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  1. rsyvarth added a post in a topic: (RSyvarth) Social Groups   

    As of this week I have started looking into what an update to 4.0 would look like. I am just in the feature planning stage currently but I'll start posting updates once I get into development.  From what I have seen thus far all of the "tricks" I used on forums in order to make them private in IPB3 should still be possible (maybe even easier now) so there doesn't seem to be any technical issues preventing the upgrade. In fact some of the changes might make it possible for private calendars and galleries to be created as well although it is still early so don't count on it just yet. I'll get a dev site up as soon as I have something to show so you guys can see how things are progressing (probably 2 weeks or so). 
  2. rsyvarth added a post in a topic: (RSyvarth) Social Groups   

    Hi all,
    I am in the middle of final exams for school right now so I haven't had much of a chance to assess how social groups will fit into IPB 4. I plan to look over it and give a more complete assessment before christmas on if I will be able to port Social Groups to IPB 4, what it might look like, and my general involvement in this application moving forward. I obviously haven't been able to keep up with it lately which I regret and I don't want to move it to IPB 4 if I won't be able to support it properly.
    Thanks for your patience, 
  3. rsyvarth added a post in a topic: (RSyvarth) Social Groups   

    Unfortunately that is not possible currently. The invited user will have to press the "join group" button in order to view the homepage.

    Go to ACP -> Social Groups -> Default Ranks -> Guest and edit their permissions so that they cannot see the forum. This should make it so all groups created from now on will start off with guests not being able to view the group forum. I believe this will resolve your issue.

    1. Can you press F12 and go to the console tab and send me any errors that show up? Not sure why it wouldn't work with a different language.
    2. It seems like you will have to do file edits to translate those strings unfortunately =/

    I am planning on starting work on the 4.0 version of Social Groups in about 10 days. I will post updates in this topic as I make progress.
  4. rsyvarth added a post in a topic: (RSyvarth) Social Groups   

    You can't disable the "RSyvarth Social Groups Forums" hook, it breaks the app.
  5. rsyvarth added a post in a topic: (RSyvarth) Social Groups   

    Ok, sorry for the awful support. I am back around for a bit now. This is sort of a blanket response since there have been many issues with configuring permissions properly. I will go back through soon and answer individual questions as needed. (I am still planning on updating this app for IPB 4.0, it just might take me a little while).

    So permissions on social groups work very similarly to IPB. That means that all the "invite only" setting controls is whether members can join the group or not. "Hidden" just controls whether the group will show up in the social group listing.

    In addition to these settings each user role (similar to user group in IPB) has its own unique set of permissions. So if you want to make a group that you need to join in order to view content you need to alter the "guest" role's permissions to prevent viewing on any of the content in the group. There are general settings for each role in the "Roles" section of the GroupCP and if you wish to control access to forums you will need to permissions in the "Forums" tab.

    This also applies to issues with view new content, the user must be unable to view the forum in question (via social group permissions) in order to have it removed from view new content. It is possible that there is a bug here, but last I checked this was working as expected.

    I hope that clarifies everyone's issues, please let me know if you have additional questions.
  6. rsyvarth added a post in a topic: (RSyvarth) Social Groups   

    You can change the permission on each part of the group. To make it so users who are not a member of the group can't view the group content all you need to do is go to the GroupCP and change the permissions for guests so they can't view anything in the group. Let me know if you need more detailed instructions. (Note: this would have to be done on a per-group basis, not globally)
  7. rsyvarth added a post in a topic: (RSyvarth) Social Groups   

    Feel free to add me on skype (rsyvarth) or to send me an email ( I would be glad to talk over changes with you as I start to update the app for IPB 4.0

    Social group forums function as normal forums so post counts will increase as they do elsewhere on your site.

    To be honest, I don't quite remember what I was thinking upon creating that table schema, it has been a few years. It seems like it storing integer values in there but the schema is a tinyint so presumably that is wrong. I am updating it to int(10) in the next release which should take care of the issue. I'll release a new version of the app with this fixed shortly.

    ACP -> Manage Applications & Modules -> Click on the dropdown next to social groups -> Remove Application.

