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MGC Chatbox (with AJAX)
Mod Version: 1.5, by VBDev (Coder) VBDev is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.6.9 Rating: (82 votes - 4.71 average) Installs: 761
Released: 30 May 2007 Last Update: 20 Sep 2007 Downloads: 11513
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files  

Last version - MGC Chatbox Evo available : here

Description

When I had left the vBulletin world, I was in the past the co-author of a little chatbox (shoutbox), very well known in the vBulletin world.
This chatbox had been developed by Svaliotti (known as Poseidon on vb.org) for vB2 in the past and I had made the porterage (with is authorisation as we were both members of the same french non-official support forum) and the improvement for vB3.

It is thus normal that in my return in the vBulletin world, I begin by getting down to this hack. Even if several versions of chatbox are already present in the vBulletin world, I said to myself that it would be a good thing to make a made in France.

Naturally, I don't deal with a "copy" version of the other chatbox, I have any coded at the beginning (it was preferable because the front code wasn't so clean any more), and I integrated a good quantity of very interesting features.

New version features

The new version contains all the features from the previous version. Description of these versions can be found in Sofia's post hereabove (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1257510&postcount=3).

Modifications from previous version are the following :
  • 1.5 :
    • Fixed bugs :
      • Chatbox is shown two times in full page mode when the Display on all pages under the navbar option is selected.
      • "Fermer" is not in a sentence.
      • Overflow problem with Netscape.
      • Uppercase transformed to lowercase in the PM channel.
      • The ban cron debans user indefinitly banned.
      • Chatbox continuously loading on some forums.
      • Inactivity and guests problem.
      • Team icon blinking is not working properly.
      • Coma error in the who is online.
      • 2 spaces instead of one between the date and the time.
    • New functionnalities :
      • Option to deactivate the random smilies.
      • Option to deactivate the automatic PM sending when banning a user.
      • New permission to allow or not the downloading of shouts.
      • Option to specify the name under which unregistered users shouts appear.
      • Syntax change for the /ban, /ignore, /del, /pm commands : Possibility to use them with the username or the userid (For more information about the new syntax, check the help button in the chatbox).
    • Removed functionnalities :
This hack is very light in term of queries : only one for every recharging / refreshment of the chatbox and 5 for the statistics in the load of the page if you actiate them. If you don't activate advanced options of course as stated aside each in the acp

Installation

Read the file "Installation" in the pack.

Once the installation is ended, go in usergroups and edit permissions to see the Chatbox.

By default, no group has access to the chatbox.

Screenshots

The screenshots are in french as I have made it on an online website which is in french. Don't hesitate to give me new one if you want in english

They are up to date of 1.3 version.

See the following post : http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1292136&postcount=559

User manual

Coming soon ...

Copyright

This hack is under copyright MGC (Mtor&Grog Corporation) 2007-forever and was developed for vBulletin-Resources.com & vb-hacks.org. Its redistribution on another forum that vbulletin-ressources.com, vb-hacks.org or vbulletin.org are prohibited without aggreement of the authors!

Evolutions and improvements

This sixth version of the chatbox is already very complete, but like each product, its evolution depends on all. Then don't hesitate especially to share your ideas of improvements so that we can improve even more this chatbox.

Languages

Actually available :
  1. French
  2. English
  3. Arabic [Translator : alessai]
  4. German [Translator : captainslater]
  5. Vietnamese [Translator : Anhyeu12000]
  6. Turkish [Translator : neutralizer and bocek]
  7. Spanish [Translator : obmob] [TO BE UPDATED FOR 1.5]
To be available [Translation in progress] :
  1. Bosnian [Translator : Benjaminbih]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']For the translators : phrases with version number 1.5 in the English language file are the one that have been modified or added in the new version so you should probably find the modification for your language file easily.[/font]

Contact me if you want to participate and add your own country language file

Support

Several possible problems are explained in the file "Read Me"
Chatbox in iBProarcade and vBadvanced CMPS

See the readme file for iBProarcade.

For vbadvanced, a module is available here : http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=163628.

FAQ

Q: I installed the chatbox but it doesn't display
R: Check if you have allowed users (permissions in usergroups)

Q: I see shouts but in the collapsed chatbox
R: You can specify number of shouts in the collapsed chatbox. If you don't want to see it, put "0" for this option.

