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About Windwalker222

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  1. Windwalker222 added a post in a topic Are Chatrooms Dead?   

    Since someone is around nearly 24/7 (staff) I find it handy to help with small problems a member may have that needs help right away with doing something on the site.
  2. Windwalker222 added a post in a topic Upgrade to the 4.0?   

    Thanks Aiwa, that's what I was afraid of. I'll just sit back and wait on skins and mods to be developed/upgraded then. Thanks for the fast reply.
  3. Windwalker222 added a topic in Pre-Sales Questions   

    Upgrade to the 4.0?
    I have had my board for 6 or 7 years now. I am not a coder although I have gotten good at fixing any problems I run into during that time. I currently run my board on a VPS server.

    IPS has always had super support when I have asked for it. I have skins themes on my 3.4.6 board and some mods. Like everyone these days money has become tighter and tighter. I currently am not up to date with my support, which I hate as I consider it as a nice way of showing my loyalty to IPS. I am trying to get a feel for how much the 4.0 will cost me if I have to replace lots of current working mods/themes.

    What I am trying to get at is next month my board will celebrate it's 7th year. I plan on renewing my support but need to know what to tell members to prepare them for when 4.0 is released.

    Are all the current themes that we use going to cease to function and have to be replaced?
    Will most if not all mods be affected?

    I know with each update/upgrade we always run into incompatibilities and these are to be expected. However there are some mods that have just worked over the years without having to be updated, and some themes actually still work without causing problems. With the total rework of your code as I understand, do you foresee a big impact on "most everything" concerning themes and mods?

    I think I stumbled across the answer in '?do=embed' frameborder='0' data-embedContent>>

    But it was not from a support member. "Themes and mod's cannot be transferred. (From the announcement)" I could not find the "announcement though. So everything regarding themes and mods will have to be replaced correct?

    Thanks for the great support from all the support personnel that have helped me in the past.

    Thanks for any information you can share.
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  4. Windwalker222 added a post in a topic IP.Board & The Forum Will Be Dead Within 5 Years   

    I'm actually seeing a resurgence on my board, and seeing some General Discussion forums that the owners had migrated to FB return and start the forums again. I think in time, that FB will lose some of it's appeal. People really like the privacy and personal touch that a forum brings. Just my 2 cents.
  5. Windwalker222 added a post in a topic Signature image size limit   

    In the ACP pick the member group you wish to restrict the signatures in. Select Edit for the group Under the Global tab scroll down and find Signatures

    Set the options/restrictions you want for size.
  6. Windwalker222 added a comment on a blog entry IP.Board 3.3 and IP.Content 2.3 Coming Soon!   

    Well done to all!
  7. Windwalker222 added a comment on a file Enhanced Joined Date   

    Another great free mod from Adriano! Thanks so much.
  8. Windwalker222 added a post in a topic What do you think of 3.2?   

    Glad I saw this, I was afraid I had a bad install. It used to work perfect before the upgrade.
  9. Windwalker222 added a post in a topic Features removed from 3.1.4   

    I'm really tired of all the broken things, or course I can fix them if I have $5 here and $15 there to replace something that was taken out. If not for the goodness of devs like Michael and a few others, this simple cookie thing would cost 5-10 bucks. Geesh.

    It would almost look like the conspiracy remark made here or another thread tongue in cheek, might have validity. "Things were stripped so modders could make money off replacing them?" or something like that. Gone are the days of doing it for the community, enter the "Market" I had a bad feeling when I saw the title of that section.

    So far I have spent more time chasing down and replacing or trying to learn how to fix them on my own, than I have enjoying the software.

    I still have, pictures that break the layout (even though my settings are the same as they have always been) Photobucket slide shows that no longer work, we just figured out how to get mp4's from photobucket to play. Some people are still struggling with that one. But I have it working on mine and trying to share (for free) how it was done. I'm sure as soon as someone sees the "need" for a mod to fix it they will be so kind as to rush out a $5-$10 fix for everyone else. :)

    My Facebook status connection stopped working, no one can figure out why. Disabled mods and 3rd party apps and it still fails to work unless you do it 2 or 3 times and then it works, posts your status to Facebook and kicks you to your profile page. Gonna be fun figuring that one out.

    Upgrade? I think the term was used loosely. Sorry, I'm ranting again. I need to spend this time fixing up my once smoothly running forum for my members to enjoy. :frantics:
  10. Windwalker222 added a post in a topic Features removed from 3.1.4   

    Thanks for the remove cookies tip. Works like a charm.
  11. Windwalker222 added a post in a topic Features removed from 3.1.4   

    Thanks, I appreciate the reply and the link. Looks like I will be needing to learn how to do the PHP coding. I just bought a book for starting to learn some php.

    Got to start somewhere I suppose, Thanks again.
  12. Windwalker222 added a post in a topic Features removed from 3.1.4   

    It must have been removed? Or you forgot to leave the link.

  13. Windwalker222 added a post in a topic Features removed from 3.1.4   

    Is there anyone here willing to share how to add a remove cookies link to our sites. I keep clicking on the links in this thread to see if I can learn, but they must be uber secret dev stuff because I just get the error page [#10340] You do not have permission to view this topic.

    I don't think I can afford $10 for a hook. Pleeease?
  14. Windwalker222 added a comment on a file [XI] Delete Old Topics   

    Fantastic Mod as are many of yours. This should be built in but it is great that you provide it for the community.
  15. Windwalker222 added a post in a topic Features removed from 3.1.4   

    I ran several tests, waited a couple month's before upgrading. It's true no one twisted my arm to upgrade, but it is also true that because IPB has always been above the normal standard, I am trying to show product loyalty by following the upgrades. Would IPB prefer us to just go to another forum software provider? Or try to cope with these changes. Venting in these areas is one way of coping for some. It almost sounds like the attitude is I should have stayed with 3.1.4 or gone somewhere else.

    BTW, I do like your mods. One replaced the missing Pic on the index page (Member Photo in Menubar) that we lost.

    My apologies if I ruffled any feathers with my post.

    As far as cookies? A simple link to help the less forum educated clear them for this the one forum, is much easier than trying to help them figure out how to clear cookies for different browsers. There are times when a cookie problem causes a headache and clearing it fixes the issue. Not often, but priceless when it does. Are we to turn our backs on the less adept than us and just cater to advanced users for members? Just a thought.

    I had my long post and got it off my chest. Looking back on it I feel a tad silly, but it was on my mind, and probably many others of the minority. Thanks for the time.