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huskermax 03 Feb 2011 02:00

Been testing this and my members love it. I would like to be able to allow non-registered users to post in the chat room. is there away to turn them off and on?

In the "Permissions" I have:

"Usergroups able to view ChatBox but not post messages"

"Usergroups NOT able to view ChatBox (comma separated ID list)"

"Users with post count less than X can not view ChatBox - Set X"

I have the above set to 0 or the line is blank. I have used other chat's in the past to get these "lurkers" or people not registered yet to sign up (paid board). Is there away to allow them to post. When I tested this I could see the chat but could not post in it. As well the Chat room link did not show up in the nav bar when I was logged out.

huskermax 03 Feb 2011 02:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ommand (Post 2157957)
I'm having a little issue with this plugin which presents in both Chrome and Firefox but not IE.

Every time the chat box auto refreshes it scrolls up about 3/4 of a line such that the most recent chat message isn't visible. Any suggestions for a fix?

P.S. I searched this thread but was unable to find a solution. Obviously I didn't think it would be reasonable to read through all 1531 posts...

This is happening with me as well.

huskermax 03 Feb 2011 14:48

As well, can you add a way for posters to report a user for this? That way I don't have to have a mod in there all the time.

huskermax 04 Feb 2011 14:27

Can someone help be figure out why my not registered/not logged in user group can't post? I do not have that id# listed in any of the sections that prevent user groups from seeing or posting in the chat box.

What is "Logged-out by default" do? It is not in the screen shot.

McCarron 05 Feb 2011 02:33

So doing a search on this thread seems that many people are having this problem of guests getting stuck in the chatbox I currently have been seeing numbers of around 2000 guests online at a time, and all were reading the chatbox or the chatbox archive.

Any way to fix this bug, it's clearly a problem for those of us who allow guests to read the chatbox. I could disable it but I find it helps people want to join if they can read the conversation and not take part in it.

Also it always says "and 1 guests" in the online section. Is this a bug, as it never says anything more than 1 and clearly I got like 2000 guests stuck in here at the moment.

Videx 05 Feb 2011 03:13

Finally happened to us too a couple months back. So I disabled Guest access. However, a month later I found some 100X normal Guests - all from different places - all doing different things. Checking my referrers in cpanel led to one site that was using an ISP in South Korea. Since my forum is local, I just used cpanel to ban that entire block. I wont know for another month or two if that really solved the problem.

I guess what I'm saying is it isn't a chatbox issue. It may just be that when all these bots descend on a forum, they're getting caught in the chatbox.

huskermax 05 Feb 2011 17:38

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Originally Posted by McCarron (Post 2158919)
So doing a search on this thread seems that many people are having this problem of guests getting stuck in the chatbox I currently have been seeing numbers of around 2000 guests online at a time, and all were reading the chatbox or the chatbox archive.

Any way to fix this bug, it's clearly a problem for those of us who allow guests to read the chatbox. I could disable it but I find it helps people want to join if they can read the conversation and not take part in it.

Also it always says "and 1 guests" in the online section. Is this a bug, as it never says anything more than 1 and clearly I got like 2000 guests stuck in here at the moment.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Videx (Post 2158931)
Finally happened to us too a couple months back. So I disabled Guest access. However, a month later I found some 100X normal Guests - all from different places - all doing different things. Checking my referrers in cpanel led to one site that was using an ISP in South Korea. Since my forum is local, I just used cpanel to ban that entire block. I wont know for another month or two if that really solved the problem.

I guess what I'm saying is it isn't a chatbox issue. It may just be that when all these bots descend on a forum, they're getting caught in the chatbox.

How do you allow guests to use the chatbox? I can't, they can view it but not post anything. When I am logged out or a guest the button to post and the characters allowed # are missing. When I try and type something or hit enter I get errors in firebug.


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

See logged out and logged in attachment. For what I see. I have it set up in admin to allow guests.

We do not use this chat as a 24/7 thing. So it is important that I can get this working.

Videx 05 Feb 2011 17:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by huskermax (Post 2159100)
How do you allow guests to use the chatbox? I can't, they can view it but not post anything.

I'm not sure you can. I've never wanted Guests to be able to post, so I've never tried. I want them to register.

huskermax 05 Feb 2011 18:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by Videx (Post 2159101)
I'm not sure you can. I've never wanted Guests to be able to post, so I've never tried. I want them to register.

OK. I figured guest's would be part of the not registered/not logged in user group. We have a paid board so you have to contact and admin to register. So I guess I can set up a chat room only user group. People can then go through the auto registering process to become members of that one to use chat.

Krazeguy 08 Feb 2011 19:46

Hi Valter / vBulletin.org team,

Is it possible to integrate this chat box into existing websites or is there a standalone version available for purchase?

Paul

Rofo 10 Feb 2011 01:07

I have been getting:

Quote:

vBulletin Message
Your submission could not be processed because a security token was missing.

If this occurred unexpectedly, please inform the administrator and describe the action you performed before you received this error.
xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Doesn't happen every time. Seems if I go back, refresh or logout/log in it works again. I am the Admin of the site.

Any information on this?

ninjadawg 10 Feb 2011 21:51

Is it possible to run 2 separate instances of this chat box at the same time?

If so how?

thank you for your time,

Gene

Bob_R 12 Feb 2011 02:45

How can I make it so the Chat Box cannot be viewed unless you're logged in.

Thanks! :)

venom2124 12 Feb 2011 02:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob_R (Post 2161614)
How can I make it so the Chat Box cannot be viewed unless you're logged in.

Thanks! :)

You need to input the usergroups that you don't want to be able to see the chatbox.

Admin> Settings> Options> VSA-Chatbox

Then look under permissions.

Videx 12 Feb 2011 02:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob_R (Post 2161614)
How can I make it so the Chat Box cannot be viewed unless you're logged in.

Thanks! :)

Just set Options>Permissions>Usergroups NOT able to view ChatBox> to exclude Guests.

Quote:

Is it possible to run 2 separate instances of this chat box at the same time?
I doubt it.


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