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  1. Thanks for posting this topic and suggestion.  For a new application we are developing, I asked for this feature and it took some doing but as always, the Wizard of Brooklyn made it happen (@headstand).  Apparently the IPB code is not meant to do this and the efforts put forth to create this choice of notification per content item was akin to using a machete to hack a path through dense jungle undergrowth while vines were pulling at your legs and venemous snakes were snooping down from the trees.
  2. Just logged in today and happy to see the Activity is back in the main menu.  It is such a big part of 4.1 and really needs to be prominently featured.  It does so much and it can offer so much to every member.  It shouldn't be hidden.

  3. How to find only posts I made in stream...?

    But your question was about specific groups.  When I looked at specific members, it asks for authors.  So that could be Marcher and TSP and Joel but not a group. 
  4. How to find only posts I made in stream...?

    Not sure if I get what you're looking for but it seems like the Stream is the wrong department. I think Advanced Search is what you want:
  5. For the power brokers in the Invision Board community, it might be very useful to add a parens counts after the activity streams, default and custom. So for my custom streams, it would show in the drop down as: New Unread Topics (16) New Files I Needed Yesterday (3) So this would probably mean adding an additional feature or tweak to the edit custom stream and default stream (in the ACP), allowing people to enable it and also to show it only depending on if a certain filter feature was selected, such as Since last logged in ?
  6. 4.1 Menu Bar Suggestion

    Give individual members the ability to drag and drop the upper menu.  I would like to drag Activity to the far left, then have Browse, then have Marketplace, then IPS4 Resources, and finally, Clients on the far right. Everyone will be different in how they like the menu items arranged but is it that difficult to make it a part of the skin, to personalize for each member?
  7. Idea for Marketplace

    May I suggest you avail yourself of the new activity stream?  You can create a custom stream just for new files.  The best you can do is to create a stream for unread new files.  Although you can follow old files and see their updates, those files will have a new name for 4.0 so you'll have to refollow so not really what you want but let me try to make a new stream now ... Name of New Stream: New Files I Needed Yesterday Show Me:  Content items only  Tags: classifieds (since the entire ips community is waiting for the classifieds application, I'll use that as an example) Content Type: Marketplace ... click gear icon to the right, use the Narrow by to select the categories you are interested which for me means ctrl click on translations, member extensions, and translations. Read Status:  Content I haven't read (because I am looking for newly released files not ones that have already been released) Ownership: Everything Follow Status: Everthing Time Period: Since my last visit   Okay, that should do it.  And that guy named after an angel said this new stream feature is a useless piece of garbage .... hmph! Oh, and here is a display of my custom streams, ready and waiting for me to search for me, my way, because even though the super admins think they know what is best for me as a member of this community ... I am the most important person and therefore I want everything served just to my tastes ... which is just what Lindy ordered ... it's like having my own personally made papal slippers waiting for me as I slip out of bed .
  8. Attached are five printscreen files of the 4.1 calendar. Month View - logical; easy to graspI like the color purple or majenta ... whatever it is .. but it doesn't really fit with the default color scheme.I like the hover popup on an event.I think the dark blue or black square to indicate the current day does not work well on the eyes and with the default color scheme.The events all use a rounded corner.  Looks as exciting as Charles' third cup of coffee, half drunk.Week View - still logical and quick to read but getting busy and with the Charles excitement factor, it takes more time (really) to grasp the eventsSame comments about the color purple or majentaI like the offset of the background and the small left and wide right.I don't like how the '1 BIRTHDAY TODAY' appears.  Shouldn't it be in a badge, and in a different color?I still like the hover popup on an event.I strongly dislike the square and round wrapping styles for day and multi-day events.  This is where I think Rikki could Redo ... to make the day and multi-day work better.  One idea: Multi event starts with a rounded end and ends with a shaped arrow of some kind, and on the next day, the same shaped arrow starts on the left and then ends with the rounded end (which you already use).  But the design of these long shapes is so boring and blase (with or without the accent) that it makes Charles's third cup of coffee look really attractive.I don't like the black color for the current day - it makes the current day spelled out hard to read, and as I said earlier, it doesn't fit in with the color scheme. Too harsh and negative.Day View - I decided to go back a day and look at Sept 11 instead of Sept 12.  That way I could hope to see what multiple events look like.  Strange ... it only shows two events.  What happened to Happy Friday?  A bug?I like the even-shaped layout. I don't get sea sick. I like the carry over of the personalized event banners.I don't like the hidden abrupt brick wall of 'Event details.'  I suggest an ACP definable character limit of the event description to fit in for one or two lines.  It helps to be intuitive and instantly understandable.I don't like 'ALL DAY' in the left sidebar because it is misleading and portrays events as happening all day when most likely they do not.  Just use a different language string?Event Stream - confusing; illogical, busyThe printscreen shows most of what I want to say.  Left to right? Right to left? Down one column then up the next or Down one column then up and down the next?  Nothing makes sense and all the shapes are different sizes.  This looks less attractive than Charles' half drunk and spilled cup of coffee on a bunch of papers.Rikki double overtime pay is authorized (Lindy said so).
  9. Need for Mobile VPN ?

