Then there are more things that are essential for those moving over from vbulletin:Alfa1 said:I think its important to see that many of these functions are so essential that they need to be in the core.
I can't imagine running a big board or even a medium size board without:
- edit thread title
- email rollback
- forum sorting
- post cache
- post edit history
- thread edit history
- user change log
- user name change
And I would certainly want the following functions, before migrating to XF:
- user notes
- watch forums
- best answer
- best thread
- better editor
I use IPS and I have to agree here. A LOT of things on the admin side are counter-intuitive and their documentation is vague and to say it's disorganized would be an understatement.Yes, same here. But I encountered various issues with ips as well. After a year of daily use I still can't get used to ips as various things are counter intuitive. I'm afraid that my users will have the same experience. Seo is a major concern. So with ips I would need to rewrite a lot of front end templates and functionality. So far I did not get past numerous trials to import my database but its so buggy that I gave up for now.
I'm going to see what the future brings for ips 4 and xf.
Actually, IPS = IPS suite = community & e-commerce softwareIPS = company
IPB = forum software
Just a reminder since this comes up a lot...
As you have noted there is a change. Previously IPB was the core and the other products were apps. Now they are moving to a central core and IPB just being an addon/ app. IP.Board relates to the forum only.Actually, the company is IPS Inc. and their products (or apps, as they call them), are:
There is no "IPS suite" product currently - they just refer to all of their apps collectively as a "suite" or "community suite" on some of the pages. There will be an IPS Social Suite (IPSSS?) product in the future, but the standard abbreviation for the software has been IPB for many years now. Not IPS. They just started throwing the "suite" label in after IB came up with it for vBulletin.
So unless you're referring specifically to the usage of all of their "apps" in every post, it'd be less confusing to use the standard abbreviation IPB since the forums (IP.Board) are what's being discussed more than 90% of the time, after all.
And yea, I love details.