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  1. Matt, I appreciate the humour, can get on board with that, but at the same time I hope the feedback is being noted and considered. I actually use my phone a lot more than I do desktop/laptop and access the admin panel verifying members daily. We all see things different and taking the science away from it, some simply find it easier to read white text on dark backgrounds, on mobile I’m one of them where as desktop I can handle the white backgrounds a little easier for whatever reason. Would be nice if IPS could include an inbuilt dark theme which can be toggled on/off. When I look at the forum showcase topic, to pull a random percentage out my behind, I would say that around 95% of gaming communities for example use dark skins, there’s a lot of people out there that swing that way, this has been the case for years now so not just a passing fad. Pretty please, just give us oddballs an alternative 🙏
  2. *Puts on sunglasses* Too bright, too white, prefer the current theme tbh.
  3. Are you aware that since the iOS13 update which saw iPad’s break away into it’s own iPadOS it hasn’t been that great to navigate? Some links can take a couple of presses to trigger, although it’s difficult to consistently replicate which is why I haven’t opened a ticket. See the screenshot below, this is usually only accessible by desktop and hovering, which I’m sure you are aware is impossible on iPad. I’ve had a fair few members complain they get this on every topic they open, I can only replicate by kinda lightly touching on a unread topic but they insist it’s on every topic smashing the screen as they try to open. This is also with desktop view enabled and disabled.
  4. You can change the button colours in the theme > edit > button colours
  5. Thanks @Bluto, appreciate it, will update the theme with this
  6. Like you, I was frustrated by the lack of a dark theme so created one. It's free, completely free and contains zero template edits, fully stock IPS templates which means as long as you don't edit any yourself, when you upgrade the theme will automatically update for you. No waiting around for developer updates before you can update your forum. The theme only contains CSS colour changes, it's rare that at this stage you will see any changes to the CSS that would break the colours. Now obviously when 5.x drops this most likely won't work, but should be fine for the duration of the 4.x series. Feel free to ignore, totally understand and despite creating this would still prefer an official one myself.
  7. If it’s just to stop spammers why not setup a new users user group, same permissions but can only edit posts after 5 minutes. When they reach 50 posts for example, automatically promote them to the main user group where you have no edit restrictions. I had a member that through tantrums and asked for their accounts to be closed, when informed all their posts would remain they went and edited the last 100 or so with a middle finger image. Did find it slightly amusing at the time, but annoying, since then I have had a 5 minute restriction for everyone. Had no real complaints although it’s not a community that needs to revise 10 year old posts.
  8. As the theme contains no template edits, they should all automatically be updated unless you have customised them yourself. If there is anything that looks wonky let me know and I'll take a look, running the same theme on my site not seen anything come up yet myself.
  9. I don’t see how this is better, right now Create, Search and Unread Content are accessible with one press, moving them into the menu will make them 2 presses. The drop down menu doesn’t feel natural behaviour either. Not feeling any of this at all.
  10. To think the above plugin is almost 2 years old now and not been considered as worthy of changing out the box is a bit daft. In my opinion obviously. But there is benefits to talking to yourself, never had one argument. I get along great with myself.
  11. Previous search bar was much better a few versions back, both in appearance and functionality. I’m sure it defaulted to this forum when you was inside one, and possibly topic, could be wrong, but don’t think I am. Also losing the ability to search within a topic on mobile is a major backwards step for me personally as I used this a lot. Now I have to reach for a tablet or MacBook to perform what was simple tasks.
  12. But they don’t. I would like to see link previews as well, just think the request can be made without adding donkey poo statements like this.
  13. Disagree, I’m the star on my forum. My mum told me.
  14. I’m not on commission when I say this, but I wouldn’t be purchasing software with the intention of not paying the renewal fees and looking at it as a one time purchase. It’s not just new features and bug fixes you’re getting, but important security updates and the support for when things go upside down. Each to their own I guess, but as an administrator of a website which is holding peoples personal data, I feel responsible to ensure my site is running the most up to date and secure software. $80 over 6 months is $0.44 a day, that’s like 1/4 of a cup of coffee, we’re not talking of I need to sell the house to pay for this numbers. Worth factoring these costs in with the monthly server fees and asking yourself can I afford to do this before purchasing, if not there is free options available. Apologies if this sounds fanboyish, actually I don’t apologise for sharing my opinion. Don’t agree, that’s perfectly fine, as I say each to their own.
  15. I only found an issue when I went back to read an old topic and noticed side scrolling going on. After nailing the post and grammarly user which caused it, went back through the members post history to find multiple pages effected by it. Was an easy fix in the end, I told him I would ban him if he didn’t stop using it. He stopped. 😄
  16. Dear me, what are your visitors thinking, 49.4% Android? Ouch! 😂
  17. Let’s be honest it wasn’t “perfect”, notifications were better pre 4.4.4, but still had room for improvement. It would be nice for notifications not to be automatically marked as read just because you open up the notification pop up, and only marked as read when clicked on. If they can figure that one without this having to load the last page, or reappearing, perfection will be achieved.
  18. Haven’t removed anything. Can’t say I’ve tried every ad blocker available though, but the couple I did try didn’t block it
  19. This is for ads which might not be from vendors on the ad block filter lists. Say I sold an ad to you and uploaded the banner image through the advertising system it could get blocked because it uses a class with "advertisement" in. As well as vendor list filters, blockers can pick up on keywords such as ads, advert, advertisement. Saying that I've not had any issues recently with custom ads I have uploaded, ipsAdvertisement_large hasn't been picked up by blockers that I have tested with.
  20. Thank you, I did make a change to the notificationsRow template for the main notification page on row 4 replacing <li class='ipsDataItem {{if $notification['data']['unread']}}ipsDataItem_unread{{endif}} ipsClearfix'> with <li class='ipsDataItem {{if !$notification['notification']->read_time}}ipsDataItem_unread{{endif}} ipsClearfix'> It works. But as you say it's not a page I or expect other members visit that often to notice
  21. Not sure if this is advisable but I have reverted the change listed in theme difference from 4.4.3 to 4.4.4 for notificationsAjax and appears to be working as it did before if anyone else is frustrated. Edit: this only restores the old behaviour in the popup, when opening up the full notification page it's still the new wonky system FWIW I hope you guys can figure out a way to immediately mark as read once the individual notification has been clicked, and doesn't revert to showing as unread later. Having all notifications mark as read on open was/is a minor frustration.
  22. Having been told this is now working as intended in 4.4.4 I just wanted to give some feedback on the new notification system. It's bizarre, bonkers and a backwards step just like when the popup search menu was refreshed and removed search within this topic on mobile. If I receive any notification for a reaction, quote, mention even automatic moderation I must now fully read the topic before it marks as read, and if I receive further notifications for other posts in the same topic, previously read notifications will revert to showing as unread. For example. I have a 10 page topic. I have only read 6 pages but receive a reaction for a post on page 3. On opening the notification and seeing Bob gave me a like, I navigate back to the homepage to view something else. The notification for the reaction is still showing as unread. The only way to dismiss this notification would be to read the remaining 4 pages of the topic. Even if I do this then make a post on page 10 which I receive a notification of a reaction for later, the earlier notification on page 3 will show as being unread again until I am fully caught up with the topic. Yes I can understand opening the notification menu marked all notifications as read wasn't great, but this is far worse now and it's confusing my members. I even put a notice up to say notifications are broken, we are aware bare with us whilst we fix because I was getting so many messages. I now have to go back and say guess what, this is working fine. I'm sorry IPS, you're great and everything you really are, but this, this is terrible.
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