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    Rheddy got a reaction from Blind Bandit in Lower your copyright removal price   
    Charles, explain to me how that even makes sense? More people buying copyright removal results in the increase of the core license? That doesn't even make sense because it just means that you're generating more revenue. The only way your idea makes logical sense is if IPS isn't gaining any new licensed users. I have to admit that if I was considering purchasing a license to IPB, that the price of the core license would be prihibitive to me at the current time. I was fortunate enough to have purchased my initial core license back in 2005, when the initial licensing cost was only $69. It has paid off in the long run but $175 now and $500 for the copyright removal? lols

    I have no doubt that IPS gains new licensed users on a regular basis and the renewal licensing costs every six months on those of us who keep our licenses up-to-date and active and undoubtedly generating more income to justify an affordable license removal. Personally, it doesn;t matter to me because all you need to do is open the "source" code and the IPS website and company name are branded all over the IPSCS code. Rikki's name is all over the code as well.

    I think it wasn;t a smart move to say that the cost has increased for businesses and corporate entities, thereby making it affordable only to the wealthy. :ike:
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Soniceffect in Users Online   
    It's because you have one of the options that conserve CPU resources on your site disabled, for "topic views updated".

    For correcting the topic views issue:

    Log into your ACP, click on:

    System Settings > Advanced > CPU Saving & Optimization

    Then: Update topic views immediately (select yes)

    For the "users online", I have no idea. But, put in a support ticket for that issue.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from IainRennie in Automatic Suspension after flagging/reporting   
    No. I said that it's a bad idea to take what's already a moderator ability and hand it over to registered members who are not forum staff. If you have to set up a specific usergroup in order to do this, than you're defeating the purpose of such a system. You're basically creating a separate usergroup that will take over what the forum software does on its own, as well as what's already an ability by moderators.

    If someone is spamming, the system is already automated in which it can flag that member as a spammer. It's an integrated part of the software. If you had bothered to log into your ACP, you would have noticed that this 'flag for spamming' is already built into the software. Log into your ACP:

    System Settings > Members > Spam Prevention

    Look for the section marked as "Flagging Members", and simply pick your settings. There are different levels.

    What you're suggesting to create a new system and your suggestion is to create a brand new usergroup. Moderators can already flag a user as a spammer and for that user to be placed under review by an administrator. Your idea is just redundant because that feature is already available to admin and moderators.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from IainRennie in Automatic Suspension after flagging/reporting   
    I think you still missed what I posted. Automatic Suspension, is not a good thing when your users can engage in such "flagging" in order to victimize another user. This is why I've left final decisions regarding forum bans up to the sole discretion of the forum admins. Verbal warnings, warning strikes and temporary warning restrictions are not automatic and they can easily be reversed. This idea is insane because it creates a situation where "Forum Politics" can turn a community over on its head, and this is one area I have had the opportunity to witness firsthand.

    I didn't say your idea was necessarily a bad one, but that it has the possibility of being abused in an unflattering way. The system already automatically flags suspected spam posts, and you have that ability to enable it on your forums. What you're suggesting is placing that feature in the hands of your forum users, and that is not a good idea.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from DudeThatsErin in Lower your copyright removal price   
    Rikki, how about sharing some of that IPS wealth by giving us some free upgrades instead? (w00t)
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Joriz in IPB Nulled Forums   
    When I first started using IPB, I started off with the free version of IPB 1.3, when it was distributed through the Fantastico cPanel script provided by my webhost, at that time. When IPB 2 came out, I upgraded to a nulled version of the script and stayed with that for about three months before I opted to purchase a license to IPB. That was back in 2005. Rikki was kind of enough to assist me in getting a license and I have always used 'licensed' IPS products. At one time, I used IP.Gallery, IP.Downloads and IP.Nexus on a test server to try out the products, deleted it after testing them out and have slowly started purchasing licenses to IPS' other addon products. Over the past few yearsyears, I have upgraded to IP.Content and IP.Gallery; IP.Blog is next on my list. Where I'll go from there, I don't know, but that this is all a slow process for myself.

