Jeffrey Roberts

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  1. Mobile Apps Status

    Thanks for listening to all our complaining about the iOS app.  Making it available for free is a good start; however, the app needs a lot of work.  Have you considered acquiring a small company that is proficient in this area?
  2. IPboard in localhost for testing

    In a test environment, how can you test some of the features that require a Licence Key, if you are already using the License Key in your production environment?
  3. IP.Board & The Forum Will Be Dead Within 5 Years

    There will undoubtably be exceptions in the prevailing winds. I wasn't referring to Google or Facebook apps. I meant Apps in general that you might find in the Apple or Google stores by a 3rd party. Something that you run on your smart phone or tablet.
  4. IP.Board & The Forum Will Be Dead Within 5 Years

    I apologize, I haven't read all 6 pages of postings made here. I personally do agree that IP.Board will be dead within some period of time. I actually give it 2 years. For me, this isn't about Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Rather, it is about the App. The web as we know it is dying, a very very quick death. Google knows and and so does Facebook, ie: spending $1B on Instagram is proof that the $$ is in the App business. I have been running forums since 1996 and I have seen lots of ups and downs. This time is very different. Yes, I am getting very good traffic today. Yes, I am making very good revenue. But, that's going to change rather quickly. Unless IP.Board can become a *real* App where we can monetize our forums, we're doomed. Plain and simple. The end is near. Using a browser on a computer or tablet is no longer enough. I'm personally continuing to pay my IP.Board renewal license fees and trusting that the good folks at IPS are using the income they make from me to come up with a solution. Otherwise, In my humble opinion, theirs and our livelihoods are doomed.
  5. Lacking a mobile app under IP.Board 3.3.0

    Thanks for the status on the iOS app. I'm encouraged though I believe in my humble opinion, iP.Board 3.3.0 would have had even more impact if you waited for the iOS app to be ready to ship with it.
  6. My 2 cents about mobile apps: I am really puzzled as to how a major release of IP.Board can be made available without an accompanying mobile app. I appreciate that there is something in the works in the mobile app department; however, in this day in age where we are losing so many of our visitors to apps, I truly hope that an iOS app is on its way. Also, a mobile app is not an extra, where the forum for it currently resides. It should be part of the core platform.
  7. Has anybody tried to create a layout for adsense ads as per Google's recommendations for forums?
  8. mod_pagespeed

    I installed it and ran it all day yesterday on our production server. I found that it forced over 200+ httpd processes to be forked at times. Normally we only have 10-20 processes. It caused our Apache to freeze several times over the last 24 hours. It also logs every Apache NOTICE and WARN in the error_log because it does not respect the LogLevel in httpd.conf. This is a known bug. I think it's a great idea, but it's not ready for primetime just yet. We disabled it this morning.
  9. Oddly, once we upgraded our 3.1.1 dev forums to 3.1.2 we cannot seem to login to ACP with an email address. It only seems to take the username. Loginauth is set to IPB Internal with Username or Email Address. Is there some other setting we should be making? UPDATE: I see this was already in the bugtracker and will be fixed in 3.1.3,
  10. Reputation System

    Is there an explanation somewhere that can be given to Endusers as to what the Reputation System is and how do Endusers use it? I have reviewed the ACP Manage Member Reputation docs page; however, I am looking for something that explains more at an Enduser level.
  11. Complete the package!

    Any thoughts on discounting the Chat modules under the Complete the Package promotion?
  12. Google MAYDAY algorithm changes

    Sorry if this has been discussed somewhere else. I searched but didn't find a discussion. I am wondering if anyone else has been affected by, what SEO's are calling, the Google MAYDAY algorithm change? ( We have seen a slow decline in referrals from Google over the last month, but today noticed that we dropped from the #4 to #14 spot in a Google search for our primary keywords. Anyone else affected?
  13. Beta Releases Coming Soon

  14. IP.Board 3.1.0 Dev Update: Facebook API Updates

    This is great news! I'm thoroughly impressed at the turnaround to incorporate this into IPB.