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    Matt got a reaction from kmk in Moderation tool, Content encryption level   
    Apologies KMK, there was an issue with sending push notifications which caused posts to time out. I've cleaned this up for you.
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    Matt reacted to Caleb Stirling in Just bought inhouse IC4 And got an Instant DB Connection er   
    The link in the hotbar had 2 / which was causing it to have this error, Fixed it since.
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    Matt reacted to christopher-w in Please restore the choice of reactions here at IPS!   
    Is this the place to request a late addition to 4.6? Only half joking, but thinking granular control of what folks can post in topics and comments might come in handy. I for one am not a fan all of the street furniture that's appeared in this 'community' over the past couple of months, but appreciate of course, that for every one like me, there's probably several who think the complete opposite. With this in mind, catering for both sides of the divide makes sense to me, allowing administrators to control what can be posted beyond the current globally allowed file types.
    I do believe @Nathan Explosion has a plugin that achieves some of this (which I hope to purchase in the near future), but it doesn't as far as I know have a 60+ OAP switch allowing oldies like me to be able to browse forums just like we used to 20/30 years ago. On a more serious note, such functionality, both in the hands of the administrator and end users would allow us to control what we see at the individual forum level, beyond being able to hide signatures. Of course hiding or preventing the use of animations and the like (I own a VFX business, so I'm not totally averse) would of course mean that many comments would, for many of us, go unread. Which at the moment some might say isn't a bad thing, plus of course, folks suspecting they aren't being 'read' by the topic's entire audience might well instead resort to that old favourite - letters and words. In saying that, perhaps the creators of Giphy and the like have missed a trick. Shouldn't they have designed (or have they already?) their witty delivery mechanism to include a native alt attribute so that post/comment authors could include real words for those blocking the graphical part of the content. Or, in lieu of this, perhaps Invision could allow our humorously minded friends the option of adding an alt attribute to images of all types (without needing to add a CKEditor image plugin), so that we can see what they meant, even if we decide to block what they intended.
    To the principle reason for commenting. I think Invision Community should be both proud and thankful that so many of its clients are still around after so many years. For example, selecting solely from this topic,  @The Old Man  and @Chris Anderson have both (if I've interpreted their joined date correctly) been here for 17+ years and @Kjell Iver Johansen, for 9+ years, whilst evidently, also caring very much about the platform.  As for me, I'm relatively new here, but older than most it seems, but I share with those mentioned a deep desire to go about my business in the most efficient way possible, if only because at my time of life (61) time isn't an endless resource and I'd rather spend it as frugally as possible.
    Finally from me tonight, I do hope the community can pull together here. I've made representations to @Matt about this just recently. I am very pleased to see that an investment has been made in hiring a (semi?) dedicated resource in @Jordan Invision, but I would ask that more care is taken to involve the community as a whole. Otherwise as others have outlined, some of us might find it difficult to contribute. Now although me holding my tongue might suit some of you, I do feel the community will suffer disproportionately if some of the older, more experienced regulars here, stop contributing in the ways that they have done.
    Looking forward to 4.6 and beyond. Thanks for a great platform.
     
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    Matt reacted to Charles in Please restore the choice of reactions here at IPS!   
    For the record: I have minimal emotions.
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    Matt got a reaction from Jordan Invision in Please restore the choice of reactions here at IPS!   
    Sorry, posting videos is forbidden in the no-fun zone.

    We can't be for everyone, and we accept that. We try and keep things light and fun because life can be pretty awful, and given there's a raging pandemic out there (points to window) these online spaces are an escape from that.

    Appreciate the honest dialog.
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    Matt got a reaction from Chris Anderson in Please restore the choice of reactions here at IPS!   
    Sorry, posting videos is forbidden in the no-fun zone.

    We can't be for everyone, and we accept that. We try and keep things light and fun because life can be pretty awful, and given there's a raging pandemic out there (points to window) these online spaces are an escape from that.

    Appreciate the honest dialog.
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    Matt got a reaction from Linux-Is-Best in Please restore the choice of reactions here at IPS!   
    Sorry, posting videos is forbidden in the no-fun zone.