    This topic has nothing to do with IPS.  Thus the General Chit Chat forum.When I went into Gold's Gym tonight, I signed on to their wifi which had no password. I always leave my mobile turned on even though it sits in the locker when I am working out.  No sooner had I logged on to the wifi network than my Avast antivirus system launched a popup warning me that the network is open and my mobile could be hacked. Avast offered my a VPN app to protect my phone which I downloaded on the spot.  It's a 7 day trial - obviously a way to get me to buy the service. Do I need a VPN for my mobile in an unsecured wifi network?Thanks for any comments or advice. 
  10. IP.Content external embedded widgets is a huge one for us.  But so is Classifieds.  This topic is really worthwhile although even more scary with the mention of messed up url's.The number of bugs and issues being reported makes me not want to upgrade for months if not for a year or more.The elimination of the friend feature really impacts our community set up.Because of the number of custom apps we have installed, it will also take a lot of time.I think this says it the best:I do think IPS needs to address this issue of 3rd party applications supported both by non-staff and by their internal staff.  For the former, with the slow pace of some of the mods updates, I think IPS needs to provide a carrot incentive to encourage faster development.  Although I am not privy to the financial situation, I think IPS should lower their "cut" on the sale of the third party mod for upgrades within a certain timeframe.  For the latter, I really think this is a conflict of interest and something that needs an internal review
  11. Windows 10

    Are you using 3.4 or 4.0?  If you are using 3.4, I'd love to hear how IP.Board works in Edge browser, especially the text editor and comments but also how it handles css ... Thanks!
  12. I would like to add my voice to consideration of restoring the current notification settings that in place for our 3.x subscriptions.  To presume that all of our members will eagerly and enthusiastically respond to an upgrade email from me, telling them to drop what they are doing, log in and suddenly become familiar with the new format and settings, instantly understand it, and reset everything that they can't remember how it was set before to their preferred settings is really pushing the envelope.Why can't this just be an upgrade preference from 3.x to 4.x, if it is so complicated to include as default?
  13. Windows 10

    Anyone find problems with Edge and IPB 4.0?
  14. "Perrsonal" statuses and exporting

    Just curious how the new 4.0 reverse status import works.  Is it the same as 3.x? My understanding of 3.X status share to external social media also meant the flood gates were open for all of an individual's external posts ... such as "I just ate two red velvet cupcakes. Am I bad or just overly healthy?"  I personally would like to regulate the status sharing to one-way, outbound only. 
  15. IPB 4.0 Messenger - User Interaction Failure

    Hi Lindy,Well we don't use Facebook as a message platform per se.  From time to time, people send messages and we reply but I'm not real familiar or accustomed to using Facebook. In fact, I have a hard time finding the message area or the posted links since we mostly just post news on our page.The same applies for Twitter but I did take a look at my Galaxy S5 phone just now and I clicked on the icon for messages and saw there were two.  I noticed the symbol at the top for more details with the screen (I think they are like 3 vertical dots).  When I clicked on that, I got a drop down that was very intuitive to me.  There are four choices:Add peopleTurn off notificationsDelete conversationSettingsThat is extremely intuitive to me. I'll send you a pm with some other, private observations but to me, the words 'Delete conversation' or 'Delete message' is extremely intuitive and meaningful, as a casual user. Anybody gets that.  Now, I do get what some are saying, and you as well, that deleting the conversation altogether may not be a good idea.  It's kind of like having a sent folder where you can refer to the conversation.  But I do think having the ability to 'delete' is important, from the point of view of the initiator of the message.  The action would have two effects: the first would be to archive the message for reference but it could not be reengaged, and second, the action of 'deletion' would show up on the 'invited participants' end as showing the message is closed for further communication.  How would it look? Maybe some kind of red color or word that says the message is closed.  Now what about people on the receiving end of a message? They should be able to delete as well.  Whether or not it is saved in an archive is probably up for debate - perhaps the act of their deletion could create a query such as "would you like to receive an email copy of this conversation" much like online support chats do? If the person says no, then it gets deleted from the receiver's records.  To me, if the receiver has deleted the message or to entertain your wording usage, 'left the conversation,' that person should not longer appear in the header portion of the message as being a part of the message.  If the sender is the only person still standing, so to speak, then you might have some kind of word that appears that says something like 'all recipients have deleted this message.'Again, for me, as a casual user, I want to look at my list of messages and see a trash icon or an 'X' and simply delete the message.  What happens to it is not my concern, as a casual user.  Asking for an email copy before deletion would be really nice and a way to address the overflow in the database.I realize there are lots of various possible scenarios involved here what with multiple participants and how to handle them.  To me, the sender has the priority, and if he marks it for deletion, then the receiver should be notified that the pm has been closed and would they like a copy sent via email, and if not, it will be deleted now.Hope that helps and thanks for listening!Brian