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    SE Event - 2 things
    1.  Event Profile page: # Guests should = # Attending.  Currently, # Guests Tab includes #Attending+Maybe+NotAttending.  Maybe & Not are irrelevant.  Yes, I can see the widget that includes the separate sub-totals, but "# Guests" is very misleading.  But I suppose there are other sides to this. 

    2.  The 'My Events' Menu Item page: It would be helpful if the content included the my status, so I can determine if I need to change something.  For example, some way to designate those I'm Attending vs. Not Attending vs. Maybe Attending would be helpful.  Right now, regardless of the status (Attending/Not/Maybe) the exact same info appears on My Events page.  So, if I'm scanning the list of My Events, there's no way of me knowing my attending status, thus my assumption/recollection may be different than reality.

    Am I missing something here or is this simply the way this works?  I've been using SEAO Advanced Events for a while but once Ticketing is enabled, it can't coexist with simply Joining (i.e. so if you want to join an event, the Owner must first create a ticket, you must then book the ticket, complete the order form, etc.).  Thus, I'm revisiting SE Events.

    Thanks for any useful input/thoughts.
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      Dave I would think your problem is with the 3rd party supplier SocialEngineAddon's isn't it? I know that one of their plugins on my site required that the standard SE module (it replaced) had to be dissabled. I can't see anywhere in your post about contacting the plugin developer. Hope that helped.
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    Your experience with uploading and viewing video (NON-'adult') on your...
    (I've searched various words/phrases back to 2012, but didn't find anything related; if I missed something you feel is useful please link it here - much appreciated).

    This is for a NON-'adult' site (i.e. our site members will be sharing family and business videos).

    I'm not asking for specific capacity, but I'm trying to get a feel for how much video (uploading & viewing) impacts your site performance.  I'm not asking about embedded video, but specifically uploading & viewing on your dedicated servers.

    Please share any examples you have ('we upload 10-20 30minute videos a day with no problem on a dedicated server with 4GB RAM', or 'hundreds of videos are viewed daily on a dedicated server with 16GB RAM 4 cores', etc. ).

    I'm not trying to start a bragging contest, but looking for useful info.  I have checked with the host but they couldn't help (due to policy issues, they don't monitor specific activity on their user's servers). 

    Thank you for your time & input.
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      (deleted) I enjoy using S3 from Amazon since it hosts all the big video files and all other member uploads on the AWS cloud and helps free up space. I an looking at running several sall-mid sized servers that have more RAM and CPU cores and just about a 40GB HD for static files which are still cached by the CDN so that the www servers are not taking static file hits non stop. I have a 8GB ram server for memcache and then of course a bigger RAM/CORE server for the database. Seems to work well so far.... in just the development process. I will have to see how the www servers hold up during multiple video uploads and during the video conversion process before it is sent off to S3 for storage.
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      Sieg By my experience video upload isnt a good idea if you dont own a good server with a stable conection and a good disk. In general a video upload doesnt impact serioulsy the server in perfomance unless you have a big website with several videos uploads and views simultaneously, however when you allow people to upload videos your website size can increase quickly what can became a headache if you need to change to a new server, by example. When users embed videos from youtube you save disk space, bandwidth and server load so its a thing to be considerated.

      In my VPS with 4GB I can handle around with 40 videos upload with 1hour duration by day with a few server overload.
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    Redirect on logout/signout
    (searched for terms individually 'redirect', 'signout', 'logout' - nothing related appeared)

    How/where
    do I configure SE to redirect to a URL upon logout/signout rather than
    returning to the Landing Page?  I noticed a widget in Add-ons but the
    link to the dev's site pulled up a not registered-type page.

    BTW - I'm asking about a URL since I will be using a non-site URL instead of the LP.  This non-site URL is actually my Landing Page (since I am unable to create an acceptable LP within the confines of SE and my theme - and I'm not looking for another theme - already tried 8-9 of them and like what I have).

    Your help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you
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      gs I had 3 options:
      1. Help here (no one replied)
      2. Use info I found through a google search at a 'pirate'-site (which I won't do and don't understand why SE can't somehow shut them down)
      3. Asked a dev to provide this - which they are now doing (and for only $50).

      So, I'll post the solution if anyone is interested but my guess is that since no one made a comment, I must be the only user needing to bypass the LP completely (I have a separate website linked to the Login page, and now will be able to return to that website upon signout instead of to the SE LP). I simply have no use for the existing LP and have spent hundreds to customize things to get it to work - only to still be frustrated. I purchased Xara and created my own 'landing page' which does so much more and provides more than any SE LP could have (unless I spent thousands, which I can't and wouldn't even if I could).
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    Recurring Billing for Users to other Users
    Much like we may charge Subscription fees to our Users, is anyone aware of a Plugin that will allow users to do the same (ex. a Group would like to charge fees to their members for different membership types)?

