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[DBTech] vBShout v6 (vB5) [AJAX]
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vB Version: 5.2.x Rating: (15 votes - 4.00 average) Installs: 183
Released: 11 Oct 2012 Last Update: 07 May 2016 Downloads: 1694
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DragonByte Technologies are proud to present vBShout v6: The most advanced, Most feature-rich and most professional shoutbox ever.


Uses

vBShout is the ideal way to keep members on your forum while they wait for replies to their posts. It can be used in many ways - as a chat room for members, for staff to discuss issues in realtime, as a live-update feed of new posts and threads, as a way to track member milestones... Best of all, you can have multiple boxes in use for multple purposes!

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Priority support & Product Demos available at: http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/forum.php

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Professional version available @ www.DragonByte-Tech.com/forum
Priority support for Lite version is handled at the Developers Website.

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Translations available @ our forum
Support for translations handled by the translator in its respective threads only.

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Major Lite Features

Advanced Shout Control: You have the ability to post shouts, edit your shouts, PM shouts to other users, Ignore other users, insert /Me commands, insert smilies, Bbcode, change font, text colour etc.

Advanced Staff Control: Give your staff members customised permissions to allow them to do certain actions, on all or selected instances and chat rooms. Permissions include: Silencing users, banning users, editing user shouts, Creating/Editing "Sticky Notices", Pruning shouts and much more.

Resource Optimisation: vBShout implements an Advanced Optimisation Protocol to save your forum resources. Enabling this will further reduce the amount of resources consumed by the shoutbox. AOP was originally featured in Inferno vBShout, and DBTech vBShout takes it to the next level by ensuring that all your chats are always up-to-date without taking up needless amount of resources.

Shoutbox Tabs: New PM's or User Chat Rooms create Tabs. Tabs will highlight to let you know something new has happened, and you can even set them to make sounds to alert you.

Active Users Shout-bit: Shows the users active in the tab/instance you are, with the option to view everyone who can enter/exit the room at will (and thus see any shouts posted) in a pop-up to save resources. Perfect for seeing what's going on and who's around at a glance.

Context Menus: Many places now make use of context menus less having to remember /commands, one click access to the most useful and commonly used functions, and the ability for users to access their shoutbox settings directly from the shoutbox itself.

Custom Chat Rooms: Your users can now set up their own Chat-Tabs, where they get to set who can come and chat. Perfect for clubs, guilds etc. Admins can also create permanent Chat rooms for specific usergroups etc. perfect for a staff only chat room for instance, or to reward loyal members!

Custom Shoutbox Instances: Ever wanted a separate shoutbox just for your admin forum? Got a part of your board only for VIP members? Now you can set a shoutbox specific to those areas.

Shoutbox Sounds: You asked for it, we delivered. Customisable sounds now available on receiving shouts, Invites, PM's and more. (Requires QuickTime Plugin)

Logging: Worried about staff members pruning the shoutbox to cover their tracks? Don't worry, with our advanced logging options, you can make sure a hard copy is kept of every action taken.

Downloadable Shoutbox Archives: You and your shoutbox admins can download a complete dump of the Shoutbox' archive for all instances. With 3 supported formats (tab-delimited CSV, XML and TXT), there's something for everyone whether your purpose is review or programming.

Easy Shoutbox Notice Editing: You and usergroups with the "Can Set Sticky" permission can now edit the notice by double-clicking the Sticky in the shoutbox. Quickly fix typos or rapidly update with new turn of events, editing it is never more than two clicks away.


Professional Only benefits:

Ignore List: Allows users to keep track of who they are ignoring, and control this option via a list.

Additional Moderation Commands: The ability to add/edit the sticky notice through the shoutbox.

Extended Instance Options: Allows you to have separate notices per instance, set usergroup settings for individual instances, and even set unique staff permissions for each individual instance.

Expanded Context Menus: Lets your member/staff use the context menu to add/update the sticky note, Ban and Unban users, Ignore/Unignore users and prune individual user shouts.


