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    Rheddy got a reaction from Ticaga in We want our paid subscriptions back...   
    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 Clients were already aware that they couldn't run their older version of Gallery on a newer version of the forums.
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    Rheddy reacted to opentype in Need Help With Removing Certain Forums From Search Results   
    The answer still applies. What isn’t accessible to guests for example, also won’t show up in feeds or search results. Would be weird if it did. 
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Fierce God in Disable Personal Messages Until Post Count Reached   
    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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    Rheddy got a reaction from Cannabis Connect in Everybody is choosing "Night Mode" nowadays....   
    Personally, I like the idea of a "dark mode" and it's something that IPS should consider. Why? Because, like a lot of people out there, I suffer from eye strain. My eyes are sensitive to bright light so having a dark mode is much easier and more relaxing on my eyes. Many people suffer from this. But, I also think that this is something that should be offered on the front end where the end user can select the option through their user account.
    Keep in mind that I don't think it should be added just because "everyone else is using it". But, only from the perspective that it would make for a more comfortable experience for the end users. Eye strain is a major problem in just about every country out there whose people surf the internet these days. I look at it more as an "accessibility" issue rather than "just because everyone else doing it".
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    Rheddy got a reaction from steve00 in We want our paid subscriptions back...   
    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. 😂
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    Rheddy reacted to opentype in Chrome Users Can't Access Forums After 4.4.1 Upgrade   
    Who is the second one? The second user in this topic made a completely different statement than the first—and essentially just described a “feeling”, which might just be wrong. I doubt that 4.4.1 introduced Chrome related speed changes that need “fixing”. 
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Makoto in Unfinished Accounts creating spam   
    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.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from AlexJ in We want our paid subscriptions back...   
    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.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from AlexJ in We want our paid subscriptions back...   
    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.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from AndyF in Disable Personal Messages Until Post Count Reached   
    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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    Rheddy got a reaction from Black Tiger in Posting before registering   
    It took me some time before I could renew my license but I ended up renewing and upgrading from 4.2.3 to 4.4.1 and one of the changes I noticed was that somewhere between those two versions, there was a new option that (perhaps unintentionally) allowed Guests to post new topics and messages even though they had no content posting privileges on my forums. While some here on the forums pointed in the right direction to fix it, the fact that the new option basically made all previous privileges null and void kind of struck me as odd. I do think that the next time a new feature is added in the ACP, that it doesn't over-right other permissions that you have set up previously.
    In my case, a new feature that allowed "Guests to post messages and create topics before they registered" over-wrote disabled privileges I had put in place previously for the "Guests" usergroup. Honestly, I spent some time trying to figure out how that happened before I got frustrated with trying to find the problem and ended up posting here in the support forums.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Lucky S. in Registered Member Can't Post Without "Moderator Approval"   
    I've been waiting for a member of my community to log back in but maybe someone here can help me out with this problem.
    I was running 4.2.3 (before I upgraded yesterday to 4.4.1). Anyways, a new registered member had validated his account, tried posting, and every time he posted a message or created a new topic, everything he posted would be marked as "moderator approval needed". Despite some heavy investigating, I couldn't figure out why that was happening. This member had no penalties on his account, he had never been warned and had no account restrictions. I even created an alternate account for him and the same issue kept presenting its ugly head. No matter what account I created, even pre-validated accounts whose members had been inactive for years and never posted a thing, every time he posted something, his messages always required "moderator approval" when there were no restrictions that would have warranted that.
    The thing is, none of the forums he posted in were marked with restrictions and when I logged into his account as admin, I didn't experience the same "moderator approval" that he was experiencing. I started thinking that maybe it was his IP address but that would have blocked him from accessing the site and no investigation I found turned up anything and I'm more confused about this ... I don't what you would call it ... but, I'm calling it a gremlin because I think it's affecting another registered member on my community. I checked and double checked the permissions on his account/accounts, the warnings on his accounts (which there were none) and even the forum privileges for each forum and even his usergroup.
    I'm sort of at a loss and my last resort is to open a support ticket and see if they can hunt down this problem. But, I could use some advice if anyone has seen this happen before and if so, is there a solution or fix to it.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Lucky S. in Registered Member Can't Post Without "Moderator Approval"   
    I'll try that and see if it still throws these two members into moderation. I hope that this fixes it. Is this a new feature that was added after IPS 4.2? Only question I have is that will enabling bypass content moderation over-rule anyone who is on individual 'moderation approval'?
