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    xtech got a reaction from craigf136 in Feeds   
    So i am supposed not to criticize the lack of development of this app? How do you intend to justify the renewal price with no new features and releases?
    This is not a useless betting, and i am telling this from a end-user point of view: i look at your Google CSE Search app (in which i would be interested too) and i see the lack of commitment: poor support, poor updates, poor reviews. So i am really afraidof what may happen with this RSS Feeds too.
    The interest in an app should be generated by its author in the first place by presenting an adequate set of features, pricing and presentation. Then, if app is really good, people will show their excitment about it.
     
    That's no surprise to me:
    - The app was really expensive regarding its features which could barely be distinguished from the IPS RSS possibilities for normal users
    - There were no new developments in about 2 years, and it still happens the same
    I've bought this app still i am not using it: 've bought it because i expected it to be developed into something really useful, which would be (to me) the possibility of assigning the fields from an external RSS feed to fields in Pages records, with possibility of truncate and change (maybe allow users to set their regex / replacement expressions).
     
    Don't blame me, my post is a consequence, not a cause. A consequence of:
    - No development of this app
    - Lack of an established development roadmap which can assure users that the app will effectively be developed
    If you want me to cheer your approach, please plan a development roadmap that reflects user's aspirations. People who know me know that i can be the first guy congratulating a good job, but i can also be a harsh critic when i think things aren't right. I would be happy to congratulate you, and i will have no problem doing it if the app gets into the right track.
     
    I don't want my money back. I want trust: if people ask for renewal, they trust the app will be developed, otherwise what's the goal of renewing? If devs are not going to develop it they should post "no renewals after now: the development has been ceased".
     
    I've already done it:
    Detect the fields of an external RSS feed Allow each field to be fed into pages Record field, including images Allow each fed to be treated (truncated to max chars,  regexed, etc), sanitized (html purifier is a 3rd party lib in IPS 4) Ability to extract media (image/video thumb) from description/content of the RSS feed entry and feed it into the record image IP Pages This is what i expected from the beggining for the price this app had, and here are my suggestions.
     
    Please don't take my criticism into a personal level - i don't know you personally. I am just speaking as a frustrated enduser of this app who sees this app is stuck in time in the last 2 years. Try to put yourself under my skin: you buy an app for $40.. you see the app is not where you wanted it to be, but you buy it to motivate the developer to improve the app. You renew the subscription and then you see the app is still about the same as in the initial release? Devs changed, no updates more than half a year ago? No plans for the app? Sorry if i was harsh, i know development is a hard task, but if the app was improved i wouldn't be here complaining. I extract no pleasure from criticizing.
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    xtech got a reaction from craigf136 in Feeds   
    So more 6 months in addition to the other 6 months without news. A whole year paying for... nothing.
    Half an year ago i criticized the lack of development of this app. You didn't like my criticism, Let's see what happened since then:
    Nobody has seen the roadmap app yet...
    ... yeah right...
    So it has came the time to renew the app, guess what? Nope.
    I'm fed up of continuously broken promises and absent app development. This is not the way customers should be treated.
    My participation in this topic ends here.
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    xtech got a reaction from Maxxius in Feeds   
    So i am supposed not to criticize the lack of development of this app? How do you intend to justify the renewal price with no new features and releases?
    This is not a useless betting, and i am telling this from a end-user point of view: i look at your Google CSE Search app (in which i would be interested too) and i see the lack of commitment: poor support, poor updates, poor reviews. So i am really afraidof what may happen with this RSS Feeds too.
    The interest in an app should be generated by its author in the first place by presenting an adequate set of features, pricing and presentation. Then, if app is really good, people will show their excitment about it.
     
    That's no surprise to me:
    - The app was really expensive regarding its features which could barely be distinguished from the IPS RSS possibilities for normal users
    - There were no new developments in about 2 years, and it still happens the same
    I've bought this app still i am not using it: 've bought it because i expected it to be developed into something really useful, which would be (to me) the possibility of assigning the fields from an external RSS feed to fields in Pages records, with possibility of truncate and change (maybe allow users to set their regex / replacement expressions).
     
