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    Martin A. reacted to Colonel_mortis in Users shouldn't be able to change a poll to display names   
    If a user posts a poll and sets it not to display the names of the people who voted for each option, members don't get warned that their vote will be public and they may wish to share their opinion anonymously. However, the author of the poll can just edit the poll to set it to public, and see the names and choices of everyone who has already voted. This defeats the point of having private polls.
    Either it shouldn't be possible to change a poll from private to public, or votes from when it was private should be anonymised.
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    Martin A. reacted to ahc in Has the Coronavirus effected your life?   
    Are you threatening me because I don’t agree with your views?
    Thats a new low.  Report me if I've violated a rule, don't use it to excuse your propaganda. 
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    Martin A. reacted to Lindy in Has the Coronavirus effected your life?   
    As I mentioned earlier in the topic, I think it's a struggle for some to get the big picture of this. Setting aside the "death rate" for a moment - the larger concern is the capacity of the healthcare system. The only reason the death toll isn't higher is because there's thousands and thousands of people currently being saved by ventilators. If we do not continue to try and get ahead of this, we will run out of capacity. You needn't have a medical degree nor be an epidemiologist to know that if ventilators and beds are saving lives and we run out of same, we will be unable to save those that could otherwise be (and are currently being) saved. Also consider the capacity for non-covid patients. Hospitals existed for things other than intubating covid patients before this and those issues have not suddenly gone away. 
    As new information comes out (such as the potential benefits of combination drug therapy) - the long-term future is very bright, from a health perspective anyway. In the interim, we still very much need to take it seriously and follow instructions. Again, not because the virus is going to wipe out earth, but because we cannot sustain the number of new cases still on a strong upward trend. 
    I still remain baffled why there's STILL a segment of society (albeit a minority) that just can't get their heads around it. Somewhere between "retreat to my bomb shelter with 3,000 rolls of Charmin" and "pfft. media hype. I'll do what I want" would be ideal. Nonetheless, there's a growing number of people who are trying to look forward and come up with creative solutions to the economic fallout and that is encouraging. 
    As an aside, when I said leave politics out of this, I meant leave partisan politics out of it. This isn't the place to discuss politicians or their respective parties. 
    Be safe. 
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    Martin A. reacted to Rhett in Has the Coronavirus effected your life?   
    I am going to say this with all the respect in the world to you, but if you are not seeing the issue here in the US, (it's just starting to get ugly, and will only worsen in the next days, weeks and months), then you must have your head buried in the sand.  If you really think that it will be over with a normal flu season, then you are clearly not following the situation going on.  This isn't the flu in this case, it won't come to a magical halt, and it won't be over anytime soon.
    We are preparing for what will be a mass overrun of our care system, for example in California, every business that is not an essential business is shut down, all state parks, all local parks, all govt offices and functions that are not critical are all closed.  Streets are pretty much empty, and it's going to be like this for a while. 
    While your area may have it's head in the sand on this one, or you do, I'm not sure which, I would highly recommend you take a look outside your box or windows to see the gravity of this situation.  
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    Martin A. reacted to Makoto in Has the Coronavirus effected your life?   
    I have a friend who works in the medical field and deals with this first-hand and is likely going to be drafted into the covid ward in the UK. She actually sees and deals with all of this first-hand on a daily basis and seeing the amount of stress and anxiety she's under from it really hurts me, and then she has to come home to see people treating this like it's some kind of big joke.
    Some of the apathy and carelessness people have here in particular is rather infuriating.
    You people don't know better than all the world's government's and health organizations combined. Get your egos in check and take this seriously.
    Thank you @Lindy, in particular, for being a strong voice of reason here. I have lots of respect for you. Hope you all at IPS stay well and healthy.
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    Martin A. reacted to Morgin in Has the Coronavirus effected your life?   
    You realize that the Olympics is the culmination of a huge amount of training and lead up events, right? Nations just don’t roll into the Olympics with a team of people being like “sweet, seems like we’ll give this a go”. Having the Olympics this summer means athletes would need to be in full training right now, exposing themselves and their coaches to this illness as in a significant number of cases you can’t train alone with sufficient social distancing. For the most part, this is now impossible, as is having athletes ready to go for the Olympics this summer.
