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Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 #243728
06/08/11 09:14 PM
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I apologize that the announcement/sale of UBB came as surprise to the UBB community and realize that such an announcement should have been held off for a while so I could get a grasp on the current state of the software and the community here.

The sale happened very quickly and while I did read though some recents threads during the sales negotiations and agreements process, things appeared to be stable and I figured there was plenty of time to get a grasp on things.

UBB Systems is a two person company with a team of 3-6 contract developers and designers depending on workload. I personally started developing websites while in college and graduate school as side jobs, eventually going outside my area of study (Viral Immunology) to pursue a career in technology. We do own other web properties, some of which were created from scratch using php/mysql and others that were acquired. While I personally have 8+ years of php/mysql programming experience, I have moved into managing the businesses and rely on our developers that have extensive experience.

That being said, it's quite a task to come into a software package as complicated as UBB as an outsider and it will take time to assess the current codebase as well as the v8. I have spoken to Sirdude and reached out to others here in the UBB community as recommended by Rick for assistance.

Sirdude has agreed to assist us with the development of a version 7.6 that will include bug fixes as well new features as requested by the users here in the UBB community. As stated by Sirdude in another thread v8 is need quiet a bit of work, and bringing new features and fixes to the current software is in the best interest of everyone at this point. Sirdude's final final work on UBB.threads was to version 7.5.8.

Let's start by replying to this thread with requests for new features and fixes, then we can organize them in terms of popularity and feasibility to complete quickly.

thanks!

Brooks

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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243729
06/08/11 09:40 PM
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First Thank You. This is more appreciated than you may realize. I don't have a needs/wants list but I know that Gizmo and many others have had great ideas of things we would like to see develop into later versions of UBB.


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243735
06/08/11 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by UBBSystems

Let's start by replying to this thread with requests for new features and fixes, then we can organize them in terms of popularity and feasibility to complete quickly.


Here's my list of new features that I'd like to see sooner than later:
  1. User profile revamp. The comments section in the user profiles can use a lot of improvement. For one, I don't think the user is notified of new comments there. They absolutely should be and also be given an opportunity to moderate/approve/remove comments there. Let's also add a "wall" like section to user profiles showing the user's recent activity (posts, shouts, profile comments, etc). Also let the user add more info about themselves and a larger pic. We really need to be making these profiles more Social like (think Facebook and Twitter profiles) and give them a custom URL like ubbcentral.com/forums/<user'sdisplayname> so users will have some ownership of it and be encouraged to share it.
  2. A new Custom Island for an additonal ad insertion before the last new post in a topic.
  3. UBB badly needs a Mobile theme (think Wordpress WPtouch) for iOS (iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch) and Android phones/tablets.
  4. Google +1

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243738
06/08/11 10:37 PM
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I'd love to see the user profile revamped; and the blogs feature implemented; I have quite the wishlist in the feedback section lol...

I think a mobile theme that'd be able to "detect" a mobile browser (likely based on its user agent) then not show sidebars and show a very basic design to the browser.

I'd also love it if every displayed link was parsed through urlencode to ensure things don't "break" (such as using []'s in url tags).

I got your PT last night, things have been a little hectic this week with family visiting over the weekend and it being my son's last week in school, but I'll be sure to get to you asap.


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243754
06/09/11 11:49 AM
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Thanks for the information Brooks.
I'd like to see something like this incorporated into the registration process:

Stop Forum Spam

I think I read that this has can added as a mod but it would be great to have it added as a feature.
Don't know what it would mean if that was added and they went under and disappeared though. Perhaps it could be optional in the Admin section?

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: tee] #243756
06/09/11 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by tee
Thanks for the information Brooks.
I'd like to see something like this incorporated into the registration process:

Stop Forum Spam

I think I read that this has can added as a mod but it would be great to have it added as a feature.
Don't know what it would mean if that was added and they went under and disappeared though. Perhaps it could be optional in the Admin section?


I agree, this is a great mod and should be stock code with option to use.

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243757
06/09/11 02:06 PM
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Ah were to start however I think most of my wants will have to wait till UBB8.

tapatalk or a mobile theme. There is a awesome mobile setup for wordpress that makes the web site act as a app.

A more robust shoutbox, like options in the admincp for bb codes. My community uses the hell out of it. One open source forum has a history button for it that will display the last X amount set in the admincp. I think the default on UBB is it holds 30 shouts then truncates them as they come in. Was planning on modding this as well so I could set it to a 1000 with a pop up page that will display them. I believe there was a mod called Naked Shoutbox or something by SirDude. I was planning on taken a look at it and seeing where I could improve it to fit our needs.

Multiquote

Ability to set nested quotes and how many. Never found a spot for this so modded the core code.

People check the forums at work. I also modded it so they can shut off images in posts. They are instead turned into links.

a WYSIWYG addon for the quick reply that can be turned on or off in the userCP.

This may be low on the list. But was building into the other software that we had picked. A way for them to change and tweak css. I could build themes all day every day and not make everyone happy. Give them the ability to change the color of links and they will toss pickles at my feet.

I have many more and will post later, just have a tenant walking towards my office. She has been trying like hell lately to clog her toilet so bad that I cant unclog it. And from the look on her face I think she may win soon.


Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243759
06/09/11 02:17 PM
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Calendar enhancements.
1. Add a search feature for the calendar.
2. Enhance the Recurring field starting with accept weekly. daily. with end dates. You could take a tip from the calender feature in outlook.
3. Allow attachments directly to the calendar.
4. Add posting categories. That are also searchable.


