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  1. surferboy added a post in a topic: [3.4] ZuZuSkin - Easy to change   

    Hi -
    As my signature shows, using 3.3.4 and we of course, love and use your theme.
    Recently, we had some issues with members sending other members PM's and, they thought, attaching a .jpg file.  After investigation, we discovered that the problem with the attachments (if basic uploader is enabled, it is a 2-step process to select and then attach a file but if auto uploader is enabled, the attachment happens automatically, as soon as the file is selected).
    However, in our tests, we sent some PM's from and to our test profiles and found that we could not open an attached file or download it.  We submitted a ticket to IPS and they said the problem was with your skin.  They said that switching to the default skin and the issue went away.
    What do you think is the problem?
  2. surferboy added a post in a topic: By Default - Recieve Bulk Mail option should be checked as opt in   

    Hi -
    I hope you can get some responses.  We face the same thing - we use aMember as our registration system and also SSO.  By default, the bulk mails are checked as no.  That means I have to go in to the ACP and check them as yes, manually.  I can't imagine doing that with 40,000 members.  Wow.  I used to use a MySql query every once in a while to check everyone as yes but that was discarded after I added Stuart's application/hook for bad emails through Mandrill.  The latter unchecks the bulk emails.
    If the bulk email was an actual cell in a db, it would be no problem for me to add a field in aMember to pass through during registration but the bulk mail is set up as one of those cloud cache or whatever it is called things.
  3. surferboy added a post in a topic: Location of Support Ticket Area?   

    ​Thanks very much Andy.
  4. surferboy added a bug in IPS4 Bug Tracker   

    No Link to Client Area
    Matt, BFarber, and Charles will all think this is not a bug.  I disagree.

    If there is no visible link and/or no link accessible via a drop down menu to the client site, then that is a serious bug for an active community site.
    May I suggest simply adding an additional navigation item in the primary navigation area?
    - Brian
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  5. surferboy added a post in a topic: Location of Support Ticket Area?   

    Thanks very much. 
    Really appreciate your taking the time to post a reply.
    - Brian
  6. surferboy added a post in a topic: Location of Support Ticket Area?   

    Hi -
    I am logged in to
    I am trying to find the link to submit a support ticket.  I am also trying to download the file to upgrade to IP.Content 2.3.6
    On the 3.4.6 IPS community board, there was a down arrow that you clicked to take you to the client area, if I recall.  From there, I could find my way to download the files and/or submit a support ticket.
    I have truly searched and searched and clicked on every down arrow to no avail.  If I click on my userprofile down arrow and visit billing and purchases, all I see are lists of mods and applications (3rd party) that I have purchased.
    Am I missing something obvious?
    If anyone can help, I would be most appreciative.
  7. surferboy added a post in a topic: Where is my followed Content ???   

    Still no fix for ALL of the missing followed topics and forums from 3.4.6? Wow ... that is huge issue if that can't be fixed.
  8. surferboy added a post in a topic: Go to Top in Posts   

    Hi Adriano,
    I was wondering if there was a way to change the hook point where the 'Jump to Top' appears? 
    I would like to reposition that link to underneath the user information on the topic.  So using this forum as a reference, and looking at your post above, dated 17 September 2013, I would like the link to appear below the green contributor button that appears under your post count and your profile photo.
    I can pm you an image - prefer not to share on here.  Happy to pay a fee as well.
  9. surferboy added a post in a topic: Staff Online Sidebar   

    I have experienced the same issue, of staff members appearing in the list multiple times ... sometimes even three times.
  10. surferboy added a post in a topic: Publishing Latest Posts Outside of IPB   

    no examples needed.  Just look for any ip content block and it appears the same on the external page.  You simply have to copy the code they provide for the block and paste it into a div.
  11. surferboy added a post in a topic: Publishing Latest Posts Outside of IPB   

    yes - IP Content has that ability to create external widgets.  We use it extensively in our external website pages.
  12. surferboy added a post in a topic: Is there any official 'float' image code?   

