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Andy Millne

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  1. Are there any other services supported beyond Zoom for Live Topics?(Jump to the answer in the video)
  2. Some of us are following with interest and have seeds of ideas but nothing fixed yet.
  3. There are still unreleased fixes for this.
  4. This is currently intended but is a good feature suggestion to restrict the member filters to exact matches. In the meantime, depending on the size of the potential data set you may wish to set these fields up as select boxes with restricted options for exact matches and better tracking of this type of info.
  5. ips4_acpTabs is a valid cookie and that is an allowed value. It seems your firewall is flagging a false positive.
  6. I have submitted a fix for this for review and inclusion in a future version.
  7. Thanks we're looking into this for the next beta
  8. I can't reproduce this. This is checking out for a physical product as a member but without saving card info. If a charge is made from a guest then would be expected that no user info would be passed as no member exists at that point.
  9. Can you please update your support info for ACP/FTP access so we can investigate this?
  10. Humans are visual beings. Images attract our attention, can communicate ideas faster than the written word and can trigger meaningful discussions. At Invision Community we recognised this very early in the company history and have included a Gallery application for many years. During this time online communities have evolved substantially so we thought it was time to re-assess what it means to offer a community gallery and have some exciting developments to share. Visual Refresh The first thing we wanted to do was to give the look & feel a modern overhaul. @Ehren has done a fantastic job with modern design ideas. We took inspiration from the recent overhaul of the Events app and included a brand new Gallery overview page. This view better highlights featured and new images but also brings recent image comments in to focus to promote discussion. Better Video Support Video support has been included in Invision Community for a while but browser support has varied wildly. This often led to a poor experience where viewers were prompted to download plugins or forced to download the video in its entirety. Browser support for MP4 playback has moved on however and we have been able to update Gallery with some new functionality. Frames from the video can be extracted for the preview thumbnail automatically. We have retained the option to upload a separate preview image however for people that want manual control over the image shown. Skipping ahead in videos is now also supported without the need to download the entire file or use plugins. For communities that are able to leverage our cloud platform non MP4 videos will be automatically converted to support these features. Searchable Image Contents Another benefit for Cloud Communities is images can now be optionally analysed to make their contents searchable. For example, if an image of a tree or woodland scene is uploaded, this would previously only be searchable if the title or description of the image contained specific words or phrases. Now images can be identified solely by their visual contents. NSFW (Not Safe For Work) Invision Community contains tools to automatically moderate sensitive images to prevent them being posted. Some communities with more mature audiences may wish to allow these to be posted however but with some protection. We have therefore added the ability for images to be optionally set as NSFW when uploading. This will cause images to be blurred until the viewer opts in to viewing them. Performance & Usability Images by their nature can be slow to load (particularly on mobile connections) so we took some time and removed lots of redundant javascript and CSS. Where appropriate we have also added support for prefetching the next and previous images in an album or category and lazy loading is handled by the browser natively. We combined this with an improved image navigation experience using an image carousel when viewing individual images and removed the confusing Lightbox overlay. The Lightbox is now used solely for full screen image previews without the visual clutter of comment counts and other meta data. These changes are the start of further Gallery improvements to come and as always we will continue to develop based on your feedback. Let us know what you think in the comments.
  11. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I can confirm this as a bug and have submitted a fix for review by the rest of the development team for inclusion in a future version.
  12. Which version of PHP are you using if affected by this please?
  13. A blank white page like that typically indicates a PHP error with the server configured to not display the actual error message. You or your host will need to check the server error log to see what is being logged.
  14. The cover photo will only show if you have more than one competition running. It is used on the overview page that lists all running competitions. If there is only one competition then that will show automatically.
  15. This is intentional. Invision Community builds these dynamically but they're not relevant for this so are added as blank entries.
  16. A fix for this has been submitted for review and inclusion in an upcoming release.
  17. It's difficult to say unfortunately as there are potentially lots of things that can affect the submissions (description and file name sizes etc). Your host is best placed to advise on any server side limits being hit and I'm not certain those variables are the cause but they would be my hunch and you could increase them to see how it affects the count processed. You may also be hitting a max requests limit with s3. I assume you're able to upload all of the images if you do them in batches?
  18. There aren't any limits in Invision Community that would restrict this, no. It sounds like there might be a PHP variable such as post_max_size or max_input_vars. You should be able to check these in phpinfo or by checking with your host.
  19. Thanks for clarifying. I have added a bug report for this issue as I can see the problem in that scenario.
  20. Yes this is intended. There is no container specific filtering on the overview page.
  21. Last month we introduced some powerful updates with a long overdue overhaul of community events. We were very pleased by the excellent feedback received and enjoyed hearing your suggestions. We listened and have been working hard to bring some further updates to Events. Support for more streaming platforms When creating a virtual event in your Events application, you may include a link to your event and the platform will advertise it with the vendor’s logo so your community knows what to expect. When your members are ready to join, choosing the “Open Event” button will set them on their way. With this update, a total of 14 third party streaming platforms are now supported. Zoom YouTube EventBrite On24 Facebook Google Webex Slack Discord Microsoft Teams TikTok NEW! Twitch NEW! Vimeo NEW! SpotMe NEW! Unobtrusive location prompts When viewing the list of events, Invision Community would immediately prompt the user for their location. Your feedback suggested this was too intrusive and as a result members can now opt-in with the “Use my location” link and checkbox. If members do not opt in then their approximate location is used based on an IP address lookup. If neither of these options are available the results center on a default location that you can set in the admin control panel settings. Bug fixes As well as these changes we have also fixed a number of bugs including: A longstanding issue where event times could show incorrectly when members in different timezones edited events. Better localization to make sure all phrases are translatable. Some issues showing events in regions that use commas instead of periods for numbers. Hiding online event links after the event has passed. We still want to make further improvements to Events and are looking forward to more updates in 2023. Let us know in the comments how you are using Events to bring together your community online and offline.
  22. The next version of events has dedicated support for online events. When creating the event you can toggle between online and physical address.
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