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243760
06/09/11 02:20 PM
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Import email discussion lists directly to a forum via email.


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243761
06/09/11 02:22 PM
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And my all time favorite.
Enhance the islands to allow to be placed in the header and footer.
And to be specific to each individual forum with global islands as well.


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: Ruben] #243763
06/09/11 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Ruben
And my all time favorite.
Enhance the islands to allow to be placed in the header and footer.
And to be specific to each individual forum with global islands as well.


Second this. Had to use the footer and header inserts to do this.

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243764
06/09/11 02:44 PM
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The only thing I ask and ever asked is that before moving on and adding new stuff to bug fix and release fixes for the broken stuff over placing that on the way side. Bad business for a software company.

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: JAISP] #243765
06/09/11 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by JAISP
The only thing I ask and ever asked is that before moving on and adding new stuff to bug fix and release fixes for the broken stuff over placing that on the way side. Bad business for a software company.


i agree and my recommendation in that other thread was to fix the known bugs ( i know of at least 10 and would guess it's more like 20, if you call some bugs 'features' ) 1st..

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243767
06/09/11 03:09 PM
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The only bugs I personally experience that bugs me with 7.5.6.

Has to do with one line quotes using IE8.

The text does not appear.
The current work around is to select the quote reply button in the post to read it.

And the posts that scroll to the right unnecessarily.
Makes you feel like a typewriter.


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243769
06/09/11 03:17 PM
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Portland, OR; USA
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I'd love to see some sort of email piping/pop3/imap posting; imagine, you get a PM and you can reply via email and have the ubb check one an hour (for pop3/imap) for new messages...

On a relatively sane note, i'd love to see a method of plugging in SMTP information and authentication information for it vs having to hack files...


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243770
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i'd suggest poring over Gizzy's massive list and cherry picking.

he's really been the UBB idea guy / aggregator over the years.

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243771
06/09/11 03:56 PM
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The most important thing to me is the API.

After that would be the ability to select posts to be displayed on the portal page rather than just pulling all posts from a forum.

If the WYSIWYG editor from 8 is functional that could be a nice addition.

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243774
06/09/11 05:22 PM
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I want a Ruben-bot for Ruben smile

Anytime someone asks a question that has been answered over and over again the Ruben bot searches the database for similar questions and displays links for possible answers.


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243775
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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: David Dreezer] #243776
06/09/11 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by David Dreezer
I want a Ruben-bot for Ruben smile

Anytime someone asks a question that has been answered over and over again the Ruben bot searches the database for similar questions and displays links for possible answers.


+1 lol

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243780
06/09/11 06:08 PM
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Microdata/microformat for better Google SERP results.

Use of meta description. This is a major issue.

Cleaner URLs and use of rel=canonical, example of same pages different URL
https://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ub..._is_UBBSystems_and_versi.html#Post243776
https://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ub..._UBBSystems_and_version_.html#Post243728
About rel=canonical.....
http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=139394

Fine grained control of sidebars. Able to have L/R on Forum List and Active topics etc, but only one on showflat.

I'd like to see user Like buttons (not to be confused with Facebook Like) that ties into a "trophy" system, similar to how Xenforo does it.


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243783
06/09/11 06:32 PM
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Would like to enable uploads for my users, but I first want to have a 'quota' system, so users can upload images, but they 1/ get resized to what I find decent and 2/ they have an upload limit for a max. # of MB for all files uploaded. That would include a file manager to delete old uploads (+ tie it to the pruning system). Ideally they would be able to buy extra MB's. And even more ideally, the upload server could be a different server than the one running the board.

Second, a rating system for users where you can 'like' someone but not 'dislike'. With the stars system we had users playing the fool with friends giving each other bad ratings. That affected other users in thinking the low-rated guys were indeed idiots, rather than he victil of 'jokes'. Getting only positive ratings + indication of the number of ratings would mean a lot.

Apart from all the above, we do keep our forum simple. As standard in the code you always have the option for the 'book' or 'blank' icon. For every new release / update I have to change the code so the users can't turn our forum into a christmas tree, so we always do the 'blank' thingy and disable that choice. Might sound boring, but hey...

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243784
06/09/11 06:48 PM
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New Joisey!
When it comes to the forum layout I personally hate the side bars. Unfortunately some of that information is needed especially the custom items I created. In my recent redesign of my website I restyled my forums and added the sidebar content I wanted into the bottom of the page. The look is sooo much cleaner! I manually added select island's code to the footer but perhaps a layout option to place stuff there from the control panel would be nice.


Ford diesel master technician by day...
Webmaster by night! cool
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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243785
06/09/11 06:57 PM
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I would highly suggest redesigning the UBB website. This isn't a knock against Rick but you need your landing page/s to be more modern looking. It's 2011. Take a look at your competition. This forum could use a fresher look as well, and I think what you learn in that redesign you should add into 7.6 to enhance the look. I think UBB is really great for a clean layout and data presentation compared to the other forums, but it antiquated when it comes to feel and that is important.


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: SD] #243786
06/09/11 07:03 PM
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Portland, OR; USA
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Originally Posted by Sirdude
i'd suggest poring over Gizzy's massive list and cherry picking.

he's really been the UBB idea guy / aggregator over the years.
Yeah, it's like my unofficial job :x...



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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243788
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It was Joe before Gizzy. Gizzy kind of siezed over the mantle and ran with it.


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I know that you guys think I'm kidding about a Ruben bot but consider a few things:

1) A recommendation engine is extremely useful and versatile as it can be used in so many ways for so many things. It's has been done before. It's not hard.

