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  1. My apologies for the Hadestown link. I wasn't aware the policies changed. I took it down.

  2. It appears to be the wrap-around of the sub-menu items that were added. Rather than remove them or mess with the IPS-code 'mobile theme' code that generates the content, I'll ask that you simply turn your phone to landscape orientation - where the menus appear just fine. A quick look at the elements generated doesn't reveal a simple CSS hack to better handle the display. I'll look around on the Invision forums to see if there's a solution, other than simply expanding the width of the display. Thanks -john
  3. Randy, After doing some research on the matter, it appears both are directly related to the last update from Invision. The issue with the "Recently Browsing" 'widget' at the bottom of the screen is a bug that has been reported and appears to be addressed in an upcoming version. Release date - unknown. The "reputation" method is being replaced by Invision with an "Achievement" rating system that appears to be more comprehensive for some sites. We have not yet studied how best to implement this new rating system, so I have disabled the display of the "badge" that you may have noticed on your member icon shortly after the update. When we have this new feature figured-out and decide how (and if) to implement, we'll be sure to update the community here. If you hover over the member's icon, you can see more information about the user - including a "Reputation" value. The Member Post Count is available on the page, just below the Member name, icon, and 'role'. Hover over the 'bubble' item to get the post count value. Thanks! -john
  4. Yes, we updated the forum software this morning. The "little blue rocket ship" is part of the new "Achievement" feature, which we have not implemented. To help avoid confusion, I have hidden it from view until we have a chance to fully review and develop a strategy for its use. I try to keep-up with the Invision updates, mainly for security reasons. As we put new versions in-place, we get the 'benefit' of the new features as they're rolled out by the developer - whether we want them or not. We'll let you know in this Customer Service Forum when specific feature changes are fully implemented, when (and if) that happens. -john
  5. Just a reminder that photos from our friend Charles (Charlie) Groh can be viewed in the DCP Photo Library, including images from the Duarte, CA show this past weekend. Check them out here: https://photos.drumcorpsplanet.com/
  6. I do not use Bitdefender, so haven't see this message ... and your note doesn't provide details of the message you've been receiving. I'll need more information if you'd like me to investigate further. I'll also need a screen capture of the page you receive it on - specifically the top half of the page that includes the advertisements. Most often these sorts of warnings are the result of Google Adsense adverts that include offending content. Unfortunately, we don't have any control over these adverts, other than to block the advertiser in our Google Adsense feed. I can assure you that we keep the forum's code updated (last update was just last week) and perform regular scans of the sytem to make sure nothing has been compromised. Thanks! -john
  7. I am not able to replicate what you describe - testing with Chrome desktop and Chrome & Safari on iPhone. A single click is all it takes to open a thread either by an icon (unread 'dot' or 'star'), the thread title, or other associated links. All of these links appear to be 'regular' <a> tags, which provide the hyperlink. In other words, there should be no issue of Javascript not executing properly for these operations. We have very little control over how the content is actually delivered, without digging into the source of the templates provided by Invision - which I'm not excited about doing. Sadly, I don't have a better answer for you. -john
  8. I've been trying to keep-up with the changes being made by Invision, so we don't get too far out of sync with the current version. This helps keep the site/database safe, as well as your own devices. The 'theme' (color scheme, fonts, etc) is also the 'default' created by Invision - which I also try to keep in-sync with the 'default'. Updates used to take up to a full day when I had to manage multiple custom 'themes' and other hacks we had made to the system. I just don't have the time to dedicate to those customizations any longer - so we're going with the plain vanilla version. Please post any questions you may have in the Customer Service Forum - which is where this sort of topic belongs. Thanks all! -john
