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When is an Addon a: Hack ? Mod ?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Digital Doctor, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Here's something people have been asking for: An infractions system.
    It is released as an "Addon".

    It seems to be entirely about modifying existing code.
    http://xenforo.com/community/threads/xfb5-xfr-infractions-v-1-0-2-en_ru.9601/ (of course this one, has files and code modifications.)

    Q: would this be better referred to as a "Hack" ? vs. Addons where they don't require core code modifications ?
  2. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I've always seen a hack and a mod as the same thing.
    IMO, they're both add-ons unless it's just a template edit.

    Besides, I detest using the word "hack". It has bad vibes.
    Darkimmortal likes this.
  3. Pepelac

    Pepelac Well-Known Member

    Don't like the word "hack". Besides, XenForo uses word "add-on" in the control panel, it has the tool called "Create an add-on", so I think that all such stuff must be "add-ons".
    Carlos and Darkimmortal like this.
  4. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Well, when nothing needs uploading, and the Addon is just code modifications ... it isn't an Addon then.
    What should it be referred to as ?
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Should there be: Major Addons and Addons ?

    It seems I could make some minor tweak addon and it gets the same real estate as a major addon like XenPorta or BBcode Manager.
  6. Pepelac

    Pepelac Well-Known Member

    Maybe a "patch" is a good word for such things ;)
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Patch sounds much safer than Hacks !
  8. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I agree.
  9. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    A mod (modification). :)

    There are add-ons and mods.
  10. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    I think we should call them...


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