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  1. Rok
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Dear All,

    First of all let me applogise, because it is going to be a longer one.

    Just to let you know, something about some of "Sick minded members of our WordPress Commnuity". I have met some just few days back.

    1. Andrew (http://blog.jalenack.com/ajax/)-- I had downoladed his AJAX ShoutBox plugin. As I was looking for some nice AJAX based Shoutbox. I came across his plugin.

    After downloading, the plugin didn't created "DB Table" automatically, as it should.

    I wrote about 2 times to him on his contact form as his comments form was not working and waited till 10 days to hear something from you.

    But I could not get any answer from him, then I did some workout and managed to make the Shoutbox working.

    I went to his site to post about this and made a commnet their "comment number 281" quoted under.

    Hi Andrew,

    First Thanks for a nice plugin.

    I have written to you many times earlier, about the other way to create Table. As the plugin was not creating “Database Table” automatically on my site.

    But no worry’s, I have manually created “DB Table”.

    I have one problem to ask you for a solution, please reply at this time.

    When, I submitt a comment, the page refreshes and aks for activating redirection.

    Where as, as per the feature and I have seen it on your site also, that after submitting comment, the page does not need Refreshing and it is all done AJAXified way.

    Can you please advice, “what is going wrong?”

    Rok…

    Next day, when I visited his site to check his response to my comment. His reply was as quoted under.
    Moderated
    Now, since then, my he and some other persons are "Continously Spamming my ShoutBox" for the past 10 hrs. And till know I have deleted about 100 messages and still it is continued.

    2. Sometimes back, I had a communique with one of WordPress.org Forum member through e-mail. And since then, I everyday gets about 30 Porn emails.

    The purpose of this Post is only that I want to request all those people, please don't spoil this FINE COMMUNITY with all these activites. Otherwise just because of few, it may loose interest of others

    Rok...

  2. yosemite
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It's a big world out there...

  3. Rok
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    UPDATE: I have disabled public chat and now registered users can only Chat. But still, I am continously receving.

    Now, who could that person be?

  4. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    Rok, the support forums are just that, for support. Please do not air dirty laundry or speculations about the activities of others. Plugins are generally released for free, with the offer of support, if possible, otherwise, from my experience, it's "buyer beware", so to speak.
    If you had done any research about the shoutboxes, you'll see that many of the older ones have spam problems in general. THere are a few out there now that use some spam filtering.
    Spam can come in many forms, and it's not just the possible coincidence of contact with a WordPress community member that can bring it about, be it blog/shoutbox/email.

    IMO, what would be more productive would be to share what you've done with the plugin, and work with others to make it more spam free.

  5. Lester Chan
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Authors release plugins for free is to give back to the community, don't expect too much from it because you are not paying for it.

  6. Rok
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Did you read this before making such harsh comments.

    The purpose of this Post is only that I want to request all those people, please don't spoil this FINE COMMUNITY with all these activites. Otherwise just because of few, it may loose interest of others

    I am criticizing or expecting anything from WordPress.org Forum.

    The purpose of my above post was only to request "those people" who are invloved in these kind of activites through a medium that please don't spoil this fine enivronment.

    As being plugin coders you work Hard and release your work for FREE to this community. So there are many things involved, your Hard work etc. And incase if you don't want to support that's it. Who is forcing you, after all that's your work.

    But don't forget that member's too work Hard, as without takers, the work is of no use.

    IMO, what would be more productive would be to share what you've done with the plugin, and work with others to make it more spam free.

    miklb -Don't you think, it was kind of a help to WordPress community, with a message that if you take this pluign. Be ready to face such kind of behavior.

    Authors release plugins for free is to give back to the community, don't expect too much from it because you are not paying for it.

    GamerZ - where the money part has come in the picture????? If somebody price something, the buyer see, if that meets his/her requirement and then goes ahead. Samething apply's to FREE also.

    There are plenty of codes available to achieve the same thing. But it is only one or two "which gets fame??"

    Tell me, if you can??????

    I am very much disappointed with the response both of you has given. As the purpose of my writting was not the way, you have dragged it to.

  7. Servant
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Rok, you just don't get it. YOU'RE the one improperly attacking and these others are APPROPRIATELY responding. Open Source solutions such as WordPress are mainly supported by volunteers, meaning that they can't drop everything and immediately address YOUR need because they also have a LIFE to fit around the time they DO commit to the community. It's slower, but it also requires PATIENCE and PARTICIPATION on your part.

    I'm getting too old and cranky 'cause it seems like every couple of years a new wave of people "discover" the Internet and don't bother to learn the simple courtesy and ettiquette of proper communication and discovery. As a result we get these kind of postings where someone that just doesn't understand what's truly going on creates an issue where no issue exists.

