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    Cyboman got a reaction from sobrenome in Has anyone setup Amazon S3?   
    Please give a hint what went wrong and how you solved it, so others won't experience the same problem. Thx
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    Cyboman got a reaction from sobrenome in Support for Amazon AWS SES   
    +x yes!
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    Cyboman reacted to CoffeeCake in When plugin/application upgrades fail in 4.5   
    Today @Michael.J's Auto Welcome plugin was updated with 4.5 support. As a part of the upgrade process in 4.5, an incrementing process runs to presumably move data out of a Not Good Place(tm) in the database into a place deemed acceptable by IPS Marketplace guidelines. As we have many, many members, this process was slowly incrementing, 50 at a time, toward the very large number of members that we have. This must have met the IPS standards and must have been blessed by IPS' review process.
    Unfortunately, my internet connection blipped out during the upgrade, causing the process to fail, and leaving the plugin in a state where it's not fully updated, it's trying to rerun SQL queries that were already run, and there's no way to move forward. I can't download the 4.5 resource to see what it's doing, nor can I restart or pickup the upgrade process. Maybe I could uninstall and lose all data associated with it through a reinstall, but that's ... less than ideal.
    What's the plan, IPS, for this sort of stuff? Who supports this? You? Michael, the third party developer? I'm out of luck? Thankfully we test rigorously before doing things in production, yet it seems that these sorts of things (moving data within the database) should be required to be developed as background processes that continue to run and aren't dependent on the administrator's internet connection. Is that not possible for plugin/application development? Are you not thinking to check for this? Did this get overlooked? Where's the developer documentation for background processes even located?
    No criticism of Michael here. He's doing good work, and making a good product. IPS needs to take ownership of this nonsense by making it impossible to see these issues in advance and locking out downloads from the Marketplace. This isn't the Apple experienced we were promised. And if there's a place where Michael could have learned about how to setup background tasks in the upgrade process for a plugin or application, then I should be able to find it when I look at the developer docs.
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    Cyboman reacted to CoffeeCake in More Link Filtering Options   
    Adding onto this request, it would be nice to have the ability to queue content with links for review without putting them into a moderating status. A "show me all content with an external link" area that would allow moderators to review posts containing links after the fact.
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    Cyboman reacted to ahc in More Link Filtering Options   
    Currently we can “block” links (display as plain text) or have them sent for moderator review.
    I’d like to see an added option where the link is actually blocked/removed entirely from the content being posted, not just posted as plain text.  Alternatively, instead of posting the link as plain text, we can set text to replace the link   
    If there’s currently a plug-in/app that can do this, please let me know as this is desperately needed for us.
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    Cyboman reacted to Saurabh Jain in First feedback on Mobile app   
    I use Google adsense 
    Using GA in android app is policy violation
    I recommend an option setting option to disale or not to disable advertisement code block  in app as a user choice
    I added my community and it was showing ads in it
    I did post earlier discussion 
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    Cyboman reacted to webrain_merged in Members Shop ( Support Topic )   
    Is there any feature to expire these points after a certain amount of time (i.e. every year to loose points collected more than a year ago)?
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    Cyboman got a reaction from sobrenome in Font awesome 5.0   
    I'm happy with font awesome, but I'd wish to have any integration for an individual icon font, too. Graphical experience (and customization options) are an important usage animation factor nowadays. Currently I'm using hundreds (!) of individual icons uploaded as png, and according to the optimization of loading times, we would benefit of having options for additional vector integrations. I'm not sure, if it is wise to have 2 icon fonts included and using both of them at the same time, but it seems better to me than my png solution ? 
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    Cyboman reacted to Numbered in My list of wanted cms/pages app improvements   
    Features that I missed in current IPS:
    we can't export/import blocks from one site to another one (we doing all changes on the staging server before deploying them to the production one) block contains media with their id's. So when we upload the same media files they have different id's. It will fix if the media supports folder and filenames instead of id. We can upload a lot of media files to different websites and copy-paste pages/blocks code contains the media. It might look like {media="some/folder/file_name.jpg"} if we have a lot of pages and switches from one 'main' page to another one we couldn't find on the next time which page is actual default right now. we should click on the arrow of every page to see if the star icon filled or empty. templates (page templates, css, js) - you couldn't understand where the current css file used now. You can only jump into the edition of each page and remember that. It's not useful. cms don't support languages at all. So in every block, we used code  {{$lang = \IPS\Member::loggedIn()->language()->short;}} {{if mb_strpos($lang, 'de_DE') === 0}} some html {{elseif mb_strpos($lang, 'fr_FR') === 0}} some FR html ... additional 10+ languages {{else}} EN content {{endif}} Or you can define variable inside conditions and call them. This is very dumb way to support multilanguage in 'cms'. And, no cache available for all language based blocks at all.
    block editing in ACP is unuseful. we have very little space for the editor (HTML). No 'revert' option (if save will support ajax we'll have a browser default Ctrl+Z option, but.. we haven't it with reload) same as for templates - when we editing block we couldn't understand on which page it used now You couldn't link the block content with template CSS and JS. Mostly it might be the default way to linking (blocks should be self-dependent). Right now it doesn't (in case of css and js). I hope this list helps the devs to understand the daily pains of our content managers.
    Thank you
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    Cyboman reacted to kmk in Invoice custom fields printable   
    Please add ability of custom fields for invoice and printable.
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    Cyboman got a reaction from OptimusBain in Mobile App, Progressive Web App (PWA) For IPB   
    Adjust mobile design:
    Then create the progressive web app (PWA) with common requirements:
     
