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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: 11511
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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  #436  
Old 30 Jun 2007, 21:31
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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I do not understand exactyly what you mean.

You have configured the chatbox to show on the forumhome, forumdisplay and showthread through the admincp options, that's right ?

Could you just make a screenshot of what appears in the other pages plz so that I could help you ?
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  #437  
Old 01 Jul 2007, 01:24
Mavs00 Mavs00 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
I do not understand exactyly what you mean.

You have configured the chatbox to show on the forumhome, forumdisplay and showthread through the admincp options, that's right ?

Could you just make a screenshot of what appears in the other pages plz so that I could help you ?

I do not find anyplace (except within the usergroups options) to configure the chat in the admincp

Showing it in forumhome, forumdisplay and showthread are not options that I see??????

Here is what I see in the forumdisplay, note the chatbox text above the subforums box. The link is a dead link.
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  #438  
Old 01 Jul 2007, 01:35
Mavs00 Mavs00 is offline
 
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Duh, I'm stoopid............ vb options. Got it now. All set

Great program, thx
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  #439  
Old 01 Jul 2007, 07:58
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I lost the MOTM of June but my product is now nominated for the MOTM of July.

See here

Last edited by VBDev; 01 Jul 2007 at 12:00.
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Old 01 Jul 2007, 15:21
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
I lost the MOTM of June but my product is now nominated for the MOTM of July.

See here
Voted!!
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  #441  
Old 01 Jul 2007, 17:53
Tulsa Tulsa is offline
 
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You got beat for motm by a paltry two votes and a mod that's been around a month longer and had that extra time to get in front of more people. In a way, I'd call that a victory.
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  #442  
Old 01 Jul 2007, 19:06
wizardan wizardan is offline
 
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Installed. Finally.
Been wanting to replace vBShout flatfile for a while now.
I confess to only scanning half of this thread...
My only request?
Is this excellent hack showable on the Arcade yet?
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  #443  
Old 01 Jul 2007, 19:45
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Originally Posted by Tulsa View Post
You got beat for motm by a paltry two votes and a mod that's been around a month longer and had that extra time to get in front of more people. In a way, I'd call that a victory.
Yup that's quite right thanks for your encouragement.

Originally Posted by wizardan View Post
Installed. Finally.
Been wanting to replace vBShout flatfile for a while now.
I confess to only scanning half of this thread...
My only request?
Is this excellent hack showable on the Arcade yet?
This will be possible in the version currently under development ! Just wait for a week or two (don't know exactly the release date as it depends from my timetable which is becoming really full some days).

Anyway the progression is quite good so 2 weeks will be a far maximum !
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  #444  
Old 01 Jul 2007, 23:49
wizardan wizardan is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post



This will be possible in the version currently under development ! Just wait for a week or two (don't know exactly the release date as it depends from my timetable which is becoming really full some days).
Thank you!
It has been running well all day.
One very minor issue...
I would like to have one usergroup in particular have only 'view' privileges. The 'Unregistered / Not Logged In' group. So I check off yes to only the "Can see MGC Chatbox?" permission,and adjusted the minimum post requirement to zero, just in case.
And it doesn't show up.
However, if I add the "Can use MGC Chatbox?", then, of course, it is visible to guests, and functional, as I did a few test shouts logged off.

Any ideas on that?
One thing I loved about the vB Shout flat file system I had was that it was visible, but unusable for guests.

Looking forward to the new version soon
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  #445  
Old 02 Jul 2007, 04:21
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Hum yes that's probably an issue, I put it in the todo list and will have a look at it too.
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  #446  
Old 02 Jul 2007, 15:39
davewmack davewmack is offline
 
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Auto Collapse

Is there a way to set the default to collapsed on display?
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  #447  
Old 02 Jul 2007, 17:45
kencasanova kencasanova is offline
 
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when i edit the permissions of the usergroups to see the chatbox, it appear that Database Error.

what can i do?
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  #448  
Old 02 Jul 2007, 18:40
da420 da420 is offline
 
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You didn't import both products.
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Old 02 Jul 2007, 18:47
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Hum no there isn't actually and I think it would be a mess to code :/
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  #450  
Old 02 Jul 2007, 20:03
tekstylez tekstylez is offline
 
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I am getting the following error when trying to open viewtopic.php

Database error in vBulletin 3.6.7:

Invalid SQL:
SELECT * FROM shout WHERE s_by='3507';

MySQL Error : Table 'tekstyle_tekstylevbulletin.shout' doesn't exist
Error Number : 1146
Date : Monday, July 2nd 2007 @ 03:02:54 PM
Script : xxxx
Referrer : xxxx
IP Address : xxxx
Username : Cpt. Spaulding
Classname : vb_database
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