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    breatheheavy got a reaction from xtech in Invision Community "Medium" business model application   
    Hey team! @Jordan Invision here. Slipping into my other account on Sunday funday to see what your thoughts are on this idea I've been thinking about. 
    For many years, I've been interested in removing ads from my forum, but I think the standard subscription model for my community wouldn't go over well. I don't have any concrete proof, just a hunch. 
    Now, if my members could actually earn money via Stripe for posting engaging content within our rules, that would be epic.
    --- 
    Recently, I've been writing articles on Medium. Their business model (to me) is brilliant. Everyone wins: Medium, the publisher and the readers. 
    They explain in detail what it is (if interested check this out).
    In a nutshell it's this:
    A subscription model at $5 per month for unlimited reading
      Guests can view a few content items per month without an account/subscription
      Publishers can earn revenue on the content items they post
      Publishers earn revenue by subscribers reading their post
      The amount the publisher earns is based off of how many articles that reader read on Medium that month For example, someone pays the $5 and only reads 2 articles on Medium in total that month, you get a larger chunk of their $5 Or, someone could read 50 articles on Medium that month (including one of yours) and you receive a smaller chunk of their $5 --- 
    I think the concept might sound a little confusing at first glance, but it's relatively simple. 
    Essentially, the publisher is rewarded with money for posting engaging content. The community benefits by having people post content they want to engage with. The community is also incentivized to post engaging content as well because they could earn some of their subscription back and possibly make a profit. And the community owner of course takes a cut. Because the community is generating revenue, ads are no longer needed. 
    This would need to track what content items users visited, then allocate an amount to that user based on their usage over a 30-day period. 
    To me, this could be a game-changing application baked into Invision Community. I am writing this to see if anyone finds this kind of business model appealing, or think it's a waste of time, or...? Perhaps there are some huge drawbacks/downsides to this for a community. I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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    breatheheavy reacted to opentype in Invision Community "Medium" business model application   
    I know this model very well. I think it makes most sense for big players, where there are millions of users and a lot of money to go around. For smaller sites, it feels a little over the top. You have this complicated setup and then when you split the money among all the participating members, you maybe pay out $1,50 to a single one. 😉 No one really benefits from that. And it will also need a lot of oversight. If there is money to be made, there will be people who try to cheat or use click-bait in an extreme way and so on.
    But sure, the model is fine. Or to put it in more general terms: Letting members earn money with a cut for the site is always good. At the moment, it’s reserved to downloads and clubs. Options for content types such as Pages articles or forum topics are certainly interesting. Tricky, but interesting.  
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from bEARS in Invision Community "Medium" business model application   
    Hey team! @Jordan Invision here. Slipping into my other account on Sunday funday to see what your thoughts are on this idea I've been thinking about. 
    For many years, I've been interested in removing ads from my forum, but I think the standard subscription model for my community wouldn't go over well. I don't have any concrete proof, just a hunch. 
    Now, if my members could actually earn money via Stripe for posting engaging content within our rules, that would be epic.
    --- 
    Recently, I've been writing articles on Medium. Their business model (to me) is brilliant. Everyone wins: Medium, the publisher and the readers. 
    They explain in detail what it is (if interested check this out).
    In a nutshell it's this:
    A subscription model at $5 per month for unlimited reading
      Guests can view a few content items per month without an account/subscription
      Publishers can earn revenue on the content items they post
      Publishers earn revenue by subscribers reading their post
      The amount the publisher earns is based off of how many articles that reader read on Medium that month For example, someone pays the $5 and only reads 2 articles on Medium in total that month, you get a larger chunk of their $5 Or, someone could read 50 articles on Medium that month (including one of yours) and you receive a smaller chunk of their $5 --- 
    I think the concept might sound a little confusing at first glance, but it's relatively simple. 
    Essentially, the publisher is rewarded with money for posting engaging content. The community benefits by having people post content they want to engage with. The community is also incentivized to post engaging content as well because they could earn some of their subscription back and possibly make a profit. And the community owner of course takes a cut. Because the community is generating revenue, ads are no longer needed. 
    This would need to track what content items users visited, then allocate an amount to that user based on their usage over a 30-day period. 
    To me, this could be a game-changing application baked into Invision Community. I am writing this to see if anyone finds this kind of business model appealing, or think it's a waste of time, or...? Perhaps there are some huge drawbacks/downsides to this for a community. I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from MEVi in IPS spam service is harmful   
    Me trying to understand if I should panic or not 
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from Matt in Can we get an agree or +1 reaction on IPS (or both)?   
    +1!
    I like your suggestion a lot @Morrigan. I think a +1 would serve the community a lot more than "confused" or "sad" tbh. Maybe Invision can take a little peek at the percentage of how much the confused and sad reactions are used and if it's minimal, replace them with a +1 and see how it's used in the coming weeks. Nice idea. 
  6. Agree
    breatheheavy got a reaction from Charles in Can we get an agree or +1 reaction on IPS (or both)?   
    +1!
    I like your suggestion a lot @Morrigan. I think a +1 would serve the community a lot more than "confused" or "sad" tbh. Maybe Invision can take a little peek at the percentage of how much the confused and sad reactions are used and if it's minimal, replace them with a +1 and see how it's used in the coming weeks. Nice idea. 
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from OptimusBain in Hide Ignored Content Completly   
    Lol ok I ignored @V0RT3X666
    I selected all, so his posts are gone. It's not super clear to me what this app does that the default settings don't. Without this app, will Vort3x's content also show in the activity feed, search results and members' profiles? But with the app his content will not show in the activity feed, search results and members' profiles?
    It would be awesome to show potential buyers
    IPS default settings: hides abc
    With this app: hides abc + xyz
    @Miss_B
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from Abies in So much empty space...   
    This post is... not the vibe.
    There's a way to offer suggestions and offer constructive criticism versus call something "absolutely terrible" that people spent a lot of time and energy on. 
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from OptimusBain in #Hashtags   
    I responded in another comment with the below, but figured it deserves its own dedicated topic. 🙂
    I would LOOOVE to see a hashtags feature.
    Would it be possible to re-purpose / reutilize the Tags feature?
    Members could use Tags (as hashtags) in their posts / comments. When you click on the hashtag, it links you to a search page where other members have also used that same hashtag. 
    Then, include a way to show Trending hashtags in a widget based off of usage (like the Popular Now or tag cloud widgets). 
    I would be super interested in this and I know my members would love it.
    There's a lot of #JusticeFor campaigns on social media, and that could be super powerful to tap into on my forum as well. Just food for thought 🙂
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from sobrenome in Instagram embeds not working   
    Hey guys, I can't seem to get Instagram embeds to work any more. I'm on 4.5.4. 
    BTW, I tried on this forum as well and I get the same error. 

