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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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  #1591  
Old 22 Sep 2007, 20:35
gazzak gazzak is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
Yes, if they go in their user control panel in the options, there are options for that
I cannot find anything to do with fonts and colours. My users want the old shoutbox back because they love the colours/fonts being stuck for the whole login so if you could explain I'll do the changes.
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Old 22 Sep 2007, 20:50
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Originally Posted by jlp09550 View Post
Yes, I have the English set importing, but get the error. I have tried chagning the file name even.
You have checked the overwrite language file in the page ?

Originally Posted by certvn View Post
Please see on my attachment

Regards
Hum permissions seems ok to me. About your problem, is it encountered by all the user of a usergroup or only few of them ?

Originally Posted by gazzak View Post
I cannot find anything to do with fonts and colours. My users want the old shoutbox back because they love the colours/fonts being stuck for the whole login so if you could explain I'll do the changes.
Then this is because you haven't followed carefully the install instructions coz you should have modified the modifyoptions template during the install for those option to appear.

Becareful and do it quick coz if you don't do so your user could see the chatbox disappear if they make any change in the options pages.
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  #1593  
Old 22 Sep 2007, 20:57
entertain entertain is offline
 
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What can i do, if i will be banned as a administrator?
I found nothing in the admincp to get the Chatbox back.
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  #1594  
Old 23 Sep 2007, 09:47
gazzak gazzak is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
Then this is because you haven't followed carefully the install instructions coz you should have modified the modifyoptions template during the install for those option to appear.

Becareful and do it quick coz if you don't do so your user could see the chatbox disappear if they make any change in the options pages.
Yes this has been done correctly, (inserting $mgc_cb_ucp before the code you quoted), I just double checked. Please can you tell me exactly where I should see these options as I have searched my own usercp without success. A screenshot would be very helpful, thanks.
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  #1595  
Old 23 Sep 2007, 10:05
gazzak gazzak is offline
 
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OK, worked it out

These options only appear when Chatbox is enabled, otherwise they're hidden. On our forums we only use it for specific events so it's usually turned off, so no options in the usercp! I just turned it on to test this and suddenly the options were there! I like the fact that they stay with the user even when you turn the Chatbox off and on again.

Top stuff.
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  #1596  
Old 23 Sep 2007, 10:46
hamidof hamidof is offline
 
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Great work thanks!
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Old 23 Sep 2007, 13:54
entertain entertain is offline
 
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How can I post links in the chatbox?

Because there it is not possible to klick on a link...
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  #1598  
Old 23 Sep 2007, 18:39
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Real name: Jared Petry
Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
You have checked the overwrite language file in the page?
Yes, I have .
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Old 23 Sep 2007, 21:46
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Hm, didn't show up for me...did everything step by step, it seems to be installed but it isnt showing up even though I have all the settings to enabled and everything...

Its compatible with .8 Im sure...
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Old 24 Sep 2007, 07:42
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Originally Posted by entertain View Post
What can i do, if i will be banned as a administrator?
I found nothing in the admincp to get the Chatbox back.
There is nothing in the acp regarding chatbox ban.

The only way to unban yourself is to ask the user that ban you to unban you.

However if you have banned yourself, the only way to do it is to go in the database and removing yourself from the mgc_chatbox_ban table. Then to go in the user table of the database and set the mgc_chatbox_ban field to 0 for your user entry.

Originally Posted by gazzak View Post
Yes this has been done correctly, (inserting $mgc_cb_ucp before the code you quoted), I just double checked. Please can you tell me exactly where I should see these options as I have searched my own usercp without success. A screenshot would be very helpful, thanks.
Originally Posted by gazzak View Post
OK, worked it out

These options only appear when Chatbox is enabled, otherwise they're hidden. On our forums we only use it for specific events so it's usually turned off, so no options in the usercp! I just turned it on to test this and suddenly the options were there! I like the fact that they stay with the user even when you turn the Chatbox off and on again.

Top stuff.
As this is not a "normal" way of use, this won't be modified.

The option to disable the chatbox means disable everything from the chatbox so there are no reason why the option should stay

Originally Posted by entertain View Post
How can I post links in the chatbox?

Because there it is not possible to klick on a link...
You have to activate the URL BBCODE (in the chatbox options) if you want links to be automatically parsed in the chatbox.

Originally Posted by jlp09550 View Post
Yes, I have .
This is really strange, you're the only one who's experiencing a problem with it, which vbulletin version od you use ?
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Old 24 Sep 2007, 07:44
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Audentio View Post
Hm, didn't show up for me...did everything step by step, it seems to be installed but it isnt showing up even though I have all the settings to enabled and everything...

Its compatible with .8 Im sure...
You have also correctly set the usergroup permissions ?
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  #1602  
Old 24 Sep 2007, 16:43
entertain entertain is offline
 
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There is nothing in the acp regarding chatbox ban.
Whouldn't that be an idea for the next version?
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  #1603  
Old 24 Sep 2007, 22:26
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The latest. 3.6.8.
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Old 25 Sep 2007, 05:56
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Originally Posted by entertain View Post
Whouldn't that be an idea for the next version?
No I won't put anything for that in the acp.

However I could add an option which contain userid of users that can't be banned

Originally Posted by jlp09550 View Post
The latest. 3.6.8.
Then it should work, have you tried downloading the zip file here again and following carefully all the steps ? I don't see why it wouldn't work for you and work for everyone else.
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  #1605  
Old 25 Sep 2007, 06:14
baghdad4ever baghdad4ever is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
Real name: husam
thanks

but the load of server increas to 18

when i disable the hack the load decreas to 2.5

plz help

note : this problem occur after upgrade the hack to 1.5
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