    No one in authority is “assuming” how bad it will be and shaming people to practice social distancing and isolation and self quarantine. These are the recommendations of expert scientists who can model what happens if we don’t. Hint: lots of people die, unnecessarily.
    As for the messaging, there’s a lot of dense people out there who still aren’t taking this seriously. I support any and all efforts to try to be specific with people on what they are permitted to do, otherwise you’ve got these idiots who still think “I’m young, this doesn’t effect me, this is a hoax, this is a conspiracy, this is stupid, overreaction, F old people they will die anyway”.
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    Martin A. reacted to Aiwa in Has the Coronavirus effected your life?   
    @Lindy best feature ever!!! 
     

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    Martin A. reacted to Lindy in Has the Coronavirus effected your life?   
    Some baffling responses here. 🙂 
    I think some of the responses here simply derive from a concerning pattern in society: shortsightedness. We have a nasty habit of focusing on the NOW without regard for the later. You have some that cite the very success of containment and "flattening the curve" as purported proof that there was nothing to worry about to begin with. Not "awesome, it's working!" It's "this is ridiculous, hardly anything is happening." Truly, truly bizarre.
    "Influenza kills more people!" There are a couple of things to note about this often misused comparison: 
    1. There are precautions in place AND vaccines AND preparations - look at the death toll that occurs in spite of this.
    2. Imagine what an unchecked, "just a cold" virus could do without any containment or proactive measures. A virus significantly more transmissible than influenza. 
    China's rates are dropping seemingly for no other reason than they have taken draconian measures to contain it and minimize the spread. Facial recognition, tracking, fines, imprisonment. Conversely, other areas who were trying different approaches other than trying to contain it have not seen that kind of success as of yet. There is no place on earth that is not quarantining and not experiencing an uptick in cases. If it's not there yet, it WILL be if left unchecked.
    To the less informed among us, yes, it does look like a case of "only X deaths." To the actual experts on the front line at the WHO, CDC and virtually every infectious disease center in the world - the models these folks work with show where we started, what's working, what isn't (and it's a daily-evolving process, it seems), etc. It's rather scary how many people look at "X people died from Y, so this isn't bad at all." If you look at ALL of the numbers that go into those nerdy algorithm models that I won't pretend to fully understand, you would see the important numbers are all of the risk factors. Those numbers are seemingly made up of age groups, concentrations of people and subsequent contractions within, transmissibility, development of immunity or cross immunity to future mutations, etc. Those overall risk factors for covd-19, put together, are significantly (10x+ last I read) higher than influenza, meaning, if we let it run its course unchecked or even just "wash your hands and go about your day", it could become another Spanish flu. 
    Most don't give much thought to Ebola, because the professionals went to (and STILL are) exhausting, painful lengths to keep it as contained as possible (with still devastating effects.) Unfortunately, covd-19 was just not contained soon enough - let's leave politics and conspiracy theories out of it, the fact is, travel restrictions and so forth should have occurred weeks and weeks ago, but there was both simply a lack of data and a lack of willingness to accept that there was going to be a problem. While we've learned our lesson from previous pandemic responses, to be sure, we lagged behind and spent too much time denying the severity of the virus. Even now, there are clearly still people who deny the severity, while riding the coattails of those taking it a bit more seriously, to the other side of this - not unlike those opposed to vaccines enjoying the benefits of herd immunity while simultaneously denouncing the effectiveness of the vaccines that provided that very immunity. "I feel fine!" Now we have to take unfortunate measures with long-lasting economic consequences for many, to keep this slowing down. It's quite frustrating and disappointing to all. 
