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  1. PHP_Paul added a comment on a blog entry 4.0 - Messenger   

    Wish it displayed new messages from the inbox view without refreshing. I saw Mark's comment about it not being a "chat", but realistically we're in the era of Facebook, not email, and their message system supports instantaneous updates.
    I think that in some respects the IP team needs to think forward about what younger and modern Internet users have come to expect out of the social sites they visit, including ones powered by the IPS suite.
  2. PHP_Paul added a post in a topic As a front-end designer IPB is a nightmare lack of CSS classes   

    Well, I'm looking forward to the improvements.

    I had a lot of issues with light/dark backgrounds because the smallText or whatever that class was had different backgrounds depending on the page. Niiiiiightmare.
  3. PHP_Paul added a post in a topic Preinstalled pages and databases   

    They have to stop adding features at some point and take feedback into account for later patches though. All he commented on was that the 4.0 is feature locked, not that he wasn't listening to what you were saying.
  4. PHP_Paul added a post in a topic Preinstalled pages and databases   

    Wait so new Content version isn't even finished yet? I want to see 4.0 before 2015...
  5. PHP_Paul added a post in a topic When is IPB 4.0 ?   

    Hope the code is cleaner.

    Ctrl + U does not look pretty on IPB 3.x
  6. PHP_Paul added a topic in Product Feedback   

    Price discrepancy
    When I was in the Client Area I noticed that chat is listed as the following:

    You do not currently have an IP.Chat plan

    No IP.Chat
    20 Users $10/yr
    50 Users $15/yr
    250 Users $40/yr

    However your website lists those as the 6 month price. Just thought I'd let you know. Hoping the cheaper price is really the correct one.
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  7. PHP_Paul added a comment on a file Tagged Data Feeds   

    Still waiting for help on this... The block doesn't always pull as many records as I have listed. For example:

    The news is currently set to 10 articles. I only wanted 8, but it was pulling two less articles than the setting so I raised the setting by two. Now it is displaying 9, even though we have more than enough articles tagged with one of the set tags.
  8. PHP_Paul added a post in a topic See private messages   

    Administrators could just manually open up phpMyAdmin or a similar MySQL data manager and view it themselves as well to my knowledge...

    It'd be a pretty gross violation of trust between you and your users unless you had a serious reason to do so. My opinion at least.
  9. PHP_Paul added a post in a topic When is IPB 4.0 ?   

    So excited :p

    Looked cool from that sliver we saw in the theme editing screenshots.
  10. PHP_Paul added a post in a topic Ip Content vs Wordpress   

    Benefits of IP.C
    Strong community integration Front-end article submission interface for members Drawbacks of IP.C
    Less plugin support than WP Less theme support than WP One image natively supported per article Articles may only be in 1 category Overall less powerful and flexible for bloggers I had a similar dilemma about whether to go IPC or WP and ultimately chose Content. Although it does a great job bridging site and forum, I don't think it is a great fit for sites focusing mainly on blogs or news. I'd recommend WordPress honestly.
  11. PHP_Paul added a post in a topic Article in Multiple Categories   


    I literally just discovered this... and I'm a little shocked. I had set up all the categories for my article system so that I could add the platform, genre, and news type just to discover I have to only choose one.

    Guess I'll have to use a hybrid tag-category schema :(
  12. PHP_Paul added a post in a topic I am concerened for the safety of my forum members   

    I think if you're REALLY concerned you should probably not use a forum software that is years and years and years out of date.

    So I'd suggest that you upgrade or switch software very quickly.
  13. PHP_Paul added a comment on a blog entry IPS Job Opening: Piracy Dept.   

    IPS didn't choose an arbitrary price from their software. Included in the price we pay are development costs, marketing, etc as well as profit for the continued improvement of the company. If they offer discounts to pirates, or people who claim they can't afford the products, the price of the software will inevitably rise to balance out the cuts. This new higher price may cause even more to seek discounts or to pirates, creating a terrible cycle that will end in the destruction of IPS as we know it </melodrama>
    If there are issues with being unable to afford the software then there are plenty of free options such as phpBB, MyBB, Vanilla, etc. They may be of lower quality and have less features, but there are trade-offs. Options are out there though.
  14. PHP_Paul added a post in a topic Topic Preview: Show "Answer" instead of "Last Post"   

    Thanks Adriano! Will be installing it in the next couple of days :D
  15. PHP_Paul added a post in a topic Topic Preview: Show "Answer" instead of "Last Post"   

    In what way? Have you tried the feature in the thread list?

    Even if it was the first X words of the answer I think it would still be helpful :) As it is the last post is often less helpful than the post that was marked as the answer.

    The 'answers' feature of IPB is actually one of my favorite and my upcoming site is built to take advantage of it. I think it'd be useful for users with the same question to be able to see an answer, or the beginning of the answer, if they're go through topic previews. I personally use previews to see if a thread is inquiring about the same problem that I'm having and if it isn't then I don't have to click all the way through. If it does ask the same question I have, then of course seeing the answer right in the preview would save me time.