TheArchon

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  1. TheArchon added a post in a topic Forum Cloning   



    Most of them do. They set up the major parts of the forum structure at the very beginning and then just do smaller adjustments later.



    Still, setting up forums is such a tiny part of an active forum admin unless someone frequently adds and removes forums to/from their board. Even if it grows fast, there will only be a certain time period where you will be setting up forums more often than usual but when the grow has come to end end you are more or less done with it. Sorry, but "it's much work" is still a pretty weak argument.



    This is about comfort and avoiding mistakes, the first of which I refered to as "painful" in my post and then suggested this feature to be (re-)added. Not sure why you just repeat one of my points in a direct reply to me, even considering the descriptive details you added to my more casual wording.
  2. TheArchon added a post in a topic Forum Cloning   

    On the one hand, setting up a community is a task you usually only do once (ok, some do it frequently, but they are not the norm). On the other hand, I can see that it is a real pain to set up 20+ forums with all the same permission sets without having the option to just copy those over. If implementing this feature is not too costly, I think it should be added.
  3. TheArchon added a post in a topic Third Party removal of Avatars & Avatar Gallery just woeful   

    I also know quite some forums (all of them are using VB though) which only allow the use of gallery avatars to prevent user avatars from ruin their design (you know those Windows paint avatars, wiggling breasts etc). I really wonder if this feature was used so rarely to justify its removal. But what do I know. ;)
  4. TheArchon added a file in Language Packs   

    Deutsches Sprachpaket (Du) für IP.Content V 2.2.0 vV1
    Deutsches Sprachpaket (Du) für das Invision Power Board-Addon IP.ConentV 2.2.0

    Übersetzt wurde der öffentliche Bereich (Frontend) des Addons. Andere IP-Addons werden vom Sprachpaket nicht berührt.

    Wer eine dazu passende Übersetzung für das Board selber sucht, wird hier fündig. Installiert man beide Pakete, erhält man eine übergreifende Übersetzung, d.h. verwendete Begriffe und Formulierungen sind ähnlich zw. identisch.

    Achtung:

    1. Für die jeweils pro Datenbank festzulegenden Begriffe für Datensatz/Datensätze etc. wurde das Maskulinum (eben wie bei Datensatz) vorausgesetzt. Dies sollte man bei der Benennung berücksichtigen.
    2. Ich stelle das Paket als einfach zu importierende xml.gz-Datei zu Verfügung. In der Vergangenheit gab es damit jedoch so einige Probleme. Sollten diese auch mit dieser Version weiterhin auftreten, lasst es mich bitte wissen, dann gibt es das Paket wie das "Hauptpaket" wieder zum Selberimportieren.

    Feedback zu Tippfehlern und Verbesserungsvorschläge bitte wie üblich in das Support-Thema.

    Danke!

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    German language pack for IP.Content V 2.4.0 (front end)

    Please let me know if importing the xml.gz file causes problems. In this case I will provide a pack for a manual import.

    A German translation of IP.Board with a similiar style can be found here.

    Please report typos and make suggestions in the support topic.

    Thanks
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  5. TheArchon added a file in Language Packs   

    Deutsches Sprachpaket (Du) für IP.Downloads V2.4.0 vV 0.8
    Deutsches Sprachpaket (Du) für das Invision Power Board-Addon IP.Downloads V 2.4.0

    Übersetzt wurde der öffentliche Bereich (Frontend) des Addons. Andere IP-Addons werden vom Sprachpaket nicht berührt.

    Wer eine dazu passende Übersetzung für das Board selber sucht, wird hier fündig. Installiert man beide Pakete, erhält man eine übergreifende Übersetzung, d.h. verwendete Begriffe und Formulierungen sind ähnlich zw. identisch.

    Achtung:

    1. Diese Version bezeichne ich als Version 0.8, da nicht immer geklärt werden konnte, ob bestimmte Spracheinträge noch verwendet werden bzw. wo. Alltagstauglich ist die Übersetzung jedoch auf jeden Fall.
    2. Ich stelle das Paket als einfach zu importierende xml.gz-Datei zu Verfügung. In der Vergangenheit gab es damit jedoch so einige Probleme. Sollten diese auch mit dieser Version weiterhin auftreten, lasst es mich bitte wissen, dann gibt es das Paket wie das "Hauptpaket" wieder zum Selberimportieren.

    Feedback zu Tippfehlern und Verbesserungsvorschläge bitte wie üblich in das Support-Thema.

    Danke!

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    German language pack for IP.Downloads V 2.4.0 (front end)

    This version is called 0.8 because it is not always clear if and where some entries are used within the addon. Also let me know if importing the xml.gz file causes problems. In this case I will provide a pack for a manual import.

