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IP.Board 3.1.0 Development News

Laurel resting isn't an activity we do at IPS and we're all very hard at work on IP.Board 3.1.0 now that we've finished primary development on our suite of applications. We've got lots of exciting things planned and progress has already been made on a few key features.

As an early Christmas present to our community and to continue our honest and open development, I wanted to show you one of our already completed 3.1.0 features:

Enhanced Status Updates
During the latter stages of IP.Board 3.0.0's development, we added in very basic status updates in users profiles that was further enhanced by the index page sidebar hook. We've seen this feature get a lot of use on our own community and we wanted to take it to the next logical step and allow archived statuses and status replies.

There is a new tab in a member's profile for recent status updates and recent status actions.



As one would expect, this is all handled via Ajax with normal post operations for those who do not have javascript enabled. Replies appear instantly, comments are deleted instantly and even status updates are removed instantly. See it in action below:



There is also a new page for all status updates:



You can even receive email notification on any replies to your statuses or any replies to statuses you've replied to:



This takes a minor feature and gives it a little more focus and should help increase traffic between user profiles and give more of a social feel to your bulletin board.

Your status can also be updated automatically from Facebook if you are using Facebook connect.

As always, please keep in mind these are early preview screenshots and may change between now and the first public release of IP.Board 3.1.0. As always, we'd love to know what you think.
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This is probably too much to ask for the next release but please consider an article system and layout manager similar to the VB4 cms (but better ;) ) at some point, pretty please :thumbsup:

Along with a better navigation system (menu/sub menu system + admincp editor) so that we can create a whole site from the ground up with IPS products :)

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I too am a little underwhelmed by the status updates, but I guess it's horses for courses. My forum users have all been asking for improvements to the reputations system including the ability to leave comments and the name of the person who repped them, but I guess that improving something that's only relatively recently been implemented would be too much to ask for <_<

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[quote name='Aizella' date='04 January 2010 - 08:10 AM'] I too am a little underwhelmed by the status updates, but I guess it's horses for courses. My forum users have all been asking for improvements to the reputations system including the ability to leave comments and the name of the person who repped them, but I guess that improving something that's only relatively recently been implemented would be too much to ask for <_<

I agree, the reputation system needs a lot of work. I have said this before, but I will say it again, the reputation system needs:

1. The ability to prevent a member from repping his friend over and over again (spread the reputation around before you can give it to the same member again).

2. The ability to see who repped you and a comment would be very nice.

And now about some social groups?

As for the status updates, my members use them like crazy and seem to love them, so I am happy to see you fixing them up some. Keep up the great work IPS!

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Something that was pointed out to me by my members would be, Please add when a user has added a problem member to their ignore/block member list, that blocked member CAN NOT leave comments to that person's profile or status.

I am having that problem now. Even if a problem member is block, they can still leave comments to the person's profile.


Other than that, the new status looks awesome, can't wait for the release.

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[quote name='Matt' date='11 January 2010 - 04:30 PM']
Michael,

If you ignore a user or the user on is on a mod queue, then they will not be able to leave comments on your profile.


Is this working only on 3.1.0 board. Because it's not working that way using 3.0.5

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