Indeed, it seems uncommon to me that you'd actually want to charge in BTC itself. The value if BTC is highly volatile. 1BTC could be worth $100 one day and $600 the next week. Stripe isn't going to pay you out in BTC, they would convert Bitcoin to cash immediately on transaction (I imagine anyways). If you just want to receive Bitcoins as payment, you'd want to use a different Bitcoin only payment processor.
Here's an un-official patch if you're experiencing these issues and want an immediate fix, please use at your own risk, inlineUploader_patch.zip Clear your browsers cache after uploading and the issue should be resolved.
Applied a fix in public/js/ips.inlineUploader.js : line 74 Add the secure_key parameter to the above line like so and the issue is resolved, $( ipb.inlineUploader.formId ).action = $( ipb.inlineUploader.formId ).action + '&getJson=1&secure_key=' + ipb.vars['secure_hash'].replace( /&/g, '&' );
I've discovered a bug when uploading avatars in the 3.4.x branch that appears to have been introduced with one of the recent security patches. I've upgraded to the latest release, 3.4.8, and disabled all hooks / applications to try and confirm this is not a configuration specific issue, however the issue still prevails. The bug is simple, all avatar uploads fail. Uploads via remote URL's work, but direct uploads fail. The reason seems to be that upload requests are not sent with the users secure_key as a parameter, causing a Forbidden 403 response to be returned for all uploads. My guess is maybe a security patch added / patched in this security check somewhere, however the avatar upload form has not been updated to reflect these changes. This issue persists even when using the stock template as well.
IRC is just a chat protocol, you can integrate it in any way you can imagine. There are a number of good open source web clients out there, such as qwebirc. Also, is it XMPP that your brother works with by chance, out of pure curiosity?
I've never used the chat app on any of my sites, but I host my own IRC networks for my communities and have a basic web chat client embedded on an IP.Content page for users to access. Usually the channel becomes mostly populated by the communities most active members, it becomes a place for the veterans to hang out and socialize and it less often actively used by the everyday user just stopping by. But overall there are rarely any problems maintaining a decent level of activity and I don't think these channels have ever taken away from any of my communities at all. The chat rooms are for casual discussions. For serious topics, people use the forums. Not everything that is discussed needs to be done in a forum topic that is set in stone after all.
That heavily depends on what you use IRC for I suppose, and what networks you frequent. For casual discussion topics such as anime, I idle on some Rizon channels occasionally, which these channels are usually decently active. But for the most part I use IRC for access to development related channels on Freenode. Most of which are quite active. I'm often idling on #archlinux, #archlinux-offtopic, #freenode, #laravel, ##php, #python and ##English in particular. Also, if you use IRC seriously, you don't sit and stare at a web client waiting for people to talk, you use a real IRC client and keep it running in the background. Just as you don't always get an immediate response to a question or comment you post on a forum, you don't always get an immediate response on IRC. (It depends entirely on how active the channel is at that time). That's why concepts such as highlighting exist in IRC (that is, when someone mentions you in a message, your IRC client sends you a notification). So in that sense, it really isn't that much different from a forum. You don't have to sit there staring waiting for a response, and most development related channels are active enough that you can get a response from people immediately. Forums and IRC are both great mediums. I would hate having to create a forum topic every time I wanted to ask a simple questions relating to PHP or Python in general, but for more complex questions that can't be easily answered, forums (or similar services such as Stack Overflow / Reddit) allow you to have more in-depth conversations over an extended period of time and are discussions that don't simply fade away after a short time span. Generally when I have a question on something development, I ask on IRC first. If I can't get an answer I'm satisfied with, I'll move onto a forum, Stack Overflow, mailing list or any other medium that allows for a more extended, in-depth conversation on the topic. For casual, non-dev related discussions, I also still actively participate in several other niche IRC channels on various networks. Naturally, again, just like most forums, these channels aren't always active 24/7. Most of the time I'm just idling in them with my IRC client running in the background. But any time a conversation does come up, I can easily tab into my IRC client and join in. tl;dr I imagine the popularity of some casual channels may be declining in favor of Skype or Facebook related groups. Most of the channels I idle in are pretty much just full of techies anyways and aren't used by the average end-user. For development related channels I don't imagine there's much of an impact at all. The only thing that will replace IRC is another IRC. That is, another open, non-proprietary chat protocol.
This was posted a long time ago. I have not yet tried to install / run IPB 4.0 with HHVM yet. I had planned on testing such a configuration eventually, but I've been tied up with other things recently and haven't had much time to invest in IP.Board related projects. Whenever I do get around to it though, I'll be sure to post my findings here for you.
You know those people who say "hashtag whatever" in real life? Yeah. Also it seems like every company that launches a new product has to try and cram their hashtag down your throat with every ad and commercial. Hashtags are everywhere. They're a cancer that started on one sub-section of the internet and have grown to infect society as a whole.
Is clicking the "Insert image" button in another forums editor really so difficult if you want to directly embed the image into your post? This is what you do for every single other image on the internet that you wish to embed.
I've been meaning to submit a bug report about this. Whenever I get this screen, I can not get passed it. No matter how many times I fill in the captcha input, the page just refreshes, and I end up being locked out of the site for ~6-12 hours before I can access it again. It's happened to me two or three times now I think, and every time it's the same thing. This is on Chromium Version 41.0.2272.101 (64-bit), but I believe the problem exists on all browsers.