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    Summit360 got a reaction from Marc Stridgen in Upgraded to 4.6 from 4.5 - activity feed dead   
    It's version 6, was fine... It was on 6Gb of 8Gb storage per node. guessing it didn't have enough storage to do the rebuild, just scaling it up to a larger storage... Still a good chance to find out a deployment isn't quite as tweaked as one hoped for 🙂
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    Summit360 got a reaction from Marc Stridgen in 4.6.6 post upgrade: No registered users viewing this page.   
    I removed it, refreshed, and then added it back in. 
    Caching is afterall one of the two hardest things right...
    Initial review seems to show a few users now. The old turn it off and on again trick worked. Onwards to the next niggle 🙂
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    Summit360 got a reaction from SeNioR- in 4.6.6 post upgrade: No registered users viewing this page.   
    I removed it, refreshed, and then added it back in. 
    Caching is afterall one of the two hardest things right...
    Initial review seems to show a few users now. The old turn it off and on again trick worked. Onwards to the next niggle 🙂
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    Summit360 got a reaction from Jim M in Upgraded to 4.6 from 4.5 - activity feed dead   
    It's version 6, was fine... It was on 6Gb of 8Gb storage per node. guessing it didn't have enough storage to do the rebuild, just scaling it up to a larger storage... Still a good chance to find out a deployment isn't quite as tweaked as one hoped for 🙂
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    Summit360 got a reaction from Jim M in 4.6.6 post upgrade: No registered users viewing this page.   
    I removed it, refreshed, and then added it back in. 
    Caching is afterall one of the two hardest things right...
    Initial review seems to show a few users now. The old turn it off and on again trick worked. Onwards to the next niggle 🙂
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    Summit360 got a reaction from Charles in Upgraded to 4.6 from 4.5 - activity feed dead   
    Principally the conversion to dynamic didn't solve it. The reindexing is underway, and activity is returning.

    Dynamic is default on mariaDB 10.2, which is next on my long list of todo's. Well 10.1 > 10.3 🙂
    So now just that one table and the duplicate entry problem to tackle 🙂
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    Summit360 reacted to FZ in Honest Feedback   
    I've been running an online forum since 2006 and I have been using IPS since (I think) at least 2011), so I've been a customer for 10 years. I have two licenses, another one is used for a client's website. 
    I just want to say something about what I perceive is poor development practise from IPS regarding upgrades. Since version 4, every major point upgrade has brought me nothing but grief. You remove features that are integral to the functioning of my community and you introduce things that are, to be honest, seldom very useful. 
    I don't know why you remove these things. Maybe there are reasons that make sense to yourselves as a company, but I have to tell you that after 10 years of going through these upgrade dramas, I am fast approaching the last straw. I don't have hundreds of hours to waste fixing things that were working before "upgrading" so that I can continue to use software I am paying for and which is supposed to me making my life easier (not harder). 
    I understand the need for technology to change, but functionality should never just be tossed out the window because you may think it isn't working for your customers. 
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    Summit360 got a reaction from sobrenome in Elasticsearch Version 7 & IPB?   
    +12 months any firmer ideas yet? 
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    Summit360 reacted to watchhead in Localhost Downloading of marketplace apps/plugins (manually)   
    Totally agree with @Dean_ &  @Paul E. this needs sorting. 
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    Summit360 reacted to CoffeeCake in Localhost Downloading of marketplace apps/plugins (manually)   
    Absolutely a necessity to support multiple localhost development environments and to support the download of application/plugins directly from the IPS marketplace as existed in 4.4 and earlier. The inability to download files directly from the marketplace limits severely limits those that have installations that are not accessible from the outside internet, whether that be an internal corporate install or various development / virtualized environments.
    It also prevents administrators and security folks from being able to audit applications and plugins prior to installation in any environment. At present, one must install an application/plugin prior to being able to review. In the past, we've purchased plugins/applications that upon inspection of the downloaded file, we found that there were breaking changes that did not follow IPS development guidelines and that would have resulted in a degradation of service in our production environment. Without inspecting those files in advance, we would have not been able to identify these issues.
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    Summit360 reacted to Dean_ in Localhost Downloading of marketplace apps/plugins (manually)   
    As recommended, I'm creating this topic to reinstate the option to download files manually from the Marketplace.
    It's bad enough you don't allow the download of apps we purchased when our licence has expired. But, to completely change the way file downloads are handle is a little much.

    Please don't get me wrong, I love the idea that we can now do it all with ACP, but you shouldn't disable/change the way that a lot of us download files for localhost setups to test our sites before going live.

    Please, please, please allow the option to download files manually like we've done for so many years!
     
