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Andy Millne

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    Andy Millne reacted to bfarber in Les Paul, or Gibson SG?   
    I have one of these (or rather my daughter does).

     

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    Andy Millne reacted to GTServices in How I Started My Community - Part 3 Growth   
    Appreciate the update/walk-through!
    Love the Photos (dog images).
    Here's my little pups (shih-poo and lhasa-poo)...
      
     
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    Andy Millne reacted to HelenG in How I Started My Community - Part 3 Growth   
    Thanks everybody. If you have any questions on anything we’re doing Im happy to answer them. I’m also taking a lot of advice from more established community owners. If anybody else has any tips please share so we can all help each other out. 
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    Andy Millne reacted to Nebthtet in How I Started My Community - Part 3 Growth   
    Nice, I hope your community will keep on growing! 
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    Andy Millne reacted to Nebthtet in How I Started My Community - Part 3 Growth   
    Nice, I hope your community will keep on growing! 
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    Andy Millne reacted to Kirill Gromov in How I Started My Community - Part 3 Growth   
    Wow, impressive results! Good growth.
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    Andy Millne reacted to Nebthtet in How I Started My Community - Part 2 Building Engagement   
    Overall the site is very pleasant and clean-looking, no clutter. And beautiful dog pics positively stand out :)
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    Andy Millne reacted to Joel R in How I Started My Community - Part 2 Building Engagement   
    Congrats on the 100 member milestone!  
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    Andy Millne reacted to bradl in How I Started My Community - Part 2 Building Engagement   
    Mutt of the Month is brilliant.
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    Andy Millne reacted to Dexter_X in Why I try and avoid the F word in public   
    The "ancient forums" are still used to "exchange data" between users. You need Advanced forum readers software and... a community to know where to find what you're looking for... They're still usefull, but for a restrictet "knowing howoto" set of users...
     
    The fact you can easely create a group in social networks or smartphone apps is more "user friendly" and give to users without technical knowledge the possibility to create their own "communities" in an easy, fast and - relatively - effective way.
    As administrator that's the power of theese tools : they're easy to set and to use (as administrator). No need for hosting, no need to pay for it, no need to know PHP and what "user rights" mean... So, for most of the people, to choose between learn howto and just make it happen, the choice is not hard to do.
     
    As user, all users say it : "I use social network groups when I need a fast answer, but I use the community when I want a long-term track of my question/content/...". In other terms : social network are strong in reactivity but forums are stronger in knownledge/content.
    I've seen communities closed because they had no participation at all but everything goes on social network (for some of them even in the group they've created themselves "to be in social networks"). So it depends on what is the community purpose and how it is used. When you've only people "showing theirselves", everybody will go to social networks : it is made for. If the community has some kind of knowledge/content to share, people from social networks will go gather information from it to answer in their groups and may go back to the community when "nobody says"...
     
    So, from my modest single oppinion, it does not depend on the word you use to say it, but on the content the community spread. There is a balance to find between social networks and communities/forums where everyone can get what they (and we) want for the good of each.
    Personnally I still use "the f word", but also community or even "website", depending on the audience...
     
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    Andy Millne got a reaction from Matt in Why I try and avoid the F word in public   
    Helen and I recently had this discussion for her new site too. In the end we went with the old school forums. Everything else seemed wishy-washy. There is still a "community" but forums is a focussed part of that and I think it lends a seriousness to the section. Memes are fine and still posted but we don't want to lose the serious long-lasting discussion, Facebook can keep the noise. It's tempting to move with the latest fads and terminology but ultimately it's all about the content and if it is valuable to your users. The terminology is secondary.
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    Andy Millne got a reaction from Meddysong in Why I try and avoid the F word in public   
    Helen and I recently had this discussion for her new site too. In the end we went with the old school forums. Everything else seemed wishy-washy. There is still a "community" but forums is a focussed part of that and I think it lends a seriousness to the section. Memes are fine and still posted but we don't want to lose the serious long-lasting discussion, Facebook can keep the noise. It's tempting to move with the latest fads and terminology but ultimately it's all about the content and if it is valuable to your users. The terminology is secondary.
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    Andy Millne reacted to TSP in Team Talk: What would you do with $1,000,000?   
    Only correct answer is obviously to buy 1600 self hosted Invision Community Licences with all the applications.
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    Andy Millne got a reaction from SammyS in 4.3: Engagement Improvements   
    It will show up to the latest 4 entries in Our Picks. They are ordered with the most recent first. I tend to agree some variety would be better so have suggested this for a future version.
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    Andy Millne got a reaction from Optic14 in 4.3: Engagement Improvements   
    It will show up to the latest 4 entries in Our Picks. They are ordered with the most recent first. I tend to agree some variety would be better so have suggested this for a future version.
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    Andy Millne reacted to Square Wheels in 4.3: Videos   
    Let's say I record myself playing a song on the guitar and upload it.  The only option for users is to download it to the computer.  Would be nice if it could just play in the browser.
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    Andy Millne reacted to liquidfractal in 4.3: AdminCP Member Profiles   
    Why didn't you do this this and this and also that and don't forget the other thing and [insert other stuff which should really be in the feedback section]
    OH. MY.
    SEXY.
    Nice work Invision, you rather smug horde of 4.3 teases....
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    Andy Millne reacted to Cemmos in 4.3: AdminCP Member Profiles   
    4.3 is just looking insanely good. Getting super impatient now, y u do dis?
    Awesome work, guys.
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    Andy Millne reacted to The Old Man in 4.3: Usability improvements to make your day better   
    What a great update! Nice work, Team IPS! 
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    Andy Millne reacted to BHegnauer in 4.3: Usability improvements to make your day better   
    For maps? This sounds promising.
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    Andy Millne reacted to Archimed in 4.3: Usability improvements to make your day better   
    Yesss I live in China, Google Map doesn't work. Nice idea Mapbox
     
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    Andy Millne reacted to Meddysong in 4.3: Paid club memberships, and other club improvements   
    Next time anybody suggests that the Invision Community team doesn't listen, send them to this article. There's so much here that I've seen people bring up over the past year. What an amazing product. You lovely, lovely people.
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    Andy Millne reacted to Fierce God in Invision Community 4.2   
    Thank you @Andy Millne i do appreciate you getting back to me 
     
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    Andy Millne got a reaction from Fierce God in Invision Community 4.2   
    We do not yet have a finalised public release date. Summer 2017 is the most precise estimate to date.
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    Andy Millne reacted to DanLemX in New: Calendar Venues   
    Looking forward to these new calendar features!! Venues is just what I needed.
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