Lol excellent point.
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Lol excellent point.
I don't really want to get into a discussion about free or paid extensions or styles but what you call a problem, to me is not a problem but an inherent part of life in general, whether it's a free gift or something that needs paying for.PlanetStyles.net wrote: ↑Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:24 amThe problem you'll find with freebies (which absolutely includes all submissions on phpBB.com) is longevity. This is evidenced by the number of contributions that start in the 'x in development' forums but don't make it to the CDB. Or, validated contributions where the developer doesn't provide support.
"freebies" offered by
phpBB . comare better because are validated. Ooops.
The Studiohas not honoured its reputation till now, do you?
Correct. New template events are added as and when the phpBB team introduce them with version updates. Obviously I can't speak for other style authors, but a lot of refactoring goes into converting prosilver into something worthy of being a paid product. Occasionally template events fall through the cracks, or in one case one was duplicated which briefly caused all manner of JS conflicts. Although, this is not a problem exclusive to premium products - the .com customisation team can probably attest to how many styles are declined for missing or incorrectly placed template events.RMcGirr83 wrote: ↑Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:51 pmYou should be adding hooks to your "professional" theme as they are added by phpBB. This is easily determined by visiting the event list of phpBB instead of relying on users to notify you of a missing hook...which, I would imagine, happens if an extension author gets a support topic opened stating the extension isn't showing up, for example, on the index page of a users forum. Invariably it would be due to a missing hook in the style.
It's nobody's intention to mislead or deceive here. For example, we don't use RTL language packs in product mockups, the live demos, or make any indication that RTL is supported at all. I am happy to refund (and have refunded) any customer who bought a product assuming it was RTL compatible and missed the item description, even after the theme has been downloaded.RMcGirr83 wrote: ↑Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:51 pmMissing RTL isn't something I'm personally negatively affected by but that should definetly be stated quite plainly at the top of the themeforest download for the style instead of buried at the bottom of the page otherwise it seems a bit misleading as it could be assumed that the style supports RTL.
I don't recall saying this. I said they were generally superior in terms of feature set, asethetics, updates and support - which is something I stand by. Never said paid / premium was faultless.
I don't know who or what that is.
How is this relevant to the free (.com) vs. paid discussion that is currently happening?3Di wrote: ↑Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:14 pmNot to mention that I do actively contribute to the phpBB core code with 182 commits and counting, do you?
Oops, never seen you there at
Going back you can see I mentioned your post as propaganda, still I stand by.
Yes, they are. All submissions on the envato marketplaces (ThemeForest, CodeCanyon etc) are validated by their own internal review teams. These are professional developers hired by envato to verify that items work as described and are free from security vulnerabilities or other malicious code. It is not a free-for-all platform. You can find more information about the validation process here: https://help.author.envato.com/hc/en-us ... an-Author-
I dispute that quite strongly. Every customer receives a personal reply within 12 hours, regardless of the day of week. To re-iterate an earlier point, I don't think freebie authors have a motivation to reply this quickly. If they don't receive a personal reply, it's because they didn't contact us.
Thank you for the opportunity to remind you. I am Christian, posting on behalf of my business which is PlanetStyles.net. Back in February 2018 I approached you to create a custom extension. We agreed on a brief and a price, but as we were going to re-distribute the code (something which was transparent in the brief), we needed a contract that agreed to you surrendering the copyright to us. As I'm not a PHP developer, I also needed the contract to hold you accountable if there were any security vulnerabilities in the code you code. This is not an unreasonable expectation, and something we asked you to factor into the price.
So what? Who cares? Here you are at
phpBB DOT com, dude.