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    Real Hal9000 got a reaction from Ryan M in GDPR Consent Banner and IPS   
    Hello,
    I feel we should revisit the platform’s compliance with GDPR, in light of the latest developments and clarifications issued by the EU. Had some discussions, read a lot about this and it's clear to me that the classic Cookie strip with one button (I accept) simply doesn't cut it anymore and would make the website owner liable for not fully following the current regulations.

    It's been brought to my attention from the ad network we use, that we should provide a full Consent message to every visitor of our site, and give them the option to choose which cookies, if any, they would want to be used during their visit. There are already many services out there like Cookiebot, Quantcast and OneTrust which can scan one’s site and automate the process by creating this banner. Of course even if they have limited free packages, my main concern is that there are limitations to styling, speed, translation, etc. I feel that such features must be provided from the platform itself, which must integrate the IAB Consent Framework. 
    A valid cookie consent banner has to look like the one Cookiebot provides, offering the ability to choose the type of cookies the visitor wants. If you’d like to see a live example, visit this page.

    Cookiebot Consent Banner

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    Two links from the Cookiebot site, which I really feel that they offer a full picture of what is the proper way to have a GDPR Consent banner in your site.
    GDPR and cookies | GDPR cookie consent | Is my use of cookies compliant? Active consent and the case of Planet49 | CJEU | GDPR & ePR I’d very much like to read your thoughts on this and particularly whether such options are included in the roadmap.
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    Real Hal9000 got a reaction from PasXal in GDPR Consent Banner and IPS   
    Hello,
    I feel we should revisit the platform’s compliance with GDPR, in light of the latest developments and clarifications issued by the EU. Had some discussions, read a lot about this and it's clear to me that the classic Cookie strip with one button (I accept) simply doesn't cut it anymore and would make the website owner liable for not fully following the current regulations.

    It's been brought to my attention from the ad network we use, that we should provide a full Consent message to every visitor of our site, and give them the option to choose which cookies, if any, they would want to be used during their visit. There are already many services out there like Cookiebot, Quantcast and OneTrust which can scan one’s site and automate the process by creating this banner. Of course even if they have limited free packages, my main concern is that there are limitations to styling, speed, translation, etc. I feel that such features must be provided from the platform itself, which must integrate the IAB Consent Framework. 
    A valid cookie consent banner has to look like the one Cookiebot provides, offering the ability to choose the type of cookies the visitor wants. If you’d like to see a live example, visit this page.

    Cookiebot Consent Banner

    analytic view
    Two links from the Cookiebot site, which I really feel that they offer a full picture of what is the proper way to have a GDPR Consent banner in your site.
    GDPR and cookies | GDPR cookie consent | Is my use of cookies compliant? Active consent and the case of Planet49 | CJEU | GDPR & ePR I’d very much like to read your thoughts on this and particularly whether such options are included in the roadmap.
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    Real Hal9000 got a reaction from ASTRAPI in GDPR Consent Banner and IPS   
    Hello,
    I feel we should revisit the platform’s compliance with GDPR, in light of the latest developments and clarifications issued by the EU. Had some discussions, read a lot about this and it's clear to me that the classic Cookie strip with one button (I accept) simply doesn't cut it anymore and would make the website owner liable for not fully following the current regulations.

    It's been brought to my attention from the ad network we use, that we should provide a full Consent message to every visitor of our site, and give them the option to choose which cookies, if any, they would want to be used during their visit. There are already many services out there like Cookiebot, Quantcast and OneTrust which can scan one’s site and automate the process by creating this banner. Of course even if they have limited free packages, my main concern is that there are limitations to styling, speed, translation, etc. I feel that such features must be provided from the platform itself, which must integrate the IAB Consent Framework. 
    A valid cookie consent banner has to look like the one Cookiebot provides, offering the ability to choose the type of cookies the visitor wants. If you’d like to see a live example, visit this page.

