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Everything posted by CallieJo

  1. I'd really appreciate an answer. No answer suggests "no" I assume. I have a lot of ideas I'm trying to find solutions for.
  2. If you read the >blog entry about profiles you will see they are changing to followers instead of friends. If you >scroll down the last page of the comments, I've asked about the purpose of the new "no follow" and whether they reconsidered privacy. If you are concerned about privacy, you might want to >read this privacy topic where profile privacy concerns were addressed. You can read IPS's stance on why they don't see privacy as a top concern at this time, but you cannot reply since the topic is now closed.
  3. What about sites that are not just anonymous users? If using FB etc login & synced updates, a paid membership, a business community, a professional community, a local community, etc....it's not that hard to figure out who people are. And people don't hide their identities as much as they did 10 years ago when identity privacy was most important. Today, privacy of user's "personal" content (profile updates, personal blogs, photos, videos, etc) is most important. Not so much their real names.
  4. Yes, there should be. Especially if you have a forum you use likes as a type of vote/popularity. We should also be able to sort by ratings. ATM, we cannot sort topics by number of likes nor by ratings. These features are not utilized in the forum list at all. Only on the individual topic. Sorting by ratings is common on the internet. Sorting by likes is common in other paid forum platforms.
  5. Will we ever be able to use Nexus with all other official addons like integration with downloads? For a webmaster niche type website, Nexus + Downloads is great. For the forum, subscriptions work great. You can buy a subscription to upgrade usergroup to see forums that that usergroup can see. What if we want to sell individual photos or albums in the Gallery? What if members want to sell albums or individual photos? What if we want to sell individual Blog content from the blogs? What if members want to sell a subscription to their blog? What if we want to sell article/datab
  6. Although it's a nice way to add a "little bit" of personalization that most are familiar with from big social networks, I'd much rather use background images/colors for all aspects of the profile (think vb3.7-8/4.x & how no other community suite or forum match it's profile features even today!) or movable custom profile blocks, etc. The problem with cover photos is explained nicely here: The Unbearable Sameness Of Social Networks I'd much rather have profiles that end-users can call their own. If we're going to think like other websites (ex: cover photos), why not think like Wordpr
  7. I agree. If there were a community suite that was based on content types of choice and categorized by main categories, it would be possible. So, when someone clicks on a category about dogs they will see a main category page filled with all the new articles, blog posts, images, downloads, forum topics, products, events, etc about dogs. When someone wants to post something about dogs, they could choose a content type (blog post, forum topic, image, download, product, article, event, etc) and then submit their preferred dog content. This would help all apps be actually useful...connected, an
  8. Can you please tell us when this will be clarified? Particularly preventing others from following them. What happens? What is the purpose of a no follow? Do they still see that member's content...have you reconsidered privacy? Or is it only linked to notifications? Will there at least be an approve system in place?
  9. I just want to say that I don't think you are being greedy, Lindy. I strongly believe that you are making a decision on what you think is best for your company. Just because not everyone would have made the same choice (including me based on what little I see on the front-end), does not mean that it was a right or wrong choice. Only time will tell. As a customer, my worry would be negative effects as stated above. The customers it directly affects, I'm sure feel like promises were broken. You chose a compromise and some don't agree with that decision. Hopefully everything will work out in the
  10. If you have lots of time to spare, you can read IPS's stance on profile privacy here: http://community.invisionpower.com/topic/398396-profile-privacy-in-ipb-4/
  11. I understand the reasoning behind this decision based on the change in structure of the product(s). However, as a business owner, I would have honored the 4% in a different manner. Purchase the "core" and receive a lifetime forum at no additional fee. Giving them a coupon through Nexus to honor the promise. That would have been my business plan. But, maybe I don't quite understand the new purchasing structure to make a valid decision. Rational behind the path I would have chosen (keep in mind this is personal opinion based on my business experience): Older customers are often your best cust
  12. Don't say that forums will not be a requirement and then use forum posts as an excuse against profile privacy. IPS says they take privacy seriously. Yet, they don't want to go in any direction outlined in this feature suggestion other than maybe later a few custom profile fields. I'll agree to disagree whether or not I think IPS takes privacy serious or not. No offense, but I just don't see it. Hiding emails is a tiny example. Clearly we have different thoughts on what privacy really is. Really? Wow! Must be you skipped over my reply to IPS. IPS would rather argue that you can't find for
  13. It's clearly been explained many times in this very topic by many of us more than once. I don't think there is any other way to explain it! Period! Whether or not some just don't get it really is irrelevant since it's not an important feature to those who oppose it. All these opposing examples are pointless if you actually read through all the replies we've already made. At this time it's a waste of our time to keep explaining something that others here just don't understand while the rest of the internet DOES....
