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  1. Zambooy added a post in a topic: Revenue Idea in IPS4   

    ​This is a great idea. I wish there was a mod built for 3.4. Isn't an attempted mod for this icredits   ?
    What I am wondering is how can the site owner capitalize on tipping ?  Under your idea would a owner be entitled to a small servicing fee for every tip given ?  Any idea how that would mechanically work ?
  2. Zambooy added a post in a topic: Do you hate that there is NO contact phone number at IPS ?   

    I have numerous questions about purchasing with responses to my inquiries leading to followup questions. There are situations that relate to sales where there should be direct contact with a sales rep. My email was dropped hrs ago and its frustrating to not get an immediate response.

    BTW calling someone clueless is the same as ignorant which simply means lacking knowledge. That is not an insult just part of the English language. Either way I don't need to be part of anybodies quest for 10k posts.
  3. Zambooy added a post in a topic: Do you hate that there is NO contact phone number at IPS ?   

    You really are clueless. What is the relevance that it is a software product to get phone service ? To show you how clueless you are tell me if you see a phone number here Feel free to stay off my topics.
  4. Zambooy added a post in a topic: Do you hate that there is NO contact phone number at IPS ?   

    I have phone support at Amazon and have never paid a penny more for any purchase. I can talk to hostgator about anything and it doesn't cost one penny extra. Are you totally clueless ? Customers needs should always come first.
  5. Zambooy added a post in a topic: Do you hate that there is NO contact phone number at IPS ?   

    I understand that it may save money from a companies standpoint by not having someone manning the telephones but does this really service the client ? I had a couple quick questions today for IPS and I would have loved to just asked someone on the phone the answers to these questions. The whole reason I stay with my current host is because they have excellent phone support. I can pickup the phone and talk to a tech about my problem. Why have so many companies decided to not put the client first ? IPS please consider putting the client first and letting them decide the form of correspondence with you that they prefer.
  6. Zambooy added a post in a topic: (M34) Donation Tracker   

    I am shocked that PP shut you down. I thought that they adopted a look the other way policy because just about everyone is getting into their space (Amazon,Google,Square,etc). There are so many companies getting into payment that I thought they would be looking the other way to just about everything. They must have cited some violation so come clean with us.... What TOS did they claim you violated ?

    In regards to your donations I have news for you and that is you are a business. Just because they are defined as donations that does not exempt you from reporting those dollars as income. Perhaps your expenses offset that income but it still needs to be reported. Why not just provide the documents requested by skrill ? File a schedule C as a sole prop. Its not that big a deal. I file a schedule C for my donations.

    Finally, I just want to say that the Donation Tracker is a great App. In addition, Mike John provides the "best support" for his product. He is "Aces".
  7. Zambooy added a post in a topic: iCredits   

    Looks like the hot new trend is for members to get paid for social media posts. A couple companies (Bonzo Me and Bubblews) pay its users for posts.
    Social Media sites that pay you for posting

    It would be nice for this app to be tweaked a little to allow us to do payouts.
  8. Zambooy added a post in a topic: iCredits   

    I have reviewed this thread with great intrigue. Is anyone using this app to help monetize their site ? For example, would it work if members bought credits with the value being $1 equals 1 credit. Purchasing members could give/award credits to those members who provided outstanding content (topics/posts). I would allow members with 100 or more credits to send me a pm at two different periods per yr requesting to be sent 90% in cash of their earned credits. 10% would be what the site would earn while contributing members would receive 90% of their credits which would represent the monetization of their posting efforts. Set aside for a moment the 1099 issues does anyone use this app for that type of setup ?
  9. Zambooy added a post in a topic: IPB4 suggestion - Password Policy   

    Gosh, if we are allowed to dream of something for password protection, how about some biometrics to really give IPS the "WOW" factor ! For boards that have subscriptions this would eliminate the sharing of passwords to bypass paying for access.

  10. Zambooy added a post in a topic: IP.Content - How easy is it for a novice to create & HP   

    You might want to take a look at this thread: The best ip.content sites are done by top of the food chain type of guys. You are citing one of the best sites and asking if something similar to that site could be duplicated by a newbie for which I would answer "unlikely". Give it some time and you will get there.
  11. Zambooy added a post in a topic: spanish pack   

    I too am looking for the Spanish language pack and only see the Castilian/Spain version in the marketplace. I need the Latin American version but have never found it. Am I missing something ?
  12. Zambooy added a comment on a blog entry: Community in the Cloud, New Support Package, and Transfer Promo   

    I appreciate you taking the time to provide an explanation. I doubt that I am the only one with those kind of questions. You hit the nail on the head for me when you talk about your hosting system being designed around your software. 
    As things progress I look forward to letting you review my community to advise me if a switch makes sense.
    Good luck.
  13. Zambooy added a comment on a blog entry: Community in the Cloud, New Support Package, and Transfer Promo   

     No reason to talk to sales as hosting prices should not be a secret. Lets do it live for all IPB clients to see. I am definitely not married to my host and honestly would love to move back to IPB.
    This is my VPS package:
    CPU 1.98 GHZ RAM 1344 MB Disk Space 59 GB Bandwidth 1050 GB UNLIMITED  Domains UNLIMITED  Sub Domains UNLIMITED  Email Accounts UNLIMITED  MySQL Databases WEEKLY  Off Site Backups UNLIMITED  FTP Accounts FREE  Site Builder Software* PRIVATE  Name Servers               F ULL  Root Access 24/7/365  Award-Winning Support FULLY  Managed (w/ cPanel)* With c-panel  I pay 79.95 per month.     I am currently at 49 GB Disk Space and they Do Not count members on line.  What would invision sales tell me ????
  14. Zambooy added a comment on a blog entry: Community in the Cloud, New Support Package, and Transfer Promo   

    I really think this announcement is far too vague.  I previously hosted my board with you guys and once my board got to a certain storage level your prices sky rocketed to insanely high levels that were nowhere close to being competitive in the real hosting world. I always got the feeling that IPB's approach was if your clients didn't mind overpaying for hosting then you would be willing to accommodate them.
    With the above being said, if you guys are really interested in hosting as being part of your bigger picture business strategy then you need to throw out a far bigger olive branch on your sales approach. Here is what I would suggest:
    Far starters, do a 360 degree spin and realize that you are getting in late to the cloud game and it is already very quickly becoming a commodity business. In order for you to compel clients to make a hosting switch you NEED to provide a "value added" service approach.
    For example, why not provide a free RFP analysis where a client can provide you information concerning their current hosting package (CPU,RAM,Disk Space,Bandwidth,Price paid etc) and you get back to them outlining why the move to the IPB Cloud should be made. Obviously, to get someone to switch you will need to show them that there will be both a Servicing and Pricing advantage as compared to what they currently have.
    And please ditch two things:  Most hosts already offer free migration to help attract a client so no need to put a time limit on that offering. Also, ditch the obsession with users online until maybe a site exceeds 1000 users. (BTW, Where in the board stats do I find my average users online ?)
    I would definitely be interested in a turn key package for my sites if the advantages unique to my situation were clearly articulated.
  15. Zambooy added a post in a topic: Best forum support ever!   

    Tech support is one of the most thankless jobs around. A tech resolves a client issue, hopefully receives at least a client thank you and then tackles the next issue in the queue. Its a vicious cycle. It is apparent that many,if not all, of the Invision techs follow the Jason legacy (best IPB tech ever) which is to go the extra mile for the client. I don't think I drop a lot of tickets but, I have never had a ticket that wasn't satisfactorily resolved by the staff. They are hidden gems in the IP board crown.

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