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The Geek
08-24-2005, 12:07 PM
As I have about 5 scripts currently being developed, many are starting to get to early beta testing stage. Since these vB enhancments will all become commercial when they go gold, I am not allowed to post them on vb.org which seriously limits my pool of testers.

I will therefore offer 5 free 1 year licenses for each project for those that will offer to beta test.

Please do not apply if you will not actively going to beta test.

The following enhancments are open for beta testers:

GeekMart
Geek Auto-Link
Very soon:

Geek Article and Review SystemIn a couple weeks:

Geek Advertising and Banner System
Geek User Sponsor Hack
Thanks for your support!

Wolfy
08-24-2005, 12:36 PM
I'm in for the autolink if I upgrade my vb before you have 5 others. Good work here buddy :)

KTBleeding
08-24-2005, 01:15 PM
I can beta GAL for 3.5 if you'd like.

The Geek
08-24-2005, 01:43 PM
KT- just gave you access to GAL too.

Wolfy. Let me know as soono as you have 3.5 up and running!

nJoy

yoyo
08-25-2005, 01:31 AM
you can count me in for both the the GAL and the geekmart if interested :D

fasherman
08-25-2005, 02:44 AM
I can definitely test the hell out of GAL. Not sure about GeekMart. I need a storefront solution, but I'm not sure of its features.

If it meets my needs, I can test it. If not, I'm hoping you'll take feedback on it and help it meet my needs.

Let me know.

Are you having beta testers do NDAs? If you haven't, it a good practive to get into.

Cole
08-25-2005, 03:20 AM
I'll test the Article and Review system, if you want some more testers for AutoLink, I can do that as well.

One thing though, I would plan to use Article + Review System on a live website after testing for bugs and what not, if I wanted to keep it after beta, would I have to pay to do so? Thanks.

sketch42
08-25-2005, 05:16 AM
ill beta GEEKMART :)

The Geek
08-25-2005, 07:14 AM
mkay guys - thanks for your help. No NDA's at this stage - I trust those that I have added to the groups.

Cole - The beta testers for each product will get a year license for the item so if you land the GARS team - its yours for a year (as long as you give me proactive feedback.) However im just shy of taking apps for GARS. GIve me at least till the end of this weekend to see if its in a betable stage and ask again :)

GeekMart beta testing group is now closed (I have enough testers now).
GAL will take a couple more
GARS will be open for Beta testing soon.

Thanks guys!

cclaerhout
08-25-2005, 08:46 AM
Hi The Geek,

I would like to be a beta tester for GARS. But i don't need the present of 1 year license because i don't know if i will be proactive or not. I especially want to translate it into french.

Because of the quality of your scripts and the time you must spend to develop them, i understand you have to make them commercial. But please, try not to sell them too expensive 'cause we are not all professionals.

The Geek
08-25-2005, 08:48 AM
Cheers. I think they are pretty reasonably priced. The intention isnt to make a bundle on the scripts - just offset some of the time I spend on them.

Ill be accepting GARS beta tester apps most likely within the week. Just watch for the announcment :)

cclaerhout
08-25-2005, 08:51 AM
Do you have already tell what prices will be ? I didn't see it.

The Geek
08-25-2005, 08:54 AM
Under the purchce link at the top. I dont have GARS up there yet because it isnt even availible for beta. SHould be within the next week though.

Fleabag
08-25-2005, 11:20 AM
Hi Geek! I'm running vB 3.5 RC2, I update to the latest versions pretty much as soon as they're issued.

My site is www.dragonninja.co.uk - an alt rock community for my country, Wales.

I think I'd have use for, and be willing to beta test the majority of your products.

GeekMart - For selling band CD's and site merch.
Geek Auto-Link - Obviously for the same function as you have here.
Geek Article and Review System - I ran this on 3.0.8 - would have just as much use for it on 3.5.
Geek Advertising and Banner System - A great way to get my sponsors ads on my site without hard coding in the ads.
Geek User Sponsor Hack - To be honest I'm not sure what this one is yet lol, so I'm about to read into your site.

The Geek
08-25-2005, 11:36 AM
hey Flea!

GeekMart beta testing is closed - but I guess I could squeeze you in :)
Ill set you up for GAL
The rest will have to wait until beta testers are requested. GARS should be within a week, GABS shortly after and GUSH not much longer afterward ;)

Fleabag
08-25-2005, 11:40 AM
Awesome, thanks a bunch :). I'm off to the Reading festival in a few hours though and won't be back until Monday - hope that's cool?

The Geek
08-25-2005, 11:43 AM
As long as you have a good time :)

Fleabag
08-25-2005, 11:45 AM
I'll do that just for you Geek! :)

About to give GAL a whirl, hopefully get some feedback up here before I leave. Thanks again. :)

aShiQ
08-25-2005, 11:44 PM
I'll be willing to beta test GAL.

Not sure about GeekMart though not of much use to me, already have a ecommerce system running, however if you require beta test of that I can have some of my admins beta test it in the development board.

I would also be interested in beta testing Geek Article and Review System and Geek Advertising and Banner System when it is released.

Thank You
Have A Great Day

cmiller1014
08-26-2005, 05:01 PM
Im there.... I need all of these and will throughly test them on our test site.

Ghostsuit
08-26-2005, 08:01 PM
I'll be up for beta testing most stuff on my test site and also on a live site soon to be updated. www.inyourcity.com

I'll probably jsut buy geek Mart anyways since the beta is full ;).

