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  1. Thanks for listening to all our complaining about the iOS app. Making it available for free is a good start; however, the app needs a lot of work. Have you considered acquiring a small company that is proficient in this area?
  2. There will undoubtably be exceptions in the prevailing winds. I wasn't referring to Google or Facebook apps. I meant Apps in general that you might find in the Apple or Google stores by a 3rd party. Something that you run on your smart phone or tablet.
  3. I apologize, I haven't read all 6 pages of postings made here. I personally do agree that IP.Board will be dead within some period of time. I actually give it 2 years. For me, this isn't about Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Rather, it is about the App. The web as we know it is dying, a very very quick death. Google knows and and so does Facebook, ie: spending $1B on Instagram is proof that the $$ is in the App business. I have been running forums since 1996 and I have seen lots of ups and downs. This time is very different. Yes, I am getting very good traffic today. Yes, I am making very good revenue. But, that's going to change rather quickly. Unless IP.Board can become a *real* App where we can monetize our forums, we're doomed. Plain and simple. The end is near. Using a browser on a computer or tablet is no longer enough. I'm personally continuing to pay my IP.Board renewal license fees and trusting that the good folks at IPS are using the income they make from me to come up with a solution. Otherwise, In my humble opinion, theirs and our livelihoods are doomed.
  4. Thanks for the status on the iOS app. I'm encouraged though I believe in my humble opinion, iP.Board 3.3.0 would have had even more impact if you waited for the iOS app to be ready to ship with it.
  5. My 2 cents about mobile apps: I am really puzzled as to how a major release of IP.Board can be made available without an accompanying mobile app. I appreciate that there is something in the works in the mobile app department; however, in this day in age where we are losing so many of our visitors to apps, I truly hope that an iOS app is on its way. Also, a mobile app is not an extra, where the forum for it currently resides. It should be part of the core platform.
  6. Has anybody tried to create a layout for adsense ads as per Google's recommendations for forums? http://www.google.com/support/adsense/bin/static.py?page=guide.cs&guide=29872&topic=29879
  7. I installed it and ran it all day yesterday on our production server. I found that it forced over 200+ httpd processes to be forked at times. Normally we only have 10-20 processes. It caused our Apache to freeze several times over the last 24 hours. It also logs every Apache NOTICE and WARN in the error_log because it does not respect the LogLevel in httpd.conf. This is a known bug. I think it's a great idea, but it's not ready for primetime just yet. We disabled it this morning.
  8. Oddly, once we upgraded our 3.1.1 dev forums to 3.1.2 we cannot seem to login to ACP with an email address. It only seems to take the username. Loginauth is set to IPB Internal with Username or Email Address. Is there some other setting we should be making? UPDATE: I see this was already in the bugtracker and will be fixed in 3.1.3, http://community.invisionpower.com/tracker/issue-24363-username-and-email-login-acp-only/
  9. Add this to the bottom of your ipb_styles.css to change the forum description color: .desc { color: #93969b; font-weight: bold; }
  10. For anyone interested, I added the following to the bottom of ipb_styles.css to have the appearance a little closer to my IPB2.3 classic skin
  11. I am receiving the following message when I try to import images-ipb23.xml.gz under IPB 3.1 Anyone else? I solved my problem by deleting public_style_images/ipb23 and then re-importing
  12. Sorry if this has been discussed somewhere else. I searched but didn't find a discussion. I am wondering if anyone else has been affected by, what SEO's are calling, the Google MAYDAY algorithm change? (http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/4125460.htm) We have seen a slow decline in referrals from Google over the last month, but today noticed that we dropped from the #4 to #14 spot in a Google search for our primary keywords. Anyone else affected?
  13. This is great news! I'm thoroughly impressed at the turnaround to incorporate this into IPB.
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