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[DBTech] vBShout v6 (vB4) [AJAX]
Mod Version: 6.2.18, by DragonByte Tech (Coder) DragonByte Tech is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (133 votes - 4.71 average) Installs: 1146
Released: 26 Feb 2010 Last Update: 27 Dec 2016 Downloads: 12276
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DragonByte Technologies are proud to present vBShout v6: The most advanced, Most feature-rich and most professional shoutbox ever.


Uses

vBShout is the ideal way to keep members on your forum while they wait for replies to their posts. It can be used in many ways - as a chat room for members, for staff to discuss issues in realtime, as a live-update feed of new posts and threads, as a way to track member milestones... Best of all, you can have multiple boxes in use for multple purposes!

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Major Lite Features

Advanced Shout Control: You have the ability to post shouts, edit your shouts, PM shouts to other users, Ignore other users, insert /Me commands, insert smilies, Bbcode, change font, text colour etc.

Advanced Staff Control: Give your staff members customised permissions to allow them to do certain actions, on all or selected instances and chat rooms. Permissions include: Silencing users, banning users, editing user shouts, Creating/Editing "Sticky Notices", Pruning shouts and much more.

Resource Optimisation: vBShout implements an Advanced Optimisation Protocol to save your forum resources. Enabling this will further reduce the amount of resources consumed by the shoutbox. AOP was originally featured in Inferno vBShout, and DBTech vBShout takes it to the next level by ensuring that all your chats are always up-to-date without taking up needless amount of resources.

Customisable New Post / Thread Notifications: Allows you to make the shoutbox post when a new thread is created, or a new post is made. You can make this happen with all threads (Which will take user permissions into account) or only threads/posts from certain forums.

Shoutbox Tabs: New PM's or User Chat Rooms create Tabs. Tabs will highlight to let you know something new has happened, and you can even set them to make sounds to alert you.

Active Users Shout-bit: Shows the users active in the tab/instance you are, with the option to view everyone who can enter/exit the room at will (and thus see any shouts posted) in a pop-up to save resources. Perfect for seeing what's going on and who's around at a glance.

Context Menus: Many places now make use of context menus less having to remember /commands, one click access to the most useful and commonly used functions, and the ability for users to access their shoutbox settings directly from the shoutbox itself.

Custom Chat Rooms: Your users can now set up their own Chat-Tabs, where they get to set who can come and chat. Perfect for clubs, guilds etc. Admins can also create permanent Chat rooms for specific usergroups etc. perfect for a staff only chat room for instance, or to reward loyal members!

Custom Shoutbox Instances: Ever wanted a separate shoutbox just for your admin forum? Got a part of your board only for VIP members? Now you can set a shoutbox specific to those areas.

Shoutbox Sounds: You asked for it, we delivered. Customisable sounds now available on receiving shouts, Invites, PM's and more. (Requires QuickTime Plugin)

Archive: View all the shouts posted since the last pruning, Also shows you the top X shouters, a variety of interesting and useful shoutbox statistics, and allows you to search previous shouts.

Logging: Worried about staff members pruning the shoutbox to cover their tracks? Don't worry, with our advanced logging options, you can make sure a hard copy is kept of every action taken.

Revamped Thread / Reply Notices: Do you have a massive board with 100+ forums? With the revamped New Thread / Reply Notices page, you can edit exactly what forums show what notices in what instance all from one page.

Downloadable Shoutbox Archives: You and your shoutbox admins can download a complete dump of the Shoutbox' archive for all instances. With 3 supported formats (tab-delimited CSV, XML and TXT), there's something for everyone whether your purpose is review or programming.

Easy Shoutbox Notice Editing: You and usergroups with the "Can Set Sticky" permission can now edit the notice by double-clicking the Sticky in the shoutbox. Quickly fix typos or rapidly update with new turn of events, editing it is never more than two clicks away.

Shoutbox Report System: Members can now report offensive shouts by using the shout context menu. When a report has been submitted, those with the "Can Moderate Chat" permission will see how many reports need their attention via a new chat tab in the Shoutbox.

Easy User Infractions: The context menu also adds a quick link to infract users, for those who can access vBulletin's infraction system. This lets you quickly punish members who are overstepping your bounds.

Blog Integration: Give blogs a more prominent place on your forum by having the Shoutbox post notifications when someone posts a new blog or comments on a blog.


Professional Only benefits:

Personal User Shoutbox Options: Integrated with User CP, User gets to decide which things show on their shoutbox, PM's, notifications etc. Even what editor options show up for them. They also get to decide where their text input area goes for TOTAL customisation.

Ignore List: Allows users to keep track of who they are ignoring, and control this option via a list.

