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    Maxxius reacted to rebraf in Drip Campaigns Support   
    This is the support/feedback/etc. topic for
     
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    Maxxius got a reaction from Tech-crew.it in Avatar size won't change with 4.1   
    hi @Morrigan how do you calculate how much width should cAuthorPanel should be? For example I will be putting 115px in image dimensions. But how much should I put in the cAuthorPane?
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    Maxxius got a reaction from Telemacus2 in Today In History   
    It would be a cool thing that you could yourself add what happened on what day manually if you run a niche forum where having these general history entries from wikipedia just makes no sense. if you run a gaming forum you could fill it with some facts that are only about games. but that would be a HUGE work.
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    Maxxius reacted to Adlago in Has the Coronavirus effected your life?   
    In Bulgaria, it is still calm in Bulgaria - only 7 infected and one elderly woman is already dead ...
    What is interesting now is a study by a Bulgarian patent lawyer - here is the shocking news:
    "The COVID-19 virus (COVID-19) was patented in 2014 as a vaccine against bronchitis, and more specifically IBV - the virus that causes it). Attorney Atanas Kostov wrote this in a Facebook profile post.
    "Because I am an intellectual property lawyer, I consulted the European Patent Office," the lawyer writes.
    "In fact, it should be mediciament, not disease. The basic request is English, and the three inventors to whom we owe the honor are Erica Bickerton, Sarah Kip and Paul Britton, employees of the Pearbright Institute. The patent is European and international with an indication to Japan, Canada, Mexico, Korea, China and the US, "Kostov said.
    He believes the finding from his discovery is that the virus was released during development in China and has since become infected."
     