    Don't blame me, my post is a consequence, not a cause. A consequence of:
    - No development of this app
    - Lack of an established development roadmap which can assure users that the app will effectively be developed
    If you want me to cheer your approach, please plan a development roadmap that reflects user's aspirations. People who know me know that i can be the first guy congratulating a good job, but i can also be a harsh critic when i think things aren't right. I would be happy to congratulate you, and i will have no problem doing it if the app gets into the right track.
     
    I don't want my money back. I want trust: if people ask for renewal, they trust the app will be developed, otherwise what's the goal of renewing? If devs are not going to develop it they should post "no renewals after now: the development has been ceased".
     
    I've already done it:
    Detect the fields of an external RSS feed Allow each field to be fed into pages Record field, including images Allow each fed to be treated (truncated to max chars,  regexed, etc), sanitized (html purifier is a 3rd party lib in IPS 4) Ability to extract media (image/video thumb) from description/content of the RSS feed entry and feed it into the record image IP Pages This is what i expected from the beggining for the price this app had, and here are my suggestions.
     
    Please don't take my criticism into a personal level - i don't know you personally. I am just speaking as a frustrated enduser of this app who sees this app is stuck in time in the last 2 years. Try to put yourself under my skin: you buy an app for $40.. you see the app is not where you wanted it to be, but you buy it to motivate the developer to improve the app. You renew the subscription and then you see the app is still about the same as in the initial release? Devs changed, no updates more than half a year ago? No plans for the app? Sorry if i was harsh, i know development is a hard task, but if the app was improved i wouldn't be here complaining. I extract no pleasure from criticizing.
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    xtech got a reaction from zomBEE in Bookmarks - Support Topic   
    You are certainly not the first, i've already purchased!  
    I think it's not expensive considering the development effort it takes nd what it offers. This is not a simple hook.
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    xtech got a reaction from AlexJ in IPS4 Pages - My experience building a custom homepage   
    As a heavy user of IP Pages i agree with this and all other points.
    Documentation in general is the weakest point of IP Suite. Despite several promises that "the documentation is going to be released soon" since IPS Beta was out (and i can mention a few of them), almost nothing is done.
    The weird thing is that for sure IPS has it internally but doesn't release it. For example, the CSS framework was finally documented by Rad Studios user. Though i remember that about an year ago there was someone from the IPS Staff that said that they have it internally long long ago, but nobody released it. Why?

    I have been developing a homepage for a site of mine in IP pages and it is a hellish slow and counter productive to do it as i need to keep constantly searching souce files to see how IPS did certain things, asking here in the board, etc etc just to do simple things. It's not productive. This could be solved easily with good documentation. 

    The product is good, but without proper documentation and unwillingness from IPS to release it, it's frustrating. After one year, all the documentation that exists is a couple of detatched ad-hoc documents. What a shame!
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    xtech got a reaction from joshuaj in Feeds   
    So more 6 months in addition to the other 6 months without news. A whole year paying for... nothing.
    Half an year ago i criticized the lack of development of this app. You didn't like my criticism, Let's see what happened since then:
    Nobody has seen the roadmap app yet...
    ... yeah right...
    So it has came the time to renew the app, guess what? Nope.
    I'm fed up of continuously broken promises and absent app development. This is not the way customers should be treated.
    My participation in this topic ends here.
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    xtech got a reaction from Aymanhazea in Traffic Generator - IP.Board 4.x   
    I am planning to buy this. Is this issue fixed?
    https://community.invisionpower.com/files/file/7529-traffic-generator/?do=findReview&review=347
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    xtech got a reaction from Adriano Faria in Clubs Enhancements   
    Great, i like the way this app is being developed. Congrats Adriano.
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    xtech reacted to liquidfractal in Was my computer hacked by Russians? [Russians please help]   
    One of the first things I do is check my list of installed programs to make sure something strange hasn't found its way in there.
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    xtech got a reaction from bradl in IPB NEEDS A DECENT EMAIL MARKETING SOLUTION!   
    It seems it needs a "stop shouting" for topic titles too.
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    xtech got a reaction from Ilya Hoilik in Was my computer hacked by Russians? [Russians please help]   
    Thank you a lot!
    I am glad i closed it. I need to check what's happening and try to remove this pest. I hope i don't need to format my computer.
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    xtech reacted to Ilya Hoilik in Was my computer hacked by Russians? [Russians please help]   
    New update for the program is available
    In additional to the standard upgrade package we suggest you to install additional software.
    You agree with installation of the following components by pressing the 'Install without reboot' button:
    * You agree to the license agreement by installing extension 'Image search in Aliexpress'
    Show other components
     
