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  1. Kessler added a post in a topic: Buying new Standard license - any impact on Perpetual or Lifetime?   

    In addition to what Ian said.

    If you would like to convert one or more of your legacy licenses to a Standard license, we will do that for you for free. When the license is converted, we would set an expiration on the license for when you would need to renew it. During that time, you would get the benefits of having a Standard license at no additional cost.

    Lifetime license converted to Standard, the license would expire a year after it was converted.

    Perpetual license converted to Standard, we would add 6 months to it's current expiration.

    Keep in mind that once converted, the licenses would reach a point of expiring and would need to be renewed, $25 for 6 months.

    So if you purchase a new Standard license and decide you like the benefits of it (Spam Monitoring Service, free 5 user chat, Visual Skin Editor, etc), then you can convert your other licenses to get the benefits with those as well.
  2. Kessler added a post in a topic: Purchasing add-ons without IP.Board   

    Try this link: Store

    If you're not seeing it listed in the Purchases tab in the Client Area, then please submit a ticket to billing.
  3. Kessler added a post in a topic: Ip Board on my current website   

    As mentioned, IPB doesn't integrate with PHPnuke on it's own. You would need to have someone design a script that would make this possible. You could try asking on the PHPnuke site for support for this, as someone else may have already done the same thing you are wanting to do.

    You mention about a new front end, is this just for the forums or for other parts of your site as well? Perhaps if we knew your goals, we could provide you with a better response.

    If you're looking to replace PHPnuke altogether, you can certainly do that with our IP.Content add-on app, although to be honest, as you mentioned you're not a web designer nor a coder, it's likely not for you. Again though, if we knew more about your plans, we may be better able to assist you.
  4. Kessler added a post in a topic: How to check if license key is not stolen?   

    There's really not much to worry about. If someone steals your license key, it wouldn't do them any good even if your license is active, especially if you have your license key associated with your community's URL. They would not benefit from support or any other services from having the key. In essence, the key is useless to everyone except the owner.
  5. Kessler added a post in a topic: Buying license from someone else?   

    In addition to what AndyF said...

    If you purchase or sell a used license, you do run the risk of being scammed out of money. If you send someone money for it and they don't give you the details for the account, then you're out of the money you sent. If you accept money and send someone the account details only to later lose the funds because they used a stolen card or account, then again, you're out of the money.

    Even if nothing bad happens, we discourage such transactions. If you proceed with such a transaction and something bad happens, we will not be able to help you in the matter.

    It's also important to keep in mind that we don't transfer licenses from one account to another. If someone isn't offering their entire account for sale, but instead an individual license from it, then that won't even be possible. It's all or nothing. So that's another thing to be careful about.
  6. Kessler added a post in a topic: Email address already in use ?   

    When you sign up here, your email address also becomes your account for making purchases and vice-versa. Sign into the client area (link at top of this page, on the far left) using the email address and password that you created for this community. After you've done that, click on this link and you can make your purchase.
  7. Kessler added a post in a topic: No Cyber Monday at IPS!   

    We offer a Cyber deal. When you buy IP.Board and then one or more of the add-on apps, you get a discount ranging from 5% to 25%, depending on how many different apps you purchase.

    Better hurry while the getting is good. ;)
  8. Kessler added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.3 Dev Update: Archive System   

    [quote name='Jean' timestamp='1322257905']
    For people who want to read this article in Hebrew.

  9. Kessler added a post in a topic: Self-hosted vs community hosting   

    You would simply submit a ticket to billing and they will generate an invoice for the difference for the upgrade. Once that's paid and you reply back to the ticket, they'll update your plan. There are no service charges for upgrading your plan.
  10. Kessler added a post in a topic: Purchased Board License #55 Today   

    With that many successful sites, you might consider writing a tutorial/guide for other members to use for being able to improve the success of their sites.

    You might also consider sharing a list of your sites so that others can see what you've accomplished.
  11. Kessler added a post in a topic: Self-hosted vs community hosting   

    When you feel the need or want to upgrade your plan, simply submit a ticket to the billing department and they'll take care of it for you.
  12. Kessler added a post in a topic: Self-hosted vs community hosting   

    The benefit of the demo system is that you can get a feel for the ACP and what options are available, as well as being able to test things out before deciding if you are going to make a purchase or not. It's not like software that you download where it gives you full options for X days and then you have to purchase a license to continue.