2) The most commonly used phrases on a message board are "Use the search, (newb|noob|lazy $ss)", "I used the search and couldn't find", "I think someone posted about this once but I can't remember who".

3) Part of UBB's DNA has always been that features, parts of code, or methods become named after a community member if it is appropriate. Consider Graemlins for example. Ruben deserves this in his honor for all the work that he does here answering all the mundane boring questions that the more "pro" of us (me included) can't/don't want to be bothered with. There is nobody better.

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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: cascadeclimbers] #243791
06/09/11 09:04 PM
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this will be done as well... Rick sent this logo.....
[Linked Image]


we have any designers that want to take a crack at a logo/look?

I will have one of ours work up something as well....

Attached Files UBB1.png
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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: FordDoctor] #243792
06/09/11 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by FordDoctor
When it comes to the forum layout I personally hate the side bars. Unfortunately some of that information is needed especially the custom items I created. In my recent redesign of my website I restyled my forums and added the sidebar content I wanted into the bottom of the page. The look is sooo much cleaner! I manually added select island's code to the footer but perhaps a layout option to place stuff there from the control panel would be nice.


widgetized header / footer like you did with your footer would be very nice

much like wordpress does..

i like your site with the 3 footer widgets wink

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243802
06/10/11 10:21 AM
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Overall I am really happy with UBB and look forward to the next chapter in the story. It can't be worse then the info pop years.

I do hope Rick stays around forever -- It wouldn't be the same if he wasn't involved in the project.

My main wishes are
- some features/skins for mobile users
- spam protection
- Facebook integration

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243805
06/10/11 12:51 PM
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Readable screen width, writeable screen width and what makes us comfortable:

We actually did a mini-survey on this and discovered a thing or two. As it turns out, a lot depends on the monitor each reader is using that defines the unconscious "Comfort" zone.

We also discovered that space to write was a bit different that the space to read.

On most 17" and 19" flat screens, it turns out that the most comfortable read/write windows are exactly as UBB has on their home page, right here, except that the ability to extend the write window down as we have it set on our forum, doesn't seem to be turned on here.

This means islands on the left and right of modest size.

That said, we have never been able to figure out how to compress the middle so it doesn't take up so much space left to right as to cause the right hand islands to disappear a bit on the right hand side. Oh well.

What makes us comfortable for reading is the average size of a hard back book page. What makes us comfortable for typing is the average size of an email window.

Just saying.

Larry

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- Mobile theme

One minor bug that I'd love to see fixed is the one where you can hit send on a PM, even if no recipient is selected. (The poor user thinks the intended recipient is ignoring him.)

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: razor_head] #243822
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Originally Posted by razor_head
Readable screen width, writable screen width and what makes us comfortable:

We actually did a mini-survey on this and discovered a thing or two. As it turns out, a lot depends on the monitor each reader is using that defines the unconscious "Comfort" zone.

We also discovered that space to write was a bit different that the space to read.

On most 17" and 19" flat screens, it turns out that the most comfortable read/write windows are exactly as UBB has on their home page, right here, except that the ability to extend the write window down as we have it set on our forum, doesn't seem to be turned on here.

This means islands on the left and right of modest size.

That said, we have never been able to figure out how to compress the middle so it doesn't take up so much space left to right as to cause the right hand islands to disappear a bit on the right hand side. Oh well.

What makes us comfortable for reading is the average size of a hard back book page. What makes us comfortable for typing is the average size of an email window.

Just saying.

Larry


I think where you are going here is more design related rather than feature related but it is an excellent point. YOU as a webmaster have absolute control over the layout of your site and your forum and the display width is no exception. In fact, it should be the first thing you consider and it places very high in your style sheet. Having your content width dynamically adjust to your visitors screen size and resolution leaves a lot of room for bad or un-intended things to happen especially if you are more advanced with your use of CSS and use "float" for example. A crowded or poorly organized web page is uncomfortable to view.

I have noticed that a fixed width is a common design element and one that I have come to favor. Going by observation and looking at my own web stats that show my visitor's screen resolution, defining 1000 pixels for a site's width seems to be almost standard not to mention "safe." Often you can get away with dynamically sized web pages but sometimes it just looks bad... in MY opinion. Taking control of the width and defining how you utilize the space on the screen is the best solution.

How does this tie into the UBB Forum and the side bars? They will dynamically size themselves. You can define and limit the width in the CP but using both side bars in a 1000px space is crowded. I chose to eliminate my side bars and place carefully chosen islands on the bottom. A few of my members even asked if wee really needed that crap. Gotta love thier frankness! EVERY forum/community will have different needs and some will have custom islands beyond what is provided with the UBB software. My users are not needy and in fact, half of the information I chose was for me (the webmaster) and the rest is ultimately of functional use for my community.

Do you really need an island for the calendar AND a link to the calendar in the menu? Do you really need to show a featured member or the top posters? Do you need to show a random photo AND the latest photos? My users know where the gallery is. The use of a shout box escapes me. But to repeat, every forum is different and maybe I am just weird. Some wise decisions and planning could resolve these issues for you. The great thing is that the UBB forum software does give you a lot of flexibility. You just need to learn how to tame it to be most effective for you and your community. Someone reading over my shoulder just said "It's called finding balance stupid!" LOL!!! laugh


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243824
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Hey Ford - all good points. Take a look at us:

www.marriageadvocates.com

We are judicious in our use of islands. The Who's online is a must. Something approaching 40% of our members use it to see what their friends are reading or posting to. The mods use it all the time to pick up on invisible members who are lurking and where they are lurking. We have other islands that are in constant use.

