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    breatheheavy reacted to liquidfractal in Group Mention   
    Couldn't agree more.  I don't rest easy unless and until the developer actually takes the time to verify compatibility.
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from liquidfractal in Group Mention   
    !!! This is great news.
    My anxiety is kicking in anyway 😆 . Perhaps @kRSB can take a look and possibly update the file page to reflect that it's compatible with 4.6? 🙏 
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from Anawa in Group Mention   
    !!! This is great news.
    My anxiety is kicking in anyway 😆 . Perhaps @kRSB can take a look and possibly update the file page to reflect that it's compatible with 4.6? 🙏 
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from BomAle in (NB41) Enhanced Advertisements   
    Came here searching for this as well. I'd love to know if there are any plans to update this to 4.6 @newbie LAC 😇 
    Or if 4.5 will work with 4.6? 
    Edit: Apologies for not realizing or it slipping my mind that Newbie is in the hospital. Sorry about that! Wishing them a lot of healing vibes. 
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    breatheheavy reacted to Makoto in Account Deactivation   
    Hey @breatheheavy!
    The 4.6 compatible version is currently just pending review/approval by IPS, it should be officially available sometime soon!
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from Dayton28 in Ban members from downvoting   
    Hola! So I've encountered something interesting. 
    We have a warning points system.
    If a user reaches 5 points for example, they are restricted from posting for 24 hours. 
    Problem is... they retaliate by going on a downvoting Reputation spree and downvoting other members incessantly. 
    I don't want to necessarily ban them from visiting, just posting.
    I'd love to see an option to stop members from also being able to use Reputation. Thoughts?
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from InvisionHQ in Classifieds System   
    Thanks for the other answers above.
    This blue bar still appears even in default. 😅
    Edit: I figured it out. It was displaying because 'Displays guidelines in this category?' was checked, but there wasn't any information in it. All good!
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    breatheheavy reacted to Nathan Explosion in (NE) Kindness   
    Known issues with v1.1.0 (see screenshot 1)
    No icon on left hand side, guiding you to the application's settings No header on the application's settings Both will be fixed in a v1.1.1 release at some point (I'm not releasing an update just to resolve language string issues) but can be resolved manually now by creating the following language phrases manually:
    menutab__neapps (see screenshot 3) menutab__neapps_icon (see screenshot 4) Screenshot 1:

     
    Screenshot 2:

    Screenshot 3:

    Screenshot 4:

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    breatheheavy reacted to InvisionHQ in Classifieds System   
    Yes, select a package is mandatory.
    You can't do that at the moment. Usually you set a very high value, like 365 days.
    If you want you can try to suggest a new feature here:
    https://github.com/netwaretcs/Classifieds/issues
    It seems a theme issue, can you confirm the same glitch with the default theme?
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from SC36DC in Classifieds System   
    SOO much to unpack here haha Appreciate the in-depth comment! 
    In the time since, I have found someone via Fiverr to create legal agreements regarding all this so my community and my members are protected. So in the event one of the things goes south (like you mentioned above), it's up to the members to work it out.
    Both the seller and the buyer will have to agree to terms expressly laid out that my community is not at fault should an issue arise, we are simply the medium.  
    For example, if someone buys an item on FB marketplace and the deal goes south, FB is not the one they'd go after.
    I am also going to use Paypal only to start (not Stripe) to avoid any potential chargebacks.
    Thoughts? Am I being too naiive? 
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    breatheheavy reacted to Chris Anderson in Classifieds System   
    I would recommend studying all of the legalese that you must agree to follow on eBay and other established marketplaces as a seller and purchaser as well as any requirements your payment processor may require of you setting up and operating an online marketplace.
    This should provide a sense of the complexity and legal and financial risks you will take on if you choose to proceed.
    You will also need to look at how your business is structured to insulate you both legally and financially from things that might go awry for your business. The business type you choose to operate under will impact what paperwork is required as well as how you file taxes.
    There are expenses and lots of paperwork required setting up and operating a non-sole proprietorship business and setting up a bank account.
    Not only will you have to engage a law firm, but you also will need advice from a tax accountant as to what applicable local, state, and federal paperwork you need to submit throughout the year and how to figure out how much your tax burden will be based on your anticipated sales volume.
    Unless your sales volume is "extremely" robust the expenses of setting up and running a marketplace as described above will cost more than you take in and take lots of your time managing it. 
    You might consider setting up a dummy site as a thought experiment and ask your members to submit items for purchase and see what items are bought by your members during a set time using virtual currency.
    You will need to figure out how to deal with shipping goods from one member to another and how shipping costs are addressed as well as tracking of packages, damaged goods, or failure to deliver by shipper or failure of seller to ship items "as described".
    At the end you could determine what demand there really is for the items posted for sale and any possible profit you might attain after initial and ongoing expenses (don't forget to factor in the cost of failed transactions) determined from your research and consultations with a lawyer and accountant.
    Your payment processor should be able to provide you with an approximate failed transaction rate from their other marketplace accounts as well as how many they will tolerate before limiting or closing your account. The amount of failed transactions could increase the cost charged decreasing your potential profit margin. 
    There is also the possibility that you might not have immediate access to all the money owed to you or they might hold a certain amount aside to address any transaction abnormalities.  You should setup a sufficiently funded reserve account to cover your ongoing expenses in the event of payment delays.
    Implementing a marketplace will initiate a more robust review process of "you" and your business to determine if you have the proper process and procedures in place as well as required written guidelines as well as the overall feel of the site to determine if you are a worthy of credit increases, decreases or outright cancelation of your account. As such it's important to weigh the value of adding additional product offerings against the possibility of losing access to your payment processor entirely or paying much higher fees.
    The Fed has recently telegraphed the need for increasing interest rates to stave off inflation and the credit market has been lowering credit limits and making it harder to qualify and/or keep various credit-based products.
    Over the course of the next year, I would recommend everyone to be especially mindful of their personal and business credit and take additional steps to minimize "any" adverse problems logged with your payment processor to ensure the longevity and profitability of your site.
    Most payment processors place limits on how much they will process in any given period. Those may increase in time but isn't a given. It's good to ask what the criteria is to advance to a dollar amount that will work for your needs. If the requirements are too stringent for your site or will take too long it's best to know upfront.
    If you figure you could reach profitability if you submitted 20k a month to the processor and you were limited to 10k than the additional 10k worth of transactions would be denied and your account wouldn't reset until the first of the next month.
    How much additional stuff do members have to offer up for sale in the months and years ahead that other members would be willing to purchase? What's the potential profit to you? People have a finite amount of stuff to sell.  Eventually the marketplace offerings will dwindle to next to nothing as everyone will have sold off their good stuff and it will take time before they have something good again to sell or you will have to continuously recruit "lots" of new members with stuff to sell. 
    Will these new members with "stuff" be the kind of members that fit in well with your community?  Will switching from being a place to socialize to a place for doing business be in the best interest of your site in the long term?  Tough questions need to be asked of yourself and your community to figure out if this is a good path to explore and something the "community" and not "you" want.
    You need to look at how you can extract the transaction data provided utilizing this solution in a format your accountant will require to fill out the obligatory paper trail of running a business and ensure everyone is paid all that is due in a timely fashion.
    There is a possibility that you might be missing key data points, or it will need to be structured in an entirely different fashion. This should be addressed sooner rather than later to minimize missteps in your implementation which could cost you countless wasted hours and expense.
     
