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MGC Chatbox (with AJAX)
Mod Version: 1.5, by VBDev (Coder) VBDev is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.9 Rating: (82 votes - 4.71 average) Installs: 761
Released: 30 May 2007 Last Update: 20 Sep 2007 Downloads: 11513
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files  

Last version - MGC Chatbox Evo available : here

Description

When I had left the vBulletin world, I was in the past the co-author of a little chatbox (shoutbox), very well known in the vBulletin world.
This chatbox had been developed by Svaliotti (known as Poseidon on vb.org) for vB2 in the past and I had made the porterage (with is authorisation as we were both members of the same french non-official support forum) and the improvement for vB3.

It is thus normal that in my return in the vBulletin world, I begin by getting down to this hack. Even if several versions of chatbox are already present in the vBulletin world, I said to myself that it would be a good thing to make a made in France.

Naturally, I don't deal with a "copy" version of the other chatbox, I have any coded at the beginning (it was preferable because the front code wasn't so clean any more), and I integrated a good quantity of very interesting features.

New version features

The new version contains all the features from the previous version. Description of these versions can be found in Sofia's post hereabove (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1257510&postcount=3).

Modifications from previous version are the following :
  • 1.5 :
    • Fixed bugs :
      • Chatbox is shown two times in full page mode when the Display on all pages under the navbar option is selected.
      • "Fermer" is not in a sentence.
      • Overflow problem with Netscape.
      • Uppercase transformed to lowercase in the PM channel.
      • The ban cron debans user indefinitly banned.
      • Chatbox continuously loading on some forums.
      • Inactivity and guests problem.
      • Team icon blinking is not working properly.
      • Coma error in the who is online.
      • 2 spaces instead of one between the date and the time.
    • New functionnalities :
      • Option to deactivate the random smilies.
      • Option to deactivate the automatic PM sending when banning a user.
      • New permission to allow or not the downloading of shouts.
      • Option to specify the name under which unregistered users shouts appear.
      • Syntax change for the /ban, /ignore, /del, /pm commands : Possibility to use them with the username or the userid (For more information about the new syntax, check the help button in the chatbox).
    • Removed functionnalities :
This hack is very light in term of queries : only one for every recharging / refreshment of the chatbox and 5 for the statistics in the load of the page if you actiate them. If you don't activate advanced options of course as stated aside each in the acp

Installation

Read the file "Installation" in the pack.

Once the installation is ended, go in usergroups and edit permissions to see the Chatbox.

By default, no group has access to the chatbox.

Screenshots

The screenshots are in french as I have made it on an online website which is in french. Don't hesitate to give me new one if you want in english

They are up to date of 1.3 version.

See the following post : http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1292136&postcount=559

User manual

Coming soon ...

Copyright

This hack is under copyright MGC (Mtor&Grog Corporation) 2007-forever and was developed for vBulletin-Resources.com & vb-hacks.org. Its redistribution on another forum that vbulletin-ressources.com, vb-hacks.org or vbulletin.org are prohibited without aggreement of the authors!

Evolutions and improvements

This sixth version of the chatbox is already very complete, but like each product, its evolution depends on all. Then don't hesitate especially to share your ideas of improvements so that we can improve even more this chatbox.

Languages

Actually available :
  1. French
  2. English
  3. Arabic [Translator : alessai]
  4. German [Translator : captainslater]
  5. Vietnamese [Translator : Anhyeu12000]
  6. Turkish [Translator : neutralizer and bocek]
  7. Spanish [Translator : obmob] [TO BE UPDATED FOR 1.5]
To be available [Translation in progress] :
  1. Bosnian [Translator : Benjaminbih]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']For the translators : phrases with version number 1.5 in the English language file are the one that have been modified or added in the new version so you should probably find the modification for your language file easily.[/font]

Contact me if you want to participate and add your own country language file

Support

Several possible problems are explained in the file "Read Me"
Chatbox in iBProarcade and vBadvanced CMPS

See the readme file for iBProarcade.

For vbadvanced, a module is available here : http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=163628.

FAQ

Q: I installed the chatbox but it doesn't display
R: Check if you have allowed users (permissions in usergroups)

Q: I see shouts but in the collapsed chatbox
R: You can specify number of shouts in the collapsed chatbox. If you don't want to see it, put "0" for this option.

Q: The chatbox doesn't display below or in the top of one of the pages while in the other position it displays
R: You use a style and it's possible that variables used in templates aren't present. (Read the file "Read Me")

Q: I have a problem with accents in the Chatbox
R: Read the file "Read Me"

Q: How to change the value of color for date and for command /me?
R: When you add additionnal CSS for each style, you can change color in class CSS.

