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  1. New: Copy Topic to Database

    How do I enable this ? I dont seem to have this available as an option for moderators or admins ?
  2. Promote Posts to Articles

    Does that mean an administrator cannot ? I dont see it at all ... but thats not really an issue as I prefer to keep using your plugin. its plain and simple and does all that i need . I know, thats what i mean .... he is used to using your plugin to promote to article and that was it .... his editing was finished .... now I am asking him to promote to article then go back to the newly promoted article and use the internal system to promote to social media and to 'our picks' if we want it there too. (no big deal and off topic for the functionality of the plugin).
  3. Promote Posts to Articles

    Where do you enable it ? I cant see the option to do so in the member groups or in forum permissions anywhere. It is probably staring me in the face but I cannot find it in ACP I like your plugin as its quite simple and puts a link there right on the actual post. no extra clicks or hidden in menus anywhere .... more importantly, my editor finds it easy to use ! He just has to get his head round the new promote to social media and to 'our picks' option in 4.2
  4. Promote Posts to Articles

    I can promote to Facebook, Twitter or 'Our Picks' and all of these are welcome additions, but have I missed the option to promote an individual post to an actual article ? I did not see that and thats what this plugin does.
  5. Promote Posts to Articles

    Thanks for the rapid response and new version. This is an essential plugin for my non-tech savvy guy who manages our editorial team.
  6. Promote Posts to Articles

    Having the same issue in 4.2. cannot see the option to promote to article. will send a PM if thats ok.
  7. New IPS community URL

    I have the opposite issue ... the old URL was flagged by Webmarshal as malicious but this one now loads fine
  8. Ban from Topics

    Having the same issue and thought it was related to something else. Response from IPS was as follows : The OutOfRangeException errors in the ACP system logs are not related to polls they are caused by a plugin attempting to load a content item that does not exist. Specifically the problem is caused by the "Ban From Topic" Plugin. Please disable this plugin or contact the modification author for assistance. These are some examples from the logs : OutOfRangeException: (0) #0 /home/site/public_html/init.php(447) : eval()'d code(73): IPS\_Content::loadAndCheckPerms('29634') #1 /home/site/public_html/system/Dispatcher/Controller.php(96): IPS\forums\modules\front\forums\hook562->manage() #2 /home/site/public_html/system/Content/Controller.php(51): IPS\Dispatcher\_Controller->execute() #3 /home/site/public_html/applications/forums/modules/front/forums/topic.php(40): IPS\Content\_Controller->execute() #4 /home/site/public_html/system/Dispatcher/Dispatcher.php(129): IPS\forums\modules\front\forums\_topic->execute() #5 /home/site/public_html/index.php(13): IPS\_Dispatcher->run() #6 {main} OutOfRangeException: (0) #0 /home/site/public_html/system/Content/Content.php(81): IPS\Patterns\_ActiveRecord::load('27106') #1 /home/site/public_html/init.php(447) : eval()'d code(73): IPS\_Content::loadAndCheckPerms('27106') #2 /home/site/public_html/system/Dispatcher/Controller.php(96): IPS\forums\modules\front\forums\hook562->manage() #3 /home/site/public_html/system/Content/Controller.php(51): IPS\Dispatcher\_Controller->execute() #4 /home/site/public_html/applications/forums/modules/front/forums/topic.php(40): IPS\Content\_Controller->execute() #5 /home/site/public_html/system/Dispatcher/Dispatcher.php(129): IPS\forums\modules\front\forums\_topic->execute() #6 /home/site/public_html/index.php(13): IPS\_Dispatcher->run() #7 {main} Please advise
  9. Copy Topic

    thanks Adriano - v1.0.2 fixed the problem. awesome turnaround time in getting it fixed.
  10. Copy Topic

    this is what I see (minus the part that shows the poll content itself). Let me know if you want to see it on the site itself Wed, 13 Jan 2016 19:35:00 +0000 (Severity: 0) xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx - http://caleythistleonline.com/topic/27267-poy-template/?do=copy&id=27267 Unknown column 'tid' in 'field list' INSERT INTO `ibf_core_polls` ( `tid`, `start_date`, `choices`, `starter_id`, `votes`, `forum_id`, `poll_question`, `poll_only`, `poll_view_voters` ) VALUES ( ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ? ) | File | Function | Line No. | |----------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------| | /system/Db/Db.php | [IPS\Db\_Exception].__construct | 388 | '----------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------' | /system/Db/Db.php | [IPS\_Db].preparedQuery | 645 | '----------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------' | /init.php(434) : eval()'d code | [IPS\_Db].insert | 200 | '----------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------' | | [IPS\forums\modules\front\forums\hook274].copy | | '----------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------' | /system/Dispatcher/Controller.php | [].call_user_func | 85 | '----------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------' | /system/Content/Controller.php | [IPS\Dispatcher\_Controller].execute | 46 | '----------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------' | /applications/forums/modules/front/forums/topic.php | [IPS\Content\_Controller].execute | 40 | '----------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------' | /system/Dispatcher/Dispatcher.php | [IPS\forums\modules\front\forums\_topic].execute | 129 | '----------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------' | /index.php | [IPS\_Dispatcher].run | 13 | '----------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------' ------------------------------------------------------------------------
  11. Copy Topic

    recently upgraded to latest version of IPS4 ( and during the upgrade it disabled this and other (3rd party) plugins. After re-enabling it, it now throws a EX1054 error when copying a topic with poll ... any ideas ?
  12. Show us your IPB 4 sites!