    License agreement                                                                            Install without reboot
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    xtech got a reaction from MiP1 in VK.com integration - the largest European social network   
    Indeed. With lots of great programmers in Russia, nobody takes the chance to make some money?
     
    VK says in their 100 million active users. The problem is that they must be very localized (mostly Russia).
    " VK is the largest European social network with more than a 100 million active users. "
    European here must be russian, because i'm in europe and don't know anyone who actually uses it.
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    xtech got a reaction from Vova Zk in IPS4 Pages - My experience building a custom homepage   
    As a heavy user of IP Pages i agree with this and all other points.
    Documentation in general is the weakest point of IP Suite. Despite several promises that "the documentation is going to be released soon" since IPS Beta was out (and i can mention a few of them), almost nothing is done.
    The weird thing is that for sure IPS has it internally but doesn't release it. For example, the CSS framework was finally documented by Rad Studios user. Though i remember that about an year ago there was someone from the IPS Staff that said that they have it internally long long ago, but nobody released it. Why?

    I have been developing a homepage for a site of mine in IP pages and it is a hellish slow and counter productive to do it as i need to keep constantly searching souce files to see how IPS did certain things, asking here in the board, etc etc just to do simple things. It's not productive. This could be solved easily with good documentation. 

    The product is good, but without proper documentation and unwillingness from IPS to release it, it's frustrating. After one year, all the documentation that exists is a couple of detatched ad-hoc documents. What a shame!
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    xtech reacted to Bluto in Feeds   
    Any update on v4.2 release?
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    xtech reacted to David.. in (DP42) CSE Google   
    you need to put them in <style> tags
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    xtech got a reaction from onlyME in Topic Thumbnail for IPS4.x   
    I Love this mod. I have tuned the Grid View to include the thumbnails for a "tapatalk-alike" experience:

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    xtech reacted to ehren. in Inconsistent theme HTML   
    When upgrading my themes to 4.2, I have been intentionally trying to avoid HTML modifications in an attempt to make my themes "upgrade friendly". In some cases, template modifications are necessary - however based on my own experience and customer bug reports, it has become increasingly apparent that there are design issues with the Default IPS theme.
    Many pages lack the .ipsBox class which should be used to wrap content. Failure to use this class means text is displayed on the body background which is rarely intended. Every theme which uses an image for the background (or even a dark hex colour) will suffer from this. A screenshot of the Rules confirmation screen from a customers website is shown below.

