Wish it displayed new messages from the inbox view without refreshing. I saw Mark's comment about it not being a "chat", but realistically we're in the era of Facebook, not email, and their message system supports instantaneous updates.
I think that in some respects the IP team needs to think forward about what younger and modern Internet users have come to expect out of the social sites they visit, including ones powered by the IPS suite.
They have to stop adding features at some point and take feedback into account for later patches though. All he commented on was that the 4.0 is feature locked, not that he wasn't listening to what you were saying.
The news is currently set to 10 articles. I only wanted 8, but it was pulling two less articles than the setting so I raised the setting by two. Now it is displaying 9, even though we have more than enough articles tagged with one of the set tags.
Benefits of IP.C
Strong community integration
Front-end article submission interface for members
Drawbacks of IP.C
Less plugin support than WP
Less theme support than WP
One image natively supported per article
Articles may only be in 1 category
Overall less powerful and flexible for bloggers
I had a similar dilemma about whether to go IPC or WP and ultimately chose Content. Although it does a great job bridging site and forum, I don't think it is a great fit for sites focusing mainly on blogs or news. I'd recommend WordPress honestly.
I literally just discovered this... and I'm a little shocked. I had set up all the categories for my article system so that I could add the platform, genre, and news type just to discover I have to only choose one.
Guess I'll have to use a hybrid tag-category schema :(
IPS didn't choose an arbitrary price from their software. Included in the price we pay are development costs, marketing, etc as well as profit for the continued improvement of the company. If they offer discounts to pirates, or people who claim they can't afford the products, the price of the software will inevitably rise to balance out the cuts. This new higher price may cause even more to seek discounts or to pirates, creating a terrible cycle that will end in the destruction of IPS as we know it </melodrama>
If there are issues with being unable to afford the software then there are plenty of free options such as phpBB, MyBB, Vanilla, etc. They may be of lower quality and have less features, but there are trade-offs. Options are out there though.
In what way? Have you tried the feature in the thread list?
Even if it was the first X words of the answer I think it would still be helpful :) As it is the last post is often less helpful than the post that was marked as the answer.
The 'answers' feature of IPB is actually one of my favorite and my upcoming site is built to take advantage of it. I think it'd be useful for users with the same question to be able to see an answer, or the beginning of the answer, if they're go through topic previews. I personally use previews to see if a thread is inquiring about the same problem that I'm having and if it isn't then I don't have to click all the way through. If it does ask the same question I have, then of course seeing the answer right in the preview would save me time.