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  1. Given that IPS has a large base of customers who run a variety of websites (many of whom may not be the most security savvy) would IPS consider sending out a notice to it's customers about heartbleed? Especially given that it has now been shown by researchers that it is possible to get the raw private ssl key using heartbleed. At the very least to suggest that people using SSL certs revoke and reissue. http://community.invisionpower.com/topic/399417-important-notice-regarding-openssl-101-to-openssl-101f/page-2#entry2475902
  2. Editor Feedback

    Just a quick suggestion on a way to improve the convertibility of bbcode to HTML and back: Add a class attribute to the HTML that a bbcode translates to. Specify it as "bbcode<insertname>tag" and then alter the parser so that it looks for tags with this attribute and parses them. Similarly you could wrap the HTML tags that originate from bbcode in HTML comments. Hell you could even make the comment identifiers unique which would aid parsing things like multi-level quotes. Then you would have the bbcode parser search for these specific comments and certain tags following them before converting the HTML into bbcode and vice versa.
  3. Big Board Conversion

    That is understandable. I just thought I would suggest a potential alternative but given how invested you are I can understand not changing solutions. However getting campaign integration with IP.Board is something that could be done relatively quickly with a custom hook/set of hooks or an app. Both have their pros and cons in this case. I personally think a hook may be more appropriate. There is a list of developers available, experienced with IP.Board and hook/app development, who could potentially take on such a project located here that you may wish to contact about this sort of integration.
  4. Big Board Conversion

    In terms of sending transactional emails (as in emails from the forum itself/Bulk Mail feature) Mandrill is the solution for Mailchimp (as Mailchimp does not appear to offer transactional emails outside of Mandrill). I'm presuming when you are talking about Mailchimp integration you are talking about managing and setting up campaigns from within IP.Board itself as opposed to individual emails/sets of emails using the bulk email feature. It should be possible to code up a solution given their API. There are alternatives to mailchimp that offer both transactional and campaign emails as part of one package, MailJet being the one I use. I haven't integrated the campaigns side of things into IP.Board myself but the transactional emails can use the SMTP settings that are already present in IP.Board without any need for additional coding on that side of things. They also have an API similar to Mailchimp for managing campaigns. The only reason I mention this is the added expense of two bills from Mailchimp (one for Mailchimp proper and one for Mandrill) compared to one from Mailjet that covers the same functionality.
  5. User Trophies for IP Board

    There is another solution as well that may do what you are looking for: for both systems you can customise the awards icons/images.
  6. Not to mention the need to give modders a decent amount of heads up as to which version it is coming in (assuming they don't want to break any application that uses prototype in conjuction with the prototype libraries IP.Board ships with)
  7. It's not a Windows or Mac feature but something that is supported by your browser. The issue is that on 3.2 the way in which the signin form is loaded causes certain browsers not to recognise it as a legitimate password form (because it was created with AJAX) and thus do not autofill the username/password combo you use for that site. The hooks mentioned above were created to fix the problem.
  8. SMTP over TLS

    My server is configured to support tls however what I am talking about is adding an option (similar to the option available in the POP settings of the incoming email) to force tls instead of typing in the tls:// protocol handler. Before your post I wasn't aware if IP.Board even allowed you to specify the tls protocol that way (as most email clients have an option for this).
  9. SMTP over TLS

    I currently use SMTP to send emails from my board (I use Mailjet to send emails currently). However I would like the ability to link my forums up to my Google Apps to send the emails. I am not able to do this because the option to connect to SMTP over TLS is currently unavilable. I would like to suggest that the SMTP functionality in IP.Board enhanced so that admins can specify whether or not they would like to utilise TLS when they are sending emails via the board (ideally this should be an additional setting in the "Email Set-up" settings section).
  10. Due to the fact that I utilise Google Apps for my site email addresses I am unable to take advantage of the ability to pipe emails sent to specific email addresses into IP.Board. This means that I have to use the POP functionality built into IP.Board to pull emails into my board. This however causes me the problem of only being able to have one incoming email address. As I use Nexus I would like to have multiple incoming email addresses but this is not currently possible. To that end I would like to suggest enhancing the ability of IP.Board in this area to allow for the pulling from multiple incoming email addresses via POP.
  11. What problems are they? If you could let me know of any bugs via the support topic here I would be most grateful. ( http://community.invisionpower.com/topic/349921-download-pin-signinform/ )
  12. There is this one: http://community.invisionpower.com/files/file/4895-pin-signinform/
  13. members able to cancel account

    Absolutely. I agree that such tantrum quits should be discouraged, however that doesn't mean that members shouldn't be given the ability to delete their account and content. (which is after all what the topic is about)
  14. members able to cancel account

    COPPA is a US law, not an international treaty. Either way some jurisdictions in the EU have a requirement that users be able to delete any PII from a website should they choose to do so. So it's not something that is restricted to those engaging in "childish" behaviour. There are legitimate situations whereby a user can make such a request.
  15. No More MSSQL Drivers

    Part of the problem here is that there does not appear to be documentation on what exactly is necessary for the creation of a 3rd party database driver (I looked briefly when I was contemplating moving one of my sites over to PostgreSQL to test out the performance difference between that and MySQL but gave up when there was no clear documentation on the driver creation process). There is at least one 3rd party driver created already: http://community.invisionpower.com/files/file/3841-high-performance-mysql-driver/