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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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Chat Modifications MGC Chatbox with AJAX VBDev Modification Graveyard 4 19 Dec 2007 07:25

  #1141  
Old 02 Aug 2007, 15:04
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Originally Posted by beduino View Post
hello

I did it. 3 times, but no results.
If I send mgc_chatbox.php to /modules and change the type of module [template -> php module] is possible to work?
tks
beduino
ps. the adv_portal_mgc_chatbox template contains only $mgc_chatbox... right?
Nope if you put php module it won't work.

Yes it contains only that.

Have you tried the mgc_chatbox add to the parameter in vba acp options ?
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Old 02 Aug 2007, 16:50
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I know it may be pedestrian, but I've updated 1.4 at least twice now. Would you mind incrementing the version number? I get a hack updated email and when I go to the hack, the version is the same. I then try to figure what's been updated by reading all the posts... It's time consuming!

Thanks for the great hack, it truly is an awesome shoutbox
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Old 02 Aug 2007, 17:15
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He He lol that's ok I will
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Old 02 Aug 2007, 19:49
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Thanks a ton, VBDev. I hope that didn't read as complaining, I'm very grateful for the fine work you've provided everyone gratis
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Old 02 Aug 2007, 21:28
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No No you are right on that point

In my job I won't release the same version two times or more like that so I should apply it to my hacks too
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Old 02 Aug 2007, 21:58
dirty68 dirty68 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
Does the url of your website corresponds to the one of your domain or do you have a kind of address translation ?

I mean dirtysplace.com is the real url or just a redirecting one ?
yea dirtysplace.com or the full url to the site www.dirtysplace.com/forums could it be my vbadvance? i could never get that going and dont know how to take it off haha
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Old 02 Aug 2007, 23:58
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Does all the users of your forums with IE have this problem ?

This could be a configuration of IE (security) to restrictive thus blocking xhttp chatbox requests.
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Old 03 Aug 2007, 00:13
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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.
Okay, I guess I do need some more help. I believe this to be a shortcoming in the chat script. Here's the code I have in my css. This code is necessary. Without it, links don't work properly. This code causes the overflow problem. I also have Dream's chatbox to show that that box isn't affected.


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

I've disabled the transparency for IE6, so this problem is not being caused by transparent pngs. Any ideas?

Last edited by slyreptile; 10 Aug 2007 at 01:44.
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Old 03 Aug 2007, 01:05
paldo paldo is offline
 
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i now have a few regulars that cant see the shoutbox sinse i have updated .. i see it fine with my setup but they cant see it ..

i have one member that couldnt see it with his desktop pc but logged in with his laptop and could see it .. what could possibly be effecting these people ? its got to be a setting much needed on sombodies computer effecting whether they see it or not .. i know its their setup effecting it because i can log in with the same browser as them with their user and pass and whalla theres shout.. im cunfuzzed in a bad way here .

this didnt start til the last upgrade im about to go back to the older version somthing changed in this version thats effecting my users being able to see it

all they can see is the loading message .. it just never loads


i will also add i installed a firefox toolbar a member made for my site and i couldnt see the shout after install .uninstalled the toolbar and shout came back ..

Last edited by paldo; 03 Aug 2007 at 01:10.
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Old 03 Aug 2007, 03:23
LjubavnaZona LjubavnaZona is offline
 
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Ok I love this hack and I desperately want it on my forum, and I installed it and uploaded everything that needed to be uploaded. I completely followed everything and yet I cant see it. I dont see the chat at all.

I went to see if it was enabled and it is. Everything looks fine yet I dont see it
What am I doing wrong?

I got 1.4 version and its my first time installing it. I havent upgraded or anything.
I did everything I was asked to do...

Help please!
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Old 03 Aug 2007, 04:17
paldo paldo is offline
 
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you set up permissions in the usergroup permissions ?
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Old 03 Aug 2007, 07:12
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Originally Posted by slyreptile View Post
Okay, I guess I do need some more help. I believe this to be a shortcoming in the chat script. Here's the code I have in my css. This code is necessary. Without it, links don't work properly. This code causes the overflow problem. I also have Dream's chatbox to show that that box isn't affected.


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

I've disabled the transparency for IE6, so this problem is not being caused by transparent pngs. Any ideas?

Site is . Username = user Password = hinkley
The problem is the relative position value for your parameter as I think it's override the overflow css of the chatbox table.

Dream's chatbox is using an iframe to load the contents of the shouts from another file this is why you don't have this problem with its chatbox.

I think you would have the same problem with vbshout as zero tolerance uses overflow property too.

I am not a css master at all so I won't be really useful to you on that problem

Originally Posted by paldo View Post
i now have a few regulars that cant see the shoutbox sinse i have updated .. i see it fine with my setup but they cant see it ..

i have one member that couldnt see it with his desktop pc but logged in with his laptop and could see it .. what could possibly be effecting these people ? its got to be a setting much needed on sombodies computer effecting whether they see it or not .. i know its their setup effecting it because i can log in with the same browser as them with their user and pass and whalla theres shout.. im cunfuzzed in a bad way here .

this didnt start til the last upgrade im about to go back to the older version somthing changed in this version thats effecting my users being able to see it

all they can see is the loading message .. it just never loads


i will also add i installed a firefox toolbar a member made for my site and i couldnt see the shout after install .uninstalled the toolbar and shout came back ..
It doesn't load an tell them of an error in IE that's right ? And this error is the same as dirty68 I suppose ?

This problem is due to the changes I made for vbadvanced integration I think.

You could see it's working by replacing all


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

by


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

from the clientscript/mgc_chatbox.js file and I think this problem would disappear. Can you try it ?

However with that modification integration with vbadvanced wouldn't work anymore.

If the problem is coming from there, then I'll have to change something from the next version to manager in a better way the vbadvanced thing.

Originally Posted by LjubavnaZona View Post
Ok I love this hack and I desperately want it on my forum, and I installed it and uploaded everything that needed to be uploaded. I completely followed everything and yet I cant see it. I dont see the chat at all.

I went to see if it was enabled and it is. Everything looks fine yet I dont see it
What am I doing wrong?

I got 1.4 version and its my first time installing it. I havent upgraded or anything.
I did everything I was asked to do...

Help please!
Originally Posted by paldo View Post
you set up permissions in the usergroup permissions ?
That also could be a style issue.
  1. Verify the permissions (especially the number of posts to see the chatbox).
  2. Try the different positions
  3. If the chatbox displays in one of the position but not the top one, then you should follow the little how to for styles issue which can be found in the readme file.

Last edited by VBDev; 10 Aug 2007 at 06:24.
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Old 03 Aug 2007, 07:25
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
You could see it's working by replacing all


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Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

from the clientscript/mgc_chatbox.js file and I think this problem would disappear. Can you try it ?
Replace this with what Dev? or just get rid of all the bburl +'/ code?
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  #1154  
Old 03 Aug 2007, 08:03
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lol I was just waking up when I wrote that.

I edit the post
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  #1155  
Old 03 Aug 2007, 08:17
dirty68 dirty68 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
lol I was just waking up when I wrote that.

I edit the post
LOL i know what you mean, ok ill do that now and let you know later if things change
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