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  1. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is the only second elected leader in the world to have a baby in office. Photo: ReutersWhen New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returns to parliament after becoming only the second elected leader in...
  2. Printed shirts are everywhere this season in all forms- stripes, checks, and florals. While we all may have that one printed shirt that we love, we don't essentially know how to style it or wear it on more than one occasion. But fear not, we are here to rescue you and bring in some fashion model-approved styling techniques. So, here are 7 Indian models who show you how to wear a printed shirt and own the day! 1. Checks Please! A great habit for self growth is making and breaking habits.ððð» #mrindia2015 A post shared by Akshay Jain (@akshayaj89) on Jan 8, 2016 at 5:13am PST Checks are a classic print and you just can't go wrong with them. Whether it is a casual outing or a day at work, checks can be worn on every occasion. Akshay Jain shows us how to wear it on a date night. Opt for a small check print and pair it with navy blue chinos and loafers. Complete the look with a belt, tinted sunglasses, and a watch to impress your date! 2. Polka Vibes Raymond Ready-To-Wear Summer'18 collection Brand - @raymond_the_complete_man @madhusdutta ðð Photographer - @prasadnaaik Model - @nitinchauhanofficial @rikeec Styling - @gautamkalraindia Hair & Make-Up - @brendondegee Production - @ikp.insta Post Production - @nitinchauhanofficial #NitinChauhan #Raymond #TheCompleteMan #DelSol #MensWear #ReadyToWear #GentlemensDiary #manbun #beard #power #grateful #gratitude #work #fashion #model #actor A post shared by Nitin Chauhan (नितिन à¤à¥à¤¹à¤¾à¤¨) (@nitinchauhanofficial) on Jul 11, 2018 at 3:13am PDT Polka dots- another classic print, but guys tend to stay away from it. We suggest you embrace them in a smaller size like Nitin Chauhan does. Paired with khaki pants and juttis/kolhapuris and a scarf around the neck, polka dot shirt are perfect if you want to give out street style vibes. 3. Denim Washes You talkin' to me?!! #instagram #instaphoto #potd #ootd #ootn #instafashion #mensfashion #teampixel A post shared by Vaibhav Talwar (@vaibhav.talwar) on Nov 29, 2017 at 11:44pm PST A denim shirt is undoubtedly every guy's go-to option. But why opt for a plain denim shirt when you can get printed ones. Acid wash denim was a rage at one point of time and guess what, they are back. Take a cue from model and Instagram influencer Vaibhav Talwar and wear them with a black washed out jeans and sneakers to work on a casual Friday. 4. Go Geometric Good Morning ! ⨠Have not been on Instagram for a while for some reason. I will reveal in my posts coming later. Insta fam has been my one of the strong reason to be positive and work hard irrespective of what life gives in return. I read my messages sometimes and wonder how impactful this platform could be. I thank all those who follow me and acknowledge my thoughts. Every year passing I realise how simple things get complicated, sometimes we know the answer but we frighten about the consequences. We wish to learn a lot but crib for certain things which are teaching the most challenging things to learn. I believe unless you do not show gratitude to life, to people and to your ownself for living and being blessed to be born however and where ever you are then you will always find something missing despite being successful. Let's share and love. And create positivity in your Aura. Have a great day. ! Be blessed and happy to all my family members â¤ï¸ Thanks @georgeavinash For this amazing picture A post shared by Rohit Khandelwal (@rohit_khandelwal77) on Jan 16, 2018 at 4:27pm PST Geometric shapes look good on shirts, if worn right. Mister World winner Rohit Khandelwal wears a shirt with squares all over in different size and colors. He pairs it with brown chinos with rolled up bottoms and white sneakers to give us the ultimate travel look! 5. Prints All Over Set your GOAL. ð¯ Stay QUITE About it. ð¤ SMASH the shit out of it. ð¨ SMILE when you are DONE.ð . Sometimes When I have no motivation I think about the why I started it, I think about my Aim and I start working on it. We must finish what we start. #lifegoals #focus #thereisnostopping . . @vogueprive Designer @samantchauhan Stylist @harshkhullarofficial Photo Gaurav Srivastava #misterinternationalindia #vogueprive #shootmode #banner #designerwear #samantchauhan #ootd #mensfashion #fashionpost #collaboration #blogger #mensfashionblog #mmfitt #model #delhi #mumbai #instalikes #followme #fitmen #soboys #pageant #india #malemodel #dreams #passion #clothing A post shared by Mudit Malhotra (@official_muditmalhotra) on Apr 10, 2017 at 3:46pm PDT If you are a lover of wearing prints and want to wear it in each piece of clothing, let Mudit Malhotra show you how. He is wearing a bold cherry print shirt with a beige jacket that has printed patches all over. He paired it with a light brown pant with ink-drop prints. Now that's how you wear prints all over1 6. Floral Print Me and the Leyland mini for @muftijeans #sydney #australia #vintagestyle #streetstyle #fashion #MensFashion #menswear #killinit Photo by @prabhatshetty A post shared by PRABH UPPAL (@prabhuppal) on Feb 9, 2017 at 9:32am PST Florals are all the rage this season and every guy needs to embrace it. So guys, get over your fear of florals and opt for a small, dainty floral print shirt. Pair it with washed out jeans and loafers, and add a hat and sunglasses just like Prabh Uppal to get a perfect look for a Sunday Brunch. 7. Prints To Work Shot by talented @moregaurav #malemodels#mensfashion#anujsinghduhan#meninstyle#madeinindia#styleguide#fashion#internationalmalemodels#fashionphotography#fitness#motivation#yogafit#bearded#respectthebeard#beardedmodels#beardthefuckup#beardedman#editorial#FashionEditorial#beardedking#lifemotivation#menwithsuits#streetcheck#streetstyle#streetfashion#fuckshaving#animacreatives#fitness#fitnessmotivation#mensstreetstyle#yogafit#suits A post shared by Anuj Singh Duhan (@anujsinghduhan) on Nov 13, 2015 at 8:21am PST Finally, prints that are apt for a formal gathering or a board meeting. We suggest you go all out and wear a printed shirt and a printed suit. Nope, we aren't kidding, Anuj Singh Duhan shows you how to look like a gentleman while wearing a printed formal attire. A bold check print suit with a matching shirt, a polka dot tie with your best pair of Oxfords- and you are all set.
  3. For a player who grew up to the sound of grenades exploding all around him. Who was considered too weak to play football. Luka Modric just guided Croatia to their first football World Cup final. What a terrific way to silence everyone who ever doubted him! © Reuters Football fans and journalists have been guilty of overlooking the genius of certain footballers who are overshadowed by others who hog the limelight. While there is no shame in being the hero behind the scenes at Real Madrid, such has been the dominance of Luka Modric at this World Cup that we simply can't ignore him anymore. © Reuters Don't let his golden locks, diminutive stature, and teenage-like looks confuse you. He plays with the heart of a lion as evidenced by his performances in Russia. He has been an omnipresent entity for Croatia during this World Cup. © Reuters Modric is no stranger to adversity. At the age of 6, his grandfather was murdered by Serbian militants who were gunning down villagers in the small village of Modrici during the Balkan Wars. With four Champions League trophies to his name, it's hard to imagine this genius had such troubled beginnings. © Reuters At the age of 32, he has tireless stamina, often chasing lost causes even when his Croatian side have been in comfortable positions in the games. Moreover, every Croatian attack seems to be based on the brilliance displayed by Modric in the midfield. Whenever his defenders are pressed by the opposition's attack, Modric slides back, receives the ball, displays trickery on the ball and releases one of his teammates. The quality that allows him to do all these tasks at once, is his composure on the ball, as no situation is difficult enough to faze him. © Reuters He's been incredibly hard to dispossess and even harder to mark, as the opposition's defense have been left chasing his shadow during this World Cup. And what's more? In Croatia's match against Argentina in the group stage, he displayed all his qualities at once, as he dribbled past Nicolas Otamendi with ease and placed a vicious 25-yard-shot past a helpless Caballero. © Reuters Never one to grab the spotlight, Modric couldn't hold himself back as he proudly proclaimed that England's arrogance before the game had spurred him and his teammates on. After a quiet first half, Modric imposed himself on the game in a way he's best known for. Modric ran circles around Jordan Henderson and always found himself in space to distribute the ball all over the pitch. © Reuters At the end of extra time, Croatia would have played a match's worth of extra football in this World Cup. However, the Croatian captain once again led by example and brushed off any suggestions of fatigue. His work ethic hadn't reduced as England looked tired and Croatia looked lively as ever. He was key to their performance in the extra time, as Croatia saw themselves through yet again. Croatia are now the first team since England in 1990, to have all their knockout games go into extra time and win. Modric, the ultimate midfielder, has been at the heart of these inspiring performances. © Reuters As Croatia enter the first final in their history, they will once again look to their captain to serve as their inspiration. Modric will be up against France's N'Golo Kante, who has rivalled him for the title of the World Cup's best midfielder, and indeed, its best player. As we have an enticing encounter on our hands, we can't help but applaud Luka Modric and his genius at this World Cup. While the Golden Ball has more often been awarded to a player on the side of the losing finalists, there is no doubt that regardless of the outcome of the final, Luka Modric deserves it.