    Cookiebot Consent Banner

    analytic view
    Two links from the Cookiebot site, which I really feel that they offer a full picture of what is the proper way to have a GDPR Consent banner in your site.
    GDPR and cookies | GDPR cookie consent | Is my use of cookies compliant? Active consent and the case of Planet49 | CJEU | GDPR & ePR I’d very much like to read your thoughts on this and particularly whether such options are included in the roadmap.
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    Real Hal9000 reacted to Mark H in Has the Coronavirus effected your life?   
    265,000 hospitalized, and 12,000 deaths.
    And we didn't know then, what we know now. 
    The measures we are taking now make sense.
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    Real Hal9000 reacted to Takohashi in CKEditor 5   
    Will Invision Community 4.4 include CKEditor 5? If not, then I would like the font size button and text alignment button to be like in CKEditor 5.
    1. Font size:

    This button looks better on the toolbar. The list of options is simple, concise and convenient. In addition, it will not allow users to make the font size too small or too large.
    2. Text alignment:

    This button takes up less space on the toolbar, and it is more convenient to use it in the editor on a smartphone, for example.
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    Real Hal9000 reacted to AmericanRev2 in Alert Dismissal   
    If i have an alert for a reaction and i visit the thread and see the post,  the alert should dismiss, i should not have to click on the alert and go back in the thread again to get it to go away ... I WAS JUST THERE
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    Real Hal9000 reacted to Joel R in [Guide] Joel's Guide to Starting A Club   
    Level:  Newbie
    Time:  10 minutes of reading. 
    Topic: Clubs
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    Hi everyone,  
    One of the most exciting features of Invision Community 4 is the new Clubs feature, which gives community admins the ability to start clubs as micro-communities within the larger community.  You can use clubs as knowledge centers, social groups, or a niche extension of your main community.  
    For the past several months, I've been recruiting a group of 2,000+ members from another platform and I wanted to share some best practices and tips that I've learned along the way.  It's not easy to successfully pull this off, but it can be one of the best ways to grow your community in new and exciting ways!  
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    WHY START A CLUB
    Before I begin talking about the process of migrating a club over, I want to first talk about why you should start a club.  From a broad perspective, there are two ways to grow your community.  The first is organic / internal growth where you identify and nurture key users who will become superusers over time.  This can be challenging since - as every admin knows - there's a grind to attracting new members and adding new content, and there's a luck-of-the-draw if a member turns out to become a passionate and dedicated superuser.  Unfortunately, we know most users are not superusers.  The second is outside growth, where you merge and acquire another group.  This provides transformative growth in a much shorter time horizon:    
    New Leaders:  You bring on new leaders and experienced community managers who have a proven record in leading their own communities, so you gain administrative and managerial knowledge from users who already successfully run their own group.  The only thing better than running your own successful community is letting other people run it for you!  This is critical as you grow your community, since you'll need respected and trusted staff members.  By bringing on a group with its own Group Leader, you've immediately gained a new staff member. New Human Capital:  You may not be able to import the content.  But you gain something far more valuable: the human capital and intellectual knowledge of a new group of passionate users.  This is invaluable, and you can add those new members to the vibrancy of your overall community.  Aim for not just one community, but a community of communities where your users can grow and expand their knowledge with fresh perspectives and new knowledge from the combined human capital.   New Heart:  You inject fresh life into the heart-and-soul of the community.  As every long-time forum admin knows, a community grows stale over time.  Cliques develop, superusers emerge, elaborate hierarchies become entrenched, and members become complacent.   Adding on a large group of leaders, users, and content shakes up the status quo, and gets both old and new users excited over the change.  Your community needs to evolve and grow, since the only principle that's constant is change.     The best part of all is that you're not growing your community over years through organic / internal growth.  You're boosting your community over months by migrating over a large group of users who can immediately get up-and-running in your Invision Community.  
    Now is especially the time to be thinking about expanding your community against the backdrop of major upheavals in the attitudes toward major social networks.  Facebook is getting hit every day by bad news: Cambridge Analytica, congressional hearings, invite spam, developer abuse, stolen passwords, biased news feeds, and most of all, the trust of users.  It's time to take advantage of that mistrust by showing users there's a better and cleaner platform: your Invision Community, where you're not in the business of selling user data, but in building a trusted and respectful knowledge community.  By hosting your own Invision Community, you control your own destiny and data -- something that many users are realizing they gave up when they joined Facebook. 
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    FINDING A GROUP
    Chances are that you already know groups that can be possible candidates to join your community because you're already a part of them.  Or, there could be groups of users within your existing community who want a chance at running their own micro-community.  Here are a couple of basic steps to help you find the right group to bring over:
