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    Myr got a reaction from RazorSEdge in Restore Non-Recurring Subscription Settings   
    Agreed.  If this is really missing, it needs to go back in ASAP.  It is critical to our business.
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    Myr reacted to RazorSEdge in Restore Non-Recurring Subscription Settings   
    My original thread here: 

    Although I know it is a bit before features and such are added to IP4 as it is still having some kinks ironed out, I wanted to throw this up.  We can no longer create "non-recurring" subscriptions, which in my opinion is not good at all.  We need the ability to create both non-recurring and recurring subscriptions like we were able to do in 3.4.x.  It throws a lot of people off when the only way to do non-recurring is to purchase a recurring sub, then have to turn around and cancel it if they do not want recurring.  Some people like non-recurring for budgeting reasons, some people like it for "trying" something before committing to a recurring payment.
    Really, everything is there in Commerce, except for the "expiration" of the non-recurring subscription.  It has an option to move members back into prior member group upon expiration or cancellation, but no place to set the expiration times unless you force renewals (which, yes they can cancel, but ^^^).
    Thank you in advance and I hope this is taken under consideration for a near future release.
    -RazorSEdge (cdavbar)
     
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    Myr got a reaction from djpretzel in IP Blogs vs 4.0 Blogs...what s the difference?   
    This might be a little off... but it's close.
    Key IP.Blog Features
    Blog Homepage
    Two homepage views  Features entries Inline blog moderation Pin blogs to homepage Top 10 stats Set blogs as favorite Rate blogs & entries Blogging
    Group blogging Private blogs Import entries via RSS Content blocks (ready-made & custom) Post remotely via Blogger & Metaweblog Customization
    CSS themes Members can customize CSS themes Content Discovery
    Combined & individual RSS feeds Follow blogs & entries Entry Tagging Trackbacks "Blog This" button in IP.Board posts Share entries to social networks I  and others have tried getting features put back in to no avail:

     
     
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    Myr got a reaction from Joel R in IP Blogs vs 4.0 Blogs...what s the difference?   
    This might be a little off... but it's close.
    Key IP.Blog Features
    Blog Homepage
    Two homepage views  Features entries Inline blog moderation Pin blogs to homepage Top 10 stats Set blogs as favorite Rate blogs & entries Blogging
    Group blogging Private blogs Import entries via RSS Content blocks (ready-made & custom) Post remotely via Blogger & Metaweblog Customization
    CSS themes Members can customize CSS themes Content Discovery
    Combined & individual RSS feeds Follow blogs & entries Entry Tagging Trackbacks "Blog This" button in IP.Board posts Share entries to social networks I  and others have tried getting features put back in to no avail:

     
     
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    Myr reacted to chilihead in Tagging settings per-forum instead of global   
    I have the same problem. It's a global setting to not only forums, to all of content. 
    Not flexible at all! Set it to pre-defined closed tags, and 1 maximum 1 minimum and it's for the entire site, all of content. At the forum level all you can do is customize the actual tag titles.
    So nowhere else on the forum or site can you have open tags, or multiple tags even!
    They need to move this to each forum and content type.
    Also yes, mandatory prefix is a needed setting as well. 
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    Myr reacted to Vikestart in Tagging settings per-forum instead of global   
    Why isn't tagging mode a per-forum setting? In fact, all of the tag settings should be customisable per-forum. For some forums, you might want to enforce specific tags, while in other forums you'd like your members to be able to make their own tags, also with varying minimums and maximums, etc. Also, a per-forum setting to require a prefix would be great. Would these happen to be part of the tagging improvements I've heard rumours of?
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    Myr reacted to Makoto in Searching needs significant improvement.   
    There's plenty of room for improvement in IP.Boards searching function.



    All in all, it's always been a pain for me to use. It's almost always easier to simply use a Google search on my site to find what I want. However, this is only because my site is well indexed by Google. Not everyone is so lucky. In this thread, I'm going to go through some of the problems I've had, in no specific order.


    My memory is fairly sub-par, so I'll likely recall a few other complaints and suggestions over time that I'll add to this list, but this is simply a thread to get a discussion started. A thread to gather feedback and gather comments and further suggestions from the rest of the community. A thread to hopefully drive more attention to improving one of the most basic and most used functionalities of many forums, searching.




