I appreciate that there is the intention in the Feature Plan to merge VNC and AS, but this is kinda urgent. Currently the user experience Guests coming to a IPB 4.0 site is poor. Unlike 3.4 (and all other major forum software) there is no VNC (or equivalent) option for Guests. If the Guest manages to find A/S via the More tab, they are then confronted with a very unfriendly list of content. Furthermore on this IPB site, a Guest will more often than not get an error message if the click on one of the A/S options, eg topics. Personally I think the priority on this feature needs to be increased from 'coming soon' to 'next up' just to get us back to where we were with 3.4.
I do remember that some time last year potential URL structures for IPS4 were discussed in some detail on this site. Many users (including me) requested a full hierarchical structure for the suite. It would appear that that is now an option for Pages, and from my personal perspective that is a good thing. I hope that this will be extended to the rest of the suite as I personally would like to use a fully hierarchical structure in all applications and I think that there should be consistency across the suite. I hope that this will be an option at some point, and I'm prepared to take the SE hit that this would likely cause in the short term. I like what I've seen done with Pages both on this site and Ralf H's. What is critical for Pages though, once it is Gold, will be thorough documentation to help users understand how Pages actually works (including what is happening in the 'background'), together with detailed guidance on actually creating different 'types' of Pages.
This thread has gone waaay off topic. Getting back to the IP4 Feature Plan, how do I get from this http://community.invisionpower.com/4featureplan/ to this: http://community.invisionpower.com/4featureplan/performance-r15/ Thanks
I'm not sure whether anyone has commented on this so far (cause the search function on this site is so flaky ), but I would like to say that the new 'IPS4 Feature Plan' is a fantastic resource, which both answers many questions and is beautifully laid out. Hopefully it'll stop some of the repetitive arguments as well (although I'm just waiting for the 'why is xyz not in your feature plan' thread ). Nice one IPS. http://community.invisionpower.com/4featureplan/