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  1. This is a bit of a slap in the face to self hosted clients. Nothing to celebrate here. 👎
    15 points
  2. Like this? Very "improved"... OMG 😱 "elements having room to breathe" © Rikki 🤣😭 It should look like this:
    14 points
  3. Too much empty space. It looks like an abstract Dribbble-layout for a portfolio, not for real use.
    13 points
  4. Good spot - that happens because on the invisible widget container above the main content. We’ll figure out a solution 🤞
    13 points
  5. Before the question comes up.. Rules are handled via extensions, so 3rd party apps will be able to implement own rules in their apps :)
    10 points
  6. I've been with you since the days of Ikonboard, so you I love you. However, I'm starting to grow concerned after reading that IPS have made a specific, conscious decision to start restricting features (albeit with the first) to cloud-hosted SAAS customers. It's perhaps akin the to the controversial Marketplace changes. As a multi-license customer, I'm saddened that there is a visible "It's our way, or the highway" style approach that seems to be increasing these days. This statement feels like it could be the start of a paradigm shift, and if so, one that I'm concerned is edging gradually towards a pretty slippery slope. I'm concerned that a moment of realisation will inevitably follow such a shift, where more of the latest, long awaited or most requested features could no longer be available to self-hosted clients. I realise with SAAS you have more or even total overall control of the environment which is good from a support perspective, and it's been stated that if you could have a do-over with today's tech, SAAS would be the way to go from the outset. SAAS certainly has its benefits, to both sides of the provider/customer fence, don't get me wrong, but I still find the cloud-hosted IPS on offer here (which as your main showcase, it should be super slick, speedier than The Flash using a bathroom and instantly responsive), to be more sluggish and generally slower than many self-hosted sites I come across; even though I'm using a 40Mbps fibre connection (thanks rip off, overselling BT, I'm still paying for that 80Mbps Infinity 2 connection, you know... yeah, that's right, you hear me!). And then there's this risk, it does happen... On the way to the point where more features are restricted, how many restricted features will it take before self-hosted clients begin to feel like they are getting the light version or feel less valued. The software is expensive (aside from a couple of the recurring add-ons which a fairly priced), self-hosted clients money is of course just as good as that of SAAS clients, and after all, wasn't it the self-hosted user base that helped get IPS to where it is today? So I would ask IPS to at least consider this approach and also, if you propose removing lesser used large features from products (like Commerce) that's fine but please don't forget to reduce the price accordingly. Thanks for listening.
    10 points
  7. I will let you in on a little secret. What bought about the new feature Per Topic Post Approval was because of the corona virus topic on IPS forums 😄 lol
    10 points
  8. We (those who make/update translations) need a tool that can tell us which new language bits was added between versions so we can update our translations easily and faster. The UNTRANSLATED filter isn't practical in this case because there are hundred of language bits that I (and a lot of people here) didn't translate (like countries, emoticons, etc) and they are there so it's a "false" positive in this case.
    10 points
  9. This all looks amazing and so much neater, but there is one thing that really bugs me a lot - it's probably the designer in me - is the inconsistency of the side bar top alignment; see below: The gap between the top of the sidebar and the topic header. Yet here it is aligned perfectly: I presume there is a reason for this, or is it an oversight? I don't mean to be picky as you've done a fantastic job on the update, but this one little niggle is a bug for me lol
    10 points
  10. Yes, the badges you see here will be included by default in Invision Community 4.6. There are many pages in the ACP. On the front end, viewing a member's profile shows you which badges they've earned. I'm not sure if we are going to do a "here's all the possible badges you can earn". I'm not sure of its value. We don't want to turn the community into a game. It's designed to reward good contributions and not encourage pure engagement for engagements sake to win points and badges. Yes, it does work across all apps. The profile link is also in this screenshot 😄 Not yet, but we already have this down as a future expansion idea. You can rebuild points and ranks at any time including post upgrade. It's what we did here. We had 21 million data points to look at, and it took about 5-6 hours. Reputation and points are still separate. One thing to keep in mind is that we don't want to turn a community into a game. An early rule I put in place was that we were not going to show point logic and show people how to specifically earn points, and which actions earned the most points because that will start to erode the purpose and people may decide, if you said that you earn 5 points for a post and 10 points for a gallery image, to reduce posting and start uploading random pictures just to earn points and rank up. We do not want this. The achievements system is meant to be a reward for great contributions, and not the purpose of the community. To this end, we will not be showing how you can earn points, and the rank thresholds. We do have on our list a way to give you a weekly update about how many points you earned, so you may get an email with "You earned 205 points last week, that's 20 more than the week before" for example to keep you updated on your progress. You can opt in to notifications to get a push notification / inline notification / email when you rank up or earn a new badge. You are seeing the entire system from the perspective of a user. There is a "recognise" system that allows you to manually award points and/or badges for content. Yes you can manually give points and/or badges. Yes, you can add a "location" "and" clause to specify just forums, or whatever app and set up points per thing differently.
    9 points
  11. This would definitely be a good use for reaction -1.
    9 points
  12. opentype

