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    Kjell Iver Johansen reacted to AlexWebsites in How to grow your community with Facebook Ads   
    One rule I follow, unless an advertisement is going to convert to a subscription, product purchase, etc. $$$, it's not worth it. You are better off building content and creating a facebook page/networking with groups and users. You'll end up spending a lot of money on facebook and google ads if you aren't careful, for the wrong type of visitor  just to try and grow your community. You are better off creating valuable content that organically grows your community by getting picked up by search engines because someone is looking for that exact content online. Forums will survive by offering what these giants don't. Answer the question, "what can they NOT get on facebook?" and forget building communities around "sharing stuff"...move towards a "support" style niche and you'll have a a better chance of surviving. Just my $0.02!
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    Kjell Iver Johansen reacted to evandixon in Test drive Invision Community 4.4 now!   
    I would only like lazy loading if it didn't distract from viewing the site. If not done properly, like what I've seen on this site so far (looking forward to trying the fix), images telegraph themselves as they pop in, making the user notice the lazy loading rather than the content on the page.
    I do see your point about bandwidth usage though. That's one of the reasons why I haven't moved my site to the cloud: the bandwidth usage costs more than all the other resources combined. For now, I stick to my dedicated server that doesn't charge for bandwidth usage while simultaneously providing 25x the speed I actually need.
    How did we get here, bandwidth potentially costing hundreds more per month than a physical server? I blame ISPs, but the root cause is probably capitalism.
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    Kjell Iver Johansen got a reaction from ibaker in Video Tip: Set up a curated video gallery in 5 minutes with Pages   
    It is programmed by @Martin A.. I have no problem if he like to share the code with anyone.
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    Kjell Iver Johansen reacted to PoC2 in 4.4: Animated GIFs   
    I find animated GIFs are uniformly irritating. Fortunately the wonderful IPS software allows us not to host them. I actually cannot bear to read some of Invision Community's own blog posts/articles because of the animated GIFs included in them.
    Simply terrible.
    - but hey, if it floats your boat...
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    Kjell Iver Johansen got a reaction from bfarber in Video Tip: Set up a curated video gallery in 5 minutes with Pages   
    The video below shows how to use pages another way, to register on mountain summits in my area. There is about 7000 people living here, and we have 400 active members. In one year.
    It's a lot of competition. I have not seen this functionality used in this app before and like to mention it here. 

    Media1.mp4
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    Kjell Iver Johansen got a reaction from Daniel F in Video Tip: Set up a curated video gallery in 5 minutes with Pages   
    The video below shows how to use pages another way, to register on mountain summits in my area. There is about 7000 people living here, and we have 400 active members. In one year.
    It's a lot of competition. I have not seen this functionality used in this app before and like to mention it here. 