  4. When you think of Tiger Shroff, you think of Disha Patani as well, and when you think of Disha Patani, you also think of Tiger Shroff; they've become kind of like a package deal, complementing each other in the best way possible. â¤ï¸ A post shared by disha patani (paatni) (@dishapatani) on Mar 26, 2018 at 12:48am PDT Their title of a powerful pairing was further cemented after they delivered one of the biggest hits of the year 'Baaghi 2'. Even though they are working on two different projects now, they are always spotted together, and are probably dating even if they haven't confirmed it yet. Remember their too hot to handle vacation pictures that warmed up everyone's January? Son of a ð A post shared by Tiger Shroff (@tigerjackieshroff) on Jan 1, 2018 at 1:19am PST Heavenâï¸ A post shared by disha patani (paatni) (@dishapatani) on Jan 1, 2018 at 8:18pm PST They're one of the hottest couples in Bollywood right now and both of them together have found so much success, it's obviously going to up the price for them, but just by how much? According to a report in Mid-Day, apparently an oil brand had approached them to become their brand ambassadors and shoot an ad but the price they quoted was enough to shock them (and us as well). Download #musically app, follow my musical.ly ID @dishapatani and check the full 30 sec video!!! Share and comment it on musical.ly !@dishapatani @musical.lyindiaofficial #HappyHoli #Mundiyan A post shared by disha patani (paatni) (@dishapatani) on Mar 2, 2018 at 1:28am PST A source said, “The marketing team of a renowned oil brand wanted to position their product as the choice of fitness enthusiasts. Disha and Tiger seemed to be a perfect fit as brand ambassadors since the two are known to be health freaks. Considering they haven't featured in a commercial together, the team felt the ad would have the novelty factor. When the team approached them, the duo asked for Rs 5 crores as fee. Given their popularity among the youth, the brand officials agreed to cough up the amount. Though Tiger and Disha are yet to sign on the dotted line, the conversation is at an advanced stage.” Well, it's a lot of money but it could work out in the brand's favour to have Tiger and Disha together in an ad.
  5. It's a commonly-known fact that body odour affects one and all. For men suffering from BO, they either need a medical intervention or a few basic practices they need to indulge in daily. Take for example, when you're working out at the gym, you're bound to sweat a lot. Result? An odour that may be a little too unpleasant sometimes. But well, while sweating is natural, the odour can't be controlled to quite an extent. Here are a few habits to adopt that might help you in maintaining a stink-free workout session! 1. Clean Up Before A Workout © Reuters A basic cleansing ritual before heading to the gym is vital. BO is caused by odour-causing bacteria, so step 1 is to eliminate them (or at least try to). Take a quick shower before a workout, and even after, in case you end up sweating profusely. If nothing, at least clean your most odour-causing parts of the body (like armpits, crotch, knee pits and feet) with a mild soap (or shower gel) and water. Once done, pat the area completely dry to avoid any moisture to accumulate. 2. Antiperspirant To The Rescue © Amazon India We cannot emphasize the importance of applying an antiperspirant before a workout. While talcum powder prevents sweating, antiperspirants control body odour and ensure your armpits don't stink (or stop stinking over time). So, simple: buy an antiperspirant that suits your skin. Opt for ones that have natural ingredients like green tea extracts, castor oil or aloe vera gel. Buy our suggestion here! 3. What You Wear Matters © Reuters If you thought your apparel choices don't play a role in your body odour, wake up. While from a fitness point of view, tight-fitted clothes are great, they also result in sweat sitting on the weave for long, creating bacteria and well, bad odour. As a recommendation, invest heavily in performance-enhanced fabrics (like Gore-Tex, X-Static), sweat-absorbing variants and in general, turn to breathable cotton or cotton-blends that'll allow your body to be at ease too, while working out. Tencel, spandex, or polypropylene are great options too. 4. Hand Towels © Reuters Besides a sipper/water bottle, you must always carry a hand towel with you to the gym. Hand towels (made of light cotton fabrics) can be used mid-workout to dry off the sweaty areas of your body. Why? By keeping your body (especially armpits) clean and dry, you can keep them from smelling bad. But remember to wash your towel after each workout. 5. Watch What You Eat Foods like garlic and onion (that have a strong odour) tend to cause body odour, as well as bad breath. So reduce excessive consumption of anything edible that give out unpleasant smells, besides cutting down on spicy food items that can excessively activate your sweat glands. A lot of guys prefer a protein-rich diet before a workout, so go for it! Opt for bananas or oats instead of eggs to avoid bad breath, but all in all, consult your dietitian for best results.
  6. Top three regrets of life – the plans we didn't make, the decisions we didn't take and the college days that will never come back! So guys, if you fall into the 18 to 24-year-old category, don't live for regrets, live for the moments and make the most of it, because truly, these days won't come back again. And if you aren't sure 'HOW', then we are ready with a list of cool must-dos that will make sure your prime days are the most memorable of your life. So, read on! 1. Travel More Pexels Of course, this is the most obvious must-do on your list but trust me when I say, this is the time to do it. Save up your pocket money, work part time and turn your travel dreams into reality (even if it's just travelling to Goa with the gang). Once you hit your 30s, life just starts bogging you down with responsibilities. You are stuck coordinating your travel plans with your family needs and it is a vicious cycle. 2. Don't Take Your College Life For Granted Pexels Your college days will never come back. EVER! So, don't put off any plans to meet your college friends. Ditch the lectures once in a while and make random plans with friends. Even if it just involves sitting together and binge-watching your favourite shows on Amazon Prime Video. Once you start working, meeting your college buddies is going to be a weekend ritual that you'll only stick to once or twice a month. 3. Make The Most Of Student Offers Pexels Everywhere you go, there will be ample offers and discounts for students and young adults, scan your options and make the most of it. Did you know students get a discount at UK hostels? Not only this, we recently came across the Vodafone Prepaid Plan, wherein customers between the age of 18 to 24 years are eligible for the 'Youth Offer on Amazon Prime' that gives you a 50% discount on their annual membership. That means the Amazon Prime membership would just cost you Rs 499 for the entire year now! So guys, get this right! You can shop till you drop and be rest assured your parcel will be shipped to you pretty soon, so say goodbye to the unending waiting! The Amazon Prime Day sale begins exclusively on 16th July for its Prime members, so register now before it's too late! 4. Date A Lot Pexels Yes, there I said it! The first girl you meet isn't necessarily going to be the love of your life. Some relations will leave you with pleasant memories that'll last a lifetime, while some might just make you want to quit on relationships altogether, but never give up on love! The 'forever' kind of love is somewhere out there. And in case you stumble upon that special one, shower her with gifts from Amazon and be rest assured it will be shipped to her at a supersonic rate, all thanks to your Prime membership, that you scored at 50% off! 5. Live For Experiences, Not Things Pexels It's not that Xbox or Play Station that you'll remember 20 or 30 years down the lane, it's the magical moments of laughter, love and crazy parties that will leave you with ample stories to share. As young adults, you might face the usual financial crunch, but trust me, even with just a few hundred bucks in your pocket, you can have the time of your life just chilling with friends and cracking up over the most basic things. Go to the next EDM concert, and if for some reason you can't, sit with your friends and listen to music on Amazon Prime Music. Make the experience count!
