As for me on 3.4.2 and 3.4.1 before that, the box shows up once in a great while and then disappears quickly. My board is also an App at Facebook and the box finally displayed there after about 2 weeks. It's got to be Facebook throttling something.
Facebook is simple (more or less) for use by ALL of the populace and thankfully, IPS has made this board simpler. It's not Facebook, also thankfully, but now I won't be on a daily tutoring thing with new users about how to use all the bells and whistles. Some of us administer boards that are not geek themed. We actually have grandmas posting. :ohmy:
Yes, Mat. That's true for veterans but for newbies? Searching is alien, not to us but them. How about at least considering an interface (skin?) that makes things simple? You see, we live with people who don't mingle with technical types that frequent this board. :)
My experience has been that the link to the download seems to have changed back and forth. I finally caught it at Alpha 1.0005 which worked for me. Is that the version you downloaded and uploaded to your site?
Sorry if this has been suggested before but ... I have a lot of members and "would be" members who come from the Facebook world. As much as IPS has improved the usability of IP.Board, most of these Facebook members won't post due to the complexity of posting and uploading image attachments on IP.Board. For those of us who have used message boards for years, it's a piece of cake. For these people, it's daunting.
Has anybody at IPS considered making a basic skin that performs the functions of Facebook without all of the added bells and whistles that newbies have to wade through and try to understand? In other words, look at Facebook and drop everything else in the IP.Board skin and maybe call it something like "IP.Basic Skin"? Maybe even use the same terms as Facebook, such as "Comment" instead of "Reply". And maybe upload images directly into the text box or right below it without the extra clicks and confusion that newbies experience.
I don't know if this is posted in the right forum so feel free to move it. Newbie here, you know. :)
Apparently this group of lawyers hasn't got that message. They acquire copyright to the material and then sue the offender without asking that it be taken down. That's their business model. MRighthaven lawsuits