John Swallow

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  1. John Swallow added a post in a topic: The most limited platform ever built   

    He's not talking about IP.Board, even though he's put it in the IP.Board category, he's talking about IP.Content

    And I'm sorry to say, he has a point. I love IP.Board as much as the next person, but I've just decided to revert from IP.Content to Drupal, running a site with IP.Content for the last year (which I eventually managed to set up properly) has been a royal pain. IP.Content still an incredibly difficult piece of software to get fully conversant with (and yes, Drupal is, but is much more readily extendable as it has a more active developer community).
  2. John Swallow added a post in a topic: Gallery question (and IP.Content)   

    Thanks for replying, that makes sense and would work for me. :)
  3. John Swallow added a post in a topic: Gallery question (and IP.Content)   

    Hi

    I've just installed IP.Content at the weekend and am getting to grips with it.

    One thing that I have on my current website is a huge library of reusable pictures, so if I want to accompany a story about person X, then I can call up any picture of person X and reuse it in that article.

    At the moment with IP.Content I have to upload a picture to go with each article I create (or at least that's what I'm assuming based on my limited playing).

    I want to use IP.Gallery to store all these pictures (as I let people browse the picture library I have). Would this then let me reuse pictures in IP.Content for articles more easily?
  4. John Swallow added a post in a topic: Nexus Support functionality   

    Thanks. That gives me another obvious question.

    Are support emails from non customers spam checked? The reason I put the separate helpdesk in place was because spam was taking over!
  5. John Swallow added a post in a topic: Nexus Support functionality   

    Hi

    I'm thinking of adding Nexus to my existing setup as there are several features that would be of use.

    At the moment I use an external helpdesk app to manage my contacts from visitors/customers and potential customers and would like to replace this with Nexus.

    Can Nexus handle support requests from people who aren't already customers, i.e. can they log requests without needing to register etc.?
  6. John Swallow added a record in IP.Board   

    Facebook Connect - still not working after interim patch
    I applied the interim patch today to see whether that would fix the Facebook Connect CURL problem I reported on my test board.

    Unfortunately, it hasn't - it now throws up a new error message.

    Warning: fgets() [function.fgets]: SSL: fatal protocol error in /var/www/vhosts/XXX/httpdocs/ipb310test/ips_kernel/facebook/facebook.php on line 571

    - this appears three times.
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  7. John Swallow added a comment: Facebook Connect error - undefined function curl_setopt_array()   

    thanks Matt, it's only on my test board so can wait for 3.1.1

    It may have been a standard PHP function since 5.1.3 but I'm on 5.1.2, which I thought was better than your minimum requirement for IPB. (Genuine question, not meant to be rude).
  8. John Swallow added a record in IP.Board   

    Facebook Connect error - undefined function curl_setopt_array()
    Fatal error: Call to undefined function curl_setopt_array() in /var/www/vhosts/XXXXXXX/httpdocs/ipb310test/ips_kernel/facebook/facebook.php on line 470

    when clicking on the "Login in Facebook" option. The "Grant Permissions" screen comes up from Facebook, I've granted Facebook permission, and then the above appears.
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  9. John Swallow added a comment: Search: Strict Standards: var: Deprecated.   

    Well, I've learned something new tonight - thank you (genuinely) for teaching me about stop words!

    I'll go and google turning off strict mode!
  10. John Swallow added a record in IP.Board   

    Search: Strict Standards: var: Deprecated.
    I've installed 3.1.0 final on a test board - a completely vanilla install that went through with no error messages.

    Just done a search, clicking the little "cogwheel" icon next to the magnifying glass, and doing a normal search by entering a search terms, gives:-

    Strict Standards: var: Deprecated. Please use the public/private/protected modifiers in /var/www/vhosts/walfordwebforums.co.uk/httpdocs/ipb310test/admin/sources/classes/search/format.php on line 33

    Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /var/www/vhosts/walfordwebforums.co.uk/httpdocs/ipb310test/admin/sources/classes/search/format.php:33) in /var/www/vhosts/walfordwebforums.co.uk/httpdocs/ipb310test/admin/sources/classes/output/formats/html/htmlOutput.php on line 109

    Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /var/www/vhosts/walfordwebforums.co.uk/httpdocs/ipb310test/admin/sources/classes/search/format.php:33) in /var/www/vhosts/walfordwebforums.co.uk/httpdocs/ipb310test/admin/sources/classes/output/formats/html/htmlOutput.php on line 120

    Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /var/www/vhosts/walfordwebforums.co.uk/httpdocs/ipb310test/admin/sources/classes/search/format.php:33) in /var/www/vhosts/walfordwebforums.co.uk/httpdocs/ipb310test/admin/sources/classes/output/formats/html/htmlOutput.php on line 129

    Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /var/www/vhosts/walfordwebforums.co.uk/httpdocs/ipb310test/admin/sources/classes/search/format.php:33) in /var/www/vhosts/walfordwebforums.co.uk/httpdocs/ipb310test/admin/sources/classes/output/formats/html/htmlOutput.php on line 130

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    and then the rest of the screen appears.

    I can't get a topic search to work - entering a key word I know is there, e.g. "Welcome" from the test welcome message doesn't give a result.
    Member search does work.
    Search within thread does work.

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    Running PHP 5.1.2
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  11. John Swallow added a record in IP.Board   

    Cosmetic: Changing icons in Report Center breaks buttons when viewing reports
    I've changed the default flag icons this morning in my Report Center as they're confusing, small and don't mean a lot to my moderators.

    My new ones look like this:-

    [img]http://www.walfordwebforums.co.uk/prod/public/style_extra/report_icons/completed-1.png[/img]

    i.e. I've kept the height the same of the flag but made it wider to explain better what sort of report it is. All the icons in my report iconset are now this wide instead.

    If I then go into view any of the Reports, the buttons at the top right now look like this:-

    [img]http://www.walfordwebforums.co.uk/appeal2008/ugly_button.png[/img]

    Obviously, it's not critical, I can live with it, but thought it worth reporting as a very minor thing.
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  12. John Swallow added a comment: Post count   

    Well thanks for that. Can anyone from Invision tell me why it's considered acceptable to show two different post counts?
  13. John Swallow added a comment: Post count   

    But how can it be working as intended for someone to show two completely different post counts depending on what screen you're looking at? It's ludicrous.
  14. John Swallow added a comment: Memory leak   

    DeGi, have you actually logged a support ticket?

    I'm not having a go, but the reason I ask is that I was crippled with this earlier in the week for a good two or three days, I logged a ticket and it was all sorted within 24 hours with the techs giving me a fix that has kept me and my members quite happy since then.
  15. John Swallow added a record in IP.Board   

    Prune forum prunes too many posts
    I regularly prune my forum to remove posts which haven't been replied to in over 365 days.

    I've just attempted to do this for the time today since going to 3.0.0.

    Put in my prune settings as normal:

    Prune or move to: "Topics for deletion next month" (a dedicated subforum so people can request topics be saved).
    Have no replies over: 365 days

    And then pressed "Check Form Submission".

    It correctly counted the number of posts to be removed, but then went completely crazy and emptied the entire forum, fortunately moving the posts to the "Topics for deletion" forum.
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