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Cyb - ChatBox
Mod Version: 2.3, by Valter (Coder) Valter is offline
Developer Last Online: May 2014 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (137 votes - 4.69 average) Installs: 1389
Released: 10 Jan 2009 Last Update: Never Downloads: 7898
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...

See screenshots for more details.

1. Import XML file (as product): AdminCP > Plugin System > Manage Products > [Add/Import Product]
2. OPTIONAL (custom placement on forum page)
Open desired template and put "$cybchatbox" to desired line.

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

To have ChatBox enabled on desired page:
1. THIS_SCRIPT must be defined in php file (by default all important vBulletin files has this)
2. Hack options - You must add THIS_SCRIPT value for target page to "Show ChatBox on" setting field
3. Main template called on target page must contain "$cybchatbox" variable

To have ChatBox enabled on vBa CMPS:
1. Hack options - Add "adv_index" to "Show ChatBox on" setting field (values in this field should be separated by commas) > Save
2. vBa CMPS Default Settings - add "cybchatbox" to "Portal Output Global Variables" field (values in this field should be separated by carriage return) > Save
3. [Optional] Template "adv_portal" - add "$cybchatbox" to line where you want ChatBox to appear (for example below "$navbar") > Save

v1.0 - Sep 15. 2007.
-First version
v1.1-v1.6 - Sep/Oct 2007.
-Bug fixes, improvements, several new options added,...
v1.7 - Oct 07. 2007.
-Released at
v1.8 - Oct 11. 2007.
-Fixed bug where moderators can not delete messages
-New: Set auto-refresh interval for messages
-New: Set auto-refresh interval for active users
-New: Option to enable auto-refresh for guests
-New: Option to reverse message order (newest at bottom)
v1.8.1 - Oct 11. 2007.
-Fixed bug where colspan in Archive is not set correctly for moderators
-Added ability to disable date in mesages (simply leave date field blank)
-Added option to have ChatBox always collapsed by default (ChatBox Full not affected)
v1.8.2 - Oct 12. 2007.
-Fixed bug (reversed message order gives wrong results)
-New: Set timecut in minutes for active users listing
-New: Automatically parse links in messages (can be disabled)
v1.8.3 - Oct 13. 2007.
-Auto-prune setting field restored
-Fixed bug where some users are logged-out after posting message
-Improved detection and listing of active users
-If user is active in ChatBox it will be shown in profile and wol list
v1.9 - Oct 15. 2007.
-New: Not all smilies are loaded on startup. Set how many of them you want to show before user clicks "More".
-New: "/me" user action ("/me" in submitted message will be replaced by author's username, and message appears in color you set)
-Minor bug fixes
v1.9.1 - Oct 15. 2007.
-Fixed bug from previous version where message area height not follows your settings properly
v1.9.2 - Nov 06. 2007.
-New option in user menu: View messages posted by user
-Option to allow users to delete their own messages
-Fixed bug where admin with primary usergroup different than 6 is not able to delete all messages
-Fixed bug where links to member profiles in messages are broken at "/member.php"
-"Delete Selected" moved to phrases
v1.9.3 - Nov 20. 2007.
-New: Set groups able to view Chatbox but not post messages
-New: Set groups able to edit/delete all messages, and ban/unban users from ChatBox
-New: Customize color list in message posting interface
-New: Ban list
-Fixed default text color
-Fixed some compatibility issues for "/me" action
-Fixed bug where some users get db error when importing product
-Fixed bug where you need to refresh page after "Busy" message to continue chatting
-Minor bug fixes
v1.9.4 - Nov 21. 2007.
-Fixed bug with changing colors in IE
-Some code optimization done
v1.9.5 - Nov 26. 2007.
-Fixed bugs with stripping html tags and "/me" action
v1.9.6 - Nov 29. 2007.
-New: ChatBox Search
-New: Click on message icon in main box to open message for editing/deletion
-Fixed bug with page navigation
-Minor bug fixes/code improvements
v1.9.7 - Dec 01. 2007.
-New: Find first unread message
-New: Find your last message
-New: Find last message by user X
v1.9.8 - Dec 05. 2007.
-New: Ban certain BB tags from being used in the ChatBox
-New feature in user messages view: "Locate this message in Archive"
-New: Message icons in Main box now opens Archive where requested message is highlighted
-New in "Top Chatters": Click on number to view chatter messages
-New in "My Messages": Click on number to view your own messages
-Fixed bug where space after username is lost in "/me" action message
v1.9.9 - Dec 06. 2007.
-New: Users with post count less than X can not view ChatBox
-New: Log/view/resolve IP addresses in CB messages
-Fixed bug with searching last message by user X
v2.0 - Apr 30. 2008.
-New: "Locate message in Archive" option in search results
-CSRF protection added
-Compatible with vBulletin 3.7 Gold (may not work with Beta/RC releases)
v2.1 - Jun 24. 2008.
-Fixed bug (users always shown using their primary group display parameters)
-Fixed bug (if there are whitespaces in banned tags setting it will not work properly)
-You can now choose which usergroups are able to moderate ChatBox (not just switch between 5/6/7)
-"Below Forums" added to auto-insert locations (ForumHome only)
-New: Option to disable parsing of manually entered smilie codes
-New: Disable message time in ChatBox (Archive not affected)
-New: Submit button added
-New: Option to change text size (display)
-New: Option to set width of [code], [php] and [html] BB code blocks in ChatBox
-New: Limit message lenght
-Several minor bug fixes/code improvements
v2.2 - Jul 10. 2008.
-New: auto-hiding Status bar to inform you about ChatBox activities
-Improved ChatBox performance
-Improved char counter compatibility/look
v2.3 - Sep 22. 2008.
-Fixed XSS vulnerability in ChatBox Search
-Improved Tags Banning feature
-Fixed bug (user can add forbidden tags by editing already posted message)
-Fixed bug (user blocked by low post count can access ChatBox on separate page if url is known)
-Fixed bug (page shifting on refresh in IE)
-Fixed bug (Smilies menu breaks row on expand in Opera)
-Minor bug fixes

