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Cyb - ChatBox
Mod Version: 2.3, by Valter (Coder) Valter is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (177 votes - 4.76 average) Installs: 1598
Released: 29 Apr 2008 Last Update: 22 Sep 2008 Downloads: 64389
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template  

Powerful AJAX-based ChatBox for vBulletin.

Main Features:
-One step installation (no file uploads, no manual template modifications required)
-Put ChatBox on any forum page by setting script name and adding variable to desired template
-"ChatBox Full" (always available on separate page)
-"Messages Archive" (available on separate page, with options to edit/delete messages)
-"ChatBox Search"
-Option to block usergroups from viewing ChatBox
-Option to delete messages older than x hours automatically
-"ChatBox Statistics" (new messages since last visit, messages in last x hours, total messages, top x chatters,...)
-View users active in ChatBox (available in CBFull and Archive)
-Text formatting options (color, weight, style, decoration,...)
-Advanced Smiliebox
-Smiliebox options: total smilies available, smilies per row, smilie clipping, disable smilies...
-A lot of customizable stuff, including: set new/old status icons, time/date format, box height, message order, auto-refresh intervals,...
-One-click actions: View all messages posted by user X, Delete all messages posted by user x, Ban/unban user from ChatBox, View last message posted by user X, View your last message, View first unread message
-"/me" action (used when you want to refer to yourself in the "third person")
...and more...

See screenshots for more details.

1. Import XML file (as product): AdminCP > Plugin System > Manage Products > [Add/Import Product]
2. OPTIONAL (custom placement on forum page)
Open desired template and put "$cybchatbox" to desired line.

To set options:
Go to: AdminCP > vBulletin Options > Cyb - ChatBox

To have ChatBox enabled on desired page:
1. THIS_SCRIPT must be defined in php file (by default all important vBulletin files has this)
2. Hack options - You must add THIS_SCRIPT value for target page to "Show ChatBox on" setting field
3. Main template called on target page must contain "$cybchatbox" variable

To have ChatBox enabled on vBa CMPS:
1. Hack options - Add "adv_index" to "Show ChatBox on" setting field (values in this field should be separated by commas) > Save
2. vBa CMPS Default Settings - add "cybchatbox" to "Portal Output Global Variables" field (values in this field should be separated by carriage return) > Save
3. [Optional] Template "adv_portal" - add "$cybchatbox" to line where you want ChatBox to appear (for example below "$navbar") > Save

