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    TSP got a reaction from Asprin in Post Anonymously in Forums   
    Hello, 
    I haven't had time to update or test this on 4.5 yet. I don't know when either unfortunately
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    TSP got a reaction from PoC2 in default deselect "Let others see that I follow this"   
    Hello, 
    Would like to propose that you add an option to have the option "Let others see that I follow this", when following items, deselected by default. 
    Some users are very privacy oriented and see no reason this is enabled by default as they have to deselect it every time. This should then also affect the "Follow item" checkbox in the reply forms. 
    Thanks for the consideration
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    TSP reacted to Paul E. in Sending warnings covers up everything: This ... is not great   
    When sending a warning, the popup dialog covers the entire content you clicked from, including who the warning is going to. There's nothing in the box that tells you who is receiving the message, nor that shows you the content itself so you can reference both in the message to moderators or to the member.
    This is some first class nonsense. I have the memory of a goldfish left out of water for a day and a half, and can't remember how many letters or numbers or whatever a person had in their display name to address them properly, nor can I grab quotes of text from the content easily to reference.
    Please fix this UX oversight. K. thx. bai.
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    TSP got a reaction from Adriano Faria in UX: Add author name to embeds   
    I would like for the embeds to contain a reference to the author name of the embedded content as before. In the previous version this would be contained within the title ("X replied to …")
    I understand you currently reference the author with the avatar, however this is not enough information in most cases to understand who the author is. 
    I hope you can consider adding the author name to these embeds, as it's something I've received feedback on from members, and I think it can be placed together with the date of when it was posted. 
    For reference, example of embeds as they look now: 
    In previous versions this was the look of embeds:


     
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    TSP got a reaction from AlexJ in UX: Easier copy of share links with auto-selection of link   
    In version 4.4 you had a dedicated share link easily accessible on posts, which you've now moved within the ellipsis menu. 
    When you clicked the share button in the previous version it would open the share dialog and the link text would already be selected so you could quickly copy it, this no longer happens.
    So two suggestions: 
    When you click the share link in the ellipsis menu, please auto-select the link text Bonus: add a "copy to paste"-button next to the input field 
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    TSP reacted to Colonel_mortis in UX: Add author name to embeds   
    It's also redundant when referring to a post within a topic - the title is displayed twice, with different formatting each time.
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    TSP got a reaction from Colonel_mortis in UX: Add author name to embeds   
    I would like for the embeds to contain a reference to the author name of the embedded content as before. In the previous version this would be contained within the title ("X replied to …")
    I understand you currently reference the author with the avatar, however this is not enough information in most cases to understand who the author is. 
    I hope you can consider adding the author name to these embeds, as it's something I've received feedback on from members, and I think it can be placed together with the date of when it was posted. 
    For reference, example of embeds as they look now: 
    In previous versions this was the look of embeds:


     
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    TSP got a reaction from Rikki in UX: Easier copy of share links with auto-selection of link   
    In version 4.4 you had a dedicated share link easily accessible on posts, which you've now moved within the ellipsis menu. 
    When you clicked the share button in the previous version it would open the share dialog and the link text would already be selected so you could quickly copy it, this no longer happens.
    So two suggestions: 
    When you click the share link in the ellipsis menu, please auto-select the link text Bonus: add a "copy to paste"-button next to the input field 
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    TSP got a reaction from Rikki in UX: Add author name to embeds   
    I would like for the embeds to contain a reference to the author name of the embedded content as before. In the previous version this would be contained within the title ("X replied to …")
    I understand you currently reference the author with the avatar, however this is not enough information in most cases to understand who the author is. 
    I hope you can consider adding the author name to these embeds, as it's something I've received feedback on from members, and I think it can be placed together with the date of when it was posted. 
    For reference, example of embeds as they look now: 
    In previous versions this was the look of embeds:


     
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    TSP got a reaction from SeNioR- in UX: Add author name to embeds   
    I would like for the embeds to contain a reference to the author name of the embedded content as before. In the previous version this would be contained within the title ("X replied to …")
    I understand you currently reference the author with the avatar, however this is not enough information in most cases to understand who the author is. 
    I hope you can consider adding the author name to these embeds, as it's something I've received feedback on from members, and I think it can be placed together with the date of when it was posted. 
    For reference, example of embeds as they look now: 
    In previous versions this was the look of embeds:


     
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    TSP got a reaction from Ziggs in Should be possible to move topics from search result set   
    Why is this not possible already? We can merge topics, close them, sticky them, delete them - but there is no way to choose topics from a result set when searching and move them to another category. There really should be a way to do this from a result set that contains topics.

