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MGC Chatbox Evo
Mod Version: 3.4.0, by VBDev (Coder) VBDev is offline
Developer Last Online: May 2015 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (306 votes - 4.63 average) Installs: 2473
Released: 28 Jan 2008 Last Update: 02 Sep 2013 Downloads: 46103
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Auto-Template Additional Files Translations  



This mod is automatically compatible with vB3.6.x, vB3.7.x, vB3.8.x and vB4.x.x


Overview

MGC Chatbox Evo is the most ever installed chatbox for vBulletin !


It offers a new enhanced online experience to your members leading to increased time spent online of more than 25% by providing them with a new, more interactive, way to interact with each other.
  • Important number of features
  • High level of configurability to fit each users needs
  • Channels system
  • Many commands
  • Bot system
  • and more...
... makes MGC Chatbox Evo a must have for your forum !

Detailed features

Following is a non-exhaustive list:
  • Simple install
  • Ajax based with:
    • Fast and Intelligent chats retrieval through javascript calls to server files (refresh delay configurable per usergroup)
    • Edit/update by double-clicking on a chat
    • Interact on chats through menus and javascript
  • Many usergroup permissions to limit features according to usergroups
  • Full configuration of the chatbox display:
    Size, position on forum pages, editor layout (either top/bottom input or left/right textarea) and position, number of chats displayed, ...
  • Full configuration of the chats display:
    Authorized bbcodes selection, date/time options, avatar display, ...
  • Possibility to create channels (unlimited number) with multiple configuration options:
    • Warn user of new message when not active through blinking image and eventually sound notification
    • Possibility to select on which specific page each is displayed
    • Option to display the channel only for selected languages
    • Usergroup/User permissions to access the channel
  • Many commands available with usergroup/user permissions to access them:
    • /me: well known IRC command
    • /del: remove shouts (different possibilities of removal)
    • /ignore: ignore shouts from another user
    • /ban: ban user from chatbox
    • /pm: send a private chat to another user
    • /announcement: modify the announcement on top of the chatbox
    • /slap: allow user to slap another user
    • /team: chats sending between specified usergroups
    • /l33t: I33t-ify a message
    • /banchan: ban user from specific channel [PRO only]
  • Forum activity notifications system in the chatbox:
    • Different display options:
      • In the chatbox melted with chats
      • In the chatbox in a separate column
      • In the vB4 sidebar or a custom sidebar for vB3
    • Multiple notifications:
      • New thread creation
      • New post creation
      • Post thanked (Abe's)
      • New registrations (not included - separate product)
      • IBProarcade highscore (not included - separate product)
  • Bot system with set of predefined trigger chat and corresponding answers and automatic bot chats [PRO only]
  • Archive system with statistics as well as download and search capabilities
  • Possibility to display the list of users online in the chatbox
  • Force anynomous to enter a username before chatting if they can access the chatbox
  • Antiflood system
  • Private chats feature through PM in tabs
  • Optional sound notifications
  • Inactive mode feature for server load optimization
  • User statistics display in posts and profile
  • Chatbox statistics display on forumhome
  • Create thread from a chat [PRO only]
  • CMS Integration (not included - separate product)
    • vBAdvanced CMPS
    • vBulletin 4 CMS
  • Importers from other chatbox systems:
Install

Refer to the readme for the chatbox install.

Demo

Live demo on MGC Products forum

Languages
  1. French
  2. English
  3. German [Not yet updated]
  4. Serbian [Not yet updated]
Support

On my website mostly and in this thread


Intégration

Integration in IBProarcade is described in the readme.
vBAdvanced CMPS and vBulletin 4 CMS integration are available as additional modules.


Compatibility

This hack is compatible with vB3.6.x, vB3.7.x
, vB3.8.x and vB4.x.x

Changelog

First part:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=221

Second part:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...postcount=5429

Third part:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...postcount=8469

How to set the channel images


Thanks to princeedwards for this little how to : click here

PRO version and additional addons available on my website

This mod is automatically compatible with vB3.6.x, vB3.7.x, vB3.8.x and vB4.x.x

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  #481  
Old 19 Feb 2008, 12:37
Doug22 Doug22 is offline
 
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I followed all the instructions but my chat just sits on "loading" no matter what I try. Help!
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  #482  
Old 19 Feb 2008, 12:49
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Real name: Clément
Originally Posted by lordtopcat View Post
Really appreciate all the work you do, mate. There are very few mod authors out there that stick with their mods 100%. Well done!

BTW - I have voted for you in the MoTM Poll
Thanks no problem

Originally Posted by maidos View Post
well maybe that you didnt u didnt test the new verson long enough. anyway i live in the same timezone (denmark) as you andwould be more than happy to test ur version..
Yes perhaps but for the problem of first chat I didn't experienced it on my local forum which is weird.

Originally Posted by PimvanJ View Post
I was a little bit to fast I gues.

Glad I have a back-up, board is up again.

Keep up the good work!
Originally Posted by PimvanJ View Post
I guess I lost contact with the SQL server during install.

