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    Paulo Freitas got a reaction from djpretzel in Improving the custom profile fields   
    The current "expected format" behavior is useless. :huh:
    We need the power of regular expressions. :)

    Regards,
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    Paulo Freitas got a reaction from Allemnzed in SEO: Improving robots.txt   
    Hi there,

    I want to start here a discussion in how we can optimize our default robots.txt file to get it updated in future IP.Board versions. :)

    It's simple: share your experiences. Use services like Google Webmaster Tools, Bing Webmaster Center and Yahoo! Site Explorer to identify wich pages is getting duplicated or is throwing errors/problems in these the crawlers.

    From what I already detected, (if I'm not wrong) we can block 5 more URLs:



    Disallow: /*?s= Disallow: /*&s= Disallow: /index.php?app=core&module=global&section=login&do=deleteCookies Disallow: /index.php?app=forums&module=extras&section=rating Disallow: /index.php?app=forums&module=forums&section=markasread
    I still haven't put these lines in my own robots.txt but I tested them in Google Webmaster Tools (GMT) and I'm convicted that will have positive impact to 1) reduce useless indexed pages, 2) reduce duplicated content and 3) reduce HTML suggestions from GMT.

    For the record: Crawlers hates this: http://www.google.com/search?q=intitle%3A%22Board+Message%22+%22An+Error+Occurred%22+site%3Acommunity.invisionpower.com&filter=0

    All these duplicated and useless pages have negative impact to our rank in rigorous crawlers (like Google). We need to block them to reduce our penalty. :(

    I'm still analysing my GMT reports and I'll update here with all new useless URLs I find. But I want more people involved to share your knowledge. :)

    Sorry if my english is not perfect, I still need to dedicate more time to learn it. :huh:

    Best regards,
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    Paulo Freitas got a reaction from Tanax in Better permission matrix editor   
    Sounds like a joke, but it isn't. :P
    It lacks a better visual aspect to allow easier permissions verification. :)

    I wrote this userscript to meet this need: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/71200

    I'll be happier knowing that it will be implemented in the next version. :)

    Regards,
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    Paulo Freitas got a reaction from iozay in Better permission matrix editor   
    Sounds like a joke, but it isn't. :P
    It lacks a better visual aspect to allow easier permissions verification. :)

    I wrote this userscript to meet this need: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/71200

    I'll be happier knowing that it will be implemented in the next version. :)

    Regards,
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    Paulo Freitas got a reaction from teraßyte in Better permission matrix editor   
    Sounds like a joke, but it isn't. :P
    It lacks a better visual aspect to allow easier permissions verification. :)

    I wrote this userscript to meet this need: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/71200

    I'll be happier knowing that it will be implemented in the next version. :)

    Regards,
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    Paulo Freitas reacted to 3DKiwi in Server Loads on IPB 3.x versus 2.3.x   
    A few of us on medium to large sites experienced similar things. Things that you can do:

    1. Upgrade server memory. 2.3.6 ran fine on my dedicated server with 1gb of memory. with version 3 I was getting frequent crashes. The cure was to upgrade to 2gb of memory. I have not had a crash since.

    2. Add a delay to robots.txt to slow down search engines. Seems search engines go bananas indexing your forum pages with version 3. I added a 10 second delay to mine. e.g. here on line 2:



    User-agent: * Crawl-Delay: 10 Disallow: /ipb/admin/ Disallow: /ipb/cache/

    3. Slow down Google indexing site. Done in your Google Webmaster account. if you don't have one then you will need to create one.

    4. Make sure you running the latest version of IPB i.e. 3.0.5

    Hope this helps.

    3DKiwi
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    Paulo Freitas reacted to Discorev in Manage ACP Restrictions   
    Once an administrator account has been created or even when it is being created if you wish to manage their restrictions you are given all admin options with blank checkboxes...

    when creating the account wouldn't be better to have them all checked so you may uncheck those you do not wish them to have... and then also suppy uncheck / check all options?