    4.5: Commerce Trials

    Happy to report, it works. On one of my sites I rarely sell any VIP memberships. It can takes months to sell a single one. I turned on free trials this morning and got the first person signing up almost instantly. Within a few hours more the person moved over to a full paid membership.
    9 points
  13. This brings back memories to when I made an app that did this back in 2010.
    9 points
  14. GTServices

    4.5: One More Thing...

    You guys are da BOMB!!
    9 points
  15. I can't wait to get my hands on 4.5!
    9 points
  16. Earning points is cool, but the only thing a member can earn is "Badges"? Members Shop is the perfect gamification plugin, because it offers 'abilities' to the members, ways to spend their points. -Pin a Topic (For set amount of days) -Change Member Title -"Purchase" an item in the Downloads section with points - So much more. In my Downloads, I have made custom desktop and mobile wallpapers that can be purchased with points. I also offer custom made profile photos, cover photos and signature banners. I plan on offering more soon. This has been working out great on my forum. People love earning enough points to collect them all. Thank god that @Adriano Faria has taken over Members Shop. Hopefully it will continue to grow. If there was a way to use the Points earned from the IPS Achievements, but then use them with the features Members Shop has to offer, this would be a great method of utilizing both systems.
    8 points
  17. Jordan - Congrats Matt - What does this position actually mean for clients? How will he triage, prioritize, and escalate client feedback to the IPS team, all of whom can and do visit the forums themselves? What are the parameters for clients to help highlight and channel our feedback in an effective manner? And finally, as a community advocate, what does he actually advocate? Whom does he represent, and to what extent? Until the company articulates - and the community can validate - these above questions, this new position is entirely aspirational. Invision has attempted multiple community engagement tactics over the years. And I have a long history of memory: I remember IPS Release Notes when Charles said you were going to provide a roadmap. That quietly disappeared and failed. I remember Tagging when Lindy said you were going to tag the status of features. That quietly disappeared and failed. I remember how you removed Pre-Sales and merged Feedback from all product lines together. Product Feedback is now a mess. I remember how you recently launched a Slack channel for Marketplace devs. How is that going? I genuinely and honestly don't mind you guys trying new things - that's great. Every community (and company) should always be experimenting and launching new initiatives. But the past history of your community engagement is littered with no follow through. How is this time different? To be blunt and on behalf of all of your retail clients, we don't need a Community Advocate to post memes. We need a Community Advocate with the power to deliver and communicate on meaningful actions to drive our communities forward.
    8 points
  18. SJ77

    4.5: One More Thing...

