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    CallieJo got a reaction from sabrond in profile privacy in IPB 4   
    Count my vote once again for this. Most people are accustomed to this type of profile privacy. Let the end-user have a choice, please.

    I would like to add that an add as friend link should be on the profile if the profile is set to friends only so people can request to be their friend from the profile.
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    CallieJo got a reaction from levsha in Offline Advertisement Ideas   
    Some communities do very well to advertise offline. Especially if your niche is centered around your local community, a niche that's in your local community, or a business in your local community. Here are some ideas for advertising offline. Feel free to add your own to the list.

    Ads in your local newspapers. Some places have free newspapers that are cheaper to advertise in than the other newspapers. Radio station ads. Sometimes you can get a promotion deal where it's cheaper to advertise for a set period of time on multiple radio stations at once. Check with your local radio stations and see who is handling their ads. You can ask them to keep you updated the next time there is a promotion if you are looking to save money and gain multiple exposure. Local welcome packets. Your main local newspaper's head office might handle these. Check around. You can place an ad inside the welcome packets for new residents. Local golf clubs, festivals, other recreation & local events. Sometimes you can advertise on their tickets, flyers, and/or their paper. Bumper stickers. Use your local copy place if applicable, vistaprint.com, cafepress.com, etc. to create some bumper stickers. Place one on the back of your vehicle and ask friends and family to do the same. Car magnets. Now, in some cases you must be a licensed business to do this. Check your local laws first. You can get some car magnets from places like vistaprint.com or a local business. Place these on both sides and the back of your vehicle. Enlist friends and family to do the same, if legal in your area. Business cards. Again, use places like vistaprint.com or a local business. You can also create these yourself. Pass these out every chance you can. Especially at local events. You can also ask local business to swap. You leave some business cards and in return you will advertise their business on your website. Flyers. Create a flyer and take it down to your local copy place. It's cheaper to let them copy hundreds of copies rather than using up your own ink. Pass these out. Be careful because some places do not allow you to pass flyers around. You could be charged with littering if you put these on cars in some places since people will throw them on the ground. Alternatively, you could ask local business to swap as decribed above for business cards. T-shirts. Check some local business for prices. If all else fails, go to cafepress.com or spreadshirt.com or another place online. Get some t-shirts made up advertising your community. Wear these everywhere you go. Especially local events. Give some to your friends and family. Give some away to members of your forum community as prizes for a contest or something. Phone book. If you are already a listed business in the phonebook, you could add your website address to the listing. Usually costs extra. Otherwise, you could pay to advertise inside the phonebook in some cases. Might be costly, though. Schools. Some schools look for sponsors for special events like concerts, dances, etc. You can donate some money and get your ad listed. Coupons. Some local areas have coupons that are sent out to local residents. Check to see who is sending the packet and see how much it would be to place a coupon in there to join your community for free or a discounted fee using a IP.Nexus coupon. You could also use the coupon idea for your local newspapers ads, radio station ads, welcome packet, etc.


    Wishing you much success in your offline advertising! :smile:
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    CallieJo got a reaction from Sonya* in profile privacy in IPB 4   
    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 sharing with JUST friends on XF. If you want to use VB as an example, how about looking at the screenshot I posted earlier. Nowhere can you see those things if set to private...unless you are a friend. Again, it has nothing to do with the forum threads & posts. VB actually doesn't hide the whole profile. So, if you MUST use the profile to search for their posts instead of other options...well, you can still.

    And did IPS not state that 4.0 will allow admins to break free from requiring forums? Why does everything fall back on public forum content when we ask for profile privacy? Two different beasts, IMHO.

    As far as members not controlling content, I beg to differ. They control their profile comments & updates & contact info...etc. If some of us don't allow guests to see profiles, then why say that most users are guests discovering content. I don't allow guests to view profiles. Therefor, they are not discovering "that" content.

    There should be some kind of value on having friends other than just listing mugshots.
    Would have been nice to at least have these minimal options:
    Profile comment updates should be friends only. Contact info should be friends only. Continue consistancy across all apps. Other app content on profiles should retain friends only privacy options. IE: blogs, personal albums... This information should NOT be accessible anywhere else unless you are a friend if set to friends only.

    We all know the benefit of friends/followers with every other popular website on the internet, but not in IPS community websites.

    IPS products work great for IPS and likewise websites. Instead of basing assumptions on this particular community, I'd suggest looking at not only competitors (who DO have better profile privacy) but also the most popular websites on the internet that are geared toward regular internet users and not just admins and developers. There lies the problem.

    Funniest answer I've ever heard, "tell members not to share anything personal"....LMAO!...Really? I suppose all websites are telling members not to share anything personal and they really do listen, right? Should we ban all those sharing people who did not listen? Someone should tell the internet they are doing something wrong.

