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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: 763
Released: 30 May 2007 Last Update: 20 Sep 2007 Downloads: 11536
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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  #151  
Old 02 Jun 2007, 21:34
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
moving the input field to be below the chat window is not hard at all if you look at the html code you will see it is very easy to move and have done it on my own already take a look at my post and you will see http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=135
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  #152  
Old 02 Jun 2007, 21:59
snake-boy snake-boy is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Thanks. Yours looks great, that's exactly what I want to do. I'm no coder, but will take a look at the .html myself and see if I can figure it out.

Now if only I could get the shouts to order the opposite way they are being displayed now..

ie Most recent shout at the bottom... Anyone got that right yet?

-snake
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  #153  
Old 02 Jun 2007, 22:03
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
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no I haven't changed that on mine cause I want the newest on top cause if not then they will have to scroll down to see the newest one.
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  #154  
Old 03 Jun 2007, 01:02
snake-boy snake-boy is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Well, the way we normally read is from the top-down, not from the bottom upward.

Think about it: If you were writing a story, one sentence per hour. Where would you expect to find the most recent sentence of your story? At the bottom of the most recent page obviously...

People like to read the shoutbox from the top-down, and now I'm being inundated with requests to change it...

Maybe VBDev can help - ?

-snake
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  #155  
Old 03 Jun 2007, 02:35
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
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yeah I would never use it that way to be honest maybe he will include a option in his next update but dont expect it to happen overnight.
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  #156  
Old 03 Jun 2007, 08:28
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Real name: Clément
Originally Posted by Roflstilzchen View Post
hi, how can i open the smilies in the usual smilie popup instead of the collapsable solution?
Yep this is on the next version todo list

Originally Posted by Endurer View Post
Vbdev, have you found a solution for the date error?
No sorry, I was with my girlfriend yesterday and today so I'll check that tonight

Originally Posted by snake-boy View Post
Installed. But....

This shoutbox has some great features, but the features I'm looking for don't seem to be possible? A code hack or future version maybe? This is my wish list:

- Allow the input field to be below the chat window, not at the top.

- Allow the order of the chats to be changed. I need to have the most recent chat at the bottom and the oldest at the top.

I hope this is possible.

Toggle of the time/date stamp's would be useful too... There just doesn't seem to be a chatbox that can do everything I need
-snake
For the first two this is planned, the last one is strange, why don't you want to use the timestamp used everywhere else on the board ?
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  #157  
Old 03 Jun 2007, 08:29
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Originally Posted by snake-boy View Post
Well, the way we normally read is from the top-down, not from the bottom upward.

Think about it: If you were writing a story, one sentence per hour. Where would you expect to find the most recent sentence of your story? At the bottom of the most recent page obviously...

People like to read the shoutbox from the top-down, and now I'm being inundated with requests to change it...

Maybe VBDev can help - ?

-snake
I have started working on the new version, there is lots of things on the todo list, tell you user It will come soon (1 or 2 weeks max.).

I unfortunately doesn't code vbulletin all the day
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  #158  
Old 03 Jun 2007, 15:44
da420 da420 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
I unfortunately doesn't code vbulletin all the day
Very unfortunate
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  #159  
Old 03 Jun 2007, 15:49
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chuchukuttie chuchukuttie is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
I have started working on the new version, there is lots of things on the todo list, tell you user It will come soon (1 or 2 weeks max.)
Can you please PM me once your done the updates on your todo list Thank you.

P.S - I have voted for you, on the HOTM
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  #160  
Old 03 Jun 2007, 15:59
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Real name: Clément
I'll send a version update notification through the vborg Send Update function once it'll be ok.

I'll update regularly the TODO list with the state of actual work

Thx for the vote
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  #161  
Old 03 Jun 2007, 16:12
solong2 solong2 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
how can banned user

thanks
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  #162  
Old 03 Jun 2007, 16:41
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Real name: Clément
Originally Posted by solong2 View Post
how can banned user

thanks
you type /ban followed by a space and the name of the user

You then can see the banned users with the /showban command and you can unban them within the show ban popup or by typing in the chatbox the /unban command followed by a space and the name of the user.
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  #163  
Old 03 Jun 2007, 17:16
ragtek ragtek is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: austria, croatia
just look into the help
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  #164  
Old 03 Jun 2007, 17:46
bashy bashy is offline
 
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Hi

What can i add to this code to make the popup to the size i require please?

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  #165  
Old 03 Jun 2007, 18:31
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Real name: Clément
You can't in this bit of code.

Go in the clientscript/mgc_chatbox.js file and the open_aide javascript function in the mgc_chatbox template (at the top).

There, you should find a window_open call in which you can change the width and height value
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