  9. DCP Members and fellow drum corps fans, As you may know, I don't comment too often on this forum - believing that my primary job here is to provide the 'soapbox' on which our members stand. I have had long-term relationships (20 years+) within the activity as a board member, advisor, donor, and fan ... so I have been careful to reserve my opinions mostly for the board room and my colleagues there, lest they be interpreted as a position of the organizations I am involved with or a reflection on them. That said, I feel that the recent announcement by DCI and those that will be forthcoming from its members, require that I now make the following direct appeal: YOUR CORPS NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT - NOW. Whether you are a current member, an alumnus, a family member, or simply a fan ... your favorite corps is/are in need of your financial support to weather this dramatic change in their business model and survive to exist for the future. Most corps operate on a razor-thin margin, using a number of revenue sources to supplement members 'tuition' to make ends meet. With a cancelled season, many of those sources of revenue are reduced or eliminated entirely - sponsored show ticket sales, on-site merchandise sales, 'tour fund' donations, and of-course member tuition. With the season cancelled, those revenues disappear. At this point, the next major revenue opportunity for most corps won’t be until auditions for the 2021 season begin and that income is typically used for the NEXT season and not to pay for LAST season. Yes, some expenses are eliminated or reduced by not actually getting on the road - but not all of them. Things like rent, loan payments, insurance, salaries (to the extent possible), payroll taxes, contractual obligations, and so on continue to accumulate and need to be serviced. I expect most corps are going to do their best to make their members whole for the monies already received despite the fact that some of that money may have already been spent in preparation for the 2020 season. Believing that all expenses are eliminated by going into 'hibernation' is simply incorrect. How can you help? Make a donation to the corps in the amount of the tickets you would have purchased to attend a show. Current members/families - convert some (all?) of what you've already paid for the 2020 tour into a donation to the corps. Alumni - make a gift to help ensure that your corps is able to provide future members with the opportunities you had. Answer the appeal that corps will be making with a generous donation to help them through this unprecedented time. Remember: donations to a nonprofit organization *may* be tax-deductible, whereas ticket purchases and tour fees are not. My friends, Drum Corps Planet is the largest on-line community for the drum and bugle corps activity, largely made-up of the most passionate fans the activity has. If we truly want to help ensure that our activity continues in the future, NOW is the time for us to 'put our money where our mouth is' and write a check to our favorite corps (singular or plural). Together we can and MUST ensure that the activity that we all love is able to continue in the future. The financial calamity confronting these organizations is real and very significant, and it forces on us the potential death of that which we all value so greatly. Please accept this challenge and make your (very large) donation NOW. I have included links to the DCI World Class and Open Class corps below for your convenience. Thank you for your consideration and participation. -john P.S. If you would like to help and don't know where to make your donation, PM me and I'll be happy to offer suggestions. #corpsList h2 {font-size:1.8em;} .corps {width:80%; margin:10px auto;} .corps td {text-align:left;} DCI World Class Corps The Academy Genesis Blue Devils Jersey Surf Blue Knights Madison Scouts Blue Stars Mandarins Bluecoats Music City Boston Crusaders Pacific Crest The Cadets Phantom Regiment Carolina Crown Santa Clara Vanguard The Cavaliers Seattle Cascades Colts Spirit of Atlanta Crossmen Troopers DCI Open Class Corps 7th Regiment Legends The Batallion Les Stentors Blue Devils B Louisiana Stars Blue Devils C Raiders Colt Cadets River City Rhythm Columbians Shadow Gold Southwind Golden Empire Spartans Guardians Vanguard Cadets Heat Wave Vessel Impulse Watchmen This is a partial list of the corps affected across the globe. Please feel free to include others in your post below.