We use shout box for mods and admins as instant alerts to problems. And given the subject matter covered in our forum, we have problems. Some of the best content is not exposed until you join and have 25 posts.

The deal with islands expanding in size because of something that appears in them is not confined to islands like shout box for example. It also happens in regular posts. If I type a long string, UBB may have the capability of parsing it, but we haven't really done a real search for where to turn it on.

We probably should.

One of our issues is our growth. It has been hectic. Even in the down time, we are averaging well over 600 posts a day open forum and PM count. Alexa first noticed us last October and a month or so ago, we transitioned to below 100K worldwide on a three month average.

Larry

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: Kayjey] #243831
06/11/11 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Kayjey
Would like to enable uploads for my users, but I first want to have a 'quota' system, so users can upload images, but they 1/ get resized to what I find decent and 2/ they have an upload limit for a max. # of MB for all files uploaded. That would include a file manager to delete old uploads (+ tie it to the pruning system). Ideally they would be able to buy extra MB's. And even more ideally, the upload server could be a different server than the one running the board.

Second, a rating system for users where you can 'like' someone but not 'dislike'. With the stars system we had users playing the fool with friends giving each other bad ratings. That affected other users in thinking the low-rated guys were indeed idiots, rather than he victil of 'jokes'. Getting only positive ratings + indication of the number of ratings would mean a lot.

Apart from all the above, we do keep our forum simple. As standard in the code you always have the option for the 'book' or 'blank' icon. For every new release / update I have to change the code so the users can't turn our forum into a christmas tree, so we always do the 'blank' thingy and disable that choice. Might sound boring, but hey...


+1. I even had to disable the user-ratings, because I almost started a board-war, because people did not like being rated only one star....

Also the mass-upload feature is a good one, since it would make creating a big gallery, much easier.

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Another thing that would help is way improved use-ability. A lot of new users on my board, start asking questions on how to do things, because the UI is not as self-explanatory as it would be.

Too much buttons scattered all over the place without any clear logic. It is much better to put the buttons you use the most, on a logic place, and put the buttons that are used less-often in a menu/drop down that opens on hover, instead on clicking.

Also I would like a better skinning/template engine to be implemented. E.g. the one from b2evolution is open-source and very easy to use: https://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ub...ter_default_UBB_Threads_.html#Post206087


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243834
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I don't know nims..that looks so much like drupal it is scary.


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243837
06/11/11 09:56 AM
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I fail to see why all the complaining about the sidebars, islands, etc. Don't want to use them, don't, but many sites use them quite a bit, some they have become a very much needed part of their site. Now, if they were not able to be disabled I could then see the arguments, but to say they shouldn't even be included is ridiculous.


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243838
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One nice feature Simple Machines offers is the ability for the user to "show new replies" to any threads he has participated in. It's a nice way to check-in each time you come on a forum you participate in.

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: GregK] #243841
06/11/11 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by GregK
I fail to see why all the complaining about the sidebars, islands, etc. Don't want to use them, don't, but many sites use them quite a bit, some they have become a very much needed part of their site. Now, if they were not able to be disabled I could then see the arguments, but to say they shouldn't even be included is ridiculous.


Completely agree

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243845
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I personally would like to see in ver 7:

~ A bridge to free gallery implementation such as coppermine

~ A better way to implement UBB threads into websites, maybe there could be a few templates or tables to help add headers, sidebars, and footers around the forum.

~ A built in poster column such as in version 6 (classic)

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243847
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I like it. Looking for replies in a long thread can be a bear sometimes.

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243854
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An integrated chat room. Something simple similar to the FlashChat script I use perhaps with simple features like text color, text size and Smilies.


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243855
06/12/11 01:31 AM
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I think a chat service would be a large item that not many people would partake in... Which would require a lot of work to maintain in the core code


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243865
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How about giving admins the option of switching a particular post into a browser's viewport. So when it comes to editing a post the admin is given the option of entering a URL and the web page is rendered within that particular post, with the remaining posts maintaining their normal behavior.

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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: Gizmo] #243866
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Originally Posted by Gizmo
I think a chat service would be a large item that not many people would partake in... Which would require a lot of work to maintain in the core code


I'm with Giz on this one. I've tried chat rooms and they were all largely ignored. The only time I could see them as being needed was if you had numerous people on at one time that knew each other. But, I know I'll not use one again.


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: Gizmo] #243867
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Originally Posted by Gizmo
I think a chat service would be a large item that not many people would partake in... Which would require a lot of work to maintain in the core code


Granted, but my chat room gets some use but not much. Integrating FlashChat works very well for me so no biggie. Just thought I would throw it up there.

Here's a silly question (since I know nothing about software or UBB code) how much of a stretch is it between a "Shout Box" and a chat room? I am sure there is a big difference but couldn't a shout box be modified to behave like a chat?


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243868
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FordDoctor I use gizmo's chat integrated into my forum boards. It is the pjirc script and it integrates well into my forums. I run my own IRC server/sevices (because I am paranoid of using big name IRC's etc) and it works great as a customer support channel. As for integrating it in as a need to turn on or turn off I agree with Gizmo, it really depends on your individual usage. There are other ways to get the same thing (i.e. your flash chat or even the naked shoutbox).

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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: FordDoctor] #243874
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Originally Posted by FordDoctor
Here's a silly question (since I know nothing about software or UBB code) how much of a stretch is it between a "Shout Box" and a chat room? I am sure there is a big difference but couldn't a shout box be modified to behave like a chat?
Well, you could raise the "post limit" so it wouldn't purge old messages so fast (i think it's hardcoded at like 25)


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243879
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I think it would be great for the community if there was a more detailed Administration Guide and User Manual.
Perhaps, once things are a bit more settled, Admin Sections etc could be broken into parts and we could contribute our experiences and procedures that worked for us to create really comprehensive Manuals. That would take certainly free up some time for the support experts.
Just an idea.

