Totally agree plus have the ability to mass delete attachments based on search criteria in the ACP. I have 1500 pages of of attachments that I want to delete. Going to take a while doing it one at a time.
So the one email a day option isn't suitable then? Sounds like you want this option but with a further option of what time of day it gets sent to you so that you get it at a time convenient to you rather than whatever time the forum system does it.
Admins should have the capacity to delete conversations regardless of whether people have left or not. I can think of a number of reasons for wanting to delete a conversation e.g. a new member spams a whole heap of other members via the conversation system. Wouldn't you want to delete all traces of these conversations? Assuming the Admin doesn't delete a conversation (usually because they weren't involved) then the conversation should be deleted from the database after the last person leaves. Then, I would like some sort of mass deletion option to delete conversations where no reply has been posted for x amount of days e.g. 365 days. That then keeps the database size down. I can see some lazy members not deleting conversations. I don't want these redundant conversations wasting database space.
So you don't want an email notification after each new reply but you don't want a daily email notification. When should the email notification be sent? Personally I would have thought if you're around and available to help then just clicking on new content would be a better system to use. That then saves any emails.
My understanding is you can't delete conversations aka personal messages. You can only leave a conversation. Other parties to the conversation still have access to the conversation until they leave. Problem with that is many people are lazy and won't bother. The database is going to end up over time being bloated by old and useless conversations. IPS - correct me if I'm wrong. I as an admin want the ability to delete a conversation so that it's gone completely so that no one has access to it anymore. I also want the ability to mass delete conversations based on search criteria e.g. over 12 months old.
So are you running version 4? I'm am and it's generally working pretty well. Sure there may be a few bugs but nothing overly major. All new versions of complex software has bugs. Goes with the territory.
I think the help files are now pretty much redundant. Common questions with Version 3 was how to add an attachment. It's much more obvious in version 4. I've not had one comment about BB code and I no longer use it myself. About the only question I've had (now that some of the problems I had with upgrading have been resolved) is how not to get a space when pressing return. I think if admins feel the need for help files that they should create their own with Pages as suggested.
I fully expected a few people would take exception to my post so no surprise. If I was running a commercial forum where I made money rather than a hobbyist forum (even though it's a reasonable size and I make money from it from Google adsense and banner ads) no way would I have upgraded to version 4 yet, and when I did I would have tested things on my server with a copy of my forum. There would then be no surprises at when it came to upgrading my live forum.
And of course since you're a commercially run forum you set up a test forum and did a test upgrade? If not then I think you were terribly naive to dive in upgrading. Harsh words over. I'm glad IPS have been able to resolve things for you.
Well if you you're going to have your forums hosted by a free host then you're going to run into some issues that those of us who pay for hosting don't encounter. Personally I think you're one of the extremely high maintenance people / customers that expect the world but aren't prepared to pay for it. I suggest you either pay for proper hosting or change your forum software if you're not happy with Invision. I think a few people would breathe a sigh of relief if you moved on to something else.