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  1. The lack of response is not really filling me with confidence here.
  2. In answer to your question I mean what you described in your 02/01/2016 post.
  3. If if turns out that the Activity Stream navigation system can not, after all, be improved, will IPS consider re-introducing pagination, or similar, on Activity Stream? Currently we still have the situation where, contrary to some assertions, Activity Stream still does not do everything that View New Content did (ie the ability to switch back and forth effectively between Activity and Posts on active forums). This is important as it makes for a poor user experience and is my main gripe with IPS 4.x.
  4. @Lindy, is there any update on when this will be done? If it has already been implemented, then its not working for me and I'll file a bug report.
  5. Is there any news on when this will be implemented?
  6. Alexa is meaningless - its based on the surfing habits of users who have the Alexa toolbar on their browser, a tiny sub-set of users. It is nothing to do with the technical side of IPS.
  7. Activity Stream (within the page source) contains entire posts, but AS only shows users a truncated section of that post. Therefore spiders are seeing different content to users. Does this present a risk that IPS sites might suffer a penalty for cloaking from Google, as users are being shown different content to spiders? Google cloaking definition here: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66355 (PS I'm sure I asked this before but can't find post).
  8. Yes, but in 3.4 the default (eg new posts in last 24 hrs) can be changed by the user by a single clear button (eg new posts in past week). It really is more complicated and confusing in 4.1. And when I try to configure a default AS I'm never really sure what result I'll end up with
  9. I think all this confusion with AS (by forum users and Admins) clearly demonstrates that the current system is simply not intuitive enough. I doubt whether the majority of users are going to go through the effort of configuring their own AS, they'll just get frustrated.
  10. I'll all for more documentation but to be fair to IPS, Kentico is much, much more expensive than IPS suite.
  11. It is browser navigation which I want, as you define above (in bold), particularly for Activity which follows use of load new activity (ie page 2 onwards in old speak). But there must be some easy to see visual clue as to where you left the AS when you return to the AS (eg highlighting). The little blue blob is lost in the extended AS unlike the old VNC. Personally I'm not bothered whether this is achieved by pagination or by some form of voodoo magic.
  12. I fear that this is already happening. There are quite a few 'regulars' who appear to have gone or now post very infrequently. I'm aware of a few who have moved to XF or WBB.
  13. I quite like AS, particularly its flexibility across different Apps and the customisation options. But, and this is a big but, its feels so unfinished with several bugs and/or inconsistancies which have been reported / discussed many times with little impact. Totally agree with above, and this is my biggest bugbear with AS. I do not think it is really usable on medium / high traffic boards due to the lack of pagination or similar. Again, discussed many times, but unclear what is going to happen, if anything. On this site I rarely use 'load more activity' due to the subsequent difficulty in switching between AS and actual content.
  14. Support will not be able to take care of the AS issues. Attractive and flexible as it is, there remain several serious usability problems with AS (particularly for active, busy boards) which are set out in several threads/ bug reports. I hope these get sorted well before June.
  15. Good news! One impact of this is that when I use AS to find new content I generally only look at the latest 25 items of new content and thus reply / comment less than I used to. Maybe this is a good thing for everyone else , but if this is being replicated across other users, the result will be significantly lower forum activity. The simplest solution appears to be some form of load more / pagination as Koby describes above - simple is good.
  16. 15 months? June 1, 2016 - End of all technical support. Only security updates will be provided. Way I read it is that we only have 5 months!
  17. Above should read advanced support ends in 2 months time, basic support in 5 months. (not clear what the differentiation is between advanced and basic though).
  18. Still no news on any resolution to this problem - ie, it doesn't appear to be coming in 4.1.6. IMHO, this is a significant core functionality usability issue for any busy forum / big board which must be resolved before the 3.4.x end of support kicks in, in just over two months time.
  19. The 'objective' is for the Stream to be more than attractively displayed content but to be a functioning tool to find AND read that content. At present as soon as you want to go beyond the first 'page' of 25 entries you lose the ability to move easily between the Stream and the underlying content (ie using the back button to get back to the point you left the Stream). I'm surprised that this still appears to be in any way a 'controversial' request. Rather I see it as basic functionality.
  20. The third thing that needs to come back to AS is either some form of pagination or at least the ability to the return to the point you left AS when you click between AS and posts. Matt said back in November this was to be 'discussed internally' but no mention since. This is essential on busy forums where you load several pages of AS.
  21. Yes, I've followed all the arguments but the IPS stance doesn't make logical sense to me. We just need the ability as Admins to set a dismissable notification, IPS don't need to provide any content for it and its use wouldn't be restricted to cookie notices. We just need an empty dismissable notice section to which we could add our own (eg cookie) information.
  22. Whatever you call it, a default set up of forum/forums/... looks plain daft and possibly isn't great for SEO.
  23. As per the bug tracker, IPS are going to discuss this matter internally.
  24. There is a hook for this but its currently only available on 3.4, and only works for guests. Its excellent, I've used for years without a problems and its by Adriano Faria. Keeps the load down for search engines/guests but lets your members see all the sub-forums. Hopefully Adriano will update for 4.1 and perhaps also add an option to define which usergroups can / can't see sub-forums. Might be worth asking him?
  25. Ha ha, me as well and I have been using the software for FIVE years!
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