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Dream's Chatbox
Mod Version: 2.0, by Dream (Member) Dream is offline
Developer Last Online: Sep 2010 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

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vB Version: 3.6.8 Rating: (46 votes - 4.83 average) Installs: 379
Released: 07 Nov 2006 Last Update: 14 Aug 2007 Downloads: 5844
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files Re-usable Code  

This adds a simple Chatbox in your forum home page for your members to chat.

The Chatbox is like a thread, members leave small messages in it for others to see. Think of it as an off-topic thread that never ends. The Chatbox can also help keep chatting out of the threads.

This mod is light on the server, uses little server resources to work. The default refresh rate is set to 5 minutes. You can disable automatic refreshing entirely in the options.

What's the refresh rate? The chatbox updates the messages shown every given seconds, that's the refresh rate. It sends a request to the server asking for new messages every X seconds, that you choose in the options.

Warning: If you set your refresh rate to 10 seconds this mod stops being so server friendly. You can do it, but be sure your server can handle it.

- Ajax (no page refreshes)
- Pages
- Set refresh rate in seconds
- Hide Chatbox contents from certain user groups
- Set user groups that can't send messages but can view chatbox
- Moderator user groups that can delete messages
- Disable auto refresh for guests
- Prune messages by user ID, user name, days old or all
- Enable/disable smilies, bbcode and [ img ]
- Automatic URL parsing
- Users can delete their own messages
- Smilies popup with all smilies you can use in messages
- Who's Online Support
- Show message dates or not
- User names linked and colored with their user group colors
- Banned Users
- Hide refresh button
- /me code
- Optional message colors
- Bunch of options in the Admin Control Panel

Live Demos: (leave your live demo in this thread!) (russian)


This mod is now final. It has all the features I think a chatbox should have, so I won't be adding more features to it. Anyone has my permission to use this as a base for another mod. It will still be updated for bugs though.

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Old 21 Jan 2010, 00:01
eyeoftiger eyeoftiger is offline
Join Date: Apr 2008
I need your help

1.I deleted chatbox.php from forum main folder
2.deleted chatbox_admin.php from admincp folder
3. deleted cpnav_chatbox.xml from includes/xml folder
4. uninstalled the chatbox product

I still have chatbox in the forum.

How can i get rid of this , please???help!!!
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 20:14
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Dream Dream is offline
Join Date: Oct 2001
Undo the template edit changes. Download the zip file to see all of them on the install file.
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Old 04 May 2010, 16:57
jacobskinner811 jacobskinner811 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2010
hey is this chat box kinda like what facebook has or is this more like a chatroom? im looking for something like what facebook has but you can talk to as many people as you want instead of just one at a time
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Old 04 May 2010, 20:28
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its like a chatroom on forumhome, not like facebook.
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Old 04 May 2010, 20:38
jacobskinner811 jacobskinner811 is offline
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shoot do you know anything that would be like facebook?
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Old 05 May 2010, 14:27
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Dream Dream is offline
Join Date: Oct 2001
nope sorry.
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Old 04 Jun 2010, 02:20
mustangempire mustangempire is offline
Join Date: Sep 2008
Ok here is the situation. I had Dream's chatbox install on my forum before. Something went wrong where it stopped working. So I started to move things around and I can't get the chatbox to work. I uninstalled it and re installed it and still no go. So what am I doing wrong? or am I missing a file to make i work?

It shows fine on my forum. Installation was a breeze but when it comes to sending a post it doesn't do anything. To see what I mean go to here:

Try and post anything on the chatbox and see what I mean.

Please help this is very frustrating.....

Thank you.
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Old 01 Oct 2010, 03:04
peggyzanowick peggyzanowick is offline
Join Date: Aug 2006
Chatbox issue

I have installed the chatbox as a vbadvanced module and it appears correctly as well, but when I try to make a post, a page pops up with html and css code. I see that Mustangempire's is working on his site now and wonder if it was the same issue and how he fixed it.... Any help? Thanks! Link is here
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Old 28 Oct 2010, 02:31
rnmcd rnmcd is offline
Join Date: Aug 2004
What chatbox is working with vb 3.8.6?
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