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[DBTech] vBShout v6 (vB4) [AJAX]
Mod Version: 6.2.18, by DragonByte Tech (Coder) DragonByte Tech is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (128 votes - 4.72 average) Installs: 1098
Released: 26 Feb 2010 Last Update: 27 Dec 2016 Downloads: 11693
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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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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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.


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.
  • Smilies
    • Integrates with vBulletin smilie popup for easy overview of all available smilies.
  • 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.
  • Archive
    • View list of all Shouts in the system
    • Top X Shouters
    • Shoutbox Statistics
    • Search Archive
      • Search by
        • Phrase
  • AdminCP
    • Instance Manager
      • Different instances on different pages
    • 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
      • Project Tools integration
      • 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
    • Ban / Silence management in Edit User
Shoutbox Sessions
  • Shoutbox activity is tracked separate from users' shouts
  • Only shows people who perform an action as active
  • "Active Indicator" on the toolbar shows whether the user is active in the SB or not
  • Doesn't flag users generating automatic notices as active

Anonym.To Integration
  • Ability to anonymise any URL entered in the Shoutbox per-instance with Anonym.to
  • Works with BBCode URLs
  • Displays regular URL while editing shouts

Disallow "ALL CAPS"
  • Ability to disallow all caps per-instance
  • Uses vBulletin's "Prevent SHOUTING" setting to de-caps the shout

New Slash Command: /resetshouts
  • Resets all users' "Lifetime Shouts" counter to how many shouts they currently have in the system
  • (Pro) /resetshouts user to reset an individual user's "Lifetime Shouts" counter
  • Great way to put spammers in their place

Context Menu Improvements
  • Dedicated context menu item for editing shouts (if user has permission to edit that shout)
  • Dedicated context menu item for deleting shouts (if user has permission to delete that shout)
  • JavaScript performance for menu closure operations has been improved

"Invisibility" Toggle
  • Click the activity status icon to toggle invisibility
  • Uses the status icon from your vBulletin skin
  • Hides the user from all activity displays in the entire instance
  • Great for surprising friends with shouts out of the blue!



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
  • 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
  • High-level logging logs everything
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Adjust time stamp format
  • Per-Usergroup "Can PM" permission
(Pro) Global Custom Commands
  • Create custom commands that anyone can use via the AdminCP
  • Prevents users from creating commands with the same shortcut
  • Great for "canned responses"

(Pro) Per-User Shoutbox Toggle
  • New UserCP option to turn off the entire shoutbox
  • Hides it completely from all pages

(Pro) Per-Instance Activity Triggers
  • Choose what actions trigger new activity
    • Create Chat
    • Delete Shout
    • Fetch Sticky
    • Join Chat
    • Leave Chat
    • User Lookup
    • Save Sound Settings
    • Save Shout Styles
    • User Management
    • Chat Tab Switching
    • Un-idling
    • Toggle "Invisible Mode"

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  #31  
Old 27 Feb 2010, 11:48
steve1966 steve1966 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by GrossKopf View Post
I've uploaded the files, imported the xml file and there's no shoutbox..

http://flotgaming.net/forums/forum.php
Hi GrossKopf read the post above yours
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  #32  
Old 27 Feb 2010, 12:24
steve1966 steve1966 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
There's a good chance you've been caught in the bug that I'm about to fix, hold on for just a little while longer and we can see if it's fixed for you
thanks fixed now
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  #33  
Old 27 Feb 2010, 13:14
GrossKopf GrossKopf is offline
 
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Can I change the default color of the text? The box where you type is black with my forum style.

Also, with IE 7 (Have to use it at work - no choice), if I select the text color box, the color options show up at first, but when I go to click on a color, the box shrinks. I know that IE 7 is old and a fix isn't a priority, but I thought I'd mention it.

See the attachements to understand what I'm talking about.

*EDIT* Can we have an option to make different colors for each letter? Right now the color selection changes all the text? So we can have words like this.
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 13:33
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DragonByte Tech DragonByte Tech is offline
 
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Originally Posted by GrossKopf View Post
Can I change the default color of the text? The box where you type is black with my forum style.
I didn't even think of that D: My apologies.
For now, edit /dbtech/vbshout/includes/libs/shoutbox.php on line 1537.
This will be fixed in the next version, it should use the same default colour as the rest of the forum.

Originally Posted by GrossKopf View Post
Also, with IE 7 (Have to use it at work - no choice), if I select the text color box, the color options show up at first, but when I go to click on a color, the box shrinks. I know that IE 7 is old and a fix isn't a priority, but I thought I'd mention it.
Does this also happen with the vBulletin colour picker in the postbit?

Originally Posted by GrossKopf View Post
*EDIT* Can we have an option to make different colors for each letter? Right now the color selection changes all the text? So we can have words like this.
That's a bit difficult to do, if not impossible, considering a shout can have varying amounts of characters.


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Old 27 Feb 2010, 13:54
GrossKopf GrossKopf is offline
 
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
Does this also happen with the vBulletin colour picker in the postbit?
No, it doesn't.
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 14:18
pablete pablete is offline
 
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Thank's for the upgrade... now the box of chat is ok but the "Choose what events produce a Notice for an user in the shoutbox." not work for me, whem un user make a thread or reply it not show in the shoutbox.
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 14:21
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i tried to upgrade my vbshout, and now it's gone.. all usergroups are set and templates... :-s

did i missed something?
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 14:32
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Originally Posted by pablete View Post
Thank's for the upgrade... now the box of chat is ok but the "Choose what events produce a Notice for an user in the shoutbox." not work for me, whem un user make a thread or reply it not show in the shoutbox.
You need to also enable it in the Forum Manager for the forums you want to produce these notifications for.
I'll add a note about this.

Originally Posted by Artangel View Post
i tried to upgrade my vbshout, and now it's gone.. all usergroups are set and templates... :-s

did i missed something?
Check your settings? Check to see the product is still installed? if nothing else, try uninstalling it and reinstalling it.


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Last edited by DragonByte Tech; 27 Feb 2010 at 18:12.
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 14:45
pablete pablete is offline
 
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Ok, thank's. already see it in forums manager.......
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 14:59
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4.0.2 has been released, which attempts to fix the Colour Picker in IE7 as well as removing the default Text Colour in shouts.

Additionally, the first new feature has been added: The Shoutbox frame is now collapsible!


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Last edited by DragonByte Tech; 27 Feb 2010 at 18:11.
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  #41  
Old 27 Feb 2010, 15:57
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Thanks For this But i Have A Problem How to Change The Background color See Attachment
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  #42  
Old 27 Feb 2010, 16:11
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Try opening dbtech_vbshout.css under CSS Templates in your Style Manager


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Old 27 Feb 2010, 16:16
min0taur min0taur is offline
 
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
Try opening dbtech_vbshout.css under CSS Templates in your Style Manager
Got it thanks. Nice hack the Problem is in my site skin

Last edited by min0taur; 27 Feb 2010 at 16:30.
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 16:51
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Looks good and works great on my site,thanks. I missed having the thread notifications in other boxes.
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 22:24
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How do you edit shouts? (ajax double clicking didn't work for me and I was hoping it would be that easy)

I noticed you can only prune all shouts. How about ajax delete 1 shout? or all shouts by a given user? or multi select shouts via archive?

Also in the admincp on the left where it has the vbshout - view banned users and command log, can you also add all other vbshout options and setting underneath the heading please. Makes it easier to find and manage.

Apart from that, just looking forward to being able to position where the text field is.

Thanks.
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