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  1. Agree
    Morgin reacted to Meowcious in Drum roll please… announcing Achievements!   
    I agree with what many people here are asking for. I would really appreciate a way to surface what badges exist, how they are earned, and some explanation of the ranks and points system. I totally understand the sentiment of not wanting to surface this info but I think it needs to be an option.
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    Morgin got a reaction from DamonT in Drum roll please… announcing Achievements!   
    My only comment is I would strongly urge someone to look at Discourse to see what a typical "basic" set of badges looks like and make it very easy for Invision users to implement such a "basic" set to very easily have a great user onboarding experience.
    This is the only area I think Discourse has been crushing us, and they really have pretty much nailed user onboarding through badges and gamification. I've joined two discourse communities recently related to some smart home stuff I'm doing (Hubitat being one of them) and the user onboarding with badges to reward participation and elevating to higher and higher trust levels the more things a person does to engage is just *chef's kiss*.
    Sort of like the below (although I dobn't think this is the default set):

  3. Thanks
    Morgin got a reaction from AlexJ in Drum roll please… announcing Achievements!   
    My only comment is I would strongly urge someone to look at Discourse to see what a typical "basic" set of badges looks like and make it very easy for Invision users to implement such a "basic" set to very easily have a great user onboarding experience.
    This is the only area I think Discourse has been crushing us, and they really have pretty much nailed user onboarding through badges and gamification. I've joined two discourse communities recently related to some smart home stuff I'm doing (Hubitat being one of them) and the user onboarding with badges to reward participation and elevating to higher and higher trust levels the more things a person does to engage is just *chef's kiss*.
    Sort of like the below (although I dobn't think this is the default set):

  4. Like
    Morgin got a reaction from SeNioR- in Drum roll please… announcing Achievements!   
    My only comment is I would strongly urge someone to look at Discourse to see what a typical "basic" set of badges looks like and make it very easy for Invision users to implement such a "basic" set to very easily have a great user onboarding experience.
    This is the only area I think Discourse has been crushing us, and they really have pretty much nailed user onboarding through badges and gamification. I've joined two discourse communities recently related to some smart home stuff I'm doing (Hubitat being one of them) and the user onboarding with badges to reward participation and elevating to higher and higher trust levels the more things a person does to engage is just *chef's kiss*.
    Sort of like the below (although I dobn't think this is the default set):

