The Geek

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  1. The Geek added a post in a topic: Why IPC is failing   

    I think half the problem is how customers perceive the product. Most think CMS when the reality is tool set. A tool set doesn't build stuff for you, it enables YOU to do that.

    I agree the learning curve is too steep but I would hate to see that lessened at the cost of dumbing down the capabilities (which is pretty high). I think MOST admins "see" a layout/system/configuration that they like and say "I want that, but with my logo/different colours/etc...". So In my eyes, simply adding the ability to export and import DB's and templates would enable a lot of people to share and thus extract the value they are looking for. Change the focus from "figure out how to use it" to "figure how to tweak an existing implementation"

    Whatever you do, just don't make it like vB's CMS ;)


  2. The Geek added a post in a topic: Field Type Suggestion   

    wow. You made my week Brandon :)
  3. The Geek added a post in a topic: Field Type Suggestion   

    There are many nifty field types right out of the box, but anything apart from the standard makes it hard to impossible to extend and customise.

    It would be great to be able to have a custom type that would maybe allow us to eval code for add/edit/format or create a way to create our own handlers?

    On that note, it would be great to be able to customise the format or override handlers of any field type (specifically on add/edit/format).


  4. The Geek added a post in a topic: Mouse Hover Topic Preview   

    I am sure a timed mouse over would be a nice improvement. And I am sure a setting or simple template edit would be able to satisfy everyone else.

    Personally I would prefer it to appear after a hover over the title (on a 2 sec delay maybe). Same with member cards. Just haven't gotten round to figure out how to do it yet.


  5. The Geek added a comment: RSS/Atom Feed Imports   

    mmok. Updated the ajax example too. Both seem to be working hunky dory now
  6. The Geek added a comment: RSS/Atom Feed Imports   

    mmok. Updated the ajax example too. Both seem to be working hunky dory now
  7. The Geek added a comment: RSS/Atom Feed Imports   

    Updated the [b]DHTML popups [/b]example after Matt gave me a hand with it as it wasn't working in 3.1.1. I can only assume the Ajax version needs updating too but haven't tested it so I didn't touch it yet
  8. The Geek added a comment: RSS/Atom Feed Imports   

    Updated the [b]DHTML popups [/b]example after Matt gave me a hand with it as it wasn't working in 3.1.1. I can only assume the Ajax version needs updating too but haven't tested it so I didn't touch it yet
  9. The Geek added a post in a topic: Undecided: IPB or vB   

    There are pros and cons to either system based on what you want to achieve.

    - There are more mods in vB but more features in IPS (and more official products which means less mods needed)
    - I think it is a lot harder to find coders and custom designers for IPS but then again, few designers will touch vB4 with a barge pole.
    - vB seems to have faster response on their forums and more activity (which is a lot of negativity the past year), but here the devs seem to actually listen, discuss and often implement ideas and suggestions direct from the customer base. You only need to compare the IPS company blogs to the vB company blogs to see who is more communicative. This gives the feeling that the growth of IPS products are at least partly evolved from customer requirements as opposed to design process at vB which feels esoteric, defensive and "handed down from on high".

    Having worked on the vB modding community for years I believe that IPS has a far superior code base and more importantly a team that really want to make IPS the best that it can be (vB no longer has many of those types of developers). That desire alone gives IPS the upper hand in long term sustainability and a long term death sentence to vB. But that isn't now and it isn't today. So you're best bet is to really sit down and identify the things that you are looking for in your site and research both camps to see which ticks the majority of the boxes.

    Thats what I did and guess which package I chose for me and my community? :)
  10. The Geek added a post in a topic: List of sites / pages done using CCS   



    Very nice - great job!
  11. The Geek added a post in a topic: Suggestion: Pagination tutorial for custom databases   

    You adjust the number of results per page by editing the database. It is the last setting on the options tab.

    HTHs
  12. The Geek added a post in a topic: Suggestion: Pagination tutorial for custom databases   

    Holy crap. I spent an hour yesterday combing articles and the forums trying to find out how to do that.

    Off to go play. Thanks Brandon.
  13. The Geek added a post in a topic: Suggestion: Pagination tutorial for custom databases   

    Brandon, I can't find any information in the link you gave or in searching ALL of the resources for pagination (apart from the documentation on the function itself). Maybe an article was moved or am I missing something?
  14. The Geek added a post in a topic: IP.C suggestions   

    Hey guys,

    Just getting stuck into IP.C and wanted to put out a couple of suggestions based on my time with the system so far.

    Introduce the functionality to import/export packages of: Database, Pages and templates. This could help IP.C really explode as people could "share out" configurations and templates. I guess the hard part would be mapping out template field ID's so how about...

