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.
@meetdilip 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.
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.
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
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:
invisionpower.com/ips-software-and-company-feedback/397771-url-enhancements/ (using 'highest' sub-forum) or
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.