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  1. They have a new link that you have to use. https://developer.twitter.com/en/dashboard If you are going to https://apps.twitter.com/ it isn't going to be around long as they are going to retire it and all existing will be under that first link - which your current ones should be once you set up a new developers account. You should be able to get to the existing ones on the second link for now.
  2. Since there is already call home code in the script, it should be easy enough to enter some code that would trigger an ACP alert to view "updated service" pages when this happens. We already get pestered about the mySQL version and the processes we have running - I'd think getting pestered about something like this would be MUCH more important.
  3. You can put Adsense ads in there.. and apparently you can now do self-served ads also. Still, it's more for static content than dynamic content from what I've read.
  4. Well, now we have Google Maps (which now charges after a certain point and you have to have your credit card on file) and MapBox with the same basic pay to play formula. Any chance of getting OpenLayers API in use with OpenStreetMap? Think the entire setup there is free. OpenLayers apparently can interface with Bing and most of the other major players also.
  5. Lack of prefixes in a definable per forum area is what is one of the major things keeping me from converting a site over from XF to IPS. I have a developers site set up for the XF one and I went from 11 topic nodes to 33 nodes. The added benefit of the prefixes in one node allows users to maybe find another topic they wish to discuss. The nice benefit of the way XF does it is a simple add-on (in the 1.5 line) allows you to sort by the prefix. I believe the 2.0.x line does that natively now.
  6. Try another file transfer program. FileZilla has been known to have issues sometimes on transfers.
  7. Frequently (if an IOS device) it's because the user is using the (now default) HEIF/HEIC formats to take photos/images with. Most current image processors (GD2, ImageMagick) barf on them.
  8. Another forum script. XenForo, also referred to as XF. The bounce feature of XF works different than the add-on listed does. It monitors a bounced email box and then parses it via IMAP/POP3 for it's bounced message returns.
  9. That's one of the things I like about my XF site. The script itself has this ability built into it. Emails removed for privacy reasons even though they are not valid.
  10. I know that it is a FREQUENT issue with XenForo if one is on CloudFlare and have RocketLoader engaged. It usually causes the editor to have issues.
  11. 2FA can fail if the server time is out of sync. You can also get this is you are using incorrect credentials.
  12. Sorry to disagree... but modifying templates is nowhere NEAR coding.... and usually that's what ends up having to be done. As for "continuing to work"... THAT is why you need to be sure to back up your DB AND your file structure prior to ANY upgrade. Basic Admin 101 rule. That way if there is an issue, restoration is merely restoring the original files. You need to realize that usually each upgrade DOES break something in custom styles - it's the nature of the IPS beast and one of the things I'm least happy about - but I realize that sometimes it due to improvements that needed to be made. As I said, for style related functions (which typically deal with templating) a merge system would do wonders. What I DO have issues with is some of the lack of clarity in the CSS designators and the lack of use of them in some important areas - which have recently come to light and are due to not thinking ahead to custom stylers needs by the developers.
  13. One thing I CAN seriously ask IPS to do is develop a working template merge/history system that would alleviate many of these issues. That makes it SO much nicer when you have modified the default templates for any reason. Seems to have worked out really well on the XF script for many of the simple template modifications that are frequently done. But there STILL are some requirements when using a custom style to await the author of that style to update it (although if you are proficient with the templating you can resolve most issues yourself). And I've seen that happen before with some custom eCRM software I've been responsible for. There is a basic level of knowledge that is required when administering a forum script. At some point backwards compatibility becomes a hindrance to the progression of a software/script. IPS is a little behind the curve on many aspects of their templating system, but it's not really anything that can't be resolved with time (and frequently money).
  14. Really, for the template system it shouldn't be a "given". From my experience, the IPS templating system (syntax) is not any more difficult than the XenForo one, and one of those 2 have a VERY effective and robust history/merge system in place (and it's not IPS). It's really rather ridiculous that any time you do an upgrade and you have customized templates you are expected to have to manually redo all those custom modifications or risk something not working.
  15. An effective template merge system would resolve many of those issues. That is one area that XenForo is well beyond IPS in implementation. It's one of the (now albeit few) things that I really miss from the XenForo script. Their merge system works really nicely for the templating system.
  16. Another area that needs to be addressed is the notValidated template. Currently it gives you this it wouldn't be so bad if there was an effective template history/merge capability, but after each style upgrade you have to remember to redo these special template edits since apparently when you upgrade your style you should install it fresh and not "upgrade" it. You then have to redo any special template edits that you have created. It's really a pain and one of the great weaknesses that I've found in the IPS templating system.
  17. If the purpose is to upgrade to 4.X line, then have you simply tried upgrading the existing site to it and see if there are any errors? That would be the simplest solution to see if the issue gets resolved in the upgrade process.
  18. Does your infrastructure not use a firewall? There are a few things you can do, but getting an adequate firewall in place is the #1 thing. A hardware firewall is the best solution.
  19. I really lucked out.. when I brought my sites down, I had put all of the stuff into one BIG archive which I finally remembered after I was digging through the HD's. So I was able to find what I needed (old site files and the DB to correspond) and then install (4.1 series) it and run the upgrade process... but it would be a VERY nice benefit for cases where the actual physical files are not available... but with missing avatars/images I can see that may present an issue that would need to be addressed.
  20. Has IPS gotten the ability to import an existing IPS forum into another? That's one of the features of XenForo that I really like as you can pull the users and posts (and 1st party data) into a new XF site from an older one.
  21. But could that not be a subset for the telephone field? In a similar vein, it would be nice for address fields to have the same subset for suite/apt #'s.
  22. Unless IPS will do a template merge ability in the system... but I've been wanting something like that for a while - in fact, pretty much since I've been running it since I'm spoiled to an efficient template merge system from my XenForo sites.
  23. With an all-day event it would streamline it. But how often does one do an all-day 1 day event. Usually those extend over a mutli-day (weekend) or longer time period.
  24. It will be an issue on your configuration of either your ACP (not real likely as there are not that many settings to control this) or server as there is not a proxy issue present on my site using the same image you are referencing. Is the same issue present with other images that are originally linked to HTTP? I have seen a similar issue with a competitor script that involved the script itself and certain image sizes. You may want to submit a ticket if it is specific to a certain site to let the developers trouble shoot it.
  25. Not everyone wants to store their videos on another site... in fact, some videos may not even meet the TOS of the service. Classic case would be some of the adult type vids. The option to store them locally is a benefit, especially with storage space as cheap as it is.
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