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    Maxxius reacted to opentype in Rate My Thingy   
    The “order by rating” is broken in the current version. I’ve reported it. But if it is not fixed in the 4.4 line, it wouldn’t make sense to release this product for 4.4. 
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    Maxxius reacted to Sonya* in Language support for GIPHY   
    There is a possibility to provide a language key (if supported) with GIPHY API call https://developers.giphy.com/docs/optional-settings#language-support Can you please consider to implement the parameter for non-English installations? Thank you!
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    Maxxius got a reaction from Giray in Auto Welcome Support   
    I had even crazier idea but hear me out. For a large community which are full of features. It might be even more better to have not only 1 auto welcome email but a few of those emails during a period of time. Because everything I want to say in one email still might overwhelm the new user.
    So what if 1 email can be send after a few minutes of his registration with one text. Then after X days or hours - another one explaining more in depth things about the community. Then again after another X days or hours - another email with even more details. And up to max of 5 emails in such fashion. Each one focusing on more in depth features of the community.
    What do you guys think of such approach? @Joel R @Mike John @Giray
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    Maxxius reacted to Fast Lane! in Best forms of advertising?   
    Here is what we do, at a high level.  We are fairly optimized but there are many alternate routes that can obtain great performance.  Ezoic is a good example.  Avoid passbacks -- use header/server-server bidding.  Passbacks kill CPM.
    We leverage Google Ad Manager as our ad server (previously known as DFP).  We use header bidding via the opensource prebid.js script.  We have roughly 5 header bidding partners in the stack.  You have to negotiate these deals one by one and can get better splits with them (20-25%).  In addition to this we fold server-server bidding into the prebid header via both Amazon (UAM in this case, https://aps.amazon.com/aps/index.html) and Media.net.  Google adsense competes with everything on a price priority level.  Basically, Adsense has incredible fill (every impression almost always filled) but not always the highest rates (and they take a ~32% cut).  ref: https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/180195?hl=en
    If you are not familiar with header bidding (or server to server) it works like this.  On every page load the header bidding code (prebid.js for example) will query all your header bidding ad partners for them to "bid" on your on-page inventory in a "blind" fashion (best bid without knowing what anyone else bids).  As a part of your header, the server-server auction occurs as well where those ad networks/partners will provide their bids.  After a set time (typically you set to around 700ms or so) the auction ends and all bids are passed back to Google Ad Manager.  Google also then bids on your inventory (blind to the other bids).  The highest bid wins.  Since your header bidding ad partners typically pay more but have less "fill" you end up with a situation where they win say 10-30% of the time and pay you a lot more on a CPM basis (and you may negotiate a cut of 20-25% with them versus 32% to Adsense).  The rest of the time adsense will win and fill the remaining inventory.  The net effect is you make more.
    If I had to pick one network to use if you don't have time for many others, then I'd probably pick Amazon UAM in concert with Admanager, with adsense set up in price priorty.  AUM has a solid set of ad networks they pull in, and they also allow direct Amazon ads (re-targeting, yay!) to your users which convert and hence pay well.  There are no pass-backs since in this config its actually all server-server bidding w/ Admanager and adsense competing on price priority.
    So back to the forum.  Some ideas.
    Mobile:
    320x50 (or 100) ad above the topic but under the topic title.  300x250 ad under post 1.  Another 300x250 ad somewhere around post 8 (assume 15 posts per page).  300x250 ad under the last post but before the reply box.  On the index and forums pages, put a 320x50/100 at the top and one at the bottom.  On the forum index if you have tons of forums then place an ad in the middle between categories.
    Desktop:
    Do the above, but use 728x90 ads instead of 320x50/100 and 300x250.  Also ad a 160x600 ad unit on topic pages on the right.  Make sure (this is important) that in the Admanager code you have custom ad sizes for each browser width. This is important so when someone shrinks the screen and IPB hides the right column in the responsive view, that ad is not called on a page load.  That can be a major no no. You do this as follows in the page header (ref Google docs for more info.. this is just the key code elements):
    for browsers wider than 980 pixels show the 160x600 pixel ad.  Else show nothing (no ad)
    var mapping_skyscraper = googletag.sizeMapping(). addSize([980, 200], [160, 600]). addSize([0, 0], []). build(); googletag.defineSlot('/123456/Forums-Topic-Side', [160, 600], 'div-gpt-ad-123456-1').defineSizeMapping(mapping_skyscraper).addService(googletag.pubads()); Also, to show mobile ads versus desktop it is as simple as mapping like below, where above 768 pixels wide will show the 728x90 ad and below that will show a 300x250 ad unit (on page load):
    var mapping_leader_rectangle = googletag.sizeMapping(). addSize([768, 200], [728, 90]). addSize([0, 0], [300, 250]). Now more advanced, you can do things like put conditional statements in the templates to not show certain ad units to members with post counts higher than some amount.  I find that useful to reward frequent posters.  Or you can filter by groups.  This is all custom but not that hard.
    Hope that helps some.  I didn't proof my above notes too well so pardon any short hand or typos!
     
