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  1. Users would need to be notified that a reaction has taken place. I very rarely go back to a private message unless I'm notified of a new reply.
  2. It has! 😳 How did I miss this?!
  3. IPS would then be required to continue supporting it and maintaining it. I can only imagine how many chat rooms would be installed on shared or inadequate hosting, resulting in performance problems and then, subsequently, support tickets.
  4. Oh I'm not suggesting that my examples should be blockers, but in providing them I'm trying to help the debate flow in a more productive direction - such as possible solutions to the examples I posted or confirming that completely different use cases could be applied. I for one would like a block feature, but my use case is one of privacy. I don't care if content can be seen, but I would like the ability for users to block messages from, and disable access to view their profile for, specific individuals in a single button-click.
  5. Instead of debating whether the 'ignore' function works properly, just provide feedback on what you want to be able to do. You do not need to give it a name, you simply need to state your use case(s). There may be problems with creating a true "block" feature for community software like IPS. If you check blocking capabilities on sites where it already exists (I'm specifically thinking about social media) it serves as more of a privacy tool. It prevents others from being able to see your profile content, send you messages or view your posts. That's fine in a system where your content is entirely your own and the only impact is one less viewer of your content, but in community software like IPS this could create problems: There will be apparent gaps in conversations to users that have been blocked, for example: Blocked Person 1: Does anybody know how to install this program? Person 2: Yes, you install it by double clicking on it. Person 1: But then I get a warning about it being suspicious. Person 2: That's OK, you just need to add it as an exception. Person 1: Thanks Unblocked Person 1: Does anybody know how to install this program? Person 2: Yes, you install it by double clicking on it. Person 1: But then I get a warning about it being suspicious. Person 2: That's OK, you just need to add it as an exception. Person 3: No, don't do that! It's actually infected and a new version needs to be uploaded! Delete it and run a virus scan. Person 1: Thank There will be useful topics that might not be seen: Blocked How to install this program. How to open the program. How to uninstall the program. Unblocked Warning: current version infected - uninstall it and run a virus scan. How to install this program. How to open the program. How to uninstall the program. These are of course just examples I can think of, but I imagine there'd be gaps all over the place.
  6. I think I've changed URL twice since 2011, both times for free since it's not that often. It's hardly daylight robbery.
  7. When clicking on the notification bar when opening a site for the first time, it does not dismiss the associated notification under the notification icon at the top of the site. This has been a constant bugbear of mine since notifications actioned in this way require two additional clicks to dismiss them, when actioning it from the notification bar ought to do so.
  8. I would have thought that, in order to achieve that, we'd need to group or order those comments in some way. In a linear chronological view it would only be able to take you to one of them. Can IPS group top/highest rated comments in a reddit-esque style? If so, I agree it would be a good option for that use case.
  9. @onlyME has a mod (I think) that restricts certain posts to only members who "react" to the topic, meaning they would have to be logged in to see the content. It could do what you're after quite nicely.
  10. Has @Lindy's mind been blown by any of these changes?
  11. I doubt it'll happen and I largely agree with that decision. It's only visible to administrators so it's not like it affects the community.
  12. Agreed. I would prefer that previous password use is prevented if possible. These are good changes though and I'm glad to see the removal of emailed passwords.
  13. Wow, another thread starts to descend into chaos. πŸ˜• I was actually quite interested in seeing if the OP would elaborate on how they'd see this working.
  14. I'm curious how you'd see this working on IPS. I imagine it could be a complex innovation depending on how you'd envision handling replies between users who are responding to each other rather than the first post. Facebook comments are sorted by the most relevant or newest, but they aren't a conversation as such. They are usually a direct response to the original content rather than a conversation between the users. Conversations between users typically take place in response to a single comment and are grouped under said comment. In the below image there are four comments that are a response to the post which are completely unrelated to each other. There are, however, replies to one of those comments where a conversation has begun:
  15. I joined in May 2011 and purchased the software for use with a gaming community. Since then it's also been used for a photography community, horse rescue charity and, currently, an astronomy community. I've never, not once, considered leaving for a competitor. The software and support has been top-notch throughout. P.S. Please do tell about @Lindy being locked out of his own data centre...
  16. In my case, I noticed the PayPal errors before the patch was available. I ran the support tool to no avail. This means, of course, that having already run the support tool I wouldn't go and run it again, so the patches remained an unknown. My timing meant that I literally missed them. I'm hoping the calls in this thread result in something more proactive, even if we have to opt in to it.
  17. That depends entirely on the admin's own situation - what is trivial for one admin may not be for another. The point is, some of us want to know when patches are released... We want to be bothered. πŸ™‚
  18. I like that idea of a constant, but not that one. I don't habitually use development builds but I do want to know about patches. Good idea though. πŸ‘
  19. I certainly have this enabled, but my issue was that all users visiting had a CF IP address. I wanted to see the true IP address. The guide I linked above achieved this.
  20. Read this: https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200170786-Restoring-original-visitor-IPs-Logging-visitor-IP-addresses-with-mod-cloudflare-
  21. You assume correctly, it is the same. πŸ™‚
  22. Merry Christmas IPS team! πŸŽ…πŸ€ΆπŸŽ„ I have some feedback on the user of forum specific rules to improve the display of them, particularly in ensuring that users posting in forums are aware of forum-specific rules. I use a set of rules for our sales area of our community. It is a dedicated forum space for our users to advertise their property for sale to others. In doing so, we expect them to abide by a set of rules: As you can see, these are clearly displayed as soon as a user enters the specific forum. These are set in the ACP in the area specifically provided for this purpose: If a user follows a fairly traditional workflow, by navigating to the specific forum to create a new post, the rules are seen. However, we now have a different workflow available to users where this will not be the case. There is, on the forum index, a 'Start new topic' button: Clicking this button requires you to select a forum to create the new topic in: A user's workflow may instead therefore be to: visit the index; click on the 'Start new topic' button; and select a forum to post this in. When this workflow is followed, the user in question never sees the forum-specific rules. They are taken to the editor on which the forum specific rules are not displayed: This means that, in the event of a dispute, the user can validly claim to have been unaware of any specific rules they may have breached. Although this can be remedied on a case-by-case basis through tactful moderation, it would be better and more efficient to simply ensure the forum specific rules are visible to users using this workflow to create new topics. Thanks for reading. πŸ™‚
  23. The issue is that we may not know we're affected until something goes wrong, which could result in a lost registration, loss of content, loss of revenue, etc. I'd certainly advocate a more proactive approach to patching since I want to know if there is a possibility that an issue affects my community, rather than find out later when it could be too late. Even if it's just a banner or email notification, that'd be much better.
  24. Not true, since a good user interface can improve efficiency in using it. Just because it’s not the front end doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be improved.
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