The Geek
08-26-2005, 08:29 PM
Added you to the GAL beta group ;)

Unimatrix Prime
09-07-2005, 10:53 PM
I suppose I'm a bit late in testing this, but in the slight chance that I'm not, I'll post my "story" :

Up until yesterday, I've been using 3.0.7 over at my forum. After noticing performance issues, it was decided to upgrade to 3.5 RC2. The forum's speed increased 5x and things seemed well, but I lost all 3.0.x hacks! I knew that'd happen, of course, but one thing I missed were the hacks released by The Geek! GAS, GAL,... quite a bit was lost, so seeing as how I didn't need to check vb.org til recently for 3.5 stuff (my nick there is Omega Prime, btw), I noticed this site and saw that you were looking for beta testers :)

So once again, I'm probably too late to beta-test anything here, but if not, I'd practically be honored to test out the latest versions of the hacks you now offer. In time, I hope to save up a bit of money for them (as coders have to eat and pay bills too...hehe), but for now, testing any of your hacks would be great ;)

The Geek
09-08-2005, 07:51 AM
beta testing for GeekMart, GAL and GARS is closed :(

You can still get them in their current betas when you buy a license though (and it is pretty cheap).

Sorry couldnt be of more assistence (I may be releasing a lite version of GAL on vb.org when the final goes gold here)

Unimatrix Prime
09-09-2005, 04:16 PM
beta testing for GeekMart, GAL and GARS is closed :(

You can still get them in their current betas when you buy a license though (and it is pretty cheap).

Sorry couldnt be of more assistence (I may be releasing a lite version of GAL on vb.org when the final goes gold here)

The thing is... I'm literally broke at the moment and £15 is roughly US$27.59 for me. It's not to say that I expect to get it for free, but I wouldn't have mind testing a beta product (even if it's buggy). I've got about $10 in my bank account til I start working next week, so while you probably might think I'm just trying to get it for nothing, it's just that I had hoped to get my forum using such things as GAL and GARS before this weekend (since from the looks of it now, some members are suffering from "hack withdrawl" at the moment..lol) :(

yoyo
09-09-2005, 10:30 PM
The thing is... I'm literally broke at the moment and £15 is roughly US$27.59 for me. It's not to say that I expect to get it for free, but I wouldn't have mind testing a beta product (even if it's buggy). I've got about $10 in my bank account til I start working next week, so while you probably might think I'm just trying to get it for nothing, it's just that I had hoped to get my forum using such things as GAL and GARS before this weekend (since from the looks of it now, some members are suffering from "hack withdrawl" at the moment..lol) :(
I think that this is unfair. Do you even have a legit copy of vbulletin? The Geek has stated that the beta testing is closed, so you should accept it and be gracious. He has also stated that he may offer a lite version of GAL on vb.org, which is very generous.

I am sure that everyone can come up with a good reason why they think they need this or that for free or at a reduced rate. Your forum has run without these hacks, and it will continue to run fine without these hacks until you can afford them- your life/livelihood does not depend on you getting these hacks right here, right now for your forum, so please stop begging.

Unimatrix Prime
09-10-2005, 12:31 AM
I think that this is unfair. Do you even have a legit copy of vbulletin? The Geek has stated that the beta testing is closed, so you should accept it and be gracious. He has also stated that he may offer a lite version of GAL on vb.org, which is very generous.

I am sure that everyone can come up with a good reason why they think they need this or that for free or at a reduced rate. Your forum has run without these hacks, and it will continue to run fine without these hacks until you can afford them- your life/livelihood does not depend on you getting these hacks right here, right now for your forum, so please stop begging.

It seems my words have been altered quite a bit. First off, I do have a valid license (I've had one since Feb. 04 and bought an owned license this year), so it's not like I'm looking for some "1337 w4reZ". The only thing preventing me from getting this at this very second is money. £15 may not seem like a lot to people living in GB, but $27+ isn't exactly pocket change to me.

Second, my forum did run the majority of Geek's hacks, so while it's not to say that my forum's gonna explode or anything without them, all I said was that I didn't mind running a beta on the site. If The Geek does decide to release lite versions of his hacks for free, then that's great. Even still, I would like to get them eventually once they become gold versions, so for the time being, I thought I'd at least see if beta testing was still occuring.

Basically, I'm just saying that in due time, I'll try and get these new vB3.5 hacks. If not, I'm not gonna kill myself over it. It would've been preferred to have one or two of Geek's hacks, but again, it's not the end of the world. Maybe I'll just convert his 3.0.x hacks to work for 3.5, but for the time being, I'm just gonna wait and see :)

(Btw, sorry if it seems like I'm arguing here. That wasn't my intention)

The Geek
09-10-2005, 12:39 AM
All right... I have my hanky out dabbing my eyes. ;)

Ill put you into the GARS testing as I just dropped 2 users for lack of participation. I cant put you in GAL though simply because it is basically a done deal (I only know of a couple minor outstanding issues). Ill also drop unlicensed beta testers from GARS when it goes RC.

Hope thats cool.

Unimatrix Prime
09-10-2005, 02:11 AM
Wow, umm... I'm quite surprised and honored by this. As I said, it wasn't my intention to have done this, so all I can say is thank you for the opportunity! Hopefully, you won't regret this :)

yoyo
09-10-2005, 07:06 PM
did you say you had TWO slots open :)

Fleabag
09-10-2005, 08:02 PM
I'd be happy to give it a whirl if you're in need of someone... If there's no slots going though it's all good - I intend to buy it once I've finished messing with GAL and Cart anyway. :)

The Geek
09-13-2005, 03:17 PM
did you say you had TWO slots open :)
not anymore ;)

The Geek
09-13-2005, 03:18 PM
Hey Flea - hope its cool I gave the last to yoyo as he posted first ;)

yoyo
09-13-2005, 04:13 PM
Hey Flea - hope its cool I gave the last to yoyo as he posted first ;)
yippee skippee! I won't let you down! :D