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    breatheheavy got a reaction from voinea in Instagram and Facebook oEmbed support topic   
    Omg. I did this and now it's working 😭
    Thank youuuuu!!! 
     
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from Linux-Is-Best in Unsubscribes and Sendgrid   
    I'm going to check later today! Maybe I'm mistaken. I've just received a good amount of emails from people who claim they don't ever get the "forgot password" email. 🤦🏼‍♂️ 
    "What it sounds like is that they are subscribed to your newsletter but they have unsubscribed from receiving your emails through sendgrid and so sendgrid isn't sending anything." Yea! I am under the impression it's this. 
    Do you have any advice as to how to go about using IPS' default sub/unsub? I have had trouble implementing that with Sendgrid. Any help would be greatly appreciated! 
    Ahhh gotcha. I'll play around with that later today so I can get a visual. Thanks for the insight @Nathan Explosion! 
    Interesting!! 
    Going to take a look today. I believe in the past I tried to add a separate unsubscribe to my newsletter template, but Sendgrid could never recognize it, so I've been using the default unsubscribe. 😩
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    breatheheavy reacted to Joey_M in Unsubscribes and Sendgrid   
    @breatheheavy: I am trying to find a dev that will create a widget/plugin that works with SendGrid mailing lists, this would allow members to unsubscribe directly from e-mails. I have previously used a script called Sendy which is very good, but I have moved to use SendGrid since my emails started to bounce. Hopefully, other IPS community users that use SendGrid would find this plugin/widget to be useful.
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    breatheheavy reacted to Morrigan in Unsubscribes and Sendgrid   
    I think the only difference here is that you are allowing IPS to deal with the unsubscribe whereas I believe that @Jordan Invision is using Sendgrid's unsubscribe. So I think Mandrill COULD be just as intrusive but its a matter of how its setup.
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    breatheheavy reacted to Linux-Is-Best in Unsubscribes and Sendgrid   
    Thank you. I believe you do an excellent job of clarifying that. I have used e-mail provider services (Mandrill) for my own uses, but I presume the service providers I use do not filter the unsubscribed directly and still honor the software I am using.  That is to say, if you had unsubscribed from newsletter-type e-mails (admin sent e-mails), you would still receive general site e-mails (password reset).  I had no idea that SendGrid could be so intrusive.
    Again, thank you for your time, consideration, and assistance in helping me understand better. It is very appreciated.
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    breatheheavy reacted to Linux-Is-Best in Unsubscribes and Sendgrid   
    I must apologize for being short-worded with my answers. I fear in my attempt to be short and direct, I have left the wrong impression. 
     
     I understood that is how it works now, and that is how it has worked. My initial comment was for @breatheheavy as I was confused and puzzled on how he had managed to unite the e-mail in such a fashion. SendGrid (https://sendgrid.com) as I understood it was a mailing service, and I was puzzled how that server was somehow undermining the internal e-mail system. I admit to ignorance (not knowing better in this instance on how that can happen).  
     
    I made my reply before I knew you had replied. 
     
    Once you read my comment, I appreciate you took the time to clarify that the two (newsletters -vs.- general e-mails) should operate independently. While I already knew this, I was appreciative that you took the time to address me anyways (thanks). I quickly said that it was good to know in my short-sightedness and that I am looking forward to 4.6. Which I am looking forward to since it will support PHP 8. But there was no way for you to know why I am waiting for 4.6, and my pleasantry comment, with my effort to be short-worded, seems to have given the wrong impression.  
     
    I apologize for my miscommunication.
     
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    breatheheavy reacted to Morrigan in Unsubscribes and Sendgrid   
    No worries. I was just trying to make sure it was clear that is how it works and always how it worked so no one gets confused about it if they read the thread.
    IIRC @breatheheavy modified their email templates to use the sendgrid unsubscribe instead of the IPS unsubscribe which is where I believe the core of their issue is coming from TBH. Sendgrid won't honor what the End User wants from IPS is the End User has specified they don't want email from the sender at all.
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    breatheheavy reacted to Nathan Explosion in Unsubscribes and Sendgrid   
    Wrong
    Because you are viewing the page as someone who has signed up for the newsletter.
     
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    breatheheavy reacted to Morrigan in Unsubscribes and Sendgrid   
    This is how the newsletter works currently. If you're having problems with it then there is something larger as far as an issue. Receiving bulk mail from the site is NOT under the same umbrella as receiving notification emails etc. THEY ARE separate.
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    breatheheavy reacted to Linux-Is-Best in Unsubscribes and Sendgrid   
    I think you have just highlighted an important reason why the two should be separate.  Some people do not want to receive newsletters, which is perfectly fine (I don't use them myself).  But they should receive system e-mail upon request, such as resetting their password.  I am confused to hear that somehow the two have been linked together.
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    breatheheavy reacted to Morrigan in Unsubscribes and Sendgrid   
    Q1) How are they unsubscribing? Normally when they unsubscribe from the newsletter this doesn't stop other things. Most likely you are using Sendgrid's unsubscribe and you would likely have to discuss this with them or get some sort of mod to undo this miess.
    Q2) If they aren't subscribed to your newsletter that block shows up (last I checked it doesn't show to guests at all).
    What it sounds like is that they are subscribed to your newsletter but they have unsubscribed from receiving your emails through sendgrid and so sendgrid isn't sending anything. You should be using the default IPS subscribe/unsubscribe stuff, not sendgrid's which is likely your downfall here.
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from AlexJ in Topics "offset"   
    Hi there. I was thinking... it would be awesome if there was a way to somehow incorporate an "offset" feature into blocks.
    So you could set up Blocks like this:
    5 Featured Topics block (most recent topics 1-5)
    1 Calendar event
    Next 5 Featured Topics block (most recent topics 6-10)
    Advertisement
    Next 5 Featured Topics block (most recent topics 11-15)
    Thoughts? 
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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. 
  18. 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. 

     

     
     
    Related:
     
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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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