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  1. 3 points
    Is there any possibility of you folks at IPS looking into ways for us to hook into some things we can't today, namely the various IPSMember methods or other static methods like those? I'm sure there are technical hurdles to allowing this, but with them being untouchable right now it restricts us mod makers from doing some things we might want to. For example, there are two fairly popular hooks of mine for IP.Board 3.1 that I cannot upgrade to make work in 3.2 now due to the combining of avatars and profile photos: my Default Avatar and Identicon Avatars hooks. Those used to work on the principle that I could hook into the userInfoPane template and do my work of showing a new avatar, since that was the only place by default that avatars were ever shown. Now, though, avatars/photos are shown in tons of places, and there's no realistic way to hook into each one individually. So ideally what I'd like to do is hook into IPSMember::buildNoPhoto(), and use that function to show something else if I wanted to. But there's no way to get to that function right now. Maybe some of the code could be moved off into library files that we could hook into? That way, IPSMember::buildNoPhoto (or others like this, that may need to be hookable) can still be called like normal, but they return the value from a library file, which can be overloaded. I don't know if this is even feasible, but I'd like to hear if this may be something that can be looked in to. It seems that these static methods are showing up more and more in the product, so It'd be great if they weren't so black-boxed to us third party developers.
  2. 3 points
    broni

    Wasteful click?

    In topic view there is "Show moderation tool" link: I really see no reason why that section is not simply expanded by default: What does it really do? Saving a space of one tiny line?
  3. 3 points
    Tom Christian

    My first ever Mac

    Nothing wrong with MAC. Just don't turn into my flatmate who's an annoying fanboy always saying 'how superior' MAC is in peoples faces! I've been using them at uni for a while now and whilst they're fun to use every now and again, my personal preference will always be a custom built machine + Windows.
  4. 2 points
    Matt

    Email notifications from this site

    The email issue should now be fixed. The weird fast reply issue has been fixed and committed to SVN. We'll upgrade these forums early next week.
  5. 1 point
    Michael

    Tutorials

    I have just updated this to Beta 2. New in this version is the addition of the My Media option for Tutorials. In addition, the following bugs were fixed: Tutorials causing IP.Content to error Alignment Issues Tutorial author pop up in wrong place Formatting all wrong CONTRIBUTOR Link Formatting Alignment Issues 2 Hook don't support current theme Checker perms Tutorialize Button Missing? [url= Language strings Cosmetic tutorial description issue Database errors Report / commenting error. Settings redirect Some small incorrect references Title BBCode Read status not working correctly I have also removed the warning text about using this on a live site, I do feel it is stable enough to be run on a production site, but it is still a beta as I'd like to get more eyes on the product before I release 1.3.0 as official. As always, feel free to use the Tracker on my site to report bugs or suggest new features, and the support topic here or my site for general support related questions.
  6. 1 point
    Collin S.

    Email notifications from this site

    Management is aware. Thanks for the headsup, guys.
  7. 1 point
    .Brian

    My first ever Mac

    I find support for Apple great, all in one support for the OS and hardware. If you run into an issue you can just take it to the store. You don't have to deal with outsourced customer service and running around in circles.
  8. 1 point
    Niteblade