    I'm sure there are others who'll agree with me on this one... and perhaps those who don't but its my feedback so :P
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    Paulo Freitas got a reaction from Morrigan in Better permission matrix editor   
    Sounds like a joke, but it isn't. :P
    It lacks a better visual aspect to allow easier permissions verification. :)

    I wrote this userscript to meet this need: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/71200

    I'll be happier knowing that it will be implemented in the next version. :)

    Regards,
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    Paulo Freitas got a reaction from aeharding in Better permission matrix editor   
    Sounds like a joke, but it isn't. :P
    It lacks a better visual aspect to allow easier permissions verification. :)

    I wrote this userscript to meet this need: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/71200

    I'll be happier knowing that it will be implemented in the next version. :)

    Regards,
  10. Like
    Paulo Freitas got a reaction from Amy T in Better permission matrix editor   
    Sounds like a joke, but it isn't. :P
    It lacks a better visual aspect to allow easier permissions verification. :)

    I wrote this userscript to meet this need: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/71200

    I'll be happier knowing that it will be implemented in the next version. :)

    Regards,
  11. Like
    Paulo Freitas got a reaction from philversprechend in Better permission matrix editor   
    Sounds like a joke, but it isn't. :P
    It lacks a better visual aspect to allow easier permissions verification. :)

    I wrote this userscript to meet this need: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/71200

    I'll be happier knowing that it will be implemented in the next version. :)

    Regards,
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    Paulo Freitas reacted to Mat [terrafinity] in Template <if> expressions   
    It'd be awesome if we could use <else if> as well, so if we have multiple tests to run we don't have to enclose them in giant nested <if> statements.

    Is this doable?
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    Paulo Freitas reacted to Wolfie in Improving the custom profile fields   
    There's already a field for HTML code to include a profile field in the topic view.

    Be nice to have an HTML section for how to format the data in the members profile view. If empty, it would just display the information 'as-is'.

    This could then be used to easily add in support for additional services (either IM or websites) without having to edit the template bits.

    Currently, there are a bunch of if/else/if/etc nestings to check for AIM, ICQ, etc. But if it's for a service not pre-supported, then unless the admin modifies the bit, it will just show the data as it was entered.

    With the ability to modify HTML code per field, a new service could be added easily. Also, would allow the admin to alter how it appears (big, small, underlined, bolded, pryotechnic, etc).


    Either that (which I would imagine wouldn't be too terribly hard to implement) or another idea, where pre-supported services could be managed, then if a field is made that uses one of those pre-supported services, it could use the HTML code from that. It would make it easy for new services/sites to be added.


    Main goal overall is to make it possible for services/sites to be properly linked, but without having to modify skins in order to do it. If someone has 10 skins on their board, the that's 10 that they have to modify currently to add support for just one profile field (if it needs a certain format or something).
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    Paulo Freitas reacted to broni in Well, am I beating a dead horse?   
    What do you mean by "this thread really isn't going anywhere".
    This is IPB feedback forum and very right place to talk to IPS people about what we like, or what we don't like.
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    Paulo Freitas reacted to Ditchmonkey in Well, am I beating a dead horse?   
    Thats a ridiculous answer. Vbulletin also uses Mysql but is able to come up with reasonable results. IPS has even conceded that the results are less than satisfactory and has stated they are making improvements. If you would like to know more specifics of what is terrible about the current search system, read the numerous complaint threads about it by myself and others. You could try searching for those threads :whistle:
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    Paulo Freitas reacted to broni in Well, am I beating a dead horse?   
    Look, we're not talking here about brain surgery.
    This is not early '90s, when to find something, you had know, what word goes first, where to put quote, where to put plus, or minus sign.
    This is 2010 and all reputable search engine employ plain text search.
    If Google can find exact match going through billions of pages, how come IPB search is not able to find any match searching through hundreds of pages?
    My search string contained FOUR exact words out of SIX words from topic title and still....no match.
    It's simply a failure, whatever you want to say.
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    Paulo Freitas reacted to broni in Well, am I beating a dead horse?   
    Just a simple example.
    I search for:
    how to install Sphinx

    This is what I get:


    Garbage, isn't it?

