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  1. Now when i told him he knew how to steal other people's photos (http://www.ilfree.it/index.php?/profile/2168-linda/) he just changed the avatar to this one: Seriously, this guy knows where the hot stuff is.
  2. Here is the follow up of the conversation, for a good gag:
  3. First of all: PLEASE don't provide Zips of downloaded apps from marketplace to any member who asks you to do so. They want them to distribute on nulled promotion software and they don't get tracked on the users who downloaded the apps. Avoid cooperation with thieves. I've just received a PM from a user called "Merlina33" asking me (seems to speak russian, or at least non-english) asking me if i downloaded a plugin from @Mike John. I suspected what this guy wanted (to get the software for free to put in nulled sites, i guess, or to redistribute it for free), so i answered "yes" just to set the bait (i've not bought it so i don't have it). Bingo! The guy then asked me to send him the Zip file. Of course this is serious and i suspect the same guy asked other people too. Here is the screenshot: P.S. - Sorry for the caps title, but i think the situation is serious enough to justify it
  4. Just enabled memcache, now below 1 sec: Seems to be enough tuned now: I can now get back to produce some content
  5. Seems like mine loads in 1.63 seconds
  6. Adlago, i see you are a speed benchmark die-hard fan. But in my view, speed (not even speaking about synthetic speed tests) are just a part of what should be a good site. Speed, content quality and quantity, aesthetics, interaction quality, marketing and seo are other important aspects we should consider. I don't want to spend a lot of time tweaking some small speed things. If you have a dynamic website, with users uploading pictures (which happen to not have the dimension attributes - kind of useless nowadays or have the best compression), etc, speed necessarily suffers. To my best knowledge, the image compressor used by IPS is not that great so the tests will always tell my images could be reduced. The difference in speed could be 0.2s at most - is it worth spending my time tweaking all these images, for example, when most of my users have broadband connections of 24 Mbit/s and up? Should i sacrifice content to enhance speed by 0.2s? Should i sacrifice aesthethics? There should, of course, be an acceptable compromise between all factors. Don't take this too personal: your site ranks great in pagespeed, but it doesn't appeal to me. The images lack quality (too much compression?) the blue background is too strong on the eyes, your images are too "white label" and lack quality. The fonts are weird, and guess what - it ranks poorly at woorank.com - only 51.3. Speed isn't everything, maybe you should consider spending more time on the other factors to achive a more balanced site.
  7. Is it that bad? It loaded perfectly fine here. Mine is not better. Unless you spend your time optimizing the images, doing these crazy things to satisfy google, there's no way to get good marks. It's better to have nice content and have a populated forum, i guess.
  8. I do! I have a small homestudio (not the pc of this pic), but that's for another topic. I run a musician community too : https://forumusica.com
  9. This is my workstation: 16 GB Ram DDR3 2x AMD OPTERON 6366HE 250 GB SSD + 512 HD AMD Firepro W4100 graphics card TASCAM US 2x2 sound interface 4 AOC monitors All stock, no overclockings. It's a bit messy. I love planning on paper prior to doing things. Task Manager:
  10. Push Notifications is the thing that IPS is missing, and they are already supported by Chrome mobile.
  11. Thank you. IP Pages is, in my opinion, the best App in the IPS package.It has a somewhat steep learning curve regarding its philosophy, but it is well worth.
  12. I've used default pages. Just set up 2 databases (1 for dictionary and 1 for tutorials). Created a common page (wiki) which is the home. Then, created the blocks (search boxes defaulted for each database), and the blocks (comments, last changes, etc). Some of these boxes need to get data from both databases, so you have to do the queries manually. Then, for each database, design the templates as you wish. Heavy CSS templating and Some small JS to improve appearance on severl types of viewports. For example, it would be not good to have all the dictionary letters showing up even if you have no words starting by that letters, so you need to program the listing template accordingly. So as people start creating new entries, the corresponding letter category will appear automatically. All members can edit it which is not a big deal as the revisions are kept, in case someone screws up anything.
  13. Yes, the noite theme is going to be dumped soon. Too much work keeping two themes if you have a customized site! Thanks!
  14. Hi, not really the site itself, but i have a new section: a custom designed Wiki i developed on IP Pages. It's a wiki for musicians, with two types of articles: a dictionary and tutorials. You can have a look at it: https://forumusica.com/wiki/ (Wiki for musicians) https://forumusica.com/dicionario (Dictionary of terms related to music) https://forumusica.com/tutoriais/ (Tutorials of DIY-related things to the musician stuff)
  15. Yes i can.