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    Hexsplosions reacted to LiquidFractal in The hidden cost of doing nothing   
    Not to mention the fact that CentOS 6.x reaches EOL some time next year. 🙂
    But the points made here need repeating: despite the hassle and inevitable hand-wringing involved with upgrading one's live site (compound this if you use many third-party apps and plugins, all of whom almost certainly have their own update schedules which will not coincide with yours), IMHO there is no excuse to fall behind to the point where you're still using 3.x.
    I don't always agree with the priorities re: what gets added and when, or what gets dropped from v3 to v4, but it's the world we live in.
    Oh, and...backup backup backup.
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    Hexsplosions got a reaction from Matt in The hidden cost of doing nothing   
    I try to de-risk "getting stuck" as much as possible and always think ahead to the next update.
    In anticipation of 4.4 I'm looking at the limited number of third party addons I use and assessing whether they'll be updated in a timely fashion, and will seek alternatives if it appears they may hold back an update by an unreasonable amount of time.
    I also planned ahead by migrating from CentOS 6.10 to CentOS 7.6 in the last week, allowing me to enable HTTP/2 and ALPN, and have PHP 7.3 ready to go.
    Bring on the cutting edge. 😀
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    Hexsplosions got a reaction from media in Don't hide your community away!   
    I didn't know Star Wars had witches in it! 😎
    You're right though, it's funny how often I can't find my way to community forums.
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    Hexsplosions got a reaction from Matt in Don't hide your community away!   
    I didn't know Star Wars had witches in it! 😎
    You're right though, it's funny how often I can't find my way to community forums.
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    Hexsplosions got a reaction from AlexJ in Test drive Invision Community 4.4 now!   
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    Hexsplosions got a reaction from AlexJ in 4.4: 6 New Micro Features   
    Based on that logic, IPS may as well shut up shop right now.
    Companies like IPS are not here to 'kill' social media, but these small enhancements improve the quality of the user experience for administrators and users alike, so for some of us they are indeed noteworthy.
    I've been somewhat vocal elsewhere about the things that social media gets right, and where I see IPS could make improvements, but credit is due to the team for their ongoing efforts to improve the suite.
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    Hexsplosions got a reaction from Rikki in 4.4: 6 New Micro Features   
    Based on that logic, IPS may as well shut up shop right now.
    Companies like IPS are not here to 'kill' social media, but these small enhancements improve the quality of the user experience for administrators and users alike, so for some of us they are indeed noteworthy.
    I've been somewhat vocal elsewhere about the things that social media gets right, and where I see IPS could make improvements, but credit is due to the team for their ongoing efforts to improve the suite.
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    Hexsplosions reacted to eskaiter in 4.4: 6 New Micro Features   
    All new features are nothing worth as long as they won't kill facebook, twitter, instagram and os on!
     
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    Hexsplosions got a reaction from Nebthtet in 4.4: Animated GIFs   
    I feel like

    about GIFs, because my users are

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    Hexsplosions got a reaction from MMXII in 4.4: Animated GIFs   
    I feel like

    about GIFs, because my users are

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    Hexsplosions reacted to Matt in 4.4: Animated GIFs   
    When you announce a new minor feature in an upcoming software version and people just post the other stuff they'd like.

     
    1) Nope, you can't take my animated GIFs from me! (But you do not need to enable GIFs, that's up to you)
    2) You'll like a blog entry we have coming up soon.

     
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    Hexsplosions reacted to The Old Man in Gamification for your community   
    Hi Heff, I agree, it would be good if there was some kind of gentle encouragement. At the moment I create a forum to encourage new members to say a hello and maybe say a little about why they like the subject matter of my community. 
    I also set up an Icebreaker themed award with Fosters' Trophies and Awards app using the snowflake Font Awesome icon and later the ship, never got a chance to give it a go as it was too buggy at the time. Think I'll revisit it, hopefully it's matured now.

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    Hexsplosions got a reaction from The Old Man in Gamification for your community   
    I really like this, but there is a gaping hole at the moment. I fed back about it ages ago, here:
    I see no evidence that those completing their profiles are more likely to engage. I have loads of new members who've updated their profile and haven't posted, and some that are as blank as my autobiography but yet have posted.
    I do think the 'progress bar' works though, as I do see more completed profiles these days, and so gamification could be seen to work.
    What I'd really like to see, as I fed back in that thread I linked, is a continuation of the approach to encourage the new member to 'break the ice'. Completing the profile is fruitless unless they take the next step and actually contribute in some way.
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    Hexsplosions reacted to Joel R in Video Tip: ACP Tips and Tricks   
    Oh. My. God.  
    I thought I was fairly proficient in my ACP but apparently I'm peon-level.
    Copy settings - When did you invent this?? Where is this magic and wonder coming from?? Why have I never used this before?? I had no idea what this was until I watched your video.  Ive clicked in the button before but honestly thought this was some trivial dev tool that I never needed.  Do you know how many categories and boards in ALL of my apps where I've gone and manually copy-and-paste a setting?? There were times where all I did in one afternoon was go through hundreds of category settings to change a value.  This is blowing my mind.  I don't have any settings to change right now but who cares.  I'm now gonna change all settings in all my boards.  
     
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    Hexsplosions got a reaction from Markus Jung in 4.3: Scaleable search and interface improvements   
    Will IPS host any Elasticsearch services itself, for example for use with CIC packages?
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    Hexsplosions got a reaction from bradl in 4.3: Scaleable search and interface improvements   
    Will IPS host any Elasticsearch services itself, for example for use with CIC packages?
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    Hexsplosions reacted to Joel R in 4.3: Modernizing our Gallery   
    If you want actual image compression and image optimization, you can check out Kraken by @stoo2000
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    Hexsplosions reacted to bfarber in 4.3: Modernizing our Gallery   
    AdminCP > System tab -> Files (under Overview heading). Click the 'Image Settings' button at the top right.
    I'll take a look at this, thanks.
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    Hexsplosions got a reaction from BN_IT_Support in 4.3: Modernizing our Gallery   
    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?
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    Hexsplosions got a reaction from _Mark_ in 4.3: Modernizing our Gallery   
    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?
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    Hexsplosions got a reaction from crmarks in 4.3: Modernizing our Gallery   
    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?
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    Hexsplosions got a reaction from Chris027 in 4.3: Scaleable search and interface improvements   
    Will IPS host any Elasticsearch services itself, for example for use with CIC packages?
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    Hexsplosions got a reaction from SkimPappa in 4.3: Scaleable search and interface improvements   
    Will IPS host any Elasticsearch services itself, for example for use with CIC packages?
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    Hexsplosions reacted to Mark in 4.3: Express yourself with Emoji   
    We would need to release an update adding support.
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    Hexsplosions got a reaction from xtech in Top tips for optimizing your community's SEO   
    10 hours and no comments on an SEO blog?

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