Custom Commands:
Lets you and your users create their own commands for use. For example, create pre-set warning comments Staff member types /firstwarning, Text appears saying "This is your first warning for breaking the shoutbox rules. You can view these rules at [link] If you have a question about this warning, please PM myself. Thanks.

Extra Tab Options:
The ability to set separate tabs for system notifications and notices is available in the PRO version, fantastic for keeping your chat tab uncluttered.

Detach Shoutbox: Lets you and your users have the shoutbox open in a seperate browser window/tab for easier use etc.

Additional Moderation Commands: The ability to add/edit the sticky notice through the shoutbox.

Advanced Archive Searching: Ability to search by any combination of username, Last X Hours, Start/End date, as well as keyword. Filter searches, sort by criteria etc.

Extended Instance Options: Allows you to have separate notices per instance, set usergroup settings for individual instances, and even set unique staff permissions for each individual instance.

Expanded Context Menus:
Lets your member/staff use the context menu to add/update the sticky note, Ban and Unban users, Ignore/Unignore users and prune individual user shouts.

Extra User Chat Room Moderation: Shows a page displaying every use-created chat room, who made it, how many active members/total members it has etc, and options to close it etc.


Complete Feature List
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  • Shoutbox
    • Post Shouts
    • Edit / Delete Shouts
    • Shouts played using HTML5 <audio> tags
    • PM other users
      • PM tabs for convo between two users
    • View Active Users
      • Separate context-aware block that shows the people active in your specific tab.
  • Smilies
    • Integrates with vBulletin smilie popup for easy overview of all available smilies.
  • Update text styles
    • Bold
    • Italic
    • Underline
    • Font
    • Colour
  • Slash commands
    • Built-in commands in a drop-down list
    • /banlist for a list of all users banned from the shoutbox
  • Context menu for available actions
    • View Profile
    • Send PM
  • Create chat room
    • Invite / Manage users that can access this chat room
    • Inviting an user sends them a pop-up asking them to join the room.
  • Tabs
    • Highlights when you're not viewing them but they have new messages.
    • Chat Rooms get tabs added as you join them.
  • Logging
    • Default logging logs all administrative slash commands.
  • Archive
    • View list of all Shouts in the system
    • Top X Shouters
    • Shoutbox Statistics
    • Search Archive
      • Search by
        • Phrase
  • AdminCP
    • Instance Manager
      • Different instances on different pages
    • Chat Room Manager
      • Assign usergroups to chat rooms
    • Edit Settings
      • Which commands to log
      • Log level
      • Shouts to display
      • Shouts to display (Archive)
      • Shoutbox Height
      • Shout display order
      • Shoutbox Refresh Rate
      • Smilies on / off
      • PMs on / off
      • Allowed BBCode controls
      • Enabled Editor Tools
      • Maximum [SIZE]
      • Max characters per shout
      • Max images per shout
      • Archive "Top X Shouters" count
      • Active Users block on/off
      • Auto-Delete Shouts
      • Max chat rooms per user
      • Global sound switch
      • Play sounds while idle
      • Per-Usergroup display of moderator actions (like pruning shouts)
      • Ability to disable the "Chat Access" list
      • Project Tools integration
      • Ability to disable Blog notifications
      • Alternating Shout Background Colours
      • Forum Milestones (replacing the simple "Post Markers")
        • Every X Posts
        • Every X Threads
        • Every X Members
    • Show command log
    • Show banned users
    • Show shout log
    • Maintenance
      • Reset all style customisations
    • Ban / Silence management in Edit User
Shoutbox Sessions
  • Shoutbox activity is tracked separate from users' shouts
  • Only shows people who perform an action as active
  • "Active Indicator" on the toolbar shows whether the user is active in the SB or not
  • Doesn't flag users generating automatic notices as active

Anonym.To Integration
  • Ability to anonymise any URL entered in the Shoutbox per-instance with Anonym.to
  • Works with BBCode URLs
  • Displays regular URL while editing shouts

Disallow "ALL CAPS"
  • Ability to disallow all caps per-instance
  • Uses vBulletin's "Prevent SHOUTING" setting to de-caps the shout

New Slash Command: /resetshouts
  • Resets all users' "Lifetime Shouts" counter to how many shouts they currently have in the system
  • (Pro) /resetshouts user to reset an individual user's "Lifetime Shouts" counter
  • Great way to put spammers in their place

Context Menu Improvements
  • Dedicated context menu item for editing shouts (if user has permission to edit that shout)
  • Dedicated context menu item for deleting shouts (if user has permission to delete that shout)
  • JavaScript performance for menu closure operations has been improved

"Invisibility" Toggle
  • Click the activity status icon to toggle invisibility
  • Uses the status icon from your vBulletin skin
  • Hides the user from all activity displays in the entire instance
  • Great for surprising friends with shouts out of the blue!



