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About Elbmek

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  1. What The Hell Is going on?????

    as i stated earlier, the $25 was bi annual for upgrades as done by staff and thats what they told me when I signed up. They stopped the upgrades but continued to chagre $25 but now claiming it was for admin. Thats moving the goalposts whilst keeping the ball. This recent spate of updates gives me the impression that one desk does not know what the other is doing. Get software - fix it - release, but NOT every week!!
  2. What The Hell Is going on?????

    When I first came over to IV power, I paid for the software in full, for life. I was told that I would be charged a further $25 per 6 months for ALL Upgrades that came along. Great I thought, I am no techie, so having these lads do it for me was a godsend. Then they pulled the plug on this and told us that, from XXXXX version it software would auto upgrade itself - 'at the click of a button'. It didnt work. BUT I am still being invoiced for the $25, rip off dollars. As far as I am aware it still does not work, but I will have to check that. The person who kindly does my upgrades for me now, has his own software company and knows more than I ever will. He said it is a pain in the proverbial. Now we have YET another upgrade, only hours after the last one, which was only hours after the previous obne, which was ........................... get my drift? I am seriously pissed off.
  3. What The Hell Is going on?????

    The latest as of lthe other day, 4.5. ??? Do you mean my home site? Thats not where my forum is. Home site, like all my other sites, has been brought back to UK, from USA.
  4. What The Hell Is going on?????

    Thank you for taking time out to reply. As I stated I am not a techie minded old git. Just an old git. I have not written software since the days of the ZX81 (for my son) and the process, especially nowadays, is totally off the scale as far as I am concerned. I will add a comment in a pm, for your personal appraisal.
  5. What The Hell Is going on?????

    I agree this may be so, but the very reason I came to you is because of the offer you made to us, of hands on support. When you ceased it you still send invoices for the $25 bi yearly money in spite of the FACT that, when I bought the software it was said by your end to be *price in full*. I was delighted to pay you the $25 for support as it meant I did not have to worry, you even have your own log in. I would not even mind paying a bit more 6 monthly, but you didnt even ask!
  6. Because you have withdrawn support for upgrades I have now to pay twice, you your $25 and a person I know to do it, who does not do it for nothing!!! I am getting seriously annoyed. I joined you from vBulletin because they were totally crap at what they do, even even worse at support. Your promise of doing upgrades for us was too much to turn down and I have loved your software but over the past 12 months things are slipping, and badly. I am now about to have about the third upgrade in as many weeks, possibly less. Do you actually know what you are doing anymore? Do you have new owners who dont care? I said to you when I signed up that as I am not a techie minded person (I am 66 and retired) I was delighted to be able to have your competent people to do this headache for me. Now, we have yet another damn 'fix' because your lads/lasses dont do their tests properly. I am not happy at all. I left Hostgator and withdrew my sites (15 of them) because they sold out and CS went down the pan. I now have all my web sites with a UK firm that actually care and have been very helpful to a non techie like me.
  7. IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update

    Would this be the glitch that allows private messages to be sent to me, when they are addressed to somebody else? This has happened on a few occasions but not regularly.
  8. Happy New Year 2014

    Been with IPS for a while now Rhett.
  9. Cant see any mention of this but I would like to thank the lads and lasses at IP for their brilliant customer support, in some cases, patience, and for the fabulously solid forum software. I cannot understand why people still use 'inferior' products when this is by far the best on the planet. I came over from vBulletin, best move I ever made. Happy, wealthy, and healthy new year to all the staff and to the members of this forum. Long may you reign.
  10. Quote box

    I think I might have solved it. Instead of my clicking on the speech bubble between <> and the twit logo, I clicking on the folder 'paste' first of the three brown ones. It said: Because of your browser security settings, the editor is not able to access your clipboard data directly. You are required to paste it again in this window. Please paste inside the following box using the keyboard (Ctrl/Cmd+V) and hit OK I just tried it in my forum and I still had to use the brown folder and paste into the box, but this time it did not tell me the browser security settings prevented etc etc
  11. Quote box

    +Clients 18,912 posts Posted 21 minutes ago I didn't even realize there was a paste button on the editor. I just used it and I see nothing about it needing a quote box. It does give a popup explaining that it can't access the clipboard directly (that's a security thing, it's not a bug, the operating system doesn't allow it) but you can paste there and it shows up without being quoted for me, I just pasted this from your post above: Darn thing worked for me, talk about call me a liar!!!! I am going to try it on my forum now. No still not working - could it be a setting, if so what might it be. I have tweaked nothing I just tried using right click and paste on a blank below - it took several clicks before 'paste' became active.
  12. Fonts Adding to Forum

    Thanks Mike, that's solves one little hitch, but could still do with more fonts as standard. Every forum I am in or have been in, members modify their posts according to taste. Invision should be no different (except better of course!!!!).
  13. Quote box

    I own an army forum and members post information and news on anything that is of interest to the members, eg: I post astronomical news from NASA and space.com; other soccer, military news and history. When I cut an item and open the relevant post/reply. I cannot click on paste because it waits until I open the quote box before it will let me paste it in. I have just copied a sentence out of your post, it will not lit me paste it until: I click on the speech bubble. It then asks me if I will allow access to the clipboard. When I click on ok, the text appears in the box 'What are you trying to copy and where from ?' now allows me to add it to the open text as normal. I am on Win 8 and IE10. It also did it when I had Firefox and Chrome. (but that's another story)!
  14. Fonts Adding to Forum

    No. I have an extra font in my forum, requested by the member. Every time there is an upgrade, it removed the font, so it has to be manually replaced.
  15. Fonts Adding to Forum

    I do not understand why we have so few - font preferences is prevalent and relevant.