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  1. Nope, http://i.imgur.com/V9CCzPG.png doesn't embed, either. Just the broken image icon. It's not a problem with people not knowing how to do it. They've been doing it for years (the forum has been online for 15 years). It's just that suddenly IPS won't embed any images other than Flickr. I did some HTTP sniffing, and it looks like imgur is sending back a 403. I wonder if one of my users got my form banned from imgur for some reason.
  2. My users are having trouble where suddenly images from third-party URLs like Imagur are no longer working. There's just the broken image box. For some reason, pictures from Flickr are OK. But nothing else. For example: http://imgur.com/gallery/Evxvt Any thoughts?
  3. It does not in my installation, upgraded by IPS just this week.
  4. It would be nice if numbers, like post tallies and such, were run through number_format() so that they look correct. It's OK to just push out the raw number when your forum has 11 or 15 posts. But when you get to 583,382, the commas (or whatever your particular geography uses) are essential. The bonus is that number_format() automatically changes based on server location (assuming it was set up correctly), so IPS doesn't have to bother parsing commas versus periods or parenthesis.
  5. I installed this plug-in years ago and it was very successful in bringing in revenue for the forum, but after a while people stopped renewing their subscriptions and stopped signing up for new ones. A user contacted me about this and I found out why -- There is no place for anyone to sign up for a new subscription. When someone clicks the "Purchase Subscription" link, it just shows them their current subscription status, but does not have a button allowing them to purchase a new subscription. Is this a known bug? I tried searching through this thread, but couldn't find a similar problem or solution. Suggestions are appreciated.
  6. It's an unnecessary nuisance. Good software works for the users, not the other way around.
  7. Two thoughts: [*]Just try to enforce this. Go ahead. My server is in Pittsburgh. My company is in Seattle. I have many visitors from the EU. So I'll just sit back here and wait for the Interpol police to show up on my doorstep and give me and several tens of thousands of other webmasters a free trip to Europe for trial. You think the EU's prisons are crowded now? Wait until Brussels tries to lock up the owners of every server on the internet. [*]There's a law in my country (The Free State of Underpantsia) that states that every E.U. bureaucrat must pay me a €100 per year Breathing Tax. I know they're not based in my country, and I have no jurisdiction over there, but just as you seem to think that the EU can enforce their arbitrary laws on this side of the ocean, I'll do the same to them. [*]I'll shut down my .co.uk, .at, .de, and .es web sites before I'll comply with the laws of a foreign country on my own soil.
  8. Thanks! I wouldn't have put that together as the solution I was looking for.
  9. We used to be able to change a thread title from a list of threads by clicking on the thread title and making the change. Now you have to click a gear on the right and select that function, which is an extra step but not terrible. We should be able to change a thread title in a similar fashion from inside the thread. Right now to change a thread title we have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page (50 posts on my forum) and then find the gear, then choose the option, then go to a whole new screen to make the change. It would be great if we could just click on the title like we used to, or if a gear would pop up and allow us to edit it in-place like we do with thread lists.
  10. It would be nice if Invision Board would have a plug-in or something to allow us to use the Solve Media CAPTCHA solution. With forum owners looking for new ways to monetize their properties, this is something that I think a lot of people would use. I might even allow non-registered users to post. For those who don't like the Solve Media option, maybe have a plug-in for Akismet verification instead. Both Akismet and Solve Media exist as plug-ins for WordPress and other platforms, so it appears they're designed with plug-ins in mind.
  11. Haven't upgraded to 3.3 yet (I'm waiting for 3.3.1), but when I upgraded from 2.x to 3.0, my pageviews, visitors, and revenue were cut in half. Does that count?
  12. While a lot of people appreciate the increased speed and flexibility of AJAX, sometimes it's not always the best solution. I would like the option to disable AJAX posting. I'm OK with people using the quote and multi-quote buttons to put stuff in the Reply box, and most of the other AJAX tricks. But when they actually Send their reply, I'd like the system to reload the entire page the way it did in previous versions (3.2, and before I believe) instead of just adding the comment to the bottom. Is there a way to make this an option?
  13. With the way employers are getting crazy with internet background searches of prospective employees, it might be useful to have a feature in Invision Board that allows users, moderators, or administrators to erase a person's name history. For example, it's not unusual for someone to sign on to a forum using their real name. Somewhere along the line they change their user name. Through the use of the "Display Name History" link in a user's profile, it is possible to link a person's comments made under a pseudonym with their original real name. It would be great if administrators could enable/disable this link in the user profile page on a per-user basis. But system-wide is OK, too.
  14. I second the Google Checkout suggestion. Same rates as PayPal. It doesn't accept transactions from as many countries, but has a few bells and whistles that are nice. I offer both.
  15. Adding a quickie registration form in the reply area is a fantastic idea. I can't believe I didn't think of that sooner. And then complain about it. :P
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