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[XenFarjad] Donations

Gene Steinberg

Well-known member
#81
This doesn't make sense. Your instructions in Options say to point to a donate page. WHAT DONATE PAGE? No such page is part of the installation, so what should I be pointing to?
 

Gene Steinberg

Well-known member
#83
It doesn't help when you are confronted with a product with poor instructions, and no support whatever from the coder when it doesn't work or you have a problem.

Then again, I tried another Donation add-on here, and it didn't work either.
 
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bogus

Guest
#84
It doesn't help when you are confronted with a product with poor instructions, and no support whatever from the coder when it doesn't work or you have a problem.

Then again, I tried another Donation add-on here, and it didn't work either.
Farjad was last seen Sep 17, 2011
Maybe he´s busy, maybe not...
 
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bogus

Guest
#86
I think when someone writes an add-on, they need to understand that they may have to provide support from time to time. Or just don't do it.
Since when? Just because you want the addon? If you are looking for a donate addon you should use the request forum.
This is a free Addon section where everybody can release his/her ideas. There is no rule what a releaser has to do.
Probably the best will be if the Addons Sections would be changed that way every Coder can add " Supported" "Not Supported"
But thats not the right place to discuss that.
 

Gene Steinberg

Well-known member
#87
I think if you expect people to take the time to install your add-on, at least consider supporting it to the extent of cleaning up bugs. I agree that a "Supported" or "Not Supported" label would be appropriate, so the potential user understands the risk.
 

Trekkan

Well-known member
#88
So I installed this and for the life of me, I can't figure out how to setup goals and whatnot?

I set myself as a donation manager in the admin perms and all that. I just can't seem to find any way to add goals or otherwise configure the mod outside of the handful of options in the adminCP.
 

John L.

Well-known member
#91
is this worth installing or is there too many issues/bugs?
I am not sure if there are a lot of bugs or issues, but the addon is lacking is some feature that I would like to see. I had thought about taking this on, but we are in deep on our forms addon.
 
#93
I think when someone writes an add-on, they need to understand that they may have to provide support from time to time. Or just don't do it.
While I see your point I think the leechers on these types of sites have it way too easy. It's easy to sit back and click to download things for your site did you spare any thought for the time the developer/coder has already spent away from his friends and family to make this for you - hell I bet you didn't even donate to him to thank him.

They are under no obligation to do everything for you. They can't hold your hand and do your forums for you - if you wanted that you should just give your site to him to own. People need to learn how to look at templates/phrases etc themselves to try and see if they can fix the problem rather than relying 100% on the developer.

Until you start donating to each add-on you download you are entitled to nothing in ways of support. You get what you pay for, you want to be cheap you get cheap support. Maybe the developer hasn't been online for a while because he has to go and work a full time job to support his family, and no one donated to him for his mods and he like the rest of us has bills to pay?!?
 

Gene Steinberg

Well-known member
#94
In my case, I have donated to some of the people who develop these things. But it doesn't guarantee continued support. And those who cannot continue should at least explain the situation and move on. That may encourage those with the time and ability to take it over.
 
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bogus

Guest
#95
Quit a lot addons are not supported anymore with no given Reason. Well you are right.At least they could write why.
For Users like me, without any coding knowledge, it is of vital importance to have developers around.
But nothing we should discuss in this thread.

I´ve just deleted the Mod, which is in a case a shame cause i liked the way it worked....
 

Vincent

Well-known member
#96
Quit a lot addons are not supported anymore with no given Reason. Well you are right.At least they could write why.
For Users like me, without any coding knowledge, it is of vital importance to have developers around.
But nothing we should discuss in this thread.

I´ve just deleted the Mod, which is in a case a shame cause i liked the way it worked....
That's the rist of free addons..
If I may suggest you our addon: http://www.mercenarydesign.com.au/threads/donation-manager-1-0.26/

It's paid, I know, but we won't stop supporting it and there's already an update coming tomorrow :)
 

Garamond

Well-known member
#97
Pretty useless for me when there's no option for my members to fill inn any random amount. If I tell them what they must pay, then the definition of "donation" is a bit misleading.
 

tmb

Active member
Pretty useless for me when there's no option for my members to fill inn any random amount. If I tell them what they must pay, then the definition of "donation" is a bit misleading.
Not sure if you have things set up differently but mine is a completely flexible amount that each user inputs himself.