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What do you think about control panels?
What do you think about control panels? Do you prefer to use them instead of using the command line? 
I think they're just a waste of resources but I think people who can't handle managing their own server should buy hosting with it included or hire a sysAdmin to handle it for them, especially if the websites hosted on that server are business/commercial websites. 
So what do you think about control panels? 
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Is bad publicity still 'good' publicity?
It's an age old question in the marketing realm, is even getting bad publicity about your website still publicity that you'd want as long it brings people towards your site? For me, controversy does sell, of course it depends on the scale of things but if I hear something is going down you better know that I am heading over to that place to see for myself. Of course, across the internet, rumours can just spread at the click of a button and with fake news being all the more prevalent, I think it is quite prudent of us to head to places ourselves and form our own opinion on things.


 
What do you think?
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Is Windows 10 really as horrible as they say?
I've heard a lot and I mean A LOT of negative talk about Windows 10. 
Of course, this was way back when Microsoft first released the operating system. I think they also made it free for a limited time if people upgraded to it. I remember some comments saying it was a trap and that you'd have to pay or something but I can't remember the details. 
Going back on topic, is Windows 10 really as horrible as people try to make it out to be? Was it bad when it launched and has improved as of today? 
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Remotely Hosted Forums
There are a number of remotely hosted forum services out there; for those of you who use them, which service do you generally use?
 
Even though they don't normally offer downloads of the database (downloadable databases are part of the paid brand free version), I prefer to use ProBoards. They come prepacked with most of the things that I like preboxed into a new forum anyways, like anti-spam abilities, abilities to track pageviews and other things.
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Addons you use on forum startup
What addons do you use on the creation of a phpBB forum? Could be your basic addons, or things you use by default, regardless of style and forum genre.
 
For the forums I host using phpBB, I use the following:
Simple Mentions - https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/simple_mentions/ User Recent Activity - https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/user_recent_activity/ Stop Forum Spam - https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/phpbb_3.1_stop_forum_spam/ Post Count Requirements - https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/post_count_requirements/ Application Form - https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/application_form/ Advanced BBCode Box 3 - https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/advanced_bbcode_box/ phpBB Media Embed Plugin - https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/mediaembed/ Topic Preview - https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/topicpreview/ Advertisement Management - https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/ads/ Auto Groups - https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/auto_groups/ Akismet Anti-Spam - https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/akismet/ Post Numbers - https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/post_numbers/ Paypal Donation - https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/paypal_donation_extension/
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Bringing out the BanHammer
I'm sure we're all the quickest shot in the West when it comes to throwing down the hammer at those annoying robotic spammers trying to peddle whatever pill is the latest fad, how are you when it comes to your actual members and those within your community?
I feel it is important to take it on a case-by-case basis as each circumstance can be different and produce different outcomes. I may have a member who was always in good stead but is simply just having a bad day and lashing out at other members and causing some issues. Do I ban them straight away in this instance or do I talk to them, give them a warning and send them on their way? It can all depend in my eyes.
What about you? How itchy is your ban hammer?
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Become a partner of Ingramer Instagram promotion bot!
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Let’s calculate together!
The Partner gets 30% of every payment, that was made by the client, who has registered via the affiliate link. A simple example: the most popular module costs $34. If you attract 100 new users, you will get $1020 per month!
 
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How does it work?
Are you ready to take a look at the real example?
 
Take a look at the real personal affiliate dashboard:
Clicks is a number of leads, that followed your affiliate link;
Registrations is a number of people, who have registered on Ingramer;
Accounts is a number of Instagram accounts, that has been added to the system;
Memberships is a number of accounts, that have paid for trial or any other period of Ingramer use;
Charges is a number of payments, that has been made to Ingramer;
Revenue is your profit, your earnings, and your money!
 
 
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Ingramer enables targeting by hashtags that your TA uses, by the location which it points and the list of usernames that you make (that can be your competitors, for instance). Moreover, you have a possibility to add certain hashtags, locations, and usernames to the blacklist so that Ingramer not to target its actions toward such accs.
 
