So I did the UTF-8 conversion as recommended to get ready for IPB4. The conversion completed successfully but now my forum is horribly, horribly slow. My server load averages went from sub 1 second to 20 seconds and climbing, all thanks to the UTF conversion it seems. What gives?!? I had to restore my database from backup just to get performance back. This sucks! Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Just found this thread and wanted to add my vote of frustration with the lack of any appreciable reporting inside of Nexus. It'd be great if the IP developers would incorporate a "report builder" of sorts that would let you quickly and easily export a CSV file via a GUI query builder. Like most of the IPB add-ons there seems to be so much untapped potential in Nexus and the common answer from the community seems to be that you should learn to program.
I've barely enough time to stay on top of my various communities and related projects, work 50+ hours a week and have a growing family and responsibilities at home. If I wanted to be a programmer, I'd have gone down that path 20 years ago when I was in college.
I have two IPB instances running as two different communities under two different domain names. We will call them Forum1.com and Forum2.com for the sake of argument.
I have one PayPal account for which I have a generic personal email address as my primary address. I also have unique addresses for each of my two communities as alternate email addresses of record on this PayPal account. For the sake of argument we will refer to them as:
I have used this configuration with success in the past for vBulletin and have accepted "subscription" payments like that with no issue.
Problem: Nexus was initially installed on Forum1.com and has worked flawlessly, accepting payment via PayPal for subscriptions and purchases of community swag.
I have now installed Nexus on Forum2.com and the members are getting an error when they attempt to complete a purchase transaction in Nexus from this second community. The error states:
Is my understanding correct that Nexus on Forum2.com is literally using the same numbers in sequential order (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.) for invoice IDs instead of generating a unique string of some sort so that Paypal is as a result seeing the new transactions from Forum2.com as duplicates of the transactions performed months ago on Forum1.com ?
In other words, does Nexus prefix each transaction ID number with a unique string particular to that installation of Nexus, or is my understanding correct and each installation of Nexus (Forum1.com / Forum2.com) duplicating the transaction IDs?
If my understanding is correct, this is a pretty big oversight on Invision Power's part and needs to be addressed quickly. It's made my second license of Nexus functionally useless.
Please advise. Error: This invoice has already been paid. For more information, please contact the merchant.
Too frequently it seems that we consumers tend only to reach out to retailers, vendors, manufactuers, etc. when something goes wrong and we need support. That's not a dig aimed at us as a whole, but rather an observation that life moves so quickly these days that I for one often forget or neglect to stop and say something positive when people deliver good service.
Just yesterday I completed the conversion to IPBoard of a moderately sized vBulletin 4.x forum with over 14,000 members and close to 1M posts. Overall the process went quite smoothly but not for lack of hard work and planning during the past few weeks leading up to it. Along the way there were several snags and gotchas that needed to be overcome and Jason Hanna and Ryan Ashbrook and I'm sure other members of the IP team that I'm forgetting really went out of their way to help answer my questions quickly, frequently even on a Saturday or a Sunday and often late into the evening.
Were it not for the help these folks gave both during my test conversions and during the actual conversion process itself yesterday, my transition to IPBoard would have been frustrating for both me and my community's members. Their assistance and patience with me made it a resounding success.
So my hat is off to you guys at Invision Power. Thank you for your help!
Seeing 3.2 in use here has convinced me that it's time to finally switch my largest forum away from vBulletin and move it to IPB. I've had my IPB license for several years now and just never could bring myself to pull the trigger for fear of end-user backlash. Now, I'm not afraid. Some may complain but so many more will love the new look, feel and features.