Wolfie

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  1. Wolfie added a post in a topic: (Wolf3x) Restricted Reply Function   

    Do you know what version of ionCube is running on your server?
  2. Wolfie added a post in a topic: IPS 4 Release Update Request   

    Adding to what Ryan said (and I too am not speaking for IPS)...

    My experience with releases has been this. First, IPS will update this live community and then spend an undetermined amount of time letting it get tested. I say undetermined because it depends on the number of bugs that users report, importance of those bugs and other factors affect how long until the live community is updated. Those are the alpha releases and on some occasions, alpha releases might be released for clients to test out too (usually with no way to upgrade an existing community). Once IPS believes the software has reached enough stability, it goes into the beta stages and those generally are available for clients to try out and at some point do include a way to upgrade an existing community (though it's recommended to not install it on a live site). This will usually end up getting a new onslaught of bug reports as more people are testing it from the back end (ACP), on different server environments and finding undiscovered bugs based on different settings for the front end. Depending on the number and severity of the bugs affects how long until the next beta is released.

    I should point out that before any release is made available for clients to test out on their own sites, IPS updates this live community first. It not only helps to ensure that there are no major/obvious issues to be sorted out first, but also helps clients to feel more confident about the product since the company is putting itself at risk first. (After all, would you want to trust a company that doesn't trust/use its own products/services?) Depending on how each beta version goes, it can lead to another beta version or the final release.

    Important note here... 1. alpha/beta releases are not officially supported, as in, if you install it as a live community and it barfs on you, you're more or less up a certain creek without a paddle. Not that staff wouldn't feel sympathetic, but it is clearly stated that it's not supported. So IF you decide to run one of the pre-release versions, keep in mind to NOT do it as a live community.


    With all that said, even if IPS were to upgrade this community tomorrow, the earliest I would imagine there being betas available for clients to test out would be October. With that, even if there were to be only three beta versions (more likely to be four or five) and even if there aren't many bugs found/reported (not likely since it's a completely new version, ie, IPS4 instead of IPS3), the soonest I would imagine the final version would be available would be mid November. But realistically, I'm thinking December (assuming it's this year, if not then January).

    So, if you're under pressure to get the community going, to cut down on cost, I recommend installing 3.4.6 but not to install too many customizations. Use the time until 4.0.1 is released to let the clients settle in and get anything else sorted out. The reason I say 4.0.1 is because the first .0 release usually tends to bring about a few not-yet-found bugs as it's installed on thousands upon thousands of live communities. The first point release tends to happen within a couple of weeks or so of the final release. While the betas are being tested out, you can talk with the different developers (for your customizations) for feedback on doing work for you and such. It will be time well spent, believe me.
  3. Wolfie added a post in a topic: Domain Licensing question   

    When you are hosted on IPS's servers, unless you have purchased a full fledged self-hosted license, the software you have access to is only a 'rental', encoded and will only work on IPS servers. When you move to another hosting company, in order to continue using the software, you will need to purchase the full product(s) that you wish to continue running.

    Now, if you have purchased a full license and just happen to be getting hosted by IPS, then you need only make sure your license is active and you can download the full software and then upload it on the new host you wish to use. If you don't already own a full license, then you wouldn't be paying again for the software, as you were paying for the hosting service which includes use of the software.
  4. Wolfie added a post in a topic: (Wolf3x) Restricted Reply Function   

    I looked and there isn't a license key field for the hook.

    Could you PM me with a screenshot of the settings you are using when having the issue?
  5. Wolfie added a post in a topic: (Wolf3x) Restricted Reply Function   

    What version of IP.Board are you using? License key isn't necessary.
  6. Wolfie added a post in a topic: (Wolf3x) Restricted Reply Function   

    Updated it, please try it and let me know if there are any problems with it.
  7. Wolfie added a post in a topic: IPB 4.0 Beta Released for Active Licenses only?   

    No secret permissions, it's in an announcement.

    http://community.invisionpower.com/forum-305/announcement-30-what-new-in-ips-community-suite-40/
  8. Wolfie added a post in a topic: IPB 4.0 Beta Released for Active Licenses only?   

    IPS doesn't do RC's anymore. Assuming that Alpha comes out in June (thus falling within Q2)...
    Jun - Alpha on this community.
    Aug - Beta on this community. Possibly encoded/time-restricted Alphas for clients to download. Also possible that betas will become available.
    Sep - Betas
    Oct - Possible to see Final.