    A German translation of IP.Board with a similiar style can be found here.

    Please report typos and make suggestions in the support topic.

    Thanks
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  6. TheArchon added a file in Language Packs   

    Deutsches Sprachpaket für IP.Board V3.2.1; Front end & back end vV4
    Deutsches Sprachpakjet (Du) für das Invision Power Board V 3.2.1

    NEU: Erste Übersetzung des Adminbereichs hinzugefügt. Ich bezeichne diese Übersetzung aufgrund der ersten Version als 'Beta'. Sie ist mit Sicherheit einsatzfähig und für Leute, die mit Englisch eher auf Kriegsfuß stehen, sicher eine große Hilfe. Fehler dürften schon aufgrund des Umfangs enthalten sein. Einige wenige Einträge fehlen noch, da die Verwendung trotz intensiver Suche unklar ist. Die Systemeinstellungen sind leider noch nicht übersetzt, da sie technisch nicht zum Sprachpaket gehört. Ich plane, sie nachzureichen.

    Achtung: Vor allem das Drop-down-Menü kommt stellenweise noch Englisch 'rüber, obwohl die Einträge übersetzt wurden. Trotzdem ist der Adminbereich in dieser Version endlich fast vollständig übersetzbar. Besser geht es natürlich immer.

    NEU II: Es gibt nun zwei Upload-Verzeichnisse. Einmal für die PHP-Dateien (wie gehabt). Damit kann man z.B. den öffentlichen Teil (Frontend) aktualisieren und den Adminbereich auf Englisch lassen, muss aber manuell ran. Im XML-Verzeichnis gibt es für jede Applikation eine XML-Datei. Das ist bequemer, da ist dann der Adminbereich aber immer mit dabei.

    Andere IP-Addons werden vom Sprachpaket nicht berührt.

    Bei der Übersetzung wurde Wert gelegt auf [*]Konsistenz: Wenn das gleiche gemeint ist, sollte auch der gleiche Begriff verwendet werden, damit (neue) Mitglieder aber auch (neue) Moderatoren etc. nicht verwirrt werden [*]Natürlicher Klang: Es wurde nicht versucht, auf Teufel komm raus und soweit grammatisch irgendwie vertretbar die englischen Sprachstrukturen nachzubilden, sondern trotz aller gebotener Kürze der Einträge eine natürlich klingende Übersetzung zu finden. 'Wie würde es ein Muttersprachler formulieren' war der Leitsatz und nicht 'Wie würde es ein Übersetzer schreiben, der zu jedweder Verrenkung bereit ist', Dass dabei der Sinn zu 100% erhalten bleibt, sollte selbstverständlich sein. [*]Verständlichkeit: Dort, wo selbst der Originaltext Fragen aufwirft bzw. etwas ungebau ist, wurden behutsame Änderungen vorgenommen. [*]deutsche Begriffe: Es wurden durchgehend deutsche Begriffes statt Anglizismen verwendet. Nur dort, wo es sich um Fachwörter handelt oder wo es schlicht kein gebräuchliches deutsches Wort gibt, wurde zum Original gegriffen.
    Hinweise auf Tippfehler und Verbesserungsvorschläge bitte im Support-Thema eintragen.


    Eine Anleitung befindet sich im ZIP-Archiv. Fragen sind im Support-Thema willkommen.

    Viel Spaß mit dem Sprachpaket!

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    German language pack (informal) for IP.Board V3.2.1

    Translation comprises all word packs used by the front end AND back end. This language pack only affects IP.Board and the calendar application, other addons are not supported. If you want to provide your members with a natural sounding and consistent translation bare of any unnecessary English words, this pack is what you are looking for.

    Installation instructions can be found inside the ZIP file. Please report typos in the support topic. Suggestions etc. are also very welcome.





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  7. TheArchon added a post in a topic Already logged in user can login again?   

    @Mr. Despair

    Good idea. The whole registration process is due for a conceptual (not technical!) overhaul but I am afraid that's not something IPS will do. It would help people getting more members for their boards but I am not sure it's something you could write onto a feature list of a new version to increase sales. :)
  8. TheArchon added a post in a topic Pay Per Topic   

    If we are expected to be able to monetize our communities this would be a a very useful feature beside gaining money through advertisements, downloads, shipping products etc. You should be able to "charge" for creating topics, reading/replying to them, because in my opinion the content is the most valuable thing a forum has to offer (in most cases).
  9. TheArchon added a post in a topic Suggestion: allow bulk email to all users / all users in a group   



    I can hardly miss my own topic.