     
    This is easily fixed by wrapping the area with: <div class='ipsBox ipsPad'> however I don't feel as though this is something I should be doing myself - firstly because it means my templates will be modified and secondly because all theme designers can benefit from this. If there could be a conscious effort to go through the suite and apply these classes to the appropriate areas, that would be perfect.
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    xtech reacted to Adriano Faria in Clubs Enhancements   
    @xtech, I just played a bit and you can use like that, if you want, without any custom CSS, etc.:
    {{if settings.clubsenhancementsShowPostBadge}} {{$theClubs = \IPS\Member\Club::clubs( $comment->author(), NULL, \IPS\Settings::i()->clubsenhancementsShowPostBadgeDisplay, TRUE );$clubCount=count($theClubs);}} {{if $clubCount > 0}} {{$cont = 0;}} <div class='ipsAreaBackground ipsPad ipsType_center ipsSpacer_top'> <div class="ipsType_normal ipsType_center ipsSpacer_bottom"><a href='{$comment->author()->url()->setQueryString( 'tab', 'clubs' )}'>{lang="my_clubs"}</a></div> {{$order = \IPS\Settings::i()->clubsenhancementsShowPostBadgeDisplay;}} {{foreach \IPS\Member\Club::clubs( $comment->author(), NULL, $order, TRUE ) as $club}} {{if $club->canView()}} <span data-ipsTooltip title='{$club->name}'>{template="clubIcon" group="clubs" app="core" params="$club, 'tiny'"}</span> {{$cont++;}} {{if settings.clubsenhancementsShowPostBadgeNr > 0 AND settings.clubsenhancementsShowPostBadgeNr == $cont}} {{break;}} {{endif}} {{endif}} {{endforeach}} </div> {{endif}} {{endif}} Results:


    Or even with a darker background:


     
    The user Mary Doe isn't member of any club so it doesn't appear. My Clubs is linked to the Clubs tab in user profile. Guess I will use it.
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    xtech got a reaction from Adriano Faria in Clubs Enhancements   
    Sure, why not?
     
    1) Changed Template postClubIcons to this:
    {{$cont = 0;}} {{if settings.clubsenhancementsShowPostBadge}} {{$order = \IPS\Settings::i()->clubsenhancementsShowPostBadgeDisplay;}} {{$theClubs = \IPS\Member\Club::clubs( $comment->author(), NULL, $order, TRUE ); $clubCount= count($theClubs);}} {{if $clubCount > 0}} <div class="jmClubBadges"> <div class="jmClubBadgeTitle"> <i class="fa fa-users" aria-hidden="true"></i> Os meus grupos: </div> {{foreach $theClubs as $club}} {{if $club->canView()}} <span data-ipsTooltip title='{$club->name}'>{template="clubIcon" group="clubs" app="core" params="$club, 'tiny'"}</span> {{$cont++;}} {{if settings.clubsenhancementsShowPostBadgeNr > 0 AND settings.clubsenhancementsShowPostBadgeNr == $cont}} {{break;}} {{endif}} {{endif}} {{endforeach}} </div> {{endif}} {{endif}} I've added a counter to previously count the number of Clubs. If the member has no clubs, it won't show the list of clubs, and added a couple of Divs. The "Os meus grupos" string should be changed to an editable language string, but as i have a single language community i didn't care about it.
    2) Added the following CSS:
    /*Profile ClubBadges*/ .jmClubBadges { margin: 10px 0px; padding: 5px; background: #e6e6e6; border: 1px solid #e0e0e0; } .jmClubBadgeTitle { font-size: 12px; padding:2px 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; }  
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    xtech got a reaction from Adriano Faria in Clubs Enhancements   
    Thank you a lot! Much better now: 

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    xtech reacted to Adriano Faria in Clubs Enhancements   
    Template postClubIcons. File reuploaded.
    Let me know the modifications you've made... if it's fine, I can use it in the plugin, if you allow to.
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    xtech reacted to onlyME in Musicbox (Support)   
    This is a known bug and will be fixed in the next version.
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    xtech reacted to stoo2000 in Trader Feedback System   
    This is fixed in the next release, I'm also going to switch the logic around so that you select where you want it to show, rather than where you want to hide it.
    And, by the way. A notification is already built in, it's sent when someone leaves you feedback. I'm going to add another one though for when someone you follow is left feedback.
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    xtech reacted to stoo2000 in Trader Feedback System   
    Just a friendly reminder.. If you have any issues, please open a support ticket so I can address them.
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