Velvet Elvis

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  1. Velvet Elvis added a comment on a blog entry: Introducing IPS Backup Service   

    Nevermind, already answered.
  2. Velvet Elvis added a post in a topic: Log in... as some members (threat to privacy)   

    If you want to read user PMs, that's easy to do without this future. I can think of several bugs related to private club blogs where this would have been helpful in resolving things and saved having to file a ticket with IPS.

    I run a mental health support forum and have on a couple of occasions had to deal with sexual preditors looking to prey on abuse victims. You can bet your ass I read all their PMs. There are several occaisions where a forum admin might even have the legal obligation to read PMs if there is illegal activity.

    One of the general rules of the internet is to assume that any unencrypted text can be read by anyone anywhere anyway.
  3. Velvet Elvis added a comment: Direct Message Issue   

    This is a huge PITA and my users are complaining nonstop. If there's any way to get a patch now I'd appreciate it.
  4. Velvet Elvis added a comment: Private chat - no menu with Firefox   

    I have reports of this is well, but can't figure out any common browser or OS factors between them.
  5. Velvet Elvis added a post in a topic: Features removed from 3.1.4   

    A point that I don't think I've seen mentioned yet is that features = code. For every feature you have, for every ACP option there is, there's code behind it. That's code that has to be maintained. It has to be checked for conflicts when new features are added to make sure no bugs are introduced. It has to be tested. Eventually you reach the point where it's impossible to keep up with what code where does what and cruft just sits around your codebase bitrotting.

    It's not possible to keep adding new features without eventually removing some old ones. That way lies madness.

    I'm still testing and haven't upgraded yet, but I haven't found anything yet that's a showstopper for me.
  6. Velvet Elvis added a post in a topic: List of sites / pages done using CCS   



    Well, true, I didn't state what my question was. I was looking around to see if IPC would be a suitable replacement for my present wiki running moinmoin. The fact that I've yet to see any really documentation heavy sites led me to believe that I'd be better off sticking with what I've got. My impression is that IPC seems to lack the ability to easily let users add and edit content as well as being cumbersome when it comes to navigating a site with several hundred pages of information.
  7. Velvet Elvis added a post in a topic: IP Content Basics Video Tutorial   

    I may be out of line here but web development is something people spend years learning how to do. How to make a website using any CMS isn't something that can be condensed into a single video or even a single book.

    Realistically, you need to know HTML, CSS, at least one web programming language, javascript and likely some database skills. Using a CMS might give you a bit of a kickstart but there's still a lot that you need to know.
  8. Velvet Elvis added a post in a topic: List of sites / pages done using CCS   



    The fact that you're using mediawiki just answered all my questions.
  9. Velvet Elvis added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.2.0 Dev Update: Report Center Improvements   

    The ability to search old reports would be really handy. I'm thinking about writing this functionality in myself.
  10. Velvet Elvis added a comment: upgrade fails with graphicsmagic   

    I get the same error when running the manual rebuild tool to rebuild image file data.

    I'm swapping over to gd for now but imagemagic yields much higher quality images so I'd really like to see it working.
  11. Velvet Elvis added a record in IP.Gallery   

    upgrade fails with graphicsmagic
    Midway through the upgrade (sorry, I forgot exactly what was on the screen) the upgrade crashed and gave me a server 500 error. I found this in apache's error.log.

    [Mon Mar 07 05:10:46 2011] [error] [client 69.17.124.2] PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined method classImageImagemagick::croppedResize() in /var/www/forums/admin/applications_addon/ips/gallery/sources/classes/gallery/image.php on line 1837, referer: http://www.crazyboards.org/forums/admin/upgrade/index.php?app=upgrade&workact=imagePerms&section=upgrade&do=appclass

    I do not have the imagemagic php module loaded. In the past all that has been required is the convert binary from the imagemagic or graphicsmagic packages. If there has been a change in system software requirements, it would be good to document it somewhere.
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  12. Velvet Elvis added a record in IP.Board   

    Mouseover Text is the Same of Bulleted and Numerical Lists
    The mouseover text in the editor for both numerical and bulleted lists both read "insert List." Since the icons look very similar, the mouseover text should ideally be helpful in differentiating them. It is not. Changing the text to simply read "numerical list" and "bulleted list" would be a rational and unobtrusive change to make.
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  13. Velvet Elvis added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.2.0: New Text Editor, Part II   

    Will this refuse to work with Chromium, Iceweasel, and other Linux browsers that are nearly identical to their branded counterparts but send a different user agent string?
  14. Velvet Elvis added a comment on a blog entry: Spam Service Update   

    The one place I've still been having huge problems is guest posting. I normally like to allow guests to post but have had to turn guest posting off due to getting slammed by spam. If an additional Q&A check could be added for guest posting it would really help a lot.
  15. Velvet Elvis added a comment on a blog entry: Spam Monitoring Service Statistics   

    Does the service work with data from http://www.stopforumspam.com/ ?

    If not, have you considered working with them?