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    ahc reacted to breatheheavy in Updating your theme to 4.5 if...   
    The word "harassed" is... a choice. 
    I don't find it unreasonable to ask him a question about his themes, or coming here asking people for advice as to what I can do. One reply in the span of two months doesn't feel unreasonable either. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Especially considering we worked together frequently. 
     
    From where I stand that's a pretty rigid stance, but I respect your decision. 
     
    The overall tone in your comment feels pretty stern. I hear what you're saying, but delivery is everything. Nonetheless, thank you for responding.
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    ahc reacted to newbie LAC in (NB41) Topic Cover   
    Hello,
    Confirmed
    I'm working on fix
    Upd. Fixed.
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    ahc got a reaction from breatheheavy in Ban members from downvoting   
    Reddit works on a karma system and allows users to upvote and downvote all content, which gives or subtracts karma and allows users to have good or bad reputations.  Users with bad reputations are then given posting restrictions and are susceptible to having their content automatically removed.

    Reddit is a perfect example of what he's asking for, actually.
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    ahc reacted to Lindy in 4.5.2 - ACP Marketplace   
    @Haku2 You have made your feedback on the changes very clear - over and over and over in multiple topics. You've frankly left the constructive feedback/criticism category and are approaching the noise station. I am personally, and we as a company, are aware of your concerns and feedback. We have heard you, even if there aren't immediate actions available and now, it's time to let it go and move on.
     
    @craigf136 Thank you for the feedback on this. It's a valid concern and one I'll take note of internally to ensure it's addressed soon.
     
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    ahc got a reaction from Ryan M in Brilliant Discord Integration   
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    ahc got a reaction from Taylor M. in Brilliant Discord Integration   
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    ahc got a reaction from JoshTX in Brilliant Discord Integration   
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    ahc reacted to SoftwareFactory in Brilliant Discord Integration   
    First, for everyone who has not done that yet: don't install the new 1.0.13 update and wait for 1.0.13.1.
    @JoshTX I have just sent you a PM.
    @Morrigan @Taylor M. Sorry for that; 1.0.13.1 has just been submitted with a fix for that and it is waiting for approval. The problem is this may take a few days, and 4.5 will not let you install a new version manually so you will just need to wait.
    @ibinod Thanks for your purchase; I am afraid the best what you can do for now is to disable the app and wait until 1.0.13.1 is available.
    @flashpoint I am sorry, but I am not able to help you with that. You will need to submit a support ticket to IPS.
     
