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  1. Drag and drop moderation: - To merge two topics just click and hold on the topic title and drag it onto another topic. - To delete a topic, click and hold then drag to the bottom of your screen. - To rename a topic, triple click on the title? - To pin a topic, drag it to the top of the screen and you can order the pinned topics by dragging them into place. Mobile functionality: Fact is that the mobile market is massive but if you want a quick chat on the go then forums are way down the list. The mobile side of IPB has to be slick and full of features.
  2. Forums are websites where people come to please their minds. So if you have a forum or your setting one up content is your number one concern. But what is content? The three main versions of forum content: 1. Content can be a platform to share your work or views. 2. Content can be information to help you. 3. Content can be entertainment. Often I find forums or websites that have no content. No basis to really share my work or views, no helpful information, either none at all or information I can find anywhere else. Or no entertainment/no entertainment I can't find anywhere else. So if you want to have a successful forum then you need to fill at least one of these fields. Number 1 is the hardest for most people unless you can feed a lot of traffic to the site that will attract people to share content. Number 2 and number 3 are easier, they are similar but not the same thing. Some people get confused, a lot of people come to forums just to get information like how to be really good at playing a game. How to fix a common software fault etc. So if your forum is pointed towards a niche where people want helpful information from it. Your number one concern before forum software, look, promotion etc is how to offer unique #2 content for that niche. If your forum isn't really a niche eg gaming then your probably better focusing on entertainment but it might be a good idea to also offer a lot of useful unique information on a niche. Some gaming forums start with a clan that you can join into or people who are good with games and can offer a lot of advice with games. This might seem really obvious but this could help some people. Without one of these three points your forum will not succeed. If you cannot offer these points but have the technical ability to set up a good looking forum, try getting some people to come with you that can produce this content. My site currently has 220,000 posts, 9000 members, 4,700 twitter followers and 4,900 facebook likes. My niche is a certain football club. I've got into this position by offering good helpful information on the team, helpful facts, good views, a place so they can share their views with other people(be social). I've also offered a lot of multimedia for the niche, graphics and videos. So I've offered a lot of different aspects of content then I've promoted it and made it really easy to get, view and use with good forum layout, good software, plugins and look. You can never have enough content, try to pace out your content(it's not easy). If you burst out loads of content in one day, a lot of it might be missed and people will then be left with no content for eg the rest of the week. If you have big gaps between content then people won't use your forum. Try to offer content at peak times and make sure there is plenty of content for people to consume daily.
  3. How do you use this as an announcement system?
  4. I need to wait until I get more cash to buy this, tough times.
  5. I have bought this for a site that usually gets 100-300 posts per day. I will see how it works with a live community. It would be good if you could customize the display mode, I would like to display it as an announcement in the Shoutbox.
  6. It was removed a few versions ago because its pointless and increases the ipb development time.
  7. Seems like this has conflicted with another top posters of the day mod on my site by using the same skin template hookTopPosters
  8. I found this layout was very messy and used a lot of space so I changed it to this, just one per line with a 15px image. <div class='ipsSideBlock clearfix'> <h3><img src='{$this->settings['img_url']}/user_comment.png' alt='' /> {$this->lang->words['todays_top_posters']}</h3> <div class='_sbcollapsable'> <if test="topposters:|:is_array($posters) AND count($posters)"> <ul class='ipsList_withminiphoto'> <foreach loop="top_posters_hook:$posters as $r"> <li class='clearfix'> <a href='{parse url="showuser={$r['member_id']}" template="showuser" seotitle="{$r['members_seo_name']}" base="public"}' title='{$this->lang->words['view_profile']}'></a><img src='{$r['pp_thumb_photo']}' width='15px' height='15px' alt='{$this->lang->words['photo']}' class='ipsUserPhoto_tiny' /> <span class='name'>{parse template="userHoverCard" group="global" params="$r"} ({$r['tpost']})</span> </li> </foreach> </ul> </if> </div> </div>
  9. Go into the settings, Hook: Global Shoutbox. Go down to location settings and choose include on in specified pages listed below, then add your url's in the box below.
  10. I just noticed that, wow I wonder what everyone has thought What the heck? Uuuugh it's because my photo automatically updated from facebook. Because of the new facebook layout I decided to merge my two fav things. Portal 2 and Inception.
  11. Submitted: http://invisionfocus.com/tracker/issue-566-ability-to-see-everyones-shout-count/
  12. OK I guess, I thought you would be able to see other people's as well like click on their name in the shoutbox or hover over it and their shout total shows up.
  13. How does one see their own shout count?
  14. http://community.invisionpower.com/topic/360465-adding-dynamic-social-buttons/
  15. I've made a change to my ip content page: http://celtictalk.org/ Before you could only see how many comments there were on the main page. Now I've added in twitter and facebook so people can see how many people have shared the articles. Then inside the articles I have the same buttons but also added google+ Personally this makes the sharing feature deeper. Would be good if I can add a reddit button that shows how many up votes it has then the same with digg. In one day two of my articles got onto the reddit soccer front page getting 200+ upvotes and 60+ upvotes. edit, I just learned that reddit does have such a feature, so that will be getting added right away.
  16. Well we changed the ratio of points because people were getting into the millions within weeks and billions wasn't far away. Now people are in the few thousands, reaching a million will be really hard but basically that means for the next few months the Top 20 points won won't change. Top top 10 is 50,000 or above and #1 is 1.6 million, right now people are only getting around 500 points per week. I just want to reset the top 20 points won without removing the bookie.
  17. This sounds good, then there can be a tabbed application for it where the members you follow activity is out in a facebook timeline/twitter style. You can see how many followers you have and how many people you follow.
  18. You can add lots into the one matchup? edit, I just found that out, shame you can only pick one to win though and still really isn't easy to customize because you have to create a 'team' with a logo etc instead of just typing any word into the box which would basically make this app work like I suggested before.
  19. I really reallyed wanted a hook like this, sadly it's not in english. Also I can't seem to change the limit for the amount of people to show, it's currently at 9.
  20. After a while I reset everyone's points on my site. But the top better's section remained the same so it's basically useless, can I clear it's history some way? http://forum.celtictalk.org/index.php?app=sports&do=stats
  21. Is this fully functional with IPB 3.3 seems to work visually but not sure about the background processing.
  22. I find that timing is a really big part in attracting traffic. One of my biggest sources of traffic is from articles and podcasts. You want to be one of the first ones to bring out content but you don't want to become stuck in a bunch of other news from other websites like yours. Getting articles published to big news sites like newsnow brings in a lot of traffic if timed correctly. But I find that social networking is a lot easier to time, even though it doesn't bring in as many hits, you can release articles at a time that suits you.
  23. OK no rush, it's just a suggestion that would make a really good app and really bring the full experience of the very popular vbookie to IPB.
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