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  1. Yes, they are treated as normal uploads/attachments. We are not permitted to hotlink the images.
  2. We have a todo about that too. We did consider changing it for this release, but we're not sure we'll get time - but we do recognise that it's not perfect hidden away.
  3. 4.5 brings ES 7 support, so can I get half a WOW?
  4. We have come a long way since the late 90s when someone had the genius idea of using a small yellow smiling face image instead of the more common colon-bracket representation of a smiling face. In Invision Community, there are various places that photography can be used to create visual interest. From uploads in topics, to cover photos for blogs and members. The humble upload field has served these areas well, but sourcing images to use can be a pain; especially when you have to walk the minefield that is copyright and attribution. Fortunately, there are a few "CC0" online stock photo libraries that offer quality photography that requires no attribution and are not hampered by copyrights. One such library is the ever-popular Pixabay, which was established in 2012 and features a very powerful API. Pixabay has over a million images ready to use from llamas to sausages and everything in-between. Invision Community 4.5 now includes support for Pixabay which brings those images to your fingertips (or mouse pointer if you're on a desktop.) This video shows the feature in use. As you can see, not only can you upload into posts from the stock photo library, but you can also use it to add a cover image to your profile and blog entries. Finding quality photography has never been so easy! For those that love technical details, the stock photo picker is a programmatic option on the upload form field type making it very easy to add to your own code and apps. How will you use this new feature? Let me know!
  5. The app is an entirely new platform written in a language native to iOS and Android, so there's no way to allow marketplace add-ons. Add-ons and customisations are discussed in the blog entry comments.
  6. We have no plans currently, but it looks fairly easy to add.
  7. We (the Royal We) have had this on a list for a while.
  8. Just a little clarification regarding my comments about our site's desktop/mobile split (taken from GA), it wasn't meant to demonstrate that mobile isn't important or we don't realise that for a good number of our clients, mobile is the dominant platform; it was more to demonstrate that we serve a wide array of clients with different needs. We do of course recognise that a good mobile experience is critical to our future. We have to take smaller steps to get to somewhere different. We can't alienate our existing customer base by springing a completely different way of working and organising data overnight.
  9. As above, we're working on 7.4 compatibility with Invision Community 4.5.
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    This is a maintenance release to fix bug reports since
  11. We're working on dedicated mobile apps to be released this year. We definitely are thinking mobile first (although stats on our site show a 70%/30% split for desktop versus mobile). There is some friction in that existing customers pick us because of our interface and the way our UI works, and flipping it completely to something new and different (in terms of removing strong category and forum separation like discourse does) will likely result in a strong push back. That said, we are taking steps to improving the UI for 4.5.
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