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MGC Chatbox (with AJAX)
Mod Version: 1.5, by VBDev (Coder) VBDev is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.6.9 Rating: (82 votes - 4.71 average) Installs: 761
Released: 30 May 2007 Last Update: 20 Sep 2007 Downloads: 11511
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files  

Last version - MGC Chatbox Evo available : here

Description

When I had left the vBulletin world, I was in the past the co-author of a little chatbox (shoutbox), very well known in the vBulletin world.
This chatbox had been developed by Svaliotti (known as Poseidon on vb.org) for vB2 in the past and I had made the porterage (with is authorisation as we were both members of the same french non-official support forum) and the improvement for vB3.

It is thus normal that in my return in the vBulletin world, I begin by getting down to this hack. Even if several versions of chatbox are already present in the vBulletin world, I said to myself that it would be a good thing to make a made in France.

Naturally, I don't deal with a "copy" version of the other chatbox, I have any coded at the beginning (it was preferable because the front code wasn't so clean any more), and I integrated a good quantity of very interesting features.

New version features

The new version contains all the features from the previous version. Description of these versions can be found in Sofia's post hereabove (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1257510&postcount=3).

Modifications from previous version are the following :
  • 1.5 :
    • Fixed bugs :
      • Chatbox is shown two times in full page mode when the Display on all pages under the navbar option is selected.
      • "Fermer" is not in a sentence.
      • Overflow problem with Netscape.
      • Uppercase transformed to lowercase in the PM channel.
      • The ban cron debans user indefinitly banned.
      • Chatbox continuously loading on some forums.
      • Inactivity and guests problem.
      • Team icon blinking is not working properly.
      • Coma error in the who is online.
      • 2 spaces instead of one between the date and the time.
    • New functionnalities :
      • Option to deactivate the random smilies.
      • Option to deactivate the automatic PM sending when banning a user.
      • New permission to allow or not the downloading of shouts.
      • Option to specify the name under which unregistered users shouts appear.
      • Syntax change for the /ban, /ignore, /del, /pm commands : Possibility to use them with the username or the userid (For more information about the new syntax, check the help button in the chatbox).
    • Removed functionnalities :
This hack is very light in term of queries : only one for every recharging / refreshment of the chatbox and 5 for the statistics in the load of the page if you actiate them. If you don't activate advanced options of course as stated aside each in the acp

Installation

Read the file "Installation" in the pack.

Once the installation is ended, go in usergroups and edit permissions to see the Chatbox.

By default, no group has access to the chatbox.

Screenshots

The screenshots are in french as I have made it on an online website which is in french. Don't hesitate to give me new one if you want in english

They are up to date of 1.3 version.

See the following post : http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1292136&postcount=559

User manual

Coming soon ...

Copyright

This hack is under copyright MGC (Mtor&Grog Corporation) 2007-forever and was developed for vBulletin-Resources.com & vb-hacks.org. Its redistribution on another forum that vbulletin-ressources.com, vb-hacks.org or vbulletin.org are prohibited without aggreement of the authors!

Evolutions and improvements

This sixth version of the chatbox is already very complete, but like each product, its evolution depends on all. Then don't hesitate especially to share your ideas of improvements so that we can improve even more this chatbox.

Languages

Actually available :
  1. French
  2. English
  3. Arabic [Translator : alessai]
  4. German [Translator : captainslater]
  5. Vietnamese [Translator : Anhyeu12000]
  6. Turkish [Translator : neutralizer and bocek]
  7. Spanish [Translator : obmob] [TO BE UPDATED FOR 1.5]
To be available [Translation in progress] :
  1. Bosnian [Translator : Benjaminbih]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']For the translators : phrases with version number 1.5 in the English language file are the one that have been modified or added in the new version so you should probably find the modification for your language file easily.[/font]

Contact me if you want to participate and add your own country language file

Support

Several possible problems are explained in the file "Read Me"
Chatbox in iBProarcade and vBadvanced CMPS

See the readme file for iBProarcade.

For vbadvanced, a module is available here : http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=163628.

FAQ

Q: I installed the chatbox but it doesn't display
R: Check if you have allowed users (permissions in usergroups)

Q: I see shouts but in the collapsed chatbox
R: You can specify number of shouts in the collapsed chatbox. If you don't want to see it, put "0" for this option.

Q: The chatbox doesn't display below or in the top of one of the pages while in the other position it displays
R: You use a style and it's possible that variables used in templates aren't present. (Read the file "Read Me")

Q: I have a problem with accents in the Chatbox
R: Read the file "Read Me"

Q: How to change the value of color for date and for command /me?
R: When you add additionnal CSS for each style, you can change color in class CSS.

Thanks to Sofia for her earlier help on the chatbox.

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Last version - MGC Chatbox Evo available : here

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  #1576  
Old 21 Sep 2007, 14:25
IvyKeepMommy IvyKeepMommy is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
Thanks, I am not at home so I'll update that on monday when I got back



If you don't see in the usergroup the permissions, then check that there is a bitfield_chatbox.xml file in your includes/xml directory.

