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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.

You can donate if you want to show your support

Last version - MGC Chatbox Evo available : here

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  #646  
Old 16 Jul 2007, 19:27
Desmo Desmo is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
Hum no you can't assign a new style but what you can do is add the style id in the link to the full page
Excellent idea. Thanks a lot
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  #647  
Old 16 Jul 2007, 20:07
dirty68 dirty68 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Real name: Tina
Me again sorry
A member has just told me that his shouts are not going up in the chatbox and it just says idle all the time but he can see them in the archive, so he went to his profile options and clicked no for no chat box and he cant get it to work no more as there is no box on his profile to tell him to click chatbox on
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  #648  
Old 16 Jul 2007, 20:25
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Real name: Clément
Originally Posted by Tulsa View Post
On the team channel flashing when there's a new post, on mine it's working but it's very subtle, more of a fade in and out than a flash. I'm using FF 2.0.4
This is what it should do Anyway you can change the image at your own will, I'll post psd when I'll have the time to.

Originally Posted by burntire View Post
I am running 3.6.7

It is very strange. I seemed to work at first then quit. For the most part when members view the Chat WOL it shows them as the only members in the chat when others are there chatting. People will drop from the VB WOL after inactive timeout, but they are still actively chatting.

The previous version worked correctly with the VB WOL.
I don't clearly understand, your users becom inactive ? And then they dont show any more in the wol ?

Originally Posted by Sykko View Post
The issues I had was that it wouldn't load unfortunately. I ended up installing the inferno shoutbox later on which is working fine for now...

as for the uninstall suggestion that's kindof what I did... except for removing the files from the server.

When I uninstall the chatbox product and disable the bitfields I have a section in my usergroups where it wants permissions from the chatbox but it has no text in the boxes...

forgive me because I usually am not the one that does the modifications for the board so I really dont exactly know what I am doing, but would removing the files and completely uninstalling the bitfields solve the problem in my admin cp>usergroups? if so I will try that but I dont want to until I am sure
Yes removing the bitfield file of the chatbox and then rebuilding bitfields will solve that.

Sorry that my product didn't fits your needs
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  #649  
Old 16 Jul 2007, 20:28
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Metalwarrior View Post
I have a problem, i dont know how to explain it.

Go here:


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

then login with this

USer: Test
Pass: asdfgh

The table is not alligned. The one where i can see the archive. What did i do wrong?
Your style doesn't support the navbar modification this is the reason, remove the links from the navbar templates and it should be just fine

Originally Posted by dirty68 View Post
Me again sorry
A member has just told me that his shouts are not going up in the chatbox and it just says idle all the time but he can see them in the archive, so he went to his profile options and clicked no for no chat box and he cant get it to work no more as there is no box on his profile to tell him to click chatbox on
When he shouts it told him idle ?? What time period did you put for the idle timeout ?

Regarding the option this seems to be an issue, to revert the flag for him you need to go in phpmyadmin then find that user and tell me what's in the mgc_cb_params field for him and I'll tell you what to put instead.
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  #650  
Old 16 Jul 2007, 20:35
dirty68 dirty68 is offline
 
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Real name: Tina
Originally Posted by VBDev View Post


When he shouts it told him idle ?? What time period did you put for the idle timeout ?

Regarding the option this seems to be an issue, to revert the flag for him you need to go in phpmyadmin then find that user and tell me what's in the mgc_cb_params field for him and I'll tell you what to put instead.
..it was set at 5 and now ive changed it to 15, ill go and look in phpmyadmin now



his params are a:7:{s:13:"mgc_cb_police";s:1:"0";s:13:"mgc_cb_taille";i:0;s:14:
"mgc_cb_couleur";b:0;s:8:"mgc_cb_b";i:0;s:8:"mgc_cb_u";i:0;s:8:"mgc_cb_i";i:0;s: 11:"mgc_cb_show";i:0;}

I tryed it on mine to and i now cant see it lol

Last edited by dirty68; 16 Jul 2007 at 20:40.
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  #651  
Old 16 Jul 2007, 20:37
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Thread post updated with current known bugs plus features for the next version
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  #652  
Old 16 Jul 2007, 20:38
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Originally Posted by dirty68 View Post
..it was set at 5 and now ive changed it to 15, ill go and look in phpmyadmin now
With such values there shall not be such problem.

The idle message was still showing when refreshing the chatbox ?
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  #653  
Old 16 Jul 2007, 20:41
dirty68 dirty68 is offline
 
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yes it was
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  #654  
Old 16 Jul 2007, 20:46
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Another suggestion if I may. To drop insertion in the nav bar. Maybe to have an icon for full page display(with alt text) next to bbcode, smilies and help icon. Archive is already linked in shoutbox header and "view the chatbox" probably won't be interpreted as view it in full page mode by most people.
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  #655  
Old 16 Jul 2007, 20:48
dirty68 dirty68 is offline
 
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Ok ive now changed his params at the end to mgc_cb_show";i:1;} and hes ok now
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  #656  
Old 16 Jul 2007, 21:02
maidos maidos is offline
 
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it seems also that some members is having issue only seeing idle using firefox

http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/7432/untitledul3.jpg

tried refreshing but doesnt work
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  #657  
Old 16 Jul 2007, 21:05
silvermerc silvermerc is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Real name: Ross
I dont understand what the wol feature is. When i click it nothing happens but the normal chanel button dims down.

Also i cant figure out what the /announce thing is for because when you type it nothing happens?
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  #658  
Old 16 Jul 2007, 21:06
dirty68 dirty68 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by maidos View Post
it seems also that some members is having issue only seeing idle using firefox

http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/7432/untitledul3.jpg

tried refreshing but doesnt work
I turned mine off in admin panel, just to be safe
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  #659  
Old 16 Jul 2007, 21:12
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Originally Posted by Karabaja View Post
Another suggestion if I may. To drop insertion in the nav bar. Maybe to have an icon for full page display(with alt text) next to bbcode, smilies and help icon. Archive is already linked in shoutbox header and "view the chatbox" probably won't be interpreted as view it in full page mode by most people.
Yes that's a nice idea ! I will just do so

Originally Posted by silvermerc View Post
I dont understand what the wol feature is. When i click it nothing happens but the normal chanel button dims down.

Also i cant figure out what the /announce thing is for because when you type it nothing happens?
You should see who's online. Could you tell what's your browser ?

Originally Posted by maidos View Post
it seems also that some members is having issue only seeing idle using firefox

http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/7432/untitledul3.jpg

tried refreshing but doesnt work
This shall not be shown like that, you have rightly update the js files in the clientscript directory ??
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  #660  
Old 16 Jul 2007, 21:17
maidos maidos is offline
 
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yeah u r correct as usual... thanks

also how about the name and msg space? :P any help

Last edited by maidos; 16 Jul 2007 at 21:21.
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