I have had my board for 6 or 7 years now. I am not a coder although I have gotten good at fixing any problems I run into during that time. I currently run my board on a VPS server.
IPS has always had super support when I have asked for it. I have skins themes on my 3.4.6 board and some mods. Like everyone these days money has become tighter and tighter. I currently am not up to date with my support, which I hate as I consider it as a nice way of showing my loyalty to IPS. I am trying to get a feel for how much the 4.0 will cost me if I have to replace lots of current working mods/themes.
What I am trying to get at is next month my board will celebrate it's 7th year. I plan on renewing my support but need to know what to tell members to prepare them for when 4.0 is released.
Are all the current themes that we use going to cease to function and have to be replaced?
Will most if not all mods be affected?
I know with each update/upgrade we always run into incompatibilities and these are to be expected. However there are some mods that have just worked over the years without having to be updated, and some themes actually still work without causing problems. With the total rework of your code as I understand, do you foresee a big impact on "most everything" concerning themes and mods?
I think I stumbled across the answer in http://community.invisionpower.com/topic/399674-upgrading-from-ipb-34-to-ipb-40-beta/
But it was not from a support member. " Themes and mod's cannot be transferred. (From the announcement)" I could not find the "announcement though. So everything regarding themes and mods will have to be replaced correct?
Thanks for the great support from all the support personnel that have helped me in the past.
Thanks Pete T the fix above in post #1244 worked perfectly! Fast response too. Have a great day and I have to thank you once again for the mod, I know it may sound tiresome to many, but this mod has been a true boost to interaction and communitcations (instant) on my forum and I'm sure on many others.
Yes, Pete, sorry if I'm not clear. I upgraded my test site to V1.4.1 and the editor will work there to take out the extra characters.
The editor selection where you can normally just delete the shout doesn't work if the form is broken by continuous letters.
Too many continuous letters produces
If you attempt to use the edit moderation edit button to remove that one shout it shows this with no options to delete the shout.
I think I haved discovered the same problem this morning. A member laid a pen on his iPad and walked off. It entered 3 lines of j's before he returned. This broke the layout naturally, but the edit controls would not work due to the number of lines (and broken form) .
You can correct it by deleting some of the continuous letters as long as there are less than 2 full lines. Otherwise the editor doesn't work correctly a complete clearing of the shouts is needed to gain control again. Is this still an issue in V1.4.1?
Is this just my installation or can someone else try it on a test site and see. The letters have to be one continuous string.
Thanks for a super mod. I have enjoyed this mod for the last several years.
Is there any way to tell what a member is searching for? I have a long time member, constantly searching, or it appears they are. Not a threat, but just curious as to what they are looking for. It's gone on for months, seldom posts, but when you check to see where they are by hovering over the name, it's searching...
I'd like to know if they are trying to search areas not allowed, or if they have somehow figured out a way to view things in a search that they shouldn't be able to see (ie. staff room notes).
Any mod or way to see items they are entering in the search?