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Eric Allione

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    Eric Allione reacted to Paul.F in Download: Shoutbox   
    Is there a way to have a sound notification when a new message is sent to the shoutbox?
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    Eric Allione reacted to Aiwa in Would you like to see a client directory?   
    As an aside, Shoutbox was a community project ages ago that Michael maintained / updated and only recently passed on to JLogica.
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    Eric Allione reacted to Makoto in Would you like to see a client directory?   
    Do you just enjoy throwing insults every chance you get? Was that last line really needed?

    I've honestly largely just considered this a technical support forum. It didn't feel like much a community until I started getting more involved. I can't say it's a bad thing, but I think a bit more community interaction could be fun.
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    Eric Allione reacted to Rimi in Would you like to see a client directory?   
    :) Well yeah, non-customers aren't a part of the community. :)


    :) You should just ignore the random outbursts. :)
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    Eric Allione reacted to Rimi in Would you like to see a client directory?   
    :) Come on guys. I'm pretty sure it's up to IPS and not you to decide what they should be doing with their time whether or not that includes what they do during breaks. The notion that what resources IPS dedicates where invalidates this feedback is pretty ridiculous because that's not really your call. I think an addition like this would be quite nice for the IPS community and quite frankly I think the IPS community as a whole could do with some nourishment even if it's not this specific suggestion.

    There's nothing fun or engaging about being a part of this community. I enjoy some people's company here more than others and I've made a handful of friends who I chat with regularly on Skype/AIM/MSN, but at the end of the day everything here is strictly business. In the past I've heard of the people here having skinning competitions and stuff, but in all my time here I've never seen anything like that. I've never seen anything fun or engaging aside from the threads I've made myself in the client lounge which IPS says they hate. I've been told by a staff member here that this community is like a small family and on the same token I've been told that this forum is not my little playground. This forum does not feel like a community, or at least not in the way that the sites I run feel. I'd like to think that after spending a year here I'd know a little more about some of the people here (or at least what sites they run), but I can really only say that about 2 or 3 of the people here whereas on my forum I can say that about well over 30 users.

    I think a client directory exclusive to members of the IPS community for submission is a step in the right direction for community development. It's not about IPS taking time out of development to make something you view as pointless. It's about IPS making time for the sake of developing their community. I do not know if community development is on IPS' agenda (and for all we know it may not be - they are a full fledged professional company after all, you know how corporations can be), but if it is I think a client directory would be beneficial. :)
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    Eric Allione reacted to Makoto in Would you like to see a client directory?   
    Thanks for the online medical advice, but I've been staring at computer screens for 8+ hours a day 5-7 days a week for the last 3-4 years and I still have 20/20 vision and no real issues with eye strain or any of the symptoms listed there.

    I'm sure everyone here appreciates you lecturing us on how we should take our breaks too.
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    Eric Allione reacted to Marcher Technologies in Would you like to see a client directory?   
    What break time from coding? :P

    Strong back-lighting helps a lot there.
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    Eric Allione reacted to Makoto in Would you like to see a client directory?   
    It is an understandable point, but it's being grossly over-exagerated. "All that time needs to be spent on DEVVING!" I mean, come on. Really? IPS isn't glued to the computer screen 24/7 every day, they're human, they needs breaks, and simply taking time to skim over some link submissions sounds like a pretty nice break from coding to me. It lets you see all the creative sites people have made with the software you're working hard on. It's debatable how popular it would be, but it's not like every IPB forum in existence is going to come pouring in all at once.

    How popular would it get? I don't know. IPS probably has some idea since they say they've had one twice now. But even if it does get to be a little too much work, they can simply stop accepting submissions until they have the free time on their hands to go through the existing ones. It's not something that needs any priority, but it still does sound kinda cool.

    I am well aware there are site's out there that wouldn't be appropriate. Those site's wouldn't be appropriate to post here on the forums either, and I'm sure there have been at least a few "show off your site" threads.

    I've never posted my site here and there's good reason for that. I obviously wouldn't contribute my site to the IPS directory either.

    I think one of the important things to do would be to write up some solid guidelines people have to read before being allowed to submit anything. If they don't follow the guidelines, they just get banned from posting to the directory. The "people posting site's they don't own" is a valid point though, I honestly didn't really consider that, but I'm curious as to how often that would really happen.

    I also think the Links Directory app in the marketplace would work pretty well for this. I don't think some custom IPC page needs be made for it. That I agree would probably be more effort than it's worth.

    I have way too much free time on my hands. Sure, I wouldn't mind. But I don't think you'd really want me to volunteer, would you?
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    Eric Allione reacted to Makoto in Would you like to see a client directory?   
    And IPS shouldn't take lunch breaks either, because that takes away valuable development time. They shouldn't take breaks at all. All that time is being wasted, get to work you lazy bums! We don't pay for your software to have you lazily participate in your own community! In fact, why are you even reading this right now? IP.B 3.4.0 still needs work!

    I'm sure no one here in the community is respectable or well known enough to help out with the staffing either. And of course, all link submissions need be given a guaranteed time frame in which they'll be reviewed and submitted.

    Right?
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    Eric Allione reacted to Makoto in Would you like to see a client directory?   
    Basically this. I assumed if it existed in the past and was removed, there was some reason for it.

    I do think it's a pretty cool idea, but just because I'm not sure it'll be added doesn't mean I have to be quiet and let people trash the idea. I'll continue responding to any arguable comments made unless this thread is locked too. Why shouldn't I? Do you contest anything I've said here?
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    Eric Allione reacted to Rimi in Would you like to see a client directory?   
    :) I already said you've had one in the past. That's why I don't expect there to be another one. :)
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    Eric Allione reacted to Rimi in Would you like to see a client directory?   
    :) Because he supports and likes the idea? I also think it's a good idea, but I don't expect IPS to listen. :)
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    Eric Allione reacted to Rimi in What's with the short editing windows?   
    :) He's talking about the ACP setting that automatically merges posts that are made within a time frame that you can set. :)
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    Eric Allione reacted to Makoto in Would you like to see a client directory?   
    Then don't submit your site..?



