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  1. This sounds like marketing BS. Cloud is nothing but a bunch of servers. Which technology would be so advanced to prevent simple features from being offered to self hosted clients? If these features were so resource intensive, it would mean higher costs for you too to host all these websites needing so many system resources. I don't buy this excuse. Just say that sooner or later your cloud will be the only option and this is the first step in that direcrion. It's like the saying about boiling a frog. If you do it slowly, it doesn't notice the water getting hot and doesn't jump out of the pot and only realizes what is happening when it's already too late. Be honest and tell us that the self hosted option will at one point be a thing of the past and only cloud will be available since Invision will become SaaS. You are a business and that is your decision to make but at least be honest about it. This way it just seems you need the self hosted clients to keep paying until you finish the transition period and make the announcement that only cloud remains as an option.
  2. Why not offer the new features as an option for self hosted instances? I'm sure for those of us with dedicated servers it would not be an issue. It sounds more like a way to push people to your cloud. Can't imagine which features would be so resource intensive to prevent them from being offered to self hosted clients.
  3. Very nice. I wish the activity list had received an overhaul as well. I like the idea of activity list but I never quite got used to it. Have you ever considered grouping/showing new posts from the same topic together? It would make more sense to have those posts displayed together than scattered all over the activity list. To keep the list shorter, a new topic could be displayed with 1st post and view more button for replies while new replies in existing topic could be displayed with oldest unread reply first and view more button to show the rest.
  4. It would be nice to differentiate between hard bounces (mail address no longer accepting email) and soft bounces (mail account over quota).
  5. Swipe menu is a great idea. IPS really needs improvements for mobile usability.
  6. I was hoping the changes in 4.3 would address this issue. It's a really nice feature to be able to add some text to describe the image.
  7. I simply do not understand how this can be true. It looks like many others can't understand it either since this question keeps popping up. Surely that should tell you something isn't being communicated as it should be. If my server is idling (CPU, RAM and disk read/write usage are low) then how can the tasks be running as much as they can? I and many others have stated our servers' hardware could handle more. What resource on the server is the bottleneck? If you had told me that my server's CPU was at 100%, I would understand but I am yet to find out what exactly is slowing down the background task execution.
  8. I want the header to display when the user scrolls up so they don't have to scroll all the way to the top, if they want to access the menu. I'm having issues with pagination. When I move to the next page with the pagination at the bottom, my header appears and covers the pagination at the top. How can I tell the page to load the next page with more margin at the top to allow the header to be displayed there? Is that a setting somewhere in CSS?
  9. My theme on this board doesn't look anything like your screenshot.
  10. So by August 3rd (4 weeks since this announcement) we should have a stable release. Let the countdown begin. 25 days to go...
  11. I finally realised why I dislike the expanded activity stream so much. It's because it's cluttered with too much trivial information. All it needs is something to break the information into more managable chunks. This is what I came up with with a few CSS tweaks and I really like it. As a reader I'm interested in the content but it doesn't stand out and my eyes wonder around. With this simple fix, I can see the posted content (text) immediately. What do you guys think?
  12. Upgrade IPB or Facebook API? When did it stop working for others?
  13. I'm still at 3.4 waiting for the stable release of 4.2 to upgrade but I received a message from one of my users that Facebook login is no longer working. Anyone had the same problem and solved it?
  14. I noticed that bugs get removed from 4.2 bug tracker eventhough they haven't been resolved (bug is still present on this website). I assume this is to keep the bug list shorter but doesn't this cause confussion and more duplicate bug reports since you can't see someone else has already reported the same thing?
  15. I really like that feature @Maxxius and the fact that it's an endless looping lightbox not like IPS Gallery where you have to go left/back (not intuitive), if you open the last image in the set.
  16. Is there a plugin that could bring this feature back? Let's say a user is searching for something on my community and the search results take him to page 50 of 100 of a topic. There are unread posts in that topic on page 89. How does the user even realize there are unread posts?
  17. When you view the gallery and the latest albums/images, you see tha newset images. When you click on them you visit the last image in that album. To view other images in that album you have to go left/back. Same thing in lightbox. I think this is bad UX. The images should loop endlessly. If I enter through the last added image, I should be able to continue to the first image (loop). I hope I have made this clear. I haven't seen any online gallery that works like IPS Gallery where you are taken to a dead end and have to go back go see more images.
  18. Currently we have a dot before item title to tell us if there is unread content in that item. In order to go to first unread post you have to click that dot. It's not very intuitive and kind of hard to do on a mobile device since the dot is small. I suggest the dot is replaced by an item that would say NEW and would look like a tag (in lack of a better word). It would be easier to click and it would be more intuitive. See attached image to get a better idea.
  19. Does this mean attached images in posts will open in a lightbox when viewed on mobile devices or do these changes only apply to Gallery?
  20. Had this in vBulletin years ago. Nothing ground breaking but a useful feature. I'm still waiting for some news about improvements like viewing images on mobile devices, lightbox behavior in Gallery (going to next/prev image straight from the lightbox), image upload being more user friendly etc. Are those even planned for 4.2?
  21. I'd like to modify the look of items in activity stream based on content type. Pages article item would show the article image, topic would show the subforum icon etc. Is it possible?
  22. I'm trying to setup a page or block which would show Pages articles with a certain tag. The catch is the tag is a variable. I would get to the that page by clicking a tag in one of the articles. So I guess the tag would have to be in the URL. I'd like to achieve the same look as articles category listing but for tags. Any ideas?
  23. Pages is a great app but if you use it as a news portal, you're likely going to use tags to mark articles. Here comes the problem. When you want to see all articles marked with a certain tag, you get forwarded to a search result page that also displays topics, gallery images etc. with that tag. On top of that you also get duplicate content, if you store your comments in a topic. Both the article and topic for that article are displayed since they both share the same tags. I wish there was a similar display like there is for articles from the same category. This way you could only display articles with the same tag.
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