cheatmaster30 added a topic in Product FeedbackAn Option to change PMs and Reports into TopicsBecause I was reading this topic here earlier about a PM conversation that another member here wanted to turn into a topic:
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And dealing with a situation on my own site where a bunch of reports would be better off as topics due to members getting the report link confused with the reply one, and thought:
Why not make it so you can change these types of conversation to a public topic if need be?
All we'd theoretically need was both:
A: These types of conversations to use the same technical structure as topics do (except with values set to make them act like reports or PM chats respectively)
B: And a button that when clicked, let's you choose what forum to import it into and maybe change the title.
So what does everyone else think? Would this be a useful feature for a future version of IPB?
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cheatmaster30 added a post in a topic Group/Rank Promotions based on more than just post count?
cheatmaster30 added a topic in Product FeedbackForum iconsI already mentioned this a long, long while ago, but I guess I'll reiterate it again now... we seriously need forum/category icons as a default feature in the next major version of Invision Power Board.
In case you don't know what they are, they're basically forum specific icons you display next the forum name/description on the board index and by sub forum names on the forum topic listing, and look a bit like this:
Or this (from my own site):
They're a common feature on many forums (and a lot of big boards), they've been available as a modification for pretty much every script under the sun, and I honestly think they're commonplace enough they should be a built in feature rather than an add on at this point in time.
Heck, I even mocked up an image showing what settings for one could ideally look like in the IPB 3.4 interface:
I hope IPB considers them as a feature and adds them to their upcoming IPB 4 software, since a lot of sites pretty much can't go without them any more and they work wonders in making a forum's layout much better and more friendlier.
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cheatmaster30 added a topic in Product FeedbackGroup/Rank Promotions based on more than just post count?Could IPS make an option to do this in future? Because at the moment, I have to say the whole 'promote member if they've posted X amount of times' thing is kind of too easy to abuse, and I think the solution would be to have a system sort of like how Lithium does usergroup promotions.
How did they do this?
They made it so you could set users to be promoted based on things like days registered, topics/posts/content viewed, time online, etc as well as posts, and so you could mix different criteria for each promotion. So for instance, on the official Nintendo forums, to reach the rank of Fox Brigade you'd need to have:
21418 posts, 41602 minutes, 402447 Page views, 831588 messages read, 16957 board views, 694 logins, 243 Days since registration
Rather than just 21,418 posts.
That's kind of how IPB should do things in my opinion. Make it so you have all these different possible criteria for rank ups, and the option to either use just one or multiple criteria to go up a group/rank. Here are some things I think should be possible 'level up' criteria:
Post count Reputation/likes count Days since registration Time spent online Topics/posts viewed Page views Logins Blog entries posted Gallery images uploaded Files uploaded Gallery images viewed Files downloaded Time spent in chat room etc
That way, each site can have a rank up/level up/promotion system that suits the needs of its members and admins rather than just a boring old 'post this much to get a new rank' one. You could mimic the Nsider/Lithium forum rank structure. You could mimic GameFAQs and its karma system (1 karma per day you log in, then promotions at every few hundred/thousand karma). Even the systems on sites like Reddit or the like based on your reputation and what not.
So yeah, I want to see something like this in a future version, does anyone else?
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cheatmaster30 added a topic in IP.DownloadsAdd per file download counts?At the moment, IP Downloads only counts the total number of downloads across all files uploaded in a batch/under one listing. So if you've got say, a soundtrack or something, you only know how many times people have downloaded 'anything' included.
But wouldn't it be useful to have a download count for each file included? Maybe next to the 'download' button or file size on the file listing screen you'd have a counter saying how many times each particular file was downloaded.
That way, you could tell which individual file in an 'upload' is the most/least popular and track which ones become popular/unpopular over time.
So could we possibly have this in the next version of IP Downloads? I think it'd be pretty useful...
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cheatmaster30 added a topic in Product FeedbackAdd group formatting across whole boardI had a mod that did this, and I feel it's something that should be made into default functionality. Because at present, it just makes no sense to have username colours only present on the who's online and some other areas yet not in topics/posts/profiles, and it feels terribly inconsistent.
So every time usernames are shown, they should retain all group formatting/CSS options.
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cheatmaster30 added a topic in Product FeedbackMake it so default pages in folders link to site home page?Currently, if someone tries to access a folder they're not supposed to, they get the following text:
But it only ever links to the IPB site. Why not change this so:
A: The page looks like it's actually part of the person's site, like any normal error page
B: It links back to the site home page?
Doesn't that seem to make more sense?
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cheatmaster30 added a post in a topic Exclude banned members from showing up in birthday list