    My community is begging for an app, and I already lost ~60% of member traffic to Facebook and WhatsApp. Why? Not because my content isn't good enough anymore, but my members use my contents, and afterwards, go on with live messaging/meetings (which is an elemental part in my industry) via Facebook and WhatsApp and I lose control. I can do nothing against it. My competitors don't have contents, but they have active Facebook and WhatsApp groups. The FB/WA messaging functions are way better, and my users require an app icon to remember my site as well as push notifications to their mobiles. Not having an app is blocking my success factors extremely. I'm already considering buying an app development for my WordPress pages (which seems to be cheaper as many developers already did it for the WP platform...), but that would be the point to lose the power an IPS app would have. I'd prefer an IPS app, but I don't have ages to wait for one. We need to speed up any arrangement.
    I'd be willing to pay, too!!!
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    Cyboman got a reaction from OptimusBain in IPB NEEDS A DECENT EMAIL MARKETING SOLUTION!   
    +1
    Email marketing / address management / mailing lists is a very big point for monetarizing a community and is totally missing as a full IPS native feature.
    There already are several plugin in IPS marketplace for mailchimp, sparkpost, and also for address validation checks for bulk mails via own server. Other plugins are "Newsletters" and there also exist several variants.
    But I would wish to get some IPS native features without being required to use 3rd party services.
    Maybe also a plugin to connect to the byteplant API to get rid of bad emails. -> https://www.email-validator.net/email-address-online-verification-api.html
    And it would be a great gain if one of the designers would develop some email template designs to choose from. We have so many designers for themes and skins, but no one ever touched email templates so far...
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    Cyboman got a reaction from Semenedar in Mobile App, Progressive Web App (PWA) For IPB   
    Adjust mobile design:
    Then create the progressive web app (PWA) with common requirements:
     
    My community is begging for an app, and I already lost ~60% of member traffic to Facebook and WhatsApp. Why? Not because my content isn't good enough anymore, but my members use my contents, and afterwards, go on with live messaging/meetings (which is an elemental part in my industry) via Facebook and WhatsApp and I lose control. I can do nothing against it. My competitors don't have contents, but they have active Facebook and WhatsApp groups. The FB/WA messaging functions are way better, and my users require an app icon to remember my site as well as push notifications to their mobiles. Not having an app is blocking my success factors extremely. I'm already considering buying an app development for my WordPress pages (which seems to be cheaper as many developers already did it for the WP platform...), but that would be the point to lose the power an IPS app would have. I'd prefer an IPS app, but I don't have ages to wait for one. We need to speed up any arrangement.
    I'd be willing to pay, too!!!
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    Cyboman reacted to BOFO in Paypal Smart Payment Buttons   
    Hi,
     
    it would be great if in the next version of the software Paypal Smart Payment Buttons can be integrated instead of the old Paypal Checkout. Link https://developer.paypal.com/docs/checkout/
     
    The very big advantage of using, the now default, Paypal Smart Payment Buttons over the old Paypal Checkout is that with the buttons many local country payment options are integrated in the Paypal checkout.
     
    In the old Paypal Checkout customers can only pay through either their Paypal account or a debit/credit card.
    Credit card payments only take up about 20% of all European online payments, so not offering local payment option to European customers means missing out on a lot of revenue.
     
