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    SammyS reacted to Hunter Lyons in Wiki Markup for Pages   
    Wonderful product and outstanding service. I had a very specific and weird issue, and contacted the developer -- within 8 hours, I got a response and it was instantly fixed. Check out my wiki if you want an example of what this can do: https://argogaming.org/wiki/templates/personnel
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    SammyS reacted to Joey_M in Advanced Topic Feed   
    This application is amazing, it makes posting very efficient and I can see it being very useful to maximise the amount of posts members with less time can do - simply because it provides an overview of the topics setup within the feeds configuration.
    Giving members a time saving platform, which comes with handy feature such as the ability to like comments and see the whole entire discussion.
    I think this has a wide range of possibilities.
    1) It could be used as a means to give something back or add value to member groups such as VIPs (people who help support users' sites)
    2) An alternative to the inbuilt activity streams (promoted within a site as a means to reduce loading times etc)
    3) Used as a way to generate engaging discussions (maximise the detail in the discusses, get people involved and then plug on social media to draw engagements in)
    I would also like to add that @onlyME has added several of my suggestions already, and provides excellent support. The advanced topic feed application is a serious must have community addition for anyone serious about their community enjoyment/members.
    With the support of others, I would like to see the following features considered as I feel it would improve the application even further (please give this a like if you agree or like the feedback).
    ** Ability to quote comments in replies.
    This is a feature I would most certainly love to see added, as it would allow members to have the full topics functions when posting via the application. With the addition of multi-quote function, it would be a simple but effective feature.
    ** Add icon to identify if a topic is new or has been replied to by the user.
    I'm hopeful this would be added, as at a glance you could forget if you have replied or not. Just a simple font awesome circle for new content and a star for content which has been replied to already. These markers would make it much easier to identify new content which needs supporting, whilst giving a visual presentation to know where you in terms of posting.
    ** Comment updates - 'User(s) has replied notification' in line with the advanced feed.
    This would be somewhat tricky with the notification sounds, but it would be a great feature in my opinion. Sometimes when you're writing a reply, a member will come along and beat you to the punch or maybe write something add even more value to your own comment. Rather than editing, having a function to see where and all the updates would be a pretty cool feature, if it could be handled in a way whereby it didn't become distracting or annoying.
    ** More feed settings, so the ability to list new topics only, topics without replies, unread topics only.
    Please, please, please can we have more useful ways to configure an advanced feed, I would welcome ways of filtering what is new, what hasn't gotten replies and unread topics. This would allow us to set up other effective feeds, which can be targeted towards finding newly written or unseen content.
    * Ability to close/minimize the post field for comments.
    If you load a lot of topics up which you decide to not reply to at that moment in time, it would be useful if you could return it to its normal state - i.e minimise it.
    I realise that you could simply refresh/reload the page, however, if you tend to spend a lot of time reading and actually sitting on the page. Having a way to reduce the size would be beneficial.
    * Ability to minimise the 'submit' a new topic if loaded but unwanted.
    I know you can reduce it by clicking "cancel" but I do feel this might not be as obvious as a minimise option in the right corner, this is something more people would look for and would be a simple addition.
    Just to stress, I am not suggesting these changes to dictate or attempt to get my money's worth - I feel the price right now is a very fair one. In fact, I believe it to be value for the purchaser, yet I do like to make suggestions and hopefully come up with detailed features which could add value to others who may use it. Again, I don't want to overload OnlyME, but I have spent the majority of this past weekend finding bugs (which was very quickly fixed) and thinking about how richer the application could be.
    Thank you to OnlyME for taking the time to support, release and create this wonderful application.
    Be sure to give this a like if you value what I had said or like the suggestions, this would show the dev that others would find them useful. Buy it today folks! You won't regret it.
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    SammyS reacted to Morrigan in Stratagem   
    I wasn't exactly LOOKING for this app but I will say having a trello type thing on my site is such a god-send you have no idea. Instead of having to manage a trello and a site it's all in one and I don't have to make my volunteer staff go to a million places to to deal with my level of crazy.
    One of my favorite things is that @CodingJungle has been really accepting of feedback and ideas as well as getting bugs fixed in a timely manner. From stats to assignments this is quickly becoming one of my fave 3rd party apps out of the box. My staff love it and I'm able to better organize tasks so that they are easily found instead of a massive (seemingly unending) list in a topic. It gives my staff a sense of accomplishment to see that their card(s) are completed.
