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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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  #841  
Old 25 Jul 2007, 05:42
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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/pm and /mp are pm commands as you can see from the help

One corresponds to private message (english) the other to message privé (french).

/me is leaving right now
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  #842  
Old 25 Jul 2007, 05:43
Pottsy Pottsy is offline
 
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I'm sorry, vbDev, I shall try to be clearer!

My quick reply is broken, the same as here.

If I turn off display in forumhome or above threads or wherever, Quick Reply remains broken.

If I disable MGC chatbox mod in "Manage Products", then my Quick Reply remains broken.

The mod has broken something major, and I need to revert it quickly as I am already getting emails from users complaining about the broken forum.
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  #843  
Old 25 Jul 2007, 05:44
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Originally Posted by maidos View Post
also i did follow ur instruction how to upload the english language.. but it seems the buttonstill shows french language on the new icon button
and also it still bumb the shoutbox to the top
Does the button work ? Which browser are you using ? Coz I don't experience that neither on ie7 nor ff2

Are you sure of the language you selected ?
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  #844  
Old 25 Jul 2007, 05:44
maidos maidos is offline
 
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/mp "nom_utilisateur" votre_texte ou /pm "nom_utilisateur" votre_texte : permet d'envoyer un chat privé à un utilisateur particulier.

its still on french language

Import the language file:
In the admincp, go in : Languages & Phrases >> Download / Upload Languages
Click on the Browse button and select the language file from the l folder
In the overwrite language dropwdown, select the language in which you want to install the chatbox phrases.
Select yes for Ignore language version.
Click on import

i uploaded this file mgc_chatbox_language_EN

using ie 7
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Old 25 Jul 2007, 05:45
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Pottsy View Post
I'm sorry, vbDev, I shall try to be clearer!

My quick reply is broken, the same as here.

If I turn off display in forumhome or above threads or wherever, Quick Reply remains broken.

If I disable MGC chatbox mod in "Manage Products", then my Quick Reply remains broken.

The mod has broken something major, and I need to revert it quickly as I am already getting emails from users complaining about the broken forum.

And if you uninstall the new version of the chatbox ?

Perhaps this is a problem of language import If you didn't made it well this is a possibility.
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  #846  
Old 25 Jul 2007, 05:46
G-Element G-Element is offline
 
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mmm Another problem. I think ive done all the steps and yet the shoutbox doesnt show. I'm an amateur at vBulletin, unfortunately. I was wondering if the problem might be that i added the last step

# If you use the chatbox on all pages feature with global var, add in the corresponding templates the $mgc_chatbox variable wherever you want the chatbox to be shown.
I added $mgc_chatbox to FORUMHOME template.... Besides that i think i did everything right... Idk, if anyone can clear this up for me, help is greatly appreciated!!
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  #847  
Old 25 Jul 2007, 05:49
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Hum yes that phrase is missing in the chatbox language file, strange !

Ok there seem to be a problem with the language file, import the initial one from vbulletin.

I temporarly remove the chatbox and will put it back in about 12H (once I get back from work)
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Old 25 Jul 2007, 05:50
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Originally Posted by G-Element View Post
mmm Another problem. I think ive done all the steps and yet the shoutbox doesnt show. I'm an amateur at vBulletin, unfortunately. I was wondering if the problem might be that i added the last step



I added $mgc_chatbox to FORUMHOME template.... Besides that i think i did everything right... Idk, if anyone can clear this up for me, help is greatly appreciated!!
On forumhome you don't need to do that
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  #849  
Old 25 Jul 2007, 05:56
maidos maidos is offline
 
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xd thanks for ur support also remember to fix the button which is on french aswell xD
and also the mp is showing instead of pm
yeah and the pm channel seems to be odd :S i mean like i said when i enter a msg on the pm channel the msg goes to the main channel instead and everyone could see the msg
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  #850  
Old 25 Jul 2007, 06:05
maidos maidos is offline
 
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and also the shoutbox still take me the top whenever i click on the button
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  #851  
Old 25 Jul 2007, 06:16
G-Element G-Element is offline
 
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Um... I overwrited the original vBulletin language file... is it still on my server somewhere?
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  #852  
Old 25 Jul 2007, 06:22
Pottsy Pottsy is offline
 
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vbDev, I'm afraid your product has broken my forum and I can't fix it.

I have:

Uninstalled the 2 MGC products.
Removed the template modifications in the readme.
Re-installed the original language file from the 3.6.7 /install folder.

And still my quick reply is broken.

This is really bad news. And really stupidly I did not do a full backup before this upgrade, because it's a "simple upgrade".

What else can this mod have changed that could have broken my quick reply?
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  #853  
Old 25 Jul 2007, 06:24
shanevas2 shanevas2 is offline
 
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Messed mine up to! I can not change the usergroups...


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  #854  
Old 25 Jul 2007, 06:24
G-Element G-Element is offline
 
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It just wont show on my forums................. what could be the problem??????????????????????????????????
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  #855  
Old 25 Jul 2007, 06:27
G-Element G-Element is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Pottsy View Post
vbDev, I'm afraid your product has broken my forum and I can't fix it.

I have:

Uninstalled the 2 MGC products.
Removed the template modifications in the readme.
Re-installed the original language file from the 3.6.7 /install folder.

And still my quick reply is broken.

This is really bad news. And really stupidly I did not do a full backup before this upgrade, because it's a "simple upgrade".

What else can this mod have changed that could have broken my quick reply?
Try UNINSTALLING Quick Reply and REINSTALLING. if that doesnt manage then im quite not sure, and his product has indeed damaged your forum. But don't hold him liable, its not his fault, he can not forsee every bug in this product
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