bearback

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  1. bearback added a post in a topic Upgrade from IP. 3.4.x to IPS4.0 (updated)   

    just doing a test upgrade from 3.4.8 to 4.0.8.1, upgrade went ok without any issues
    now everything is being rebuilt, its so very slow though
    I have used the manual option in the admin, is there a faster way to get everything converted/rebuilt
    are there  ssh commands I can run as its usually faster that way, if so were do I find the information ?
    thank you
     
     
  2. bearback added a comment on a blog entry IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update   

    whys this not in main news forum, I nearly missed this patch ?
    no point in posting in blog where its not seen
  3. bearback added a topic in Product Feedback   

    Bugs in updates/new installs
    Hello

    when a new update or new version is available, they always have some sort of bug that needs fixing.
    I fully understand that not every issue can be caught when beta testing before releasing to the public.

    What I don't understand is why the bugs are not fixed straight away in the current release,
    for example I have just downloaded and upgraded my forum and still the registration issue is present ?
    I am used to the process of upgrading my forum and then checking what issues are present, searching the ips forum for a fix.
    but it gets a little frustrating at times and gets a bit old now days.

    Take it from another point of view, when a new customer comes here and downloads the latest version and bugs/issues with the software have not been
    fixed in the current version. its not a good start for them.
    The software should be bug and issue free and you should not have to spend time sourcing fixes all the time.

    all though still the best community forum software, that's why I have used it for so long.

    Thank you




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  4. bearback added a topic in Product Feedback   

    Remove or reset Warning Points and restrictions By Moderators
    currently there isn't any easy way for moderators to remove warning points / restrictions and history in the front end of the forum.
    when giving a warning moderators can set the option to automatically remove the points / restrictions after a certain period of time.
    The warning history is still left and not cleared though.
    The process to remove points and restrictions takes many steps to achieve and then there still is a period of 1 hour minimum for the warning to reset.
    It's completely plausible for a member to appeal a ban to an moderator, and after reviewing the restriction made on the member the moderator may want to reverse/revoke the warning.
    its an option/function that is needed by moderators and admins available on the forum public side and with just a one click option to achieve a reset.

    searching IPB forums it appears this has been requested quite a few times, not only for points and restrictions to be reversed but also the warning history to be cleared also if needed.

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  5. bearback added a post in a topic Birthdays cache - why limit to 6 todays entries?   

    sorted
    thank you
  6. bearback added a post in a topic Birthdays cache - why limit to 6 todays entries?   

    is this now fixed in 3.4.5 as I am not seeing the view more link in 3.4.5 beta, still limited to just six
    thanks
  7. bearback added a topic in Product Feedback   

    category with subforums
    just upgraded from 3.1.4 to 3.4.4

    one major thing I have notice is from forum index you can no longer see the latest posted topic in each of the subforums.
    you now have to click on the category to list the subforums to show if there's a new topic posted

    cannot say I like that part of the layout
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  8. bearback added a post in a topic Help me understand this licence renewal stuff   

    forget your resellers or shared hosting, 3.4 just does not work that well on shared hosting.

    I recently upgraded one of my forums from 3.1.4 to 3.4.3,
    3.1.4 worked ok on shared hosting but as soon as I upgraded to the latest ipb version, the forum was very slow to load.
    I move the forum to a dedicated server and now it loads very fast with no issues

    the minuim I would go for would be a vps or dedicated
  9. bearback added a comment on a blog entry IP.Nexus 1.5 Dev Update: Selling Domains   

    eNon there domain prices are well over the top, got to start some where i suppose
  10. bearback added a post in a topic Is the Chat down for anyone else?   

    mines down,
    somethings also effecting my admin CP, keeps timing out on all my forums.
    is licencing server down also ?
  11. bearback added a post in a topic Features removed from 3.1.4   

    at the present time i cannot see my forum being upgraded, just to many options been removed that my forum/members use.
    it gets a bit old now with the, "use a hook or code it back in" :yawn:

    respect to the people who code the hooks, very much appreciated..........keep up the good work.
  12. bearback added a post in a topic Topic descriptions no more   


    my view also
    thank you for your comment
  13. bearback added a post in a topic Topic descriptions no more   


    will be removed and tough luck to the forums that use it.

    thats one of my main issues with IPB, options are added for forum members/admins to use and forums are moulded around these options.
    then IPB decided that they are no longer used and are removed, leaving the customer to search for a solution or a work round so they can continue with their forum.
  14. bearback added a post in a topic Topic descriptions no more   


    fully agree with you
  15. bearback added a post in a topic Topic descriptions no more   

    hoping this would get reviewed
    my site uses topic descriptions correctly and is part of my forum, so i guess i would need another hook to put it back again.