Tom S.

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  1. Tom S. added a post in a topic 4.0.3 is out, hows your experience with the upgrade?   

    Does feel a lot quicker to me. However, my testing is hardly scientific 
  2. Tom S. added a post in a topic Followers Are Superior To Friends   

    These days, most social networks such as Twitter, Instagram, Vine etc. operate on a "follow" basis. Even Facebook shows me more from pages I "like" i.e. "follow" on my news feed than content from actual friends. That's just how the Internet is moving. Users are more accustomed to using a "follow" system. So, to me, it makes perfect sense for IPS to offer a "follow" system over a "friends" one. Having both would just get confusing from a user's stand point.
    I would hazard a guess that the average user of IPS's products is primarily focused around offering content to as wide an audience as possible. Therefore, a "follow" system is the most practical for this type of community/business. Some might be more niche and aim to cater to a small audience. However, you must accept that that will be a very small portion of the IPS client base. Also, if a community is that small, a friends system might not even be necessary.
    I do want to say though that I understand your frustration to wanting/needing a feature for your site that's currently not available (I've been there). What makes it worse is the feature used to exist. In a perfect world, IPS would offer the option for users to turn on/off a "friends" feature. I am not against that happening. I just feel that's the way social media has evolved and IPS are responding to that accordingly.
  3. Tom S. added a post in a topic IPS4 Pages - Menu Suggestion   

    I guess just ignore my first post then.
    The way I believe this should work is when creating a new menu item in the ACP. You select a folder from your list of pages. Then the newly created tab will link to the default page of the selected folder, which you can specify manually. Then any other page which is accessed within that folder or subfolder will trigger the tab to be highlighted. This system would be more intuitive than having to add each individual page to the menu and then hiding them all from the dropdown list. Imagine if I plan on having 100 pages for a particular application, which I do. The current system is going to be very cumbersome as well as forces me to have a dropdown list for one link.
  4. Tom S. added a post in a topic IPS4 Pages - Menu Suggestion   

    I tried to give a simple example, which I see now won't convey why this is needed. So here is another more indepth reason for this feature.
    Let's say I want to create my own custom application called "marketplace" using Pages. This application will contain many pages but only one page will be accessed through the tab "Marketplace". i.e. the start page. But when the other pages of the application are visited you would still want the "Marketplace" tab to highlighted. Currently the only way to get that tab to stay highlighted for multiple pages is to add each page to the "Marketplace" menu folder and then hide the page from the drop down list. I don't belive this is ideal but that's up to IPB if they want to change how that works.
    But for what I want, only one page will be accessible through the tab and therefore I don't want a dropdown list to appear with just one link.
  5. Tom S. added a topic in Product Feedback   

    IPS4 Pages - Menu Suggestion
    In IPS4 Pages, it's possible to create a new menu item with a dropdown list. The same as the "IPS4 Resources" tab on this board.
    It is also possible to set permissions on which links in the dropdown list can be viewed by member groups.
    My suggestion is that if a certain member group can only view one of the links, the dropdown list shouldn't appear, and instead have the tab link directly to that page. As it seems silly if the dropdown list only contains one link. 
    For example:
    If IPB set the permissions of a member group to only see ISP4 Resources->Feature Plan. Then when they click IPS4 Resources it should take them straight to that page and not show them a dropdown list with one option.
    Note: As IPS4 Resources is a broad term this suggestion might not seem that important. But if it was for a tab called "Marketplace". And I wanted two links for staff members such as "store front" and "store management". But for members to only have access to "store front". At this present time they would click on "Marketplace" then see the option for "store front", which is unnecessary.
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  6. Tom S. added a comment on a blog entry 4.0 - Advertisements   

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  7. Tom S. added a post in a topic Trial membership system   

    I like the idea of this.
  8. Tom S. added a topic in IP.Nexus   

    Download straight after purchase

    I sell products that customers can download directly after purchase.

    At the moment though, they have to navigate to the client area in order download.

    It would be better if after purchase, on the confirmation screen, the download button appears there prompting them to take action.

    I don't think this would be a difficult feature to implement but would really boost the user friendliness of the store.


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  9. Tom S. added a topic in IP.Nexus   

    "Confirm My Order" Suggestion (Important)

    I use my own custom payment gateway that keeps the entire checkout process on my website. This means when a customer clicks the "Confirm My Order" button script is run in the backgound (similar to PayPal Pro).

    Now a response from the bank or PayPal may take several seconds. I have had several cases where the customer has clicked on the "Confirm My Order" a second time causing the transaction to be processed twice. NOT GOOD!

    My suggestion is that after clicking the "Confirm My Order" button it should "grey out". And even better if a "Please Wait... (spinning disk)" icon appeared.

    Can this be done?

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  10. Tom S. added a post in a topic Move the discounts into a separate page and overhaul it   

    I agree with the above. Especially with the last part on Bundle logic. I would like the ability to for a bundle discount to affect only 2 of the 3 items in a cart. For example.
  11. Tom S. added a topic in IP.Nexus   

    Bundle Discounts

    I have an issue with the bundle discounts feature. I will try to explain my problem.

    I would like the following set up:

    If some one buys product 'A' and 'B' they get a 40% on product 'B' (as a bundle order). Also if someone buys product 'A' and 'C' they get a 20% discount on product 'C' (bundle order).

    However, At the moment if someone buys 'A', 'B' and 'C' together they will get a 40% on all 3.

    Can an extra discount option be added to Nexus so that it sees that 'B' should be discounted by 40%, 'C' by 20% and leaves 'A' to its normal price.

    I suppose the logic will be similar to the Usergroup Discount.

    Thanks for your support.
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  12. Tom S. added a post in a topic Missing Feature For Discounts.   

    That is too complicated. First off I have to explain to all my members that they have to enter a code every time they purchase a product, which would seem completely unnecessary to them. The only reasons members will see for this coupon thing is that we are using a sleazy tactic to make them miss the discounts on occasion when they forget to enter the code. Then we'll get members who forget the code, or who forget to enter one and then ask me to refund them the difference.

    To me coupons are only ever used to boost an advertising scheme and to help convince buyers that there getting a good deal. In my case they will have already parted with their cash and just need to have immediate and easy access to discounts on certain products.

    So in the mean time I will have to use coupons maybe, but I would hope that this won't be a permanent solution.
  13. Tom S. added a topic in IP.Nexus   

    Missing Feature For Discounts.
    Hi there,

    I just want to suggest a feature for discounts in Nexus. I guess it should be part of the loyalty discount but there should be the option to offer discounts to members of a certain group.

    The way around this so far is if people buy a package that promotes them to that certain group then just simply include a loyalty discount for people who have bought that package. But the problem is that some people become part of that group without purchasing the package. So they will not have access to the discounts.

    I hope I'm clear and I went on a bit just to explain why the feature is important but to summarise. I think there should be the possibility of a setting discounts for members of a certain group.

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  14. Tom S. added a comment on a blog entry IP.Board 3.0.0 Public Preview Coming Soon   

    [quote name='Millar' date='Oct 31 2008, 09:23 PM']Woop woop! Highlight of my life so far.

    oh dear!