    And I attacked the reason behind the decision to remove that option. That was my topic then, added as a kind of subheading to the original topic.



    Too bad that there were several reasons mentioned in this thread, most of which were not convincing to me - and still aren't. However, I accepted one of them and that's why I even wrote that the topic is settled for me. But I am sure you will leave out such details the next time you summerize this thread.



    "Great" advice, given that I neither expressed my need for help with this nor continued to insist on IPS re-introducing the option. So much for missing the point. ;)



    Simply put, your post didn't add anything relevant to my dispute with SirJeff.
  10. TheArchon added a post in a topic Suggestion: allow bulk email to all users / all users in a group   



    Reading through the rest of your text I must consider this a lie.



    Hopefully you won't allow anger to be basis for your next post.



    And since you assume that I am one of those people who do this, do you honestly think that the lack of an 'Ignore users' choice' option really prevents me from doing this if i really wanted to? Do you realize that the discussion is (better: was) not about if spamming is bad or not but whether IPS should protect their customers from getting themselves into trouble by removing a feature?



    It is only a possible problem of yours. And there are many possible problems that I could cause to you. So yes, you are somewhat dependent on me, as far as the security of the website is concerned when we share a host. A good hosting company will of course try everything to minimize these problems but there is no guarantee that someone else on your server won't cause great harm to your site. The question now is (was): Is it IPS's job to fight that risk at the cost of removing an option?



    Then you have learned an important lecture in life: Sometimes you suffer from other peoples' malpractise even if you did not anything to enforce it. Sometimes you can hold them liable, sometimes you can't even do that. Your anecdotal experience does not contributes much to the discussion as the question has (once again) never been if spamming can cause great harm. See above regarding the real question that at least I was discussing.



    And if you want to join a debate please actually read what others post. I clearly stated that I would of coures ensure that my members have agreed before sending out the mail(s). Just not through the IB interface but through my terms of service. So I am afraid to say it, but you missed the central topic (which was setteld by the way), and you weren't informed about my intentions but still you decided to accuse me of being a potential spammer that could cause your server being blacklisted.

    You did more harm with your post here than me with my mails elsewhere.
  11. TheArchon added a post in a topic IPB 3.1.0 features   



    That would be harder to implement and would require more clicks by the user, I suppose. I only want a quick and dirty way to follow someone through the discussion without hiding other people's posts. Of course you may have other ideas, but I only wanted to make clear that I think that the feature would grow too big compared to the simple concept I have in mind.




    Once again: It could work this way but then it would change the way the thread is displayed. My idea was just a link to jump through it.
  12. TheArchon added a post in a topic IPB 3.1.0 features   



    Cluttering the post view? It's just one icon, two if you want to include a prev button.

    Just one example of how this could work, look at the blue green icon on the right (Note that there only moderators have this icon.)

    It does not even have be as prominent as in the example above but that's up to the skin designer anyway.
  13. TheArchon added a post in a topic IPB 3.1.0 features   



    No, it is supposed to be a navigation tool, not a way to change how the page is displayed. The post(s) should still be viewable next to to the adjacent ones to preserve the context.
  14. TheArchon added a post in a topic IPB 3.1.0 features   

    My "Must have-items" - for legal reasons:


    Force member to accept board rules or terms of service sgain - There should be an option to force all members to once again accept changed board rules/TOS the next time they log in. I could send them emails (if they allow my to do this...) but they could alwasy claim that technical reasons prevented them from getting the mail. I would be standing on shaky grounds. So it would be important to simply say "New rules - accept them to use the board any longer". Block access to certain member profiles for non-admins - If a member wants to leave my board I am legally obliged to remove their profile information unless I have good reasons to not do this. One of these good reasons could be to prevent them from registering again. However, in this case I have to make sure that the public can't see their profile any longer. So there should be an option based on the member group that says "No access to profile page but for admins" Removing them from the member list is not enough btw.


    Nice to have:

    A button for every post that says "Find next post by this member in the current thread". Sometimes you want to basically follow someone through the discussion and such a tiny button would definitely help with this.
  15. TheArchon added a post in a topic Suggestion: allow bulk email to all users / all users in a group   



    The question is not about the difficulty of removing the option. It is about the reasond behind the decision to remove the feature. A lot of answers here have a moral component to them and so I asked myself: "Will IPS future developement be based on what they think should be morally allowed or not"? If the answer was yes, it would be something I could not accept.




    This is the rational answer to the question and should have been the official one given. No talk of "you shouldn't do this" or "we want to protect you". They want to protect themselves like any other company. Legitimate but they should tell people this and only this (assuming it is true, but it sounds very reasonable to me).