  7. Rajkumar Hirani has given us some amazing films and one of them was definitely 'Munna Bhai M.B.B.S'. Sanjay Dutt's acting, the mantra of Ghandhigiri and Circuit's madness, made it one of the most iconic movies ever. And when we saw Ranbir Kapoor playing Munna Bhai in 'Sanju', we couldn't help but go home and watch the amazing movie once again. After all, who doesn't like a 'jadu ki jhappi'? © FoxStarHindi We've got to agree that it was one of the most amazing scenes of the movie. While the movie was more of a propaganda piece that made it a flawed biopic, there were some important dark chapters of Sanju's life missing from the movie. Regardless, Ranbir's performance was spot on and worth appreciation. © FoxStarHindi From getting his mannerisms accurate, the bleached hairstyle, hand movements to that grin, the 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' actor pulled off everything flawlessly in the Munna Bhai scenes in the film. © FoxStarHindi For a while now, Rajkumar Hirani has been sharing behind-the-scenes videos from 'Sanju' and we are totally impressed. Remember the video where Ranbir went from being a boy in his 20s to a 55-year-old man? Wasn't that pure gold? And now, the makers have shared another footage of how they recreated the Munna Bhai scenes. And believe us, it is nothing like the way you imagined. © FoxStarHindi Talking about it in the video, Ranbir says, “Munna bhai jaisa kirdar nibhana bahut hi mushkil hai. I don't think I could.” © FoxStarHindi While Ranbir has been receiving praises from everywhere, the best one he got was when Sanjay himself asked Hirani if he is still doing 'Munna Bhai 3'. Well, even though we love Ranbir, we would still want Sanjay to be Munna Bhai, because no one else can replace him for sure. © FoxStarHindi Check out the Munna Bhai transformation video here: Ranbir also shared how Sanjay's approval meant a lot to him and said, “When I was a child, I had a poster of Sanju sir on the wall of my cupboard, and through this film, I am in his shoes. I think in my life, I really want Sanju sir to like me.” © FoxStarHindi “I know I never can be the man he is, but in whichever way that I go about in my career as a person and even though this film, I really want Sanju sir to like me, because I feel that he is a man that I respect a lot and I really look up to him. I hope that he feels that I have represented his life in a very honest and improved way,” he added. © FoxStarHindi 'Sanju' is doing wonders at the box office. While some have loved the film, some have disliked how the director has whitewashed Sanjay's character, but it is still going strong and minting a lot of money. While Ranbir played the titular role, Paresh Rawal played Sunil Dutt and Manisha Koirala, Nargis. The film also stars Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Dia Mirza, Vicky Kaushal and Jim Sarbh.
  8. You love your beard, yes, but do you remember the times you missed out on your salon appointments because of your busy schedule and everyone started making saint and stoner jokes? Beard maintenance, unfortunately, is no joke because it can make you look homeless, while a sharp-looking modern day Prince Charming look is what you were aiming for. But as you know (and unfortunately surely would have experienced), going to the salon regularly is a task, and it's not possible all the time. But don't worry, because we'll help you trim and shape your beard at home like a pro, even if you have missed your beard appointment. Just follow these steps. 1. Take A Shower & Wash Your Beard Properly © Twitter Your beard needs to be clean and washed before you tend to it. Use a mild shampoo or a beard wash to do that. Also make sure to clean your face along with your beard. 2. Dry Your Beard & Let It Get To Its Natural Shape © Twitter Don't start cutting and snipping when your beard is still wet. Hair changes shape as it dries, so let your beard get back to its original form. You can use the blow drier on low heat to make it dry faster. 3. Comb Your Beard Out Properly © Twitter If you have a long or voluminous beard, it might get tangled post washing. Comb it out to make sure it's tangle-free. 4. Take A Pair Of Scissors & Trim The Edges © Twitter Unless you want a major transformation (please go to the salon if you want that), a slight trimming of the edges suffices, only to get rid of the frizzy shape. Be extremely patient, and keep checking constantly after every few snips. 5. Use A Bit Of Shaving Cream Or Hair Conditioner On Your Cheeks & Neck © Twitter These are the areas on which you will use the razor/blade. Make sure it's properly moisturized and conditioned to avoid a rough treatment. 6. Take A Razor And Start Shaving Slowly Under The Neck © Twitter Make a mental straight line about an inch above your Adam's apple (or wherever you feel your neck-beard should end). Use firm, clean strokes of your razor and keep looking up to keep the skin stretched. You can try shaving in different directions to figure out which one works best. You can use a trimmer too if you're good with it. 7. Make A Mental Note Of What Shape You Want To Give Your Beard & Get To Work © Twitter If you want to give your face an edgy, angular look, try making your facial hair look square-ish. With one clean stroke, get your sideburns sorted. Post that, manoeuvre your razor in such a way that it glides across your upper beard, making an 'L' shape. You can adjust the angles accordingly. Make sure it's simple because both cheeks need to have the same pattern. If you want it round, go for it - it's also less complicated. In this step too, you can use a trimmer if you have excellent control over it. 8. Optional: Use A Beard Shape Tool © Twitter There are beard shape tools in the market that act as a stencil for your beard shape. Use one of those for a flawless beard finish. And voila!
  9. We all can't live without our smartphones, however living in India brings up some issues that have an easy remedy for your smartphone. It gets too hot in India during the summer and it has a direct impact on your phone's internal temperature. © MensXP In fact, smartphones tend to get too hot which can cause problems like forced shutdowns, battery drain, and other problems. If the temperature gets too hot, your internal components can melt simply from exposed heat. Having said that, we have compiled a few tips if you face this problem on a regular basis: 1. Keep It Away From The Sun © Pexels I've made this mistake on numerous occasions, where I would either leave my phone on a table or in the car where direct sunlight caused my phone to stop working. Smartphones, just like any other object, catch the light and absorb the heat from the sun. Smartphones tend to retain the heat, causing it to get hot. This is the first step you should always follow in order to prevent your smartphone from overheating. 2. Do Not Turn Up Your Brightness © MensXP Turning up your display brightness will cause your battery and processor to work harder which in turn causes overheating. Instead of turning up the brightness, we recommend you invest in a glare screen guard so that it is easy for you to look at your smartphone in bright conditions. 3. Turn Off Background Apps © BCCL If you have no use for useless apps that eat up the juice while running in the background, you will eventually find your smartphone heating up. Just like the screen, apps that use background refresh also cause your phone to heat up. Close unnecessary apps from your phone's multitasking menu in order to prevent overheating. This will decrease how hard your smartphone works and as a result reduce heat emission. 4. Take Off Your Phone Cover When It Overheats © Spigen Just like everything on this planet, your phone needs to breathe and if your smartphone starts to overheat, remove the phone cover immediately. Phone covers prevent heat from escaping and gets trapped inside the phone cover which in turn, heats your smartphone even more. Removing the phone cover will help your phone cool down faster. 5. Never Put Your Phone In The Fridge! © Youtube If your smartphone is already overheating, you should avoid sudden temperature changes in order to protect your smartphone. Many people think that sticking it into the freezer or the fridge may prevent it from overheating. In fact, experts call this “a terrible idea”, since exposure to sudden changes in temperature can affect your phone's components and will also collect moisture in the innards.
