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MGC Chatbox (with AJAX)
Mod Version: 1.5, by VBDev (Coder) VBDev is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
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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  #1111  
Old 01 Aug 2007, 17:41
dirty68 dirty68 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Real name: Tina
Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
What do they see in their ucp in the options part for the chatbox ?

There shall be an option telling if they want to see or not the chatbox.
yea they see that Dev, and they can see the shouty to, its just that its allways loading all the time and nothing else

member has just posted this
(I can see it, using IE as browser, and I do get an error message at bottom; "Done, but with errors on page." Shoutbox continually says "Loading.")

Last edited by dirty68; 01 Aug 2007 at 17:46. Reason: added text
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Old 01 Aug 2007, 18:11
paldo paldo is offline
 
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i have postcounts set on 0 for the allowed usergroups he is the only member having issues with all browsers he trys he can see the vbshout on other sites just not this one ..
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  #1113  
Old 01 Aug 2007, 18:37
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Originally Posted by dirty68 View Post
yea they see that Dev, and they can see the shouty to, its just that its allways loading all the time and nothing else

member has just posted this
(I can see it, using IE as browser, and I do get an error message at bottom; "Done, but with errors on page." Shoutbox continually says "Loading.")
When you double click on that error, what does ie says ?

Originally Posted by paldo View Post
i have postcounts set on 0 for the allowed usergroups he is the only member having issues with all browsers he trys he can see the vbshout on other sites just not this one ..
Has he checked his options in the user control panel ?
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  #1114  
Old 01 Aug 2007, 19:04
slyreptile slyreptile is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Is there a way to turn off the chatbox specifically for IE? The reason I ask is I have my test forum running with transparent images and the javascript used to make it work seems to be conflicting with the chatbox.

Course it would be better to get the chatbox to work in this type of setup. But I'd be happy just being able to turn it off.

There also seems to be an issue with the time/username staying in the chatbox. I'm not sure what is causing the problem, but I'm sure it's something in my template as it works in the default one.

Last edited by slyreptile; 10 Aug 2007 at 01:43.
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  #1115  
Old 01 Aug 2007, 20:15
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Real name: Clément
I can't log on your forum, the htaccess is ok but then I need a test account to see the chatbox
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  #1116  
Old 01 Aug 2007, 20:38
slyreptile slyreptile is offline
 
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Oops, I forgot to set the Unregistered Users minimum posts to 0. You should be able to see it now as a guest.

Last edited by slyreptile; 01 Aug 2007 at 20:46.
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Old 01 Aug 2007, 20:59
paldo paldo is offline
 
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well his chat is turned on like i said i logged in as him and seen it just fine ..
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Old 01 Aug 2007, 21:26
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Originally Posted by slyreptile View Post
Oops, I forgot to set the Unregistered Users minimum posts to 0. You should be able to see it now as a guest.
Yup, wow that's a very strange behaviour. This might come from the overflow property but I don't see why it would work on other website and not in that particular one.

I don't have js error with ie7, could you tell me which error is fired ?

Originally Posted by paldo View Post
well his chat is turned on like i said i logged in as him and seen it just fine ..
Do you have multiple styles on your forum ? If he goes to the full page mode, what can he see ?
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  #1119  
Old 01 Aug 2007, 21:28
glennno glennno is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
I'm unfamiliar with Chatbox. Is this like Live Chat? Thanks.
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  #1120  
Old 01 Aug 2007, 21:33
paldo paldo is offline
 
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yes i do he hass tried all skins to the same result and all he can see is the loading message on full page or on the forums index ..
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  #1121  
Old 01 Aug 2007, 21:53
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* Zip file v1.4 updated with german language and xml file for the TMS template edits management system of Andreas thanks to captainslater
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  #1122  
Old 01 Aug 2007, 21:54
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Originally Posted by glennno View Post
I'm unfamiliar with Chatbox. Is this like Live Chat? Thanks.
This a little chat box but not a real chat, thus being very similar.

Originally Posted by paldo View Post
yes i do he hass tried all skins to the same result and all he can see is the loading message on full page or on the forums index ..
And you have tried with the same browser as he has ?
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Old 01 Aug 2007, 22:21
paldo paldo is offline
 
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yes i dont use i.e but i tryed it .i logged in with his username and pass and it worked .. he also tried firefox which i use myself it wouldnt load for him neither on firefox .. as i said i can log out and log in with his username and it works just fine on i.e and firefox ..its got to be somthing missing on his pc or somthing being blocked on his end
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Old 01 Aug 2007, 22:51
slyreptile slyreptile is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
Yup, wow that's a very strange behaviour. This might come from the overflow property but I don't see why it would work on other website and not in that particular one.

I don't have js error with ie7, could you tell me which error is fired ?
I've found and fixed the problem with the overflowing time/user. Now is just the issue with the disabled textboxes and buttons in IE6. No javascript errors occur, but they are disabled in IE6. BTW, the text out of the box was caused by an errant css entry.
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Old 01 Aug 2007, 22:54
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Originally Posted by slyreptile View Post
I've found and fixed the problem with the overflowing time/user. Now is just the issue with the disabled textboxes and buttons in IE6. No javascript errors occur, but they are disabled in IE6. BTW, the text out of the box was caused by an errant css entry.
Ok =) What do you mean by disabled ?

Originally Posted by paldo View Post
yes i dont use i.e but i tryed it .i logged in with his username and pass and it worked .. he also tried firefox which i use myself it wouldnt load for him neither on firefox .. as i said i can log out and log in with his username and it works just fine on i.e and firefox ..its got to be somthing missing on his pc or somthing being blocked on his end
I don't see what could be blocking, maybe is firewall not allowing my ajax calls ?
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