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  1. QOTW: What was your first computing memory?

    https://classicreload.com/number-munchers.html
  2. QOTW: What was your first computing memory?

    Mid 1980s when I was in first or second grade, we would have computer class. Go down to the classroom with 10-15 computers, they had blue screens with IBM spelled out in ASCII art? Grab a floppy disk with Oregon Trail or Number Munchers and pop it in to play. EDIT - This looks about right...
  3. In Wikipedia if you want to link to a page that already exists you can do the following.... [[iPhone]] Which will link to .... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone It would be nice if we could do similar linking between IP Content Database records, rather than having to look up and copy/paste the links. It could work just like the Member hotlinking, where you type @Member and get a list of entries to select from.
  4. I really love IP Content (Pages) and its ability for me to build large databases of records that I can allow my community to add and modify. However I think the one downfall is the lack of recognition for contributions. If I create a database called Super Nintendo Games and drop in 728 stub records, there is nothing to encourage my members to add information in. Sure I can create a member field type and let them type their name in, but that is not really motivating. I would like to see IP Content start to showcase member contributions just as it does in other areas. I know that when a member creates a record that they get credit towards their content count. However in the sake of keeping the databases tidy, I created almost everything. This means that my avatar and username is shown each time a record is updated. I don't think anyone really cares that I created the record "Super Mario World" back in November 2014, rather I would want to see the avatar/name/updated information show on the index. Also people love statistics and love competing with each other, if we could work this somehow into the leaderboards to showcase those members who are adding content and value to our websites, I am sure it would attract more users to contribute. Something where if a user filled in a blank field in the database....they would get credit towards their content count. just my 2 cents EDIT: Just thought of another idea. IPB could do like they have done in IP Downloads. Where when you go to a file you can click "Who has downloaded this file", they could implement a similar function on the IP Database records with a block "Who has contributed to this record" that would then display the list of users who added/modified that record.
  5. TDB Posts (41x)

    I loaded this plugin last night, It shows on the wizard and I put the block in place and configure the settings......but nothing ever shows. Any ideas?
  6. New: Group promotion improvements

    I like this, but to take it a step further....I would like to see an option to return members to lower groups if they don't maintain a certain level of activity. example.. In order to remain in "Group X" you must have 25 posts over the last 12 month, otherwise you go back to "Group Y" This would keep up forum activity, rather than just having a member do a one time burst of creating topics and replies.
  7. New: Additional REST API Endpoints

    Oh that would be so helpful, my site deals with hundreds of categories that are mirrored between Content, Downloads and Gallery and it would cut down on the creation process.
  8. New: Downloads Index Page

    I would still like to see a global kill switch for IP Downloads where if I get close to my bandwidth for the month.....the Download section goes offline
  9. New: Additional REST API Endpoints

    Just curious because I am not sure I fully understand the above feature. Does this mean that I can have someone code me a page that could simultaneously create multiple sections? For example, I usually have to create a Download Category called "X" and then create a Gallery Category called "X" and then an IP Pages DB Category called "X".
  10. Right now the current way of adding products to IP Commerce is very slow. It would be great if you guys supported sucking in items via a CSV file. I could easily create a spreadsheet with thousands of items Picture Name = Product1.jpg Product Category = 6 Product Description = This is a book Product Quality = Excellent Product Price = $4.95 Product Shipping = $3.00 Countries Shipped to = USA, UK Then you just upload all the product images to your server, and run an import of the CSV file and it would create thousands of listings. It would sort of work like the eBay turbo lister, but without all those pesky listing fees
  11. IPS Community Suite 4.1.19 Available

    Bah! The Multi-Member Selection for Database Fields is still truncating everything after the first name because it is not writing those values into the DB correctly
  12. The way the Gallery Slider widget displays images is just ugly. I had to tweak it to stop it from doing squares everywhere.....my question is....why do I even need to do that? It is obvious when you go into the Gallery that the New Images section can properly display images scaled down to appropriate dimensions....so why not on the widget? Widget New Images
  13. IP Content and specifically the custom databases.....is probably the most powerful aspect of the entire suite. For admins like me to be able to stand up custom databases that suit our website needs, is beyond awesome. However I think with a few more database field types, it could be a game changer for most sites. When I stand up a custom database, I do so to leverage the power of my community, I want to encourage my members to add their knowledge into our databases. As each member adds content into the custom databases, my site becomes more useful to other members. So I am proposing these three additional field types.... A More Robust Star Rating Field - The current rating system is more than adequate for rating a blog entry, forum topic, gallery image or file. These types of entries can work with a simple 1-5 or 1-10 rating scheme. However when you are dealing with records in the database....you kinda want something more. Lets say I run a video game database, I may want a ratings field for "Graphics" and another one for "Sound" or "Game Play". Maybe I run a Cancun, Mexico vacation website and I want to have a database of resorts in the area, now I want ratings fields for "Location" and "Amenities". Or maybe I run a website that has a database of restaurants in the Washington DC area and I want to have star ratings for "Price", "Customer Service" , "Presentation". The end goal is to give a more complete picture on the database record, not just a simple 1-5 star rating. And maybe you don't want stars, perhaps you want to display bronze, silver or gold medals depending on the ratings. A Collection Field - One of the best ways to encourage members to add information into a database is to make it benefit them! A simple "Add to Collection" field type gives members bragging rights and lets them show off. Maybe you run a movie database and want to allow your users to add those items into personal collections. When a user goes and adds "Lord of the Rings; The Fellowship of the Ring" to their movie collection, and it is missing the Bluray cover art.....when they go back to their profile page and see that "image missing" placeholder on their collection tab....they are more likely to go and fill that out. Bonus points if you make it a "Have, Want, Selling" type button and this would allow members to quickly find other people to trade with on the community. A Simple Vote Up/Down Field - Sometimes you just want to give users the ability to upvote or downvote a record in a database category. Just a straightforward +1/-1 field that could be named whatever you want. Also there should be database field types that allow you to integrate gallery images, blog entries and download manager files into records as well.
  14. +1 - would love to tell IP Content Database revisions to offload to a separate SQL Database
  15. Before I moved to IP Content, I ran my IPB board and had a MediaWiki setup for my content management system. While I love not having do this kind of weird stuff to make an item bold..... '''this will be bold''' I do miss the ability to quick link to items that already have pages by doing this.... [[Super Nintendo]] I understand this could be tricky as with MediaWiki everything exists within 1 database, and on IP Pages, you could be linking to a Page or Database item across many different databases. But maybe we give our communities the ability to prefix a word, which would generate a dynamic list? Somewhat like how putting down an @ sign will bring up the members list as you type. At the moment I feel like there are too many steps required to link internal content between pages/databases. Just a thought
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