Ingramer has advanced filters for more precise targeting. These are the language filter, the gender filter, the timezone filter.
 
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I have worked with symfony for a long while now and love this framework to get kick started with my projects, though i know some developers think it might be a bit of a steep learning curve, myself i get on well with it and still yes learning some of the framework i have not touched on yet but overall developments and creations are a breeze and very stable. compared to other frameworks i feel so comfortable in this one.
What are your thoughts on symfony and what do you love or dislike about it.
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Anyone done or consider a hosting biz?
I'd rather avoid it - as two of my attempts were flops!   Anyway, a better option for me is "a hosting marketplace".  That's do-able.  All it takes is a lot of verifiable real traffic.
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What's your opinion about GDPR?
GDPR sure received a lot of uproar when it became a thing. I'm not really a fan of Europe laws and I'm glad I don't live there. 
If you don't know what GDPR is:
Source: Wikipedia.
I've heard how some trolls used this to hit forums, saying how they are GDPR experts and demanded stuff from forum owners. 
Of course, I'm going to comply but to a degree.
I wouldn't let them take advantage and listen to their demand to delete all content they have posted on a forum/website I own. If they have their real first and last name, I would of course remove that. I would tweak my terms to ban posting personal information such as phone number, address, etc. Then there are the other minor things like privacy policy, cookie notice etc. 
So yeah, what's your opinion about GDPR and what are you doing on your website(s) regarding it? 
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How would you ''close" your site?
There may has been a time at some point in your website life that you've had to make a decision to shut down a project. Be it your blog, a forum or a website you were looking to get off the ground. For me, I've had to do that many times and admit defeat in my relentless pursuit of website joy. However, when you've had a community use your site, post and create content, how do you manage that stage of shutting it down for good?
 
Do you take a look at redirecting your forum to another which might offer them the same vibe/information they got from your site? Would you let people know that you're shutting up shop? Perhaps if you're so inclined, you may want to offer certain members the chance to take the website on and continue what you started. For me, I always at least let people know what I was doing and gave them an idea of places they could go to continue their forum journey. It just felt the right thing to do.
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What's your opinion about GDPR?
GDPR sure received a lot of uproar when it became a thing. I'm not really a fan of Europe laws and I'm glad I don't live there. 
If you don't know what GDPR is:
Source: Wikipedia.
I've heard how some trolls used this to hit forums, saying how they are GDPR experts and demanded stuff from forum owners. 
Of course, I'm going to comply but to a degree.
I wouldn't let them take advantage and listen to their demand to delete all content they have posted on a forum/website I own. If they have their real first and last name, I would of course remove that. I would tweak my terms to ban posting personal information such as phone number, address, etc. Then there are the other minor things like privacy policy, cookie notice etc. 
So yeah, what's your opinion about GDPR and what are you doing on your website(s) regarding it? 
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How quick can you get your site ready for launch?
For me, the actual process of acquiring my domain, hosting and installing all the software I may want is a relatively simple and quick process to get under my belt. However, when I tend to launch a site I like to go in with a stack of content ready to hit the ground running and hopefully entice people into my site. Last time I launched something like this I had about three weeks of content prepped and ready to go. Alongside all the research, time to write and make sure everything was good and ready, that probably took me a month or two.
 
What about you? How quickly can you get set up?
 
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What are the leading social networking site scripts today?
I've seen blogging software. 
I've seen software to make websites. 
I've seen forum software. 
 
One thing that goes under my radar (or it's probably just not really popular) is social networking website scripts. Do they even exists? Because it surely doesn't feel like they do. It most likely is just me though.
What are some of the leading social networking site scripts available? Free or paid, it doesn't matter. I just want to know about the leading options. 
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Which Billing Systems do you use?
I have had many years looking into different billing systems out their in the world today some which are attached to other big software such as ERPs but standalone ones which have you come across and used, does it work well or have you custom coded your own billing system,
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What is your opinion of Python?
I have worked in python quite a bit and find its a very powerful language, what do you prefer about it over other languages, do you prefer the ease of how easy it is to learn or that now the future has come with AI (Artificial Intelligence), Most AI's are now coded upon the python coding language is this something you in the future will be looking into.
 
