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  1. I've now done this, and it works great - thanks.
  2. doesn't seem to work for me - nexus 7, v6.01. Has it really been addressed?
  3. In the real world there's a full paper-trail back to the buyer's full details via the PayPal transaction so the buyer isn't actually able to deny the seller those details. But having discussed it with the few users who'd made this lack-of-anonymity complaint to me, they wanted their details on the systems of as few places as possible from where it might get hacked, which is fair enough. And as there's no need for me to know who these people are, why would I want it anyway? For some websites operating in some of the darker corners (and not necessarily anything remotely illegal), this can be a bit of an issue. I think in my case it's a few with leanings towards tin foil hats, but there you go.
  4. I do exactly that (not software licences tho, ad-free subscriptions). I declare the sale amount, I pay the required VAT on it as tho every sale is an internal UK sale. Job done. I am not required to keep buyers details, tho I can be subject to a tax investigation at any time where I might have to justify everything I've done towards tax and suffer the consequences if I can't,. For the amounts i'm talking about proof of transactions accurately recorded would suffice (and that would be easily done by the PayPal front page numbers matching what I have recorded in my accounts).
  5. OK, fair enough. Tho this isn't really a discussion about taxes, but about software functionality - where the functionality doesn't cover all tax law possibilities around the world. It's derived via VAT (sales tax) law. A seller is required to provide a receipt detailing VAT on request by the customer, and the customer has to provide nothing in return. Other laws and regs can impact over that, but that's the baseline and would be applicable in most retail transactions (which would include online for the occasions when no goods need shipping so no details are required).
  6. The world is not the USA. All that is required in the UK is that income is properly declared. There is no requirement in law for a seller to take the buyer's personal details no matter whether face to face or online. In fact, the buyer has a right in law to NOT to give his personal details and the seller has to accept that.
  7. These are the instructions that IPS Support gave me... Yes, if you are using IP.Board 3.4.8, then you would install Nexus 1.5.9 to convert the Subscriptions. Make certain you get a full backup, both files and database, before you install Nexus. Then, once the install of nexus is complete, go to ACP -> Other Apps, Nexus, and it should prompt you to convert existing Subscriptions. Make certain that you choose to do so, as you are only given one chance to do that. When that import/conversion is finished, verify that the Subscriptions are imported properly. If they are, you can then upgrade to version 4, or we can perform that upgrade for you, just let us know.
  8. I did the Nexus install. I only saw the problem with the PayPal IPN's after upgrading to v4 (because I did that immediately after installing Nexus), so I can't answer that question, sorry.
  9. If you're still using v3.48 of IPB, the 3.48 version of Nexus (that becomes 'Commerce' as v4) will convert the Subscriptions data, which can then be upgraded to v4+ of the IPB suite. (note: the converter isn't in Commerce v4, so you can't convert if you've already upgraded to v4 of IPB). This is the route I went after giving up on an updated Subscriptions coming anytime soon. There's a couple of issues from going this route, tho: 1. any existing PayPal Instant Payment Notifications might not work, tho this can be addressed by raising a support ticket and having support put in a fix (which they did for me, and appears to work). 2. a few of my users have moaned about Commerce wanting a greater amount of their personal details from them than was required by Subscriptions. Other than that it seems to work a treat, plus you get the added functionality of Commerce, which you might find of use (I did).
  10. +1 I can't believe it wasn't included in the first place.
  11. the pages navigator doesn't count posts correctly to put you onto the right page. If you go here, it offers 45 pages. https://community.invisionpower.com/topic/340209-subscriptions-manager/#comment-2107126 If you click on the link to go to the 45th page, it says 'not found' because there's only enough posts for 44 pages.
  12. I'm waiting on this before upgrading too. I'm quite happy to cross Pete T's palms with silver to hurry him along (:P) if he can give a way to send him money ... and I hope I'm not speaking out of turn in suggesting that others might also be grateful to him for his good work, too.
  13. I've managed to sort out the problem I was having above: the forums category that the groups forums were within didn't have the necessary permissions to post. =========== I've now got a further problem which I see was raised with the author last summer - that the mobile-skin boards index shows each forum as having unread posts (when they don't) via the icon used for them - but which wasn't fixed in the last update. So hopefully this can be a reminder for it to be fixed in the next update...?
  14. I installed Social Groups 2.0.2 a few days ago (on IPB v3.44), and am having problems. I'm hoping someone can help...? I can create groups, add members, etc .... but for some reason the members and group admin can see the group's forum and topics, but they're not able to post (it gives the error msg: "You are not allowed to use this forum"). Is anyone able to help me sort out this problem please?
  15. :rolleyes: The default words of someone too stupid to engage their brain. correct. as currently exists, yes. It's the only option. My first post was to say I wished there was another, better option. Because there *ARE* better options, if they were built into the IPB code. It's not irrational to want the simplist solution which creates the least server load. It is irrational to be unable to recognise that things can be done in different, and sometimes better, ways. :rolleyes: No, I just understand one-sided stupid views are not the only views. Given that this thread is full of one-sided stupid views I thought I'd offer up an alternative, as a way of perhaps pointing out others stupidity. Not everyone is so stupid to think that any action a nation state or supranational organisation might make is automatically bad, or even purposeless. :) no, just someone with 30 years of computing experience who wishes to mqake optimum use of his already busy servers. the stupid are those who cannot think because they'rew blinded by their prejudices. ;) it is not a viable solution within my working parameters - which is what I'm trying to get thru to people here. :rolleyes: