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  1. 5 points
    I agree. We added it in 4.x because users were used to the position of it in 3.x, but these days I think it's probably unnecessary.
  2. 4 points
    Ha, so true! There's a theory of 90-9-1 participation inequality in online communities that goes something like this: 90% of all users won't do anything (lurkers) 9% of all users contribute a little 1% of all users contribute most That's the nature of human participation in online communities and ... That's okay. It's okay if most users don't participate or contribute. It doesn't mean they don't feel valued or a part of the community. There's research that shows Lurkers still feel a bond to the community and enjoy reading, even if they never write anything themselves. In terms of asking users for help, there are some interesting insight that might be helpful. 1. Users actually feel a greater connection to the community the more they participate. There was an article awhile by Matt on gamification and building a "loyalty program," and in a way, you should think of your users' interaction with your community as a loyalty program. How are you cultivating stronger loyalty and progressing them on a value curve? 2. Leadership sets the way. I've discovered that people tend to be followers. There are very few true Alphas. We all follow rules for everything ... On the road, social etiquette, workplace professionalism, our life is ruled by rules! So it's hard to ask users to create something truly brand new. What I do, especially on large projects, is do the first couple of items myself. It not only shows them what to do, but it breaks the mental barrier of how to do it. It's small but an important psychological opening. 3. Don't over-ask. I view my user's time and attention and clicks as a gift, not a privilege. There are plenty of things in their lives that probably deserve more attention than my little community, so any attention they give to me is precious. I'm always respectful of their time before I ask them to take on a large project. 4. Nobody cares as much as you, but you can set the tone. I laughed at your picture because it's so true. In behavioral economics, there's the dilemma of the principal-agency problem. Hiring a person to do the job is never as good as doing the job yourself, since they will never care as much as you. To combat this, I spend a lot of my time talking about how to go about something, the best way of doing it, and the standards that we should have. It helps establish a common framework of high standards. I run a private club for my community's superusers. And all we do is talk about best practices to activate the community ... We talk about how club leaders can more effectively run their clubs, how they can post differently for more engagement, etc. It sets the tone for my community so that if they DO see a problem, they don't just ignore it, they have a way of getting it resolved -- and I thank them for taking the time to report or fix issues to reinforce the positive behavior. You're asking users to overcome their innate laziness and achieve a higher potential. You've noticed the problem. How are you going to spend 2019 to overcoming it?
  3. 4 points

    Version 1.0.1

    37 downloads

    MyTylkoGramy.com V2 (4.3 IPS)

    Free

  4. 3 points
    Morrigan

    Stratagem

    I wasn't exactly LOOKING for this app but I will say having a trello type thing on my site is such a god-send you have no idea. Instead of having to manage a trello and a site it's all in one and I don't have to make my volunteer staff go to a million places to to deal with my level of crazy. One of my favorite things is that @CodingJungle has been really accepting of feedback and ideas as well as getting bugs fixed in a timely manner. From stats to assignments this is quickly becoming one of my fave 3rd party apps out of the box. My staff love it and I'm able to better organize tasks so that they are easily found instead of a massive (seemingly unending) list in a topic. It gives my staff a sense of accomplishment to see that their card(s) are completed. Heck, I've even moved my bug tracker to this so that it's easier to manage based on my staff groups. If you like to be organized and would prefer people don't leave your site or have people that simply don't like to leave your site this is a great way to coordinate projects, get some of your to-do lists out of a thread and actually get some people completing them. I have to say, since I implemented this I've already seen an increase in completed tasks by my staff just because they can see their progress. Thanks for this!!
  5. 2 points
    Matt