  10. Yesterday, we published a story talking about how Steve Jobs envisioned the App Store almost 25 years before its launch. The App Store has officially turned 10 today and we no longer remember a time where applications did not dominate our lives. The App Store is a crucial delivery system for applications, that in the long run, has made our lives better. The App Store has been responsible for numerous games to keep us entertained, it provides us transport service applications such as Uber and Ola and it even helped people connect with each other all over the world for free. © Pexels The App Store was a game changer for the iPhone and the iPad that was later mimicked by Google and other companies, who are yet to match up to Apple's service and platform. The App Store also gave thousands of developers the opportunity to make money that encourages even more developers to release interesting and unique apps. Today, there is an app for almost everything. © Zomato You can communicate with your loved ones or manage your financial portfolios or simply order food via an app. There are apps that let people track their health and provide exercise routines to lead a healthier life, or let people shop for products on the go without even having to go to the mall. © Pexels In many ways, the App Store changed our lives. The App Store is currently Apple's strongest business and there's no slowing it down. The App Store generated $33 billion in revenue for Apple last year and has paid out more than $100 billion to developers in the past decade. There is no doubt that the Apple Store has penetrated everyone's life in some way and we can expect the platform to grow even more than we can imagine. © PUBG The App Store was also responsible for introducing casual gaming to the world. The App Store currently has 7,83,269 games that can be played by Apple users on the go or in the comfort of their homes. Because of the App Store, people can download games for free anywhere and anytime they want. This not only killed the handheld gaming systems like the PlayStation Portable, it introduced us to a new era of casual gaming. © Evernote But not everything has to do with fun alone in the App store. Today, people work more efficiently thanks to numerous productive apps like Evernote and Slack. Today, I can take notes on the go or scan documents and send it in an email without even leaving my desk. Apple made it easy for people to communicate in a secure manner, thanks to the company's stringent security and privacy policy. The App Store allowed people to find better ways to create and work with efficiency for a decade and in our opinion, the introduction of the App Store was not only revolutionary but a much-needed tool for all of mankind.
  11. When it comes to the King of Bollywood and his family, most of the things they do, end up being on the bucket list of mere mortals like us. The ongoing vacation trip of the Khans is actually everything we need right now to beat the heat and looking at their pictures, its only envy and desire that is burning in this heart. Best a woman can get... soaking the sun with my boys in Barcelona A post shared by Gauri Khan (@gaurikhan) on Jul 1, 2018 at 6:42am PDT ð³Suite Life On Deck A post shared by Gauri Khan (@gaurikhan) on Jul 3, 2018 at 8:29am PDT The family has been bouncing from country to country under the European sun and sipping cocktails on the beaches of Spain, France and Italy. A post shared by Gauri Khan (@gaurikhan) on Jul 8, 2018 at 8:54am PDT After years the wife has allowed me to post a pic I have taken...she's all heart! A post shared by Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) on Jul 7, 2018 at 12:17pm PDT The family knows how to chill like a boss and set the social media on fire. âFOLLOW ME #followme #suhanakhan #suhana #khan #sharukh #viral #actress #gaurikhan #mumbai #mumbaikar #followforlike #followforfollowback #aryankhan #priyankachopra #deepikapadukone #aliabhatt #parineetichopra #aishwaryarai #kimkardashian #kyliejenner #selenagomez #katyperry #beyonce #shakira #imsrk #gaurikhanfc #gaurikhandesigns A post shared by Suhana Khan (@divasuhanakhan) on Jul 5, 2018 at 3:46am PDT âFOLLOW ME #followme #suhanakhan #suhana #khan #sharukh #viral #actress #gaurikhan #mumbai #mumbaikar #followforlike #followforfollowback #aryankhan #priyankachopra #deepikapadukone #aliabhatt #parineetichopra #aishwaryarai #kimkardashian #kyliejenner #selenagomez #katyperry #beyonce #shakira #imsrk #gaurikhanfc #gaurikhandesigns A post shared by Suhana Khan (@divasuhanakhan) on Jul 4, 2018 at 8:08pm PDT âFOLLOW ME #followme #suhanakhan #suhana #khan #sharukh #viral #actress #gaurikhan #mumbai #mumbaikar #followforlike #followforfollowback #aryankhan #priyankachopra #deepikapadukone #aliabhatt #parineetichopra #aishwaryarai #kimkardashian #kyliejenner #selenagomez #katyperry #beyonce #shakira #imsrk #gaurikhanfc #gaurikhandesigns A post shared by Suhana Khan (@divasuhanakhan) on Jul 2, 2018 at 9:26am PDT This is exactly what you call 'chillin like a villain'!
  12. A positive community is a wonderful thing. It's fun to read and almost irresistible to join. You instantly feel welcomed and quickly make new friends. Carefully managed communities tend to be respectful. Individuals may occasionally argue and disagree, but these are short term incidences that do not affect the community. Is this by chance or by design? Your role as a community leader will make all the difference in how your members react to each other. Your community boundaries will have a direct impact in the number troublemakers that infiltrate your community. I'm sure you've come across trolls and troublemakers on your digital travels. You may be unlucky enough to have met some on your own site. Some trolls may be quite benign and productive members of the community. That is, until something or someone triggers them. Some trolls like to annoy others because they are bored. Others because they are angry. Whatever the reason, they can be a handful to manage well. A well managed community offers excellent protection against trolls that may join only to cause trouble. The troll has no fun against a charming community unwilling to engage in hateful behaviour. Therefore, a positive community is essential in protecting your members, as much as it is making a welcoming atmosphere for new members. Community Leaders Your community leaders are there to model good behaviour. How your leaders speak to your members is very important. If they are rude or offensive, then the community will view that as the culture you endorse and act likewise. It's important that your leaders refrain from becoming embattled in aggressive discussions. An ideal leader is cool, calm and impartial. If members see your leaders engaged in heated debate, they may follow suit. A good strategy is to use a leader's forum or Pages database where they can discuss contentious topics in private and agree on a way forward together. Forcing your leaders to remain impartial and discuss the topic elsewhere is a great way to retain professional separation. If your leaders want to engage in debate, then allow them to create a personal account. This allows them to air their personal views inline with your boundaries. It is vital to remember that your leaders carry your brand and message at all times. Create a strong terms of service Invision Community's terms of service feature is ideal to outline your community and what is acceptable. Be positive with your terms and rules. Creating a positive culture from the earliest interaction with your site is important. This sets out boundaries in a friendly way. Invision Community's build in terms editor Avoid using negative words such as "don't" and "can't". People tend to skip over these words. It is better to be positive, for example: "A signature CANNOT have more than one image" Could be better explained as: "Your signature may have a single image". This positive interaction feels better but still enforces your rules. Keep the number of rules to a minimum. Visitors connect better with sites that aren't laden with rules and threats for stepping out of line. Indeed, reading a terms of service that outlines punitive action for every minor misdemeanour makes the site look unruly and embattled. Even good productive members have bad days and may display out of character behaviour. Weeding out the early signs of trouble Not all arguing is bad. We've seen some dynamic and informative topics that have flowered from an initial disagreement. The first step is identifying which behaviours you find unacceptable. Your community and culture will define these boundaries. What is acceptable for a casual community with a very young demographic may not be acceptable for a very formal conservative site. Is this member trolling? A classic troll is someone who seeks to derail rational conversation through abuse, hectoring or needling. A troll isn't someone that disagrees with you, your product or your choices. Civil disagreement is the foundation for any rich discussion. A troll is less tolerant and their end goal is to aggravate others. Is the member new? Perhaps they are unfamiliar with the expectations of your community. New members can often be eager to impress veterans and may come across as over excitable. It is worth noting down topics which have the potential to derail and check in on them often. You can add hidden replies that do not trigger notifications. This is an ideal way to leave notes to other community leaders. The best judge is often experience. It may take a while to develop your sixth sense with your community. Motivation through rewarding good behaviour Invision Community is equipped with a reputation system which is linked to the number of positive reactions a piece of authorered content obtains. The simplest expression is the humble 'like'. To encourage members to like and thank others for useful content empowers individuals and motivates them to post more good content. Thumbs up! You may wish to send a personal message offering thanks for exceptional content to your members. A brief personal note is a welcome gift in today's world of often impersonal automation. We have seen communities that post up weekly topics linking to great content. Likewise, you can leverage featured posts to draw attention to your good content. The Our Picks feature is yet another way you can promote great user submitted content. It must be very rewarding to see your hard work showcased to the rest of the community. Avoid special forums for 'unmoderated discussion' Some communities try and address the balance between the need for rule enforcement through moderation against the desire to offer a venue for raw discourse. This usually presents as a special forum often labeled as "Unmoderated", "The flame zone" or similar. The intention is a good one and the logic makes sense. Provide a venting space for your community in one area to keep the rest of the community friendly. Don't make your members bring boxing gloves to a topic! In our experience, this plan quickly backfires. The unmoderated area becomes hateful, toxic and very unpleasant. Basal desires that are kept in check by your rules and boundaries are left to run amok. It's very likely that these discussions become so heated that members leave your site for good. That isn't a desirable outcome! It's much better to keep your rules consistent throughout all areas of your site. Encouraging contentious discussion is rarely a good thing. Punitive tools are the last resort Invision Community is loaded with excellent moderation tools to handle persistent offenders. We would encourage you to try speaking with a troublesome member first via the personal message system. Give them a chance to explain themselves and remind them of the rules. If you have exhausted all avenues, you have several options to choose from. 1) Warning Invision Community's warning system allows you to pre-set different warning thresholds which trigger specific actions. For example, you may decide that after 10 warns, the member is set to full moderation. This means that their posts are hidden to other community members until you review and approve them. This is an excellent tool and has success in rehabilitating hot headed members that react quickly and often find themselves in hot water with your community leaders. Invision Community 4.3 introduced crowd sourced moderation. This allows the administrator to set up thresholds for actions based on the number of reports a content item receives from other members. The warning system For example, you may decide to hide a post after it receives reports from five or more different members. 