    It would really speed up the process of moving topics when new forums are created.
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    TSP reacted to Colonel_mortis in Upgrader no-JS fallback is really annoying   
    If one request times out in the JS upgrader, it falls back to the considerably slower HTML-based upgrader. Could there not be some logic to retry the request a couple of times, ideally with a bit of backoff (if it's an nginx or transport layer error it's probably a timeout, and retrying will then hit the case where the task is already done), rather than making the upgrade experience suck? At worst, the HTML upgrader shouldn't have delays between redirects - as soon as the response comes back it is ready to receive another request.
    It's reasonably easy to work around by just deleting the mr parameter from the URL, but that relies on me paying attention to the upgrader.
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    TSP reacted to Matt in Links in forum descriptions pointing to old domain   
    That's a @Charles thing. I'm not allowed near servers, right @TSP?
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    TSP got a reaction from bfarber in Mobile menu should include your member name   
    Someone deserves a raise! 
    I'm working on an upgrade to 4.5 now where I'm updating a custom theme, and as a result I saw that this bit of feedback has finally been resolved 😄
    Sorry for the bump, but I had a slight squeal of joy as I saw this, as it has been one of those annoying little pet peeves I've had with the default theme for some years now. 
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    TSP got a reaction from Rikki in Mobile menu should include your member name   
    Someone deserves a raise! 
    I'm working on an upgrade to 4.5 now where I'm updating a custom theme, and as a result I saw that this bit of feedback has finally been resolved 😄
    Sorry for the bump, but I had a slight squeal of joy as I saw this, as it has been one of those annoying little pet peeves I've had with the default theme for some years now. 
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    TSP got a reaction from SC36DC in Mobile menu should include your member name   
    Someone deserves a raise! 
    I'm working on an upgrade to 4.5 now where I'm updating a custom theme, and as a result I saw that this bit of feedback has finally been resolved 😄
    Sorry for the bump, but I had a slight squeal of joy as I saw this, as it has been one of those annoying little pet peeves I've had with the default theme for some years now. 
  17. Haha
    TSP got a reaction from V0RT3X666 in Mobile menu should include your member name   
    Someone deserves a raise! 
    I'm working on an upgrade to 4.5 now where I'm updating a custom theme, and as a result I saw that this bit of feedback has finally been resolved 😄
    Sorry for the bump, but I had a slight squeal of joy as I saw this, as it has been one of those annoying little pet peeves I've had with the default theme for some years now. 
  18. Haha
    TSP got a reaction from Daniel F in Mobile menu should include your member name   
    Someone deserves a raise! 
    I'm working on an upgrade to 4.5 now where I'm updating a custom theme, and as a result I saw that this bit of feedback has finally been resolved 😄
    Sorry for the bump, but I had a slight squeal of joy as I saw this, as it has been one of those annoying little pet peeves I've had with the default theme for some years now. 
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    TSP got a reaction from optrexnz in Mobile menu should include your member name   
    Someone deserves a raise! 
    I'm working on an upgrade to 4.5 now where I'm updating a custom theme, and as a result I saw that this bit of feedback has finally been resolved 😄
    Sorry for the bump, but I had a slight squeal of joy as I saw this, as it has been one of those annoying little pet peeves I've had with the default theme for some years now. 
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    TSP reacted to bfarber in Add support for MYSQLI_CLIENT_COMPRESS   
    Another feedback topic recently mentioned supporting SSL for the MySQL database server.
    What if we did something like
    /* Connect */ parent::real_connect( $sqlCredentials['host'], $sqlCredentials['username'], $sqlCredentials['password'], $sqlCredentials['database'], $sqlCredentials['port'], $sqlCredentials['socket'], $this->_getFlags() );  
    and then the _getFlags() method returned nothing by default, but a plugin could add a hook to set other flags?
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    TSP got a reaction from John T Davis in Post Anonymously in Forums   
    Hello, 
    I haven't had time to update or test this on 4.5 yet. I don't know when either unfortunately
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    TSP got a reaction from mcsg in Make IPB more developer-, version control- and testenvironment -friendly   
    Hi, we have a couple of suggestions and would like to discuss how IPB could be made more developer-friendly. We are currently responsible for three different large IPB-forums that all share the same type of setup.



