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  1. Show us your IPB 4 sites!

    @Steve Bullman Answer is in xtech's signature (modified Ip.Pages)
  2. Show us your IPB 4 sites!

    Very nice site, but I'm confused! You appear to have Activity Stream with pagination? How did you manage to do that? *** edit *** Ah, this is IPS 4.0 not 4.1 methinks.
  3. PageSpeed Insights -Going to Improve?

    Alexa is meaningless - its based on the surfing habits of users who have the Alexa toolbar on their browser, a tiny sub-set of users. It is nothing to do with the technical side of IPS.
  4. Are forum communities dead?

    I've had quite enough 'excitement' with Activity Stream thank you very much.    
  5. Activity Stream (within the page source) contains entire posts, but AS only shows users a truncated section of that post. Therefore spiders are seeing different content to users. Does this present a risk that IPS sites might suffer a penalty for cloaking from Google, as users are being shown different content to spiders? Google cloaking definition here: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66355 (PS I'm sure I asked this before but can't find post).
  6. My users hate the activity stream

    Yes, but in 3.4 the default (eg new posts in last 24 hrs) can be changed by the user by a single clear button (eg new posts in past week). It really is more complicated and confusing in 4.1. And when I try to configure a default AS I'm never really sure what result I'll end up with
  7. My users hate the activity stream

    I think all this confusion with AS (by forum users and Admins) clearly demonstrates that the current system is simply not intuitive enough. I doubt whether the majority of users are going to go through the effort of configuring their own AS, they'll just get frustrated.
  8. IPS should improve the suite documentation

    I'll all for more documentation but to be fair to IPS, Kentico is much, much more expensive than IPS suite.
  9. What is the point of activity stream?

    It is browser navigation which I want, as you define above (in bold), particularly for Activity which follows use of load new activity (ie page 2 onwards in old speak). But there must be some easy to see visual clue as to where you left the AS when you return to the AS (eg highlighting). The little blue blob is lost in the extended AS unlike the old VNC. Personally I'm not bothered whether this is achieved by pagination or by some form of voodoo magic.
  10. IP.Board 3.4 End of Support

    I fear that this is already happening. There are quite a few 'regulars' who appear to have gone or now post very infrequently. I'm aware of a few who have moved to XF or WBB.
  11. What is the point of activity stream?

    I quite like AS, particularly its flexibility across different Apps and the customisation options. But, and this is a big but, its feels so unfinished with several bugs and/or inconsistancies which have been reported / discussed many times with little impact. Totally agree with above, and this is my biggest bugbear with AS. I do not think it is really usable on medium / high traffic boards due to the lack of pagination or similar. Again, discussed many times, but unclear what is going to happen, if anything. On this site I rarely use 'load more activity' due to the subsequent difficulty in switching between AS and actual content.
  12. IP.Board 3.4 End of Support

    Support will not be able to take care of the AS issues. Attractive and flexible as it is, there remain several serious usability problems with AS (particularly for active, busy boards) which are set out in several threads/ bug reports. I hope these get sorted well before June.
  13. Good news! One impact of this is that when I use AS to find new content I generally only look at the latest 25 items of new content and thus reply / comment less than I used to. Maybe this is a good thing for everyone else , but if this is being replicated across other users, the result will be significantly lower forum activity. The simplest solution appears to be some form of load more / pagination as Koby describes above - simple is good.
  14. IP.Board 3.4 End of Support

    15 months? June 1, 2016 - End of all technical support. Only security updates will be provided. Way I read it is that we only have 5 months!
  15. Activity Stream - can't return to departure point

    Above should read advanced support ends in 2 months time, basic support in 5 months. (not clear what the differentiation is between advanced and basic though).