):
* Moved post thanks stats in postbit from hook postbit_userinfo_right to hook postbit_userinfo_right_after_posts. (for vb 3.6.8 and <3.6.6)
* Released for all versions of vb 3.6.x
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