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  1. bfarber added a post in a topic: Rebuild the old posts on here?   

    We went with the second result because rebuilding is one facet (and one which we do care about), but the upgrader in general and testing it thoroughly is important as well.  Just because we got this site upgraded doesn't mean the upgrader was 100% bug free - we felt re-running it against a large "real" database was useful to shake out some lingering issues.
    The rebuild routines are almost done on our backup.
  2. bfarber added a post in a topic: Rebuild the old posts on here?   

    Yes, we are planning and working on rebuilding some of the old posts here.  It's not as simple as just re-running the rebuild routine - once the post is destroyed it is gone.  We are rebuilding on a backup and testing the old vs new post content to ensure it is all rebuilt correctly and will port it over once that is finished.
  3. bfarber added a post in a topic: Couple questions   

    Yes, although there is no technical support for 4.0 at this time, there is no guaranteed "final" release date, and you may encounter show-stopper issues running beta software (again with no support to help fix them).  That said, nothing stops you from using the beta version if you own a license.
  4. bfarber added a post in a topic: Followers notification X real followed 'content' notification   

    We changed the upgrader to prompt if you want to convert friends to followers, defaulting to off.
  5. bfarber added a post in a topic: Followers notification X real followed 'content' notification   

    For the record, the decision was, in fact, not an engineering decision and was one made jointly between all departments of the company (as were most non-engineering-specific decisions).  Every setting that was removed, every feature that was added and every feature that was changed, including this one, was discussed within the company after pulling in initial client feedback.
  6. bfarber added a post in a topic: Time used on upgrading   

    You can create a constants.php and add (adjust the number as desired)
    <?php define( 'UPGRADE_MANUAL_THRESHOLD', 50000 );  
  7. bfarber added a post in a topic: Drupal or Invision for large project   

    All of this can be done with our software packages.  You will want the forums and the blogs packages, at a minimum.
    The only "iffy" part is showing reports based on geography.  We do have geolocation APIs in the software, but if you want to show something to your users based on their geolocation, you will probably need some (minimal) third party development.
  8. bfarber added a post in a topic: /forums/forum   

    Why not install to the root of your domain?  Then pages will be the root URL (instead of and the forums themselves will be under
  9. bfarber added a post in a topic: No Theme Displaying   

    We are currently working on issues in the upgrader, specifically related to themes.  The next beta should resolve this problem that some have faced.
    Be sure that your upgrade installation had the correct upload_dir and upload_url values before you upgrade - many times clients take a backup of their live site and restore in a subdomain, but don't update those settings so ultimately the css paths and urls are wrong and won't load.
  10. bfarber added a post in a topic: How to translate contents set by admin when using multi-language?   

    In the ACP you can specify the forum name on a per-language basis in 4.0.
  11. bfarber added a post in a topic: Albums in Gallery Missing?   

    Where it says "Adding images in Member Album" you will have an option to create an album or add the images to an existing album, if the permissions and options are all set up properly.  Your group may not have permission to create albums for instance.  There was a bug in the upgrader that was setting some settings incorrectly which might be the reason if you have upgraded (vs a new install).
  12. bfarber added a post in a topic: Changing the licence subfolder for test site   

    The license server does not restrict localhost installations.  You can install the software with the -TESTINSTALL license key on localhost.
  13. bfarber added a post in a topic: PHP MAIL method failing   

    Upload a script with just the following to debug why phpmail isn't working.  That issue would be outside of IP.Board (which is separate from the message about magic_quotes_gpc which should be reported as suggested).
    <?php ini_set('display_errors',1); error_reporting(E_ALL); mail( "youremailaddres", "Email subject", "Email body" ); exit;  
    Just be aware that php mail is often difficult to debug because not much feedback is given as to why an email fails to send.  You may need to look at the logs for the mail program on your server to find out the cause.
  14. bfarber added a post in a topic: Albums in Gallery Missing?   

    You create albums while submitting images.
    If that's not what you are referring to, can you clarify?
  15. bfarber added a post in a topic: Issues in AdminCP   

    It's a task and it can take a while to run.  A cron job can be set up to run the tasks faster under the Advanced Settings area of the ACP .

About Me

I'm a 31 year old Zend-certified PHP developer working for Invision Power Services, Inc. I've been here since 2005 and every year just gets better and better.

When I'm not working I like to travel, play video games, watch movies, read, and spend time with my family (pets included). I live in central Virginia and have 3 wonderful children I dedicate my whole life to.  I am currently engaged to the love of my life and we are planning to marry next year.

