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  1. Wolfie

    4.4: AdminCP Notifications

    Can you find and show us the equation that goes beyond "approximation" and hits in the "ETA" territory? Or would it be too big to fit on the screen?
  2. Wolfie

    4.4: AdminCP Notifications

    I already know of a couple of enhancements that might be beneficial. Being able to customize the priority of the different types of notifications, both on a "global" level and then on a group level. Certain notifications may be considered top priority to the site owner, and thus should always be top of the list, but then have certain admin groups that have access to the same content, but need to have different priorities. ex, Security exploit fix notice from IPS appearing at the very top, but for a group that handles user related items, new users should appear first for them, while someone in a group that focuses on support tickets should see anything 'critical' in that area first (below the global priority notices). Is this something that might be added after the initial release of this new feature?
  3. Wolfie

    GDPR updates for Invision Community 4.3.3

    Perhaps you are referring to this? https://seqlegal.com/free-legal-documents/privacy-policy
  4. Wolfie

    GDPR updates for Invision Community 4.3.3

    When hackers and scammers from across the world are able to go unidentified, that claim of 'fallacy' becomes incredibly weak. I reside in the U.S., and I don't care about European laws. However, that is beside the point. I'm sure if you dig into the history of European courts, you'll find many decisions that make no sense now, but were considered to be the correct interpretation of the law at the time. I'm not talking about decisions where laws have since changed, but rather, decisions that were later realized to be in error. There is a fine line between something being personal information because it is something that openly or easily identifies you (name, current address, etc), and numbers that are almost nothing more than a teeny tiny footstep that is mostly used for security or statistics. It's hard to write common sense into laws, which is why things like this happen.
  5. Wolfie

    GDPR updates for Invision Community 4.3.3

    I suppose you've never heard the term, "opinion of the court?" There are some services which provide a random IP address each time someone connects via their service. The IP they had before is no longer theirs, and it never was. But if someone wants to argue that an IP address is personal information, then surveillance footage of people outside of stores and banks are personal information, as it provides information on where they were at a particular time. Let's also keep in mind the fact that those who interpret the laws don't always fully understand what they are deciding. Not only that, but sometimes the laws aren't clear enough or up-to-date enough to allow for proper decisions. I know of a streamer who has been ordered to not stream for a number of years because her (now ex) husband took her to court. Between the laws being behind the times and the courts not being fully aware of what it was deciding, it hurt her big time. It was her means of income (she was doing well) and he only did it to be spiteful. She also had to forfeit her streaming account, which promptly got turned over to a relative of his. (For the record, that didn't last long. It sank really fast.) Point being, until there are tech savvy people on the benches, you'll have some rulings that aren't quite right. If you still doubt my point, consider this... If IP addresses are so personal, then why are so many trolls able to hide behind anonymity on the net? It's a lot less personal than people think.
  6. Wolfie

    GDPR updates for Invision Community 4.3.3

    There is another option. Retain the member ID (internally), but for each topic, have a pseudo-random number that remains consistent within that topic. That way, if there are multiple deleted accounts posted inside of a single topic, instead of a bunch of posts by "Guests," have unique Guest ID's for each 'person' so that it's easy to follow the discussion for that topic. But those ID's wouldn't match up in other discussions, so combing through would be a moot point. Perhaps even have a list of pseudo names to use (like a dictionary), with names like Sam, Pat, Sydney, George, etc (names that can be, or have been used for either gender). So one topic might have user 3312 as Guest Pat, while another might have them listed as Guest Bo. Easier to follow the flow of a single topic, but not easy to piece information together from multiple topics.
  7. Wolfie

    GDPR updates for Invision Community 4.3.3

    With all due respect, the highest courts in Europe can only decide for Europe. Also, anyone who truly understands networking knows that an IP address isn't personal information, regardless of the opinion of a court.
  8. Wolfie

