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  1. jwdenzel added a post in a topic: Prepping my website for IPS4. Who do I give my money to?   

    Yeah, sorry about that. After I posted this I found the custom jobs link. I was unable to delete this thread, though.
  2. jwdenzel added a post in a topic: Prepping my website for IPS4. Who do I give my money to?   

    I have a large community website incorporating pretty much the entire IPS community suite.  With IPS4 coming soon, I'd like to hire somebody to convert my skin over to the new version, and do some other modifications.
    Paid gig.
    Please PM me if you're interested. Experienced vendors only, please. 
  3. jwdenzel added a post in a topic: Request: Please support Amazon Payments   

    Thanks for the link. That's cool. 
    I agree with Kirito: this is a big enough gateway where I think it should be part of the Nexus application by default. (Same for Google Wallet).  
  4. jwdenzel added a post in a topic: Request: Please support Amazon Payments   

    Amazon recently announced a new payment service that'll compete with things like PayPal. 
    I'd like to kindly request that IP Nexus support this payment method. 
    If you're a user of IP Nexus, please chime in or "Like this post" if you support the idea. 
  5. jwdenzel added a post in a topic: Big Request: Evolve Nexus' PRICE field   

    Dear Nexus developers: this is a big one. I really hope you're listening.  This matters a lot to anybody who wants to use Nexus for BIG (1,000+ item) stores. 
    If I have an item for sale in Nexus, the *ONLY* place to record its price information is in the basic price field. This field is limited to:
    What the current price is
    Nexus does not track promo prices, discounted price, bulk price, or sold (historical) price.  ​
    This prevents us from being as competitive as we could. You know how Amazon shows you the MSRP of an item ("$22.99") and then strikes it out to show their price:   $22.99 13.99 ?  We need to be able to do that. We need a way to be able to set a base price and a discounted or "current" price.  
    A single currency
    Items often cost different amounts in different currencies. They are not always straight currentcy1-to-currency2  conversions
    This makes it extremely difficult to offer the same item to multiple regions of the world. As much as we'd like to have Things on the Internet cost the same for everyone (subject only to their currency), that isn't the case. The reality is that many items can only be made available in different regions.  Limiting an item to only a single currency dramatically limits and significantly-sized store where there are many hundreds of transactions per day from all across the world. 
    We also need better reporting for all this price-related stuff, but that's another matter for another day. 
    Thanks for making a great product. Here's hoping we can evolve it to be even better. 
  6. jwdenzel added a post in a topic: Report needed   

    Alas, the reporting features in IP Nexus are not very good. I've had to create custom MySQL queries to get accurate numbers.  
    Here's hoping that the next major version of Nexus will include customizable reports with CSV output. 
  7. jwdenzel added a post in a topic: Suggestions for Nexus Storefront UI improvements. Feature Requests within   

    My online store uses Nexus and has over 2,500 items in the store. I hand-wrote a custom script to regularly import and update Nexus db because my inventory changes nearly on a daily basis. This works fine. 
    The challenge I have is that my storefront isn’t all that great. It’s very hard to browse through those 2,500 products and find something interesting. Are there any plans to provide a more robust Nexus storefront in the next major version of Nexus?
    For instance:
    The search feature works, but doesn't yield very good results (ie, it searches ANYWHERE and does not prioritize things like the product name). Also, the results show the full product description, which is clunky.  You can't filter on anything (price, availability, rating, size, etc) There's no "Other items like this...." feature Here's my store front:
    Can I get some "likes" or feedback on this post so we can collectively ask IPS to improve the scalability of this product?
  8. jwdenzel added a post in a topic: Navigation Enhancement: Adding a "Next" button   

    I'm really surprised this isn't already present.  When viewing a large amount of photos in a gallery, I'd like to have a quicker way to navigate through them.  My goal is to try and view all the images in a gallery as quickly as possible. 
    The the very least ....
    Please add an arrow or "Next" [and a "previous"] button.  It seems minor, but it's a pain in the butt that we currently have to click on a specific image to go forward. 
    If you're feeling nice....
    Consider having these buttons overlay the image isetlf.  Go to  https://picasaweb.google.com to see how they do it.
    Holy grail....
    In addition to the above, it would be awesome if I didn't have to refresh the page every time I went to a new image. 
  9. jwdenzel added a post in a topic: How do admins get redemption codes for gift vouchers?   

    Need help with this too
  10. jwdenzel added a post in a topic: Chat Logs Disappeared   

    Me too.  Opening a case with Invision
  11. jwdenzel added a post in a topic: Allowing banned users to see IP.Content   

    Hi there,
    My community has IP-banned people from the forums for various reasons.  But I would still like those people to be able to see my main page, which is a news page running with IP.Content.   Those users report that they only see a "You don't have permission" message.
    How can I ban somebody from my forums, but allow them to see my articles content?
    (FYI, I have already ensured that my "banned" user group has permission to see articles)
  12. jwdenzel added a post in a topic: malware and support issues   

    Hi,  unfortunately I cannot help you without knowing a lot more specifics,  but I'm also having a significant increase in spambots and what appears to be effective DDOS attacks within minutes of upgrading to IPS 3.4.0.  
  13. jwdenzel added a post in a topic: Request: Show user which Anti-Fraud rule blocked their purchase   

    Hi Jay,
    Thanks for your opinion on this.  I see what you mean, but I think it would offer more legit benefit to customers instead of fraudulent ones. My main concern personally is ensuring a person's billing address matches what they entered.  If I tell somebody they entered an invalid address, how will that help them to magically come up with the proper one?
    Maybe the Invison folks can make it an option we can enable or disable?
  14. jwdenzel added a post in a topic: Request: Show user which Anti-Fraud rule blocked their purchase   

    I have Nexus' anti-fraud rules enabled.  Some users have emailed me saying they don't know why their purchase is being blocked.  Once I inform them of the reason (ie, an invalid billing address), they say "Ahhh", and handle it as appropriate.
    My request is that when a user receives the error saying something like "Your purchase did not pass out Anti-Fraud rules".... please be more specific as to why it failed.
  15. jwdenzel added a post in a topic: Need improved Search function   

    The overall ability to search for products in IP Nexus is not working very well.   Don't get me wrong: it "works", but the results tend to be difficult to digest.  I have a large store (nearly 3,000 products, both physical and non), and trying to find anything using the search functionality is difficult at best. 
    I am using Sphinx search, and all my cron jobs and .conf files are working fine.
    Here's an experiment you can try for yourself.  The goal is to find an ebook entitled "Into the Darkness" by author Harry Turtledove. 
    Go to my storefront:   http://www.dragonmount.com/Store Search on any term you like.  Examples:  "Into the Darkness" or "Harry Turtledove" or "Into the Darkness Harry Turtledove" or "Darkness Turtledove" Searching for "Into the Darkness" results in the item being shown at the bottom of a long list of products Searching for "Harry Turtledove" results in the item being shown at the bottom of a long list of products, some of which are barely related to the key words Searching for "Into the Darkness Harry Turtledove" results in NO results Searching for "Darkness Turtledove" results in NO results  
    Is there any way that the search function can prioritize the product name over the description?  How about returning result sets that don't show the ENTIRE description? (That gets huge and cumbersome).  Probably better just to return the product name and the first few lines from the description.

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