Complete Feature List
Lite
  • Shoutbox
    • Post Shouts
    • Edit / Delete Shouts
    • Shouts played using HTML5 <audio> tags
    • PM other users
      • PM tabs for convo between two users
    • View Active Users
      • Separate context-aware block that shows the people active in your specific tab.
  • Update text styles
    • Bold
    • Italic
    • Underline
    • Font
    • Colour
  • Slash commands
    • Built-in commands in a drop-down list
    • /banlist for a list of all users banned from the shoutbox
  • Context menu for available actions
    • View Profile
    • Send PM
  • Create chat room
    • Invite / Manage users that can access this chat room
    • Inviting an user sends them a pop-up asking them to join the room.
  • Tabs
    • Highlights when you're not viewing them but they have new messages.
    • Chat Rooms get tabs added as you join them.
  • Logging
    • Default logging logs all administrative slash commands.
  • AdminCP
    • Chat Room Manager
      • Assign usergroups to chat rooms
    • Edit Settings
      • Which commands to log
      • Log level
      • Shouts to display
      • Shouts to display (Archive)
      • Shoutbox Height
      • Shout display order
      • Shoutbox Refresh Rate
      • Smilies on / off
      • PMs on / off
      • Allowed BBCode controls
      • Enabled Editor Tools
      • Maximum [SIZE]
      • Max characters per shout
      • Max images per shout
      • Archive "Top X Shouters" count
      • Active Users block on/off
      • Auto-Delete Shouts
      • Max chat rooms per user
      • Global sound switch
      • Play sounds while idle
      • Per-Usergroup display of moderator actions (like pruning shouts)
      • Ability to disable the "Chat Access" list
      • Ability to disable Blog notifications
      • Alternating Shout Background Colours
      • Forum Milestones (replacing the simple "Post Markers")
        • Every X Posts
        • Every X Threads
        • Every X Members
    • Show command log
    • Show banned users
    • Show shout log
    • Maintenance
      • Reset all style customisations

Pro
  • Context Menu Options
  • Moderation actions
    • Add / Update Sticky Note
    • Ban / Unban users
    • Ignore / unignore users
    • Prune user's shouts
  • Slash commands
    • /silencelist for a list of all users silenced in the shoutbox
  • High-level logging logs everything
  • Separate Sticky notices per instance
  • Separate usergroup permissions per instance
  • Assign chat room to any / all instance(s)
  • Shoutbox Refresh Rate
    • While idle
  • PMs on / off
  • Archive "Top X Shouters" count
  • Play sounds while idle
  • Maintenance
    • Reset all style customisations
  • Adjust time stamp format
  • Per-Usergroup "Can PM" permission



Missing Features List

Major Lite Features

Customisable New Post / Thread Notifications: Allows you to make the shoutbox post when a new thread is created, or a new post is made. You can make this happen with all threads (Which will take user permissions into account) or only threads/posts from certain forums.

Revamped Thread / Reply Notices: Do you have a massive board with 100+ forums? With the revamped New Thread / Reply Notices page, you can edit exactly what forums show what notices in what instance all from one page.

Archive: View all the shouts posted since the last pruning, Also shows you the top X shouters, a variety of interesting and useful shoutbox statistics, and allows you to search previous shouts.

Shoutbox Report System: Members can now report offensive shouts by using the shout context menu. When a report has been submitted, those with the "Can Moderate Chat" permission will see how many reports need their attention via a new chat tab in the Shoutbox.

Easy User Infractions: The context menu also adds a quick link to infract users, for those who can access vBulletin's infraction system. This lets you quickly punish members who are overstepping your bounds.

Blog Integration: Give blogs a more prominent place on your forum by having the Shoutbox post notifications when someone posts a new blog or comments on a blog.


Professional Only benefits:

Personal User Shoutbox Options: Integrated with User CP, User gets to decide which things show on their shoutbox, PM's, notifications etc. Even what editor options show up for them. They also get to decide where their text input area goes for TOTAL customisation.

Extra Tab Options: The ability to set separate tabs for system notifications and notices is available in the PRO version, fantastic for keeping your chat tab uncluttered.

Custom Commands: Lets you and your users create their own commands for use. For example, create pre-set warning comments Staff member types /firstwarning, Text appears saying "This is your first warning for breaking the shoutbox rules. You can view these rules at [link] If you have a question about this warning, please PM myself. Thanks."

Extra User Chat Room Moderation: Shows a page displaying every use-created chat room, who made it, how many active members/total members it has etc, and options to close it etc.

Advanced Archive Searching: Ability to search by any combination of username, Last X Hours, Start/End date, as well as keyword. Filter searches, sort by criteria etc.

Detach Shoutbox: Lets you and your users have the shoutbox open in a seperate browser window/tab for easier use etc.


Lite
  • Archive
    • View list of all Shouts in the system
    • Top X Shouters
    • Shoutbox Statistics
    • Search Archive
      • Search by
        • Phrase
  • AdminCP
    • Ban / Silence management in Edit User

