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  1. 10 minutes ago, Wesker289 said:

    Wiped my files, restinalled fresh.  Same IP, same Domain.

    Getting this error: An installation has already been activated for this license key. Your license key entitles you to one installation only. If you need to change the URL associated with your license, contact IPS technical support.


    I may be wrong, but I am going to assume that when installing they see that you have already installed a version and used your key for that install. It could be that they believe you are trying to install another version on the same domain?

    I would contact support and let them sort it out for you.

  2. 23 hours ago, DawPi said:

    Weird. I thought that I replied here. It's already done. Give me steps to reproduce it.

    I cannot, as this happens in general usage when my members/moderators are editing their own posts. Infarct, it happens when I edit my own items.

    Found another bug. When 'Message Author' is entered and the Action Author deselected, the original Moderator is still shown in PM's and Emails.

  3. Hi DawPi,

    Just trying out this mod, got a small issue though. When a member edits their own content, a moderator email/notification is sent out to them.

    Any chance you could change this behaviour, as in, only send out moderator notifications when a member from a moderator group moderates content?

  4. 9 hours ago, Emediate said:

    We're also getting this almost every minute @TDBF - it only started yesterday but after we moved our forum to a new domain URL.

    Did you manage to resolve it?

    Yes, it was due to the notification key being different in the database from the parse function. When I was updating my code for applications, I changed the Notification parse function and I had to either change the keys in the database or revert the name change on the parse method. I choose the later.

    Not sure in your case. Could it be that you have corrupt files or database? I would suggest that you put in a ticket to support.

  5. 5 hours ago, Stuart Silvester said:

    This exception suggests you have notification data in your database for a notification that no longer exists (or the application no longer exists)

    No, this is a notification which exists in the database, but the Notification parse function does not exist. I haven't checked, but I would suspect that there is no check to see if the actual function exists when trying to parse the information (In developer mode).

  6. When updating an application, have been having issues with Notifications being displayed while in development mode.

    I would get this error while trying to view Notifications from the  "View All Notifications" in the frontend of the forum.


    RuntimeException:  (0)
    #0 E:\wamp64\www\invisiondev4.6\system\Notification\Table.php(108): IPS\Notification\_Inline->getData()
    #1 E:\wamp64\www\invisiondev4.6\applications\core\modules\front\system\notifications.php(57): IPS\Notification\_Table->getRows()
    #2 E:\wamp64\www\invisiondev4.6\system\Dispatcher\Controller.php(101): IPS\core\modules\front\system\_notifications->manage()
    #3 E:\wamp64\www\invisiondev4.6\system\Dispatcher\Dispatcher.php(153): IPS\Dispatcher\_Controller->execute()
    #4 E:\wamp64\www\invisiondev4.6\index.php(13): IPS\_Dispatcher->run()
    #5 {main}

    And the spinning wheel of death:


    If there is a saved Notification within the 'core_notifications' database with a notification_key in the table which does not have a notification_parse function, you will get the above error. This only happens when in developer mode.

  7. 8 hours ago, Prank said:

    Oh I never thought that, but I couldnt find any others so gave it a go.

    This is fantastic, thank you. I must have checked every possible link except the changelog. 🤦‍♂️


    I came here just to find this out myself, I could never see the link for previous builds and I was able to download the ones that I needed.


  8. 32 minutes ago, TAMAN said:

    not normal

    unless you have enabled developer mode! which is... normal in that case 🦝


    I don't have developer mode on.

    I didn't think this was the normal behaviour, hence the reason asking for clarification on this.

    I will update to version 4.6.2 and see if that fixes the issue. If that fails, I will do a fresh install instead.

  9. I have a question regarding Designer Mode and when it is turn on.

    When Designer Mode is enabled, only the default theme is used regardless of what theme I choose via the theme pull down menu on the front page.

    Is this the correct behaviour?

  10. 25 minutes ago, Miss_B said:

    I can not reproduce this myself. Any errors in the error log in regard to this?

    Found the issue.

    I have English UK and English USA languages used. I had disabled the English UK language, but I had no values saved for the US Language defines for my forum names and descriptions.

