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  • discoverxs3
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    Originally posted by Mackey View Post
    Just fyi
    by changing back the following templates to the Vb5 defaults in my custom theme my chat and the new message drop down now work.

    header
    css_b_icon.css

    I'm not sure yet what else I've buggered up by doing that, I'll have to work on that...but I'm guessing if others have problems they should look in these areas.
    Or just re upload manually
    not to /images/css/

    but to core/images/css/

    and it will work.

    problem is present on
    vBulletin 5.3.1 too

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  • JCP_25
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    Originally posted by IggyP View Post
    yes it does
    there is a software installation selection step just make sure you toggle the vb option over to vb5..

    i was a little worried at first i might have to choose between one or the other to avoid confusion, but im coming around a little to vb one also.. since messages can still be used the old way its just another option basically...couple little details on the vb one but im assuming it will be developed further so not thinking about it much..
    Great thanks

    Do you know if it's possible to have the chat in other places other than the footer? I was thinking of just having a link to it on navigation bar then opening in new window/tab.

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  • IggyP
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    yes it does
    there is a software installation selection step just make sure you toggle the vb option over to vb5..

    i was a little worried at first i might have to choose between one or the other to avoid confusion, but im coming around a little to vb one also.. since messages can still be used the old way its just another option basically...couple little details on the vb one but im assuming it will be developed further so not thinking about it much..

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  • JCP_25
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    Originally posted by IggyP View Post
    i feel like vb is trying to be all in one by itself...like when they put the time to make all those themes when there are custom 3rd party styles already available which are plenty nice...
    it a sound path, but the order its building in seems out of line to me....do functions and bugs first, then stuff we can already get 3rd party later on is my feeling...

    but regarding the chat itself.....theres one thing i def dont like and i think some will agree....if you click the chat bubble it auto enters a text and link to the topic and suggesting this chat is about a specific topic.....which.....well.....should be done in the topic where other people can read it in most cases....i wouldnt want members to get into a habit of a more direct chat solution which is flushed away in the pm system...does not help the community....

    i currently use arrowchat, which is a tight little footer chat similar to fb and looks like fb....i feel this is different because a chat "room" is more general and social, but it has private chat easily in it that send to any members currently online....so its private, but its not jacking into the middle of a topic discussion....

    im still reserving opinion...its good to have choices at least but would be nice to see a different priority direction with development imho
    Hi, arrowchat looks interesting. Do you know if it supports VB 5.2.3 ?

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  • IggyP
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    i feel like vb is trying to be all in one by itself...like when they put the time to make all those themes when there are custom 3rd party styles already available which are plenty nice...
    it a sound path, but the order its building in seems out of line to me....do functions and bugs first, then stuff we can already get 3rd party later on is my feeling...

    but regarding the chat itself.....theres one thing i def dont like and i think some will agree....if you click the chat bubble it auto enters a text and link to the topic and suggesting this chat is about a specific topic.....which.....well.....should be done in the topic where other people can read it in most cases....i wouldnt want members to get into a habit of a more direct chat solution which is flushed away in the pm system...does not help the community....

    i currently use arrowchat, which is a tight little footer chat similar to fb and looks like fb....i feel this is different because a chat "room" is more general and social, but it has private chat easily in it that send to any members currently online....so its private, but its not jacking into the middle of a topic discussion....

    im still reserving opinion...its good to have choices at least but would be nice to see a different priority direction with development imho

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  • In Omnibus
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    Originally posted by Replicant View Post
    I like the messenger functionality. The 3rd party full blown chat scripts are, IMO, too bloated for a forum. This system is more or less an instant messaging system more so than chat and works similar to FB messenger which I think is a good thing for those coming to the forum from the FB platform. The fact that it is based on the PM functionality works to the advantage as messages are saved as posts in a PM thread and are accessible through the Messaging center just like any other PM.
    I like it for staff communication. The jury is still out on its use for the general population. I'm just not sure regular members need the ability to private message one another walls of text.

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  • Hidjra
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    I dont see this option in the demo. Apparently the demo is still 5.2.2?

    Can I reactivate the demo after it's been upgraded?

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  • Replicant
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    I like the messenger functionality. The 3rd party full blown chat scripts are, IMO, too bloated for a forum. This system is more or less an instant messaging system more so than chat and works similar to FB messenger which I think is a good thing for those coming to the forum from the FB platform. The fact that it is based on the PM functionality works to the advantage as messages are saved as posts in a PM thread and are accessible through the Messaging center just like any other PM.

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  • IggyP
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    i would trade it QUICK for more functional albums lol....i still like my footer chat script better...there are several 3rd party options for chat, id rather see energy going to core bug fixes and missing functions than bells and whistles which can be obtained other places...i know ppl were excited for this tho so i can understand some...couple things confusing about it to me at a first glance and im sure there are bugs still being the first version with it in so reserving some opinions..

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  • MDawg
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    No custom theme, just using Gradient.

    I now enabled AdminCP > Settings > Options > Private Messaging Options > Enable vB Messenger

    I did upload whatever there was including the sprite images.

    The message drop down, yes! I see that.

    The chat - I still don't see how this works. But then, I've been looking to initiate chat from within a PM thread. Can do?

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  • Mackey
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    Just fyi
    by changing back the following templates to the Vb5 defaults in my custom theme my chat and the new message drop down now work.

    header
    css_b_icon.css

    I'm not sure yet what else I've buggered up by doing that, I'll have to work on that...but I'm guessing if others have problems they should look in these areas.
    Last edited by Mackey; Wed 3rd Aug '16, 5:58pm.

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  • Mackey
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    Originally posted by MDawg View Post
    I'm not sure what this is, or how it works on 5.2.3 ? I don't notice anything new yet.
    ok,
    two things: the updated images
    sprite_icons_vb_ltr.png and
    sprite_icons_vb_rtl.png

    have to be present.
    Plus ... my custom theme does not support the chat bubble by the user name.
    I'd bet you have a custom theme also Mdawg.
    Last edited by Mackey; Wed 3rd Aug '16, 4:30pm.

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  • Mackey
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    I upgraded with the package without images.
    Perhaps this is why I don't see the chat icon by the user name.
    hmmm

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  • Mark.B
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    AdminCP > Settings > Options > Private Messaging Options > Enable vB Messenger

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  • IggyP
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    you have to enable it in admincp settings....like under private messaging or someth similar

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