v1.0 - Sep 15. 2007.
-First version
v1.1-v1.6 - Sep/Oct 2007.
-Bug fixes, improvements, several new options added,...
v1.7 - Oct 07. 2007.
-Released at
v1.8 - Oct 11. 2007.
-Fixed bug where moderators can not delete messages
-New: Set auto-refresh interval for messages
-New: Set auto-refresh interval for active users
-New: Option to enable auto-refresh for guests
-New: Option to reverse message order (newest at bottom)
v1.8.1 - Oct 11. 2007.
-Fixed bug where colspan in Archive is not set correctly for moderators
-Added ability to disable date in mesages (simply leave date field blank)
-Added option to have ChatBox always collapsed by default (ChatBox Full not affected)
v1.8.2 - Oct 12. 2007.
-Fixed bug (reversed message order gives wrong results)
-New: Set timecut in minutes for active users listing
-New: Automatically parse links in messages (can be disabled)
v1.8.3 - Oct 13. 2007.
-Auto-prune setting field restored
-Fixed bug where some users are logged-out after posting message
-Improved detection and listing of active users
-If user is active in ChatBox it will be shown in profile and wol list
v1.9 - Oct 15. 2007.
-New: Not all smilies are loaded on startup. Set how many of them you want to show before user clicks "More".
-New: "/me" user action ("/me" in submitted message will be replaced by author's username, and message appears in color you set)
-Minor bug fixes
v1.9.1 - Oct 15. 2007.
-Fixed bug from previous version where message area height not follows your settings properly
v1.9.2 - Nov 06. 2007.
-New option in user menu: View messages posted by user
-Option to allow users to delete their own messages
-Fixed bug where admin with primary usergroup different than 6 is not able to delete all messages
-Fixed bug where links to member profiles in messages are broken at "/member.php"
-"Delete Selected" moved to phrases
v1.9.3 - Nov 20. 2007.
-New: Set groups able to view Chatbox but not post messages
-New: Set groups able to edit/delete all messages, and ban/unban users from ChatBox
-New: Customize color list in message posting interface
-New: Ban list
-Fixed default text color
-Fixed some compatibility issues for "/me" action
-Fixed bug where some users get db error when importing product
-Fixed bug where you need to refresh page after "Busy" message to continue chatting
-Minor bug fixes
v1.9.4 - Nov 21. 2007.
-Fixed bug with changing colors in IE
-Some code optimization done
v1.9.5 - Nov 26. 2007.
-Fixed bugs with stripping html tags and "/me" action
v1.9.6 - Nov 29. 2007.
-New: ChatBox Search
-New: Click on message icon in main box to open message for editing/deletion
-Fixed bug with page navigation
-Minor bug fixes/code improvements
v1.9.7 - Dec 01. 2007.
-New: Find first unread message
-New: Find your last message
-New: Find last message by user X
v1.9.8 - Dec 05. 2007.
-New: Ban certain BB tags from being used in the ChatBox
-New feature in user messages view: "Locate this message in Archive"
-New: Message icons in Main box now opens Archive where requested message is highlighted
-New in "Top Chatters": Click on number to view chatter messages
-New in "My Messages": Click on number to view your own messages
-Fixed bug where space after username is lost in "/me" action message
v1.9.9 - Dec 06. 2007.
-New: Users with post count less than X can not view ChatBox
-New: Log/view/resolve IP addresses in CB messages
-Fixed bug with searching last message by user X
v2.0 - Apr 30. 2008.
-New: "Locate message in Archive" option in search results
-CSRF protection added
-Compatible with vBulletin 3.7 Gold (may not work with Beta/RC releases)
v2.1 - Jun 24. 2008.
-Fixed bug (users always shown using their primary group display parameters)
-Fixed bug (if there are whitespaces in banned tags setting it will not work properly)
-You can now choose which usergroups are able to moderate ChatBox (not just switch between 5/6/7)
-"Below Forums" added to auto-insert locations (ForumHome only)
-New: Option to disable parsing of manually entered smilie codes
-New: Disable message time in ChatBox (Archive not affected)
-New: Submit button added
-New: Option to change text size (display)
-New: Option to set width of [code], [php] and [html] BB code blocks in ChatBox
-New: Limit message lenght
-Several minor bug fixes/code improvements
v2.2 - Jul 10. 2008.
-New: auto-hiding Status bar to inform you about ChatBox activities
-Improved ChatBox performance
-Improved char counter compatibility/look
v2.3 - Sep 22. 2008.
-Fixed XSS vulnerability in ChatBox Search
-Improved Tags Banning feature
-Fixed bug (user can add forbidden tags by editing already posted message)
-Fixed bug (user blocked by low post count can access ChatBox on separate page if url is known)
-Fixed bug (page shifting on refresh in IE)
-Fixed bug (Smilies menu breaks row on expand in Opera)
-Minor bug fixes

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Old 03 Sep 2008, 15:16
kahrupt kahrupt is offline
Join Date: Aug 2007
Hi, best mod on my site ever!
I have a problem though, when I set the Users with post count less than X can not view ChatBox - Set X to 50 new users and users with less than 50 post still have access to the chatbox, what can I do to fix this?
Thank you
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Old 03 Sep 2008, 17:51
mackin74 mackin74 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2008
I installed this (which was nice an easy) and it was exactly what I was looking for!

However, I had to remove it instantly because it seemed to affect my adminstrator settings.

I didn't have a lot of time to see everything that it changed, but I noticed that when I had the ChatBox installed, I was no longer able to Stick/Unstick posts when creating a new post or when editing old posts.