2) Full moderation You have the option to enforce review and approval of all members topics and posts. The downside is that it increases the workload of your moderators, so should be used sparingly. It is a very effective tool when used for a short time after a heated debate gets out of control. It allows you to enforce a time out until the situation has calmed down. 3) Short term banning to cool off Invision Community allows you to temporarily ban a member from your site for a specified number of hours. It is especially effective to enforce a break from your site. This allows an otherwise good and productive member time to cool down and reflect on how they wish to contribute. In most cases, the member comes back calmer and ready to post productively. 4) Permanent banning As a true last resort, you can exclude the member from accessing your site completely. A banned member can no longer access forum lists, topics or posts. They can of course log out and view the community as a guest. In most cases, members can be rehabilitated through personal messages, moderation or an enforced cooling off period. A permanent ban can be lifted by an administrator at any time. Conclusion Cultivating a positive community can take a little work from your community leaders but the benefits are numerous. A fun engaging community of respectful members is a real joy. The infectious spirit of the members makes it very easy to join and contribute. There is always a learning curve, so use any issue as a learning experience and give your members the benefit of doubt. You wouldn't want to punish an overzealous and excitable new member and make them feel unwelcome by reaching for a moderation tool too soon. Try and guide conversation by using your community leaders to model good behaviour. Try and keep a sense of fun and take the time to get to know your members. Above all, enjoy the journey! Taking the time to engage in your community is a great experience and offers many opportunities to learn and grow as a leader. Invision empowers you with the tools to manage and reward behaviors, but it's ultimately your stewardship to thoughtfully design a positive community. We'd love to know which of these tips you already practise. Let us know below!
  13. Do you have a community but are looking to move to a more modern and feature rich platform? There's a lot of ways Invision Community can breathe new life into your community. With our engagement features, advanced promotion features and mobile ready responsive themes, your members are going to love the changes. Invision Community can power your entire site, from the content management front end right through to your download areas and shopping carts. Imagine not having to juggle a dozen plug-ins and make several different applications talk to each other. We offer a range of migration tools for vBulletin, xenForo, phpBB, Vanilla, bbPress and more. These tools convert your data such as members, passwords, forums, topics, posts and more across to Invision Community. But first, let's look at how to make your migration a success. Take our demo for a spin Hands down the best way to get a feel for Invision Community is to take out a free demo. Once you are comfortable with the suite and know what it can do, the more confident you will be in discussing it with your members. There's a lot of functionality to discover. Keep in touch with our sales team to get the most from the demo. We recommend that you consider three uses. Your community. Look at how they will settle in with the new interface and how they will use the new features on offer. Your moderators. Take a moment to look in the Moderator Control Panel. Run through all the tools that are available, such as the warning system and content review system. Moderator Tools Your administrators. Probably the largest change between platforms will be in the Admin Control Panel. It's worth spending a little time getting familiar with it and looking at what's new, and where common tools are such as forum and member management. Tip: Invision Community's Admin Control Panel has a global search bar to look for settings, members, invoices and more. If you ever feel a little lost, enter in what you're looking for. Make your plan Using the demo and speaking to our sales team will help you draw up a migration plan. You'll know which apps you'll need, and what data can be migrated over. You may want to browse the marketplace to look for apps, plugins and themes to extend the functionality even further. Tip: We offer a VIP migration service where we work closely with you to draw up your plan and take care of the conversion for you. Educate your community Keep your community up to date with your migration plan. Show them the platform they'll be using. Take videos and screenshots showing them the exciting new features coming soon. Make it a positive and fun experience. Post something new every few days to get your community used to the idea and get them involved by asking them if they have any questions. Our sales and support teams are here to help you if you have any further questions at this point. Getting the majority of your community excited about the change is the best way to make the transition a smooth one. Make sure you explain the benefits of the switch too. If there's a good reason for it, your community will get behind it quickly. Some benefits may be: It works better on your mobile device and tablets, so you don't need to struggle with pinch and zoom to get around. Mobile ready out of the box The built in embed system allows you to post images, YouTube videos more easily and you can preview it instantly as you type. The crowd sourced moderation makes reporting bad content more beneficial. It'll help to keep the community clean from undesirable comments and moving a positive direction. More features on the way. Invision Community is always adding new functionality based on our customers' wishes. These releases happen often so there's always something to be excited about. Pick a day The best migrations are planned down to the date and time when the data conversion will occur. Our team can give you a rough idea of how long the data conversion will take. It will vary but we can give you a ballpark. Your members will feel happy knowing what is going to happen and when. There will be some downtime while the data is converted, so it's always best to announce this well ahead of time. Set up a test site Once you are committed to switching, set up a test site. A single Invision Community license can be used for a development installation as well as a live installation. This is the perfect time to work on your theme and look at any tweaks you'd like to make. Invite in your team and a trusted few from your community to offer feedback and advice. It's worth taking the time here to make sure everything is perfect for when you do the final conversion. Make it comfortable Take some time to theme your new Invision Community so it has a similar look and feel to your existing community. Change resistant members will feel more comfortable if there are areas that are familiar to them. Ensuring your branding is up, and the colours match what you had before is a good start. The easy mode theme editor is a great place to start. Mind your language! There are always little differences in the interface language that may throw some of your older members off. For example, some systems use "threads" instead of topics and "messages" instead of posts. The easy language editor Invision Community has a built in translation system so you can change our interface language to match your existing site. Help your members Set up a temporary questions and answer forum where your members can ask how the new system works and give you feedback. Pin a handful of topics explaining where common items are now, such as how to edit your profile, how to send personal messages, how to mark the site as read and so on. Think about the daily activities your members make and explain how to do them with Invision Community. You can use the pre-move time to ask your community what actions they do daily and may need assistance with on the new platform. Be patient Some of us dislike change. We are creatures of habit. You may find some members are very resistant. That's OK, they'll come around in time as long as you continue to make them feel valued and understood. Take the time to explain how the new system works and what the benefits of Invision Community are. In our experience, members love the following Invision Community features: Notifications Invision Community has a variety of granular notification options, from browser to email so you're sure to not miss a thing. Mobile Friendly We're mobile friendly right out of the box. Our theme has a responsive framework, which means that it resizes perfectly to any device you're using. No need for extra themes or styles, it's all baked in. Gamification We all love a little friendly competition don't we? Invision Community has features like the leaderboard and member titles to reward activity. Who doesn't want to win the day? Reactions Liking content is fun, but being able to express thanks, laughter and more is even better. It's all baked into the system ready to use. Educate your team Invision Community has a whole host of moderation tools that your team will love as it makes their daily routines much easier. From the comprehensive warning system, to the crowd sourced moderation feature, which can automatically hide content and notify moderators once it has been reported multiple times, Invision Community makes your moderators lives easier. The best approach is to pin topics in a team area that explains how to use these new features and where to find them. Summary Investing in a new community platform and migrating your community across is a big decision. With the right planning and forethought, it will be a smooth and positive migration with lots to look forward to once complete. We offer free conversion tools for you to use, or we offer a VIP conversion service where we take care of it for you and you get one-to-one help and support throughout the process. We'd love to hear from those who have successfully migrated across from other platforms and how they made it a positive experience for their members.
