when a new update or new version is available, they always have some sort of bug that needs fixing.
I fully understand that not every issue can be caught when beta testing before releasing to the public.
What I don't understand is why the bugs are not fixed straight away in the current release,
for example I have just downloaded and upgraded my forum and still the registration issue is present ?
I am used to the process of upgrading my forum and then checking what issues are present, searching the ips forum for a fix.
but it gets a little frustrating at times and gets a bit old now days.
Take it from another point of view, when a new customer comes here and downloads the latest version and bugs/issues with the software have not been
fixed in the current version. its not a good start for them.
The software should be bug and issue free and you should not have to spend time sourcing fixes all the time.
all though still the best community forum software, that's why I have used it for so long.
currently there isn't any easy way for moderators to remove warning points / restrictions and history in the front end of the forum.
when giving a warning moderators can set the option to automatically remove the points / restrictions after a certain period of time.
The warning history is still left and not cleared though.
The process to remove points and restrictions takes many steps to achieve and then there still is a period of 1 hour minimum for the warning to reset.
It's completely plausible for a member to appeal a ban to an moderator, and after reviewing the restriction made on the member the moderator may want to reverse/revoke the warning.
its an option/function that is needed by moderators and admins available on the forum public side and with just a one click option to achieve a reset.
searching IPB forums it appears this has been requested quite a few times, not only for points and restrictions to be reversed but also the warning history to be cleared also if needed.
one major thing I have notice is from forum index you can no longer see the latest posted topic in each of the subforums.
you now have to click on the category to list the subforums to show if there's a new topic posted
forget your resellers or shared hosting, 3.4 just does not work that well on shared hosting.
I recently upgraded one of my forums from 3.1.4 to 3.4.3,
3.1.4 worked ok on shared hosting but as soon as I upgraded to the latest ipb version, the forum was very slow to load.
I move the forum to a dedicated server and now it loads very fast with no issues
the minuim I would go for would be a vps or dedicated
will be removed and tough luck to the forums that use it.
thats one of my main issues with IPB, options are added for forum members/admins to use and forums are moulded around these options.
then IPB decided that they are no longer used and are removed, leaving the customer to search for a solution or a work round so they can continue with their forum.
i do sometimes wonder if the feedback actually gets read by the developers of the software.
this issue has come up time and time again and still not rectified by adding a simple
upgrade/install instructions to the download file.
would save a lot of support questions