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  • Newsflash 2020-09-11

    - 6 days ago - 37 comments
    [EN] Dear members and friends of ipernity, 1) In the comments to the last Newsflash again many suggestions for improvement were made. We will do our best to fulfill them. However, it is not possible to make changes that require modifications of the database. With a ten-year-old database recording millions of uploads, ratings and comments linked together, the risk of causing critical follow-up problems would be too great. 2) Technical support would be helpful to accelerate the proce…

  • Newsflash 2020-08-28

    - August 28, 2020 - 173 comments
    Frontpage 2020 (4:3 and 16:9) English
    [EN] Dear members and friends of ipernity! 1) More than 250 club members have already subscribed for several years. This indicates great confidence in the future of ipernity. In addition, contributions for subsequent years are already being paid into the club's budget. This enables us to begin those modernisation measures that can only be carried out with the help of external service providers earlier than intended. 2) Of the more than 120 new club registrations of 2019, only 58 ar…

  • Newsflash 2020-08-21

    - August 21, 2020 - 70 comments
    2020-08-21 Update of the album pages of ipernity
    [EN] Dear members and friends of ipernity! 1) We have eliminated the blue underlining of links, which some users found annoying. This means that we no longer follow the recommendations for barrier-free web design, but we do achieve a clearer overall impression. 2) Following the desire voiced by some members, the mouse-over effect of the top right drop down menu, which is underneath your member name, has been removed. You must now actively click the button to open the menu. 3)…

  • Newsflash 2020-08-07

    - August  6, 2020 - 114 comments
    Illustration to Newsflash 2020-08-07
    [EN] Dear members and friends of ipernity! 1) As announced last Friday, we have now released the trial version with the extended display options . At first it is only available in the English version, so that you can compare the previous and the new version by changing the language. As always, we ask for constructive optimization suggestions. The current changes only affect the “Photos” page (both your own and other members'), and the display options for them. The left hand panel was…

  • Newsflash 2020-07-31

    - July 31, 2020 - 33 comments
    2020-07-31 Opinion on the Introduction of Esperanto
    [EN] Dear members and friends of ipernity! 1) As of today there are 49 [ votes] opinions on the subject of Esperanto . We will therefore officially hand over the proposal to the UEA now. In the event of a contract with the UEA, we will take account of all concerns expressed in the comments. 2) Several members have expressed the hope to use the display options of 'Explore' on other pages as well: We are therefore examining the possibi…

  • Newsflash 2020-07-24

    - July 24, 2020 - 55 comments
    Newsflash 2020-07-24 Pic1 [EN]
    [EN] Dear members and friends of ipernity, 1) As part of the quality offensive, which our President Eric Desjours encouraged in his annual report, we continue to work on improving the linguistic and visual consistency of ipernity. We have therefore adapted the translation of the different dates. In the future we will use the following terms consistently: 2) The upload…

  • Translating Languages at ipernity

    - July 14, 2020 - 14 comments
    Ipernity currently supports 7 languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, and Portuguese). Translations of comments are integrated into Ipernity via the outside translator DeepL which supports 11 languages (all of the above plus Polish, Russian, Japanese and Chinese). To translate languages not supported by DeepL, or where the integrated DeepL is not availaible to you as a Guest, you will need to use an outside translator. One easy option for this is to install the plug-in…

  • Newsflash 2020-07-10

    - July 10, 2020 - 78 comments
    Comparison of "What's hot!" versions
    [EN] Dear members and friends of ipernity! 1) Updating the operating software of our servers with the support of innovations ON went without major difficulties. 2) The interruption in the automated PayPal payment process has thus been resolved. PayPal payments are now handled promptly again. 3) Next, innovations ON will take care of the credit card payment options that have been idle for over two years. If everything goes as expected, those options will be available again shortl…

  • Reactivation Proposal for Esperanto

    - July 10, 2020 - 129 comments
    [FR] ▶️ Proposition de réactivation de l'espéranto [DE] ▶️ Reaktivierungsvorschlag für Esperanto [EN] Dear members and friends of ipernity, Ten months ago, we had decided to further maintain the ipernity website only in the seven main languages of the western hemisphere. This cut the software maintenance effort in half so we could achieve twice as much with our limited programming capacity. Despite this limitation, we do reach 99.3% of all club members in their native langua…