    Surely, very exact topic,

    How to install Sphinx with IPB
    is right here:


    Surely, IF I knew exact topic name and IF I searched for "how to install sphinx" (with quotes), here you're:


    but this is not what the search is for.

    If I use Google and I search for ipb 3 sphinx search (no quotes, or "pluses"), all relevant hits are there.
    So, why IPB search can't find it?




  18. Like
    Paulo Freitas reacted to broni in Well, am I beating a dead horse?   
    I'm sorry, but I pay for IPB product.
    If I bought a new car and a horn doesn't work, are you going to send me to horn manufacturer?

    I've read on this very forum from people, who switched to Sphinx and it's not much better.
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    Paulo Freitas got a reaction from AlexJ in 3.1 FR: Filesize limit in signatures images   
    I suggested this but in a big feature request topic that evolved very fast and then it probably became forgotten. :ermm:

    For the record, we already have good settings for them:



    But we lack a very important one: filesize limit for images.

    You dev guys probably know that an 1x1px picture could be bigger than an 1920x1080px in filesize, right? We just need to explore a certain header and... Well, I don't need to go into details, right? I can see problematic users doing this and thus it's not what we want, right? :)

    I can remember IP.Board 2.x days when we got used to use Signatured Limitation mod that had this setting among many others. Do you remember? :)

    [nostalgia][/nostalgia]

    That's it. Feedbacks are apreciated. :D

    Regards,
  20. Like
    Paulo Freitas reacted to Andy Rixon in Suggestion: Status Profile Links   
    Just how Twitter works, when someone uses @UsersName it gets linked to the @UsersName profile.

    The same could apply to the status updates, as I have seen many people (on different sites) use @UsersName to basically reply to a members status.
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    Paulo Freitas reacted to Wolfie in 3.1 request. "Favorite Posts"   
    Be easier to just have it bookmark posts. If you want to bookmark a thread, you just bookmark the first post of that thread. First post of the thread is basically the thread itself (in a manner of speaking).
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    Paulo Freitas reacted to Wolfie in 3.1 request. "Favorite Posts"   
    Sort of like you can friend someone or watch a topic, click on a post to mark it as a favorite. Then when you want to recall a post for some reason, you can look through your favorites. Mark it for any reason, helpful information, funny joke, interesting topic, etc.
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    Paulo Freitas got a reaction from bfarber in 3.1 FR: Filesize limit in signatures images   
    I suggested this but in a big feature request topic that evolved very fast and then it probably became forgotten. :ermm:

    For the record, we already have good settings for them:



    But we lack a very important one: filesize limit for images.

    You dev guys probably know that an 1x1px picture could be bigger than an 1920x1080px in filesize, right? We just need to explore a certain header and... Well, I don't need to go into details, right? I can see problematic users doing this and thus it's not what we want, right? :)

    I can remember IP.Board 2.x days when we got used to use Signatured Limitation mod that had this setting among many others. Do you remember? :)

    [nostalgia][/nostalgia]

    That's it. Feedbacks are apreciated. :D

    Regards,
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    Paulo Freitas reacted to Gabriel Petrelli in IPB 3.1.0 features   
    It would be nice to set a ban reason which is displayed to the user when they try to access the forum and are presented with the no permissions page, also the ban reason to be shown in the admin/mod logs along with who banned the user - ban logs..

    Being able to temp ban a member and customize the length of time they are banned for. Temp ban a member for a day, a week, two weeks, a month, or several months or as long as an administrator or moderator decides. When temp banning a member, automatically switch their group to "banned", when their ban expires they are automatically moved back into their original group as mentioned by the member above. I obviously mean a much more advanced banning/warn system that what is currently in place, not just the usual warn, suspend, ban system we have which is quite limited.
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    Paulo Freitas reacted to Yaroslav in IPB 3.1.0 features   
    Yeah it would be nice if it will be added in 3.1 :)
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