    Bottom line: there are A LOT of unanswered questions with new developments occurring hourly, but a medical degree (or social media university degree) knows a virus can't spread without opportunities for transmission and assuming the experts are correct on the shelf-life for the virus, we could be through this really quickly if more would stop "going to the store daily" and "living their life as normal because I have no symptoms." and recognize this is bigger than you or I. It's not about whether you show symptoms; it's about slowing the spread to allow our infrastructure to catch up. It's about protecting the most vulnerable. The "stay away from locations known to have it" is frankly, quite a concerning statement. NO location has it.... until they do. The virus doesn't take its own Uber to ACME Market and transmit itself. Likewise, "if you're not showing symptoms, you're fine" is just as concerning. It's believed the highest transmission of the virus is occurring amongst those who don't show any symptoms - especially younger people. 

    I don't think we can sustain lockdowns for weeks and weeks. I know I'm almost tapped out after 3 days with my kids home! The good news seems to be, we won't have to if those who don't see the big picture can still be convinced they hold the key to getting us through this as quickly as possible. It's a time for humanity to shine and unite over a common goal, irrespective of politics and personal beliefs.  
    I would like to extend my thoughts and well wishes to  those impacted by this. Parents who can't work because their kids are home from school. Workers of businesses that are shuttered. Small business owners who are watching their dreams hang in the balance. What's happening is happening - there is no point in denying, looking the other way, or adopting self-centered practices. Please trust in science, support one another, look after the most vulnerable and do your part to minimize spreading -- whether you choose to believe in the severity or not. 
    Take care, everyone. 
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    Martin A. reacted to opentype in Has the Coronavirus effected your life?   
    Have you heard the phrase “flattening the curve lately”? It’s been blasted all over the news and social media platforms. It’s also your answer. It’s still spreading exponentially, which in turn means the healthcare system will be overwhelmed, which leads to even more deaths, including people with other health issues. If you or a family member of yours suffers from a stroke tomorrow and no doctor has time to help, you (and the other armchair-scientist here) would maybe finally get it and stop writing all this crap.   
    The virus can’t be stopped. The goal of the shut-downs down is to slow it down as much as necessary to keep the health-care system going and by that avoid tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths. That’s it.
    And all of that is completely different to expected seasonal infections, which don’t overwhelm the health-care system, because they are, well, expected. So stop making that comparison guys! The graphs clearly show that the worst is yet to come. So comparing typical flu deaths per season (i.e. finished events) to current Covid-19 deaths is incredibly stupid, when the infection curve is still on a linear or even exponential climb with no end in sight. Seriously, does this even need explaining? Can’t you do math or read graphs?
    And just because some people can do the math and think ahead doesn’t mean they are “panicking”. They have a reasonable expectation based on evidence. 
    Yes, panic buying (essentially an emotional reaction rooted in fear) counts as panicking. Understanding what is about to happen is not. Those two things shouldn’t be lumped together so easily. Just because people take this seriously, doesn’t mean they are “panicking”. 
    The shut-downs need to last as long as necessary to achieve the mentioned goal. Because the consequences of not doing it (i.e. tens of thousands of avoidable deaths) are of course more severe than other things like lost profits. Again, does this even need explaining? Do you rather want to earn less money next month or bury your family members? It’s not that hard. 
    Once countries are over the peak and vaccines are in place for the expected coming waves, things can of course get back to normal. 
    Just more “arm-chair expert” opinion. Stop it. You aren’t a doctor or virologist. You have no idea what you are talking about. Either you can provide scientific sources for your claims or you shouldn’t make them. The incubation period of this virus is long enough (several days, maybe even up to 14 days or more) so it can constantly spread through people who don’t even have symptoms yet. That’s why the shut-downs and the social distancing are the only way to slow it down considerably. Just reacting after the symptoms (which is essentially your claim) has demonstrably not worked. That’s what Italy tried. So your opinion on that isn’t just demonstrably wrong, it’s even dangerous. You could have it right now and have already infected others with nothing else than touching door knobs, while giving us your opinion here on how sick people supposedly should behave. 
    Go with that data and Listen to the science guys, not uninformed opinions (as in this topic) of people, who have no background in health or science and who’s opinions don’t align with reason and the facts. 
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    Martin A. reacted to Morgin in Has the Coronavirus effected your life?   
    It’s taken you 2 years to build a PC though. I’d imagine buying ingredients for dinner is at least a multi-week affair. 