    IPS just had an Apple moment.
    8 points
  19. BTW, for all 3rd party devs... This was implemented as a MetaData extension, meaning that you can utilise the feature in any of your apps 🙂
    8 points
  20. There’s something in the pipeline for this.. 😉 I can’t promise that it will be interesting for everybody, but there were some huge improvements in the background which should make it easier.
    8 points
  21. Here's an example of me manually giving a badge and/or points. Here's the dialog the moderators can use: One other thing we haven't spoken about is that you can allow your moderators to deduct points from a user when they are warned.
    7 points
  22. "Zapier is the first smart community enhancement available for Cloud and Enterprise Community customers exclusively." Not liking this direction...
    7 points
  23. Hey again, Joel. Jordan here. First off, I want to say that I genuinely appreciate your passion for community building. We spoke about a year and a half ago via Skype because you genuinely care about the subject and offered me a lot of valuable insight. It really doubled down the importance of online communities. I've always appreciated that convo we had and want to publicly give you props for that. Thank you. 🙏 You bring up a lot of great points! That's exactly why (I believe) Invision decided to include me in an official capacity, because first and foremost we want the community to be heard and taken seriously. I've been a frequent visitor of the Invision Community; I have a lot of experience regarding the customer side of things and wanting XYZ change. I understand the feeling of wanting my ideas/concerns/feedback heard and hopefully implemented. That is one of our goals with my role is to listen, assess and take decisive action. I do feel confident I can be an advocate for you and other Invision clients, as well as be a sounding board for the official team. Picture me as an Invision Bridge that connects this community to the team. I believe this takes trust, which I must earn, and I look forward to that. You make a lot of great points. The community does not need a professional meme poster. We need someone who has the power to deliver and communicate on meaningful actions to drive our communities forward. I do believe I can serve you and the rest of the community in that regard. However, I know actions speak louder than words, so I'm looking forward to the future and the upcoming opportunities to show that. 😊 And just cause I love me a good cat meme. If you need anything, @Joel R, please feel free to reach out to me via PM. I'm here for you and the rest of the community.
    7 points
  24. Matt

