Advanced Post Thanks / Like

Advanced "likes" system with admin-settable options including thank, dislike & more.

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 give them access to attachements, post content etc, as well as encourage the thanked person to post more great content.

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

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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 give them access to attachements, post content etc, as well as encourage the thanked person to post more great content.

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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.

Collapsable 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. The postbit is also collapsable.

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.

Reputation: Add / Remove Reputation for each of your button clicks.

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

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

Import Likes: Import script to import "likes" from vBSEO.


Feature List: Pro


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

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

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.

Integrated Controls: You can now integrate the button clicking controls into the post footer, like many of you requested.

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.

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
Lite
  • 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
    • Top 5 Given / Received statistics for each button
    • Collapsible postbit statistics
    • (vB4) Forum Sidebar block for button feeds
    • Hottest Threads / Posts page showing most clicked posts and threads
    • 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
    • The "thanks bar" in posts displays the number of users who has clicked each button, also for non-forum integration areas
  • AdminCP
    • Control display order of buttons
    • Set permissions per usergroup to be able to click and require clicks of buttons
    • Per-category toggle of what buttons are enabled
    • Search interface to find clicks for a specific post
    • Maintenance options; Clean up clicks that are attached to deleted posts, Recalculate the Given / Received statistics, Rebuild Reputation
    • Manual postbit stats relocation
    • Hide APTL info from guests
    • Globally disable notifications for new clicks
    • Disable APTL integration with non-forum areas via vBulletin Options
    • Disable "Total click count" on the "thanks bar"
    • Notifications can be disabled on a per-button basis
    • Disable button text
  • Integration
    • Social Groups
    • User Notes
    • Visitor Messaging
    • (vB4) [DBTech] DragonByte Gallery: Images
    • (vB4) [DBTech] DragonByte Reviews: Reviews
  • (vB4) Forum Block
    • Tabbed interface to choose between "Recent" and "Top" button clicks
    • Ability to select from any of the available buttons and display the 5 recent clicks from that button
    • "Top" tab on the forum block, lists top clicks for the selected button
    • Control the timespan in which the "Top" period is calculated for
    • Deny usergroup access


Pro
  • Front-End
    • "Entry List" page; a browseable list of all button clicks
    • Users can hide postbit items via the UserCP
    • Users can turn off notifications via the UserCP
    • Hottest Threads / Posts has a date range filter
  • AdminCP
    • Create unlimited buttons to click
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • Move the "Post Like / Thanks" cloud above / below posts, above / below signatures
    • Ability to delete entries found in the Search interface
    • Email notifications (can be disabled globally) on a per-button basis
    • Disable notifications on a per-button basis
    • Set a flood limit (in seconds) that serves as a delay between button clicks
    • Individual users now be excluded from using the mod
    • Turn off individual buttons' integration with non-forum areas
    • Turn off "Given" and "Received stats on a per-button basis
  • Integration
    • Blog Entries
    • Blog Comments


(Pro) "Thanks Cloud" Customisation
  • Full: Displays header, who clicked buttons and the action button rows.
  • No Header: Displays who clicked buttons and the action button rows.
  • Compact: Displays the action buttons and how many people clicked each button (no user names).


Translatable Button Text
  • Translate "Action Text"
  • Translate "List Text"
  • (Pro) Translate "Undo Text"


Custom Image Paths
  • Custom "Button Click Image"
  • (Pro) "Button Un-Click Image"
  • Falls back to existing functionality if image paths not filled out


General / Other
  • Configure "Post Collapse Threshold" per-forum
This mod displays a copyright notification in the footer of pages generated by this mod which includes:
  • 1 Link to DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification
  • 1 Link to Hivelocity Hosting (Lite Version only)
  • v3.4.1 - 5th January 2016, 00:44
    New Features:

    (Pro) Button Click Counter: Per-Button Disable
    • Each individual button can be disabled from the Total Click Counter above threads and posts
    • Controlled by editing each individual button and changing the relevant setting


