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VSa - ChatBox (AJAX)
Mod Version: 3.1.8, by Valter (Coder) Valter is offline
Developer Last Online: May 2014 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (384 votes - 4.76 average) Installs: 2852
Released: 08 Feb 2010 Last Update: 11 Sep 2012 Downloads: 23160
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template  

Powerful AJAX-based ChatBox for vBulletin.

Main Features:
-One step installation (no file uploads, no manual template modifications required)
-Put ChatBox on any forum page by setting script name and adding variable to desired template
-"ChatBox Full" (always available on separate page)
-"Messages Archive" (available on separate page, with options to edit/delete messages)
-"ChatBox Search"
-Option to block usergroups from viewing ChatBox
-Option to delete messages older than x hours automatically
-"ChatBox Statistics" (new messages since last visit, messages in last x hours, total messages, top x chatters,...)
-View users active in ChatBox (available in CBFull and Archive)
-Text formatting options (color, weight, style, decoration,...)
-Advanced Smiliebox
-Smiliebox options: total smilies available, smilies per row, smilie clipping, disable smilies...
-A lot of customizable stuff, including: set new/old status icons, time/date format, box height, message order, auto-refresh intervals,...
-One-click actions: View all messages posted by user X, Delete all messages posted by user x, Ban/unban user from ChatBox, View last message posted by user X, View your last message, View first unread message
-"/me" action (used when you want to refer to yourself in the "third person")
...and more...

View screenshots for more details.

-Import XML file (as product): AdminCP > Plugin System > Manage Products > [Add/Import Product]
-OPTIONAL: Download attached images and extract them to images/editor (contains smilies/remove format icons)

To add to desired template (example FORUMHOME):
1. Add 'index' to THIS_SCRIPT locations (Product options)
2. Add 'FORUMHOME' to template names (Product options)
3. Open 'FORUMHOME' template and put "{vb:raw vsachatbox}" to desired line (for example after '<!-- /main -->') -> Save

To set options:
Go to: AdminCP > vBulletin Options > VSa - ChatBox

v1.0 - Sep 15. 2007.
-First version
v2.3 - Sep 22. 2008.
-Latest vB 3.x version
v3.0 - Feb 08. 2010.
-Rewritten for vB4
-Known bugs fixed, code optimized
v3.0.1 - Feb 09. 2010.
-Fixed: Wrong title alignment in box/archive tables
-Fixed: Wrong expand/collapse button alignment in Safari
-Fixed: Wrong 'Smilies' alignment
-Fixed: XHTML errors
-New Setting: List templates where "{vb:raw vsachatbox}" will be enabled
v3.0.2 - Feb 09. 2010.
-Fixed: PHP error on CMS on some configs
-Fixed: 'Smilies' alignment
-Fixed: Minor bugs in PHP/HTML
v3.1 - Feb 14. 2010.
-New: CB Log-in/Log-out
-New Option: Stop auto-refresh if user inactive for X minutes
-New Option: Disable custom colors completely
-New Option: Random smilies
-New Option: Align messages to the usernames
-New: Remove text formatting button
-New: 'Smilies' replaced by image, arrrow removed
-Fixed: Move focus to input field when smilie inserted
-Fixed: 'Expand' button not shown after refresh
-Fixed: Now first item in color list is used as default
-Settings reorganized
-Several style/functionality bugs fixed
v3.1.1 - Feb 14. 2010.
-Fixed: Small JS issue on log-out
-New Option: Logged-out by default
v3.1.2 - Feb 16. 2010.
-Fixed: Errors with PHP 5.3
-Fixed: CB table messed up in footer
-Fixed: Several style errors, including XHTML incompatibilities
-New: Auto-insert on forumhome location - Below Forums
-New: Option to reverse message order in CB Archive
v3.1.3 - Feb 19. 2010.
-Fixed: Color selector dimensions
-Fixed: Minor bugs
v3.1.4 - Feb 20. 2010.
-New: Color Select replaced by Color Menu (and it's sexy)
-Note: Above fixes issues with Safari for Mac
-Fixed: Issue with Default color if it's in RGB format
-Note: Above will not change already posted messages
-Fixed/improved: Several style details
-Note: You may die if your templates are not reverted after upgrade
v3.1.5 - Feb 20. 2010.
-Fixed: Chrome not showing Color menu
-Fixed: headinclude_bottom added to <head
v3.1.6 - Feb 24. 2010.
-Fixed: Several style/functionality issues
-New: Set groups NOT able to edit messages
v3.1.7 - Jan 21. 2012.
-Fixed: Status images
-Fixed: Smilies button
-Fixed: Menu items invisible until highlighted
-Fixed: Several style issues (background, menus, colors, smilies)
-Fixed: https links not parsed automatically
-New: Show ChatBox in selected forum only
-New option: Automatically disable auto-refresh if server load is higher than X
-New Option: Set usergroups able to prune ChatBox
-New: 'Prune ChatBox' option available in the Main ChatBox drop-down menu
-Improved: Product menus re-organized
-Minor bugs fixed, codes optimized

