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  1. I have some closed groups in social media with more members than that! I certainly HOPE all of IPS websites have more than 150,000. Not sure if they would tell us.... but IPS should be able to query for how many MAU's exist across all of their sites. That would be interesting to know... especially to watch over time to see how effective their forum software is / has been versus social media / mobile OS's and platforms like Slack. ..... I think IPS was going down the right path with a "full suite"...... and should try to take on all of them. The old saying is "Go Big or Go Home"...... if not... I fear death by a thousand cuts is our current trajectory.
  2. Actually... I just integrated Slack onto my forum site using Chatlio as a bridge... We shall see how this experiment goes
  3. Before you all pull out your knives at me..... this is just conjecture... thinking out loud if you will. Slack is being slated as an "email killer" I work with much younger IT crowd of developers and they are all over Slack despite mgmt's lack of understanding about it. It is unlike what most of us are used to....to be fair. I think the channels idea and the community by invite only has somehow struck the right chord and now they have over 4,000,000 users. (And it's not even a "public" thing" per se) I am wondering if we could create a feature within this suite of something similar? This would solve the lack of innovation in the personal messaging part of IPS and solve the lack of a CHAT option. In the meantime guess which company I want to own some shares in? 😉 PS - I Know MS TEAMS is gunning after them.... but I think they are too late.
  4. Very interesting comment. So.... it's forums versus the state..... interesting. (or in this case the state decided its easier to control two big ones than a million small ones)
  5. +1 I inadvertently just made a post referring to this issue:
  6. Anyone know a way for me to show latest POSTS (no TOPICS list needed since the club forum shows that already) on the sidebar of a particular club that won't show up elsewhere as in other clubs or even the main forum? The club has to remain OPEN so that the pages show up on Google searches and advertising to non-member readers continues. Thanks in advance. Ironically this box For every page in my site would work perfectly. Any ideas?
  7. if you want a "subsidiary" community different than the main community it needs to have it's own recirculation that doesn't show up in the activity feed (unless selected by the user) and the topic / posts boxes in the sidebar (unless the user is a member of that group) Currently as long as the club is "open" then those club posts will automatically recirculate the entire site ..... (if you set to "Closed" then no guest traffic from google searches will see any posts thereby limiting club growth / income) (We need an "open" club to google searches and guests views that recirculates on it owns posts and not on the entire main community) So you have to limit the sidebar Topics / Posts boxes to only show a forum topic from the main forum.... which then means a club can't grow like the main forum (community) Once this is fixed the sites should allow for growth of individual communities and the overall site.
  8. Let's get over the "Permanent" type conversation debate. Is Twitter "Permanent"? Is IPS somehow more "Permanent" than FB? I seriously doubt it. I'm not screaming. Just stating my wants / needs. I've resigned myself to these limitations (sadly) I guess time will tell..... A Model T still works... yes..... But Teslas are being built with autopilot.... and all I'm asking for is a simple cruise control..... So.... your answer is that we go to Facebook?
  9. Yes.. we are all slowly sliding in "bankruptcy" unless we have the money to just fund the site ourselves. Forums have been dying for the last decade.... and we are all just barely hanging in there.
  10. Just take my money already!! Glad to see IPS was listening. I won't complain about the slowness. I know this stuff gets complicated. I think this is a big step in the right direction although I would have chosen PWA's personally. Just remember, the more you help us stay in business publishing WITH ADS..... the more chance you have to keep your publishers paying, Partner.
  11. I would like the Topics / Posts side boxes to be set to include only that club content. (basically customizable) Currently it is only site-wide changes which limit overall site recirculation functionality
  12. This sounds powerful yet I cannot find this setting anywhere.
  13. Interesting idea.... although I'm not sure we are the first to envision such a scheme. I heard that Google was taking measures to thwart such practices.. but I'm not exactly sure how. Essentially you are wanting to rig the PageRank algorithm. I think page quality is also an issue. If a huge forum boosts a small one... it will hurt the big one and boost the small one.
