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    Nebthtet reacted to 13. in 4.5: User Interface Improvements   
    Collapse only for quotes? It would be nice to have the same feature for code blocks.
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    Nebthtet reacted to O9C4 in 4.5: User Interface Improvements   
    This updates can help Administrators to make its communities alive and protected from prohibited content:
    Allow Administrator to change the topicstarter. Options to ban members to change topic title and firts message separately. Setup permissions for members group that way, so the members of "one group" could see each other content, but other groups can't see "one group" content. Like parallel world in the same community. If Reply to this status... in All Activity feed, then updated status goes UP on the feed. Notifications about someone's replied to any Status Updates. Delete Digg and Delicious from Share on. Change for WhatsApp, Telegram, WeChat, Instagram. Add the setup option for it in the AdminCP. Word Filters for Status Updates replies. Word Filters for About Me in Profile. Display Pinned topics and Recommended posts in All Activity feed. If Added new word to filter, all the filtered content must be updated regarding Action to take. Built-in translator for messages in other languages. Quote Collapse.
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    Nebthtet got a reaction from sobrenome in 4.5: Invites and Referrals   
    This will be a welcome addition and can I can see also the potential for other uses.
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    Nebthtet reacted to Ehren in 4.5: Your new admin control panel   
    Thanks for the welcomes! Can't wait to start implementing some nice updates into Invision Community for everyone in future versions. Stay tuned! 🙂 
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    Nebthtet got a reaction from Ehren in 4.5: Your new admin control panel   
    @Ehren H congrats on joining the IPS Team :)
    The redesign looks nice but I'll +1 to the dark side fans too 😉
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    Nebthtet got a reaction from Matt in 4.5: Your new admin control panel   
    @Ehren H congrats on joining the IPS Team :)
    The redesign looks nice but I'll +1 to the dark side fans too 😉
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    Nebthtet got a reaction from Matt in Audience or community?   
    Indeed, they do 🙂 
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    Nebthtet reacted to Matt in Audience or community?   
    Hey, they use great forum software too!
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    Nebthtet got a reaction from Charles in Audience or community?   
    I find this whole hashtag business so impersonal... On top of that for me it always feels forced and artificial. Probably this is because I've started my adventure with the web around Y2K, so the community aspect looked totally different. Those communities were much more closer-knit and even in larger ones people still acted differently - and this is something I still try to look for and foster although in many cases it's growing more difficult.
    Anyway, I think that good example is Serif who have a really fine community where you can ask for tips on how to use the software, suggest new functionality (the devs often respond too). The community shares self-made tutorials, links, their art, etc. It isn't only Serif spamming with links "we made a thing" "here's our tutorial", "here's promo article". They of course have social media presence but use it as an extension not a base.
    They also make a damn fine software, that surely helps too 😉
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    Nebthtet got a reaction from Matt in Audience or community?   
    I find this whole hashtag business so impersonal... On top of that for me it always feels forced and artificial. Probably this is because I've started my adventure with the web around Y2K, so the community aspect looked totally different. Those communities were much more closer-knit and even in larger ones people still acted differently - and this is something I still try to look for and foster although in many cases it's growing more difficult.
    Anyway, I think that good example is Serif who have a really fine community where you can ask for tips on how to use the software, suggest new functionality (the devs often respond too). The community shares self-made tutorials, links, their art, etc. It isn't only Serif spamming with links "we made a thing" "here's our tutorial", "here's promo article". They of course have social media presence but use it as an extension not a base.
    They also make a damn fine software, that surely helps too 😉
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    Nebthtet reacted to GTServices in 4x4 Growth Hacks 🚀   
    I do the same but I try to keep the same URL if possible. I limit words used on FURLS to 5 words max which allows me to make changes without changing the URL. But, there are times you just have to change the whole title.
    Other things I do to improve SEO...
    Merge similar topics (especially if old and not driving too much traffic; especially, those that have some value) Format content so that it's easier to scan.  Improve content that drives traffic. (Evergreen content) Delete/Archive old poor quality content.  Delete old accounts with 0 content. None of this is easy but it's worth it. I recommend starting with your most popular topics (high Views count).
    I'm against auto-tagging. I just don't see any value to it.
    My team have instructions to tag only "high-quality" content.
    We use tagging for the Similar Content block because it gives us some control.
    We have control over what keywords are used. We  have control over what topics are tagged.  We have control over what topics are found in Similar Content block (and tag pages). The easier it is to find these "quality pages" the more value they gain. (eg. More traffic, shares, word of mouth, etc)
    BACKGROUND...
    Years ago I used tagging like you do. Enabled auto-tagging, allowed all members to tag, etc ... we literally had hundreds of thousands of tags (perhaps over 1 million) - many were similar, typos, poor quality, etc. (VBULLETIN BIG BOARD SITE)
    I found myself working constantly in cleaning the mess. The ROI just wasn't there when compared to other things I could be doing. So I dropped it altogether with no regrets.
    TAKE CONTROL
    I'm sure you have heard of User Generated Content (UGC). If you run a forum site you are dependent on your members to produce content. About a decade or so ago, most forum admins peaked in terms of traffic. Since then traffic likely plateaued or dropped (more likely the latter).
    Heck, back then you would see many forums selling for over $1 million dollars. Not these days. 
    The biggest problem we have with a UGC business model is that we have very little control over what members post.
    Technology and Google are changing rapidly it's time to start taking some control back. The above is just one way of doing just that.
