Drakior

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  1. Drakior added a comment: Gallery & Mysql5 : Ips Driver Error - Solution Here!   

    Another incomplete query:
    ALTER TABLE `downloads_comments` ; This prevents the upgrader from continuing further, so I can't get beyond it.
  2. Drakior added a comment: Gallery & Mysql5 : Ips Driver Error - Solution Here!   

    Another incomplete query:
    ALTER TABLE `downloads_comments` ; This prevents the upgrader from continuing further, so I can't get beyond it.
  3. Drakior added a bug in IPS4 Bug Tracker   

    [Beta 5a] Incomplete manual queries error during upgrade
    Multiple errors during upgrade from 3.4.7, including requests to manually run queries.  The query being asked to run appears incomplete.
    There were at least two instances:
     
    Please manually run the following queries before continuing: 1 ;  
    Please manually run the following queries before continuing: ALTER TABLE `forums_posts` ;  
     
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  4. Drakior added a bug in IPS4 Bug Tracker   

    Beta 3 - Countless errors during upgrade
    Have not been able to get anywhere close to a successful upgrade from Beta 1, 2, or 3.
    With Beta 3, these are the query # errors until it stopped working and wouldn't go any further.
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  5. Drakior added a comment on a blog entry: Social Groups 2.0 Dev Update: Addons and Pages   

    I think where some people are drawing the comparison between Social Groups and IP.Content is in the page edit and layout creation process. Social Groups looks like it's intuitive, easy and even fun to use... whereas IP.Content is the complete opposite.

    If you've ever used IP.Content to create pages and layouts, you know it's convoluted, a complete chore to use and not at all fun.

    Granted, IPB can't be great at all things -- they did a fantastic job with the Board 3.2. Let's hope they carry that through to Content and Blog and take a hint from Social Groups as to the kind of user experience that will win us over.

    Our community could definitely use Social Groups 2.0 so will be purchasing this.

    Nice stuff.
  6. Drakior added a post in a topic: 3.2 - Feature request   



    IMO, if you have moderators that are abusing their powers, then you have far bigger problem on your hands to deal with.
  7. Drakior added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.2.0: Remote Skin Editing   

    Thank goodness! This is by far one of the best features revealed for 3.2 so far. :thumbsup:
  8. Drakior added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.2.0 Dev Update: Editing Member Improvements   

    Will Moderators be able to ban/warn users sitewide now and not just those in the moderator's assigned forums?<br>
  9. Drakior added a post in a topic: Square thumbnails are not always appropriate   

    In some cases, square thumbnails work just fine. For example, if it's a square crop of a photo, or artwork, this invites the user to click to see the full image. This is perfectly acceptable.

    In some cases, rectangular thumbnails are more appropriate. Where information is contained in the thumbnail such as titles, logos, text, comic strips, as well as artwork where you don't want it auto-cropped and squared off.

    For a community platform such as IPB, I would think the philosophy should be to favour more choice to site admins, not less.

    A single implementation for something like thumbnails seems uncharacteristically myopic for the IPB Platform. I'm not understanding how having no choice on the matter is superior to having a choice.

    If site admins want square thumbs, they can put 180x180 in the fields and get their square thumbs. If site admins want their own aspect ratio, they would have the option to do that. What could the justification be to remove this simple and obvious choice from site admins?
  10. Drakior added a post in a topic: Option to strip HTML for main blog listing view only   

    Case in point.


  11. Drakior added a post in a topic: Option to strip HTML for main blog listing view only   

    Please give us an option to toggle the stripping of HTML for the main blog listing view.

    In IP.Blog 2.3.1 you were stripping the HTML on the main listing. In the 2.3.2 you changed it. Now our main listing looks disastrous.

    I would argue that it is not appropriate to have a hard-coded setting like this because it does not work out for all sites, so this really should be a toggle for admins to decide.

    Without stripping the HTML the main blog listing looks like a dog's breakfast on our site and we have over 2000 blogging members all doing their own thing.

    Thanks for considering.
  12. Drakior added a post in a topic: IP.Blog ... Some Much Needed Features!   

    These are the kinds of features that would help bring IP.Blog a little bit more up to speed. While IP.Blog plays nicely with the whole community suite, and the integration is awesome, as a blogging system, it's sorely lacking in some very key areas that many basic blogs out there presently enjoy.

    These are just the basics that are missing:

    Like any blog out there on the internet, every entry has an image associated with it. This image is shown as part of the teaser. IP.Blog presently does not parse any image code while displaying teasers so there's no elegant alternative. And enabling full html to all users is not an option. IP.Blog's basic entry listing is just text and an avatar. Not very exciting, not very interesting. Allowing users to put a little thumbnail of an image for each entry would go a long way to make this look like a "real" blog.[*] Some basic user customization Give the users the ability to do basic customization to their blogs, namely the ability to upload a custom header image/logo, with size restrictions set by the admin.[*] Easily re-order entries An elegant solution to allow blog entries to be reordered, at the very least some kind of inline "quick edit" to modify post dates if that's all that can be done.[*] Sorting options throughout The option to sort posts by date (asc/desc) throughout the blog engine. For example, when viewing Archives, it just sorts by date DESC with no other option. Just as a blog reader, options to filter through content need to be added.[*] Custom fields Allow admins to add custom fields so that we can parse, sort and order blog entries using our own criteria. I don't expect IP.Blog to compete shoulder to shoulder with years-long established systems like Wordpress. And IP.Blog has done some really great things with forum/community integration, so please give some IP.Blog users some love! We will now have over 1200 IP.Blog bloggers in my community, so please consider some updates soon! Thx!
    Assign an Image to an Entry








    There's lots more that could be added and improved upon, but these few things would go a long way to bring IP.Blog a little bit more up to speed.

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  1. Drakior

    Would sure like to see some IP.Blog updates forthcoming...

    1. Charles

      All apps will be updated along with 3.2.

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      Hello.

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