Alex K.

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  1. Alex K. added a post in a topic: Number of online users with hosted service   

    The number is an average over the entire 48 hours. You could have 480 users online at for one hour and then have the board be deserted for the next 47, and still be fine on the 10 user plan. So long as you don't exceed an average of 10 users on your board over any given 48-hour period, you won't have to upgrade your plan (and if you occasionally exceed the limit but are under it most of the time, IPS will often ignore it).
  2. Alex K. added a post in a topic: If i Buy Hosting will i get the new 3.3.4 ?   

    Additionally, whenever a new version is released, you can upgrade to it without having to pay any extra fees as long as you're on an IPS hosting package.
  3. Alex K. added a post in a topic: want to purchase another license for suite but can't find pricing on the site
  4. Alex K. added a post in a topic: does this ipb save from hacker, cracker or malware code or sound fear for online   

    Could you give me a link to this? I wasn't able to find any mention of it in the announcements forum or tracker, and hotfixes are usually released for any significant security issues.
    Also, how would a properly formed htaccess be bypassable?
  5. Alex K. added a post in a topic: does this ipb save from hacker, cracker or malware code or sound fear for online   

    More to the point: IPB is extremely secure, and it would be very difficult (if not impossible) to find a more secure piece of forum software: To my knowledge, it's been literally years since a major security vulnerability was found. As said, you shouldn't assume that it will keep the rest of your site safe, but assuming your server and any other software that you use are well-secured, you should be completely fine. Many major companies use IPB and have had no issues with it.
  6. Alex K. added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Chat 1.4 Development Update   

    [quote name='Maxxius' timestamp='1319188387']
    What do you mean? The best part - private chats are still supported! You were considering to remove private chat function??? If so what good is it without this feature. lol

    He meant on the mobile skin. ;) -- Given that mobile devices are known for not having good support for lots of sites/technologies, he was letting us know that they've made private chats work on them as well as the on the regular skin.
  7. Alex K. added a post in a topic: Why Buying IPBoard?   

    Most of this has already been mentioned, but to put everything in one post:
    -Faster updates and development. SMF (one of the most popular free forums), for example, took four years to go from 2.0 Beta 1 to 2.0 Final. About four years ago, IPB 2.3.0 was released, and in that time IPS developed and released 3.0.x, 3.1.x, and 3.2.x, each of which was a major version upgrade with many new features (3.0.x was even a complete rewrite). Who knows how much more time was taken to develop SMF 2.0 from the beginning... Other free software frequently follows similar slow release schedules: phpBB (another popular free forum) has been on 3.0.x (its most recent major version) for almost four years as well, and has added very few new features since then. In contrast, as stated earlier, IPB has a full-time development team working constantly to bring out updates, and the results are self-evident.
    -More features. Many of IPB's standard features are either unavailable in free software or require third-party mods to accomplish (which often don't work very well).
    -Better design. IPB's administrator panel is literally years ahead of those of free software, and the same thing goes for the end-user interface. IPB is by far the best-looking and easiest to use forum software out there.
    -Security. IPS can afford full security audits of the software, so there are no known security issues. If I remember correctly, it's been literally years since any major security holes were found in IPB.
    -Support. With your license, you get ticket support with a guaranteed response time of two days (much faster for critical issues), and most issues generally see a reply in several hours assuming it's during the work week. I've used it a number of times, and the responses have always been prompt, professional and extremely helpful, which I'm sure other members will be able to confirm.
    -Addons developed by the same company. If you need a blog, gallery, CMS, download manager, chat room, or e-commerce solution for other forums, virtually none have good ones that aren't third-party, but these addons for IPB are 1) reasonably cheap and 2) extremely high-quality. If you're running anything more than a small hobbyist site, then it's a no-brainer.
    -If you want a new skin but don't know how to code one yourself, the built-in visual skin editor will be extremely helpful (unlike other forums, which force you to edit the skin code manually, use a low-quality free skin, or hire someone to make a skin for you).
  8. Alex K. added a post in a topic: Building 1st Forum, have some questions.   


    [media] produces:
    ' alt='' class='ipsImage' >
    ' alt='' class='ipsImage' >

    Alternately, if you don't want to manually type the bbcodes, click the 'special bbcode' tag (third from the top left) and select Media to insert media from most major sources (not just Youtube), and click the Image button (around the middle of the second editor bar) to insert an image.
  9. Alex K. added a post in a topic: Considering the switch from vB 4.1 - some questions
  10. Alex K. added a post in a topic: Considering the switch from vB 4.1 - some questions   

    There was an addon for comments with reputation back in 3.0.x, however I'm not aware of any addon providing this functionality for 3.2.x. If you really need the feature, you could almost certainly find a custom coder who could do it for you, although it might be somewhat expensive. (It'd also be the same thing for converting to the social groups addon -- The data would probably be convertable, but hiring a coder to write a script might be quite costly.)
  11. Alex K. added a post in a topic: Lost Sale - Constructive Criticism   

    The business/enterprise licenses guarantee ticket responses on the same business day, and the enterprise licenses have 24/7 emergency support for critical issues. Forum support is not the primary support method, and as such won't have the same response time; it's more for casual questions than major ones.
  12. Alex K. added a post in a topic: Pre-sales question.   

