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  1. NewRockRabbit added a post in a topic: What phone do you use?   

    Lumia 520 - at around £100 ($150) SIM free, its an absolute steal.
  2. NewRockRabbit added a post in a topic: General Discussion!   

    If we're talking WW2, then it has to be Erwin Rommel. Excellent military strategist who was also (in relative terms) humane as well. Treated prisoners and civilian populations with dignity. Pity he was on the wrong side!
    Interestingly, Churchill said this about him:
    "His ardour, and daring, inflicted grievous disasters upon us. But he deserves the salute which I made him, in t he House of Commons  in Ja nuary 1942. He also deserves our respect, because although a loyal German soldier, he came to hate Hitler and all his works, and took part in the conspiracy to rescue Germany by displacing the maniac and tyrant. For this he paid the forfeit of his life. In the sombre wars of modern democracy, there is little place for chivalry."
    I too have the World at War series on DVD and I remember watching it as a kid in the 70s. I still remember the haunting music and the Olivier voice over, stunning programme. Unfortunately the current blu-ray dvd appears to be a butchered version of the programme in an attempt to update the original 4:3 format into widescreen.
  3. NewRockRabbit added a post in a topic: Not getting @ mentions drop down   

    No harm in reporting it again as my bug report is on the 'old' bug tracker not the current one.
  4. NewRockRabbit added a post in a topic: Not getting @ mentions drop down   

    Re: FF on ubuntu, I always get a greyed out box in the 'reply' field (plus other errors). I have reported this in the bug tracker but the developers can't reproduce, so I've had to switch to Chrome.
  5. NewRockRabbit added a comment: New Content: Can't Change Option (again)   

    If this can't be fixed, then essentially this software is unusable on some versions of Ubuntu 12.04, FF and Chrome. 
  6. NewRockRabbit added a comment: New Content: Can't Change Option (again)   

    @EricGagne Thanks, unfortunately F5 just gets me flood control error.
  7. NewRockRabbit added a bug in Bug Tracker   

    New Content: Can't Change Option (again)
    A couple of days ago, I selected records as an option from the New Content menu. It is now stuck on records and I can not change it to any other option, eg topics.
    a) Ubuntu Chrome. If I click on any of the other options, nothing appears to happen.
    b) Ubuntu FF. If I click on any other options, even if just once, I get the flood control error message.
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  8. NewRockRabbit added a post in a topic: Fastest software to date?   

    Speed on this forum is better than it was a couple of days ago, but 'New Content' remains very slow, averaging between 6 - 8 seconds.
    This will be a problem for me if this doesn't improve a lot, as VNC is currently very popular with my users. It's also a bit worrying that this morning when I tested this (UK 10am), the IPS forums have less users than my own forum, so if anything I'll have more 'pressure' on 'New Content' than IPS (if that has any bearing on the current page speed problem).
    Other than that (and the fact that I can't post in FF on Linux, as reported in bug tracker), it's all looking pretty impressive, well done. 
    Whoops, spoke too soon, 'New Content' now has error: 
    Sorry, there is a problem
    Something went wrong. Please try again.
    Error code:  EX1054
  9. NewRockRabbit added a post in a topic: URL Enhancements   

    This thread has url:

    Every thread on this forum will appear at url level to Google (and user) as a thread within the generic term 'topic'. This is not search engine or user friendly, notwithstanding IPB's use of microdata.

    Instead we should have the option to remove 'topic' from the thread and replace with, for example, either the top or bottom sub-forum (which may be one and the same). For example, this page would have url: (using 'highest' sub-forum) or (using 'lowest' sub-forum)

    Either of these would be more seo and user friendly, would not look 'spammy', would get rid of the pointless 'topic', and allow Google to properly structure forum threads.
  10. NewRockRabbit added a post in a topic: URL Enhancements   

    I totally agree, but unfortunately IPB have indicated that there won't be a hierarchical option which I think is a big mistake. My forum is also 10+ years old but I would willingly go through the pain to get a logical URL structure, as suggested by Google. I appreciate that many would not want to do this, which is why it should be an ACP option.
  11. NewRockRabbit added a post in a topic: IP.Content More User Friendly in Suite 4.0   

    Unfortunately, if I have understood correctly, the URL structure is not going to be changed in IPB 4, which I think is a real shame as it doesn't meet Google's best practice guidelines.

    See bfarber's comments here:

  12. NewRockRabbit added a post in a topic: When is IPB 4.0 ?   

    This is worse than SEO threads ... :cry:
  13. NewRockRabbit added a post in a topic: When is IPB 4.0 ?   

    URL changes (including use of ID and the URL hierarchy) are discussed in this thread - looks like current structure will be maintained but perhaps with increased ACP functions to customize. However still awaiting firm confirmation from IPB.

    '?do=embed' frameborder='0' data-embedContent>>
  14. NewRockRabbit added a post in a topic: URL Enhancements   


    Matt Mecham invited you to contact him about this URL / ID issue, which is a privilege extended to few. Have you done this? If not, why bang on about this issue here, as none of us can alter the way in which IPB 4 will work - only someone like Matt can.

  15. NewRockRabbit added a post in a topic: URL Enhancements   

    Exactly, but this does not appear to be possible with IPB 3.x 'out of the box' (hence mods such as Green SEO) nor does it appear to be on offer with IPB 4.0. :mad: (although I REALLY hope to be corrected on this).

    This seems to me to be absolutely fundamental to search engine ranking (and web site design good practice) and should be built into the core rather than being a mod with all the complications that entails. I really wish more effort was being put into achieving correct URL structure rather than a host of other improvements which could be considered as little more than cosmetic.

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