Thanks to Sofia for her earlier help on the chatbox.

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Last version - MGC Chatbox Evo available : here

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  #46  
Old 30 May 2007, 23:00
da420 da420 is offline
 
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No the shouts retrieve fine. Some of our users will be typing in the box replying in the shout box. While they are in the text box, and I have it set to refresh every 15 seconds, so when it refreshes and they are typing at the same time it will freeze up. Like you will be typing, but no letters are being typed even though I am still typing. This isn't just in the text box, it's also in the quick reply box it slows down when it loads. Also seems to slow down some users cursor in the browser. It's not so bad on mine, but some of my users make it seem like it's pretty bad for them, and it almost sounds intermittently.
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Old 30 May 2007, 23:06
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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If this is the same problem in the quick reply, then it is maybe of problem with your user's computer that may not support ajax or something like that I think.

You have tested it with Firefox 2.0 do you get the same problem ?
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Old 30 May 2007, 23:32
da420 da420 is offline
 
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Anyways, I am going to give it a try, and see what my users say about it.

I'll give it a try. It was my other admin that was complaining as I enabled it for the admins only, and he was on his old laptop, so that might have had something to do with it. It was happening to me, but I opened my task manager and am seeing something majorly wrong with Firefox as it was using 450MB of RAM. So, I closed and reopened, so we will see what the other users say.

This is a really great product as it stands, and seems to be working flawlessly on others boards.
I do have some suggestions though.
  • Idle function - after a set amount of time the user goes idle so the shouts stop refreshing. Then when the user comes back and he sees he's idle (message at the top of the shout box) he can hit a button that says "I'm back." and all will refresh again.
  • Users to have the option to disable the shout box all together from their user cp.
  • Active Users in The Shoutbox
  • Add a PM function (ex. /pm username;message)
  • Ignore feature to ignore users (ie. /ignore username then /unignore username to disable the ignore on that user)
  • Add an announcement that you can add from the shout box (ex. /announcement messagehere)
  • Change descending to ascending mode and editor position from top to bottom.
Would really love to see these features add. Especially the first two.

Thanks and nominated for Mod Of The Month.
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Old 31 May 2007, 02:52
1337_macro 1337_macro is offline
 
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Maybe make it where the color you choose will become default untill you switch? that would be killer.



Thanks and nominated for Mod Of The Month.
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Old 31 May 2007, 03:27
da420 da420 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by 1337_macro View Post
Maybe make it where the color you choose will become default untill you switch? that would be killer.



Thanks and nominated for Mod Of The Month.
You can do this in your User CP. But, it could be cookie or database set when you choose it I imagine?
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Old 31 May 2007, 03:38
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Mastar Mastar is offline
 
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Is there anyway to allow this to show in the ibp arcade? Thanks!

Last edited by Mastar; 31 May 2007 at 04:14.
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Old 31 May 2007, 03:39
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Can you add the ability to set your default text with underline, bold, and italic. Thank you
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Old 31 May 2007, 03:43
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69lakalle 69lakalle is offline
 
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well it worked for me and its a great add but .... still have issues .. like
1) when sum one selects a costum font, color etc it stays like that
2) random smillies
3) been able to select the biggest size users can post
4) a refresh like shoutbox its like a live refresh...
5)still thinking

i will wait for the next update !
if u get this fixed it should b nominated for MOTM
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Old 31 May 2007, 05:40
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Injektilo Injektilo is offline
 
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I have this problem... I've doubled checked all the edits and everything and still i have this problem... The chatbox is being displayed but inside the chatbox it shows my website again, instead of the actual shouts...

what am i doing wrong here?

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Old 31 May 2007, 06:33
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Originally Posted by da420 View Post
  • Idle function - after a set amount of time the user goes idle so the shouts stop refreshing. Then when the user comes back and he sees he's idle (message at the top of the shout box) he can hit a button that says "I'm back." and all will refresh again.
  • Users to have the option to disable the shout box all together from their user cp.
  • Active Users in The Shoutbox
  • Add a PM function (ex. /pm username;message)
  • Ignore feature to ignore users (ie. /ignore username then /unignore username to disable the ignore on that user)
  • Add an announcement that you can add from the shout box (ex. /announcement messagehere)
  • Change descending to ascending mode and editor position from top to bottom
I am going to have a look at the firefox thing for the next version, I'll see if I can encounter the same problem.
For your request, here are my answers:
  1. The idle thing might be really hard to check, and I think it would add too many charges on the server. I'll see what is possible but I can't promise you anything on that one.
  2. Yes that's a good idea and not that hard to do, OK for me.
  3. Yes that was planned. However, I think I will do the check of the user online at page loading and add a button to refresh. However this would be deactivable through the admin as It would add a sql request for each online users refreshing.
  4. I thought about if for the previous version, but I don't think it is a good functionnality for a chatbox, remember, this is not a chat So I think I'll pass that one, the mp is here for that
  5. This would add an sql request so I don't think it is a good idea, no ? I could make it inactive by default with a warning in the acp that says it adds a sql request at each chatbox refresh.
  6. There is already an annoucment possibilty but configurable through the acp. However I could remove it from the acp and transform it in a command as you said. That's a good idea.
  7. Yeah lots of people here already asked that I have noted it
Originally Posted by Mastar View Post
Is there anyway to allow this to show in the ibp arcade? Thanks!
It previously said I would do that in the next version

