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Dream's Chatbox
Mod Version: 2.0, by Dream (Member) Dream is offline
Developer Last Online: Sep 2010 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.6.8 Rating: (46 votes - 4.83 average) Installs: 379
Released: 07 Nov 2006 Last Update: 14 Aug 2007 Downloads: 5844
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files Re-usable Code  

This adds a simple Chatbox in your forum home page for your members to chat.

The Chatbox is like a thread, members leave small messages in it for others to see. Think of it as an off-topic thread that never ends. The Chatbox can also help keep chatting out of the threads.

This mod is light on the server, uses little server resources to work. The default refresh rate is set to 5 minutes. You can disable automatic refreshing entirely in the options.

What's the refresh rate? The chatbox updates the messages shown every given seconds, that's the refresh rate. It sends a request to the server asking for new messages every X seconds, that you choose in the options.

Warning: If you set your refresh rate to 10 seconds this mod stops being so server friendly. You can do it, but be sure your server can handle it.


Features:
- Ajax (no page refreshes)
- Pages
- Set refresh rate in seconds
- Hide Chatbox contents from certain user groups
- Set user groups that can't send messages but can view chatbox
- Moderator user groups that can delete messages
- Disable auto refresh for guests
- Prune messages by user ID, user name, days old or all
- Enable/disable smilies, bbcode and [ img ]
- Automatic URL parsing
- Users can delete their own messages
- Smilies popup with all smilies you can use in messages
- Who's Online Support
- Show message dates or not
- User names linked and colored with their user group colors
- Banned Users
- Hide refresh button
- /me code
- Optional message colors
- Bunch of options in the Admin Control Panel

Live Demos: (leave your live demo in this thread!)
http://www.fliz.ru/ (russian)
http://www.sustainabilityforum.com/forum
http://www.virtualorbit.com/
http://www.bowlandcentral.com/forum


VERSION HISTORY



This mod is now final. It has all the features I think a chatbox should have, so I won't be adding more features to it. Anyone has my permission to use this as a base for another mod. It will still be updated for bugs though.

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  #661  
Old 24 Aug 2007, 03:05
nureeves nureeves is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
heyy ... would you please add to this mod, style button for chat ... such Bold, Italic .. and also for text size !!!
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  #662  
Old 28 Aug 2007, 17:24
cuphongle cuphongle is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
nice one dream

how do we disabled banned usergroup from seeing the shoutbox?
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  #663  
Old 29 Aug 2007, 13:30
WNM07 WNM07 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
the 'Text Input on Top' option doesn't seem to be working. Where can i check the template? is there one?

otherwise it works great thanks
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  #664  
Old 01 Sep 2007, 08:31
Otikeu Otikeu is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Two simple feature requests.

Hello,

I believe the three features would be handy for the chatbox, which others have..
  • /ban *username or *userid* Function.
  • /unban *username or *userid* Function.
  • /notice To set a notice above all shouts.
I hope you could add them, they help keep monitoring of the chatbox easier. Otherwise, I'm going for the MCG shoutbox, but i really love you're quality as it gives what is needed.

Thank you.
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  #665  
Old 03 Sep 2007, 00:05
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SSG.D SSG.D is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Installed! and thanks!
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  #666  
Old 03 Sep 2007, 02:49
RFViet RFViet is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Can it be seen from other pages ??
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  #667  
Old 03 Sep 2007, 03:19
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Dream Dream is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Originally Posted by nureeves View Post
heyy ... would you please add to this mod, style button for chat ... such Bold, Italic .. and also for text size !!!
Sorry no new features are planned for this mod.
Originally Posted by cuphongle View Post
nice one dream

how do we disabled banned usergroup from seeing the shoutbox?
You put the usergroup you want in the 'cant see chatbox' option.
Originally Posted by WNM07 View Post
the 'Text Input on Top' option doesn't seem to be working. Where can i check the template? is there one?

otherwise it works great thanks
There are no templates in this mod. The 'text input on top?' option is to show the send button etc on top or at the bottom, and it also changes the messages order for them to begin from the bottom or from the top.
Originally Posted by Otikeu View Post
Hello,

I believe the three features would be handy for the chatbox, which others have..
  • /ban *username or *userid* Function.
  • /unban *username or *userid* Function.
  • /notice To set a notice above all shouts.
I hope you could add them, they help keep monitoring of the chatbox easier. Otherwise, I'm going for the MCG shoutbox, but i really love you're quality as it gives what is needed.

Thank you.
Hello, no new features are planned for this chatbox. You have a banned users option in the chatbox options in the admincp.
Originally Posted by SSG.D View Post
Installed! and thanks!
You are welcome
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  #668  
Old 03 Sep 2007, 03:21
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Dream Dream is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Originally Posted by RFViet View Post
Can it be seen from other pages ??
If you want it to appear on all pages of your forum, add the forumhome template edit at the end of the navbar template. That would show the chatbox at the top of your forums though. To add it to the bottom of all pages you would need to add the template edit somewhere else, but I wouldn't be sure where.
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  #669  
Old 07 Sep 2007, 15:19
Ohiosweetheart Ohiosweetheart is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Real name: Peggy
Hiya. I'm going to try your chatbox. I currently have the one from vBDev installed and it's irritating, lol. It's a good one, but doesn't work well on my forum for IE7 users.

So here I go!
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  #670  
Old 07 Sep 2007, 15:39
Ohiosweetheart Ohiosweetheart is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Real name: Peggy
Well, It's easy to install and I like it except for one thing. I need the text input and buttons to stay at the bottom of the chatbox, not move with each post.

Sorry Dream, it's back to the other one for me
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  #671  
Old 10 Sep 2007, 03:46
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Staxed Staxed is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Real name: Daniel
are there any browser or computer settings that would make it so this mod doesn't work?

(maybe something to do with AJAX)?...i can't use it when i'm at work, and a member just notified me he is having the same issue...

but at home i can use it just fine...
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  #672  
Old 10 Sep 2007, 18:48
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yoyoyoyo yoyoyoyo is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
The option to disallow certain usergroups to see the chatbox is a good idea, however they CAN see the chatbox - just not the messages in them. This seems kind of pointless - is there a way I can configure the chatbox to be only viewable by those that can also chat, and totally invisible to those that can't?
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  #673  
Old 11 Sep 2007, 04:35
agilent agilent is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Installed, looks good. I put it under What's Going On?
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  #674  
Old 11 Sep 2007, 05:13
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Dream Dream is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Originally Posted by Irisfire View Post
are there any browser or computer settings that would make it so this mod doesn't work?

(maybe something to do with AJAX)?...i can't use it when i'm at work, and a member just notified me he is having the same issue...

but at home i can use it just fine...
This mod should work on all browsers. What browser are you using? And does it gives errors?
Originally Posted by yoyoyoyo View Post
The option to disallow certain usergroups to see the chatbox is a good idea, however they CAN see the chatbox - just not the messages in them. This seems kind of pointless - is there a way I can configure the chatbox to be only viewable by those that can also chat, and totally invisible to those that can't?
You can use template conditionals to hide the chatbox from usergroups. Not sure the exact code though.
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  #675  
Old 11 Sep 2007, 11:52
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yoyoyoyo yoyoyoyo is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Originally Posted by Dream View Post
You can use template conditionals to hide the chatbox from usergroups. Not sure the exact code though.
I realize that - the conditionals are:

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

I just thought that maybe it should be in the instructions or hardcoded in to the hack since you offer the option. No big deal. Thanks again.
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