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Allow us to view attachments

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Breakpoint, May 2, 2011.

  1. Breakpoint

    Breakpoint New Member

    My account can't view attachments in the Add-On area, why won't you let me. I wan't to see what add-ons can do for the software.
    whynot likes this.
  2. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    PM me the addon you want to see and I'll see what I can do.
    I do understand the presales dilemma ... you are interested in xenforo .. but you cannot fully evaluate it ... because you need some addon functionality.
  3. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

    You need a license to view attachments.
  4. Breakpoint

    Breakpoint New Member

  5. Breakpoint

    Breakpoint New Member

    I understand that, but I think the forum needs to be setup in a manner so Screenshots are viewable by everyone, just the code files for the plugins are blocked until you have a license.

    And that guests can post questions to the developers of these plugins in the plugin thread.
  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  8. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    This is a binary permission limitation, the permissions do not differentiate between images and attachments at this time. As you must be a valid licensed member with an associated account to download attachments (add-ons, styles, etc), this limitation will apply to screenshots as well. I believe a suggestion was made to change this.
    Peggy and Mikey like this.
  9. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  10. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Certainly this has some impact on Xenforo Pre-Sales people fully evaluating well Xenforo is ready for a particular shopper.
  11. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Hopefully once Kier and Mike get around to releasing whatever form of proper add-on support they're working on, they will include an option to get around this altogether.
    Peggy likes this.
  12. Breakpoint

    Breakpoint New Member

    Awesome, well thank you everyone. I hope the suggestion can be completed one day allowing this to be the best forum software avaialbe. I know it is a bunch of work and effort to complete everything. Keep it up.
  13. Ashley

    Ashley Business Guy Staff Member

    We work hard to maintain a balance and this is the current position with unlicensed members permissions. It is a good and reasonable approach.

    A huge part of this balance (which hasn't been mentioned) is the help, support and encouragement offered by the community. Ask a question and the community has answers and examples - a remarkable community.
    borbole and Shelley like this.
  14. MGSteve

    MGSteve Well-Known Member

    Whilst that's a valid example if people bother to register and ask, but how many people just browse onto the site, can't see a screenshot and then go away without asking for more info.

    I appreciate that those who really want to find out more will more than likely ask, but equally, a picture speaks a thousand words and could well trigger someone into asking for more information. How many times have you seen a picture or screenshot of something and thought "blimey, that looks good" and its the visual representation that has got your attention in the way that words simply don't.

    imo, its something that should be a high priority to get addressed.
    whynot likes this.
  15. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    IMHO the solution is to ask developers to post a demo for their addon. Demo is better than screenshot. Also host images in another image host can be a solution...
    rEd86 likes this.
  16. Fufu

    Fufu Well-Known Member

    I do have to agree, developers could host their screenshots on another site to let non-customers see a demo of their modification. I would be all for this.

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