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  1. Paul, the feedback truly is appreciated. With anything, there are inherent risks. You can buy anything and it can go unsupported, warranty denied, or any number of things you hadn't hoped for. The Marketplace is an inherent risk to IPS as well. Anytime there's a fraudulent purchase, a developer disappears and/or there are chargebacks, IPS bears the burden of such - financially and otherwise. When you are dealing with inexpensive resources at a 10% commission, one $15 chargeback it can take dozens of transactions to recoup the loss from that one previous transaction. The Marketplace, from a fin
    13 points
  2. Version 1.0.0

    34 downloads

    This simple plugin puts an edit and report link at the bottom of posts and comments, while retaining the same links in the new ellipsis menu for those unafraid of change. This is intended to work with the default IPS 4.5 theme. If you have a custom theme installed, your millage may vary.
    Free
    12 points
  3. One of the most commonly asked questions we get is how to ensure your new community launch is successful. You may think that if you have the right features with the correct configuration, success is guaranteed, but it requires more than that. Way back in the early 2000s when the internet was in its infancy, there was an explosion of new communities. If you had some webspace, a little technical knowledge and a forum script you were almost guaranteed to attract people into your community. These days it takes a little more work to get your new community off the ground. There’s a lo
    11 points
  4. That would be the day we'd immediately begin transitioning to another platform.
    10 points
  5. Yes, it’s my assessment that this layout is well-thought-out. (The one I commented, which was from Pages) I work as professional web designer for more than 20 years and I customize these Pages templates all the time—inspecting every little detail, checking the flow of content in many situations and at every CSS breakpoint. Of course if you can’t have an open discussion and need to laugh at people just because they say something you don’t agree with, this discussion ends right here. If all you guys can do is judge a web layout in one desktop view, you know very little of web design and hav
    10 points
  6. I've been around a long time too, a lot of us have. There is no 'attack here' we're simply expressing our views. As Lindy has said in the past many times... Express our views and it's taken on board and sometimes changed. We have seen it, sometimes it doesn't change but if we do not speak out, nothing gets 'changed' and sometimes, that can be for the worse. It's nice to see that I am not the only one, not liking the idea to not be able to download the files manually, or have an active licence in order to download files or updates to them.
    10 points
  7. This is really excessive. It looks even worse if your forum background is set to white.
    9 points
  8. I totally agree. The default skin in 4.5 is absolutely terrible. Huge elements, padding, empty space, thin and faded text, low contrast, and more. It's no surprise why more and more people are choosing to use XenForo, Discord, etc., over IPB. I don't know who made the new skin, but it feels like a beginner freelancer from Dribble made it. But why did they need to move the follow button one line down? If the follow button was positioned on the same line as the title, as before, there would be no useless empty space. One more example: It takes up a lot of space, but none o
    9 points
  9. Version 1.0.0

    37 downloads

    This resource will create a new tab on user profile to display all images posted by the user, regardless they're in any albums.
    Free
    9 points
  10. Nothing - I make my sites because I am passionate about something I want to share with others. I try something, it if works it sticks, if not it goes, and I try something else. I don't want other people to fund my endeavours, so I make nothing but ultimately, I lose too. But that doesn't matter because it's what I do. I know other people monetize their sites and if they can make something from them, that's great. Everyone makes their own choices as to what to do, what to dip into and what they're prepared to do to see their vision become a reality. In this day, it's virtually impossi
    9 points
  11. Good to see you around, Tiger. That is very... passionate feedback on the URL reset fee. Although it's been addressed before, I'm happy to do so again. Firstly, prior to limiting the resets, it was very easy to "license hop" - that is, swap URLs around, obtain support, upgrades, etc., swap them around and repeat, etc. So, while not necessarily the original intended purpose, it does help keep the honest... honest in the same sort of way that a deadbolt keeps the undetermined at bay--obviously, the determined/committed can kick the door in. Secondly, in many cases, there actually are
    9 points
  12. Matt

    Spanner passed away

    I’m really saddened to hear this. I’d like to put something together to honour his memory. Sadly, I didn’t get to know him outside of our ticket and topic conversations. If you’d like to share a thought or memory in this topic, I’ll include them.
    9 points
  13. Davyc

    Marketplace

    Having the marketplace inside of the application in the ACP is a good idea, but - access to the marketplace is governed by having a current license renewal in place. This means that if a license has expired and the user does not wish to renew at this point in time (for whatever reasons), if their site has a catastrophic failure and they need to reinstall from scratch, the applications they have purchase which need to be reinstalled, what happens to them? Will they be available in the ACP or will they need to renew their license before they can access what they have paid for? I believe t
    8 points
  14. xtech

    Marketplace

    Totally agree. You buy an APP, you retain the right to use it, regardless of having an active IPS licence.
    8 points
  15. InfinityRazz

    Top notch support!