    Work in progress but this is ours: http://caleythistleonline.com
  13. Support for Test sites

    unfortunately, the live upgrade encountered this same issue yesterday. Based on the past experience, once IPS have time to answer my ticket from early this morning I think we will finally complete our upgrade today .... (think it took about 6 hours from the fix on the test site to the completion of the rebuild). Other than that everything seems to be good at first glance.
  14. Support for Test sites

    As a post-script to this, and in the interests of fairness, I should point out that IPS did help me, and so did my hosting provider. In the end IPS were not able to bodyswerve the ticket and between the three of us (me, host, IPS) we got it sorted. I believe both of them went beyond the official remit they provide so I have thanked both privately, and now publicly. the problem turned out to be something in the database that was neither the fault of the software or the hosting environment. The rebuild process got hung up on a couple of database entries that had either got corrupted or were malformed in some way and it killed the process stone dead. My host changed me from litespeed to apache for better (less generic) error reporting and we then had to take my live site offline for a little while to troubleshoot as we thought htaccess in root may have been affecting the development subdomain. This allowed IPS to identify the problem and hep me get over it. The rest of the rebuild process worked without a hitch and it looks like my test install is working as expected. All being well we do now intend to commit to the upgrade next week ! With regards to Lindy's comments, I do understand. I have worked as a global software asset manager / licensing administrator for the last 10 years buying and maintaining (mostly networked) software for a large multinational company and I tend to disagree about the nature of test installs. To me, to my company, and even the vendors to whom we pay our yearly maintenance fees, the test install is part of the overall software lifecycle for the customer and should not be regarded as a separate or second license. I need to test it in a development environment before I can put it into a production one. its common sense. IPS have always helped in this regard and if you were to look back on my tickets I would have to say that the vast majority of them have been logged either before or during an upgrade. Once the new version is up and running it is typically very stable and does not require much support (in my case anyway). I hear what you say about the test environment doubling your work, but would also question whether that is true or just anecdotal? In my case, we have had a few issues along the way with the tests, but the bugs have been worked out, so if my upgrade goes to plan and does not have a hitch I wont require support for the actual upgrade itself and I would hazard a guess that many users are the same. Even if I get the same issue as this week, I will be able to point support in the direction of the last ticket so checking if the database has made the process fall over would be the first item to check and resolvable very quickly .... I agree it is frustrating for IPS when your tech may be working on an issue on a test install and the customer blows it away from in front of their very eyes. I would go further and call it ignorant in fact. I could have done that with one of my tickets but did not ... thats why I ended up waiting 16 days for the ip.content fix with the html code as I know I need to get over this hurdle before I can move on and I wont get over it by blowing everything up and starting again. However, your suggestion that it is bugs that are causing the frustration and that should be a reason to not be an early adopter is wrong. It is not the bugs that are frustrating, but the reaction to them from our software provider. Regardless of the circumstance, I as a customer felt hung out to dry with the initial response which basically felt like a big middle finger, and as I have noted, it was not the first time.
  15. Support for Test sites

    I understand where you are coming from and I dont think I am being unreasonable. I waited 16 days for my last issue to be resolved and didnt complain too much even though it caused me to miss my target upgrade date of 30th May (there was a reason for choosing that date). I know they were busy with V4.0 issues on live sites so I sucked it up and have set myself a new target date (again, there is a reason for this date). I realise they are still busy with live sites and I have no problem with slipping down the priority list for a few days but that's not the case here. they are saying this will not be addressed because its a test site. I find that part to be ridiculous. To your other point ... if IPS could point me in the direction of a fix and all worked well I would actually use the 'fix' to commit to the upgrade so yes I do want the same level of support commitment. I view the testing process as a crucial part of the actual upgrade. I am an active member on another board that recently upgraded to 4.0 and it was down for nearly 2 weeks with technical issues when they upgraded. I am not prepared to risk the same issue affecting my users if I can help it !! As an illustration that even now I dont think I am being unreasonable, I sent a request to IPS at 6AM (EST) asking what scripts or pages are being called during the rebuild process? This would allow my VPS providers who are willing to troubleshoot on the server side and see exactly what is going on. I received a response from IPS at lunchtime (EST) today to say they "cannot work with test installs at this time". They did not address the question. So I asked it again and 11 hours later there is still no response despite the fact that the 2 minutes it would take to pass on the info would mean IPS could bodyswerve the whole ticket, and potentially receive a verified solution for anyone else who might experience the same problem. I have a feeling my long wait may be deliberate ........ (same thing happened last time I posted in open forum ! before my posts were deleted.)