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  1. We offer a Cyber deal. When you buy IP.Board and then one or more of the add-on apps, you get a discount ranging from 5% to 25%, depending on how many different apps you purchase. Better hurry while the getting is good. ;)
  2. [quote name='Jean' timestamp='1322257905'] For people who want to read this article in Hebrew.
  3. With that many successful sites, you might consider writing a tutorial/guide for other members to use for being able to improve the success of their sites. You might also consider sharing a list of your sites so that others can see what you've accomplished.
  4. The development/testing site can be publicly accessible, just it cannot turn into another active community. Sometimes you need to do this, for example when you're planning to perform an upgrade need help testing out settings or a new mod/app, you might invite some select members from the live site to help you out. I do recommend using .htaccess to password protect the development install, so that you can better control who can access it. Otherwise you might check on it one day and find that half your community is active on your development site. For passwords, I suggest getting it set up ahead of time. Have one 'master' ID/password that you would use of course. Then have one for your staff and then have about 12 random ID's and passwords that you can give out as needed. Then once a month, remove the one currently being used and give out the new one for your 'testers' to use. Helps to prevent unwanted people from sneaking in because of the ID/password being leaked.
  5. I believe you're talking about this post. It's the post I thought of when I saw the title of this topic. http://community.inv...ost__p__2122066
  6. Your site appears to be up and running. Please keep in mind that we're still recovering from the hardware failure last night and until it's completed, you may experience little hiccups. As soon as I saw your posting, I checked on your ticket. Trust me, this is an important issue for us. My apologies for the inconveniences you have been experiencing lately.
  7. The first is already possible, albeit not quite in the manner you may be speaking. The second, there's already a built-in option for limiting the posting of links. For the method you describe, I believe there are options in the Marketplace to accomplish that. The third, would need to be an add-on at this point. Don't know if it'll make it into a future version of the software, as that's up to the developers to decide. I believe Jay's point was that the more work someone has to do or go through just to join a community, the less likely they are to join. Why join one community that all but requires a DNA sample, finger print and retina scan to join when another community doesn't require it? There's a point where the security measures become a problem instead of a help. As the spammers make use of software that's been designed to get around those new measures, the new members who would have joined your community are deciding it's not worth the hassle. So the trick isn't to always implement more and more ways to stop spammers, but sometimes to improve the current ways to become more effective. Not only cause problems for the spammers, but not put a noticeable burden on the real people who would join. Here's an example of an idea that seems brilliant in theory but that I personally believe is more of a pest. Those security codes printed on the back of credit cards. That's somehow supposed to stop/cripple or slow down those that steal credit card numbers, because when making a purchase, if that code isn't used as well, the transaction gets stopped. The problem with that is that all the thieves have to do is include that number when stealing the information. Supposedly, if someone copies the card, then it won't have the security code on the back, making it useless. Um, hello, if someone is making a copy of an actual card, what's to stop them from just writing down the number from the back of the card? I'm sure it's helped to cut down on theft some, but now as a price for that little gain, everyone must spend an extra few seconds on many transactions to enter in the number. So while the idea of adding in more and more steps to prevent spamming may sound brilliant up front, deeper down it may be nothing more than a nuisance that stops real people from joining, while the spammers still get through. They either get through because of developed software or because the spammers have no life so it doesn't bother them to register on a site. The real way to cut down on spamming is to find a way to make it more hassle and less profit, while not causing an inconvenience for legitimate visitors. Do that and you'll be famous and possibly rich beyond belief.
  8. Could be that or could be that some people got prompted about accepting images from it while visiting this site and they thought it was something unsafe. It's best to ask them (FG) directily.
  9. I apologize for the lack of communication. The server that your site is hosted on experienced hardware issues last night and Lindy spent several non-stop hours getting everything back up and running. I don't know the full details, only that it was a big one. Again, I apologize for the lack of a response.
  10. Depending on how they determine a site/domain to fit into one of those categories or not, it could have been due to user submissions as opposed to actual content. This is a question best asked of them.
  11. I don't make the decision on whether the suggestion will be implemented or not. I was providing you with a way to find the topics faster.
  12. Try this. We're beyond that already. :smile:
  13. Do that and also submit a ticket to Account Assistance/Billing to ensure that any renewal invoices won't be auto-charged.
  14. Simple answer is yes. When your license is expired, you can continue to use what you already have and are already using, but to progress beyond that or to get support, you need to renew at the renewal rate. No penalties.
  15. So basically, ban from registering but not from viewing the site or from signing in if they already have an account?
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