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  1. TSP added a post in a topic: RC version...is it considered "fully supported" and stable?   

    I've found that most bugs fixed in "late" minor point versions like 3.4.7 are bugs that really have been present for quite a long time, in most cases it comes down to the fact that they either haven't been discovered before or it's just taken a while to get a fix applied (likely because it's a minor issue).

    ​I have experienced quite some performance issues with early point versions for large boards. So usually I've found it best to wait a bit. The "punishment" is also more substantial if there are 'experience-breaking' issues that your board didn't have before, the larger the board is, just simply because you'll have more visitors that can complain and you're expected to handle issues with more speed and professionality. 
    Ultimately though, you're more likely to discover performance issues and the large impact on experience some bugs may actually have, only when a large board actually upgrades and start to use it in a real-life environment, which can take some time in itself due to the fact they usually have quite a few custom code modifications, login handlers, a professional theme and so on they must do. So I've found that it doesn't necessarily help so much to delay even more with the expectation that someone else will find such bugs earlier either. So I'm a bit mixed on my opinion on this.
  2. TSP added a post in a topic: Line Spacing   

    I don't see a single paragraph in this topic where I see text I feel would've looked better if they were just a single line-break instead of a new paragraph. All messages would've been less readable in my opinion if you just had a single line-break between what is now paragraphs. I only see some examples of double paragraph spacing that seems inappropriate. 
    I found this to be new and "unusual" when I wrote posts myself when I first tried the editor back in July, but to be honest I quickly got used to it and I now prefer it as the default method of enter 90% of the time.
    The client area on www.invisionpower.com is still running IPS 3.4.7, while this community board is running IPS 4 Beta 6. They decided to change the behavior for version 4, as you've noted, so obviously it's still the old way in the support request editor. 
    Are you saying you would've wanted your post below to have looked like how I've edited it to be in the quote-box below? 

    Please note that I do agree that the enter-behavior is problematic for mobile and tablet users when they write certain  types of replies, as they usually don't have a way to shift+enter. So I do see that concern and I'm personally worried that I'll get complaints on this too. But on a desktop PC, where you have the option of shift+enter, I find the behavior to be okay. 
    The cases I can come up with right now, where I feel a single line break is the most appropiate is for poems, lists and titles. All of which will be harder to do for mobile users now, for lists you can use the list function in the editor, but that may not be available for mobile and tablet users. (Dependent on the editor settings on the community)
    I personally feel this should be addressed by IPS for mobile and tablet in some way, but I don't know how.
    Example of poem with a title
    Roses are red
    I'm going to bed
    Hold me tight
    don't give me a fight

    And a list with a title:
    1. Game of Thrones
    2. Rome
    3. Sherlock
    So I do agree on some of this feedback, but I don't see any cases where single lines would've been better in a majority of replies on this community board.
  3. TSP added a comment: Localstorage post stripped prematurely   

    I have submitted a feedback topic, @KT Walrus :  http://community.invisionpower.com/topic/406688-please-dont-clear-autosave-on-form-submit/
    I think we'll have to take it from there. So I would appreciate your reply in the topic 
  4. TSP added a comment: [Beta 5a] Select multiple always loads with first value selected   

    I also have the problem that the values doesn't save with the Node form type. I select values (forum nodes), save it, but the choice is either not preserved or values not retrieved on the next visit. 
    In comparison, my Member and Text setting does save. 
  5. TSP added a comment: [Beta 5a] Select multiple always loads with first value selected   

    I'm getting this myself in beta 6 @bfarber . 
    This is the code for a plugin setting I've made: 
    $form->add( new \IPS\Helpers\Form\Select( 'anon_ingroups', NULL, FALSE, array( 'options' => \IPS\Member\Group::groups(), 'parse' => 'normal', 'multiple' => true ) ) ); Also, I can't save the setting or the saved setting is not displayed correctly, it always displays "Administrators" as selected, even though I've previously chosen and saved other selections.
    @Adriano Faria : did you find a solution or you still seeing this too? 
  6. TSP added a bug in IPS4 Bug Tracker   

    [Beta 6] Member select setting displays ID
    If you type a member name in a member form select code, it does an ajax search and you can select a member. The member name is displayed inside a blue "tag box". 
    But if you save the setting with the entered name and then later come back to edit the settings, it displays the member ID where the display name should've been. 
    Setting code from a settings.php for a plugin: 
    $form->add( new \IPS\Helpers\Form\Member( 'anon_whois', \IPS\Settings::i()->anon_whois ) );  
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  7. TSP added a bug in IPS4 Bug Tracker   

    [Beta 6] Additional modal appears behind "Create new plugin"-modal
    I clicked on the icon with a 0 and a magnifying glass to see what it did, but if the "Create new plugin"-page has opened in a modal window, then the modal window for this tool appears behind it.
    I guess this could be a global problem, so should probably check other similar areas.