  5. Haha
    Morgin got a reaction from Jordan Invision in The Importance of Moderation, err... Community Guidance (New Video!)   
    Nothing to add, great video, but omg please don't ever ask me to smash a like button again.
  6. Haha
    Morgin got a reaction from Linux-Is-Best in The Importance of Moderation, err... Community Guidance (New Video!)   
    Nothing to add, great video, but omg please don't ever ask me to smash a like button again.
  7. Like
    Morgin got a reaction from Matt in Solved Content Improvements   
    Thanks for the update! Looks great. 
  8. Like
    Morgin got a reaction from Matt in Anonymous Posting   
    I love this feature. Agree with @Paul E. above that forcing OP to be anon would be helpful. An alternative would be to ensure that moderators can go the other direction as well, i.e. in addition to revealing who the OP was and de-anonymizing, it would be great if there was a setting for mods to edit a post and change to anonymous. We often have members who join to post a question that can sometimes reveal highly personal info and it’s fine when they think it’s a one off question, then they decide to stay (because our community is so great) and become a long time member. That usually prompts a PM asking if we can go back and remove some personal info they posted when they didn’t think through the implications. Would love to use this tool as an easy anonymizer for that type of content. 
  9. Like
    Morgin got a reaction from CoffeeCake in Anonymous Posting   
    I love this feature. Agree with @Paul E. above that forcing OP to be anon would be helpful. An alternative would be to ensure that moderators can go the other direction as well, i.e. in addition to revealing who the OP was and de-anonymizing, it would be great if there was a setting for mods to edit a post and change to anonymous. We often have members who join to post a question that can sometimes reveal highly personal info and it’s fine when they think it’s a one off question, then they decide to stay (because our community is so great) and become a long time member. That usually prompts a PM asking if we can go back and remove some personal info they posted when they didn’t think through the implications. Would love to use this tool as an easy anonymizer for that type of content. 
  10. Like
    Morgin reacted to CoffeeCake in Anonymous Posting   
    This is a fantastic addition, and we were actually beginning development on this as an extension to the suite. Our use case is exactly the type of case as in the example included in the announcement.
    What would be a wonderful feature (if not already included) is the ability to set a particular forum in such a manner that the thread author is always anonymous (either by default, or by enforced policy), including any replies.
  11. Like
    Morgin got a reaction from Eric BXL in 4.5: Introducing our updated default theme   
    Another question as a non-designer: what’s the impact on users who want to brand their own site by keeping the default theme but just adjusting to their brand colors and logo?
    When the visual editor was new, I recall using that and got myself into a lot of trouble because the resultant theme never updated with the rest of the suite and I needed support to come in and clean a bunch of stuff up. 
    With these changes in 4.5, is there now a way that all colored aspects of the default theme can be adjusted without the suite thinking it’s no longer the default theme and not keeping it updated when new releases come out?
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    Morgin reacted to marklcfc in 4.5: Two feature additions   
    Good to have preview by topic, but one thing I'd say I've wanted more has been to restrict/ban a member from a certain topic, it would work better than every post going on preview if its just a certain member causing the problem. Any chance?
  13. Haha
    Morgin reacted to Maxxius in 4.5: Two feature additions   
    I will let you in on a little secret. What bought about the new feature Per Topic Post Approval was because of the corona virus topic on IPS forums 😄 lol
  14. Like
    Morgin reacted to Rikki in 4.5: Introducing our updated default theme   
    Good spot - that happens because on the invisible widget container above the main content. We’ll figure out a solution 🤞
  15. Like
    Morgin got a reaction from SC36DC in 4.5: Topic view summary and more   
    These are really innovative ideas. Love this. 
  16. Like
    Morgin got a reaction from Passingby in Invision Community Apps for iOS & Android   
    I guess this is a good stopgap. The fact you can do it in react native makes sense.
    Philosophically, I think I’ve probably said enough times that from where I sit as an admin, part of the long term success of Invision Community seems to me will rest on maintaining the decentralized and ad hoc nature of communities (as compared to Facebook, Reddit, etc.) That is, as more people realize that the “platform communities” have significant downsides from a privacy and control perspective, we can operate our boutique communities to fill that niche and promote our decentralized nature as a reason to join a community. 
    For that reason, I’m still all in on PWAs precisely because they don’t intermingle or confuse Invision as being akin to a reddit with one app with a bunch of subcommunities. I’d be nervous promoting an app that works across multiple communities precisely for the optics that creates of being part of a larger platform/user worries about who controls the data/etc.
    However, Apple does what apple does, and I need mobile push notifications, so I’ll take what I can get. 
    The comments about ads are fairly relevant and high priority for me though. Anything that reduces the profitability of my community serves to disincentivize me from grinding it out and trying to compete. If this swallows up all my mobile ad revenue (which >50% of total ad revenue) I’m going to be in a tough spot. 
    All said, it’s exciting to see these efforts. Looking forward to the launch. 
  17. Like
    Morgin got a reaction from day_ in 4.5: Your new admin control panel   
    Time based would be the wrong approach. They will more than likely implement support for prefers-color-scheme (https://web.dev/prefers-color-scheme/), release an official dark version of the default skin and acp skin, allow admin to turn on “support native dark mode” and set the default skins for light and dark, maybe add an admin toggle profile setting to let users pick which themes to use for light and dark, and boom done. User has their device on dark mode, they get the dark skin. Can override to have always dark skin in profile or normal theme toggle. Simple, quick, painless. 
  18. Like
    Morgin got a reaction from Ehren in 4.5: Your new admin control panel   
    Love it!
  19. Like
    Morgin got a reaction from Matt in 4.5: Your new admin control panel   
    Love it!
  20. Like
    Morgin got a reaction from Sebbo78 in Invision Community Apps for iOS & Android   
    I guess this is a good stopgap. The fact you can do it in react native makes sense.
    Philosophically, I think I’ve probably said enough times that from where I sit as an admin, part of the long term success of Invision Community seems to me will rest on maintaining the decentralized and ad hoc nature of communities (as compared to Facebook, Reddit, etc.) That is, as more people realize that the “platform communities” have significant downsides from a privacy and control perspective, we can operate our boutique communities to fill that niche and promote our decentralized nature as a reason to join a community. 
    For that reason, I’m still all in on PWAs precisely because they don’t intermingle or confuse Invision as being akin to a reddit with one app with a bunch of subcommunities. I’d be nervous promoting an app that works across multiple communities precisely for the optics that creates of being part of a larger platform/user worries about who controls the data/etc.
    However, Apple does what apple does, and I need mobile push notifications, so I’ll take what I can get. 
    The comments about ads are fairly relevant and high priority for me though. Anything that reduces the profitability of my community serves to disincentivize me from grinding it out and trying to compete. If this swallows up all my mobile ad revenue (which >50% of total ad revenue) I’m going to be in a tough spot. 
    All said, it’s exciting to see these efforts. Looking forward to the launch. 
  21. Thanks
    Morgin got a reaction from Matt in Invision Community Apps for iOS & Android   
    For what it’s worth, they have answered that question before too. They are simply taking a different path than xenforo, which has splintered support for PWAs/push. Invision wants to roll it out when it works and is stable for everyone, regardless of device/browser. Its probably not what you and others prefer (and since I’m not an android user I’m fairly ambivalent), but it’s their strategy and their call to do it that way. I trust they have the data and metrics we all have access to (and more) to have made that judgement call. 
  22. Like
    Morgin got a reaction from opentype in Invision Community Apps for iOS & Android   
    Yes? There are no notable PWA improvements in 13 or 13.1. You can literally test this yourself on an iOS13.1 device using the testing tool on the site I linked. 