Any idea what happened here?
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Old 04 Sep 2008, 05:04
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Masiello Masiello is offline
Join Date: Jul 2005
Real name: Antonio
Originally Posted by vbboarder View Post
Bug Report: When the Chatbox refreshes messages, the textbox gets enlarged by ~2 pixels when the grey text "Refreshing Messages..." appears; this makes everything move down and back up when that message appears/ disappears. This happens only in IE7 (Firefox 2 is fine). This is annoying for users since it appears that the page is moving. Can you please fix this bug or implement this:
Feature Request: Provide an option to NOT show the "Refreshing Messages..." text.
I can confirm and 100% agreed, this annoying too much users...
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Old 04 Sep 2008, 17:48
varma333 varma333 is offline
Join Date: May 2007
how can i erase all the shouts in the shoutbox ?
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Old 04 Sep 2008, 18:18
Debianer Debianer is offline
Join Date: Feb 2005
Real name: Stephan
Originally Posted by varma333 View Post
how can i erase all the shouts in the shoutbox ?
Show complete Shoutbox (/misc.php?do=cchatbox).
"Delete All Messages"
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Old 05 Sep 2008, 10:04
PondPikey PondPikey is offline
Join Date: Mar 2006
I seriously need to have the formatting and text area at the bottom of the shoutbox, I tried the option a few posts back but no luck. Can ANYONE help with this? if not looks like another uninstall.....

much appreciated...
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Old 05 Sep 2008, 11:01
PondPikey PondPikey is offline
Join Date: Mar 2006
This is my complete cyb_chatbox xml - It incorporates Darkfires modification to put the formatting and text area below the shoutbox, and the submit button...however....

I am now getting....

Loading messages and when trying to post I am getting the security token message....

any help greatly appreciated.
Attached Files
File Type: xml cyb_chatbox.xml (48.7 KB, 17 views)

Last edited by PondPikey; 05 Sep 2008 at 11:35.
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Old 05 Sep 2008, 17:14
tggbrokenwings tggbrokenwings is offline
Join Date: Jan 2008
So newest version of VB chatbox works again on my site :-D such an amazing product Cyb... you are the man!
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Old 05 Sep 2008, 23:40
DjEddie DjEddie is offline
Join Date: Nov 2007
Following on from PondPikey,

I'd like to know how to move the left box with the formating and submitting and where u put ur message in ... to move below the shoutbox and stretch where the shouts are shown..

Any help n this please

Thank you

Also i'm not too sure on how you make this appear on other templates like show thread etc, from ur instructions I can't work it out?

Last edited by DjEddie; 05 Sep 2008 at 23:48.
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Old 06 Sep 2008, 00:50
soundbarrierpro soundbarrierpro is offline
Join Date: Dec 2007
Anybody know if there will be any custom rewrite rules?
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Old 06 Sep 2008, 10:38
Conner85 Conner85 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2008
Is there a Firefox fix for the bottom scroll bar at the bottom of the page? Not at the bottom of the chatbox, but at the very bottom of the page. Anytime anyone uses the [.code][./code] bbcode it throws the whole page off.
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Old 06 Sep 2008, 12:40
Valter Valter is offline
Join Date: Aug 2005
There is a setting in hack options:
"Width of [code], [php] and [html] BB code blocks (in pixels)"
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Old 07 Sep 2008, 11:51
komirad komirad is offline
Join Date: Aug 2008
How do I add the stats to my "What's Going On?" at my front page? Looks like I need to get soem variables over.
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Old 07 Sep 2008, 16:27
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students_forum students_forum is offline
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is it possible to make a 'post' in the chatbox that only one user can see - so you whisper to them?? that would be awesome!!! pllease
Students Forum
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Old 07 Sep 2008, 18:53
lovechandigarh lovechandigarh is offline
Join Date: Jul 2005
Beautiful, I'll have to say!
Installed @ LoveChandigarh.Com
Thanks :-)

Last edited by lovechandigarh; 07 Sep 2008 at 19:57.
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