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  1. Did you know that the most magical community in the world runs on Invision Community? For close to 12 years, Invision client @Michael R has been spreading joy through the Santa Claus Network (ClausNet.com), the world’s largest community for Santa and his followers. He started building the site in November 2006 and went live in the beginning of 2007, using Invision Community as his platform of choice since the beginning. Michael also founded the James D. Rielly Foundation in honor of his grandfather – a non-profit organization that provides charitable and emotional support to military and first responder families. As a tribute to the holidays, Mike was gracious enough to be interviewed by Joel on behalf of Invision Community on how he uses Invision Community and engages with his unique community. J: This is such a wonderful community of passion. How did you get started? Back in October 2005, I attended the world-famous Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School. It was a Christmas present I received from my wife. At that time, I had already been portraying Santa for 34 years but was a bit skeptical of what I would get out of attending a “Santa School.” He’s already nailed the Santa look. At the school I got to meet Santas from all over the World! It was a wonderful experience and I am still friends with many of the folks, but what I enjoyed most of all was the camaraderie I felt with my fellow brothers and sisters in red. This was the catalyst in creating ClausNet – to recreate the same feeling of fellowship I felt at the school. J: Your membership must be very unique. ClausNet is the world's largest online community dedicated to the faithful portrayal of Santa Claus. Our membership also includes Mrs. Claus, Elves, Reindeer Handlers, and all others who devote their time to bringing the magic of Christmas to children and adults throughout the world! In comparison to other sites, 2,900 isn’t a lot of members. But based on some estimates it’s about two thirds of all the Santas and Mrs. Clauses on the planet! We are very selective who of we approve for membership. In addition to Invision’s validation process, I personally email each person who registers for an account. I do this to help eliminate trolls and other Grinchy people, but mostly to keep out the prying eyes of children to preserve the Secret of Santa and keep the magic alive for children of all ages! J: What Invision apps do you use, and how do you use them? We have all the Invision Community apps and rely upon them for many purposes. We don’t sell products on the site but we do use Commerce for donations. Members can purchase Supporter Level Memberships at varying prices. We use Pages and Blogs for posting short stories, opinion pieces, and even business advice. We use Downloads for sharing files such as example contracts and business card templates. The Calendar app is a great resource in notifying and scheduling regional get-togethers, workshops, schools, and training sessions. Articles and short stories written in Pages. J: What are some of the most innovative features of Invision Community that your members have embraced? I believe Invision Community is the most robust platform for building online communities. Our members really like the new Clubs feature. We use Clubs for regional and local groups as well as specific topics such as prop making and costuming. From the Long Leaf Pines to the Northern Pacific, ClausNet uses regional clubs all over the world to foster closer relationship. J: There must be seasonality with your niche. How do you keep your members engaged throughout the year and what are some special events that you host? Throughout the year we run several activities designed to keep up engagement. Member of the Month - Each month, I select a different member of our community to featured. We interview the candidate and post the interview on the site. ClausNet Gazette Monthly Newsletter - We send out a monthly newsletter of content from the website. Surprisingly, it’s the first time many of the members see the content. It is a great way to keep members coming back to the site. Christmas Card and Ornament Exchange – These are two of the most anticipated events we hold. Members sign up and are randomly paired with another, so they can exchange cards or ornaments. It’s very exciting to receive Christmas ornaments from another part of the world! We also run several other programs such as an Annual Raffle, Countdown to Christmas, Picture Contests, and Latest News. J: As a longtime Invision client whose passion is the holidays, what are your holiday wishes to other Invision clients and clients-to-be? As many of you know, Christmas is my favorite holiday – a holiday that lives in my heart year-round! May this holiday season be one of health and happiness for you and your loved ones. Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa, Festive Festivas, Fröhliche Weihnachten, Nollaig Shona, Boas Festas, Buon Natale, Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas! J: Thank you Mike for graciously spending your time with me and other Invision clients to learn how you engage with members using Invision Community. Hopefully this interview has helped inspire and motivate other clients with some extra cheer during the holiday season!
    4 points
  2. opentype

    Forum main page

    The ordering by activity. How should that work if you have 50 forums for example? How will you find the one you are looking for to post in when it is at a different position every day? That is very confusing. The background images are fine as customization for certain sites with very few forums. It is not really suitable as a general feature, since you also need a graphic designer to create the images that let the text stay legible and have the key visual in that one spot not covered by text.
    2 points
  3. Hi there, I would love to be able to filter / search by app while translating in the AdminCP. Right now we can only search for the languages and the key. I came across the following problem many times now: While translating a plugin or an application I thought I covered all the strings only to find out that I missed some because they had a slightly different key. So it would be great if we could just search for the name of the app and have every string available for translation then. We already have the "app" column so why not use it? Best regards, Phil
    2 points
  4. Jed Rosenzweig

