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Dream's Chatbox
Mod Version: 2.0, by Dream (Coder/Designer) Dream is offline
Developer Last Online: Sep 2010 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.6.8 Rating: (46 votes - 4.83 average) Installs: 379
Released: 07 Nov 2006 Last Update: 14 Aug 2007 Downloads: 5836
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files Re-usable Code  

This adds a simple Chatbox in your forum home page for your members to chat.

The Chatbox is like a thread, members leave small messages in it for others to see. Think of it as an off-topic thread that never ends. The Chatbox can also help keep chatting out of the threads.

This mod is light on the server, uses little server resources to work. The default refresh rate is set to 5 minutes. You can disable automatic refreshing entirely in the options.

What's the refresh rate? The chatbox updates the messages shown every given seconds, that's the refresh rate. It sends a request to the server asking for new messages every X seconds, that you choose in the options.

Warning: If you set your refresh rate to 10 seconds this mod stops being so server friendly. You can do it, but be sure your server can handle it.


Features:
- Ajax (no page refreshes)
- Pages
- Set refresh rate in seconds
- Hide Chatbox contents from certain user groups
- Set user groups that can't send messages but can view chatbox
- Moderator user groups that can delete messages
- Disable auto refresh for guests
- Prune messages by user ID, user name, days old or all
- Enable/disable smilies, bbcode and [ img ]
- Automatic URL parsing
- Users can delete their own messages
- Smilies popup with all smilies you can use in messages
- Who's Online Support
- Show message dates or not
- User names linked and colored with their user group colors
- Banned Users
- Hide refresh button
- /me code
- Optional message colors
- Bunch of options in the Admin Control Panel

Live Demos: (leave your live demo in this thread!)
http://www.fliz.ru/ (russian)
http://www.sustainabilityforum.com/forum
http://www.virtualorbit.com/
http://www.bowlandcentral.com/forum


VERSION HISTORY



This mod is now final. It has all the features I think a chatbox should have, so I won't be adding more features to it. Anyone has my permission to use this as a base for another mod. It will still be updated for bugs though.

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Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.

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Old 07 Nov 2006, 19:33
ahmed2000 ahmed2000 is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
thanx alot
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Old 07 Nov 2006, 20:05
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Ziki Ziki is offline
 
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Awsome mate.I am using vBshout though but this is great.I would nominate it for HOTM but I already nominated APM
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Old 07 Nov 2006, 20:26
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SgtTechHead SgtTechHead is offline
 
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I receive the following MySQL error during the Product Import:

Database error in vBulletin 3.6.2:
Invalid SQL:
show tables like vb_'sl_shout';
MySQL Error : You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'vb_'sl_shout'' at line 1
Error Number : 1064
MySQL Version: 4.0.27-standard-log

PHP Version: 4.4.4
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Old 07 Nov 2006, 20:58
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projectego projectego is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: UK
Real name: Steve
Sounds awesome, I'll check this out ASAP. Cheers, Dream.
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Old 07 Nov 2006, 21:28
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Snake Snake is offline
 
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THanks!
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Old 07 Nov 2006, 22:06
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redlabour redlabour is offline
 
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Real name: André
Shoutbox 2.1 uses less Performance then 2.0.

But this happens if everybody only looking at vb.org ....

http://www.vbhackers.com/f76/ajax-fl...ut-2-1-a-4536/
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Old 07 Nov 2006, 22:25
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Dream Dream is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Ziki
Awsome mate.I am using vBshout though but this is great.I would nominate it for HOTM but I already nominated APM
Thanks alot

I updated the code SgtTechHead, should solve your problem.

I wanna know why someone gave this 1 star.

Oh if you are using 0.6 don't upgrade with 0.7, uninstall and reinstall. I changed the product ID. You may have to manually remove the "chatboxlite_shouts" table from the database too, im not sure if the 0.6 uninstall code removes it. The 0.7 uninstall code does remove the shouts table, so be careful. The shouts table has been renamed from "chatboxlite_shouts" to "chatbox" in case you wanna know.

If you wanna modify it and share modifications be my guest.

Last edited by Dream : 14 Aug 2007 at 10:03.
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Old 08 Nov 2006, 00:30
mktrilogy mktrilogy is offline
 
Join Date: May 2006
nominated as hack of the month installed

Last edited by Paul M : 13 May 2007 at 22:44.
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Old 08 Nov 2006, 01:11
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SgtTechHead SgtTechHead is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Dream
I updated the code SgtTechHead, should solve your problem.
Thank you sir! I'll give it another go then.

EDIT: Well done, works great now

Last edited by SgtTechHead : 08 Nov 2006 at 01:49.
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Old 08 Nov 2006, 04:14
RealRnB RealRnB is offline
 
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Nice thanks
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Old 12 Nov 2006, 18:57
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Dream Dream is offline
 
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Thanks guys

I updated the FORUMHOME template edit so the iframe in Internet Explorer doesn't show a border. Just put this

frameborder="0"

inside the tag

<iframe src="chatbox.php?nofocus=1" width="100%" style="border: 0px">

I updated the instructions on the zip file.
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Old 12 Nov 2006, 21:14
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Shazz Shazz is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Utah
Real name: Shawn Hinckley
Cool how guets can post
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Old 13 Nov 2006, 08:11
tamilrdx tamilrdx is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Thanks Installed ! But Can you Tell me how to add the chat box to the top not in the bottom ... !
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Old 13 Nov 2006, 16:16
Kayden Kayden is offline
 
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Installed. Thanks.
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