      
    Look, I know the point you are trying to make. @Matt can confirm how many times I’ve slid into his DMs trying to nudge him to be loud and obnoxious with Apple on behalf of Invision Community clients regarding the slow uptake of PWAs. I’ve been beating that drum here for a long time and I’ll be the first to be back on their case if and when Apple ever decides to join the rest of us in the modern age. 
     
    Until that time, there’s no path to a viable one size fits all native app for individual communities. We’re having our lunch eaten by other social platforms that can gamify user behavior with frequent pushy native notifications. People complain they don’t like that, but it’s wildly popular, so seems like it works. I want my users to be able to get push notifications so they keep coming back and don’t forget about my site. This seems like literally the only solution that is viable and hits the minimum requirements for a native app. I think everyone would love a world where each of our communities got their own app and it was cost effective and easy to support. We don’t live in that world until PWAs are universally supported. So here we are. This solution will at least work for some people, overlaps with technology goals of future development in any event, and long term could be a springboard for other improvements. There’s no downside in my opinion because for me at least, a native mobile app even with all these compromises is still much more important than updates to blogs which as far as I’m aware is a pretty niche and minimally utilized part of the platform. 
  23. Like
    Morgin reacted to Matt in Invision Community Apps for iOS & Android   
    Indeed @Morgin.
    There seems to be a circular argument that:
    - We don't have the resources to make a native app.

    But
    - We do have the resources to code around missing functionality in PWA 'support' from Apple.

    As Apple is still missing basic PWA elements, we'd need to be creative with javascript to plug the gaps which is a serious time investment.
  24. Like
    Morgin got a reaction from Matt in Invision Community Apps for iOS & Android   
    Yes? There are no notable PWA improvements in 13 or 13.1. You can literally test this yourself on an iOS13.1 device using the testing tool on the site I linked. 

      
    Look, I know the point you are trying to make. @Matt can confirm how many times I’ve slid into his DMs trying to nudge him to be loud and obnoxious with Apple on behalf of Invision Community clients regarding the slow uptake of PWAs. I’ve been beating that drum here for a long time and I’ll be the first to be back on their case if and when Apple ever decides to join the rest of us in the modern age. 
     
    Until that time, there’s no path to a viable one size fits all native app for individual communities. We’re having our lunch eaten by other social platforms that can gamify user behavior with frequent pushy native notifications. People complain they don’t like that, but it’s wildly popular, so seems like it works. I want my users to be able to get push notifications so they keep coming back and don’t forget about my site. This seems like literally the only solution that is viable and hits the minimum requirements for a native app. I think everyone would love a world where each of our communities got their own app and it was cost effective and easy to support. We don’t live in that world until PWAs are universally supported. So here we are. This solution will at least work for some people, overlaps with technology goals of future development in any event, and long term could be a springboard for other improvements. There’s no downside in my opinion because for me at least, a native mobile app even with all these compromises is still much more important than updates to blogs which as far as I’m aware is a pretty niche and minimally utilized part of the platform. 
  25. Like
    Morgin got a reaction from sobrenome in Invision Community Apps for iOS & Android   
    https://medium.com/dev-channel/progressive-web-app-progress-in-ios-12-2-beta-1-build-16e5181f-a18cd05ca361
    theres a lot more missing in webkit’s PWA implementation than push notifications. There has basically been no progress on this list in a year. So I reject your claim that Apple is coming around on this. They have shown zero interest aside from some responses on Twitter that they are starting to look closer at it now. 
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