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  1. Just as an update, my PayPal mass payments API was approved fortunately, did not have to satisfy any crazy transactional requirements.
    2 points
  2. Hi guys Long time InvisionCommunity user, almost-first-time poster. 🙂 I've been using this software to power my community forums for about 15+ years now and I'm looking to take the next step by building an integrated site for my users. I recently purchased the Pages app to experiment with it - the idea is that, one day, I might migrate a long-running Wordpress blog into Pages. With that in mind, I had a few ideas that would greatly help with improving workflow and ensure more consistent connectivity between Forums and Pages. I hope you'll consider them! To keep things concise, my ideas here are focused on the 'Copy to Database' feature of Pages (I do have other ideas but this is the biggest area of concern for me - I'll post the other suggestions in a separate thread). My Setup In AdminCP > Pages > Databases > Articles > Forums, 'Post Topic' and 'Use Forum For Comments' are enabled. Post Topic is enabled because not every article we write will be sourced from a forum topic or Copied to Database, and we want to make sure that all news stories we write have an associated topic posted (i.e. if a topic does not exist already, we want to create a topic, but if a topic does exist we want to Copy to Database and use that particular topic as the news story's associated topic) Use Forum for Comments is enabled because we want to always marry the comments in news stories with the replies in the associated topic. We never want this feature to be disabled. My Scenario A regular user in my community discovers some interesting news that they may have read elsewhere, and posts a topic on a particular forum. A member of my community's "News Team" usergroup sees this topic, notices that our Articles database has yet to cover this news topic. The News Team member chooses to 'Copy to Database' the original topic. The original topic is written in a way that works fine for a community environment, but it needs editing in order to read well as a news article. So the News Team member modifies the original topic content to suit the tone of voice we want to present within our news stories. The Issues When the News Team member posts the news story, a duplicate topic is made (in the forum selected in AdminCP). This has the result of confusing the community as there are now two separate topics in which to submit replies/comments to. When rebuilding synchronised topic content, the original topic's content is modified to match that of the news story which was created from it. This is not desired behaviour; if copied to database, the expectation is that the original topic remains the same, with any edits made for the news story living solely on the page record/database. There's no topic meta to illustrate to users on the forum that a news story was created from it. The Solutions: 1. 'Post Topic' Override (per Record basis) A simple checkbox could be added to a record creation page, if the 'Post Topic' setting is enabled for that database in AdminCP. What this will do is ensure that a topic is not created when the record is created. This will be useful for users who want to use an existing topic as the basis for a record's comments/replies without splintering it into a duplicate topic elsewhere. However, some users might find posting a duplicate topic useful (for instance, they might want to dedicate a specific forum for record entries), which is why having this as an ad-hoc option is the best solution here. 2. AdminCP-level Option to Keep Topic/Record Content Separate Provide a toggle which allows the content in the Original Topic to remain unaffected/does not sync with the copy written in the Page content. I would have thought that this would be standard behaviour, so it's surprising that it's not. I doubt many community members would appreciate their topics being edited without their consent, so this option would fix that issue. This could be a new setting added to AdminCP, which applies to all records made in a database (as illustrated above). 3. Add Topic Meta to Copied Topics Upon using 'Copy to Database', have a setting/toggle (default setting: On) that automatically inserts a new Topic Meta box in the original/source topic, detailing that a user has used the thread as a basis for a new 'record/story/article'. Clicking the Meta box could dynamically expand it, revealing an excerpt of the new story/record/article (Title, Author, Date, Excerpt, Link to Full Article). Some ideas as to how that would look like below. Idea 1: Idea 2: This could also be a setting in the Database options page in AdminCP. A feature like this would be a more elegant solution when copying topics to databases, instead of simply syncing the topic content and record content to be identical. It can also allow users who create interesting topics to see that their posts have been considered worthy of interest from the moderation/news team. You could even tie Achievements/Points/Rewards to this - users who create topics that a moderating team deems interesting for a story, could be awarded points for 'sourcing' the content. --------------------------------------------------- Hopefully these suggestions are worth considering and implementing in a future update. I know the next update of the Core app is at the forefront of the development team's minds right now, but I think these would be great QOL updates for the Pages app that can make it even more unified with the Forums/Core. Thanks for reading!
    1 point
  3. I tried using the PWA for this site (running the latest 4.6 beta) on my iPhone. The biggest issue is no BACK button is available in the PWA. Please consider adding a true BACK button in the navigation header that returns to the same position in the topic listing that you used to view the topic. The current navigation header "back" button simply goes to the first page of the topic listing (even if the topic being viewed is in the second or subsequent pages of the topic listing). Another related problem is that when you read a long topic, you have to scroll either all the way back to the top or use the link to the topic listing all the way to the bottom of the page. Even then, it always takes you back to the first page of the topic listing so you have to find your position in the topic listing again (maybe by navigating to subsequent pages in the topic listing). The browser's BACK button is what is really needed in the PWA. Since Safari doesn't add BACK/FORWARD buttons when in a PWA, it is up to the PWA to have a true BACK button on the page being viewed. I suggest changing the current navigation header back button into a true BACK button in the PWA (at least for iOS) and pinning the navigation header bar to the top of the viewport (using "absolute" CSS positioning). This would allow easy navigation regardless of how far down in the page you have scrolled. If the HTTP_REFERER is not the topic listing page, change the current navigation header button to go to the first page of the topic listing. If you choose to not make the navigation header button a true BACK button outside the PWA (for iOS), you should make sure the navigation header button has the correct page # in the link so you at least return to the page that contains the topic shown in the viewport. Would be nice to scroll to the topic in the topic list by using #topicid in the link (or other way to simulate the effects of not using the browser's BACK button. Anyway, this is the biggest problem I see in encouraging my users to "Add to Home Screen" and visiting my site in the PWA. This issue should be fairly easy to fix in the 4.6 default theme.
    1 point
  4. Bump! 🙂 In these two years, the sitemap has been improved a bit. Let me know if you have better results in the search engine.
    1 point
  5. Congrats!! Jealousssss. Is your store up and running already? They told me they wanted to see mine in action before they'd approve me. I'd love to see your Classifieds page! Down to PM me a link? đŸ‘ŧ
    1 point
  6. Does this work with 4.6 beta or do we need to wait for an update?
    1 point
  7. Interesting idea. What would be an example of this? To celebrate a holiday or event? Reminds me of Facebook 😅
    1 point
  8. Ocean West