    So as you all have probably heard IPB 4.0 is going to be available in beta soon. Since I am going to need to do a complete rewrite of social groups for 4.0 please be aware that it may take some time for it to be ready. If social groups is important to your site do not upgrade to 4.0 as soon as it comes out because it may take a few months for social groups to be fully ready for use again. At the moment I do not have any plans for charging extra for the 4.0 upgrade (other than standard renewals), so you shouldn't have to worry about that.

    I am also planning on putting out a few more bug fixes soon. I know that mass pm is still not working for some of you and I know this is a point of frustration. At this point I am still not able to reproduce the issue on any environment that I have access to. With 4.0 coming out soon it seems unlikely that I will find a solution, so for now I am going to leave some instructions for how to disable the mass pm feature if you want.

    If you wish to remove Mass PM from your installation of social groups go to admin/applications_addon/other/groups/addons/official/core/xml/navigation.xml

    Find and remove
    <element> <id>g_mass_pm_list</id> <name>g_mass_pm_list</name> <link>app=groups&amp;module=view&amp;section=manage&amp;gid=%g_id%&amp;app_id=core&amp;do=message</link> <type>utilities</type> </element> Save and Mass PM should no longer appear as an option in the GroupCP

    Also a note to a very few of you: If you have pirated my application please do not ask for support. I respond to all support requests since I know for many of you the account that is licensed isn't the same as the one you use from day to day but if you are stealing my software please do not also try to steal my time.
  8. rsyvarth added a post in a topic: (RSyvarth) Social Groups   

    I responded to your PM
  9. rsyvarth added a post in a topic: (RSyvarth) Social Groups   

    Thanks for the feedback! I have added the secondary groups and ansi quotes fixes into my build. I will include them in the text release.

    As for making a mobile skin - the app was made when IPS was trying to decide between mobile web and mobile apps so I didn't end up making a mobile skin for fear it would be obsolete. With 4.0 they seem to have a much clearer view on how mobile will work going into it so Social Groups will definitely be designed around mobile when I rewrite for 4.0.

    I added the News / Latest posts stuff to the tracker. Hopefully adding checks for that stuff will be relatively trivial.

    As for changing how hidden groups behave, do you have any suggestions for how to improve the functionality? A security key could be added to the url to prevent people from checking ids for groups but I don't really like the idea of making the url more complex than is necessary. I think most likely the best solution would be changing the way permissions work in general so that hidden, private communities require either an invite or membership in the group in order for you to view the group.

    Social group forums should act as standard forums. I am not sure if that is a setting that is built into IPB or an extension that you installed but you should be able to change the reputations settions with the settings for all forums in the ACP.

    This sounds like it is related to a jQuery conflict (the version of jQuery included in social groups currently is quite old. I plan on updating the jquery version and relevant code in the next release.
  10. rsyvarth added a post in a topic: (RSyvarth) Social Groups   

    Hey guys, I finally have a bit of time. I am responding to posts in this topic first, then I will get to all of your PMs. Thanks again for your patience!

    Looks like an issue with trying to edit a member in a group who isn't actually in the group. I put a fix in, it will come out with the next version.

    Yea, sorting the directory will likely be included when the app is upgraded for IPB 4.0. It is basically on feature lock until then.

    Sorry, I don't quite understand what you are saying here.. he didn't receive any notification of what?

    I think this is due to conflicts with your skin loading a new version of jQuery. I can make the edits for you to resolve this issue. I'll probably upgrade the version of jQuery shipped with the app in the next release since this seems to be a persistent issue.

    Have you figured this out or do you still need assistance?

    No, there is no option to get a notification when a new group is created pending approval currently.

    You can add topics to the group forum through the forum, the same way you do in the rest of IPB. The news button is only important because it is a special type of topic.

    The theme system just injects raw HTML into the page, so you'll need to do something like this.
    <style> .selector { property: value; } </style> If you don't know how to write css selectors, you can check out a tutorial or ask me if you have specific questions.

    The string is in core_public_global -> m_social_groups. Let me know if you still can't find it.
  11. rsyvarth added a post in a topic: (RSyvarth) Social Groups   

    Hey guys, I know I haven't responded to many of you. I haven't forgotten, just getting a little busy. I will get back to you all the next chance I get.

  12. rsyvarth added a post in a topic: (RSyvarth) Social Groups   

    To upgrade you just need to upload all of the files again (overwrite the existing ones). Then login to the ACP and it will take you through the rest of the upgrade process automatically.

