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    Phillyman got a reaction from DawPi in New Arcade Plugin for Invision 4.x   
    I have not run IPB Arcade, Casino and Attack system since the 2.x days of IPB. I would also pay to get them back, as I lost them when I went to 3.x
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    Phillyman got a reaction from IPCommerceFan in IP Commerce Import from CSV   
    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
     
     
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    Phillyman got a reaction from BomAle in New Arcade Plugin for Invision 4.x   
    I have not run IPB Arcade, Casino and Attack system since the 2.x days of IPB. I would also pay to get them back, as I lost them when I went to 3.x
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    Phillyman got a reaction from Maxxius in [Question] What are your plans if you (or your admin) dies?   
    In the event of my death, my wife has been instructed how to forward my domain to this video.....
     
     
     
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    Phillyman reacted to Adriano Faria in Display Files From Subcategories   
    This plugin will display files from subcategories when the category you're browing hasn't files.
     
     
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    Phillyman reacted to Adriano Faria in Display Files From Subcategories   
    What's New in Version 1.0.1:
    Script optimization to list files from all subcategories levels
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    Phillyman reacted to Ali Majrashi in ip.pages custom fields   
    hi,
    i posted alot about ip.pages and fields that ship with it

    i hope IPS team consider improving the fields available to us and one important future that can ease our unique or advance use 
    is add the ability to create our custom fields from ACP and have the ability to export or import them 
    something like 
    field name version number filed data type field HTML code (for display and form) field JS code  (for display and form) field CSS code  (for display and form) field validation code for advance use(validate data before been save to the database) field options so you can use them in html,css,js or validation process field process code (for display and saving)
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    Phillyman got a reaction from Koper74 in IP Content Databases - Show Last Contributor!   
    Sorry I should have clarified, I have comments turned off on my IP Databases. I am looking for the last person who has made a edit to a record to show up in the database view. All my databases have the wiki feature turned on, and I want to see all my members who are editing records.
     
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    Phillyman got a reaction from AndyF in Abandoned Attachments   
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    Phillyman got a reaction from SJ77 in Abandoned Attachments   
    I wish it were easy too! 😛
    Nothing does prevent me from uploading a stray file into my IP Gallery datastore location, but if I do and the software deletes it because of house keeping, I bet I will learn my lesson and create a directory for oddball stuff
    With the medium and thumb gallery images, I am trying to figure out if I can delete them. I am that IPB end user that has been with you guys for 13 years, I know just enough to be dangerous . So I went into my database to see if I could find where these calls to the ORIG, LARGE, and SMALL versions are being called. I believe I found them in this table and with these fields. I am not sure if this is the ONLY place image locations are defined.
    SELECT `image_id`,`image_caption`,`image_masked_file_name`,`image_file_name`,`image_original_file_name`,`image_small_file_name` FROM `ibf_gallery_images` So that command gives me back this CSV, and I will just post one line .....
    123 Nintendo Power Issue 010 (January/February 1990) monthly_2018_09/large.gallery_3_81439.jpg.3036d908e052b23282e07556f969f32f.jpg np-9001.jpg 1253818241/gallery_3_81439.jpg monthly_2018_09/small.gallery_3_81439.jpg.20c859a49d9bf00ff7975267ab398e1f.jpg Now here is the kicker, I downloaded my IP Gallery datastore, and I can find only the item in green, not red. So I am confused why I can't find the large.gallery or small.gallery files, even though they are defined, I am wondering if these somehow still point back to the old medium and small versions. I thought that the image_file_name was only in the database to rename the file back when it is downloaded again, but the response I just got from that ticket suggests otherwise. If I could figure out what images are called, I could write a script to tell me exactly what files are not being referenced and delete them from my FTP (after backing up).
     
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    Phillyman got a reaction from SJ77 in Abandoned Attachments   
    I am going thru this right now, I feel as though my IP Gallery is bloated. Why?
    So back in this blog post.....we got this information.
    Which says the following....
     
    Ok cool, so back a few versions ago we had Thumb, Small, Medium, Large and Original Gallery images. Now we are going to Small, Large, Original. So I should not see Medium or Thumb versions stored in my datastore location that has all my IP Gallery Images......so I download that directory and do a search....
     

    Over 7000+ Thumb versions still exist....Ok lets look for Medium versions.......

    And that yields over 10,000+ extra files. So between these two queries I have calculated about 2GB (10% of my total website size) of files that don't seem to need to exist. Also the way everything is sorted is just odd and I can't make heads or tails of it.
    Some of my Gallery Images are stored nicely in a folder like....
    monthly_2018_09 While others are stored in a folder structure like this...
    gallery/category_175/
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    Phillyman got a reaction from Cyboman in IP Gallery, Erradicate Extensions   
    An annoyance of IP Gallery that my members bring up, is when they upload multiple images, that they have to go image by image to chop off the .jpg or .png. It seems as though this is an unnecessary step for them, and some of my members are uploading 10-80 images at a time. Is there a reason why we just don't stop at the file name?
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    Phillyman got a reaction from Joel R in Abandoned Attachments   
    I am going thru this right now, I feel as though my IP Gallery is bloated. Why?
    So back in this blog post.....we got this information.
    Which says the following....
     
