EricGagne

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  1. EricGagne added a post in a topic: Suggestions for IPB 4   

    Here's three things I would absolutely love in IPB and I think many on my community would also use it.
    1. An "Hide from new content" option on topics.  Very often there's topics I would prefer not to see in the New Content because they are of less importance to me and I'd rather just read them later by going through the forum index than seeing them on New Content many times a day.
    2. A "Mark Priority" option on forums and topics which would make them appear at the top of the New Content page and be identifed as priority with some icon.
    3. A "Invite people" feature on topics.  This would allow the "Invited" people to participate in a discussion when it's in a forum they don't see or in which they only have read-only access.  I'm not entirely sure how permissions would work on this but what I am thinking for now is two settings in the "Edit forum" page:
    Groups that can be invited.  Members of these groups can be invited to topics in this forum. Groups allowed to invite.  Members of these groups are allowed to invite people to topics in this forum. Here's why we would love these features.
    We currently have 133 forums in our community and many permissions groups depending on one's position in the organization (Administrator, Executive, club representative, club member, etc).  We plan on opening up the community to the public now and we will easily end up with 150 to 175 forums and an average of over 300 new messages each day.   Our executives have access to everything because they need to feel the pulse of our community but they can only spend so much time a day on the forum and they need to be able to filter out the discussions that don't specifically require them to read every new post.   This is where suggestions 1 and 2 would be an invaluable tool for them, making their lives so much easier by giving them tools to prioritize new content.
    I don't think suggestion #3 requires any explanation.
  2. EricGagne added a post in a topic: Still no "Only search in titles" option   

    Charles,
    You said in another topic that the search results are prioritized to show titles results before content so I can appreciate why you don't see a need for search by titles only.  But what about performance ?  Wouldn't a search be much faster and less resource intensive on a large community database if it was not uselessly searching content only to show results that the user is not interested in ?
  3. EricGagne added a post in a topic: Tribute to IPS Staff   

    Sometimes I'm on the other side too but I think if we feel  free to give thumbs down when we're not happy then the least we can do is give thumbs up when we are.
  4. EricGagne added a post in a topic: Tribute to IPS Staff   

    I have been a software developer for nearly 30 years now.  I work on business applications and ERP Systems.
    So though I don't know much about html, css, javascript and all that stuff, I think I have a fair idea of the amount of work and pressure it must be for them to "test live" and debug a beta version in their very own support forum while still providing the same quality of service to all of us customers.
    I have submitted 8 support tickets in the last 3 weeks or so and they were all dealt with as quickly and efficiently as always.
    So Invision's staff, kudos to all of you !!
     
     
  5. EricGagne added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update   

    We are on a hosted community, do I have to patch this myself or is it done automatically ?   I am a bit confused because the files in the patch are clear php but the ones on the server appear to be zend files.
  6. EricGagne added a post in a topic: Nexus coupons in 4.x   

    Beutiful.
    I like that, much more friendly. 
    Thx IN10TION
  7. EricGagne added a post in a topic: Nexus coupons in 4.x   

    We are currently using IPB 3.4.7 and the latest Nexus and we are getting lots of feedback from people complaining that it's too complicated to complete a purchase with a coupon in our store.  Apparently they are having difficulty finding how to enter their code.
    Honestly, I can easily believe this but I always felt it's not very user friendly.  I don't think people should have look for a place to click to say they have a coupon before entering it.  The textbox for the code should always be displayed on screen just above the total amount so people would know right away where to enter their coupon code.
    Will this be changed in the new version or is it going to work the same way.   Will we have access to some templates to modify the appearance of the pages in our store ?
  8. EricGagne added a post in a topic: Search box default option - Not same as 3.4x   

    Thanks Andrej, I had not seen this.
    And I don't  know why Invision decided to do this but I think forum admins will get lots of questions and complains from members about it.  I know I'm rude but it's a stupid change.
  9. EricGagne added a post in a topic: Search box default option - Not same as 3.4x   

    Can someone give us an answer on this ?

    I use search a lot on forums, particularly on support forums like this one and I find this very annoying.  Should I report this as a bug or is it the way it's intented to be in 4.x ?
  10. EricGagne added a comment: New Content - Page not refreshed when switching content type   

    I don't know if I should start a new tracker for this or if it's related to this minor detail you mentioned but New Content has been broken completely for me for a day now.
    Since yesterday, I am getting a "something went wrong" page with error code EX2 whenever I try it.
  11. EricGagne added a comment: New Content - Page not refreshed when switching content type   

    I see.  I thought you meant it was something on my PC or my browser.
     
