I have also noticed that when using Safari on my Mac if I log out and close Safari - when I come back using a new Safari session I am still logged in. But the funny thing is that if I log out, surf around a bit using the same session and return to the forum, I am still not logged in. It is only if I close Safari and start a new session that I am "Remembered" and still logged in. This happens using Camino as well. But not Firefox.
Ever since updating to 3.4.1 I, I and other users, are logged in when returning - even if they uncheck the "Remember Me" box.
This is distressing to Admins and Mods who are used to logging in with the "Remember Me" unchecked and just leaving without signing out. But now, when they return they are still logged on - not very secure.
I'm a brand new user of IP.G (4.2.1). I'm disappointed like many here. I have been reading through all these threads. And what a mess. I don't know how a developer could take all of it in.
So let me express what someone with a totally fresh look has to say. And I will skip mentioning the numerous bugs, features that just don't work right, and administrator requests. And let me stick to what has to be the most important aspect of all - and that is that the user experience is paramount.
Even as a knowledgeable Admin, it took me too long to learn and create my first albums. Too many of my users would have given up.
Creating, Editing, and Viewing albums would be much more easily managed with only the following minor navigational changes.
Creating/Editing the albums: A users would click on "My Gallery" to find two options. 1 - Create New Album 2 - View/Edit Existing Albums.
- Creating a new album should automatically place all of "JoeBlow's" albums in a dedicated, unchangeable, and indexed "JoeBlow's" albums - with an option to also include it in the present Global Album structure if desired. That way they all have a listed/indexed "home" (see below). And creating an album should occur first, then uploading. Now a user clicks an "Upload To Nowhere" button first, and then is prompted to create an album - confusing.
- The second View/Edit button would allow quick access to viewing and editing tools.
And of course, as already realized - most users are mystified with the photo management and resizing process. So anything to make that process idiot proof is a plus.
Viewing Albums: A user would click on the "View Gallery" tab to find two options - "View User Albums" (like "JoeBlow's") and "View Global Albums."
- When viewing - I simply wanted to view large photos with descriptions and scroll through an album - but couldn't find a way to do it. Users should be able to choose a size they wish to view in (both in and out of the slideshow), and then simply view at that size. Doesn't seem too much to ask. Try viewing all the large size photos in an album while reading descriptions - am I missing an option somewhere?
In summary: Such a simplified navigational structure would get a user to everywhere he would want to go in the Gallery in two or three easily found clicks from anywhere on the board.
I wrote the following to the tech that helped with my recent upgrade after a fairly long time. I wanted to pass along those user comments that I happened to agree with. I'll copy and paste below.
Please let me offer some constructive criticism of the new version.
Most all my users had a clever graphic or business logo for their avatar, and a pic of themselves or family for their personal profile pic - so consolidating the two was not a welcome change. ' alt='' class='ipsImage' >' alt='' class='ipsImage' > It was nice to be able to see a nice size personal photo of the user, and a colorful logo to identify his postings.
Also, we had things set up so certain groups (those contributing money) were granted a larger avatar. I guess that is no longer an option either. We found it encouraged donations. ' alt='' class='ipsImage' >' alt='' class='ipsImage' >
In addition, one of the major reasons for the upgrade was to be able to use the mobile app for iPhone/iPad. My users wanted more functionality from mobile devices - namely uploading photos. But the app seems to be fairly useless. And judging from the reviews, I am not the only one with that feeling. Many users are wondering why they paid for something that doesn't seem to do anything extra.
And lastly, I guess all of our subtitles from the last 6 years and 100,000+ topics are no longer visible. Instead we can now add tags. What a mess that is going to be. Users are already adding heaps of useless or worthless tags. ' alt='' class='ipsImage' >' alt='' class='ipsImage' > This rendered a lot of the older topic titles incomplete. Six years of content erased - not good.
Not complaining as much as offering feedback.
Many features are of course an improvement - like keeping track of unread material - that is very nice now. But I guess there is still no photo resizing option available during upload. Or auto resizing within the Lightbox for viewing. Without the Lightbox at least the browser can resize large photos to screen/window size. Your photo management is not near as good as your competitors.