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  1. evandixon

    Use Fluid Forums code for Downloads categories?

    Our site has a lot of nested categories to organize our vast number of similar-but-distinct files and could really benefit from this, being able to view all of the top category or any combination of the subcategories.
  2. I got another email from this guy asking to be unsubscribed. Turns out that once you follow a thread and opt-in to email notifications, this overrides all other notification settings, including unchecking all Email options in the notification settings, and the only way to make it stop is to change the settings for that particular piece of followed content... which is hidden in a list of various types of content that the average user won't want to look through.
  3. He set these settings, a year or two after following a thread: This appears to apply only to new content and not previously-followed content, which was hidden in one of the sidebar links in the first post.
  4. I got an email from a user who's been receiving digest emails and would like them to stop. Seeing that he already unsubscribed from newsletters, I checked the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email, which led to https://(our IPS install)/followed/?filter=digest. This is what I see: At a glance, it looks like he's not following anything. However, after clicking all the links on the side, I found that he's following a single forum topic. It would be nice if there was an aggregate view of all followed content to improve the UX of unsubscribing from notification emails.
  5. I wonder if a word filter could be used for specific emoji? (ACP > Posting > Word Filters) I haven't tried it for emoji, but if it doesn't work, maybe IPS could do something. It wouldn't disable the emoji character entirely, but you could hold the posts for moderator approval.
  6. evandixon

    Forum on mobile phones

    Looks OK to me, except the header doesn't seem to be sized correctly: Using Chrome 66 on Android 8.
  7. Version 1.0.1


    If your site's like mine, people consistently use the Contact Us form to ask questions that are better suited for the forums. I searched all over and couldn't find a way to put a message explaining what to use the form for. So I made my own way. This plugin lets you set a custom message to be displayed above the contact form, using a WYSIWYG editor. Built on 4.3.1, and tested on 4.2.9. I make no promises this won't interfere with other 3rd party alterations to the Contact Us form.


  8. evandixon

    Remove the white space in source code

    The benefits of minifying the html are minimal when considering that it's being gzipped before being sent (at least, I think so, and I think I remember it working on my server, though I haven't checked in ages). There is a bit much whitespace though, as if it's being artificially added multiple times.
  9. evandixon

    4.3: Club forums in main index

    I'd say that anywhere that allows users to create clubs would not be able to use this feature then. Take a look at my test instance (white boxes hide private info) and see how busy it is, then imagine how busy it would be if things continued: This comes after months of trying to get the forums index as small as possible. If I enabled this for the main site, the UX would suffer for some people, and I could only imagine it getting worse. Maybe if only featured clubs were shown. After all, the ability to feature clubs is already present. Perhaps it'd get better if I removed the ability for anyone to create Open clubs, and it'd all be opt-in, though this would still be a burden on anyone who's in a lot of clubs. Might even be a reason for some people not to use clubs.
  10. So, I appreciate that you allow club forums to be on the front page, but I think it can easily get to be a little much. In my test instance (which is an older copy of our live site), I see 23 club forums on the forums index page. 5 of them have very large descriptions serving as guidelines, and because those are in an Open club, they'd be visible to everyone on the site. All of those forums together makes the page height more than double what it was before. It'd be nice if you guys could add an option to limit how many club nodes show in the main site, or better yet, give us an option to whitelist clubs. Might also make sense to show each club as a category, and have the club's forums in that category.
  11. evandixon

    IPS Merch?

    I know of a popular internet commerce solution if you guys want to start selling IPS merch
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    What do you consider a large community?

    While they're real numbers, on my site, there's a significant percentage of people who register then never use the account again. Not sure if the njmber really means much without counting just the active users.
  13. evandixon

    We're now using Invision Community 4.3!

    I doubt it, because clients don't have it yet, and they'd want to keep the demo rock solid.
  14. evandixon

    4.3 when?

    IPS takes great care to make sure their full releases and upgrades to them are stable. The only issues I've seen are from 3rd party applications, custom themes, and sometimes settings. If you choose the self-hosted option, you're allowed a test install, which can be used to identify and possibly fix these issues before upgrading the main site. If anything doesn't convert right inside official applications, you can create a support ticket, and the IPS team can help resolve the issue.
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    Trophies and Medals - Supporttopic

    Applying that change in production fixed the issue on the previous version. I haven't added any new trophies or medals since upgrading to the latest version, but I did see that you applied that change.