    The thing about the Starter 5 plan is that it doesn't provide you with the chat service. If that doesn't bother you, then it's a good place to start.
  13. Kessler added a post in a topic: Development License Key   

    The development/testing site can be publicly accessible, just it cannot turn into another active community. Sometimes you need to do this, for example when you're planning to perform an upgrade need help testing out settings or a new mod/app, you might invite some select members from the live site to help you out. I do recommend using .htaccess to password protect the development install, so that you can better control who can access it. Otherwise you might check on it one day and find that half your community is active on your development site.

    For passwords, I suggest getting it set up ahead of time. Have one 'master' ID/password that you would use of course. Then have one for your staff and then have about 12 random ID's and passwords that you can give out as needed. Then once a month, remove the one currently being used and give out the new one for your 'testers' to use. Helps to prevent unwanted people from sneaking in because of the ID/password being leaked.
  14. Kessler added a post in a topic: Development License Key   

    I believe you're talking about this post. It's the post I thought of when I saw the title of this topic.
  15. Kessler added a post in a topic: Self-hosted vs community hosting   

    Asked someone that deals with hosting and to summarize it...
    It really depends on how many people and posts you are expecting to have. For example, a million members and 10million posts, maybe 2 or 3 servers, with 10k members and 100k posts, maybe a VPS.

    If you haven't got a community running already, then what I recommend depends on how you want to proceed.
    1. Hosted by us, start out on the Basic 10 plan and as your needs grow, you can upgrade your plan. If you reach a point where you will soon need to go to one of our advanced hosting plans, then you could start researching hosting companies for their VPS/Dedicated hosting plans to support your community. You might decide to remain hosted by us or you might prefer to be hosted elsewhere, but by this point you'd have a better idea of your needs and we should be able to give you more accurate advice on what your needs would be.

    2. Own a license, start out on a shared hosting plan on a good/reliable host. If you're not going to get hosted by us, we recommend using Hostgator and you can use a coupon code INVISIONPOWER to get your first month free (up to $9.95 I believe).

    3. Both of the above. Some people are hosted by us despite owning full licenses to the board. The benefit here is that they get the add-ons to use for free while also having unencoded IPB files so they can make modifications to the core product. (Hosted files are encoded.)

    I personally recommend the first option. Gives you time to learn the software and develop your community while also trying out the different apps. Then if you decide to move away from us, you'll know which add-ons you want to purchase to take with you.

    As for who offered it to you, in all fairness, they may be good for their word/offer, but for all involved, it's just easier to purchase it directly. Once they've made the payment to you, then you've got the money. Then when you make the purchase with us, if there happens to be any issues (we sometimes get false positives on our fraud checks and we need to review them manually), it'll be between you and our billing department. Much easier than you being in the dark while we try to sort it out with a third person. Not saying this will happen, only a good example of why it's better to not have a one person paying for another. Better to keep it simple. So if they wonder why you'd prefer payment so you can make the purchase, just let them know it's easier for everyone that way.

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  1. ILikeSleep » Kessler

    look at my post again

  2. Kessler

    New member title.

  3. Fozzie1971 » Kessler

    well when i submit a ticket no one ever checks it....

  4. Kessler

    2010? My active posts says 2426. :P

  5. Guest » Kessler

    Happy 2010 Posts :P

  6. Kessler

    Nah, let's not. :P

  7. AndyF » Kessler

    I really want to put that 'powered by' thing in your sig or about me page lol :p

  8. Kessler

    If you need assistance, please ask it in the forums. If it's something you would prefer a more discreet handling of, then please submit a ticket and one of the support staff will handle the issue properly.

  9. DeLaGhetto1 » Kessler

    excuse me do you have aim i need help

  10. AndyF » Kessler

    Well, NDA means I can't tell anyone anyway :p although I am half surprised no one has figured it out (although you know how I managed it)

  11. AndyF » Kessler

    :( shame lol

  12. AndyF » Kessler

    Did anyone actually claim the 'prize' ? :)

  13. Kessler

    I have other things that I work on.

  14. Liquid_1520 » Kessler

    So, what do you do when there's no support requests to be answered? Do you just kinda browse the internet until something pops up?

  15. rastaX » Kessler

    By process of elimination, there might be a person who used to post a lot, who seems suddenly inactive.

  16. AndyF » Kessler

    I can claim prize ? :)

  17. Alex » Kessler

    First person to guess correctly gets a preview of IP.SecretProduct v2.0

  18. Guest » Kessler

    This is entertaining. :P

  19. Connor T » Kessler

    I'm going to make the match. I know your one of the guys who helped a lot.

  20. MichelleBCF » Kessler

    Hi. I posted a query about IP.Blog, and it's been moved. However, I can't access that particular part.. I think because I haven't actually purchased it yet. And so I can't read the responses. Can it be moved somewhere where I can read it please?