Ah, I definitely agree with this. I don't really want my IPC tags to be cross-app and being able to define IPC only or global for individual databases would be a good compromise. Though, that would unfortunately still mean we'd have to wait for tags to be implemented in all apps first. :/
The FURLs have been a pretty big headache for me while using IPC. I understand the reasoning behind the underscore (it's neutral), but like many people seem to, I hate it. I know it can be changed by editing two files, but I really think that changing the FURL marker should be an ACP option, something that doesn't get overwritten during an upgrade. I have Tweet and Like counters on all of my articles, and unfortunately during upgrades the files are overwritten, changing my FURL marker back to default and resetting all of these counters to zero. Additionally, it's just a huge hassle to change it back during upgrades. This really seems like something that should be easy to control without having to edit files. At least in my opinion. I hope to see this become easier to manage in the future.
Well, there are some articles on using IPC here: http://community.invisionpower.com/resources/documentation/index.html/_/documentation/administrator-control-panel/ipcontent
And there's a tutorial on how to make the default demo site here: http://community.invisionpower.com/resources/documentation/index.html/_/tutorials/content/creating-the-default-demo-site-in-ipcontent-20-r448
My site is a blog of sorts that writes about a VERY wide variety of content, though there are quite a few things that have multiple articles written about them. It would be nice to allow a viewer to simply click on a tag and be presented with a list of similar articles that are also tagged with whatever term it is. I know I would get a LOT of use out of tags.
Have you posted in the IPC support forum for any help? Either way, you can shoot me a PM and I'll help you out. Blocks are actually pretty simple once you get the hang of it, and you don't really need knowledge of PHP... I don't have any. :)
I got IPC because I want IPC. Wordpress is obviously more advanced as an articles system as it stands now- it's been out longer and has had more development than IPC's articles feature. I feel that IPC lacks certain features that Wordpress has, and I've seen these issues raised many times- ability to browse through/paginate article listing (coming in 2.1), tagging articles, a better comment system, and so on.
IPC is by no means perfect nor are its features complete as they are now. I'm confident in the direction IPS is taking it in, but it's still lacking in what I and others feel are basic features. If I did want Wordpress, I would have gotten it, sure. But IPC meets my basic needs, it just falls a bit short in the features department in my opinion. I couldn't do all of what I want with Wordpress, but that doesn't make IPC absolutely perfect in every way. But again, I'm confident that IPS is taking it in the right direction and I'm happy with my choice.