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IPS Beyond

Now that IP.Board 2.2.0 is out and being well-received we are going to turn our focus to IPS Beyond. If you are not familiar with IPS Beyond already it is our official customer resource site.

At IPS Beyond customers can enjoy an informal atmosphere in which they can receive customer-to-customer technical support, chat about the products, share tips and tricks, and more. There are also modifications available for download to extend the feature set of your boards.

Many ask why they should use IPS Beyond when tickets are available and the short answer really is: it's up to you. You can certainly use our ticket system if you want the response times quoted under your license type or if you prefer your assistance made in private directly with our staff. IPS Beyond is great for people that want to take our products beyond (har har) what they would normally do or need help in areas not covered by our official support.

Ok, definition done, now here are the upcoming plans:

  • The web site will become... a web site, so not all the features are interlinked with the forums
  • Components provided directly from IPS! Some free some low cost.
  • Premade skins directly from IPS to start off your forum customizations
  • Greater recognition and rewards for those active members of our community who help others and provide modifcations/skins.
  • Tighter integration between IPS Beyond and our company forums

Work has already started on the revamp. We will keep you updated. There are lots of details we are still sorting out so give the IPS Beyond team time to get the pieces together... you should be quite pleased.
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Charles what does this mean?
[quote name='Charles']Components provided directly from IPS! Some free some low cost.

What does Low Cost mean? and does that mean some of bfaber's mods will be going toward cost like Links Systems and will be having upgrade membership so we can download more things because there will be limits?

I still think with the new IPS License structure the yearly people already pay enough.

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[quote name='Tom Jaworowski' date='Dec 12 2006, 02:20 AM']I still think with the new IPS License structure the yearly people already pay enough.

It's cheaper! You pay $50 per year wheras you used to pay $69.95 per year!!!

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Anyway, I can't wait for this - what kind of rewards are in planning for contributers? And how can they contribute? Does it include posts at IPSBeyond, answering support topics, or only submitting mods/skins?

And what kind of components are in plan!? (w00t)

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Can't answer detail questions yet because we haven't pinned down details ourselves :)

We will let everyone know more as things are finalized. It will be an ongoing project and it's hard to say completion with the holiday in the middle.

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[quote name='Tom Jaworowski' date='Dec 11 2006, 09:20 PM']Charles what does this mean?
[quote name='Charles']Components provided directly from IPS! Some free some low cost.

What does Low Cost mean? and does that mean some of bfaber's mods will be going toward cost like Links Systems and will be having upgrade membership so we can download more things because there will be limits?

I still think with the new IPS License structure the yearly people already pay enough.

No, not at all - what he means is we will be working on new stuff - not taking existing work and charging for it. :thumbsup:

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