    With the Paypal Buttons solution you automatically can accept payments for these local payment options:
    Alternative payment method Buyer country Customer transaction limit Bancontact Belgium n/a eps Austria Minimum: 1.00 EUR giropay Germany Minimum: 1.00 EUR iDEAL The Netherlands n/a MyBank Italy n/a Przelewy24 (P24) Poland Minimum: 1 PLN 
    Maximum: 55,000 PLN Sofort Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain Minimum: 1.00 EUR  
    Therefore it would be great if this can be a standard payment integration in the next release of Invision Community software.
     
    Thanks and I hope you will integrate it.
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    Cyboman reacted to Abies in User profiles - hide unnecessary filtering   
    Hello there!
    The main purpose of user profiles is to make discovering user's content easier. I've found a way to improve the process a bit.
    1. Content discovery
    Let's take a look on my profile and especially on the filtering options:

    Problem: It's quite a long list that grows with every new app or a content type. I find it confusing as during my time here I've posted only a topic and some posts.
    I don't think I'm able to post anything in the documentation, release notes, providers, guides, IPS Blog etc. But I'm still able to filter my results by those options [basically to get no results note].
    Solution: The idea is to hide all the empty-result-filters. Thanks to this we exactly know what type of content certain user posted, and save our time on scanning the long list.

    2. Reputation view
    I wanted to check my reputaion activity and this happened:

    Problem: The page shows no results. Quite confusing as the sidebar clearly shows that I do have reputation activity. This is because by default the resulsts are filtered by Status updates in which I have no activity. And the list of possible filters is also very long (as stated above).
    Solution:  As we have All activity filter in user's content page by default, we should also have All reputation activity filter in user's reputation page. And limiting the possible filters would (as above) make the experience more intuitive and clear.
    In my case it would look like this as I have reputation activity in blog entries, blog comments and posts:

    Thanks for reading! 🙂
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    Cyboman reacted to IPCommerceFan in Remove first and last name from Commerce Support Tickets   
    You're welcome!
    This piqued my interest, so I gave it a shot:
    AdminCP Commerce Display Name.xml
    It works as far as I can tell/tested, but this should do it!
    In case its of interest, heres what this plugin consists of:
    We hooked into \IPS\nexus\Support\Author\Member to change the name on the sidebar:

    //<?php /* To prevent PHP errors (extending class does not exist) revealing path */ if ( !\defined( '\IPS\SUITE_UNIQUE_KEY' ) ) { exit; } class hook479 extends _HOOK_CLASS_ { /** * Get name * * @return string */ public function name() { if( !\IPS\Member::loggedIn()->hasAcpRestriction( 'nexus', 'customers', 'customers_view_statistics' ) ) { return $this->customer->name; } else { return $this->customer->cm_name; } return parent::name(); } } and we hooked into \IPS\nexus\Customer to change the name on each reply:

    //<?php /* To prevent PHP errors (extending class does not exist) revealing path */ if ( !\defined( '\IPS\SUITE_UNIQUE_KEY' ) ) { exit; } class hook480 extends _HOOK_CLASS_ { /** * Get customer name * * @return string */ public function get_cm_name() { if( !\IPS\Member::loggedIn()->hasAcpRestriction( 'nexus', 'customers', 'customers_view_statistics' ) ) { return $this->name; } else { return ( $this->cm_first_name or $this->cm_last_name ) ? "{$this->cm_first_name} {$this->cm_last_name}" : $this->name; } return parent::get_cm_name(); } } In order to make full names display as their respective Display Name, just make sure the administrator you want to restrict has "Can view customer statistics?" disabled:

    I'm no developer, but I'm open to feedback in case you want this plugin to do something else.  
    Hope it helps!
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    Cyboman reacted to xtech in Pages database: please, add ability to change category icon   
    It's worthless to suggest things here, i've given up feeding the void.
    IPS has a vision of its own. Their customers should provide the money, not the ideas (unless they are specifically asked to).
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    Cyboman reacted to laltroweb.it in Pages database: please, add ability to change category icon   
    Edit: i've finally put custom icon in entire website (forum and database). But, instead to put entire code in custom.css, i've used this structure for pages:

    +

     
    and code in custom.css just for forum icon.
    this preserve to put unuseful css when not required
     