    Keep in mind that before anything is made available to clients to download and use, IPS will always update this community first and usually wait at least a week before clients get access to it. IPS doesn't like to unleash monsters to its clients and would rather take the hit themselves if anything bad is going to happen. Not only that but this community isn't only for support and such, it's also a testing community. New version gets installed, obviously any new problems get reported and fixed before the new version is released to the clients.

    Should also point out that anything other 'Final' versions are not supported. ie, if you download and upgrade a community to a beta version and encounter problems, then tough luck. (Putting it bluntly that is.) Unless IPS says otherwise, Alphas and Betas are NOT supported.

    I've seen Alpha's released in the past but have been encoded and even time restricted. There are various reasons for it and they all make sense. I believe early Betas have sometimes also been done the same way.


    I recommend you follow the steps to converting over NOW instead of waiting. First, you'll need (or at the very least, want) to be on the latest version of the product you're using before converting. Then, do a test conversion to get any problems worked out. After you get your community converted over, the only thing you'll have to worry about is upgrading to IPS4 when it comes out. If you wait until Final to come out before converting, you could encounter a world of headaches that could have been avoided. It's easier to tackle any issues with converting and later upgrading than it is to tackle them when doing both at the same time. It's like performing an upgrade at the same time you are switching hosts. Bad idea, because any problems that arise sometimes become harder to troubleshoot and resolve.

    So I recommend converting now and even if a Beta becomes available in a few weeks, you wouldn't want to upgrade to that anyways.
  9. Wolfie added a post in a topic: Perpetual licenses being done away with.   

    Lifetime licenses too. :smile:
  10. Wolfie added a post in a topic: Perpetual licenses being done away with.   

    The license was for IP.Board, not IP.Core + IP.Board. If IPS wanted to, they could call the forums "IP.Forums" or "IP.Discussions" starting with v4 and legacy license holders wouldn't have any claim to it at all. Might be off of IP.Board, but since it's a rewrite of the code and such, it could be given a different name and would be perfectly legit. Don't get me wrong, I can see where legacy license holders can argue that they should still continue to get IP.Board for free (with free support for Lifetime license holders). However, IPS is a company that needs money to remain in business. Take your pick - structure changes and so the license isn't supported anymore and you have to pay (renewal costs, not a full new purchase) OR company has to close its doors because it can't afford to continue going. Either way, the license (as it is) is no longer good.


    I have a Lifetime license that I don't use anymore. I don't plan to change it or anything, as I keep it as it is as a keepsake, to remember the times of the past and as a reminder of how far the company has progressed since those days. In fact, in the CA, I've affectionately named it "My Precious." :D I still remember getting it and I've gotten more than my fair share of use from it.

    If you don't want to lose an existing legacy license, then purchase a new license and retire the legacy one.
  11. Wolfie added a post in a topic: Question Regarding IP Board   

    Try this guide here.
    http://www.invisionpower.com/support/guides/_/importing-and-conversion/convert-to-ips-community-suite-r37

    A couple of things I recommend doing for the process.

    1. ALWAYS make a full backup of your existing community before you do ANYTHING. The converter shouldn't do anything to your existing data, but it's better safe than sorry.

    2. After you run the conversion process, test everything you can. If you encounter ANY issues then file a ticket with support. Make sure to note all issues in one ticket so that everything can be addressed at one time instead of ticket after ticket after ticket. Support won't do the conversion for you, but they will fix any issues with the converter app.


    If you don't feel comfortable doing the process yourself, then you might consider hiring someone else to do it for you.
    http://community.invisionpower.com/resources/developers?sort_col=record_updated&sort_order=desc&per_page=50&filters[76][other]=1
  12. Wolfie added a post in a topic: License multi-site?   

    Like Mark H. said, you would need one license per URL. If you were to have each of the subdomains redirect to a specific forum/URL on your main community (say 'software' redirected to the downloads app on www) then you would only need one license, since it would be only one community. Best way to think of it is like this - license is tied to URL and database (database meaning the actual data being used). If you have a hundred domains redirecting to one community (URL/database) then that's fine. But the moment you have it using different data based on the URL, then you need a separate license for it.

    There's no way to have more than one community that uses the same license.
  13. Wolfie added a post in a topic: IPB 4.0 Beta Released for Active Licenses only?   

    I would say it's a safe bet that you will need to have an active license in order to test any of the IPS 4.0 beta software. Keep in mind it won't be IP.Board 4.0, as IP.Board will be just one application in the entire suite of products.


