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Aiwa last won the day on August 22 2020

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About Aiwa

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    I code for fun
  • Birthday 08/05/1984

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  1. Just lost a cousin to COVID. It’s most certainly not pretty. With vaccines there is hope on the horizon, but we’re not going to get the curve going downward for a while. It won’t be an instant saving grace that some purport in the news. 2021 is going to be rough as well, but hopefully we can really kick off the recovery. I love the COVIDIOTS name. That’s my new favorite word. Cheers.
  2. Many remember when the World Trade Center was hit, 3,000+ lives lost in a day with worldwide support to bring those responsible to justice. COVID worldwide kills far more than that per day. The individuals that don’t abide by protocols set in place, and properly, should be convicted of man slaughter. I sometimes feel like vigilantly justice and mowing them over with my Truck. A family I know that have adopted 2 children, 6 and 10, the adoptive mother and father both passed away a day apart last week. The kids are now left with no parents. Two of my cousins have it now. So far it see
  3. Gmail ignores the . m.name and mnam.e go to the same inbox https://support.google.com/mail/answer/7436150?hl=en
  4. We’re still in full quarantine. Everyone we know, or visit regularly is getting it. Though one family was being unwise, went to Disney for 3 days...
  5. First, there is nothing ‘common’ about common knowledge 😄 Same goes for common sense. 😄 Different companies have different business models. No one of those models is ‘wrong’, they are just different. You can compare Apple’s App Store or Google store or Xenforo or vB to IPS’ model, each serves a different market. Bottom line, there is no right or wrong. There is healthy debate to see if the model can be steered. Keeping in mind steering ‘left’ may not be good for those who desire it to steer ‘right’. I also think IPS is doing right by the developers by holding off commis
  6. You make my point exactly. While you have graciously contributed to the MP, props given, you are not the type of developer that sells in the MP for a living. Such resources have a greater tendency to go unmaintained. Not saying you aren’t keeping your resource up to date. Many developers don’t just sell in the MP. They use their MP resources to get their name on the board with a reputation. Those devs then do contract work with private clients using IPS to truly make their living. We’ve most certainly strayed from the OP’s goal. Generally speaking, if you submit a ticket to I
  7. I know someone mentioned it before about devs maintaining an active license in order to sell in the marketplace. I pose a conundrum... How can a developer, selling in the marketplace, both develop and test their resource, for the latest IPS version, when they do not have legitimate access to the latest IPS version? I get that many are both afraid of change and concerned with making ends meet. Everyone is in a different place financially with both themselves and their communities. I foot the entire bill for 2 communities and their server out of pocket. One with all IPS apps and the ot
  8. Yeah, if I recall that plugin didn’t play nicely with other plugins. I’m sure it could be done again, with 3rd party or IPS, so long as it’s done with care.
  9. Both sides of the fence have valid points. The app, in its current form, is not a one size fits all. I’d like to hope it can get that way, but that depends on a lot of factors in play across many highly customized communities. It has great benefits, push notifications for one, but those benefits may not benefit everyone.
  10. Fair point... There is more than one way to skin a cat.
  11. It’s a reasonable request, hence why there is a 3rd party app to meet this need. I agree that it is a niche need, though. There are likely tens of thousands of communities out there, not all of which visit the MP. THANK YOU FOR 4.5 ACP MP!! ... How many have purchased the 3rd party app up till now? Likely no more than a few hundred. IMO, those #’s qualify as niche.
  12. @Pavel Chernitsky You make a good case for core vs 3rd party, however I fail to see how this particular feature lives within those borders. You primary debate seems to revolve around user experience, things that are visible to the user, that has a fallback. I don’t see how this falls in such a category. This is an admin only feature and something I see as a hot spot for 3rd party devs to step in for boards that require this feature. Yes there is risk with some developers leaving applications unsupported, or not providing updates when a new IPS version is released, that causes broken func
  13. Doubtful, that’s why we 3rd party developers exist.. To cater to the little things that you need vs the features IPS releases based on a myriad of different data collection sources and interest. This topic has come up in the past and likely why there is a resource that has been in the Marketplace for it, for quite some time, on the order of years.
  14. Yup. My family is still in quarantine. We’re in Houston, turned into a pretty big hot spot after things started opening up again. From the CDC’s website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html Complete guess, but I believe it’ll get worse during flu season regardless of any measures that are taken. My heart goes out to all those that have been victim’s of this pandemic. Death, grief, financial ruin, stress, anxiety, education, etc. to many to list.
  15. Problem being any spam attempts that put in bogus phone numbers would count toward your Twilio usage. Any such system would need to be carefully designed to prevent abuse that could cost the board owner an untold amount of money with zero benefit over traditional email. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it can’t be done... There are a lot of things to consider to ensure such a system can’t be abused and cost the board owner lots of $$$. Human readable code always gets out somehow. Any code written will be inspected for vulnerabilities and possibly exploited.
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