    Enabling the UK English fixed the issue.

  11. 9 hours ago, Stuart Silvester said:


    I'm unable to reproduce this issue, I would recommend submitting a support ticket so we can look into what's happening on your community.

    Sorry, I should have stated that this only happens when in Developer mode.

    Updated to version 4.6.1 and still does the same.

    I cannot submit a support ticket, as this is on my test server.

  12. Can you add the ability to make a donation goal 'inactive' so that it doe not show to users. The current option of deleting a donation goal is not always the preferred method, as it totally removes the donation goal title and any reference to it.

    Also, add to that the ability to move from one Donation goal to another. The amount of times that my members send a donation to the wrong Donation Goal is pretty requent. This would halp make life easier, rather than having to give a refund and as them to resubmit their donations.

  13. rockabox/rockabox_buster.html?rgdco=Postcode%3Ddd3%252525200aa&delivery_id=0b86aa5d-86e4-4429-97b4-02799cf9c813&placement_id=24609&gdpr=1&gdpr_consent=BAAAAAAAAAAAA-gABBktDC6AAAAt6B7ACwAFUAtoADQE7gFSAEuAt4AxoA9gCJgE7ARAAXUAI4BLgAGABbAB2ARwAz4AAQCTgEZAJWAAsAUYBgQAIAAkAA

    I am seeing a lot of these in my Apache logs, does anyone know what they are and should I block them?

  14. 24 minutes ago, jesuralem said:

    I have two major use cases :

    - Let everyone know that action has been taken following inappropriate behavior, and so prevent others from having the same behaviour

    - Inform other members that they should not expect any answer from the banned user either on public discussions, in PMs or anywhere else (classifieds).

    I tend to agree with @Chippy365 here, we have a reasonable request, and you come telling us we shouldn't have it, maybe we should just consider that we may manage our communities differently than you. I don't drink coke, i don't go tell people who do that it is a useless and disgusting beverage...

    Again, as I said to Chippy, I'm sorry if my post came across the wrong way as it wasn't intended the way you may think or came across.

    As someone who has managed communities for over 20 years in one way or another, I have learned through experience as to why we do not show members as banned or discuss moderation with my members in an open forum. I'm not telling you how to run your community, god forbid, all I am saying I do not understand the need to parade one of your members as banned for any reason. If that works for you, then by all means do what works for you and your community. 😀

  15. 57 minutes ago, Chippy365 said:

    Moderators don't have the ability to move members between groups. Also not all offences require a permanent ban. Some are suspended for a specific time period like a week etc. We don't move those people because trying to track each member's time period would be much more time consuming.

    With respect, I don't tell you how to moderate your community and you shouldn't tell others how to moderate theirs unless they ask for advice. What works for one community doesn't necessarily work for another. And to be frank, nobody asked for lectures on how to moderate their community so the comments don't really add anything to the discussion other than telling us you moderate your community differently. Great, your moderation style works for your community. It doesn't work for ours. It's almost as though communities are diverse and have different wants and needs 😲

    Our community has no need or want for a PM system, can we get that removed and add it as a marketplace plugin instead? I'm being facetious here, but we see this a lot when people post feature requests - there's a subset of people who essentially wade in and say "I have no need for this in my community so maybe it should be a marketplace add-on". It's not productive and puts people off asking for new features.


    Twitter is a prime example of a major service that labels a user banned when they have been banned or suspended. They even notify you if a user you reported has had action taken against their account. While this would be nice to have - all I am requesting is an extra little icon to be added in the same place where there is an icon for moderators, to denote that the person is currently banned/suspended. For some communities they might not necessarily want the icon to say those words and that's fine, allow it to be translated to inactive or something. If you don't want the icon at all, then allow that to be an option too. There's plenty of features that we deactivate in the forum software because our community doesn't want it.

    A number of different use cases have been provided for why such a feature would be useful to some communities. It may not be useful to other communities and that's fine. Nobody is forcing you to use it. The good thing about IPB is you can turn off and on features you don't want. As for moderation styles - I didn't realise that using IPB software also required us to subscribe to a certain ideology of community moderation. Maybe users could let other users moderate our communities as we see fit without providing a sermon and then we could have a more productive discussion?