    Thread rating in listing

    In my post in the pre-sales forum, I talked about the need for ratings as one of the factors that will measure the quality of a particular member's over all contribution to their community. Forum post counts alone do not indicate the quality of a member's interaction with their community (because a post consisting of one or two words doesn't always add to the discussion at hand). The time that has passed since the member's registration is not a good indicator alone either because some will sign up and will post a couple of times and then will disappear forever. Even a rating system isn't the best indicator of quality because members can give each other "all good" or "all bad" feedback based upon other factors not relating to the quality of their content, such as personal vengeance and the desire to manipulate the system. I suppose what I'm talking about here is an algorithmic approach to determining the quality of a post, thread, or reply. The most weight of the equation, in my opinion, ought to be given to the "rating" that one member gives to the post, thread, or reply itself -- however, those doing the reviewing should themselves be determined to be quality reviewers first. Those who have been seen to give all good, all bad, or all random feedback aren't likely to pass judgement in a constructive manner. The next question is: "how do we determine that? how are we going to know which people give quality reviews versus those who give all good, all bad, or all random reviews?" The answer to this question resides in the arena of social statistics, I believe. We could compare the individual review score of a particular member to the review scores from the rest of the forum user base. Assuming that a community is active (where feedback is both given and received), then it becomes easier to identify when an individual's reviews sharply differ from that of the community at large. The second part of the algorithm deal with the content length of the post, thread, or reply. Since Google has always placed emphasis on unique content and has designed its killer Panda to drop "thin-content" sites from its search engine results, it makes sense to place an emphasis on the length of a post. The assumption here is that the longer a post is, and the more words that are used therein, the more unique (to Google) it will be. Granted, there are scenarios where this will not always be the case -- a duplicated post, no matter how long, will always be duplicate content. Well, in any case, I'm thinking about the possibilities for coming up with some kinda of means of determining the quality of a thread, post, or reply. Most users who disapprove of a rating system are doing so based upon how unreliable or how invalid such a simplistic rating system is: it doesn't accurately describe the reality of the content contained therein. I'm sure that if methods were developed to increase the validity and the reliability of the rating system, more members would use it more often.
  9. 1 point
    you done broke it....now fix it HAHA :) :)
  10. 1 point
    Matt Campbell

    My first ever Mac

    What's with all the "I'm sorries"? You made a fine choice sir.
  11. 1 point
    Nyan

    My first ever Mac

    My condolences.
  12. 1 point
    I've never tried it under IE8 or even 9 .... I don't have em. I will try to investigate when I have access to a machine with IE on it. sorry for that. Today I'm gonna be releasing a flash based image rotator (using the piecemaker 2) it has over 50 settings and can slides videos as well :)
  13. 1 point
    ᴡᴅツ

    30$ skins in marketplace

    Moaning is an indication of pleasure.....so your skins most definitely rock their world. :laugh:
  14. 1 point
    Topic ratings are poor since people will either give highest or lowest and it never reflects what's really in the thread.
  15. 1 point
    Planetby

    Tutorials

    :o Gobsmacked by the attitude in this post would be putting it politely you sir/madam need to take some more valium or whatever you were prescribed ! Michael works his butt off and bends over backwards to help people with even the stupidist of questions, on more than one occassion I myself have wondered where he gets his patience. Rather than make a spectacle of yourself with such a public outburst and attack on what is a very good natured man perhaps a PM would have been more appropriate voicing your unhappiness and coming to a mutual resolution ? A measly 50 bucks does not give anyone the right to verbally attack another person in that way and I for one read that post with utter disgust ! Rant over have a nice day :D
  16. 1 point
    Loren

    Tutorials

    Wow! Chill out. What part of "Beta Release - Please DO NOT run this version on a live site." did you not understand?
  17. 1 point
    connorhawke

    Thread rating in listing

    Your last sentence in the quote above sums it up. There is not much point in having thread ratings to rate the topic itself, since in that case most users would probably vote either the maximum or the minimum, so the "Like" or "Reputation" feature is better suited for that. BUT if the topic details a specific thing that would make more sense to rate, the ratings could be used to gauge users' opinions of said thing, such as a product (e.g. in the context of IPS, an IPB skin), etc. I think it would make sense to implement settings on a dual-level system: on a per-forum and per-thread basis. First, set which forums allow for thread starters to decide whether to apply ratings to their thread. Then, in said forums, when creating a thread, the thread starter can decide whether or not to enable ratings for the thread. For a thread where it would make sense to enable ratings, enable them (e.g. a product). Otherwise, disable them (e.g. a discussion in general chat).
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