    We can't be for everyone, and we accept that. We try and keep things light and fun because life can be pretty awful, and given there's a raging pandemic out there (points to window) these online spaces are an escape from that.

    Appreciate the honest dialog.
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    Matt got a reaction from GazzaGarratt in Discord is killing our forum   
    Yes. I firmly believe that our strong categorisation and organisation of content does make us more permanent than Twitter.
    Twitter like most “feed” style apps are very much in the now. Conversations come and go. Subjects trend and then fade.
    is it trivial to reply to a twitter thread from 2 weeks ago? Not without a lot of scrolling or using the search tools. There is no organisation or segmentation of conversation.
    I don’t think it’s fair to position us as the “Model T” as you assume we are stuck in our ways and refuse to change the format blindly.
    (I’m replying to you on our mobile app)
    We we have launched many high end communities for global brands and they come to us because they don’t want a chat style community.
    So, I’m not telling you to do anything. I’m just saying that if you want a chat style community then this isn’t the product that suits your needs.
     

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    Matt got a reaction from Sonya* in Please restore the choice of reactions here at IPS!   
    Sorry, posting videos is forbidden in the no-fun zone.

    We can't be for everyone, and we accept that. We try and keep things light and fun because life can be pretty awful, and given there's a raging pandemic out there (points to window) these online spaces are an escape from that.

    Appreciate the honest dialog.
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    Matt got a reaction from Marc Stridgen in Please restore the choice of reactions here at IPS!   
    Sorry, posting videos is forbidden in the no-fun zone.

    We can't be for everyone, and we accept that. We try and keep things light and fun because life can be pretty awful, and given there's a raging pandemic out there (points to window) these online spaces are an escape from that.

    Appreciate the honest dialog.
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    Matt got a reaction from The Old Man in Please restore the choice of reactions here at IPS!   
    Sorry, posting videos is forbidden in the no-fun zone.

    We can't be for everyone, and we accept that. We try and keep things light and fun because life can be pretty awful, and given there's a raging pandemic out there (points to window) these online spaces are an escape from that.

    Appreciate the honest dialog.
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    Matt reacted to Clover13 in Please restore the choice of reactions here at IPS!   
    Gotta say that one made me chuckle 🤣
    Good idea removing the negative reactions, agree they generally spark negative responses/replies.  Also a good point by @Jordan identifying the general positive sentiment garnered from a positive reaction versus provoking users to provide more of a textual response explaining their discontent (rather than leaving it to fester in the brain of the OP they reacted to).
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    Matt got a reaction from Maxxius in Please restore the choice of reactions here at IPS!   
    "stifled by some dark, manipulative branding and marketing PR department"
    We call him Jordan, but that's also fine. His reasoning, which I agree with is that we'd prefer positive sentiment. A tiny graphic isn't the only way you can express yourself on our community, though.
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    Matt got a reaction from Jordan Invision in Please restore the choice of reactions here at IPS!   
    "stifled by some dark, manipulative branding and marketing PR department"
    We call him Jordan, but that's also fine. His reasoning, which I agree with is that we'd prefer positive sentiment. A tiny graphic isn't the only way you can express yourself on our community, though.
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    Matt got a reaction from Linux-Is-Best in Please restore the choice of reactions here at IPS!   
    "stifled by some dark, manipulative branding and marketing PR department"
    We call him Jordan, but that's also fine. His reasoning, which I agree with is that we'd prefer positive sentiment. A tiny graphic isn't the only way you can express yourself on our community, though.
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    Matt reacted to The Old Man in Please restore the choice of reactions here at IPS!   
    The +1 button was a great idea but please return or improve the number of reactions here at the IPS Community forum. It's feels to me IMHO almost like we're being stifled by some dark, manipulative branding and marketing PR department or something. Reactions allowing the ability to show you you're saddened, disagree or are confused about something and help provide a balance of opinion, freedom of expression and thought.
    Thanks for reading.
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    Matt got a reaction from Jordan Invision in Restricting posting, also restrict reaction usage   
    Fair point. I'll have a think.
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