    I'm not sure whether it'd be possible with the regular portal, but it'd definitely be possible if you used IP.Content (which can also be used to create a portal).
  13. Alex K. added a post in a topic: IP Board 1.3.1 final version to GNU LGPL   

    ^ Only compared to IPB 1.3 and earlier versions of 2.x. ;)

    Personally, I'd still rather use IPB 2.3.x than the newer versions of most free forums.
  14. Alex K. added a post in a topic: IP Board 1.3.1 final version to GNU LGPL   

    IP.Board 1.3 is so outdated that it's not really worth working with anymore. Newer open-source forums are far better.
  15. Alex K. added a post in a topic: Excited but I have some questions   

    ^ A big advantage to using IPS's plans is that you'll always know exactly how close you are to maxing out your plan, instead of having to guess.

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  1. Alex K.

    How badly do I need to be worried about this?

    1. Herofiles ★

      Hum.. now?.. its says.. FAILING.. dont know whats not to worry about :P

    2. Fishfish0001

      A tad worried. 27 seconds is ridiculous for spin up.

    3. Alex K.

      I was thinking the same thing. Hopefully it's just a one-time thing, but I'm backing everything up and then I'll run a bunch of stress tests and hope that it fails during them if it's going to fail at all.

    4. ᴡᴅツ

      what software to test this?

    5. AnthonyKinson

      my laptop got a small knock once and it caused my hard drive to give me "disk failure imminent" messages everytime the damn thing boots up... the hard drive has functioned for the last 5 years during this imminent failure without a single problem lol

    6. Alex K.

      θεός: Ubuntu > System > Administration > Disk Utility

    7. Gary N

      start backing up your data

    8. .Peter

      @Anthony... That's a long time to have a hard drive. I think my oldest hard drive is like 3 years tops.

    9. AnthonyKinson

      i have a strict policy on only replacing things when they need replacing lol. My laptop only has 1 gig RAM and a celeron processor lol works just fine though :)

    10. AndyF

      Raid 1 (mirror) FTW

    11. .Peter

      Man.. if I adopted that policy I'd be several thousand dollars richer :(

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  3. Alex K.

    just realized that it actually is possible to put IP.Content blocks in the forums. Whoever at IPS thought that one up: THANK YOU SO FREAKING MUCH XD

    1. Graeme S.

      Oh R'ly?

    2. .Peter

      This is good news.

    3. .Peter

      Wait... how? I just tried and it didn't work at all.

    4. Alex K.

      {parse block="yourblockname"} in the template.

    5. Fluent Inc

      Haha good thing im such a pain in the butt! ;-)

  4. Alex K.

    Getting kind of desperate, could anyone with a decent knowledge of hooks check ?

  5. Alex K.

    hates Internet Explorer with a passion.

    1. Olivier Turbis

      who doesn't :)

    2. Collin1000

    3. Robulosity2

      I dont... I hate Chrome far far more

    4. Alex K.

      Why's that? Chrome doesn't mangle your code (XD) and it's actually really fast, simple and extensible.

    5. AndyF

      deltree c:windowsprogram filesinternet explorer ftw :)

    6. Alex K.

      ^ I wish, but I need to keep it so I can make my code work with it. :

    7. AndyF

      i notice my backslashes were trimmed out of my comment lol

    8. Alex K.

      Mine too. :

    9. Alex K.


  6. Alex K.

    is starting to see why custom coders go insane.

    1. Garthilk

      tee hee

    2. Alex K.

      It always takes way more time than you'd expect. :

    3. Alex K.


  7. Alex K.

    Looking to do some custom IP.Content coding -

    1. .Brian

      Check that in firefox a lot of bugs...

    2. Alex K.

      Shows fine for me in Firefox 3.6.3.

    3. .Brian

      Am using Firefox 3.6.3 as well...

    4. .Brian

      The -10px in the .general_box h3 { is what is causing it.

    5. Alex K.

      My bad, I was looking at it on Pure.

    6. Alex K.

      Should be fixed for all skins now.

    7. .Brian

      Your welcome.

  8. Alex K.

    Is this a bug?

    1. Razasharp


    2. Alex K.

      Just testing.

    3. Razasharp


    4. AndyF


    5. AndyF

      I would leave you a 'comment' instead of a status update comment but you have them switched off lol ;)