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    IainRennie reacted to Janyour in Clubs Enhancements   
    i believe there is a miss understood here, this is a simple feedback and of course my purchase dont make me require changes
    Really appreciate the support.
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    IainRennie got a reaction from SJ77 in Pay to Pin Topics   
    Would like this updated also
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    IainRennie reacted to Michael.J in Donations Support   
    Not in the current version but I will see what can be done in the future as that's quite a good idea.
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    IainRennie reacted to Rheddy in Automatic Suspension after flagging/reporting   
    No. I said that it's a bad idea to take what's already a moderator ability and hand it over to registered members who are not forum staff. If you have to set up a specific usergroup in order to do this, than you're defeating the purpose of such a system. You're basically creating a separate usergroup that will take over what the forum software does on its own, as well as what's already an ability by moderators.

    If someone is spamming, the system is already automated in which it can flag that member as a spammer. It's an integrated part of the software. If you had bothered to log into your ACP, you would have noticed that this 'flag for spamming' is already built into the software. Log into your ACP:

    System Settings > Members > Spam Prevention

    Look for the section marked as "Flagging Members", and simply pick your settings. There are different levels.

    What you're suggesting to create a new system and your suggestion is to create a brand new usergroup. Moderators can already flag a user as a spammer and for that user to be placed under review by an administrator. Your idea is just redundant because that feature is already available to admin and moderators.
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    IainRennie reacted to Rheddy in Automatic Suspension after flagging/reporting   
    I think you still missed what I posted. Automatic Suspension, is not a good thing when your users can engage in such "flagging" in order to victimize another user. This is why I've left final decisions regarding forum bans up to the sole discretion of the forum admins. Verbal warnings, warning strikes and temporary warning restrictions are not automatic and they can easily be reversed. This idea is insane because it creates a situation where "Forum Politics" can turn a community over on its head, and this is one area I have had the opportunity to witness firsthand.

    I didn't say your idea was necessarily a bad one, but that it has the possibility of being abused in an unflattering way. The system already automatically flags suspected spam posts, and you have that ability to enable it on your forums. What you're suggesting is placing that feature in the hands of your forum users, and that is not a good idea.
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    IainRennie got a reaction from MarcusH in Suggestion:free file of the month   
    If its released free once then it will be uploaded some other resource place for others to download which would mean the add on wouldn't really sell again. That's just my opinion.
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    IainRennie got a reaction from Ryan H. in Suggestion:free file of the month   
    If its released free once then it will be uploaded some other resource place for others to download which would mean the add on wouldn't really sell again. That's just my opinion.
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    IainRennie reacted to Makoto in IPS 4 and the warning system   
    The warning system is really a big headache for me. It requires way too much manual labor to use properly. It's one of the things I've most wanted to see improvements made to.

    First, let's give some examples.

    When you give a user a standard warning and require them to acknowledge it before posting again, here is what they see:

    3 lines of unformatted text. Great. Now, let's step back and view this from the eyes of your average user.

    I see that I've been warned for Abusive Behavior in a topic. But what post was it that got me warned? What was it I said?

    I won't know unless they notice that the "Test topic!" text at the end is a direct link to the post I've been warned for.

    Why can't the post I'm being warned for just be displayed here directly?

    And what does this mean? I'm given "1 points." 1 point of what? Am I competing for a high score somewhere? What are these "points" I'm being given?

    Here's another example. This time we've suspended the user:

    When I try and access the site, I get this error page. It says my account has been suspended and tells me the time/date the suspension will expire (assuming that's using an accurate timezone, which it's not). Well, I was only suspended for an hour, and it's currently 7:45AM here. So according to this, my suspension lasts for another 6 hours. It would be nice if the page just displayed the remaining time of my suspension instead.

    Moving on, why was I warned? I have to click this "More details" link to get a pop-up that explains the warning.

    "Warning issued by Kirito for Abusive Behaviour in Test topic!. "

    Well, this sure isn't very helpful. I don't understand what I've been suspended for. I guess I should click the link to the post that warranted the warning so I can get a better understanding of why I was suspended.

    But wait, we can't do that, we're suspended! We're suspended, and we can't even view the post that we were suspended for.

    All of these problems staff have to compensate for with every single warning they make.

    That means every single time they suspend a member, they have to manually quote the offending post and copy and paste it into the warning notes.

    Now say you're the administrator of a popular board and it's not uncommon for you to have to hand out warnings on a frequent basis.

