The Old Man

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  • Birthday 03/18/1970

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  1. I've seem to have slipped through the net! Ticket 965431 October 12th... Jim said, "Someone will be along shortly to assist you." They must be using a Zimmerframe, as they haven't arrived yet! Even the awesome, incredible customer service power that is released by poking @Lindy with a pointy stick (wrapped in cotton wool, since he is so nice) hasn't yet resulted in a response!
  2. Awesome, thank you as always Mike.
  3. I still think the Reputation Activity page has slipped through the net and could be improved. Post reputation is listed far down at the very bottom of the page, and there is no filter to show the person's own rep only or Show All Reputation activity.
  4. Brilliant, thanks Mike.
  5. With the Contact Us settings, is it possible to select say all Admins (or specific members) to receive the email message rather than specific addresses?
  6. Hi Mike, yes, it's always been a plain text for me.
  7. Hi Mike, thank you for this. I was wondering if you could alter the text to be rich text, so we could have paragraphs, formatting etc? Many thanks!
  8. Nice updates, thank you.
  9. Top banana, Charles! Thank you.
  10. That's a nice idea, an IPS Social Media Manager, which would facilitate and manage in and outgoing content intergration via various social media platforms, without having to pay for paid versions of Hootsuite, Tweetdeck etc.
  11. When you click on the Reputation number next to somebody's post, it takes you to the a Reputation section of their Profile, but the first type of reputation shown relates to Status Updates. This often shows no content which is also confusing, wouldn't it better to show Post/Topic reputation first, as that gives you a nice list of more meaningful and useful content? Many thanks.
  12. Must admit, I'm interested in moving attachments to CDNs but I wouldn't know where to start either, and would be very concerned about unexpected cost, especially since my main community runs at 100% loss all the time and is run as a hobby. My members mostly post off-topic content these days, so the idea of paying to store it on top of my $55 a month VPS web hosting has held me back from looking into this, mostly because I didn't want a VPS over Shared Hosting but IPS4.x kind of pushed me to it with its demand for more resources. Some ideas of what Google/S3 cost small/med/large IPS communities would be useful before diving in, at least for people like me who run a community as a hobby.
  13. I like to think of social media as more suited for quick, almost disposable content that doesn't matter as much such as a quick comment/opinion on a news event, with forums offering more useful, deeper or richer content. I think forums will always have a presence on the web.
  14. I think that's true, I've also become bored. My community has a regular core of people who have been returning for over 15 years, although they've discussed the main subject matter to death, it's for years now been more about keeping up with people they've known for such a long time, discussing the latest to shows, movies, events etc. However although my forums and the hosting have cost me a small fortune over the years and continue to do so, I'd still like to see my members rewarded with something new and innovative in the software, that doesn't require me to spend even more money on third party add-ones that eventually mostly go stale or discontinued. The same could be said for IP.Blogs, my Members haven't used it for years mostly because the necessary easy theming customisation came far too late for them and they like most people are now more into sharing their thoughts on social media, but I still have to retain Blogs for archiving purposes of 1-2 important blogs and the effort that went into them. The developers bless 'em, have done a great job with IPS4 but in fairness, they've also had a long time to get the product right and stable, the time has come to start getting innovative again. Content will always be king, but the software also has a reasonable role to play in keeping our members coming back too. Thanks for all the thoughts and responses though.
  15. Come on IPS! When can we expect to see some exciting new and innovative features in IPS4, to help keep our communities interested? Do you have anything in the pipeline, to help keep our members motivated and keen to revisit? It seems so long since new features like Status Updates were introduced.