    This is why IPS doesn't like to give even estimations of releases, because it causes issues. Technically, we're still in Q2 and if a beta were to be released by June 30th, it would have been released during Q2 (even though it wouldn't be the final product, it'd still be 4.0). That said, there are two ways to handle deadlines. One is to put out the product by the deadline no matter what (vB4 anyone?) and the other is to watch it fly by at warp speed but continue to focus on making sure the product is as solid as can be expected before releasing it to the world.

    The IPS release date is generally "When It's Ready™" instead of "Here's Some Crap" (you can guess which product I'm thinking of for the second one).

    To be honest, I'm surprised that it's not out yet, considering the talent behind IPS. So my best guess is that there were some snafu's encountered that caused more than the usual delays. No matter, I prefer the way they've been doing it, where quality is priority. If that means waiting another month or so before the betas start rolling out, so be it.
  14. Wolfie added a post in a topic: Regarding customer support.   

    I've been using IPS software for about a decade now and I'll tell it to you like it is.  When it comes to support, the IPS staff are the best when it comes to attitude.  It can be spoiling to be honest, especially when you try to get support for some other product or service, only to get treated like you don't matter.  If someone does happen to have an unfavorable encounter with a support member, they only need contact management (if they feel it necessary).
     
    Just to pipe this in, aside from the fact that an arrogant/rude employee wouldn't last long, I haven't known of anyone being let go from IPS because of it.
     
    So if you are considering purchasing a license for any of the software and support interaction is a concern for you, please know that the staff at IPS are top notch.  In fact, there are times when IPS has helped out others who they didn't have to.  For example, one time someone was fraudulently selling IPS licenses and IPS actually worked with the victims in the matter.  Read more here.
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1033704
     
    How many companies do you know of that would be kind enough to do that? :)
  15. Wolfie added a post in a topic: License multi-site?   

    What would be your use on the personal site?  Would it be a separate live community or for development or testing purposes before adding it to your other community?
     
    If it's strictly for development or testing purposes (testing a skin, hook or app before adding it to the other community), then one license will suffice since each license allows you one live install and a development (or test) installation.  And so long as the test/development installation doesn't turn into another community, even unintentionally, then it's within the license agreement.
     
    However, if it's a separate live community, regardless of how much (or how little) traffic it gets, another license will be needed.
     
    The basic rule of thumb here is this:  Each license allows you one live community.
     
    As for moving it from one host to another, read the basic rule of thumb again.  ('Live community' refers to installation of files, use of files, distinct URL, etc.)
     
    You can read the license agreement on this page: http://www.invisionpower.com/legal/standards
     
    If you aren't sure if an install would quality as a test/development install, it's best to ask here first.  Hope this post helps.

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  1. Joey_M » Wolfie

    I didn't take your responses as you think I have, personally I appreciate your types of input and I value them. I'll still say thread if you don't mind however :p

    1. Wolfie

      I didn't want you to take it as a fight or something, thus my providing that little mention at the top. And 'thread' is a vB word. ;)

    2. .Ian

      Actually it was originally used by UBB before VB

  2. Wolfie » .Ian

    Leave a message...

    1. sijad

      Hey, I really sorry about that i didn't know that someone made this hook for commercial use, I just influenced from this work:
      http://community.invisionpower.com/files/file/5677-raw33-hide-first-post-from-guests/

      here my answer > http://community.invisionpower.com/topic/366753-download-hide-posts/#entry2298662

    1. Jamie.

      is this real ?

    2. Ryan Ashbrook

      Yes. Very real. :)

  3. Wolfie » Kellie

    Where? I dun see any files in your profile. o_o

  4. Kellie » Wolfie

    Why i've been hiding behind my puter designing new skins for IPB of course! :D

  5. Wolfie » Kellie

    Owoooo!
    Where ya been hiding?

  6. Kellie » Wolfie

    Heya Wolfie! Anything good on the telly? :)

  7. Wolfie » Kellie

    *plots self on sofa and watches your TV* Don't mind me, I'm just gonna run up your electric bill. :D

    1. AndyF

      :(

    2. sadel

      :( 2

  8. Wolfie

    December sale on my hooks. Get 50% off using coupon Dec2010 http://tinyurl.com/decSale

  9. Wolfie

    New hook available! Let's you make a 'grace period' for edits without the 'edited by' line. http://community.invisionpower.com/files/file/3738-wolf31-edit-time-grace-period-timed-trial/

  10. Wolfie

    Gee, has IPS updated to 3.1.3? I couldn't tell from looking at the bottom of the page and also all the status updates.. <_<

    1. AndyF

      When's 3.1.4 coming out ?