    How about we ask IPS...
    What is the point in profile friends in IPS? What is the benefit of an all or nothing admin option as opposed to a member choice option? What would make grandma feel better? What about businesses that want to reward their friends for following them with special updates? And encourage users to sign-up to friend them for those special updates? What about parenting sites that want to share their personal updates w/ family & friends only? What about health sites that want to share private info with just a select few friends? Should we tell them all to go to the next big social network instead? If yes, then what's the point in creating our own communities? They do not need our communities...there's always other options. A missing fact here is that communities create personal relationships & connections. It's not just about the public content. It does NOT take content to keep members in a community...it takes a whole lot more than that!

    I admit defeat....clearly some of us was hoping 4.0 would step-up the profiles.
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    CallieJo reacted to Joel R in Nexus + "All" Official Addons   
    This is brilliant. All of it. It shows the power of IP.Nexus in monetizing multiple channels in the suite.
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    CallieJo got a reaction from vincent_w_merged in Perpetual licenses being done away with.   
    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 customers. They have and continue to refer new customers through the best advertisement...Word Of Mouth backed by trust in the company's promises. 4% is a huge number in terms of word of mouth. Older customers oftentimes support the company in other ways like purchasing multiple licenses under new license structures. Sometimes even renewing those licenses even when they don't need any updates or support. Older customers and customers with multiple purchases are your biggest assets in business, IMHO. This decision does not affect me directly, but I hope that it does not cause more negativity towards IPS. The more negativity out there based on the company's trust factor, the less people will invest in IPS. As customers, we want to see IPS grow so the products grow and our investments continue to have stability.

    Anyways, I hope for the best on all ends...
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    CallieJo got a reaction from esquire in profile privacy in IPB 4   
    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 forum posts (even though you can without the profile) and heaven forbid you stop guests from discovering profile content that many already block anyways. You and others opposing are regurgitating what they said and adding unrelated examples.


    Really? Comparing sending nude pics in private messages has nothing to do with profile privacy. For someone who created an addon for profile privacy, I would have thought you'd know the difference.

    And for someone who created an addon for profile privacy, you'd think you'd be in support of the feature....makes me wonder what's your motive! Seriously!!!???

    This whole topic went from making a common feature suggestion to being attacked for explaining the suggestion since it appeared that some didn't understand anything already said. It's no different than admins hiding profiles for guests! It's already a feature for admins to choose! Why can't the members choose? Why provide that choice if you are soooooo against it?
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    CallieJo got a reaction from Jirinex in Nexus + "All" Official Addons   
    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/database content from IP.Content? Again, you can buy a subscription to upgrade usergroup to see that content. But, what if you only wanted to sell individual content items? Then subscription is not ideal. Especially if you have a lot of individual content items.

    What if we want to sell access to calendars? Again, the usergroup subscription could help as a whole.

    So, what's left out of the above in the current way things work?
    Gallery
    Blogs
    IP.Content for inividual content items

    It would be nice if Nexus integrated with "all" official addons in a way that admins & members could benefit from. Many websites are not necessarily based on downloads.
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    CallieJo reacted to EricGagne in Suggestion IP.Nexus: More flexibility for upgrades   
    There are cases when upgrades in a group of products are offered only for certain products within the group and the upgrade price does not always equals the price difference between the 2 products.

    Example:

    Package A: 35$
    Package B: 50$
    Package C: 75$
    Package D: 100$

    Say I only want to offer the following upgrade options at the specified prices.

    A -> B : $20
    A -> C : $45
    B -> C : $30
    B -> D : $55
    C -> D : $30


    I was thinking of something like the renewals where we can add different renewal options except now it would be multiple upgrade options. For each one, we would select a package that can be upgraded from and enter the upgrade price.




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    CallieJo reacted to NinjaPP in Multiple IP Spotter   
    This was just an idea i thought could be implemented into 4.0
    It's just an interesting and useful tool that could prove useful
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    CallieJo reacted to AEE in Multi-Column Option for Forum and Sub-Forums   
    I would like to see a multi-column option in version 4.

    Because if the forum is has many forums and sub-forums the page will be too long.

    By using columns we can easily decrease the length by x2 or x3.

    Kind Regards
    Erhan

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    CallieJo got a reaction from Aiwa in Nexus + "All" Official Addons   
    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/database content from IP.Content? Again, you can buy a subscription to upgrade usergroup to see that content. But, what if you only wanted to sell individual content items? Then subscription is not ideal. Especially if you have a lot of individual content items.

    What if we want to sell access to calendars? Again, the usergroup subscription could help as a whole.

    So, what's left out of the above in the current way things work?
    Gallery
    Blogs
    IP.Content for inividual content items

    It would be nice if Nexus integrated with "all" official addons in a way that admins & members could benefit from. Many websites are not necessarily based on downloads.
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    CallieJo got a reaction from GreenLinks in Nexus + "All" Official Addons   
    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/database content from IP.Content? Again, you can buy a subscription to upgrade usergroup to see that content. But, what if you only wanted to sell individual content items? Then subscription is not ideal. Especially if you have a lot of individual content items.

