I brought this up on the old test site and there was decent support for it. Please show the Hide message to the person who posted the message that was hidden. It would make it a much easier way of communicating what was wrong (for smaller issues especially) rather than going to PM them or issuing a formal warning. This is my moderating team's most missed feature from vBulletin.
This would be really, really useful to see. I think IP.Content articles would likely represent the most substantial level of content contributed to a community and it would be great to see that highlighted on the main profile page.
Overall the profile pages look quite nice! I had to disable background images for our users as it got too MySpace but the Header image is just right!
I think most of us would assume comments and posts would be synchronized. In my case, it means that users don't need to change the behaviour for discussion. The calendar provides a more structured view for referencing the important info but when they just want to discuss the event they can access it the same way they would any other discussion on our forums rather than going to another part of the site.
I've found people converse differently in a forum setup when compared to a "comments" setup. Usually the forum setup makes for a higher quality discussion.
If Calendar would create events in a designated forum with the RSVP status right in the thread and synced (along with comments/posts), I'd love to use Calendar. We're a gaming community that deals with regular tournaments. Calendar has a lot of potential for us.
Are the daily blog posts over? :( I'm a little disappointed that IP.Content wasn't touched on because as was mentioned earlier, it is what I think a lot of people are most worried about.
I'm really hoping 4.0 is where Content becomes easy to use enough to replace WordPress for many of us so we can truly integrate our community and content in an age where people seem to increasingly move to Facebook groups.
I doubt they want to tell us "Yes, this feature is in our design spec" and then have us find out they had to cut it for 4.1. Software is never finished. People have to make the call at some point due to business needs. It's a fine balance between hitting a deadline to hit a deadline and cutting non-critical features to get your product out.
I'm personally fed up with needing a third party plugin for WordPress / Invision Power Board integration and am awaiting news on IP Content to see if I should hire a freelancer to move us onto an IPS solution.
We've found users look at warnings as very serious and it makes them a little scared so we don't use them for smaller things which is why I'd prefer this functionality. It is something we did have on a vBulletin board I used to help run. Would love it in a future update if possible =)
Will we have the option to allow the "Hide" message to be seen by the poster of the message as well as moderators? It allows moderators to easily explain to the user why their post isn't appropriate without having to create a new private messsage thread.
I would really, really appreciate it if the hide message written in when a moderator deletes a post could be set to be viewable by the original poster as well as other moderators+. This would cut down on a lot of time when moderating a community as the member would be able to see why their message was hidden without having the moderator send them a separate PM when it's not something that can be kept on the boards but not something we want to give a warning/infraction (a little scary for new members) for.
If this exists in the form of a plug-in please point me in the right direction!
I would really like there to be a grace period for the time it takes before the "Edited on" message appears on a post a regular member has edited. I do not want to allow any member to edit their post without it saying so because then people can easily edit their old posts without us noticing. However, it's really annoying for users who make a small typo or want to re-word something a few seconds after posting. This is default and expected behaviour in competing products. I'd really like Invision to make this the default behaviour in 3.4 or at least give us that option out of the box.