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Protest: no updates for this plugin the next 30 days (55 posts)

  1. calisun
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, that's the issue.

    Seems strange to me. Especially since the ads are only shown while editing that plugin settings only, not in the entire admin panel.

    Since the plugin:
    -Only shows ads while editing that plugin settings, not in the entire admin panel.

    -Does not show any ads or links on my public site.

    -Does not collect any personal information (As the privacy statement states)

    Than I really don't see what is the big problem here. And to tell you the truth, I don't see a reason for people to opt-out.

    I would suggest to have a clearer explanation about it while installing and maybe a statement in the plugin description page so people will know about it before downloading. And make sure to list things that SPSN does and does not do.

    So on plugin description page have:
    Since this plugin is free of charge, the developer is participating in SPSN network (Include link to SPSN) in order to help him offset costs of developing and updating the plugin.
    *The SPSN network does:
    -Only shows ads while editing that plugin settings, not in the entire admin panel.
    *The SPSN network does NOT:
    -Does not show any ads or links on public site.
    -Does not collect any personal information

    Good luck and thank you for providing great plugins.

  2. calisun
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    And thinking back to the beginning of this post until now, a lot of mistrust (including mine) came from not knowing exactly what SPSN is, what it does and what it does NOT do.
    So a clear explanation (Like in my earlier post) will help clear up a lot of questions and will help eliminate a lot of problems later on.
    People tend to expect the worst from things they don't understand.

  3. Marcel Bokhorst
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    The plugin description is already long, so I think it is not a good idea to add something to it. There is also a technical reason, the readme.txt, which contains the texts for wordpress.org, is at its maximum size. I already had to cut the changelog for this reason.

    Everybody that uses the plugin should approve the EULA after adding the first link. I have added a paragraph about the SPSN to the EULA.

  4. Marcel Bokhorst
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I didn't hear anything from Mark, which is disappointing and demotivating.

  5. KimberlyRae
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hellloooooooooooooooooooooo---> Mr. Greg Mulhauser??? You're one hard man to track down! lol hoping you Will Get this....I used your Greg's Numbering Plug in and it's just Not working! Is there a newer version? maybe I'm user error.....seemed pretty simple click on the link to your plug in and install into my wordpress.org ...something I'm missing? Helpppppp please ;]
    my website is kreationsbykimberlyrae.com and all I want to do is have the a number in sequence to EACH comment #1 -#2 - #3 etc...for however many comments I have for the post.
    THANK YOU!
    Sincerely,
    KimberlyRae

  6. Marcel Bokhorst
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I really don't understand that you use this discussion for your question. The subject is far from your question and it is about a plugin of a different author. With just one Google query you could have found the correct page: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gregs-threaded-comment-numbering/ Please go there to ask your question.

  7. Marcel Bokhorst
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Today two of my plugins were pulled from the WordPress plugin repository without any prior notice. The reason given was that there were security concerns. Maybe that is true, maybe not, but I am quite sure this wasn't properly researched. Both plugins have been available for a long time.

    Again I feel mistreated. I made all my plugins initially for myself and shared and supported them for fun. The way I am treated by wordpress.org and especially Mark Riley takes away all the fun.

    This is why I will stop supporting all my plugins effective immediately. I have requested to remove all my plugins from wordpress.org.

  8. KillerWhale
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Isn't there a misunderstanding here? AL2FB is still available from the repository to me, I searched it and it came up as it always does.

  9. Marcel Bokhorst
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Two other plugins were pulled: Mini Mail Dashboard Widget and Light Post.

    Add Link to Facebook is still there, but as said I have requested to pull all my plugins from the repository. I am simply done with wordpress.org.

  10. vhase
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I will download your facebook plugin from ANYWHERE you put it! I'll check myself for updates. I already use some paid plugins for things like membership and shopping carts - Why NOT go that route? The work you have put into this plugin, and the great job that it does for me is MORE than worth any decent price of admission you set.

    Look at this as an opportunity, rather than an annoyance.

    I would hate to see you walk away entirely - I know that when you feel slighted like that it can be very disheartening. I don't know all the particulars, but I had absolutely no trouble with the ads - or the check boxes for reviewing and donation.

    I do think warning you initially would have been a better way to approach it rather than pulling plug-ins - but I have no idea how many people THEY see every day purposely doing ill, they may be pretty jaded themselves. I'm not defending the action, mind you, just looking at both sides of the coin.

    In any case - your work has been much appreciated!

  11. QuicksilverQueen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sucks balls!! Yours is my favorite Facebook plugin, and IMO, the best.

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The reason given was that there were security concerns.

    So you would rather wordpress.org host insecure plugins?

  13. Marcel Bokhorst
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Did you ever see WordPress itself vanish from the internet because of a security concern? (there were several in the past)

    If I have had a 24 hour notice I would be looking into the issue immediately.

    But this is not my only problem. There is no real support from wordpress.org. The issue documented in this thread is still not solved. I didn't hear anything ever from Mark Riley and this is unfortunately not an exception.

    How long do you think it would have taken to restore the pulled plugins to wordpress.org?

  14. zhonghua
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    what do you mean? is this the end of your plugin sir? :(

  15. paulhastings0
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Marcel, You should seriously consider about turning your Add Link to Facebook plugin into a commercial plugin solution before ending support of it. I know that there are hundreds, if not thousands of WordPress users who benefit from your plugin right now.

    I would be more than willing to pay $10/year to continue using your plugin. Have you considered starting a Kickstarter campaign so that you can host it (and of your other plugins) in your own private repository?

    http://www.kickstarter.com/

  16. Marcel Bokhorst
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    For all the people that donated something: if you have any problem with one of my plugins, contact me and I will try to help you.

    Several people suggested to turn my plugins in commercial ones. As said before I shared and supported my plugins for fun. I don't see how a little bit of money can bring back the fun, so this is not the way I want to go.

  17. alistaircunningham
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I would pay for a Plugin like this. In the meantime I'll see if I can learn the API and hard code it.

  18. KillerWhale
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I read you loud and clear, however I will add my voice to the choir: turn the plugin into a commercial one and I will be more than happy to pay a subscription to keep having the same quality of support and constant upgrades you have delighted us with in the past. I understand that it is very disappointing from WP, but I will say this: what's more important, being recognized by the software publishers or by a strong and faithful community who uses your products day to day and will support them no matter what? ;)

    All the best to you sir :)

  19. wordbook
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I think you commit an error M66B, stay with WordPress community and try to find a solution, it's a better way for you i think and help others people is the only thing you must kkep in mind!

    I'm very blessed that you want to delete all your work, don't do that!!!

    It is just a recommandation but an honnest and really think of my brain ;-)

    Keep it working, keep your work pleeeeeeeeeeeeease ;-))))

  20. Marcel Bokhorst
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have tried to find a solution, but I couldn't. wordpress.org simply does not communicate in a useful way with plugin developers and there you have the problem. I don't want to be part of such a 'community'.

    Nevertheless I have made the changes wordpress.org asked for. It was just half an hour work or so. Let see how long it takes before the two plugins are back online ...

  21. wordbook
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK, it's your choice ;-)

  22. Marcel Bokhorst
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    The pulled plugins are back in the repository, faster than I expected.

    I did also contact Mark Riley about this and the previous issue, so let's see where this is going ...

  23. zhonghua
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    looking for a positive outcome for your plugin :)

  24. Kikirini
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I really hope you keep this plugin running! It's a lifesaver and I'd hate to see it go unsupported.

  25. Marcel Bokhorst
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    For now I will support all my plugins, so don't worry.

    I am a little bit cooled down now, but I am still a little bit sad and disappointed.

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