Simon Culshaw

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  1. Simon Culshaw added a post in a topic: Auto-Upgrader Feedback   

    I'd set aside a considerable amount of time today to perform an upgrade but was pleasantly surprised by the simplicity and speed with which the auto-upgrade worked.

    I normally spend a hugh amount of time uploading the files to my server because I've got a constrained upload speed.

    Thank you for the improvements to the Auto-Upgrader - It's working fantastic!
  2. Simon Culshaw added a post in a topic: Invision Power Board using multiple Active Directory Domains?   

    Brandon,

    Thank you for taking the time to respond, it is much appreciated :)

    I'm going to signup for the 5 day demonstration in order to demonstrate the functionality and if there is an appetite to proceed further then
    we'll get in touch via the business contact functionality on the main site to understand how Invision Power Services can help us in respect
    to the authentication (paid for customisation etc etc)

    Thanks again.
  3. Simon Culshaw added a post in a topic: Invision Power Board using multiple Active Directory Domains?   

    I'm considering whether or not Invision Power Board would be suitable for use in the organisation where I work.

    Unfortunately one of the problems we have is that as a result of mergers and takeovers we don't currently have "one" source of Colleague Authentication

    Does anyone or has anyone integrated Invision Power Board to use multiple Active Directories (e.g. 3) for authentication purposes

    We wouldn't want solely guest access and we'd want to avoid the need to for people to register etc on what will be an intranet based solution.

    Apologies if there isn't enough information here to provide an appropriate answer, please let me know if you want more detail.

    Thanks
  4. Simon Culshaw added a post in a topic: Download: [HQ] Awards (Free)   



    Michael's post here should resolve this problem - http://community.invisionpower.com/topic/332003-download-inv-awards/page__st__380#entry2198299
  5. Simon Culshaw added a post in a topic: Classifieds   

    Hello,

    I've just started encountering this error on my "mobile skin", I seem to have had a lot of problems with caching recently which has caused problems elsewhere but would be grateful if you could point me in the right direction for fixing this:
    Fatal error : Call to undefined method skin_classifieds_2::launcher_link() in /xxxxxxx/forums/hooks/cfdsLauncherLink_715d47215adf8bce3e19e8c655e5a6b1.php on line 16

    Thank you in advance for your help
  6. Simon Culshaw added a post in a topic: Search   

    I'd like to see the removal of this:

    "One or all of your search keywords were below 3 characters or you searched for words which are not allowed, such as 'html', 'img', etc, please increase the length of these search keywords or choose different keywords."

    I appreciate that you might want a filter such as this for performance reasons / to reduce the number of answers back but wouldn't it be better to:-

    Drop the keywords that were below 3 characters
    Use the remaining keywords (if there are any)
    Return the results
    Tell the user you didn't include these words...

    Hope that makes sense

    My primary reason for this request is that I quite often like to search on a particular error message to find a solution and always come unstuck.

    Thanks
  7. Simon Culshaw added a post in a topic: Very Happy IPS Customer   

    I have been an IPS Customer for about 6 years and I don't recollect ever taking the time to say "Thank You!" so here is a long overdue...

    Thank you!

    I've put together a short list of things that I think make IPS and the IPS Community stand out:-

    Product Set
    The 3.2 product set is quite simply amazing, it was difficult to think back when I was installing version 1.2 that things would come along so
    far in such a short time. Great Team, Great Product Set, Keep up the hard work!

    Support
    - Always timely - I don't recollect having to wait long for an informed response
    - Excellent Knowledge - It's always a pleasure to deal with someone who knows what they are talking about!
    - Excellent Value for Money - In all honesty I believe the support received for the cost is market leading

    Community
    - It's great to see a community of so many people who devote their time and expertise to IPS related products whilst not getting paid for their services!

    Marketplace
    - I'm really glad to see a Marketplace full of so many great add-ons, I've always found something to meet my requirements, I'm currently implementing
    Social Groups, Classifieds and Links but I do have some other plugins too! Thank you to those authors!

    I'm sure I can think of more things to add here, anyone want to point out anything I might have missed? :laugh:

    Thank you!
  8. Simon Culshaw added a post in a topic: Why IPC is failing   

    I have recently purchased IP.Content and I'd like to add my two pence worth!

    I think at this stage it is very difficult for me to identify specific things about the product that I would change, the main reason being that:

    - I haven't used it for long enough to find something annoying or irritating
    - I haven't found something I would like it to do that it can't already do

    When I am using a product for the first time I tend to look for a logical place to start e.g. How does the current media manager work? If I tweak this what happens? Can I add this and it will do this?

    I think this is where I went wrong initially in that the Media Manager is relatively complex and I actually needed to start dabbling in something much simpler.

    If I were to suggest one area of improvement for IP.Content then I would suggest a good area for improvement would be in the "Tutorials" space.

    I know there is at least one existing tutorial but I think it would be useful to have a variety of different tutorials tackling simple through to complex changes.

    I would also suggest using various different mechanisms such as walkthroughs, videos etc much in the same way as you see on ASP.net

    To conclude: I found IP.Content a little daunting at first and it took a while to get to grips with but now that I am over that initial hurdle, I think it is brilliant and extremely powerful.
  9. Simon Culshaw added a post in a topic: IPhone Application   

    Thank you for the update.

    More than happy to pay a reasonable cost for the service, I personally would consider this a premium offering.

    I will look forward to updates in the future.
  10. Simon Culshaw added a post in a topic: IPhone Application   

    I was thinking slightly differently....

    Invision Power Services provide the customisation service for you.

    I say here is my icon, splashscreen image and URL and they publish the application for me in the Apple Store.

    I'm expecting this would be a premium service where they would update YOUR version of the IPhone application in line with the MAIN version of the application for say a year.

    I'm not sure how the guys work out the prices of their products but it would be interesting to know whether they would even consider this a goer
  11. Simon Culshaw added a post in a topic: IPhone Application   

    Just thought I would throw an idea into the mix!

    How about making custom versions of your IPhone application?

    e.g. I am thinking along the lines of having a version of the IPhone Application that is branded as per the community it is locked to rather than allowing the user to select the community.

    It's good to be able say you can use an IPhone application to access the site but its even better to say you can use MY IPhone application to access the site.

    I know this has many drawbacks from a code management perspective etc but I always figure If you don't ask then you won't get!