  14. As far as content discovery. That works fine when talking about forum threads & posts. But, we are talking about contact info, profile comments, etc. If you are so worried about searching for member posts, click their name (use the popup) or use the search options or use the memberlist! It has nothing to do with hiding posts and threads/topics. Just because you can find those in the search when profiles are private on XF, has nothing to do with the private option that still hides contact info, the comment archives, and many many other information from third-party apps that friends like
  15. Sticking with the motto of being consistant across all apps, I'd like to see privacy taken seriously in all areas related to member content. Privacy: Blogs - Can set to friends only (hopefully still in 4.0) Gallery - Can set to friends only (hopefully still in 4.0) Profile - Cannot set to accepted friends only (was really hoping to see this in 4.0. Huge disappointment it will not be!) Downloads - Can these be set to friends only? (what if members want to share downloads with friends only?) IP.Content - No friends only setting for submitted articles (may make no sense for most, but possib
  16. Wow!! I think IPB has now matched & even surpassed all other competing community (forum) calendar options out there! Just when I was about to look away you come up with these brilliant calendar enhancements! You make this so tempting! The calendar was one of several big factors for me. My only question somewhat related to this blog post is: Will google maps be integrated in all official addons and/or IPB editor? Use examples: Profiles for business location, IP.Blogs for travels, IP.Content (possible replacement for my business directory), etc. Maybe we could use google maps in all of
  17. Well, if I wanted to play all by myself in a community and wanted to need admin/mod options...well, I'd upgrade to VB5. IPB, XF, VB3.x/4x, Joomla & WP addons, and others offer more for end-users. Weighing which one offers the features you think your community will enjoy and/or need, is an important factor. So, yes...."end-users" sums it up for me. :grin:
  18. Some of us are waiting to see if IPB delivers what is already found in other platforms for end-users & also something new & inspiring. I'm very pleased to see IPB add some front end-user features I already have with other platforms. EX: recurring calendar, smilie cats, reviews, etc. Some of the more personal end-user features are not available in 3.x and some will not be in 4.0. Can't please everyone...I get that. But most, not all, of the blog updates seem to be more centered toward admins & moderators. What I am eagerly watching for is something new & inspiring for end-user
  19. You're welcome Jim. I've been in your shoes, so maybe I understand better than Rimi does. For us, it's tiresome... Rimi does offer 2 addons in the marketplace here for privacy options in 3.x. A huge thanks to Rimi for creating it for those who needed privacy options in 3.x. You should not feel like your questions/concerns are not valid or appreciated. You are a potential customer and your questions/concerns are very similar to that of others. I do hope that IPB 4.x delivers what your community needs because I believe IPB is a good company overall. And I hope that IPB realizes that an a
  20. Or purchase VB, XF, Jomsocial, etc. instead of worrying about IPB's limitation. I agree with this list. It depends on your settings. It depends on your settings. All or nothing. If you read above Jim's comment you would have seen what he was replying to. Telling someone to chill out is not helpful to someone who has not had the pleasure of using IPB admin panel yet. Infact, remarks like this (often found on XF & VB) help drive customers away from the community and away from purchasing products such as IPB & your own addons. There are XF addons th
  21. IMHO an addon for 3.x is not the same addon for 4.x. I'm sure that many developers will have to rewrite code to be compatible with any major version that comes out. If the base is changed, it becomes a new product. It's like buying a game for your computer vs buying a game for a game console. It may be the same game, but you must purchase the game that runs on the system you want to use. If you played the game on your game console but now want to play on your computer, you would have to purchase a compatible game again. However, I do agree that there should be more options in the marketplace
  22. I realize that. My reply was based on the part I quoted. ;) I highly support making profiles more useful. I'd be content with just >end-user choice at the very least. But, I do believe Jim has a great suggestion as well. It could be very useful as he stated and in many other ways. Let admins choose who has a choice based on usergroups.
  23. Fantastic! I love having choices! And I actually like this view. As others commented, I'm also very interested in the maps. Utilizing maps for location is highly important to a calendar IMHO. It's one of the biggest features I've been waiting for in IP.Calendar! It would be nice to use maps in other apps as well. Might find a use for IP.Content with maps.
  24. ATM content between all apps is separated. There is no easy way to connect related content between all the apps. It would be nice if admins could create main categories and connect all apps by category and end-users could easily access all related content between all apps without going through each app to locate that content. Social groups could solve this issue if implemented the right way using the apps already available at IPB. This is one of the biggest reasons why I highly support social groups...done the right way...connecting related content. Admins could use social groups to organi
  25. Jim, very well said! It would be nice if IPB was the community to transform profiles into something inspiring and of more importance for communities.
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