Rick L

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  1. Rick L added a comment on a blog entry: 4.0 - Q&A Forums   

    This will likely bring in quite a few new IPB subscribers. Many people want to good QnA platform in itself. 
     
    Fantastic insight IPB team!
  2. Rick L added a post in a topic: When is IPB 4.0 ?   

    >This!

    Has been the causation for a twitchy eye - and is by far strict to adsense.

    Along with the rest of the post, looking forward to the great changes coming in 4.0 IP.Content and IP.Nexus - specifically in hopes of breaking away from the current requirements for domain sales and server settings.
  3. Rick L added a post in a topic: When is IPB 4.0 ?   

    Assumption is rarely realistic. Of course this all depends on your business plan as well. Are we looking at our goals or someone els's ? Interesting question is it not ?

    Only in an afforadble product such as IPB do we see people pushing for someone to develop for them. If the costs were 10x what they are, or should be , just imagine what SMF or Vanilla would be today. Before letting emotions get in the way think about that for a moment.

    What I would like to see is a massive expansion to nexus, bringing IPB into the eCommerce field. As sales aside ad revinue is what fuels possible longevity of a site. That said I could care less what the 'skin' or backend looks like, I'll deal with this on my own. Sure my opinion there is one sided yet my point remains, take a proven product that they have worked diligently on, and jam something completely new over it , just to realize nothing they stood on others shoulders for ( mods - hooks ect.. ) work, and they must rework everything.

    I'll stick with what I have , work on that, when 4.0.1 is released I'll toss up a dev site and begin migrating my idea's into the new format. This way I'm not ignoring what's in front of me and chasing my tail.
  4. Rick L added a post in a topic: When is IPB 4.0 ?   

    I've got it !

    Hey IPB -- just release it already - who cares if its finished, so the net can be cluttered with posts about how terrible a release was. Duh-me ?
  5. Rick L added a post in a topic: When is IPB 4.0 ?   

    Personally I could care less when 4.0 comes out. I'm waiting for 4.0.1

    Simpy due to me re-evaluating my site bringing it closer to my new business plan, which of course after sketching up my flowchart I keep seeing blogs about a new version that will actually aligns very well with my ideas.

    However I have no idea why I would wait to continue development simply due to (what comes next) out of IPB, imo doing that would not reflect my goals, but negate them.

    Truly, I just wanted to get in on this legenday (although seen many times before) thread of people that just may have lost their way due to following the development of the web in general , instead of following their own plan.

    /love this insane thread = :hyper:
  6. Rick L added a post in a topic: IPB 4.0 can install each product independently   

    I do not think as rare as you might think - wait -- what did I just say. Either way - onward
  7. Rick L added a post in a topic: Fake a few members on new boards   

    Sybil much ?
    None the less Love your comment XD
  8. Rick L added a post in a topic: Please tell me I'm wrong: IP.Nexus + enom = $200+, WHMCS + enom = $0   

    I've had nexus license since nexus came out , supporting it's development, in hopes of using it for hosting + domain sales. Unless I'm using cpanel and paying outrageous enom membership costs ( which I use neither ) the suite is useless for me to this day. Prove me wrong.
  9. Rick L added a post in a topic: Plesk   

    I suppose none of those using plesk care enough to utilize nexus - unless I'm missing something here ?
  10. Rick L added a post in a topic: Still no way to easily create navigation tabs   

    This is a growing concern, honestly --

    More people want to be admins, but want a glowing button to show them how to do something as simple as ....
    <a href="{parse url="app=core&amp;module=global&amp;section=navigation&amp;inapp={parse expression="IPS_APP_COMPONENT"}" base="public"}" rel="quickNavigation" accesskey='9' id='quickNavLaunch' title='{$this->lang->words['launch_quicknav']}'><span>&nbsp;</span></a> /* ad the code before the </li> */ <a href="the link goes here"><li>name the link</li></a> ... in look and feel > manage skin templates > pick your skin > global template

    Maybe this is rough, so what, it works and it's as simple as it gets. You don't need an application to do this. There is something to be said about complexity where it should not be.

    Were seeing more and more of it, now I'm not bashing the thread, but the context of the discussion itself is a bit presumptuous. Try not to be one that wants and needs , but one that does, or figures out how to do.
  11. Rick L added a post in a topic: Grass Roots Political Campaign   

    FYI espeically for what you are looking at , you will need the spam service, truly is a very real solution to the constant bombardment.

    If I understand it correctly, when you, or anyone else ticks a user as a spam user, this is reported back to IPS services. which does not allow that email / username ( not sure on specifics ) to sign up on any licensed active board. Correct my wrongs ?
  12. Rick L added a post in a topic: Migrated IPB to PostgreSQL and happy   

    Might be more people using mysql granted , it's free and open. It really is great I'm not bashing it in any way.

    However most people are using it because it has been the standard ' set and forget ' way to handle data. Which has nothing to do with efficiency as applications constantly rely more and more , as well as heavier database usage.

    As far as VB , Postgre would make no difference in fixing it's core functionality. Sorry for bashing someones code.

    If I had time to learn enough to use IPB with postgre I would be doing it. Currently I'm experimenting with Percona
  13. Rick L added a post in a topic: Migrated IPB to PostgreSQL and happy   

    It still surprises me that with the demand placed on mysql , and it's downfalls, that there is not more people working on getting IPB support for postgre.

    With hosting delving deeper into VPS Vs. dedicated, you would think more people would be willing to look at one if not the largest of the large resource hogs in the land of application data storage.
  14. Rick L added a comment: Switching to mobile skin on desktop, users unable to get back to full version.   

    If not a bug then is anyone come up with the solution ?
  15. Rick L added a post in a topic: Images placeholder/attachment when blogthis   

    Interesting I might be the only one with this issue. :)

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