    You mistook my post and my question.

    It wasn't meant to be a lecture (Sorry if it came across that way) as I was trying to understand why yourself and others want to let others know that your members have been banned  and I wanted an insight into why your community needs it, but mines doesn't?

  16. 21 minutes ago, Paul E. said:

    I don't think you understood. If you label someone as "banned," yes that would have a negative connotation. Maybe, in a community where people like to be admonished, that's a not a bad thing. Who are we to judge? However, what I said was (emphasis added):

    If you translate "banned" so that everywhere it appears on IPS, the word is replaced with "Member Requested Account Deactivation," there is no negative connotation. It's all in how the community is run. Adding a feature to the software that is toggled on or off (or giving individuals the ability to do something easily via CSS modifications), doesn't mean your community needs to do what other people need to do. Try to imagine how others may use something, even if it isn't how you might.

    This is a feature request, not a religious debate. Some folks find it valuable. I think it would be kind practice here to only comment on someone's feature request when:

    1. You like the idea, and see how it could work for others/yourself
    2. You're concerned that the implementation of the idea might change how you use the platform, and want to be sure that your use cases are considered

    Speculating about how you would never personally benefit from something as a measure of the validity of the customer feedback left here by saying "I don't get this and would never use this" is akin to saying "I don't have the desire to exercise the taking on of the perspective of others to see things from their worldview." I think we can be better than that.

    My point is, why do you even need to label a member banned (regardless off how you mean it or want it representent). Just Ban them and be done with it. As I said, why does anyone apart from your moderators and staff need to know that John Doe is banned (in any shape or form)?

    Please tell me why you feel the need to share this information to your members and what benefit it is for your community?

  17. My members have been complaining a lot about the default font sizes on Mobile and Tablet Devices (Using the default theme settings).

    Google search console has been complaining about 'Text too small to read', 'Click-able elements too close together' or 'Content wider than screen'. I use basically the default theme with slight modification and colours.

    I have also found that changing the 'font_medium' text works on desktops but has no effect on mobile devices.


  18. 17 minutes ago, Paul E. said:

    Don't forget limitations imposed from moderation via accumulation of warning points. There's validity in use cases where people who cannot participate in a discussion are represented as such. I think the issue may be that we naturally want to assume "banned" means "bad." "Banned" is simply a name assigned to it for its most common use case, however there are reasons in which members are set into a "cannot post on the site right now" for an infinite number of reasons. In our community, we use these features, yet rename all of these terms through translation to reflect how we use them. It's a good sign that the software offers that degree of flexibility.

    Some communities are managed where moderators are only able to apply warnings, and cannot change usergroups. There's no permission presently to restrict the usergroups one can move a member into. Remember principle of least privilege.

    Things that work for Communities A, B, and C, may not work in D, E, or F. Reputation/karma points are a good example. Even though there are communities that would never show things like the leaderboard, or "who won the day" because they simply don't fit the culture, doesn't invalidate the value in having it as an option for the platform.


    When you label someone as banned you are in a sense classing this as a bad person and parading this information to all your other members. Other members don't need to know who is banned or not, as someone else pointed out, it is none of their damn business.

    It is like sites who create a whole topic to let others know that 'John Doe' is banned for X and X amount of time. If I see these types of posts, I will not join that community, period!

    The only people that need to know who is banned, is your admin and your moderators. I have found over the years having Banned all over your site just creates more issues, like people asking why so and so was banned and how unfair it was of you to ban them.

    Move on from 20 years ago and make moderation invisible to your users.

    For example. When I moderate someone, the moderation is between the site staff and the person moderated. We never ever discuss moderation with anyone other than the person moderated and we learnt this the hard way. All you are doing is setting your self up for a world of hurt if you start explaining or posting your moderation reasons to all your members.

    And for those saying that your members are too old to change, tosh! They might not like it at first, but they will get used to the changes. I generally find my members are more accepting if I explain to them why I am making the changes first. FYI, most of my members are in their 50's, football fans, and arrogant assholes, and if they can get used to change then anyone can!

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