    4.4: 6 New Micro Features

    I really enjoy writing about the new features the development team have been slaving over for weeks (and sometimes months.) It's a real joy to be able to share the finished product after we've seen it through inception, discussion, planning, assigning to a developer, coding, peer reviewing and final group testing. Although sometimes, the features can be explained in a few screenshots, which makes for a pretty thin blog entry. With that in mind, I've grouped together 6 of the best new micro-features for Invision Community 4.4. Browser notifications We introduced browser notifications in a previous version of Invision Community. Once you've opted in to receive them, you'll get a fancy browser notification when new content is posted while you're off browsing other sites. However, the browser prompt to ask for permission to push notifications isn't subtle, and it attacks you the second you log in for the first time. In Invision Community 4.4, we've made it, so you're only asked to opt-in once you open the notification drop down. No more being attacked by a permission dialog Widget display settings One of the most popular features we've added to the front end in recent times is the drag and drop widgets. We see these used on almost every site we visit. A popular request, though, was to be able to hide them from specific devices. By default, the sidebars appear under the main content when viewed on a smaller device such as a phone. There may be times where you wish to show a block for those on tablets and desktops, but remove it for phones, so it doesn't take up precious retail space. Happily, you can now do this on each block with 4.4. Desktop only? Club Navigation Clubs are relatively new to Invision Community but they incredibly popular as they allow you to run micro-communities within your main community. You're not limited to just forums either; you can add gallery albums and more to each club. We've added the ability to re-arrange the club tabs allowing you to prioritise what you members see first. Rearranging club tabs Announcement URLS Announcements have been a core feature for a long time now. We use them whenever we have a holiday so we can notify our customers about reduced support on those days. We've made it so you can now link to an item, rather than have to provide new copy for each announcement. We may have overdone it a bit Time Frame selector We noticed that in numerous areas around the Admin CP we had time input boxes. These would sometimes be used for seconds, minutes, hours and even days. We've seen customers forced to enter things like 86400 seconds when they want the time frame to last a day. The lack of consistency wasn't great either. In Invision Community 4.4, we've added a new Time Frame selector which is used as standard on all areas we ask for a time frame to be entered. No more taking your socks off to work out how many seconds in a month. Time is no longer relative Group Name Styling For about as long as I can remember (and as I get older, this is not an impressive amount of time), we've allowed group names to be stylized when shown in the online user list. A very popular request is to extend that same group highlighting throughout the suite. Finally, Invision Community 4.4 brings this to the suite. If the group name is visible, that gets the styling, otherwise the name does These features may be micro in nature, but we hope they make a significant improvement to your community. Which are you most looking forward to? Drop a comment below and let us know.
  6. 2 points
    Heosforo

    Mind

    Version 2.1.0.6

    1,849 downloads

    Mind theme has been updated to the latest version 4.3. Basic instructions are included in the package. READ MORE Hope you like. Demo (Go to footer and select Mind) Demo account: User: Test Password: test Need help? Go to Support topic

    Free

  7. 1 point
    Yeah, I plan on doing some reorganization of my forums when I move to 4.x, and not being able to mass move topics between forums is going to be a big headache. Or anytime when I create a new forum and want to populate the new forum with the result of a search (something I've done many times in the past).
  8. 1 point
    batarjal

    Patreon Integration

    Currently only one active goal will be shown. I'll add a setting to pick the goal for each widget in a future version. Sorry, about the template. Just paste this one into the goal-template, this should work: {{if $showWidgetTitle}}<h3 class="ipsWidget_title ipsType_reset">{lang="patreon_current_goal"}</h3>{{endif}} <div class="patreonGoal"> {{if isset($goal['title']) != '' && $goal['title'] != ''}} <span class="ipsType_large">{lang="patreon_goal_title" sprintf="$goal['title']"}</span><br> {{endif}} <div> <strong class="ipsType_large">{$goal['completed_percentage']}% complete</strong> </div> <div class="ipsProgressBar ipsProgressBar_animated"> <div class='ipsProgressBar_progress' style="width: {$goal['completed_percentage']}%"></div> </div> {$goal['description']|raw} {{if $campaign->getMember('title') == null && $showPledgeButton}} <div class="ipsType_reset ipsType_center"><a class="ipsButton ipsButton_small ipsButton_important" href="{$campaign->joinUrl()}">{lang="patreon_join"}</a></div> {{endif}} </div>
  9. 1 point
    SJ77

    Together are we powerful?

    Same reason why shopping malls worked for years and also why amazon is kicking but today
  10. 1 point
    liquidfractal

    Blog categories...again

    I say "again" because I know this has been mentioned before. Can we possibly get Category functionality for blogs?
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