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  1. On 7/16/2021 at 10:41 PM, Jordan Invision said:

    expanding on Pages in the future

    Yes, please! For IPS5, please add a ton of easy-to-use functionality so that we can build great looking pages with much coding-knowledge. Layouts, containers, boxes, everything with WYSIWYG, permission-based displaying... you can basically go through the whole Wordpress/Joomla/Drupal catalog. There is so much room for a true Pages app!

  2. Maybe I am blind and do not recognize an option that already exists, but how can I restore older revisions of content that has been edited by a user?


    A user posts an answer in a topic. After 5 minutes he edits it. Now I want to restore the older content. I can see the revision history, but there is no option like "jump back to this revision". It seems all I can do is to 1.) open the revision history, 2.) Ctrl+C the content that I want to restore, 3.) close the revision history, 4.) edit the post of the user 5.) paste the older content and then 6.) save the changes.

    Is there an easier way?

  3. With 4.5 we got those nice and shiny badges:


    However there is not much we can do with these. No way to edit the icon (I know it can be done manually, I am talking about AdminCP options...), to way to change the inverval for how long a "recently joined" member is getting a badge, no option to display badges based on usergroups (not just if someone has moderator permissions) etc.

    Also the "hand icon" for recently joined members has received quite some negative feedback. It is misinterpreted for restrictions being in place instead of a waving hand (what I suppose it should be taken for).


    • Please add a usergroup-based options:
      • Display profile badge YES|NO
      • (If YES, then 2nd option:) Edit profile badge:
        • Background color (color picker)
        • Icon
    • Remove badge from moderator permissions (not needed anymore with the above option based on usergroups)
    • For recently joined members, please add an option to choose for how many days the joined-recently-badge will be displayed.
  4. I was under the impression, that if you visit a profile as an admin, you always see the block, whether it being activated or not. If the latter, you could activate it. But no, the block (if deactivated) is only visible to the member itself, not to anybody else. Not sure if that has changed with v4.5... I am pretty sure as an admin I was always able to see the block in earlier versions.

    Thanks for the linked plugin! I consider using it for activating this block globally.

  5. Currently I have this weird situation: On some users' profile pages, I can see the block with last profile visitors (activated or deactivated). Now I realized that on some profiles the block does not show up at all. Even as an admin, I cannot see it.

    Is there a setting in the AdminCP that I might have togged on or off that handles the profile visitors block?
    Also, is there a setting to activate/deactivate said block for all users globally?

  6. 7 hours ago, Joel R said:

    is to only offer positive sentiment reactions

    Then however the whole reputation system becomes obsolete. I like the idea that users have a reputation score based on feedback they get by other members.

    The real issue with negative reactions is that most users take it personally. They are not able to distinguish between content that one disagrees with and the user itself (which one can still "like").

    I always wanted to see an extra option, allowing me to use, but not to show certain reactions (e.g. negative ones) at all. This way the user who received a negative reaction does not even notice -- or maybe just notices that his/her reaction score went down by 1, but cannot see where exactly the -1 has been given. Of course this can be confusing ("Why did my score go down?"). In that case the option could work slightly different: Display the reaction, but do not show the user who has given the reaction.

  7. In 4.4 I was able to allow/disallow anonymous logins (AdminCP > System > Login & Registration). Now in 4.5.1 that option seems to be gone? Even the AdminCP Search does not help (no results).

    All I can find is a new group option (Allowed, Forced, Disallow), but how does that work exactly? Well, it has a description, but when I click the link there, it simply takes me to the page mentioned above - with no option at all.

    Maybe I am stupid here, but what am I doing wrong? 🤔

  8. On 8/6/2020 at 7:59 PM, bfarber said:

    Zapier integration is being introduced for 4.5 which should help with automation needs.

    Partially. It might send an email, if user X creates a topic in forum Y... (Can it though?), but what I am looking for is more Invision Community specific/working with data and values of Invision Community:

    "If custom profile field X of user Y has value Z, then do..."
    "If file X has been downloaded by user Y then do..."
    "If user X is member of club Y and posts a topic in forum Z then do..."

  9. One thing that is really missing in Invision Community is automation. Sure, we have group promotions (which have, sadly, very limited functionality), but that is about it.

    I'd love to see a feature, that allowes to create scripts that do stuff automatically. Be it a user that posts in a certain forum and gets a notification, a user that downloads a certain file and gets a group promotion, a user that updates their profile picture and gets whatever... With a flexible system anything should be possible. It would be very helpful to let stuff happen in your community without the need to actually handle everything manually.

    While I hope to see such functionality being added to Invision Community:
    I know about a plugin that added such functionality once, but it seems as if it is not available anymore. Does anything similar exist? (Seached for it, did not find anything.)

  10. 2 hours ago, bfarber said:

    We actually made massive improvements to the language system in 4.x (such as the pluralization system we have in place now)

    If you are referring to my statement: I was writing about improvements within the 4.x releases. Pluralization is great. The same goes for the possibility to swap positioning of %s placeholders. And you are correct that with 4.5 there are some improvements regarding language string handling.

    But regarding translating the software, at least for me, the real problems lie somewhere else. Fractured language strings are just an example. Those cause so many problems: grammar-wise, reference-wise...

    Two more have just been mentioned above:

    1 hour ago, Pavel Chernitsky said:

    Two examples of this are:
    1. "You" in english refers to four groups of people: singular male, singular female, plural male and plural female. Hebrew has a word for each of those. 
    2. English doesn't have a distinction between male and female verbs - "He reacted, She reacted, It reacted" as well. Hebrew has different variants for male and female, and none for the "Its" - who are treated as one or the other (Male or female). 

    Then there is the usage of "%s's". Sometimes changing it to "... of %s" does work. Usually it does not.

    I am sure a flexible translation system is a huge undertaking. So all I am saying is that if there are plans to improve the system in a future release, talking to foreign language speakers in the first place will be very valuable to get feedback regarding much needed improvements.

  11. It is a huge problem that many phrases consist of language string fragments. While this works in English, it is a serious problem for many other languages.

    Sadly the translation section of the software has not seen many improvements in the past (and I highly doubt it will at all in the 4.x lifecycle). I hope that for version 5.x IPS talks to some foreign language speakers to get some feedback before a new translation system will be created.

  12. 16 hours ago, opentype said:

    shadow ban specific posts

    ...which, again, is still a great suggestion, which I do support.

    I highly doubt that this will ever make it into the 4.x series, but I am pretty sure version 5 is already being worked on - at least planning/gathering concepts. So it cannot hurt to renew the general interest in seeing additional moderation features being implemented in the software.

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