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  1. One thing that I want to make sure you are fully aware of is that when you buy a license, there are many components tied to an active license: access to company forums, access to the Marketplace, access to the software. If you are unable or unwilling to keep up with a paid renewal every 6 months, you might be better off with another solution.
  2. The engagement and feedback in the Feedback forum has been much better recently. I also want to affirm that telling clients "no updates at this time" is useful and welcome. While we may die a little inside when we don't hear our ideas get picked up, it gives clarity to users.
  3. You're asking about Gallery and not general attachments, correct? Go to ACP > Community > Gallery. The only admin settings are for image dimensions.
  4. There are probably a hundred and one good ideas you can implement before having to resort to inactive members, which personally seems to be a punitive measure (and a hot mess of permissions later on!) 1. Make sure you clearly define your value proposition in your registration block. 2. Try out bulk mailers. Write well crafted, thoughtful newsletters to send out via bulk mail. Rinse and repeat. 3. In regards to social media, go and join every social media group or site that deals with your topic. If you can't join 'em, then beat 'em at their own game. 4. Really think through your new member journey. Start a new account and join your own website with a fresh set of eyes, and see how you can improve that experience. 5. Go into your Google Analytics and evaluate which pages have the lowest drop off. Add blocks or feeds on those pages that can entice members to explore elsewhere in the site. 6. Figure out how you can become (if not already) the definitive resource on rosacrean. This will give you a steady stream of new visitors. Deploy Pages and build the world's largest directory on rosacean medical providers, or terminology, or whatever. 7. Start launching new topics, interviews, case studies, etc. Ask emotive questions. Ask open ended questions. Ask relevant but off topic and fun questions. Etc. Etc. The journey to member engagement can be accomplished in so many ways. Also, if your revenue is dependent upon affiliate links, you should re-evaluate your revenue strategy. Are there links you can add in a sidebar block on every page? Are there affiliate links you can add to the bottom of the page? Are there custom banners and ads you can design to add into the ad slots or into your newsletters? Communities need to be fighting to succeed. Good luck.
  5. Are you asking ... 1. Cancel their account registration? 2. Cancel their paid subscription where they pay money? If #1, you need a third party tool like Account Deletion by @Makoto or the user contacts the admin, and you manually delete. If #2, yes users can cancel their paid subscriptions from their Purchases.
  6. Some thoughts: 1. IPS does offer indirectly offer this data in the ACP > Statistics. I think all communities should be internally measuring the conversion of all visitors : registered members : active members on a monthly basis. 2. I'm not sure how this statistic is important on the front end to anyone. I can see it being useful to admins to manage the effectiveness of their community strategy, but as a user, I'm not sure how useful it is to know that 90 other members visited at some point in the past month. It is, however, useful to know the number of online users and who they are, in case my friends are online for immediate chat. 3. Creating groups for inactive members: In theory, I think its okay. In practice, it turns out to be a mess of permissions and I'm not sure what real value it provides. Why are you spending your time penalizing members who haven't visited? It would be a better and more effective use of your community management to encourage them to re-visit in the first place. If you can define real value and purpose behind inactive members, then go for it. But to be blunt, I don't think you should confound "available in vbulletin" with "good community strategy."
  7. This is a great blog post. I do think clients should think strategically about what role they'd like have in their community, how it's perceived by the community, and how that role can evolve (or not evolve!) over time. I like the point about Titles and language choices. How you couch your titles, ranks, and phrases - calling visitors as "friends" or yourself as "Community Leader," for example - can make a difference in how those users perceive their relationship to the rest of the community.
  8. That's neat. I actually think enterprise organizations and the Marketplace developer community would really appreciate this tool.
  9. If you are self-hosted, IPS does allow a second non-public version of the self-hosted suite using the -TESTINSTALL license.
  10. The good devs are busy. The bad devs are busy too. You can reach out to developers like @HeadStand @DawPi @Marcher Technologies @CodingJungle who take on private clients. If you're an enterprise client, you can ask IPS for private referrals to help initiate the introductions. You may want to check with @CodingJungle on modifying his Keyword Tooltips. When you hover over certain text, you can have a popup hovercard
  11. Some questions: Will community owners be able to select the default push notification for new members, similar to default notifications? When users login and are prompted to accept notifications, I'd like to recommend that IPS adds a 'recommended' tag to the default selection. This will give communities the greatest chance of engagement (or no engagement, whatever floats your boat).
  12. Yes that should be doable. Just wanted to clarify that you wouldn't be able to stream through IPS itself, of course
  13. I think it would be extremely interesting if you followed up with the community in six months or one year with an analysis of your 26 emojis. Were they all used equally and actively? Or were only a handful of emojis used? My gut tells me that once you exceed 6 reactions, the marginal benefit of each additional reaction doesn't do a whole lot.
  14. This allows users to share videos, hosted on other sites. There is no direct hosting of videos. At the end of the day, until IPS builds in video functionality (and doubtful it'll include live video streaming), your client is going to have to use another service and then embed that service onto your community.
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