Q: The chatbox doesn't display below or in the top of one of the pages while in the other position it displays
R: You use a style and it's possible that variables used in templates aren't present. (Read the file "Read Me")

Q: I have a problem with accents in the Chatbox
R: Read the file "Read Me"

Q: How to change the value of color for date and for command /me?
R: When you add additionnal CSS for each style, you can change color in class CSS.

Thanks to Sofia for her earlier help on the chatbox.

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Last version - MGC Chatbox Evo available : here

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  #2191  
Old 09 Feb 2008, 09:18
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jdelasko jdelasko is offline
 
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Ibproarde users locations mo longer displayed correctly

After installing the chatbox into the Ibproarcade pages, the Who's Online doesn't work like it used to (online.php) After installing MGC chatbox, arcade users location is always indicated to be 'MGC chatbox', instead of 'Arcade home' or 'Playing game' etc. The Chatbox is working perfectly. I have the chatbox displayed on the arcade home page and also all the individual game pages.

Can this be fixed so that arcade users locations are correctly indicated?
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Old 09 Feb 2008, 15:16
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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This was a problem with this version.

In the new version which was released (MGC Chatbox Evo see top thread), this shouldn't happen anymore.
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Old 09 Feb 2008, 19:40
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jdelasko jdelasko is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
This was a problem with this version.

In the new version which was released (MGC Chatbox Evo see top thread), this shouldn't happen anymore.
Wish I had known about the new version when I installed this a week ago.

Do I have to remove the existing template edits to install the new version?
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  #2194  
Old 12 Feb 2008, 23:04
glennybee glennybee is offline
 
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Superb!

I've just installed this as well as the CMPS module.

Looking excellent!

I've been up for 30hrs building this now.

Loving every minute of it!
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  #2195  
Old 16 Feb 2008, 22:59
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softvnzla softvnzla is offline
 
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thanks installed
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  #2196  
Old 20 Feb 2008, 07:02
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Originally Posted by jdelasko View Post
Wish I had known about the new version when I installed this a week ago.

Do I have to remove the existing template edits to install the new version?
Yes you do

Originally Posted by glennybee View Post
Superb!

I've just installed this as well as the CMPS module.

Looking excellent!

I've been up for 30hrs building this now.

Loving every minute of it!

Glad to hear that.
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  #2197  
Old 20 Feb 2008, 21:14
baby41 baby41 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Can someone had experience the same as me,yesterday I've put myself invisible to other members and for some reason I stop seing the shout,have uncheck the invisible option but still don't see it.

Asked other Admin to do it aswell and now we are both without see the shoutbox,can someone help me on this.
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  #2198  
Old 27 Feb 2008, 18:48
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Real name: Clément
This is certainly because you haven't modified the modifyoptions as requested in the install instructions.
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  #2199  
Old 27 Feb 2008, 19:21
baby41 baby41 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Yes I did and still do not show the chatbox,the only way is to open new account........
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  #2200  
Old 28 Feb 2008, 22:47
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hscorp hscorp is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
the chat was doing good

but suddenly is say loading and not loading anything

when i tried to open the archive i got access denied and this for all users

what is the problem??
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  #2201  
Old 29 Feb 2008, 01:20
futuredood futuredood is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
just a quick q: does this show if someone replies to a new thread like inferno shoutbox? that's the main feature i'm looking for, and inferno seems to be a resource hungry app.
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Old 29 Feb 2008, 20:15
pewp pewp is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
I'm getting the error

Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 491520 bytes)

popping up in my chatbox. This is just a recent thing within the last few weeks. I don't get the error anywhere else on the forums. Anyone has any idea what the issue is? I don't want to have to try to increase the memory limit I don't really see a need for that since it has never been an issue in the year or so that I've been using this addon.
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Old 29 Feb 2008, 20:29
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ZomgStuff ZomgStuff is offline
 
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Do you know why the shoutbox might sometimes dissapear for certain users with 3.6.7?
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Old 29 Feb 2008, 20:56
glennybee glennybee is offline
 
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Make sure they have permission to view the shoutbox in Usergroup Permissions.

If using Firefox browser, make sure 'Java' and Javascript' are enabled in the options.
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Old 01 Mar 2008, 01:30
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ZomgStuff ZomgStuff is offline
 
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Originally Posted by glennybee View Post
Make sure they have permission to view the shoutbox in Usergroup Permissions.

If using Firefox browser, make sure 'Java' and Javascript' are enabled in the options.
Yup I've got both enabled.
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