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    breatheheavy reacted to IPSTemplate in Announcement as notification   
    You mean like this? 
     
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    breatheheavy reacted to zyx in Announcement as notification   
    It'd be great if there were an option for announcements to be pushed out as notifications to specific user groups (as in the little bell notifications, rather than a box above the forum/sidebar as it currently is).
    Not sure if there is a reason this isn't included, but I'm sure many people would have uses for this.  🙂 
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    breatheheavy reacted to Adriano Faria in "Follow this!" suggestion page   
    The first one. It will make new members follow content/members when creating the account 
    The second, very useful IMHO, allows the user to follow specific content posted by members instead of everything. So if John Doe wants to receive notifications when you post tutorials/articles in Pages, he only need to select it. So he won’t get notifications when you create a topic or a blog entry or a Downloads file, etc.
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from Unienc in "Follow this!" suggestion page   
    Hey team, I was thinking this could be a cool feature and wanted to hear your thoughts:
    On Twitter and some other social media accounts, often times they guide you to "follow" a few niche topics upon signing up. This way your timeline is populated with some content you might like right from the get.
    It could be cool to implement either a page or something similar upon registering to a community.
    I think our Activity Stream feature is incredible, and I want more people to begin using it on the regular (versus my community's homepage which is curated news content that is the same for all - I'd love if each member had a homepage that was specific to them!).
    My thought is if they are forced to follow some suggested tags / forums / members to follow, they'd begin getting used to the Activity Stream right away and it'd create a more tailored visiting experience.
    Also curious to hear if others have seen success with Activity Streams in their community. Love to hear some feedback! 
    Happy 420 😜
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from Claudia999 in "Follow this!" suggestion page   
    Hey team, I was thinking this could be a cool feature and wanted to hear your thoughts:
    On Twitter and some other social media accounts, often times they guide you to "follow" a few niche topics upon signing up. This way your timeline is populated with some content you might like right from the get.
    It could be cool to implement either a page or something similar upon registering to a community.
    I think our Activity Stream feature is incredible, and I want more people to begin using it on the regular (versus my community's homepage which is curated news content that is the same for all - I'd love if each member had a homepage that was specific to them!).
    My thought is if they are forced to follow some suggested tags / forums / members to follow, they'd begin getting used to the Activity Stream right away and it'd create a more tailored visiting experience.
    Also curious to hear if others have seen success with Activity Streams in their community. Love to hear some feedback! 
    Happy 420 😜
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from Adriano Faria in "Follow this!" suggestion page   
    Hey team, I was thinking this could be a cool feature and wanted to hear your thoughts:
    On Twitter and some other social media accounts, often times they guide you to "follow" a few niche topics upon signing up. This way your timeline is populated with some content you might like right from the get.
    It could be cool to implement either a page or something similar upon registering to a community.
    I think our Activity Stream feature is incredible, and I want more people to begin using it on the regular (versus my community's homepage which is curated news content that is the same for all - I'd love if each member had a homepage that was specific to them!).
    My thought is if they are forced to follow some suggested tags / forums / members to follow, they'd begin getting used to the Activity Stream right away and it'd create a more tailored visiting experience.
    Also curious to hear if others have seen success with Activity Streams in their community. Love to hear some feedback! 
    Happy 420 😜
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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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