    Heck, I've even moved my bug tracker to this so that it's easier to manage based on my staff groups.
    If you like to be organized and would prefer people don't leave your site or have people that simply don't like to leave your site this is a great way to coordinate projects, get some of your to-do lists out of a thread and actually get some people completing them. I have to say, since I implemented this I've already seen an increase in completed tasks by my staff just because they can see their progress.
    Thanks for this!!
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    SammyS got a reaction from Brainy S. in Post to PM   
    Works as pretended. There´s room to improve. ie: icon could be bigger, many user donr even see it
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    SammyS reacted to superaven in mdPanel - Material Design   
    I'm new to Invision Community after leaving Xenforo and vBulletin before that. So far, I'm really impressed with the platform and there's a distinct different to the level of consideration and effort that goes into IPS in my opinion.
    This being said, I feel I got extra lucky coming across this mdPanel theme. The default theme is great, but mdPanel is next level. You'll see in teh demo that it isn't just a color tweak and a couple slight CSS changes, but rather a very slick translation of the default look and feel. The mobile / tablet version is great, but I'm particularly impressed with the desktop version. It's really awesome, but don't take my word for it... Go look at the demo.
    Beyond that, @TAMAN has been amazingly helpful. I feel as a new user of IPS, I'm likely asking a lot of really basic questions, but he's answered all enthusiastically and has been a tremendous help. Besides being helpful and polite, he really has been *Johnny on the spot* about it and has been very quick to respond to inquires.
    I'm very pleased so far about my decision to move forum platforms, but mdPanel and the assistance of @TAMAN has made the process extra easy.
    5 stars for sure.
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    SammyS reacted to SJ77 in Spirit 2 - Startup Template   
    This is an awesome idea. There is nothing else like it in the MarketPlace
    @Brian A. has created a systematic way to bring the power of bootstrap css layouts to IPB and made the creation of it's components automatic for users.
    Basically you have a Bootstrap 12 col grid that you can drop blocks into in order to create a beautiful homepage. Very good idea.
    At time of this writing there are still a few issues but I think this has huge potential. Support has been A++
    If you need a way to make a great looking and flexible home page, you should buy this.
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    SammyS reacted to SMen in Track Members   
    I have been using the Track Members app since Adriano first developed it for 3.x.   It has been an invaluable tool to me in many ways.
    I track my Moderators.  Not to police them per say, but to see if I made a good choice.  Seeing their activity actually tells me a lot about what they spend their time doing on the site, as well as their moderator activities. I track ALL new members for the first week.  I use the data that I receive from that tracking to make determinations regarding which site features need to be improved upon, based upon popularity.  In addition, I can send them a Club invitation based on the type of content they regularly view. Problem Members are most definitely tracked indefinitely!  How many times have you gotten a report and it turned into a he-said/she-said scenario?  This log makes life easier in many of those cases. Adriano has been a "goto" developer for me for years.  His plugins and apps have always been exemplary and he has written custom applications specifically to meet my needs.  You may not use Track Members every day, but you will be glad you have it when particular situations arise!
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    SammyS got a reaction from Bliss99 in Infraskew Theme   
    Top quality. Modern, elegant and fully customizable. Absolutely recommended
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    SammyS got a reaction from TAMAN in Infraskew Theme   
    Top quality. Modern, elegant and fully customizable. Absolutely recommended
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    SammyS got a reaction from TheJackal84 in F.A.Q   
    Great app. It allows us to have all the information that users need in a single page, in a modern and elegant way
     
     
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    SammyS got a reaction from TAMAN in Advanced Footer   
    Absolutelly great, and easy to use. Very useful to make your site look more professional
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    SammyS reacted to Eric Allione in Magnum Theme   
    I loved this so much that I bought the copyright-removal as a thank you.
    I was about to give up on IPB after many years of waiting for theme which could accomplish my goals and not be a complete headache. I was about to delete my hosted IPB account and change my content concept to WordPress, but downloaded this theme to give IPB one last chance. Not only is this headache-free, but it is getting scores on WebPageTest like I've never seen before:

    If I added an Amazon S3 bucket that B could probably turn into an A and I would get a perfect score. Load times are also under 3 seconds, and with a large image in my slider! The attention to detail you must have paid in order to accomplish out-of-box speed test scores like this is staggering.
    Going to keep this as my site's exclusive theme. Great work and please keep this updated.
