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  1. Frontpage added a comment: Templates not being upgraded   

    Just upgraded to latest version of Gallery v5.0.3 and experienced the same error after installation.
    I followed the helpful instructions of the member above and it fixed the problem.
    If you experience this issue. Just go to   Look & Feel  > Template Tools
    Rebuild: Rebuild HTML, Rebuild CSS, Rebuild Replacements with For Application: Gallery.
    Recache your skin sets.
    Ignore the nonsense about this not being a reproducible error as there appears to be an ignored error in the gallery upgrade process.
  2. Frontpage added a post in a topic: Allow Disabling of Multiple Image Sizes   

    Another issue is that Google is spidering the different image sizes by following the #imageOptions link leading to duplicate content issues as well.
  3. Frontpage added a post in a topic: IP.Board & The Forum Will Be Dead Within 5 Years   

    You got me.

    I have a hard time comparing a forum site with declining visits only measuring in the thousands over a span of time versus a social media site with hundreds of millions of visits that are increasing in the same period.

    A better example would be if we collected all the forums on the internet and measured their popularity over the same period.

    My post reflects that interest in Invision as seen by participation in its own forums is waning over time. Not a good sign.
  4. Frontpage added a post in a topic: IP.Board & The Forum Will Be Dead Within 5 Years   

    OP raise a valid point with respect to the role of social media and the decline in forum discussion participation. It is a paradigm shift in social discourse.

    Let us compare Invision Power versus Facebook using Compete.


  5. Frontpage added a post in a topic: Login problems   

    Not for me either.

    Had to use the "Lost Password" function to get a new password.
  6. Frontpage added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.3 Dev Update: A few more SEO tweaks   

    Another issue that could be addressed is the over abundance of duplicate links to profiles and threads on the main forum page. This can cause SEO penalites for too many URL links per page especially for large forums.

    Examples of excessive links on main page:

    1) the "By Forum Member" link
    2) the forum members mini icon link
    3) the "Yesterday, 9:36 PM" link

    Examples of excessive links on thread page

    1) Two links to a profile per thread post (member name and member avatar).
    2) One link to member mini icon on thread header

    So that is three links pointing to the same profile for just one post.
  7. Frontpage added a post in a topic: Where are the large IPB 3.x + websites?   

    Who made the Neowin skin? That has everything a large forum would need. I wonder if it was a custom project? I would love to know the folks who put it together.
  8. Frontpage added a post in a topic: Trouble accessing today   

    Trouble accessing today

    I used the website "" to check on access to the forums today and this is what I got.

  9. Frontpage added a comment: Board Index - Unregistered Guests can not view Avatars - Option removed from ACP   

    LOL. They don't understand.

    This forum has profiles visible to guests. So of course if you log out and view the forum as a guest you will be able to see avatars.

    What we are talking about is the feature to allow guests to view avatars without them being able to access member profiles in IPB 3.1.4 was removed in IPB 3.2.0.

    Why would we want to expose all our forum members profiles just so their avatars would be visible. It's betrays our members privacy.
  10. Frontpage added a record in IP.Gallery   

    "Like" Pop Up Box Error
    [b]The "Like" System[/b] Clicking on the "Like" button on the lower right of an image results in a pop-up box that is missing data.

    Invision Board Version: IP.Board 3.1.4
    Gallery Version: 4.0.0 (40006)


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  11. Frontpage added a record in IP.Gallery   

    Fatal Error: File Search - Find File
    [b]1) File Search [/b]

    While in IP.Gallery Overview 4.0.0, Using the "File Search - Find File" function results in a fatal errors.

    Example: Search for term 'Iraq' results in error.



    While search for the term 'blue' gives normal response.

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  12. Frontpage added a comment: Report plugin not updated properly   

    [size="4"]How do you fix it?[/size]

    Currently using Version: IBP Gallery 3.2.2
    [b]Gallery Plugin v1.0[/b]

    [b]1) Currently, if a member tries to use the "REPORT" function on the gallery. You get this error.[/b]

    [quote][#10136.1] The report center module for the content you are trying to report is not configured correctly. [/quote]

    Current settings in: [i]Report Center > Overview > Plugin Manager[/i]

    [b]Report Center Plugins[/b]
    [list][*] Application : System[*] Plugin Title: Gallery Plugin[*] Version: 1.0[*] Brief Description: This is the plugin for making reports for the[*] Author Name: Invision Power[*] Author URL: Invision[*] Plugin File /admin/applications/YOURAPP/extensions/reportPlugins/gallery.php[/list][b]
    2) When you try to "Edit Settings" on the Gallery Plugin, you get this error:[/b]

    [code]Warning: require_once(/extensions/reportPlugins/gallery.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/domcom/public_html/forum/admin/sources/base/core.php on line 1208

    Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/extensions/reportPlugins/gallery.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php:/home/hk94com/public_html/hk/ips_kernel/') in /home/domcom/public_html/forum/admin/sources/base/core.php on line 1208[/code]
    And YES, I did confirm that extensions/reportPlugins/gallery.php does exist in my directory![/b]
  13. Frontpage added a post in a topic: FURL   

    Again, the discussion has nothing to due with rankings for content but spidering. I repeat, spidering, not rankings is the issue.

    The content that is spidered typically ranks in the top search results, that is not the issue. Not complaining about 'poor search performance', don't know where you got that. Since, I don't think you understood my point, the issue is spidering.

    Good quality content is useless if it is never seen because it does not get found by spiders.

    There are many IBP forums that have tens to hundreds of thousands of threads yet only a few thousands actually get spidered.

    Here is another fellow with the same issue.


    If you check this very forum on Google and enter in:

    It only returns, 33,500 results. Yet how many threads open to the public are available?

    I have said my piece, I brought up an issue; you are free to ignore it.
  14. Frontpage added a post in a topic: Upgrade IPB 1.3 to IPB 3?   

  15. Frontpage added a post in a topic: FURL   

    To say that the URL does not matter when it comes to spidering simply ignores well establish published facts.

    has more weight in the spidering algorithm then

    This is called 'Directory depth'. Google algorithms discount the weight given to pages that are multiple levels down in a Web site’s directory structure.

    I think people are confusing the difference between spidering and the benefits of using text in url structures. Two different topics.

    Google disagrees with you.

    So, IPB now has thousands of boards who's top keywords are 'Topic' and 'Forum' which are irrelevant to the actual content of the forum.