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vb.org consent..
by Osterling
26 Mar 2004 11:27

I think vBulletin.org should email all members who have created a hack for vb2 and inform them that they only have two months to submit a working version of there hack for vb3. Because I feel like we are being cut out of hacks because you have creators who no longer care to work on there hacks. I have even talked to a few creators of hacks for vb2 and they said they have no time to create a working version for vb3, and then I ask them if it would be okay for another member to do it, and they said no.

Now this is really unfair, because they choose not to upgrade there hack, and we are stuck because the creator won’t let other members migrate the hack for vb3. I am wondering what vBulletin.org plans to do about this?

13th_Disciple 26 Mar 2004 11:33

i doubt they would do that.. however, if there is a hack you want, and the original author won't update his, write your own.. make it do all the same things.. as long as you don't copy his code, you are ok, i believe.. i am aware of intellectual property, but i am also aware that a lot of people look for a lot of the same things.. you can't limit ideas just because someone else has the same idea.. so go for it, i say..

Dark Shogun 26 Mar 2004 11:34

No one holds the patient for an idea. If you are not using ANY of the code from the vb2 version (which you probably wouldn't) then I say go for it weather you are given "permission" or not.

Dark Shogun

Osterling 26 Mar 2004 11:34

If I would create a hack that has been done in vb2, and release it for vb3, will it be removed?

Dark Shogun 26 Mar 2004 11:35

I seriously doubt it.

Dark Shogun

13th_Disciple 26 Mar 2004 11:36

as long as you say it's based off the idea of a vb2 hack and that none of the code from the original hack is contained within yours, what the heck can they say? stop coming up with ideas?

sabret00the 26 Mar 2004 11:39

it may be, but if the code isn't the same you'll be fine.

Boofo 26 Mar 2004 11:45

Are you referring to any vB2 hacks in particular?

Zachariah 26 Mar 2004 12:06

Thats lame idea. IMO

-Think of all the VB2 users that plan not to update to VB3. They will be out in the cold.

- Fork up some "green backs" $40-50$ and I am sure anyone would build you what you need. Time is money. If you can not live w/o a Hack to make your site run like you wish revert to Vb2 or pay ?

-This site is full of people that take time out of their life to give some love to other "members" that own VB by making add-on's. You have no right to "Demand" anything.

-Lastly, you can do what I did. RTFM and take the reins in you own hands by learning some of the LANG needed to work on your own site. Its not rocket science. (If I have no clue: I look it up, ask questions, search google, php.net, mysql.org, MIRC in #php, drink another beer and come back to it later :D )

You will find that more people love to help other people that try and fail than the ones that never try at all ;).

Boofo 26 Mar 2004 12:14

Excellent post! I couldn't have said it better. ;)

Scrub 26 Mar 2004 12:29

Everyone wants damn money for anything anymore, which I find pathetic. Several years ago when someone asked for an addon it got made within a few days and was released for free. You may got the ocassional person asking for money, but not like it is today. Cause the average person around here seems to be in school and does not have the money to throw around. If you're not going to upgrade your hack for any damn reason, then by god someone else should be able to do it. And whatever to the responses this post gets.

Boofo 26 Mar 2004 12:39

I agree with you on the money part. Most of those who request money for a hack here learned how to write those very same hacks they are charging for right here. I miss the good old days when we all did it for the sheer pleasure of it and enjoyed learning together. The money doesn't matter to me, it never has. I've never really had any so I don't miss it. ;)

Osterling 26 Mar 2004 12:41

Quote:

-Lastly, you can do what I did. RTFM and take the reins in you own hands by learning some of the LANG needed to work on your own site. Its not rocket science. (If I have no clue: I look it up, ask questions, search google, php.net, mysql.org, MIRC in #php, drink another beer and come back to it later )
I dissagree, I have posted questions in threads about hacks, asking for some support, because I installed it and was getting errors, and I went to the hack thread, and posted my question, and no one replied.. so I cannot see people helping me, even when I put in a honest effort...

Boofo 26 Mar 2004 12:43

Then you're not asking the right people and not installing the right hacks. ;)

filburt1 26 Mar 2004 12:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by exasko
I dissagree, I have posted questions in threads about hacks, asking for some support, because I installed it and was getting errors, and I went to the hack thread, and posted my question, and no one replied.. so I cannot see people helping me, even when I put in a honest effort...

Hack authors are not obligated to provide support. In my case, I have released over 40 hacks and it would simply not be possible for me to support them.

The vast majority of the time, a hack question has been already answered in its thread.


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