    Ok cool, so back a few versions ago we had Thumb, Small, Medium, Large and Original Gallery images. Now we are going to Small, Large, Original. So I should not see Medium or Thumb versions stored in my datastore location that has all my IP Gallery Images......so I download that directory and do a search....
     

    Over 7000+ Thumb versions still exist....Ok lets look for Medium versions.......

    And that yields over 10,000+ extra files. So between these two queries I have calculated about 2GB (10% of my total website size) of files that don't seem to need to exist. Also the way everything is sorted is just odd and I can't make heads or tails of it.
    Some of my Gallery Images are stored nicely in a folder like....
    monthly_2018_09 While others are stored in a folder structure like this...
    gallery/category_175/
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    Phillyman got a reaction from Nebthtet in IPB Pages Wiki-Type Linking?   
    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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    Phillyman reacted to Mr 13 in Option to сhange notification sound   
    Hi.
    Looks like option for change notification sound is not present in ACP. So this is an suggestion to implement it.
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    Phillyman got a reaction from TDBF in Incentives for Contributing to IP Content   
    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.
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    Phillyman got a reaction from opentype in Incentives for Contributing to IP Content   
    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.
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    Phillyman reacted to Vikestart in Reactions +2 reputation?   
    It'd be nice if we could input our own value as for how we'd like a reaction to affect reputation, instead of being restricted to -1, 0 and +1.
    I'd like "Thanks" to give +2 reputation.
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    Phillyman got a reaction from Joel R in Gallery Slider Widget Fluid Dimensions   
    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
     

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    Phillyman got a reaction from Cyboman in IP Content Database Field Types   
    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.
     
     
     
     
     
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    Phillyman got a reaction from sobrenome in Fragmented content for images posted in forums vs gallery   
    This a THOUSAND TIMES OVER.
    Example, I run a video game forum. I should be able to create the following Gallery categories....
    Box Art Manuals Cartridge/CD Scans Screenshots Then I should be able to go create an IP Content Database called Video Games, create sub categories for Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis....and then add database fields for......
    Box Art Manuals Cartridge/CD Scans Screenshots Which then I should have an option to choose "Gallery Media" as a field type and reference those images from within my Databases. It is redundant to ask my members to upload images to the Gallery, and then upload them again into IP Databases as attachments.
     
    P.S. - This also applies to the IP Downloads and their screenshots. On some parts of my site I now have 3 copies of the same image
    P.S.S - Lets also get an IP Downloads field type for the databases, so we can natively call files from our databases. Would be nice to also have a Blog Database field for calling blog entries. If my members are writing their own blog reviews of games, they should be able to have those show up on the database records as well.
     
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    Phillyman reacted to Lindy in Fragmented content for images posted in forums vs gallery   
    This is too large of a scope for a single feature suggestion. I'll be starting a gallery review feedback topic in the client lounge this week and we should include this to formulate a game plan. 
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    Phillyman got a reaction from shahed in iCredits   
    +1 for IP Content points for activity. I have 20,000 records that I want my users to contribute to :)
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    Phillyman got a reaction from CnCNet in IPC Slider   
    hmmm, just noticed that no matter what changes I make to the slider, they don't seem to change. I have tried recaching the block, using a different browser, dumping my browsers cache.


    EDIT:

    Nevermind, I should never do updates while the wife is nagging me to do something else. I disabled the old hook, but never deleted it......once I deleted both the 1.0.2 hook and 1.1.1. hook....and brought back in the 1.1.1 hook....it all worked.
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    Phillyman got a reaction from eoebrian in Suggestion: Auto Warn and Prune inactive members   
    Every 3 months I search for any members who have ZERO posts and have not signed in for the past 365 days. I send them an email stating that I will be deleting their account within 7 days, then once those seven days have passed.....I delete anyone who still meets that criteria. I think it would be nice if this feature was automated by the forum itself.


    Features


    how often to run this task (daily, weekly, monthly) what time to run this task how many warning emails to send per minute max warning emails to send per night how many days between email being sent and account being deleted what member groups should be exempt control over what the email message should read log file of how many people each night were contacted statistics on what percentage of members contacted reactivated their account


    While on the subject, I think we need more criteria for the pruning process within IP Board. I allow my new members to comment on gallery, downloads and blogs, but when I prune their accounts, I don't wish to lose those people. I am going to be forced to require at least 1 post to become active on other area's of my site (tracker, download, blog, links, gallery).
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