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243880
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Rick talked to me at one point about getting a wiki in place here on UBBCentral for v8; I'm hoping that's still the case...


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243885
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High on my wishlist is full UTF8-support (I can give a list of places where fixes are needed on request, possibly even patches).

Also the start of an integration API would be nice. Login/Logout and create user at least. It would it much easier to integrate with other software.


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Originally Posted by UBBSystems

.....v8 is need quiet a bit of work, and bringing new features and fixes to the current software is in the best interest of everyone at this point.

........

thanks!

Brooks


Welcome on board Brook.

For me, rather than new features, what interested me was for the user to have maximum flexibility in terms of changing the user interface look and feel, and as I understand that that was one of the main idea behind v8 - I sincerely hope that v8 is not simply shelved, can you please Brook, confirm that work on v8 will happen in parallel and that it want be just shelved - thanks and wish you all the best.

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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: Gardener] #243889
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Originally Posted by Gardener
High on my wishlist is full UTF8-support (I can give a list of places where fixes are needed on request, possibly even patches).
Agree completely; in fact, post what you feel would be needed, and I'll pester wink.



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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243899
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Here is my one and only request:

Allow users to post images in any forum - just like a gallery forum. When my users load a photo into the general photo gallery, they inevitably start discussing it in the gallery - instead of in the appropriate sub-forum. Or, if they do post the pictures in the gallery and paste the link into the correct thread, somebody else comments on the original photo, and then you've got two parallel discussions.

Thank you,
Evan

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243909
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Just fix the Bugs . . .

1) Who's on line island does not show recent only A-Z mix and ive had that for years. . . https://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ub..._4_2_Who_s_Online_Island.html#Post232967

2) RSS Feeds i think they need a look at, as i'm getting mixed forums where it shouldn't be. (output).
3) Removing a moderator you have to (i have to) use the CTRL + Select there forums from there profile. The Moderators list add remove per forum does not work. (Moderator Settings Page).
4) If i modify a users profile via the control panel as admin, and use the update member. They loose any custom title images. And i have to ask them to visit there profile and enable them again.
5) Moving threads that are sticky under inline moderation looses them. ( I think its removing there stickyness when moved).
6) You can move a Post into a gallery forum but you cant get rid of it. Its stuck. https://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ub...2_Moved_a_Normal_Topic_i.html#Post235049


Would like to see :
Notify a post ALL IN ONE PLACE not emails only.
image placement in a post.
multiple uploads at a time

Apart from that its pretty neat smile

Good Luck rick and hi to the new owner smile


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: Mark S] #243911
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Originally Posted by Mark S
Just fix the Bugs . . .

2) RSS Feeds i think they need a look at.


There is also a bug in the path to the Graemlins on the RSS feeds.


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Hi Mark. Where ya been?


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243913
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One suggestion that occurred to me.

I'd like to see the Tweet button shorten the URL through bit.ly versus the standard t.co shortener so that I have better tracking. This would require using the bit.ly API and I'm guessing you would have to have a field for the individuals API key.


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Would agree on RSS feeds. Updates to them do not happen as scheduled.

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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: cascadeclimbers] #243918
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Originally Posted by cascadeclimbers
I'd like to see the Tweet button shorten the URL through bit.ly versus the standard t.co shortener so that I have better tracking. This would require using the bit.ly API and I'm guessing you would have to have a field for the individuals API key.
I actually like this idea fyi; I'd like to see an "API Keys" section of the CP eventually (to keep things tidy) so we can work on expanding things with plugins which would need api keys.


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: David Dreezer] #243957
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Originally Posted by David Dreezer
I want a Ruben-bot for Ruben smile

Anytime someone asks a question that has been answered over and over again the Ruben bot searches the database for similar questions and displays links for possible answers.



Oooooh! I like this ... I might call it something other than Ruben wink ... but I like this a lot!

~Sue <-- deals with way too many repeat questions!

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I am coming into this late, but have been using UBB since 2001, as well my forum currently has 54,100+ members. I have invested a lot in UBB to add features and fixes that are not currently available. (Thanks Gizmo)

My forum brings in a fair amount of income, enough to live off of, so monetization is important to me. Whether that means the custom ad spaces I have installed or the subscription side of things, this is part of keeping my forum viable. So I want to see a more robust subscription service one with more controls on how I can manage the payments. Unfortunately in my world Pay Pal is a problem. Many of my members will simply not use Pay Pal as well Pay Pal would not all me to expand because my focus is not supported by them. So the ability to drop in something like Authorize.net for payments would be great. I would like to make this as seamless as possible. Being able to handle my commercial vendors through the site's payment process would be great, but needs to be more robust. If they want to sign up to be a commercial vendor, they can do it through Subscribe but not everyone will use Pay Pal.

The Mobile platform support is a must, believe me, a month doesn't go by I don't look at other forum offerings that handle mobile viewing better. I consider taking the plunge and moving over too often because of the delays here. Incremental updates are fine, especially if they address the features and needs that keep my forum popular, but they have to happen.

The email suggestions are great, I use iContact right now because the UBB email system is just plain weak. If I can eliminate that expense and be able to stay in contact with all my users, and not just an affordable 15,000, that helps a lot. it's about giving people a single stop. My members are extremely loyal, we have done surveys and they spend days on the site, not just hours. If they can manage more though the site, like messaging and emails, the better for me. So a more robust email system would be great.