    @Aiwa: Thanks for the explanation. Finally, someone who can explain it for those of us who just can't quite grasp the obvious.  What kind of editor do we have right now? Is it ckeditor? The reason I am asking is that when we upgrade to 4.0, will our existing float left and float right codes that have been used in ip.content articles, be preserved?
  13. surferboy added a post in a topic: Is there any official 'float' image code?   

    Well, I care because I read the link and I do not understand the blog entry.  Will I or won't  have the ability to use the float left and float right buttons that I added to my editor? ???
  14. surferboy added a post in a topic: Full editor by default?   

    As much as @Aiwa was trying to help, I think what you are asking is if there is a way for the reply text box to, by default, display the "Full Editor" reply with all of the buttons, correct? So what you want to avoid is your users having to click on More Reply Options.  Instead, you would like Fast Reply to be replace with none other than the Full Reply display. 
  15. surferboy added a comment on a blog entry: 4.0 - Messenger   

    Looks good. After watching the video, my only observation is the visibility of the reply box.  If the active PM is very long, and you have a first time or rare user, will they know where to go to add a reply or could the reply be visible higher up, as a button, and link to the reply box lower?

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  1. surferboy » AndyF

    AndyF likes cats.

    1. AndyF


    2. surferboy

      Hi Andy,
      I was using your profile as the focal point of my support ticket request to IPS about the stock status update block that is provided with ip content.

      Keith C got involved and then Marcher got involved. Brandon got involved. The point that Brandon made (and I knew) was that profile comments went away and yet ... there still seems to be two classes of status updates, one that you make yourself, and that shows on your profile [currently you make some reference to th...

    3. AndyF

      I was wondering where the staff visits came from :)

    4. AndyF

      I see you posted a topic about it now. :)

  2. surferboy

    Finally, got a wirelss mouse that works ... first one I ortdered was the Logitech M510 which was almost as bad tracking as the current Logitech LX8. Now I have the super expensive one: Logitech Performance Mouse MX

  3. surferboy

    Just ordered Snapshot backup service for our vps server. Takes an entire image of the server, all settings, AND all files. Slept better last night.

    1. bridges101

      Did you order this through your host and have you had any problems? I have image backups set up for my server as well with my host but they fail a lot because the database is being used at the same time, according to my host.

    2. surferboy

      yeah, I ordered this through Media Temple. I talked with customer support for quite a bit about how to do what. They never said it would fail or that it would impact anything. Additionally, you can do incremental backups after the first one. The service costs $20 a month for each back up slot. So large companies can afford to have multiple backups. For me, I just back up about once every two weeks.

      Also, Media Temple offers a free database/files back up (does not include...

  4. surferboy

    testing social groups 2.0 final ... seems to be good so far

  5. surferboy

    Media Temple is boosting our Dedicated Virtual service from 2gb to 4gb this week, and for free! Yee Hawwww!!!!

  6. surferboy » Marcher Technologies

    Are you at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this weekend?

    1. Marcher Technologies

      0.o umm.... no? Think about 3,000 miles north.

    2. surferboy

      Wait, you're in Alaska? Brrrrrrrrrrrr

  7. surferboy

    specifying this and that

  8. surferboy

    working with marcher

  9. surferboy

    okay, alan is upgrading our blog to v2.6 ... hope it goes well

  10. surferboy

    guess you need to be a skinner to get a skinning support question answered. got three topics in there and no one has made a reply. alright, time to pay someone I guess

  11. surferboy

    okay, here we go, promenu 2.1.1

  12. surferboy

    3.3.4 upgrade complete; time check 26 hours

  13. surferboy

    waiting for my upgrade to 3.3.4; time check: 23 hours

  14. surferboy

    the never ending flood of notifications. is there a solution? It's a love and hate thing

    1. Mikey B

      You could disable SOME here:

  15. surferboy

    First status update from my mobile app

    1. surferboy

      sweet, it works!

  16. surferboy » NSanityHD

    I DO think so!! It rocks and works all day long, the status update, that is, ... in 3.3.2!!!

  17. surferboy » JasonO

    here is a status update for you!

  18. surferboy » teraßyte

    so what's your preferred browser? I'm definitely staying clear of you in a dark alley!!!

  19. surferboy

    looking at 3.2 beta and wondering what Charles looks like in real life

  20. surferboy

    IP Chat is down :((((