AtariAge

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  1. AtariAge added a post in a topic Awww. So many bugs in IPS...   

    I was forced to upgrade my forum recently when Invision's last security patch broke things, such as the ability to upload profile photos.  The fix for this?  They released IP.Board 3.4.8.  I wasn't very happy about this, and I had to spend a good amount of time on this upgrade as the upgrader repeatedly failed with a "white screen of death" during the upgrade process.  I've started examining other forum packages at this point. 
     ..Al
  2. AtariAge added a post in a topic Your new release notes section is nice   

    This would be great!  I have need to create various custom pages on forums, and I'd like to learn how to use Pages to do this.  Before I saw your post I was looking at the Release Notes and thinking, "It would be nice if Invision could share how this page was done..." 
  3. AtariAge added a topic in Product Feedback   

    IP.Board 4.0 ACP is very nice.
    I setup a demo account last night for the first time to play with the IP.Board 4.0 Admin Control Panel.  My initial impressions are that it's much cleaner and easier to navigate than before.  Certainly there are fewer options, but I haven't gone through to take the time to figure out what's been removed, or changed.  I did see several new options I like, though, and it looks to have great potential.  I know I have been critical of IP.Board (including in the recent past), but I'm hopeful with this rewrite we'll see some great things down the road. 
    I also love the ability to enable and position blocks from the live forum index.  Very cool.
    I have not yet tried updating the skin, but the Designers' Mode looks like it will make that easier.  Presumably I would need to do this on my own server, since I cannot edit the files in the demo installation.  I look forward to seeing how easy it will be to redo the custom skin.
    I can't upgrade my forum from 3.4.x to 4.0 until some improvements / features are restored.  In particular, the search system and performance are two of the big ones (and, the top two on the Feature Plan page).  Really, I'll probably wait until most of those items are done and 4.x has had time to mature, but there are many features I'd really like to have Right Now.  However, even if I wanted to, I have to do work on other areas of my site so I can upgrade PHP to the minimum required, which I'm working on now as I have time. 
    I'm also curious how the changes affect hooks (plugins?) and applications.  I've done various modifications to IP.Board in the past, and have several that are still live on my current forum.  Actual code modifications that couldn't be done as hooks, at least when I initially wrote them.  Anything I do to 4.x will be done properly so I can share them with the community.  And of course, that will make upgrading easier, which is a huge pain in the neck right now (even between minor point releases).
    Anyways, kudos to Invision for taking the bold step to rewrite IP.Board from the ground up.  
     ..Al
    PS: My users and I would love you guys if you'd rewrite the Blogs module!!
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  4. AtariAge added a post in a topic Bug Tracker   

    ​This is one of the most ridiculous statements I have read on this forum.  
  5. AtariAge added a comment on a blog entry IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update   

    Really, so you guys broke the software with a security fix and now I need to upgrade to 3.4.8 to fix just this one issue?  Can't you tell me what the template change is?
  6. AtariAge added a comment on a blog entry IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update   

    That is not an option for me at the moment, as it's a rather large undertaking that I have to spend a significant amount of time on.  I'd just like to have this one feature fixed, since it's directly impacting my users.  
  7. AtariAge added a comment on a blog entry IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update   

    Users can no longer upload avatars on my forum as a result of this update.  I have verified this behavior myself.  Using an URL works fine, but when you select an image to upload, nothing happens after that and the avatar is not changed. 
    Can you please fix this, Invision?
  8. AtariAge added a post in a topic Guests can't view New Content   

    ​Same, and I don't want a mod, this needs to be part of IB.Board.  I'm also waiting for performance and other issues to be sorted out, so probably will hold off until 4.1.  
  9. AtariAge added a comment on a blog entry IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update   

    The link to the 3.4.x patch is missing.  Is it going to be updated?
  10. AtariAge added a post in a topic Error on this site   

    ​It's extremely slow for me as well.
  11. AtariAge added a post in a topic Guests can't view New Content   

    I'd like to see "View New Content" exactly where it is for guests as it is for people who are logged in.  The Activity Stream is formatted in a completely different manner, and the side bar on the left is also different.  I want guests to see the exact same "View New Content" presentation that is available to those who have logged in, except the criteria is a bit different (most recently updated topics for the forum, versus stuff I haven't seen yet if I'm logged in). 
  12. AtariAge added a post in a topic Disappointed In IPS 4   

    ​I like your suggestion, that is very nice, and I do agree with you that the different types of results should be more clearly delineated. 
  13. AtariAge added a post in a topic Disappointed In IPS 4   

    Well, having read through this entire thread, it's pretty disappointing to see people complaining about the search system.  Allowing users to find relevant search results is one of the most critical features of forum software.  If I can't find what I'm looking for, I'm either going to go to another site to find what I need, or start a new topic about the subject, one that possibly duplicates already existing topics.  But this requires people to create an account if you don't already have one, so I'm sure many times people will just move on.  
    This is a very important feature to me, and I've gone on long rants about problems with the search system in previous versions of the software.  Some issues were addressed, others not.  I also have to use Google to search this site, both with 3.4.x and, now, 4.0.  I should not have to do that, and 95% of the users on my site aren't going to know they can use Google to search my forums to get relevant results.
    Yes, the combined search results are nice.  But the vast majority of the content on my forum is regular forum topics, and that's where I need the search to be strongest.  I know writing a good search engine is not easy (I've had to do it myself for other projects).  But it's so important that it work well, that it pains me to see poor results in 4.0.  This is a potential deal breaker for me to upgrade to 4.0, although there are other lesser issues I'm not terribly happy with as well.  Sigh.
  14. AtariAge added a post in a topic Disappointed In IPS 4   

    ​The previous version of IB.Board does, and I use it ALL the time.  With over three million posts on a forum, searching in the title allows me to pull up the relevant topic very quickly.  Searching in posts is very tedious by comparison.  Obviously this depends on what you're searching for, but if you have a good idea of the title of the topic (or topics) you're looking for, it's a godsend.
  15. AtariAge added a post in a topic Guests can't view New Content   

    Surely there is a means of enabling this in the ACP?!?