The Old Man

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  • Birthday 03/18/1970

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  • Location North Wales, UK
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  1. The Old Man added a topic in Product Feedback   

    Feature request - Gallery - Add files from server path
    Please can you add support for "Adding media files from server path" (for bulk importing of existing images on our websites into the Gallery)?
    Real world example - I have 1000's of images in sub-folders being displayed elsewhere on my website and more importantly hosted on my website, that I want to import into my Gallery so my Members can make better use of them. I don't want to have to duplicate them all or re-upload.
    Secondly please could you add support for "Add media files from URL"?
    This would all us to import images into the Gallery via Flicker, Pinterest, Deviant Art and other third party websites etc.
    Appreciate this would have to rely on responsible use, licensing and permissions but that would be down to the Admin and Members.
    The Downloads app seems to have these facilities in already, so presumably (I'm obviously no expert!) since IPS4 had been rewritten with this sort of thing in mind, hopefully it wouldn't be too difficult to add the same existing support to another official IPS app?
    Many thanks.
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  2. The Old Man added a post in a topic Email integration   

    This is an old topic but hey, it's something I would like to see.
    I belong to a professional body who have a website (pretty poor) and who use Yahoo Groups for communications and contact between members who are given access to the Group when they join.
    In reality, I don't think anyone actually bothers with logging into Yahoo Groups via a browser, instead they just email the group address and all members get a new email, same with replies to those new discussions, all done via email. 
    Of course there is the option to go to Yahoo Groups to see and read the messages, if you wish. The messages are all private.
    I've thought many times about offering to upgrade the provision to IPS4, I think it would be a big improvement, but the response would be that the members would expect to be able to carry on with the convenience of replying to discussions and starting new ones via email as well as being able to log into the website for more features if they want.
    Only registered email addresses via member accounts would be allowed to create and reply to topics in a general discussion forum. For more control, editing and forums, they would need to log into the website.
  3. The Old Man added a post in a topic Calendar - Featured Events Suggestions   

    +1 That would be nice too!
  4. The Old Man added a topic in Product Feedback   

    AdminCP Member Management
    In IPS4, all of the bulk select options have gone, so you can no longer delete all of your spammer member accounts in one go.
    If you click on Spammers and then delete, without realising it you are taken back to the All members view, so you have to be careful you don't delete a genuine member by mistake, assuming its the next Spammer on the list.
    I think this could probably be improved, but it was useful and convenient to tick several spammer accounts and delete them without having to go 1 by 1.
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  5. The Old Man added a topic in Product Feedback   

    Calendar - Featured Events Suggestions
    (Calendar appears to be missing from the list of available Tags btw)
    The Calendar's Featured Events facility looks great. I'd like them to have a button like the blue Calendar Name button but for View Event.
    Currently it isn't obvious where the press using a tablet (or to click on). My first natural instinct is always to press on the actual image, perhaps that should take you to the actual Event too, as currently although you don't realise it, you have to press or click on the name of the event.

    Is it possible to add these to Pages? They'd look great as a Widget on my home page.
    Many thanks.
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  6. The Old Man added a topic in Product Feedback   

    This site - Performance issues today
    I've experienced some weird s@@t going on here today, anyone else?
    This morning I couldn't reply to a support ticket, the page after submitting kept loading for about 4 minutes. I'd typed a thorough response with positioned screenshot attachments and didn't want to lose it. Eventually I managed to copy and paste the text from the editor into an email and reply without the screenshots, butbwhen I checked, there were 3 responses on my ticket that had gone through.
    This evening I voted in a poll (on that lengthy topic about post numbers) and suddenly it popped this!

    That's a new one on me!
    Then when viewing another topic, this weird error message showed under the editor?

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  7. The Old Man added a post in a topic Gallery : Additional default sort order   

    Apologies, started a new topic on this...

    It is very frustrating, if you have a sequence of images in a category and they are chronological, by that I mean they should be displayed in the order taken to make sense.
  8. The Old Man added a post in a topic Free SSL   

     Rugger, thanks for sharing, this sounds great! 
  9. The Old Man added a topic in Product Feedback   

    Posting via an iPad - extremely frustrating experience
    For Admins and Members currently posting and spending time trying to compose forum articles using IPS4 via an iPad, the user experience is sadly often, well, often agonising.
    Reading content works well enough, but when you come to try an compose content, the wheel well and truly comes off.
    I understand that issues with the text editor such as capitalisation or rather the lack of it when starting a new line of text have been put firmly down as waiting to be fixed by CKEditor, but something really needs to be done about it! It's so annoying having to delete a whol word just to be able to get a capital to appear.
    When I click on the option to reply to a topic, I don't expect to have to try a few times before it actually responds and shows me a cursor, or to find I'm suddenly taken to the forum that topic resides is in. Or suddenly whisked off to a completely random topic elsewhere on the site and I've absolutely no idea why because there was no link to it anywhere at the time!
    Similary, when trying to compose a news article, and this is my real concern, why is it that there is no way to scroll the text up so I can see what I'm typing; where are the necessary scroll bars?!
    Why can't I paste multiple times into the paste as plain text option and see the bottom of the content that I've just pasted so I can place the cursor where I want to continue typing?
    why can't I see a setting to always set the editor to paste as plain text when using an iPad?
    why can't I add a link to a forum post without it filling the whole editor and I have no way to scroll down to the bottom of the content?
    sorry about the frustration but it's so time consuming and fiddly when you need to post some news on your website and you have to start trying to use other applications to compose and copy paste content into, so you can eventually paste it into IPS4's text editor and hit save. The purpose of the editor is to be able to compose your content via a WYSYWIG interface so you shouldn't need to find another app to do it.
    thanks for your time.
    why can't I 
    See I've mysteriously ended up with half a sentence that I can't scroll down to remove when I edit the post!
    heres an image showing that post with no scrollbars, trying to move the content up with your finger simply doesn't work either. I have scroll the whole page instead which doesn't fix the issue.

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  10. The Old Man added a comment on a file (M34) Videos System   

    This is the V3.x version. View the IP.Board 4 version here.
  11. The Old Man added a post in a topic Favorite Browser?   

    Firefox on PC, sometimes use Chrome. Safari on iPad, as Chrome kept crashing too much.
    A poll would be good addition to this topic!
  12. The Old Man added a post in a topic Favorite Browser?   

    Netscape? They have that on the Internet now? 
  13. The Old Man added a post in a topic Video Embeds to Gallery   

    There's also this App which you may find of use, has an awesome look and appearance but its quite expensive...

  14. The Old Man added a post in a topic Video Embeds to Gallery   

    Agreed! At the moment your best option is to buy Devfuse's really good Videos System.
    also here in the Marketplace:

    According to the Feature Plan, it will be a by product of improved Storage Partners facility but you would parable have to pay for such storage. I simply can't understand why linking to externally hosted images like on Flickr and Videos on YouTube, Vimeo isn't included in the Gallery as standard.
  15. The Old Man added a post in a topic Pls bring back custom RSS feeds   

    I can't believe they removed this feature either, very frustrating. Please bring it back as a priority.