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Suggestion: Improve Flash Uploader Settings in ACP

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#1 Lux Aeterna

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 10:25 PM

Currently, in the ACP there is a setting Allow members to use flash uploader located in Topics, Posts and Polls. Even after selecting "Yes" to this option, it does not change the default uploader to the Flash Uploader. In addition to this, there is NO option in the Gallery 4.1 to switch between uploader types; causing major confusion.

In regard to the Gallery, the only way a user can enable the flash uploader is to (1) request admin to change their setting in ACP user profile or (2) start a new forum topic and select "Use Flash Uploader" to save the setting that carries over to the gallery uploader setting.

With the current design, I will have to write a pinned topic/announcement to explain this to members, or I will have to manually change each new user who registers to use the flash uploader via ACP Posted Image

I would like to suggest that this Flash Uploader setting be improved in the ACP:


ACP > Gallery > System Settings

Allow Members To Use Flash Uploader:
(1) Yes
(2) No

Choose Default Uploader: (If Flash Uploader is allowed)
(1) Flash Uploader
(2) Standard Uploader

Example 2:

ACP > Member Groups > Manage Member Groups > Global (So it will apply to all applications)

Allow Members To Use Flash Uploader:
(1) Yes
(2) No

Choose Default Uploader: (If Flash Uploader is allowed)
(1) Flash Uploader
(2) Standard Uploader

I think Example #2 would be the best design to improve this system. This would allow uploader settings per member group and would easily make the changes globally to all applications.

Please see these related forum topics for people that are confused and experiencing issues with the current Flash Uploader settings/design:

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#2 IPB Bob


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Posted 29 July 2011 - 10:36 PM

I ran into this same issue today with the gallery and flash uploader. I agree, it needs to be easier to enable.

#3 Lux Aeterna

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 09:55 AM

Another person who posted an issue:

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 10:08 AM

Well, i track 7 topics with the same thing :P

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 04:22 PM

Agreed. I spent quite a while bashing my head against this this morning too.

Honestly, IP.G 4.x has been really awkward for me to work with so far. It's likely that I'm having most of my problems because of the way the converter brought over my pre-existing gallery content on our testbed, but it's REALLY hard to fix things in the back end so far.

The Flash uploader thing took me completely by surprise, and apparently it's broken in Chrome? After reading this topic I fixed the default uploader manually for my admin/test account in the ACP, and tried to upload multiple files in Chrome, they all failed with an "Upload Skipped (Error406)" error. Checked and chrome has the latest version of flash installed.


IP.G really seems to need a lot of work. :(

I REALLY *WANT* to like IP.G 4.1, but it's sure not making it easy...

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 06:08 AM

Agree with all of Lux Aeterna post :)

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 11:46 AM

so if I understand correctly, the only way for a user to enable flash uploaded for gallery and the board is when posting a topic or reply? Or by asking an admin?

How can I make it so all new members have it enabled by default?
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 03:05 AM

Fabulous idea and necessary.
Please please do it!

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