    To all the forum support volunteers and plug-in developers, please know that MOST of us "get it" and very much appreciate what you contribute to this great community. I'm going back to my nursing home now...

  8. Rok
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Moshu - Can you please delete this TOPIC. I feel I have made a mistake by posting.

  9. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Rok, I emailed Andy about this thread just yesterday ..apparently he had gone Backpacking and such, and just got back from it.

    So, hopefully maybe, he'll drop you a reply here, or even an email. =)

    spencerp

    P.S. I do have to agree with the above posters though, I know it's hard, but..things just take time, and not everyone is necessarily around 24-7 for support. =P As he just told me, he was out Backpacking.. so, again, *hopefully* he'll drop a line here then.. or email you. ;)

  10. Rok
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    spencerp - Thanks for your efforts.

    I had requested the concern people here to "please remove" this topic, as it was my mistake of writting. But since you have written, I would like to say something here...

    I have a principle, I just never expect or blindly jump for a help. First I try all of my efforts to solve the problem on my own. If any how "I am not able to do so, I try to find out some other ways like consult books, net etc." And as the last and only the last resort, I turns to an external one like Forums etc.

    You or anybody can check the Status here on the Forum, I have asked just about 3 times and that to very small problems. But nobody replied, even though I didn't Bump or repeatedly started posting in every section, instead I kept quite and solved on my own.

    I don't claim to be an expert or so, as I am not and even not in touch of Web designing for the past 3+ year. Despite this, I have only tried to help in the Forum "whatever little bit, I could".

    "The motive of the above post was not to criticize or asking any help, (please see the post is marked as "Not a Support Question"). But it has been molded into a very negative way and lots of money matters etc. have been added and thrown on me." Least to say, the entire post is molded and now reflect 'Negativity only'."

    I have nothing against the Author, I don't know him, I was searching for a nice Shoutbox and I came across and liked it. So I have downloaded and implemented. Now when I could not get through, I had written but didn't force him.

    And when I solved the problem my own, I just went ahead to inform, just to save him from the botherations.

    But I found the two "FOUL LANGUAGE" Comments there. One was addressed to me and the Second was made using my NAME.
    Eventhough, just see my reply, I have only requested the Author to remove the Comment as somebody misused my "Screen Name". I even went ahead and write to check the IP's of my Posted one with the one in Question.

    Do you think? There was any need of mine going to such an extent. I answer in general it is -- NO, NO and NO.

    But it was a necessisty for me, because I never address to anybody using "FOUL or Harsh Words / Language". And there somebody was mis-using my NAME. I have never ever tolerated this kind of an attitude.

    I am not the one "who grag and move ahead". If I like something, I immediatley writes down, so more people will come to know about the good work. So I did the same with "Shoutbox Plugin" also by making a post about the plugin on my site.

    Now, I know, you people can put a Ban...that's your wish...your place..

    Anyways, I had only requested through this Medium. But as some where it is said "It's a big world out there...".

  11. Rok
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    O.K. now I want to know from all the three "miklb, GamerZ, Servant".

    Specially Mr. Servant --under quote from your post--

    I'm getting too old and cranky 'cause it seems like every couple of years a new wave of people "discover" the Internet and don't bother to learn the simple courtesy and ettiquette of proper communication and discovery.

    I donn't know "what kind of the experience you have in life?"

    If this is an "courtesy, ettiquette, and professialism". Then I must learn at this stage of my life. kindly give me your address, I will definitely contact you "not matter, where on the earth you live".

    I had written in my very first post that after I object about the Foul language in his site. Right after that, my "ShoutBox" was started flooding with "SPAM". It is not somebody visiting and manually SPmaing. But through a Remote Script.

    Till now, I have delete about more than 1000+ Messages. Mind it, right after that my site was also offline for 3 days. And today again the moment it came alive, I have delete about 500 messages.

    The under quoted is from my First Post, which is Moderated by somebody.

    Moderated
    Now, since then, my he and some other persons are "Continously Spamming my ShoutBox" for the past 10 hrs. And till know I have deleted about 100 messages and still it is continued.

    Can you answer this, if you ask a help, because it is your product,

    1. first you abuse.
    2. then you mis-use his name.
    3. If he object to this, you start spaming.

    Moreover, he has still not removed the messages from his site. Now, what all "who have supported him, have to say about this"?????????????????

    I can give him a very strong answer to all these activties, but I don't want to get invlove. Else it will...

  12. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This thread has stopped to be constructive a long time ago.

    The readers and users of this forum are not interested in this personal story. If you meant as a "warning" - one post is enough.

    This is a WP support forum. There is no support requested or needed in this case.

    This forum is NOT an authority above the plugin authors. We do not promote them, we do not guarantee their product (or behaviour). Using a third party script is always your own responsibility.

    That said now I am going to close this topic to save the the time of future users and the bandwidth.

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