    Survey your existing network -- Go through your web bookmarks, your daily browsing, members within your own community, your social networks, and your friend's networks.  If you're dedicated to this niche as a passionate forum admin, you probably have a decent network even if you don't realize it simply through years of browsing.  Revisit and rejoin all of them in a broad survey.   Ask -- You probably don't do this enough.  Identify superusers within your network, and simply ask what communities or websites they've joined.  They'll be happy to share, and you'll learn about some great new communities that you never heard about before.  Every time I do this, I'm blown away by all the other great websites and hidden gems out there.   Now that you've surveyed a broad section of groups, not all of them will be appropriate candidates.  It's time to filter them out:
    Cultural fit -- This is probably the most important thing to help you filter.  You need to find a group that matches with your community in terms of style, attitude, moderation, and leadership.  Finding the right people to join your community's culture is the most important step.  It's less important to bring on a big group with many members.  It's more important to bring on the right group, because you'll be more successful in the long-run since they will embrace your community as a good match.   Find their pain points -- Find a group that is unhappy with their current situation.  It's very hard to bring over a group that's happy, successful, and growing.  They have no need to change anything.  It's easy to bring over a group that's angry or upset over something.  Why?  Because you can present a solution to their pain with your Invision Community and all of its tools,, while offering the same features or better.   ==========================
    PREPARING 
    Before you dive headfirst into your new group - and I get it, you're excited! - remember to take a step back.  Bringing on a new group is a big step.  This might be one of the biggest steps you'll take in your community's trajectory as you bring on the next generation of users and leaders, so you want to take it slowly and methodically.  Here are some steps to get you on the right track:
    Join the other group and become a respected user, if not already.  You don't have to become a superuser, but you must earn a level of respect.  You need to come across as knowledgeable, competent, and a leader.  Remember that you're asking a random stranger on the Internet to not only put the destiny of his group in your hands, but to voluntarily trust you as his leader when he's been the head boss the entire time.  Be the community leader that you know you are.  You're no longer the captain of a boat, but admiral of a fleet.   Find the pain points -- Again, this is critical in making your pitch later to the new group.  Find 2 - 3 things that are problems or drawbacks to their existing platform, so you can use them later.  You can either do some basic research yourself or start probing the group's users about what they don't like.   Draft up your club -- Create a working version of an IP.Club that mimics the existing group as much as possible.  Copy everything.  Copy their name, description, banner, registration text, anything to make the club appear as comfortable and familiar to them as possible.  Limit the features.  Make the initial set of features as easy as possible.  You can always add on later, and you don't want to overwhelm them.  Just remember when you started your first forum and how you had no clue where anything was located.   Now that you've scoped out the existing group and understand your strategy, it's time to bring over the initial wave of users.  This is the leader and their superusers.  Your goal during this "pre-migration" is to build up a level of comfort and trust in what you have to offer.  To emphasize, this is where you build your trust in the new platform, get them excited, and show them there's a better way forward for their group.  As the most important note, they must trust you most of all.  Invision Community will be overwhelming for users who think the world communicates with status updates, tweets, and snaps; users will have a hard time registering; and there will be complaints and pessimism over the change.  But the Group Leader must unquestionably know that you are always available, supportive, nurturing, and invested in his success.  Win over the Group Leader, and you've won his entire group.  
    Make the pitch -- Now that you've done your research, make your pitch to the Group Leader.  Use language that's simple and direct.  Hit the pain points and show them your solution.  Then add how your platform on Invision Community is better than what they're using.  Finally, give him the link to your pre-built club that already mimics what he's used to. Hold his hand -- The initial impression of the Group Leader is the most important impression you'll ever make, since he's the most important user to convince.  So hold his hand, check in with him on a daily basis, don't overwhelm him with every little feature, and let him move at his own pace.  He needs to explore and understand the group on his own.   Make members join his group -- Get some of your existing users to join his group.  Get your fake user accounts to join his group.  That excites the Group Leader over the new possibilities and new members that he can tap into.    Bring over superusers -- You can either ask the Group Leader for his superusers, or you can message them directly to invite them over.  Usually superusers are intellectually curious, proactive, and enthusiastic so they'll embrace and try out the new club.  Your goal is to make them feel comfortable and welcome.  One of the superusers I brought over is now one of the biggest users on my community overall; he's incredibly active in other parts of the community beyond just the club and regularly wins the Leaderboard.   Get the Group Owner posting -- Make the club his new home and get him posting all of his content in the club.  He can still link to the club's content in his old group by using the URL, but it should be the primary source of his posting from here on out.   ==========================
    MIGRATION
    Now for the migration of the userbase.  This is actually the least important step, even though most admins skip to this step.  But you're smarter, and you've done extension preparation and communication with the Group Leader and his superusers.  The migration of users will naturally follow.  What I've learned is that you don't want to rush the migration.  Make it slow.  Make it steady.  Drip out information over time.   Imagine pushing a boulder.  It's very hard to start a roll in the beginning.  But as it starts rolling, it becomes easier and easier as the boulder picks up momentum.  
