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The Old Man last won the day on September 5 2019

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About The Old Man

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    Connoisseur of fine, genuine IPS products.
  • Birthday 03/18/1970

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    Freelance, independent web design, management and development. Coincidental CentOS sysadmin. Aqaurist.

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  1. Hi @HeadStand Just wondering if there's any plans to update this one for 4.5? It seems to work okay, an email test comes through okay after enabling the 4.4 version after upgrading to 4.5. For info, I do get a 500 server error every time if I click on the Marketplace link next to it in the Apps list, and it creates an error log entry saying it's not compatible: 3C409/G This file is not compatible with the version of Invision Community you are using. I fixed that quickly by noting not to click on it again! 😋 Many thanks.
    Thank you Makoto, this little 43KB plugin addresses so many of the frustrating, longstanding issues with IPS Gallery especially with the way that the Lightbox is forced on users in too many and in the wrong places. The difference is like night and day. The icing on the cake is that you shared this for free. I am using and love the wider 100% images, and the improved navigation as a result of less Lightbox is much more sensible and far less confusing for users. When combined with Show Image Dimensions by Adriano, the 2 plugins make a great combo. I would award it 6 out of 5 if the opt
  2. Lol! Absolutely, there's a 5th way to refer to a piece of content!
  3. Diversity is always good! Choice is always good! Sorry, I just don't understand the point you're making because if you want to refer specifically to an ID number, it's there to see in the link, 2826125 in the example. Or by the post number you mean say, the 16th post in the topic, or maybe the 16th post on page 8? IMHO the permalink is easier because a member reading your reference can just jump straight to it, see a preview of it and anyone using a screen reader can understand it easier from an accessibility point?
  4. I'm obviously missing the point, but in my defence, it's Sunday and I've only had the one coffee. If I copy the share link of a post, say from Adriano earlier, I can post it anywhere and I get either like this: and then IPS offers to revert it back to a traditional link so it appears like this: https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/457939-why-arent-posts-numbered-within-a-thread/?do=findComment&comment=2826125 So I could refer a member to a preview of the post I'm referring to, or just post a full link, or use the url button to make some typed text a link.
  5. I think you hit the nail on the head here. Often it seems frustration can be interpreted as arrogance. Like with the handling of Sparkpost-gate. (Too soon?) 😋 There's also a difference with legacy and tradition. It's interesting that the default view of forums is still the traditional view, and not the more modern, space saving and attractive grid view.
  6. Well the new Marketplace has this requirement: I don't know if anyone would want to take the risk of re-introducing the original post ID. The MP is a fairly scary and off-putting place these days, and whilst there's not exactly an "Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here" sign above the gate and it's done with the best of intentions, it comes across loud and clear that there are clear penalties for those going repeatedly against the corporate grain that could quickly affect their livelihood. I actually never knew you could click on the post date, there's no indicator that it is clicka
  7. LOL? Of course they need to charge for renewals! I never suggested otherwise. I was referring to the practice of restricting security and vulnerability patches to active license holders only. Yes, we have to pay for the new feature updates by renewing our licences and we also get continued access to all the other perks like spam reduction, tech support, etc. Rightly so.
  8. I'd really like to see IPS take action against a prolific site offering nulled versions of IPS, that seems to have existed for a decade or more despite being discussed here in the forums. Not doing so is almost like turning a blind eye, essentially a slap in the face for all of us who are loyal clients but also struggle to keep the lights on at IPS and our communities. Get them shut down, blacklisted from Google, whatever you can. Regarding security patches for fixing vulnerabilities, I believe they should be removed from point releases and instead made available separately for free thro
  9. I'm often reminded of the facility to limit the number of name changes in the AdminCP. The same methodology could apply to domain name changes, to limit people obviously extracting the golden fluid but support 2-3 changes a year.
  10. I've always thought that if you put in a ticket and explained the circumstances for a domain change then IPS would/should look fairly and reasonably at it. $15 is a bit cheeky I suppose, and I never agree with anything that penalises the majority because of the actions of a small minority. If the account and admin is in good standing, why not allow such a request? It's called good customer service and it's the kind of thing that you remember and judge other providers by. That said, IPS don't always get it right, for instance a couple of years ago they insisted I buy a new Pages licence fo
  11. RIP Spanner. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    1. Drewfus

      Drewfus

      Thank you for being you David.  You made the world a brighter place.

  12. So sorry to read about this sad news. Thoughts and prayers are with him, his family and also those who knew him here in our community. RIP Spanner.
  13. Yes, I'm sad this didn't get a reply or further response from IPS other than how Matt responded in the blog comments.
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