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  1. IPS 4.3.6 Standalone. Hey just purchased and think I am going to love this product. Some teething issues. Since I've installed Member's Shop I cannot edit groups. Am getting this on save: UPDATE `core_groups` core_groups SET `g_promote_exclude`=false,`g_view_board`=true,`g_dohtml`=false,`g_access_offline`=false,`g_hide_online_list`=false,`g_post_polls`=true,`g_vote_polls`=true,`g_close_polls`=false,`g_topic_rate_setting`=1,`g_append_edit`=false,`g_avoid_flood`=false,`g_avoid_q`=false,`g_mod_preview`=false,`g_bypass_badwords`=false,`g_edit_posts`=1,`g_hide_own_posts`=0,`g_delete_own_posts`=0,`g_lock_unlock_own`=0,`g_can_report`=1,`g_view_displaynamehistory`=true,`g_edit_profile`=true,`g_upload_animated_photos`=true,`g_can_msg_attach`=true,`g_blog_allowcomment`=true,`g_create_albums`=false,`g_movies`=false,`g_links_access`=true,`ms_can_bank`=true,`ms_daily_points`=0 WHERE g_id=3 IPS\Db\Exception: Unknown column 'ms_daily_points' in 'field list' (1054) #0 /var/www/html/system/Db/Db.php(990): IPS\_Db->preparedQuery('/*IPS\\Patterns\\...', Array) #1 /var/www/html/system/Patterns/ActiveRecord.php(492): IPS\_Db->update('`core_groups` c...', '`g_promote_excl...', 'WHERE g_id=?') #2 [internal function]: IPS\Patterns\_ActiveRecord->save() #3 /var/www/html/init.php(460) : eval()'d code(120): call_user_func_array('parent::save', Array) #4 /var/www/html/system/Member/Group.php(323): IPS\Patterns\rules_hook_ipsPatternsActiveRecord->save() #5 /var/www/html/applications/core/modules/admin/members/groups.php(223): IPS\Member\_Group->save() #6 /var/www/html/system/Dispatcher/Controller.php(85): IPS\core\modules\admin\members\_groups->form() #7 /var/www/html/applications/core/modules/admin/members/groups.php(34): IPS\Dispatcher\_Controller->execute() #8 /var/www/html/system/Dispatcher/Dispatcher.php(146): IPS\core\modules\admin\members\_groups->execute() #9 /var/www/html/admin/index.php(14): IPS\_Dispatcher->run() #10 {main} I've disabled 3rd party plugins - no change. Any ideas? EDIT: I added the missing field: ms_daily_points into the DB and it's saving groups now. Any idea why the field wasn't added in the first place? Monthly points etc was in the DB. so seems like that one field was missing. And another question. If I am selling an upgrade, for example 500 points to add signature, should add signature setting be set to off in ACP group settings? Currently I have disabled signatures, but when I add via Members Shop, the signature is not visible under posts. Chris
  2. FWIW, my ten pennyworth etc - I'd like to see new feature dev slow down and be replaced with functionality consolidation. At least for the next few months. Makes little sense in my mind to build new on top of old - and sometimes infirm functionality.
  3. Perhaps, but I do like his Rules App, even if it does have a howling bug that knock it down from an 8 to a 6.
  4. For the Brits among us - not sure if available elsewhere: https://player.bfi.org.uk/ Classic cinema at the BFI and available via Amazon Prime (£4.99/month iirc). But the point being you can stream to any device with the Amazon video app installed.
  5. Even though I was 3d Studio and Animator PM at Autodesk, and my wife is an Exec Producer in the VFX industry - give me anything without VFX in it. Star Trek JLP movies excluded from this sweeping generalisation We've really enjoyed the Fargo series on Netflix.
  6. From memory Jan 1, 1970 is 0 in Unix time. Maybe they managed to enter 0 (zero) or the app wrote 0 as the time stamp.
  7. That's interesting. How's the bounce rate with the new traffic? Do they stick around for more than a page or so?
  8. I saw that today somewhere, using my FB login. I was quite surprised. It was passive in that it wasn't moving around, but did the job - and almost tempted me. Btw, I have a Discourse install running on Digital Ocean. Great for phones, but I'm not so keen on the desktop version. It seems unfinished to me.
  9. I think there's more to it than the various news reports allude to. Think of it as a wrapper for paid services. I pay for a Pilates feed, my wife does same for Yoga. My daughter pays for cheap flight news. I can see all of these move their offerings into FB groups. Makes perfect sense for them. There's been lots of talk here about mobile. But what does that mean? Is it more than a different CSS, and or PWA delivery. Does functionality change?
  10. Yes but abstract one level further? - Maybe think of it as a normalisation exercise and you have what you yourself said below: Ultimately user is seeking satisfaction. Which may be an answer, or anything that ticks that box. Agreed, but content is more than just content. Content is detail -> a piece of text, a tiny image, a big image, a tweet, a sound, or a like, a link, or perhaps just an event or an interval, or maybe just jeopardy, tension or gratification(gamification). So I am with you.. but would feel more comfortable by defining content as anything that is perceivable by the recipient. It depends on your approach. There are very successful multi source, single stream patterns in use, notably Sharepoint Enterprise search. Here's Sharepoint Enterprise search showing multiple content types in the search results, and a scale: transform(x,y) popup showing a live preview of the raw result. So the pattern here is display list of types in a common list template (title, body, link, date etc), coupled to a verbose, non structured result in a popup, triggered by mouseover. User can view full record by clicking on popup or link in listing. And here is a piece of competitive analysis I designed and coded for a client in London. On the left you see facets and in the middle, Google maps, with street view of competitors' office . Clicking on the popup takes you through to the full competitor record - but in actual use, GA showed that users rarely needed to leave the map page as all salient information was presented in one place. For example, filtering by turnover amount shows you office locations for that size of company. Important for a US company deciding where to locate their new office in London. And so on. I'll add more to this later, in particular a summary of our efforts to drastically reduce the complexity of what's shown to the user by building a 2 page site. Page: 1. Search driven homepage 2. Content drill down, assuming user doesn't glean all that's needed from the home page as in the Sharepoint/0365 examples above.
  11. iMac Pro + Cinema Display + Lacie Thunderbolt archive + Herman Miller + Apogee + Cyrus + MacBook Pro etc + > #boys-and-their-toys
  12. Not sure something written in 2016 is particularly relevant today. There's plenty of more recent articles discussing Google's move to content analysis, plus Bing's incorporation of sentiment analysis since Jan/Feb this year. But as I said, I'm all for longer articles, but not for SEO reasons, whether Google favours them or not.
  13. Google, amongst others, now have the ability (with varying degrees of accuracy) to analyse meaning and sentiment in text, And consequently I should imagine word count is rapidly being relegated to a minor consideratIon when ranking content. But in saying that I see the typical quick fire 1 to 5 word forum response as a real annoyance, both as reader and forum provider. So whether G or others mark you down for this or not, I’m looking at ways to reward more thoughtful input. Not saying of course that 50 words good, 5 words bad, but generally, on the forums I use, longer responses equal longer running threads. Which I see as a good thing.
  14. I wouldn't bank on FB or Twitter being at the forefront for too much longer. They are very much in the come to the barn and make hay paradigm. The world is a much bigger place than that. Same challenges will affect us too of course. But smaller equates to being more flexible. Or at least it should do.
  15. Here's an Algolia e-commerce demo. The key here is the dashboard behind the scenes, coupled to a JS API that allows very easy front end development. Unlike ES. https://community.algolia.com/instantsearch.js/v2/examples/e-commerce/ Edit. This is now in development:
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