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Old 25 Jul 2012, 10:20
Delinquenz Delinquenz is offline
Join Date: Jun 2012
I did.

Oh, lol.. I failed hard. THANK YOU!!!!!! ... I entered 99999 Minutes and I think it was too much... 1440 works fine.. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
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Old 25 Jul 2012, 10:29
Valter Valter is offline
Join Date: Aug 2005
You're welcome :-)
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Old 26 Jul 2012, 22:04
mathforum mathforum is offline
Join Date: Nov 2005
Is there a way to not publicly show a list of those who are banned from the Chat Box?
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Old 27 Jul 2012, 23:20
TheInsaneManiac TheInsaneManiac is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
im missing images/editor/removeformat.png and images/editor/smilie.png. I looked in the vBulletin zip and they arent included in there either?
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Old 28 Jul 2012, 04:37
paulket paulket is offline
Join Date: Oct 2010
Originally Posted by TheInsaneManiac View Post
im missing images/editor/removeformat.png and images/editor/smilie.png. I looked in the vBulletin zip and they arent included in there either?
These are the images that you need to upload to your image> editor folder, just rename the smile png to "smilie".
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File Type: png removeformat.png (350 Bytes, 185 views)
File Type: png smile.png (819 Bytes, 184 views)
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Old 28 Jul 2012, 06:34
Boylen33 Boylen33 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2012
Smilies Missing

The majority of my smilies are missing. Only about two smilies are showing up. Any suggestions?
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Old 28 Jul 2012, 21:05
northvanmike northvanmike is offline
Join Date: Nov 2011
does anybody know how much more server load you get when you enable it on all pages, a rough percentage? i see in the settings it says not recommended because of this potential issue, but what am i looking at? i'm not sure if this is relevant, but only a few of us are permitted to use it(admin,mods)
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Old 29 Jul 2012, 01:39
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Videx Videx is offline
Join Date: Feb 2007
Load certainly depends on how many people are in it and refreshing it, not on how many pages it's on. Though you could make the argument that with it on more pages, people are in it against their will even if they're doing something else. In these days of tabbed browsing, what would be the point?

No, nobody has ever done any testing to see exactly how much load 1 person causes - probably because such a test would be almost impossible.
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Old 29 Jul 2012, 02:38
Pure Dope Pure Dope is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
users are saying the chatbox link takes them to a smiley list...

why dont you just have a option for usergroups you want to make this available too?

that would b better IMO.
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Old 30 Jul 2012, 04:05
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I.G.O.T.A. I.G.O.T.A. is offline
Join Date: Mar 2011
Real name: JJ Smith
OK I have an issue. The smile box and remove text formatting are showing up blank. There should be something in them boxes. Confused now.
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Old 31 Jul 2012, 04:18
zakonline zakonline is offline
Join Date: Dec 2010
How to show this Chat Box on all the pages? means i want the chat box inside my threads and topics, CMS, Blog Thanks for the Mod, excellent
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Old 02 Aug 2012, 02:38
JabirA JabirA is offline
Join Date: Feb 2009
You dont want to do that. Its going to kill your server
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Old 04 Aug 2012, 06:30
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Scyther Scyther is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009
Real name: Deepak
can we have a feature like, ' Minimum posts needed per day to access chatbox'??

This will help in keeping the forum live and members would have access to chatbox too..
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Old 04 Aug 2012, 11:56
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Videx Videx is offline
Join Date: Feb 2007
That's an interesting thought, although on slower forums "minimum posts in the last x days" would make more sense. I suppose one may as well add "maximum posts per last x days" at the same time.

Of course, I can imagine people would just add useless nonsense replies to get the minimum if they were really that talkative in the first place.
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Old 04 Aug 2012, 17:56
northvanmike northvanmike is offline
Join Date: Nov 2011
we're getting strange errors out of the blue. its been working fine for months but a few of our admin are having issues when they edit their responses in the Chatbox.

before an edit:

after clicking "Done"
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