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  1. The existence of this topic is enough to tell you some people are unhappy with this change. We could have it both ways with an option to minimise the new additional header space - e.g. disable follow section, reposition, toggle Both viewpoints can co-exist but at the moment only one is being catered for.
  2. So standard installs of a forum only are not considered core business? Sorry but this isn't open source software, we have paid subscriptions, and having already been told by Invision they don't want to discuss it, and seeing people being asked to dial down "criticism" here only makes customers feel unloved. Maybe developers don't want to put as much weight behind design issues as they do functionality but seeing so much white space looks very amateur. Not forgetting a topic list relegated down near the fold is going to impact engagement. And if we are talking components (to cover multiple scenarios) then why can't we switch this section off? I hope you can appreciate that members posting here probably represent multiple installs, and have to explain this to their clients too. If you can't handle the negative feedback from us then try dealing with it when it comes from the front line. This isn't a political hot potato... just a straightforward design issue arising from an update... it can be fixed if someone is prepared to listen.
  3. I don't have a problem with calling this aspect of the design "terrible" because it is. The previous version had the follow button on the same level as the Forum title. Somebody made the "terrible" decision to move this button into acres of precious vertical space, all on its own. What was wrong with leaving it where it was? Why is this necessary? If it had to be moved below the title as an essential button then why not place it beside the start topic button? Or if a follow button is of such paramount importance to be a leading feature for the landing page, why not go full width? You've probably all heard of the "hero image" ... welcome to its successor, the "hero button"
  4. Takohashi, even sadder I have been doing this for over 25 years 😂 Whatever the reasons, I do not appreciate having the topic list on my forum home page relegated to the bottom of the page so close to the fold. I contacted Invision support before I discovered this topic but they said it's not something they can help me with. Which is a shame because I think if you are going to reserve so much space at the top of a page you should at least have some kind of control over it, such as repositioning or disabling. Is there a converter for Ikonboard? I might go back to using that if this is the way things are going.
  5. Does anyone have an existing screencast for the Facebook login process? It is a requirement for the user_posts permissions. Thanks
  6. I have the same issue. One forum was recently installed and still has the same issue. Do we ignore the warning or replace the file?
  7. Thank you! It would be so much easier if the version number in the top left corner linked to this page.
  8. A newer version of Invision is available. I can’t find anything in the ACP that checks for a newer version. There is no prompt to upgrade, it is completely unaware. How do I initiate the upgrade process in the ACP?
  9. That's all fine and dandy for a new forum but this change will impact my existing forum by excluding useful data that was placed into that field. Please consider making description=off as a default setting and allow legacy users to continue using the field until they are done with it. I'm disappointed to see a feature relating to actual post data being removed in an 'upgrade' without at least having some kind of warning that the use of topic descriptions was deprecated... you've skipped over that and gone straight to obsolete without considering that you might be causing unnecessary problems for your (paying) customer base. Perhaps you should put customer data considerations as higher priority ahead of usability tweaks. I'm all in favour of sleek, slimmed down looks but loss of data isn't acceptable. (I'm aware the data is still in the database but that's of little consolation if it isn't being displayed)
  10. I contacted technical support because I thought the ACP Member Search function wasn't working correctly. It turned out it wasn't a bug but a serious shortcoming in the User Interface when there are no matches for the search results. I was looking at my member list working with various search criteria to shortlist dormant accounts that could safely be deleted. I was using Member Search rather than Prune because I wanted to preview the list. Fortunately I raised this as a query with technical support or the consequences for me could have been very dreadful. Suppose you search for members with no posts, or those that haven't visited the site in a while. You're expecting to see a few members listed in the search results and you might then proceed to delete then. So what happens when there aren't any matches? I was pretty shocked to learn that instead of displaying nothing the response is to return a list of members and then in a pale background a message saying no results... the eye is distracted from seeing the 'warning' message because the list of members is displayed. There's nothing to say that the members being listed have nothing to do with your search criteria. Please, please, if you have no results to show: 1/ display a very obvious box, say a big red box with a hazard symbol in it, to say no results were found or 2/ don't show any other list of members I can't think of any other filtered list that behaves in this way. It's just asking for trouble!
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