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    Cyboman reacted to breatheheavy in Visual cues upon logging in for the first time   
    Hey team, I had an idea for an application...
    I would love for when a member logs in for the first time, or something is launched on your forum, to visually show some cues - literally pointing to important parts of the website.
    For example, a member logs in, and most of the screen darkens except for the "Create" button at the top and a message pops up saying "This is how to create a new topic." 
    Or "This is where to view your profile" or "This is where to leave a comment," that kind of thing. They can click "Got it" and the mini tutorial disappears. 
    It would be useful for current members when rolling out a new feature, too. 
    I find that new members are overwhelmed with the amount that can be done. I want to make it very easy and clear for them.
    Thoughts?
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    Cyboman reacted to Durango in Highlight : SEO Plugin > avoid Google Panda penalty   
    Hi
    Great results, we could follow the performance with the google search console
    and we noticed SEO improvements of 30% (without any other action) on sites with this plugin
    >> logical  : remove poor content and google will love you  !
    next step is : update Invision sitemap by removing the noindex topics (so that GSC doenst report errors of noindex urls in sitemap)
    the plugin author replied to me about this feature : Option to remove noindex item from the sitemap and also ping the search engines after that would cost 195$.
    who is ok to participate to this feature ? i go with $50,  who else ?
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    Cyboman reacted to CoffeeCake in IPS Rules Application   
    Completely understand. You're a busy person and you can't easily sell this extension. It causes support headaches for the folks that misconfigure something for IPS. It's not worth the time or hassle--who wouldn't understand that?
    However, it seems that some communities rely on it and want to continue iterating on your good work. It seems that this would be a good candidate to open up as open source project that others, who have an interest in maintaining this project, can fork or contribute to. We don't use this, yet I think it's important to encourage an ecosystem where in those infrequent circumstances that an extension gets to this place, there's a mechanism to move forward with non-core items for those for whom continued development and support do make sense.
     
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    Cyboman got a reaction from GreenSock in More power for bulk email opt-ins!   
    I'm talking about email marketing! Currently I feel that either the opt-in field in the registration process or in the notification settings "send me news and informations" (formerly known as: allow emails by admin) for bulk emails is taking a backseat in the functional (permission) priority. There is no workflow integration in the IPS suite, that could honor members that are willing to receive email newsletters.
    Why email newsletters?
    Inactive members could be reactivated to take part in the community Members could be informed about special marketing actions, even if they are not logged in I would enhance my monetization options In case of "good emails" a member would become more trustworthy, as I know my emails will be received and there is a human member with an existing mailbox Plugin authors could more easily integrate "bulk email" functions into their creations I was talking to a lot application/plugin authors, if they could integrate a feature, that members may only use their applications or special functions in it, if they opted in for these bulk emails. Otherwise they should get a simple error message. Most of the times, I was responded that this would be an overloading or complex query in some situations and difficult to achieve.
    Imagine, if you could only
    edit your posts for a longer time if opted in receive awards if opted in take part in lottery games if opted in can use the personal message system if opted in be promoted to higher member groups if opted in a.s.o. Everybody knows: email marketing generates income! And I would like to generate more income.
    I'm kindly asking to optimize the "bulk email" field with a general available permission setting, that could be used in more flexible ways.
    Thanks.
     
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    Cyboman got a reaction from InvisionHQ in Members Age   
    It's showing up after quite a time, probably due to a background task.
    But if you use different profile categories (=profile fields sorted into categories), the "age" shows in each section in the member profiles. If you have more than one profile field categories, you will see it multiple times on the members profiles pages.
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    Cyboman got a reaction from Sonya* in Members Age   
    It's showing up after quite a time, probably due to a background task.
    But if you use different profile categories (=profile fields sorted into categories), the "age" shows in each section in the member profiles. If you have more than one profile field categories, you will see it multiple times on the members profiles pages.
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    Cyboman reacted to Dylan Riggs in Push for Mobile first   
    Again, vanilla is not the forum solution I am talking about. I'm talking about IPS out of the box, with no modifications/themes etc.
    You have to understand that Discourse/Flarum are mobile first approaches, but Flarum is not even a released software and IPS has been around for how long? At least 15 years, right? All I'm trying to tell you is, IPS needs to put more emphasis at making Mobile more of a game player when most of the entire WEB is mobile instead of focusing specifically for desktop use and supporting mobile, but not making an emphasis. 
    The end goal is to provide the feature set IPS provides, but also making it much more intuitive to use on mobile. You're in the minority if you think IPS works "perfectly fine" on mobile. There MANY improvements to be had, I can tell you that.
    If you can't agree with that, then that's fine. I have nothing more to add. 
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