I sent a Ticket to ask how I can have Third party Hosting for our members Avatars & how my community can have the Title descriptions returned as we used this feature all the time & why the Avatar Gallery was removed.
Our Fan community often have competitions in creating themed Sig & Avatar combos & have always used them on Photobucket which they could share everywhere, they can still host their sigs form there but not the Avatars
The idea of uploading them to my server is stupid as it just clutters up my server and basically I'd have to clear out unused images that just remain there after members update / change their avatar again
only 3 months ago my Community created 25 new Avatars which were placed into our Avatar Gallery for members who didn't have graphic skills etc so that members could use them & now I regret updating to 3.2 because these images have now disappeared as their is no longer an option for it
I wrote a Ticket to IPS re this & all I received was
Linked avatars are no longer allowed. Gravatar can be used as a 'linked' image, but you can't link to a third party site for the avatar any longer.
Avatars and Photos were merged because people wanted one image to show everywhere. Topic descriptions were removed for the tagging system, though, they are still there, and you could skin them back in if you wanted. But, there's no way to enter new descriptions.
That didn't answer anything just told me what I already knew & that is these options are no longer available.
I keep seeing posts that many IPB owners don't even visit these forums yet apparently this is what people wanted? why was I never informed? where was teh survey?
This is just appalling & sory IPB after spending so much money on this software over the past 6 years I am about to walk to the competition, I can't believe you would shaft your members like this without any good real reason at all.
As I asked in my reply to the ticket, What is Gravatar paying IPB to only use them? simply appalling & I wish I hadn;t upgraded now, even though I have paid for the right to do so & the right to use the new features, the removal of the abve instead of allowing Admin to simply toggle these features etc on their own boards is a step back in time for this software & that is unfortunate
Ever heard of don't fix what isn't broke? just appalling