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    Rheddy reacted to Rikki in Users frustrated with too many emails for watched threads   
    The last few releases have included this option in your notification settings:

     
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    Rheddy reacted to -FP in strike 1, strike 2 you're out for 15 minutes?   
    System -> Login Handlers -> Login Settings.

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    Rheddy reacted to UK-Varsh in Suggestion: Allow for a basic editor instead of CKEditor   
    There are many users I have come across that are complaining about using CKEditor and they much preferred using the old basic editor that was available to them in IPB3. What would be handy is to have the an option for the users to allow for them to switch between using the CKEditor or just having a standard textarea for typing in text.
    Or is there an option that I have missed completely?
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    Rheddy reacted to Ryan Boyd in Navigation Bar Links Support   
    I noted this on my calendar, and I have an extra surprise coming with it !
     
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Gabriel Torres in File leftover from upgrade   
    I agree. IPS should really develop a tool for cleaning up files that are not required by the current version of IPS4. My site was originally installed with IPB 1.3, way back in 2004. It would be nice to finally get a tool that would remove unnecessary files from our respective sites.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Ryan Boyd in Navigation Bar Links Support   
    @UKF_HHA, thanks. I like the current setup. But an option where users could add additional links would be a welcome feature, as well. Thanks.
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    Rheddy reacted to Ryan Boyd in Navigation Bar Links Support   
    I will see what I can do, I have finals, then a semester break
    And thank you for the feedback
     
    Best regards
    UKF
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    Rheddy got a reaction from nodle in File leftover from upgrade   
    I agree. IPS should really develop a tool for cleaning up files that are not required by the current version of IPS4. My site was originally installed with IPB 1.3, way back in 2004. It would be nice to finally get a tool that would remove unnecessary files from our respective sites.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Nathan Explosion in Topic Viewed by Users   
    Adriano, this works as intended. But, is there a way to display who visited the topic in the footer section of the topic page, sort of like how 'who's online' works for the board index? Just wondering if there is the possibly of changing how the 'topic view' list is displayed.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Izaya Orihara in IPS4 Review   
    While IPS4 has been out for some time, I was initially resistant to IPS4 because I didn't like the large font types set by default and that it looked like someone had gotten hold of the accessibility feature on my desktop (Windows 7) and set the font sizes to large type. Plus, the long loading times also prevented me from considering an upgrade. It's been a long time coming, but I finally decided to upgrade (due to some issues that my site recently experienced to unscrupulous visitors). This about a week ago when I finally requested an upgrade. While there are a lot of nice features that I've found very helpful to the software, there were a few items that really boiled my skin that created more problems for me than I realized.
    The major issue came from the IPS software resetting all of my defaults, removing links that I had already established that were set on my site through IPS3 not to mention switching off signatures, defaulting permission settings to read only for staff members (admin and moderators) and removing such important links that should be set by default, such as the forum rules link and privacy policy link.
    While some of the resets, like resetting the forum skin installation counts back to '1', the reset permissions for moderators and administrators set me into the stratosphere because I didn't discover this until after I had configured my community with the new version. I'm hoping that when there is another major upgrade like IPS4, that IPS will consider not resetting the permissions for usergroups when there is a new upgrade or overhaul of the IPSCS. Because, with the upgrade, not only were the permissions for forum staff usergroups changed (such as posting in certain forums) and some internal usergroups such as signatures being disabled trough the upgrade and that other features such as 'topic rating', uploading images and the like ... I ended up spending unnecessary time going through each usergroup to verify that all users had appropriate permissions for their accounts.
    Overall, I think IPS 4.1.x is an improvement and I'm still getting the feel for the 4.1 series. With more improvements on the way, such as speeding up the loading times that some of the IPS staff have confirmed through the support forums, I'm looking for more improvements for the IPS4 CS. Kudos, IPS. Hopefully, you'll consider some of the points I brought up for future versions.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from AlexJ in Banned Members... Are They Really Members Just Like Me?   
    I just noticed this. I just upgraded my forums from 3.4 to 4.1 and I just noticed that the upgrade removed the banned usergroup from my community and placed those banned members in the "members' usergroup. I'm not happy over this. ACK. What the heck?
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    Rheddy got a reaction from TSP in IPS4 Pages - My experience building a custom homepage   
    Came across this topic and this has one of my biggest complaints regarding the IPSCS ever since 3.0 was released. IPS always gives the excuse that "it's coming soon" but that "it's coming soon" almost always results to "we're not gonna do it". I've never been able to understand how IPS can produce a powerful forum application system but never provide any documentation on how to use it. It's one of the biggest complaints that consumers have with software designers and typically, the documentation never really goes anywhere in actually explaining how to use the software or how to modify. It mostly boils down to "if you don't know HTML, PHP or CSS then you shouldn't be using our software". It would be nice if we actually started seeing documentation actually produced for IPS-related software, but, in reality, it will probably never happen. "It's coming soon" is just an old joke that everybody laughs at but that nobody finds funny.
    I'm actually curious what IPS thinks of the documentation issue for IPS' products. Oh, and it's nice to see that I'm not the only one who has noticed the long absence of any real documentation dating back as far as IPS 3.0.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from 3ventic in The New Account Security question   
    It would have been nice if IPS would have warned us this was coming instead of just doing this automatically.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from GreenLinks in IPS Quality of service gone downhill   
    While my level frustration isn't as high as Oz's, I can sympathize with the frustration he feels. Since IPS 3.0.0 was released, IPS has continued to remove key features of the IPS software simply because other clients they have want the software to have a more social media feel. Since IPB 2.3.6, the software has added more of what I would call 'bloatware', which is a common problem for manufacturers of desktops and laptops who load their product with crap that really isn't needed. Now, I'm not saying that IPS is going in the wrong direction, but many of the features that were removed are features that many licensed IPS clients have expressed dismay over and want to see those features return.