    Ideas for User Photos

    Temporary photos. Allow photo stick for x hours / days before reverting. Frames preset frames that superimpose over your current photo
    1 point
  9. Ended up being php-xml somehow having uninstalled itself after an upgrade.
    1 point
  10. https://invisioncommunity.com/topmembers/ Would be nice to see the Badges & Ranks and Achievements on this page.
    1 point
  11. Matt

    Option to delete own account

    We have considered this and we would only make it so the member could request it, but not actually do it. There'd need to be a cooling off period, etc. Easy in the heat of the moment to delete everything and then ask for backups the next day.
    1 point
  12. It is, I promise - my main pain point with it what to do with old rolls that exist...to 'upgrade' them or not. Here's a few screenshots of the new version so you guys can see the improvements that are coming... SVG dice - not using fontawesome to display a pseudo-dice...and now the RPG players have their own dice too. Set a game up A game in progress... Monitor the game from the ACP:
    1 point
  13. Thanks. I have added this fix to the next version which is aimed for this weekend. ( for 4.5 and 4.6 🙂 ) Apologies. I have replied.
    1 point
  14. I'd go back to plain text with Markdown. One thing we do want to do is do something extra for Pages. The functions you need for most topics/replies is vastly different to what you will need for pages construction.
    1 point
  15. New ranks and achievements is good but the ability to edit Member title and have it below your username needs to stay.
    1 point
  16. Glad its working out! Can you share any metrics that show off these results, in terms of an organic search traffic boost? I'm just not that convinced you need a plugin when looking through analytics on all my sites, when google does a real good job of not indexing thin content. However, I'm always looking for ways to increase organic search traffic if it make sense. Trick is...How do you fix thin content and promote the posting of rich content. I do make sure I'm using a block under my topics for similar tagged content and I also use a second plugin to display a similar content block. This all ads relevant content to the page and internal linking to other topics.
    1 point
  17. Hi I would like to hightlight a plugin i recently ordered to @DawPi : This plugin automatically adds a noindex to all topics containing less than XXX words (lets say 100 words for instance) you can update the number anytime and reset the noindex This is a powerful SEO plugin that helps to avoid Google Panda penalty that might happen on communities with large numbers of thin content topics I recommend it !
    1 point
  18. OurWarPaint

    Lost CP Access

    Somehow I have seemed to accidentally change the only admin user on our site to a different user group, and now I can no longer access my Admin CP. How can I regain access to my Admin CP? Edit: Problem has been solved by setting the group id for the profile to 4 in core_members through phpmyadmin.
    1 point
  19. I guess this never made it to 4.5 ☚ī¸
    1 point
  20. Search Engine Optimization should be the top priority for IPB and every site owner. I have seen tons of valuable topic not showing in search due to this cause. Usually speaking or suggesting anything here gets the gun pointed on your head, so I always silently reading and waiting. Hope someone reading this either fix the core or offer some plugin or app to deal for time being - for any cost. Forums "NOT NECESSARILY" will have supersonic content on page 1, it might be on page 6 or 12, then what happens....?
    1 point
  21. What happens if the question posed is short, and less than 100 words but the replies are rich and valuable in keywords and education?
    1 point
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