Pro
  • Context Menu Options
  • Moderation actions
    • Add / Update Sticky Note
    • Ban / Unban users
    • Ignore / unignore users
    • Prune user's shouts
  • Slash commands
    • /silencelist for a list of all users silenced in the shoutbox
  • Separate tab for Notifications
    • Lets you hide them from the main view but still have them accessible.
  • Separate tab for System Messages
    • Lets you hide them from main view but still have them accessible.
  • Detach shoutbox
    • Shows a dedicated shoutbox browser window.
  • Shoutbox Options
    • Integration with UserCP
      • General Shoutbox Settings
        • Enable / Disable PMs
        • Enable / Disable Notifications
        • Enable / Disable System Messages
        • Override shout styles
        • Sounds on/off
          • Shout
          • Invite
          • PM
        • Hide alternating shoutbox background colours
        • Hide user avatars
      • Display Settings
        • Hide/Display individual Editor settings (Font, text colour etc)
        • Control shout area location
      • Tab Reordering
        • Re-order chat tabs
  • Custom Commands
    • Add / Edit custom commands
  • Ignore List
    • Add / Remove users
  • High-level logging logs everything
  • vBActivity & Awards integration (Award, Achievement, Promotion)
  • Filter archive shouts by chatroom
  • Create threads from archive shouts
  • Search Archive
    • Search by
      • Username
      • Last X Hours
      • Start Date
      • End Date
    • Sort order for search results
    • Shouts per page
  • Filter archive shouts
  • Edit/Delete shouts in archive
  • Separate Sticky notices per instance
  • Separate usergroup permissions per instance
  • Assign chat room to any / all instance(s)
  • Shoutbox Refresh Rate
    • While idle
  • PMs on / off
  • Archive "Top X Shouters" count
  • Play sounds while idle
  • Maintenance
    • Reset all style customisations
  • Ban / Silence management in Edit User
  • Forum Milestones (replacing the simple "Post Markers")
    • Every X Blogs
    • Every X Shouts
    • Every X [DBTech] Advanced Post Thanks / Like button clicks received
    • Every X [DBTech] Advanced User Tagging thread tags received
    • Every X [DBTech] Advanced User Tagging quotes received
    • Every X [DBTech] Advanced User Tagging mentions received
    • Every X [DBTech] vBQuiz quizzed created
    • Every X [DBTech] vBQuiz quizzed completed
  • Adjust time stamp format
  • Per-Usergroup "Can PM" permission
(Pro) Global Custom Commands
  • Create custom commands that anyone can use via the AdminCP
  • Prevents users from creating commands with the same shortcut
  • Great for "canned responses"

(Pro) Per-User Shoutbox Toggle
  • New UserCP option to turn off the entire shoutbox
  • Hides it completely from all pages

(Pro) Per-Instance Activity Triggers
  • Choose what actions trigger new activity
    • Create Chat
    • Delete Shout
    • Fetch Sticky
    • Join Chat
    • Leave Chat
    • User Lookup
    • Save Sound Settings
    • Save Shout Styles
    • User Management
    • Chat Tab Switching
    • Un-idling
    • Toggle "Invisible Mode"

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Old 03 May 2015, 12:36
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Originally Posted by ForceHSS View Post
Go to their site and you will get it
Why not update it here ?

By the way I tried from his site & it gives me error/invalid when download
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Old 03 May 2015, 13:46
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I agree. If people are going to release their mods here then they should keep them updated here as well. I sincerely appreciate the coders here who all add so much to the VBulletin experience and I have paid for pro versions of more than one mod here, including two or three from Dragonbyte. I've even paid some coders here for some custom work. The fact is though, they get more exposure releasing their mods here than they could anywhere else. I'm glad and they deserve it but if they are going to take advantage of the great exposure, they should also keep their mods updated here as they are developed.
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Old 03 May 2015, 20:02
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DBTech has a policy of testing their mods for about a week before it makes them available here on vborg.

They do that because they want to eliminate the most obvious bugs before posting new versions here. On their site they can relatively easy sort errors, here it is much complicated process.

If some of you really want the latest version (i.e less than a week old), you need to go to their site. On the other hand, if you can wait one week and let others do "heavy" testing, wait one week.

