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Rheddy last won the day on May 10 2014

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  1. Well, the solution you offered didn't really answer my inquiry. But, thanks for the follow up answer, it deals with part of the problem, at any rate. I've been looking for a way to disappear the topics in certain forums from displaying in the search results. I'm sure someone will create a solution for it. Thanks for the reply.
  2. @opentype, thanks for your help but I think I mis-communicated my problem. I know how to disable viewing the forum from usergroups. What I'm trying to do is hide these certain forums from appearing in the search results and when people click on "view new content" or "new content". Posting in these forums appears and I want to display new postings or new content in these forums from appearing. Most of my members just go straight to the "view new content" link instead of actually viewing the forum.
  3. During a previous version of IPB, I think it was during the 3.x series versions, I was able to exclude certain forums from visitors and guests. It was a way to draw more interest in visitors to register having member's only forums. I've tried looking under "Search" and "Search Engine Optimization" and I've even tried looking under the forums themselves but I've been able to find anything to exclude certain forums from the search results. I'm hoping that someone here has a solution to this or maybe I'm looking in the wrong places in ACP.
  4. Oh, my bad, @Adriano Faria. I honestly didn't see that one Thanks for posting. β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘
  5. @Joel R @AndyF I found that old plugin, that was created a while back by @Adriano Faria, it was "Posts Required to Send PM" but I doubt he has plans on updating it for IPS 4.4.x. But, I'm familiar with creating other usergroups to do what you suggest but I'd rather not have to create a anew usergroup just to use as a workaround for that. Faria's plugin would limit a user's ability to send PMs to anyone until that member reached the appropriate number of posts required to send the PM. For instance, if you set the "Members" usergroup to where they needed to have a 100 post count before they could access the PM system. I just prefer not to create long run-arounds like that for a usergroup that would serve no purpose.
  6. @opentype I was able to kind of fix the difficulty that user of mine was having. I suggested he try other browsers, even the "privacy window" feature that most web browsers have. He's able to log into the forums now. Although, I don't suspect that is what was intended in order to log in. But, at least there's a sort of workaround for it.
  7. Well, I never said it was widespread. Right now, I only have one member informing me of this problem, and the reason I posted here, was to look or a solution. Then, someone else posted they had a similar problem with Firefox (with a previous IPS release, maybe)? I didn't know I would set someone else when I posted this, looking for a legitimate solution. I'm still looking for a solution and the user who reported it to me on my site is still experiencing the problem. I'm waiting to see if the user has the same problem with other web browsers. I just think someone read too much into what I posted ... πŸ€— Honestly? I've kind of mellowed out in the past year from creating conflict so I honestly think that I posted my issue quite well. But, I'm also wondering if this problem with my user is with the Chrome browser and not with IPS. Because I'm not really hearing from anyone else among my community over this. If it was more widespread, like a dozen users in my community reporting the same thing then it would be something for me to ask IPS about in a support ticket. But, these issues regarding problems that happen after an upgrade has only ever affected a single user. This wouldn't be the first time where one of my users reported a hiccup with the forum software on my site after I went through an upgrade or patch that was released by IPS.
  8. Going off what Jim M said, once you remove a license for an addon, but you only retain the license for Forums, then you wouldn't be able to use those addons that you removed from your license once you upgrade Forums simply because the previous installed versions would not be compatible with the new version of the forum software. Uninstalling it from your community would be the only option you could have available to you. This is because you wouldn't be able to use Forums 4.4.1 while still having Gallery 4.2.x installed, it would be akin to pouring sugar into your gas tank ... you wouldn't like the end result. πŸ˜‚
  9. Well, sometimes what affects one user doesn't affect another user. That it seems to be totally random where the browser issue rears its ugly head. If it is a Chrome-related issue, hopefully we can get a response if this is actually a reported issue.
  10. This is a new issue that was just brought to my attention. Before I upgraded to IPS 4.4.1, I was running with IPS 4.2.3 with nobody experiencing problems. However, one of my members informed me that while they can access my website (I have IP.Content/Pages running the content portion of my site) he can't access the forums. Pages loads outside the forums as the homepage to my site "https://www.domain.com" whereas my forums run from domain.com/board. I generally go through the list of suspects (clearing browser cache, deleting temporary internet files) and so on but other than that, I don't have a clue. I have run into issues where some members experience problems with huge white spaces while other users experience no problems at all. Since I don't use Chrome (Firefox by default), I couldn't begin to tell where the problem is. I've also ran into issues where one user will experience a problem with posting on the site, but when I log into their account, the problem isn't there.
  11. Regardless. I do think that, if requested (from a user who no longer wants the addons installed in their community) that they should be able to just renew their forum license. For me, I've active licenses on Board, Pages and Gallery so it's not an issue for me but I do think that IPS should make it an available request if a client wants to remove addons from their license renewal. I don't think I saw an indication in Support on whether that was possible. Unless I overlooked it. But I did notice the thing about not being able to create a support ticket until I renewed my license (everything was greyed out, which I found particularly amusing).
  12. I hear what you're saying. But, if someone makes the decision that they are disabling/removing Gallery/Content/Blogs from their community, then they should be able to just renew their license for the Forums. IPS just doesn't give that option or state anywhere that they could request just a renewal for Forums, etc. I think that IPS bunched them altogether to make it less work for them to worry about. I know that it was never lumped altogether like that until 4.x was released. Back when 3.x was around, you were able to renew your licenses separately for each app/addon. Clients were already aware that they couldn't run their older version of Gallery on a newer version of the forums.
  13. I have my community set up so that Guests have no posting privileges. It cuts down on any spam someone can post to my site. When someone registers on my site, they actually have to be validated before they are allowed to post. If they are in the Guest usergroup, they simply cannot post anything. What you might want to do is set something similar up on your site. This is done through the ACP. Thing is, way you describe it, you allow non-validated members to post on your site and speaking from experience, spammers can been clued in on IPS forums ever since 3.x launched. Just set your Guests permissions to "browse only", no posting privileges. I had problems with spammers posting all kinds of crap on my forums so I just eliminated Guest posting and I haven't had a problem since. I get the occasional spammer, but it happens so rarely that I'm not affected it anymore.
  14. I hear you. But, the way I understand it now, once you have initially purchase a license for, say, Forums, Gallery, and Content ... that IPS' renewal system no longer allows you to renew your license for only those apps or addons that you want. That ever since IPS 4.x was released, that the "suite" is simply lumped into a single download. Far as I'm aware, there's no way to separate the individual IPS apps. I know you used to be able to select and choose which IPS apps you wanted to renew but it's no longer that way. I wasn't aware that you could simply contact Support and tell them you just want to renew "Forums". Oh, and once you let your license lapse, then renew it at a later date, IPS' client portal doesn't allow you to send a support ticket for any inquiry, you actually have to renew first, before you can send a support ticket inquiry. It's one thing I discovered a few days ago when I renewed after my last renewal period in 2018 went by. I typically renew about once per year since my expenses are limited due to my disability.
  15. There used to be a third party addon for this feature I'm about to ask for but I think that IPS should add the option for administrators to restrict PM messages for usergroups until they reach a certain number of posted messages or responses on the forums. Sometimes you run into the problem where someone new to your community will register for an account and instead of posting on the forums, they send a barrage of personal messages to forum staff or the general members in some weird advertising campaign. I actually had this happen before where someone signed up for an account and sent unsolicited PMs to members on my site without posting a single message. It's a problem that I think I'm not the only one who has experienced this.
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