What I believe that you can truly contribute to the community is more mods that can utilize the current point mods. If the current mods fit your liking and needs, then create new mods that can utilize these current mods to its potential.
But what if the current cash mods don't support my needs, and support for them is hard to find? What if it requires such massive recoding that the final product is nothing like the previous mod? What's the difference between recoding a mod that doesn't have what I need to have what I need, making it a whole new mod in its own way, and coding a new mod?
I made a request thread asking for a Cash and Shop Mod with the criteria I needed, since none of the current mods have it, and SyntaxError90 was kind enough to do it. Besides, as you might have noticed, this cash mod comes with an integrated shop mod, which none of the other cash mods out there have. Adrian1 has both the Advanced Poitns Mod and his own Shop mod, however, they don't come in a nice package like this. Probably a bad argument, but hey, I'm no coder. I'm just taking advantage of people's kindness I guess.
If you truly can't find specific features you want in the current mods and don't want to do a makeover, please do make a whole new mod. I am just saying that it will be easier for mod compatibility for many phpBB users if they all can share same database.
I just read your post again and it seems to say that if the current Ultimate Points Mod doesn't have what I need (In this case multiple currencies and user group specifications), I should make a new mod with those features? Isn't that what SyntaxError90 is doing? Or do you mean we should make a mod that's an add on for that mod, so it utilizes the same database? But don't most mods use the same MySQL database? It's not like making a new mod would need another MySQL database. Or am I taking your words too literally?
Also, I'm wondering why you're posting in this topic if all you're doing is putting down the mod author. This topic should be reserved for asking for support regarding the mod, and not saying what we need or don't need, isn't that right?
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