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VSa - ChatBox (AJAX)
Mod Version: 3.1.8, by Valter (Coder) Valter is offline
Developer Last Online: May 2014 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (384 votes - 4.76 average) Installs: 2855
Released: 08 Feb 2010 Last Update: 11 Sep 2012 Downloads: 23202
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template  

Info:
Powerful AJAX-based ChatBox for vBulletin.


Main Features:
-One step installation (no file uploads, no manual template modifications required)
-Put ChatBox on any forum page by setting script name and adding variable to desired template
-"ChatBox Full" (always available on separate page)
-"Messages Archive" (available on separate page, with options to edit/delete messages)
-"ChatBox Search"
-Option to block usergroups from viewing ChatBox
-Option to delete messages older than x hours automatically
-"ChatBox Statistics" (new messages since last visit, messages in last x hours, total messages, top x chatters,...)
-View users active in ChatBox (available in CBFull and Archive)
-Text formatting options (color, weight, style, decoration,...)
-Advanced Smiliebox
-Smiliebox options: total smilies available, smilies per row, smilie clipping, disable smilies...
-A lot of customizable stuff, including: set new/old status icons, time/date format, box height, message order, auto-refresh intervals,...
-One-click actions: View all messages posted by user X, Delete all messages posted by user x, Ban/unban user from ChatBox, View last message posted by user X, View your last message, View first unread message
-"/me" action (used when you want to refer to yourself in the "third person")
...and more...

View screenshots for more details.


Installation:
-Import XML file (as product): AdminCP > Plugin System > Manage Products > [Add/Import Product]
-OPTIONAL: Download attached images and extract them to images/editor (contains smilies/remove format icons)

To add to desired template (example FORUMHOME):
1. Add 'index' to THIS_SCRIPT locations (Product options)
2. Add 'FORUMHOME' to template names (Product options)
3. Open 'FORUMHOME' template and put "{vb:raw vsachatbox}" to desired line (for example after '<!-- /main -->') -> Save


To set options:
Go to: AdminCP > vBulletin Options > VSa - ChatBox


Versions:
v1.0 - Sep 15. 2007.
-First version
v2.3 - Sep 22. 2008.
-Latest vB 3.x version
v3.0 - Feb 08. 2010.
-Rewritten for vB4
-Known bugs fixed, code optimized
v3.0.1 - Feb 09. 2010.
-Fixed: Wrong title alignment in box/archive tables
-Fixed: Wrong expand/collapse button alignment in Safari
-Fixed: Wrong 'Smilies' alignment
-Fixed: XHTML errors
-New Setting: List templates where "{vb:raw vsachatbox}" will be enabled
v3.0.2 - Feb 09. 2010.
-Fixed: PHP error on CMS on some configs
-Fixed: 'Smilies' alignment
-Fixed: Minor bugs in PHP/HTML
v3.1 - Feb 14. 2010.
-New: CB Log-in/Log-out
-New Option: Stop auto-refresh if user inactive for X minutes
-New Option: Disable custom colors completely
-New Option: Random smilies
-New Option: Align messages to the usernames
-New: Remove text formatting button
-New: 'Smilies' replaced by image, arrrow removed
-Fixed: Move focus to input field when smilie inserted
-Fixed: 'Expand' button not shown after refresh
-Fixed: Now first item in color list is used as default
-Settings reorganized
-Several style/functionality bugs fixed
v3.1.1 - Feb 14. 2010.
-Fixed: Small JS issue on log-out
-New Option: Logged-out by default
v3.1.2 - Feb 16. 2010.
-Fixed: Errors with PHP 5.3
-Fixed: CB table messed up in footer
-Fixed: Several style errors, including XHTML incompatibilities
-New: Auto-insert on forumhome location - Below Forums
-New: Option to reverse message order in CB Archive
v3.1.3 - Feb 19. 2010.
-Fixed: Color selector dimensions
-Fixed: Minor bugs
v3.1.4 - Feb 20. 2010.
-New: Color Select replaced by Color Menu (and it's sexy)
-Note: Above fixes issues with Safari for Mac
-Fixed: Issue with Default color if it's in RGB format
-Note: Above will not change already posted messages
-Fixed/improved: Several style details
-Note: You may die if your templates are not reverted after upgrade
v3.1.5 - Feb 20. 2010.
-Fixed: Chrome not showing Color menu
-Fixed: headinclude_bottom added to <head
v3.1.6 - Feb 24. 2010.
-Fixed: Several style/functionality issues
-New: Set groups NOT able to edit messages
v3.1.7 - Jan 21. 2012.
-Fixed: Status images
-Fixed: Smilies button
-Fixed: Menu items invisible until highlighted
-Fixed: Several style issues (background, menus, colors, smilies)
-Fixed: https links not parsed automatically
-New: Show ChatBox in selected forum only
-New option: Automatically disable auto-refresh if server load is higher than X
-New Option: Set usergroups able to prune ChatBox
-New: 'Prune ChatBox' option available in the Main ChatBox drop-down menu
-Improved: Product menus re-organized
-Minor bugs fixed, codes optimized

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  #2581  
Old 27 Sep 2012, 02:05
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Originally Posted by JabirA View Post
How many CPU% does this chat require from your server guys?

