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ChatBro - website user chat with VK/Telegram
Mod Version: 1.0.4, by chatbro (Member) chatbro is offline
Developer Last Online: Dec 2016 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (1 vote - 5.00 average) Installs: 7
Released: 25 Apr 2016 Last Update: 05 Jul 2016 Downloads: 113
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ChatBro is UGC tool for your site, which extends ability of content generation to the popular mobile messengers.

Add @chatbro bot to the active Telegram group chat and embed it into your site. Google will index the chat history and bring new participants to you!

Admins find it convenient to answer users questions by mobile phone using a VK/TG application:



Features
  • indexed by search robots
  • reveals photo and video
  • asynchronous loading - no influence exerted on your website
  • mobile ready
  • authentication via your website, Vkontakte or Telegram
  • moderation by chat owner
  • website chat synchronized with Vkontakte or Telegram chat

Conference chatting is better than chatting with operators

Unlike private chatting with consultants, the multi-user chat between all users and the administration appears to be more trustworthy. People communicate and see the admins' reaction and realize that the site service is functional and adequate.

There is nothing to stop one from private chatting with a client any more.

Increases search traffic and average time spent on the website

The chat history consist of unique text on your subject. Search engines index it and provide target traffic. Should you be the first one to submit unique content to the search engine, and the content matches a rare user query, you will hold the first position on this query.

Customization

Chat could be easily configured with plugin extended parameters.
You can choose color theme, size, initial state, etc.

Easy installation

After installing the plugin just name your conversation and choose messenger to syncronize with. It could be VK or Telegram.
Create conversation link in My Account section

Detailed instruction http://www.chatbro.com/en/documentation/#vbulletin4

More info http://www.chatbro.com/en/

v1.0.4:
New option: "Need to log in before sending messages"

v1.0.3:
Protection against CSRF attacks
Find your secretKey (optional) in "My chats" on chatbro.com (you must be logged)

v1.0.2:
Appearance parameters are added:
  • Message block background color
  • Message block text color
  • Input block background color
  • Input block text color

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Old 27 Apr 2016, 22:21
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Originally Posted by chatbro View Post
There are no private user chats and data. It is site group chat. Content is public and indexable on your site.
So, it's essentially a forum hosted elsewhere with none of the controls or safeguards?

Because on forums sites most administrators like their group chats to take place in the forums, where they can control who sees content, who creates content, who replies to content, which content is indexed, etc.

Not only does a public group chat which is indexed defeat or bypass all of those, it also removes the chief purpose of having forums: Discussion on the forums.

And then you add on that it's not even hosted locally which means even if someone wanted to use the product they wouldn't know where to begin amending their TOS.

"Yes, we have this new public group chat which makes everything you post in it public not only to our users but to the internet at large. It's also hosted elsewhere but we can't tell you where and we have absolutely no way of knowing how your data is being used. But agree to the following release and hold harmless because reasons!"

And we haven't even breached the subject of trolls or people looking to cause trouble by posting things they know will cause problems for a site if they become public.

So, how long does an administrator have to remove objectionable content before it is indexed?

I'm not trying to be a jerk but I have serious and legitimate concerns about using such a product and I would hope I'm not alone in that.
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Old 28 Apr 2016, 00:05
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I'd also like to add that the fact chats can be indexed by search engines can lead to a whole host of SEO issues for communities - duplicate content warnings and the such - plus taking into account possible profanity/cussing and the kind, it can really damage a website's reputation and rating.
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Old 28 Apr 2016, 01:07
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So this mod integrates user's profile (account)? Meaning is it a single login or do they have to create a whole new profile and account to start chatting?
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Old 28 Apr 2016, 07:42
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Originally Posted by CAG CheechDogg View Post
So this mod integrates user's profile (account)? Meaning is it a single login or do they have to create a whole new profile and account to start chatting?
Yes, this mod use your forum user profile account. No need to create any external account for user.

