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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I didn't think this really warranted a bug report so I'm posting it here.
I just upgraded to 2.1.0 RC2 and I'm getting resounding complaints about how people can no longer filter their blog lists by favorites anymore. Some of my users had over 100 favorites and that was how they filtered out who they wanted to read from everything else. They are feeling kinda lost right now.