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  1. AndyF » bfarber

    Your 'about me' needs updating :P $age=$age+1

  2. Casey25 » bfarber

    Hello bfarber, could you read my Private Message please? Thanks.

  3. bfarber » AndyF

    Happy belated birthday!!

    1. AndyF

      Thanks! :)

  4. bfarber

    Please test the 3.4.4 beta and let us know of any issues!

  5. bfarber

    Just testing

  6. bfarber

    Test from top menu

  7. bfarber

    Hello world...take 2

  8. bfarber

    Hello world.

    1. bfarber

      Test 2

  9. bfarber

    Testing a bug report

    1. media

      Good luck! :)

    2. surferboy

      looks like bfarber had 3 cups of coffee this Tuesday, 29 May 2012 morning... what, maybe 18 replies to topics in 30 minutes? Wow!!!

    3. bfarber

      I have 4 cups of coffee every morning (and afternoon for that matter).. :x

  10. gxgEric » bfarber

    Is there any chance we can get a manual fix for the FURL issue with categories?

  11. » bfarber

    You're working too hard and too long!!! ;-)

    1. bfarber

      No rest for the weary.



  12. bfarber

    It's late, think I'm done for the day

    1. media

      me 2!

  13. » bfarber

    I wanted to tell you again that you are doing a really great job here at IPS and say THANK YOU for your work!

    1. bfarber

      Thanks. :)

  14. abdo mohamed » bfarber

    I'm happiest when When I see you online ^_^

  15. realmaverickuk » bfarber

    Sent you a PM, take a look at it ASAP :)

  16. bfarber

    Let us know what you think about 3.2. :)

    1. AndyF

      I shall :)

    2. Hennet

      say its awesome.

    3. Amy T

      I still wish the email for notifying me of this had the link directly to the status update instead of the settings. It would make it easier to find this. Plus the site is going slow.

    4. realmaverickuk

      Love it :)

    5. boboss78

      and what do you think about that

    6. DarkGizmo

      I think you guys really need to skin up the who's online area, it looks too bland as it is now and very un-finished/unprofessional. fix that and 3.2 will be awesome. :-D

    7. GoGators

      I liked it so much, I purchased it a few days ago. It really looks great and responds nicely. :D

    8. bfarber

      Thanks for the feedback everyone!

    9. Amy T

      you are welcome.

    10. Tripp_UK

      Apart from the bugs that's being fixed, fine. Just one major issue that's really bugging me. <-- That

    11. JennB

      We love 3.2 BUT...really would like to see a global sidebar :) Do you have an ETA on when that feature will be released?

  17. DarkGizmo » bfarber

    Hey Brandon just noticed you're in management now! congrats! :)

  18. Michael » bfarber

    You're a bug-fixing fiend!

  19. Ryan11433 » bfarber

    Happy Birthday! You have a good time. :)

  20. xCurlyx » bfarber

    happy bday :)

  21. media » bfarber

    Happy b/day Brandon :)

  22. IBSkin » bfarber

    ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ Happy Birthday Brandon! ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬

  23. bfarber

    If you have an IP.Downloads license and are interested in testing the pre-release, please see this topic for more information:

    1. Glumbo

      Link not working?

    2. .Peter

      I thought this was going to be Contributor thing.

    3. TheRevTastic

      I already asked that in a post, it was answered too.

    4. .Ian

      open to all now

    5. AndyF

      '[#10342] We could not determine which forum this topic is in.'

    6. .Ian

      Can see the post, but nothing on the qa page.

    7. AndyF

      My perms are different though ;) , although I should be able to see that topic. Hmmm.

    8. .Ian

      thought perms went out with Dalglish ;)

    9. AndyF


    10. bfarber

      The link will only work for those with an active license. If you can't see the file on the QA page, it means you don't have an IP.Downloads license. So, to summarize...If you have an ACTIVE IP.Downloads license, you may participate in QA testing the IP.Downloads release which is now available.

    11. .Ian

      Downloads - Purchased: 25 Aug 2010; Renewal: 24 Feb 2011 - mind you just realised I cannot open posts in the downloads support forum. Will log a ticket.

    12. bfarber

      Yes, if you can't access the downloads support forum, that is an indication the forums aren't seeing your license. Can always try logging out and back in, as well, since that's when your permissions get resynchronized.

  24. AndyF » bfarber

    He did tell me once, although I've forgot. Refers to Keith iirc.

  25. Joerg-K » bfarber

    i want say only thank you, for your work! I love to work wit the Databases! I hope you have a lot of success with your work in the future!