  14. @Batnik last visited a year and a half ago..... (which was about 3 years after his initial feature request)
  15. I have about 1/2 million members in "My community" across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and my invision community. I understand "communities" trust me. But the frustrating part is... Invision Community doesn't offer the TOOLS to allow me to SEGREGATE my communities. I am no longer in the mood to try to build up another top 1,000 URL in the world... I just want software where Atheists and Christians and everyone in between can coexist without stepping all over each other. Clubs came close.... but recirculation failed us. Thank god this is my hobby and not my living.... Oh... did I mention the missing Instant messaging, lack of an app for smartphones and the fact that the site breaks with every other upgrade? Or that 1/2 the functionality of my site has to come from the marketplace plugins to do things that should be designed into the suite? (and when any upgrade fails the first thing they always tell you... "it must be a third party app causing it" So close... yet so far.... I actually work in IT... I've seen this whole thing of programmers who say "see...it works!"..... and never look at the big picture.
  16. This is due to the extreme limitations to how content is recirculated within an Invision Community forum. The Topics and Posts side boxes are only customizable to the entire site and not down to the club (group) level. (basically not granular enough) You CAN exclude or only include certain forums in them... but then you limit the other clubs / groups. Over time you will see one club take control of the entire site.... and Google will shove you into a niche effectively limiting your growth. Meanwhile Twitter and Facebook take over the world while we discuss simple functionality. It has been fun debating within this community though. I'm sure someone out there argued in the past why color TV was ever a necessity since they already had black and white.
  17. Similar to how a Club (GROUP) should work..... 😉 Related to a couple other posts I've seen. Invision Community suite is currently for only one group of people who all can tolerate each other. Want a different "group" community.... get a different URL and start over. The software cannot handle Satanists and Christians on the same URL.
  18. Hard to believe it is almost 2020.... and we have to discuss why an instant messaging is necessary..... Similar to Google Groups saying.... "who needs video?". 😉 Oh right... for those who aren't dinosaurs yet... Google once had it's own forum software called Google Groups which for some reason it stopped improving about 20 years ago. It tried Google + and failed..... I'm rethinking my entire hobby at this point.... signing off folks. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.
  19. Please make this a block I can remove. Why have it at all if each club already has a member tab?
  20. I like how you are thinking... I currently notice that there is no way to recirculate Topics / Posts side boxes with only Topics and Posts FROM THAT CLUB. Instead the topics and posts boxes recirculate from the entire website which is no good for someone starting their own club topic. Satanists do not want to read Christian love poetry for example. (Please allow for SEPARATE clubs that act as SEPARATE clubs (groups).... and while we are at it... can we just call them groups? Clubs is a hokey term which makes a user think three times... Do I really want to start a "club"? I just want to start a "group"..... Like a "group" on Facebook. Fewer people would start groups on Facebook if they were called Clubs. Sounds too "official" or something. I think originally IPS told me to just buy a different URL for every "group" I wanted to start which I can understand. But in today's world of niche sites getting so little traffic..... and ads paying so little.....while forum usage slips lower every year..... they need to start allowing us "admins" to great ever larger sites with massive traffic.... which means "GROUPS"..... Islamic people in their group aren't going to want to read about the latest news concerning Jesus. p.s. - Did I mention language groups? What if I have a greek group? would they want to see Russian posts?
  21. We need PWA.... AMP reminds me of the old mobile websites before responsive design. Google rankings in favor of AMP might force us to at least have our first page AMP friendly. Did I mention I am beginning to hate Google's dominance?
  22. @IPS can we get some eyes on this issue. Your forum owners need to make $ to keep you in business over the long term. Which brings up another question..... How much of IPS total revenue is really dependent on Google Adsense? Guesses anyone? 90%?
  23. Yes. Each club needs it's own block and the RECENT ACTIVITY IN MY CLUBS needs to a block we can add across the site on many pages since it is "personalized" to the member over time as they join more clubs.
  24. I would like to see it "global" since clubs is now the focal point for all users instead of the general forum. I can't seem to show it anywhere but on the front page
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