    Relevance


    Have you ever tried to search for an app in the marketplace using the built in search function here? Let's give an example. Try and search for this app now: It's called "Links Directory," so you'd search for just that, right? Links Directory. Huh. It's not there. The title of the app is clearly "Links Directory," but it's nowhere to be found on the first page. Why? It seems to be simply because the search results are organized purely by the submission date, relevance has no factor here. The actual app is third to last on the search results page. A quick Google makes the page significantly easier to find. directory It comes up as the very first result.




    http://community.inv...inks-directory/







    https://www.google.c...links









    Searching by thread, not post author




    One thing I find rather annoying is that I cannot search by a threads author. You can only search by post author. So, say you want to find a thread started by another user.




    The only way you can go about doing this is searching by the post author. This will include all threads that the user has posted in. There is currently no way to search only by the threads author alone. A simple extra functionality that I'm interested in hearing others opinions on.




    This could be useful when trying to search for a story a user posted, a guide a user wrote, so on and so forth.








    Searching by multiple tags




    Currently you can search for multiple tags at once, but this isn't exactly what I mean. If you search for an image with the tags "blue" and "nature", as an example, it will return all images from the gallery with either the tag "blue" or "nature". Unlike with keywords where you can define to search for "all words" or "any words", you cannot search for posts that contain "all tags" or "any tags."




    This is a functionality that I would personally find extremely useful in my community, especially in the gallery and downloads system. When you have a massive amount of images or posts in your community to weed through, being restricted to searching by a single tag at a time can be very inefficient. When you have a community that makes intensive use of the tagging system, why should you be restricted to only searching by one tag at a time? Tags can be used to describe many things, especially in images, and this is why many popular image hosting platforms (such as Gelbooru) make use of this basic feature.




    My suggestion here is simple. Give the option to search for either "all tags" or "any tags," just as you can with keywords.







    You can't search archived and live posts at the same time



    . The technicalities of the problem are understandable, and it's more or less considered a "trade-off" for using the archiving system by most. Apparently, with some configuring, you might be able to get Sphinx to search in both tables.
    This is a functionality issue I've
    posted about before



    This also seems to be an issue already acknowledged by developers, but I'm simply posting it here for the sake of including everything I can think of in my list.





    (Bug) Searching by title and content in archives only searches by content.


    This is a bug and a problem I've just happened to come across. When searching by "title and content" for archived posts, it only searches by content. It does not search by thread titles. See the following example. I'm searching for posts with the keyword "Konata" that are made by the user "Shu" in my site's Fanfiction forum. This is what is returned when searching by title and content.


    Only one result. There should be at least several. This baffled and frustrated me for a while, until I happened to figure out the cause. Now, if we go back and search by content only, we'll get the same thing. But, if we go back and search by title only, see for yourself.


    The most logical conclusion seems to be that the search function refuses to search by both the title and content, even though this is the default option. Try it yourself. Go search for something generic in your forum archives. Search by both title and content, title only, and content only. See some inconsistencies with the results? This is just one of the problems the archiving system brings. It's a good idea, but there are a number of bugs and problems I've seen because of it, to the point I'm considering simply disabling it and unarchiving all posts on my board at this stage. It's still a relatively new feature though, so I can't really complain all that much about it.


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    Bug report
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    Myr reacted to SJ77 in Where am I vs top contrib members?   
    On the home page there is a fun little box that shows top contributors by week, month etc.
    The problem is if one isn't on that list they have no idea where they rank. Sometimes I wonder if I am close or miles away. I was thinking a nice change would be to add a bottom row that shows "YOU" (respectively "you" would be logged in registered member). This could be a nice way to encourage people to contribute more.
     

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    Myr reacted to Greenman in IP4 and Friends Function   
    I've started a new topic for this as there is quite a bit of discussion around this piece of functionality in and amongst other threads. Before I start, I think 4.0 is fantastic and I would definitely like to upgrade sooner rather than later.
    So the purpose of this thread is that the 'friends functionality has been removed from IP4'.
    I've read a number of times that friends have been changed to followers - this isn't the case as they serve 2 totally different purposes and it's really important to take that into consideration.
    Followers has been added to IP4 as a new piece of functionality (twitter style) Friends has been removed as it was considered not to be important The 2 shouldn't be confused as being better or worse - they serve 2 different audiences and need to be dealt with entirely separately.
    Followers is for open content and friends is for private content. I've also read that one of the reasons for removing friends is for SEO and allowing google to index all content. If we are suggesting that all content should be open to the world, that's a very dangerous position to take for a community platform. The whole ethos of good content is that it is written for a particular group of people. For some audiences that content can be shared to the public without restrictions. For another audience, it may be of a more private nature and needs to be restricted to your own community with privacy controls (the friends function). This is precisely why Facebook has the friends feature. People don't want their photos being publicly available - they are sharing them with their own community of friends who they know and trust.
    Every forum community is unique - we are not trying to clone Twitter or Facebook as social networks. We are serving a niche group of people interested in a niche topic and for that reason, it's important to have followers and friends with privacy settings over content.

