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  1. We've had a bit of a kerfuffle on our board recently. The "Today's Birthdays" block showed the birthday of one of our deceased (and very much revered) community members. Some people though it was a fitting tribute; others said it was like a ghost was haunting us (in a bad way). Would it be possible to have the birthday feed ignore users in a particular user group (e.g., a "Deceased" user group)? I know this is a bit of an odd request...but it seems like something that might have broader appeal to IPS clients.
  2. Group Collaboration - FULL

    We were a Social Groups user in IPB 3.4.x. This app is a massive rework of the concept, is implemented in a more more stable fashion, and provides better control than Social Groups ever did. For our gaming community, we leverage Collaborations to give autonomy of board subsections to different community members who lead activities in different games. This gives us as administrators peace of mind -- users do not have ACP access, but still can create all the forum boards, pages, database entries that they want. They can further delegate that authority to people within their own collaborations, and can set a custom photo that helps build brand identity for their unique activities. The app does have a bit of a learning curve. You need to know that collab categories, set up in the ACP, determine the base permissions for collabs within them. There is also the ability to designate one or more created collabs as a "model," which will be cloned (partially or fully, merging with others if more than one collab is selected) when setting up new collabs within that category. Finally, there are moderator permissions to allow site Admins the ability to edit any collab without actually having to be an admin in that collab, which is just how we like our permission definitions (global admins should be able to do everything!) We are thrilled to use this application on our website, and look forward to launching the 4.x version very shortly. We've used Kevin's built-in support for migrating from Social Groups and it worked very well, with only a few minor permission changes required to match our old configuration. As others have mentioned, I've received excellent support from @Kevin Carwile, both on the support topic and via PM. He added one feature we desperately wanted to see, that of displaying collab forum boards on the main forum index as well as within the collab section. And he remains open to improving the application in other ways. I liked the application so much, I developed an add-on for it that displays per-collab badges on forum posts/replies. Check it out!
  3. Version 1.0.0


    This application extends Kevin Carwile's Group Collaboration application, adding per-collab, per-role badges. These badges display in the user panel next to every forum post/reply. Per-role badges are managed in the Group Collaboration > Collab Management > Manage Roles panel. Settings are provided for maximum badge width/height, maximum memberships to display and maximum number of roles per collab to display.


  4. I read the comments, Nathan. I disagree with the experimental behaviour. And there is no way to search on multiple terms that do not appear next to each other, as per my example:     You simply can't do this kind of search given the current 4.1 behaviour, correct?
  5. Try this search on media tag: https://community.invisionpower.com/search/?q=media+tag&type=downloads_file The first hit, Collections, only mentions tag, not media. The second hit, Ballistic, only mentions media, not tag. If terms are supposed to be ANDed together, it's not working. The search box is acting as if terms are being ORed together instead. The same search across the entire community has the same problem: https://community.invisionpower.com/search/?q=media+tag Now, you can search for "media tag" and get things that explicitly have the string "media tag" in them, but what if you wanted to search for e.g. posts that have conf_global.php AND constants.php in them? You can't now. You only get an OR of those search terms. In comparison, Google will look for things that have all search terms, and preferentially list them above matches that only have one or more of the search terms. This makes the most relevant results highly valued. IPS closed the bug I submitted on this: https://community.invisionpower.com/4bugtrack/active-reports/41-and-search-terms-not-working-r8009/ as something they're "experimenting with," so if you feel this change is detrimental, please support this post to let IPS know. Please, please bring back the ability to do AND searches, at least as an advanced search parameter if not as the default. P.S. Noticed you deprecated Sphinx...are you looking at ElasticSearch as a possible replacement? It certainly is capable of the above described behaviour...
  6. IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update

    Nope! I didn't even apply this patch on my board.In general, taking 3rd-party patches to 1st party code is probably a bad idea.Sorry for not adding a disclaimer sooner. It's too late for me to edit that post now.Hopefully someone from IPS will fix the download.
  7. IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update

    My mistake, I misread the patch note above. Definitely it is still broken. To fix, in the file admin/applications/members/modules_public/list/view.php  replace this line:$this->request['quickjump'] = isset($this->request['quickjump']) ? intval( $this->request['quickjump'] ) : 0;with this one:$this->request['quickjump'] = isset($this->request['quickjump']) ? $this->request['quickjump'] : 0;  
  8. IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update

    The version I just downloaded has the view.php code patched, so I think it's already been fixed.
  9. Pages Pre-release 3

    Quick question as I don't have time to test out the beta right now: does Pages still have the IP.Content Databases functionality?
  10. Version 1.0.1


    Install this to add a real, classic Raffle system to ibEconomy. Forum members can spend their ibEconomy points to buy raffle tickets. A raffle drum shop item is used to end the auction, usually by an administrator. A PM is sent to all participants showing who won each item.   This was designed to manage raffles of "real-world" items, not ibEconomy store items. If you want to award ibEconomy store items, you must do so manually via ACP > Other Apps > ibEconomy > Send Items after the raffle winners are chosen.


  11. IPSS 4.0 long overdue feature, 'groups'

    As much as I appreciate the Social Groups app available here and am a paid customer, it does hold back my forum in a number of not-so-insignificant ways. It tends to lag behind for upgrading, it prevents Tapatalk from allowing people to browse Social Group forums, and it poses other compatibility issues that can be tricky to track down. First-party support from Invision Power for semi-autonomous subgroups within a larger community, without having to grant lots of power in the ACP, would be fantastic.
  12. Signature Restrictions

    Sorry to thread necromance, but I have the same quesiton. Is there any way to retroactively enforce the restriction, or must I go through every user and wipe their oversize signature images manually?
  13. Calendar moderator notification

    The workaround I am using is to allow special groups of users to bypass moderation. This doesn't give me the event moderation I want, but it allows me to give trusted users who are not global mods the ability to post events at their will.
  14. Notification of new events

    Notification of pending events requiring approval when calendar moderation is turned on.
  15. Calendar moderator notification

    +1 on both "how do I add a calendar moderator?" and "if i'm a calendar mod, may I please have notifications of pending events to approve?"