Brant Marshall

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  1. Brant Marshall added a post in a topic: IPS 4 is not something I would want   

    What a lot of people are saying throughout this topic is the word " new ". I love the new design / layout, its simple, effective, and quite professional in my opinion. IPB 3.x kept the same format and design throughout its time, with several tweaks and what not, the layout and design pretty much stayed the same throughout the 3.x releases.
    To put this into prospective, IPB 3.0.0 RC1 was released in mid 2009, we're now entering 2015, You cannot expect everything to stay the same. The company has grown tremendously. Talent has changed, and gotten better, same with what people want, and what's "in" at the moment.
    You can't fault IPS for changing something that's almost six years old. You're used to it, you've probably started using IPB in the 3.x era, which is completely understandable, but for the people that don't like this design, or the changes that have been made, go look at past versions from years ago, IPB 2.x, etc. See how the company, and their software has adapted over time.
    I applaud what IPS has done, and will continue to do with their software, the look of it, and the functionality of it.
  2. Brant Marshall added a bug in IPS4 Bug Tracker   

    [Beta 3a] Indefinite redirect during database install
    So, I've done a fresh install of Beta 3a, and its getting hung up on installing the database, it just redirects indefinitely, and after awhile it causes a 508 Error on my website;
     

    the URL looks like this
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  3. Brant Marshall added a post in a topic: Twitch Subscriber Connect   

    Hi there! 
    I'm looking to have something that will allow a Twitch Subscriber have the subsequent access on the community's forums.
    Example: Member 1 subscribes to the Twitch channel, they link their Twitch account to our forums and it reads if they are a subscriber or not, and if they are, they're added to the "Subscriber" usergroup.
    I've been working on this myself but I'm just not fluent with the Twitch API, or REST in general.
  4. Brant Marshall added a post in a topic: Urgent help needed - Badwordfilter   

    Were all of his posts that vital that you need to keep them? Ultimately, to save yourself and everyone involved a really big headache, I'd just delete, or even just hide the posts.
  5. Brant Marshall added a post in a topic: Hosting   

    ​I have, yes. Not at the moment as I'm updating a few things though.
  6. Brant Marshall added a post in a topic: Hosting   

    I definitely believe its a good idea to prepare for the future, indeed, but when you're talking about a hosting environment, most people pay a monthly fee to their provider. Ultimately the community that I'm currently running has over 600 users and we experience zero server load issues (on a shared host), so I think you should be fine on a shared host for the time being.
    IPS has really worked on performance optimization in IPS 4.0, and they are continuing working on it, your community should run fine without having to shell out money that you don't necessarily have.
    I hope this helps!
  7. Brant Marshall added a post in a topic: Moderator Options: Does anybody use Unlock/Lock Time?   

    Depends on what kind of community you're running. IPS likes to provide dynamic features for all types of communities.
    For instance, if you were to host a raffle, or a giveaway, or something similar, you can create a thread documenting information about the event, and you can use that thread for users on your website to sign up. Most giveaways, raffles, and events have a specific close date, and time. Human errors come up, and sometimes closing a thread such as this in a timely fashion may prove a bit difficult, which is what I use it for.
    Users are still able to review over the thread and its information, without being able to contribute to its content.
  8. Brant Marshall added a post in a topic: Forum Community Website rated #1 and uses IP Board / Invision   

    Congratulations! I see that people are recommending getting a custom theme for your forums - that's probably something I would do as well, however! 4.0 is right around the corner, so if you guys plan on upgrading when the first stable release is out, then I'd recommend waiting to have a design built.
    Once again, congratulations!
  9. Brant Marshall added a post in a topic: cannot fix this issue   

    I'd recommend leaving discussions regarding bugs in the Bug Tracker, so the people working to resolve the issue can keep up with the discussion, having it in two different places won't speed up the process, it will most likely slow it down.
  10. Brant Marshall added a post in a topic: IPS 4.0 Default Themes   

    I think it all depends on personal preference. 4.0 is a slick, clean, professional design that can be customized fairly easily. As time progresses, things become outdated, and its time for an "upgrade", i definitely believe the design in 4.0 is a very nice update indeed.
  11. Brant Marshall added a post in a topic: Back to top option   

    ​Middle mouse button squad
    In reality, it appears that this thread is literally going back and forth about a link that most people find irrelevant, it just goes to show that people will find something to complain about.
    All companies are unique with their designs, and functionality, if they weren't, we'd all be on the same software. There's things about IPS that most of us really like, and won't find anywhere else. If a "Back to Top" button is legitimately a concern, there's no reason why you can't just add it yourself, as demonstrated within this topic, most people don't have a care in the world for something so small, to be honest with you, its quite useless in my opinion.
  12. Brant Marshall added a post in a topic: Back to top option   

    LOL! I'm done. hahahaa
  13. Brant Marshall added a post in a topic: Modify 3.4 Now or After 4.0 Is Released?   

    4.0 is a completely different design, so pretty much all 3.x skins will no longer work in 4.x. 
     
    Depending on how early you're going to be switching over to 4.0 (beta releases aren't always the best for massive communities), i'd honestly just wait until 4.0 is released.
  14. Brant Marshall added a post in a topic: IPB 4.0 - Questions   

    Hi Ashley!
     
    1 - No, as it is a complete overhaul to their suite, skins that worked for 3.x will not work for 4.x.
    2 - The best guess is sometime within 2014, they're beta testing it on a private website now for contributors.
    3 - from what I've seen, the ACP is reworked, posting should w ork the same though.
    4 - You have to understand that MyBB is a free software, so users from all over the world that cannot invest in a software such as IPB are ultimately left with software like PHPBB, MyBB, etc. therefore they may have a larger community-base.
  15. Brant Marshall added a post in a topic: 4.0 "Like This" button   

     
    Touche ;)

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