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The Geek
09-24-2007, 11:06 PM
Hey all,

As those of you that are current vB customers will know (http://www.thevbgeek.com/showthread.php?t=3613) - we came back from vacation this summer only to discover that our family business had been run into the ground (literally). At that point, I removed all future sales of vbgeek products for the foreseeable future while we worked tirelessly to sort the situation out.

I am pleased to announce (http://www.salongeek.com/news/60208-life-sweet-uk-ireland.html) that it appears we are almost sorted on the business front; however I am bummed to announce that it does not change my current inability to support my scripts.

Why?

Although we have re-won the key contract that our family business was built upon - it was at the cost of my family putting everything on the line for doing it (and I mean everything). As such I will be heading up the company which leaves me with little to no time to focus on script development and support. As most of you will understand, this greatly bums me out as I love coding, however it is kind of exciting in a really twisted way as we have 'bet it all on #5'.

Therefore I am left with the only option to release my scripts on .org (which I understand many of you are against) or to find a capable team to take up development, distribution and support of my scripts. I have had a sporadic blast of emails and private messages asking me about taking on the dev and support... I have even discussed in depth a couple of options with some great coders (however they are crap communicators). Anyhoo - this is really the last call for some decent coders/teams to get in touch with me to take over the script development and support before I put all scripts up on .org.

Any seriously interested parties wanting to take over development and support need to contact me at vbgeek at sweetsquared dot com with an offer that will convince me that my customers will be taken care of and my scripts will be in good hands. Otherwise I see no other alternative than to release the scripts 'as is' to the vbulletin community. I would do this for no other reason than the fact that I would rather see them released to the community than to see them die a slow death.

Let ye all speak now or forever hold your peace! I will be deactivating the above email when all things are put to bed. I know already that you guys support me and my family, and we forever thank you for it. I have loved every minute of coding and I wish to return to it when things smooth out on our end, however first and foremost come my family, then my values (which includes honesty and dedication for my customers).

My priority is to stop these scripts from dying a slow death - so let's get them into the hands of those that will carry on the work.

Thank you all for your understanding. This isn't the last you have seen from me - just the last you will see for a little while (on the coding front).

nJoy

Freesteyelz
09-25-2007, 12:06 AM
Thank you for the update, Sam. I'm glad to hear things are looking up. I'm not in your situation so I won't say I understand what you're going through. However, from my brief experiences with you, your products and support you've given your members I can say that you're truly an upstanding guy. Whichever direction you decide to go with your scripts is cool with me. I am privileged to have been a customer of yours. :)

I hope things will continue on a positive path for you and your family. :)

Vero
09-25-2007, 12:26 AM
I don't know if you read these threads, but as I said in the last one. From what I have read/seen about your products, I would happilly pay for just the script alone with no support attached. (although keeping the forums up with user base support is nice :)) Please consider that there are many people who would pay for this with no support attached so that you, or someone you choose, could one day continue developement.

Mythotical
09-25-2007, 01:19 AM
Emailed you Sam from my mythotical at hotmail dot com

I'm glad to hear your crisis is coming to a good ending, as my issue with my son is closing with a good ending. So I hope all is well for you and your family in the future. My prayers will always be with you all and may God watch over you all.

Tigratrus
09-25-2007, 05:33 AM
I'd certainly say Myth is an obvious possibility if he's interested, he's certainly got the most relevant experience, at least on GM!

The other I can think of might be Morgan from Photoplog, he's been the most consistently reliable coder we've worked with. We've commissioned a few mods from him and his work has been of exceedingly high quality, good documentation and clean coding. He also consistently provides top-notch support. I'd guess he might well have his hands full with Photoplog though? If he does have the time he'd almost certainly be able to do your products/customers justice.

In any case our best wishes to you and your family! Congratulations on getting things under control, and we certainly hope that #5 is good to you!

James and Susan

Dava02
09-25-2007, 05:01 PM
Glad to see your getting sorted.
and hopefully one day we'll see you coding some more great scripts

nymyth
09-25-2007, 06:38 PM
yeah good news on that front. I'm sure you'll get your family business sorted out, because of the dedication ive seen here. GOOD LUCK. Hopefully some use full candidates can step to the plate.

smacklan
09-25-2007, 11:52 PM
Great to hear from you again Samuel and that things are progressing in a positive way for you and your family! I've sent you an email tonight as well :)

Hornstar6969
09-26-2007, 10:01 AM
lol I finally worked out why I couldnt log in here, it was because I didnt have the www. in front of the domain name, I guess the cookies would not set for it.

anyway, glad to hear from you. Not so glad to hear that it is finally over :/
Hopefully someone else will take over the project, because otherwise that means I have lost out on not only this but vision scripts and more then likely vblogetin. not a good couple of months lol.

