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Michael R

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  1. Michael R

    Interview with Michael Rielly of ClausNet.com

    Thank you! For the record, that's not me at the top! 😄 Thank you! For a site like mine, the user interface is very important -- both in substance and style! Thank you @ehren. for all your help! Merry Christmas @Sunlite!
  2. Michael R

    Member Validation

    The Validation status of a member needs to go back to the way it used to be. It is too confusing to members. They think they are approved as soon as they are registered. There need to be a separate group or status so that other members cannot see them and the permissions of members in validation can be controlled. It was better before.
  3. I still feel validation needs to go back to the way it used to be. Unlike most sites, we do not approve anyone who registers. Allowing members to start setting up their profiles before they are approved seems silly -- especially if their registration does not get approved.
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    Videos Support

    I just upgraded to the latest version. This is what I see now with YouTube videos. Videos on Vimeo appear correctly however.
  5. I have it installed on my site. Here is how a Wiki link (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Claus) displays.
  6. There needs to be a better way to control the permissions of members in validation. In past releases validation was a group where access could be controlled. But now it is more like a status. The problem we have is that we do not want members to start setting up their account -- photo, cover, signature, etc. -- before their account has been approved. So now we have to set those permissions on the newbies group. I have set it up so that once they make their first post they are promoted to the members group with full permissions. But this is awkward and confusing the the new member. Is there a better way to do this? It would be nice if the newbie member could be prompted somehow to make their first post to gain full access. It would be REALLY nice if I could ask members at registration qualifying questions and send them to me for approval.
  7. Would love to see the option to include more content from the link. I would like to be able to include an excerpt of the content.
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    External Links Rich Embed

    Been wanting this for a long time. Looking forward to additional features!
  9. Have you ever used a website to compare features of a specific product or service? I am constantly tweaking the features of various groups on my site. But sometimes I forget how many emails, albums, attachments, etc., I have allowed for for each group. It would be incredibly useful for me if I could select 2-3 groups and compare their features, permissions, and options side by side.
  10. Michael R

    Clubs Enhancements

    Good point. I disabled the plugin and tried recreating. Got the same thing. Must be an IPS issue. Will issue a ticket.
  11. Michael R

    Clubs Enhancements

    I may have found a bug. When adding a new feature such as Topic or Calendar, it tries to create more than one. Operation (thankfully) errors out. When you go back to the Club you will see multiple Topics or Calendars.
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    Birthday Greeter Support

    So far so good. Thank you!
  13. Michael R

    4.3: Modernizing our Gallery

    The Groups are set correctly. Members can see the Add Images button. But again, it is not intuitive. What about the users that do not have albums yet? And those users who already have an album expect to see a way to create a new one BEFORE upload images to a new album. I get questions on how to create, move, edit, and manipulate albums and images almost daily! As a SOFTWARE PRODUCT MANAGER by day, I can tell you that this would be a red flag for me -- clearly there is something wrong with the process. Just because a particular feature is obvious to the developer, it doesn't mean that it is to the end user. I am starting to sound like a broken record with my users. I was just told by one user: "You keep telling us that the Gallery is going to be much better with the next release..."
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    4.3: Modernizing our Gallery

    How does a user create a new album? When a user goes to Gallery or Album from his/her profile, there is no link or button to create a new album. This is NOT intuitive. I must be blocked or my feedback must just be too stupid to respond to, because I rarely get responses there. 1. You should able to create an album from your settings or profile page. 2. A user should have the ability to set an album cover ANYTIME they wish without making them a bloody admin.