    Share one post

    Seems like a Bad Idea Jeans moment. The expectation of a X-only area is that's it's X-only. If one can make single exceptions as a share... it's not really exclusive anymore. I think the answer would be copy and paste a PM then ponder the ethical ramifications in a dark room by yourself.
    2 points
  5. @MMXII There is a free plugin available for this I haven't tested this myself but I think this is what you're looking for.
    2 points
  6. This was already implemented for 4.3 🙂
    2 points
  7. The moderator permissions form is handled via IPS\Content\ModeratorPermissions and not the canX methods inside the item classes. So just create an own ModeratorPermissions Extensions for your item and unset all unnecessary stuff.
    2 points
  8. City TRABZON /Uzungöl - TURKEY
    2 points
  9. Right here for the rest of my life
    2 points
  10. From the point of view of managing subscriptions. So, the ability to disable renewals, upgrade/downgrade. It would be awesome to be able to sell a product/subscription and manage them using the API.
    2 points
  11. Ever since its first release, the REST API built into the Invision Community software has proven to be a very powerful and well-received feature. We love seeing what our clients and modification authors are able to do with the level of integration afforded to them through this capability, and so it is only natural that we have looked to expand the functionality in our upcoming 4.4 release. Poll Support Beginning with 4.4, you will now be able to create and update polls for both topics and blog entries through the REST API. Of course, modification authors can use this new endpoint. Warn Reasons You will also now be able to manage warn reasons through the REST API. This includes fetching a list of reasons, as well as fetching an individual reason, creating warn reasons, updating existing warn reasons, and deleting warn reasons. Event Venues Event venues can now be listed and individual venues fetched through the REST API, and you can now add, update and delete event venues through the REST API. Member Notifications You can now retrieve a list of notifications for a specific member through the REST API, useful if you were to attempt to recreate the notifications menu on a third party website (for example). Warning Users The REST API will now expose the warnings a user has received through a new endpoint. Additionally, you can fetch individual warnings, issue new warnings, undo and/or delete issued warnings, and acknowledge warnings through the REST API. If you are building a site wrapper around your community, you can leverage this functionality to ensure that users are unable to post elsewhere on your site if they have unacknowledged warnings within the community (and also to provide them with a way to acknowledge those warnings right on your site). The REST API Reference Node permissions Beginning with 4.4, you will now be able to set the permissions for a node when adding or updating it through the REST API (for example, you can now adjust the permissions for a forum or a downloads category through the REST API). Many clients noticed that while they could create new nodes through the API, the nodes would be unusable until an administrator manually went in and specified the permissions, so this change can eliminate this extra step in many situations. Event filtering You will now also be able to filter the events you pull through the Calendar REST API endpoints by start and end date (e.g. so you can show events within a specific time frame, such as the current week), and you can now also specify to sort the events returned by the event start date or the event end date. Clubs And finally, for those who leverage clubs on their communities, we have built in full REST API support for clubs. You can list all clubs, return a specific club, create new clubs, update existing clubs, and delete clubs through the REST API. Further, you can list all members in a club, add a specific member to a specific club, remove a member from a club, fetch the content types available for use within a club (i.e. so you can determine which applications are installed and have club support on a given site), fetch the nodes (displayed as tabs/sections within a club) created within a club, and delete nodes from a club. Important behind the scenes steps, such as generating invoices for members requesting to join paid clubs, are all handled automatically for you when using the REST API. We believe these changes will help clients better integrate with our software and open up new possibilities with their websites. Would you like us to add any other endpoints? Let us know in the comments below!
    1 point
  12. Version 1.1.6

    507 downloads

    This applications lets you upload an icon or use a fontawesome icon on the menu/navigation. It is fully built into the menu manager so no learning curve required. Features include: Icons appear on primary navigation bar, as well as the mobile bar. Allows for various icon types including images, FontAwesome icons, or raw HTML/CSS to not have to mess around with your templates. Live viewing of your icon directly in the menu manager. I'll release updates and whatnot, let me know what you think!
    Free
    1 point
  13. I'm not sure I already asked this so here it goes again. There are some mod permissions that I explicitly disallow on my content item: /** * Can pin? * * @param \IPS\Member|NULL $member The member to check for (NULL for currently logged in member) * @return bool */ public function canPin( $member=NULL ) { return FALSE; } /** * Can unpin? * * @param \IPS\Member|NULL $member The member to check for (NULL for currently logged in member) * @return bool */ public function canUnpin( $member=NULL ) { return FALSE; } /** * Can feature? * * @param \IPS\Member|NULL $member The member to check for (NULL for currently logged in member) * @return bool */ public function canFeature( $member=NULL ) { return FALSE; } /** * Can unfeature? * * @param \IPS\Member|NULL $member The member to check for (NULL for currently logged in member) * @return bool */ public function canUnfeature( $member=NULL ) { return FALSE; } /** * Can move? * * @param \IPS\Member|NULL $member The member to check for (NULL for currently logged in member) * @return bool */ public function canMove( $member=NULL ) { return FALSE; } Still I got on moderator permissions: This can be confusing to the admin. Shouldn't it check my content item permissions and then display only what I allow ? Tks.
    1 point
  14. Everything works now....Adriano was right; I had neglected to set the proper View Topics access for guests. Thanks @Adriano Faria!
    1 point
  15. The issue is that the caption is the page title and is horrible for SEO when it’s a file name. Those pages never get indexed well. I would like to see an automatic default to that caption box (blank, has to be filled in) before being able to continue and everything else can be optional.
    1 point
  16. opentype

