Tom Butler

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  1. Tom Butler added a post in a topic: Public registration   

    I am trying to set up the board to allow members of the public to register before posting. I want them to be able to read topics in the "Public" section without registering.
     
    I see the "Create Account" button but it takes me to my contact page in the main website. Where is that to be changed?
  2. Tom Butler added a post in a topic: RTE issue with IE10   

    Okay, fine.

    But why am I able to edit here and not on two other instances of the board?
  3. Tom Butler added a post in a topic: RTE issue with IE10   

    What I was saying is that I am able to edit here--on this board. I can use the add link feature here, I can even copy and paste. I can only add text on my board but not edit it. I visit another IPBoard and have the same problem. (Notice here that I was able to add the link. I can't do that on mine!)

    So my question is, what is the difference between this instance of the board and mine? Have you fixed yours? are you using a beta version? How can I make the version I am paying for work as well as this one?

    I see that the majority of people are using Chrome (53%) and IE is only (12%). Even so, it is a red flag that you are in the business of providing a service that is so dependent on browser performance and are not able to keep up with the changes. I suppose it is a common problem for all board developers, but I hate to be forced into a different browser after using IE for so long. I can change, but now it seems I have to make all of my members change. I have enough trouble with participation without this!
  4. Tom Butler added a post in a topic: RTE issue with IE10   

    I just received the reply to a support request:

    Hello,
    I'm afraid we do not currently support Internet Explorer 11. There are still libraries that IP.Board requires that are missing
    from the browser in its current state.

    I'm afraid our only recommendation at this stage is to use a different browser.

    yet, here I am editing a post in the same board using IE11. What gives!
  5. Tom Butler added a post in a topic: Spell check   

    Interesting, English was already noted for IE10 spell check on my computer but it never worked. Based on older comments on this thread, I just I tried selecting English from the list and now it is working. Thanks for the comment Sunrisecc.
  6. Tom Butler added a post in a topic: Spell check   

    I understand by "all modern browsers have built-in spell-checking now" that you are saying IE10 is not a modern browser. IS Invision selling Firefox?
  7. Tom Butler added a post in a topic: Spell check   

    I'm using IE10 with the Speckie add on. ( http://www.speckie.com/ ). It works well, but occasionally gets confused until the next restart.

    Spell check is an important capability of my computer and I find it a little odd that the capability has been removed from a board I am paying to have and maintain.
  8. Tom Butler added a post in a topic: Can't Reply In Forums Using IE7   

    Okay, everything in the editor seems to work on this board.

    Everything works on my board now except that in "More Reply Options," I do not have a "Return" capability. This is true in IE10 and AOL bowsers.
  9. Tom Butler added a post in a topic: Can't Reply In Forums Using IE7   

    I am having the same trouble with IE10 on two different instances of this board. At first, I just could not line feed. Then, I had to reset IE10 for other reasons and now I cannot edit at all. I can post in the Quick Reply but the results are garbled. When I go to the expanded editor, I see no edit tools

    AOL browser works fine.

    I see that everything works on this board.

    Never mind! Now everything is working. Must be magic? :cry:
  10. Tom Butler added a post in a topic: Making part of an existing website member only   

    I have around 400 pages of articles on an existing website. I also have IP.Board. Is there a way that I can change my pages that have an abstract and article accessible to the public to a page with the abstract which is accessible to the public and a page with the whole article which is accessible to members only. I expect there would be a "Read more" link from the abstract to the rest of the article.

    I want to use the same look and feel that is on the article page today.

    Anything that would do that?

    Tom
  11. Tom Butler added a post in a topic: Making part of an existing website member only   

    I have around 400 pages of articles on an existing website. I also have IP.Board. Is there a way that I can change my pages that have an abstract and article accessible to the public to a page with the abstract which is accessible to the public and a page with the whole article which is accessible to members only. I expect there would be a "Read more" link from the abstract to the rest of the article.

    I want to use the same look and feel that is on the article page today.

    Anything that would do that?

    Tom
  12. Tom Butler added a post in a topic: Spell check   

    I am not sure what the problem is. I left UltraBB so that we could have a smaller database and for the additional features such as the gallery. I got those okay, and initially, I got a spell check but no "Recent" tool. Now I have a "Recent" tool but no spell check. I have included part of a screen print from UltraBB's compose screen. Note the red arrow pointing to the spell check tool. There was one of those in the version of IPB that I purchased. The server I am using included unlimited storage and pretty huge bandwidth. My computer is fast enough, as is my DSL connection that most functions such as open file are more or less real time. The storage may as well be limitless. I think most people are in that situation these days. So the conserving resources seems like a pretty lame excuse. The real issue is that IPB is a first class board that once came with spell check. Fine, but it seems a little silly for me to have to explain away the lack of such a fundamental feature to my members. I still get complaints for changing from UltraBB.
  13. Tom Butler added a post in a topic: Spell check   

    Some of the comments here seem to assume everyone is as well versed in using the computer as they are. In fact, most of my members purchased a computer and use default settings. The fact is that I use Internet Explorer--what most of my users use as the default setting--and it does not currently provide or apparently support a spell check. The version of the IPB I began with a year or so ago had spell check and all was good. The next version was a great improvement and I expect there were tradeoffs, but the net result is it left me scrambling for a solution. I think the solution would have been to suggest a reasonable workaround. Telling me that all browsers support spell check is not true and not a reasonable answer to come from the vendor.

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