Coz if you don't see them, the only reason would be that you haven't uploaded the xml file before the installation.

That was the problem -- not all of the files copied from the directory. Is there a user guide for things like how to do a private chat?
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Old 21 Sep 2007, 17:39
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Originally Posted by andrewtr89 View Post
It would be super if you could make it so that Replacement Variables work in the shoutbox. Atm, anyone can bypass them as they dont apply.
What is the use of replacements variable in the chatbox ?

Originally Posted by IvyKeepMommy View Post
That was the problem -- not all of the files copied from the directory. Is there a user guide for things like how to do a private chat?
No sorry, I hardly have the time to develop it so I even more hardly have the time to write a user guide.
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  #1578  
Old 21 Sep 2007, 18:03
certvn certvn is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Angry

Hello

I have 1 problem

I'm setting permission for all group but only group "Registered Users" can see shoutbox and all group can't see it

What happen?

Can you help me?
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Old 21 Sep 2007, 19:01
andrewtr89 andrewtr89 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
What is the use of replacements variable in the chatbox ?
I have replacement variables to filter profanity among other things.
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Old 21 Sep 2007, 20:12
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Originally Posted by certvn View Post
Hello

I have 1 problem

I'm setting permission for all group but only group "Registered Users" can see shoutbox and all group can't see it

What happen?

Can you help me?
Are you sure of the permissions you set ?

Originally Posted by andrewtr89 View Post
I have replacement variables to filter profanity among other things.
But you could as well censor them no ?
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Old 21 Sep 2007, 21:34
gazzak gazzak is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Installed and tested, definately seems to be less processor hungry. Will click on installed.

One question. On our old shoutbox the users would pick a font and a colour and stick with that through the chat session. With yours you can use a different font/colour combination once only then back to the normal text. Is there any way to make the font stick for the whole of the session?

Great mod
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Old 21 Sep 2007, 21:53
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Yes, if they go in their user control panel in the options, there are options for that
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Old 22 Sep 2007, 01:19
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jlp09550 jlp09550 is offline
 
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Real name: Jared Petry
I know this is an easy-to-answer question, but I'm not an expert at this yet.. but..

I get this error when importing the lanuage set:
Invalid File Specified
Help?
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Old 22 Sep 2007, 03:19
certvn certvn is offline
 
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Unhappy

Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
Are you sure of the permissions you set ?
Yes. I sure

All group can see chatbox but only group "Registered Users" can see and other group can't see



Help me please!

Thanks advanced
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Old 22 Sep 2007, 05:59
ronx ronx is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Originally Posted by ronx

one of my users is having problems with safari .. chatbox doesn't display any text when viewing with safari3 on mac OS X 10.4.10 .... any ideas ?
Originally Posted by Originally Posted by VBDev

I have developped it on MAC OS X 10.4.10 (but maybe it was safari 2) and it was working like a charm.

Maybe I shall test with safari 3, but when you tell it doesn't display any text, this means no test at all, no loading message ?

Hi VBDev,

he is saying that he can see the frame and some of the icons for the chatbox but none of the conversational text no matter what he does.

thx, ronx

Last edited by ronx; 22 Sep 2007 at 07:54.
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Old 22 Sep 2007, 06:22
andrewtr89 andrewtr89 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
But you could as well censor them no ?
If you mean by editing shouts then yes, I suppose but its a bit of a hassle. Having replacement variables would be nice in a future version if it wasnt too difficult.
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Old 22 Sep 2007, 08:43
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Originally Posted by jlp09550 View Post
I know this is an easy-to-answer question, but I'm not an expert at this yet.. but..

I get this error when importing the lanuage set:


Help?
You have taken the right language file ?

Originally Posted by certvn View Post
Yes. I sure

All group can see chatbox but only group "Registered Users" can see and other group can't see



Help me please!

Thanks advanced
Could you provide me with screenshot of the settings you have put for both usergroups plz ?

Originally Posted by ronx View Post
Hi VBDev,

he is saying that he can see the frame and some of the icons for the chatbox but none of the conversational text no matter what he does.

thx, ronx
I have installed safari 3 on my mac as this was the version 2 installed on my computer.

And there is really no problem, the chatbox run very well, I can see all the shouts in it

Originally Posted by andrewtr89 View Post
If you mean by editing shouts then yes, I suppose but its a bit of a hassle. Having replacement variables would be nice in a future version if it wasnt too difficult.
No I mean by using the censor functionnality of vbulletin (censor words are being replaced by *).
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Old 22 Sep 2007, 13:52
csavern csavern is offline
 
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Real name: Vernon
Great shoutbox thank you
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Old 22 Sep 2007, 17:19
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jlp09550 jlp09550 is offline
 
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Location: Louisiana
Real name: Jared Petry
Yes, I have the English set importing, but get the error. I have tried chagning the file name even.
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Old 22 Sep 2007, 18:26
certvn certvn is offline
 
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Unhappy

Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
Could you provide me with screenshot of the settings you have put for both usergroups plz ?
Please see on my attachment

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