    I've already purchased 1, and looked at 3 other Stores/Marketplace Plugins that don't do this.  I have also contacted the dev of the Plugin I purchased, and although very flexible in Product Types, they don't provide this option, and neither are they planning to (nor are they willing to customize their own Plugin to do this). 

    Yes, I know this can be customized, but I'm hoping for an existing solution (budget is already tied up with other necessary customizations).

    Thanks for any suggestions/recommendations.
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    Header/Footer flexibility/options
    Item#1  It would be useful to allow the global header/footer independently of each other.  There are pages where I wish I could have one with out the other.  Right now (as you know) either they're both enabled or both disabled.

    Item#2  It would be useful to have separate header/footer for Landing Page vs. inside pages, and/or logged-in user vs. non-logged-in user.
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      gs Although it seems Item#1 is more likely to be an option/feature in SE Core, my hope is that the dev of my theme can provide Item#2, so that I may place the theme's footer wherever I wish (especially on the LP and some custom widgetized pages). The primary issue is that my Header loads things I don't want (from various developers) and also slows down the loading of my site (almost doubles from 4-5 seconds to 10ish). Paying (again) for something that should be common-sense/built-in continues to be frustrating. But then again - it wasn't until minivans added the 2nd sliding side door that people thought "duh - why didn't someone think of that before".
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      SocialEngine PHP MGR Hi [185918,gs], thanks for reaching out and providing your suggestions.

      We're not sure if it would be possible to implement suggestion #2 looking at current layout architecture of SocialEngine PHP but yes, we'll forward your suggestion #1 to our team and discuss internal about the possibility of it's implement in coming upgrades.

      Thanks again.
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    Profile Date Fields
    With regard to Profile Fields that are Dates, is the following correct (from a 3rd-party developer):
    "We would like to tell you that in the date format calender cannot be
    shown. As the creation of profile field functionality is coming from the
    core SocialEngine. You may check the same in core profile questions."

    I ask this because I have Profile fields that are "dates", but instead of being entered as dates (such as birthdate), M/D/Y are each input into separate fields using a picklist. 
    1.  This is ugly
    2.  This doesn't work (i.e. Febuary 31 is fine in any year)
    3.  When displaying this Profile field elsewhere (such as start/end in searches) it takes up a lot of space (since it's not an actual "date").

    Sooooo, is this truly a core SE thing that Profile fields that are dates simply can't be entered as a date, and can't be selected using a calendar (which not only look better, but it takes less space, and most importantly it verifies that the date is a valid date)?

    I'm just trying to get to the bottom of this so I know who/where to address this issue.  I just can't believe that SE core would allow something this ridiculous.

    thank you.
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    Storage Quota "Input" field instead of several options to choose from
    Looking for more flexibility for Quotas (preferably an integer/real input
    field rather than a list of selections).  I require settings between
    10GB and Unlimited.  The use of an input field would make the most sense
    and I can't understand why this wasn't already implemented.  Am I
    missing something somewhere?

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      gs Does anyone have a suggestion as pre-selected limits are well, limiting. Why can't the ML setting simply be a numeric field (representing MB).
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    Forum - something more extensive/robust
    Something much more extensive, including indented comments/replies, etc.  If not, then a link/interface to a more robust (xenforo?) forum offering as I must now ask a dev to create one.
      • 1
      gs Finally, a great 3rd-Party Forum from a dev I trust (SEAO). Plus it integrates with other 3rd-Party modules besides their own. You may consider this post answered.
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      SocialEngine PHP MGR Hi [185918,gs], thanks for reaching out and providing your suggestions. We do have a plan to make some enhancements in our Forums module in future. For now, you may also consider using 3rd plugins available for Advanced Forum features: http://www.socialengine.com/customize/se4/plugins

      Hope that helps. Thanks.
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    "Use As" for posting content, etc.
    The ability to post content "as" something else (other than the logged-in user) would be helpful.  Although this may be more of a 'hook' for 3rd-Party devs to tie into, it may be useful to those that only use SE by itself as well.The purpose is to enable users to post as themselves, or post as the Group (with the ability to select which group of course).  I assumed this ability was common in SE (and other CMS) but I've realized it isn't. My guess is that some of the 3rd-Party devs would then build from this since some of them have Plugins to expand on the "group" concept, but allowing more advanced group functionality, or the ability to have groups & pages (named "Pages" or whatever the Site-ADMIN wishes them to be called), etc.  The ability to "like" and post content as being done so by  the "group" or "page" instead of "me" is very beneficial.  Other thoughts/suggestions/enhancements to this idea are welcome.
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      SocialEngine PHP MGR Hi [185918,gs], thanks for reaching out. We've gone through your query but we're sorry to say that we do not have any plan to implement this currently. But as you've mentioned that there are a few Advanced Groups and Pages systems available as 3rd party addons in market. So, you may use those plugins for this purpose as some of those provide such features. Thanks.