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4.0 - Moderation Part 5: Warnings

Posted by Mark , 16 April 2014 - * * * * - · 1,769 views

Effective moderation features are essential for online communities. Forums, blog entries and member-to-member messaging are particularly attractive for spam bots and nuisance users alike. IPS Social Suite has always been best in class when it comes to moderation features with features like the free IPS Spam Service that are completely unmatched by other w...


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4.0 - Messenger

Posted by Mark , 11 April 2014 - * * * * * · 3,245 views

I can distinctly remember 5 years ago reading a blog entry on this site about the "personal conversations" feature in IP.Board 3.0, which we were working on at the time. Up until then, the messenger system in community software and other websites was much like email - you sent one message at a time, with little continuity between messages. We were one of...


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In Memoriam: Steven Shaw

Posted by Charles , 09 April 2014 - * * * * * · 2,126 views

The site eGullet.org was literally the first client of Invision Power Services when our company was founded over 12 years ago. Steven Shaw, along with his partner, stepped up and supported IPS in its first days and stayed with us all these years. They were our first paying client, our first hosting client, and often the first to get early betas of our rel...


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4.0 - Improving multiple calendars

Posted by bfarber , 09 April 2014 - * * * - - · 1,335 views
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Some sites make use of multiple calendars to help differentiate what type of events are being contributed to the community. You might have a staff calendar that allows staff members to add events and a community calendar for the rest of your users.  Or you may have a holidays calendar as well as a gaming "raids" calendar on your community.  Indi...


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4.0 - IP.Downloads Category Management

Posted by Mark , 03 April 2014 - * * * * * · 2,168 views

Copying Settings
 
Sometimes you need to change the same setting across multiple categories. For example, let's say up until now I've not allowed comments on files and now I want to enable it for most categories. In IP.Downloads for 3.x, I'd have to go into each category one by one and toggle the setting on.
 
In 4.x, when editing a category, e...


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4.0 - Moderation Part 4: Effective Moderation

Posted by Mark , 31 March 2014 - - - - - - · 2,583 views

Effective moderation features are essential for online communities. Forums, blog entries and member-to-member messaging are particularly attractive for spam bots and nuisance users alike. IPS Social Suite has always been best in class when it comes to moderation features with features like the free IPS Spam Service that are completely unmatched by other w...


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4.0 - AdminCP Reordering

Posted by Rikki , 27 March 2014 - * * * * * · 2,659 views

Different staff members typically have different roles within a community - especially larger communities, where you may have staff responsible for the theme, others handling tickets and different staff maintaining the system. In 3.x, we had a 'Bookmarks' system in the AdminCP that allowed you to create a menu of frequently-used sections in an effort to m...


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4.0 - Global Sidebar

Posted by AndyMillne , 24 March 2014 - * * * * * · 4,282 views

One of the goals for IPS Community Suite 4.0 was improving content discovery. In other words, making sure content still receives exposure even if it is posted in less used areas of the suite.
 
The sidebar that shows on the IP.Board index page in 3.x helps with this goal to some extent, however people who visit the forums app infrequently may miss ou...


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4.0 - RSVP Enhancements in Calendar

Posted by bfarber , 19 March 2014 - * * * * * · 1,607 views
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IP.Calendar has supported an RSVP system for events for the last several versions, and this has been a well received addition to Calendar.  Where allowed, users can request RSVP for events submitted to the calendar, and where allowed, other users can RSVP (and subsequently un-RSVP) for these events.  This functionality is useful for real-world e...


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4.0 - Minor calendar enhancements

Posted by bfarber , 16 March 2014 - * * * * - · 2,093 views
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IP.Calendar allows your users to schedule and share events through a centralized community calendar and supports many features that allow your community to coordinate, organize and interact with each other through the calendar.  For instance, event organizers can request RSVP for events in order to note who will be attending before hand, and you can...






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