     

     
     
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from sobrenome in Instagram embeds not working   
    Thanks for the update. Sounds like that new FB update did a number. 
    Is there an ETA on this perhaps? My site relies big time on Instagram embeds. 🙏 
    Thanks.
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from sobrenome in Shortlinks   
    Awesome! How did you do this? Does it track clicks? 
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from sobrenome in Shortlinks   
    Hey fam, would you guys find short links for our IPS forums to be useful?
    So instead of pasting a long link, or using Bit.ly (for example), a plugin/app is created that generates a short URL for your board. 
    Bitly just started capping how many links you can create in a month on their free account. 
    Thoughts? 
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    breatheheavy reacted to Nathan Explosion in How to remove sidebar?   
    Search for 'topic summary' in your ACP
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    breatheheavy reacted to Morrigan in Can we get an agree or +1 reaction on IPS (or both)?   
    This is because there are a lot of opinion based threads here. I don't think "Like" is a good reaction when you want to agree or support what has been said in a thread but currently the only agreeable reaction. 
    Like is a broad (and at least for me) a very default way for people to respond/react to something that they simply think was a good read.
    In some cases I would like to actually agree with what the member is saying or support it with a +1. To me agreeing versus liking something will give me a better way to show my appreciation to a members post.
    An example a cute joke in the middle of an opinion thread would get a like or a 'haha' but something that brings up good points can get my 'agree'.
  16. Thanks
    breatheheavy got a reaction from haqzore in Printful commerce integration   
    I had to take mine offline temporarily while I look into something 😕 Sorry bout that. It's a great app but I have found it a little more difficult to make sales when there isn't a guest option (where the person isn't required to become a member to purchase something). 
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from PrettyPixels in Make replying easier   
    Interesting! 
    Not 100% sure how I feel about floating anything 😂 How can we make that even more simple? 
    If there was a plugin to make conversations threaded, I would throw my money at it. That to me seems very interesting and would increase engagement! I'm not loving linear threads where it's pages and pages of replies when they could be simplified to be one or two pages. 🙂
    Thanks for replying to my topic. @Rikki
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from PrettyPixels in Make replying easier   
    Hey team, 
    I had several ideas...
    1.) What would it look like if the entire quick reply form was moved from the bottom to directly underneath the Topic starter's post.
    2.) Additionally, a quick reply form would appear when quoting to someone's comment. 
    3.) Truncating replies.
    I think it's pretty interesting how on Reddit, you can follow a chain of replies. Whereas in IPB, it's a long list of thread. I imagine for someone casually browsing they'd be overwhelmed with the amount of replies to sort through. I would love to explore options on how to display comments so that things are simplified.  