  14. If you've already got a Wordpress website, and have recently added an Invision Community, you might want to show recent posts or topics right on your Wordpress site. You might think this involves complex programming and custom themes, but thanks to some Pages magic, it's a very simple task that you can do in under 5 minutes. This very short video walks you through the process. If you'd prefer a written step by step, then head over to our help guides. As you can see, the whole process is very quick and very easy. Adding the latest topics on your site is a great way to drive discussion into your Invision Community. Let us know if you have any questions!
  15. Invision Community has been going strong for over sixteen years now. Many of those who work for us were customers first before they signed away their souls and became staff. This month, we part the mists of time and ask: How did you first come across Invision Community? Andy (Developer and man of mystery) Way back in 1998 I was involved with an online investment club in the UK (of course you were - Editor) and we set up a directory of national share clubs with a threaded “bulletin board”. This was based on a freely available perl script (as everything was back then (did they claim it would always be free? - Editor)) but it just wasn’t up to the job. This was my first exposure to writing web based software as I started customising it for our needs. Soon after, we switched to UBB which moved away from messy layouts and to a more structured forum, topic, post experience. With the release in 2004 of Invision Community 1.3 we switched again and I’ve been working with Invision Community software ever since (and you had such a promising life planned out - Editor). Around the same time the investment club moved to Invision Community, I also started up two other sites, one for modified cars which was an extremely popular niche at the time and one for my home town of Bedlington which is still running to this date. When developing for Invision Community I find it very useful to have that historical experience and real world insight. A lot of my input when we discuss new features as a team comes as a direct result of this first hand experience. I was part of this Investment Club when I was younger Marc (Support and fan of bouncy castles) My first real experience trying to set up forums/communities for myself was somewhere around 2000 (lol slow down grandpa - Editor). Me and a few friends used to host gaming servers for Return to Castle Wolfenstein, and wanted something for storing stats on, so I set up UBB which I remember thinking was really cool at the time. I never really did much with it other than setting it up for people to use, and remember at the time backing things up on a 1mb hard drive (can't even fit a picture on that these days (need a push on that rocking chair? - Editor)). Over the years, I ran a few more sites and the software at some point became vBulletin (cant recall when, but just seemed to happen) which I ran through version 2 and late into version 3. At that point I was starting to add things for myself, usually learning from other peoples "FIND abc, AFTER ADD, xyz" which is how we all used to add our own modifications at the time. The thought of an upgrade at the time, I know used to make me cringe. At some point during vBulletin 4 release, I was becoming a little disillusioned with the whole community software scene in general (other disappointing platforms are available - Editor), and hadn't really used Invision Community before, but ended up using that for a site for my wife. I was using Invision Community more and more. Purely because it was the site that was most active at the time. This led me to becoming very interested in the new Invision Community 4 release, and was becoming a bit of an social addict on the alpha forum that was released, helping out people who weren't sure of things, and generally asking questions. It was around this point I was asked to join the team here at Invision. And you guys have had to put up with me ever since! My sincere apologies for that. (apology accepted - Editor) This has nothing to do with Castle Wolfenstein but it's late and I need this blog entry done Mark H (Support and keeper of Dropbox) The internet was in its infancy in 1985 (and there goes 80% of our readers - Editor), and I was using BBS's on a dial-up 1200 baud modem. In 1986 I took over a BBS from a friend, running it on a 2400 baud modem and single phone line. It was just a few years later that I got my first look at the real "Internet", using Netscape and now a 9600 baud modem (we just lost another 10% - Editor). At some point I discovered online communities, then only "Forums" with perhaps photo gallery software similar to Coppermine. My focus was gaming at the time, so I gravitated to forums for such things as (like Marc) Castle Wolfenstein, Doom, Quake, and the first RPG-type text-based games. I also joined a number of MUD's (multiplayer real time worlds - Editor), and am a (now retired) staff member of the MUD, Ancient Anguish. I've seen the progression of technology and software which, today, we take for granted. But back then if someone had told me where we would be today, (oh boy, here we go - Editor) I'd have been...... skeptical. Over the years, I've used a verity of "forum software" but well over a decade ago started using Invision Community version 1.3a. Today I am a partner with another person running a site using Invision Community software, and it's the highest-ranking result at Google for its (admittedly niche) speciality. Since I was using Invision Community, having purchased it at version 2.3, and given that background, it seemed a natural progression to join Invision Community as an employee when the opportunity arose, and I have never looked back! (must be dangerous when reversing - Editor) Actual footage of Mark listening to an internet podcast back in 1985 Jennifer (Designer and sock fanatic) Communities, for me, started on AOL. The chat rooms was where I started. I evolved to javascript chat rooms later and eventually into Neopets clubs followed by a community software called Avidgamers and eventually stumbled across InvisionFree forums. It was while I was adventuring through Avidgamers that I discovered an art type called "pixel" art which truly explains my passion. I was personally never good at it but I found a community called "Eden Enchanted" where all these really awesome pixel artists were. So I started to develop my own Pixel art community (because back then I thought I might eventually get good at it so I should admin). I started on the free community software of "SMF" but envied the ease of use and the beauty of Invision Community (which this awesome pixel community used (they have outstanding taste - Editor)). After what felt like forever, which mind you was really only like 2-3 months, I bit the bullet and purchased an Invision Community license. I wanted this gorgeous piece of software and I couldn't live with the second rate free stuff anymore (there's our new advert slogan - Editor). So I bought Invision Community 2.3 and delved in (this was back in 2007). I really haven't looked back since. I've been developing skins since I got it and I've made a few mods/applications on it back in the 3.0 days. I've owned and ran many communities, and roleplays, on Invision Community since. My current community, which has officially been running on Invision Community since December 2013, was transferred from InvisionFree (not my choice but god were we happy when we left). Ah the memories. Terrible, terrible memories Brandon (Developer and XP log in screen enthusiast) Back in roughly 2004-ish I got into customizing Windows XP (specifically I created custom login screens (this was actually a thing? - Editor) but knew a lot of people who did the full alternative to Windows Blinds by hacking dlls) and eventually opened a site to host my work and to allow others to share theirs: bfarber.com. I used Invision Community v1.3 which was free at the time (2.0 was just getting into beta testing as I recall) and needed a file manager to share my work and to allow others to do the same. I downloaded a free file manager by a modder named 'parkeet' and after installing it on my site (which required those good ole "find X and replace with Y" PHP file modifications) I found that it was lacking in a few areas, so I set out to customize it. From this desire I taught myself PHP (I was already familiar with HTML, CSS and javascript) and learned how to modify the modification. Eventually, the original author left the mod scene (this was back in the ibmods days for those of you who have been here a while (I have - Editor)) and turned the work over to me. I was hired by IPS back around 2006 and shortly after I came on board I built a new Downloads manager from the ground up as a core offering for the company (Now I know who to assign all Download tickets to - Editor). While I don't run my own site anymore (especially a third party hack site for Windows XP), I do have fond memories of my roots. This was both my start with web development (beyond building a few static HTML pages in the early days of the web) as well as my start with forums specifically. Never used this, apparently it was OK Stuart (Developer and owner of large computers) My story is rather similar to the other ones here (selling this story from the off - Editor). My story starts around 2000 when I started a car club with my brother, being the technical one, one of the first things to do was to set up a forum. We started with Ikonboard (imagine Perl & flat-file databases etc), we swiftly followed Matt over to his new PHP-based project "Invision Power Board" (pretty sure the restraining order prohibited that - Editor). With the introduction of the new licensing structure unfortunately with being very low budget we