My preferred language is PHP but i also find i do enjoy python as it is an old language but still remains very powerful,
 
What do you think and is it a language you will use or are you currently using it, If you are what is you experiences with python and an insight on how you use it and does it work well.
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Have you used ModX before?
I have used ModX in the past and i feel its a very different Content Management System other known as a CMF (Content Management Framework), for me it does give the freedom to play around and get the pages and content how i like it, i do feel to get extra features in with the add-ons some are simple but other are quite complex to work with.
 
Looking to see who else uses modx and  how you find it with any past or current developments, was it a challenge or was it a breeze and did you have plenty of coffee to get them developments to a live state.
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MySQL or MariaDB
I noticed most people now are moving to MariaDB myself included as i fat it more stable and a lot faster than MySQL,  I know there is pro's and con's on both sides and i am curious to see out of all of us which do you use and why, what are the experiences you have faced while using one or the other, maybe even both.
 
 
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Odoo Vs other ERP systems
I find Odoo is a very strong ERP system and hold my vote with how many features it holds in my personal opinion the core system can get pricey if you wish to implement more user and core premium features, how do you compare it to other ERPs out there for example my second choice would be ERPNext as a simple and yet again very powerful ERP platform to handle most of the business or billing day to day tasks and projects.
 
What are your thoughts?
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Magento moving forward
I have come across many clients that use Magento and is a very powerful eCommerce system how do you view the system compared to other ones out there such as Prestashop, WooCommerce etc.
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Is this theme too weird?
https://www.musicbanter.com/reggae-ska/17520-outside-jamaica-country-embrace-reggae-most.html
I haven't seen light blue for the text area - but it seems to work, and be strikingly different!  Nonetheless, I doubt if many would want to copy this.  Would you?
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What's your favorite OS?
Got to say Windows 7 for everyday use. I haven't used 8 or 10 for too long so I don't have a decent opinion about either, but 7 has worked for me through thick and thin. 
I'm not really a fan of anything Mac, so that's out. 
What's your favorite OS? 
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Live Streaming Plugin (Our own simple plugin)
We as an team have discussed an live twitch stream broadcast system that involves using the IPB software, we discussed using the pages app and even a plugin that's design for anyone who views the site to also watch there favourite streamers. On behalf of my community site we have an twitch stream page (it's not an plugin) that's an simple made up with pages and classic twitch link. Me @Empire and @Alan have discussed regards making our own live stream plugin that's an actual plugin.
 
We are aware there is on live stream plugin for IPB but we are thinking more in terms of an simple basic and clean plugin that's low price and for most community who are looking for something that's low end as well as it has all the following options that you want.
 
This is an idea that I like to see it an go ahead but we are learning on how the twitch API works as we are aiming to do it that way.
 
Down to the box:
List of all streamers who are on Mixer or twitch. (aim is twitch) The stream itself with chat box social media promotion and share buttons  Submit your stream button with permissions for who can view or not view and also what groups can submit basic options like view stream full screen or open up the stream on twitch.   Rating! maybe but lets see! but option to pin and future steamers.  
If you guys are interested or have more ideas or able to help then comment below and more thumb-ups we get then maybe this will be going ahead    
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Wanting Something for Nothing
Well, this might sound like some kind of conservative slogan - but it's true.  In fact, a  lot of people go for the cheap - when the cheap/free won't do it!  
 
In fact, to make a really strong internet blog/forum (as in promotion), it would take $10,000 to $20,000.   Anyone agree?
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Are you getting tired of people using Wordpress?
Wordpress powers over 50% of websites on the Internet. I think news articles reported this before.
I've seen someone comment how they're tired of lazy webmasters/developers setting up wordpress, slapping on a theme and calling it George. He felt as if people should write up the code themselves and then publish their site without using a premade script found on the web.
How do you feel about this? Are you tired of seeing Wordpress powered sites on the Internet? 
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