    IP.Gallery
    My understanding from Invision is that 'followers' does not apply to IP.Gallery. It's for this module that the friends function has left a huge hole. It is possible to select who you can share an album with. However, if I have 5 albums and I want to share them with 50 other 'selected' users which is the case for many IP3 communities, I would have to manually do this 250 times. Clearly, this type of UX is not going to go down very well with our users.
    IP4 upgrade installer
    The other issue concerns the IP4 upgrade installer. It will set all your albums to private rather than keep them open to those users who were previously in your friends list - again, this is really not a satisfactory result of an upgrade. At the very least, the upgrade installer needs to carry the same settings through so that the community can carry on as before. One other solution that could work, is a contact list or address book that you can tag an album too - this could be a good alternative if the friends function doesn't materialise.
    Friends and 4.1
    There has been a mention that there will be some kind of friends module as part of 4.1. It would be great if Invision could clarify whether this is the case and what it may look like considering it is preventing a number of communities from upgrading.
    Different audiences
    Every forum is different as it depends on the audience and how the technology is being used. For a community that does use the 'friends' function, there is now a hole that prevents the possibility of upgrading. For those companies who are running a business on the back of a forum, it's a difficult decision (especially on paid software).
    I would like to see the friends function kept as per IP3. It doesn't need to be expanded upon or even improved. If Invision want to take IP.Boards in a different direction, that's all good and I welcome change and innovation. However, it would seem to make sense to keep a piece of functionality that is so important to certain communities and with IP4, there is no real workaround (except not upgrading).
    To summarise, I'm ready to upgrade to IP4 but until there is a solution for the missing friends function, it's no longer a viable platform. If this changes, I will be the first to upgrade to what looks like an excellent piece of software and a fantastic upgrade.
    Would be great to get some feedback on this area from the IP community and Invision.
    Many thanks
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    Myr reacted to Lindy in [Missing] Birthday in registration screen   
    Will see what we can do on this and I'll report back.
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    Myr reacted to openfire in Please provide a list of all of the features that were in 3.X, but have now been removed in 4.0   
    I'm astounded by some of the features that have been removed in 4.0. And that's just from reading a few threads in the last 5 minutes....
    Can IPS please provide a list of ALL the features of 3.X that were removed in 4.0?
    This would greatly aid myself and many others to decide whether to move forward with 4.0.
    I don't want to spend days or weeks reading the random  threads here in order to find out what was removed and if the software does what I want it to do. A list in one place makes more sense.
    Thanks.
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    Myr reacted to sobrenome in Image Optimization   
    Is there any plan to add an image optimization tool to the core as long as the responsive design demands very optimized images for fast loading on mobile devices?
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    Myr got a reaction from djpretzel in Blog is Kind of Thin on Features. A handful of improvement ideas   
    For my "must haves" see my first post.  if you're asking about "nice to haves"
    Blog User customizable content blocks  Blog user customizable background color Other than that, I can't really think of any that our important to our site's usage. I'm sure the others have things that are important to them though.
     
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    Myr got a reaction from chilihead in Blog is Kind of Thin on Features. A handful of improvement ideas   
    It is kind of shocking just how much got cut out of Blog from the 3.4.x version to 4.0 when you look at the ACP.  Tons of settings and options down to 2.  I understand the reasoning and it makes sense.  
    I have 4 block requests that should cover the important missing features that we use on our site. 
    "Feature Blog" for Main Forum index page.  We do a daily blog on our site and feature it at the top of the index. It works nicely for us. (it exists and works for the blog main listing, which is fine but the option for the forum main listing is far more important to us as it highlights the blog software.  Most people don't go there unless prompted by having it in your face.) "My Recent Entries" for display on the blog display level. So, when I look at my block, I want a block on the side that show my latest entries.  As it currently works, you can't jump to an entry.  This will drive my users nuts and has already been highlighted by testers I've flung at our test server. I know recent entries are listed as part of the blog index, but very few, if any, actually hit the blog index on my site. "My Recent Comments" for display on the blog display level.  Same reason as above.  I want to see the latest comments of just my blog. "My Tags" for display on the blog display level.  Since you removed categories as an option, and highlighted using tags as the reason, if I recall, I think it would be useful to list tags here with perhaps a count of topics covered under that tag? All the other stuff that got cut from customization to trackbacks makes sense to me.  No one could figure out custom blog themes on my site anyway.  And Trackbacks were 100% spam and shut off a long, long time ago.
     
