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  1. Lindy added a post in a topic: What song are you currently listening to?   

  2. Lindy added a post in a topic: Show yourself   

    The guys are going to love me for this, but here's an informal group pic of some of us at IPS

    Left to right: Brandon, myself, Ryan, Phil (Mark H), Rhett, Charles, Rikki
  3. Lindy added a post in a topic: Favorite Movie(s)   

    I couldn't narrow it down to one, but these come to mind, in no particular order: 
    - Top Gun
    - Godfather
    - Goodfellas
    - Christmas Vacation 
    - Back to the Future
    - The Green Mile
    - Stand By Me
    - Despicable Me (I have 3 kids, cut me some slack!) 
  4. Lindy added a post in a topic: Welcome to general chat!   

    ​I did! I get happier by the day - ask anyone at IPS.
  5. Lindy added a post in a topic: 4.0 has less options than 3.4.x?   

    As always, we appreciate the feedback! I'll let a developer address the specifics regarding background tasks, but I'll try to address the concern in terms of overall feature and setting perception.
    IPS4 is a new platform and in some ways, a new beginning - it's the first complete rewrite in IPS history. With that, we wanted to take a step back, modernize and streamline the product. Some settings and features were felt to be rarely used and/or irrelevant and expensive to maintain, so they were removed altogether. Other settings targeting advanced users were moved from the AdminCP into "hidden" settings - these are editable via constants.php and I believe we're working on documenting those for release. 
    There's already been several things that feedback has prompted us to reintroduce, so please be sure to let us know of specifics. Keep in mind, based on our typical demographic and userbase, most of our customers prefer the less-is-more approach and don't want pages of settings and confusing functionality to work through. So, we may not be able to take on every suggestion and obscure setting that once existed, but if it's a popular request, we'll certainly give it consideration. Balance is key.
  6. Lindy added a post in a topic: What type of computer is your daily driver?   

    ​That's quite a beautiful sight!
  7. Lindy added a post in a topic: Will IPBoard 4.0 have IP.Chat?   

    Thanks for the interest in IP.Chat! There are actually two IP.Chat projects underway. One is a rework of the current IP.Chat to be compatible with IPS4. The other is actually a complete redesign that allows inclusion of new features such as multi-room support. The former will be available with IPS4 "gold" (or final, if you prefer) while the latter will be rolled out a bit later. 
  8. Lindy added a post in a topic: Welcome to general chat!   

    Welcome to the new general chat forum! Feel free to create your own topics and discuss current events, what you're listening to and nearly everything in between. We only ask that you remember that this is a corporate community and conversations should be civil and "G rated." 
  9. Lindy added a post in a topic: Old database for new IPB4 test site   

    If the file has the correct permissions, it will populate the file for you but I fear there's confusion here -- a fresh install will overwrite whatever is in the database. If you have a same-version instance of IPS4 and you want to test it on a different database with your existing, simply copy the database then open conf_global.php and edit the database details and the $INFO['board_url'] path (you'll also want to update paths and testinstall license key in the AdminCP as well.) If you have an IP.Board 3 installation, you'll want to do the above and then run the upgrader - not the installer. 
  10. Lindy added a post in a topic: Thank you Ryan Ashbrook   

    Ryan rocks! Don't tell him I said that though.
  11. Lindy added a post in a topic: Nexus Encryption   

    ​No, we have decided to release it unencoded. The cost will be going up slightly to compensate, but it will remain unencoded. 
  12. Lindy added a post in a topic: my time to moan !   


    Your grievance is understood, but a little more frustrating than others because I went above and beyond for you specifically given your history, then you take the offer, spend the credit and then come here to complain "on behalf of others." Surely you can understand the frustration. Nobody forced you to upgrade your licenses - in fact, you contacted us to do so for extra credit. To support your customers, you could have quite easily used your unused standard license that's already compatible with IPS4. So, you certainly had a choice and it's truly quite baffling where you're coming from with this. Since sending the e-mail blast, we've converted a good number of licenses and all but less than a handful have been perfectly accepting, if not gracious of the offer. I'm not saying we should receive a standing ovation by any means, but I think the overall response has been that we're doing the right thing given the circumstances and an awful lot more than most companies would these days. Some, like yourself, will disagree and that's perfectly ok. 
    There's already an open topic on this subject. You've aired your grievance and frustration and this has run its course, but if you have something further to add, feel free to add to the other topic (that's also almost run its course), or contact us with account concerns. 
    Thank you.
  13. Lindy added a post in a topic: IPB Devs 3.4.x   

    As a matter of course, we support the current version and the previous release. Support for 3.4 will be a bit different as major releases will be more frequent with IPS4 and beyond and 3.4 marks the last release of Invision Power Board. Some will choose to remain with that for a while, so we intend on at least releasing critical and security updates for the foreseeable future. We will likely re-evaluate after 2 years and depending on usage and adoption of IPS4 will then make a more concrete decision as to when to announce an EOL. For now, I wouldn't worry about it and 3.4 will not necessarily be EOL in tandem with the release of IPS4.1.
  14. Lindy added a post in a topic: my time to moan !   

    Pete, I thought we had all of this worked out and that we gave you a fair deal. I have to say, it's ever so slightly frustrating that you'd accept an offer to upgrade, spend the credit and then return to complain how you feel you were wronged. I didn't think you were forced to upgrade under duress.
    We can of course debate semantics, but If you truly don't think anything has changed and it's still the same forum as it was in 2002, I'm not sure I can be of any assistance or say anything to sway you. 
    I will say, you're honing in on what you feel you're not getting, when neglecting to mention what you have received. For example, three annual licenses that we upgraded, for free, to standard licenses -- so for $40/ea. you got 3 licenses that would cost you $525 to purchase today - those licenses are already compatible with IPS4. Even the perpetual licenses were significantly discounted for loyalty promotions to begin.
    After all of the above, a decade of updates, support and growth with IPS plus a generous credit and upgrade to the next chapter of IPS - I feel we've done a respectable job at doing the right thing (and the overwhelming response from legacy holders agree), but I fully respect that you disagree and am sorry for your frustration. Unfortunately, business decisions are made at different stages of the growth cycle - some materialize, others don't. I've explained in other topics the need to move away from legacy licenses and you're free to "have your moan" of course, but at the end of the day, we feel we've come up with a reasonable middle ground. 
  15. Lindy added a post in a topic: What exactly happens if i don't renew!   

    Thanks for your inquiry. If your suite expires, you can renew it at any later date without additional penalty.

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