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  1. AndyF added a post in a topic: IPB 4.0 is a performance killer. Test results. Comparison between 2.1.7, 3.4.7, 4.0Beta 5   

    Unsure if any comparision with the 2x series is fair though as the 2x and 1x series were lightweight without many features so they are going to be faster loading than 3 or 4...
    Interesting read though.
  2. AndyF added a post in a topic: Couple of Cloud questions   

    1. You would get 347 yes, I do not think an older version would be available anyway. 4 Would be available eventually when its released as 'final' as its currently in beta.
    You can install skins and hooks / applications on a Cloud community without any real issue, so do not worry about that.
    2. Its the total over an average of 48 hours from what I recall, so the odd 'spike' will not really effect anything. You can see a graph etc in the Client Area of how near the limit etc you are. If you take a look at this page , the last screenshot in particular.
    Package upgrades or downgrades are very easy to do in any case.
    Please let us know if you have any more questions or require clarification.
  3. AndyF added a post in a topic: Feature Addition: Mass Notify   

    When I started reading it (before I'd read it all) I first thought "you just need a mass pm tool for that" or perhaps a global message etc then when I read it all I realised what you meant. +1
    Although it might be better as a third party addon maybe, I'm not sure...
  4. AndyF added a post in a topic: Introduction Thread   

    ​ I'd never call you mean.
    I guess a small intro. I'm Andy (if you'd not guessed) I started getting interested in forums a long time ago, as long as I can really remember, and was here visiting when it was running 1.x (although not with this account) and when it was time to purchase in 2006 I did so when the 2.0.x series caught my eye again.
    Since then I've been a Marketplace Moderator for about seven years, starting on IPSBeyond then to IPSResources and finally here in the Marketplace up until last year and then I also did six months as a client support tech last year too.
    I enjoy helping others so when I can (not so much lately due to lack of time and connection issues) I try to answer questions in the support forums on here as well as doing a little bit of QA where possible too.
    My other interests include retro computing (8 bit) and I wrote (more accurately, converted ie complete rewrite in effect) some software from one platform to another about two years ago. For the curious it was conversion of some adventure games from the Sinclair (Timex "across the pond") to BBC Micro.
    Other than that I also like to keep my hand in with car mechanical work too when possible. I did work in a garage for about nine years, although health really precludes that being a viable occupation anymore.
    Um, think that's about it really.
  5. AndyF added a post in a topic: Final release and SMF   

    I'd expect the converters to be upgraded for conversion to IPS4 from a competitors software. , the only reason for wanting to go to 347 would be to upgrade from a legacy (2.x or 1.x or InvisionFree) board in most cases.
  6. AndyF added a post in a topic: Beta 6 testing results.   

    FWIW, the time to load, ie initial load with no browser cache on a dialup connection (don't ask!) comparing 34x to 4x, 4x is slightly faster initially to load the forum index so tis all good.
  7. AndyF added a post in a topic: Show yourself   

    ​ That phone is relatively new, probably two years if that. I just wanted an 'ultra simple' desk phone with big buttons and no extra features, does everything it needs to.
  8. AndyF added a post in a topic: Show yourself   

    Desk: (Main PC is in tower on left) backup PC is sat under the monitor.


  9. AndyF added a post in a topic: What phone do you use?   

    Only a cheap / nasty basic phone for me , still it does the job.
  10. AndyF added a post in a topic: What type of computer is your daily driver?   

    Nothing terribly special here. Main PC:
    AMD Phenom II X6 3.4 / 8GB Ram / 2x 1TB Drives (Mirror) / Radeon HD5450 GFX Card (as I wanted a silent fanless card) / 24" Monitor / 7 Pro (tried 8 / 8.1 did not like it lol)
    Had it about 3 years now.
  11. AndyF added a post in a topic: MAMP Pro/localhost Error Uploading Images   

    Can you temporary disable ImageMagik (and choose GD) then try it again ? What error do you get this time ? As the current error appears to be biased towards IMagik...
  12. AndyF added a post in a topic: After Upgrade - Any clue what's happened?   