And you can enable/disable guests.
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Old 28 Apr 2016, 16:02
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Interesting ...I might install this over the weekend ... I had one similar to this one called "envolve" and also BoWoB which both pretty much got discontinued ... I like the idea of it being hosted on your servers ... I will come back with my impressions after I install it
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Old 28 Apr 2016, 17:02
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Originally Posted by CAG CheechDogg View Post
Interesting ...I might install this over the weekend ... I had one similar to this one called "envolve" and also BoWoB which both pretty much got discontinued ... I like the idea of it being hosted on your servers ... I will come back with my impressions after I install it
Yep, it is similar to Envolve, but with social sync and google indexing features. Feel free to ask me questions when installing.
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Old 29 Apr 2016, 15:07
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Originally Posted by TheLastSuperman View Post
I believe you're missing the point others are making... no other chat mod from what I know indexes "messages". No matter if chat for entire site, it's not actual content nor should it be (imho) and chat messages are typically considered private/personal.

I see what you wanted to achieve, a public chat for forum but until this has options to make private and not be indexed many may not choose to utilize it because many value privacy versus "public record" in my opinion. I recommend adding option to make entire site chat private for only forum members to see OR make it publicly indexed so owner can choose which they prefer - needs to be option in mod, not just robots.txt change because bad bots don't follow rules in robots.txt.
Mod updated to version 1.0.1. You can set 'Enable guests' option to 'no' and chat will appear only for registered forum users. History will not be indexed.



Did I get everything right?
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Old 29 Apr 2016, 15:10
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Originally Posted by ProSportsForums View Post
So, it's essentially a forum hosted elsewhere with none of the controls or safeguards?

Because on forums sites most administrators like their group chats to take place in the forums, where they can control who sees content, who creates content, who replies to content, which content is indexed, etc.

Not only does a public group chat which is indexed defeat or bypass all of those, it also removes the chief purpose of having forums: Discussion on the forums.

And then you add on that it's not even hosted locally which means even if someone wanted to use the product they wouldn't know where to begin amending their TOS.

"Yes, we have this new public group chat which makes everything you post in it public not only to our users but to the internet at large. It's also hosted elsewhere but we can't tell you where and we have absolutely no way of knowing how your data is being used. But agree to the following release and hold harmless because reasons!"

And we haven't even breached the subject of trolls or people looking to cause trouble by posting things they know will cause problems for a site if they become public.

So, how long does an administrator have to remove objectionable content before it is indexed?

I'm not trying to be a jerk but I have serious and legitimate concerns about using such a product and I would hope I'm not alone in that.
Mod updated, you can disable guests and chat will no be indexed. Forum administrator have full control over his chat content. Administrator can moderate all chat content.
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Old 12 May 2016, 15:20
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It's easy to make a chat only for members. Just select 'no guests' option.
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Old 05 Jul 2016, 11:03
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This is Good, see at www.wikinewforum.com
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Old 20 Aug 2016, 04:24
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I have this installed on my Dev environment at the moment and I am not sure how simple/difficult the following would be

1) Is it possible to add permissions to only allow certain usergroups?

2) Even though this is hosted locally, is there any way to allow word filtering to occur that has been setup on the forum already?


This question is for anyone that is using the mod already, have you noticed any increasing in user session times or overall traffic increasing?
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Old 25 Aug 2016, 15:48
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Originally Posted by scottkoz20 View Post
I have this installed on my Dev environment at the moment and I am not sure how simple/difficult the following would be

1) Is it possible to add permissions to only allow certain usergroups?

2) Even though this is hosted locally, is there any way to allow word filtering to occur that has been setup on the forum already?


This question is for anyone that is using the mod already, have you noticed any increasing in user session times or overall traffic increasing?
Hello Scott,

1) Permissions to usergroups not implemented yet.

2) You could filter words implementing your own http://www.chatbro.com/en/documentat...oreSendMessage event.
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Old 25 Aug 2016, 15:49
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Old 25 Aug 2016, 16:21
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Originally Posted by chatbro View Post
We will add https soon.
When?
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Old 26 Aug 2016, 16:43
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Originally Posted by Kane@airrifle View Post
When?
It works, but some images still use http and it breaks the whole https site.

We will proxy them throw our server. I think it will be done in a month.
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