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Post by Ahmed-Chess on Sat 12 Feb - 0:02

hi,
can i make Chatbox just for one group not to all Members ?
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Re: Chatbox just for one group!

Post by Darren1 on Sat 12 Feb - 0:54

Hi,

Unfortunately no, however, if you have a forum exclusive to that group, and you can copy/paste a code from an external source, such as, xat.com, and paste it there, then those members can see it, but other's can't.

However, if the members give out the URL to the chatbox, then unfortunately, they can access it.
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Re: Chatbox just for one group!

Post by Ahmed-Chess on Sat 12 Feb - 5:53

Thanks!, but even this not good idea, because there just 4 groups
Guests - Members - Moderators - Administrators
but i have others groups
any other good idea ?

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Re: Chatbox just for one group!

Post by Sanket on Sun 13 Feb - 4:42

The idea darren mentioned should work. What group should see the chatbox?
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Re: Chatbox just for one group!

Post by Ahmed-Chess on Sun 13 Feb - 5:18

i have Support Staff group too, i want just Support Staff - Moderators - Administrators can see Chatbox, any idea ?
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Re: Chatbox just for one group!

Post by Sanket on Sun 13 Feb - 7:32

So thats possible. Give them permissions to see that forum.
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Re: Chatbox just for one group!

Post by themusicluvr12 on Sun 13 Feb - 8:06

Hmm, im thinking about having a personal chatbox thing like you said.

Well, maybe a xat chatbox..? Idk im pretty young and well not that good at forums so yeahh

well, have a good day everyone!

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Post by Sanket on Mon 14 Feb - 4:43

So the above way should work. Where are you stuck?
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Re: Chatbox just for one group!

Post by ToTheFuture on Tue 15 Feb - 2:12

NO. DO NOT USE XAT. NEVER.

Sorry for the big letters, but I had to warn you. Razz Once it's there, you can never remove it. EVER! You'll be doomed to having it their for the rest of you website's life! Unless they changed it from that, which is how they had it a year or so ago... it was in the small print, I'm lucky I read that. Razz Though one of my buds didn't...

Sorry, I just wanted to warn ya. Smile I wouldn't risk it.
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Re: Chatbox just for one group!

Post by Darren1 on Tue 15 Feb - 5:21

@ToTheFuture wrote:NO. DO NOT USE XAT. NEVER.

Sorry for the big letters, but I had to warn you. Razz Once it's there, you can never remove it. EVER! You'll be doomed to having it their for the rest of you website's life! Unless they changed it from that, which is how they had it a year or so ago... it was in the small print, I'm lucky I read that. Razz Though one of my buds didn't...

Sorry, I just wanted to warn ya. Smile I wouldn't risk it.

However, We could simply remove the code, they can't follow it up if it's not on their servers dwarf
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Re: Chatbox just for one group!

Post by Ahmed-Chess on Tue 15 Feb - 10:26

i think there a lot of chat codes, but still how i make it just for one group!
not Guests - Members - Moderators - Administrators, but there another on, is Support Staff group, so how i make this chat code just for
Support Staff - Moderators - Administrators

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Re: Chatbox just for one group!

Post by Sanket on Tue 15 Feb - 12:41

There is nothing related to code. You can make a forum visible for whoever you want to see, only thing is that those users should be in a group. Then post the chatbox code in a post in that forum.
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Re: Chatbox just for one group!

Post by ToTheFuture on Wed 16 Feb - 3:02

I just figured out by accident! If you have the sidebar enabled, use the chatbox module there, and set the permissions to support staff/mods/admins.

And Sanket, there is no way to make the built-in chatbox module custom for groups, right?
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Re: Chatbox just for one group!

Post by Sanket on Wed 16 Feb - 4:41

@ToTheFuture wrote:
And Sanket, there is no way to make the built-in chatbox module custom for groups, right?

There is no built in default way in the admin panel. But, the workaround to it was already mentioned to you.
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Re: Chatbox just for one group!

Post by ToTheFuture on Fri 18 Feb - 2:04

I mean while still using the original module thing that sits on the home page. Razz There are some younger users on the website who don't understand otherwise, and have a hard time navigating to the different threads. Laughing
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Post by Sanket on Fri 18 Feb - 17:42

Nopes, not possible for the default forumotion chatbox.
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Re: Chatbox just for one group!

Post by ToTheFuture on Wed 23 Feb - 2:00

Oh, alright. Thanks. Razz
Is this lockable now? I dunno.
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Re: Chatbox just for one group!

Post by Sanket on Wed 23 Feb - 7:39

@ToTheFuture wrote:
Is this lockable now? I dunno.
When the author of the thread says so.
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Re: Chatbox just for one group!

Post by SamisthephoenixofGH on Sun 3 Apr - 18:57

@Ahmed-Chess wrote:hi,
can i make Chatbox just for one group not to all Members ?
Thanks

There is something you can do that would be similar. I have done it on mine. Its not a chat box, but its a chat room.

Create a new group name it chat box *i am hoping you know how to set up groups and their permissions* Smile

Then create a new category or forum whichever you prefer, call it chat box. SET your Forum Permissions Control to ADMIN only on all counts, so that no members see this while you are tweaking.

go to
http://www.parachat.com/basic/get-yours.html

create a chat-room to your specifications. DO NOT ENABLE network roaming, and i would suggest naming it something that cannot be figured out easily.


now go to your category or forum.

Make a new post, pick which code you want to use for the chat. You can actually post them embed code in there, and then post it. When the post is opened the chat room will be there or you can paste the link to the chat.

Once you have done that go to your group settings and to your CHAT BOX group and add the members you want to be able to see it.

GO BACK TO categories and forums on the admin panel, select the chat box category/forum, go to permissions and check the box for your chat box group. Then save.

That should be it. You have a private java chat that only certain members can see Smile

Hope this helped

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Re: Chatbox just for one group!

Post by ToTheFuture on Tue 5 Apr - 1:16

I think Sanket was already saying the same...
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