    You would change said details on the 34x installation before upgrading it (or move the 34x to the 'temp' location, update it then upgrade)
    I seem to recall reading yesterday iirc there's a script that could rectify this a rebuild that may be available. I cannot find the topic at the moment and limited connectivity limits my time online. Perhaps it may come with B6 when that appears. A member of the dev team will have to answer really.
  13. AndyF added a post in a topic: IPS4 Demo   

    Thank you for your interest in IPS4.
    I would expect the official demo to be updated to this version shortly after its release as it is still currently at a beta stage. Existing clients can however download a beta (similar to as you see here) for testing if they wish.
    In regards testing 'as is' it is as you see here, you are obviously welcome to use the 'Testing' forum to make test posts / polls etc.
  14. AndyF added a post in a topic: Kinda questionable IPB   

    I've not seen the message since a very early build so I'm unsure if its changed.
    Having said that, as it seems some are unhappy with it on the "front end" how about a small compromise ?
    Keep it on the front end but allow it to be minimized or dismissed. In either case it should then always re-appear / be expanded upon each new session / login. That way its not intrusive but its also not permanently out of sight either.
    Just a random idea to try to find a compromise to keep everyone happy.
  15. AndyF added a post in a topic: Compliments to IPS Support team   

    Agree. Its always nice when someone takes time to post positive feedback and its always nice to read too.

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  1. Morrigan » AndyF

    Checking something using your profile. Ignore the "following" thing as I already love/follow you! <3

  2. AndyF

    Twas the night before Christmas and not a creature was stirring, not even an IP.Mouse

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    DEC (HL)

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    Andy wonders why post counts dropped substantially, not that it matters really just curious...

  5. AndyF » Morrigan

    Gorgeously beautiful profile pic <3 :wub:

    My connectivity is *highly* limited at the moment (long story and involving a temp workaround of a 56k modem!) but I will hopefully catch up for a chat soon if we can, been ages. :(:D

    1. Morrigan

      Thank you! Miss talking to you too!

  6. AndyF » bfarber

    Your 'about me' needs updating :P $age=$age+1

  7. AndyF

    10/10/84 ;) :D :D :D

    1. Nuclear General

      Your birthday I take it? :) Happy B-Day if so man!! xD

    2. AndyF

      Thanks! :) No not my birthday, a bit more complicated than that.

    3. Nuclear General

      Oh ok lol :)

  8. AndyF

    Changes are always interesting to observe...

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    DEC (HL)

  10. AndyF » Aiwa

    You and your settings :P j/k :)

  11. AndyF

    Is very excited about IPS4

  12. AndyF

    All good things come to those who wait :)

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      Patience Is A Virtue

    2. AndyF

      True. :)

    1. Lewis P

      Hello! Enjoying my upgrader bug finding right about now..... :p

    2. AndyF

      hehe :)

  13. AndyF

    I've seen enough. Someone run the upgrader :P

    1. patatrack

      lol :p

  14. jojobean » AndyF

    Thank you for your quick response to my question. :) Have a great week!

    1. AndyF

      No problem and you're welcome.

  15. KSam » AndyF

    your profile has a beautiful background color :3

    1. AndyF

      Thanks :)

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    2. AlexJ

      Yes :)

    3. AndyF

      Nothing was just in a silly mood really.

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    5. AndyF

      I think your caps lock is stuck :P

    6. Morrigan

      Wait? There is something that does that without holding shift? BLASPHEMY!


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  17. AndyF

    Yes its true.

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      Assuming this is a reflection of your Facebook update, then.... Congratulations!

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    3. Andrej

      Well deserved!

  18. AndyF » Keith C

    You don't have any status comments so I guess I should start one for you.

    1. Keith C