Ziggs

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  1. Ziggs added a post in a topic Paypal subscriptions 4.0 no longer work, IPS says to cancel them?? Can't you create a legacy gateway?   

    Well, this may stop me from pushing forward to upgrade my community to 4.0 anytime soon.  This would be instant death for my business.
     
  2. Ziggs added a post in a topic How to speed up the Background Processes?   

    ​Awesome - thanks Charles.  I'll give it a shot!
  3. Ziggs added a bug in Bug Tracker   

    Missing - Upload permission per forum
    I just noticed that with IPB4, we no longer have the ability to toggle the "Upload" permission per forum.  In IPB3 we had the following permissions per forum per user group:
    Show ForumRead TopicsReply TopicsStart TopicsUploadDownload 
    But with IPB4 we only have:
    See ForumRead TopicsPost New TopicsReply to TopicsDownload Attachments 
    Is this intentional or is it a bug?   Can we please get the permission back for Upload?  This keeps my database and file-system footprint smaller by restricting attachments to certain forums only.
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  4. Ziggs added a topic in Product Feedback   

    Bring back the Upload permission per forum!
    I just noticed that with IPB4, we no longer have the ability to toggle the "Upload" permission per forum.  In IPB3 we had the following permissions per forum per user group:
    Show ForumRead TopicsReply TopicsStart TopicsUploadDownload 
    But with IPB4 we only have:
    See ForumRead TopicsPost New TopicsReply to TopicsDownload Attachments 
    Can we please get the permission back for Upload?  This was pretty critical to my forum as I only allow folks to Upload attachments to the forums in our "Trading Post" (classifieds) area and instead ask them to rely on remote-hosting their pictures for other areas of the community.  This keeps my database and file-system footprint smaller.
     
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  5. Ziggs added a post in a topic 4.0 GOLD!! WOOOOOOOOOOOO! How about a promotion?   

    ​Like I said, it's always entertaining to watch people propose giving away other people's money.  I suppose you'll make up the difference in lost revenue for them, personally?
    No?
     
  6. Ziggs added a post in a topic 4.0 GOLD!! WOOOOOOOOOOOO! How about a promotion?   

    It's always entertaining to see people propose giving away other people's money in the form of discounts.  "Congratulations on releasing your new product!  Now go make half as much as you could have made otherwise by capitulating to our demands for reduced pricing!"
    Meh.
    Congratulations to the developers.  May you reap the hard-earned spoils of your labor by enjoying many new sales and renewals at full cost, and may that success drive you to innovate further and release new and better products for many years to come.
     
  7. Ziggs added a post in a topic How to speed up the Background Processes?   

    For what it's worth - my background processes on a 23,000 member forum with ~1.2 Million posts completed after about four days.  I have a mid-weight VPS running the community.  I could probably have sped it up by doing all of the conversion offline on a dedicated local VM.
     
  8. Ziggs added a post in a topic How to speed up the Background Processes?   

    Sometime overnight the Rebuilding Post Content (or at least I think that's what it was called) completed along with a few of the smaller tasks.  Now I'm watching a 0.12% completion status bar on the Reindexing Posts task and suspect that one is going to take at least a week to complete.  
    Anything you guys can to do help speed those things up would be appreciated.  It sounds like what you were saying, @Lindy, is that the code is throttled somewhat to make it work on the widest range of server configurations possible.  If so, my idea of doing my conversion locally on a dedicated "monster VPS" wouldn't really help me any would it?
     
  9. Ziggs added a post in a topic How to speed up the Background Processes?   

    Are you guys running your sites on virtual private servers or dedicated hardware?   I'm seeing this behavior too on my 1.3M post forum and it's taking well over 30 hours so far to get to about 71% complete.
    I am thinking very seriously about spinning up a Linux VM on one of my home VMware ESXi hosts and throwing a ton of vCPU and vRAM at it, and do my conversion THERE, then dump the MySQL database and move it over to my hosted VPS when the time comes to do this for real.  Hoping that would speed it up some.
     
  10. Ziggs added a post in a topic Portal?   

    I bought IP.Content two years ago and still have no idea how to build a portal with it.  I gave up.  It's really not a turn-key solution.
     
  11. Ziggs added a post in a topic HORRIBLY SLOW after UTF-8 Conversion   

    ​Thanks.  I'll open a ticket and we can go from there.
  12. Ziggs added a post in a topic HORRIBLY SLOW after UTF-8 Conversion   

    I'm sorry but I don't understand what you're trying to say.
     
  13. Ziggs added a topic in Product Feedback   

    HORRIBLY SLOW after UTF-8 Conversion
    So I did the UTF-8 conversion as recommended to get ready for IPB4.  The conversion completed successfully but now my forum is horribly, horribly slow.  My server load averages went from sub 1 second to 20 seconds and climbing, all thanks to the UTF conversion it seems.  What gives?!?
    I had to restore my database from backup just to get performance back.
    This sucks!   Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  14. Ziggs added a comment on a blog entry 4.0 - Introducing Themes   

    REALLY looking forward to the new version!
  15. Ziggs added a post in a topic Better Options for Exporting Purchases   

    Just found this thread and wanted to add my vote of frustration with the lack of any appreciable reporting inside of Nexus. It'd be great if the IP developers would incorporate a "report builder" of sorts that would let you quickly and easily export a CSV file via a GUI query builder. Like most of the IPB add-ons there seems to be so much untapped potential in Nexus and the common answer from the community seems to be that you should learn to program.

    I've barely enough time to stay on top of my various communities and related projects, work 50+ hours a week and have a growing family and responsibilities at home. If I wanted to be a programmer, I'd have gone down that path 20 years ago when I was in college.

    But I digress.