    Bug Fixes:
    • If a button is disabled in a forum, it will no longer show up in that forumís click counter
  • 3.4.0 Patch Level 1 - 15th December 2015, 01:44
    Bug Fixes:
    • In certain scenarios, a redirect loop could occur
    • If the forum ran exclusively on HTTPS, internal thread title linking would not work as intended
  • v3.4.0 - 1st December 2015, 02:04
    New Features:

    Thread Bump On Click
    • Ability to enable/disable thread bumping when you click a button
    • Controlled via vBulletin Options
    • (Pro) Can be enabled/disabled per button


    Button Click Count: Show Thread
    • Display a block above the post list (showthread.php) with button click counts
    • Controlled via vBulletin Options
    • (Pro) Drop-down with the top 5 clicked posts


    Button Click Count: Forum Display
    • Display a block above the thread list (forumdisplay.php) with button click counts
    • Controlled via vBulletin Options
    • (Pro) Drop-down with the top 5 clicked threads
  • v3.3.2 - 14th July 2015, 03:01
    New Features:

    (BETA) Command Line Thanks/Like Importer
    • Imports Thanks from Abe's Post Thank You Hack
    • Imports Likes from vBSEO
    • Automatically recalculates statistics upon import
  • 3.3.1 Patch Level 3 - 1st June 2015, 22:23
    Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an incompatibility issue with modifications that change jQueryís default behaviour
  • 3.3.1 Patch Level 2 - 19th May 2015, 00:18
    Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue with DragonByte Reviews integration when viewing the profile
    • Fixed an issue with the "who clicked" in IE11
  • v3.3.1pl1 - 1st January 1970, 02:00
    Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue where the preview text would display for posts that should be hidden.
  • v3.3.1 - 10th February 2015, 00:38
    New Features:

    Profile Block: Content Preview
    • Display a short description under each entry
    • Defaults to 25 characters
    • Controlled via vBulletin Options


    (Pro) Notification Emails: Content Link
    • Displays a direct link to the content (if possible) in the notification email


    Bug Fixes:
    • Disabling button integration with Threads, [DBTech] DragonByte Reviews and [DBTech] vBDownloads should now work as intended
    • (Pro) (vB4) Integrated Action Buttons should no longer cause an alignment issue in the post footer
  • 3.3.0 Patch Level 2 - 29th December 2014, 21:24
    Bug Fixes:
    • If the profile block had a large amount of received button clicks, pagination would be incorrect
  • 3.3.0 Patch Level 1 - 22nd December 2014, 21:39
    Bug Fixes:
    • The vBSEO Likes & Abe's Post Thank You Hack importers have been improved for performance and reliability
    • (Pro) Choosing the "Compact" Cloud Display Style in conjunction with the Integrate Avtion Buttons setting would display unneeded code in the old cloud display location
  • v3.3.0 - 13th October 2014, 22:55
    Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.3.0

    Changes To Existing Features:

    (Pro) "Compact" Style
    • Displays users who clicked a button in a popup when the click counter is clicked
    • Displays avatar, markup username and user title
    • Uses jQuery qTip


    New Features:

    [DBTech] vBShout Integration
    • Adds a new tab for Thanks actions
    • Displays given and received button clicks
    • Works in the same way as the [DBTech] Advanced User Tagging integration
  • v3.2.9 - 4th August 2014, 23:23
    Changes To Existing Features:

    Disable Post Refresh
    • Now also prevents APTL's HIDE feature from running
    • Implements compatibility with 3rd party HIDE modifications
    • Keeps APTL's buttons working
  • 3.2.8 Patch Level 1 - 28th July 2014, 23:03
    Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue with the [DBTech] vBDownloads content type when displayed in certain areas
  • v3.2.8 - 14th July 2014, 20:24
    New Features

    [DBTech] vBDownloads
    • Buttons integrated in the Download Information area
    • Works in the same way other integration options do
    • Controlled via vBulletin Options


    Disable Content Refresh
    • vBulletin Option to disable content refresh
    • Avoids compatibility issues with image resizers
    • Makes HIDE functionality nonfunctional
  • v3.2.7 - 12th May 2014, 23:49
    Changes To Existing Features
    • An index has been added to the "Recent Entries" cache to make deleting expired entries significantly faster
  • v3.2.6 - 5th May 2014, 22:28
    New Features Added

