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VSa - ChatBox (AJAX)
Mod Version: 3.1.8, by Valter (Coder) Valter is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (384 votes - 4.76 average) Installs: 2853
Released: 07 Feb 2010 Last Update: 11 Sep 2012 Downloads: 23130
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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Old 01 Apr 2012, 00:18
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thx very nice job installed in forum

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Old 01 Apr 2012, 03:16
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Real name: Rodrigo Camellini
I installed the chat box and it automatically became the colors of my style, but the color pattern of writing and the same background of the chat box as you change it, cause many people forget to change the color to black appears not give anything in the chatbox and is difficult to read?

Google translator =p

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Old 02 Apr 2012, 00:58
immak immak is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
We have this installed and it works great - thank you very much!
One thing I can't get to work, however, is with Styles Replacement Variables. We use this to censor curse words/phrases, and while it does work within the core of the site, I cannot get it to function within the Chatbox.

Anyone have any idea on how I might resolve this?

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for your time.

edit: it looks like the chatbox archive appears to work fine, however, and all replacements are parsed correctly there. Just not in the active chatbox. Again, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04 Apr 2012, 02:28
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Valter for some reason I can not get it to work with Chrome or IE, am I doing something wrong, a setting?

Disregard Valter, I had it set where no one with under 50 posts could see it and that person doesnt have 50 posts and was on IE and Chrome.

Last edited by CAG CheechDogg; 04 Apr 2012 at 02:39.
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Old 04 Apr 2012, 07:40
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Just an advice. If you have installed VSA ChatBox and as a guest (nonregistered user) you can see your website loaded into chatbox (website into chatbox) by error, it means you have wrong group permissions set in chatbox configuration page under vbulletin Settings. I had ID 8 grou both forbidden and allowed and this caused the problem.
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Old 04 Apr 2012, 17:30
Bluefin221 Bluefin221 is offline
 
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I have stumbled upon an issue, I have a lot of usergroups based on the fact I run a gaming forum dedicated to football, each team has its own dressing room (private) to access these private dressing rooms members have to be in an additional usergroup this appears to override the main usergroup.

For example, I'm the site administrator, but I also run a team, so I have a private dressing room, I need to give myself additional user status but it is conflicting, it is happening with others who have additional usergroup status, but because many folk have addition usergroup status to access dressing rooms for example I cannot take away that additional usergroup.

So I guess what am I supposed to do?
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Old 05 Apr 2012, 14:33
BadgerDog BadgerDog is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Real name: Doug
Just ran some tests ...

Slowed down our home page loading by a factor of 2?

Anyone placing it elsewhere that people notice and it's more efficient loading?

Regards,
Doug
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Old 06 Apr 2012, 01:28
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Originally Posted by BadgerDog View Post
Slowed down our home page loading by a factor of 2?
Is that all? I dunno, I suppose even a hosted chatbox would slow the page down somewhat (though eliminating server load). I can't think of a better place to put it if you want people to see it.

But I'll repeat the standard chatbox warning: If you're on shared hosting or server loads are an issue, you really need to at the very least configure it as a shoutbox - logging people out quickly so they don't hang around.
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Old 06 Apr 2012, 10:05
BadgerDog BadgerDog is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Videx View Post
Is that all? I dunno, I suppose even a hosted chatbox would slow the page down somewhat (though eliminating server load). I can't think of a better place to put it if you want people to see it.

But I'll repeat the standard chatbox warning: If you're on shared hosting or server loads are an issue, you really need to at the very least configure it as a shoutbox - logging people out quickly so they don't hang around.
Thanks.... being computer illiterate most of the time, I'm not sure what a ShoutBox is or how to configure ChatBox that way ...

In any event, I put it under the Navbar in out off-topic forum, so it's only displayed when members go in there. We'll try it for a while and see how it goes.

Some members are already asking if there's any kind of optional user setting for an alert system that would tell them if new messages have been posted to the ChatBox?

Thanks again for your work...

Regards,
Doug
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Old 06 Apr 2012, 13:42
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Originally Posted by BadgerDog View Post
Some members are already asking if there's any kind of optional user setting for an alert system that would tell them if new messages have been posted to the ChatBox?
An oft-requested feature, but apparently not one that's easy to implement. But someone did figure it out and the instructions are buried in this thread somewhere but I'll warn you the procedure is not for the feint of heart. And it's not for shared servers or anyone else worried about server load.
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Old 07 Apr 2012, 13:39
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Why can't all mods be this easy to install Awesome! Thanks so much.
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Old 08 Apr 2012, 07:44
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BUG?

When i open my Forum site in Mozilla Firefox as a guest, in chatbox window is loaded again my whole website, not shouts. But when i refresh site, its shown properly.

How to fix it please?
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Old 08 Apr 2012, 21:02
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Ok is there any way to have it auto log you in? everytime I go to refresh the page or come back in I have to click log in to chat. Sorry if this has been answered I didnt read all 155 pages of posts
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Old 09 Apr 2012, 00:23
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Originally Posted by oshrizak View Post
Ok is there any way to have it auto log you in? everytime I go to refresh the page or come back in I have to click log in to chat. Sorry if this has been answered I didnt read all 155 pages of posts
You wouldn't have to read any pages to find the option in settings that logs users out after x minutes of inactivity. If you aren't on a shared server and don't care about server load, set it to something high.
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Old 09 Apr 2012, 02:51
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Two questions. First how do I change the input field where you type to a different color. Next how do you change the statics so you can see the words. Thank you all.
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