Velvet Elvis

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  1. Velvet Elvis added a topic in Product Feedback   

    I really need the ability to check private chat logs back
    I run a mental health support forum, which means our community tends to be the perfect stew of vulnerable people and people who have no problem taking advantage of them.  Predators are a real problem.  This is fairly serious as far as missing features go.   
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  2. Velvet Elvis added a topic in Product Feedback   

    Are missing blog content blocks going to return?
    Are all the various content blocks users used to be able to place in their blogs going to return eventually?  
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  3. Velvet Elvis added a comment cURL - During upgrade   

    Most linux distributions backport fixes to old versions so the bug could be fixed for years before the version changes.
  4. Velvet Elvis added a comment on a blog entry Introducing IPS Backup Service   

    Nevermind, already answered.
  5. Velvet Elvis added a post in a topic Log in... as some members (threat to privacy)   

    If you want to read user PMs, that's easy to do without this future. I can think of several bugs related to private club blogs where this would have been helpful in resolving things and saved having to file a ticket with IPS.

    I run a mental health support forum and have on a couple of occasions had to deal with sexual preditors looking to prey on abuse victims. You can bet your ass I read all their PMs. There are several occaisions where a forum admin might even have the legal obligation to read PMs if there is illegal activity.

    One of the general rules of the internet is to assume that any unencrypted text can be read by anyone anywhere anyway.
  6. Velvet Elvis added a post in a topic Features removed from 3.1.4   

    A point that I don't think I've seen mentioned yet is that features = code. For every feature you have, for every ACP option there is, there's code behind it. That's code that has to be maintained. It has to be checked for conflicts when new features are added to make sure no bugs are introduced. It has to be tested. Eventually you reach the point where it's impossible to keep up with what code where does what and cruft just sits around your codebase bitrotting.

    It's not possible to keep adding new features without eventually removing some old ones. That way lies madness.

    I'm still testing and haven't upgraded yet, but I haven't found anything yet that's a showstopper for me.
  7. Velvet Elvis added a post in a topic List of sites / pages done using CCS   

    Well, true, I didn't state what my question was. I was looking around to see if IPC would be a suitable replacement for my present wiki running moinmoin. The fact that I've yet to see any really documentation heavy sites led me to believe that I'd be better off sticking with what I've got. My impression is that IPC seems to lack the ability to easily let users add and edit content as well as being cumbersome when it comes to navigating a site with several hundred pages of information.
  8. Velvet Elvis added a post in a topic IP Content Basics Video Tutorial   

    I may be out of line here but web development is something people spend years learning how to do. How to make a website using any CMS isn't something that can be condensed into a single video or even a single book.

    Realistically, you need to know HTML, CSS, at least one web programming language, javascript and likely some database skills. Using a CMS might give you a bit of a kickstart but there's still a lot that you need to know.
  9. Velvet Elvis added a post in a topic List of sites / pages done using CCS   

    The fact that you're using mediawiki just answered all my questions.
  10. Velvet Elvis added a comment on a blog entry IP.Board 3.2.0 Dev Update: Report Center Improvements   

    The ability to search old reports would be really handy. I'm thinking about writing this functionality in myself.
  11. Velvet Elvis added a comment on a blog entry IP.Board 3.2.0: New Text Editor, Part II   

    Will this refuse to work with Chromium, Iceweasel, and other Linux browsers that are nearly identical to their branded counterparts but send a different user agent string?
  12. Velvet Elvis added a comment on a blog entry Spam Service Update   

    The one place I've still been having huge problems is guest posting. I normally like to allow guests to post but have had to turn guest posting off due to getting slammed by spam. If an additional Q&A check could be added for guest posting it would really help a lot.
  13. Velvet Elvis added a comment on a blog entry Spam Monitoring Service Statistics   

    Does the service work with data from

    If not, have you considered working with them?
  14. Velvet Elvis added a topic in IP.Blog   

    Can't fileter posts by favorite in 2.1
    I didn't think this really warranted a bug report so I'm posting it here.

    I just upgraded to 2.1.0 RC2 and I'm getting resounding complaints about how people can no longer filter their blog lists by favorites anymore. Some of my users had over 100 favorites and that was how they filtered out who they wanted to read from everything else. They are feeling kinda lost right now.
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  15. Velvet Elvis added a post in a topic Favorite FTP app   

    I use sshfs and mount my server as a remote filesystem