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MGC Chatbox Evo
Mod Version: 3.4.0, by VBDev (Coder) VBDev is offline
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vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (302 votes - 4.64 average) Installs: 2477
Released: 28 Jan 2008 Last Update: 02 Sep 2013 Downloads: 46209
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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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Old 05 Feb 2008, 00:23
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very attractive


http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=559
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Old 05 Feb 2008, 05:21
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you should add a cross to delete shouts u don't want to have. or am i blind ???

i saw no cross for delete...
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Old 05 Feb 2008, 05:36
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Use the drop down arrow and select "remove the chat of *membername*

But for within the archives, there is not this option yet. It is on the next version though... See top information post...
Inline remove in chatbox archives (like the one on forumdisplay for threads) OK present in next version
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Old 05 Feb 2008, 05:54
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Originally Posted by adnedarn View Post
Use the drop down arrow and select "remove the chat of *membername*

But for within the archives, there is not this option yet. It is on the next version though... See top information post...
Inline chats removal and menu are not the same

There will be both the menu items and the inline removeal within the admincp in the next version.
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Old 05 Feb 2008, 06:47
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Development of the next version is finished.

Remaining tasks are :
  • New introduced phrases translation
  • Readme update
  • Some tests on the update procedure
  • Make the new screenshots for the part that changed
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Old 05 Feb 2008, 12:50
maidos maidos is offline
 
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great news, so is it possible expecting a new release already today? that is if no one reports new bugs
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Old 05 Feb 2008, 13:07
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Hello everyone, I have the older version of the box installed. I will be honest I tried to uninstall it but I OBVIOUSLY didnt find out how to uninstall it properly because when I did I got member errors. The only way to get things back to normal was to reinstall it through the admin panel. I would like to impliment the new chatbox but I honestly want to know how to uninstall the older box properly. Right now I am using the CYB chat and not totally happy with it. How much resources do you claim the new chatbox is using?
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Old 05 Feb 2008, 14:45
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Originally Posted by maidos View Post
great news, so is it possible expecting a new release already today? that is if no one reports new bugs
No because I won't have time to work on the chatbox tonight normally. So release should rather be tomorrow.

Originally Posted by OnTheSideDesign View Post
Hello everyone, I have the older version of the box installed. I will be honest I tried to uninstall it but I OBVIOUSLY didnt find out how to uninstall it properly because when I did I got member errors. The only way to get things back to normal was to reinstall it through the admin panel. I would like to impliment the new chatbox but I honestly want to know how to uninstall the older box properly. Right now I am using the CYB chat and not totally happy with it. How much resources do you claim the new chatbox is using?
Have you followed the uninstall instructions from the older chatbox readme file, they should be pretty clear ?

About resources, honnestly I don't know it's not easy to estimate the server load. I think that it might be less for this version but really can't exactly tell.

