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Re: Announcing the release of Eve Community version 1.3.6.

cdub ·
This is a great addition! A couple of things I noticed: 1. The above mentions an option to turn on embeds in the control panel. I didn't see this - but I also noticed that embeds are now already on. Awesome. 2. Ads. It's great that you added this - but in terms of usability and revenue it should hopefully be tweaked. Perhaps there should be an option to put an ad at the top and at the bottom of the page, similar to how an ad looks currently at the bottom of the page when you turn it on. As...
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Re: Announcing the release of Eve Community version 1.3.6.

Jonmark Weber ·
Hello cdub, You should be able to find the setting to turn off embeds within the control panel at: CP -> Forums -> Master Settings -> Advanced within I believe the "Miscellaneous Settings" section. Should be the top option. We thought about it and decided that this setting should be a all or nothing type deal. Thanks for the recommendations with the Ads. Sounds like a great idea. Regarding the Login Widget. All customization should be done through the CSS. We provide VERY basic CSS...
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Re: Announcing the release of Eve Community version 1.3.6.

Dave Dreezer ·
Let's see... Video embeds: CP -> Forums -> Master Settings -> Advanced -> Miscellaneous Settings -> Enable Video Embed UBBCode Login Widget: Look for this month's newsletter for some basics, and a FAQ to be posted here with more detail. Ads: You can already put an ad on the top or bottom of the page via style settings, these are, as you accurately pointed out, between every X number of posts or forums. You are right, there are conditions where the ad may not appear. If you...
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Re: Announcing the release of Eve Community version 1.3.6.

cdub ·
Re the widget - is there a list of all the CSS classes? Can you change the size of the Avatar? I'll take a look at the source of the widget as you suggested as well. Re Dave and putting an ad on the top and bottom. Yes you can - but it is separate from the forum. The inline ads include the ads within the forum and (hopefully) make them more noticeable and attractive to visitors. The other problem I'm running into when figuring out how to use it is that Google Adsense only allows 3 ads to be...
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Re: Announcing the release of Eve Community version 1.3.6.

Dave Dreezer ·
You can change the size of the image, and the image itself. I'll have the FAQ posted in a little bit with the image and all of the CSS classes.
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Re: Announcing the release of Eve Community version 1.3.6.

cdub ·
What about the text it shows when you're not logged in? I'm trying to design the widget to fit 300 width and nothing is working well yet. Hopefully the FAQ will help.
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Re: Announcing the release of Eve Community version 1.3.6.

cdub ·
Nevermind - the text is a wordlet - found it. Thanks.
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Re: Announcing the release of Eve Community version 1.3.6.

Jonmark Weber ·
Hello cdub, I cant wait to see what you come up with, so please, link here to your site when you are done. If you have further questions about how to customize the features in this release could you put in question support tickets for them? I think that would help us keep this ticket clean and make it a bit easier for people who may have the same questions to get their answers as well. Thanks, Jonmark
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Re: Announcing the release of Eve Community version 1.3.6.

LanceOwners ·
Can you please explain further how to use the embed feature. I cant seem to make it work. On my forum when I click the filmstrip icon all that happens is flash tags drop in my message. On this support forum, when I click the filmstrip I get a popup window to fill in some information. My forum is http://lanceowners.infopop.cc/eve Thanks Eric Dye
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Re: Announcing the release of Eve Community version 1.3.6.

cdub ·
When you press the filmstrip icon you get some code that goes into your post that says something like [flash video] [/flash video] All you need to do it post your embed code inbetween those two pieces of code in your post.
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Re: Announcing the release of Eve Community version 1.3.6.

LanceOwners ·
When I post the youtube URL in between those code tags all it looks like in my post is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...&feature=related
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Re: Announcing the release of Eve Community version 1.3.6.

cdub ·
You don't put the URL - you put the embed code.
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Re: Announcing the release of Eve Community version 1.3.6.

Jonmark Weber ·
When you go to a youtube video, you will see a embed link below the video that when clicked shows a textbox preselected. If you copy that text and paste it between the flash video ubbcode tags the post should include the youtube video. I hope that helps, Jonmark
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Re: Announcing the release of Eve Community version 1.3.6.

Shaun ·
This is an offtopic post because when I click on "Post" I only get a totally white screen, so replying to a post is the only way I can see to post anything right now. I have a question about how to access my web control panel so how can I post a support ticket? thanks Shaun
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Re: Announcing the release of Eve Community version 1.3.6.

Bartek ·
Reference: I have a question about how to access my web control panel so how can I post a support ticket? To create a support ticket you have to check Private Topic: Only You And Company Staff Will Have Access To This Topic (at the very bottom, just above Post Now button) while creating a new topic.
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Re: Announcing the release of Eve Community version 1.3.6.

