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[SolidMean] Chat Markenator for Siropu Chat 1.0.2

Encourage visitors to join your forum

Feature Summary

  • Mask chat messages with a special character
  • Choose which usergroups to apply it to
  • Choose keywords that you don't want to mask.
  • No additional database queries.

Product Details

This add-on is available for FREE for a limited time to BASH.zone members!



The Chat Markenator is an extension of Chat by Siropu which enables the ability to mask shout messages with a replacement character, such as an asterisk. Options exist to choose the replacement character, which buzzwords/keywords shouldn't be masked. XenForo usergroup permissions are used to determine which groups should be affected by this addon.

Thanks goes to @Mark.b for the idea, for whom this addon is named, and @Siropu, for his easily extendable Chat add-on.

Chat announcements and user mentions are not affected by this addon. Links in chat are replaced with [link], images are replaced with [image], and quotes are replaced with [quoted].

By enabling this addon for guests, you can change your Chat permissions so that guests can view chat activity without giving them the ability to see chat messages. This may encourage visitors to register on your forum.

This add-on is especially useful to forums that have more chat activity than forum activity.

Chat by Siropu is required for this add-on to function. Practically any version should work.

This add-on has no call backs, and has no branding.

Currently, this add-on is used on https://bash.zone.

  1. Upload the "library" folder to your xenforo root folder on your server.
  2. Install the add-on with the included addon-chat_markenator.xml file via the XenForo admin interface.
  3. Visit the options and look for the "Chat Markenator" option, and click on it.
  4. Follow the option descriptions, such as setting a replacement character, and setting any keywords you'd like to use.
  5. Visit your usergroup permissions in XenForo's admin interface, you'll want to set the "View the Chat" and "Enable Chat Markenator" permissions to "Yes", for any usergroup that you want affected by this addon, e.g. Unregistered/Unconfirmed usergroups, etc.
Create a thread in the "XFStuff" Forum
NOTE: Visit this thread to find out how to fix a bug with editing messages:




What usergroups with the Chat Markenator permission enabled see:


What usergroups without the Chat Markenator permission enabeled see:



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