Originally Posted by ssslippy View Post
Can you add the ability to set your default text with underline, bold, and italic. Thank you
Yes that's planned

Originally Posted by 69lakalle View Post
1) when sum one selects a costum font, color etc it stays like that
2) random smillies
3) been able to select the biggest size users can post
4) a refresh like shoutbox its like a live refresh...
5)still thinking
Here are my answers :
  1. I don't understand. What do you mean exactly ? There are actually warned of that coz their options are selected by default in the select box of the chatbox no ?
  2. Yeah I will think to that anyway. However I plan to add a [More ...] link which does like in the posts
  3. Yeah that's planned you're right on that point
  4. It don't see what you mean there ?
  5. Yeah not to much please
Originally Posted by Injektilo View Post
I have this problem... I've doubled checked all the edits and everything and still i have this problem... The chatbox is being displayed but inside the chatbox it shows my website again, instead of the actual shouts...

what am i doing wrong here?

You have uploaded the files at the irght places ? In the page shown in the chatbox, is this a normal page ? or do you get an error in it (like a nopermission). This seems really strange to me.
What version of vbulletin do you use ? Are you the only one to experiencethat problem on your forum ?
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Old 31 May 2007, 06:41
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
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VBDev excellent mod Nominated for MOTM also. is there anyway to have this show up on a vbadvanced page and if not do you plan on releasing something to make it work?

Originally Posted by 69lakalle View Post
4) a refresh like shoutbox its like a live refresh...
wtf are you talking about? what do you want it to refresh for everyone as soon as you post the message you need to explain that one more.
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Old 31 May 2007, 06:45
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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I have planned to do something to show it up on vbadvanced.

Anyway I can't tell you when It will be up as I do vbulletin as an afterwork thing you see And I have lots of things to do with the support forum and the forum on which I sell some of my hacks with a friend.

But I don't think It'll be too much to do so the only thing is to be patient
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Old 31 May 2007, 07:59
da420 da420 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
[/list]I am going to have a look at the firefox thing for the next version, I'll see if I can encounter the same problem.
For your request, here are my answers:
  1. The idle thing might be really hard to check, and I think it would add too many charges on the server. I'll see what is possible but I can't promise you anything on that one.
  2. Yes that was planned. However, I think I will do the check of the user online at page loading and add a button to refresh. However this would be deactivable through the admin as It would add a sql request for each online users refreshing.
  3. I thought about if for the previous version, but I don't think it is a good functionnality for a chatbox, remember, this is not a chat So I think I'll pass that one, the mp is here for that
  4. This would add an sql request so I don't think it is a good idea, no ? I could make it inactive by default with a warning in the acp that says it adds a sql request at each chatbox refresh.
  5. There is already an annoucment possibilty but configurable through the acp. However I could remove it from the acp and transform it in a command as you said. That's a good idea.
  6. Yeah lots of people here already asked that I have noted it
Alright cool. I still notice it here and there, but, like I said, nothing terrible. After I closed and reopened FireFox it was a lot better, so maybe my FireFox or one of it's plugins maybe has a memory leak and that could be causing it? Possible, I guess.

Do what you can, one of my favorite features about the Inferno Shout found here, and it's also in the IPB shout box is the Idle feature.

The PM feature wasn't important, but always thought it was nice. Thanks for explaining. Neither is the ignore feature, but another user I was talking with told me to add it to my list.

Thanks for the positive response, this looks to be the best one yet.

Installed, 5 stars, and nominated.
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Old 31 May 2007, 08:19
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I will put the TODO list in my post later in the day so that you can see what's planned.

For the leak Yes it is a possibility, I have asked my members if they encountered such problem, waiting for their answers

For the idle I'll see I think It's possible so I'll tell you
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Old 31 May 2007, 11:12
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Now that sounds more realistic, will reinstall tonight, thanks...


Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
@ bashy :
It add 6 queries if you activate he stats ! It is said in the admincp that it adds lot of queries.

If you deactivate them, the chatbox takes only 1 query !!
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