You decide.
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Old 04 May 2015, 19:32
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vBShout v6.2.9

Changes To Existing Features:

Shout Character Limit
  • Now only checks message length before BBCode / custom commands are parsed


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Old 04 May 2015, 19:51
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Originally Posted by Dan321 View Post
How can I add it to a Logicians Webtemplate
I've never used this mod so I couldn't say, sorry

You can try using the custom deployment feature in the Instance Manager, see if that works

Originally Posted by dknelson View Post
I agree. If people are going to release their mods here then they should keep them updated here as well. I sincerely appreciate the coders here who all add so much to the VBulletin experience and I have paid for pro versions of more than one mod here, including two or three from Dragonbyte. I've even paid some coders here for some custom work. The fact is though, they get more exposure releasing their mods here than they could anywhere else. I'm glad and they deserve it but if they are going to take advantage of the great exposure, they should also keep their mods updated here as they are developed.
Like Alan says, it's a measure I introduced for my mods (not all DBTech coders follow it) in order to weed out the most obvious issues. 99% of times it's fine, but that one time when a serious issue occurs, I can't as easily scramble to fix it.

To fix an issue @ DBTech: Fix file, commit changes to source control system (SVN), tell SVN to push changes to release. Done.
To fix an issue @ vB.org: All of the above, download Lite version, open vB.org, find thread(s), edit thread, remove attachment, upload new attachment, save. Done.

As you can tell, there's around twice as many steps. Of course, there are measures I could take to make this process easier. I could create some form of "release builder" that would automatically prepare a Lite version and allow me to upload it quickly.

That being said, there's also the fact that over @ our site, we've built ourselves a community of people who are quick to jump on new versions of our software, and will report issues in a clear and concise manner with all required information.

In other words, it's the difference between someone saying "hey I installed the new version and now it doesn't work!" and someone saying "hey I installed the new version, and I now receive the following error message: <some error here> when trying to access <some page>"

To be absolutely clear, I'm not saying that Person A is "bad" or "wrong" in any way. Their report just doesn't contain all the information I need in order to fix it quickly and efficiently. If their timezone differs from mine, it might take 18-24 hours before I can address their issue to everyone's satisfaction.

The "regulars" over @ DBTech know by now how I like my bug reports, and as such they deliver them to me in ways that allow me to fix the issue pretty much as soon as I see the report notification.

This leads me on to my next point; vBulletin.org's notification system for thread replies is not brilliant.
If I don't visit a thread in question, I don't receive notification of future replies to the thread until I visit the thread.
If two people post new support tickets @ DBTech, I receive notification of both.

All of this put together is the reason why I chose to wait a week. Hopefully it makes more sense to you now


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Old 07 May 2015, 10:22
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Originally Posted by Alan_SP View Post
DBTech has a policy of testing their mods for about a week before it makes them available here on vborg.

They do that because they want to eliminate the most obvious bugs before posting new versions here. On their site they can relatively easy sort errors, here it is much complicated process.

If some of you really want the latest version (i.e less than a week old), you need to go to their site. On the other hand, if you can wait one week and let others do "heavy" testing, wait one week.

You decide.
That is good If it is a new feature

but security issues & important bug fix must be done fast

Thanks again to this coder
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Old 07 May 2015, 18:46
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I'm sure if a serious bug is spotted (and solved, of course), it gets propagated here immediately, as DBTech's history already showed.
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Old 31 May 2015, 18:07
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Any way of being able to disable private shouts to certain members since they can't be policed?
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Old 31 May 2015, 21:37
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Originally Posted by Elixar View Post
Any way of being able to disable private shouts to certain members since they can't be policed?
Make a new group same permissions as normal members group but change the shout box permissions for this new group then move who you need to it
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Old 01 Jun 2015, 01:52
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Originally Posted by ForceHSS View Post
Make a new group same permissions as normal members group but change the shout box permissions for this new group then move who you need to it


Well I'm wanting this turned off for all members.
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Old 01 Jun 2015, 13:31
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Instance Permissions
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Old 01 Jun 2015, 19:24
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vBShout v6.2.10

New Features:

Instance Permission: Can Toggle Invisible
  • Allow individual usergroups to toggle the invisible flag
  • Configured per-instance
  • Off by default


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Old 01 Jun 2015, 20:41
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Originally Posted by ForceHSS View Post
Instance Permissions
Honestly not sure if I'm blind, but I'm looking in there and not seeing an option to turn it off. Thanks for helping by the way.
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Old 01 Jun 2015, 20:54
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I have the pro not sure if the light has it best to let the coder reply or post on their site for a faster reply
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Old 01 Jun 2015, 21:29
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There is more important features missed in this product

Is to allow to shout not only by groups but also after reach a specific number of posts / threads and it will be good also if there is option for "X" days after registeration date

Because I want to make our members can shout but only restricted to high posts members only to avoid spam and abuse

Regards
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