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  1. bearback added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update   

    whys this not in main news forum, I nearly missed this patch ?
    no point in posting in blog where its not seen
  2. bearback added a post in a topic: Bugs in updates/new installs   


    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.

    Thank you

  3. bearback added a comment: signup page, checking of username and email address.   

    found the fix for both the email and user name in use
    also fixes the non clickable terms link
    the fix was in the bug tracker
    edit your skin in look and feel
    in Registration Screen > registerForm  add this code to bottom of template
    <script type='text/javascript'> ipb.templates['registration_terms'] = new Template("<h3>{$this->lang->words['reg_terms_popup_title']}</h3><div class='ipsPad' id='tou_popup'>#{content}</div>"); </script>
  4. bearback added a post in a topic: Remove or reset Warning Points and restrictions By Moderators   

    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.

  5. bearback added a comment: Problem with embedded content displaying as links after upgrade AGAIN   

    thank you bfarber,
    most appreciated
  6. bearback added a comment: Problem with embedded content displaying as links after upgrade AGAIN   

    I appreciate that its browser related but for me its worked fine until I upgraded to 3.4. series.
    then I found so many functions and options missing I have had to source hooks etc to put them back again.
    The same applies to the users that need the videos embedding automatically and don't need links,
    I am not a developer and only know limited code, so how about helping the users who need the youtube videos embedding. 
    can you help with the code ? or supply a patch
    4.0 series is a long way off I would imagine so that's not an option really
    Thanks for your replies anyway
  7. bearback added a comment: Problem with embedded content displaying as links after upgrade AGAIN   

    I will second that, I want embedded as standard, not videos shown as links
  8. bearback added a comment: Problem with embedded content displaying as links after upgrade AGAIN   

    I just posted about this in the support forum and am using the patch at present
    but looks like I will have to patch every upgrade then, as far as I am concerned if a youtube link converts to an embedded
    video then that's fine.
    if people need a clickable link then there's always the option to go to youtube in the embedded video options, or it can be added in other ways
    I suppose another way is to switch the editor off and post in plain text, but cannot keep switching backwards and forwards all the time as some like to format there posts in a certain way.
    I remember the last upgrade it was suggested to use media code, the videos then had problems playing in mobile skin, so its a no win situation
  9. bearback added a post in a topic: Birthdays cache - why limit to 6 todays entries?   

    thank you
  10. bearback added a post in a topic: Birthdays cache - why limit to 6 todays entries?   

    is this now fixed in 3.4.5 as I am not seeing the view more link in 3.4.5 beta, still limited to just six
  11. bearback added a post in a topic: category with subforums   

    just upgraded from 3.1.4 to 3.4.4

    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

    cannot say I like that part of the layout
  12. bearback added a record in IP.Board   

    missing HTML folder in cache/tmp/
    [font=tahoma][color=rgb(0,0,0)][size=4]in ACP diagnostics file permissions checker[/size][/color][/font]
    [font=tahoma][color=rgb(0,0,0)][size=4]Its indicated a missing folder but checking the IPB 3.4.4 download it does not appear to be in there either[/size][/color][/font]
    [font=tahoma][color=rgb(0,0,0)][size=4]We could not find the file or folder /chroot/home/[/size][/color][/font]
    [font=tahoma][color=rgb(0,0,0)][size=4]forum suggestions said to re-cache from ACP and it will be created[/size][/color][/font]
    [font=tahoma][color=rgb(0,0,0)][size=4]tried re-cache all in cache management and re-cache all skins  but was not created [/size][/color][/font]
    [font=tahoma][color=rgb(0,0,0)][size=4]thank you[/size][/color][/font]
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  13. bearback added a post in a topic: Help me understand this licence renewal stuff   

    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
  14. bearback added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Nexus 1.5 Dev Update: Selling Domains   

    eNon there domain prices are well over the top, got to start some where i suppose
  15. bearback added a post in a topic: Is the Chat down for anyone else?   

    mines down,
    somethings also effecting my admin CP, keeps timing out on all my forums.
    is licencing server down also ?