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    Martin A. reacted to Aiwa in Has the Coronavirus effected your life?   
    Yes, let’s compare a pandemic with a completely irrelevant statistic. People can abstain from being in a motor vehicle, immunity? People have zero chance of immunity against a pandemic. 
    ANY premature death is very tragic, but any statistics around a particular category is completely irrelevant when compared to a pandemic (something that came out of the woodwork and is completely out of human control, no research done beforehand). 
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    Martin A. reacted to Mark H in Has the Coronavirus effected your life?   
    265,000 hospitalized, and 12,000 deaths.
    And we didn't know then, what we know now. 
    The measures we are taking now make sense.
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    Martin A. reacted to Mark H in Has the Coronavirus effected your life?   
    One of the main reasons "everything is closing" isn't to prevent the disease from spreading (we're past that point), it's to slow down the speed at which it spreads, so that the healthcare infrastructure isn't overwhelmed by tens of thousands of cases that turn severe, and fill up all hospital beds that would be needed for those with medical emergencies other than the virus. This makes sense.
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    Martin A. reacted to Aiwa in Has the Coronavirus effected your life?   
    The closing of borders, cancelling events, etc is designed only to slow the virus down. If not done, medical facilities would not have the capacity to treat everyone. Closing things down lowers the peak infection count to, hopefully, a number that medical facilities can handle over a longer period of time  
    Yes, there is absolutely public hysteria but there is more to the closing of get togethers / events than just hysteria.
     There have been other pandemics in this generation... Swine Flu (H1N1). Corona virus is likely to be classified as H1N1 as I believe it’s the classification for flu’s that cross from animals to humans.. Think Avian bird flu, again the same thing. 
     These events, classified as “Flu” can be deceptive. The “Spanish Flu”, also H1N1, killed 50 MILLION people. Granted it was in 1918. 

    Some dub the Flu shot as a vaccine... The flu shot is a scientifically calculated guess as to what flu strain may be lurking in the coming year. It does not guarantee one will not get the flu, it simply lessens the likelihood. 
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    Martin A. reacted to Morgin in Has the Coronavirus effected your life?   
    At this point anyone trying to downplay the seriousness or blame it on hysteria is willfully ignorant. This is the most significant global event in a generation and it’s going to be much worse before it gets better. I’m not at all surprised by the usual cast of characters here with their conspiracy tinfoil hat nonsense. 
     
    Stay safe everyone. 
     
    https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca
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    Martin A. reacted to MrUtOpiK in Member Map   
    Hi Martin,
    Yes, sorry you're right, this is related to "Member Location" plugin. I'm trying to use it and sync between your plugin.
    I'll try to have help from "Member Location" plugin. Thanks for your help.
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    Martin A. got a reaction from iacas in Member Map   
    Hi,
    Those settings are not related to this application. You should post your question in the "peer to peer support forum" instead.
    If you're looking for the settings for Member Map, those are located here, and you'll need a MapQuest API key, not a Google key. 

     
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    Martin A. got a reaction from Adriano Faria in Fatal error with 4.4.9.2 upgrade on PHP 7.4   
    It should only throw a E_DEPRECATED error now, which can be suppressed in php.ini. Based on the path in your error stack I'm going to assume you have access to that.
    error_reporting = E_COMPILE_ERROR|E_RECOVERABLE_ERROR|E_ERROR|E_CORE_ERROR PHP will only die on errors after you change error_reporting to this.
     
    The other option is to go back to PHP 7.3.