On the current version, there is a little lag but it's on user side (corrected in the version to be released ).
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Old 05 Feb 2008, 16:10
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I will look at it again to see about getting it properly uninstalled....will the new version work with CMPS 3.0?
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Old 05 Feb 2008, 17:32
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Originally Posted by OnTheSideDesign View Post
I will look at it again to see about getting it properly uninstalled....will the new version work with CMPS 3.0?
Yes it will once stangger5 will have released the new vBAdvanced module.
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Old 05 Feb 2008, 17:41
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  • Version 0.1.1 : 5 February 2008
    • Minor corrections of the 0.1.1
  • Version 0.1.2 : 6 February 2008
    • Corrected bugs :
      • Can see only when number of posts reached permission not working properly
      • Image path error for not logged in users
      • down9x9.gif not in all styles => replaced by menu_open.gif
      • Color palette in acp not working in opera
  • Version 0.2.0 : 16 February 2008
    • Corrected bugs :
      • PM could be seen by everyone that has pm command permissions when command attached to a channel
      • Problem of username column width in chats (Opera)
      • Problem of date column width in archives (Opera)
      • Chat color defaulted to white instead of using forum default
      • Inactive mode shows up while not being active on the forum
      • Problem of date locals
      • Menu shall not be displayed when chatbox is collasped
    • New Features :
      • Option to display the whosonline in a tab rather than under the chatbox
      • Usergroup permission to display or not the prompt message in the input field
      • Prompt message as an option instead of a phrase
      • Easier channels creation, with only few clicks it's no possible to create the channel along with its attached command
  • Version 0.2.1 : 19 February 2008
    • Color selector problem in usercp and chatbox, only 2 colors are shown
    • Time locale problem
  • Version 0.3.0 : 26 February 2008
    • Corrected bugs :
      • First shout problem due to prompt message
      • Popup menu not closing in Safari and Opera - Popup menu can now be closed by clicking again on the menu button
      • Chat edit problem in archives : See removed features
    • New Features :
    • Sticky/Unsticky shouts (through a menu item)
      • New option to allow smilies retrieval in admincp smilies manager set order
    • Removed Features :
      • Chatbox display in the archives
  • Version 0.4.0 : 26 April 2008
    • Corrected bugs :
      • Compatibility with CRSF protection changes introduced in newer vBulletin version
      • Sticky chat option displayed to users that doesn't have the right to use it
      • Problem with opened menu disappearing when chatbox refreshes
      • Menu commands not working in archives
      • ACP smilies order working but not taking into account smilie categories orders
    • New features :
      • Hide general channel when only 1 channel in the chatbox
  • Version 0.5.0 : 29 June 2008
    • Corrected bugs :
      • Channels won't display
      • Missing space before the To in the PM chat displaying in Safari
      • Channels usergroup permissions don't get displayed but still are taken into account
      • Other users could see private messages in archives
      • FR and EN ban commands files differences
      • Chats sent by non registered users shown in stats while they shoudln't
      • Sticky option disapeared
      • Command options not displayed
      • Shouts get removed when cron is set to 0 while they shouldn't
      • Censored words are not hidden when used in a text command (like /me command)
    • New features :
      • Completion system to easier entering of commands (based on jQuery)
      • Chatbox popups redesigned (based on jQuery)
      • BBCODE email added
  • Version 1.0.0 : 16 August 2008
    • Corrected bugs
      • Channel icons not blinking
      • Chatbox autocomplete function firing error on pages without the chatbox in it
    • New features
      • Commands are now included in the chatbox thus simplifying chatbox install
      • Intelligent chats reload system to improve performances and speed based on jQuery plugin (no more full reload)
      • Commands now usable in all channels
      • IP of the chat's author displayed in the menu on the left to users who can manage the chatbox
  • Version 1.1.0 : 20 October 2008
    • Corrected bugs
      • Veuillez entre l'email not translated
      • When chats display option is "Oldest first", the chatbox doesn't scroll to new chats on load
      • Too much space between chats in collapsed mode
      • Sticky chats not working immediatly (only after reload of the page)
      • Chats doesn't get removed from the chatbox when the inactivity mode message is displayed
      • The command permissions query shall not be ran at chatbox initial display when the chatbox autocompletion is inactive
      • vBulletin confirm popup (logout or PM) have been reported by somes users as not displayed in IE when the chatbox is active (IE javascript triangle appears)
