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GSBOS: Generic Shout Box Operating System
Mod Version: 1.0.5, by dinnerbone (Contributor) dinnerbone is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.3 Rating: (5 votes - 4.80 average) Installs: 30
Released: 26 Sep 2008 Last Update: 01 Oct 2008 Downloads: 343
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What is it?
GSBOS is at a glance a simple shoutbox, users can send messages and everyone else can see it. However, it utilizes Javascript intervals and DOM methods to create a 'typing' effect on every message that shows, and is designed to look like a generic console application. The use of typing messages allows for cool tags such as '[delete]' and '[speed]' that delete letters after they have been typed or makes certain words type faster. An unintended side effect of the way this was created also makes it use much less bandwidth than major chatboxes, as it does not wipe the screen then redownload a bulk of messages each time; It only gets what it needs.

Can I see it in action?
There is a demo set up at http://www.dinnerbone.com/forums. You must register to use it, or log in using one of the following:
'test' - Normal chat
'butterfingers' - To try the Butterfingers effect
'stupid' - To try the 'stupid' effect.
The password for them all is 'test1'.

How customisable is it?
I have aimed to make as much customisability as possible, and you can see the result in the admin options. You can alter anything from message typing speed to the console background to the rate of butterfingers that members have.

Wait, 'butterfingers'?
GSBOS also features per-user effects that, well, have no real purpose but to amuse. 'Butterfingers' causes the effected people to type with lots of generated mistakes, and 'Stupidize' (For lack of a better name) forces people to acknowledge their own IQ. For example, if I were to be under the effects of Stupidize and say "Hey, my name is Dinnerbone and I'm the author of GSBOS!", it would appear as "hallo dinnerdones anme am dinneroben nd dinndrbone duh author of gsbos yah".

Does it work in every browser?
Unfortunately, I have not been able to test this in quite a lot of browsers. However, it should work in most modern browsers.

How do I install it?
Read readme.txt

What features does it have?
  • /mute [username] - Mutes [username]. Admin only.
  • /unmute [username] - Unmutes [username]. Admin only.
  • /stupid [username] - Puts [username] under the 'stupid' effect. Admin only.
  • /unstupidize [username] - Removes the 'stupid' effect from [username]. Admin only.
  • /butterfingers [username] - Puts [username] under the 'butterfingers' effect. Admin only.
  • /unbutterfingers [username] - Removes [username] from the 'butterfingers' effect. Admin only.
  • /who - Displays a list of active shoutbox users.
  • /clear - Clears the screen, but only for the user who types this.
  • /prune - Deletes every message in the shoutbox, for every user. Admin only.
  • /say [username]: [message] - Fakes a message from [username] saying [message]. You must seperate the message and username with a colon. Admin only. [username] must be a valid user.
  • Almost 100% customisable.
  • Easy on the bandwidth.
  • [delete]text goes here[/delete] deletes 'text goes here' after typing it out, letter by letter.
  • [deletewords]text goes here[/deletewords] deletes 'text goes here' after typing it out, word by word.
  • [speed=50]text goes here[/speed] types 'text goes here' at a rate of one letter every 50ms. This may be restricted to certain speeds in the ACP.
  • 'Natural typos' creates typos while typing out every message at a set rate (In the ACP). All typos are deleted then fixed after typed out.
  • 'Butterfingers' causes a user to make lots of typos at a set rate in their message, that are not fixed when typed out.
  • 'Stupidize' causes a user to act their IQ.
  • 'Mute' causes a user to shut up.
  • A message 'history' is shown for old messages sent before a user loads the shoutbox. These not typed out to save delays; It will only type out new messages.
  • Easily positioned on any page on your forums.
  • Usergroup based permissions, easily customizable
  • Private messages via the shoutbox

To-do
  • Ignore user support
  • Floating/Docking support
  • A limit on how long it takes to type out an individual message
  • More per-user effects
  • An ability to delete existing messages.
  • ???
  • Got an idea? Please tell me

Change log (Newest at top!)
1.0.5
  • /help command added
  • Improved /stupid
  • Usergroup permissions - you can now assign which group can use which commands
  • Private message support, use /pm username: message
  • /me and /me's added
  • Fixed a major bug with the [instant] tag that crashed browsers
  • Added /format, see the /help command for usage
1.0.4
  • Fixed a bug prevent style="" attributes breaking the shoutbox on IE browsers
1.0.3
  • BBCode support!
  • Smiley support!
  • Fixed the time showing incorrectly
1.0.2
  • Flood protection
  • Custom positioning
1.0.1
  • Minor bug fixes
  • [speed] now works
  • IE now works

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  #2  
Old 26 Sep 2008, 12:39
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Nice Shoutbox

I made a testaccount for you guys:

username: test
password: test1
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Old 26 Sep 2008, 12:56
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XML Error: EntityRef: expecting ';' at Line 8
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Old 26 Sep 2008, 13:01
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Originally Posted by Vackrick View Post
XML Error: EntityRef: expecting ';' at Line 8
Oops, sorry, I'm uploading a fixed version now.

Edit: Done, redownload the new version and tell me if it works.
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Old 26 Sep 2008, 13:02
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Originally Posted by dinnerbone View Post
Oops, sorry, I'm updating a fixed version now.

could you read ur pm on your board pls
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Old 26 Sep 2008, 13:15
Vackrick Vackrick is offline
 
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Here the screenshot


where is the shoutbox...
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Old 26 Sep 2008, 13:25
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Originally Posted by Vackrick View Post
Here the screenshot


where is the shoutbox...
he is dead
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Old 26 Sep 2008, 13:29
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hello!

was on your page and try but could not see any text?

regards

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Old 26 Sep 2008, 13:31
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Originally Posted by macc View Post
hello!

was on your page and try but could not see any text?

regards

macc
What browser are you using? You need Javascript enabled, and a modern browser to see the messages.
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Old 26 Sep 2008, 13:37
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i use IE 7 and java is enabled ... but i could not see anything what i type like "test" user

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Old 26 Sep 2008, 13:43
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Originally Posted by macc View Post
i use IE 7 and java is enabled ... but i could not see anything what i type like "test" user

reg

macc
Sorry about that, looks like I uploaded an old version of the javascript. It should be working now.
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Old 26 Sep 2008, 13:48
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Originally Posted by macc View Post
hello!

was on your page and try but could not see any text?

regards

macc
me too. I can enter my cursor and find carrot, but no text shows after typing and entering.

IE. 6
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Old 26 Sep 2008, 14:04
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your link does not work now!

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Old 26 Sep 2008, 14:06
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Originally Posted by macc View Post
your link does not work now!

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What do you mean? The example forums or the download link? The forums are working fine for me, I'll check the download.
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Old 26 Sep 2008, 14:11
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mean link for forum (demo) - for me just open blank page .... works not but before works fine !

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