Ted O'Neill ·
Shaun has created a ticket, but just to clarify, you do not have to check the "Pivate Topic" box. You only need to do that if you want to keep your inquiry completely private. We look at all incoming topics and we'll mark them as xsupport tickets as necessary, whether they are private or not.
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Re: Crisis Communication Planning - Include your Online Community

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Re: 6 Key Questions to Answer Before Starting Your Online Community

Lori ·
Great article, Rosemary! I'd just add this: to 1. - No matter HOW you define success, your community must be visible in order to be successful. I've seen too many people hide their communities so that it takes a trail of breadcrumbs and a jungle machete to find it. to 2. - Completely agree that these are questions that are best answered before you start. We've seen a number of communities try to set up "premium features" on formerly-free features.
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Re: 6 Key Questions to Answer Before Starting Your Online Community

LittleOddMe ·
Excellent points and great thoughts to consider before starting an online community. An addition to 1: How do my forum users define success, and is this congruent with my definition? What is their baseline for success, and what factors will cause them to consider the community a failure?
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Re: 6 Key Questions to Answer Before Starting Your Online Community

Harold ·
I went to opposite approach. I purchased a UBB license from Infopop to give a few friends and I a new home and blindly jumped in with both feet. I can't thank you enough for giving a complimentary license to Leo Laporte. That was my intro to the world of Social Strata.
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Re: 6 Key Questions to Answer Before Starting Your Online Community

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Thanks all for the excellent additions to the list! LOM great one! If you're going to throw a great party, you want to focus more on the comfort of your guests than yourself, right? Harold, we've always been big fans of Leo. It's cool to hear that something we did a long time ago has rippled through the years And we've definitely benefited from having you around too!
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Re: Crisis Communication Planning - Include your Online Community

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Re: How to take your first steps into an online community

James The Jovial Jester ·
Useful beginners tips Rosemary. I can relate a little of my own experience here if you don't mind. ( notice the compliment and the almost apologetic way of stepping in Groupee was the first Bloggers site I had ever joined with confidence. It was the newness of the Social network on offer that gave me a feeling of belonging. Prior to that I could not "break the ice" anywhere else. I think blogging is easier than joining a forum. Unless the forum is very specific in it's nature. In a blog you...
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Re: How to take your first steps into an online community

Rosemary O'Neill ·
LOL James you are a perfect example of how to do it! Thanks for adding your insights as well...you just never know who might be reading and need a little encouragement.
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Re: How to take your first steps into an online community

Rexi ·
Reference: James if people want to join in they can. I can't I thought I'd have a look at your blog, went to comment and it says I am not authorised
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Re: How to take your first steps into an online community

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Rexi, LiveCloud lets everyone restrict who can view and/or comment on their blogs...so James may have his commenting restricted.
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Re: Eve Community 1.3.6 hot fix to be released.

bill ny ·
Does it have to be the "actual link", or will a "relative path" work too? Actual link: http://www.socialstrata.com/images/socialstrata.ico Relative path: /images/socialstrata.ico If I already have mine inserted in the "Custom HTML" of the "Style Editor " Do I need to delete them too? BTW: Excellent addition to this platform!
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Re: Eve Community 1.3.6 hot fix to be released.

Dave Dreezer ·
Bill, I would lean toward the side of caution and go full URL with this. You can remove it from the the Custom HTML as it'll no longer be needed, but if you don't remove it there will be no harm done. The important thing is that by using the control panel setting the default social strata icon is removed from the header.
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Re: Eve Community 1.3.6 hot fix to be released.

neil ·
Thanks for adding this feature. Can the path be to an outside URL? Or does it have to be uploaded to our socialstrata website? (this should be clarified in your docs) Ideally, it would be any url.
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Re: Eve Community 1.3.6 hot fix to be released.

neil ·
Also, can the file be bmp or gif? Or must it be .ico ?? And... I've uploaded the file to rotation.org/favicon.ico and put the url in the control panel, but it's not appearing. Is there a lag time for your server on this? If so, that should be noted.
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Re: Eve Community 1.3.6 hot fix to be released.

Dave Dreezer ·
There is no lag time. A URL is a URL, it can point anywhere.
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Re: Eve Community 1.3.6 hot fix to be released.

Dave Dreezer ·
Your favicon is working for me, Neil. Your browser caching and old one maybe? AFAIK it does need to be an ico file, as the mime type that is set is type = "image/x-icon"
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Re: Eve Community 1.3.6 hot fix to be released.

neil ·
I'm using IE and have cleared the cache several times. Still not appearing. Various web reports about this issue seem to indicate that webpages need some extra code to force it with some browsers, including IE. Here's a guy's blog who used to work for Microsoft. He has an FAQ about how to deal with favicon issues. http://jeffcode.blogspot.com/2...-my-site-appear.html Oother people's fave icons are working in my IE browser. Loaded right up.
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Re: Don't be a social Frankenstein.