      • Missing indicator.gif reported in FF console error
      • Small template issues
      • Banning user only start applying if the banned user refreshes his browser
      • When using the delete command, older chats gets added on top instead of bottom or so on
    • New features
      • Changed url popup to also specify a text in addition to the link (optional)
      • Option to show the chatbox collapsed by default
      • Possibility to force unregistered users enter their name before they shout
      • Actions logging like ban and remove (activation through option)
      • Usergroup permission for the IP display feature
      • Option to set the chatbox width
      • Option to set the styles in which not to display the chatbox
      • Usergroup styling taking into account in the users online list
      • Display of a small avatar at the left of the username (option)
      • Option to expand the bbcode/smilies lines by default
      • New command : slap
      • New syntaxes for the ban command to allow banning for a defined number of hours or days
  • Version 2.0.2 : 25 December 2008
    • Corrected bugs:
      • Online users in a tab feature not working
      • SQL error when the who is online in the chatbox feature is active
      • Avatar feature is causing SQL error with vB 3.6 versions
      • When new chats are set to be at the bottom, the chatbox doesn't scroll automatically to the bottom when changing of channel
      • Slap command through the menu item when in a secondary channel leads to slaps being wronglu posted in the general channel
      • When inactive mode on load option is set, a javascript error is fired in Firefox
      • Online users in a tab exploses the chatbox template a bit
      • Alternating colors for chats row doesn't work anymore
      • Smilies retrieval order when set to be like in the admincp is not accurate
      • jQuery loads on all forums pages while it shouldn't
      • Add template name in HTML comments option causes the chat to be hidden in IE and shown horizontally in Firefox
      • When sending a private chat to an other user through the dialog box fired upon press on the menu item, chat doesn't get sent if they contain double quotes
    • New features:
      • Importers from the following chatbox system: cChatbox v1.5, Cyb Chatbox v2.3, DionDev Shoutbox v1.0, Dream's Chatbox v2.1.1, GSBOS v1.0.5, Inferno vBShout Lite v2.5.0, MGC Chatbox v1.5
      • Refresh rate is now based on a per usergroup basis instead of an option
      • All javascript codes have been moved from jQuery to YUI (cleaner popups, autocomplete, and so on)
      • Ajax calls have been changed to the new vBulletin standard using YUI connection manager
      • Javascript files are now compressed to fasten the page load
      • New option to display new thread or post notifications in the chatbox (uses forum permissions)
      • Possibility to split the chats in 2 columns (one for the chats & one for the notifications)
      • Shouts searching system in the archives
      • Option to display the number of chats in the user profile or/and in the postbit
      • Option to set the userids of users that can't be ignored by others
      • Possibility to use BBCODES and/or smilies is now usergroup permissions based
      • Option to set the chats vertical alignment
      • Possibility to display the active channel name at the top of the chatbox
      • Automatic refresh can be disabled through usergroup permissions
      • New filter in the archives to limit the number of chats displayed (last day, last 2 days, last week, and so on...)
      • New usergroup permission to limit users number of chats per 24H (dynamic) as well as a permission to stop automatic refresh when this limit is reached
      • When the maximum number of chats per day is reached, a warning is displayed to the user in the chatbox
      • Chats are now removed from the chats database when you remove a user from the forum
      • New usergroup permission to set the default channel for each usergroup
  • Version 2.1.0 : 6 February 2009
    • Corrected bugs:
      • Remove the shouts button in the archives doesn't work in IE6
      • Pagenav in the search doesn't work, when clicking on a second page, it leads to a "User doesn't exist error message" instead of the searched chats
      • Selecting "The beginning" in the archives send back to yesterday
      • Blinking channel upon new message seems not to work
      • Sometimes chats don't get sent but are when refreshing the page
      • Special HTML characters are displayed as HTML code and not interpreted
      • Database error in archives page when avatar display option is on
      • When a user belongs to a primary usergroup that has access to a command but the secondary usergroup he also belongs to doesn't, menu items of the commands are not shown in the chatbox
      • Strange behaviour of the chatbox when the whosonline is set to be in a tab and the separate chats and notifications options is on
    • New features:
      • Yesterday/Today date feature in the chatbox
      • Avoid user to ban/ignore himself
      • Hide top chatters box from archives when number is set to 0
      • Option to load files locally instead from the yui server
