chrisjmc2006

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  1. chrisjmc2006 added a post in a topic: phpBB to IPB   

    I just thought I'd chime in here, it's been a number of years since I switched from PHPBB (probably 4 years) while I've learned a lot since, I was still pretty green back then. The conversion for me was a breeze! I didn't loose any content and I'd never dream of going back. (PHPBB has it's place don't get me wrong) but I think you'll find your switch to IPB pretty painless. There's an Apple like quality to IPB that's enjoyable.If you run into issues, just bug the support staff, their unhumanly patient with these things in my experience. :)
  2. chrisjmc2006 added a comment on a blog entry: IPS 4.0: Internationalization and Localization   

    You have got to be kidding me! We just launched some new sub forums on our growing forum which are dedicated to International speakers. Our product happens to appeal on a global scale and we've been trying to figure out how to support multiple languages on what is currently an English dominated forum. We just had a meeting up it this evening. I pop over to IPB and find this, fantastic! You sure the spam service only tracks spammers ;) 
  3. chrisjmc2006 added a comment on a file: Harlem Shake!   

    ha ha ha this is fantastic :lol:
  4. chrisjmc2006 added a comment on a file: (DP34) Global Sidebars   

    Great mod! My side bars are showing globally without any issue. I believe this mod has come a long way since first released. Support was also prompt. 
  5. chrisjmc2006 added a comment on a file: Glare by IPS Themes   

     
    It "work"  be a few things such as "best answer" feature doesn't display correctly. Christian already stated that he plans to upgrade. My guess is when 3.4.1 comes out ;) 
  6. chrisjmc2006 added a post in a topic: Support   

    Just wanted to send a quick thanks to the IPB staff :)

    I've been with IPB for a number of years now, every time I contact support (I try to keep it for my most extreme cases) I'm always promptly responded to and assistance is more often than not above and beyond my expectations.

    Just need to give credit where credit is due. My most recent interaction was with Collin. It was a simple question but as always was responded to quickly, professionally and with some money saving advice.

    Thanks!
  7. chrisjmc2006 added a comment on a file: AVChat 3 Video Chat Application for IP.Board   

    Yikes pretty steep. While I'm sure this has some great features, it's tough to compete when you can simply embed Tinychat into the forum using the Pages mod.
  8. chrisjmc2006 added a post in a topic: Am I getting in too deep with ip board?   

    Ah I miss the days of playing with my HO scale trains :) I can't wait till my children are a bit older so perhaps I can start back up with it again.

    Anyway, IPB is as easy as it's going to get in my opinion. There is going to be a learning curve no doubt but if changing the logo is your biggest worry you're set. A little reading goes a long way but changing themes, updating etc is all quite easy.

    I used to run PHPBB way back when and made the switch to IPB. I was weary at first but haven't looked back. The community is active here and the staff are top notch. Well worth the license fees. Installing add ons in IPB is much like using a standard OS. It's point and click.
  9. chrisjmc2006 added a comment on a file: Featured Content on Board Index   

    Dude...this is awesome. Best mod I've installed to date.
  10. chrisjmc2006 added a post in a topic: PM add Group   

    Whenever I contact a member on my board I usually add my staff to the PM using the "add recipient" option. (Keeps everyone in the loop) It would be nice to have an "add group." option. :)
  11. chrisjmc2006 added a comment on a file: Number of Topics Started   

    Great!
  12. chrisjmc2006 added a post in a topic: Obsessing over the bad distracts you from the good   

    Indeed. Nothing worse than a forum admin who was picked on in school.

    I've found that walking around with a big stick is usually more than enough, it's very rare the stick needs to be used. When an issue does arise, more often than not, a simple private message to the member in question usually resolves most issues without ever having to use the ban or restrict options.
  13. chrisjmc2006 added a post in a topic: Teaser Forums: A carrot on a stick to get members to join   

    This trick has actually worked quite well for me. My community as a whole has some niche content one forum is particular I noticed was of interest to a lot of visitors. This little gem does indeed help bring in new posters. Though, if your content is weak this generally wont work. IMO that's common sense anyway.
  14. chrisjmc2006 added a post in a topic: Feature Suggestion: RSS export Gallery albums   

    +1
  15. chrisjmc2006 added a record in IP.Board   

    MOVE all members found
    MOVE all members found will move the entire member base to group. This happens when using a customer search with a custom profile question.

    I have a custom question created in the profile area "Are You A Seller?" This question is required to be answered when signing up. Once in a while I'll move all the members that answered "yes" to the seller group using the MOVE all members found feature in the admin panel. If the admin panel will normally find around 400 members. When I go to mass move it confirms only 400 members will be moved. However, it moves all 8000 of my members into the sellers group. I lost my admin rights but was able to restore via PHP my admin. I confirmed this by going back into the admin panel and doing the same steps again. See below.


    Steps

    1. Create custom profile field with a drop down menu. IE Are you a seller. Save.
    2. Go to "Members tab" and click advances search
    3. Select in filter: Are you a seller = Yes (or whatever choice)
    4. Admin panel will display results.
    5. Choose "MOVE all members found"
    6. Next screen will confirm you want to move all members found (should only be a few) when you click confirm it will move ALL members into the group you select rather than just those from the custom search.
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  1. chrisjmc2006

    Well hello there :)

  2. chrisjmc2006

    Someone should make a Pirate lang pack like what Facebook has. Would be pretty awesome lol

  3. chrisjmc2006

    Some people read the news, some people draw, I read IPB. No IPB = Not sure what to do...

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