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    vpatrickd got a reaction from growroom in IPB NEEDS A DECENT EMAIL MARKETING SOLUTION!   
    +1
    I had resorted to mailchimp for a bit, but a native IPS feature would be awesome to have.
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    vpatrickd got a reaction from TAMAN in Behemoth Theme [ support topic ]   
    OK let me try it, thanks TAMAN.
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    vpatrickd got a reaction from TheWorldNewsMedia.org in New Competitors   
    I think you have a point there @TheWorldNewsMedia.org
    The younger generation (Millenials), they grew up using the Internet. Thus they are accustomed to what we call rich media. This is why services like Snapchat, instagram, livestreaming are all booming because young people are using it on a daily basis to communicate. 
    But nothing will replace reading / writing in its most basic form of communication. Getting ideas and discussing it requires a lot more than just a vlog, a picture, or a WhatsApp group. The web is still the most complete solution - that is why corporations need desktop computers, they wont be able to run on tablets or smartphones alone. Through the web we are able to convey text, images, videos, sound, and everything else. Ideas and content can be displayed as massive as it gets and discussed; broken down to the core. 
    This is where I think Forums are perfect. It is the perfect combination of anonymity, content, and collaboration. Your mention of Forums 2.0, in this case reddit, lacks the  content capabilities. Yes it gives instant gratifications, which is what millenials want, but most content in reddit are all LINKS to either a blog post, image, or whatever may be. Forums has all of this capability. I agree with your statement that reddit is not able to do it, precisely because it is not meant to be Forums 2.0. 
    What I'm trying to point out is that there is still a specific need that only Forums can provide an answer to. That is in-depth discussions, content, and resources. I'd say if your community is more catered towards light-hearted ideas that can be discussed through chat, you might need to break free from the old and clunky Forums. 
    But okay, I haven't seen Facebook's Workplace. 
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    vpatrickd reacted to liquidfractal in another reason why i go with Invision   
    So I just did an absolutely fresh install of 4.1.19.4 on a site I am preparing for an academic grant application review.  For some reason it installed and yet was utterly unusable because no CSS or template styles were loading at all.  Timeline panic made me hit the Outage button.
    Long story short: @Rhett responded in one minute.  Problem fixed in 15 minutes.
    Before I crawl back into my workhole, I just wanted to say: THAT is service.
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    vpatrickd reacted to Robert Lunte in IPB NEEDS A DECENT EMAIL MARKETING SOLUTION!   
    Guys, C'mon...?!
    Why don’t you guys build your own, or integrate with some of the top email marketing solutions?  We have all these “enhanced” features that integrate with other services, but the one that seems to be the most obvious is strangely missing. IPB community owners need a proper email marketing solution! 
    With all due respect, because I love your platform other than this issue..., I don’t get how you can offer a COMMUNITY platform with, so many brilliant ways to monetize… without a proper email marketing solution available to your community owners to use.
    For that matter, why are you guys not sending out regular newsletters to your customers? That would seem to be evidence that you are totally missing the necessity for email marketing for any online community system, be it yours, or your customers. Peculiarly strange?
     
    The bulk mail system is NOT a proper email marketing system. It has limited design capabilities. It has no metrics/stats. It caps your emails out to about 200-400 a day, if you have thousands of subscribers, this is entirely impractical. It offers no ability to make forms to capture sign-ups.
     
    Do an integration with:
    - www.campaignmonitor.com
    - www.getresponse.com
    - www.mailchimp.com
    - www.mailpoet.com
    ( this is a plugin for wordpress that is SUPER light and simple. But it does everything anyone needs. It covers the basics. Something like this would be perfect ). 
    ... or build your own.
     
    Any email marketing system DOES NOT have to be fancy!... All we really need are the following features:
    - A decent design interface.
    - Metrics.
    - The ability to send out thousands of emails in one send.
    - Mailing Lists.
    - The ability to make forms that can capture sign-ups in the HTML widgets that will then go straight into a mailing list.
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    vpatrickd got a reaction from ADKGamers in More Clubs stuff!   
    Clubs is an exciting new feature, but for a gaming website focusing on eSports (and also applies to that of traditional sports communities), I think a great addition would be:
    Have the feature to setup Clubs War (or Clan War, whatever you may call it) Have a custom database to record the stats of each Clubs War and have it publicly available (so users can know who is the top ranking club I guess these are all something that needs to be done by a contributor since its a very specific feature, but I'd love to see it happen.
    Just my 2 cents, carry on...
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    vpatrickd got a reaction from Saurabh Jain in More Clubs stuff!   
    Clubs is an exciting new feature, but for a gaming website focusing on eSports (and also applies to that of traditional sports communities), I think a great addition would be:
    Have the feature to setup Clubs War (or Clan War, whatever you may call it) Have a custom database to record the stats of each Clubs War and have it publicly available (so users can know who is the top ranking club I guess these are all something that needs to be done by a contributor since its a very specific feature, but I'd love to see it happen.
    Just my 2 cents, carry on...
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    vpatrickd reacted to TAMAN in Pages Clan Wars [ support topic ]   
    Thank you.
    Im glad that you like it  
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    vpatrickd got a reaction from TAMAN in Pages Clan Wars [ support topic ]   
    That is some really great stuff sir @TAMAN
    As my site progresses, I will be interested in purchasing.
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