      • Option to filter some forum for notifications warnings
      • Tick box in the archives to select all chats on a page for removal
      • Configurable notification column width
      • Possibility to separate notifications/real chats sql query
      • Configuration notifications number when sql queries are separated
      • Availability of sound notification upon new messages
      • Hooks for further notifications plugin creation
  • Version 2.2.0 : 6 February 2009
    • Corrected bugs:
      • SQL error when chats and notifications are in a separate SQL query and chatbox is minimized
      • Chatbox doesn't scroll down automatically in IE7 when newest chats are set to be at the bottom
      • Ajax error fired sporadically
      • When clicking on view all chats of ... the displayed chats are those of the user clicking on the link instead of the other user
      • If a thread/post is removed from the database and notification system is active, the notification chat is not removed from the database
      • If a thread/post is supposed to be awaiting moderation, it's shown in the notifications while it shouldn't yet be
      • Prefix missing in mgc chatbox 1.5
      • Chats limit per 24 hour is not working properly
      • Forum left to right align not taken into account in the chatbox
      • Menu item in PM chats is redirecting to receiver of the message instead of author
      • When BBCODE are off, setting the chatbox to be hidden in the usercp stop the user from being able to set it on again
      • When chats are displayed as "newest at the bottom", the chatbox doesn't scroll correctly after a chat delete
    • New features:
      • vBShouts 2.0 importer
      • New thread/post notification links redirect to last post
      • Quote BBCODE support
      • Sound notification upon new message in other channels as option
  • Version 2.2.1 : 6 February 2009
    • Corrected bugs:
      • SQL error in when creating a new post with notifications active in the chatbox
      • ARG4 undefined error message instead of the threadtitle in newpost notification
  • Version 2.3.1 : 10 March 2009
    • Corrected bugs:
      • SQL error when trying to update counters in the admincp of the chatbox
      • Sticky chats is not working
      • Impossible to double click to edit a chat only containing an url Added edit chat item in menu
      • NS_ERROR_INVALID_POINTER in Firefox
      • SQL error in view all chats
      • In Safari browser, an older chat is displayed at the top when chats and notifications are not in a separate query
      • When changing channels order, if channel title right near chatbox name option is on, the displayed title is wrong
      • SQL error when import from some chatbox when a username has a ' in it.
      • Private chats are shown when Viewing all chats of a user while they shouldn't
      • IBProarcade (latest version) integration doesn't work
      • Autocompletion relative yui stuff is loaded while autocompletion is not active
      • If align usernames and chats option is set and newest chat are at the bottom without notification column, chats aren't aligned
    • New features:
      • Added back /team command
      • Chat retrievals query optimization
      • Upgrade to YUI 2.7.0
      • Change sound format to .swf
      • WYSWYG input field
      • Option to save user selected chat format without having to pass through usercp
  • Version 2.3.2 : 7 April 2009
    • Corrected bugs:
      • Chats doesn't appear when chatbox is collapsed. See here for a fix
      • PM sent to other user don't show other username color correctly : See here for a fix
      • SQL error when moving a post to a new thread with inline mod
      • Members that do not have permission to see the archives, can see the link to the archives.
      • Apparently thread notifications is providing errors to some users
      • When a user with username βᴬᴰᴵᴻfÉ*ʋʒᴎƶɛ post a message, chatbox stuck to blank
      • Anonymous can't chat
      • Selecting a color and then going back to default doesn't set font back to default

Last edited by VBDev; 07 Apr 2009 at 06:51.
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Old 05 Feb 2008, 17:43
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does your message
Warning : This new version is not directly compatible with the previous version, you must first uninstall the previous version. No importer exists nor will be developped.
apply to minor releases of the MGC Chatbox Evo mod? (i.e. the 0.0.0 release to the 0.1.0 release)
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Old 05 Feb 2008, 17:53
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apply to minor releases of the MGC Chatbox Evo mod? (i.e. the 0.0.0 release to the 0.1.0 release)
Indeed this concers MGC Chatbox to MGC Chatbox Evo only
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Nice work
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Old 05 Feb 2008, 18:05
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
Indeed this concers MGC Chatbox to MGC Chatbox Evo only
Thats good to know

One thing that would be kind of nice though, is a pop out window that doesnt use the navbar, header info, and also limits the browser (i.e. hides menu bar, favorites, is a smaller more compact size) and whatnot.
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