jackflash

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

    Love old Mopars!
    We came pretty close to making a new Dodge Shelby Challenger, but it just didn't happen  . I believe that it would have been a fun project with Dodge and a precursor to the Hellcat, but that's another story for another day.
    Here's one of my GT500KRs - it started as a development car and ended up being a monster with 857 horses (unusable for the most part) - but it sounds amazing, very old school idle and it's a blast to drive.


     
  2. jackflash added a post in a topic Awww. So many bugs in IPS...   

    If we thought this way in the auto industry, it would be rather difficult to convince people that they shouldn't get the new Corvette over the previous gen. You EXPECT that a premium product is stellar at launch. . .we're not talking about freeware here.
    At any rate, I don't think that 4.0 is awful.
  3. jackflash added a post in a topic I´m sad!!!!   

    On the flip side, I've never had a problem with IPS support - they've been 100% great for me.
  4. jackflash added a post in a topic IPS 4 Gallery - Needs Work   

    Gallery is one of the principle reasons that we've moved to a new software vendor.  
  5. jackflash added a post in a topic IPS 4 Gallery - Batch Add or Edit   

    ​Totally agree - the blog and gallery applications are just "kinda there" but not in a serious way.  My sites that seriously use a blog/forum or gallery/forum format unfortunately do not run on IPS software. Sadly.
  6. jackflash added a post in a topic IPS 4 Gallery - Batch Add or Edit   

    ​I would really, really hope such.  When IP Gallery is strong enough that people will buy it as a stand alone product, you'll know that it's a solid product.  I believe that a lot of use it because it's the only game in town.  
    That's a bad thing in a sense because it may discourage people from using IPB in general.
  7. jackflash added a post in a topic IPS 4 Gallery - Needs Work   



  8. jackflash added a post in a topic IPS 4 Gallery - Batch Add or Edit   

    ​He's totally correct.  Sometimes I wonder why IPS is even in the gallery business because it's only a fair product, not a very good or outstanding one.  If this was a stand alone product, it couldn't stand on its own merits.  I've been hoping for a killer gallery from IPS for years now though.
  9. jackflash added a post in a topic What is my title on a business card?   

    Mac Daddy Super Fly Web Master Hammer of the Gods.  Kinda long though.
     
  10. jackflash added a post in a topic Google Adsense Click Bombing: 04-19 to 04-20   

    Forum for Adsense
    https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!categories/adsense
  11. jackflash added a post in a topic Google Adsense Click Bombing: 04-19 to 04-20   

    There's a robot using an old version of Firefox that's apparently allowing click bombing.  I've added an exclusion for anyone using that version of Firefox (27) from accessing my sites and blocked IPs from the place in Israel that it's coming from via httaccess.
    Make sure that notify Google -
    BLOCKED FIREFOX VERSION #27
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} Firefox/27\.0 [NC]
    RewriteRule .* – [F,L]
     
    BLOCK IPs
    deny from 209.51.197.0/24
    deny from 209.190.121.32/27
    deny from 209.190.0.0/17
    deny from 173.45.64.0/18
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    deny from 209.190.116.0/24
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    deny from 5.101.144.0/21
    deny from 94.229.64.0/20 
    deny from 173.209.49.0/24
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  12. jackflash added a topic in General Chit Chat   

    Google Adsense Click Bombing: 04-19 to 04-20
    If you're a Google Adsense user, check your account because you might be getting click bombed as of yesterday and today.
    1. Unauthorize your sites from Google.
    2. File a report with Google.
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  13. jackflash added a post in a topic Are web forums in general on the way out?   

    One more thing of interest that I noticed about Facebook.  Companies that used to use place ads via Google and also advertise on Forums have found out that they too can create Facebook groups to engage with their customers.
    For example, an automotive parts suppliers started opening Chevrolet "fan sites" on Facebook in order to market to Cruze, Camaro, etc. owners directly.  Pretty clever.
  14. jackflash added a post in a topic Are web forums in general on the way out?   

    Facebook has built a great mousetrap.  In under one minute, you can build a Facebook group and add a lot of people too it to create an instant community.  And all of this without the expense of forum software and a host.
    We've leaned heavily into creating more Facebook groups rather than forums because not only is the expense much less, you have a much wider audience to gain members from.  Moreover, people can belong to dozens of groups on Facebook at one time and thus receive all kinds of updates at a one stop shop.
    Forums still certainly have a place for more niche discussion where different categories are important, however, I think that IPS has not done a good enough job with their software in the past several years.  It's interesting that big forum companies are not choosing IPB, even those migrating away from VB.
    I'm sticking with IPB for right now, but the pace of change has been agonizingly slow and that just doesn't help with situation.
  15. jackflash added a post in a topic Managing\Cleaning up Emoticons After 3.4.7 Upgrade   

    ​Bulk emoticon management well away way back in 3.1 or maybe earlier?  It's a pain to click each emoticon one by one.  It's certainly not publisher friendly at all.