Retirement of the Post Thanks System - Added Helpful Posts Feature

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Semper Fidelis

2 Timothy 2:24-25
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The Post Thank You Hack has served the forum well for a couple of years but the author of the vBulletin Addon has stopped supporting the addon and it made it unusable to find thanked threads. I've added a new system that is supported and has some advantages over the new system. Look for the Thumbs Up sign at the bottom of each post and click on the Thumb if you found a post helpful.

There's still a 15 post minimum to rate a post as helpful. Rating a post as helpful will increase your post count as before. There is a limit of 30 post ratings per day.

Sadly, one cannot see below the thread who found the post helpful. I know some of us were thanking posts to let people know that we had acknowledged certain things personally. That can't be helped and I apologize for the inconvenience.
 

nicnap

Puritan Board Post-Graduate
I think if we really agree and would express the same sentiment it would be just as well to hit the reply with quote button and say thanks. It will do the same thing. Or, would that take up too much thread space?

By the way, Rich, thanks for the hard work you do...and the 'heads up' to the new thanks system.
 

Zenas

Snow Miser
I had been working hard to build up my "thanked posts" to make it look like I am useful to the community.
 

Wayne

Tempus faciendi, Domine.
Let me see if I understand this, Rich.

So now when you want to thank someone, you just click on the little green standing turtle over in the upper right hand corner?

<deadpan>
 

Jack K

Puritan Board Professor
I agree it is too bad we can't see who is saying "thanks" for a post. Feels like it will make our discussions seem a bit less personal. But I appreciate your hard work to give us the best environment you can. It's work well done.
 

Kevin

Puritan Board Doctor
That makes things awkward looking and spreads out the post.
ditto

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I agree it is too bad we can't see who is saying "thanks" for a post. Feels like it will make our discussions seem a bit less personal. But I appreciate your hard work to give us the best environment you can. It's work well done.
Ditto
 

Semper Fidelis

2 Timothy 2:24-25
Staff member
It looks like the Helpful Answers hack might integrate who found the post helpful at some point in the future. I think I'll move the thumb below the Signature.
 

SolaScriptura

Puritanboard Snowflake
Since the "thumbs up" feature is anonymous, can we also experiment with an anonymous "thumbs down" feature so that we can appropriately express dissatisfaction with a particular post?
 

Semper Fidelis

2 Timothy 2:24-25
Staff member
Since the "thumbs up" feature is anonymous, can we also experiment with an anonymous "thumbs down" feature so that we can appropriately express dissatisfaction with a particular post?
No. My goal is to actually "de-anonymize" this feature anyway. As soon as the hack author allows a list of users that have found the post helpful then I'll stick it on the post.

I could have added a "Post Groan" feature with the Post Thanks in the past but have never really liked the idea of "going negative" without having to say more about why you disagree with something.

One of the features I plan to integrate with this is that it will list the most helpful posts within a given thread so users can jump to those helpful answers.
 

Jack K

Puritan Board Professor
Yes, I too found my inner Pharisee noticing the little line that kept track of the many thanks I'd receieved over my lifetime on the board. Perhaps that running total is better gone. But I am glad to hear we may be able to de-anonymize. More personal, like I said. Plus we could return to using the "thanks" (now "helpful") button to acknowledge someone's response to one of our posts without having to post an entire new reply.

Thanks to Rich for passing on the "post groan" thing. I definately do not need that messing with my lust for approval.
 
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JennyG

Puritan Board Graduate
So thanking does add to one's post-count! I knew something odd was going on, and my post count was going up sometimes even when I didn't post.
I thought maybe it was just that the site couldn't count
 

Jack K

Puritan Board Professor
So thanking does add to one's post-count! I knew something odd was going on, and my post count was going up sometimes even when I didn't post.
I thought maybe it was just that the site couldn't count
Same here! I'd no idea, but felt my post count increased at times for no apparent reason. Chalked it up to being more wordy than I realized. Perhaps it would have been more obvious if I were more "thankful."
 

SolaScriptura

Puritanboard Snowflake
Since the "thumbs up" feature is anonymous, can we also experiment with an anonymous "thumbs down" feature so that we can appropriately express dissatisfaction with a particular post?
No. My goal is to actually "de-anonymize" this feature anyway. As soon as the hack author allows a list of users that have found the post helpful then I'll stick it on the post.

I could have added a "Post Groan" feature with the Post Thanks in the past but have never really liked the idea of "going negative" without having to say more about why you disagree with something.

One of the features I plan to integrate with this is that it will list the most helpful posts within a given thread so users can jump to those helpful answers.
Bummer! I was hoping we could shame people into conformity. :p
 

Zenas

Snow Miser
One of the features I plan to integrate with this is that it will list the most helpful posts within a given thread so users can jump to those helpful answers.
The most "thanked" are not always the most helpful. See generally my first post in the "How soon did you receive a call" thread.

:D
 

Skyler

Puritan Board Graduate
I think if we really agree and would express the same sentiment it would be just as well to hit the reply with quote button and say thanks. It will do the same thing. Or, would that take up too much thread space?

By the way, Rich, thanks for the hard work you do...and the 'heads up' to the new thanks system.
Thanks!

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The Post Thank You Hack has served the forum well for a couple of years but the author of the vBulletin Addon has stopped supporting the addon and it made it unusable to find thanked threads. I've added a new system that is supported and has some advantages over the new system. Look for the Thumbs Up sign at the top of each post and click on the Green Thumb if you found a post helpful.

There's still a 15 post minimum to rate a post as helpful. Rating a post as helpful will increase your post count as before. There is a limit of 30 post ratings per day.

Sadly, one cannot see below the thread who found the post helpful. I know some of us were thanking posts to let people know that we had acknowledged certain things personally. That can't be helped and I apologize for the inconvenience.
Thanks!
 

Scottish Lass

Puritan Board Doctor
Andrew, sometimes it may be because people were thinking the same thing you were, even if it were a question. Sometimes I thank a first post when it's a question if I have the same question and am looking forward to the answers.
 

Zenas

Snow Miser
Andrew, sometimes it may be because people were thinking the same thing you were, even if it were a question. Sometimes I thank a first post when it's a question if I have the same question and am looking forward to the answers.
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Skyler

Puritan Board Graduate
Someone, somewhere found this post helpful, mildly entertaining, hilarious, pious, insightful, poignant, or just accidentally pressed the thumb to see what it would do.
 

Berean

Puritanboard Commissioner
Is pressing the flesh the same thing as pressing the thumb? :think:
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