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  1. Planetby added a post in a topic: IPS cloud hosting   

    I recently moved my forum from a vps over to IPS and I would highly recommend it
    IF you exceed usage you do not get "cut off" as with most host's, IPS will inform you and automatically move you up to the next hosting package to ensure you stay online. The difference in cost wise with the packages is not a lot so probably worth getting one slightly higher but support will keep you right on that.
    You will have full ftp access
    Support moved my site for me and were absolutely brilliant in doing so, cleaned up old un-needed files and tidied up a few problems for me.
    Personally I have no regrets and wish I had moved to IPS years ago, hope this helps
  2. Planetby added a post in a topic: I own 3 (three) lifetime licences, Please explain?   

    Can only speak for myself but it sounds very fair to be offered $100 "cashback" instead of like with many companies it just becomes "end of life" and that's it.
    Personally I have a licenece which in honestly is now surplus since I recently made the move to IPS hosting, so why would I want or need to keep a seperate licence ?

    Good idea on IPS's part i'd say :)
  3. Planetby added a post in a topic: Customer support   

    Over the years of having IPB I have not had a lot of contact with the support team, more through luck really than of me having any skills lol
    Well the host my forum was on were gradually getting more expensive and the server seemed to constantly be running worse and worse, I had previously thought about moving over to IPS hosting a couple of times but since I had been with the present host a long time I kept putting it off.

    Well this week I took the plunge and was dealt with by Rhett Buck

    I cannot praise him enough and nothing seemed to be too much trouble for him, though some of my scottish slang terms did not translate well to the states lol
    Truthfuly though it was a shining example how all companies should deal with customers and has left me very excited for our small forum based around scottish fly fishing to be a part of the IPS hosted family.

    Many thanks to all the team,

  4. Planetby added a post in a topic: Ip4 Release date?   

    The release date is : 2014 other than that no-one knows and no specific date is EVER put on a release which involves a MASSIVE amount of work before hand, read the blogs and you will realise just how much work is going into it :)
  5. Planetby added a post in a topic: IP Board 4.0   

    Seriously ! If it is rushed too much because customers keep nagging it means cutting corners which I know IPB will not do.
    Personally I never upgrade to the new version until at least the x.1 comes out and the main glitches are sorted out and can never understand why people "dive in" and upgrade immediately and then moan about these glitches which come to light on live boards that are modified.
    Really folks, sit back and relax it will come when it is FULLY ready for the public :)
  6. Planetby added a post in a topic: IP.Downloads hacked or a warning?   

    Someone obviously had way too much time on their hands to sit and do nonsense like that :P
  7. Planetby added a post in a topic: IP.Downloads hacked or a warning?   

    This is showing on other files too, it's not been hacked just an image added into the report function.
  8. Planetby added a post in a topic: Custom skin - Will work in IPB 4?   

    I can't imagine it will, to my knowledge IPB 4 is going to carry major changes which I imagine will hold big skin changes with it so you may want to ensure your designer is going to fully upgrade the skin for you as part of the deal or be prepared to do the edits yourself :)

    Hope that helps a little
  9. Planetby added a comment on a file: "Top 5" Statistics   

    You could simply replace the image for one you prefer :)
  10. Planetby added a post in a topic: IPS Staff On Forums   

    I find on the occasions I ask a question it is usually answered very quickly without having to go raising tickets and taking someone away from more pressing work.
    Think i've only had 1 ticket because it was a total "stumped" case lol
  11. Planetby added a post in a topic: Updating from 3.x to 4.x   

    Yes, it could not be easier imho. You can either upload the files and run upgrades yourself as I do most times or use the automated system within the client area here at IPS which works wonderfully and does it all for you :D
    I only do it myself because my board is fairly customised and i'm a control freak :rofl:

    Hope that helps you to choose to switch to the best software on the net :)
  12. Planetby added a post in a topic: What is the difference between a Perpetual License and a Standard License?   

    Standard Licence costs $25 every 6 months if you want access to upgrade downloads and support if that helps you any
  13. Planetby added a post in a topic: Blog this not parsing images from topics as thumbnails   

    Because some posts need moving into the blog system before being removed from the main forum, which is imo the entire idea behind having a "blog this" button to use...........simple
  14. Planetby added a post in a topic: Blog this not parsing images from topics as thumbnails   

    Totally agree, defeats the purpose of the Blog This in my opinion and if you happen to use Blogs as your front page it looks terrible as it is now
  15. Planetby added a post in a topic: Mass Private Messages   

    Well I do get where you are coming from Wolfie and of course everyone has their own opinions, personally I believe it can be a useful add-on when used wisely.
    I use it myself at times though only for specific user groups to ensure they all get the required info for our meet ups (fishing).
    I don't believe a member should be able to not receive ADMIN mails, it is the admin's site and it may be important info

    Just my opinion tho, each to their own :)

Status Feed

  1. Planetby

    Life seems to have flown past, 34th wedding anniversary today :O

    1. DawPi

      I'm happy with you! Congratz!!

    2. media

      Congratz... :)

  2. Planetby

    Seriously considering selling site and retiring

  3. Planetby

    Don't like where the status update is "hidden" only stumbled over it on way to messanger lol

  4. Planetby

    New joint ops server up and running, now to do some stress relief killing lol

  5. Planetby

    Anyone in the gaming scene know a joint ops server host ?

  6. Planetby

    Are the forum permissions screwed up or is it just me ?

    1. Show previous comments  2 more
    2. AndyF

      Not that I'm aware of. What problem are you having ? , it might be worth logging out and back in again to reset them.

    3. Planetby

      getting forums as being protected and cant download in market m8, tried the usual log out clear cookies etc lol

    4. Planetby

      market working again now skinning and design seems to be locked to me lol

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    2. .Ian

      Remember collecting on a train years ago wearing red nose boxers on the outside! Raised quite a bit in the rush hour.

    3. Collin S.

      Upload a picture to the forums of you wearing a red nose and I'll donate. :)

    4. Planetby

      You just want a scary pic to keep the kids away from the cooker colin lol will sort a pic out on monday

  7. Planetby

    damn timezones lol waiting on licence invoice to pounce and get it paid

  8. Planetby

    GoldenBlack V2 skin posted in marketplace

  9. Planetby

    Got the all clear from bowel cancer, bouncing with joy :)

    1. Show previous comments  10 more
    2. NiftyWolfie

      Great News

    3. Kessler

      Congratulations. Now make sure you live life to its fullest.

    4. stoo2000


  10. Planetby

    bliadhna mhath ùr or Happy New Year to the non scots

  11. DawPi » Planetby

    Thank you!

  12. Planetby » DawPi

    Merry Christmas Dawid and thank you for all your fantastic help over the past year, you are a true gent and it is my pleasure to know you.

  13. Planetby

    Ain't it great to see so many corners of the world wishing each other Merry Christmas, that's what its ALL about :)

    1. AndyF


  14. Planetby

    A vey Merry Christmas from frozen snowy Scotland

    1. DawPi

      Thanks and for you too! :)

  15. Planetby

    Top 5 stats hook updated and working perfick

  16. Planetby

    Marketplace went gaga, i've paid twice for the same thing and haven't recieved it yet lol

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    2. ()Achilles()

      That's IPB. :D Haha, maybe the processors wasn't able to confirm the payment or they're evaluating it for fraud (?). :)

    3. TheRevTastic

      They manually verify your payment.

    4. Paranormalis

      Yea, and they are closed over the weekends and holidays. Except for some support.

  17. Planetby

    needs an "ignore member" mod for shout

  18. Planetby

    My mum said it was good maners to say thanks when someone helps lol

    1. AndyF

      It is :)

  19. DawPi » Planetby

    Thanks for your positive opinions about me! I really appreciate it! :)

  20. Planetby

    is bored sat at work with no work to do lol

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    2. skinbydragonfly

      time to find something to play then :p

    3. Planetby

      lol Kim,i'm waiting on some database job coming in from the parlaiment and ive played every game I can think of

    4. skinbydragonfly

      dang :p

  21. Planetby

    Res Evil Afterlife : awesome just watched it :)

    1. Show previous comments  4 more
    2. AndyF

      Did not know there was a new one out :o , the last one I saw I was disappointed with as it was a cartoon thing ><

    3. EBrown

      I watched, I think the first 3. They were kind of dumb.

    4. Edo1023

      I watched it yesterday with my Girl friend. It was one of the best resident evil movies I've seen so far.

  22. Planetby

    If your taste buds tell you a wine tastes yuck, take that as a hint not to keep drinking it ! rofl my head hurts bad

    1. AnthonyKinson

      i hate most wine, reminds me of the taste of cider which knocks me sick. Drank to much of it in my youth lol

    2. Planetby

      same here tbh m8 but it was FREE and I was already 3 sails to the wind lol