had to then move over to WBB (er... - Editor). Soon after we moved back to Invision Community (It was the best and totally worth it! (I made him say that - Editor)) and I started to get interested with PHP (up to this point, I had only really used HTML/CSS) and learning how to make some changes that we needed for working with 'members' and tying our website in with our community. -- A really simple SSO type approach where the main website would show the user that's logged in and save data they submit, such as a tech spec and images of their vehicles. That community is still using Invision Community and in the meantime I've also converted (and run) some other car club communities that I've been involved in over the years. From there, I was asked to start writing SSO (single sign on, you're welcome- Editor) integrations in early 2014 for Invision Community and soon after became a full member of staff. I still run a number of communities to this day which gives great insight into how end users interact with the software and generally what their feelings of the platform is. Quite often, I'll deploy Alphas to these communities to gather feedback. Oh, he said Car Club... Jim (Support and his name is a bit like the lead singer from The Doors) The first community I really heavily participated in was around 2003. Being a nerd and liking wrestling at the time (Ultimate Warrior FTW- Editor), I joined a wrestling forum that ran a very beginning version of IPB. A lot of time was spent on this website and after becoming a moderator, I really feel in love with IPB. A sub-forum on this community that was pretty active was around graphic design. Feedback/showcases and competitions with the main point of focus around the wrestling world. This really took my interest and while my interest in wrestling kind of faded, graphic design led to the next step in my life and naturally joining graphic design communities. After being a part of quite a few graphic design forums (that were ran quite badly (honesty is always good - Editor)) came time for me to try my hand at this. Being technically inclined, I thought I could run a better show. We started out on PHPBB due to cost but after some frustrating moments, I persuaded the move to Invision Community. Come sometime around 2008 or 2009 and my new passion around cars had reached its peak, I came back onto the forum scene. In 2010, my favorite brand had become defunct so I decided to open a community dedicated to keeping its memory alive. First and only choice was to come back to Invision Community! (Believe early version 3 at the time) This community is still alive and I still have a lot of fun with it! I've been waiting months to post this GIF Rhett (Hosting and boasting) My time on forums started in the late 90's, with a few motorcycle and photography forums I visited often. During the years as time progressed some of these went astray from what the core members wanted, so I started a few of my own Motorcycle forums with the core members following, that lead to other online communities such as Android (is that the cheap iOS knockoff? - Editor) in the late 2000's, and a few other communities. In about 08-09 I had enough of the main platform we were using and made the move to Invision Community (a man of fine taste - Editor). I started digging in, converting all the sites to Invision and haven't looked back (seriously, how do you guys get out of parking spots? - Editor). It's a great product, a great team, that I'm proud to be a small part of. Instagram in the 80s Daniel (Developer and owner of a shop and spa in Arendelle) My Journey started 2003 at an Austrian electronical music forum which was also written in perl. After years where I was only a member, the owner lost interest and a handful of people(incl. myself) took it over (hopefully you asked nicely first - Editor), but we realized that perl was such a pain to work with (I could have told you that - Editor), so we restarted the whole project with phpBB. This was also the time, where I got really interested into coding and customizing stuff. After a long journey from phpBB, to vBulletin(2006), and others, I landed finally here (the best one of course (someone's getting a bonus - Editor)) The forum doesn't exist anymore , I blame facebook and all the european laws, but TBH, I'm just too busy to run one 😁 Probably not Daniel Those are our stories, but we'd love to hear about your first experiences with Invision Community. Let us know below!
  16. One of the advantages of running your own community is that you get to control the branding. Branding is important as it defines and re-enforces your customer's experience. Branding also promotes recognition, it sets you apart from your competition and it provides motivation and direction for your staff. Invision Community has many built in tools to change the look and feel of the community. If you are a savvy coder, you can dive right into the HTML and CSS templates to create truly unique themes. You might also look at an off-the-shelf theme from our marketplace. There are some great themes you can use as a base for your branding. Easy Mode Editor One tool that is often overlooked is the Easy Mode Editor. It's a great way to make some simple changes to reflect your brand's identity. It offers a great deal of control, but I want to show you how you can brand your community in just a few short minutes without knowing a line of code. The presentation below takes you through creating a new Easy Mode theme, and using the Easy Mode Editor on the front end to dynamically change the colours. You'll also learn how to upload your logo. How to brand your community presentation Email Branding Another area to consider is outgoing emails. Invision Community leverages emails for notifications, as well as the bulk email system in the Admin CP. These emails look fine by default, but adding your logo and primary color re-enforces your branding. The presentation below shows you the few simple steps needed to brand your emails. How to brand your emails presentation As you can see, Invision Community offers simple tools to change the look of your community without knowing how to code. We hope you find this useful. If you have any questions, please let us know below!
  17. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation (EU 2016/679) that is intended to strengthen and unify data protection for EU residents from 25th May 2018. How can Invision Community help? While Invision Community enables you to collect and store information, it's important to note that you as the site owner are the data controller. If your site is hosted in the EU, then we recommend that you research your responsibilities. We have introduced several new tools in Invision Community 4.2.7 to help you with compliance, and we'll run through them and the relevant sections of the regulation in this blog. Individual Rights (More information) Right to be informed Invision Community has an area for you to edit your own privacy policy. This is found in the Admin CP > Settings > Terms & Privacy Policy. Guidance on what the policy should contain can be found here. Right to erasure (More information) Invision Community allows you to delete a member from the Admin CP. If the member has left posts or comments on your community, you can elect to delete the content, or keep it but remove the author's details thereby making the content anonymous. Lawful bases for processing (More information) Consent (More information) Invision Community now features a setting to not automatically opt in to administrator emails such as those sent by the bulk email system often used for newsletters when registering a new account on your community. This feature is found in the ACP > Members > Registration Settings Part of the consent regulation is to record when consent was given. The consent to opt-in for administrator emails such as bulk emails sent via the Admin CP is recorded at registration, and each time they change the setting. This record can be found in the member history log when viewing a member in the Admin CP. If you change the Terms & Conditions, or the Privacy Policy, you can request that members accept these changes when they next log in thus giving their consent for those changes. Cookies (More information) Invision Community stores a small amount of data in cookies. These are used to authorize you when you re-visit a community. Other cookies are used to provide a service at the user's request, such as changing a theme or using Commerce's cart. We have added additional features for Invision Community 4.2.7 to permit acknolwedgement that cookies will be set, and a brief page outlining the types of cookies that are set. Invision Community has a feature that shows a small message to new visitors to the community. This is found in the Admin CP > Terms & Privacy Policy page. We have pre-configured a cookie acknowledgement message using the short-tags {cookies}. This will display as follows: This links to a new page showing brief information about the types of cookies that Invision Community stores. Although at the time of writing this blog entry, the regulation states that there is no exact information that you need to show on the cookie page, you can edit it to add more detail if you wish. Summary We hope these new tools available with Invision Community 4.2.7 make it easier for you to seek compliance with GDPR if you choose to do so. It's worth pointing out that we are awesome at making community software and know a huge amount about making communities successful, but we are not experts in EU regulation. We offer this blog entry as a way to assist you in seeking compliance but you must do your own research and are responsible for your own community. Invision Community 4.2.7 is currently in beta testing. We're aiming to release it early next week. We hope this is a good starting point for you!