    Mention the club's link in the other group -- As I stated, you start out slow with the userbase.  Casually mention your community's URL or the new club URL as a good place for resources.  Users will be naturally curious and will start checking out the club on their own.  Drip out the URL a couple of times.   Get the Group Leader to start mentioning the new home -- It doesn't have to be a formal announcement yet, but the Group Leader should be including the move in his signature, daily updates, or announcements to the group.    Hold his hand -- You need to be checking in every week and fine-tuning the group to his liking.  Does he want to add on a new section or eliminate a section?  Does he want to customize the group's description and make it his own?  Does he want to change the club type or permissions?  Remember that the new Group Leader is not going to be an expert in Invision Community much less the Moderator or Administrator controls, so you need to make it as easy and painless for him as possible.   You should be seeing a trickle of users at this point, where users are naturally moving over.  Depending upon how quickly you and the Group Leader want to migrate over, you can ramp up the migration.  You should also be applying more pressure to the Group Leader.
    Big Announcement -- This is what I call the "come to Jesus" moment.  This is where you and / or the Group Leader announce to everyone "We're moving.  It's time to pack up and go to our new home."  It would be best if you were involved in this big announcement or write your own welcoming announcement, because there are several key things you must do.  Remember that this is your first chance to formally introduce yourself to the userbase even though you're a respected user, so they're now seeing you in a new light.  In your message, you should: explain your own backstory, explain why they should move (remember those pain points??), and tell them how you'll be a nurturing, supportive, encouraging co-leader who is always available for help.  If you notice, I didn't even bother to explain how to register.  It's more important to get users to understand your background, which builds trust.  It's more important to get users to understand why they should move, which builds motivation.  And it's more important to get users to know you're a supportive admin, which alleviates their fear during this time of change.  Ultimately, the users must trust and like you as the new co-leader, which is what's most important in a monumental change like this.  It's not until your second or third big announcement that you need to explain how to actually register on your website.   Constant Drumbeat -- Now that you've broadcast the migration, you and the Club Leader keep up a steady drumbeat in every post, status update, and announcement about the move.  You will have users who can't or don't read, which is why you must repeat this migration over and over.  Your only goal during this time is to get them to register and join the club.  You should also be sending out positive updates like the number of new users who joined, the new content that's being posted, and all the amazing things that are happening.   Audit the Club -- The club should be self-functioning at this time since the Club Leader is already using it for his day to day posting.  But you should take a step back and let him know you'll be doing a full audit from beginning to end.  The purpose of this audit is not to critique the club or his moderation, but to keep encouraging him to get users to move over, embrace more features in IP.Clubs, and to remind him that you want to see him succeed.    While you're migrating over users, don't try to rush it.  These things happen on their own natural cycle and you can't force it.  Some users may not check in for many weeks.  Some users may register on your club tomorrow before you even make the Big Announcement.  Don't try to cram too much information all at once on them.  This is a brand new platform that users are learning, and it's much more complex and feature-rich than most other platforms.  Take it slow.  Send out small and digestible updates over time.  And remember to keep checking in with the new Group Leader with lots of supportive and encouraging words during this move. 
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    I hope this personal guide inspires, motivates, and shows you a path to launching your own club!  It's time to promote yourself from one community to a community of communities ?.  As a fellow IPS client and community admin, I would love to hear your success stories, tips, and first-hand experiences when launching a club.  I do believe running an independent community on a flexible platform like Invision Community is the best way to chart your own destiny on the modern web, and we're given one of the most amazing tools in Invision Community to host and attract blocs of people.  Our Invision Communities are a better choice for groups and clubs than social networks:  we're independent, we're passionate, and we serve our members first and foremost.  Now we need to take that message out into the world, show other users there's a better and smarter way to run their group, and add to the vibrancy of our own community.  
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    Real Hal9000 reacted to Mr 13 in Mobile app?   
    I hope IPS will take a look to Progressive Web Apps and Credentials API. If this will be supported then all users be able to create their own apps (via webview) just in a few clicks if they need to (and even if they don't need to have separate app, Progressive Web App still will be available for all visitors).
    It's easy enough to implemet but gives very huge advantages comparable to classic(native) apps.
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    Real Hal9000 reacted to bfarber in Expanded "ignore user" features   
    It is entirely possible, for what it's worth, to modify your skin template so that if the user has ignored the poster the post doesn't show up at all. Granted, it could make for some confusion (i.e. post #1, post #2, post #4) but that would only be a minor thing.
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    Real Hal9000 reacted to The Old Man in Add a Font Awesome icon to Pages list styles   
    I recently figured out how to use  a nifty Font Awesome icon to the lists that appear in Pages widgets & WYSIWYG custom content blocks.
    In this example, since I'm using it on a gardening related site, I chose the leafy looking fa-pagelines Font Awesome icon which has the Unicode f18c:
    http://fontawesome.io/icon/pagelines/