  • Newsflash 2020-07-03

    - July  3, 2020 - 34 comments
    [EN] Dear members and friends of ipernity! Recently it was brought to our attention that uploading of music clips violated copyright laws. While German copyright laws are very strict and consist of no “fair use” doctrine, the copyright laws of most of the world do permit this doctrine for educational and non-commercial purposes. Typically regarding music, clips of 15 to 30 seconds are considered the standard of fair use. On the other hand, the German Federal Constitutional Court has a…

  • ⚠️ Server Maintenance ⚠️ Monday, July 6, 2020

    - July  1, 2020 - 34 comments
    [EN] Dear members and friends of ipernity! The problem with the PayPal module will be solved on Monday. It is an example of the problems that can occur when the operating software is not updated for 5 years. In this case security and encryption algorithms were out of date. It was our new IT service partner innovations ON who identified this as the cause of the error. So it was not any fault or bug in the ipernity software. Today, 1 July, we went through all the steps required to upda…

  • 2020-06-26 Newsflash

    - June 26, 2020 - 41 comments
    Screenshot 2020-06-26 EN
    [EN] Dear members and friends of ipernity! 1) The widescreen mode of explore/whatshot/photos and explore/whatshot/videos has been further optimized. Expressed wishes have been taken into account as far as possible. In addition, the layout was harmonized with the display of 'Photos' and 'Groups'. The widescreen button has been moved to the drop-down Display menu (see 2), and the setting is remembered for use as your browse.…

  • 2020-06-12 Newsflash

    - June 13, 2020 - 80 comments
    'What's hot' - 3 columns view, optimized
    [EN] Dear members and friends of ipernity! 1) The summer collection of Frontpage pictures is now online. We thank all members who have enriched it with new contributions. 2) This morning we successfully exchanged one of our main servers. For this technical operation we had the support of an AWS expert from Innovations ON . He is currently checking our entire server architecture for the optimal balance between adequacy and performance to make sure that our website is running on an up…

  • Competitive Comparison of Display

    - June 10, 2020 - 164 comments
    Screenshot 2020-05-29 15.24.10
    1) Flickr Optical impression: ✅ Wide screen (responsive) ⛔️ Disorderly arrangement ⛔️ Little space between the pictures is annoying when viewing, ⛔️ Portrait format images are disadvantaged to landscape format images Information: ✅ Image description ⬜ Image title ( only visi…

  • 2020-05-27 ⚠️ Server Maintenance ⚠️

    - May 27, 2020 - 115 comments
    [EN] Dear members and friends of ipernity! An unexpected replacement of one main server will be necessary in the next few days. Therefore our website has to be completely shut down for a while. The date and time of the shutdown cannot be stated yet. It depends on how we progress with the preparations. The duration of the interruption could be 12 to 48 hours. We ask for your understanding. Your ima team [FR] Chers membres et amis d'ipernity ! Un remplacement inatt…

  • 2020-05-22 Newsflash

    - May 24, 2020 - 114 comments
    Screenshot 2020-05-21 13.43.05
    [EN] Dear members and friends of ipernity! 1) On May 11, 2020 we received a message from PicMonkey that the old version of this image processing program will be shut down at the end of the year. For the new version, there will not be any online interface projected by this third-party manufacturer (see the original message below). We have already recommended alternatives . Due to different user needs, we do not intend to link one of them to ipernity. 2) Due to our actively manag…

  • 2020-05-08 Newsflash

    - May  8, 2020 - 30 comments
    [EN] Dear members and friends of ipernity! 1) The image editing via PicMonkey works again. The manufacturer of this program has repaired its interface. 2) But there is free access only to the old version of PicMonkey. This is based on the Adobe Flash Player, whose days are numbered because the technology is outdated: why-is-adobe-flash-player-shutting-down 3) It is therefore to be expected that this old version of PicMonkey will not be online for much longer. We recommend you to…

  • 2020-04-24 Newsflash / COVID-19

    - April 24, 2020 - 31 comments
    [EN] Dear members and friends of ipernity! Our COVID-19 Help Offer has triggered a great movement of solidarity. To this point we received 48 donations*) with a total volume of 1,692 EUR. After deducting money transaction fees of 58 EUR, a net amount of 1,634 EUR is available for financial help. ▶️ Help can be granted for subscription renewals that are becoming due, up to no more than 30 days in advance. ▶️ The prerequisite is a financial emergency as a result of th…

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