    To remove the link for mass pm you'll have to do a file edit.
    Open admin/applications_addon/other/groups/addons/official/core/xml/navigation.xml
    and delete the following lines:
    <element> <id>g_mass_pm_list</id> <name>g_mass_pm_list</name> <link>app=groups&amp;module=view&amp;section=manage&amp;gid=%g_id%&amp;app_id=core&amp;do=message</link> <type>utilities</type> </element> You will have to do this every time you upgrade the app as uploading a new version will overwrite the old edits.
  13. rsyvarth added a post in a topic: (RSyvarth) Social Groups   

    It does not currently check secondary groups for group creation limits. I'll add it to the bug tracker
  14. rsyvarth added a post in a topic: (RSyvarth) Social Groups   

    I think my manual skin changes should still hold so I don't think it will break things again. If it does just send me a PM and i'll fix it up again.

    Odd, the fix included seemed to work for everyone I asked who was having the issue before. Send me a PM. I would like to get this resolved for you.
  15. rsyvarth added a post in a topic: (RSyvarth) Social Groups   

    Social Groups 2.0.5 Released!
    Download here: '?do=embed' frameborder='0' data-embedContent>>

    Fix for Mass PM encoding issues Fix SQL error in Mass PM task Fix small issues with forum visibility settings Fix bug causing multiple guest ranks in ACP default ranks Fix SQL error in member list search As always, let me know if you have any issues!

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  1. Saurabh Jain » rsyvarth

    Will Groups work in IPS 4 ?

  2. Dorian Gray » rsyvarth

    With your Social groups add-on do post made in the groups count towards the Members post count and overall forum post count?

  3. Eric Allione » rsyvarth

    That upgrade fixed all those errors I was having with the sound alerts... consider me a slave for life if you ever need anything. You can hold me to that.

  4. Oyabun2012 » rsyvarth

    Mh .. ur advaced profile customization aint workin on my 3.2 forums... want my money back :D

    1. rsyvarth

      Send me a PM and we can discuss a refund since it wasn't clearly stated on the application description that it only is compatible with 3.1.4.

    2. Oyabun2012

      OR you could update it and give me a backup^^ Or ain't that so easy to update?

    3. rsyvarth

      I would have to completely rewrite it in order to make it work in 3.2. I only released the application because I already coded it for someone else, I don't really have any plans on upgrading it, sorry.

    4. Oyabun2012

      :/ well my paypal adress is

    5. rsyvarth

      Please send me a PM. I would prefer to work this out there.

  5. rsyvarth

    Social Groups are slowly making their way to 3.2!!

  6. rsyvarth » AlexJ

    You can still leave messages... see?

    1. AlexJ

      Oh thanks!!

  7. rsyvarth

    Writing a converter for moving vB Social Groups to IPB Social Groups. It is surprisingly going pretty well!!

    1. DawPi

      Some time ago I've made converter for the LDU script board. It was big challenge.. Passed! :P

  8. Buschiq » rsyvarth

    We're really having a great day thanks to your Social Groups, even though it's only a beta version. Keep up the good work!

  9. rsyvarth

    Just added my Social Groups application to the Marketplace. It will be available soon depending on how long it takes to approve!

    1. .Ian

      Thankyou :)

    2. rsyvarth

      :) Why is Michael never on when I need him to be?!?

    3. Saurabh Jain

      We are waiting

    4. AndyF

      Done :)

    5. rsyvarth


    6. AndyF

      Was about 2AM for me when you submitted it, and I guess about 9PM for Michael.

  10. Shoaib Shafique » rsyvarth

    kindly reply

  11. Shoaib Shafique » rsyvarth

    kindly reply here

  12. rsyvarth

    Just got an iPad 2, unfortunately iTunes' servers are down, so I can't activate it, so I am stuck with a "Connect to iTunes" screen. *FRUSTRATED*

    1. Brian Guerra

      ahh no good :/ whats new in Ipad 2?

    2. rsyvarth

      Not much, basically a camera for face time.

    3. dogpatch

      ive got a galaxy tab. love it. ipad2 is cool, just a bit too big to be portable in my opinion. might get one for couch use though..

  13. rsyvarth

    Did another redesign on the Social Groups index. Chose which one you prefer It helps me make a better product!

    1. Glumbo


    2. AlexJ


    3. GSN