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  • Birthday 09/08/1950
  1. SpamTrawler Integration

    I purchased SpamTrawler yesterday and have brought it online. I had a small issue with the included paths, but Oliver was instantly there to assist and we had the problem fixed and online in less than an hour. Changes to the integrator were made and Oliver instantly uploaded it here and is version 4.7.1. Thanks Oliver for a great program / add-on for IPB!
  2. IP.Content is an abysmal failure of a product.

    Well, you found him. We are not developers, by any stretch of the imagination, but our system works pretty well. It does the job for us. We have over a million page reads of our main portal a month (www.avsim.com) and it has held up well. Yes, it has a steep learning curve. Yes, it can be a challenge... but if a newb like me can put an IPC system together, anyone can. I certainly would not call it an "abysmal failure" by any stretch. And, like most, we looked at the Wordpress / IPB integration path and in fact even attempted it. It was a disaster on a number of fronts.
  3. Auto Reply to PMs

    And it works very well Adriano. Thank you for the fast response.
  4. Auto Reply to PMs

    Excellent again Adriano. Suggestions; Would like to have a preview function so that I can see my response without having to use a fake account to test the response. Also, the editor allows html, but the BBCode switch in the editor is gone. So, I have either a plain text format or an html format. I would like to be able use BBCode.
  5. Migrating from Wordpress to Content

    I encourage you to take a look at http://www.avsim.com. We are a 103,000+ member system, and are pretty active. We migrated from a WordPress concept, which we spent countless hours trying to get to work, to IPContent in the spring of 2012 and haven't looked back sense. Yes, there is a steep learning curve, and there is always a need for improvement, but IPContent has made our lives much easier. The ability to have a common template through our articles, news items, special features, user id, etc., was the primary reason for going with IPContent and abandoning the WordPress integrated with IPB mess, that you have apparently been trying to maintain.
  6. IP.Board 3.4.4 Editor Testing

    Testing the editor for the delete key fix.   Appears to now be working.   Thanks guys.
  7. 3.4.2 Patch

    We did upgrade to 3.4.3 and the delete key issue lives on.
  8. Ban Members From Forums

    Adriano,   Excellent addition! This gives us another tool to keep the malcontents out of forums they are looking to disrupt. We have brought in online and it is working flawlessly. I would like to suggest the addition of an automatic expiration of the forum ban. That is, give the moderators a choice of setting an automatic "unbanning" after 15, 30, 60, 90, 180 days, or allow it to remain permanent. The Error message could contain the statement of "This ban is for X days" or "This ban is permanent". We would really like to see those additions if you could. Thanks again for a great mod.
  9. (M34) Form Manager

    A little late to this question, but have a look at http://forum.avsim.net and click on the Contact Us tab.
  10. Friends Online

    Easy install, works great... a great feature addition to AVSIM.
  11. Topic Preview On Hover

    Works very well. An excellent addition to our community feature set.
  12. FAQ Feature

    We use a combination of Michael McCune's TUTORIALS system and the IPB forums. We create a FAQ in a forum entitled FAQS & HELP, and then we promote that to the tutorial system. In that way, we have it in the forum system as well as in a categories differentiated tutorial area giving our users multiple methods to find answers to their questions. And, it only takes one post to create both.
  13. (DP34) Global Sidebars

    Getting the RAW mode correct is a bit of a challenge, and I agree with the need to be able to pull in other parse's, but all in all, this is an excellent add-on module and for us, very much worth the purchase. Thanks Dawpi!
  14. Geunine Load Problem

    All, I just wanted to report back....after reading several other threads on here, I installed APC cache....and watched my server load go from 27+ down to <4 on a regular basis. :smile: I am a happy happy camper now. :smile: So, I'd recommend for larger sites, CACHE CACHE CACHE and cache some more! :smile: It did WONDERS for us!
  15. Geunine Load Problem

    Also, I should add that we are now using ip.content as well as ip.board for our entire hosting solution. We are also looking into converting our entries 186,000+ file library to make use of "Downloads" within the forums, so load is going to get even heavier. I am wondering if Apache is the issue? What other tweaks can I do there as well? Thanks in advance, John Binner, AVSIM