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  1. There's advantages and disadvantages to having IPS as SaaS versus self-hosted - most software nowadays is SaaS, and a lot of companies without the resources or expertise prefer that over having to maintain everything themselves. Cost will be the biggest factor in whether IPS could go fully SaaS and keep smaller customers (depending on what percentage of their customer base that is).
  2. First off - my apologies for my rude assumption - guess I was in a bad mood when I wrote that... Second, I hear what you're saying - but how many IPS customers are like yourself and @Paul E. that do know what they are doing - probably not that many. So from a business perspective, it makes sense for IPS to move towards a framework or methodology that allows them more flexibility in software development since any support requests are likely to come though the ticketing system anyway.
  3. Against 1M records? IPS should give you a free license for massively optimizing their script! I see what you mean - so how they've changed the upgrade/install process has made it more difficult for users like yourself with the knowledge and understanding to be able to tinker under the hood so to speak - well, you can't say they didn't deliver the Apple Experience™ you were wanting! Hopefully IPS' support can help you out, especially when it seems you've done most of the heavy lifting for them.
  4. You've never done software development, have you? I cannot think of the hundreds, nay, thousands of hours IPS must have put into 4.5 - all the testing, planning, trying to make things as smooth as possible for their customers to upgrade their sites, etc. If the connection between the host and client is terminated, there's usually no way to tell the host process "hang on, something's wrong" and stop whatever processes are running, and record a stopping point (can you imagine if it was inside a query - I suppose a rollback is possible, but again, a lot of overhead for something that is
  5. And exactly how would IPS or any addon developer account for a disconnect from the client machine running the upgrade?
  6. Thanks for the input - for me, it's no big deal to refund a renewal if someone forgets to cancel (despite telling them otherwise) when they decide not to be part of our community anymore; I was just hoping there was some setting I was missing that would cancel the PayPal subscription if the user initiates it or their account was removed. Another issue with Subscriptions I have found is if you want to use Social Media sign up/in like Twitter, Facebook, Google, etc. - you cannot force a person signing up to choose a subscription before their account is active. I accidently did this and I ha
  7. @Joel R - how would you recommend handling PayPal Subscriptions? I increasingly get complaints from users who leave my site, and then because they didn't go and cancel the PayPal subscription in PayPal, get billed annually and then I have to refund, etc. - is there a setting I'm missing?
  8. What would stop anyone from putting Zoom meeting links in posts? I don't see why something like video chat (which needs most if not all of the screen) needs to be embedded. Video chat by nature isn't like a text-based chat room where it is just 'on' waiting for someone to join (because that eats up resources and bandwidth)...
  9. I came across this neat article on how to have an SVG favicon that will honour a user's browser/OS light/dark mode using CSS: https://codyhouse.co/nuggets/svg-favicon-dark-mode As you can see, modern browser support is pretty good: https://caniuse.com/#feat=link-icon-svg I notice that one of the allowed file types for favicons isn't SVG - would that be something we can add in ourselves (it would be better if IPS officially supported it though)?
  10. @RocketStang There is an addon that provides this:
  11. Don't you mean "customize my logo"? Have you considered creating a logo that would work on any theme (e.g., a treatment of your logo that generally works against both light and dark themes)? The biggest issue with what you're asking is lining up (presumably) HTML text with a graphic - maybe what they should do (or an addon creator) is create an editable area (using the CKEditor) for the logo, and that way people can use the controls in the editor to position their logo graphic (if they have one) and/or text of the site name (possibly as a variable so it changes as the site name chang
  12. Any reason you couldn't incorporate the site name into the logo? I get what you're asking, but that's an easy workaround.
  13. I'm using the Invisible ReCAPTCHA... I guess these are probably real humans who just get paid to fill in contact forms with spam.
  14. @Michael.J - This had been working well for quite a while, but recently I've seen an uptick in spam coming into the Contact Us form - could it be that this uses an older ReCAPTCHA? Is there any way to upgrade to use a better CAPTCHA?
  15. Here's a Google search for an Apple MUSIC logo as a transparent PNG: https://www.google.com/search?q=apple+music+logo+transparent&newwindow=1&rlz=1C1GCEA_enUS815US815&sxsrf=ALeKk001Dswna5zYNlE6EYmhermQFyC_vQ:1593550197125&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=h9x_JKebtSTrRM%2CfUtso2oGsM7KIM%2C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kS4IQ8ZoZwhZb_KD1bSq_1MEjihAA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjhnrmLtarqAhUSEqwKHUpDDz0Q9QEwAXoECAoQJw&biw=1155&bih=719&dpr=2#imgrc=h9x_JKebtSTrRM
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