    What if we want to sell access to calendars? Again, the usergroup subscription could help as a whole.

    So, what's left out of the above in the current way things work?
    Gallery
    Blogs
    IP.Content for inividual content items

    It would be nice if Nexus integrated with "all" official addons in a way that admins & members could benefit from. Many websites are not necessarily based on downloads.
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    CallieJo reacted to Warzone in Gallery Suggestion   
    Well, lets say IP.Gallery gets what IP.Downloads have, sell, buy, comission ect. that would be one of the best updates!
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    CallieJo reacted to GreenLinks in Gallery Suggestion   
    We will like to see a better UI that clearly displays the most recent activity on gallery. Currently it is kind of major problem to find out updated images imo.

    Also we will like to see major improvements on Image Upload process . It is kind of problematic currently.

    Photo Tagging is another critical feature we are looking for.

    Hopefully Gallery will also have way better video features.


    This is a great idea however i would love to see full support to all installed Payment Gateways and an ability to mass pay image owners via paypal or other channels.
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    CallieJo reacted to Joel R in Gallery Suggestion   
    The integration between IP.Nexus to unlock selling in IP.Gallery would be a powerful feature.
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    CallieJo reacted to Warzone in Gallery Suggestion   
    Also, why not make it possible to sell photos?
    Like: Allow to add additional image who does get sold(so u can upload 1 file wich is downloaded by the one who bought it)(and remove the "large" view size image)
    and make it a permission option. (Add a "Terms of Use" page for the images that get sold)

    within acc, only allow PayPal (add the member email in user panel under gallery)

    Also add commission to the board - if i buy a image for 20$ the admin(or something) gets(choose in admin) 20% - 70% of the amount.

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    CallieJo reacted to Zephpp in Option for inserting full size of uploaded image?   
    Couldn't find a topic on this subject.

    I would like to see a button when uploading images that will insert the picture in full size, not just a thumbnail you have to click.
    On threads which largely consist of images, it's annoying when you have to click on some of the pictures to see what it is. Compared to just scrolling down and viewing as you go.

    This is also frustrating if you are reading a text in the post which goes with the picture. If you want to read while looking at the image, back and forth, you have to click on the image to bring up the full size every time you want to look at it.

    I have seen other forums which give you two options: "Insert miniature" and "Insert full size". Larger images could be scaled down to the resolution of the theme, as it does when using img-tag today.
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    CallieJo reacted to Andrej in Sort by "First Post Likes"   
    I think there should be an ability to sort threads in a forum by "First Post Likes". Is there anything to say really? :)
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    CallieJo reacted to cmiller in IPB vs Facebook   
    Amen! The forum developers left us in the dark. I jumped ship from UBB, then VB, and now I am with IPB and planning to ditch it too. These companies just don't get it apparently. It's all about user experience and all they want to do is take us backwards.

    It's sad! :(
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    CallieJo reacted to rbiss in IPB vs Facebook   
    The Forum experience isn't much different to the end user than bulletin boards of 15 years ago. Forum software stood still and catered to admin-geekspeak while social networks created something fresh for end users.
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    CallieJo got a reaction from MasterPro in Better Also Tagged System in IPS 4.0   
    Great suggestion! It's so hard to link related content together between all apps. Everything feels so separate atm. Anyway to link related content across the website is a good way to help promote related content no matter which app holds the content. You land on a page about some cats and it somehow (ex: your suggestion above) has links to cat content from all apps.

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    CallieJo got a reaction from Mysterioux in Custom Profile Blocks (Responsive)   
    End-user customer profile blocks that use the editor so end-users can add videos, photos, text, smilies, map to their location, other custom bbcode, etc. to any of their custom profile blocks.

    This is something I miss having in a forum profile. It helps promote end-user personalization, which IMHO is very important.

    Businesses can add a map to their location, artists can promote their latest music video, family can promote a new baby photo, etc. etc. etc.
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    CallieJo got a reaction from sobrenome in Better Also Tagged System in IPS 4.0   
    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, and help end-users find content (ANY CONTENT) that matters to them most.
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    CallieJo reacted to mrenkema in Better Also Tagged System in IPS 4.0   
    +1
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    CallieJo got a reaction from AlexJ in Perpetual licenses being done away with.   
    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 customers. They have and continue to refer new customers through the best advertisement...Word Of Mouth backed by trust in the company's promises. 4% is a huge number in terms of word of mouth. Older customers oftentimes support the company in other ways like purchasing multiple licenses under new license structures. Sometimes even renewing those licenses even when they don't need any updates or support. Older customers and customers with multiple purchases are your biggest assets in business, IMHO. This decision does not affect me directly, but I hope that it does not cause more negativity towards IPS. The more negativity out there based on the company's trust factor, the less people will invest in IPS. As customers, we want to see IPS grow so the products grow and our investments continue to have stability.

    Anyways, I hope for the best on all ends...
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