    Just gotta throw it out there for any new potential customers, and to let staff know they're appreciated : Support : The few times I have ever needed support from Invision themselves, have always been answered in a timely manner, and "to the point focus", and I love it. Staff has always made a point of answering all my questions in a message, and I find that lacks in alot of other places. A+ support 🥰 Service : Out of 7 months of usage, I think we have experienced 1 "downtime" period, and for only a few hours. I currently use the Cloud package, and I gotta say it works pretty well o
    8 points
  16. Rikki

    So much empty space...

    In 4.5 we've tried to keep headers consistent, so that buttons are where you expect them to be, there's space for additional buttons as each page/app might require, and so that each page/app can extend the data shown in the header without the whole thing breaking down. In 4.4, this was a problem - sure, on perfect example pages, the follow button worked well in the top right. But using a different app where more buttons need to be shown, or even just having a long topic title, suddenly it wasn't so pretty and usable. The new header is designed to be flexible and extensible according to require
    8 points
  17. I don't understand why there is a $15 domain name change fee and why you can only change it once every 6 months free. It doesn't cost IPB anything for me to change my domain name. To me this is the equivalent of an ATM fee when you withdraw money, except in this case from your own bank. For those worrying about fraud or anything else, as long as only one domain is tied to that license it shouldn't change anything. So yeah, this is one thing I don't understand, see it as nothing more than a money grab from IPB, and serves no real benefit to the consumer and serves no benefit to IPB other
    8 points
  18. Hi, I wanted to clarify the process for any critical updates you may need to make that may potentially need a higher priority when it comes to a review. A critical issue would be something that causes a large impacting issue to your resource, such as a fatal error that prevents it from working. Submit the new version of your resource with only the fix for the issue, no other bug fixes or enhancements. Specify in the change log what the fix is for (so it's obvious to us what you are fixing). Submit a support ticket asking for an expedited review. Asking for an exped
    8 points
  19. Hi and welcome to our new series of updates for our contributors. We'll highlight the most common mistakes, ways to resolve them and also generic improvement suggestions once a month here:) As first, I want to apologies that some files took really long to get approved, but we really expected that new submissions and upgrades would have a better quality, but unfortunately >60% of the submissions ( 90% in the first week) were still not following the new marketplace guidelines, which resulted in a devils circle. Let's recap the last months issues resulting in rejec
    8 points
  20. Rikki

    Can't login to app

    Apologies for the problems. I was finally able to diagnose the cause of the login issues, but unfortunately they cannot be fixed until 4.5.2 (and new app builds). That should be available in the next few days. That will solve both the failed logins and the 'invalid redirection uri' error.
    8 points
  21. Version 1.1.0

    6 downloads

    This app allows you to run a printful store inside your IPS Community. IPS Commerce and MySQL >=5.7( or MariaDB 10.2.23 ) is required for this app to work.
    $45.00
    7 points
  22. With 4.5 we got those nice and shiny badges: However there is not much we can do with these. No way to edit the icon (I know it can be done manually, I am talking about AdminCP options...), to way to change the inverval for how long a "recently joined" member is getting a badge, no option to display badges based on usergroups (not just if someone has moderator permissions) etc. Also the "hand icon" for recently joined members has received quite some negative feedback. It is misinterpreted for restrictions being in place instead of a waving hand (what I suppose it should be taken
    7 points
  23. I think it's great that the apps are available through the ACP, I don't agree with the requirement to have an active license. For me, there have not been any updates in a very long time. I was looking forward to upgrading to 4.5, now that is soured by the requirement to have an active license moving forward. I have looked at other options. Does IPS care? It would seem not as they indicate I am the in the minority in not maintaining my license, even though there have not been updates in a very long time. It is true I do not understand the business reason for you doing this, but as one
    7 points
  24. Lindy

    Spanner passed away

    I'm very saddened to hear of this news. Dawid was one of our most prolific and talented third party authors, but beyond that, he was a husband and father to young children - that hits close to home for any of us dads. His shoes will be left unfilled both personally and professionally. My deepest sympathies to his family, friends and loved ones. May he rest in peace. @Qubabos - I'm sorry for both of your losses. 😞
    7 points
  25. If there's one thing I can't stand is someone using blackmail as a lever to assert one’s rights. I needed this service a couple of times and all I had to do was open a ticket. It seems quite clear to me that this "fee" was put as a deterrent for those who abuse of the service not for "normal" requests.
    7 points
  26. Takohashi

    So much empty space...

