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  1. Rheddy

    IPB Nulled Forums

    When I first started using IPB, I started off with the free version of IPB 1.3, when it was distributed through the Fantastico cPanel script provided by my webhost, at that time. When IPB 2 came out, I upgraded to a nulled version of the script and stayed with that for about three months before I opted to purchase a license to IPB. That was back in 2005. Rikki was kind of enough to assist me in getting a license and I have always used 'licensed' IPS products. At one time, I used IP.Gallery, IP.Downloads and IP.Nexus on a test server to try out the products, deleted it after testing them out and have slowly started purchasing licenses to IPS' other addon products. Over the past few yearsyears, I have upgraded to IP.Content and IP.Gallery; IP.Blog is next on my list. Where I'll go from there, I don't know, but that this is all a slow process for myself. The one thing I like about IPS is that, unlike vBulletin, you don't need to repurchase the license for the full cost every year. While there is a learning curve with each mnajor release (v1 to 2, 2 to 3, and so on), I'm still satisfied with the IPS product line, despite the fact that IPS keeps removing key features of the software that many of us use a whole lot. The only way to get around piracy is to leave it in the hands of the lawyers and continue to make a quality product, that's why we keep renewing our licenses. Piracy will continue to exist as long as produce premium content, there's no way to stop it. The most you can do is convince those who are using nulled copies of your product to get a license to your software. many of us have gone legal after using nulled copies and we're the better for it. The people who pay for a license are those who want or need assistance from your support staff, those who use nulled software, much as you hate to admit it, probably never will get a license, especially if they distribute your software through a warez site. I sincerely doubt that piracy will ever end but all you can do is convince people that buy purchasing a license or buying your marketplace downloads, that they stand to gain more from technical support than in the use of the product. Convince nulled users that you offer something more than just the use of the software, highlight the "customer support' aspect of your product, and you'll get more users asking to purchase a license or purchase the marketplace item.
    2 points
  2. bfarber

    IPB Nulled Forums

    The only way to enforce what you are describing at the code level is to encrypt the code, which we are not interested in doing at this time. Otherwise any code-level protections (such as disabling access after a week if no license key is provided) are simply bypassed by the people who upload "nulled" copies. Beyond that, we are not going to cause this sort of grief for our legitimate customers in the hopes we might stop one or two people using our software illegally. Our clients should always come first. As for taking down sites using nulled copies of our software, as has been explained above this is not very easy in practice. We have a fairly high success rate, but it isn't as simple as just shooting an email and the site saying "oh this isn't allowed, guess I better take my site down".
    2 points
  3. Dmacleo

    Media System

    this is how mine is setup steps 8 of the included instructions in the zip file is where a lot is explained IIRC And I deleted the stock media one and just built new one. but thats up to you.
    1 point
  4. DawPi

    (DP34) Similar Topics

    We'll see. :)
    1 point
  5. What's New in Version 1.1.0 (See full changelog) Added option to exclude topics by ID Added demo link
    1 point
  6. could you link me your site so i can see the live theme or give me temporary access to it if it is not visible?
    1 point
  7. What's New in Version 1.1.1 (See full changelog) Bugfix: Total replies count Bugfix: Topic author (added demo link)
    1 point
  8. Vypr1