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  8. TSP added a comment: Developer Mode   

    What are the correct steps to take when upgrading a IN_DEV install? 
    I think it's this, but I'm not sure: 
    Turn off IN_DEV Upload the updated core files and dev files Run the upgrade procedure, still not IN_DEV View the community front page when the upgrade is done to check it seems okay Turn IN_DEV on again Can it be upgraded without turning IN_DEV off? Are the multiple ways to do it? Does this seem like the best procedure or is there a better one? @Mark , could you share some insight? I think it would also be useful to write some words on this in the article. 
    I have the same kind of questions with regards to upgrading a designers mode installation too. But I guess I'll wait with that for the designers mode article to come around. 
    I think I'm not the only one who is unsure on this, so some official clarification would be good. 
  9. TSP added a post in a topic: TV Shows   

    Rome Game of Thrones 24 Lost Sherlock Frasier Supernatural (Haven't watched since season 5/6-something) Prison Break House of Cards House (I've seen an episode here and there before. I've started watching it chronologicially though, and I've completed season 2 now. I'm currently stuck here, because I got season 1, 2, 4 and 5 for christmas on DVD - but not 3   ) I've also followed "NCIS" (where I absolutely love the characters and their interactions), but I've just seen it on TV, so I haven't really been able to follow it in a very chronological order. Currently I'm also very much enjoying a norwegian television series named " Kampen om tungtvannet " ( The Heavy Water War in english).
    I feel like I have tendency to swing towards series that contain characters that are in an official strong leadership position (Like; president in the USA or historical leaders like Julius Cæsar) and detective series. It just feels good to get an "inside look" into something that would be "impossible" otherwise, even if it's just fictional. Yesterday I actually sat down and watched the five first episodes of "Madam Secretary" which I quite enjoyed too. 
    Recently I also came to the realization that I've never been interested in animated series for some reason, like Homer Simpson, South Park etc. I've watched parts of a few episodes if I've seen it on TV, but it never captures my interest for long.
  10. TSP added a comment: Graph JS loaded dynamically doesn't work   

    ​ Not sure what you ended up changing it to, but "cachebust" (abbreviated cb, so ?cb=...) is what I believe  is the most widely recognizable param value to use for this purpose. So I think it's the shortest term least likely to interfere with anything.
  11. TSP added a comment: Not received blog entry notification   

    Oh dear, yes I've got it. I'm sorry! 
    It actually wasn't my junk folder but it was picked up by a custom mail filter I considered deprecated and thus it was sent to another folder and marked read.  ​
  12. TSP added a bug in IPS4 Bug Tracker   

    Getting started topic
    The link to documentation still sends you to a 404-page. It links here:  http://remoteservices.invisionpower.com/docs/getting-started?v=40000
    I would also suggest that you review the entire text. Personally I would remove the extra lineshifts between the paragraphs and maybe add links on the words "Getting Started Guide" and "Administrator Documentation"
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  13. TSP added a post in a topic: Please don't clear autosave on form submit   

