• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Makoto last won the day on August 23 2016

Makoto had the most liked content!

About Makoto

IPS Marketplace

  • Resources Contributor
    Total file submissions: 19

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling

Recent Profile Visitors

408,561 profile views
  1. I just got back from a weekend long break at a local Anime convention and thought I'd share some of the photographs I managed to take while there! I'm not sure how many other anime (or cosplay) fans there are here, but I also thought this would be a fun way to give the latest IP.Gallery updates a test spin. In the (prooobably unlikely) event that anyone else here is into cosplay and is willing to share their own photos here, that would be awesome as well! Hope everyone else had a fun and safe weekend.
  2. There is currently no way to dictate which direction a gallery is sorted in. You can choose how it's sorted, but not which direction. So, if you wanted an album to be sorted from oldest to newest (instead of newest to oldest), there's currently no way to do this. I find this primarily to be an issue when I go to upload images to an album I don't intend to update again (i.e. a one-time event) and my first instinct is to upload the images in order from best to worst. However, doing this with IP.Gallery results in images being sorted the opposite way of what you intended, and there's no way to correct this.
  3. In the latest beta, there seems to be no way to batch move images from categories into albums. You can only move images to other categories. So if you later decide that images would be better off being sorted into their own albums, you would (at the moment) have no choice but delete them all and re-upload them to the newly created albums.
  4. Currently when you upload an image to IP.Gallery, the only field that is pre-populated is the image title, and this is done using the images filename. However, filenames are almost always generic, undescriptive, and not human friendly. Photography edited with popular tools such as Lightroom will often already have this information populated in the image's exif data fields. Most all major image sharing services such as 500px, stock photo sites, and even Facebook will extract this information automatically on upload. Adding support for this would be a simple but extremely useful improvement to IP.Gallery. The caption field can be extracted from the images title exif property. Tags can be extracted from the tags property (obviously). The description can be extracted from the subject property. For those who share their photography across multiple image sharing services, being able to auto-populate these fields on upload can be a huge time saver.
  5. Support Page Congrats

    Hashtags don't work on forums #themoreyouknow
  6. Version 1.0.0


    This is a simple plugin which does just what the title says: it hides "empty" reviews. When upgrading your community from 3.4.x, you are able to convert "ratings" to "reviews" in the new system. However, these converted ratings all end up being displayed as reviews with no associated text, which is unsightly and generates pointless clutter. This plugin allows you to keep ratings from the old system and simply hides them from view the reviews tab. This means old ratings will still count towards an items overall rating, but the review page won't be cluttered with those empty reviews. Members will still see their own review, regardless; this way a member who previously rated a file in the old system can still edit their review and add content to it after you upgrade. If you found this useful, be sure to check out my other marketplace submissions as well! Tips are also super appreciated!


  7. Anyone here a domain investor?

    I've considered the idea of starting a thread with the transcripts from this "cybersquatter" and encouraging my own site members to send him in fake offers just to troll him and waste his time. Then they can post his angry responses in the thread for our entertainment. I think this would be a fun way of combating cybersquatting.
  8. This currently appears to be a legacy feature that has been lost with recent updates (that or I am just missing it). You can create custom fields with the option of making them searchable, But there are no options for filtering search results based on these fields anywhere on the Advanced Search page for files. Even when filtering by the specific categories with custom fields defined, no search fields are presented, Searching by custom fields adds a lot of complexity to the search system for sure, but it is an extremely powerful feature for large communities that heavily utilize IP.Downloads. Being able to filter by things such as version compatibility, operating system, so on and so forth, can be imperative. I think that Integrating this into the "Content Search" tab is probably not practical, but I believe IP.Downloads is complex enough of an application to have its own "File Search" tab to make use of these advanced searching capabilities.
  9. Anyone here a domain investor?

    Yeah. Same with me. Someone owns a .com variant or a .org domain I own. I offered to pay him 3-4x the actual registration price of the domain (around $50 iirc) just to take it off his hands, because it was such an extremely niche domain name that no one else would likely ever buy it. He replied asking for some absurd amount in the thousands of dollars. I replied telling him there is no way that domain has anywhere near that much value and that he would never sell it at such a high price. He responded saying he would buy my domain for $0.01 because "that's all my domain was worth to him" (I wasn't even offering to sell my domain, he was just being snide.) I more or less laughed and politely told him to go sodomize himself. Some months later I got an e-mail saying he received an offer for the domain and would give me one last chance to purchase it before he sold it to someone else. I replied with the single sentence "No you didn't." He didn't reply. That was about a year ago. He's still trying to sell the domain. I think I sent him a somewhat taunting e-mail some months after that saying "Still haven't sold the domain I see?", to which he also never replied. I don't think he likes me very much.
  10. Support Page Congrats

    IPS probably added it for themselves because they needed that motivational boost after dredging through countless pages of support requests.
  11. We seem to be getting stuck up on a single use-case scenario here for some reason. People sell things other than software with Commerce. This is not really an issue as software is not an example of something a lot of people really use commerce for. Art and photography are two prime examples that could highly benefit from such a system. As well as e-books, and so on.
  12. I support this. This seems like a good model to start selling some of my photography with, possibly. I would want an option for a minimum value though, be it $0.00 (free) or higher.
  13. Mountain by ThemeTree - Unsupported

    Awesome and fun looking base template for your IPS community. I've been using it for several months now and have had little to no issues with it. Everything looks and works great! I love the subtle header image with a blue overlay over it. It's easy to swap out and customize with your own images to give your community a one-of-a-kind theme, and it looks spectacular. This is currently my favorite IPS4 theme available on the marketplace.
  14. Chat closes - how many of you have found a solution?

    No. Not currently. It's an extremely basic implementation right now. All it does at the moment is add a page to the UserCP allowing members to request an invite to your Slack group. Basically, it automates invites, and links their IPS accounts to their Slack accounts. There's no other way to automate invites or allow open registration with Slack, so this plugin is a workaround for that. Once a user has signed up for slack, they can click the "Chat" link in the navigation menu to launch the slack client. You could potentially embed the slack web client into a page somewhere, depending on whether or not Slack allows it. That's something I'd have to look into. There is a lot of potential with Slack in general, though.
  15. Chat closes - how many of you have found a solution?

    Here's a very unofficial release of the core application I have in use right now. slack.tar It only offers core functionality right now (i.e. sending Slack invites to your members via their UserCP). I could turn this into a full featured application with deep integration into IPS if there's enough interest in such an application from users here (and depending on my own personal needs for the application as well). So, if you're willing to give Slack integration a shot on your site, feel free to throw this app up and give it a try. Let me know how it works out for you and your community. If you'd like to see further development, let me know what you'd like to see in a full-featured application. (I already have tons of ideas on things I'd like to see, but right now it's low on my priority list because Slack isn't a vital part of my communities) The great thing about Slack is you can utilize it as a completely free community platform with this application. You don't need a paid plan, and there are no restrictions on the number of members you can have through the free plan.