JasonO

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    I shall PM you some details :)
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    Hi, I'm not sure what I've done wrong as I can't seem to get any content what so ever appear in the block and I believe I've followed all the instructions correctly. I've opened it up to all articles (and I still have the default IP.Content ones). Going through the block options it's loading Articles and as far as I can see the filter is going to be getting 5 articles from the feed. Looking at the page source, I can't see a line of code being put in by the block (I've made a page with just that code on it, with the IPB Wrapper included) - I've added the block line from the panel on the right so I know it's correct. Any thoughts?
  3. At the moment with 3.x everything connects to the forum; the forum is the core. It's not really an issue that much, however to someone only wanting Content and Nexus it does become rather bulky and difficult to work around. There's many other products that would most certainty be easier to work with if you didn't want a forum but did want something similar to the other apps that connect to 3.x at the moment. With 4.0 the core is just that; a core. I imagine that the core alone wouldn't be usable without at least one app to 'front' the website. You could run Core + Nexus and it would just simply be an online store. Core + Content, a basic content management system. The possibilities of just having a 'core' and then the freedom of what apps attaches to it makes it a very good product to many, not limiting it to just a forum based system.
  4. I think with the large number of people using social media, as long as there is some interest in the subject of you forum, you can get a few people interested for free via other means of the internet! Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube? All of these allow some kind of tagging system for which you can use appropriate tags to associate with posts that link to your board. Anyone clicking a particular hashtag or tag doesn't need to follow you to see it. It really depends on your target of members you want.
  5. You're concerned that someone might click on the link and start up a forum/community identical to yours? I don't think the copyright link would make any difference. If someone wants to copy you the last thing I would feel of concern would be of how they find the forum software. There's not a huge number of software packages so even without the link it wouldn't take them long to find a forum (maybe even IPS) and copy your board. If you're adamant of not having your idea pinched you would need to go down legal route of getting patents etc sorted out; I'm no expert on that but I imagine it would be your only security. It all depends on how much you are willing to do yourself. Unfortunately it's not always an easy case of installing something and it's ready to go. With IP.Board and its features it is, but going beyond that like for your idea of having the points, badges and awards etc.. maybe not. You may have to look at having this custom made for yourself if the current available packages aren't suitable/unsupported. Besides, if you could just download and install something and be done with it that easily there's a bigger chance they can copy you ;)
  6. The way I look at it, if you can migrate to 3.4 now, the hardwork of converting from another board is done. The change from 3.4 > 4.0 will no doubt be easy enough. Depends how much your board relies on certain features and who it's users are.
  7. Good point raised. Not something you think about! It can be quite a shock seeing large businesses go bust overnight. A large major brand vanishes, some after 50-100 years. I don't think IPB has a competitor that can honestly match it in terms of content, service and reliability.
  8. here is a status update for you!

  9. Is there a place to set the icon image paths? They're not displaying as the path is /support.png etc. I couldn't see an option for it. At the moment I just have 0/0 next to my Mod CP link. Also, I can only see the Support ticket figures; theres nothing for the outstanding Shipping Orders. Theres 4 outstanding at the moment but not displaying. I've changed the hooks options to show everything and it isn't in Classic Mode. I am using IPB 3.3.0 and Velvet as a custom theme. Thanks.