motowebmaster

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Fayetteville, AR
  • Interests Motorcyles

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  1. motowebmaster added a post in a topic: When is IPB 4.0 ?   

    I migrated my last active vb site to Xenforo a few months ago. Now considering what to do with my IPB site.

    The IPB Forum isn't doing well, because of my lack of focus on it. However, I had thought that by now 4.0 would be closer to a reality.

    My users actually liked IPB 3.x more than Xenforo, but their engagement/activity trends revealed the opposite. I've since come up with a way to reduce the initial delay on IPB3, that was the primary contributor to going with Xenforo; just wish that there was some indication if my custom process is still going to be necessary with IPB 4.

    I'm all for good software, but throw us a bone :unsure:
  2. motowebmaster added a post in a topic: Invision Going Downhill   

    What can I say, I like my forums but still want time to play with my toys :smile:


  3. motowebmaster added a post in a topic: Invision Going Downhill   

    IPB is a different animal compared to other community platforms, but believe they have been very supportive. My problem has been finding the right strategy for user adoption of IPB.

    I run a infrastructure design/config derived from years of paranoid thinking :ph34r: It is restrictive enough that both IPB and myself have been delayed on trouble resolution to a few past tickets. It's a challenge sometimes, but allows me to concentrate on my normal life.

    You have to plan for the unexpected and test the recovery strategy. I've lost several of my sites many times over, meaning they were unrecoverable due to either infrastructure failure or security breach, but the end-user impact has been no more than possibly a few hours worth of missing posts. When a unrecoverable event occurs, I note what is possible, bring the site (or server) back from a backup, and address what I found afterward.

    I'm planning to put up a few of my strategies on my blog soon, but are all simple to implement.
  4. motowebmaster added a post in a topic: This website is offline   

    Cloudflare is one of my trusted partners, but agree that the migration can be a bit rocky.

    It is good that IPB is taking steps to embrace the technology, security issues such as this are a reality in the world todya.
  5. motowebmaster added a post in a topic: vBulletin 3.5.4 to IPB 3.2   

    This isn't meant to be a criticism, but if you're concerned about "broken" content on an upgrade to 3.8; then it is a likely concern with IPB. I've never converted a vb3 site to IPB, but have been using it enough to realize that the two systems are not as similar as one would initially realize. My vb3 site uses cmps in a way that can't easily be converted to IPB and function exactly the same way, but it is still possible to do with some planning if an immediate need arose.

    You might consider making a list of the issues you are aware of and sharing them with IPB Pre-Sales. They may be able to offer a solution.
  6. motowebmaster added a post in a topic: IP.SEO - Remove whitespace   

    I agree that it can add to the server's load, but would like to see this feature provided as an option. vbSEO's version not only takes out the unnecessary whitespace, but removes unnecessary comments (and inserts a few when strategically beneficial).
  7. motowebmaster added a post in a topic: Auto create auto tags   

    There is an auto-tag plugin I use on my R3Owners.Net vbulletin site that automatically creates a few tags based on the forum topic (unless the user adds them manually).

    The problem with riders (at least on my sites) is that they find tags useful and click on them, but they don't like taking the time to add them. It may not be the perfect tag cloud, but it's not bad for a set of info that has been auto-generated:

    http://www.r3owners.net/tags/
  8. motowebmaster added a post in a topic: 3.2 Square Edges.....   

    I don't agree that rounded corners, done only in CSS, will cause browser issues. However, I prefer to leave them out.

    Edgy looks better :cool:
  9. motowebmaster added a post in a topic: Chat participants don't appear on IPB 3.2 Navigation   

    I was logged into the chatroom for a bit, but it didn't show a quantity in the navigation. Is this intended?
  10. motowebmaster added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.2 Update: Mobile Skin   

    Great Stuff!
  11. motowebmaster added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.2.0: Calendar   

    I've never been much of a "calendar" person, but this is impressive.
  12. motowebmaster added a post in a topic: So far, disappointed by how far Gallery 4 misses the mark   

    I upgraded to Gallery 4.02, and admit that it has been a bit "rocky". However, the new interface is appealing to me. The use of whitespace is an issue, but the potential for increased disk storage isn't.
  13. motowebmaster added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.2.0: Tagging and Prefixes   

    Will be it be possible for tags to auto-generate, if a user doesn't enter any?
  14. motowebmaster added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.2.0: Front-end Changes Afoot   

    Thanks for the update.
  15. motowebmaster added a post in a topic: Vbulletin or IP.Board   

    Regarding IP.Content, my initial attempt at using it was futile. When the latest update came out, I submitted a support ticket and worked with them over a few days. I was advised to uninstall and reinstall IP.Content. After some tinkering it does exactly what I want, and any user can submit new articles just like they were forum posts. If I need a completely separate page, it's not a big deal to do and I'll handle those on my own if the need ever arises.

    I think the original approach of encouraging customers to learn the flexibility was too much take in. Now that I understand the basic Articles features, and have done a few customizations around it, creating custom/separate pages isn't complicated.

    Hope this helps,

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