[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 Ephemeraboy » Fri May 08, 2015 11:41 am

voted for paypal doantion
although i would like all of that (except the recaptcha) will be released by extension team lol
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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by TexARC » Sun May 10, 2015 8:09 pm

While all four are desirable extensions, I think providing PayPal subscription support is the one that has the biggest financial impact on the developers/designers. It also is likely to be the most complex feature-set:
donations at any time
subscription membership to provide access to specific forums in a totally hands-off, automated system with
bi-directional interface to PayPal
Reminders to re-subscribe BEFORE membership expires
Provide an indicator in the user's profile for how many days till expiration
Allow for multiple levels of membership or contributorship, and display the ranks as an icon on the member's avatar display or profile.
Anyway, hope to be able to support subscription access to "valued-content" areas of a board soon.

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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by promod » Mon May 11, 2015 5:23 pm

Paypal is a good option.

I also want to see the installation of phpbb extensions to be more easy like WP.

Just download the zip - browse the file through ACP control panel and upload it - Activate it.

No FTP Clients for Extensions atleast.

Or please make it like a Google Play store - Select the extension and install :D

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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by Jessica » Mon May 11, 2015 5:43 pm

promod wrote:Paypal is a good option.

I also want to see the installation of phpbb extensions to be more easy like WP.

Just download the zip - browse the file through ACP control panel and upload it - Activate it.

No FTP Clients for Extensions atleast.

Or please make it like a Google Play store - Select the extension and install :D
There's an extension that lets you easily install extensions without using FTP: viewtopic.php?f=456&t=2256956
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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by david63 » Mon May 11, 2015 5:45 pm

Jessica wrote:There's an extension that lets you easily install extensions without using FTP: viewtopic.php?f=456&t=2256956
But that has not been validated
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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by DavidIQ » Mon May 11, 2015 6:48 pm

promod wrote:Paypal is a good option.

I also want to see the installation of phpbb extensions to be more easy like WP.

Just download the zip - browse the file through ACP control panel and upload it - Activate it.

No FTP Clients for Extensions atleast.

Or please make it like a Google Play store - Select the extension and install :D
Not likely to happen until 3.2 and wouldn't be an extension either.
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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by cisco007 » Mon May 11, 2015 11:21 pm

there is already an extension out there that does that, it's in DEV, but i have tested it to upload and update extensions and it works great!
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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by DavidIQ » Mon May 11, 2015 11:42 pm

cisco007 wrote:there is already an extension out there that does that, it's in DEV, but i have tested it to upload and update extensions and it works great!
And it's going to have a hard time getting approved because of the way it does things.
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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by cisco007 » Tue May 12, 2015 11:00 pm

true, but for testing purposes on non-live boards it's fine!
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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by Swanny » Wed May 13, 2015 8:37 pm

I can't believe PayPal donation is in the lead. I thought something that actually makes phpBB better would be a top priority. I've never asked for a donation in my forums in the 14 years I've been running them, ugh. Just make an announcement topic asking for donations with a link to PayPal, done. Make it global so it shows up everywhere. Next!

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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Wed May 13, 2015 8:40 pm

well, apparently you are in the minority with that opinion. :D

what you describe is a simple paypal donation thing. but I think what most people want is paypal subscription extension.


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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by KevC » Wed May 13, 2015 8:44 pm

Yeah I think the aim is more along the lines of a club subscription extension.

You sign up for the club and pay your money through paypal and then you'll go in to a group until the membership expires, giving you access to necessary club info while you're a paid up member.
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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by Nully » Wed May 13, 2015 8:50 pm

I voted Advertisement Management.
But I think Paypal donation would be appreciated by people who receive many donations/payments.

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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by DavidIQ » Wed May 13, 2015 9:11 pm

KevC wrote:Yeah I think the aim is more along the lines of a club subscription extension.

You sign up for the club and pay your money through paypal and then you'll go in to a group until the membership expires, giving you access to necessary club info while you're a paid up member.
Yes that is the proposal for the PayPal Donations extension.
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Re: [Poll] Community Choice: Next Official Extension

Post by TexARC » Wed May 13, 2015 9:43 pm

What DavidIQ and KevC said! ;)

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