     
    To start, add the following to your custom.css file:-
    /* Add this to your custom.css file. */ /* .ipsType_richText ul etc - In Pages - This class is targetted to enable Font Awesome icons for lists in CK Editor content blocks except WYSIWYG. */ /* .ipsWidget_inner ul.leaf etc - In Pages - This class (with the attribute named leaf) is targetted in the CSS below to enable Font Awesome icons for lists in WYSIWYG content blocks but if you don't include a name such as leaf, it will target lists allover! Change leaf to whatever you want but I'm using a leaf icon so leaf made sense. */ .ipsType_richText ul, .ipsWidget_inner ul.leaf { padding: 0; margin: 0; list-style: none; } .ipsType_richText ul, .ipsWidget_inner ul.leaf { margin: 2em 0; } .ipsType_richText li, .ipsWidget_inner li.leaf { margin: 1em; margin-left: 3em; } .ipsType_richText ul li:before, .ipsWidget_inner ul li.leaf:before { content: '\f18c'; font-family: 'FontAwesome'; float: left; margin-left: -1.5em; color: #1C7A08; } /* End of font awesome icons for Pages lists. */  
    In the final classes above, you'll see you have to escape the Unicode reference for your chosen icon (here I'm using icon f18c) by adding a backslash before it so it becomes \f18c.
    In case you're wondering, the 1C7A08 is a dark green colour.
    You'll also notice there are two classes for each ul and li:
    ipsType_richText and ipsWidget_inner
    You could just use ipsType_richText but I found out that any unordered lists that you create that appear in WYSIWYG blocks don't get styled, because they use a different class than the other widget blocks. It took me a while to find the right class to target and ipsWidget_inner seems to work.
    Secondly you'll notice above that I've added the name leaf to the ipsWidget_inner classes. You have to do this to prevent your Font Awesome styled ul list from appearing everywhere there are lists, and there are many you don't realise are lists such as unordered image lists that comprise the Gallery Feed Block, for example.
    Finally, remember to add it manually to any specific lists in custom WYSIWYG blocks you may have (if you have them, otherwise you can just stick with the .ipsType_richText classes).
    So to finish, edit your WYSIWYG block, click on the Source button in the rich text editor (your member group has to be able to post HTML) and then add the class "leaf" (or whatever you are using) to any unordered lists in the block you may have.
    e.g.. From this:-
    <ul> <li> access more features and functionality within our community suite, </li> <li> can add comments and feedback throughout the site, including on news articles and calendar events, </li> <li> can rate and comment on the images within in our Gallery, </li> <li> can also create and customise their own social profile, follow content and registered friends and much more! </li> </ul> To this:
    <ul class="leaf"> <li class="leaf"> access more features and functionality within our community suite, </li> <li class="leaf"> can add comments and feedback throughout the site, including on news articles and calendar events, </li> <li class="leaf"> can rate and comment on the images within in our Gallery, </li> <li class="leaf"> can also create and customise their own social profile, follow content and registered friends and much more! </li> </ul>  
    Exit Source mode in the text editor and SAVE your block and your chosen icon will appear as the bullet image in your list:-