    Button Click Requirement Exclusion
    • Global usergroup permission for being excluded from all button click requirements
    • (Pro) Per-button usergroup permission for being excluded
    • Works well as an added incentive for Premium users
  • 3.2.5 Patch Level 2 - 3rd April 2014, 16:41
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Posts with high number of button clicks will now once again work as intended.
  • 3.2.5 Patch Level 1 - 31st March 2014, 19:58
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • The list of users who clicked buttons will now work correctly if multiple buttons are enabled
    • The "Recent Entries" cache will now correctly respect the AdminCP setting
  • v3.2.5 - 24th March 2014, 20:13
    New Features Added

    Caching
    • List of users who clicked buttons for individual pieces of content is merged into a single row for improved performance when displaying the data
    • Button clicks in the last X days are duplicated in another table to speed up the profile block


    vBulletin Options
    • Turn off Profile Block
    • Turn off "Hottest Threads / Posts"
    • Entry List
    • Disable APTL buttons in threads, leaving them enabled for other pieces of content
  • v3.2.0 - 20th January 2014, 01:59
    New Features Added

    Button Statistics Privacy
    • Hides buttons only active in certain forums from statistics page
    • Offers better privacy for admin-only buttons


    (Pro) Prune User Entries
    • Prune all button clicks from a single user, or all users
    • All buttons, or an individual button
    • Saves having to delete entries individually
  • v3.1.7 - 1st January 1970, 02:00
    (vB4) [DBTech] DragonByte Reviews Integration
    • Allows for clicking buttons for Reviews
    • Displays after the "slider" images
    • Integrates with existing integration settings for easy control


    Bugfixes
    • If a user was excluded from the mod, this would not remove the button display from the user's [DBTech] DragonByte Gallery images.
    • (vB4) The profile tab CSS has been altered slightly to better support profile customisation.
  • 3.1.6 - 31st August 2013, 00:46
    (vB4) Change: The profile tab now supports profile customisation
    Change: The button clicks in profiles now show "Hidden Posts" (no permissions), "Deleted Posts" (soft deleted) or "Moderated Posts" (under moderation) in lieu of just "N/A"
  • v3.1.5 - 1st January 1970, 02:00
    vB Optimise Integration
    • Support for vB Optimise to cache the Hottest Statistics page (Cached queries: 2 per button)
    • Support for vB Optimise to cache the Member Profile tab (Cached queries: 5)
    • Moved the vB Optimise setting for caching Show Thread queries to the vB Optimise product


    Profile Settings
    • (Pro) Added option to disable the "button clicks given" from member profiles


    Bugfixes
    • Deleted threads / posts should no longer show up in the "Hottest Threads / Posts" statistics page

  • v3.1.4pl1 - 1st January 1970, 02:00
    Bugfixes
    • Advanced Post Thanks / Like was not compatible with Threaded or Hybrid thread display modes
  • v3.1.4 - 14th May 2013, 18:20
    Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.1.4
    Feature: The button titles can now be translated in the same way Action Text etc can be translated
    Fix: The buttons should now once again respect their "disabled" settings
  • v3.1.3 - 10th May 2013, 16:23
    Fix: Compact Style did not show button click counts for buttons the viewing user could not click
  • v3.1.2 - 26th April 2013, 23:44
    Fix: Choosing the new "Compact" display style now properly displays button click count for posts further down the page
  • v3.1.1 - 5th April 2013, 23:52
    Feature: vB Optimise integration: Show Thread queries
  • 3.1.0 Gold - 29th March 2013, 19:06
    Feature: Improved logging details for Control Panel actions
  • v3.1.0b1 - 1st January 1970, 02:00
    (Pro) "Thanks Cloud" Customisation
    • Full: Displays header, who clicked buttons and the action button rows.
    • No Header: Displays who clicked buttons and the action button rows.
    • Compact: Displays the action buttons and how many people clicked each button (no user names).


