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Cyb - ChatBox
Mod Version: 2.3, by Valter (Coder) Valter is offline
Developer Last Online: May 2014 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (137 votes - 4.69 average) Installs: 1389
Released: 10 Jan 2009 Last Update: Never Downloads: 7898
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template  

Powerful AJAX-based ChatBox for vBulletin.

Main Features:
-One step installation (no file uploads, no manual template modifications required)
-Put ChatBox on any forum page by setting script name and adding variable to desired template
-"ChatBox Full" (always available on separate page)
-"Messages Archive" (available on separate page, with options to edit/delete messages)
-"ChatBox Search"
-Option to block usergroups from viewing ChatBox
-Option to delete messages older than x hours automatically
-"ChatBox Statistics" (new messages since last visit, messages in last x hours, total messages, top x chatters,...)
-View users active in ChatBox (available in CBFull and Archive)
-Text formatting options (color, weight, style, decoration,...)
-Advanced Smiliebox
-Smiliebox options: total smilies available, smilies per row, smilie clipping, disable smilies...
-A lot of customizable stuff, including: set new/old status icons, time/date format, box height, message order, auto-refresh intervals,...
-One-click actions: View all messages posted by user X, Delete all messages posted by user x, Ban/unban user from ChatBox, View last message posted by user X, View your last message, View first unread message
-"/me" action (used when you want to refer to yourself in the "third person")
...and more...

See screenshots for more details.

1. Import XML file (as product): AdminCP > Plugin System > Manage Products > [Add/Import Product]
2. OPTIONAL (custom placement on forum page)
Open desired template and put "$cybchatbox" to desired line.

To set options:
Go to: AdminCP > vBulletin Options > Cyb - ChatBox

To have ChatBox enabled on desired page:
1. THIS_SCRIPT must be defined in php file (by default all important vBulletin files has this)
2. Hack options - You must add THIS_SCRIPT value for target page to "Show ChatBox on" setting field
3. Main template called on target page must contain "$cybchatbox" variable

To have ChatBox enabled on vBa CMPS:
1. Hack options - Add "adv_index" to "Show ChatBox on" setting field (values in this field should be separated by commas) > Save
2. vBa CMPS Default Settings - add "cybchatbox" to "Portal Output Global Variables" field (values in this field should be separated by carriage return) > Save
3. [Optional] Template "adv_portal" - add "$cybchatbox" to line where you want ChatBox to appear (for example below "$navbar") > Save

v1.0 - Sep 15. 2007.
-First version
v1.1-v1.6 - Sep/Oct 2007.
-Bug fixes, improvements, several new options added,...
v1.7 - Oct 07. 2007.
-Released at
v1.8 - Oct 11. 2007.
-Fixed bug where moderators can not delete messages
-New: Set auto-refresh interval for messages
-New: Set auto-refresh interval for active users
-New: Option to enable auto-refresh for guests
-New: Option to reverse message order (newest at bottom)
v1.8.1 - Oct 11. 2007.
-Fixed bug where colspan in Archive is not set correctly for moderators
-Added ability to disable date in mesages (simply leave date field blank)
-Added option to have ChatBox always collapsed by default (ChatBox Full not affected)
v1.8.2 - Oct 12. 2007.
-Fixed bug (reversed message order gives wrong results)
-New: Set timecut in minutes for active users listing
-New: Automatically parse links in messages (can be disabled)
v1.8.3 - Oct 13. 2007.
-Auto-prune setting field restored
-Fixed bug where some users are logged-out after posting message
-Improved detection and listing of active users
-If user is active in ChatBox it will be shown in profile and wol list
v1.9 - Oct 15. 2007.
-New: Not all smilies are loaded on startup. Set how many of them you want to show before user clicks "More".
-New: "/me" user action ("/me" in submitted message will be replaced by author's username, and message appears in color you set)
-Minor bug fixes
v1.9.1 - Oct 15. 2007.
-Fixed bug from previous version where message area height not follows your settings properly
v1.9.2 - Nov 06. 2007.
-New option in user menu: View messages posted by user
-Option to allow users to delete their own messages
-Fixed bug where admin with primary usergroup different than 6 is not able to delete all messages
-Fixed bug where links to member profiles in messages are broken at "/member.php"
-"Delete Selected" moved to phrases
v1.9.3 - Nov 20. 2007.
-New: Set groups able to view Chatbox but not post messages
-New: Set groups able to edit/delete all messages, and ban/unban users from ChatBox
-New: Customize color list in message posting interface
-New: Ban list
-Fixed default text color
-Fixed some compatibility issues for "/me" action
-Fixed bug where some users get db error when importing product
-Fixed bug where you need to refresh page after "Busy" message to continue chatting
-Minor bug fixes
v1.9.4 - Nov 21. 2007.
-Fixed bug with changing colors in IE
-Some code optimization done
v1.9.5 - Nov 26. 2007.
-Fixed bugs with stripping html tags and "/me" action
v1.9.6 - Nov 29. 2007.
-New: ChatBox Search
-New: Click on message icon in main box to open message for editing/deletion
-Fixed bug with page navigation
-Minor bug fixes/code improvements
v1.9.7 - Dec 01. 2007.
-New: Find first unread message
-New: Find your last message
-New: Find last message by user X
v1.9.8 - Dec 05. 2007.
-New: Ban certain BB tags from being used in the ChatBox
-New feature in user messages view: "Locate this message in Archive"
-New: Message icons in Main box now opens Archive where requested message is highlighted
-New in "Top Chatters": Click on number to view chatter messages
-New in "My Messages": Click on number to view your own messages
-Fixed bug where space after username is lost in "/me" action message
v1.9.9 - Dec 06. 2007.
-New: Users with post count less than X can not view ChatBox
-New: Log/view/resolve IP addresses in CB messages
-Fixed bug with searching last message by user X
v2.0 - Apr 30. 2008.
-New: "Locate message in Archive" option in search results
-CSRF protection added
-Compatible with vBulletin 3.7 Gold (may not work with Beta/RC releases)
v2.1 - Jun 24. 2008.
-Fixed bug (users always shown using their primary group display parameters)
-Fixed bug (if there are whitespaces in banned tags setting it will not work properly)
-You can now choose which usergroups are able to moderate ChatBox (not just switch between 5/6/7)
-"Below Forums" added to auto-insert locations (ForumHome only)
-New: Option to disable parsing of manually entered smilie codes
-New: Disable message time in ChatBox (Archive not affected)
-New: Submit button added
-New: Option to change text size (display)
-New: Option to set width of [code], [php] and [html] BB code blocks in ChatBox
-New: Limit message lenght
-Several minor bug fixes/code improvements
v2.2 - Jul 10. 2008.
-New: auto-hiding Status bar to inform you about ChatBox activities
-Improved ChatBox performance
-Improved char counter compatibility/look
v2.3 - Sep 22. 2008.
-Fixed XSS vulnerability in ChatBox Search
-Improved Tags Banning feature
-Fixed bug (user can add forbidden tags by editing already posted message)
-Fixed bug (user blocked by low post count can access ChatBox on separate page if url is known)
-Fixed bug (page shifting on refresh in IE)
-Fixed bug (Smilies menu breaks row on expand in Opera)
-Minor bug fixes