    Why leaf? Simply because I'm using a leafy style icon for this type of list, but there is nothing to prevent you from adding more list styles with different Font Awesome icons, just choose a name for each that reminds you which style you want when you want to assign it in your text editor.
    Example 2
    For second example, if you have say a list of music tracks, you could use the music icon to style your list:
    http://fontawesome.io/icon/music/
    <ul class="music"> <li class="music"> Free Fallin' </li> <li class="music"> Runnin' Down a Dream </li> <li class="music"> Mary Jane's Last Dance </li> <li class="music"> I Won't Back Down </li> </ul> And the CSS for your custom.css
    .ipsType_richText ul, .ipsWidget_inner ul.music { padding: 0; margin: 0; list-style: none; } .ipsType_richText ul, .ipsWidget_inner ul.music { margin: 2em 0; } .ipsType_richText li, .ipsWidget_inner li.music { margin: 1em; margin-left: 3em; } .ipsType_richText ul li:before, .ipsWidget_inner ul li.music:before { content: '\f001'; font-family: 'FontAwesome'; float: left; margin-left: -1.5em; color: #000000; } Gives you:

    If you think you only want this style of list in your Pages WYSIWYG blocks,  you just need to add the ipsWidget_inner music classes.
     
    Hope someone finds this remotely useful!
     
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    Real Hal9000 got a reaction from Fierce God in Classifieds System   
    amazing work one more time Adriano, I'm gonna miss your involvement in Classifieds even I'm sure @InvisionHQ is also a worthy dev
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    Real Hal9000 got a reaction from Adriano Faria in Classifieds System   
    amazing work one more time Adriano, I'm gonna miss your involvement in Classifieds even I'm sure @InvisionHQ is also a worthy dev
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    Real Hal9000 reacted to Adriano Faria in Classifieds System   
    Recommended Questions:

    Also added REACTIONS to the questions; question reputation wasn't a feature in 4.1.X versions.

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    Real Hal9000 reacted to Adriano Faria in Classifieds System   
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    Real Hal9000 reacted to InvisionHQ in Classifieds System   
    Hi guys, I will try to do my best to continue the excellent work already done on the app by @Adriano Faria.
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    Real Hal9000 reacted to Charles in REST API Endpoints   
    The REST API is a great feature that allows you to easily interface with the functions of IPS Community Suite programmatically from an external system.
    We are adding more endpoints in 4.2 to the REST API so please let us know any functions you would like to see.
    If none of this make sense to you then feel free to ignore
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    Real Hal9000 reacted to Tom Christian in REST API Endpoints   
    - User authentication (login/register/reset password)
    - List categories
    - List forums
    - PM's (CRUD)
    On the subject, better marketplace integration e.g. get account credit. I wrote a bot that scrapes this for my own use but would be nicer to have an endpoint.
     
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    Real Hal9000 reacted to Charles in Image Options - Title and Alt Tag, URLs, etc.   
    This will be in 4.1.18.
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    Real Hal9000 reacted to Adriano Faria in Extra Fields search is useless/do not work the way it is   
    I got an extra field in Downloads, for example (this is a model, happens in any app), with option to search:

     
     
    Then I got a file with this field filled:

     
     But when I search for something or here, I got nothing:

     
    Also tried to search for:
    here "something here" something here something+ here+  
    How it should be?
    Exactly like PROFILE FIELDS on Members search:

     
    Those two (yelllow) fields are profile fields, so the user can search for them.
    That doesn't happen on Extra Fields model. My Extra Field do not appear in the Advanced Search form:

    No sign of the Extra Field there.
    What's the point in allow the user to add a bunch of extra fields and do not retrieve records based on them?
    I would like to request the addition of Extra Fields in the Advanced Search form, when the app uses it.
    Thank you.
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    Real Hal9000 reacted to jackflash in THIS is how you encourage engagement   
    Here's something that really helps guide forum members through the process of setting up their account better.  Buttons with links that guide new members with uploading their avatar, creating their first post, creating their signature, etc. and even includes a progress bar.  This is an excellent way for new members to become better engaged in the community and it's a fun process and less frustrating experience.

    While not a new idea, it's nice to have this message added to the bottom of a new member's first post.  It highlights the obvious. . .

    On the sidebar profile, these fields better illustrate how the member interacts with the community and creates better user engagement

    The ability for a new registrant to choose SMS validation should really be part of the software right out of the box.  This greatly helps alleviate the "I didn't get the confirmation letters" and provides a much faster time from registration to a user's first post.

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    Real Hal9000 reacted to Charles in Search feedback - not specific to application?   
    We are considering making the change to make search default to the area you are in with some clear indication to the user what is happening. 
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    Real Hal9000 got a reaction from TSP in Are you "actively" using the new +Create button?   
    ​Don't think how could this confuse people. It's a nice addition for novice users and something power users maybe will ignore.
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    Real Hal9000 reacted to Charles in There's no Spider Logs in v4?   
    We removed that feature as really it's better to use something that specializes in such tracking like Google Analytics or a proper log analysis tool. Something like that can provide better metrics than we can.
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    ​Don't think how could this confuse people. It's a nice addition for novice users and something power users maybe will ignore.
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    Don't worry. 4.0 is amazing.
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