    (Edit: Happy 600 posts to me, woo!)
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    Summit360 reacted to aXenDev in [Dark / Light] Fluent Design Theme Edition - Topic Support   
    The stable version 3.0.0 is now available for download.
    I introduced more control in update 3.0.0:

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    Summit360 reacted to Durango in Classifieds System   
    you can't
    There is a big thing missing on Classified apps :
    1) the possibility to filter the results : by price, by brand etc
    2) A real search box with multiple criterias like you can see on various marketplaces :
    i want to see the adverts with price less than $100, belonging to a category in particular etc
    This is the major improvement we need for Classifieds
    PLEASE LIKE THIS POST IF YOU SUPPORT THIS REQUEST !
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    Summit360 got a reaction from orp in Please bring back free subscriptions   
    When this feature was initially released I was excited to use it. 
    As soon as I saw the registration flow for a free subscription I turned it off, it's terrible. 
    As a developer myself, I know you have to release things and get feedback. IT won't always be right and the perfect release is never released.
    I'd really like to hope to see this feature be useable soon. The most obvious pattern from our perspective as community owners, seems to have completely slipped past the user stories phase.
    Fingers crossed 🙂
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    Summit360 got a reaction from asigno in Please bring back free subscriptions   
    When this feature was initially released I was excited to use it. 
    As soon as I saw the registration flow for a free subscription I turned it off, it's terrible. 
    As a developer myself, I know you have to release things and get feedback. IT won't always be right and the perfect release is never released.
    I'd really like to hope to see this feature be useable soon. The most obvious pattern from our perspective as community owners, seems to have completely slipped past the user stories phase.
    Fingers crossed 🙂
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    Summit360 reacted to asigno in Please bring back free subscriptions   
    You can now, it was removed for the first 4.4.0 as my free subs were turned in to products. I was told by IPB support that it was a business decision to remove free subscriptions as they weren't technically a subscription. Anyway I'm glad they are back and my sign up page is back to normal.
    However, what people want and what is expected, is that you can have a 'free/normal' register block next to the paid subscriptions. So for example, if a user doesn't want to pay for your premium ad free option, they can sign up for a normal ad supported account but not have to go through the cart pages.
    @Adriano Faria modifcation does this, but not as a block, only as a link at the bottom. To increase conversion rates, I want my users to be able to compare the free to the paid versions and the only way to do that is to show the difference in plans.
    E.g

    So when clicking on the free user register now button, it should go to the normal non subscription sign up process.
     
    And also if subscriptions are forced for registration process, the link from the register button, should go directly to the subscriptions sign up page and not through this redirect which slows the page from loading.

     
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    Summit360 reacted to Sergey_SV in Probleme with viewupdates task and Elasticsearch   
    Hi Everybody
    on 4.3.5 elastic search was working ok, After upgrading to 4.3.6 my elastic search have crashed several times due to too big queue, and needed to be restarted manually.
    I have decreased the number of shrads to 1, increased the JVM memory to 3 gb and try to monitor the performance with Kibana.
    I see a big CPU consumption every 5 minute when the viewupdates task run


    any idea how to optimise this?
     
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    Summit360 got a reaction from The Old Man in Improved support for AWS S3 and Cloudfront transfers   
    @The Old Man I raised this and offered a fix, it wasn't taken up. It might be something you can do with s3 perms out of the box now.
     
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    Summit360 got a reaction from ptprog in Enable SSL Connectivity from IPS to MySQL Database   
    Just to add to this as I'm sure we're not alone... I've reached the end of the economic line for a single VPS. I count myself lucky the provider is excellent and very few SPOF incidents. I don't wish to move to a single commodity dedicated server, I'm going horizontal. Using any of the leading VPS providers there is a 'private' network which isn't actually 'private'. A couple do offer it. A VPN would be the only solution that works at any host, based on your feedback @Lindywhich is more complex to setup and manage than certificates.
    I don't think it's unreasonable for us to have a way of securely connecting to our database servers out of the box, others manage it.

    Issuing certs and distributing them isn't really a challenge. With the rise of tools like RDS and other 'remote' cloud services, we're increasingly connected beyond the idilic single server setup. As @Johno2518 says, transport security is the key. Because even in a private world, it's not if, but when!

    I'm probably going to solve this with either editing the core files, or following plan A with running Maria in a cluster and still having a 'localhost' connection. Its far better now than it used to be ? i.e. it works without needing a full-time dba to keep it running ?
     
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    Summit360 reacted to nodle in 4.2.7 Release or changelog.   
    I just sit back and imagine this is the contents of a new patch.