     
    Note, I'm not sure on the UAM minimum page views to be accepted.  If they don't let ya in then you can certainly find many header bidding partners that will let you in.  
    https://www.google.com/search?q=best+header+bidding+partners
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    Maxxius reacted to kmk in Improved Clubs Enhancements   
    Hi, custom block only appear in the first feature tab page, could you add option to show custom block in all features pages? Or show custom block in selected features pages. 
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    Maxxius reacted to Giray in Auto Welcome Support   
    Currently, when we create a topic on auto welcome on behalf of the member, we agree that the 'notify me' and therefore the 'following' are negative, right. In other words, the member is not notified of replies? If that's the case, which I believe it is because they do not show as following their post, it makes it difficult to alert them of the post.
    Thoughts?
    Thanks.
    PS. Still lobbying for changing hours to minutes on the posting delay 😥
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    Maxxius reacted to Lindy in Rate My Thingy   
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    Maxxius reacted to Sonya* in Rate My Thingy   
    SuperRating? I am on your buyers' list 😉
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    Maxxius reacted to opentype in Rate My Thingy   
    A Pages listing with tweaked ratings functionality could also work. I’ll have a look at it. 
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    Maxxius got a reaction from Meddysong in Let us name Upcoming events widget ourselves   
    Though I know there is a workaround by creating a custom block, editing its template and placing it where you need it. That's what I did on 4.4 but still it will be good having it made even more simple 🙂
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    Maxxius reacted to Matt in Let us name Upcoming events widget ourselves   
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    Maxxius got a reaction from Matt in Let us name Upcoming events widget ourselves   
    Hi, I noticed that it's only possible to translate the widget of upcoming events in the ACP as opposed to simply entering a new widget title when you drag it into the page and set various settings for it.
    Please add that since you can choose from various calandars  you created and may want to be more specific. Like Upcoming games, other widget Upcoming movies and so on instead of the general Upcoming Events.
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    Maxxius got a reaction from Chris59 in Let us name Upcoming events widget ourselves   
    Hi, I noticed that it's only possible to translate the widget of upcoming events in the ACP as opposed to simply entering a new widget title when you drag it into the page and set various settings for it.
    Please add that since you can choose from various calandars  you created and may want to be more specific. Like Upcoming games, other widget Upcoming movies and so on instead of the general Upcoming Events.
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    Maxxius reacted to iacas in Auto Welcome Support   
    I'd pay $ for it if I had the option to and it would help or guarantee that feature requests like minutes instead of hour-long delays were considered.
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    Maxxius got a reaction from Sonya* in Let us name Upcoming events widget ourselves   
    Hi, I noticed that it's only possible to translate the widget of upcoming events in the ACP as opposed to simply entering a new widget title when you drag it into the page and set various settings for it.
    Please add that since you can choose from various calandars  you created and may want to be more specific. Like Upcoming games, other widget Upcoming movies and so on instead of the general Upcoming Events.
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    Maxxius reacted to Mr 13 in IPS 4.5: collapse code blocks the same way as quotes   
    In this announce new feature called "quote collapse" was mentioned. It would be nice to have the same feature for code blocks. Thanks.
     
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    Maxxius got a reaction from -RAW- in Blew Lindy's mind   
    I did the same today, we deserve an explanation now 😄
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    Maxxius reacted to CodingJungle in What type of computer is your daily driver?   
    I'm bringing this topic back to life! REDUCAM ENIM MORTUSS EST!  
    I recently built a new computer, and thought i'd show it off.
    specs:
    OS(s): Windows 10 and Pop!_OS 19.10 (i'm mostly in linux, mostly play games on the windows side, currently play the division 2 on the weekends).
    cpu: ryzen 2700 @ 4.0 ghz
    ram: corsair vengeance lpx 32gb @ 3000mhz
    motherboard: Aorus B450m
    gpu: Gigabyte OC Nvidia RTX 2080
    Case: Corsair iCUE 220t RGB
    PSU: Corsair TX 750w Gold
    Monitor: Samsugn 50" 4k tv (i wanted the real estate it offered!)
    Models: NX-Enterprise, OG Enterprise, Refit Enterprise, Enterprise-A, Enterprise-B, Enterprise-C, Enterprise-D, Future Enterprise-D (all good things), Enterprise-E, Voyager and a "cloaked" Defiant (it is inside the computer case, and @bfarber this ship is also known as The Sisko's Pimp Hand, cause of how bad ass he and the ship is).  I'm a trek fan, if you haven't figured it out from this obsessive model collection from eaglemoss :)


    (my camera does not like the RGB and Tempered Glass one bit as @EmpireKicking thought my computer was dusty AF :) )

    here is one of without the cpu cooler lit up, which makes it a little less "dusty" looking

    and for all you voyager fans, hopefully you will get the reference with the camaro and voyager 😛
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    Maxxius reacted to Ocean West in Blew Lindy's mind   
    He found out he could save 15% on car insurance?!
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    Maxxius reacted to Giray in Auto Welcome Support   
    Still no minutes? At least decimal hours? Tough ask?
    An hour is too long and immediately confuses them.
    Otherwise great.
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    Maxxius reacted to InvisionHQ in Classifieds System   
    A little update on the roadmap of this app:
    2.1 Advert filters #1 (prices, types, conditions) (Feb 2020)
    2.2 Feedback system (March 2020)
    2.2 MyClassifieds Page (March 2020)
    2.3 Advert filters #2 (custom fields) (deadlines to be defined, for sure after 4.5)
    3.0 Direct transactions (it can works also without IP.Commerce) (deadlines to be defined, for sure after 4.5)
    Version 2.1 will be released this week also with some bugfixes.
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