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  1. just curious... where is the post number here... without it, it is pretty hard to tell what page number i am on. 😕
  2. lack of development mostly. there has not been a major feature update in more than a year i believe. and there is not even a public roadmap for the next update. i mean sure the software is stable and bugs are being fixed and i am not even required to pay to have access to anti-spam engine like on invision (from what i remember from my ipb days)... i am just not sure where is the platform headed. one thing that does annoy me about xenforo is that developers have mostly ignored some of the most requested features. addon ecosystem is a mess. third party developers launch a cool addon, price it high and after a few months disappear. the whole ecosystem seems like a hobbyist project. documentation is mostly terrible. if you are lucky, you would find a random post on the support forum from one of the devs which basically fixes the issue you have been facing for like two years. let me be clear, i am at a stage where xenforo has been working excellently for me personally. performance is great even on a low-end server. i have managed to find solutions/workarounds for most of my requirements. it's just not fun anymore. my forum is old, but the audience is limited so i have the advantage of being experimental with it.
  3. I was just wondering if anyone here has made the switch in recent times. How was the experience. How is IC working for you? And most importantly, why did you decide to switch. I have been thinking about doing it for a while. Would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks!
  4. Turns out Control-L already exist. Found it accidentally. After 2 years of using IPB. Today.
  5. I am on a dedicated with around 800,000 posts. It was pretty fast for me. But then the server has very little load at nights which is when I did the conversion. I guess having a server with enough resources to hand a forum with 10 times the traffic helped.
  6. I moved to IPB from vB and the biggest annoyance for me has been the editor. Formatting toolbar does not work in the BBCODE mode. The visual editor is a pain because it mess up formatting (spacing around quotes). I know they are merging the post editor in IPB4 which would not have a BBCODE view at all so here is a feature request. I am not sure if it is possible but it would be very nice if you could add a keyboard shortcut for adding link to selected text. Control+K is basically the universal shortcut. I ask this because IPB does not fetch and use the title tag of the link for the link in post pages. I have asked this as a feature request but apparently not many people are interested in this functionality. So I have been pushing myself to create links the proper way. And not having a keyboard shortcut for the same is a major headache as I have to shuffle between the mouse and the keyboard. I am not sure if the editor in IPB4 would have extensive support for keyboard shortcuts. I would love it if it does! I moved to IPB from vB and the biggest annoyance for me has been the editor. Formatting toolbar does not work in the BBCODE mode. The visual editor is a pain because it mess up formatting (spacing around quotes). I know they are merging the post editor in IPB4 which would not have a BBCODE view at all so here is a feature request. I am not sure if it is possible but it would be very nice if you could add a keyboard shortcut for adding link to selected text. Control+K is basically the universal shortcut. I ask this because IPB does not fetch and use the title tag of the link for the link in post pages. I have asked this as a feature request but apparently not many people are interested in this functionality. So I have been pushing myself to create links the proper way. And not having a keyboard shortcut for the same is a major headache as I have to shuffle between the mouse and the keyboard. I am not sure if the editor in IPB4 would have extensive support for keyboard shortcuts. I would love it if it does!
  7. I can only hope that it works well with responsive ad units from Google. Or there are controls in the ad block managers to hide ads from the mobile view.
  8. heh. that reminds of my other problem with forum software... integrated search is horrible. i myself use google custom site search on my own forum. works fantastic.
  9. That would be very nice. Right now, this feature is available in some skins. Uniformity would be nice to have. Thank you for considering it!
  10. Yup. I find it quite annoying on vB and on IPB that the typefaces have not been given much thought. Sure I can modify templates. Sure I can use Google Fonts. But the forum should have modern typefaces that look good and are easy to read as well.
  11. I suppose. IPB does not generate a URL that you can just copy and paste in another browser session :)
  12. Related feature request... Bookmarkable URLs for filtered forums. Basically the ability to create URLs that can be shared or bookmarked with proper filters in place.
  13. Yes. But I have a 10 year old forum and I have never allowed file uploads on the forum because almost all of the shared files are casual uploads with no long term value. It also saves me a lot of headache wrt server backup sizes (I live in a third world country so bandwidth is sort of a luxury here). So to change this policy today would require a major change in strategy and processing around 700,000 posts for past uploads :) I do not want to sound rude but looks like I would have to take the drastic step of migrating my forum platform again (I switched to IPB after the vb5 fiasco). My only need is a forum app. IPB is more of a suite. There are just too many compromises when it comes to the forum component of the suite. Just waiting to get a look at IPB4 before making the final decision. Thanks!
  14. The software can tackle it by caching the remotely linked image locally. It is a community where owner does not have control over everyone's behavior. XenForo saw the need and they added a proxy feature for both images and links. And that is exactly what I am requesting here. Without such a feature, I personally cannot switch to HTTPS. This feature has been asked before. A >plugin existed a while ago but it was not updated for newer builds of IPB.
  15. Right now, you have two options. You can select all or individually pick forums you want to monitor. This is a problem on forums with a large number of categories. I personally could not find an easy way to select all forums and exclude 1/2/3 sections. An option to select all and then exclude individual forums would be nice. Thanks.
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