5 January 2024 - Club News

Dear members and friends of ipernity,

"We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne." - Robert Burns
With the ringing in of the new year, we wish our ipernity community a year of joy, laughter, and of course, lots of shared photos and images! The team is grateful for everything we've done together in the past year. May the excitement of what's yet to come fill our website and your lives.

1. Revision for user creating a new group.
Relating to item 20 of the 'problems' discussion in Group Guidelines, summarised as, "It is too easy to create a new group, when one on the topic already exists". This update means that a member is obliged to search for existing groups first, before being able to create a new group.

Previously it was the case that the user was taken to the creation page, and their focus was grabbed by the large "What kind of group...", while the information in the left hand panel was easily ignored.

But now, the main right hand side is not shown initially, while the 'left hand panel' requires the user to input the topic for a search. This displays the results in the existing search for groups feature. Whether or not any groups are found, and whether or not the user finds one suitable to join, they will have the option to use the link, 'Create group on this topic' and proceed as before.

2. Further revision to our landing page.
While some people might replace their Rolls Royce with a Bugatti or a Tesla, we decided to go surfing...
See www.ipernity.com/explore, our thanks to Stephan Fey and his original photo.

3. Homepage pictures update.
The homepage has been updated for the change of season. We thank all who help us have such a wonderful selection of images.

It takes many hands to suggest, contribute, and vote on which images to use. This time the result is 15 new images. It takes yet more hands to help promote our website by viewing and commenting on the slide show on YouTube. Thanks in advance for helping with this last part of the work.

4. Group highlight.
To add some lighthearted fare to our Discover Groups listings, we have added a group on humour to the list. If you have a funny bone, please check out Humour.
We hope it will bring some laughter to your day!

Do you have a group for us to promote next? Contact us through 'Help & Contact' to make a suggestion.

5. Reminder and Request.
Reminder: Our annual membership meeting will be held on Sunday April 7th 2024, 5pm Paris (16:00 UTC).
Request: Are you a person who loves your time on ipernity? Do you visit the website at least once a week? You could become an advisor to the team!
Please see the comment under the team article about the ima team.

6. In memoria.
Sadly we pass on the news that two of our long time members, Bob Taylor and neira-Dan have passed away. Condolences and comments can be made on their respective in memoria pages.

Your ima team.


HaarFager said:

I, for one, want to wish you and everyone here on Ipernity a very good new year. I hope you find much joy in the ensuing 366 days. It's a leap year, so one extra day to fill.
5 months ago

Bergfex said:

The landing page has really become more attractive and contemporary with the implemented improvements. Thanks to the ima team and a fortunate hand in updating our website!
5 months ago

Jaap van 't Veen said:

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Malik Raoulda said:

De mieux en mieux et de plus en plus attractif ..Un site qui avance grâce a la bienveillance et aux efforts de l'équipe d'ima qu'on ne cesse de remercier. Merci pour tout ce que vous faites en vous souhaitant une bonne et heureuse nouvelle année 2024 pleine de bonnes perspectives.
5 months ago ( translate )

Jean-Paul said:

Danke für die gute Arbeit, die das IMA-team tagein, tagaus leistet!
5 months ago ( translate )

Kayleigh replied to Jean-Paul:

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Eric Desjours said:

Many congratulations and thanks to the team and its advisors for all these advances, improvements and rationalisations.
My best wishes for personal and ipernitian success to each of the managing members of the IMA for 2024!
5 months ago

sunlight said:

Thank you for the good work and all the best for the New Year 2024!
5 months ago

Bergfex said:

Note to topic 3:

Only 130 people have viewed the slideshow since it was published 4 weeks ago. This is far below average:

Screenshot 2024-01-06 14.44.22

Thereby, viewing would be an easy way to improve the visibility of ipernity in Google's search results, because every click increases the relevance of the query term.
5 months ago

Bergfex replied to Bergfex:

Only 4 members have taken part in the vote on the winter pictures so far.
(It is by no means necessary. I can also simply select the images on my own, as I did from 2018 to 2022. But then nobody should complain that this is not a joined-up process.)

Click here to play or to vote on the pictures:

Ipernity Homepage Winter 2023/24
5 months ago

Tanja - Loughcrew said:

Danke für Euere guten Wünsche…die Nachricht vom Ableben der beiden Freunde trübt das beginnende Jahr aber Euere tolle Arbeit erfreut mich immer wieder! Großen Dank dafür!
5 months ago ( translate )

depscribe said:

Thanks as always for all you do. I now have what might be a stupid question or an alarming one. I just opened my page using ipernity mobile and discovered that since my last visit a few days ago it was no longer in English but in Spanish instead. This issue is not local to me -- it was the case on multiple devices. I changed it back to English in the settings. But it is of concern that it got changed. I looked for a place to report it and found none.
5 months ago

Team replied to depscribe:

We've sent an answer via ipermail after looking into your particular situation.
5 months ago

Günter Klaus said:

Vielen Dank für eure Nachricht,ja,es sind leider wieder traurige Nachrichten dabei :))
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Bergfex said:

As the administrator of the group "Ambassador Images", I would like to note here that the editorial team has made its selection from the images submitted for the month of December:

Ambassador Images 2023, December

As this group is linked to from the main menu of our website [Explore / Noteworthy], it is part of the public relations work for our club. Thanks to all contributors.

Please note: The images shown in [Explore / Noteworthy] are presented in a random order. You can find the chronological order in the group "Ambassador Images".
5 months ago