    We need a (better) way to map fields. Especially with templates. A template can't really be reused with another database as fields other than title and content cannot be mapped over. Currently field names like field_23_value is also painful and mysterious. Maybe allow fields to have keys so they can be referenced that way?

    It would be great to be able to specify if a field is searchable or not

    We need a way to hook into the databases' Where clause (possibly the order by too - just not sure as I haven't tried yet)

    Would love it if Databases should be able to have their own tabs in navigation and search

    Another plus would be if records should be able to have multiple categories (like an article in both the Windows and Microsoft category)

    Thanks!




  15. The Geek added a post in a topic: Download: MUDD2 Multi Useraccount Detection Dinger   



    Test it with 2 accounts on the same computer. Assign both the accounts ID's in the Debug setting.
    Log in to your site with one account
    Log out
    Log in with the other account

    Does it trip?

    Check the mudd and mudd deails tables in your DB. Are they empty? If not, maybe you are not set up to view the report plugin.

    HTHs

About Me

Who cares? I have commendeared this spot to use as a shopping list for my IPB conversion.

1- Auto prune records in IP.content after x days
2- Filter records in IP.Content like here.
3- Cookie based detector for people using multiple accounts. This should be basic sorted
4- Move thread to blog

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  1. Bartek » The Geek

    Please answer questions about MUDD for 3.2

  2. AlexJ » The Geek

    Any plans to update the MUDD mod from you for 3.2?

  3. Tigratrus » The Geek

    Heya Sam, long time no see!
    Gotta get back to version 5.0 of our site so we can get off of the vB/Joomla/WP/PMD frankensite! Let Susan and myself know if you know any good IB.Content coders ;-)

  4. The Geek

    ooo. Like it!

  5. Webmist » The Geek

    A good name for the app should be multi useraccount detector detective. It would fit too.

  6. The Geek

    View New Content has come back! I heart you View New Content. I heart you.

    1. IP.iBaLLiN

      Yayy

  7. The Geek

    Is missing the results of his "View New Content". SHould you find it, tell it I heart it and want it back.

  8. The Geek

    Fact: Meet Joe Black increases estrogen levels. Just caught last 20 minutes and was again turned to insta-mush with Mrs. Geek.

  9. The Geek

    Leaving #Rackspace I spend > £8k pa (and growing) with them & been with them for ~7 years. Support & account management have gone way lame.

    1. Ryan H.

      Really? No personal experience working with them, but I've worked with a number of clients hosted there--I've always thought of them pretty highly.

    2. The Geek

      I did for 7 years. Always loved them (hence why I always paid the premium). Just getting disappointment after disappointment now.

  10. The Geek

    Those still on the fence about converting from #vBulletin are now going to have a hard time staying there with #IPB 3.1 loving it.

  11. The Geek

    When will 3.2 be out?

    1. Josh

      When it's ready! ;)

    2. The Geek

      Bah! Foiled!

    3. Wolfie

      LOL

    4. AngelFire

      im looking forward to 3.3 more, dont really like 3.2 :P

    5. The Geek

      Yes, yes, but 3.2 has more settings, toggles and switches. 3.3 is just new features.

    6. Mike54

      Actually, it should read - When it's ready™

  12. The Geek

    Loving the new #IPB status updates and the ability to comment. Also love the fact I can push my status update to twitter.

    1. Trevor Brandt

      Me too!

  13. The Geek

    Loving #IPB 3.1 - great job #IPS! Superb set of new features implemented perfectly.

    1. Matt

      Thanks! Really appreciate it :)

  14. The Geek

    wants to hack into IPS for the sole purpose of fixing the "jump to unread blog comment". Honest.

  15. The Geek

    Hey Alex... not sure what you mean? Which link? my twitter account? Or one of those in "About me?"

  16. AlexJ » The Geek

    Not able to access your topic link which is in your signature.

  17. glorify » The Geek

    Darn it lol. Loved that. So sweet when I had it working. Nice to see you here as well.

  18. The Geek

    lol. Don't know about that one. I don't own the rights for GAL anymore as I sold it with all my other vBulletin scripts a few years ago :( Good to see you here though ;)

  19. glorify » The Geek

    GAL for IPB?

  20. KW802 » The Geek

    let me know if you find a good ip.content coder, I have a few questions as well.

  21. Brandon D » The Geek

    Welcome to IPB :-)
    Check out your settings to enable notification of profile messages (via PM or email):
    http://community.invisionpower.com/index.php?app=core&module=usercp&tab=members

  22. The Geek

    /wave to all :)

  23. The Geek

    Ack! No pressure Kaelon!
    No notifications of profile messages? :(

  24. The Geek » Adrian Schneider

    lol. Bout time :D

  25. Kaelon » The Geek

    Be sure to keep us in the loop on how you approach IPB's systems. A few of us are awaiting your initial reactions to help guide our next steps!