I sometimes find it hard to find skins or apps for my particular version of IPB in the marketplace, its often hard to tell just from the search page what version things will work with. I would like to suggest that as part of the client-side of the IPB system that we could 'register' the version of IPB (and add-on apps) that were using so that the marketplace would display only things that were compatible with the version your using.
This will work even better when the 4.0 suite comes out and all the apps are on the same version number system.
I just want to say one thing: PLEASE DONT PULL A VBULLETIN with the Suite 4.0 release. Make absolutely sure everything is done, make sure its all compatible with all its components and that it all works before you release it. I cant go through drama like that again.
I would like to make a suggestion for future versions:
ADMIN OPTION --
I would love to see a time-clock option in the admin pannel for moderators so people who have paid staff who get an hourly wage can be properly tracked for the time they spend working on the site. It would really make my life easier if there was a better way to know how many hours my moderators are spending online and how much work they are actually doing on the site.
Bugs aren't fixed. Apps arent supported. The marketplace is a joke. Straight up.
Here is how the marketplace actually works: I make a crappy app, I charge $10 for it, you buy it, then I dont support it nor will I fix it and by the time anybody has noticed Ive already made a few grand. Repeat.
Im so over it. A few bad apples have ruined it for the rest of you. Im sure some of you support your apps and are decent coders, but the majority suck and its really too bad. because it hurts IPBoards reputation when you dont support your products or update them.
I have noticed that many of the apps I have purchased lately from the marketplace dont work as described. They are not kept up to date, are missing features and files and the support is lack luster at best, if you can even get anybody to reply. I have realized that it might cost more to do it yourself, but at least youll know its going to work. I will not be buying anything from the mafrketplace on this site ever again. Im done with bad coders and cheap products.
Gallery 5 is nice on the front-end and a nightmare on the back end. You have absolutely no admin options on how to move photos around.
Album Manager is a joke. You can barely manage the album, all you can really do is move it or change its permissions. You cant actually do anything with the photos in that album. If you try and delete the album and move the photos somewhere else that way, it just deletes the photos regardless of the options checked. On most galleries it doesn't even say who the album owner is.
Category Manager is even worse. You cant actually manage any albums within any categories. Again, about all you can do is edit the name and change permissions. Its a total waste of time.
You might as well not even have an admin section if you not going to be able to do any actual admin stuff beyond editing a galleries name or changing its category.
Yeah but people are dumb and sometimes cant even figure out all the obvious things youve mentioned.
But also, what if you dont want to have forum descriptions for sub-forums in a category but would rather have a top level description describing all the forums found in that section? Than what do you do?