Ocean West

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About Ocean West

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  • Birthday 11/26/1971

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  1. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Require update to profile fields X days...   

    i have a few custom profile fields asking members the platform they operate on and software version.
    I'd like to be able to have a system where on first login they can't make a post unless they confirm the values in the fields (allowing them to make a change)
    and if they haven't posted in n# of days ask again - so that when they post their profile is most current.
  2. Ocean West added a post in a topic: After Upgrade - Any clue what's happened?   

    I have been plagued by this process for the past TWO MONTHS have had an open ticket and bug report and other topic here. 

  3. Ocean West added a bug in IPS4 Bug Tracker   

    Fresh Install Default Welcome Post
    Time to update this text to: Welcome to IPS Community Suite
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  4. Ocean West added a post in a topic: What type of computer is your daily driver?   

    ​​But I save so much - don't need to visit the tanning salon  
    Left three are client computers ( two have gone home one leaves Friday )  - the big one is a tv (with Apple TV & FireTV) one on the far right is a server. (Mac Mini) 
    The middle ones is my MacBook then the iMac27 and external display - and iPad mini.  Typically i use Screen sharing to remote to another computer
    between my iMac and my server I user  http://synergy-project.org  to share the Mouse Keyboard. - works well.   
  5. Ocean West added a post in a topic: What type of computer is your daily driver?   

    On occasion this is my desktop.

  6. Ocean West added a post in a topic: New Content Options & search time out.   

    Is it possible for any  button filter you switch to has a higher threshold then the standard search flood time out.
    sometimes i click on one button and forget there is another option selected and then meant to choose forum vs bugs - and get hit with the too many requests warning, or more then I had ever gotten in the past. 
    Please wait 0 seconds before attempting another search
    Error code:  1C205/3
  7. Ocean West added a bug in IPS4 Bug Tracker   

    Upgraded to B4
    did another round of testing trying to upgrade to b4 with fresh copy of live site and it's lost all css and can't log in - not sure if its a setting some where htaccess or something else.
    reference:  http://community.invisionpower.com/topic/405943-must-be-doing-something-wrong/
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  8. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Must be doing something wrong   

    my issue may have something to do with htaccess - but a solution escapes me
  9. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Must be doing something wrong   

    standard operating procedure - 
    DO NO HARM TEST REPORT BUGS RE-TEST FAMILIARIZE by making a copy of a live site to a sand box you have the opportunity to make sure your site can upgrade and when the day comes that the software is released that things will go soothly - 
    knowing where the settings are and what they do before you launch, nothing worse then launching and you and your members are a noobs with the new software.
    There is no faster way to familiarize yourself with the software (find bugs) by working with your data - you are the expert on what exists and how it works now and can identify things that you couldn't if it was all just sample data. Plus there are so many variables of servers, setups upgrade paths third party add ons etc that affect the experience.
  10. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Must be doing something wrong   

    Ok with a clean slate - just got a brand new server and and dropped everything out of my sandbox site,
    copied the database from .com to .net site copied live directory from .com to .net renamed that directory to something else - if i have to do it again. then uploaded the new beta4 files to a new folder "forum" copied over directories and files (config uploads public ) needed from my source to the beta site adjusted the config settings to point to the new path and database ran the upgrade only a few errors nothing show stopping. Upgrade succeeded but can't log in to Admin get a 404 the main index has zero css or styles any suggestions - http://www.fmforums.net/forum
  11. Ocean West added a bug in IPS4 Bug Tracker   

