Advanced Post Thanks / Like (vB5) [Beta]

"Thanks" buttons for your posts.

<span style="color:red">Major feature updates are currently not possible due to design decisions taken by Internet Brands.</span>

Advanced Thanks/Like mod is designed to cut down on spam and increase useful content in your forum by using a peer encouragement system - users thank/like each others posts, which can encourage the thanked person to post more great content.

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Major feature updates are currently not possible due to design decisions taken by Internet Brands.

Advanced Thanks/Like mod is designed to cut down on spam and increase useful content in your forum by using a peer encouragement system.

Advanced Thanks/Like mod is designed to cut down on spam and increase useful content in your forum by using a peer encouragement system - users thank/like each others posts, which can encourage the thanked person to post more great content.

Feature List: Lite

Postbit stats: Shows how many button clicks a person has given, received etc in the postbit. Admins can determine what statistics can show in the postbit to control sizes etc.

Admin Permissions: Control things such as who can click buttons, require button clicks, what shows in postbit, what options can run concurrently, per forum permisions etc.

Notifications: Receive alerts when a member clicked on one of the buttons for one of your posts.

Feature List: Pro

Infinite Buttons: Ability to create new buttons to press! No longer do you need to be limited by Thanks / Like / Dislike.

User Postbit Config: Lets users decide what postbit stats they want to see.

Additional permissions: Un-click a button. Control how many stats show on the statistics page, set permissions per subforum.

Buttons in First Post Only: This allows you to only make the first post thankable. If you forum is based around news, releases or anything similar this will allow your users to easily see the quality of the thread in question.

Button Click Anonymity: This feature will be extremely helpful to forums who like the idea of a "dislike" button, but don't like the drama it brings. Now you can set certain buttons to be anonymous - no one will see who clicked.

Missing Feature List: Lite

Require a Button Click: Allows you to hide the content of a post, or hie an attachment, until the person clicks a button on the post.

Statistics: Shows the top 5 people for; Giving / Receiving button clicks.

Import Thanks: Import script to import "thanks" from Abe's [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack on It will work with both vB3 and vB4 versions of this mod.

Missing Feature List: Pro

Auto Collapse Posts: Collapses a post so it doesnt show up by using a formulae for button clicks of your choosing.

Post Colour Thresholds: Ever wanted an easy way for members to tell if a post is helpful or trash? Colour thresholds let you change the colour of posts depending on how many clicks of a button they receive. Members can now see at a glance whether or not a post is helpful, interesting or pointless.

Complete Feature List

Thanks / Like / Dislike Buttons
  • Fully integrated into the vBulletin 5 postbit footer
  • Same style / functionality as the vBulletin Reputation / "Like" controls
  • On-demand list of people who clicked a certain button
  • Fully AJAX driven

Button Control
  • Edit name and action text
  • Turn off "Given" stats
  • Turn off "Received" stats
  • Ability to turn off buttons per Category

  • Forum notification
  • Notifications contain direct link to the post in question

  • Cleanup, removes any thanks / likes / dislikes from posts that no longer exists
  • Recalculate, recalculates how many thanks / likes / dislikes a user should have
  • Rebuild Statistics, ensures the Statistics table is correctly populated and its values are correct.

  • Filter entries by username, button, start date, end date
  • Change number of entries per page
  • Change sort order

Repair Cache
  • Ensures the button / page router caches are updated


UserCP Settings
  • Hide postbit items per-button
  • Turn off notifications

Button Control
  • Create unlimited buttons to click
  • Minimum posts required to click a button
  • Per-usergroup setting to become immune to clicks of a button
  • Per-usergroup setting whether who clicked a button is displayed
  • Per-usergroup setting to allow disabling clicks of a specific button for a post
  • Per-usergroup setting to allow removing a click of a button
  • Limit button clicks per day
  • Per-forum ability to set each button to only display in the first post
  • Per-forum toggle of what buttons are enabled
  • Turn off "Given" and "Received stats on a per-button basis

  • Ability to delete entries found in the Search interface
  • Change number of entries per page
  • Change sort order

  • Email notification, respects the receiving user's email settings
  • Can be disabled on a per-button basis

vB4 / vB5 Differences

Upgradable: Yes

Currently Missing Features

  • Front-End
    • Click buttons for posts (permissions and settings permitting)
    • Require button clicks to see content (whole post is hidden)
    • Require button clicks to see attachments
    • Each button can be set as "Default" for Attachments and Content. When posting via Quick Reply, the default button(s) will be set as Required
    • Top 5 Given / Received statistics for each button
    • Profile
    • Widget for recent Button Clicks
    • Hottest Threads / Posts page showing most clicked posts and threads

  • Front-End
    • "Entry List" page; a browseable list of all button clicks
    • Hottest Threads / Posts has a date range filter
  • AdminCP
    • Set more / less than 5 for the Given / Received statistics
    • Ability to auto-collapse posts using provided formula or input for your own using your custom buttons
    • Ability to create Post Colour Thresholds to highlight posts in different colours
    • (vB4) Choose what portions of the postbit should be coloured via the post colour thresholds.
    • Individual users now be excluded from using the mod
This mod displays a copyright notification in the footer of all pages which includes:
  • 1 Link to DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification
  • v3.0.4a8 - 1st January 1970, 02:00
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • The widgets will now display titles for its settings fields
  • 3.0.4 Alpha 7 - 23rd December 2013, 21:38
    Feature: Received button clicks are now displayed in a user's profile
  • 3.0.4 Alpha 6 - 16th December 2013, 18:18
    Fix: The mod was incompatible with the horizontal postbit display style
    Fix: Email notifications weren't being sent
  • 3.0.4 Alpha 5 - 9th August 2013, 15:16
    Change: 5.0.4 is now the minimum required version
    Change: Changed module wrapper to use the built-in template
    Fix: Fixed UserCP issues related to CSS changes
    Fix: Fixed various other CSS change issues
    Fix: Fixed issues with clicking buttons in the post
    Fix: Fixed issues with saving button as Active in the AdminCP (may require you to re-set the Active status depending on your setup)
  • v3.0.4a4 - 1st January 1970, 02:00
    (Pro) Fix: Fixed UserCP settings issues
  • 3.0.4 Alpha 3 - 12th May 2013, 15:37
    Change: Now requires vBulletin Connect 5.0.2 to run
    Change: Reduced memory usage by reworking the way the mod caches things to take advantage of vB5's built-in long-term cache storage
    Change: Modules in the Site Builder are now grouped under the "DragonByte" category rather than the "Display" category
    Fix: Modules in the Site Builder now once again have titles
  • 3.0.4 Alpha 2 - 2nd November 2012, 20:27
    Fix: Perma-fixed the copyright notice <br /> tag
    Fix: Fixed notification email / PM links to posts on page 2 or further into the thread
    Change: Improved some back-end code to give vBulletin less work when executing certain queries
    Change: Reduced number of executed queries
    Change: Converted additional legacy queries
    Change: Removed some unneeded code for DataManagers
    Change: Slightly improved performance on the dedicated vBulletin Options page for this mod
    Change: Renamed the JS files for consistency
    Change: (Pro) Improved performance and functionality of the Settings page

At a glance

Supports: vBulletin 5.x.x (5.0.2+)

Version: v3.0.4a8
Release date: 12th May 2014

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