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    Rheddy reacted to IPSTemplate in Registered Member Can't Post Without "Moderator Approval"   
    ACP > Member Groups > Edit member group > Content > Moderation.
     

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    Rheddy reacted to IPSTemplate in Guests Posting Without Usergroup/Forum Permissions?   
    If you disabled that and they can post, make a ticket.
     

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    Rheddy got a reaction from David.. in What happens to old emoticons?   
    @David, they remain on your server (wherever your files are installed). If you're able to log into your server, you might have to locate them but you can delete them. Avatars, emoticons, forum skin image files can all be deleted if you choose without no harm to your community. With forum skins, make sure you have uninstalled the skin before you delete the forum skin images. But, I do urge caution, if you don't know what you're doing.
    But, before you proceed, make sure you make a backup of your site before you start deleting.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from SJ77 in Why you don't collect data on configurations used on our ins   
    Well, when it comes to the IPS software, as long as it's not too intrusive, it doesn't matter with me what IPS does, providing that they aren't violating any privacy laws in the process. It's one reason why I refuse to use Cloudflare services. When signing up for their services, they actually require you to allow them to investigate any person involved with your website and I found their Terms of Service to go far beyond what an online service should be able to do. While I'd love to use their services, I found their Terms of Service to be very unacceptable behavior for an online service.
    Thankfully, IPS' Terms of Service isn't THAT restrictive because Cloudflare represents how bad ideas can corrupt a business entity.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from orp in IPS Navigation Menu (IPS 4.1.9) Question   
    I noticed that the new navigation menu that IPS uses, and I assume that it's for IPS 4.1.9, doesn't feature the annoying mouse-over menu (which has become an increased annoyance for my community). I recently upgraded to IPS 4.1.9 but my upgrade is still using the same "mouse-over" navigation menu from 4.1.8. I'm wondering if this was included with the IPB 4.1.9 upgrade or if it's customized just for the IPS support forums.
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    Rheddy reacted to Cyrem in Personal Messages: ACP Settings Missing?   
    Beta testing is actually publicly done
    You can already do this, disable the module for the groups you don't want access to (Applications > System > Messaging) I assume this is based on the same setting for post editing > Can Edit Own Content You can limit it on a per day or per minute basis, this is under the group settings. A little more settings wouldn't hurt though.
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    Rheddy reacted to Simon Woods in Personal Messages: ACP Settings Missing?   
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    Rheddy got a reaction from AndyF in where is tag widget   
    I've just been reluctant to switch over to email addresses for login but I'll try it and see if there's any change. It's not that I'm refusing to switch over but that since I have a Comcast account, being a subscriber to their xfinity services, it's too easy to guess the email address. That's why I've been reluctant to do so. Additionally, using a free email service really isn't an option for me because I've heard from a number of people who have had their email addresses and social media accounts hacked and the companies unwilling to restore those accounts.
    Recently, Anime News Network not only had their website and domain name hacked but they also lost control of their twitter account which they weren't able to retrieve. One email address I use is displayed as a contact through whois for my site not to mention the email address for contacting me through my website. I personally use a number of email addresses for Paypal, another  for account registration for my root admin account which is also the domain for my site to make it easier to contact me through my site for content removal requests and the like since my site and community deals a lot with anime, manga, fan fiction and fanart ... so you see the problem.
    I'll look at the email login thing but I don't know how well received it would be for my community. But, I'll test out your suggestion on my test forums and see how it works.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Jim M in 3.4.9 to 4.2.3 Upgrade Issues   
    @jackflash, Display Name IS Username. LOLS. With the 4.x series, IPS removed the ability for administrators to use username and display names. One of the biggest mistakes I always thought they made because it now makes it easier for hackers to compromise IPS-related communities. If someone were despicable enough, they could target every administrator, moderator, super moderator and forum staff member and just continuously try to access your accounts, locking your accounts in the process.
    This is why I have always thought that IPS made a mistake removing both from the system.
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    Rheddy reacted to Joel R in IPS Navigation Menu Feedback   
    Because it covers items even if you scroll.  
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