    When everything these days is tied into facebook and twitter, many of us feel that the IPS platform is spending too much time trying to be like facebook and twitter. Now, I've been with IPS since 2005 and I've stuck with the software platform, even though many of those features have been removed. But, the IPS software is slowly moving away from the forum software and at some point, the 'forum software' aspect of the suite will eventually be removed.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from bosss in IPS Quality of service gone downhill   
    While my level frustration isn't as high as Oz's, I can sympathize with the frustration he feels. Since IPS 3.0.0 was released, IPS has continued to remove key features of the IPS software simply because other clients they have want the software to have a more social media feel. Since IPB 2.3.6, the software has added more of what I would call 'bloatware', which is a common problem for manufacturers of desktops and laptops who load their product with crap that really isn't needed. Now, I'm not saying that IPS is going in the wrong direction, but many of the features that were removed are features that many licensed IPS clients have expressed dismay over and want to see those features return.

    When everything these days is tied into facebook and twitter, many of us feel that the IPS platform is spending too much time trying to be like facebook and twitter. Now, I've been with IPS since 2005 and I've stuck with the software platform, even though many of those features have been removed. But, the IPS software is slowly moving away from the forum software and at some point, the 'forum software' aspect of the suite will eventually be removed.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from DudeThatsErin in Stop the Spam: Guide to stopping spammers   
    With the proliferation of topics regarding how to combat spammers, I thought to create a guide for members on how to fight this phenomenon. The one thing everyone should be aware of is that you cannot stop spammers from registering. The only thing you can do is put roadblocks that slow down their activity. I've decided to put together this list on what you can do to prevent spammers from finishing their registration. I decided to create this guide since so many clients are asking for how to prevent spammers from breaking through registration (and because I simply got tired of answering the same question). :lol:
    enable reCaptcha use the IPS anti-spam feature enable the Question and Answer challenge and customize the challenge for your community; don't use simplified Q&As like 'what is 2+2" enable "user email validation" or user email validation and admin validation" install the plugin, Stop Spammer Registration (requires API key from the Stop Forum Spam website, free registration) install the plugin, >Miserable Users (premiuim plugin, can be configured to block spammers from accessing your forums if they manage to complete registration) Please note that I have used these methods, with the exception of Miserable Users, and I have had a 100% success rate in preventing spammers from completing their registration. While I can't guarantee you that 100%, it has been very effective to me in using these methods in halting spammers on my community. Oh, and I don't use "User and Admin Validation" because I found these other options to be most effective.

    I hope this guide helps you in fighting against spammer registrations.

