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  1. CheersnGears added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update   

    It would be really really nice if there was a "Security Update" blog just for patch releases. 
  2. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: Followers Are Superior To Friends   

    ​This.
    I think this is the essence of what most here who are "Pro-Friend" are arguing for.  The technical mechanics may vary slightly... but in the end, I think this is what we/they are aiming for. 
    Lacking that ability is a substantial limitation to a suite that is supposed to be incredibly flexible.  It takes a substantial number of site concepts away from being able to be run on 4.0.   The "it's a forum, everyone can see what the admin wants them to see" permissions concept is an antique.  End users today  expect  some level of control over who sees their content because they have used that ability with Facebook, Instagram, Linked-In, Vine, Google+, and enumerable others.
    You broke the forums out of the core so that it is not just forum software with add-ons into a new software where it is core + whatever flexible features we admins want.   Let us use it that way.
  3. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: Followers Are Superior To Friends   

    ​Boatload of assumptions there about how we admins run our communities. Here are the flaws in these assumptions that I see:
    Not all communities are public, some are quite locked down to outside viewers. It has been discussed at length, but friends v followers is very different levels of control. Anyone can follow you Lindy, but can you restrict what we see?  Gallery currently has the feature that allows gallery sharing only with "friends" (so the assertion that friends does nothing currently is false) and a rather obvious addition to that could be users setting up a blog or downloads that are only visible to friends.   If I "friend" you it is because I want you to be able to view certain content that I post that I don't want the general public to see. It is a positive granting of permission .   There are plenty of communities types where user control over who sees that user's posts is very important. Sites specializing in emotional support, adult oriented sites, artwork and authoring sites, Instagram style sites, and recovery and addiction sites are just a few that I can think of in the 10 minutes it is taking me to type this. What many admins are keen on dictates the way the rest of us have to run our sites?  Really?   I've seen this idea before that IPS seems to assume all of the content on all of our sites is meant for general public consumption... or at least consumption for all members of that site.  That may be the case for many sites, but certainly not all sites.   
  4. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: Please provide a list of all of the features that were in 3.X, but have now been removed in 4.0   

    ​We should start a thread for those of us who have decided to sit it out on a 4.0 upgrade and our reasons why.
  5. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: RC6 details?   

    ​There are features that are taken away in 4.0.  I don't want my user's existing friends list to be erased in 4.0 only to tell them they can go out and re-create them in 4.1 for example.
  6. CheersnGears added a comment: [RC6] Errors during upgrade from 3.4.7   

    More information for you.  I ran the website through Webpagetest just for laughs..
     
    The directory exists, but the exact files do not.  

  7. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: RC6 details?   

    *sigh* that means a bunch of us are frozen out until at least 4.1 then.
  8. CheersnGears added a bug in Bug Tracker   

    [RC6] Errors during upgrade from 3.4.7
    This happened in the 3.4.7 -> RC5 upgrade.  I was told these errors were fixed in RC5a however I did not attempt to do an upgrade to that.
    I have now completed a 3.4.7 -> RC6 upgrade and got the exact same results.  Perhaps additional investigation is in order?
    Previous bug report errors copied from that bug report as they were identical.  One of the errors did not make an encore.
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    This is my 3rd upgrade from 3.4.7 to an RC.  I did not have any errors during my previous upgrades:
    Table 'ddowdell_4dot.ipb2ccs_custom_database_1' doesn't exist 
    /home/ddowdell/public_html/4dot/applications/cms/setup/upg_40000/upgrade.php::460
    I hit continue and get to (no error txt.. just the following)

    /home/ddowdell/public_html/4dot/system/Db/Db.php::1365
    I hit continue and then the upgrade finishes...
    The upgrade appears..... unsuccessful. No styles are being applied
    http://4dot.cheersandgears.com/"
     
    Before anyone asks... yes I used the correct files.

     
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  9. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: Please provide a list of all of the features that were in 3.X, but have now been removed in 4.0   

    What I don't understand is why the current friends list has to be removed during an upgrade.  If it "does nothing" like Charles says... let us just keep it for now so we're not prevented from upgrading to 4.0
  10. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: Please provide a list of all of the features that were in 3.X, but have now been removed in 4.0   

    ​Greenman makes a very good point that I hadn't thought of with regards to the Friends and Gallery system.
    It looks like I'll be forced to wait until 4.1 as well because I do not want the current friends lists to be erased.
  11. CheersnGears added a bug in Bug Tracker   

    [RC5] Errors during upgrade from 3.4.7
    This is my 3rd upgrade from 3.4.7 to an RC.  I did not have any errors during my previous upgrades:
    Table 'ddowdell_4dot.ipb2ccs_custom_database_1' doesn't exist 
    /home/ddowdell/public_html/4dot/applications/cms/setup/upg_40000/upgrade.php::460
    I hit continue and get to (no error txt.. just the following)

    /home/ddowdell/public_html/4dot/system/Db/Db.php::1365
    I hit continue and get to the following:
    lang_not_exists____indefart_content_db_lang_sl 
    /home/ddowdell/public_html/4dot/system/Lang/Lang.php::578
    I hit continue and then the upgrade finishes...
    The upgrade appears..... unsuccessful. 
    http://4dot.cheersandgears.com/
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  12. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: RC5?   

    RC6 soon?
     
    #inbeforetheothers
  13. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: [Missing] Birthday in registration screen   

    Thank you.
  14. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: [Missing] !! Pages - Article Meta fields   

    Any feedback from IPS on this?  Will we see these fields return?
  15. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: [Missing] Birthday in registration screen   

    Thank you @Adriano Faria  for making a hook for this.  I only wish that IPS Developers would explain their reasoning behind why they built it this way in the first place.  As I've pointed out, customers have been asking for this for over 10 years now and IPS has opted to ignore our requests.  It is troubling that something so simple doesn't make it into core functionality even after multiple major revisions of the software. 

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