Pro
  • Separate tab for Notifications
    • Lets you hide them from the main view but still have them accessible.
  • Separate tab for System Messages
    • Lets you hide them from main view but still have them accessible.
  • Detach shoutbox
    • Shows a dedicated shoutbox browser window.
  • Shoutbox Options
    • Integration with UserCP
      • General Shoutbox Settings
        • Enable / Disable PMs
        • Enable / Disable Notifications
        • Enable / Disable System Messages
        • Override shout styles
        • Sounds on/off
          • Shout
          • Invite
          • PM
        • Hide alternating shoutbox background colours
        • Hide user avatars
      • Display Settings
        • Hide/Display individual Editor settings (Font, text colour etc)
        • Control shout area location
      • Tab Reordering
        • Re-order chat tabs
  • Custom Commands
    • Add / Edit custom commands
  • Ignore List
    • Add / Remove users
  • vBActivity & Awards integration (Award, Achievement, Promotion)
  • Filter archive shouts by chatroom
  • Create threads from archive shouts
  • Search Archive
    • Search by
      • Username
      • Last X Hours
      • Start Date
      • End Date
    • Sort order for search results
    • Shouts per page
  • Filter archive shouts
  • Edit/Delete shouts in archive
  • Ban / Silence management in Edit User
  • Forum Milestones (replacing the simple "Post Markers")
    • Every X Blogs
    • Every X Shouts
    • Every X [DBTech] Advanced Post Thanks / Like button clicks received
    • Every X [DBTech] Advanced User Tagging thread tags received
    • Every X [DBTech] Advanced User Tagging quotes received
    • Every X [DBTech] Advanced User Tagging mentions received
    • Every X [DBTech] vBQuiz quizzed created
    • Every X [DBTech] vBQuiz quizzed completed

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Old 30 Sep 2016, 21:36
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Originally Posted by MokeyII View Post
THIS^ LOL, I was beating my face off my keyboard and could not figure out what was wrong... You sir, are a genius.

Also, is there a way to move the text input box to below the shout box and reduce the height and lengthen it?
That's a Pro-only feature


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Old 12 Nov 2016, 10:00
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NO emot for chat.?
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Old 17 Nov 2016, 11:06
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Originally Posted by satriamuda99 View Post
NO emot for chat.?
There's no Smilies button for vB5 at this time, sorry


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Old 01 Dec 2016, 17:03
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Problem with date in timestamp

After successful installation and configuration, I've got problem with timestamp display.
There is only [H:i] instead of timestamp.
Could this be configurable somewhere?
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Old 01 Dec 2016, 17:03
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Originally Posted by ppurchalak View Post
After successful installation and configuration, I've got problem with timestamp display.
There is only [H:i] instead of timestamp.
Could this be configurable somewhere?
This will happen if you are using a custom date format in your language setting. Ancient vB bug that has never been resolved in vB3, vB4 or vB5.


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Old 01 Dec 2016, 17:05
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Just so I though, but is it possible to repair in vBShout?
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Old 01 Dec 2016, 17:06
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Originally Posted by ppurchalak View Post
Just so I though, but is it possible to repair in vBShout?
Not to my knowledge, the solution is to remove your custom date format.


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Old 14 Dec 2016, 16:43
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Hello, gentlemen. I'm trying out your software, and although initially was unable to make it work was able to do so after tracking down the nugget in the comments here about setting the php_value max_input_vars to 10000. A couple of questions/comments:

-- For whatever reason, whenever I have the shoutbox enabled, it keeps announcements from displaying on that page. I've tried moving the modules into different configurations, but nothing seems to correct it. Is this a known issue, and if so how might I correct it?

-- Although the layout works well on a desktop display, I've yet to find a way to make it scale properly on mobile devices. Is there any tutorial on how to do this to which you might direct me?
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Old 15 Dec 2016, 20:50
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Originally Posted by Ozymandyus View Post
-- For whatever reason, whenever I have the shoutbox enabled, it keeps announcements from displaying on that page. I've tried moving the modules into different configurations, but nothing seems to correct it. Is this a known issue, and if so how might I correct it?
This is the first time I've heard about this, are there any errors in the error log?

Originally Posted by Ozymandyus View Post
-- Although the layout works well on a desktop display, I've yet to find a way to make it scale properly on mobile devices. Is there any tutorial on how to do this to which you might direct me?
At the moment, the SB isn't designed to work with mobile devices, sorry.


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Old 20 Dec 2016, 17:11
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
This is the first time I've heard about this, are there any errors in the error log?
Apologies Fillip, which error log is that? I don't see one in the vBShout software. Sorry to hear that it doesn't work well with mobile, but given the variety of devices involved, I suppose that's to be expected.
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Old 21 Dec 2016, 14:03
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Apologies Fillip, which error log is that? I don't see one in the vBShout software. Sorry to hear that it doesn't work well with mobile, but given the variety of devices involved, I suppose that's to be expected.
Your server's error log, not vBulletin's


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Old 09 Mar 2017, 21:13
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Is any upgrade planned?
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Old 10 Mar 2017, 22:59
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I hope so because I bought the paid version only to find out later a basic function like smileys were missing

Also sometimes my users experience an annoying error: 500 (Internal Server Error) after typing in the vb shoutbox
@ DragonByte tech, Any ideas how to solve this?
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Old 17 Mar 2017, 12:21
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Time in Chat is not shown. There is written the [H:i] only
VB version 5.2.6

I use Demo-Version. Does it work in Pro-Version?
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Old 17 Mar 2017, 12:21
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Time in Chat is not shown. There is written the [H:i] only
VB version 5.2.6

I use Demo-Version. Does it work in Pro-Version?
Remove the language-specific date format settings in your Language Manager


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