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    Summit360 got a reaction from TSP in Development Installations   
    I hit this trying to convert to git deployments / docker. Bit of mare with the install codes and testing. Also as I code in the cloud, localhost just does not work! Well it can, but who's got time for that. You can only change/reset your urls so often. IIRC it's once every 6 months... hehe deploy a vps, run up docker, update your loadbalancer, that's a new url every 6 minutes. I don't therefore do this with ipb.
    So I did two things.
    1. Converted ( brought ) an old lic which gives me a public testable site. Seems expensive, but < 2hours dev time and you'll get that back later on demo/test site.
    2. Use a domain I own, but create a dev subdomain, so dev.mydomain.tld and so on... then I map locally dev.subdomain to the ip wherever I'm testing, even 127.0.0.1. Localhost is the one that has a 'happy' exclusion though, by doing this mapping, you tie yourself to it's name for 6 months, or the $15 fee.
    Ultimately, though it's not as smooth and happy path as other opensource projects, that's just a fact of the license. I've stopped worrying and gone with it.
    HTH.
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    Summit360 got a reaction from Tracy Perry in removing sphinx hurts...   
    I'm not sure why this is such a lengthy delay though. In development though. One does simply not remove a huge feature without a plan, well ok... Was it really a pain leaving the option in place for those of us with a few million posts or more?
    Search was never been that good anyway so I'm not upset When we moved to IPB in 200# from vb, most of the early complaints were about search and that continued till recently*. Search maybe isn't that important in social media, maybe that's the influence, error. I've removed the emphasis in guidelines on searching before asking again  
    *I've been pushing people to a google search page and I'm still on 3.4; the last of the ipb sites I own. I've been putting off migrating, dropping *search service* news was a  moment. Now the sands of time are nearly out. I'm replacing my public search links to my hosted google search page, actually quite handy.
    You can set up watches and for key phrases, put suggestions in. e.g. tyres for winter, I can prompt you to view the tyres for winter topic, before the results. Zero cost inc the hosting via github pages for a static html page, plus income from the ads . Going to do a duckduck one too. One has to have options, in case google decide to drop their search engine. 
    HTH.
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    Summit360 reacted to ctrlbrk in 4.0 with memcache, APC, xcache?   
    E3-1275 v2, 32GB, 2x1TB Samsung 850 Pro R1, Debian 8, kernel 4.0.4, MariaDB 10.0, IPB 4.0.  Dedicated server.  Zero activity on this box except for my test.  Brand new IPB 4.0 installation, there is one post on the forum, default skin.  All tests used the same source server config with webpagetest site.  All caches are local (127.0.0.1).  On each new config, the services were restarted so that the 'first view' would be an accurate representation of an uncached thread being viewed.  No cache:   Document CompleteFully Loaded Load TimeFirst ByteStart RenderSpeed IndexDOM ElementsTimeRequestsBytes InTimeRequestsBytes InCostFirst View2.482s0.321s2.395s24013822.482s211,020 KB2.537s211,022 KB$$$--Repeat View0.722s0.287s0.724s7013820.722s112 KB0.722s112 KB   Redis cache: 
     
      Document CompleteFully Loaded Load TimeFirst ByteStart RenderSpeed IndexDOM ElementsTimeRequestsBytes InTimeRequestsBytes InCostFirst View2.890s0.693s2.891s29023822.890s211,020 KB2.945s211,022 KB$$$--Repeat View1.295s0.586s1.279s13023821.295s112 KB1.295s112 KB  
    APC cache:
     
       Document CompleteFully Loaded Load TimeFirst ByteStart RenderSpeed IndexDOM ElementsTimeRequestsBytes InTimeRequestsBytes InCostFirst View2.920s0.611s2.795s28013822.920s211,103 KB2.983s211,104 KB$$$--Repeat View0.960s0.559s0.962s10013820.960s112 KB0.960s112 KB  
    Memcached:
       Document CompleteFully Loaded Load TimeFirst ByteStart RenderSpeed IndexDOM ElementsTimeRequestsBytes InTimeRequestsBytes InCostFirst View2.929s0.662s2.894s29003822.929s211,020 KB2.989s211,022 KB$$$--Repeat View0.653s0.236s0.655s7003820.653s112 KB0.653s112 KB
     
     
     
    These results are interesting.  Aside from the disappointing performance, I also noticed the APC test version generated an extra 83kb of traffic for reasons unknown.  I re-ran it a few more times and couldn't duplicate that behavior.
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    Summit360 reacted to Tripp★ in 4.0 with memcache, APC, xcache?   
    ​http://community.invisionpower.com/files/file/7515-suite-version-on-acp-dashboard/
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    Summit360 reacted to TSP in Please provide a better way to edit settings across multiple forums, groups etc.   
    Hi, one of the things that really bothers me is the way we have to check certain settings etc. by going into each and every group and then change them as appropiate. This is a really time consuming task and in most situations it makes us have a lot of settings set to the wrong things without us ever noticing.

    For simplicity sake I'm simply gonna refer to the forum settings, but I want the same kind of control in group and other app setting areas like them.


    I have two suggestions to make this is much simpler affair:

    1. Make a sort of 'default forum settings forum' (this will be hidden on the public side) and let us be able to change those defaults ourselves. The other forums will then use the defaults unless otherwise defined. If another setting than the default for a item is defined, it's of course possible to click a "reset" button.


    2. Make us able to click on a button besides every setting, and that will take us to a new page with an overview for that setting.

    Let's say I clicked the button for the setting "Disable Tagging" when viewing a specific forums settings. Here's an example of how such a page would "function".




    You would of course be able to reset the settings to the defined default or change them as you'd like and then save the setting. It would then update the same setting for all the forums.


    I really hope you will add this in some form.

    Thanks for reading. :)
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