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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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  #676  
Old 17 Jul 2007, 07:25
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Yes I could check that out coz maybe this could come from my chatbox or from server side and I need to know that

However, I won't be able to work on that before wednesday evening or thursday evening.
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  #677  
Old 17 Jul 2007, 08:14
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stangger5 stangger5 is offline
 
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Hey VBDev,,,I know how to make the smilies random...

BTW,,,,Grate chatbox !!!
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Old 17 Jul 2007, 08:27
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Originally Posted by stangger5 View Post
Hey VBDev,,,I know how to make the smilies random...

BTW,,,,Grate chatbox !!!
He he ! Then just share with us how (It will avoid me from thinking at it )

Does it use more than one query ?
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  #679  
Old 17 Jul 2007, 08:58
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lol,,,sorry..

Here you go...
In the includes/functions_mgc_cb file...

Find:

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


and change to:


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

I have it set for 15...
You can change the 15 to your liking..
Just make sure to change the smiley limit in the admincp..
admincp/MGC Chatbox/Shouts formatting: Default number of smilies


Thanks again for the chatbox !!
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  #680  
Old 17 Jul 2007, 09:35
silvermerc silvermerc is offline
 
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so have you got any ideas about how to fix the wol problem? im using IE

and what does announce do?
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Old 17 Jul 2007, 09:46
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Originally Posted by stangger5 View Post
lol,,,sorry..

Here you go...
In the includes/functions_mgc_cb file...

Find:

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


and change to:


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

I have it set for 15...
You can change the 15 to your liking..
Just make sure to change the smiley limit in the admincp..
admincp/MGC Chatbox/Shouts formatting: Default number of smilies


Thanks again for the chatbox !!
He he thanks for the share, I'll integrate that in the next version

Originally Posted by silvermerc View Post
so have you got any ideas about how to fix the wol problem? im using IE

and what does announce do?
For the wol, no I don't for the moment, I will start working out the bugs on wednesday or thursday evenings. I have a life appart from vB

Regarding the announce thing, if you type : /announce your_text then this text will be displayed at the top of the chatbox. This is an announce system in the chatbox.

It's also editable through vbulletin options
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  #682  
Old 17 Jul 2007, 10:50
sybakaos sybakaos is offline
 
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VBDev, do you have an estimate when the next version arrives? I can't wait as listed bugs are... making this product almost perfect .

My 2nd question (cosmetic). I see that a lot of phrases or bits of codes are a mix of English/French. Do you plan on making it all English?
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  #683  
Old 17 Jul 2007, 11:04
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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You mean in the images alt ? Yes I should

I hope to provide a new version with bugs tracked and removed for the end of the week. However, it will depend of how this tracking goes on (especially strange ones that I didn't encountered on the site I am admin of).

I'll certainly need to make live test on forums where it doesn't work to track it out.

I'll try to find all of them and put then in phrases of course.

Last edited by VBDev; 17 Jul 2007 at 11:09.
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  #684  
Old 17 Jul 2007, 11:05
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Important :

I would be interested in providing my chatbox in other languages.


Please contact me if you're interested telling me how I can contact you and which language you could do !

I will change the way phrases are installed in the next version so that language lies only in one xml file to easier translation.
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  #685  
Old 17 Jul 2007, 11:18
Anhyeu12000 Anhyeu12000 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post

You have to do template modifications (mgc_chatbox template), this is html edit
Thanks, I changed MGC Chatbox's Bgcolor, thanks agian
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  #686  
Old 17 Jul 2007, 11:26
Anhyeu12000 Anhyeu12000 is offline
 
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I can translate English to Vietnamese, Please contact to me [email protected]
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  #687  
Old 17 Jul 2007, 12:57
Kyderoy Kyderoy is offline
 
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Some of my members can see the shout box and others can't.. One is an Admin and the other is a super mod so I know it can't be a usergroup permission. I upgraded from 1.2 to 1.3 and that's when this statred happening. Any suggestions why this is happening?
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  #688  
Old 17 Jul 2007, 14:52
alessai alessai is offline
 
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i found the stuiped mistake the "Minimum number of posts required to use the Chatbox" must be 0 so the chatbox show up.

and about the transliton actully i was going to translate it in to arabic ([email protected])
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  #689  
Old 17 Jul 2007, 15:08
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Originally Posted by Kyderoy View Post
Some of my members can see the shout box and others can't.. One is an Admin and the other is a super mod so I know it can't be a usergroup permission. I upgraded from 1.2 to 1.3 and that's when this statred happening. Any suggestions why this is happening?
This might be the same thing as for alessai: the number of messages ?
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Old 17 Jul 2007, 15:23
carlosacgj carlosacgj is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
Important :

I would be interested in providing my chatbox in other languages.


Please contact me if you're interested telling me how I can contact you and which language you could do !

I will change the way phrases are installed in the next version so that language lies only in one xml file to easier translation.

I can translate English to Spanish (español) carlosacgj (at) hotmail
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