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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: (379 votes - 4.76 average) Installs: 2855
Released: 07 Feb 2010 Last Update: 11 Sep 2012 Downloads: 23322
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template  

Info:
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.


Installation:
-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


Versions:
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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  #766  
Old 01 Mar 2010, 23:18
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Originally Posted by EcoCav View Post
Is there a way I can get the older version of this? Before it had the log in / out area. The colors redisign, and the other useless stuff?

Its causing a lot of lag and slowness now compared to before, and my members now hate it.
Most all the updates have fixed bugs, so I doubt you'll have much success with an older version even if someone sends you one.

Since you haven't asked for help or given any details, there's not much I can suggest. It may simply be that you're allowing too many people to sit in the box for too long and that's putting too much strain on your server. Try lowering the idle timeout.
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  #767  
Old 01 Mar 2010, 23:29
EcoCav EcoCav is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Well I can list the problems, and my site has less than 100 users. So its not a lot of people on the chatbox. 30 messages in the past 24 hours... unless thats to much for this mod? lol

• * The chatbox now has a scroll bar in the text area, you can scroll left and right 1 pixle.
• * After selectin a color, most users can not click the typing area, and have to refresh
• * After sending a message, it takes up to 2 minutes before its shown in the box
• * Sometime messages wont show
• Can't remove the "font size" drop down. Even with no size listed
• Can't remove the searcg box
• * Sometime the chatbox wont load, stays blank and can't post anything

* All these issues started when I did the update. I had no problems before.
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Old 01 Mar 2010, 23:33
Valter Valter is offline
 
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Skreech94, it's 'Shade' color.

EcoCav, Revert product templates. You are using old templates with your edits, while latest versions are needed to have product working properly.
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  #769  
Old 01 Mar 2010, 23:36
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That sure sounds like either an overloaded server or interference from another mod. Have you been monitoring cpu and have you tried disabling all your other mods? I mean, I'm having none of those issues, and it looks like most aren't, so you need to do some troubleshooting.

Oh, and by all means revert your templates too.
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  #770  
Old 01 Mar 2010, 23:54
EcoCav EcoCav is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
I disabled all mods 'cept for this one. Same problem. I check everything before posting here. Thanks Valter, that seems to have fixed the loading issues.

How can I remove the log in/log out, the horizontal scroll bar, the font size, and the search messages? These are useless to me on my forum, and just get in the way and look tacky. I keep the chatbox open on my phone (as do many members) and we get logged out all the time. Its pretty annoying. I didn't see anything in the settings to disable or remove these options.
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  #771  
Old 02 Mar 2010, 00:05
Valter Valter is offline
 
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CB is executing queries every X seconds to get new messages. This is done for all users viewing CB. This may increase server load a lot in some cases. They are sometimes leaving their computers for a while, with forums opened, and then queries are executed for nothing. Why not kick them to save some server resources and bandwidth? This is why automatic log-out. And they are back online with single click.

You may wish to set log-out interval to some higher value? Like 20, 30, or 60 minutes, or more...?
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  #772  
Old 02 Mar 2010, 01:32
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Real name: Olav
I'm having a really hard time figuring out how to change the background of the chat window (not the text input field)

I've searched through all the pages now and can't figure it out. Have tried adding background-color:#dfdfdf; to various places but no success.

Any help would be much appreciated
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  #773  
Old 02 Mar 2010, 02:24
Draygonia Draygonia is offline
 
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Hello, how would I be able to change the color of the font? My background is dark and the black text does not show up. Thanks.
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  #774  
Old 02 Mar 2010, 06:13
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A language pack made the time not show in the chatbox, it only shows the time when I have the chatbox displaying in english, where do I go to fix this? I already tried re-uploading the program and doing the upgrade, but this didn't fix it.
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Old 02 Mar 2010, 09:32
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Thank you so much ...
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Old 02 Mar 2010, 16:00
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Real name: Olav
Originally Posted by archet1337 View Post
I'm having a really hard time figuring out how to change the background of the chat window (not the text input field)

I've searched through all the pages now and can't figure it out. Have tried adding background-color:#dfdfdf; to various places but no success.

Any help would be much appreciated
I figured it out. In case anyone else have the same problem, it's located under:

Style Manager > "Your Style" > StyleVars > blockrow_background
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  #777  
Old 02 Mar 2010, 17:47
literatestylish literatestylish is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Originally Posted by Valter View Post
Slow database host or not original code.
We have a pretty good database and are using the original code you have posted.

Any other ideas?
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  #778  
Old 02 Mar 2010, 19:17
EcoCav EcoCav is offline
 
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Can anyone give me an idea on how to remove the items in red?

I don't need a font size drop down, even I change the setting to have no font sizes, the box is stull there. I also don't need a search... they are tacky and in the way.

Also there is now a scroll bar in the chatbox. No its not becuase of a long sentance. The only thing typed in the chatbox was "hi". How do I fix this? Its doing it on all 4 skins, including the main VB one.

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  #779  
Old 02 Mar 2010, 20:30
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Switch3130 Switch3130 is offline
 
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How can I get this to appear on another page such as a .php page I created myself?
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Old 02 Mar 2010, 23:28
Valter Valter is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Destron View Post
A language pack made the time not show in the chatbox, it only shows the time when I have the chatbox displaying in english, where do I go to fix this? I already tried re-uploading the program and doing the upgrade, but this didn't fix it.
Edit your language, make 'Locale' field blank, then remove all '%' from time/date format settings.
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How can I get this to appear on another page such as a .php page I created myself?
Read optional installation steps (How to add...).
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