Angel Knight Phil

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  1. Emotion Management is absolutely horrible

    As the webmaster of a community that is focused around its emoticon system (it's a gaming-focused community that has many of said game's images as emoticons so they can be easily called), I totally agree. IP.Board 3.0 and 3.1 at least had okay emoticon management; the grid layout made it easy to scroll through everything, and you could add emoticons in bulk all at once (not upload, actually add). The new management screen is overly space-consuming, extremely difficult to use for forums with large amounts of emoticons, and painstakingly time consuming to add emoticons in bulk. My current plan is to keep upgrading my forum until our current six-month support cycle runs out and then go with that, but a revamped emoticon manager would earn another renewal purchase from us.
  2. Emoticon Management Screen

    Sorry to bump this again, but I really want to make sure it was noticed because i just had to add a few new emoticons today and the experience was terrible. In addition to the one-emoticon-a-line display (in which the option to move them up and down means nothing because refreshing the page randomizes the order again anyway), a number of unassigned emoticons in reality are assigned, and removing emoticons seems to randomly remove different ones from the one you selected. This system is terrible. What was wrong with the old one?
  3. Emoticon Management Screen

    Sorry to keep bumping this, but at least an acknowledgement by the staff would be fantastic.
  4. Emoticon Management Screen

    Agreed; the feature is pretty much unusable right now.
  5. Emoticon Management Screen

    Not a single word from the staff?
  6. Emoticon Management Screen

    Not even a staff response?
  7. Emoticon Management Screen

    My board uses tons of emoticons. Tons. Like, more than 99.99% of forums out there will. As such, the emoticon management screen was one of our favorite features of IPB over our old free forum software. The old software displayed each emoticon on its own line in the emoticon management screen, and in a seemingly completely arbitrary order, making it nigh impossible to use effectively because of the ridiculous amount of lines we'd have to go through (and Ctrl + F is extremely difficult to use because of how slow the page is). IPB 3.1.4, on the other hand, had a much more effective system: it had the emoticons laid out in an alphabetical grid, with pinned emoticons at the top, making it much easier, cleaner, and less space-consuming to go through. Then we upgraded to 3.2. Overall, we love 3.2; it's a huge improvement over 3.1.4 in almost every way. Except the emoticon management screen. For some reason, the management decided to change the clean alphabetical grid method to the same horrible random-order each-emoticon-gets-its-own-line layout that drove us to leave our old forum software. Even worse, it loads the emoticons in a completely different random order every time you load the management page, which honestly makes it even more impossible to use than our old system, which at least kept the same crappy order each time. And frankly, I can't understand why it was even changed to begin with, because the new layout actually seems to have less functionality than the old one. Why was it changed? Is there anyway to get the old system back?
  8. Hello! Out of all the IP.Board applications, I'd argue that my community uses IP.Chat far more than any of the others. And so far, our experience has been great! Well, mostly. I do have a few suggestions: 1. Moderation Hierarchy - Currently, there are two levels of moderation on IP.Chat: either you're a mod, or you're not a mod. If you're a mod, you instantly get the ability to ban or unban members - even other mods. This means that my regular moderators can kick or even ban me, an admin. More customizable moderation settings would be extremely helpful, including the ability to be unkickable, unbannable, or unignorable by lower level mod groups. 2. Fixing the Ban System - Currently, it's very easy to ban someone; you click the ban button, and that's it. There's no confirmation or anything. And once you've done that, the only way to unban them is from the ACP. A confirmation after you've clicked the ban button would be extremely helpful, as would some way to access and edit the ban list directly from the application (and maybe have it only accessible to certain mod levels a la my first suggestion?). 3. Show All Emoticons Button - A problem that my board recently had was that our large amount of emoticons was lagging the chat. Removing the emoticon button from the chat's editor fixed our problem, but after this, I noticed that clicking the emoticon button in the Chat application showed the entire list of emoticons, rather than the ones checked to be shown at the beginning in the ACP with a "Show All" button underneath, as is done with every other application. Why is this? Would it be possible to have it changed to be more inline with the rest of the IP.Board applications? Were that done, the problem my board recently faced would not have happened at all. And... that's all I have for now. Thank you for your time everyone, and if you agree that we need those features, help support them!
  9. It's disabled by default in the ACP. It's one of the individual calendar settings (as in each calendar you make can have them enabled or disabled).
  10. IP Content worth it?

    Just to throw my opinion in, I've been using IP.Content for the past year and absolutely love it. It has a few bugs, yes, but they're ACP-side, and I'm assuming their fixed with the 3.2 upgrade (I'm still on 3.1.4 for the moment). You can't really make use of it to its full potential unless you're willing to do some coding and tinkering around, but even with the default installation you have a pretty well integrated article system.
  11. Public (Joinable) Custom Usergroups

    From what I understand, the Social Groups mod is capable of doing all of that; it's just sold under a different name.
  12. CKE Editor and why?

    Just to chime in, one of the reasons I plan on upgrading my board is because the old RTE editor had so many bugs. My board is very emoticon and BBCode intensive, and I like to type announcements and things in a program like TextEdit before I actually put it on the board. The old editor would completely mess with the formatting of anything I copied over from TextEdit (even when I had it in Plain Text mode), and would randomly fill in posts with HTML when they were edited. It's just a pain for us to work with, and I look forward to using CKE Editor because of that.
  13. Commas after subforum titles look awful!

    My forum makes extensive use of subforums (we have one forum that has around thirty subforums, for example), and while the current method of displaying them is by no means beautiful, this new style would make my forums look absolutely terrifying. Any of the alternatives suggested here would be fine (I personally like the way the forum nookboards that the first person who replied linked to does it), but please, don't leave it the way it is.
  14. IP.Board 3.2.0 Dev Update: UserCP and Misc. Interface Updates

    Wow, great improvement! I especially love the UCP; the current one has always been overly complicated to me. Also: [quote name='Robi Gorgin' timestamp='1303308743'] About the Forum Jump - Whats going on if I have 200+ forums? and what about sub-forums?I think you have to make it much more smallerHowever, Wonderful Work! An answer on this would be much appreciated!
  15. Suggestion: Quick Post Preview

    My community has been on IP.Board for just over two months now, and my members are loving it. However, there is one feature that a few of us miss from the forum software we used to use (ZetaBoards, for reference). When posting a new topic or post on Zetaboards, the 'Preview' button is located directly below the window where you type your post. Clicking this preview button would open up a pane above where you were typing the post (in my opinion, it would be more convenient to relocate this to below the post, but I digress) where the whole post as it would appear when you actually posted it would be displayed; no reload necessary. This could be done as many times as needed without page reload, and it made the posting process much quicker, especially when composing posts with lots of complex formatting and BBCode. I know it's probably too late in the 3.2 development cycle to implement a feature like this, but maybe it could be something to consider for 3.3 or beyond?