  18. Admin Posting Movies but author name not showing Colours how to set colours plz help me
  19. Making security considerations a key part of your community setup and maintenance can save you from many future headaches. You've worked hard to get your community moving. Don't make yourself an easy target and undo that work. Here’s our current advice to our customers. 1. Enable HTTPS HTTPS is fast becoming the standard way to serve websites. In 2016, more than 50% of web requests were served under HTTPS for the first time. Chrome and Firefox now explicitly warn users on login forms that aren’t sending data over HTTPS, and it’s not hard to imagine that in the near future all insecure pages will receive the warning. HTTPS simply means that website data is served over a secure connection and can’t be read or tampered with by a ‘middle man’ hacker. You can identify a site using HTTPS because the address in your browser will show ‘https://’ (instead of http://), and normally a lock icon or the word ‘secure’. Invision Community supports HTTPS by default simply by changing your base URL configuration to include HTTPS. Of course your web host will need to support it as well and our Invision Community Cloud services support it by default. Contact support if you have any questions. Recommendation: Set up HTTPS for your entire community to prevent ‘man in the middle’ attacks. 2. Set up Two Factor Authentication Invision Community supports Two Factor Authentication (2FA for short), and we highly recommend making use of this feature for your users, but especially for your administrator staff. 2FA is a system that requires both a user’s password and a special code (displayed by a phone app) that changes every few seconds. The idea is simple: if a user’s password is somehow compromised, a hacker still wouldn’t be able to log in to the account because they would not have the current code number. You may already be familiar with 2FA from other services you use. Apple’s iCloud, Facebook and Google all offer it, as do thousands of banks and other security-conscious businesses. Invision Community supports 2FA via the Google Authenticator app (available for iOS and Android) or the Authy service, which is able to send codes to users via text message or phone call. You can also fall back to security questions instead of codes. You can configure which members groups can use 2FA, as well as requiring certain groups to use it. Recommendation: Require any staff with access to the Admin Control Panel or moderation functions to use 2FA, to ensure that no damage can be done should their account passwords be discovered. Allow members to use 2FA at their discretion. 3. Configure password requirements The password strength feature displays a strength meter to users as they type a new password, showing them approximately how secure it is, as well as some tips for choosing a good password. While you can leave this feature as a simple recommendation for users, it’s also possible to require them to choose a password that reaches to a certain strength on the meter. Recommendation: Require users to choose at least a ‘Strong’ password. 4. Use Admin restrictions It’s very common that many different staff members need access to the Admin Control Panel depending on the role. You may have design staff, billing staff, community managers, and so on, all with particular tasks they would like to achieve. Invision Community can help improve the security of your Admin Control Panel by allowing you to restrict the functions available to each administrator, granting them access to only the tools needed to do their job. Recommendation: Audit your community’s administrator accounts and applying restrictions where it makes sense to do so. 5. Stay up to date It’s important to ensure you’re always running the latest release of Invision Community. With each release, we add new security features, audit code and fix any issues reported through responsible disclosure. Falling behind can therefore make your community a tempting target for potential hackers. Your Invision Community Admin Control Panel will let you know when a new release is available, and you can also check out our Release page to track releases. For our Enterprise customers, we’ll automatically apply updates for you shortly after release as part of your plan. For our self-hosted and Cloud customers, you can easily apply new updates via the Admin Control Panel with a couple of clicks. Our Invision Community Cloud contains all best practices for security. However, if you are self-hosted, be sure to work with your web host to ensure your server is setup properly. Ensuring that server software, firewalls, and access controls are in place is very important as an insecure server can be your worst enemy. Recommendation: Aim to install latest updates as soon as feasible. 6. IP address restrictions For organizations where staff are centrally-based in one location, or are required to use a VPN, you can improve your community security by restricting access to the Admin Control Panel to the IP addresses your staff will be using. This is a server-level feature, so contact your IT team to have this facility set up your installation. Enterprise customers who wish to utilize IP restrictions should contact our Managed Support team, while Cloud customers can submit a support ticket to have this set up. Recommendation: Where staff all access the community from a small number of IP addresses, restrict Admin Control Panel access to those IPs. Summary Don’t leave security as an afterthought. Invision Community includes a range of tools to help you ensure your data and members protected, as well as industry-standard protections ‘under the hood’. Make use of these features, and they’ll help ensure the wellbeing of your site. As always, if you have any questions or need advice, our support team are on hand to assist you.
  20. So after doing a little research after discovering this issue I discovered that in IPBS 4.1 a file as been removed which was causing this error we all been getting and after 2 hours of playing around with there code I discovered a temp fix. So if any of you guys/girls being getting this fatal script error Example: Here's how to fix it. First of all you will want to go to where all your of your files are located and then go to this directory Applications>> Donate >> Sources >> Reward >> Reward.php And then search for this line of code $form->add( new IPS\Helpers\Form\NumberRange( 'reward_amount_range', $this->rid ? array( 'start' => $this->amount_range1, 'end' => $this->amount_range2 ) : array( 'start' => 0, 'end' => 100 ), FALSE, array( 'start' => array( 'decimals' => 2 ), 'end' => array( 'decimals' => 2 ) ) ) ); and then replace that line with this code $form->add( new IPSHelpersFormCustom( 'reward_amount_range', $this->rid ? array( 'start' => $this->amount_range1, 'end' => $this->amount_range2 ) : array( 'start' => 0, 'end' => 100 ), FALSE, array( 'getHtml' => function( $element ) { return "<input type='text' value='{$element->value['start']}' name='reward_amount_range[start]' min='0' class='ipsField_short'> - <input type='text' value='{$element->value['end']}' name='reward_amount_range[end]' min='0' class='ipsField_short'>"; } ), NULL, NULL, NULL, 'reward_amount_range' ) );
  21. Microsoft You can allows users to sign in on your community with their Microsoft account. This is a great way to make it easier for users to get started on your community and increase the number of signups, especially if the subject of your community means your users are likely to have Microsoft accounts. This guide covers everything you need to know to set up this integration. Warning Using Microsoft login requires your community to use a https URL. For assistance setting this up, contact your hosting provider or system administrator. Step One: Create a Microsoft App Go to https://apps.dev.microsoft.com/ and sign in with your Microsoft account if you are not already signed in. Click the button to add an app in the top-right. Enter the name of your community and click on "Create Application". Under the "Platforms" section, click "Add Platform" And then choose "Web". In the "Redirect URIs" section, enter the URL to your community, followed by: /applications/core/interface/microsoft/auth.php For example, if the URL to your community was https://www.example.com/community you would enter http://www.example.com/community/applications/core/interface/microsoft/auth.php Microsoft requires that your URL start with https. At the bottom of the page, click Save Step Two: Link your Microsoft App with your Community To link your Microsoft App with your community, you need the Application Id and Password. The Application Id is shown at the top of the dashboard for your Microsoft App: To obtain a password, click the "Generate New Password" button. Copy and paste these into the Admin CP on your community. Go to Admin CP -> System -> Login Handlers and click the "Edit" icon for Microsoft and enter those details on that screen. After saving, you need to enable the login handler. Make sure the badge next to Microsoft says "Enabled", and click it to toggle if it doesn't. Users will now be able to sign in with Microsoft on your community.
  22. Enter in your ACP; Go to "Customizations > Themes > "Theme that you use" > Edit HTML and CSS"; Go to "Templates > core > front > global > logo" At the beginning of your code, place: <font face="NameOfFont">; At the end of your code, place: </font> On final of your "logo" code, you need put this code: <style> @font-face { font-family: NameOfFont; src: url(http://yourdomain.com/uploads/YourFont.ttf); font-weight:400; } NameOfFont { font-family: NameOfFont; } </style> Change NameOfFont for the name of your font; Download the font you want to use; Upload your font (.ttf file) on "public_html/uploads" Save your code.
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