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[resolved] Why not being honest about the 1.5.1. update? (4 posts)

  1. Grasp
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The changelog for 1.5.1 says "Updates/fixes". But a code diff reveals that the only change there is the addition of more "ads" (your social media marketing stuff, to be exact) into the plugin backend. So what exactly are the "fixes" you claim you did?

    Right, there are none.

    I have absolutely no problem with developers inserting their ads into plugins, but for god's sake, be man enough to admit it. Don't try to hide that fact in your change logs behind generic BS statements.

    Why not be honest about the changes right away, but risk being caught in the act like this?

    Again, it is not the ads I am objecting to, but the obscurity about them.

    After all, it's your plugin. You have the right to change it in any way you want. There's no reason to be secretive about it.


  2. nsp-code
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I never said these are 'fixes' but just like my update say it's a "Updates/fixes". This update include the social links to ensure the peoples who are interested in our news can keep up to date. Also include an announcement to our new free taxonomy terms order plugin on which i am sure lot's of peoples are interested in.
    Sorry if this created any issues for you, but it's just a step forward, an update to the plugin code.

  3. Grasp
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well, "Updates/fixes" includes fixes, doesn't it? But there are none.

    In fact, the update consist solely of those social media links.

    Why not say so in the change log?

    Don't get me wrong. I think you have a great plugin there, and you have every right to insert any social media marketing gadgets in it that you see fit.

    I just don't think that being nontransparent about it does you, or the community as a whole, any favor.

    And I see it all over, updates being pushed towards users with nothing but "self-marketing" additions in them. Which would be okay by itself. But then they go and hide it behind generic change-log entries such as "minor updates" or so. As if they were afraid to admit they've done something for themselves in return for developing and maintaining their plugin for free.

    Now there might be plugins that do not provide very great value and hence may warrant such fear.

    Yours is not among them.

  4. nsp-code
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'll try to release further versions when consistent changes have been done to the plugin.

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