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  1. 12 minutes ago, Aiwa said:

    It's not about an entrance cost, it's about legitimate access to the software and it's proprietary development tools.  

    The minimum licence cost is something about 30 USD. This is more about the entrance cost rather than legitimate access check.

    Anyway open access will be alive automatically whereas restricted access will be strugling to survive. 

    This is the opinion. 

  2. 9 minutes ago, Lindy said:

    You don't need an active license to use the marketplace.

    Then I am little bit confused by the screenshot above telling that renewal will provide the full access to the Marketplace.

    9 minutes ago, Lindy said:

    Are you suggesting opening to the marketplace to people who have never had a license? Other than piracy, what would be the reasoning behind allowing that?

    Yes, I am suggesting that developers without the licence may upload files to the Marketplace to make competition, to increase the number of products and to make it as popular as Google Play Market. And the users without licence may purchase to increase the commodity turnover.

    9 minutes ago, Lindy said:

    Other than piracy, what would be the reasoning behind allowing that?

    It is not possible to stop the pirates because they will always find the way. Better to increase the number of the normal people in the circle.

  3. When we are on the Google's Play Market then we are free to download without the entrance fee.

    It is incorrect in principle to connect questions of the free market (Marketplace) with the questions of piracy and licensing. The questions of piracy and licensing may be solved by other means: police, edvertisement and good quality of the software. And the contributors should not depend on all thiss stuff. Since all this (police, edvertisement and good quality of the software) is not the problem nowadays, I think that it is not proper to force customers to purchase or renew the lisence (something they may be do not need now).

    It is good idea to make it PER CONTRIBUTOR thing as the interim measure on the way to the free democratic market.

  4. May be it is the time to make your store free without need to have the active license in order to purchase something. You are getting the tax from the every purchase there and from the every money transfer.

    For example, you do not pay the entrance fee when you are going to the supermarket. So, make your shop like the supermarket.


  5. 12 hours ago, Mike John said:

    Are those the 4 remaining duplicates you see?

    Yes, they are. I already deleted them again by the sql requests you gave the last time.

    I could add the language strings for those fields if it helps? They wouldn't affect anything but at least would have strings present.

    I think you should continue to inform the IPS staff that the bug exists.

  6. 1 hour ago, Colonel_mortis said:

    This is the same way that it works on Facebook, as well as most other websites on the internet.

    This is obviously not so as shown on the Gmail example above.

    1 hour ago, Colonel_mortis said:

    It may not be perfect, but perfect isn't possible to achieve in this case, so it is a trade-off between not wasting performance, and preventing people from accidentally sharing a permission-protected image.

    I do not agree with the " wasting perfomance" argument. Until there are not particular figures showing the difference in perfomance, your argument is not telling the truth. 

    Don't you agree that adding images into the separate folders (1 Gallery category = 1 image folder) will help to check the permission rules (including image url) on the per category/folder basis?


  7. 1 hour ago, Colonel_mortis said:

    From a generally accepted practice point of view, this is not a bug. I uploaded a picture to Facebook, and set the privacy to "only me".

    Facebook is not only the case, there is also Gmail. Otherwise your example is the user's opinion but not the general practice. The general pratice is going towards increasing of security whereas IPS is not. Below is the clear example.

    This screenshot is showing the url of the attached to the letter image in Gmail. Obviously this url can not be used to share the private information (image) in Internet.



    And here is the the url of the image attached to the personal message in the IP Suite. Obviously this url can be used to share the private information (image) in Internet.


  8. 18 minutes ago, opentype said:

    Stop being stubborn about it.

    I like to be stubborn in the sense resolute. Thank you for your complement.

    18 minutes ago, opentype said:

    But their opinion is completely irrelevant in regards to whether something is actually a bug or not. What is a bug ONLY depends on whether the developers have indented a certain behavior or not

    You think that there are 2 opinions only: 1) users and 2) developers. But there are another points o view in the world. World is not as small as your close understanding of the matter of this topic.  So there are another points of view: 3) comon sence and 4) general accepted practice of doing things.

    From the point 3 (comon sence) - bugs may be noticed by the users also even if the developers are not following the comon sence in the product planning and development. 

    From the point 4 (general accepted practice of doing things) - all major companies accept security bugs from the users. For example FB paid the user for finding the secuity breach wich allowed to see the private photos of the another user.

    18 minutes ago, opentype said:

    I’m out now.

    Thank you for your time. Your posts made the situation more clear and the understanding of the problem more deeper. 

    Have a nice time!

  9. 6 hours ago, Lindy said:

    Such things need to go through general feedback to ensure internal teams are aware and have input into any changes.

