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  • You are now invading my dashboard with messages you consider I need to see every time I visit my admin area, there appears no way to turn off this spam without editing the source, please add the option to turn off your messages because really your not that important that you have to bother me every time I visit my own admin area.

    I have purchased some of your premium plugins already and dont need reminding that you sell more.

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  • Plugin Author gVectors Team

    (@gvectors-team)

    We’re creating quick guide (tips) for wpDiscuz it’ll let users know that there is a Custom Comment form creation feature or other features which users don’t know. Currently some of those just a info about addons. Currently there are 9 notifications. If you click on Dismiss (x) button it’ll never be shown, you’ll see others. If you dismiss all you’ll not see them again.
    Moreover there is an option called “Disable Tips” option in Dashboard > Comments > Settings > Hide/Show admin page to disable all those at once.

    Plugin Author gVectors Team

    (@gvectors-team)

    Same here ^^’ I was thinking about uninstalling the plugin… I will try your solution 🙂 Thank you ^^

    I will politely disagree with the Gvectors team, this IS a dashboard invasion, and not something a plugin ought to be doing. Putting aside the morality dimension of the “ought” I used, I could switch to using “may”, as I’m not sure plugins are allowed to do this by WP guidelines.

    I understand we benefit from something free and it’s normal to hope to convert to premium sales, however an invasion remains an invasion.

    It’s been three days on a blog where I moderate comments multiple times per day and I still get those top of dashboard notifications.

    I shouldn’t have to go to the plugin options to find what to disable. At worst, you could pop **once** a list of the features in top of the dashboard, not so often, it becomes invasive, I fear :-/

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    Currently there are 9 notifications.

    9? Really? That is excessive.

    If you click on Dismiss (x) button it’ll never be shown, you’ll see others.

    You’re making users click dismiss 9 consecutive times. To dismiss something they already dismissed?

    If you dismiss all you’ll not see them again.

    That’s good but I will send an email to the plugins team for clarification. 9 really is intrusive.

    Moreover there is an option called “Disable Tips” option in Dashboard > Comments > Settings > Hide/Show admin page to disable all those at once.

    IMHO that option should be the default. Do not use the dashbaord as if it is yours. It’s not.

    Plugin Author gVectors Team

    (@gvectors-team)

    Thank you for your attention. This has been changed 23 hours ago.

    This has been changed 23 hours ago.

    I don’t see a new version of the plugin being out and I still have the dashboard invasion today again…

    Plugin Author gVectors Team

    (@gvectors-team)

    @sabinooo I guess you have already disabled tips, because you know the option to disable it. So you have no chance to see this tip messages again.
    In case you’ve enabled it back you should know that without any update nothing will be changed. So I don’t see why you say “I still have the dashboard invasion today again“. If you just want to remind us just ask for the ETA of the next update.
    Please wait a bit, we’re preparing next release all will be set very soon.

    When I say “This has been changed 23 hours ago”, I meant in core files, but you’ve already updated at that moment so you have no chance to see that until next release .

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by gVectors Team.
    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Plugin Review Team Rep

    Just to clarify for everyone, please review https://developer.wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-org/detailed-plugin-guidelines/

    11. The plugin should not hijack the admin dashboard.

    Users prefer and expect plugins to feel like part of WordPress. Constant nags and overwhelming the admin dashboard with unnecessary alerts detract from this experience.

    Upgrade prompts, notices, and alerts should be limited in scope and used sparingly or only on the plugin’s setting page. Any site wide notices or embedded dashboard widgets must be dismissible. Error messages and alerts should include information on how to resolve the situation, and remove themselves when completed.

    Advertising within the WordPress Dashboard should be avoided. While developers are permitted to promote their own products and services, historically they have been ineffective; ideally users rarely visit these screens. Remember: tracking referrals via those ads is not permitted (see guideline 7) and most third-party systems do not permit back-end advertisements (notably, Google). Abusing the guidelines of an advertising system will result in such actions being reported.

    Developers are welcome and encouraged to include links to their own sites or social networks, as well as locally (within the plugin) including images to enhance that experience.

    Don’t make people click 9 times to dismiss nine messages. That is nagging, annoying, and yes, in violation of the guidelines. Let them use your plugin. Don’t harass them about it.

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