    Forum main page

    Not boring, but confusing.
    1 point
  17. Ramsesx

    Report Post

    Agree, should be something like:
    1 point
  18. I can help, but, as it is same on default ips theme, you should post this here https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/forum/499-feedback-and-ideas/ .ipsFaded.ipsFaded_more { opacity: 1; font-weight: 600; }
    1 point
  19. Great interview, Hoping you have a wonderful Christmas @Michael R
    1 point
  20. I am not sure if it is the same thing, but you may want to look at the posts here to see if anything is familiar to your situation: UPDATE: I don't think I clearly understood what you originally posted, but based on what @Meddysong said below, I don't believe thread above that I posted is related to your issue. 🙂
    1 point
  21. The SQL error "No such file or directory" usually means your database was not created or imported correctly.
    1 point
  22. Cracow, Poland 🙂 Or US - Miami 🙂
    1 point
  23. I would rather have many images with will-defined captions Sounds like a Christmas wish... Yes, I see the dilemma.
    1 point
  24. I have just bought this and tried enable the force reading topic reading I have linked to the topic in the error message but everytime i click the link to the topic - i keep getting the error message so am stuck in a loop What have I done wrong? ignore the above - i had a digit missing from topic ID all sorted
    1 point
  25. Charles

    New: Recommended Replies

    This entry is about our IPS Community Suite 4.2 release. Sometimes you may find situations where you want to highlight one or more replies to a content item to bring attention to a really great response. This is especially true on busy communities where you might have dozens or even hundreds of replies in a single discussion. There is now an ability for a moderator to Recommend a reply (or multiple replies) and even leave an optional note explaining why they think you should view that post. Moderator Permission Optional note for recommended reply When a reply is Recommended you will see a snippet at the top of the content item along with the optional moderator note and a link to jump right to that reply. A topic with a recommended reply. You can Recommend more than one reply and this feature works through IPS Community Suite in forum topic, blog entries, gallery images, and so on. You can set this permission along with other moderator permissions in the AdminCP. We really think this will allow moderators to bring attention to some of the best replies and guide users to the best content your community has to offer.
    1 point
  26. It will only highlight, not recommend. It's an interesting idea for a resource.
    1 point
  27. day_

    Increase Content Count?

    Might be a daft question, but are members confusing reputation count for content count?
    1 point
  28. Hi, Still no automatic recommended post based on like ?
    1 point
  29. Why do you need that line? Remove it
    1 point
  30. Why can't you just leave out the appropriate interfaces? For example, if you have pin and unpin always false, don't implement IPS\Content\Pinnable. Does that not work?
    1 point
  31. You'd have to edit the ticket directly, which may not be handy to do, but you can also use the Cc/Bcc function to add the correct address to the email chain quickly. You do of course have to know the correct email address, but... in the ACP when viewing the ticket, expand the reply box; it's an option above the editor bar: click that (Edit Cc/Bcc) line and you can add the correct address as a cc.
    1 point
  32. First image below your attachment where it says "Image".
    1 point
  33. You can use the /gallery/images endpoint for this, it accepts the category as parameter * @apiparam string categories Comma-delimited list of category IDs (will also include images in albums in those categories) And the gallery-image apiresponse contains already what you suggested. * @apiresponse object images URLs to where the images are stored. Keys are 'original', 'large', and 'small', and values are URLs to the corresponding images
    1 point
  34. kmk

    Auto assigned to

    Hello, is there an option to achieve assigned to some staff automatically after a requested support changed to other status?
    1 point
  35. While searching on another IPS forum I wanted to learn more about a particular thing, a theme, that was mentioned in a post. I knew that the theme title existed in multiple topics and so wanted to search about and see all the topics that mention it. When this happens, as it often does for many I imagine, the norm is to copy/paste the keywords into the search field and proceed to search. Now that I've realized that highlighted text can be quoted... copy/pasting in order to search seems a bit redundant. When we highlight text in a post we see a small helpful "Quote selection" box. Could we add to that box "Search selection"? That would be nice. 🙂
    1 point
  36. newbie LAC