That's the only thing I can imagine.
Yes I think that's a possibilty !
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  #483  
Old 19 Feb 2008, 12:49
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Doug22 View Post
I followed all the instructions but my chat just sits on "loading" no matter what I try. Help!
You did uploaded the js files ?
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  #484  
Old 19 Feb 2008, 14:55
maidos maidos is offline
 
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i would guess different server os or configuration which makes the difference why it went fine for u and not mine
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  #485  
Old 19 Feb 2008, 16:25
MotMann MotMann is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
There are a lot of W3C Org mistakes. Do you fix that?
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  #486  
Old 19 Feb 2008, 16:34
BozzaJos BozzaJos is offline
 
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Hey VBDev!

Awesome work with this shoutbox man. I didn't know hacks/mods could be so good for vBulletin. You've really amazed me and my members.

Got a couple of things though. I was wondering if it could ever be possible to add the feature that a bot gives an announcement every time someone has made a new post or created a thread on the forums. This would create a bridge between the chatbox and forums which would be awesome. I know vBShout had it so it could be possible. I would only like to see it when it won't add extra server load though.

Another thing is the ability to have some words censored. So when someone says "shit" it gets replaced by "s***". I can't stop people from using some swearing words even though it's in the rules. Would be nice if they would be censored automatically.

Can't think of anything else that I would like to see. Keep up the good work my man! It's amazing...
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Old 19 Feb 2008, 18:42
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Originally Posted by maidos View Post
i would guess different server os or configuration which makes the difference why it went fine for u and not mine
Yes that's certainly that.

Originally Posted by MotMann View Post
There are a lot of W3C Org mistakes. Do you fix that?
Xhtml1.0 mistakes ? Yes I know I have to deal with that.

Originally Posted by BozzaJos View Post
Hey VBDev!

Awesome work with this shoutbox man. I didn't know hacks/mods could be so good for vBulletin. You've really amazed me and my members.

Got a couple of things though. I was wondering if it could ever be possible to add the feature that a bot gives an announcement every time someone has made a new post or created a thread on the forums. This would create a bridge between the chatbox and forums which would be awesome. I know vBShout had it so it could be possible. I would only like to see it when it won't add extra server load though.

Another thing is the ability to have some words censored. So when someone says "shit" it gets replaced by "s***". I can't stop people from using some swearing words even though it's in the rules. Would be nice if they would be censored automatically.

Can't think of anything else that I would like to see. Keep up the good work my man! It's amazing...
Yes I think I'll certainly do that in an upcoming version.

About censored words, if you have had censored words in vBulletin system one then it shall be also active in the chatbox.
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  #488  
Old 19 Feb 2008, 19:22
PimvanJ PimvanJ is offline
 
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One of my users post a huge photo between img tags.
This ruin the whole forum lay-out
Is there a way to prevent this?
And what about posting an huge text-file, lets say 5 MB.?
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  #489  
Old 19 Feb 2008, 19:51
alseef alseef is offline
 
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Thank you

The colors is Ok

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  #490  
Old 19 Feb 2008, 20:07
Doug22 Doug22 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
You did uploaded the js files ?
Okay it works on my alternate skin but not my default?

Last edited by Doug22; 19 Feb 2008 at 20:14.
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  #491  
Old 19 Feb 2008, 20:47
Fraxter Fraxter is offline
 
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Sorry, it needs to much system ressources, i´m going back to v 1.5
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  #492  
Old 19 Feb 2008, 21:05
papill0n papill0n is offline
 
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Was the ban function fixed on the new release before I go installing it?
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Old 19 Feb 2008, 21:23
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Originally Posted by papill0n View Post
Was the ban function fixed on the new release before I go installing it?
I have tested it back, honnestly no problem found.

Command was fixed a bit in version 0.1.0 and was working well after that.

The only thing that could mess it is if you haven't followed correctly command install instructions.

Originally Posted by Pander23 View Post
Sorry, it needs to much system ressources, i´m going back to v 1.5
Oh really on which side ? What took too much resources for you ?

Originally Posted by Doug22 View Post
Okay it works on my alternate skin but not my default?
On the vBulletin default one ?

Originally Posted by alseef View Post
Thank you

The colors is Ok

He he np

Originally Posted by PimvanJ View Post
One of my users post a huge photo between img tags.
This ruin the whole forum lay-out
Is there a way to prevent this?
And what about posting an huge text-file, lets say 5 MB.?

I can't prevent those kind of things. Image are added through normal BBCODE system so if user can do it elsewhere on the forum they will be able there too.
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  #494  
Old 19 Feb 2008, 21:34
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Bilderback Bilderback is offline
 
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excellent- this is my second update this week but well worth it
since everything seems to be working completely now.
Thank you.

One question:
Is there any way to add a confirmation to the delete command?
The delete post and delete all posts are so closely spaced in the menu
that a browser burp may mistakingly delete all the users post when only a single post deletion was intended.
I removed the table row from the command as a temporary measure to avoid mods from mouse slipping.
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  #495  
Old 19 Feb 2008, 21:54
lordtopcat lordtopcat is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Real name: Jamie Sutton
Hi vBDev,

Great update man! Awesome. The colors are working great now, thanks

Feature/Command Suggestion: Sticky Shouts. I know there is the announcement, but sometimes I would like to get more important messages over the shoutbox. So my suggestion is a Sticky command. When used, the message that was used displays normally as every other shout, but it stays at the top of the shoutbox, and all messages sent after that go under it. This is something that would really benefit me, and others.

Cheers
LTC
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