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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (22 votes - 4.86 average) Installs: 214
Released: 01 May 2010 Last Update: 27 Dec 2016 Downloads: 2719
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DragonByte Technologies are proud to present vBShout v6: The most advanced, Most feature-rich and most professional shoutbox ever.


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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 08 Jun 2010, 16:30
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
Instance Management -> [Edit]

The vBACMPS documentation is out of date.


Fillip


thanks for that,.

though im not having much success getting this to work in a template driven module like I had with the infernoshout one previously.

<!--{%SHOUTBOX%}-->

added to a template that feeds a module on our homepage is all I needed to add to get this to work.

though doing the same with {$vbshout} as the template contents just does nothing ?

ive added index,adv_index into the relevant manual display shoutbox in instances...
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Old 08 Jun 2010, 18:22
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Originally Posted by majorj0nny View Post
thanks for that,.

though im not having much success getting this to work in a template driven module like I had with the infernoshout one previously.

<!--{%SHOUTBOX%}-->

added to a template that feeds a module on our homepage is all I needed to add to get this to work.

though doing the same with {$vbshout} as the template contents just does nothing ?

ive added index,adv_index into the relevant manual display shoutbox in instances...
And you added the template name you created to the relevant setting also?
For some reason vBACMPS documentation said "if you created template adv_shoutbox you should put shoutbox in the template name" or something to that effect, which in my experience is incorrect - you'll need to put the full template name in there.

That being said, I don't believe I know of anyone who actually runs vB3.8 with vBA and vBS on it, so it may not work at all...
You could try asking at the vBACMPS forums, if this doesn't work?

I wouldn't know how to make it work without them telling me what I'd need to do to support it either, and I sadly don't have the time to research it myself


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Old 08 Jun 2010, 20:57
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I'm getting a lot of issues with it not displaying for some people. Obviously, the first place I went to was the UserGroup perms but that didn't appear to be it.

It didn't display at all with a user who was on Opera but when he switched to FF it worked just fine. Alternatively, I have a user on FF, in the same usergroup, and he can't see the shoutbox at all.

Any ideas?
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Old 08 Jun 2010, 21:21
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Originally Posted by Kavadas View Post
I'm getting a lot of issues with it not displaying for some people. Obviously, the first place I went to was the UserGroup perms but that didn't appear to be it.

It didn't display at all with a user who was on Opera but when he switched to FF it worked just fine. Alternatively, I have a user on FF, in the same usergroup, and he can't see the shoutbox at all.

Any ideas?
Can't say that's making any sense to me I'm afraid... We haven't tested it in Opera but I see no reason why it should not work in one browser or the another.

How many users on your forum is experiencing this problem?
Could it be he was using different skins across the two browsers?


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Old 08 Jun 2010, 22:16
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
How many users on your forum is experiencing this problem?
It's a small forum so my sample size is small but other than myself only two other people have been able to see it so far. All in FF.

I have two people who can't see it. They also use FF.

Myself excluded, all users have identical usergroup memberships and permissions.

Could it be he was using different skins across the two browsers?
There is only one skin for the website. I don't allow users to change the skin.
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Old 08 Jun 2010, 23:32
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Okay, fixed the issue. I had the correct perms set in the usergroups options but not the vBShout usergroup options, if you follow.
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Old 09 Jun 2010, 09:02
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
And you added the template name you created to the relevant setting also?
For some reason vBACMPS documentation said "if you created template adv_shoutbox you should put shoutbox in the template name" or something to that effect, which in my experience is incorrect - you'll need to put the full template name in there.

That being said, I don't believe I know of anyone who actually runs vB3.8 with vBA and vBS on it, so it may not work at all...
You could try asking at the vBACMPS forums, if this doesn't work?

I wouldn't know how to make it work without them telling me what I'd need to do to support it either, and I sadly don't have the time to research it myself


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I'll give the vba forums a go , but not sure if Im doing anything wrong as Ive pretty much replicated what I did for get the infernoshout lite shoutbox working.. i will see what I can find out.
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Old 09 Jun 2010, 09:18
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found

http://www.vbadvanced.com/forum/show...light=shoutbox

and

http://www.vbadvanced.com/forum/show...light=shoutbox

on vba forums quite quickly - though they seem to be mixing template names and module names and instance terms ? seems a mess to me and if I follow those instructions it just does not work
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Old 09 Jun 2010, 15:22
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Originally Posted by Kavadas View Post
Okay, fixed the issue. I had the correct perms set in the usergroups options but not the vBShout usergroup options, if you follow.
Aha, glad it got solved

Originally Posted by majorj0nny View Post
found

http://www.vbadvanced.com/forum/show...light=shoutbox

and

http://www.vbadvanced.com/forum/show...light=shoutbox

on vba forums quite quickly - though they seem to be mixing template names and module names and instance terms ? seems a mess to me and if I follow those instructions it just does not work
You should ask them for clarifications / updates

We don't have a vBACMPS installation to test it on


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Old 11 Jun 2010, 05:17
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I must say, it is a good shoutbox, but i'm having 2 points that maybee can changed (i can't find it).

1. The input textbox on the left site, is it possible to get it under the shout in complete width en 2 lines high?

2. After the input textbox is replaced, should the shout itself can go 100% width?

Sorry for my bad English typing, it has been a while that i used it.

Curious for your answer, but i don't understand is that no-one asked for it before.

Grtz
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Old 11 Jun 2010, 14:28
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Originally Posted by mp3president View Post
1. The input textbox on the left site, is it possible to get it under the shout in complete width en 2 lines high?
Beneath the shout is a Pro feature, currently there's no specific setting for the height but you would be able to edit the templates to achieve this.

Originally Posted by mp3president View Post
2. After the input textbox is replaced, should the shout itself can go 100% width?
It will indeed.


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Old 12 Jun 2010, 08:59
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
Beneath the shout is a Pro feature, currently there's no specific setting for the height but you would be able to edit the templates to achieve this.
Thank you for yoyr answer, but i thought it's possible to edit a template instead of getting the PRO version.
Don't get me wrong, i think it is a very good idea to work this way, but the costs for a pro version are too high for a hobby i think.
I'll keep on searching, thank you.
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Old 12 Jun 2010, 14:39
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We're obviously not going to tell you how to edit the templates to try to replicate a Pro feature, sorry


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Old 12 Jun 2010, 15:06
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
We're obviously not going to tell you how to edit the templates to try to replicate a Pro feature, sorry


Fillip
hahaha
It was worth to try.

But thank you for the answers.

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Old 21 Jun 2010, 13:53
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My custom usergroups can't view the chatbox, what should I do?
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