    I will keep you all updated; once again, sorry for the whole inconvenience. I know it is a pain for you and your communities.
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    ahc got a reaction from christopher-w in Subscription Manager Questions/Suggestions   
    Yeah the subscription system is broken on our site after upgrading to 4.5.  It shows that all people with expired and cancelled subscriptions as "active" and will not let them buy or renew the same one or any of the others.  Lots of member complaints.
    I'm to the point that I want to switch back to using a commerce product with renewals because this has never worked properly for us.  The only way to "fix" this is to delete every recorded instance of them ever owning a subscription in all customer tabs (active, expired, cancelled) and then starting over again which we do **not** want to do because it deletes important purchase history.
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    ahc got a reaction from rodege5389 in Removal of $15 Domain Change   
    I had an inactive license for over a year because there was nothing significant enough to warrant the extra $190 we would have spent.
    I was able to purchase and download files from the marketplace the entire time right up until 4.5 Beta 1 came out. All of a sudden I was locked out of things I had just paid for or renewed. I sent in a ticket and was told that this was always the intended behavior and that if I had access to purchase, renew, and download files before with an inactive license, it was in error.
    So.. which one is the truth?
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    ahc got a reaction from rodege5389 in Ignore Improvements   
    No, it's not the same.  You ignore someone "in real life" and they know you're ignoring them because.. well.. you're ignoring them.
    The ignore feature on Invision does not have the same effect.  It feels more of a consequence for the person doing the ignoring when it should be the other way around.  It has zero benefit to those who want to truly ignore someone and never have to deal with them again, and it's why my community just stopped wasting their time trying to use it. 
    Those who didn't want to be associated with certain people and had no option to prevent them from constantly being in their online business have decreased their activity on the site because, like a broken record, the ignore feature bares no consequence on the user who is exhibiting behavior another member disagrees with when it should in some capacity.  They should be aware that they can no longer associate with a user when they attempt to access anything associated to that user, and maybe reflect on why it happened in the meantime.
    We can have these improvements on the same ignore system in place without having to argue semantics on what to actually call it or compare it to.  There's no way that truncating a few posts behind a basic warning is the best Invision can do to give members more power over their accounts and their experiences.
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    ahc got a reaction from SUBRTX in Ignore Improvements   
    I think the ignore feature needs a few more features to be useful.  Right now it really serves no purpose other than to make members angry/upset when they try to use it and find out it doesn't really serve a purpose.  Most sites give you the ability to actually block someone, preventing them from seeing your content or your account.  My members have been begging me for improvements to this feature or to implement a true blocking system, but it's odd to me that previous people who have requested this are never responded to, or are basically told just use the ignore feature as is and act like an adult about it.
    The internet if filled with millions of people of all ages, and just because someone is an adult doesn't mean they'll act like one.  I don't think it's unreasonable to provide a little more in terms of someone feeling more secure about their privacy.
    User A ignores User B, so all applicable content by User B is now hidden to User A, and User B is unable to send private messages to User A.  However, User B doesn't know they are being ignored by User A and has no restrictions given to them.  The ignore system works basically as if User A is the one being blocked from User B's content which seems backwards.  User B should be aware they are blocked and have the consequence of User A basically not existing to them in any capacity.
    My members are requesting these common blocking features:
    A blocked/ignored user cannot see the content of the blocker. A blocked/ignored user cannot view the account profile of the blocker. A blocked/ignored user cannot tag/mention the blocker in any content. If there is a plugin or app that already implements these improvements, please direct me to it.  If not, I can assure anyone who creates one will receive immediate downloads/sales.
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    ahc got a reaction from Telemacus2 in Removal of $15 Domain Change   
    This argument makes no sense to me, because in my short time on IPB, I've been burned and scammed by purchasing numerous plugins and apps from devs that have disappeared or would submit something to get as many sales with the promise of future updates and support, only to remove their item once people start requesting the services promised.  Literally spent nearly $100 for a single app for it to be removed less than a week later and denied a refund by the dev.
    So, basically nothing is changing except that I can choose to pay a now extra $190 each year to deal with this and keep my 3rd party apps updated, or I can just.. not. 
    You can pretend that they're making the marketplace better for everyone, but in the end they're just punishing the ones who weren't doing anything wrong in the first place.  They think they can somehow keep people from finding ways to get the content on this site without having a license when they can't.  There are currently 3 websites at the top of google that always have the latest marketplace items and update their content almost as quickly as it gets uploaded here.
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    ahc got a reaction from Ptilly in Removal of $15 Domain Change   
    This argument makes no sense to me, because in my short time on IPB, I've been burned and scammed by purchasing numerous plugins and apps from devs that have disappeared or would submit something to get as many sales with the promise of future updates and support, only to remove their item once people start requesting the services promised.  Literally spent nearly $100 for a single app for it to be removed less than a week later and denied a refund by the dev.
    So, basically nothing is changing except that I can choose to pay a now extra $190 each year to deal with this and keep my 3rd party apps updated, or I can just.. not. 
    You can pretend that they're making the marketplace better for everyone, but in the end they're just punishing the ones who weren't doing anything wrong in the first place.  They think they can somehow keep people from finding ways to get the content on this site without having a license when they can't.  There are currently 3 websites at the top of google that always have the latest marketplace items and update their content almost as quickly as it gets uploaded here.
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    ahc reacted to CoffeeCake in Removal of $15 Domain Change   
    Oh, my mistake. Yes, not looking for that.
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    ahc got a reaction from Square Wheels in Removal of $15 Domain Change   
    It's okay.  I've already noticed developers are spending more effort on their own development websites where the files can be obtained without the restrictions.  Some are happy to transfer your purchase so you only have to pay for renewals on their site.  Just need to ask nicely.  In the end, I'm not going to be the one hurting and those developers won't be losing 10% profit.
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    ahc got a reaction from Askancy in Removal of $15 Domain Change   
    It's okay.  I've already noticed developers are spending more effort on their own development websites where the files can be obtained without the restrictions.  Some are happy to transfer your purchase so you only have to pay for renewals on their site.  Just need to ask nicely.  In the end, I'm not going to be the one hurting and those developers won't be losing 10% profit.
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    ahc got a reaction from christopher-w in Removal of $15 Domain Change   
    It's okay.  I've already noticed developers are spending more effort on their own development websites where the files can be obtained without the restrictions.  Some are happy to transfer your purchase so you only have to pay for renewals on their site.  Just need to ask nicely.  In the end, I'm not going to be the one hurting and those developers won't be losing 10% profit.
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    ahc got a reaction from Ptilly in Removal of $15 Domain Change   
    It's okay.  I've already noticed developers are spending more effort on their own development websites where the files can be obtained without the restrictions.  Some are happy to transfer your purchase so you only have to pay for renewals on their site.  Just need to ask nicely.  In the end, I'm not going to be the one hurting and those developers won't be losing 10% profit.
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    ahc got a reaction from Haku2 in Removal of $15 Domain Change   
    I had an inactive license for over a year because there was nothing significant enough to warrant the extra $190 we would have spent.
    I was able to purchase and download files from the marketplace the entire time right up until 4.5 Beta 1 came out. All of a sudden I was locked out of things I had just paid for or renewed. I sent in a ticket and was told that this was always the intended behavior and that if I had access to purchase, renew, and download files before with an inactive license, it was in error.
    So.. which one is the truth?
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    ahc reacted to InvisionHQ in Removal of $15 Domain Change   
    If there's one thing I can't stand is someone using blackmail as a lever to assert one’s rights.
    I needed this service a couple of times and all I had to do was open a ticket.
    It seems quite clear to me that this "fee" was put as a deterrent for those who abuse of the service not for "normal" requests.
     
