MarcusH

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  1. MarcusH added a post in a topic: What video game system do you own?   

    I play on PC all the time (4 monitor setup, and play all games in surround - on 3 screens), but I have a PS3, PS2, PS1, Xbox360, Wii, Ouya, Snes, PSP, Gameboy Colour, and yes they all work, and get used (sometimes)
  2. MarcusH added a post in a topic: How do I change my display name?   

    I also don't have permission, the only thing we have in common is the contributor rank.
  3. MarcusH added a comment on a blog entry: Get Ready For IPS 4.0!   

    Get Ready ???  I cannot get anymore ready :D So excited for this, I feel like a child waiting to open his presents on christmas day.
  4. MarcusH added a post in a topic: Issues with viewing Categories   

    I don't think you will get an answer, as most users that show as a non client, get told to log in to their client account. Otherwise they could be using a Nulled script, as some users here don't like helping people that are using a stolen copy, I am not saying you have, but thats the way it is most of the time.

    If you can talk to the License owner ask them to add you as an "Alternative Contact" in the client area, that way you can submit support tickets to IPS, and get a better answer. I am not sure, but it might also allow you to access the support section on these forums.


    Either way, I don't know the solution. Sorry.
  5. MarcusH added a post in a topic: When is IPB 4.0 ?   

    same here, but I guess if it is going to be later than May/June, I will have to launch that without 4.0 (many features need 4.0, even more so now due to the news on IP.Connect, as its not just 1 site, but a network of many.)
  6. MarcusH added a post in a topic: NASA and IP.Board   

    Also You would never know if a site is only using only IP.Content, they could have the rest disabled/hidden, you can make IP.Content look like anything, the ideas are endless.
  7. MarcusH added a post in a topic: Did the post summary exist or is it new   

    What do you mean post summary ?

    are you talking about, "Posts" and "Topics" in the tabs on the left hand side ?

    If you are talking about that then they have been there as long as I have been here. (2011)
  8. MarcusH added a post in a topic: Enterprise Spam Mitigation - $200 a year... really?   


    Honestly I don't bother with IPS Spam Service, its ok, but Stop Forum Spam plugin works a lot better. I have used that on my board 12,436 Total Members and only 30 are banned, and only 5 of them were spammers, rest were banned for breaking rules.

    Edit: Then again I haven't used the spam service for the last year and a half, could have been improved since then, but I am currently sticking to StopForumSpam.
  9. MarcusH added a post in a topic: Members awaiting validation   

    The search engines / guests see content in most of the sections, except the members only section, that one has the "please register to view this section", that shows guests there is more to see if they sign up.
  10. MarcusH added a post in a topic: Members awaiting validation   

    I create and display Forum sections just for Validation group and call them "Validate Your Account To Access This Area" then in the description of that section add a URL to a page, that explains what to do, and how to do it.

    Also do the same for guests, saying to view this section register for a free account.



    EDIT: forgot to add that I set the system to automaticly delete accounts awaiting validation after 14 days, thats plenty of time for them to activate their accounts, if they don't bother then they are not worth the space on the site. Would rather have a small number of members that are active and post a lot, instead of having loads of members but only 10% post.
  11. MarcusH added a post in a topic: Upgrading from ZetaBoards so im a noob. Sorry   

    3. As far as I know its the full 6 months. Unless it has been changed recently.

    6. When you log into your admin CP you get a notification, Same with security updates and patches. Also you should get an email.

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  12. MarcusH added a post in a topic: IPB vs. vBulletin 5   


    I have done the same for the last 7 years, started playing around with them when I was 14, Still have most of them install for messing around on my local system. I loved VB until I found IPB, then I jumped over here straight away.

    I agree with Dylan that there are more VB mods than there are IPB mods, But I feel that IPB mods are more stable and complete, I had loads of issues with VB mods, some of them even required modifying code, with IPB there is non of that, basically drag, drop and click install.
  13. MarcusH added a post in a topic: IPB vs. vBulletin 5   

    Not a lot to say other than, VB just want your money for unfinished products. I got Vbulletin in the 4.# Loved it to begin with because it was the same software that I was used to moderating on another site, started to go down hill for me when I realized how much maintenance was involved with VB, every other week I received an email saying about a "Security Update or Patch" spent most my time in the adminCP or FTP, and that was with under 100 members.

    I switched to IPB just to try something new, Now with a site of 12,000+ members I spend a lot more time chatting in the forum rather than keeping it running, Security fixes and patches are every couple of months instead of weeks, as IPB like finishing their products before release. the site is a lot more stable, skins, hooks and apps are easier to install/upgrade and manage.

    IPB is the way forward, VB is going in the wrong direction.

    I already run 2 IPB sites and have plans for another 3, the ONLY reason I would stop using IPB is if they shutdown.
  14. MarcusH added a post in a topic: what do you think about IPB support?   

    Support here is the best I have ever received, and this is coming from someone that has rented many GameServers, VPS, Dedicated and been with many web hosts.

    All tickets I have submitted have been answered within a couple of hours, and no crap like try this, try that have you done this, most of the time their first reply is with the solution.
  15. MarcusH added a post in a topic: Support Tickets   


    Fair point, maybe in the admin side it shows what staff member replied as the other. but the client would only see one staff member.

    I remember volunteering for a game server provider, and they had this feature and it worked very well for them, and thought it could benefit others, I know I would use it often.

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