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    Myr reacted to Ryan Thomas in Blog is Kind of Thin on Features. A handful of improvement ideas   
    Yes, I agree with you guys.
    And how do you feel about the main featured image missing?  I was surprised that this was missing, because all of my 3.4.7 blog images do not carry over to the IP Blog 4.0 which is mind boggling to me.
    Plus, by not having a featured image, how do Wordpress users convert over to IP 4 blogs since Wordpress utilizes a featured image?
    Still confused by this decision...
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    Myr reacted to IPBSupport.de in Still no "Only search in titles" option   
    Wonder why there is still no "Only search in titles" option (back) in the search system (or have I missed this now?).
    I would not explain again why this is a must have feature for a search system, we have declared this here a few weeks ago and after some tests with the feedback board, my testinstallations and now this live board i can say that this option is still necessary for a search system on a community (board).
    Still hope for this feature - or for the first modder which give us a hook/mod for this. 
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    Myr reacted to LaCollision in Blog is Kind of Thin on Features. A handful of improvement ideas   
    ​This one is so essential for my community!
    Pleeease 
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    Myr got a reaction from Mouseman in Blog is Kind of Thin on Features. A handful of improvement ideas   
    For my "must haves" see my first post.  if you're asking about "nice to haves"
    Blog User customizable content blocks  Blog user customizable background color Other than that, I can't really think of any that our important to our site's usage. I'm sure the others have things that are important to them though.
     
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    Myr got a reaction from The Old Man in Blog is Kind of Thin on Features. A handful of improvement ideas   
    It is kind of shocking just how much got cut out of Blog from the 3.4.x version to 4.0 when you look at the ACP.  Tons of settings and options down to 2.  I understand the reasoning and it makes sense.  
    I have 4 block requests that should cover the important missing features that we use on our site. 
    "Feature Blog" for Main Forum index page.  We do a daily blog on our site and feature it at the top of the index. It works nicely for us. (it exists and works for the blog main listing, which is fine but the option for the forum main listing is far more important to us as it highlights the blog software.  Most people don't go there unless prompted by having it in your face.) "My Recent Entries" for display on the blog display level. So, when I look at my block, I want a block on the side that show my latest entries.  As it currently works, you can't jump to an entry.  This will drive my users nuts and has already been highlighted by testers I've flung at our test server. I know recent entries are listed as part of the blog index, but very few, if any, actually hit the blog index on my site. "My Recent Comments" for display on the blog display level.  Same reason as above.  I want to see the latest comments of just my blog. "My Tags" for display on the blog display level.  Since you removed categories as an option, and highlighted using tags as the reason, if I recall, I think it would be useful to list tags here with perhaps a count of topics covered under that tag? All the other stuff that got cut from customization to trackbacks makes sense to me.  No one could figure out custom blog themes on my site anyway.  And Trackbacks were 100% spam and shut off a long, long time ago.
     
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    Myr got a reaction from djpretzel in Blog is Kind of Thin on Features. A handful of improvement ideas   
    It is kind of shocking just how much got cut out of Blog from the 3.4.x version to 4.0 when you look at the ACP.  Tons of settings and options down to 2.  I understand the reasoning and it makes sense.  
    I have 4 block requests that should cover the important missing features that we use on our site. 
    "Feature Blog" for Main Forum index page.  We do a daily blog on our site and feature it at the top of the index. It works nicely for us. (it exists and works for the blog main listing, which is fine but the option for the forum main listing is far more important to us as it highlights the blog software.  Most people don't go there unless prompted by having it in your face.) "My Recent Entries" for display on the blog display level. So, when I look at my block, I want a block on the side that show my latest entries.  As it currently works, you can't jump to an entry.  This will drive my users nuts and has already been highlighted by testers I've flung at our test server. I know recent entries are listed as part of the blog index, but very few, if any, actually hit the blog index on my site. "My Recent Comments" for display on the blog display level.  Same reason as above.  I want to see the latest comments of just my blog. "My Tags" for display on the blog display level.  Since you removed categories as an option, and highlighted using tags as the reason, if I recall, I think it would be useful to list tags here with perhaps a count of topics covered under that tag? All the other stuff that got cut from customization to trackbacks makes sense to me.  No one could figure out custom blog themes on my site anyway.  And Trackbacks were 100% spam and shut off a long, long time ago.
     