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    Martin A. reacted to Daniel F in Moderation History should be available when topic is deleted   
    This was fixed for an upcoming release:) 
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    Martin A. reacted to TheJackal84 in No more silent patches   
    But how do we know there is a patch? I found out when PayPal emailed me and said I have had funds reversed then I checked and saw payments from guests processing, put 2 and 2 together and then checked the release notes and only saw a little date change with no information on whats changed, that there even was a patch, or what the patch was for, Now I went to the ACP and checked the support tool, low and behold there is a paypal patch ( Important patch in my case as it lost me well over $100 ), installed the patch and all them payments got approved my end ( even though they all got reversed by paypal ) and the member accounts got created what at this time is too late, And all could of been avoided if you sent me a little notification saying hey you have 4.4.9 but there is a patch available ( and this is a important one as anyone using paypal can have issues with payments )
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    Martin A. got a reaction from Adriano Faria in IPRelease Notes suggestion I made back in the day   
    If you have this issue yourself, and wondering how to solve it, the change would be on this part:
    this._ajaxObj = ips.getAjax()( link, { data: { rating_submitted: 1 } }) .done( function (response) { var responseContent = $("<div>" + response + "</div>"); var content = responseContent.find('#elCmsPageWrap'); infoPanel.html( content ).css({ height: 'auto' }); $( document ).trigger( 'contentChange', [ infoPanel ] ); }); Change it to:
    this._ajaxObj = ips.getAjax()( link, { data: { rating_submitted: 1 } }) .done( function (response) { var responseContent = $("<div>" + response + "</div>"); var content = responseContent.find('#elCmsPageWrap'); infoPanel.html( content ).css({ height: 'auto' }); window.scrollTo( 0, 0 ); //$( 'body, html' ).animate({ scrollTop: 0 }); // Or this if you want to animate the effect. $( document ).trigger( 'contentChange', [ infoPanel ] ); });  
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    Martin A. got a reaction from Meddysong in IPRelease Notes suggestion I made back in the day   
    If you have this issue yourself, and wondering how to solve it, the change would be on this part:
    this._ajaxObj = ips.getAjax()( link, { data: { rating_submitted: 1 } }) .done( function (response) { var responseContent = $("<div>" + response + "</div>"); var content = responseContent.find('#elCmsPageWrap'); infoPanel.html( content ).css({ height: 'auto' }); $( document ).trigger( 'contentChange', [ infoPanel ] ); }); Change it to:
    this._ajaxObj = ips.getAjax()( link, { data: { rating_submitted: 1 } }) .done( function (response) { var responseContent = $("<div>" + response + "</div>"); var content = responseContent.find('#elCmsPageWrap'); infoPanel.html( content ).css({ height: 'auto' }); window.scrollTo( 0, 0 ); //$( 'body, html' ).animate({ scrollTop: 0 }); // Or this if you want to animate the effect. $( document ).trigger( 'contentChange', [ infoPanel ] ); });  
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    Martin A. got a reaction from Maxxius in IPRelease Notes suggestion I made back in the day   
    If you have this issue yourself, and wondering how to solve it, the change would be on this part:
    this._ajaxObj = ips.getAjax()( link, { data: { rating_submitted: 1 } }) .done( function (response) { var responseContent = $("<div>" + response + "</div>"); var content = responseContent.find('#elCmsPageWrap'); infoPanel.html( content ).css({ height: 'auto' }); $( document ).trigger( 'contentChange', [ infoPanel ] ); }); Change it to:
    this._ajaxObj = ips.getAjax()( link, { data: { rating_submitted: 1 } }) .done( function (response) { var responseContent = $("<div>" + response + "</div>"); var content = responseContent.find('#elCmsPageWrap'); infoPanel.html( content ).css({ height: 'auto' }); window.scrollTo( 0, 0 ); //$( 'body, html' ).animate({ scrollTop: 0 }); // Or this if you want to animate the effect. $( document ).trigger( 'contentChange', [ infoPanel ] ); });  
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    Martin A. got a reaction from OliverKapunkt in Add some kind of IPS_ENFORCE_ACCESS when force login is enabled   
    What is it that you want to achieve? I think you should be able to do this by altering the application (and/or module) permissions.
    The constant is still around, but it does not do what it used to do. It's only used for some special testing circumstances now.
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    Martin A. got a reaction from Daniel F in Add some kind of IPS_ENFORCE_ACCESS when force login is enabled   
    What is it that you want to achieve? I think you should be able to do this by altering the application (and/or module) permissions.
    The constant is still around, but it does not do what it used to do. It's only used for some special testing circumstances now.
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