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  1. Yes, this is important for my forum as well.  I'm using Sphinx with my IP.Board 3.4.7 forum, and I have it configured to allow searches on two-character search terms.  Which works very well. As an example of why this is important, there is an Atari 2600 homebrew game called "Qb" that people need to be able to search for.  This is not the only such example where searching for a two character term is important, but is one of several. 
  2. Yes, this as well. I used this last night on my 3.4.7 forum. It is critical to allow me and users to find topics quickly.
  3. Not something I personally would use.
  4. You guys are on fire!*  ..Al *if you AND search terms together
  5. That is nice.  I believe you should make one a default, though (preferably "View New Content", but perhaps selectable by the Admin in the stream editor).  Thanks!
  6. Awesome, thanks!  I can't wait to be a further pain in the ass over this issue. Also, I swear that a few days ago I saw "View New Content" to the left of "Mark Site as Read" at the top of the page.  But it's since disappeared.  One of my gripes with the search changes is that "View New Content" is buried in a menu, making it not obvious (for people who don't yet know where it is), and more clicks and navigation to get to it.  This is something a TON of people use on my forum.  I know it can be moved to the root of the menu, but I feel it deserves a more prominent position in the forum template.  Thanks!  ..Al <-- just for you, Charles
  7. I'd still much rather have the AND behavior and not see such a topic, rather than getting a million topics I have absolutely no interest in because they do not contain all of my search terms.  If I don't find what I'm looking for, I will often try different search terms ("vbulletin conversion", "vbulletin converter", "vbulletin convert") until I find what I need.  That's easier than trying to sift through many hundreds of topics that might contain "vbulletin" or "converter" on this site.  A useful and accurate search system is very important to me.  When you have millions of posts on your forum going back over ten years, being able to find quickly find relevant threads is very important.  If people cannot find what they are looking for, they may start a new topic, or simply go to another site that does return accurate search results.   ..Al
  8. Please change the search behavior to AND the search terms by default.  Who the heck wants to get search results where all the terms are not in each search result?  Can you imagine using Google like that?  I'm trying to find something in the Marketplace, which is nigh impossible when you're using multiple search terms (and of course, the same is true in the forum, and even worse since there are many more rows compared to the Marketplace).  It's sad that I still have to use Google to get any meaningful search results from this site.  Pretty funny, as the search I was doing was "media tag" (without the quotes), same as the original poster above.   Thank you.
  9. 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
  10. 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..." 
  11. 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.   ..AlPS: My users and I would love you guys if you'd rewrite the Blogs module!!
  12. Bug Tracker

    ​This is one of the most ridiculous statements I have read on this forum.  
  13. 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?
  14. 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.