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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: 763
Released: 30 May 2007 Last Update: 20 Sep 2007 Downloads: 11536
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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  #541  
Old 13 Jul 2007, 20:10
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I don't exactly understand what you mean unitedpunjab

Kideroy, you mean removing all caps and replacing them by lowercase ?
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Old 14 Jul 2007, 05:02
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
I don't exactly understand what you mean unitedpunjab

Kideroy, you mean removing all caps and replacing them by lowercase ?

No itz not like that. if i want to force a url to open on online users pc through MGC chat box, is that can be possible.

e.g. if i want my online users to visit www.unitedpunjab.co.uk while they are chatting, so i enter a command "/force www.unitedpunjab.co.uk" in chat box. After that site get automatically pop uped where ever MGC chat box is active.
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Old 14 Jul 2007, 08:56
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is it possible to add a sound notification, if in the chat there is a new post?
that would be nice
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Old 14 Jul 2007, 09:01
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Originally Posted by unitedpunjab View Post
No itz not like that. if i want to force a url to open on online users pc through MGC chat box, is that can be possible.

e.g. if i want my online users to visit www.unitedpunjab.co.uk while they are chatting, so i enter a command "/force www.unitedpunjab.co.uk" in chat box. After that site get automatically pop uped where ever MGC chat box is active.
Hum, I don't think it would be that easy to implement, I'll see but if I do it this won't be for this version

Originally Posted by nebu View Post
is it possible to add a sound notification, if in the chat there is a new post?
that would be nice
actually not it's not possible, maybe I'll do it but actually when I retrieve the chats, I have no statuses telling me if there are new chats and it would add one query which I don't actually find that useful.
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Old 14 Jul 2007, 11:20
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looking forward to the new release before I install it
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Old 14 Jul 2007, 12:27
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Which options to I enable/disable in the usergroup section so not logged in users can only view the shoutbox but not add a shout - as I can't get this to work, it just won't show up without allowing guests to make shouts....
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Old 14 Jul 2007, 13:21
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post

Kideroy, you mean removing all caps and replacing them by lowercase ?
Correct, I have a member that continues to post in upper case
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Old 14 Jul 2007, 13:22
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Also, how can the shoutbox display random smilies?
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Old 15 Jul 2007, 00:09
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Excellent hack works nicely had a db issue but figured it out.

Last edited by bklynjava; 15 Jul 2007 at 00:49.
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Old 15 Jul 2007, 00:46
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Originally Posted by bklynjava View Post
db error and usergroup shows no text
i think you didn't uploaded boths xml-products after uploading all the files.
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Old 15 Jul 2007, 01:37
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Originally Posted by Za4a Tuner View Post
i think you didn't uploaded boths xml-products after uploading all the files.
Files are good now. =) --> what about resizing to a fixed width as apposed to 100% width?
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Old 15 Jul 2007, 03:39
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Are there uninstall instructions somewhere?

I tried to install this thing and it didnt work on my site for whatever reasons, then when I tried to uninstall I came up with snags...

I looked through the file and saw no uninstall options...

is there some place that I could find out the best way to do this?
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Old 15 Jul 2007, 04:09
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Hi, nice hack

May i ask something:

- Can i change background color of chatbox? or put a picture for the background?
- how to change date format (eg: 14/07/2007) to "Today" - "Yesterday" format?

thanks before
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Old 15 Jul 2007, 04:19
nureeves nureeves is offline
 
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o ya, when i click smiley, suddenly its scroll to the top of page.
I've already edit function_mgc_cb.php , but its still going no changes :


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

did i miss something?
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Old 15 Jul 2007, 08:44
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@steadicamop : This actually doesn't work but is corrected in the new version.

Originally Posted by Kyderoy View Post
Also, how can the shoutbox display random smilies?
It can't actually as it would add one more query do such thing.

I have finished yesterday the new version which is currently under test but haven't had time to look at that feature so there will be no such means in the 1.3 but maybe in the next release

Originally Posted by bklynjava View Post
Files are good now. =) --> what about resizing to a fixed width as apposed to 100% width?
For that you have to edit manually the mgc_chatbox template.

Originally Posted by Sykko View Post
Are there uninstall instructions somewhere?

I tried to install this thing and it didnt work on my site for whatever reasons, then when I tried to uninstall I came up with snags...

I looked through the file and saw no uninstall options...

is there some place that I could find out the best way to do this?
No I am sorry I forgot to include the uninstall instructions in the previous release...

How you should do the uninstall :
  1. Remove template edits you made for the chatbox
  2. Remove the files from your server
  3. Uninstall the chatbox product first and then the bitfields one
What were your problems when installing the chatbox ?

Originally Posted by nureeves View Post
Hi, nice hack

May i ask something:

- Can i change background color of chatbox? or put a picture for the background?
- how to change date format (eg: 14/07/2007) to "Today" - "Yesterday" format?

thanks before
First question:
You have to edit the mgc_chatbox template and change the colours of the tables wherever you want them to change.

Second question:
This was possible with 1.1 but not anymore with 1.2 and upper as it's not based anymore with the vbulletin date format.

Originally Posted by nureeves View Post
o ya, when i click smiley, suddenly its scroll to the top of page.
I've already edit function_mgc_cb.php , but its still going no changes :


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

did i miss something?
Yeah this actually is a known issue I have corrected in the version to be released.


I am not at home actually but will be back in the evening, I then will look at the issues given by my beta testers and will probably finish the readme files update.
I have also all screenshots to make again as I have change the design of the chatbox.

So release will be probably on monday evening (GMT +1).
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