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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: 1147
Released: 26 Feb 2010 Last Update: 27 Dec 2016 Downloads: 12254
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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 Jun 2010, 14:55
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I also have a request...

Would it be hard to make it so that whoever prunes the SB, for their name to be displayed?

Example: [Today 08:31 AM] SYSTEM: The Shoutbox has just been pruned by USERNAME!
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  #347  
Old 03 Jun 2010, 15:05
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Awesome Mod. Amazing coder! Thanks!
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Old 03 Jun 2010, 15:43
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Originally Posted by STORMS View Post
I also have a request...

Would it be hard to make it so that whoever prunes the SB, for their name to be displayed?

Example: [Today 08:31 AM] SYSTEM: The Shoutbox has just been pruned by USERNAME!
This requires file edits, we originally opted out of using the username in system messages in order to avoid staff drama.
You can still see who did it in the AdminCP's command log, though.

If you'd like to suggest a change to this, please post it as a suggestion in Project Tools at our website: http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/project.php?projectid=1
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Old 03 Jun 2010, 18:31
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I just updated the zip with fixes for two small issues:
1. Styles using the headinclude_bottom template would not see those customisations on vBShout pages like the Archive.
2. Forums who use the Shoutbox on ALL pages would no longer be able to manage attachments.

If any of those issues affect you, please re-download the zip, re-upload all files and re-import the XML file.
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Old 03 Jun 2010, 19:14
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
You can edit the templates or CSS yourself, but this is not something we support, so you'll be on your own ...
OMG, me & CSS, there's a recipe for disaster .

Thanks for your reply I'll have a crack at it.
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Old 04 Jun 2010, 13:50
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Hi,

yesterday I installed the shoutbox, and I'm only able to display it at 'After Navbar'. It disappears on 'above footer' and I'm not able to display it by adding {$vbshout} to a template.

I'm using vb 3.7.4 (I know not the newest Version, but it workes well, and I hoped the addon would tell me if it is not compatible). So I created a new php (depending on this forum) with its own template to keep things simple and added the template-name into 'Templates'.

Same behavior, only displaying on 'after Navbar'.
Is the shoutbox not compatible with 3.7.4 or do I make something completely wrong?

Sorry, if my English isn't the best, I'm from Germany

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Here the whole template:

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Old 04 Jun 2010, 14:02
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Originally Posted by jonowoodcnc View Post
Hi,

yesterday I installed the shoutbox, and I'm only able to display it at 'After Navbar'. It disappears on 'above footer' and I'm not able to display it by adding {$vbshout} to a template.

I'm using vb 3.7.4 (I know not the newest Version, but it workes well, and I hoped the addon would tell me if it is not compatible). So I created a new php (depending on this forum) with its own template to keep things simple and added the template-name into 'Templates'.

Same behavior, only displaying on 'after Navbar'.
Is the shoutbox not compatible with 3.7.4 or do I make something completely wrong?

Sorry, if my English isn't the best, I'm from Germany

Regards
Herbert
To activate manual display, you need to set auto deployment to Disabled and add the script name of your custom php file into the relevant setting.

It's possible that 3.7 is lacking the template hook for Above Footer, I couldn't say.
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Old 04 Jun 2010, 14:48
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Thanks for the quick reply !

Now a second question. After adding an additional room it appears right from Active Users and unhandeled Reports.

something like that:
shoutbox | Active Users | Unhandled Reports | additional room

wouldn't it be better to group the rooms like that:
shoutbox | additional room |....| Active Users | Unhandled Reports |
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Old 04 Jun 2010, 14:51
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Tab reordering is a Pro feature I'm not sure if those two tabs can be reordered though, but chatrooms can be
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  #355  
Old 04 Jun 2010, 15:20
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Thanks again!

The first Users I granted access and me say awesome chat!

Thanks for that !
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Old 04 Jun 2010, 19:47
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Hi,

is it possible to call the shoutbox with different heights? or is that a again a pro feature?

Herbert
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Old 04 Jun 2010, 20:34
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Originally Posted by jonowoodcnc View Post
Hi,

is it possible to call the shoutbox with different heights? or is that a again a pro feature?

Herbert
No, currently it's not possible to have different heights for different shoutbox instances.
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Old 04 Jun 2010, 20:43
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Next Issue,

I saw at who is online, that search engines can follow to the Reporting Shout page without getting an error. Guests have NO rights at all in my shoutbox.
I'll send you a link via PM.

Herbert
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Old 04 Jun 2010, 21:36
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Will fix for the next version, thanks for reporting
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Old 04 Jun 2010, 21:45
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Different sizes would be a nice feature too.
Then you can provide sites mainly for chatting and keep an eye on the chat while browsing the rest of the Forum.
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