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    ahc got a reaction from Cyboman in More Link Filtering Options   
    Currently we can “block” links (display as plain text) or have them sent for moderator review.
    I’d like to see an added option where the link is actually blocked/removed entirely from the content being posted, not just posted as plain text.  Alternatively, instead of posting the link as plain text, we can set text to replace the link   
    If there’s currently a plug-in/app that can do this, please let me know as this is desperately needed for us.
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    ahc reacted to whitetigergrowl in Removal of $15 Domain Change   
    Wrong. I've done it before changing the domain url. Running it on a different domain isn't a problem. You just get an error saying the license in use is not valid for that site, at worst usually that only admins see. 

    You should be able to reset it, with some precautions, without having to pay anything extra. There simply is no tangible benefit to paying for a domain change. Period. It puts more money in IPBs pockets, and doesn't protect you from anything any more than if there was no fee. On top of that. if it really helps control piracy and running multiple copies on different domains, then why aren't the other forums doing it. It's not like they don't have a piracy problem too. 

    The irony is I did a quick google search and found pirated copies of the current software and other plug-ins. So clearly someone wanting to change their domain once, twice, or multiple times in 6 months had zero benefit to stopping that from happening.
    Again wrong. Not everyone is you. Everyone has different reasons, purposes, and desires. I can sit down and think of what I want to accomplish and still have it go bust numerous times in less than 6 months. The forum market right now isn't very lucrative and it's hard to compete against social media. So putting up reasons for people to NOT use them, or to price yourself out of the market isn't very smart either. It doesn't matter what their reasons are. What matters is the blatant nickel and dimeing for something that simply put has no reason to cost money. Period. 

    All I have to do is look at the long list of forums people have promoted on this site in the last 6 months that are no longer there. That should tell you everything you need to know. Heck one recently promoted his IPB forum, and when I visited it, it had switched to Xenforo. Literally less than a week or so later. 

    As well, if I wanted to download a nulled version of the current software and various plug-ins, while it's not encouraged, it completely bypasses all fees and costs. Including the domain change fee which is utterly pointless and useless. Again, why is IPB the ONLY one doing it in regards to forums and they aren't even as popular right now as say something like Xenforo? I prefer IPB, but there are times with things like this it's rather hindering and literally pricing me out of their market.

    I could go to Xenforo, which I know has less in the terms of features right now, but pay 1 fee per year for upgrades and access to downloads (rather than twice with IPB) and change my domain name multiple times if I wanted to, with no extra cost. And it protected them and me just as much from piracy as paying for it with IPB has. 

    When was the last time you paid for a domain name change with another forum provider like Xenforo, VB, Vanilla, Burning Board, etc.? Think about it. I've seen literally zero benefit for paying for a domain name change. None. Unless someone can give some examples that have happened to them where paying that $15 domain name change fee benefited them?
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    ahc reacted to whitetigergrowl in Removal of $15 Domain Change   
    I don't understand why there is a $15 domain name change fee and why you can only change it once every 6 months free. It doesn't cost IPB anything for me to change my domain name. To me this is the equivalent of an ATM fee when you withdraw money, except in this case from your own bank.

    For those worrying about fraud or anything else, as long as only one domain is tied to that license it shouldn't change anything. 

    So yeah, this is one thing I don't understand, see it as nothing more than a money grab from IPB, and serves no real benefit to the consumer and serves no benefit to IPB other than financially. IPB is the only forum software that I see that does this. I may be missing one, but most don't charge to change the domain. 

    Charging twice a year if you want to keep downloading things and keep certain features of your forum going is expensive enough. But if you decide to change your domain for any reason, now it costs you an extra $15 for literally no reason other than for the sake of changing it. If some are still worried about potential fraud or hijacking or something, other things could be put into place to prevent it. 

    This I think is probably one reason people go more to Xenforo and others is because of this. Some people change domain names often while they struggle to find something that works for them. With them you don't get charged to change a domain. Period. You can renew today, then in 5 days or a month or 3 months if you choose to change your domain you simply change it. You don't get charged $15 every time you change it. 

    This is a hindrance. It serves no tangible benefit other than to make money. IPB never did it for years with no problems. But in recent years started to. And considering how much people already pay for renewals, I don't think it's too much to ask to remove the $15 fee. Period. 

    It's literally one of the most pointless fees I've seen on here. I love IPB, but that is one thing that absolutely needs to go. No one is handling the domain change other than the consumer. Unless customer service needs to handle it, there should be no fee for it. I'm literally getting charged just to change my domain. Absolutely insanity. 

    And like I said prior, if some think it's a way to prevent fraudulent actions, there are plenty of other ways to do that. As well, after the 6 months your domain would be open to be changed anyways which changes nothing in regards to possible fraud. 

    So yeah, it's really gotta go. It's just a pure money grab and is something no one else does. So what's the logical reason for it here? Costs keep going up, as forum popularity keeps going down. I don't think those 2 will go hand in hand very well. So we need to be mindful of things like that this are really pointless fees and serve to benefit no one other than IPB.
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    ahc got a reaction from Dean_ in (SD) Sales Portal Pro   
    Oh my gosh, thank you for telling me!
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