    From this bug report:  http://community.invisionpower.com/4bugtrack/localstorage-post-stripped-prematurely-r1920/
    The issue is that when the board goes offline, I lose my internet access without noticing or probably anything that causes the form submit to go wrong; you'll lose the post. Because the localStorage / autosave data is cleared from the editor on post submit, so the post will be gone.
    This have happened to me twice for the past few days. The first time was when the board was taken offline at some point, the form submitted but I was just met with the offline board message. So I had to write the post again. The second time was today, I'm currently on a train with an unstable internet connection so when I posted a new bug to the bug tracker, it didn't go trough the first time, I just got the message in the browser that I had no internet connection. I tried to just keep the tab open and refresh it later, in the hopes that the post data would submit again, but that didn't help, I was just taken back to an empty form. 
    The autosave is a wonderful feature and a huge improvement from IPS 3.X, I love it in all the cases it has saved me. It works much better than previous versions for me. But that also heightens my expectations to it, so when it doesn't save me, then it's even a bigger disappointment than when something of the like happened in 3.X. It makes perfect sense to me it would also preserve it when something goes wrong with the submit. Up until just a few days ago, I've removed my tendency to copy the post before submitting, because the system made me trust it, now I would have to work that habit in again. The system doesn't really work as it should if I still have to copy my post before submit on 10/10 posts, just because it fails 1/30 of the times. 
    Both @bfarber  and @Mark  stated they think this is challenging to do something about, I'm not sure what sort of implementation solutions, they've considered. But I hope we can be able to work this out together. 
    ​The most obvious suggestion is to clear the autosave only when the reply have been confirmed as received by the database. As suggested by @teraßyte , the submit and confirmation could be handled by ajax, as it does for most replies either way. If the ajax submit is not done or it fails, then the localStorage would NOT be cleared. 
    The other suggestion wouldn't solve the problem if I lose my internet access, but if you could at least display the un-submitted contents from the post request on the offline-page, so it could be manually copied from the offline page or any other error page that could happen. 
    Ultimately though, I'll much rather have posts that have been submitted and not cleared from localStorage, rather than having non-published posts be gone. :/
  14. TSP added a bug in IPS4 Bug Tracker   

    Not received blog entry notification
    I haven't yet received an email notification about the beta 6 blog entry. I checked and I'm still following it with immediate notification.
    I realize it has 500+ followers and is probably queued, but I would've expected to gotten it by now either way. I've recevied all previous notifications about new beta versions within a short time of the blog entry actually being posted. 
    Blog:  http://community.invisionpower.com/blogs/blog/1174-news-and-announcements/
    Entry:  http://community.invisionpower.com/blogs/entry/9722-ips-community-suite-400-beta-6-available/
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  15. TSP added a comment: Profile Photo/Avatar Sizes   

    Here is a query I ran on our member database to show a subset of the different aspect ratios being used: 
    mysql> SELECT (pp_main_width/pp_main_height) aspect, COUNT(*) cnt FROM ippbe_profile_portal WHERE pp_main_width != 0 GROUP BY (pp_main_width/pp_main_height) ORDER BY COUNT(*) desc LIMIT 10; +--------+------+ | aspect | cnt | +--------+------+ | 1.0000 | 7351 | | 1.3333 | 979 | | 1.3274 | 438 | | 1.4925 | 335 | | 0.6667 | 232 | | 0.7500 | 217 | | 1.2500 | 190 | | 0.8000 | 182 | | 1.3158 | 153 | | 0.7491 | 124 | +--------+------+ So 7351 members have 1:1, but there is more people that have an avatar that is NOT in that ratio. Total of 13 355.
    mysql> SELECT COUNT(*) cnt FROM ippbe_profile_portal WHERE pp_main_width != 0 AND pp_main_width/pp_main_height != 1; +-------+ | cnt | +-------+ | 13355 | +-------+  
    And if I just take a look at the members that have logged in for the past three months, then the results are still more in favor of non-square avatars.
    // Perfect square avatars mysql> SELECT COUNT(*) cnt FROM ippbe_profile_portal pp, ippbe_members m WHERE m.member_id = pp.pp_member_id AND pp_main_width != 0 AND pp_main_width/pp_main_height = 1 AND FROM_UNIXTIME(m.last_visit) > NOW() - INTERVAL 3 MONTH; +------+ | cnt | +------+ | 1970 | // Other aspect ratios, non-square avatars mysql> SELECT COUNT(*) cnt FROM ippbe_profile_portal pp, ippbe_members m WHERE m.member_id = pp.pp_member_id AND pp_main_width != 0 AND pp_main_width/pp_main_height != 1 AND FROM_UNIXTIME(m.last_visit) > NOW() - INTERVAL 3 MONTH; +------+ | cnt | +------+ | 2737 | That's more than half the people with an avatar that would be affected and annoyed that their avatar is no longer displaying correctly if upgrading with no modifications. 
    So in my opinion, this should be addressed. 
    Edit 4: On two other forums that both have had more than 1000 logged in members with an avatar for the past three months, I get results that are actually significantly more in favor of non-square avatars. 

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    1. TSP

      Replied :) I follow the topic so I do receive notification of replies in it.

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      Thanks :)

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    Diskusjon.no will very soon have 20 million posts!

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