    Joel R's Community Management tips is another great way to take back some control.  A good community manager redirects focus where it should go. 
    So let's get back to these Growth Hacks. I'm sure @Joel R would appreciate it. 😉
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    Nebthtet got a reaction from GTServices in 4x4 Growth Hacks 🚀   
    @GTServices manual staff tagging adds quite much work for staff which is problematic especially for small communities (i.e. I have to be a webmaster, head editor, admin, mod etc). Do you have any good suggestion how to best do this?
    Currently what I use is a mix of automatic tagging (autotags are based on subforum / gallery category that the user posts content in) mixed with fixing tags when I notice that there's a need. I also periodically go through tags via backend to get rid of errors, things that should be merged and similar. So the users have freedom to tag as they see fit (some use that, most of them properly) and lazy users aren't forced to tag too.
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    Nebthtet got a reaction from AlexJ in 4x4 Growth Hacks 🚀   
    @GTServices manual staff tagging adds quite much work for staff which is problematic especially for small communities (i.e. I have to be a webmaster, head editor, admin, mod etc). Do you have any good suggestion how to best do this?
    Currently what I use is a mix of automatic tagging (autotags are based on subforum / gallery category that the user posts content in) mixed with fixing tags when I notice that there's a need. I also periodically go through tags via backend to get rid of errors, things that should be merged and similar. So the users have freedom to tag as they see fit (some use that, most of them properly) and lazy users aren't forced to tag too.
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    Nebthtet reacted to AlexJ in 4x4 Growth Hacks 🚀   
    1. Tutorial or Articles - Everyone needs help. Creating tutorials on your website brings users but doesn't add much interaction. Then the new enhancement from IPS kicks in. I am just going to quote you @Joel R - 
    2. Log-in - Make it fast and more user friendly. Add all available logins ex. Twitter, FB, Discord, etc etc. Time is important and everyone hates filling Govt. forms.  :P 
    3. Target advertising or follow ups - Can't wait IPS to add Bulk emails/PM's which supports Custom Field. Don't spam users with generic emails. Everyone hates it and it would be soon marked as spam by user!  Ex - If player is not playing RPG games - don't send RPG games email. Use custom field which they have selected i.e. FPS to send him FPS games update. I can't wait for new enhancements on it! @Matt
    Use custom fields to show their profile completion progress, Registration should be email/password and validation. 
    4. Themes - Provide light and dark theme at least. Even now mobile OS provides - light and dark theme so that user can use what they like. I just wish Themes would be available to select through drop down menu rather then all the way in bottom! 
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    Nebthtet reacted to Joel R in 4x4 Growth Hacks 🚀   
    Whoa whoa, 16 minutes is way too long to spend on growth.  Four minutes is plenty 😆.  
    Kidding.  
    If you have any growth hacks, write them down and I'll be happy to aggregate them! 
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    Nebthtet got a reaction from Matt in 4x4 Growth Hacks 🚀   
    Oh yes, those things do help - one thing to be on the lookout for though - with hack #4 a moderator should look at least sometimes on the topic if the community has some passionate but hotheaded members 😉 
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    Nebthtet got a reaction from Joel R in 4x4 Growth Hacks 🚀   
    Oh yes, those things do help - one thing to be on the lookout for though - with hack #4 a moderator should look at least sometimes on the topic if the community has some passionate but hotheaded members 😉 
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    Nebthtet got a reaction from SuJay in CrossFit suspends Facebook and Instagram accounts   
    The only thing missing for me from IPS is an app so people can get notofications instantly (about PMs, likes etc - that should be configurable like forum notifications). We have a webhook on discord for posts and stuff, but that's the most important missing thing that comes to mind which could help in community building for me.
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    Nebthtet reacted to Agent Shark in CrossFit suspends Facebook and Instagram accounts   
    I agree. I think being able to have an app for your website would make it more competitive against others such as Facebook and other social media platforms.
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    Nebthtet got a reaction from Asprin in CrossFit suspends Facebook and Instagram accounts   
    The only thing missing for me from IPS is an app so people can get notofications instantly (about PMs, likes etc - that should be configurable like forum notifications). We have a webhook on discord for posts and stuff, but that's the most important missing thing that comes to mind which could help in community building for me.
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    Nebthtet got a reaction from Steve Bullman in CrossFit suspends Facebook and Instagram accounts   
    The only thing missing for me from IPS is an app so people can get notofications instantly (about PMs, likes etc - that should be configurable like forum notifications). We have a webhook on discord for posts and stuff, but that's the most important missing thing that comes to mind which could help in community building for me.
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    Nebthtet got a reaction from Matt in CrossFit suspends Facebook and Instagram accounts   
    The only thing missing for me from IPS is an app so people can get notofications instantly (about PMs, likes etc - that should be configurable like forum notifications). We have a webhook on discord for posts and stuff, but that's the most important missing thing that comes to mind which could help in community building for me.
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    Nebthtet reacted to Matt in CrossFit suspends Facebook and Instagram accounts   
    You have the data on your server (or if you are on our cloud plan, we will give you a copy when you leave) and there are numerous conversion tools for other platforms.
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    Nebthtet reacted to HelenG in How I Started My Community - Part 3 Growth   
    Thanks everybody. If you have any questions on anything we’re doing Im happy to answer them. I’m also taking a lot of advice from more established community owners. If anybody else has any tips please share so we can all help each other out. 
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    Nebthtet got a reaction from HelenG in How I Started My Community - Part 3 Growth   
    Nice, I hope your community will keep on growing! 
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