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Old 21 Feb 2009, 10:40
alldylan alldylan is offline
Join Date: Jul 2008
I love this mod but I'm having problems with server loads and problems with IE. I run 3.8.1
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Old 21 Feb 2009, 19:59
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cleverone cleverone is offline
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Just installed a chatbox in my forum, and also have a image resizing mod installed. When the chatbox refreshes... it tweaks out the image in the chatbox (trying to enlarge the image but resizing real quick). This happens fast and every time it refreshes. How can i correct this problem. Seems like an easy fix, just not to sure where to start. Thanks in advance!

I'm running 3.8, w/ Cyb - ChatBox & nCode Image Resizer
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Old 21 Feb 2009, 23:09
Nadeemjp Nadeemjp is offline
Join Date: Aug 2008
Real name: Nadeem Qadir
hi need help:

in my link of chatbox full in the nav bar i dont have the drop down menu for moderation, hence we are really in trouble because cant moderate the messages. any help?
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Old 22 Feb 2009, 00:57
ForumUser210 ForumUser210 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2009
When browsing page of Chatbox Full, the header breadcrumb does not update to include a link back to index.

For example, when you visit Chatbox Archive, you will see Forum Index -> Chatbox, but on Chatbox Full you simply see Forum Index.

Anyone know how I can change the nav bar?
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Old 22 Feb 2009, 05:18
ForumUser210 ForumUser210 is offline
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I don't like the alternating colors in the background of the smiley menu. Should have just used the same smiley menu from the forum post form.
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Old 22 Feb 2009, 08:11
Frogsong Frogsong is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
I have it installed on my forum version 3.8.1 and it's working great. Even with our custom style and custom buglies (our version of smilies)

I do have one question though. Is there a way to list users in chat in the box on the forum page without having to actually click on the live chat box to see if anyone is there?
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Old 22 Feb 2009, 09:23
emailapphost emailapphost is offline
Join Date: Oct 2008
I need a separate chat room for each of my 20+ forums on my board.
Can that be done? Do have 20 DIFFERENT chats going simultaneously?
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Old 23 Feb 2009, 07:31
ForumUser210 ForumUser210 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2009
Whoever wrote this chatbox -- they are bad with CSS.

There is repetitive inline CSS everywhere. The size, as well as complexity of the templates, could have been shrunken significantly by using class tags.

It's impossible for me to edit the template.
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Old 23 Feb 2009, 17:45
sherwood sherwood is offline
Join Date: May 2008
Originally Posted by adusei View Post

...unfortunaltely no reply to this prob yet...
thats not what happened to mine..

mine shoed all the bbcode instead of actually showing it as colored or whatever..
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Old 24 Feb 2009, 05:08
benny92000 benny92000 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2008
Well IMO, all this mod needs is an idle feature and the layout like the inferno and i would love it, but until then i'll stay with old, unsupported inferno. Cyb--best vBulletin coder, sure he will come up with something.
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Old 24 Feb 2009, 05:09
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ged ged is offline
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Real name: Domates
Your submission could not be processed because a security token was missing.

If this occurred unexpectedly, please inform the administrator and describe the action you performed before you received this error.
Is there any solution for this error? I've just installed and had this error.
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Old 25 Feb 2009, 04:51
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ged ged is offline
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Real name: Domates
I wonder why Cybernetec ignored (and ignores) every "security token" problem. This is probably the best Chat modification but lots of people cannot use it because of this "security token" problem.
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Old 25 Feb 2009, 07:22
emailapphost emailapphost is offline
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Would it be possible to have like a "doorbell" feature that would pling every time there is a new post in the chatbox? That would much ease the work to get the chatbox going when monitored by moderators.
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Old 25 Feb 2009, 12:39
celikforum celikforum is offline
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Real name: GÖLGE
I would always follow the super-shares are
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Old 25 Feb 2009, 20:18
sherwood sherwood is offline
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This chatbox confilicts with Advanced BB code permissions mod.. thats what was causing my problem.
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