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liquidfractal last won the day on November 19 2020

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    Romanticism (literature, philosophy, art), philosophy, theory, literary criticism, depth psychology (Freud, Jung, Lacan)

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  1. @Matt, thanks for clarifying this. But I'd also love to know if there are any plans for Points economies as well, including a (limited?) Rules system which would allow emails to be sent if the number of points/tokens/etc. from bank X is at level Y or whatever (and yes, I'll probably mention this from time to time until you ban me 😄).
  2. Looks great! I know I've gone on about this before, but: are there any plans for a more standalone Points system which isn't specifically tied into community participation, i.e., blocks of Points/hours/tokens which can be purchased in the Store for various services which may or may not be directly linked to the website? I'd also like to know: what is the messaging interface with all of this? That is, is there (or will there be) the opportunity to set up email schemes where members are automatically emailed to notify them they have X amount of points, they've earned X Badge or whatnot? That would be a(nother) major selling point IMHO. But I get it if that's down the track....you can only do so much at a time, and this looks great! 😀 EDIT: right after posting this I got an in-site notification that I received a Poster's Badge or something like that! 😄 Very cool...but does this sort of thing extend to email?
  3. Dude, I'd almost buy this just because you used Black Sabbath Vol. 4 and Moving Pictures as examples! 😎 Seriously though, one question - is Landing Page meant to give functionality to people who don't have the Pages module installed? Are there things LP does that you can't do in Pages?
  4. Let me just say that I had given up on this app until just now, when I saw that Adriano had taken it over. Yay! I can install and use it with confidence now. 🙂
  5. Hey @Adriano Faria, I'm using the most recent version of Member Notes (2.2.3) on IPB v4.5.4.2. I've just noticed that I am unable to create Member Notes using the Member Notes tab in the adminCP's Member view. Here, whenever I click the Add Note button I get a Page Not Found error. I can still add Notes to a Member site-side while viewing their Profile without any problems.
  6. Thanks Morrigan...I believe I did email Sales as well but never received a response, hence my message here after trying other avenues. Either way, I hope one of the channels will get my message through!
  7. Hey Morrigan...it's about a business proposal. I sent snail-mail to the address on the Invision site some time ago, but of course given the current situation it's difficult to tell when it will arrive. I emailed @Charles about a week ago (only because his signature says it's ok to email him!). I have no way of knowing if it's been read yet (but I realise everyone there is busy so I'm not whinging or table thumping! lol), but was wondering if there's a more direct line of communication or contact person as a rule. Thanks!
  8. I'd like to know the most reliable method for contacting Invision regarding things unrelated to sales or support, and if there's a specific person I should contact for such matters. Thanks!
  9. @Jordan Invision, first off, thanks for responding and taking into account what you call the "justifiable outrage" here. For the record, I myself don't feel "outrage" so much as a bit of anxiety that this is the beginning of a larger trend, under the rubric of "business decisions," to exclude self-hosted clients - not so much from core apps, but from key improvements and developments that keep the suite attuned to the evolving needs of communities. Tell me I'm wrong, because this isn't something I particularly want to be right about! So I'm somewhat disappointed: I understand the necessity of "business decisions," but as a long-term customer I can say that I've been waiting for something like this for quite some time since Kevin Carwile's unannounced and profoundly disappointing abandonment of his apps. Not to say I know what's best for Invision of course, and I get the appeal of outsourcing, but speaking as a customer I can't help but think that this particular aspect of gamification really is not something which should be outsourced, or should only be outsourced in the short term. In the longer term, I suspect it may be a far more powerful selling point to be able to have (and advertise) it as a native feature, which would ensure its development in step with the Invision suite so that key parts of the CMS aren't beholden to a third-party company for whom Invision is just one of many clients. I don't know the CMS market, but I ask the question out loud: could this put Invision in a unique position, having inbuilt gamification and triggers/actions? I realise it isn't something you can just add to Invision overnight and that it would take extensive development, testing, troubleshooting etc., but I (and I think others here) believe that it would be well worth it in the long term. Anyway, just my two cents. I'm still here until they kick me out of the place! EDIT: upon thinking this over, I want to ask if I'm talking about two different things? Is Zapier Invision's answer to a point-system style "gamification," or is this separate from Zapier?
