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The Old Man

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    Interests may include tech, web-design and TV in no particular order, and not necessarily all at once.

    Likes include quality TV, PHP, HTML, CSS, Sci-Fi, Thai food & Alaska and er, TV.

    Detests JavaScript, dishonesty, criminality, egos, politics and the view from under the bus.

    Aquarist for many decades. A lover of fine, genuine IPS products.

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  1. Thanks Mike, yes I have a 1 minute Cron working fine.
  2. Thanks for the reply. I have time set to 00:00, with a time buffer of 1 hour (used to be 6hrs until this week). Activity cutoff limit is 1013 days. Age cut off range set to 16 to 130 years. It stopped working once before and started again after setting this. Exclude Groups set to Guests and a group for members who have passed away. Many thanks.
  3. Outrageous! 😳😬 I can't see any reference to it in the Codemirror release notes but fingers crossed!
  4. Thanks for this @bfarber Its not showing up in the Support Too for me yet but I'll let you know if it's fixed. 😊
  5. I think I'm fortunate and the exception. All I ever seem to get via the Contact Form is 99% spam, and 1% genuine enquiries if I'm lucky!
  6. Hi, do you know when the the AdminCP template code editor will be updated for compatibility with iPadOS 13, please? At the moment the select bars are missing when highlighting the code, so you can't copy and paste. Many thanks.
  7. Yep, something is up with Birthday Greeter @Mike John. I noticed that there are 2 widgets with the same name. One is the default IPS Today's Birthdays block that correctly shows today's birthdays as they appear in the Calendar. The other one that comes with Birthday Greeter says there are no birthdays when in fact there are.
  8. I too was critical and thought Commerce was grossly overpriced just to have subscriptions, but after taking a gamble and purchasing it in a last ditch effort to try to bring in some income, it quickly became clear how much work, time and research has gone into it, especially the payment side. I don't like some small things such as how it lists all of my members as Customers before they've even bought anything, but I do particularly like how the settings contain pseudo advice and tips in places on how best to configure depending upon on what you're trying to do. The gift card feature is really nice bonus too, enabling members to buy or contribute towards a subscription because the value can be used within the store. I said this some time ago but Commerce seems to be a victim of trying to be all things to all people, with clients paying for the flexibility and development of features they don't need, whereas in 4.4 it could probably have become more modular, with payments, anti-fraud, transactions and support tickets becoming a 'Core' type central module and then we could just purchase or add when the time is right whichever modules we need such as in-stock products, digital products, shipping, subscriptions, hosting. That would be more efficient in some ways. I don't know how popular the hosting aspect of a Commerce is, you never seem to hear about anyone using it, but it seems like a bit of a white elephant or it doesn't seem to inspire confidence. I do like the idea of being able to resell to my niche community members but I don't think there would be any demand. On a tech or web hosting community it would make more sense but such sites would probably already be using WHMCS or similar.
  9. Hi, I recently noticed that Birthday Greeter seems to have stopped working. I have a 1 min Cron enabled with email, topic and Chatbox birthday greeting options enabled. It's missed some valuable member's birthdays including a co-admin, looking at my email logs shows shows no greeting emails sent. I think it may have happened after one of the small IPS4.4.x updates in recent months but I hadn't noticed. Anyone else had similar? Many thanks.
  10. Nice blog article. This is a really good example of a useful, general best practice blog article which is great in particular for newbies, but can serve as a reminder in terms of more experienced admins, to perform a quick review as well. Things are always changing. In fact I'd say IMHO its a little break from the trend of marketing/PR technobabble, although elements of that too are of course genuinely useful and sometimes food for thought. One thing I've found in running a VPS using CentOS and WHM in terms of point 8 and disabling dangerous functions is that disabling popen and proc_open can prevent server side software updates (like PHP Pecl/Perl/Pear extensions) from successfully updating. I find it handy to have 2 of 3 lines in my WHM > Software > MultiPHP INI > Editor config which can be quickly uncommented/commented out again when necessary (say updating an extension that requires proc_open), it saves on a lot of typing and remembering the list of functions especially when using a mobile device. ; This directive allows you to disable certain functions for security reasons. ; It receives a comma-delimited list of function names. ; http://php.net/disable-functions disable_functions = "show_source, system, shell_exec, passthru, exec, pcntl_exec, proc_open, popen" # disable_functions = "show_source, system, shell_exec, passthru, exec, pcntl_exec" # disable_functions = "show_source, system, passthru, pcntl_exec" (My list here is probably different to the one in the Blog article.) Re perhaps increasing the HTTP Content Type options in IPS, they could be useful but if you've set them server-wide already, I'd be wary in case its possible that you could be overwriting the http.conf server level config.
  11. Hi @sobrenome Looks interesting, thanks! I'll have to have a play. Graham
  12. Thanks @opentype Don't the existing notification options deliver the same objective, to keep members aware and ultimately engaged?
  13. Sorry all, I still don't get it. IPS has notifications coming out of its ears. How many notification choices and options does Invision Community need? What am I missing, why are more notifications a positive thing in a world where every app and program wants to notify you 24/7 about something? Have to say I'm increasing switching to digests for things, you can quickly scan for the highlights that interest for everyday content. That said, it surprised me yesterday that I can follow a file like Chatbox for years and receive immediate notifications of new releases which are more important than replies to a topic, then when my IPS upgrade fails, it transpires I've somehow been unsubscribed from that file so wasn't aware of a necessary compatibility update. Are iOS notifications a way of preventing this situation from happening?
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