    Anonymous Posting

    We are trying to break away from large monolithic releases spaced 12-18 months apart which leaves long periods of time devoid of any significant new functionality. In terms of demand for this feature, it's been requested a lot for our enterprise communities for quite some time.
    7 points
  25. https://developer.apple.com/programs/how-it-works/ US$ 99.00/year.
    7 points
  26. Godspeed to all of the third party developers in the next couple of months.
    7 points
  27. Good to have preview by topic, but one thing I'd say I've wanted more has been to restrict/ban a member from a certain topic, it would work better than every post going on preview if its just a certain member causing the problem. Any chance?
    7 points
  28. Nice addition but if only they would go a little further to really enhance subscriptions. Just to again name a few...lol
    7 points
  29. Great work as always IPS. Love the focus on mobile, this is very important, as more and more people are visiting our forums on mobile these days. -------------------------------- This stands out to me: Is it possible to have the Follow text centered, even if the following count was in the thousands, there should still be enough room to keep the Follow text centered. I was going to say also isn't possible to put the < Go To Topic Listing and the Next unread topic > on the same line? But would there be a circumstance where there would be more words for either, which I would then see how they both couldn't fit on the same line.
    7 points
  30. I love the new look; overall changes. Hopefully, overall DOM size has been reduced. Have you guys tested and compared speed improvements between 4.xxx and 4.5? Mobile? Desktop? Mobile should be just as fast as desktop (or close to it). I believe Google PageSpeed/Lighthouse default tests speed are Fast 3G/Slow 4G. That's definitely not the case with the current Forums site. HUGE difference. Yes, we all know that it's not the same as the default platform or how each site will run. But, it is the first thing that potential customers will experience/test. I'll attach screenshots of the CURRENT speed per Google PageSpeed ... and when IPS converts site to 4.5 I'll share those screenshots as well. Personally, I just want to see before/after results. 🙂
    7 points
  31. Baby steps... 😁 I could add a toggle for that.
    7 points
  32. I agree with what many people here are asking for. I would really appreciate a way to surface what badges exist, how they are earned, and some explanation of the ranks and points system. I totally understand the sentiment of not wanting to surface this info but I think it needs to be an option.
    6 points
  33. Where do we see what can be earned? Or what the badges mean? There’s no descriptions. A really good example of a achievements system is on HotUKDeals, you can see the list of badges/awards that can be earned. I know Matt has said he doesn’t want to make it a game. But users seeing what they can earn is an incentive. But you can have stricter rules and not just have people randomly post.
    6 points
  34. It was mentioned in 😉 It’s planned to have a public version in few weeks
    6 points
  35. Why the exclusivity? If you think any of us are going to consider switching to your cloud hosting for these features you're insane. You charge $330 a month for 50 GB of storage. lol
    6 points
  36. Petition for "Update Member" action and "When product is purchased" trigger. Loving it so far!
    6 points
  37. There is one hole in this line of thought, not that I totally disagree with it, but vulnerability can lead to exploitation, so you would need to measure this with some other form of displaying firmness. How you would do that will depend on the individual. Some people don't like to portray vulnerability, because of the issue of potential exploitation. I would replace the word and the meaning with "understanding" and finding out what leads to the toxicity. It's extremely easy to ignore the root of an issue and react rather than discover. Some people are just generally nasty, that's in their nature and these kinds of people will swarm on displays of vulnerability and exploit them to the full, which will raise the toxicity levels higher. So, show some understanding, discover why and then decide on how to deal with the issue. It may be that some people will be toxic to get attention, their rational posts may be ignored whilst their toxic ones attract attention. I don't believe there is a one-stop-shop-solution to people's behaviour and every case needs to be measured with the right kind of response. Of course, this means that Admins and Moderators need to be more understanding of people's foibles and ways and get to the root of an issue and then sort it from there. Many Admins and Moderators may not see this as the right approach and deal with issues differently, it's about finding out what works best for them and whether their methodology actually works in turning toxic into enjoyable.
    6 points
  38. Hi Joel! I struggled with a single title to encapsulate Jordan's role within Invision Community. In terms of Jordan's presence on this forum, then Community Advocate is a fair fit, but even that doesn't cover everything. Our community is more than just this forum of course. There are (neglected) social channels, email communications with customers, face to face conversations with enterprise customers and so on. To break down the excellent points in your post: How will he triage, prioritize, and escalate client feedback to the IPS team, all of whom can and do visit the forums themselves? This is really the core reason we're now hiring more non-development roles and roles that don't directly tie into pure technical support. We're growing as a company and part of this growth means that we have to put focus on other areas. Our development team do and will continue to interact with the forums but they have less time to collate and manage feedback, complaints and so on. Having a single person to collect all that information, break it down and then feed it to the team to be planned into future releases makes sense. What are the parameters for clients to help highlight and channel our feedback in an effective manner? Sometimes feedback is quite formal "I want this feature". Sometimes it's a complaint "I can't seem to get this to work" and sometimes it's just in conversations. We do very well in collecting feedback from enterprise clients. We get a lot via email. We also get a lot with regular calls but we've become less adept at collecting feedback from this forum. Jordan will be a familiar face that people can speak to. Clients don't need to do anything special to get his attention. He'll go through feedback and make sure that everyone gets a reply and everyone gets heard. And finally, as a community advocate, what does he actually advocate? As part of our growth, it's very easy when planning development to overlook some suggestions. I want Jordan to be a champion for our customers and represent them in our team meetings. Invision has attempted multiple community engagement tactics over the years. Yes indeed. We always look for ways to improve. We can create effective strategy but without the required person-power, it stalls quickly. Making new hires in these areas will help us move forwards. To be blunt and on behalf of all of your retail clients, we don't need a Community Advocate to post memes. I will defend Jordan's right to bear memes and emoji. If you are judging him based on his output so far, that is unfair. He's settling into his role after a fairly intense week of onboarding within our team. We need a Community Advocate with the power to deliver and communicate on meaningful actions to drive our communities forward. Couldn't agree more. Jordan is an experienced community owner who has achieved excellent growth over multiple platforms (including his own Invision Community, Twitter, Instagram, etc). Jordan is an excellent communicator with a very open and friendly personality. I want him to have freedom to learn more about our customers and make more meaningful connections to get richer feedback that we can use when planning future releases.
    6 points
  39. Appreciate the intro, Matt! Really grateful to have joined the Invision team and am looking forward to working with the Invision Community. I know that sounds like a blanket statement, but I really do feel genuinely excited and fired up about it. This is my first week, but we've already had such great brainstorming sessions, ideas, things we want to implement and more. If anyone needs anything, please feel free to reach out to me! And don't be shy to say hi in the forums. 🙋‍♂️
    6 points
  40. Stop this pls. You spend time on blogs and not on the dev.
    6 points
  41. AA15

    4.5: One More Thing...

    i just noticed something...we are using 4.5 now in this community!! i think cause it looks different 😇
    6 points
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  43. LaCollision

    4.5: Everything else

    Oh my… 😍 🥰 Thanks!! Greatest news ever. THANK YOU
    6 points
  44. Can you redesign the profile page so it looks like this.
    6 points
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  48. It uses the operating system methods so it varies by OS. Generally they look like all the other notifications you get in the course of a day 🙂
    5 points
  49. You will only see resources that are marked compatible with your current version of Invision Community.
    5 points
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