    The one thing I like about IPS is that, unlike vBulletin, you don't need to repurchase the license for the full cost every year. While there is a learning curve with each mnajor release (v1 to 2, 2 to 3, and so on), I'm still satisfied with the IPS product line, despite the fact that IPS keeps removing key features of the software that many of us use a whole lot. The only way to get around piracy is to leave it in the hands of the lawyers and continue to make a quality product, that's why we keep renewing our licenses.

    Piracy will continue to exist as long as produce premium content, there's no way to stop it. The most you can do is convince those who are using nulled copies of your product to get a license to your software. many of us have gone legal after using nulled copies and we're the better for it. The people who pay for a license are those who want or need assistance from your support staff, those who use nulled software, much as you hate to admit it, probably never will get a license, especially if they distribute your software through a warez site. I sincerely doubt that piracy will ever end but all you can do is convince people that buy purchasing a license or buying your marketplace downloads, that they stand to gain more from technical support than in the use of the product.

    Convince nulled users that you offer something more than just the use of the software, highlight the "customer support' aspect of your product, and you'll get more users asking to purchase a license or purchase the marketplace item.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from DudeThatsErin in IPB Nulled Forums   
    When I first started using IPB, I started off with the free version of IPB 1.3, when it was distributed through the Fantastico cPanel script provided by my webhost, at that time. When IPB 2 came out, I upgraded to a nulled version of the script and stayed with that for about three months before I opted to purchase a license to IPB. That was back in 2005. Rikki was kind of enough to assist me in getting a license and I have always used 'licensed' IPS products. At one time, I used IP.Gallery, IP.Downloads and IP.Nexus on a test server to try out the products, deleted it after testing them out and have slowly started purchasing licenses to IPS' other addon products. Over the past few yearsyears, I have upgraded to IP.Content and IP.Gallery; IP.Blog is next on my list. Where I'll go from there, I don't know, but that this is all a slow process for myself.

    The one thing I like about IPS is that, unlike vBulletin, you don't need to repurchase the license for the full cost every year. While there is a learning curve with each mnajor release (v1 to 2, 2 to 3, and so on), I'm still satisfied with the IPS product line, despite the fact that IPS keeps removing key features of the software that many of us use a whole lot. The only way to get around piracy is to leave it in the hands of the lawyers and continue to make a quality product, that's why we keep renewing our licenses.

    Piracy will continue to exist as long as produce premium content, there's no way to stop it. The most you can do is convince those who are using nulled copies of your product to get a license to your software. many of us have gone legal after using nulled copies and we're the better for it. The people who pay for a license are those who want or need assistance from your support staff, those who use nulled software, much as you hate to admit it, probably never will get a license, especially if they distribute your software through a warez site. I sincerely doubt that piracy will ever end but all you can do is convince people that buy purchasing a license or buying your marketplace downloads, that they stand to gain more from technical support than in the use of the product.

    Convince nulled users that you offer something more than just the use of the software, highlight the "customer support' aspect of your product, and you'll get more users asking to purchase a license or purchase the marketplace item.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Joel R in Table bbcode   
    I ran into a slight problem with this. I create a database to use the bbcode tables and ran into a peculiar problem. When I tried using the bbcode table in an IP.Content page with the bbcode features enabled, there's a block of blank white space that appears at the top of the page, it covers about 15 lines of actual blank white space. But, when I change the options to just use html, I'm able to use the bbcode table without the white space. I've tried a variety of methods but nothing works. At first, I thought it was a fluke as I tested it out on the forums via a posted message, and the same glitch appears. I'm wondering if there's a way around this?

    ON another note, I've been looking for a way to display borders around each cell and I'm wondering if this is possible with your bbcode table? I know that it's possible with core html code but is this possible to create borders around the exterior table as well as each cell/column.
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    Rheddy reacted to Mark H in Help about the The facebook system   
    This is the Feedback section for IP.Board, and is not a support avenue.

