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maidos

how do we remove the upgrade now message

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Yes that is the default message from IPB letting you know you need to do a update. Update your forum and it will go away.

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it will stay like that when you dont renew the license. any help how to remove it from the template

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it will stay like that when you dont renew the license. any help how to remove it from the template

Why not renew your license and you won't have that problem?

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it will stay like that when you dont renew the license. any help how to remove it from the template

good idea is to get the licence and keep your website updated. Most of the updates are security release

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add this line of code in your custom.css file:

#elLicenseKey { display: none; }

Note that Charles at IPS has stated that IPS doesn't condone that edit.

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Note that Charles at IPS has stated that IPS doesn't condone that edit.

Of course not. They want to force users into updating. That's the whole point of the giant red notification.

The issue is they push out updates untested that wind up breaking more things then they patch. The last half a dozen or so updates have taken 2-3 hours each to apply because something goes wrong and you have to backtrack and get support staff involved to fix it, then once applied various things are broken. Here is just a couple issues I've personally had: board posts counts glitching out and showing millions of posts, warning panel completely breaking thus not allowing mods to warn users, all users getting banned, thus having to unban all users, permissions being reset, usergroups vanishing, commas disappearing from stats, likes/rep breaking and being nonoperational, status updates not being allowed, avatar system breaking rendering avatars uneditable, etc... One update was completely unable to be completed without downloading the entire database to find 1 line in it and deleting it and reapplying the db to my server because an earlier upgrade had corrupted that line and it wasn't even able to be edited or deleted through the mysql server on my server.

So, not every admin has 2-3+ hours immediately after each release to perform an update and troubleshoot any existing bugs/glitches/damages caused by untestest upgrades. Hence many admins are simply opting to hide the notice and upgrade on their own accord when they have the freetime to actually spend hours on end to ensure the forum is operational.

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I always wait a couple of days before updating just in case they release a hot-fix to fix things.

about 5 hours to a day for me. However I don't wait any longer then 24 hours since the I needed the hot-fix

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