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  1. If you are developing or changing custom css/js you might find Cloudflare doesn’t recognise changes and continues to serve the old files. If this happens use page rules to temporarily override cache settings for those sub directories and, or files, that are affected. You can turn these on and off to suit. This is much better than continually emptying the entire site cache. You can also set up DDOS challenges. It’s a bit fiddly but you might want to look at this too. But generally as @rfcontreras says, it flies straight out of the box.
  2. Redis is reasonably simple to install and upgrade The key is to find the correct installation instructions for your operating system and web server. Once you’ve identified your server environment, for example Ubuntu 18.04/Apache, there’s plenty of guides around detailing every step from downloading the package to installing it. My advice is to try it out on a backed up dev machine, keeping notes as you go. Don’t worry about breaking anything. If something goes wrong just reinstate the backup and try again In my opinion you learn a lot more by doing it this way, even i
  3. I notice Xenforo have introduced media mirroring whereby images uploaded to threads can automatically be copied (mirrored) into a named gallery. Nice idea but still needs more work. It's frustrating. As you say big potential, but several annoying issues and inconsistencies. I do wish Invision would put a temporary halt to new features and first get all the existing functionality looking and working, as best they can, the same way.
  4. We have numerous partner and corporate sites on Cloudflare including 3 WP sites which have been transformed by the reduction in TTFB since we opted in. It’s free too for those already on paid plans.
  5. TBH I don't think there is a strong enough community here (ironically) to work together on a labour of mutual love. That's why I suggested a paid project, which in itself hasn't attracted much interest. It seems to me that most folks just want to solve 'their' problem and off they go. Which is a shame because I see mutual client cooperation as the only way some of these projects will get completed. Otherwise we are left with the Hobson's choice of wait for somebody else to solve our problems for us. On a more positive note, based on my belief that there is a lot of reinventing the UX
  6. I had a look at our O365 Exchange account when I first came across this thread. It has snooping tools wrapped up in language that suggests corporations have the right to engage with any information created under its purview. That’s what we are really discussing here - when a user interacts with a 3rd party entity, be that cloud platform, company system etc, that entity often claims the right to oversight and goes further in assuming, in specific cases, that it has the right to control. To my mind the only way to get round the scenario being discussed here is to employ a 3rd messagin
  7. I agree with your sentiments. I’ve had my messages read by admins on more than one forum over the years and immaterial of a forum’s terms and conditions, if that happened to me today, given tighter control of privacy, I’d report it to the data protection authorities. Even if it was considered acceptable practice, and it never would to me, mail/pms that have been read should be marked as such - when it was read and by whom. Just as mail used to be when it was intercepted by the authorities and read in the interests of the authorities/government/country. Just another small point. The u
  8. What's to stop you using the PHP or SMTP options? I'm using Mailgun SMTP.
  9. Come on guys, Invision is never going to please us all. And even if they adopted granular ACP theme adjustment tools same as Xenforo has, we'd still need to sit back and adjust dozens and dozens of margin, padding, line height and similar parameters to suit all of our individual tastes. And then you have the menu, which in my view should be docked in an object that can be bound to the DOM either on the server or in a CSOM. But, even if Invision did that, we'd still need to position it ourselves, and move it around depending on the app currently in use. So I say, be careful what you wish for as
  10. That's interesting. In the days when direct mail was the principle means of direct marketing, 2% was the expected response rate, immaterial of the offer. Conversion to a sold product was another matter, but 2% does seem to be a magic number in terms of initial response.
  11. Ah yes thank you. I didn’t read it properly earlier.
  12. Hey. How does the up/down voting correlate to the star rating? What's the formula?
  13. We run Discourse servers for a couple of our projects and there's a lot you can do with it once you understand the CSOM. It's a very well thought through platform, although default policies are a little over zealous in places. Some really nice plugins too, including Google powered sentiment analysis for identifying toxic elements. There's a big team working on it now, with two of the original founders behind Stack Overflow. But Discourse is a very different animal to Invision Community. Both have pros and cons.
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