    Assuming it would take a lot of time every day to review the occasional link submission..
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    Eric Allione reacted to Alfa1 in Would you like to see a client directory?   
    It would make sense to have a categorized list of IPS powered websites and possibly website reviews added to it. Reviews can help webmasters to get feedback and improve their websites.

    IMHO not a biggie though.
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    Eric Allione reacted to .time in Would you like to see a client directory?   
    There used to be one, but it vanished with IP.Links.
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    Eric Allione reacted to Donkerrood in Would you like to see a client directory?   
    Would be great for instance to have a list from which you can also see which sites use content / gallery / nexus / etc.
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    Eric Allione reacted to avro in Would you like to see a client directory?   
    I voted yes. As this is my first and so far only IPS board I have joined, I would like to see what others are doing with the software.
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    Eric Allione got a reaction from Maxxius in (TZ33) Add background   
    In the meantime you can edit the XML file on line 18:


    <bbcode_menu_option_text><![CDATA[background&#39;s colour ( #EDEDED )]]></bbcode_menu_option_text>

    Adding a suggestion to enter colors like green, blue, etc.

    Edit: You can't put a '#' before a simple color name.

    Edit2: I would change the recommendation to black since the other simple colors make terrible backgrounds.
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    Eric Allione got a reaction from HellaWicked in iArcade 1.3   
    Edit: I found this tutorial on iarcademod.com. I think it's what I'm looking for so going to give it a try.

    Response: Still not ideal, but better. For anyone else who's interested, this is what I got from the directions in that tutorial:



    _________

    I have a question about the leaderboards, is there a way to make it so that only one person's best score shows up, just like how it does on ibddownloads.com? The problem with this leaderboard is that if one person spams the game then s/he ends up flooding the leaderboard, creating several pages of scores, and no one else is able to view their best time if they are not in the same ballpark.

    I've been getting some complaints about this; it discourages people from playing if they know their score isn't going to be visible on a leaderboard:




    This is what they do, and it works out perfectly:

    " alt="idealLeaderboard_zpsff38e33d.png">
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    Eric Allione reacted to Rimi in Warning Points   
    For me its the latter. The point is to not have the count visible to users because its just a negative thing to have. I personally use the warn system to log warns against a member just for moderating sake. The members don't need to see the warns. That's where the pm features come in. When the member is warned there should be an option to send a pm so they know they've been warned. But they don't need to see the entire list of warns along with how many points they've accumulated. It varies with communities. The way I described is how I use it in 3.1.4.

    Long story short, please put the old functionality back.
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    Eric Allione reacted to Mark in Warning Points   
    Just to clarify - do you only want to remove it from the post box, or do you not want members to be able to see their warning level at all (i.e. not show it on the profile either).

    If it's the latter, I'm not sure what the point in using the warning system is at all if you don't let members know they've been warned :P
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    Eric Allione reacted to Rimi in Warning Points   
    Hello.

    In the userinfopane template find this


    <if test="authorwarn:|:$author['show_warn']"> <li> <if test="$options['wl_id']"> <img src='{$this->settings['img_url']}/warn.png' class='clickable' onclick='warningPopup( this, {$options['wl_id']} )' title='{$this->lang->words['warnings_issued']}' /> </if> <a class='desc lighter blend_links' href='{parse url="app=members&amp;module=profile&amp;section=warnings&amp;member={$author['member_id']}&amp;from_app={$this->request['app']}&amp;from_id1={$contentid}&amp;from_id2={$options['id2']}" base="public"}' id='warn_link_{$contentid}_{$author['member_id']}' title='{$this->lang->words['warn_view_history']}'>{parse expression="sprintf( $this->lang->words['warn_status'], $author['warn_level'] )"}</a> </li> </if> and change it to

    <if test="$this->memberData['is_mod']"> <if test="authorwarn:|:$author['show_warn']"> <li> <if test="$options['wl_id']"> <img src='{$this->settings['img_url']}/warn.png' class='clickable' onclick='warningPopup( this, {$options['wl_id']} )' title='{$this->lang->words['warnings_issued']}' /> </if> <a class='desc lighter blend_links' href='{parse url="app=members&amp;module=profile&amp;section=warnings&amp;member={$author['member_id']}&amp;from_app={$this->request['app']}&amp;from_id1={$contentid}&amp;from_id2={$options['id2']}" base="public"}' id='warn_link_{$contentid}_{$author['member_id']}' title='{$this->lang->words['warn_view_history']}'>{parse expression="sprintf( $this->lang->words['warn_status'], $author['warn_level'] )"}</a> </li> </if> </if>
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    Eric Allione reacted to Aiwa in Recent Posts   
    This will put it at the bottom...
    ACP > Manage Hooks > Select the Pencil next to the hook > Files tab > Change the Hook 'ID' to showTotals, prestart.if

    This hook shows the last X topics that have had activity.. So if the last 2 posts on your board were in the same topic, you only see the topic once with whoever posted last...

    It currently shows you new content based on your forum permissions, so you won't see topics / posts in forums that you aren't allowed to normally see... I could change it to allow each user to control where the block gets its content... I'll put that on the list of future enhancements...
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    Eric Allione reacted to Aiwa in Recent Posts   
    I can add in the groups setting. That's a good idea.

    For the location, it would be easier to just change the hook point, I think. It can be done easily.
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