    We have a setup where we:
    Have 6 app servers the code is distributed on (prod) 2 frontend servers/varnish (prod) Test and stage environment, two different servers Deploy-scripts for deploying git commits/branches/tags to prod, stage or test. Use a shared file volume for the folders public, cache and uploads. Modified conf_global.php file that sets the board url, and database information to be different based on the server you access it from. Thus we're able to have test-areas like stage.example.com and test.example.com .


    We use the test area with it's own test database (from some recent backup) and it uses it's own versions of the folders cache, public and hooks, to do test upgrades on etc. The stage area is on a shared database with prod and is mostly used to test custom code changes or bug fixes before we deploy them to prod.

    File paths to the upload, hooks and cache-folders to the shared file volume (for stage and prod) are set up by using symlinks from the app-servers for stage and prod. On the test-server it's just using the normal folders. (So they are not shared with prod and stage)



    Quick overview over suggested changes (In prioritized order) Make path to the cache-folder configurable in conf_global.php Move 4 "static" php-files and 1 html-file from the cache/skin_cache-folder (only autogen-files should be in cache-folder) Use a script or tool to ensure that all files in releases have unix line endings Move or make paths to folders with autogenerated files in folder public configurable from conf_global (style_css etc.) Make path to upload-folder configurable in conf_global.php



    There are a couple of problems with this setup and I believe IPS could do some improvements to IPB that would make it more friendly to server environments like this one.

    The cache-folder contains a couple of files that are not generated:
    cache/skin_cache/emailWrapper.php
    cache/skin_cache/ipsDriverError.php
    cache/skin_cache/ipsServerError.php
    cache/skin_cache/memberMap.php
    cache/skin_cache/settingsEmpty.html

    We believe they should be moved to another folder than cache, since they are "static" php-files that need to be uploaded again between every version to ensure they are the newest one. With our current setup we have to ensure these files are copied into the folder manually at every upgrade. If this could be changed we wouldn't have to worry about it and could "forget" the folder more easily since the whole cache-folder would only contain auto-/ACP-generated files. (and index.html's)

    The public folder. Not really sure which folders files are generated to, but I believe they are style_images, style_css and style_emoticons. Could you possibly move these folders to another "core"-folder or could you let us define the file paths to all the folders that contain auto-generated files in the conf_global.php? Could you also let us define the file path for the public folder as a whole/for content other than autogenerated?

    We would like to be able to have our public-folder, the javascript etc. as part of our git repo, so we don't have to copy all of the files manually to our shared file volume at every upgrade either and easier to edit the code. That would also make it easier to deploy different versions of IPB to our stage and test setups.

    Upload-folder. Could you let us define the file path to this in conf_global.php, should override ACP path if set.

    Could you also make sure line endings are in the same unix format consistently in all the files you distribute for release? Currently it seems that your code files are randomly either dos or unix, but most of them are in unix line endings. This causes problems when doing git diff on new IPB code in some cases where the type of line endings have changed. Since Git will report all the content/lines in the file as fully removed and then fully added, even though just some lines changed.


    Just some changes I feel would make these kind of setups more supported, especially the cache-folder file path change.
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    TSP got a reaction from Sascha Prinz in Post Anonymously in Forums   
    Hello, 
    I haven't had time to update or test this on 4.5 yet. I don't know when either unfortunately
  24. Like
    TSP got a reaction from Paul E. in Should be possible to move topics from search result set   
    Why is this not possible already? We can merge topics, close them, sticky them, delete them - but there is no way to choose topics from a result set when searching and move them to another category. There really should be a way to do this from a result set that contains topics.

    It would really speed up the process of moving topics when new forums are created.
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    TSP got a reaction from DawPi in HOMERUN!   
    I think it would be interesting to hear if there are any details you could share about what's been done in the background? What are some of these new processes etc. that have made things become better? I'm just genuinely curious, if there are any details/improvements you could talk about. 
    Anyway, welcome to the community forums as well, Olivia!
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