I too have received complaints from my users about the "dumbed down" STD editor that is being forced on those of us who don't like RTE and how invasive it is when trying to write a long post with many characteristics, and judging from the blog post, nothing will be done about this despite the countless negative comments I have read here about it.
Seriously disappointed about Matt breaking his promise.
IPB also gave up on the very handy emoticon pane it used to feature, which made it very easy for users to browse through many emoticons at a glance and at full size. The tiny bar at the bottom loads much slower and makes some large emoticons impossible to discern. Of course, IPB also trashed post icons, which I believe vBulletin still has. Anything that has to do with users expressing themselves is quite possibly IPB's biggest weakness.
My members are furious at all the deleted features and the quirkiness of the new version. I tried to downgrade to 3.1.4; unfortunately, my database is too big (close to 60 MB) to import. I sorely regret "upgrading".
Been using Ikonboard/IPB for over ten years now and this is the first time I even consider downgrading.
Speaking of profile customization and comments, it would be great to have an option to place comments on the right side (like in 2.3.6) rather than dumping them at the bottom of the profile page where (in my case) my members rarely bothered to look. I had to heavily modify my templates to make this possible.
Regardless, like everyone here, very excited about 3.1.0 :thumbsup:
You also need to be careful with the public\style_extra folder, as it's not skin-dependent and will therefore be overwritten if you just upload everything. Also, if you have custom emoticons, they shouldn't be in the "default" folder.
Great news indeed And yes, it would be perfect as an option: left fixed pane like 2.X, or right clickable pane 3.X style. Kind of how you listened to your customers and added 2.X options for the Search and New Content features
[quote name='Graeme S' date='28 July 2009 - 11:39 AM']
Can't we return to similar functionality that we had in 2.3.x? If this question is ignorant, please don't hate me .
[quote name='Genestoy' date='29 July 2009 - 03:13 PM']
Why can't we just get the LEFT emoticon pane back, or at least have an option in the ACP to enable one or disable it? Similar to the 2.3.6 type only larger? This would take care of larger emoticons also. has worked fine in the 2.0 versions for a long time.
I also had a hard time with the emoticon drop down function, and I, too, wish we could return to the, IMHO, much better 2.0 left pane approach--no offense to Rikki and the design team, or whoever chose to get rid of it.
Already being discussed [url="http://forums.invisionpower.com/topic/288374-emoticons-box-back-in-post-editor/"]here[/url] and [url="http://forums.invisionpower.com/topic/286408-bringing-back-the-emoticon-pane"]here[/url] (that I know of) on this website.
I get the feeling this would make a [b]lot[/b] of customers happy, with the positive side effect of greatly reducing the amount of emoticon-related bug reports