With that, the Shout Box is huge for a lot of my members, they love it. But lately the shout box is going in and out, not working randomly and no one seems to have an answer, other than the usually browser issues. These browser issues have to be addressed. Everyday I have to tell people their log in stopped working because of IE, so try Firefox or Chrome because the glitches in IE are outta my control. That is my number one issue... inconsistency in the platform with IE. Someone can log on today, not tomorrow, switch browsers they are back on. Unacceptable.

I would much rather more business based features being available because smiley faces don't pay the bills. Keeping people engaged, logged in and stable does. In my case, content is easy, so, I need people staying on the site and not being kicked off. Subscriptions work, so now I need to expand the control and options for managing them. Same with the ads. If i can add more revenue, I am more likely to stick around, but if another forum software is adding more revenue based features, at some point, even after 10 years of investment in UBB, it might be time to jump ship.

I have paid outside developers to combine my WP Database with UBB, as well I have added social logins, this stuff should be available natively, and not require a year's hosting to get it off the ground. UBB needs to be play better with these things, like Tapatalk which I get an email about every other week. I would just like to see UBB is moving forward in a direction that helps, and not just smiles. People really like the navigation and clean feel of UBB, so putting this stuff in the CP would be awesome.

Thanks,

EL,
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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243961
06/19/11 03:06 PM
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Makes me smile to see everyone thank me randomly :x... Don't worry though, eventhough I have an account with several of the "other products" I still plan to be around here as it's my first love (as far as software love goes).



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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243965
06/19/11 05:10 PM
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you deserve the kudos bro

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: Chosen] #243973
06/20/11 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Chosen
The most important thing to me is the API.


Agreed!

No matter what you'll implement in the future , remember to API-ize everything .
When you read a lot of features proposed in this thread , please think "Can it be designed into API and implemented by others ?" first.
If the feature request is not so imperative , please leave it in API . The architecture re-design is the most important of all !

These APIs may include types of grabbing-info or event-notifying .
Such as 'getting-latest-user' or 'notify-user-post'
And , remember , these API should be language-neutral. That is , HTTP-based . (RESTful , please !)

2nd thing : cache everything ! Please incorporate memcached !

3rd : DB normalization ! There are some db-design problems in the current version.
for example : USER_IGNORE_LIST should be split from ubbt_USER_PROFILE

Dig deeper and you'll find more...


Best Regards.



English is not my native language.
I try my best to express my thought precisely.
I hope you understand what I mean.
If any misunderstanding results from culture gaps , I apologize first.
Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243981
06/20/11 02:24 PM
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As it's a non-standard module (PECL module in fact) I'd advise against memcached as not all users should expect it to be installed on any server.


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243982
06/20/11 02:56 PM
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FYI : http://pecl.php.net/package/memcached
BTW , memcached server is not written in PHP . In fact , it seems no cache server is implemented in PHP. Cache server behaves as a standalone process in the system, which is almost impossible to write in PHP code.
PECL only provides a client library to connect to memcached server.

Anyway , no matter what cache solution being incorporated , please just add one cache layer atop the db layer.

No matter memcached or other solutions are OK. Please just don't directly call DB in each request.

If no caching server specified in the config , then call DB directly.



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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243986
06/20/11 08:41 PM
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Great suggestions, we will be bringing it all together with Gizmo and Sirdude to setup a plan for a 7.6 release.....

RE: memcache, We've written other solutions that check for the presence of a memcache install and use it if available...


Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243990
06/21/11 08:38 AM
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In my opinion, the bug that keeps those using IE from logging in needs to be fixed or the software is useless. Be it an IE bug or UBB bug, there needs to be a fix so people can log in. This apparently has been around for a while and got much worse with IE 8 and 9. I can't login here at all from the office and I get emails weekly from users who can't log in.

I have to login via photopost on my personal forum, so I know it can be done.


- Allen
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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #243993
06/21/11 11:50 AM
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We had a problem with logins and Rick did something that seemed to have fixed it.

Larry
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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #244013
06/22/11 09:39 AM
06/22/11 09:39 AM
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I had SirDude add Image upload on my forum. Works really well thanks SD.

Mobile format.

There were so many good suggestions.


Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #244143
07/05/11 03:52 PM
07/05/11 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by UBBSystems
Great suggestions, we will be bringing it all together with Gizmo and Sirdude to setup a plan for a 7.6 release.....

RE: memcache, We've written other solutions that check for the presence of a memcache install and use it if available...


Posted on 06/20/2011.
Any updates?


Blue Man Group


There is no such thing as stupid questions. Just stupid answers
Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #244146
07/05/11 08:10 PM
07/05/11 08:10 PM
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I would like the ability for users who register on my forum to also be registered on Worpress at the same time.

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: Stephen G] #244149
07/06/11 12:35 AM
07/06/11 12:35 AM
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Colorado via Texas
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Originally Posted by SGHB1138
I would like the ability for users who register on my forum to also be registered on Worpress at the same time.


I had an outside company do this, it required losing one database to combine the two, so I ditched the WP database and now it is linked with UBB. It wasn't easy, and took a bit of time to work out, but now I have a combined database. There was no smooth transition that is for sure. But since I have 50k+ members in UBB and only 5k in WP, I opted to sacrifice them.

Now you can use your UBB log on with WP but you still have to log in separately.

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #244150
07/06/11 11:54 AM
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Right.

I think what I may do is just let 'em register on UBB and then give 'em the same log-in info in WP if they wish to be added.

smile

Thanks for the response.