    Please login with your customer account and post in an appropriate support area.
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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 Aiwa in Request for a new subforum   
    This topic now discussing emoticons? :sad: :yawn: :no:
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Jim McClain in When is IPB 4.0 ?   
    I'd like to see the "Quote" redesigned. That whole 'headline' area that displays "Quote" seems to be stuck from previous versions. I'd like to see a standard quote box similar to this:
    Quote (User 1234): test Instead of:

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    Rheddy got a reaction from Matt in When is IPB 4.0 ?   
    I've been testing IPB 4 since yesterday. Matt gave me access to be the first alpha tester. :tongue:
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Rick L in When is IPB 4.0 ?   
    WOW! Did somebody actually ask when will they get to beta test the new version?

    IN the past, IPS has always created it's own beta test site, before they release the beta to its its client base for testing. Starting last year, IPS began installing the beta version of its software on the support forums here. There is always a beta testing process for IPS in that they allow the community here to beta test the software and to submit bug reports if someone discovers a problem.

    I'm simply flabbergasted that someone suggested that IPS doesn't allow beta testing of its software before a final version is released. Last year, the beta testing process lasted for, what was it, about 6-8 weeks before the PR candidate releases came out and we got the final product. Sheesh, this time around, the puppies are acting like pit bulls eating raw hamburger. You guys really need to learn patience. The final version is far from here, and I would expect we won't see the final version until either end of spring or maybe summer.

    The Beta Test versions? I would expect that we won't see beta versions released until sometime this spring. Your first clue that the beta is released? The IPS Support Forums, they always install it here first.

    Also, check the bug reports: http://community.invisionpower.com/resources/bugs.html/_/ip-board/

    When the secret beta testing begins among the devs, they'll start posting big reports on IPS CS 4 there. Click the link above.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Rhett in When is IPB 4.0 ?   
    That "date" is just to make everybody to stop being so ridiculous about the release date. :lol:
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Hitori Bocchi in When is IPB 4.0 ?   
    I find the whole idea of a "completion gauge" to be somewhat tedious. Not only is it completely arbitrary but fore those of us who have gone through this new version release process, we're all patient. This whole "when is the new version going to be released" and "release dates" happens to come up everytime IPS announces that they are starting work on the new version of the software and it seems to always come from clients who are rather new to the IPS License/Support Community.

    Give it up, already.

    I would rather not have a specific release date because with forum software, it's impossible to give an accurate release date. I want the devs on the actual core IPS Community Suite to take their time and not give us a rushed product. Rushed products means things like "Microsoft rushing the latest version of Windows only to discover that the software is vulnerable to zero day exploits, bugs and glitches".

    I hope IPS isn't listening to those IPS clients who are screaming for specific things like "completion gauges" and release dates. Take your time and give us a quality product. Those of us who have been through this process are patient and in no desire to rush toward a new version of the forum software. These "youngsters" to IPS need to learn patience. Because, the IPS Community Suite will be released when it's released, no earlier and no sooner. Release dates? "We don't need no stinkin' release dates".

    So, THERE! BLEAGH! :tongue:
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Q8PM in When is IPB 4.0 ?   
    I can't keep from laughing at everyone asking the same question about IPB 4. For those of us who have been here for a great many years (I've been an IPS client for the past 9 years), we've discovered that IPS doesn't release the new version to the public ... even if people keep asking for it. Judging by previous years, as many of us can attest to:

    First, IPS installs IPB 4 to the support forums first. After a certain period of time passes, IPS will then roll the new version out to it's quality testers. These are a limited number of pre-selected members of this community. After a certain period of time passes, IPS will then release the beta version to the general community (providing they have an active license). Then, we go through many different beta releases before we get into the public release versions, where there's even more beta testing done.

    Finally, and only then, is the final version released.