  10. Yeah, I was very enthusiastic about this until I read that self-hosted clients like myself were left twisting in the wind on this. 😞 I, too, am concerned about a possible paradigm shift that would leave self-hosted clients more and more out in the cold. Not that I distrust the cloud (for the most part), but I lease a VPS and I love having a VPS; I can run Invision, I can create test/developmental sites, I have root access and can experiment with other apps and platforms for resource management and other things. I wouldn't have it any other way...and, to be quite honest (and no offense), with all of this taken into consideration it's currently cheaper than your services. Now, I've been with Invision for 10+ years (since 2009) and there's a reason why I'm still here - I love the crew and the platform and have built my business (as well as my academic research) on it. And while I have no plans to go anywhere, and I also remember Lindy saying somewhere that Invision has no plans to alter their availability to self-hosted customers, things like this do make me antsy. At a time when I'm still building and soliciting clients, the thought of having to pack up and find somewhere else (even far into the future) almost makes me nauseous (you don't even wanna know the trials and tribulations I went through to finally arrive at a good VPS provider!!). I understand that things evolve and change, but something as big as this in terms of trigger/action functionality for an Invision CMS? Well, I don't get how you could simply leave us out and do truly hope that the "beta" release means at some point there will be some integration. (NOTE: I can search the adminCP on my self-hosted install for "Zapier" and get one hit for [System] Community Enhancements, and when I follow that link there's nothing 🙃). I'll be opinionated here and say that through my experience I believe that there are some things that simply shouldn't be left to third-party developers. This is one of them. So although I despise catchphrases and dogwhistle words with every fibre of my being, I'd love some "inclusivity" here. There...look what you made me do! 😉
  11. And this is especially true because there have been developers here who have simply abandoned customers and in doing so have done their part to erode trust. I can't speak for everyone, but I know I'm consciously scaling back third-party app investments until they prove themselves...learned by experience. This is why simply saying that "at the end of the day it's the dev's choice" to do what they want, while true, sidelines the very important issue of customer confidence.
  12. OK, but nobody's debating or criticising your life choices (I'm certainly not) - but they are your choices. If you choose to have all this stuff going on in your life, fine - but that doesn't mean paying customers don't have the right to wonder what's going on when we hear nothing for a month (which could be simply a "hold on, it's on its way" email). I think the issue here is the radio silence - not your choice to update renewal apps first or your choice not to wait until IPS approves apps before moving on (both of which are perfectly reasonable choices to me).
  13. Yep....getting a bit impatient on this one. @TheJackal84, it has been almost a month since my last query and not a word re: updates (and others are wondering too)? Sorry dude, but quite frankly I expected better.
  14. @Jordan Invision @Joel R I agree with everything Joel says about gamification, and please forgive me if I speak naively as I'm not in-the-know with this stuff the way others are here, but here goes: I don't at all mean to diss gamification and the development of an online community, but my initial focus was on a Points system which is more overtly "business-focused" instead of focused on community development (if that distinction makes sense). To wit: geared toward clients who come to a website in search of a particular service they are set to pay for, and not necessarily or primarily bound together by common interests which would be more amenable to things like trophies, leaderboards, new user activation, profile completion and the like. Hence my personal preference for being able, say, to simply buy blocks of hours in the Store and have those hours immediately credited to a defined "Bank" connected with all the other goodies like email drips, notifications, possible transferability, etc. I'll be selfish for just a moment longer and say that this would be a HUGE selling point for me (and I'll bet some others here). If I'm creating a distinction where none exists and the gamification we're talking about includes what I've mentioned, I'll just shut up 😄 .
  15. Good idea, although I don't know how this open document would be structured on this website. Or do you mean a discussion thread/poll?
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