Rainbow Dash

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  1. Rainbow Dash added a post in a topic: IPB connection charset during the installation and after   

    $INFO['sql_charset'] was added as a small workaround for those, who don't know how to configure their servers well. If you create your new database with default collation set as ut8_general_ci (for example), an if you push "default-character-set=utf8" to my.cnf - there will be no need in $INFO['sql_charset'] at all. And actually that's the only correct way to configure your MySQL as IP.Board to work with UTF-8. Triggering "SET NAMES" on each query - isn't. That's why it's hidden by default, to be used only by those, who is using cheap shared hosting and can't reconfigure their servers.
  2. Rainbow Dash added a post in a topic: IP.Board required more optimization   

  3. Rainbow Dash added a post in a topic: Tags?   

    Still no tags in 4.1... Kinda sad.
  4. Rainbow Dash added a post in a topic: Debian = No sound   

    You're a newbie? Always check your distro's board first before spreading linux-related questions around random Internet forums:

    http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=33277
  5. Rainbow Dash added a post in a topic: Spam Protection against gmail alias   

    And what about this aliases? Are they fitlered too?


    example@gmail.com example+test@gmail.com example+test2@gmail.com example+anything@gmail.com
  6. Rainbow Dash added a post in a topic: Please, don't forget to fix this shame in 4.x   


    It's still the same in Gallery 4.
  7. Rainbow Dash added a post in a topic: Please, don't forget to fix this shame in 4.x   

    Thanks, Matt <3
  8. Rainbow Dash added a post in a topic: Please, don't forget to fix this shame in 4.x   

    Talking about features, there are a lot of things on this forum that are often being interpreted like "feature request" being a "must include" things.

    For example, nobody will call the ability to create topics a "feature" for any forum software. Cause it's just not a feature, it's something every forum MUST HAVE. The social bookmarks is a feature, but not a posting ability. And, for example, engine is not a feature for car, it's also a MUST HAVE thing. Cause otherwise it's not a car at all.

    And when I'm writing here "There must be" I don't mean "It's not important for a web script not to have the same TITLE for all its pages, but, probably, you can implement a feature to display a title which will be relevant to content, just for fun". I mean "Every commercial web software MUST generate a title for each page being relevant to this page content. It's very important as for end-users - cause it's much easier to navigate through properly named bookmarks (incl. "social") and browser tabs, as for SEO - cause Google relays on page title a lot. Software without this can't be taken serious.".

    So, if IPS refuses to implement that "feature", I will refuse to use their software. At least "as is". I don't need a car without engine for a price of normal car at all.
  9. Rainbow Dash added a post in a topic: Gallery 4 SEO - title tag   

  10. Rainbow Dash added a post in a topic: Feature request: Ability to choose to delete or not the tables during hook deletion   

    If hook contains some tables and IP.Board creates them during it's install, there will be a problems with upgrading and re-installing of this hook. Because as for now deletion of this hook also means a dropping it's database tables, which means loosing all user-created data.

    There must be an option to do not drop any MySQL tables in common with hook deletion.

    For example, this is actual for at last 2 hooks you can find in my signature. Uninstalling Multiava hook will drop all custom avatars, uninstalling Meta Everywhere hook means loosing all custom meta data. Even if you are doing this just for upgrade.
  11. Rainbow Dash added a post in a topic: Language strings in block templates   

    To make a language replacements ($this->lang->words) work with block templates we need an additional load code for lang packs:


    <php>$this->registry->class_localization->loadLanguageFile( array( 'public_boards', 'public_etc' ) );</php>

    Probably, it will be useful to add "Load languages" option in block creation wizard to get rid of such a constructions and to remind a users about a better coding practicals with IPB template system?

    // Repost of this ticket: http://community.invisionpower.com/tracker/issue-25520-language-strings-in-block-templates/
  12. Rainbow Dash added a post in a topic: Please, don't forget to fix this shame in 4.x   

    Here is how you are messing with page titles and breadcrumb in gallery 3.x branch:


    Page | Title | Breadcrumb -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Main | Gallery - %SITE_NAME% | SITE > Gallery Category | Gallery - %SITE_NAME% | SITE > Gallery > Category Album | Gallery - %SITE_NAME% | SITE > Gallery > Member(wtf!) > Album Viewing image | Viewing image %IMAGE_NAME% - %SITE_NAME% | SITE > Gallery > Category > Album > Image Member's images | Gallery - %SITE_NAME% | SITE > Gallery > Member Please, stop this at last in 4.x. Each page needs a correct and unique title and path. It's just curious and even a shame for a commercial product to have such an awful neglect at so important place. There must be something like this:

    Page | Title | Breadcrumb -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Main | Gallery - %SITE_NAME% | SITE > Gallery Category | %Category% - Gallery - %SITE_NAME% | SITE > Gallery > Category Album | %Album% - Gallery - %SITE_NAME% | SITE > Gallery > Category > Album Viewing image | Image %IMAGE_NAME% - Gallery- %SITE_NAME% | SITE > Gallery > Category > Album > Image Member's images | %Member%'s images - Gallery - %SITE_NAME% | SITE > Gallery > Member
  13. Rainbow Dash added a post in a topic: CSS support for Hooks   

    Was it implemented? As much as I can see, in last 1 year & 3 month that "new version" is not out still :)
  14. Rainbow Dash added a post in a topic: IP.Chat Completely Unreliable   

    IP.Shoutbox?...
  15. Rainbow Dash added a post in a topic: Can I use real sql query?   


    IPS database class isn't perfect, but is useful and is easy to start with, just check this documentation page.

    If you're planning to share your modifications and apps with other customers - you should use this class, cause it's the only one problem-free and fast way to develop and support wide-spread IPB mods, and with this the code you're writing will be understandable for others.