    I'm not super fond of the idea of having to scroll all the way to the bottom of a topic to reply. 
     
    I wonder if it would make things easier for users to reply.
    Making things easier/more efficient = more engagement! 
    Have any ideas to make replying easier? Any thoughts on how to lay comments out so there is more content in-view per scroll? I'm interested to hear what the community thinks.
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from PrettyPixels in Make replying easier   
    Anyone interested in circling back on this threaded reply idea? 😬
    I love this concept because you can directly see someone's reply versus scrolling page to page to page. If we could see members' replies directly under the original comment that'd be 🔥 
    It also means a lot more content could fit on a single page. 
    Thoughts? 
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from SC36DC in "Kindness" plugin   
    🙏 
    I would say most comments are respectful and kind, but there's still work to do. It's still an initiative I'd like to pursue (even if I'm in the minority right now ;]) 
    As I'm sure all community leaders can relate to, people are going through tough times right now. It's important to me to have an uplifting community corner on the Internet. So while some may think this idea is a nuisance, I personally think it adds value. 
    I love the Random Act of Kindness idea you mentioned. I have done things like that in the past and it's fun, but it's not a sustainable solution to have to manually do that every day. BUT, your mind and heart are in the right place! That's the vibe 👏 
    No worries, I understand. I would imagine if it was implemented in the core, that it'd feature an "on" or "off" option. But either way I hear you 🙏  😉 
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    breatheheavy reacted to Adriano Faria in "Kindness" plugin   
    if things get out of hand, let them know that the team will be watching closely:
    Or even use the new 4.5 thing: Per Topic Post Approval.
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    breatheheavy reacted to SC36DC in "Kindness" plugin   
    @breatheheavy

    Maybe instead of going this route, you can simply create a banner that you could place on your forum, basically reminding people to be kind to others when posting, see if that helps to make a difference at all. As @Davyc mentioned, let them know a good heated debate is always welcomed, just for them to remember to stay respectful.

    If people are using the Members Shop system, maybe try a 'Random Act of Kindness' yourself, and tell people you will go around the forum and donate points to people who you feel are posting in a way you appreciate.

    There are literally tons of things you can try to increase the good vibes on your forum, if you are willing to. Just curious, percentage wise, about how many of them are posting negative or offensive content? I know you have a good size community.
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from SC36DC in "Kindness" plugin   
    The part about the ads only came to me after the fact. My original intention is to keep my community as positive as possible. That’s most important. But the community does need to generate revenue to be sustainable. 
    I didn’t anticipate so much pushback 😅. This isn’t a one-size fits all solution. However I think for me as a community leader it would enhance my forum. It sounds like it won’t for you and I respect that. 🙏
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    breatheheavy reacted to Davyc in "Kindness" plugin   
    Therein lies your problem. 'you think it would enhance your forum' - have you asked your members what they think of this solution towards politeness?  After all, asking on here is one thing and you have had your responses from a few who have taken the time to respond, but what about your members? They are the ones who are going to have to live with this if you are able to implement it.  I believe their feedback would be more valuable to you than any on here.
    As for this idea to stop people in their tracks and make them think before they post, it has the potential to stifle their desire to respond; emotions and passion are essential to good debate, these elements are what 'make people think' - this doesn't mean they have to be offensive, that's what your rules are there for, to remind them what is and isn't permissible. If anyone steps over the line, then you and your moderators are there to step in and do the job you're there for.  You have an inbuilt warning system, use that instead of penalising the many for the transgressions of the few.
    Personally, if this was implemented in the core and it was not optional, I would go elsewhere for my community software.  I would not impose this on my members, but as I mentioned in an earlier post, it's your site, your forum, you do as you think best, but this is definitely not for the core, ask a developer to make this plugin/app for you, but I really would ask your members first if they believe this to be a good idea.  Do a poll, so they don't even have to say what they think 🙂
     
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    breatheheavy reacted to bosss in "Kindness" plugin   
    Utopia
    We are not the same and that is ok - what is positive for me - that not mean that should be positive to some another or opposite!
    Better to have some functionality plugins!
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