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    Wolfie reacted to Joy Rex in 4.5: New Post-Installation Onboarding   
    I think this could be useful to seasoned admins as well as newbies, as it may show a feature despite running a forum for years, you may not know about.
    Is this something you can toggle on even if you are upgrading to 4.5, or is this only triggered for new installations?
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    Wolfie got a reaction from Tripp★ in 4.5: New Post-Installation Onboarding   
    Might be a good idea to send an email with the link if they click away as well.  Or have options like, "No thanks (I already know what to do)" to not get an email and "Maybe later (email me a link)" to get an email, but both options redirecting to the normal ACP page.
     
    When It's Ready™
    Don't forget the "™" with it.
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    Wolfie got a reaction from Matt in 4.5: Topic view summary and more   
    With the time elapsed notice, I can just hear the narrator's voice from SpongeBob saying it.  Maybe someone could make an add-on that will do a T2S of it in a very similar voice, be sort of an easter-egg for people when clicking on it.
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    Wolfie got a reaction from SC36DC in 4.5: Topic view summary and more   
    With the time elapsed notice, I can just hear the narrator's voice from SpongeBob saying it.  Maybe someone could make an add-on that will do a T2S of it in a very similar voice, be sort of an easter-egg for people when clicking on it.
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    Wolfie got a reaction from Matt in 4.5: Simple Stock Photo Picker   
    I'll pass on the sausage party, thank you. 😀
     
    The video is very impressive.  This is something that should benefit a great number of communities, as images can sometimes be the one thing that gets a persons attention to something that they would have otherwise looked past, and are grateful that they didn't.
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    Wolfie got a reaction from IPCommerceFan in 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?
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    Wolfie reacted to CodingJungle in 4.4: AdminCP Notifications   
    its not quite done yet...but we are getting close to finalizing it!
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    Wolfie reacted to CodingJungle in 4.4: AdminCP Notifications   
    well that is the simplified version, to give an "approximation", here is the full equation:

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    Wolfie reacted to Adam84 in 4.4: AdminCP Notifications   
    „..due later this year.“
    So mid 2019 is meant? :-)
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    Wolfie got a reaction from levsha in GDPR updates for Invision Community 4.3.3   
    I like this idea.
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    Wolfie got a reaction from tonyv in 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.
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    Wolfie got a reaction from Steve Bullman in GDPR updates for Invision Community 4.3.3   
    Perhaps you are referring to this?
    https://seqlegal.com/free-legal-documents/privacy-policy
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    Wolfie got a reaction from TSP in GDPR updates for Invision Community 4.3.3   
    I like this idea.
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    Wolfie reacted to TSP in GDPR updates for Invision Community 4.3.3   
    @Matt On deletion of members: 
    Could there be an option to define the name to attribute to on that page directly? So we could input for example "Member 3312" (where 3312 would be their memberId). This will keep the discussion still somewhat reader friendly, so it would still be possible to differentiate different accounts as having written in the discussion, for readers reading old content. 
    Alternatively let the Anonymize attribution do a md5 hash on the (memberId+some community specific value that is unlikely to be changed) and grab the first 8 letters or something. 
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    Wolfie got a reaction from NLHA in New: Clubs   
    The bug tracker is currently 'closed' and is only open when there is a new beta (or even new features?) being introduced, from what I've been able to figure out.
    When it's not available, the best option is what @opentype said...
     
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    Wolfie got a reaction from The Old Man in New: Clubs   
    I think you misunderstood what he said.  He was saying you can't do it, UNLIKE with event cover images and profile images.
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    Wolfie got a reaction from Joel R in New: Clubs   
    So the mobile is 380px high and the desktop is 160px high?
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    Wolfie got a reaction from Vegan Gaymer in New: Clubs   
    That is not true, as there can be size recommendations.  Banner ads over the years follow standards in regards to size based on the intended placement.  They range from small boxes (for almost anywhere) to large/wide banners (sides or top/bottom of pages).  So if there can be standard sizes for ads, there can be size recommendations for club banners.
     
