[Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

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Which official extension do you want to see

Poll ended at Tue May 19, 2015 11:28 pm

Advertisement Management
37
37%
Google's new reCAPTCHA
14
14%
Paypal Donations
40
40%
Welcome PM
10
10%
 
Total votes: 101

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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by VSE » Wed May 20, 2015 9:14 pm

Thank you to everyone who voted in this poll!

Now the extension development team can use what we've learned here as we plan to begin work on our next official extension.
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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by koraldon » Wed May 20, 2015 11:35 pm

david63 wrote:I find it a bit sad that out of almost 456k members only 101 (at the time of posting) have bothered to vote. No doubt the remainder will be the ones bemoaning the fact that their "essential" extension has not been created.
I have wrote it up thread, but promoting this poll to an announcement and having it appear on the main phpbb.com page, would have increased exposure...
Also, linking to the poll from the phpbb facebook page (as a post) would have helped.
I see it was tweeted on may 12th, so that's good.

I think that only a tiny subset of phpbb users actually browse the forums "just for fun" :mrgreen:

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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by DavidIQ » Thu May 21, 2015 3:11 am

koraldon wrote:I think that only a tiny subset of phpbb users actually browse the forums "just for fun" :mrgreen:
And an equally tiny amount actually go to the home page. ;) The most visited area seems to be Titania but would be kind of out of place to put anything there for advertising this.
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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by HiFiKabin » Thu May 21, 2015 9:49 am

In my experience, it does not matter where you post any announcement. The vast majority of users post their message, then only visit the forum by following the email link to a new reply.

The same goes for rules and FAQ's. The only people who have actually read them are the people who wrote them. :roll:

Its just the sad gits like me that look through everything :oops: :lol:
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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by Pond Life » Thu May 21, 2015 12:59 pm

DavidIQ wrote:The most visited area seems to be Titania ...
Really? What and where is Titania? I seem to have missed a popular part of the site. :?
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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by david63 » Thu May 21, 2015 1:32 pm

Titania aka CDB
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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by VSE » Thu May 21, 2015 4:10 pm

It also doesn't help that Blog Posts are not shown on the index page's news feed. So visibility on this poll was lower than before.

But we still see from the result what the trend in popular opinion is for these extensions.
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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by Dog Cow » Thu May 21, 2015 8:04 pm

VSE wrote: But we still see from the result what the trend in popular opinion is for these extensions.
Yes, people who are out to make money as they can: advertising and PayPal donations. :?
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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by KevC » Thu May 21, 2015 8:14 pm

Dog Cow wrote:
VSE wrote: But we still see from the result what the trend in popular opinion is for these extensions.
Yes, people who are out to make money as they can: advertising and PayPal donations. :?
That's a very sweeping statement. Not everyone is out to make money from forums (and I dare say few do).

The PayPal one will be used by a lot of clubs that need people to pay subscriptions to access information for members. That money is often used to provide services for those people, book venues for meetings or events, refreshments for them, produce flyers, leaflets and other club items like medals or winners cups and pay for advertising.

Large boards make use of the ad manager one to pull in money from sponsors to pay for the expensive dedicated hosting they often need to exist as well as some of the other items listed for the PayPal one.
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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by DavidIQ » Fri May 22, 2015 12:55 am

VSE wrote:It also doesn't help that Blog Posts are not shown on the index page's news feed. So visibility on this poll was lower than before.

But we still see from the result what the trend in popular opinion is for these extensions.
Yeah noticed that after you created the blog post and poked Michael about it. Something seems to be up on the home page. He said we could blame him. :mrgreen:
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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by OmkePom » Fri May 22, 2015 10:05 am

Where can i vote?

I wanna vote for Advertise management.
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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by david63 » Fri May 22, 2015 10:10 am

Voting is now closed
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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by watisnf.nl » Sat May 23, 2015 2:06 pm

To bad I missed this voting, been off for a while :oops: I would have voted for Welcome PM and Advertise management. But the choice is already made and that is fine :)
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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by Anonymous_et_EE » Mon May 25, 2015 8:43 am

Advertisement Management - just becouse this one is the best extension what phpBB has for the advertise. Only 4 votes missed :D

Others extensions are already made by someone's.

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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by umarizal » Mon May 25, 2015 12:28 pm

If the vote had stayed open longer, surely the result would be different because many people only learned about it after closing, and even then voted by post.
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