    (NB40) Mentions

    As soon as it is done For acp changes you can see Administrator logs
    1 point
  37. Yes, I'm sure the others are due imminently! They are normally out every year. My main community is about a very dark 90's TV series, serial killers, criminal profilers etc and my members still love the Xmas themes even though some are probably bit too cute for my community, something for everyone though and I've never seen anything top them. Sometimes I've combined with the falling snow plug-in.
    1 point
  38. It's been tradition for over a decade to install a seasonal theme, actually seasonal themes on my forums from IBTheme.com. They range from cute snowmen to traditional colours, but no photo backgrounds, all hand drawn style. https://www.ibtheme.com/forums/
    1 point
  39. Naturally, the gifts are themed to the theme of the community, which is travel. You have gifts bought from all over the world, you get stylish books with nice pictures, bottles of wine, etc, etc. With a few exceptions the gifts are very thoughtful and nice. And the gifts can be very personal too - you can understand a lot for someones personality if you are active in the same community. One example - someone was raving about some pancakes he/she ate somewhere around the world, another member said how she used to make great pancakes, but she doesn't have a pancake pan since she moved to a new apartment...her secret santa gift was brand new pancake pan. So yeah, it can be very fun and entertaining for the members themselves, but also for the community as a whole. Its a bit tiresome to organize, but you don't need to push it more then needed 🙂 Member interviews can be alienating (tried that too, unrelated to secret santa), because many people prefer to be closed off online, which nowadays is understandable. Or at least they prefer to be open on their own terms, not being forced by an interview. If you have a tight fun community, things will work themselves out.
    1 point
  40. That's a great idea! I think tangible items are a great way to activate communities with offline engagement. I'm not sure how in-depth you go with your guidance on the secret santa, but i encourage you to try to connect to an emotive experience -- for example, to relate it to self-disclosures throughout the year (like member interviews) so the gifts are more personal, or to do a community theme for the gifts so it's a tribal experience.
    1 point
  41. Something we do each year is Secret Santa between members. Yes, with real gifts, mostly with a symbolic value, like 15$ recommended value. It adds greatly to the holiday spirit. You might think that there will be many people trying to cheat and get a present without sending one, but we had only 1 such case for all these years and more then 100 participants per year. I highly recommend it.
    1 point
  42. +1 on managing invoices. It'd be nice to create an invoice from the API, have a paypal url returned or a post request to pass credit card details under SSL to complete purchases off site.
    1 point
  43. How about more integration with with Commerce? Creating invoices, managing purchases, etc ...
    1 point
  44. Return content a guest would see if no token has been sent with the request. Requesting the forum list (/api/forums/forums/ does not make any sense at the moment b/c you can not differentiate if you have a category or if an item is a parent of another one. Please organize the returned structure in a better way or give the possibility to organize the returned structure via parameters. Return unread content for authenticated members Return the topic a post is related to Upload images and other media Mark topic / posts as read Flag whether a topic / post is marked as read or not
    1 point
  45. The features I expect: Forums, topics = follow/unfollow. Posts = like/unlike Blogs entries and comments = like/unlike Best regards
    1 point
  46. $groups = array(); foreach( explode( ',', $member->mgroup_others ) as $group ) { try { $groups[] = \IPS\Member\Group::load( $group )->formattedName; } catch ( \OutOfRangeException $e ) { \IPS\Output::i()->error( 'node_error', 'YOUR_ERROR_CODE', 404, '' ); } } echo \IPS\Member::loggedIn()->language()->formatList( $groups ); @~Jakso.` Quick edit to add try/catch, as groups can be deleted.
    1 point
  47. If i have an alert for a reaction and i visit the thread and see the post, the alert should dismiss, i should not have to click on the alert and go back in the thread again to get it to go away ... I WAS JUST THERE
    1 point
  48. Charles

    IPS Leaking backend IP's

    This is not something our software should "solve" as it's not really a problem. If you are that concerned about what you call IP-leaking then you have two options which are the proper way to handle this and what you should do as best practices for your web server security: 1. simply configure your server to only accept inbound connections from your proxy service. That way it doesn't matter what someone might discover as it won't respond to their connections. or 2. do not assign a public IP to your servers and use an internal proxy to serve content. We do this for our larger clients we host. The array of web servers do not even have a public IP to connect to so it's a non-issue. Relying on the application level to ensure server security is not good practice. By the time traffic gets to the application, be it our software or any other, it should already be safe and any response the software could possibly make should not create a security problem like you're describing.
    1 point
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