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #244158
07/07/11 10:23 PM
07/07/11 10:23 PM
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Aberdeen, WA
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Very simple feature that I would REALLY like:

Prev and Next buttons in Photo Galleries.
When a photo gallery post contains more that a screen worth of thumbnails you can't choose the next photo unless you scroll down, and then scroll back up to see it - very cumbersome.
A simple Prev and Next buttom would do the trick nicely!

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #244159
07/07/11 11:45 PM
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I would love to see the gallery updated, more specifically I'd love to see it use something like Lightbox (Example Here (click on an image)).


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #244196
07/11/11 07:52 PM
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I would love for the photo gallery to be updated and include the features of SirDude's app. I especially need the gallery to be able to self update by calendar date when displayed as an island. I also like the multiple photo upload selection as in IP Board forum software, where many photos can be selected and uploaded at once.

I am also in favor of Android and IOS users being able to post photos, which is currently not available.

I would also like to see an Admin area with some built in "security" features such as:

1. The ability to see exactly what a member's activities have been on the board. What they have been reading within a specific time period.

2. From time to time, we get known troublemaker members, attempting to resignup, and members sharing their accounts, and members with login info that has been compromised, and THEY usually don't know it (neither do we). If there were an interface in control panel, or a plug in, it would help with those issues. There is a similar feature built in, which tracks members logging in from the same IP, this would track members signing in from MULTIPLE IPs, with possible the added feature of letting us know if they could have traveled that far (to the geographical location of the IP) in the time span of the logins.

And lastly, a column with the posters name instead of it being underneath the thread title.

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #244210
07/14/11 11:09 AM
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My one suggestion that has always been most important to me is in the following post:

https://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ub...ion_of_Locked_Closed_thr.html#Post219858

For the sake of saving a click, it's basically as follows:

Quote:
I think it would be great if there was more inclusion of the OPEN/CLOSED status of threads.

Example locations for this would be on the advanced search page, and in the Display Options for postlist (a check for "hide locked topics", etc.)

Should be easily accomplished by adding a ubbt_topics.TOPIC_STATUS = 'O' to the WHERE clauses in the queries (with board-specific appropriate prefix, of course.... just provided for examples sake.)

It would a great way to only search and view topics that can still be participated in while not getting topics that are locked/closed.


Every time I upgrade, I have to re-inject my custom code kludges. I would be overjoyed it this were to make it (back?) into a future version.

Thanks,
Tim



UBB Since November 07, 2000.
Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #244414
07/21/11 12:54 PM
07/21/11 12:54 PM
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Colorado via Texas
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Hey just a thought,

If we ban someone, even temporarily it would be nice if there was something to say they were banned that was visible to the entire board.

People get banned and they someone will always show up and try to reply to them expecting an answer, meanwhile they are banned.

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #244579
07/27/11 09:20 AM
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spam post cleanup

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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #244652
07/31/11 12:04 AM
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It is sad that v8 has to wait but I agree with the lot when a slow and steady path is the way to get a quality product released.

I'm glad the staff keep the public so up to date unlike other forum software sites. They could learn a thing or two.


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Cowards taste death only once, but heroes live forever. ~William Shakespeare
Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #244783
08/04/11 04:22 PM
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hey, howsit goin. love hearing about the mobile stuffs. considering the majority of my checkins are via iphone now, it'd make life a heckuva lot simpler smile

one question that i honestly have no idea how to search for if it's already been discussed...

my forum (rkmbs.com) is ginormous. i loathe the mere thought of pruning posts, despite running it for about 11 years now. i was told once by ... maybe sirdude? AA? that the database grows exponentially, because every post is actually saved twice: once as an editable post and once as an archive. something like that, anyway.

my question, assuming any of the above is correct... is there a way planned in 7.6 (or maybe 8.0) to address that? perhaps an admin tool that would allow admins to "commit" posts by date. in other words, if i have a single thread that spans 5 years, i could "close" the beginning of the thread so that it is no longer editable, but still allow newer posts and future replies the privelage.

again, not that my concern is in the ability to edit -- i just want to find ways to decrease the mysql database size (even compressed i'm over 200MB) without losing discussions.

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #244784
08/04/11 04:29 PM
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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #244793
08/04/11 06:11 PM
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One more suggestion:

Display [censored] words in the post preview so users have the opportunity to reword their post.

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #244859
08/09/11 03:58 PM
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1) Fix for the IE "can't stay logged-in" error.

2) URLs that contain a tilde do not auto-link.

3) Archiving.

4) Move the breadcrumb trail and make smaller.

Most of the other custom features SirDude has already implemented on our forums would be helpful to others. We're getting ready to redo the header as a mega-menu instead of individual links. http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/forum_summary.html



Last edited by guod; 08/09/11 04:09 PM. Reason: added more to the request list

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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #244861
08/09/11 04:45 PM
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URLs should pass through urlencode then any valid characters would get picked up


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #244868
08/10/11 09:51 AM
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it's the bbcode.inc.php parser's regex ( 2 of em ) that need changing for #2

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #244963
08/16/11 07:13 PM
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Hi SirDude. This might be a silly question, but is there a projected feature list for 7.6? I have looked but it's hiding I think.

I've been a loyal supporter of UBB for many years, but if it doesn't make provisions for mobile real soon, my users will jump ship. I'm pretty desperate for this one feature and would even take a mod if someone has done one.

I'm also with Giz regarding user profiles - they really need some work. And blogs.