    It's Full HD. The main content is marked in green. More than half of the screen at the top is occupied by secondary useless information. And if we use a logo with a large header, then the main content will generally be at the very bottom of the page.
    6 points
  27. Takohashi

    So much empty space...

    Just compare this:
    6 points
  28. Quotes

    So much empty space...

    So standard installs of a forum only are not considered core business? Sorry but this isn't open source software, we have paid subscriptions, and having already been told by Invision they don't want to discuss it, and seeing people being asked to dial down "criticism" here only makes customers feel unloved. Maybe developers don't want to put as much weight behind design issues as they do functionality but seeing so much white space looks very amateur. Not forgetting a topic list relegated down near the fold is going to impact engagement. And if we are talking components (to cover mul
    6 points
  29. This post is... not the vibe. There's a way to offer suggestions and offer constructive criticism versus call something "absolutely terrible" that people spent a lot of time and energy on.
    6 points
  30. I understand the design is made up of rows, and some of the stuff like "follow this content" is probably a global row that gets added across all types of content. And then you have to have a "responsive" design thanks to Google's mandates, which makes it more complicated. So I understand it can never be "perfect". Still, I think for the most commonly viewed parts of the forum, having three inches of white space below the forum title, something needs to be done about that. The only reason I am pointing this out is because we are moving away from our heavily customized skin in order to
    6 points
  31. Lindy

    Marketplace

    Yes, we had so many issues, so much support overhead and so much customer dissatisfaction with inconsistency and sloppiness prior to 4.5. We only provided cursory reviews for initial submissions and as is often the case, a new product (or resource) tends to start with a base and then future releases build upon that with enhancements. Without screening updates, we were missing some pretty significant issues that broke communities. Couple that with the disorganization of customers manually managing updates for resources, leaving their community in an unstable site with a hodge-podge of outdated
    6 points
  32. You are correct, I did not include elastic search. I'm not trying to argue with anyone, just expressing my frustration. Every now and then there is a thread with many responses and a title like "Formus are dead" or "Facebook is taking over". I run three sites. I make almost no money and spend a lot of time keeping the sites active. This is one more financial hit. It's no wonder "Forums are dying", it's really hard for them to survive.
    6 points
  33. This is very disappointing. I suspect it will affect developers too. That was one of the best parts of IPS for me, the active developer community. It's not likely I will switch as I am pretty invested in IPS, but as others have pointed out, forums are dying a slow death, this is not helping.
    6 points
  34. For increased privacy, please offer youtube-nocookie.com and adding &rel=0 to auto-embeds for YouTube videos. Safari 14 now makes it trivially easy to see what trackers are trying to follow you on what web sites. Cheers.
    5 points
  35. Today @Michael.J's Auto Welcome plugin was updated with 4.5 support. As a part of the upgrade process in 4.5, an incrementing process runs to presumably move data out of a Not Good Place(tm) in the database into a place deemed acceptable by IPS Marketplace guidelines. As we have many, many members, this process was slowly incrementing, 50 at a time, toward the very large number of members that we have. This must have met the IPS standards and must have been blessed by IPS' review process. Unfortunately, my internet connection blipped out during the upgrade, causing the process to fail, an
    5 points
  36. I do have a small observation or small critique on this; please don't take this the wrong way but it seems like this could be a big issue moving forward and I hope my voice will be heard here. I mean NO disrespect. --- ACP -> Community -> Forums -> Settings -> disable "Moderation events between posts" --- I feel this option should not be an 'On' or 'Off' option, but rather a "permission set" type of item or perhaps both one to turn it on and another to allow who can see these; allowing me to chose which groups can see it. I feel this particular item is a staff o
    5 points
  37. RocketStang

    Top notch support!

    I agree! I self host 2 forums and the IPS team has pulled me outta jams quite a few times! Support ticket help is fast and accurate...and even here on the forums, I find the IPS Team very informative and helpful!! That goes for our peer to peer forum members too...help with forum functions, CSS and coding help is never far away with the talented group of forum members in this community! Everyone...keep up the GREAT work!
    5 points
  38. xtech

    So much empty space...

