Biker.GA

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  • Location Where my hat is....
  • Interests Terrorizing little ol' ladies.

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  1. Biker.GA added a post in a topic: Topic descriptions no more   



    Yup. We're in the same boat. With the existing state of the 3.x version of IPB, it will be a cold day in Hades before we upgrade.
  2. Biker.GA added a post in a topic: [suggestion]Subscribe users to topic they have posted in by default   



    This. I hate posting in a new forum and then being inundated with spam because I was automatically subscribed to the thread.
  3. Biker.GA added a post in a topic: malicious moderation conduct - some features that could help to improve awareness and/or prevent it   

    The options are there, though. A "Super Moderator" has always been site wide, regardless of the software package used. If you want to limit what your moderators do, you should make them a forum moderator and adjust their permissions accordingly.
  4. Biker.GA added a post in a topic: Why where the admin controls removed for avatars   

    However, that 240kb isn't just used once. Every single thread view by members and guests will raise that consumption by quite a bit. And that's IF the limit is 20k for an image.
  5. Biker.GA added a post in a topic: Old topic indicator   

    For tech support issues, especially those that are being driven by a regional issue, this type of feature would be a godsend. I don't know how many times I've seen a thread resurrected when the original issue was solved ages ago.
  6. Biker.GA added a post in a topic: Topic descriptions no more   



    What research? I wasn't asked and I didn't see anything in the forums asking feedback.

    We DO use this feature, and arbitrarily removing it does a HUGE disservice to those that did. Make it an option. And this mindset of "just modify your site" is getting old. I've been there, done that. Have the t-shirt, bumper sticker and baseball cap. I will not spend hour after hour redoing things after an upgrade any more. And if "just modify your site" is going to be the response after arbitrarily removing something that affects a lot of users, you can be rest assured we'll start looking elsewhere.
  7. Biker.GA added a post in a topic: How about features that will allow post to be replied via emails.   

    I've often wished for this feature so members who are at work and get an email notification can respond via email as well, especially for those in environments where the business has blocked forum access.
  8. Biker.GA added a post in a topic: What do you think of 3.2?   

    What do I think of it? I think it stinks. Features that I use were arbitrarily removed, the skin design stinks to high heaven, and I shouldn't have to heavily modify something "out of the box" when it's installed.

    Unless certain features are put back in, skiing will be a favorite pastime in Hades before 3.2 appears on my site.
  9. Biker.GA added a post in a topic: Features removed from 3.1.4   



    I have to agree with this. The common consensus seems to be if something was removed that you want, get a modification to get it back. That isn't the point. I don't want to spend hours upon hours redoing my site whenever I do an upgrade. I did that with the early versions of vBulletin and it got old in a hurry.

    Removing features that are redundant is a good thing. Arbitrarily removing features that many of us use is not a good thing. It's extremely unlikely I will upgrade to 3.2. And if further releases continue down this avenue, I'll be forced yet again to explore my options for a different software solution for my site.

    I don't know what the decision process was for 3.2, but from a customer standpoint, it wasn't much of a process if we, the customers, weren't asked about what we use and what we don't use.
  10. Biker.GA added a post in a topic: Features removed from 3.1.4   



    So? Why should users be told to go "Google it", when there was a nice tool available that they could use that did it for them.

    You're thinking like the old System Administrator who wants to keep the magic in the box. Make it easy for the users, not more difficult.
  11. Biker.GA added a post in a topic: Twitter and Google +1 numbers   

    I'm on the fence with this one. While I can see where it would be something that many could use, I think I'd like it to be optional as to whether it's shown or not. Just because it's shared across hundreds of accounts doesn't necessarily make the item newsworthy nor does it lend credence to the validity of the subject.

    Not to mention. I'm starting to get pretty sick of seeing +1 all over the place. Reminds me of previous fads that got old in a hurry.
  12. Biker.GA added a post in a topic: Suggestion! in the features   



    Why not? If a new customer can't decide on their own whether the software is good for them or not, hiding the "bad" posts won't make it any more popular. Some companies already do this on their website and as a result, it will be a cold day in hell before I use their products or recommend them to someone else.

    If your product is so weak that you have to delete/lock the posts that criticize it, your product most likely wasn't that good to begin with.
  13. Biker.GA added a post in a topic: Need new FTP Client   

    I've been using CuteFTP Professional for years now. I've tried others, and they just don't stack up to the features that CuteFTP has.
  14. Biker.GA added a post in a topic: Like for PM's   

    If the recipient likes the PM, they can reply in kind.

    People are getting too hung up on the bloody like feature and it's being over used as it is.
  15. Biker.GA added a post in a topic: What do you think of 3.2?   



    And there lies the rub. Small adjustment? It has taken a YEAR for my users to get fairly comfortable with the change from vBulletin to IPB. These are not "small" changes, nor would I expect these kind of changes in a minor revision release.

    And before Charles jumps in about "not getting hung up on version numbers", I'd suggest looking at virtually every other software company out there and what is usually considered minor version releases vs major releases and the changes that occur with them. This was not a minor update. This was a major revision I would expect from a major upgrade (ie, 3.x to 4.x).

    You want specifics? I'll give you specifics. The default skin is STILL geared towards "younger eyes". It's difficult to find things, and one shouldn't have to rely on something to "magically appear" in order to perform a function. What did you guys do? Go look at Xenforo, go "ooooooooooh SHINY!" and copy some stuff? If we had been that impressed with the stuff Kier was doing, we'd have gone with that package.

    Bah. You do what you need to do. However, if the software continues on in the current direction that it's taking, I suspect I won't be the only one looking for a different solution.

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  1. Biker.GA

    Why am I having to log into the forums every 5 stinking minutes?!!!!

    1. Painted Horse

      Broken cookie?

    2. A Walk in Faith

      I think Painted Horse is right.. I don't have any troubles with staying logged in unless I am switching back and forward from my live site and my test site, on the same server.

    3. SkimPappa

      I only have a logging out problem if I use the iphone app. Then it logs me out each time I close it. But only on my site, not IPB site