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  1. I'd really appreciate an answer. No answer suggests "no" I assume. I have a lot of ideas I'm trying to find solutions for.
  2. If you read the >blog entry about profiles you will see they are changing to followers instead of friends. If you >scroll down the last page of the comments, I've asked about the purpose of the new "no follow" and whether they reconsidered privacy. If you are concerned about privacy, you might want to >read this privacy topic where profile privacy concerns were addressed. You can read IPS's stance on why they don't see privacy as a top concern at this time, but you cannot reply since the topic is now closed.
  3. What about sites that are not just anonymous users? If using FB etc login & synced updates, a paid membership, a business community, a professional community, a local community,'s not that hard to figure out who people are. And people don't hide their identities as much as they did 10 years ago when identity privacy was most important. Today, privacy of user's "personal" content (profile updates, personal blogs, photos, videos, etc) is most important. Not so much their real names.
  4. Yes, there should be. Especially if you have a forum you use likes as a type of vote/popularity. We should also be able to sort by ratings. ATM, we cannot sort topics by number of likes nor by ratings. These features are not utilized in the forum list at all. Only on the individual topic. Sorting by ratings is common on the internet. Sorting by likes is common in other paid forum platforms.
  5. Will we ever be able to use Nexus with all other official addons like integration with downloads? For a webmaster niche type website, Nexus + Downloads is great. For the forum, subscriptions work great. You can buy a subscription to upgrade usergroup to see forums that that usergroup can see. What if we want to sell individual photos or albums in the Gallery? What if members want to sell albums or individual photos? What if we want to sell individual Blog content from the blogs? What if members want to sell a subscription to their blog? What if we want to sell article/database content from IP.Content? Again, you can buy a subscription to upgrade usergroup to see that content. But, what if you only wanted to sell individual content items? Then subscription is not ideal. Especially if you have a lot of individual content items. What if we want to sell access to calendars? Again, the usergroup subscription could help as a whole. So, what's left out of the above in the current way things work? Gallery Blogs IP.Content for inividual content items It would be nice if Nexus integrated with "all" official addons in a way that admins & members could benefit from. Many websites are not necessarily based on downloads.
  6. You can check the >blog updates for 4.0, but I haven't seen any changes to this.
  7. Although it's a nice way to add a "little bit" of personalization that most are familiar with from big social networks, I'd much rather use background images/colors for all aspects of the profile (think vb3.7-8/4.x & how no other community suite or forum match it's profile features even today!) or movable custom profile blocks, etc. The problem with cover photos is explained nicely here: The Unbearable Sameness Of Social Networks I'd much rather have profiles that end-users can call their own. If we're going to think like other websites (ex: cover photos), why not think like Wordpress and offer themes that our members can use for their profiles and blogs and albums? Let them "own" the look of their profile. At the very least Multiple Profile Setup Choices to help communities build profiles relatable to their own community niche instead of the standard bland webmaster community profiles.
  8. I agree. If there were a community suite that was based on content types of choice and categorized by main categories, it would be possible. So, when someone clicks on a category about dogs they will see a main category page filled with all the new articles, blog posts, images, downloads, forum topics, products, events, etc about dogs. When someone wants to post something about dogs, they could choose a content type (blog post, forum topic, image, download, product, article, event, etc) and then submit their preferred dog content. This would help all apps be actually useful...connected, and help end-users find content (ANY CONTENT) that matters to them most.
  9. Can you please tell us when this will be clarified? Particularly preventing others from following them. What happens? What is the purpose of a no follow? Do they still see that member's content...have you reconsidered privacy? Or is it only linked to notifications? Will there at least be an approve system in place?
  10. I just want to say that I don't think you are being greedy, Lindy. I strongly believe that you are making a decision on what you think is best for your company. Just because not everyone would have made the same choice (including me based on what little I see on the front-end), does not mean that it was a right or wrong choice. Only time will tell. As a customer, my worry would be negative effects as stated above. The customers it directly affects, I'm sure feel like promises were broken. You chose a compromise and some don't agree with that decision. Hopefully everything will work out in the end....