    Installed Commerce
    exception 'UnderflowException' with message 'lang_not_exists__nexus_pgroup_4' in /home/fmf/public_html/forum/system/Lang/Lang.php:555 Stack trace: #0 /home/fmf/public_html/forum/applications/nexus/sources/Package/Group.php(181): IPS\_Lang->get('nexus_pgroup_4') #1 /home/fmf/public_html/forum/system/Theme/Theme.php(558) : eval()'d code(1318): IPS\nexus\Package\_Group->url() #2 /home/fmf/public_html/forum/applications/nexus/modules/front/store/store.php(159): IPS\Theme\class_nexus_front_store->categorySidebar() #3 /home/fmf/public_html/forum/system/Dispatcher/Controller.php(94): IPS\nexus\modules\front\store\_store->manage() #4 /home/fmf/public_html/forum/applications/nexus/modules/front/store/store.php(40): IPS\Dispatcher\_Controller->execute() #5 /home/fmf/public_html/forum/system/Dispatcher/Dispatcher.php(129): IPS\nexus\modules\front\store\_store->execute() #6 /home/fmf/public_html/forum/index.php(13): IPS\_Dispatcher->run() #7 {main}  
    Error code:  EX0
    CAN'T ACCESS ACP exception 'IPS\Db\Exception' with message 'Unknown column 'dpt_staff' in 'where clause'' in /home/fmf/public_html/forum/system/Db/Db.php:361 Stack trace: #0 /home/fmf/public_html/forum/system/Db/Select.php(305): IPS\_Db->preparedQuery('SELECT dpt_id F...', Array) #1 /home/fmf/public_html/forum/system/Db/Select.php(359): IPS\Db\_Select->runQuery() #2 [internal function]: IPS\Db\_Select->rewind() #3 /home/fmf/public_html/forum/applications/nexus/sources/Support/Request.php(116): iterator_to_array(Object(IPS\Db\Select)) #4 /home/fmf/public_html/forum/applications/nexus/Application.php(51): IPS\nexus\Support\_Request::myFilters() #5 /home/fmf/public_html/forum/system/Theme/Theme.php(558) : eval()'d code(79): IPS\nexus\_Application-> ACP MenuNumber('app=nexus&modul...') #6 /home/fmf/public_html/forum/system/Dispatcher/Admin.php(109): IPS\Theme\class_core_admin_global->appmenu(Array, 'core') #7 /home/fmf/public_html/forum/system/Dispatcher/Dispatcher.php(86): IPS\Dispatcher\_Admin->init() #8 /home/fmf/public_html/forum/admin/index.php(13): IPS\_Dispatcher::i() #9 {main}  
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  12. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Ticket Support & Credentials   

    well how about that    
    Forgot - perhaps the request was during beta with request for beta credentials via PMs
  13. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Ticket Support & Credentials   

    I would like to see a better method for managing request from IPS for credentials for people seeking support in lieu of create a ticket and then send us your credentials:
    Which I have done on several occaisions, and most certainly am grateful and appreciated the assistance.
    This is what I would like to see implemented:
    Require user to create an unique account for IPS Support with full admin access - something different then their typical user account. (you don't need to know their dead pets name)
    Recommend user to create a separate FTP account for IPS Support (some hosts may not allow multiple FTP)
    On IPS backend a Profile Configuration System where  each user can create a "profile" for every deployment.
    A form for recording all important details about the deployment including the needed credentials ( ACP /FTP)  for these support accounts.
    On saving the credentials this information is encrypted at rest on IPS servers.
    When the user has an issue and IPS requests access to provide assistance; ask them to submit a ticket.
    The ticket engine could then have a drop down that prompts the user to choose the deployed configuration profile they need assistance with.
    At this point IPS is granted access to the configuration profile during the life of the ticket.
    The Benefits:
    Users have greater confidence that such credentials are encrypted and their visibility are limited/restricted/temporal
    ( even though I have utmost confidence in IPS this can provide additional assurances to users ) 
    For ISP staff the need to request this information is inherent in the instruction for them to submit a ticket.
    And depending on how you display this information to your staff, I can imagine it would make it much more efficient and more reliable and not have to parse it out from a novel in a support ticket.
    ( on one occasion i had to provide credentials twice on the same ticket as the issue was passed on to another person )
    When users add configuration profiles, during a time of calm waters - when things are working - there is a higher accuracy rate vs when your frustrated and things are borked or you are trying to troubleshoot while away and may not have your credentials on your mobile device. 
  14. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Download Links Needed & Default Categories   

    looking at the main Download page i see the 4 main sections:
    Featured What's New Highest Rated Most Downloaded The Title or a link on the right side of that Faux Category bar should say "show all" and clicking that would take you to a list view of that contain the same items contained. 
    I would also say that these 4 Categories / Groups be added to the sidebar perhaps their own block above or below categories.
    as a quick link to the list view.
  15. Ocean West added a bug in IPS4 Bug Tracker   

    Blank page ACP login handelers
    going to the login handlers page i just get a blank screen
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  1. Ocean West

    when will the previous generation learn not to put two spaces after periods in a sentence.

    1. Ryan H.

      I regularly find classmates who do it too... I don't think it'll go quickly.

    2. odox

      In scotland it's still taught as a fairly common thing to do.

  2. Ocean West

    verry tipsy!

  3. dieselpowered » Ocean West

    My avatar picture was actually taken in the Alamo Lake, AZ area.

  4. Ocean West » dieselpowered

    your avatar pict looks really familiar - where was it taken?

  5. Ocean West

    Why is the rum always gone?!