    GDPR updates for Invision Community 4.3.3

    I like this idea.
  9. To answer the question in the title first, whether one product is written better than another is usually an opinion vs a fact. It's been my opinion for many years that the IPS software has been better because it is more of a professional grade product than a hobby or fun based one. Quality vs quantity, if you will. Ever since vb was sold a few years back, I've heard horror stories from some of the even most vb dedicated users about the quality of the product and support. So based on that, as well as my knowing from years of using IPS software, I would be inclined to say that IPS uses fewer queries and is easier on resources in general. I do know that the IPS team does its best to reduce the use of resources whenever possible and feasible, if that helps any. Someone who uses (or has used) both products would be able to better answer, likely with examples, of resource use comparisons. For the most part, converter apps provided by IPS try to provide old URL redirects to new URLs, with a permanent redirect code, so that search engines will update as needed. As with any conversion, your SEO rankings may drop for a period of time during an adjustment period, but will very likely return with much better rankings than you had before. If your members photo albums are making use of a photo gallery, then yes, you'll definitely need to buy the gallery app to continue that benefit. Starting with IPS4, certain functions and features have been moved to the core of the IPS software, so that integration among the apps is better. For the translations, if you are referring to the language pack available in the Marketplace, keep in mind that most products in there are offered and supported by 3rd party vendors. This is not to say that they are not worth buying or using, only that any issues you experience would have to take up with the developer of the add-on (or language pack), and not with IPS itself.
  10. Wolfie

    Not free from viruses?

    It's mainly a way for the company to remain free of liability if something bad happens that wasn't expected. As secure as IPS is, it is not guaranteed that their servers cannot be compromised, with someone adding a virus to the product. This goes for any company where data is accessible via the internet.
  11. Wolfie

    Questions

    The title may be 'vague' as you put it, but it's appropriate. 1. For viewing, if you scroll down to the bottom of this topic, you'll see "Recently Browsing." I hope that's what you're looking for. 2. No, but there are add-on point systems available in the Marketplace. 3. It's a listing of those who are considered to be staff of the community, such as admins and moderators. Some points systems in the marketplace (in order of cost, with no emphasis intended on which is better than the others)...
  12. Wolfie

    Forum with art gallery function?

    Along with the Gallery options mentioned above, there is another alternative, but would require a bit more effort and skill, but would give you much more power. The Pages app. With it, you can design different layouts, adding in blocks (either premade or ones you program yourself). You can also 'program' an entire page, vs using just HTML to design it. Making use of the built-in database features could also be a major benefit as well. It mainly comes down to what your needs are. If you are mostly looking for the ability to upload images and have people be able to rate/comment on it, then Gallery is your best bet. If you are wanting to let someone tell a story, with images added in (in a predetermined layout, of course), then you might consider the Pages/Content app. Again, though, it would require more effort, but it would open up a lot more flexibility. * The programming is a mix of PHP with the built in IPS functions/variables. It can be a learning curve, but if you or someone you know is very fluent with PHP, then you would be amazed at what you can accomplish. The main IPS site uses the Pages app, and if I'm not mistaken, the app is a part of the demo that Andy linked you too.
  13. Wolfie

    Happy 16th Birthday To Us!

    What about 16% off of new purchases (all apps), and 32% off renewals (16% sale discount, 16% loyalty discount, so 32%). If it were going to be 50%, I would say it should be on the Forums app, since that's what IPS started with, but with 16% on all, it would be inviting to potential new clients, or even to existing clients who are considering another purchase.
  14. Considering you will be dealing with customer information, you might consider getting the Commerce app. Then your clients could open support tickets as needed. Depending on what products or services you are selling, you could also use it to manage the sales of those products/services. Clients would only need to provide any personal information to their account, vs in a new topic each time. If you're looking for something simple, then a forum where topics are restricted to the topic creature and staff will work just fine. If you're wanting something a bit more robust for assisting clients, then I do recommend the Commerce app, either instead of the Forums app, or in addition to, if you are planning to get it anyway.
  15. Wolfie

    Happy 16th Birthday To Us!

    ☆ •°*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆ ★ ☆¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆ ╔╗╔╦══╦═╦═╦╗╔╗ ★ ★ ★ ║╚╝║══║═║═║╚╝║ ☆¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆ ║╔╗║╔╗║╔╣╔╩╗╔╝ ★ BIRTHDAY! ☆ ╚╝╚╩╝╚╩╝╚╝═╚╝ ♥¥☆★☆★☆¥♥ ★☆ As was pointed out by @GlenP, IkonBoard was also one of @Matt's creations. If I remember correctly, @Charles was also a part of that. AOL is still around. Same here. I was using IkonBoard for a couple of years of so, then when I noticed there were no new updates over a long period of time, as well as realizing that PHP seemed to be faster than .cgi(?), I went hunting for another product. The only one that met my requirements was IPB. It was a few months to a year or so after that I realized the connection. Quality speaks volumes, as well as customer support. Side tracking here - some other companies severely lack in decent customer support. One time when I received bad support from another company, I made a comment to one of the IPS staff in a chat that they could learn from IPS. He thought I was saying there was a problem with IPS support and I was quick to point out that IPS support is top notch, it was another company that was lacking in it. I guess I'm spoiled by expecting caring vs aggressive support.
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