  11. If you have lots of time to spare, you can read IPS's stance on profile privacy here:
  12. I understand the reasoning behind this decision based on the change in structure of the product(s). However, as a business owner, I would have honored the 4% in a different manner. Purchase the "core" and receive a lifetime forum at no additional fee. Giving them a coupon through Nexus to honor the promise. That would have been my business plan. But, maybe I don't quite understand the new purchasing structure to make a valid decision. Rational behind the path I would have chosen (keep in mind this is personal opinion based on my business experience): Older customers are often your best customers. They have and continue to refer new customers through the best advertisement...Word Of Mouth backed by trust in the company's promises. 4% is a huge number in terms of word of mouth. Older customers oftentimes support the company in other ways like purchasing multiple licenses under new license structures. Sometimes even renewing those licenses even when they don't need any updates or support. Older customers and customers with multiple purchases are your biggest assets in business, IMHO. This decision does not affect me directly, but I hope that it does not cause more negativity towards IPS. The more negativity out there based on the company's trust factor, the less people will invest in IPS. As customers, we want to see IPS grow so the products grow and our investments continue to have stability. Anyways, I hope for the best on all ends...
  13. Bottom line: Official support is excellent, IMHO. Long version: It depends on where the responses they claim were given. If they are basing it on forum replies where the discussion is on opinions, suggestions, etc....then I can see where they might feel like they received negative responses if opinions and reasonings behind decisions do not match that of their own or that of what many consider "today's" standards as opposed to "IPS" standards. But differences of opinions in the forums has nothing to do with their support. We must look at where support is actually given. For IPS, support is given in the ticket system. If you submit a support ticket, you will receive support. The support staff are professionals who do their best to help you solve your issues and often times go above and beyond giving support through tickets. If you have a problem with the default product(s) and support is unable to help you solve it, why not ask to speak with another support staff member? Maybe it's miscommunication on both ends. Leaving someone with a broken product would be bad support. I just don't see IPS leaving anyone with a broken product. It might not work the way you'd like it to work, but I'm sure it works the way IPS thinks it should work unless there is a bug to fix...and even then, they would usually come out with updates to fix it. I think a lot of the negative comments stem moreso from differences of opinions than actual support. I've seen this myself with IPS and other developers. I don't agree with many things in the forum/suite community...mainly the decisions behind lack of features that many of us (many that don't speak in "this" forum) personally find useful. But, I don't go around claiming that support sucks when it has nothing to do with support. If support sucked, there would not be too many customers left. That's a fact!
  14. Don't say that forums will not be a requirement and then use forum posts as an excuse against profile privacy. IPS says they take privacy seriously. Yet, they don't want to go in any direction outlined in this feature suggestion other than maybe later a few custom profile fields. I'll agree to disagree whether or not I think IPS takes privacy serious or not. No offense, but I just don't see it. Hiding emails is a tiny example. Clearly we have different thoughts on what privacy really is. Really? Wow! Must be you skipped over my reply to IPS. IPS would rather argue that you can't find forum posts (even though you can without the profile) and heaven forbid you stop guests from discovering profile content that many already block anyways. You and others opposing are regurgitating what they said and adding unrelated examples. Really? Comparing sending nude pics in private messages has nothing to do with profile privacy. For someone who created an addon for profile privacy, I would have thought you'd know the difference. And for someone who created an addon for profile privacy, you'd think you'd be in support of the feature....makes me wonder what's your motive! Seriously!!!??? This whole topic went from making a common feature suggestion to being attacked for explaining the suggestion since it appeared that some didn't understand anything already said. It's no different than admins hiding profiles for guests! It's already a feature for admins to choose! Why can't the members choose? Why provide that choice if you are soooooo against it?
  15. It's clearly been explained many times in this very topic by many of us more than once. I don't think there is any other way to explain it! Period! Whether or not some just don't get it really is irrelevant since it's not an important feature to those who oppose it. All these opposing examples are pointless if you actually read through all the replies we've already made. At this time it's a waste of our time to keep explaining something that others here just don't understand while the rest of the internet DOES....