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    Ramsesx reacted to sudo in Announcing new updates to Clubs and Activity Streams (plus a sneak peek at our website refresh)!   
    It would be really cool if you could save a search as a stream, aka I could search for "hump day" ūüėČ then create a stream which I could subscribe to keeping up to date with the results either on the site, rss or email digest.
    I understand this might possibly be a little heavy for mysql searching but it could be a feature that required elastic or at least disabled by default.
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    Ramsesx got a reaction from Jordan Miller in Proud to Present: An interview with Invision Community President Charles Warner   
    It's nice to see the team in videos. I value the openness very highly. Please more of it.
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    Ramsesx got a reaction from deple in Drum roll please‚Ķ announcing Achievements!   
    Very cool stuff, does this work with database record items too? 
    And a suggestion, the current rank display should contain a link to the profile.
     

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    Ramsesx reacted to Matt in Drum roll please‚Ķ announcing Achievements!   
    Yes, the badges you see here will be included by default in Invision Community 4.6.
    There are many pages in the ACP. On the front end, viewing a member's profile shows you which badges they've earned.
    I'm not sure if we are going to do a "here's all the possible badges you can earn". I'm not sure of its value. We don't want to turn the community into a game. It's designed to reward good contributions and not encourage pure engagement for engagements sake to win points and badges.
    Yes, it does work across all apps. The profile link is also in this screenshot ūüėĄ
    Not yet, but we already have this down as a future expansion idea.
    You can rebuild points and ranks at any time including post upgrade. It's what we did here. We had 21 million data points to look at, and it took about 5-6 hours.
    Reputation and points are still separate. One thing to keep in mind is that we don't want to turn a community into a game. An early rule I put in place was that we were not going to show point logic and show people how to specifically earn points, and which actions earned the most points because that will start to erode the purpose and people may decide, if you said that you earn 5 points for a post and 10 points for a gallery image, to reduce posting and start uploading random pictures just to earn points and rank up.

    We do not want this. The achievements system is meant to be a reward for great contributions, and not the purpose of the community.

    To this end, we will not be showing how you can earn points, and the rank thresholds.

    We do have on our list a way to give you a weekly update about how many points you earned, so you may get an email with "You earned 205 points last week, that's 20 more than the week before" for example to keep you updated on your progress.
    You can opt in to notifications to get a push notification / inline notification / email when you rank up or earn a new badge.
    You are seeing the entire system from the perspective of a user. There is a "recognise" system that allows you to manually award points and/or badges for content.
    Yes you can manually give points and/or badges.
    Yes, you can add a "location" "and" clause to specify just forums, or whatever app and set up points per thing differently.
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    Ramsesx got a reaction from DamonT in Drum roll please‚Ķ announcing Achievements!   
    Very cool stuff, does this work with database record items too? 
    And a suggestion, the current rank display should contain a link to the profile.
     

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    Ramsesx got a reaction from Jordan Miller in Drum roll please‚Ķ announcing Achievements!   
    Very cool stuff, does this work with database record items too? 
    And a suggestion, the current rank display should contain a link to the profile.
     

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    Ramsesx got a reaction from SammyS in Drum roll please‚Ķ announcing Achievements!   
    Very cool stuff, does this work with database record items too? 
    And a suggestion, the current rank display should contain a link to the profile.
     

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    Ramsesx reacted to SC36DC in Drum roll please‚Ķ announcing Achievements!   
    Earning points is cool, but the only thing a member can earn is "Badges"?

    Members Shop is the perfect gamification plugin, because it offers 'abilities' to the members, ways to spend their points. 

    -Pin a Topic (For set amount of days)
    -Change Member Title
    -"Purchase" an item in the Downloads section with points
    - So much more.


    In my Downloads, I have made custom desktop and mobile wallpapers that can be purchased with points. I also offer custom made profile photos, cover photos and signature banners. I plan on offering more soon.

    This has been working out great on my forum. People love earning enough points to collect them all. Thank god that @Adriano Faria has taken over Members Shop. Hopefully it will continue to grow. If there was a way to use the Points earned from the IPS Achievements, but then use them with the features Members Shop has to offer, this would be a great method of utilizing both systems. 

     
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    Ramsesx reacted to Daniel F in Drum roll please‚Ķ announcing Achievements!   
    Before the question comes up..
    Rules are handled via extensions, so 3rd party apps will be able to implement own rules in their apps :)
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    Ramsesx reacted to The Old Man in No-code automation with Zapier   
    I've been with you since the days of Ikonboard, so you I love you. However, I'm starting to grow concerned after reading that IPS have made a specific, conscious decision to start restricting features (albeit with the first) to cloud-hosted SAAS customers. It's perhaps akin the to the controversial Marketplace changes. As a multi-license customer, I'm saddened that there is a visible "It's our way, or the highway" style approach that seems to be increasing these days.
    This statement feels like it could be the start of a paradigm shift, and if so, one that I'm concerned is edging gradually towards a pretty slippery slope. I'm concerned that a moment of realisation will inevitably follow such a shift, where more of the latest, long awaited or most requested features could no longer be available to self-hosted clients.
    I realise with SAAS you have more or even total overall control of the environment which is good from a support perspective, and it's been stated that if you could have a do-over with today's tech, SAAS would be the way to go from the outset.
    SAAS certainly has its benefits, to both sides of the provider/customer fence, don't get me wrong, but I still find the cloud-hosted IPS on offer here (which as your main showcase, it should be super slick, speedier than The Flash using a bathroom and instantly responsive), to be more sluggish and generally slower than many self-hosted sites I come across; even though I'm using a 40Mbps fibre connection (thanks rip off, overselling BT, I'm still paying for that 80Mbps Infinity 2 connection, you know... yeah, that's right, you hear me!).
    And then there's this risk, it does happen...

    On the way to the point where more features are restricted, how many restricted features will it take before self-hosted clients begin to feel like they are getting the light version or feel less valued. The software is expensive (aside from a couple of the recurring add-ons which a fairly priced), self-hosted clients money is of course just as good as that of SAAS clients, and after all, wasn't it the self-hosted user base that helped get IPS to where it is today? So I would ask IPS to at least consider this approach and also, if you propose removing lesser used large features from products (like Commerce) that's fine but please don't forget to reduce the price accordingly.
    Thanks for listening.
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    Ramsesx got a reaction from tsdevelopment in Test drive Invision Community 4.5   
    Nowhere, you can't test the acp.
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    Ramsesx reacted to beats23 in 4.5: Introducing our updated default theme   
    Can you redesign the profile page so it looks like this.

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    Ramsesx reacted to Yamamura in 4.5: Introducing our updated default theme   
    Too much empty space. It looks like an abstract Dribbble-layout for a portfolio, not for real use.




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    Ramsesx reacted to cristian romero garcia in A call to arms for community leaders   
    Hi there, 
     
    Community I have years with you we are really all in fear great panic.
    If there really is above there is a god who will do everything to save his world, this one that makes it work like a clock.
    My most thanks to all the staff Volunteers, Police, Health and other people who are at the forefront of the Virus,
    Those researchers fighting against the clock to find a quick cure to the near-deadly virus that has taken thousands and innocent lives.
    Without more I hope to return soon to like all of this wonderful community of forums and their staff that make them one of the best forum platforms.
     
    A big hug from Spain¬†‚̧ԳŹ
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    Ramsesx reacted to Charles in 4.5: Topic view summary and more   
    This is part of the new solved feature: 
     
     
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    Ramsesx got a reaction from Matt in 4x4 Growth Hacks ūüöÄ   
    Very useful ideas, thanks @Joel R
    Waiting now for the 16x16 Growth Hacks. 
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    Ramsesx got a reaction from Joel R in 4x4 Growth Hacks ūüöÄ   
    Very useful ideas, thanks @Joel R
    Waiting now for the 16x16 Growth Hacks. 
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    Ramsesx reacted to opentype in Why I try and avoid the F word in public   
    My dream is that IPS grows enough that it can pay a dedicated developer team for each app. Pages, Commerce, Downloads ‚Ķ they all just get these ‚Äúsweeps‚ÄĚ after 1,5 years with a few improvements here and there. It clearly shows. Those app can‚Äôt keep up with standalone solutions by other providers who improve that one app all day every day. ¬†
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    Ramsesx got a reaction from Matt in How I started my community   
    Welcome to Invision Helen. A very nice and clean site styling. Love dogs too and it's always interesting knowing how to make cookies for them. Good luck.
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    Ramsesx got a reaction from SoloInter in Welcome to Invision Community 4.4!   
    SEO and speed improvements. 
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    Ramsesx got a reaction from JoshB84 in Welcome to Invision Community 4.4!   
    From now on exactly 5 days, 12 hours, 23 minutes. 
     
     
     
    Or until most of all bugs are fixed....
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    Ramsesx reacted to opentype in Welcome to Invision Community 4.4!   
    So maybe work on that. ūüėČ
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    Ramsesx got a reaction from DawPi in Welcome to Invision Community 4.4!   
    From now on exactly 5 days, 12 hours, 23 minutes. 
     
     
     
    Or until most of all bugs are fixed....
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    Ramsesx got a reaction from Charles Richter in Welcome to Invision Community 4.4!   
    From now on exactly 5 days, 12 hours, 23 minutes. 
     
     
     
    Or until most of all bugs are fixed....
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    Ramsesx got a reaction from Maxxius in Welcome to Invision Community 4.4!   
    SEO and speed improvements. 
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