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  1. I had to re-enable popen for the last update I did. It errored out otherwise.
  2. I run a popular gaming clan on IPS4 and have found no issues with security, what exactly is wrong with it from your point of view? We're often the targets of attacks, against both the suite itself and the machine we're hosted on, because we have zero tolerances on certain questionable behaviours... We attract all the wrong attention from all the wrong people. We've never suffered a security breach.
  3. It does work, in the latest release. Seriously, you're being very unreasonable as suggested by @RevengeFNF. You could choose to abandon your customisations and perform the updates. You could also choose to hire a person to perform the template upgrades for you, from 4.0 to 4.1. You're choosing, regardless of whether your hand is forced by finances or time, to maintain your customisations on an outdated version. That's entirely your call, it's really not IPS's fault or problem, nor is it their responsibility to render support for your outdated version. You are also, very likely, risking your customers data by running a version which is no longer receiving security updates. Keeping up to speed with the latest versions ensures not only that bug fixes are provided, and thus might fix your polls issue, but also that security updates are provided as well. Personally, I'd prioritise the software upgrades over customisations.
  4. In the four years of using IPS I don't think I've encountered a show-stopping bug more than once. It's not just the software at play here, it's the very foundations on which you run your website. I have been through some atrocious hosts, struggled with upgrades, etc., and alleviated the issues by moving. What looked like a serious bug on one host, did not manifest itself on another. I've recently moved to a self-managed VPS. I have yet to encounter any issues because I can tailor the VPS to my needs. I know exactly what's running, and the IPS Suite purrs like a kitten on it. I don't think IPS lacks testing. From my knowledge, the releases go through significant live testing prior to being released to the masses, both here on the IPS forums and elsewhere. If you're really risk averse you could hold on updates unless they contain a security fix, but I really would not recommend procrastinating on installing the updates that contain security fixes. That's just downright irresponsible. Overall I think the IPS team do a sterling job. I don't always agree with their decisions, nor do I stay silent when I disagree, but I understand them, I know the difference between a bug and a feature that seems counter-intuitive, and I raise tickets when something show-stopping happens. IPS support have never failed me yet. I will accept minor bugs because, well, that's software development.
  5. I know, but I also know how to export emails from a database and use a third party mailer. If the IPS forum was compromised I would use a third party mailer. Again, I'm not criticising, I'm just showing alternatives and expressing an opinion that it's a feature that's unlikely to get used much, if at all, by most admins.
  6. I'm not going to die if my forum gets hacked. It's a bit of a silly comparison. I also did not criticise your idea, I simply stated it's one of those things that's never likely to get used. I haven't had a forum hacked once and I've hosted forums for a long time. What you've asked for can be achieved through the use of a mass mail (e.g. Dear members, reset your passwords, ta!) and an SQL query.
  7. You can achieve this with an SQL query. By updating the password via SQL your users would no longer be able to login and they'd be forced to reset their passwords. It's that kind of a feature that, if built, would not be used very often, if at all.
  8. It seems to work fine. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2 4 6 8 10 9 8 7 6 5 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 I can't see any issues. If you're using BBCode then I suggest using the buttons. They work just fine.
  9. If it's a control that an admin can enable and, more importantly, disable, on a group by group basis, sure, why not.
  10. I don't disagree that features should not be enhanced, but I don't want members being able to tag entire groups, so I would only be happy with this function if it can be disabled. It's just not something I want to see members suddenly doing.
  11. Please, God, no. I do not want my members tagging my entire admin or moderator groups every time they feel the need to cry, rage, object, cause drama, etc. There's enough moderation work already without adding more to it. I'm feeling dread of this with a small community, can you imagine what it would do to a big one?
  12. Before you do it, read this: Changing to HTTPS counts as a URL change and I had problems because I didn't know about the above.
  13. It's not a dedicated wiki app as such, but Pages does appear to have a wiki type function built into the databases feature. Why don't you load up a 5 day demo and test it?
  14. @Lindy Your efforts do pay off. Embeds are working like a charm.
  15. That's not true. The recent 500 errors experienced during upgrade were a result of an issue with the upgrade itself, not the server configuration. You cannot pinpoint the cause of an error code such as this as being the fault of the host or the software vendor, based on the error code alone. An investigation into the cause is required.
  16. I like the current system. I was quite vocal about the lack of visibility of which bugs were fixed in which release, so IPS listened and changed the current bug tracker to address this lack of visibility. It gives many of us the visibility we desire without, I hope, being too resource intensive for IPS. I'd much rather time and attention be focused on fixes than on creating lists of fixes. I'm still loving the frequency at which updates are being released, bug fixes are so much faster now compared to the 3.4.X series.
  17. In your ACP add the member as a moderator. When you get to the next screen you can select which forum(s) that member can moderate.
  18. Thankfully I took backups just before the upgrade, so I can rollback if needed. It's a hassle, but at least I have some security in that sense.
  19. Time for some Civ 5. That's my solution to unexpected downtime. When there's nothing to moderate, game!
  20. Same issues on my site too. I just raised a ticket with support.
  21. Be aware that if you have existing images posted prior to the date that you switched to HTTPS then you will have mixed content security warnings on those pages. I've been quite vocal about this as a huge gap. You also need to change your URL before enabling your image proxy, or you'll have problems with broken images,
  22. A Google search pretty much reveals the job of HTML Purifier straight away: HTML filter that guards against XSS and ensures standards-compliant output. I won't be risking the security of my users with PHP7 due to a lack of official support. I'd rather everything be a little bit slower, but a lot more secure.
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