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Old 12 Feb 2009, 07:41
kellyandmark04 kellyandmark04 is offline
Join Date: Jun 2007
Private Chats would be awesome!!!!!!!!!!! Just like the IP Board Chatbox.

My Shoutbox works, but the archive button doesn't.

Last edited by kellyandmark04; 12 Feb 2009 at 07:49.
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Old 13 Feb 2009, 04:14
benny92000 benny92000 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2008
Originally Posted by wmlvb View Post
I noticed question have not been answered for a while. Is there support for this chatbox?

My question is. Is there a way to have private chats? Thanks
No there isn't. I have uninstalled this chatbox because of server load, and the layout of it. I changed the layout of it to look like inferno, but it was a little choppy. Anyway, thanks for this great mod Cyb, i will wait for a future version of it, with perhaps a better layout.
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Old 13 Feb 2009, 08:46
ascender ascender is offline
Join Date: Feb 2007
Originally Posted by Trek View Post
Are you using vBA or a custom style? I had the same problem and it was due to the custom replacement variables being used in my style, combined with vBA. Basically, I had to go into the vBA setup again (the installer, you can rerun it) and select the images rebuild. It'll show you what paths are wrong. Then you manually edit those to point to the smilies. The easiest way to find out this was the problem is that if you looked at the archive, the smilies appeared, but not in the main chat box.

Anyway, hope that helps, I got zero support for the problem here, but finally figured it out myself.
Thanks very much for your post. Yes, we are running a custom style.

Do you know why its only a few users who are unable to see the smileys? I'd have thought a problem like the above with paths being wrong would affect all users of the board?
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Old 13 Feb 2009, 19:41
Tolas Tolas is offline
Join Date: May 2006
Originally Posted by Serk View Post
Howdy and THANK YOU for an excellent program! (Marked installed)

Feature request if it's not too much trouble - We have different classes of users on our site, assigned different usergroups, as many sites do. Would it be possible to assign either a text, or a color change to the different usergroups?

I.E. New users names are green, senior users names are black, moderators are blue, etc?

Thank you!

The names should appear in chat as the same color they would on your board. All of my users's names in chat match whatever they are normally. I can easily see what group they belong to when they talk. Shouldn't need to change anything in chatbox or add features to accomplish it.
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Old 14 Feb 2009, 10:19
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Jedric Jedric is offline
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Location: Austin, TX
Real name: Dustin
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Old 15 Feb 2009, 05:52
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n.sinha.p n.sinha.p is offline
Join Date: Aug 2008
Seems to have a good majority of people using this according to this thread:

Certainly will try.
Rainbow (Multicolour) Username for Usergroups
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Old 15 Feb 2009, 11:08
sherwood sherwood is offline
Join Date: May 2008
Is anyone else having problems with the chatbox in 3.8.1?
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Old 15 Feb 2009, 17:30
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adusei adusei is offline
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Originally Posted by sherwood View Post
Is anyone else having problems with the chatbox in 3.8.1?

...unfortunaltely no reply to this prob yet...
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Old 16 Feb 2009, 12:10
khurtsiya khurtsiya is offline
Join Date: Feb 2009
Integrated in CMPS, but chat is just always Loading...

How to fix this?
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Old 16 Feb 2009, 14:42
Tolas Tolas is offline
Join Date: May 2006
I am running 3.8.1 and it's working great for me. No problems at all.
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Old 18 Feb 2009, 10:36
khurtsiya khurtsiya is offline
Join Date: Feb 2009
Originally Posted by Tolas View Post
I am running 3.8.1 and it's working great for me. No problems at all.
No problems at all too, but I am talking about homepage, where I use vBAdvanced CMPS.

It is just "Loading..." there...
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Old 19 Feb 2009, 01:46
chrisnufcfan chrisnufcfan is offline
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Old 19 Feb 2009, 08:01
itsheinz itsheinz is offline
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Thanks for this i just installed in my forum...
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Old 20 Feb 2009, 13:05
sinanmoda sinanmoda is offline
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Tank you
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Old 21 Feb 2009, 08:38
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redlabour redlabour is offline
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Real name: André
Small Problem with vBSEO

Usernames are ignoring the Rewrite URLs.
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