For that last question he may be wondering if he can upgrade without renewing the license. Basically you do have to renew the license in order to upgrade. You can wait however long you want to renew and your next renewal date would be in relation to the date you renewed on.
I made a sports betting system where you can bet points, make picks in contests, etc... I never quite decided on certain things and also could never 100% be clear on legality (even with it not using money) so haven't released it still. Of course a lot of things you want aren't in it or any other app I know of at this point. I'm always looking into making new things though.
On the system I made I'm about to run a contest for the upcoming NCAA football bowl games. My site is sod ead I may have trouble finding people to even join it though. I really never get any feedback from anyone on how to make various things better. If someone wants to try it for the upcoming games they can join it. I've been using it myself for like 3 years, but it's still sloppy in some areas. I get too undecided on various features and I really ened to redo some things. And the contest for bowl picks is one area that needs to be redone even more than other areas.
I think it would be good to have an option to froce post quoting to leave the quoted post in tact. That way people can't manipulate it to look like someone said something he didn't. Only for quote types which list a nameas being from. It's good to be able to manipulate it by emphacizing words, but I'm not so sure that convenience is worth the ease of manipulation left behind.
That doesn't show all content though as for some reason they limit it to 1 year of content. I assume to cut back on how much content is retrieved. But that's why to have a separate area for posts because there has to eb SOME way to egt everything and not just the past year.
I think there should be a quick link on every page (possibly even outside of the dropdown rather than in) which goes right to all of your content. On another site I'm always posting on you can easily get right to a listing of all of your past posts. With IPB first off you can't even get a listing of ALL posts as it cuts it off. Secondly, you can't click a link on any page and be right at all of your posts. Finding someone's past posts is so important that I think it should be separate from the other content and just be listing in a regular table filling the screen rather than in tabs. After posting on a site where it's easy to get one's past posts quickly (and thoroughly) it's more noticable how much better it is and that wth IPB it's not as accessible and obvious.
On every type of forum site I've gone to that didn't use Invision their software had good picture integration on their profile. To have to click a tab to see any pics isn't very good for sites which place more emphasis on meeting members and seeing pics and whatnot. On most other software types a few pics will be on the profile and then you can click to view all and the page it then takes you to is still part of the profile and has the same background.
I suggest that IPS think of something that would beter integrate them with the profile. Maybe have pics from a profile album all be viewable right on the profile and a few shown by default. Or maybe have thecurrent member photo shown on the profile as it is now and have a link under it to "view more" or something.
I'm considering making a new site and it won't be very ideal with pics not right there on the default profile and also as far as board goes there really needs to be age requirement control for joining, posting, etc.
Most people ehre are jujst going to say IPB automatically and pretend vb is garbage. In reality any successful software is good. I personally like IPB more. But I don't pretend that vb has nothing good about it. All I know is IPB has most of what I want other than it's not capable out of the box of limiting registrations and forum access based on various things (mostly I need upper and lower age limits) and I don't like the skin exactly. I may just change the color using the skin generator, but it's a bit limited in what is changed in that easy fashion.
Dedicated servers may have capacity for hugs transfer, but any shared server is going to have way way wya lower transfer than that or else it's going to be one that finds reasons to disable sites or it will hbave issues with the server being down a lot. That's why I'm going to a host with lower limits since it's more definite that they can control people who would otherwise cause the server to have issues.
So bottom line you still really ened dedicated if you get huge amounts of transfer.
In my case it has been that i didn't know certain documentation was updated. When I didn't know about the member and forum forms you thought I hadn't read documentation, but in reality it's because it was in the admin/ folder which I had gone a long time not looking to see if it had any updated documentation.
Also I don't know about this ip.content situation, but in my case I "think" only one thing in IPB I want to do is from not knowing how to do it and the others are due to functionality not being there thus me having to have people manually edit or else me paste entire functions which sure doesn't seem ideal.
Are we receiving any news on teh enxt Gallery version soon. I have good timing because I was already planning on asking if the next version will be released in the near future and then I see the fixes are now going ito 3.3.0.