    Invision Steam

    Finishing finals for college then I'll finish the skin guys :thumbsup:
    1 point
  9. With IPB 4.0 coming soon, there has been many talks and discussing on many subjects that were sort of address and/or stated there were fixed but many items lacking in details. I would like to have an open clear and answer questions that would not give any information about IPB 4.0 but options that would be coming with 4.0 and how that would be update to fit the software coming out. A) Documentation - This is been an up and down issue with IPB from when I purchase my first board shortly after IPB 3.0.0 came out. When IPB 4.0 comes out would all the documentation be fully updated to more standard help information for more common users? Would there be images, examples, and clear explain of what x, y, z does and not just add jargon to make it harder for common user to understand? B) Forums Help - Durning early days of IPB there was help from support staff and such on the forums, than they merge that with peer to peer up and taken away help from IPB staff to address common or simple issues. Would there be more interactive on the forums to help users figure out issues that sometimes really require a simple answer and not have to open a ticket for every small thing they need help with? Have a staff come on once or so a week and answer questions to address the lack of help between the community wants and needs and not just have everything be in tickets and boarded help. There many tickets that have good knowlege address with them and just setting in a database gather dust. Why not put that in a sort of help database so people can access to help them find answer to questions and not having to ask the same things over and over again. To expand this why not do a podcast audio and video of issues that can be address in this way showing how to do something or even address issues that can be email, over time making a library for help files. Thus adding to both the forums and documenation areas.
    1 point
  10. I completely understand how you feel. I have the benefit of knowing exactly where we are with IPS 4 and I can also watch it take shape. All I can do is reassure you that we're all very heavily involved with IPS 4. I just took a look and there were 18 commits to the IPS 4 SVN repository yesterday alone! We're managing IPS 4 differently to how we've done in the past. Typically we'd put up a very rough alpha as soon as possible and keep updating it. However, this time, we're making sure that what we reveal is closer to a beta. This means that the time between reveal and download is much closer. I accept that this looks like we're not doing much or worse, hardly anything is done but that isn't the case. Once we're happy with the front end theme, we'll have a deluge of blogs to show you. We've always maintained that you should not wait for IPS 4 if you have a project that you're looking to launch imminently but should instead use IP.Board 3 as it is very stable and available right now. The upgrade to 4 will be straight forward enough and there is no compunction to upgrade to it immediately if you are happy with your current version. Our focus is on creating great software. IPS 4 is great software and we're very excited too!
    1 point
  11. They call it package, but c'mon. CMS? There's none! And the other stuff they call "blog" or social forums? It's not really usable... We all know exactly, WHY we left vB;) But yea, I support & agree with I'm not very active here yet, because i'm not a huge IPB3 fan but i'm really thrilled of all the IPB4 blogposts and inovations and stopped/delayed several projects because i thought that it's better to wait for IPB4, before i start the project with xf and move it then to IPB4. All this waiting makes me really worried and scared(because all the staff post just include "we have many more blog posts" which means => we'll not see it live THAT soon") Since yesterday I'm really not sure, IF the waiting for the first IPB4 live demo was the right decigion.
    1 point
  12. When you compare vBulletin price , don't forget that it is a complete package. You don't need to buy/renew CMS , Blog etc as additional options.
    1 point
  13. Hello Matt , Your intensions may not be bad however when you are a customer and you are sitting on the other side of the table things don't look good. 1. Agree with all others copyright removal is way too expensive. No other script has similar costs just for copyright removal. Allowing customers to define their branding Should not be this expensive. 2. What ever intensions you have with Spam service is out of my concern but IPB is already the most expensive script out there. It costs nearly twice compared to vBulletin and Xenforo. 3. You were suppose to be working on IPB 4 , thats what all customers expect however instead you are putting out a service where no one needs and IPB 4 is delayed , many of IPB 4 information is still unknown et.. Blaming customers is the easiest way , i hope you'll not try to follow the vBulletin route but you need to start listening to how things are seen from other side of the table. IPB is becoming an expensive script , i personally have no issue with that but many of your customers may. Thats why you guys need to re evaluate your priorities.
    1 point
  14. Actually, IP.Nexus was somewhat "half" baked at times when it had, critical (IMO), show stopping bugs (bugs that interferred with the checkout and shopping process).
    1 point
  15. Enterprise (n): 1. An undertaking, especially one of some scope, complication, and risk. 2. A business organization. 3. Industrious, systematic activity, especially when directed toward profit: Private enterprise is basic to capitalism. 4. Willingness to undertake new ventures; initiative: The enterprise service amounts to <$17 a month. Is your argument: (A) This is not an enterprise service? (B) This is an enterprise service, but is too expensive for an enterprise customer [C] ...something else? I find that disappointing (more so the copyright removal than the discounts, although the discounts option was a smart move -removing it might not be). I believe copyright removal used to be $180, then $275. Now if it is truly hiked up to $500, that's rather....high. $275 was reasonable for the average consumer segment. Might as well charge $999999999 for copyright removal for the ultimate financial deterrance! >_<
    1 point
  16. Lindy... Thank you for taking the time to step into this thread. The issue at hand here is not trying to make money, it is the way the message came off that really got me going. I did not read it an really geared towards the enterprise customer, even though the title have enterprise in it, It came off as "look at the great additions we made to helping you with spam." and then ended up saying, it will cost you $200 a year. Sure you have server costs. I have looked at you hosting service plans even and I can say that I was even shocked by that cost. (I know that is being reconsidered on how you do that pricing. So that is great.) So to say you needed to charge that amount of money for additional spam "Settings" just seemed out of line to what you do. Seeing you had to stop into this thread and even the blog post to try to remake the point, clearly the message came out wrong. You have a lot of people that voiced their opinion on this. Maybe "Nickel and Dime" was the wrong wording, put the point is valid. The price cost for the "add on" product hardly seems to be inline and does seem to clearly send the wrong message and a massage that may have others starting to look away or reconsidering a new purchase. I continue to back you and Invision of Vb, but when someone I recommend comes to me and says "Dave, you have to pay $200 for spam protection?", it made me wonder what others were thinking. I knew nothing about it until I received that message and that s when I actually looked and had seen the announcement posted. (Not the blog post.) Looking forward to see what may come out of V4, as that surely is something that can rocket you up or, as we have see, have people looking elsewhere. Take care, keep safe, and hope you get out on the road. Personal Side Note...We went full time last July...currently in TX and are awaiting a new TIffin Allegro Bus 45LP that we ordered and will be on site for the build of it in February. No issue working on the road...Even kicking off a new startup at CES... http://Prelaunch.com .
    1 point
  17. Seems to me IPS has taken the vB approach, screw the non corporate users as much as you can.
    1 point
  18. Andy...Come on, $200 a year. Their is no way to really justify that amount. It is a piece of code that sets thresholds. It is not like it cost you all any more to use features that the 3rd party providers already have in place. You have totally missed the the point. One of the complaints I have seen over and over is that the spam protection service, that we pay for mind you as we have to renew to have it, really was poor. So these other services were added into the mix to make it better. Great! (We had it via a plugin anyway.) But now the choice as made to put in code as a slider to set limits and also a whitelist and call it a new add-on product.....for $200. WOW. Thanks, again for the reply. But all this tells me really is that if I need to run on more than one server...I really then need to spend another $200 a year. As mentioned, it is just adding up and not right to do when you have products that we pay for that still are not right. SIDE NOTE...I posted this here vs in the blog post as here others will see it. I for one did not even click to the blog post as I am sure other who read here have not either. Thanks
    1 point
  19. Michael.J

    (M34) Videos System

    The Videos application has been updated with 17 new bug fixes. Details on each bug fix can be found here.
    1 point
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