    Thx.
  12. EricGagne added a comment: New Content - Page not refreshed when switching content type   

    I can't tell why you are unable to reproduce or what the error 429 has to do with it, it's beyond my knowledge, but to me nothing happening when I click somewhere does seem like an issue that should be addressed.

    You say my browser is sending too many requests ?   It's not something over which I have any control is it ?  I do nothing more than clicking the options that are on the page.  I can only assume that the number of requests sent comes from your code.  It's not like I am abusing the site, sometimes it does it the very first time I change the content type.
    And I also have this in IE and Chrome so I don't think my browser is to blame.  Also, please keep in mind that I am not the only person who reported this problem .   I does feel like it's all down to some issue with flood control not always displaying error messages.
     
     
  13. EricGagne added a post in a topic: Search box default option - Not same as 3.4x   

    In IPB 3.4, what to search follows where the user is in the site.  Example.
    Board Index: Search option defaults to "Forums".
    In a forum: Search option defaults to "This forum"
    In a topic: defaults to "This topic".
    Same is true if you go to ther apps like Downloads or Members.
    In 4.0 however, no matter where we are, the search always defaults to "Everything".   Is this intended behavior ?  It is most annoying to have to change it almost everything we search on something.
  14. EricGagne added a comment: New Content - Page not refreshed when switching content type   

    This is not a one time issue, at least for me, it happens regularly both in IE and Chrome.

    IE show not error but in Chrome I get this.  Every time it happens it throws a 429 error.  I made a short video, maybe it's gonna help.  I runs a little faster than in reality but still demonstrate what happens.
    Edit: Can't attach the video so here's a link.  http://1drv.ms/14YhfZh
     
     GET http://community.invisionpower.com/new-content/?updateFilters=1&onlyUnread=1&type=forums_topic&csrfKey=47716311cd30b76c5ec7713e01a4fbfc 429 (Too Many Requests)root_library.js.e28907c6408d5548154debebb40df8dd.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:17 sendroot_library.js.e28907c6408d5548154debebb40df8dd.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:17 m.extend.ajaxfront_front_vnc.js.6451fafbec98a5038525d768713e0c2d.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:9 ips.controller.register._loadResultsfront_front_vnc.js.6451fafbec98a5038525d768713e0c2d.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:9 ips.controller.register.stateChangeroot_library.js.e28907c6408d5548154debebb40df8dd.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:16 m.event.dispatchroot_library.js.e28907c6408d5548154debebb40df8dd.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:16 r.handleroot_library.js.e28907c6408d5548154debebb40df8dd.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:16 m.event.triggerroot_library.js.e28907c6408d5548154debebb40df8dd.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:16 (anonymous function)root_library.js.e28907c6408d5548154debebb40df8dd.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:15 m.extend.eachroot_library.js.e28907c6408d5548154debebb40df8dd.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:15 m.fn.m.eachroot_library.js.e28907c6408d5548154debebb40df8dd.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:16 m.fn.extend.triggerroot_library.js.e28907c6408d5548154debebb40df8dd.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:20 c.Adapter.triggerroot_library.js.e28907c6408d5548154debebb40df8dd.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:20 m.onPopStateroot_library.js.e28907c6408d5548154debebb40df8dd.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:16 m.event.dispatchroot_library.js.e28907c6408d5548154debebb40df8dd.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:16 r.handleroot_library.js.e28907c6408d5548154debebb40df8dd.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:16 m.event.triggerroot_library.js.e28907c6408d5548154debebb40df8dd.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:16 (anonymous function)root_library.js.e28907c6408d5548154debebb40df8dd.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:15 m.extend.eachroot_library.js.e28907c6408d5548154debebb40df8dd.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:15 m.fn.m.eachroot_library.js.e28907c6408d5548154debebb40df8dd.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:16 m.fn.extend.triggerroot_library.js.e28907c6408d5548154debebb40df8dd.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:20 c.Adapter.triggerroot_library.js.e28907c6408d5548154debebb40df8dd.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:20 m.pushStatefront_front_vnc.js.6451fafbec98a5038525d768713e0c2d.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:9 ips.controller.register.clickFilterOrPagerroot_library.js.e28907c6408d5548154debebb40df8dd.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:16 m.event.dispatchroot_library.js.e28907c6408d5548154debebb40df8dd.js?v=f39aa127cfcb01a08856808e33eeda79:16 r.handle
  15. EricGagne added a comment: New Content: Can't Change Option (again)   

    I reported that same problem earlier today.
     
    It looks like it's going to the correct url but without actually loading it.  As a temporary workaround, when you click on a content type and nothing happens, just hit F5 to reload the page.
    It works for me.
    http://community.invisionpower.com/4bugtrack/new-content-page-not-refreshed-when-switching-content-type-r37/
     
     

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