Invisionary

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  1. Invisionary added a post in a topic: I own 3 (three) lifetime licences, Please explain?   

     
    I said it's annoying when people who are NOT affected by it keep defending it. You *are* affected by it? Good for you. You are entitled to defend or denounce it as you wish.
     
    Considering your IPS connections though, I wouldn't expect you to be on the other side of the fence - easy bedfellows and all that
  2. Invisionary added a post in a topic: I own 3 (three) lifetime licences, Please explain?   

    What's in a name huh? I'm in the same position as you contriver87 (I think I purchased in 2004... thereabouts anyway). It seems the angle from IPS is we had rights to download all future versions of IP.Board and they didn't like that so they named it IPS4 (see what they did there?) - no more "board" entitlement.
     
    They ripped out the "core" too. The old board was standalone software but now they would have to "give us" the core in order to "give us" the forums.
     
    Basically, they win, we lose.
     
    But isn't it annoying when people not affected by this issue keep defending it? This should be a perpetual/lifetime licence holders only thread
  3. Invisionary added a post in a topic: The New Account Security question   

    I didn't get an email. I figured it out by reading the feedback forum as a guest
  4. Invisionary added a post in a topic: The New Account Security question   

    I couldn't answer 9 out of 10 honestly, which results in telling (hopefully memorable) lies.
     
    Several are similar to a bank account so they're not getting true answers and many are presumptive (Who said I can cook anything? Have I ever had a pet? Did I have a favourite book/singer?)
     
    I still haven't set my answers because I don't know what lies to tell
  5. Invisionary added a post in a topic: I own 3 (three) lifetime licences, Please explain?   

    Thanks Lindy, I appreciate all is not as straightforward as it might seem from the outside looking in but I still fail to see how "shoehorning" and server tweaks can be so difficult for your talented group of staff.
     
    I'm sure IPS will do very well and won't miss the less than 1-2% that might give up on the product - and I'm sure the majority of that minority will stay with you (it was less than 3% earlier - are we shrinking that quickly?).
     
    All I ever needed was plain and simple forum software. Gallery, Blogs and Content all proved wasted expense for me as my users just weren't interested in them - they just wanted somewhere to make simple posts. So, I didn't need or want all the bells and whistles that have been added over the years and to some extent I have been sorry to see IPS become "bloated" and branched as much as it has.
     
    Thank you for the great software. The last 10 years have been a blast but, personally, I won't be taking you up on your offer.
  6. Invisionary added a post in a topic: I own 3 (three) lifetime licences, Please explain?   

     
    Yes, it is disappointing and I'm probably going to say farewell to IPS but, as a matter of interest, what accommodations need "shoehorning" into the software and systems? I'm guessing you're referring to the billing/client side of IPS' system and not to the product?
     
    Beyond setting up a unique usergroup, I can't help thinking it shouldn't be too difficult to accommodate less then 3% of a huge customer base.
  7. Invisionary added a post in a topic: I want to be able to ask a question in other parts of these boards.   

    The technical support forums are for peer-to-peer support provided by IPS clients for other clients. As your status is "visitor" I'm guessing you haven't purchased an IPS product yet. ;)
  8. Invisionary added a post in a topic: When is IPB 4.0 ?   

    Wow. 50 pages on "When is IPB 4.0?"
     
    When has "when it's ready" been a more appropriate reply? It's a piece of software that is a work in progress. Let "when it's ready" be the final answer.
     
    Really, people... get a life.
  9. Invisionary added a post in a topic: How do you embed a tweet on IPB?   

    Well done Dmacleo. I can leave my thinking cap in the closet now :)
  10. Invisionary added a post in a topic: New Marketplace Categories   

     
    This topic has been up for two weeks now? The only IPS comment is on how 'relevancy searching' works. No comment on the subject of the topic itself - marketplace categories.
     
    I'm with the OP on this. The categories are a disaster. They don't make things easier to find - they make me give up looking.
  11. Invisionary added a post in a topic: How do you embed a tweet on IPB?   

    I'm surprised it still works at all. The tweet wouldn't appear in search results as it isn't stored in the database but is being pulled from Twitter's servers.
     
    I'd given up on this stuff but might I might have another at it.
  12. Invisionary added a post in a topic: ShoutBox Bot!   

     
    I actually came back to this topic to say I figured it out by removing every ` in the file. Thanks anyway.
  13. Invisionary added a post in a topic: ShoutBox Bot!   

     
    Oh well, won't get by that error for me.
     
    Deleted :)
  14. Invisionary added a post in a topic: ShoutBox Bot!   

     
    Anybody else get this when trying to install this mod?
  15. Invisionary added a post in a topic: ShoutBox Bot!   

    Error on install?
     
    Welcome to the IP.Board application set up utility. This installation is in progress... The following errors have been found: · CREATE TABLE ibf_`shoutbox_bot_messages` ( `shout_id` int(10) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `shout_mid` int(10) NOT NULL, `shout_after` int(10) NOT NULL, `shout_message` text NOT NULL, `shout_enable` int(1) NOT NULL DEFAULT '1', PRIMARY KEY (`shout_id`), KEY `shout_id` (`shout_id`) ) You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '`shoutbox_bot_messages` ( `shout_id` int(10) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `shout' at line 1