what I'm find the main things are between the two... IPB has a complete manual, and its will NOT be released gold with 250+ bugs, while having competitive site to their clients/subscribers. To me there something hinky with that so those are the big pluses in my book for IPB as oppose to the other you mentioned.
That guild is an absolute marvel and so much time you put into it.
I was able through the demo here to follow your guild and put together something. In a hour time. Its not as nice as others but to show what your guild can do in helping even the most novice user, and may I add Im just a few days old here.
So Brni, thank you for a wonderful guild.
I still have some work to do, like the blue lettering, the light blue bar under the cat box and dark blue around the member picture.
Any way thins is what I was able to do using your guild and I know absolutely nothing about skinning IP, lol I'm still fumbling my way around the board here.
LOL, as long as I have a manual, I can follow along. AND there are manuals... Thanks broni
One thing that stands out while i have been here, is i dont feel like there is an alternative motive to Why you build this software. IP doesn't have multi competitive websites to their webware clients. *cleansing breath*
I really like what I've been reading in doc, enhancements, and on the board.
It is a lot to take in thus leaving me with a few questions, as a fumble around grasping at options.
So if someone could be so kind to point me in the right direction, that would be very much appreciated.
A few questions I haven't found elsewhere, or maybe just missed in the abundance of information...
1.) Can a member belong to more than one user group?
ie. Usergroup A, B, C
2.) Can a member [paid] subscribe to more than one service?
ie. Pay for group
a.) blog Use,
b.) Album Use
c.) Download access
d.) Signature use
e.) Bundle of 1 and 2.
3.) Smilies: Are they loaded all on one page or can i put them in categorys, like the Avatar choose is on here.
ie. smilie select > drop down Cat box > angry, basic, happy ...
- so that all 400 smilies don't overload members systems/browser
4.)Simple gift system like Ning or facebook for members to send a [gif] gift to others or for themselves.
5.) Double post prevention
ie. a post is auto merged if the same poster replys with in 30 sec's or so
6.) If I under stand what i have read, ip.converg can do a bridge between wordpress and ip.board?! does that also include wordpress MU???
I see that there are mods for a few thing, thus i need to question are these not standard IP out-of-box?
7.) An auto welcome pm and email to new confirmed members?
8.)birthday auto email
questions about imported:
9.) Can I just import the members only
ie, username/email, passwords, and/or just their profile stuff
----and is the system notify off by default, so i can do test
10.) can members be merged
ie. Member 'A' signs up and posts, gets lost in life, loses info and signs up a year later and posts under a different username, can i as admin merge the two usernames to one username and have them keep all their posts in on one username member?
looking for an out of box community. I like what I see, could use smiles page category so not all smiles show up in one page, and a clean gift system for members to purchase gifts for themselves or other members.