    Chances are you have a list of common offenses. IP.Board lets you create and associate severity levels (warning points) and default actions (suspensions, moderation, etc.) for these common offenses. That's great. It saves you about 15 seconds of inputting this information in manually.

    Now how about explaining what these offenses mean to the user? Say you don't allow asking for likes/reputation in posts on your forum and you've warned a user for doing just this. It's a minor offense, and you might have this offense named something like "Requesting reputation". To be fair, this one is fairly self-explanatory, but there are some that can be much more ambiguous.

    For something of this nature, you could easily send the user a warning using a template like this:
    {user}, Your account has received a warning strike for {warn_reason}. This warning is being issued in response to the following post you made: {warned_post} Please remember that it is against forum guidelines to request people give you reputation. This policy is in place to prevent abuse of the reputation system. It gets annoying when people are constantly asking for "upvotes" in all of their posts. Because of this, we don't allow users to ask for reputation in any of the posts or comments they make. You aren't being punished for this, this is just a notice to make sure you're aware of our guidelines regarding reputation. If you have any questions or concerns over this policy, please feel free to contact us. Implementing an effective warn "templating" system might be difficult, but I think it would be extremely useful to have. Even a "multi-moderation" type system for warnings where it only requires you to click a single button to automatically warn the user and send them a detailed message explaining the warning.

    At the very least, I do think significant improvements could be made to the warnings system in various areas.

    There are only a few of the problems I've personally had. I don't want to clutter this page with too much tl;dr.
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    IainRennie got a reaction from Andrej in Suggestion:free file of the month   
    If its released free once then it will be uploaded some other resource place for others to download which would mean the add on wouldn't really sell again. That's just my opinion.
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    IainRennie got a reaction from Adriano Faria in Suggestion:free file of the month   
    If its released free once then it will be uploaded some other resource place for others to download which would mean the add on wouldn't really sell again. That's just my opinion.
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    IainRennie got a reaction from Sefket in PLEASE allow renewals before expiry   
    If it's easier you could add account credit so that the invoice automatically uses it.
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    IainRennie got a reaction from Rhett in PLEASE allow renewals before expiry   
    If it's easier you could add account credit so that the invoice automatically uses it.
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    IainRennie got a reaction from Aiwa in PLEASE allow renewals before expiry   
    If it's easier you could add account credit so that the invoice automatically uses it.
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    IainRennie got a reaction from Bob van Leeuwen in Christmas Giveaway   
    Why should non-clients just get rewarded and not allow clients who have been paying money for years not have a chance of winning the competition?
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    IainRennie reacted to Ozpicious in ACP User Group Management Ordering   
    Probably more the aspie in me than anything, it just drives me nuts that I can't order them and have say for example the validating group first on the list then members, then any groups following it (subscription groups etc) followed by admin at the bottom of the list... Is purely for the admin side and organising of things.
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    IainRennie reacted to Ozpicious in ACP User Group Management Ordering   
    It would be great if we could drag and drop user groups to reorder them in the ACP on the User Group Management page.
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    IainRennie got a reaction from AndyF in 100 Minecraft Smileys/Emoticons   
    Yes, sorry my mistake, i reported the post earlier requesting for the versions to be changed upon request as i didn't see that i could edit the file myself.

    Thanks for fixing this.

    Regards,

    GameOrGame
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    IainRennie got a reaction from AndyF in Exploit   
    It could be a security vulnerability in your server configuration, IPB recently released a patch about a server configuration error.

    It might not actually be IPS's software.
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    IainRennie got a reaction from Marcher Technologies in Exploit   
    It could be a security vulnerability in your server configuration, IPB recently released a patch about a server configuration error.

    It might not actually be IPS's software.
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    IainRennie got a reaction from Mark in Exploit   
    It could be a security vulnerability in your server configuration, IPB recently released a patch about a server configuration error.

    It might not actually be IPS's software.
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    IainRennie reacted to Pete T in [IF] IPB Shoutbox   
    I will recheck how got it to work correct with the add-on


    As said to GameOrGame i check see if did something different.
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    IainRennie got a reaction from BomAleold in [IF] IPB Shoutbox   
    I think we've both got the wrong end of the stick here.

    I'm in a group called senior administrator.

    Senior administrator has the username style of a red colour in bold.

    using the hook ('?do=embed' frameborder='0' data-embedContent>>) i change my username colour on the forums to blue.

    In the shoutbox my username colour is red, like my group colour.

    What i'm asking is will you ever add in to bind with the above hook so if i set my username colour to blue in the forums, even though my group colour is red, my username in the shoutbox will be the same colour as my username on the forums..

    Thanks.

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