    Translatable Button Text
    • Translate "Action Text"
    • Translate "List Text"
    • (Pro) Translate "Undo Text"


    Custom Image Paths
    • Custom "Button Click Image"
    • (Pro) "Button Un-Click Image"
    • Falls back to existing functionality if image paths not filled out


    General / Other
    • Configure "Post Collapse Threshold" per-forum
  • 3.0.3 - 21st July 2012, 01:25
    Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.0.3
    Feature: Importer feature: vBSEO Likes
  • 3.0.2 Hotfix #1 - 16th July 2012, 20:14
    Hotfix #1
    Fix: (Lite) Parse errors in the DragonByte Gallery and Social Group integration plugins

    Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.0.2
    Fix: Fixed UTF-8 issues some people were having in certain scenarios
    Fix: Typo in the Notifications code would cause notifications to produce a 404
    Fix: (Lite) (vB4) The sidebar block was mistakenly flagged as Pro-only in our internal development tools
    Fix: (Pro) Fixed an issue where the Blog email phrases would not reflect the receiving user's language choice
    Fix: (Pro) Fixed redirect phrase on settings update
    Change: The mod will now properly close its database connection when returning data
  • 3.0.1 - 6th July 2012, 22:44
    Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.0.1:
    Feature: vB Optimise v2.5.0 integration
  • 3.0.0 (Gold) - 23rd June 2012, 00:30
    Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.0.0 (Gold):
    Feature: (Pro) Ability to set emails to default off, making users opt-in to receiving emails instead of opt-out.
    Fix: (vB3) AJAX features would not work correctly
  • 3.0.0 (Beta 6) - 18th June 2012, 13:20
    Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.0.0 (Beta 6):
    Fix: Removed future support of per-Social Group Discussion and per-Social Group Post disabling of buttons due to a flaw in vBulletin 4's search design that would cause PHP errors on search.
  • 3.0.0 (Beta 5) - 17th June 2012, 00:51
    Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.0.0 (Beta 5):
    Fix: (vB4) Links to posts in the Profile tab were incorrect for certain Friendly URL types
    Fix: (vB4) Sidebar block would cause error on Block Type reload
  • v3.0.0b4 - 1st January 1970, 02:00
    Feature: Email notifications now go through an extra (hopefully) invisible redirect to clear its notifications, to ensure users are logged in before viewing their profiles
    Change: (vB4) The sidebar block now has less superfluous text and also displays the button icon.
  • v3.0.0b3 - 1st January 1970, 02:00
    Feature: Visitor Messages integration
    Feature: Button click count is now available for non-forum areas
    Feature: Button text can now be turned off via a vBOption
    Feature: Profile notifications now go through an extra (hopefully) invisible redirect to clear its notifications, to work around vBSEO compatibility issues
    Feature: (vB4) You can now deny usergroups access to the Forum Blocks you create for APTL
    Feature: (Pro) Individual buttons can now be turned off for individual integration options
    Feature: (Pro) The "Received" and "Given" postbit stats can now be turned off on a per-button basis
    Fix: The Search interface in the AdminCP will now once again let you browse to the second page and beyond.
    Fix: Sidebar block will now once again show up correctly.
    Fix: Implemented additional changes to accomodate vBSEO's inability to handle profile links correctly.
  • v3.0.0b2 - 1st January 1970, 02:00
    Feature: It is now possible to disable APTL integration with non-post areas via a vBulletin Option
    Feature: It is now possible to disable the "total click count" on the "thanks bar" via a vBulletin Option
    Feature: Social Groups integration
    Feature: User Notes integration
    Change: Increased spacing between each action button
    Fix: Missing install script caused errors on saving user profiles
    Fix: Disabled buttons still showed click counts in the "thanks bar"
    Fix: Fixed a bug that could lead to an invalid display on the DragonByte Gallery integration
    Fix: (vB4) Fixed a bug with the "Top" stats tab if you had button clicks from non-forum areas
    Fix: Fixed PHP error on user profiles
    Fix: Fixed defunct error message on adding new button

At a glance

Supports: vBulletin 3.8.x vBulletin 4.x.x

Version: v3.4.1
Release date: 4th January 2016

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