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    4.0 has less options than 3.4.x?

    ​As far as I remember in 3.4.7 this option was turned off by default, so members were not affected. Enabling it was sole decision of admin. Thus there are two options - admin enabled it deliberately and understand how it works or admin enabled it because of his stupidity, but some admin stupidity is not IPB fault. Admin should explain users of his board why it works like it is (eg because topic bumping is prohibited). If we would go that way of thinking we can assume that better to stop producing knives as somebody can be stupid and instead of slice bread will slice his hand To keep this option away from "stupid" admins it can be hidden in some config file. Also RevengeFNF idea of distinguish merged posts is nice
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    4.0 has less options than 3.4.x?

    ​+1 On big boards (like mine) concurrent posts from new users (& not only) are published pretty often. Sometimes because user wants to bump topics (which is prohibited at my board) or because just simply forgot to edit his own post. Bringing this back would took away really big amount of work from moderators at my board. Merging concurrent posts is one of two tasks that moderators have to do the most often at my board (phpBB yet, I'm on conversion now, testing and I keep in mind future of my board). In fact merging concurrent posts feature was one of the most important factor that lead me to buy IPB 3.4.x some time ago and I decided to wait to 4.0 to avoid two conversions. If this feature will be lost, of course I will stick with IPB anyway as it have got hundreds other great features, but that will be really big lost for me...
  3. Does any Chrome user here, who is testing IPB 4.0 got problems with slow ACP loading after longer working in it? I'm seeing that after some time in ACP of IPB 4.0 Chrome loading ACP pages slowly - exactly CSS styling - I see ACP page, but with normal checkboxes instead of fancy button switches for some options and I'm seeing high CPU usage by Chrome for some time until it finally load ACP page styling. It is just my problem, or anybody else also saw this?
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    Changing the licence subfolder for test site

    Just now I ran into this issue in stupid way - tried to convert my board online from 3.4.7 to 4.0 b8 (as it went way too slow on localhost). Got problems so I installed clean IPB 4.0 to new folder with weird name. After I found solution, I deleted subfolder and I realized that I'm now unable to convert online at all as TESTINSTALL is now used and I even cannot reset/change it by paying - no Reset button (probably because I got no main URL yet, I'm keeping this for final conversion, I got only test URL which cannot be resetted now). I'm stuck Stupid mistake as test domain stays the same, just subfolder data is wrong EDIT: I cannot even reinstall IPB to already provided test URL as it says that it is already activated. Totally stuck. Any help appreciated...
  5. Got some idea for improve moderation in IPB 4.0 Now when moderating - to split topic You need to select all posts that need to be splitted. But if there are more post to split from main thread (to the end of current topic), selecting them all is adding some work. I think that it would be useful to add an option to split topic starting from first selected post. It would automatically move selected and all further posts to new topic. Also it would be useful (in my community) to give ability to add reason for splitting which would be shown in first post in new topic. Both things would took away pretty big amount of work from moderators in my (big) community. What do You think about it?
  6. Konrad Dąbek

    4.0 has less options than 3.4.x?

    Even some exotic options probably had some user base. I was using concurrent posts merging, somebody else - inline title editing. We all can manage our boards without these options, but we will have to do same actions manually, which will result more work for us... Of course I understand that when rewriting IPB some options were hard to re-implement or implementing them would cost too much time. The question is how many users used these not implemented options. As IPB is now in beta phase, we all there are probably advanced users - normal users are not interested in betatesting and will update their discussion boards when IPB 4.0 will be released as final version. Feedback from them - from real world usage - will maybe as Charles says give reasons to reimplement something Thanks for all answers and I will wait for releasing. PS: ​I will report my findings, just want to test my case properly to do not add unnecessary reports. My first report was my fault, not IPB, so now I'm testing more, to be sure that any problem I find is not my fault again Don't want to add You additional, not needed work Testing now 3 problems locally (cache rebuild stuck - got 21 background processes from few days, no progression, crash in ACP when entering to Members - similar to this: http://community.invisionpower.com/4bugtrack/member-management-in-ACP-results-in-error-ex2-r1727/ but I got EX0 and problem with save permissions to access forums for groups - I can add permissions to access all forums, none forum, but when trying to add access to some of them - I can add access to maximally 120 forums from overall count 165, next checkboxes after 120 are cleared, testing all that now).
  7. Konrad Dąbek

    4.0 has less options than 3.4.x?

    Thanks for answer Lindy, the best about IPS is that IPS is taking care about customers needs. It's nice to know that I'm not left alone in the dark and I don't need to deal with my problems by myself Good to know about constants.php - I need to look there. I got only one request about this - if there will be some advanced features - please separate settings available there from IPB updates so changes there won't be cleared when updating whole system. Of course such approach to hide some advanced options in file is absolutely sufficient Maybe my doubts are mainly because IPB 3.4.x is extremely polished and high quality product, so it is not easy to beat it If I will introduce some features to my community (like mentioned concurrent posts merging) and then take them back - it will be considered as step back. Maybe there will be addons/plugins that add this feature but I'm always afraid to lean on addons by 3rd party as support for them in one day exists, in next day - it disappears. My community got now 9 years. In meantime I went through hell of updating and dealing with addons that stopped to work. To avoid such troubles I'm trying to keep system as clean as possible with the least count of addons and even with basic skin/theme (hope that someone will make IPS 3.4.x theme for IPS 4.x IPS 4 theme is not bad at all, but I'm appreciating stability of user experience - to do not force user to learn everything from scratch more times than it need to be done). In fact my case is more complicated, but there's not enought space for so long story IPS 4 is still in beta phase, so still some things can change, I'm looking forward to next releases and I will follow releases to be in touch with new possibilities. Only please to do not forget that IPB is choosen also by advanced admins as it provides advanced features, which no other community software can provide
  8. 4.0 brings new Admin CP, which is very nice and well organized, but... with less options My understanting is that IPS decided to simplify Admin CP, but I'm not sure is this the approach that admins really want... For example I see that Merge member's concurrent posts option is gone. Instead there is flood control, but much less powerfull. All cache rebuild tools are now only automatic, I got no control on them. One hanged for me (Rebuilding non-content editor content), cannot stop or restart it, so finally I got a lot of tasks waiting for that one hanged to complete (which will never occur, hope that it is just b5 bug and will be fixed). Whole System Tasks panel is now also gone (only there is access to cron), I see no cookies settings, etc. Simplicity is good, but advanced admins who used these less popular options will find 4.0 not as configurable as 3.4.x and maybe even lack of some options will lead to stick to 3.4.x line. I'm not sure what to do, I got mixed feelings about upgrade. Some things are much better like editor or advertisments settings, but I see also some showstoppers for me... I understand that 4.0 is in advanced phase of testing but maybe it should be considered to add some advanced options, maybe as hidden part by default, which could be enabled by some option. Simplicity would be still untouched, but advanced admins would be able to get into low level configuration just by enabling one option which would show additional tab?
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