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  • Location Pittsburgh, PA
  • Interests Web development, cars and racing, shooting, media archiving (http://biomediaproject.com/bmp)...

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  1. Xonar added a post in a topic: Make custom profile field global   

    I'm looking to create a custom profile field that represents the user's rep (not part of the actual IPB rep system) in an image-based progress bar format. The user starts with the bar half full, and can either gain or lose up to 5 points. I've figured out how to make the image show up in the topic view, but it only shows up for users that I edit. How do I get this to be a global profile field for all users that starts at half full?
    This is what I have so far:
    Field Title: Nitrox2 Level
    Field Type: Dropdown Box
    Profile Group: Reputation (I created this group)
    Field Key: nitrox2
    Maximum Input: 0
    Display Order: 0
    Expected input format: Left blank
    Option content: 
    5=Full 4=Level 4 3=Level 3 2=Level 2 1=Level 1 0=Neutral -1=Negative 1 -2=Negative 2 -3=Negative 3 -4=Negative 4 -5=Depleted   Search Type: Exact Include on Registration Page: No Field Must be completed: Yes Field can be edited by member: No Make this private: No Make admin viewable only: No Topic view format: (using a placeholder image for now) <dd><img src=' http://accelepedia.com/mb3/public/style_images/nitrox/ {key}.jpg' /></dd> Default Value: 0   It looks like I have most everything done correctly, but I still can't figure out how to make this show up for all users. Any help would be much appreciated!  
    EDIT: Installed a plugin to show a default value. It came with a task that would update all member profiles to the default value, but it doesn't seem to be working. 
  2. Xonar added a post in a topic: Member copyright   

    I'll just use this quote here: 
    "Whenever a new user bumps an old topic, a kitten dies in a horrible car crash."
  3. Xonar added a post in a topic: When is IPB 4.0 ?   

    If the custom themes are responsive, which they almost certainly all will be, it will be compatible with mobile devices. 
  4. Xonar added a post in a topic: When is IPB 4.0 ?   

    I thought I had made it pretty clear I was trying to imitate all the impatient people on here who are rushing IPS to finish 4.0 ASAP. :P
  5. Xonar added a post in a topic: When is IPB 4.0 ?   

    ermaghersh gimme gimme gimme lulz haha you got it out before those slow pokes at invizion did 
    Anyway, while I'm at it, I'll add my opinion on the matter: IPS can take as long as they need to in order to make 4.0 the best it can be.
  6. Xonar added a post in a topic: Max signature height   

    You'll need to set signature limitations per group. You'll find this setting under global if you edit a member group. 
  7. Xonar added a post in a topic: Ip Content vs Wordpress   

    I compared WP to IPC in this post. With the coming 4.0 upgrade, I'd recommend using IP.Content for what you need. :)
    Nope. All clients get free updates as long as their license is active. As long as you retain your license, you'll never have to pay for updates, major or minor.
  8. Xonar added a post in a topic: making conf_global.php non writable   

    Unless you're making changes to it regularly, go ahead and make it non-writable. 
  9. Xonar added a post in a topic: Blog/Article + Forum   

    Basically, yes; IPC serves the same basic functionality as WP, but don't expect it to be as powerful for blogging or as easy to use as WP. You do have the option to stick with WP when you switch to IPB, but you won't be able to achieve the same level of integration that you would be able to with IPC, of course. It's really up to you whether you value the functionality of Wordpress over the integration of IP.Content. 
    The IPS homepage is actually built on IP.Content. ;)
  10. Xonar added a post in a topic: Soft delete vs. hard delete   

    ^ This blog entry goes over hard deletes vs soft deletes in IPB pretty well. :)
  11. Xonar added a post in a topic: Insert a line of PHP for every page   

    A better place for this script would probably be in the globalTemplate file. 
  12. Xonar added a post in a topic: New Member Not Receiving Email Activation In Demo   

    Great! Glad to hear I could help. :)
  13. Xonar added a post in a topic: New Member Not Receiving Email Activation In Demo   

    I had a similar problem with the board not sending the verification emails, and it wasn't in demo mode. Check the email address you're using, and take a look at the SMTP settings and see if anything looks off. That might be where your problem is originating from. You'll find those settings at /admin/index.php?adsess=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx&app=core&&module=settings&section=settings&&do=setting_view&conf_group=10. It turned out that I had these settings configured incorrectly. 
  14. Xonar added a post in a topic: When is IPB 4.0 ?   

    That's a good point, but I just don't see how they be actively developing for both 3.4 and 4.0 at the same time. Nothing will get done for either if they aren't putting the majority of their focus towards either one. And ATM, 4.0 is surely taking priority. 
    That being said, a 3.4.7 update might be something they could consider right after the 4.0 release, if there's enough things that need fixing. (I personally haven't had many problems with 3.4, but I'm a relatively new customer.) The problem I see with that though, is that they'll be needing to fix early bugs with 4.0, so that would stand in the way of a possible 3.4.7 update.
  15. Xonar added a post in a topic: When is IPB 4.0 ?   

    I'd really like to see 4.0 released as quickly as possible, because I'm developing a site that's going to be totally integrated with 4.0, and I'd love to get a beta and be able to start developing it soon. ;)
    It's unreasonable to say that IPS is totally abandoning 3.4 though. It's not at the end of it's support life, and it won't be for quite some time. No, they're not going to waste their time releasing another 3.4.x update when they have 4.0 to worry about, but they'll continue to release security updates and provide support for clients still on 3.4. What more do you want from them?

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    Is this the B6 I'm looking for? :P

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    Can you post in the pre sales questions forum without approval when you reach a certain number of posts? Cause I admit that's a bit annoying, but totally necessary.

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    On the off chance that there are any BioMedia Project fans here, it's back up. Our domain issues have been resolved.