  10. DCP Members and fellow drum corps fans, As you may know, I don't comment too often on this forum - believing that my primary job here is to provide the 'soapbox' on which our members stand. I have had long-term relationships (20 years+) within the activity as a board member, advisor, donor, and fan ... so I have been careful to reserve my opinions mostly for the board room and my colleagues there, lest they be interpreted as a position of the organizations I am involved with or a reflection on them. That said, I feel that the recent announcement by DCI and those that will be forthcoming from its members, require that I now make the following direct appeal: YOUR CORPS NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT - NOW. Whether you are a current member, an alumnus, a family member, or simply a fan ... your favorite corps is/are in need of your financial support to weather this dramatic change in their business model and survive to exist for the future. Most corps operate on a razor-thin margin, using a number of revenue sources to supplement members 'tuition' to make ends meet. With a cancelled season, many of those sources of revenue are reduced or eliminated entirely - sponsored show ticket sales, on-site merchandise sales, 'tour fund' donations, and of-course member tuition. With the season cancelled, those revenues disappear. At this point, the next major revenue opportunity for most corps won’t be until auditions for the 2021 season begin and that income is typically used for the NEXT season and not to pay for LAST season. Yes, some expenses are eliminated or reduced by not actually getting on the road - but not all of them. Things like rent, loan payments, insurance, salaries (to the extent possible), payroll taxes, contractual obligations, and so on continue to accumulate and need to be serviced. I expect most corps are going to do their best to make their members whole for the monies already received despite the fact that some of that money may have already been spent in preparation for the 2020 season. Believing that all expenses are eliminated by going into 'hibernation' is simply incorrect. How can you help? Make a donation to the corps in the amount of the tickets you would have purchased to attend a show. Current members/families - convert some (all?) of what you've already paid for the 2020 tour into a donation to the corps. Alumni - make a gift to help ensure that your corps is able to provide future members with the opportunities you had. Answer the appeal that corps will be making with a generous donation to help them through this unprecedented time. Remember: donations to a nonprofit organization *may* be tax-deductible, whereas ticket purchases and tour fees are not. My friends, Drum Corps Planet is the largest on-line community for the drum and bugle corps activity, largely made-up of the most passionate fans the activity has. If we truly want to help ensure that our activity continues in the future, NOW is the time for us to 'put our money where our mouth is' and write a check to our favorite corps (singular or plural). Together we can and MUST ensure that the activity that we all love is able to continue in the future. The financial calamity confronting these organizations is real and very significant, and it forces on us the potential death of that which we all value so greatly. Please accept this challenge and make your (very large) donation NOW. I have included links to the DCI World Class and Open Class corps below for your convenience. Thank you for your consideration and participation. -john P.S. If you would like to help and don't know where to make your donation, PM me and I'll be happy to offer suggestions. #corpsList h2 {font-size:1.8em;} .corps {width:80%; margin:10px auto;} .corps td {text-align:left;} DCI World Class Corps The Academy Genesis Blue Devils Jersey Surf Blue Knights Madison Scouts Blue Stars Mandarins Bluecoats Music City Boston Crusaders Pacific Crest The Cadets Phantom Regiment Carolina Crown Santa Clara Vanguard The Cavaliers Seattle Cascades Colts Spirit of Atlanta Crossmen Troopers DCI Open Class Corps 7th Regiment Legends The Batallion Les Stentors Blue Devils B Louisiana Stars Blue Devils C Raiders Colt Cadets River City Rhythm Columbians Shadow Gold Southwind Golden Empire Spartans Guardians Vanguard Cadets Heat Wave Vessel Impulse Watchmen This is a partial list of the corps affected across the globe. Please feel free to include others in your post below.
  11. I have just applied the most recent update to the system, now that things have settled down a bit. Let's see if the update resolves the issues you've experienced .... otherwise, I'll have to report the issue. Thanks -john
  12. OH - my bad. I mis-read your description, Randy. That's straight IPB code, so we'll have to see if they find a fix along the way. There is an update pending, which I'll apply after the pandemonium quiets down a bit in the coming week. -john
  13. Dang it Flo - would you PLEASE stop dropping during a corps performance. (500 Error on Apple TV)
  14. Randy - sorry for the delay in responding. Its been one of THOSE weeks, as you might expect. I suspect the issue is related to the fact that we use an API into the forum database from the DrumScorps app to get the forum content. I'm guessing that the 'filters' for ignored users (and probably others) is implemented in the IPB user interface, which the API probably doesn't consider. I'm not sure if we can add a filter to the request we pass the API to exclude those posts from the result returned to us. It will take a bit of research to confirm and resolve, which we can add to our list for possible future improvements. -john
  15. My apologies for the delay in responding. There are a number of reasons for a 403 error - but it almost always indicates that what you're trying to send violates one of our security protocols on the server. I don't have enough information to further diagnose and with this week's traffic, it will be nearly impossible to locate the issue in the logs, unless you can provide source IP addresses and more detailed information. -john
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