    2. Olivier Turbis

      lol

    3. ørret

      think 3.2 is next in line.

    4. TheRevTastic

      Don't think so.

  11. Wolfie

    Sale on my hooks - 30% off (using coupon) click for details http://tinyurl.com/nraged-1296

    1. Olivier Turbis

      Yes, you've posted it three times already.

    2. alex.1096@yahoo.com

      lol

    3. Wolfie

      Twice. First time was one offer, but I've altered it. Also, want to make sure everyone gets a chance to see it. It'll be over tomorrow evening. :)

  12. Wolfie

    Sale on my hooks. 30% off. For details click link: http://tinyurl.com/nraged-1296

    1. Volstate

      50% or my money walks :)

    2. Volstate

      Kidding ;

    3. Wolfie

      <_< Gimme 50% of your money first, then we'll talk.

    4. Volstate

      I don't have a pot to piss in...so you can have half of that.

    5. Wolfie

      Sell your computer and gimme half the money from that then. :)

  13. Wolfie

    Sale on my hooks. Normally all 4 will run $35 total. Today and tomorrow, $24.50 when all are bought at once! http://n-raged.com/community/index.php?app=nexus

    1. Olivier Turbis

      Didn't even know you were making hooks and stuff.

  14. Wolfie

    http://likeamania.com/6833/ Being in line at the store and then sneaking a piece of candy or gum to the groceries of the person behind you and seeing if they buy it without realizing it.
    1. Woodsman

      I might try that with a Porterhouse...

    2. Wolfie

      Has to be something small so it's unnoticeable.

    3. Woodsman

      unless they have a full shopping cart... I would lovee to see the look on their face when the clerk rings it up...

    4. Wolfie

      Well if you're going to do that, then have more fun with it. Put condoms on their cart. :D

    5. Woodsman

      Evil Pure Evil.... add it to the cart of a couple that seem to just got over or still in an arguement...

    6. Wolfie

      Couple of guys and some lube too.

    7. Woodsman

      This topic is gong to get us in deep .... with other users in who are in this sort of boat... But as Waylon Jenning once said "Lets See if Nashville has a sense of Humor"...

    8. Wolfie

      I'm not suggesting fun at someones lifestyle, just the idea of causing embarrassment. :D

    9. Woodsman

      I figured as much.... had to look in the mirror to see if I was talikng to myself.... Whats wrong with a few small pranks that force people to have to explain themselves.... hahahahahaha!

    10. Wolfie

      Yeah. Still, sometimes the simple pranks are the best.

    11. Woodsman

      yep... but you have to be convincing and straight faced... to pull off any prank.. Which I have been told time and time again that I am a master... Condoms in a shopping cart could be interesting I will have to pull it off and get back to you on how it went...

    12. Wolfie

      No no, on the belt at the register, so that it's rung up.

      If you're ever in line and the person ahead of you steps out of line to get a couple of more things but leaves their cart to keep their place, then add in a few things to that cart too. :D

    13. Woodsman

      I refuse to comment on this on the grounds I may incriminate myself....

    14. Woodsman

      But the Clerk like to split her jeans laughing... Only if I would do such a thing...

  15. Wolfie

    ¿puıɯ ɹnoʎ uo s,ʇɐɥʍ

    1. (e) Eric

      You copied me.

    2. Wolfie

      But mine appears before yours, how do you figure that I copied you?

    3. Sokii

      good question...

    4. .Peter

      Pwned. lol.

    5. Stars25

      Because the higher up the status, the more recent it is... :)

  16. DeeJayFIA » Wolfie

    Wolfie you've been hiding here this whole time and haven't told me? You're a legend in these parts, I'd never have known! Respect!

  17. Wolfie

    Why is the donation stuck at $600? Come on people, give a little something if you haven't already!

    1. Graeme S.

      I decided to push it over 600 :)

    2. Olivier Turbis

      Graeme's fault! :p

    3. Graeme S.

      Any more than a dollar and my paypal account would be empty. $0.27 for the win.!

  18. Wolfie

    No, the webmaster forum is run by DamianSharpe
    http://community.invisionpower.com/user/151708-damiansharpe/
    Mine is N*Raged and Dacity.Com :)

  19. MichelleBCF » Wolfie

    Hi Wolfie - is yours the Webmaster forum? I may be signing up there too! :)