    Media1.mp4
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    Kjell Iver Johansen got a reaction from Gauravk in 5 ways to monetize your community   
    For me the number one reason for members to subscribe is that they get access to discount codes for one of the largest outdoorshops in my country. I have had a discountcodes since 2013 that give them 20% discount on everything in that large shop.
    And then I have an agreement with the outdoorshop that I get a percentage from what all the members are buying via tracking codes.
    In that way I win in both ends. Members need to see that they gain something to pay.
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    Kjell Iver Johansen got a reaction from SammyS in 5 ways to monetize your community   
    For me the number one reason for members to subscribe is that they get access to discount codes for one of the largest outdoorshops in my country. I have had a discountcodes since 2013 that give them 20% discount on everything in that large shop.
    And then I have an agreement with the outdoorshop that I get a percentage from what all the members are buying via tracking codes.
    In that way I win in both ends. Members need to see that they gain something to pay.
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    Kjell Iver Johansen got a reaction from bfarber in 5 ways to monetize your community   
    For me the number one reason for members to subscribe is that they get access to discount codes for one of the largest outdoorshops in my country. I have had a discountcodes since 2013 that give them 20% discount on everything in that large shop.
    And then I have an agreement with the outdoorshop that I get a percentage from what all the members are buying via tracking codes.
    In that way I win in both ends. Members need to see that they gain something to pay.
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    Kjell Iver Johansen got a reaction from opentype in 5 ways to monetize your community   
    For me the number one reason for members to subscribe is that they get access to discount codes for one of the largest outdoorshops in my country. I have had a discountcodes since 2013 that give them 20% discount on everything in that large shop.
    And then I have an agreement with the outdoorshop that I get a percentage from what all the members are buying via tracking codes.
    In that way I win in both ends. Members need to see that they gain something to pay.
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    Kjell Iver Johansen reacted to Saurabh Jain in 5 ways to monetize your community   
    I have been using Adsense since 2005... and has worked well... I want to work on membership fee ..however the lack of payment gateway Integration for Indian customers have been an issue... I wanted for payUmoney....it has never been added.... I wish  additional payment gateways can do wonders for  my project 
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    Kjell Iver Johansen reacted to Aiwa in 4.3: Videos   
    Glad I was able to impress you.  
    My point being, most users currently do NOT upload videos to IPS sites because they only show as a link and must be downloaded.  Most prefer to use a source that allows embedding, YouTube / Vimeo / etc.  By its nature, this offloads the hosting burden for videos.  This change ultimately means Administrators are going to need to be more conscience about their upload limits, allowed upload file types, and group permissions for each to ensure they either don't exceed storage limits or limit the increase in data storage and/or bandwidth usage of S3 services.  Getting more users to start using uploaded videos could have a large $$ impact on some sites if not administered carefully.
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    Kjell Iver Johansen reacted to ZakRhyno in Invision Community 4.3 Coming Soon   
    Is IP.Gallery going to get some love? There has been nil to much of anything to improve it from when IPB 4 came out.
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    Kjell Iver Johansen reacted to ABGenc in Invision Community 4.2   
    That is a dream we all wish come true and it would be AWESOME. If that would happen who cares what tapatalk is doing ?
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    Kjell Iver Johansen reacted to Charles in Invision Community 4.2   
    You can choose +1, -1, or neutral (no change) for reactions. More info:
     
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    Kjell Iver Johansen reacted to Adriano Faria in New: Leaderboard Enhancements   
    We should be able to exclude groups or users. The founder of a forum, for example, will probably have more reputation than another admin and maybe he doesn't want to appear in the leaderboard.
    One example here on IPS is the IPS NEWS account! There's no sense in display it there: https://invisionpower.com/topmembers/
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    Kjell Iver Johansen reacted to Phillyman in New: Group promotion improvements   
    I like this, but to take it a step further....I would like to see an option to return members to lower groups if they don't maintain a certain level of activity.
    example..
    In order to remain in "Group X" you must have 25 posts over the last 12 month, otherwise you go back to "Group Y"
    This would keep up forum activity, rather than just having a member do a one time burst of creating topics and replies.
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    Kjell Iver Johansen reacted to Adriano Faria in New: Gallery improvements   
    @bfarber, a common request is add a RANDOM option to the image widgets. Will this be added in 4.2?
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    Kjell Iver Johansen reacted to Lindy in New: Clubs   
    Sometimes development isn't about creating something nobody has ever seen, but rather improving on existing concepts and providing a robust, built-in solution.
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    Kjell Iver Johansen reacted to Joel R in New: Leaderboard   
    I was just thinking about this last night as well.  
    I think there should be a way to exempt membergroups or certain members from counting on the Leaderboard.  IPS' own community is a good example of how the same admins dominate the leaderboard, which is neither helpful nor motivational to other members.  
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    Kjell Iver Johansen reacted to Netherlord in New: Leaderboard   
    Can i make a suggestion? A setting to disable usage of usergroups in leaderboard... Why?? Admins/Mods post the most on my site and many others... I feel as though we might steal thunder from normal members. so thus i'd like to remove myself from any such leaderboard!
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    Kjell Iver Johansen reacted to Wayne B in Post Color Highlight   
    It needs the ability for a check box in the editor so you can decide if you want the specific post highlighted or not if enabled for your group. Staff often take part in much of the debate and for the main wouldn't want to stand out. 
    When making a moderator decision to get back on topic etc then it would be great to highlight but not on every post.
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    Kjell Iver Johansen got a reaction from WAQAS DAR in New Embed Options   
    Would be most helpful if you also could include options for Google Docs
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