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  1. I'm just doing the same now @Joel R, though I am not holding my breath. I hope you have more luck than me, ?
  2. Well who would'a guessed it... Facebook take 6 weeks to review an app and decline it. Useless. I need to provide a screencast of how the permissions will be used. I'm not quite sure how I'm supposed to do that without the permissions, since nothing will work and the IPS software will not show the controls in use. Catch 22... Show me this chicken before it hatches. Does anybody have any ideas how to get around this?
  3. Like some other communities, I've noted a slight decline in registrations over the years as social media has pervaded through society. My registrations stats in the ACP showed this decline. However, now it shows that registrations have in fact been increasing. This is not correct and would leave one to a false conclusion that registrations are experiencing a growth. The culprit? I believe it's the prune members feature introduced for GDPR, by way of an unintended consequence. This makes the registration stats useless for anything longer than the data retention period. A minor inconvenience, but that graph was useful to monitor performance over time.
  4. Just a thought, and I'm assuming you're self-hosted, but if the potential for upgrade failures causes you such a huge amount of stress, have you thought about moving to IPS's Community in the Cloud? Firstly, you know that the hosting environment are perfectly compatible, and IPS can directly support all upgrade related issues because they are hosting it for you. It might be the solution to some of your woes. I liked my CIIC service, but I required additional capability at the time that isn't offered by IPS so went self-hosted. I haven't experienced any major issues with upgrades in quite some time and I upgrade religiously, every time an update is released. The times that I've encountered issues have, often, been a result of the hosting configuration. (Not always, so I'm not claiming the software is perfect, but it is pretty good.) It makes me wonder, though, whether your hosting environment could be a contributing factor to your issues? Not intended as a criticism, just a couple of ideas to mull over.
  5. I got tired of Webmaster Tools complaining about index issues due to my robots.txt, so these days it is blank.
  6. Have you checked whether your user group shows as being online or in the member list? This is configurable per group. ACP > Members > Groups Click on the edit icon for your user group. Scroll down to Privacy Settings and check the below:
  7. I'd raise a support ticket for that, let IPS take a look so that any subsequent upgrade attempt doesn't result in disaster.
  8. Release date please? ? (I kid of course!)
  9. The UK has a similar exception for copyright laws: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_dealing_in_United_Kingdom_law I'm not a lawyer, but a read of this a few years ago settled my anxiety about caching images. We moderate any blatant copyright infringement rigorously.
  10. If I understand correctly, you can do this. I do it on mine. <h3 class="ipsType_reset ipsWidget_title">TITLE</h3> <ul class="ipsDataList"> <li class="ipsDataItem"> <div class="ipsDataItem_main ipsPos_middle ipsType_normal"> TEXT </div> </li> </ul> I used the above code to make a 'welcome' block, to encourage first posts: Notice that the title bar and text are formatted the same as the lower two blocks in that image, which are both existing blocks provided with the platform.
  11. Hello, I've recently started using the promotion feature, however I have noticed a slight quirk based on how embedded images are hosted. If the images are uploaded to either gallery or as an attachment, the promotion feature uses these images as one would expect. If the images are hosted remotely, and the software is set to proxy the images, these images are not used and one must be added manually. This leads to an inconsistent experience for end users who wish to use this feature. Thanks ?
  12. How can we set this up? I'm trying to set up promotion for Facebook but signing in via FB is asking for a number of permissions, including 'publish_action', resulting in an error I can't get past: There's no way to get past this error message as far as I can tell. It just loops.
  13. I solved this. You have to choose the image to add. I don't think it's very clear though, it's not obvious a selection has to be made.
  14. I'm dabbling in the use of the social media promotion tools and have been attempting to share a topic to twitter. The opening post contains an image. When promoting the post I'm choosing to add the image, but Twitter doesn't use this... It uses the share image instead. (the one defined in the theme) Is this the intended behaviour or am I doing something wrong?
  15. I removed Tapatalk a few weeks ago as I was dissatisfied with i, both in terms of the support and the direction the app has taken the past few years. Sometimes the end users just have to deal with these things being removed, for better or for worse.
  16. I'm having a few issues on 4.3 and I did feel it was a little slower, but I wasn't sure if that's because I was paying more attention to it than normal.
  17. Thank you very much - I had no idea that was there. I'm a happy person! I did search for compression previously and it doesn't return a result: (just FYI) Thanks again.
  18. I wasn't aware the compression level could be controlled via the ACP. I can't find this - where would I look? I'll lift the limits as you suggest. Thanks - I wasn't aware the software behaved in this way.
  19. It's not that a message isn't being displayed, it is, but that users then don't know what to do about it. I know exactly what to do to rectify this, I'll either reduce the dimensions of the image or compress the image, but my users aren't always as capable. This error message means 'computer says no' and they give up on the gallery, opting instead for third party hosting. What would really work for users to be told their image is too large and then have an option to continue with the upload and for the image to be compressed for them. I have no idea how difficult this is to achieve, but this is what I see happening on other sites and it makes it such a flawless user experience.
  20. I can't help but notice I haven't received an answer despite being the first to ask a question.
  21. There are some really great changes there. Users on my forums often get confused by file upload size limits - it's my main barrier to users using the gallery. Are there any improvements to either make it clearer what those limits are or to dynamically reduce the file size through compression as it's uploaded?
  22. Will IPS host any Elasticsearch services itself, for example for use with CIC packages?
  23. I can't see this answered anywhere: how will the suite handle the introduction of new emoji? Will there be time-lag where the new emoji do not work or are not recognised?
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