But my most immediate need is mobile. And a feature list. smile

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #244965
08/16/11 08:47 PM
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Yeah, at least the user home in classic was like a biography on the user... on here it's just wasted space...


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: Rose] #245592
09/20/11 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Rose
Hi SirDude. This might be a silly question, but is there a projected feature list for 7.6? I have looked but it's hiding I think.

I've been a loyal supporter of UBB for many years, but if it doesn't make provisions for mobile real soon, my users will jump ship. I'm pretty desperate for this one feature and would even take a mod if someone has done one.

I'm also with Giz regarding user profiles - they really need some work. And blogs.

But my most immediate need is mobile. And a feature list. smile


Anyone? smile


Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #245596
09/20/11 10:39 PM
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yah.. read my 7.6 thread here

those are thing being put into it smile

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #245598
09/21/11 08:42 AM
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Anything in regards to spam? Not sure if a captcha or trivia question @ registration would solve our issue, but our forum has recently been getting hit hard with spam registration/posts...


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: Chevy454] #245599
09/21/11 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Chevy454
Anything in regards to spam? Not sure if a captcha or trivia question @ registration would solve our issue, but our forum has recently been getting hit hard with spam registration/posts...


You can turn on captcha in registration currently. There is a mod over at ubbdev https://www.ubbdev.com/forums/ubbthr...0Forum%20Spam%20Integrat.html#Post318736 for stop forum spam as well that works great

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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #245777
09/23/11 06:54 AM
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it is now between 6-8 weeks.


Looking for a ETA date... please..


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #246111
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any update at all?


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #246112
09/30/11 02:51 PM
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we're delayed right now with the latest issues that came up

also, we are going to add some more security checks in the standard stock code.

when things settle down with the latest patch cycle and upgrades, then i will be more definitive.

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #246152
10/02/11 08:47 PM
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I appreciate the need that some people have for NEW features, such as accessing their Forum via a handheld device... but GADS ZOOKS -- I just want some of the CURRENT features to work as they should. frown

Can you spell S-E-A-R-C-H-?

I read the thread that listed the upgraded "search" features and they sound great! Exactly what we've waited 2 (maybe 3?) years for.

I would vote for an immediate upgrade which "fixes" existing features and hold off on any new features for a follow-on release. Just my .02 representing my 9,000 users.


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: Bill B] #246153
10/03/11 02:52 PM
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Well I tend to agree that the search feature needs a lot of attention.
I for one use it to the extreme.
And I have patiently waited for it to be addressed as well.
The current security hole found has taken precedence over all bug fixes or enhancements.
It is a big security risk. And needs to be addressed immediately.

What good is a bug fix or enhancement if some jerk found a way to destroy your forum.

I just hope the delay is a minor one. And we move on soon.



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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: Ruben] #246187
10/03/11 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Ruben
What good is a bug fix or enhancement if some jerk found a way to destroy your forum.
+1


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #246198
10/04/11 09:54 AM
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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #246361
10/17/11 07:45 PM
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are we there yet?
are we there yet?
are we there yet?

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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #246367
10/18/11 09:07 AM
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Just a little further

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #246368
10/18/11 09:12 AM
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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #246506
10/29/11 06:35 PM
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am still feeling..... Left Behind...


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #246507
10/29/11 08:44 PM
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I know the reasoning behind the lack of updates (the security patches, having to go file by file, line by line ensuring everything is in order, having to patch client sites, etc) though I really am with you all, I'm a creature that needs to know how things are progressing, even if smoke is just being blown up my keister...


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #246508
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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #246512
10/31/11 10:30 PM
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Question: Is version 8 finished yet?

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: ShiftKnowledge] #246513
10/31/11 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by ShiftKnowledge
Question: Is version 8 finished yet?
Well, 7.6 is on the road map well before v8; and since it hasn't been delivered yet due to the huge security issues covered by the latest patch (as well as patching client sites), short answer "no".


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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #246521
11/02/11 10:16 AM
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So who knows why the V8 change log and all of the other threads dealing with discussing V8 have been moved to an inaccessible location?

State of V8 discussion --> http://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/237941.html#Post237941

A V8 Update discussion --> http://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/240505.html#Post240505

Version 8 Change log --> http://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/226752

An Update on Version 8 --> http://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/226753

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #246524
11/02/11 01:13 PM
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I am guessing since v8 was put on hold and 7.6 is what is being worked on that's why they were removed, this way 7.6 is the focus.

Maybe they have noted changes to some of the implementations for v8 Rick wrote and those posts would no longer apply. We will have to see what Brooks says, I can only guess.

Last edited by gliderdad; 11/02/11 01:14 PM.
Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: usrbingeek] #250797
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Hey Brooks,

When can we see a release for UBB threads version 8?

Yours truly,

ShiftKnowledge

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #250799
11/05/12 04:38 AM
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Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #253459
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I appreciate the need that some people have for NEW features, such as accessing their Forum via a handheld device... but GADS ZOOKS -- I just want some of the CURRENT features to work as they should. frown

Can you spell S-E-A-R-C-H-?

I read the thread that listed the upgraded "search" features and they sound great! Exactly what we've waited 2 (maybe 3?) years for.

I would vote for an immediate upgrade which "fixes" existing features and hold off on any new features for a follow-on release. Just my .02 representing my 9,000 users.

Re: Who is UBBSystems and version 7.6 [Re: UBBSystems] #254046
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Randarand,

I agree! I am just happy to sense perhaps this software is still alive and viable going forward. I have 20K users and have been using the software since 2000, but would have a lot more if it was up to date with every other site and board out there. I was shocked to see an actual change here. I look forward to hearing about anything positive going forward.


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