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    Myr got a reaction from Mouseman in Blog is Kind of Thin on Features. A handful of improvement ideas   
    It is kind of shocking just how much got cut out of Blog from the 3.4.x version to 4.0 when you look at the ACP.  Tons of settings and options down to 2.  I understand the reasoning and it makes sense.  
    I have 4 block requests that should cover the important missing features that we use on our site. 
    "Feature Blog" for Main Forum index page.  We do a daily blog on our site and feature it at the top of the index. It works nicely for us. (it exists and works for the blog main listing, which is fine but the option for the forum main listing is far more important to us as it highlights the blog software.  Most people don't go there unless prompted by having it in your face.) "My Recent Entries" for display on the blog display level. So, when I look at my block, I want a block on the side that show my latest entries.  As it currently works, you can't jump to an entry.  This will drive my users nuts and has already been highlighted by testers I've flung at our test server. I know recent entries are listed as part of the blog index, but very few, if any, actually hit the blog index on my site. "My Recent Comments" for display on the blog display level.  Same reason as above.  I want to see the latest comments of just my blog. "My Tags" for display on the blog display level.  Since you removed categories as an option, and highlighted using tags as the reason, if I recall, I think it would be useful to list tags here with perhaps a count of topics covered under that tag? All the other stuff that got cut from customization to trackbacks makes sense to me.  No one could figure out custom blog themes on my site anyway.  And Trackbacks were 100% spam and shut off a long, long time ago.
     
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    Myr got a reaction from NewRockRabbit in Blog is Kind of Thin on Features. A handful of improvement ideas   
    It is kind of shocking just how much got cut out of Blog from the 3.4.x version to 4.0 when you look at the ACP.  Tons of settings and options down to 2.  I understand the reasoning and it makes sense.  
    I have 4 block requests that should cover the important missing features that we use on our site. 
    "Feature Blog" for Main Forum index page.  We do a daily blog on our site and feature it at the top of the index. It works nicely for us. (it exists and works for the blog main listing, which is fine but the option for the forum main listing is far more important to us as it highlights the blog software.  Most people don't go there unless prompted by having it in your face.) "My Recent Entries" for display on the blog display level. So, when I look at my block, I want a block on the side that show my latest entries.  As it currently works, you can't jump to an entry.  This will drive my users nuts and has already been highlighted by testers I've flung at our test server. I know recent entries are listed as part of the blog index, but very few, if any, actually hit the blog index on my site. "My Recent Comments" for display on the blog display level.  Same reason as above.  I want to see the latest comments of just my blog. "My Tags" for display on the blog display level.  Since you removed categories as an option, and highlighted using tags as the reason, if I recall, I think it would be useful to list tags here with perhaps a count of topics covered under that tag? All the other stuff that got cut from customization to trackbacks makes sense to me.  No one could figure out custom blog themes on my site anyway.  And Trackbacks were 100% spam and shut off a long, long time ago.
     
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    Myr got a reaction from simonle in Blog is Kind of Thin on Features. A handful of improvement ideas   
    It is kind of shocking just how much got cut out of Blog from the 3.4.x version to 4.0 when you look at the ACP.  Tons of settings and options down to 2.  I understand the reasoning and it makes sense.  
    I have 4 block requests that should cover the important missing features that we use on our site. 
    "Feature Blog" for Main Forum index page.  We do a daily blog on our site and feature it at the top of the index. It works nicely for us. (it exists and works for the blog main listing, which is fine but the option for the forum main listing is far more important to us as it highlights the blog software.  Most people don't go there unless prompted by having it in your face.) "My Recent Entries" for display on the blog display level. So, when I look at my block, I want a block on the side that show my latest entries.  As it currently works, you can't jump to an entry.  This will drive my users nuts and has already been highlighted by testers I've flung at our test server. I know recent entries are listed as part of the blog index, but very few, if any, actually hit the blog index on my site. "My Recent Comments" for display on the blog display level.  Same reason as above.  I want to see the latest comments of just my blog. "My Tags" for display on the blog display level.  Since you removed categories as an option, and highlighted using tags as the reason, if I recall, I think it would be useful to list tags here with perhaps a count of topics covered under that tag? All the other stuff that got cut from customization to trackbacks makes sense to me.  No one could figure out custom blog themes on my site anyway.  And Trackbacks were 100% spam and shut off a long, long time ago.
     
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    Myr reacted to Lindy in Will IPBoard 4.0 have IP.Chat?   
    Thanks for the interest in IP.Chat! There are actually two IP.Chat projects underway. One is a rework of the current IP.Chat to be compatible with IPS4. The other is actually a complete redesign that allows inclusion of new features such as multi-room support. The former will be available with IPS4 "gold" (or final, if you prefer) while the latter will be rolled out a bit later. 
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    Myr got a reaction from Hitori Bocchi in Will IPBoard 4.0 have IP.Chat?   
    Are there any changes at all from it's current iteration?
    Or is it the same features in a new skin?
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