    I see too much criticism here for the theme and the white space. UX is always a matter of discussion, and everyone has its personal tastes. Now try to put personal tastes aside, because everyone has his own ones. Do you have any UX test metrics other than "i don't like it" to present to support your views? My opinion is, this new theme is great improvement over the previous one. Is it perfect? No, specially mobile-wise topic page navigation (you have to completely scroll down or up to move to next page, which is not user friendly, for example - surely this can be measured) but regar
    5 points
  39. Rikki just answered you and dealt with it extremely well by answering your question and did listen and explained why. One reason I've been with IPB for this many years is because of their open design instead of bunching everything too close. this isn't the 1990's. Just because you don't like something doesn't mean it needs fixed. Obviously by Rikkis answer it's WAI. Yes we do, and I think it's just fine and so do many many others. Have a nice day
    5 points
  40. Quotes

    So much empty space...

    I don't have a problem with calling this aspect of the design "terrible" because it is. The previous version had the follow button on the same level as the Forum title. Somebody made the "terrible" decision to move this button into acres of precious vertical space, all on its own. What was wrong with leaving it where it was? Why is this necessary? If it had to be moved below the title as an essential button then why not place it beside the start topic button? Or if a follow button is of such paramount importance to be a leading feature for the landing page, why not go full width
    5 points
  41. We are in the process of updating all the themes to IPS 4.5. Thank you for your patience.
    5 points
  42. The problem is that every update breaks our customizations. I am tired of this never-ending cycle of chasing a moving target. The default skin is finally good enough I feel okay just replacing the header and footer with our own. So in spite of my criticism, things actually are moving in the right direction. I don't think it is possible to ever get the skin perfect: Google is forcing everyone to use "responsive design" which massively complicates everything. If we had a free-market economic system the government would shut down monopolistic practices like this, but I digress. I
    5 points
  43. LoPoSt

    So much empty space...

    @Takohashi I completely agree with you that there is indeed a lot of free space. The articles also contain a lot
    5 points
  44. Paul E.

    Marketplace

    It would be nice to show something along the lines of "a new version has been submitted for review" and "Developer action required" or "IPS review pending" as statuses to help end users have visibility into this process.
    5 points
  45. Rikki

    MS IE warning

    Even Microsoft will not support IE11 (or legacy Edge) in any way from next year, including in its own products like Teams. Other major sites like Twitter are starting to drop any support too. It won't be long until you'll struggle to use the web on IE11. Technically we have not supported it for a long time, but because we held back on modern CSS features, it still mostly worked. For 4.5, we decided now was the time to press ahead with improvements and drop support ourselves. By dropping support, we've been able to use newer CSS features that benefit designers (and therefore site owners),
    5 points
  46. Thanks, that what I was trying to find... I was going to make a separate topic, but since we're all talking about it here. This isn't a good move if it's true? I thought it was a glitch on my side and I left it as was renewing anyway. Not to be 'that person' but if you force us to have an active licence in order to keep 3rd party apps/plugins up to date OR purchase then, I won't be using the marketplace and will source the files outside like I do already with a couple that I own. This has its own inherent problems, but I only buy from long standing developers.
    5 points
  47. Everade

    (.webp) images support

    How is webp still not a thing in IPBoard? Google basically forces you into webp with optimisation recommendations.
    5 points
  48. Merezhko

    Classifieds System

    Can i suggest to add (in the future) Packages which will include not «days» but the "amount of ads"? It’s ok when user want to sell a few items from his stash - it’s free for them. But we see that shops owners start to place their product – it can be tens of adverts. So - they gain their profit, and site owner - don’t. So it will be great if we can set Packages in this way (or smh like this): 1-5 adverts per month - free 6-20 adverts per month - 10$ ... Unlimited – 50$
    5 points
  49. I noticed today that accessing prior stable versions of the IPS platform is not possible from the Client Area. We store previous revisions in our source code repository, however I imagine some folks, especially at this time of transition, may be wanting to install 4.4.10 and not 4.5.1 Beta 1, which is listed as the current stable release. We obviously have different definitions of stable, yet from past experience with vBulletin, as an example, one could download the latest version of the files from each major revision along with any beta branches. Throwing out this suggestion for others,
    5 points
  50. xtech

    Show us your IPB 4 sites!

    I have a forum since 2002, running IPB since the beginning, 18 straight years running. https://forumusica.com, it's a community of portuguese musicians. It became, and still is, the largest musician community online in the country. It has been quite a journey, with many bumps on the road, including members leaving in disagreement with the rules and creating competing foruns (most of them already died after some time) and flame wars between musicians and bands. There was a funny story when in 2007 someone created a precisely equal forum! In 2013 the forum was 1 month down due to "admi
    5 points
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