When I disable it my CPU% goes to 5-10% when I enable the chat and like 20 ppl are using the chat it goes to 100%
You could only make a measurement like this on your own server, so many of us can't say. But there's no doubt any chatbox can be a server hog with a few people using it, so that's why we've always warned people on shared servers to configure it as a shout box instead. Or use a hosted chatbox.
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Old 27 Sep 2012, 04:15
n1kko n1kko is offline
 
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Read your post earlier on fixing smilies, but they still seem to be broken. Any other ideas?
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  #2583  
Old 27 Sep 2012, 07:59
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Originally Posted by Hippy View Post
I would have to see this..
weird
but I am sure I can figure it out






pm me details Ill peek..


I'll send you a wee pm.
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Old 27 Sep 2012, 11:58
JabirA JabirA is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Hippy View Post



they all use alot
but this one by far uses less resources as far as I can gather from testing
On how many users did you test it?

Originally Posted by Videx View Post
You could only make a measurement like this on your own server, so many of us can't say. But there's no doubt any chatbox can be a server hog with a few people using it, so that's why we've always warned people on shared servers to configure it as a shout box instead. Or use a hosted chatbox.
Using it as a shoutbox would even cost me more resources because everytime someone loads the homepage the chat loads with it.

What would you suggest for using a chatbox?
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Old 27 Sep 2012, 14:52
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Originally Posted by JabirA View Post
What would you suggest for using a chatbox?
I doubt you'll find too many people in this thread using anything else. But as I recall there are a few hosted solutions out there - http://www.addonchat.com/ comes to mind.

I don't obsess about people loading forumhome once per visit to see my shout box. That's what a server is for. The important thing is to discourage them from hanging out in the box and worse - carrying on long conversations in it that would better be in a forum thread. More than one person has observed this behavior much to their disappointment.
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Old 27 Sep 2012, 17:55
lapiervb lapiervb is offline
 
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How about updating the OP so we know what this update does? PLEASE....

WHAT HAS BEEN UPDATED?
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Old 27 Sep 2012, 18:11
JabirA JabirA is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Videx View Post
I doubt you'll find too many people in this thread using anything else. But as I recall there are a few hosted solutions out there - http://www.addonchat.com/ comes to mind.

I don't obsess about people loading forumhome once per visit to see my shout box. That's what a server is for. The important thing is to discourage them from hanging out in the box and worse - carrying on long conversations in it that would better be in a forum thread. More than one person has observed this behavior much to their disappointment.
Thank you.. I myself was thinking using IRC. But the security risks scares me..
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  #2588  
Old 27 Sep 2012, 18:24
YOODA230 YOODA230 is offline
 
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How to limit the number of smilies for a message
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Old 27 Sep 2012, 19:10
DFORMS DFORMS is offline
 
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Thank you Hippy I sent you a PM with the info.
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Old 27 Sep 2012, 19:44
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Originally Posted by YOODA230 View Post
How to limit the number of smilies for a message
An interesting question; perhaps should be a Feature Request. But I can't imagine how you could really limit such a thing because smileys are after all only text.

The real answer probably has to do with your forum's rules. Our rule against spam would cover this and after a warning most members would stop.
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Old 28 Sep 2012, 21:44
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Hi.

"Show ChatBox in selected forum only" doesnt work.
I set "Show ChatBox on pages (comma separated THIS_SCRIPT locations)Blank to show on all pages (not recommended because of server load)" to forumdisplay
and "Show ChatBox in templates (comma separated template names)" - blank

I specified "Show ChatBox in specific forum only?" but the chat is showing on all forumdisplay pages.
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Old 29 Sep 2012, 13:47
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Originally Posted by GamerPerfection View Post
How dumb is it to update your MOD and not tell us what it updates!!!! DUMB!!!
He goes out of his way to provide a FREE mod

so He forgot , Maybe busy with life..

in his txt file with in the archive you would of seen this

v3.1.8 - Jun 08. 2012.
-Fixed: NavBar link to CBFull missing in vB 4.2
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  #2593  
Old 29 Sep 2012, 16:30
Valter Valter is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
I've just attached zip with the images.
Forum marked mod as 'updated' automatically.

But nothing is updated regarding the code.
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  #2594  
Old 30 Sep 2012, 01:17
trailertalk trailertalk is offline
 
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Any way to not have the chat box jump down to the last message when auto refreshing? If you are reading the previous messages and the box refreshes it takes you down to the new post.

Kind of frustrating.
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  #2595  
Old 30 Sep 2012, 19:58
persianpros persianpros is offline
 
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anyway for add a feature for sticky message ?
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