    More information here: http://community.invisionpower.com/resources/articles.html/_/ipboard-3x/developer-articles/the-anti-spam-guide-to-ips-r640
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Luigi442wii in Disposable/temp email addresses   
    I don't really have a problem with a member using a disposable or temporary email address. Long as they're not abusing my forums, such as posting spam, porn or whatnot, and they're not violating my forum rules, then I don't really have a problem with it. While my community is relatively small, compared to a lot of communities that everyone here has, my members look out for anyone violating the rules and they are all protective over my community. My site is geared toward one particular anime and manga series and while we do cover a lot of other anime and manga shows, we're probably the last website known to exist that covers this particular anime/manga series.

    Over the course of ten years, I've managed to build my community up and I still get new members who are more active than my long standing members and they contribute to the community as well as protect it when I'm not around. When someone posts something that is either offensive or violates my forum rules, my moderators take steps to remove that content or I'll be informed of the content and remove it if I find it to be inappropriate for my community.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from TwistedMerlin in Facebook, Google Puls, LinkedIn complete integeration required   
    I have to agree. social media integration should be something relegated to a third party hook. Not every client wants mandatory social media integration. Simply because social media registration via IPS bypasses certain registration options, which I wasn't too please with in the first place. While there is some facebook interaction with IPS, it should not be a mandatory thing. Otherwise, IPSCS will just turn into bloatware and I really hate bloatware.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Izaya Orihara in Perpetual licenses being done away with.   
    I remember the perpetual/lifetime licenses. I seem to recall that IPS announced when they did away with them that those who opted to keep their pepetual licenses would still be honored but that the perpetual/lifetime licenses would no longer be offered to new customers who wanted them. They only stopped offering new perpetual licenses to new purchases. And why is everyone panicking over what TAZ has posted? Only refer to what IPS actually says on it, but secondhand news.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Farcaster II in Perpetual licenses being done away with.   
    I remember the perpetual/lifetime licenses. I seem to recall that IPS announced when they did away with them that those who opted to keep their pepetual licenses would still be honored but that the perpetual/lifetime licenses would no longer be offered to new customers who wanted them. They only stopped offering new perpetual licenses to new purchases. And why is everyone panicking over what TAZ has posted? Only refer to what IPS actually says on it, but secondhand news.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from SidV in Stop the Spam: Guide to stopping spammers   
    I've updated the guide to include keyCaptcha, which has been available through the keyCaptcha website for IPB 3.4.x. Also updated some of the items in the article.
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    Rheddy reacted to bfarber in Help With Sub Forum   
    If you require help modifying the templates or software, please login with a client account (your account is showing as a visitor) and post in the appropriate peer help forum.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from cracci in IPS4 Want: Remove 'Report' Function from Admin Account   
    Let me first say that I think anybody on any message forum who has the balls big enough to report the admin, the owner of the site, is just asking for trouble. What I'm curious about is why IPS ever included this in the software. By default, there should be no 'Report' feature attached to the admin's account because they are the ones who promote users to staff positions, install and configure the forum software, and work on administrative level things in relation to the forum software.

    Second, if it isn't possible to remove the 'report' feature from admin usergroups, howabout including an option to disable it? Sort of like how you can enable or disable the warning strike system or enable and disable flood control. It would make sense to include this particular feature.

    How about it? Is it time for "Occupy IPS"?

    :tongue:
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    Rheddy got a reaction from AndyF in IPS4 Want: Remove 'Report' Function from Admin Account   
    Thanks, Andy. :thumbsup: We're being civil, some are just being negative when we're just discussing a feature that a lot of us want to see added to the forum software.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Sinistra in IPS4 Want: Remove 'Report' Function from Admin Account   
    Let me first say that I think anybody on any message forum who has the balls big enough to report the admin, the owner of the site, is just asking for trouble. What I'm curious about is why IPS ever included this in the software. By default, there should be no 'Report' feature attached to the admin's account because they are the ones who promote users to staff positions, install and configure the forum software, and work on administrative level things in relation to the forum software.

    Second, if it isn't possible to remove the 'report' feature from admin usergroups, howabout including an option to disable it? Sort of like how you can enable or disable the warning strike system or enable and disable flood control. It would make sense to include this particular feature.

    How about it? Is it time for "Occupy IPS"?

    :tongue:
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