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    SammyS reacted to Mr 13 in Easy mention   
    Best plugin ever in all history of universe. Installed it even to my microwave oven. Works like a charm.
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    SammyS got a reaction from Fosters in Trophies and Medals   
    Works great. And it´s nice to see fosters is pushing its development further to make this one the definitive ipb app in terms of rewarding the users of our communities
    Keep it up!
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    SammyS got a reaction from Fosters in Quick Topic   
    It makes creating topics more dynamic, easy and fast, which is always welcome. It allows us, administrators, to speak directly to the user who enter in a certain section of our forum, increasing the chances that he`ll end up creating a new topic.Totally recommended!
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    SammyS got a reaction from TAMAN in News Ticker   
    Excellent, as everything taman does. 10/10
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    SammyS reacted to AndyF in (DP45) Limit Topic Posts   
    (Speaking as a client) Works very well and just as described. An ideal method to encourage registration by allowing guests to view a number of posts in topics without limiting their overall total views.
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    SammyS reacted to Deep Blue 76 in Invite System   
    I installed this plugin and it is great !!!
    Just one thing is missing ... now the emails are used little ... I could have 1000 friends on facebook but almost no one could know the email. Would it be possible to give the opportunity to send the code invitation directly to friends on Facebook? Since Facebook has attracted so many users from forums, let's try to exploit it to resume it  
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    SammyS reacted to Josiah Wallingford in Crowdfunding   
    Excellent plugin! We are using it now to crowdfund the development of a LMS (Learning Management Software) application for IPS that will also be developed by Adriano.
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    SammyS reacted to SJ77 in My Paid Files   
    Badly needed functionality for downloads and IP Commerce. This empowers your contributors to feel more like they are running their own business which is key for getting them more active, involved and ultimately making your site more successful. I think Adriano has hit a home run with this one. Great MOD! This is key, something that should come default with IPS. Adriano offers great support! I would consider this one a must have for your IP Suite!
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    SammyS got a reaction from Veilon in Crowdfunding   
    Another great work by Adriano
    This application is really easy to use, and flexible enough to allow any forum to launch financing campaigns to pay for expenses, development of new software, etc, which are much more effective than a permanent widget asking for donations (people get used to seeing these widgets). At the same time, it allows yours users to present and fund their own projects, something that almost no forum allows: for certain forums, this can be an advantage and a real difference from the competition
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    SammyS got a reaction from Adriano Faria in Crowdfunding   
    Another great work by Adriano
    This application is really easy to use, and flexible enough to allow any forum to launch financing campaigns to pay for expenses, development of new software, etc, which are much more effective than a permanent widget asking for donations (people get used to seeing these widgets). At the same time, it allows yours users to present and fund their own projects, something that almost no forum allows: for certain forums, this can be an advantage and a real difference from the competition
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    SammyS reacted to gabs007 in Magnum Theme   
    It's not difficult to see why this theme has such an approval rate. Everything I wanted for my community, I got it with this template. 
    a 5 picture slider that I can place not only on the main page, but also in galleries and other sections. Full customisation of the colors, which is important for those whose skills with CSS are poor. All widgets and blocks have merged perfectly with the template.  I didn't have to do anything. 

    Something that we have appreciated with the change is how well this template works with mobile, since 40% of my users and almost 80% of my customers need it.
    Clean lines, great forum neatness for debating. This template has increased participation and satisfaction. I have noticed a 270% posting increase. For a small community, a growing website it's vital. 
    We all love how the main page shows in the mobile and desktop version and it's a good introduction for a website. To be honest, Registrations have not increased yet ( it has only been 3 weeks) but sure my regulars are more regulars than ever. I highly recommend this theme, in my case as a growing website has proved very valuable. I wish this template had been here  when I upgraded from 3.4.7, but I think it was released after that.
     
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    SammyS reacted to jcdesign in iAwards   
    This app is one of the best I have been working with at my board. Very smart and well made. 
    My top author after all this years at IPS is:
    RAW
    onlyME
    Adriano Faria
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    SammyS reacted to H5K in Magnum Theme   
    This theme is absolutely amazing. The fact that it comes with A Different Article Style makes it even better. The two are so great and my website looks phenomenal. On top of that, the author is extremely helpful via private messages. He set the different articles style for me, helped me customize the theme how I needed, and replies very quick. I've made about 15 purchases on IP Marketplace but this has definitely been the best experience. 
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