    BLEAGH! There. Until Bart Simpson causes the death of Kenny (for the umpteenth time) is the hey, what and wherefore of the release timeline of IPS Community Suite. Oh, and judging from previous years, IPS will not give you an official release date. While you may be used to such things as "street dates" and "release dates" of other software, IPS doesn't release exact street dates on its products, and it never has, and probably never will. It will be released when IPS feels it's ready for release.

    :p
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    Rheddy got a reaction from VyVid Productions in When is IPB 4.0 ?   
    I can't keep from laughing at everyone asking the same question about IPB 4. For those of us who have been here for a great many years (I've been an IPS client for the past 9 years), we've discovered that IPS doesn't release the new version to the public ... even if people keep asking for it. Judging by previous years, as many of us can attest to:

    First, IPS installs IPB 4 to the support forums first. After a certain period of time passes, IPS will then roll the new version out to it's quality testers. These are a limited number of pre-selected members of this community. After a certain period of time passes, IPS will then release the beta version to the general community (providing they have an active license). Then, we go through many different beta releases before we get into the public release versions, where there's even more beta testing done.

    Finally, and only then, is the final version released.

    BLEAGH! There. Until Bart Simpson causes the death of Kenny (for the umpteenth time) is the hey, what and wherefore of the release timeline of IPS Community Suite. Oh, and judging from previous years, IPS will not give you an official release date. While you may be used to such things as "street dates" and "release dates" of other software, IPS doesn't release exact street dates on its products, and it never has, and probably never will. It will be released when IPS feels it's ready for release.

    :p
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Makoto in Fake a few members on new boards   
    While I created some fake members to get my community off, I have to say that it's a sign of a desperate community manager to resort to "fake member accounts". With my site, I started off creating original content for my site. It wasn't until several months later that I installed the IPB forum software on my site and it gradually grew. While my community isn't a large one, we do have a tight, moderate community and we're pretty well known among anime and manga publishers and have even received praise for the content hosted on our site and the anime and manga first-hand news that we often are privy too.

    This is due, in part, to a handful of members on my site, who are tied into the anime and manga industry.

    Long as you have original content and you provide a unique service, I would advise staying away from using fake accounts because it will take time for you to build your community.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from GroovyMotion in Custom Block Creation in Hooks Management   
    I've been trying to figure this one out but I've been wondering why IPS hasn't added custom block create for IPB, much like how you can create custom blocks in IP.Content. After trying to figure out the Custom Sidebar Block plugin, and discovering that the plugin doesn't allow for exported blocks to work wtithin the hook management center, I had fiddled around and realized that "parse block" commands created through IP.Content, can be added in the skin code and IPB will import IP.Content blocks.

    However, the lack of of the ability to create custom blocks for the sidebar in IPB hooks/plugin management doesn't allow for this.

    When you go into hooks management, it should be simple to be able to create a custom block (similar to how blocks are created in IP.Content) and then that would allow you to move or place your new block wherever you want to within the sidebar.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Aiwa in Demo and Licensing   
    Aiwa, I wasn't exactly sure, which is why I also suggested to contact support.
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    Rheddy got a reaction from George Cockbill 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 supernal 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 Lindy in Stop the Spam: Guide to stopping spammers   
    The one thing I recommend to anyone running a forum is not to rely on any single method for anti-spammers. Before I used the procedures I outlined in the guide I posted, I was getting hit with a lot of spammers. After I employed this method, I haven't had a single spammer get through. If the IPS anti-spam service doesn't stop them in the tracks, then the other features such as the "question and answer challenge", the "anti forum spam", recaptcha and many other different features stop them dead in their tracks.

    I haven't had a single spammer get through since IPS started their anti spam feature ...
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    Rheddy got a reaction from Adriano Faria in Guest Posting Upgrade Request   
    Bad idea. This just allows spammers to use disposable email addresses, post their message, and leave. Then, you are simply left with nothing more than a crap-ton of validating accounts which the user will never validate and you are left with useless validating accounts clogging your forums. It's better to just use the current system provided. Allowing guests to register, posts and topics requirew moderator approval, and using recaptcha or keycaptcha in order to save your intended post or topic.
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