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  1. I'd not even do that to be honest. I'd have the main categories for the companies that make them, Apple, Samsung, etc. Then sub categories of Phones, Tablets, etc. Then rather than creating a subgroup for each device model, just set a forum to require the author to put the model in the title/post/tag. That way you have considerably fewer forums/subforums and each of the boards are active. 500+ forums must be a nightmare to moderate.
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    To be fair I do agree with this. Most websites will have a button or link or something to indicate that clicking it will take you to the top. Especially with message boards. It's very well to say that we could use various keyboard options, but consider this. The rich text editor allows you to use keyboard functions to make your text bold, italicised and underlined, but the option is provided for users to click on the icon to do it. This is done because it improves the user experience. It is also useful for accessibility reasons. We know that you can do various things in order to return to the top of the page, but for user experience, a button or link is best. I think sometimes we think too much like admins and not like users.
  3. I was really disappointed

    IPS doesn't have to abide by the rules of Google. Google have no enforcemnt capabilities and are not a statutory body. Suggesting that IPS has to follow rules that Google, another company, has set, is a little bit silly.
  4. I was really disappointed

    The problem with that would be people having to request a new language, rather than it being something they could select themselves. My personal approach would be to have two different message boards as it seems like such a hassle to try to manage separately.
  5. I was really disappointed

    It's not a simple fix though. I don't think you can really say that for them it is not important. Multilingual sites (even for bespoke websites) are a nightmare to do on the same domain, without using PHP code to save sessions etc. Hence why most companies tend to have a separate domain for that country. @Meddysong Not a bad though - although for a fully multi-lingual site the directory structure would also need to be renamed.
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    I manually added it through the template. But I agree I was very surprised that it wasn't there as standard and to me it should be.
  7. I was really disappointed

    I don't know how to make it clearer. The best option is to create two separate pages. That's what every other website does with multiple languages. If I create a website, I have an English version and another version for every other language I want to have. It is very easy to add language packs to the software in order to translate your board. However if you are creating custom pages then you will have to create two separate pages. You could probably use some PHP code somewhere to show a certain piece of content only if the user's language has been sent to a particular language ID. But this is a modification that you will have to make when writing a page in IP.Page. What are you wanting the solution for? IP.Pages or IP.Board?
  8. I take your point. I think it is certainly a factor for many websites though.
  9. I was really disappointed

    IPS allows you to create extra languages to translate the board. There are about 6500 languages in the world. It is not their job to translate the board into every single possible language. If you want to translate a post or a page, create a new one with the translated language in. That's what every other website does. I posted it in Customisation Resources as I felt it was better off in there -
  10. I was really disappointed

    This has been very useful for a number of things I've been working on (primarily styling blocks in IP.Pages) however to take the matter off topic, how can I style tabular data in IPS, responsively? I'm trying to create a scorecard for the Euro 2016 football matches and I'm having to rely on tables. @modman At the same time though you can't expect IPS to create every single customisation that every single customer might require. As for the actual plugins, the marketplace allows reviews, so it is self policing. It's a similar setup in that you would not expect Apple or Google to create every single app that every single customer wants. If you want custom development from IPS - https://invisionpower.com/services/enterprise That level of one-on-one bespoke services will cost you though.
  11. One step at a time, Lindy I definitely wouldn't be against that - for the reasons I suggest, but I guess that it is beneficial for those who have got plugins already for them to be updated (especially if the update from IPS is only a minor update).
  12. This is one thing I also meant to add. There is also the point that if they have not got a licence they cannot apply updates as fast as developers with active licences can. Even more importantly, a developer who uses the software will know how it works better than someone who does not use it.
  13. I was really disappointed

    But it isn't. If IPS were to provide a customised install with everything you want it would cause IPS more work, not just in the initial development, but also in supporting your install if you decide to upgrade or if you need assistance. It is best for IPS to focus on a core product with core features (refining them as suggestions become available) and for plugins/addons to be developed by the community. As it already is.
  14. I was really disappointed

    This isn't some sort of democracy, you know. IPS offers a product based on their vision of what they want the product to be. They already listen to feedback from customers and implements a lot of good ideas. I would rather IPS spent their time working on the core product instead of developing customised features for different people's boards.
  15. I was really disappointed

    What features do you feel that IPS should support natively in the core product? Provide some specific examples. You can create pages easily with IP.Pages. The suite has the ability for multiple languages. Anything other than English is best left out of the core product. A lot of the stuff you seem to want to do is possible to do in Google Maps.
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