    Try to keep in mind that some of your members may be using a screen width that is smaller than what you use.  I recommend looking up standard sizes for advertising banners and picking one that you feel will suit your needs.  Then set that as the recommended size for your site.  You wouldn't have to make it a rule that images must be that size, just no bigger than that size (though if you do that, you might want to set a minimum size requirement).  You also might want to make sure the image remains the same size regardless of the size of the visitors screen, with the image being set to be centered, so even if the image is smaller than the max size, it won't look out of place.
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    Wolfie got a reaction from FabioPaz in New: Clubs   
    Clubs are like sub-communities, with their own content and resources, and can be managed by regular members without requiring administrator involvement (and thus, no need to use the AdminCP).  Let's say you run a site about video games and someone wants to be in charge of a particular game (or gaming series).  Instead of you making an individual forum, blog, gallery, and downloads area, as well as granting them moderation privileges for those areas, the user can make a club.  From a visitor perspective, jumping around the site to get from one area to another for the related content (say from forum to gallery), it requires a few clicks, or special links that, again, require ACP access to control.  Using a club to control it, it's all right there.  It also allows the user to control who is in the club, etc, without having to bug admins to make changes.
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    Wolfie got a reaction from Andrew MacGuffie in New: Clubs   
    There is a benefit to having a separate license for testing things, that being that you can use your primary license to test out stuff before adding it to your live site, while using the other license to have a 'live' and 'test' installs for testing out other things that you may not want to introduce to your main community, or that you may want to test with different settings, etc.  Of course, if you ever open a second community, you'll already have the license and be locked in at the current renewal price for your suite.
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    Wolfie got a reaction from Meddysong in New: Clubs   
    There is a benefit to having a separate license for testing things, that being that you can use your primary license to test out stuff before adding it to your live site, while using the other license to have a 'live' and 'test' installs for testing out other things that you may not want to introduce to your main community, or that you may want to test with different settings, etc.  Of course, if you ever open a second community, you'll already have the license and be locked in at the current renewal price for your suite.
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    Wolfie got a reaction from The Old Man in New: Clubs   
    I think what you are wanting is for the club owner (or club admis) to be able to, within reason, drag and drop content boxes to their own liking, with control over background, coloring, etc.
     
    It wouldn't surprise me if a future update allows the selecting of an included skin/theme to be chosen, that wouldn't necessarily be shown on the rest of the community.  Also, wouldn't surprise me if customizable club pages were to become a thing as well, though I image it would be limited on what can be included and where it can be used.  (For example, main content blocks may be limited to the main area, where as summary blocks, ie, latest topics, list of members, etc, are limited to a sidebar.)
     
    I think the best bet for people will be third party vendors, who provide plugins/etc that provide the desired functionality, though I would recommend keeping it simple, instead of becoming dependent on functions that may not continue to be updated.
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    Wolfie got a reaction from Simon Woods in New: Clubs   
    We were both right and both wrong.
    You're right in that multiple forums are possible.  The way it's done, multiple categories wouldn't make sense.  It's just one simple menu.  I think IPS took a simple but very smart approach to it.
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    Wolfie got a reaction from Simon Woods in New: Clubs   
    Look at this screenshot, specifically at the breadcrumbs...  Home > Clubs > (club name) > Topics.  If it allowed multiple forums (or categories), where is that link at?  Why wouldn't it be 'forums', then the forum name, with "Topics" at the end?
    If I were to make a bet on anything (which I'm not, I've learned not to do that when it comes to the IPS crew), it'd be that the forums integration enables one 'forum', where all topics are placed.  I believe allowing multiple (but not nesting) forums would be a great inclusion, but I'm doubtful that it's the case.
     
     
    Edit:
    Just took another look and it does allow multiple (as mentioned in the blog entry).  I think that implementation is rather smart, as it keeps it all as one menu, vs app/area > section > content, which can get a bit bloated.
     
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    Wolfie got a reaction from TLeM4 in New: Clubs   
    See all the trouble you caused!  
    Well, you already quoted the answer to your inquiry, so I guess you're happy now.
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