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Re: Your community members don't care about SEO, CRM, or ROI

Lhisa ·
Also read my post on the topic https://www.socialstrata.com/s...oop-la-etc-see-links
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Re: Old support forums for Eve Community

Steven ·
I too would like to see those forums set to read-only so that prior messages can be viewed.
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Re: Old support forums for Eve Community

cdub ·
Yes - I can't find some of the old solutions I need answers for.
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Re: What has changed in my Administrator Status

Rev. Bill Berry ·
Now I'm really confused! I just went in with my other computer to try to administrate the situation; and I could do the functions which I cannot do on this laptop. Why are my admistrator functions working on one computer and not on my other computer (my laptop, which I'm using for this message reply. wrb
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Re: What has changed in my Administrator Status

Lori ·
Hi, Bill: Is it possible that you have more than one user? I know that I have one with administrator permissions, and one without, so I can mimic the user experience if necessary. If that's not the issue, try logging out on the machine that doesn't recognize you, and logging back in. If that doesn't work, try clearing the browser cache.
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Re: What has changed in my Administrator Status

Jonmark Weber ·
Hello Bill, The issue with the other machine could also be a javascript issue. Meaning that the user may have administrative rights, but for some reason the computer you are on is not activating the tools through javascript (which is how we show and hide the tools). Could you try manually going to the control panel with the machine that does not think you are an admin, to see if the application also thinks you are not an admin? http://battleplanministries.org/eve/cp Cheers, Jonmark
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Re: What has changed in my Administrator Status

Former Member ·
Hey guys, I'm the other person with admin rights / permission for Battleplanministries.org. I just worked with Bill to resolve the issue with no positive results. Here is what we did: 1. Using Windows Expolore Browser, cleared temp files, and history. 2. Re-accessed the forums, I was able to post my own reply, edit that reply. Edit Bills post on a topic, also access the control panel. 3. Bill was only able to access the forum, he was able access the control panel and post a topic. He is not...
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Re: What has changed in my Administrator Status

Rev. Bill Berry ·
I thank my Co-Administrator and friend, Dave, for his help and for the two, obviously knowledgeable folks who've tried to help. It is very curious to me that the system recognizes my ID/password; and when I'm our Forum community - battleplanministries.org/eve - it allows me to pull up the control panel or to enter the Moderator's Forum, which says to me that the system recognizes me as an Administrator with Moderator Permissions. Yet, I cannot do what any forum member can do on my laptop ...
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Re: What has changed in my Administrator Status

April Leone ·
Hi Bill, Have you tried signing out and signing in again on the computer where this isn't working? April
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Re: What has changed in my Administrator Status

Rev. Bill Berry ·
April ... thanks for caring enough to provide a very good suggestion. Sometimes the best thing to do is the most obvious. But I did think of that; and I've also rebooted the laptop (where I'm having the problem) as well. What I can't figure out is why the system recognizes me as having Administrator permissions, because it lets me into the Control Panel (which only forum administrators can do); and then once in our Eve Community, it lets me into the Moderator Forum, which I established for...
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Re: What has changed in my Administrator Status

Jonmark Weber ·
Hello Bill, I seem to remember earlier in the thread you mentioned that you could do all of those things when you were signed in as the same user on a different machine? Is that correct? Before we really start digging into permissions I just want to make sure I have the full scope of this issue.
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Re: What has changed in my Administrator Status

Rev. Bill Berry ·
Yes, Jonmark, when I sign-in to our Eve Community on my Dell PC, I can do all the things which my Administrator permissions allow me ... [1] go to the Control Panel, [2]to manage members, [3] edit/delete posts (my own and others, and [4] to enter our Moderator's Forum (for our battleplanministries.org/eve community. However when I sign on (with the same email ID/password) on my Vaio Laptop, I can do 1, 2, and 4 above (and some other functions); but I can't enter the "Edit" icon or even open...
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Re: What has changed in my Administrator Status

Former Member ·
It should be noted that Bill, was able to complete any tasks he wanted to, using his laptop, up until this past week. Bill correct me if I'm wrong, but you didn't download or update any software on your laptop, prior to this issues start, correct.
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Re: What has changed in my Administrator Status

Jonmark Weber ·
Hey David and Bill, Finally, to confirm one more thing: David, you logged into your account on Bill's laptop and were able to do all of the things that bill is for some reason prevented from doing? Is that correct? Do the functions that you are prevented from doing even show up on the page, or are they missing entirely? If they do display do you get an error when trying to do them or something else?
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