    Let us change the accepted by default practice when bug reporter has to go to the feedback forum and left the opinion. Most opinions are without the company feedback on the feedback forum. From the general user point of view the reported situation is not the expected software behaviour but rather the unwanted flaw in the software wich is in accordance with the bug definition (see above). So, make your workers report the bug themselves instead of always telling people to left the opinion.



  10. 2 hours ago, opentype said:

    I didn’t say “opinion”, because this isn’t a matter of opinion. I said “expected results from the point of view of the developers”.

    Expected result and the opinion are the same in this context. Because users may also have opinion and expected result. This is not the matter of the deep wise philosophical jugglery of words. You simply do not want to see the obvious things: 

    See images group permission is the thing that intended for hiding images. But it is hiding the php pages at the moment, not the images. 

  11. 1 hour ago, opentype said:

    Really? You have not only read the definition, but also the further explanation and still want to twist it? What about that paragraph you don’t understand? Of course it’s all about the developers: “mistakes and errors made by people in either a program's source code or its design, or in frameworks and operating systems used by such programs, and a few are caused by compilers producing incorrect code”. It’s clearly about the software and the people MAKING the software

    But this (bold text) does not mean that the flaw in the software is the bug by the developers' opinion only as you claimed.

  12. 15 minutes ago, Colonel_mortis said:

    That is only true if a page where the image is embedded is visible to guests, in which case the user doesn't need to use Google images at all.

    Sometimes people change category permissions. And the url will work always even if you do not want this now. 

    15 minutes ago, Colonel_mortis said:

    a user with permission could also share a screenshot, or download the image and upload it somewhere else

    This does not mean that we should not take actions to prevent personal data leakage on the software level. What people do is the problem of the site owner and moderators but they should have properly protected software. So, your logic is only partially good.

  13. 16 minutes ago, opentype said:

    It’s clearly about the software and the people MAKING the software, not about what the users might think and want.

    Bad users want software without bugs but wise developers do not see any bugs. Is it strange?

    Google pays for bugs to general people, not to the developers. What in the "see images" group permission rule you do not understand? 

    16 minutes ago, opentype said:

    Descriptions of permission settings can change to make more clear, that for example, a “view image permission” refers to the the page with the image, not a direct image URL call.

    This is your dream I think. This is obviously not so. 

    16 minutes ago, opentype said:

    Making wrong claims about what a bug is only gets you roped in a discussion about what a bug is and distracts from what you actually want …

    I do not think that my message is wrong. It is correctly posted in the correct place: company feedback. 

  14. 26 minutes ago, opentype said:

    Check the definition on Wikipedia if you like: “… produce an incorrect or unexpected result, or to behave in unintended ways”. If the reports you link show expected results from the point of view of the developers(!), then they are not bugs. It’s that simple. 

    Well, this was your idea to check the definition. Here it is coming:


    A software bug is an ►error, flaw, failure or fault in a computer program or system that causes it to produce an incorrect or unexpected result, or to behave in unintended ways. Most bugs arise from mistakes and errors made by people in either a program's source code or its design, or in frameworks and operating systems used by such programs, and a few are caused by compilers producing incorrect code. A program that contains a large number of bugs, and/or bugs that seriously interfere with its functionality, is said to be buggy or defective. Reports detailing bugs in a program are commonly known as bug reports, defect reports, fault reports, problem reports, trouble reports, change requests and so forth.

    There is no any "developers' point of view" in this ↑

    26 minutes ago, opentype said:

    Not even your exaggerated claim of a “security breach” won’t change the definition of a bug. 

    I do not try to change the definition of the bug since it suits well to this case. I am just saying that this is not free of cost software and people may know the truth: there is no security in uploading their personal photographs to the so called protected categories.

  15. Please, consider making a new widget for all applications. This widget will show if the community is active or not for the members and visitors.

    This widget may show in the time graph:

    • total number of files in the Downloads;
    • total number of posts or topics in the Forum;
    • total number of products in the Nexus;
    • total number of albums or images in the Gallery;
    • total number of blogs or entries in the Blogs;
    • total number of articles/records in the Pages;
    • total number of visitors in the Chat;
    • total number of events in the Calendar.

    Below are some examples created in Photoshop on the basis of the already exisiting graphs in the ACP.




  16. 5 minutes ago, duyfr said:


    please can someone tell me this application accept which video format like : avi , wmv ect ? or just share video from youtube ? 


    You may embed any code you have as well as link to youtube, etc. This application does not have embeded player. If you have one on your server, then you may ajust the embed code and paste it into this application.

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