Glad your okay tho.

Loco
09-27-2007, 01:43 AM
Good to hear your able to take back control of your business Sam :)

Just one question if you don't mind. will you close down this forum or leave it open for archival purposes ?

Just wondering if I should dl a backup of the addons that I have setup for gar's.

TheComputerGuy
09-27-2007, 02:25 AM
Let's hope for the best

mac27
09-27-2007, 03:44 AM
Good to hear Geek.

I agree let some users come on to provide support here in your forums.

yoyo
09-27-2007, 07:14 AM
I don't know if you read these threads, but as I said in the last one. From what I have read/seen about your products, I would happilly pay for just the script alone with no support attached. (although keeping the forums up with user base support is nice :)) Please consider that there are many people who would pay for this with no support attached so that you, or someone you choose, could one day continue developement.agreed- I would by GABS right now if I could, even knowing that it may go open-source, or that you will not be here for support, etc..

Glad to hear that things are getting sorted somewhat in your personal situation, and I fully understand you reevaluating your priorities, etc.. I know it is hard to give up a hobby (and side business), and I mourn the fact that you will not be sharing anymore innovative ideas with the vb community for awhile. You are my favorite vb coder, and I think you should get some sort of lifetime achievement award or something for all of the great work you have done for the community just by having your mods available for others to use.

tokenyank
09-27-2007, 11:50 AM
It's good that you are back in the saddle so to speak mate... I am sad to hear that these scripts will (potentially) be released to .org as there'd be no coherent development and, if God willing (not religious but I'll be if it helps!), you sort out your business and can come back with your legendary support and development ability... How would you wrestle back your babies from an 'open source' arena?

Much better in my opinion, for what it's worth, is to entrust 2-3 known coders to take over thevbgeek.com and they share the revenue from the sale/update of licenses and help with support and development. Then, when you feel able to come back, you take the reigns again and those you take on board stay on as 'partners' and get shares of licenses sold for X amount of time, longer if they remain active in development/support.

This way the coders who take on the code can be financially rewarded for their effort in your time of need, and rewarded more when you come back for keeping everything working whilst you were away.

Of course this all depends on whether or not you ever do want/plan to come back. I just think releasing into the 'wild' will kill the product and with Visions and vBlogetin and and and the list goes on... vB can't handle any more loses to quality 3rd party addons!

But, again, this is just my opinion and if my wife is anyone to go by... It matters not a shilling! :P

StuntFactoryX
09-28-2007, 07:05 AM
I'd certainly say Myth is an obvious possibility if he's interested, he's certainly got the most relevant experience, at least on GM!


+1 i would really like to continue w/ myth. glad things are looking up personaly.

henrikhansen
09-28-2007, 08:44 AM
A release on .org is dangerous for the scripts, but in fact, the future for the scripts might be even worse if the Geek hands over the scripts to great coders without communication skills. In that case I would rather prefer .org and see a competition between someone who can use the code and make a future business.

Communications skills are at least as important as coding skills, when you have to communicate with a huge amount of customers, seeking support, the usual complaints about everything, having the usual install problems etc. etc,
and if the future owner of the scripts is not a successful communicator, it will not take long until most customers are gone in every direction. I am glad to see that the Geek is aware of this.

yoyo
09-28-2007, 07:37 PM
A release on .org is dangerous for the scripts, but in fact, the future for the scripts might be even worse if the Geek hands over the scripts to great coders without communication skills. In that case I would rather prefer .org and see a competition between someone who can use the code and make a future business.

Communications skills are at least as important as coding skills, when you have to communicate with a huge amount of customers, seeking support, the usual complaints about everything, having the usual install problems etc. etc,
and if the future owner of the scripts is not a successful communicator, it will not take long until most customers are gone in every direction. I am glad to see that the Geek is aware of this.agreed - look at vbarticles

Tigratrus
09-30-2007, 09:37 PM
A release on .org is dangerous for the scripts, but in fact, the future for the scripts might be even worse if the Geek hands over the scripts to great coders without communication skills. In that case I would rather prefer .org and see a competition between someone who can use the code and make a future business.

Communications skills are at least as important as coding skills, when you have to communicate with a huge amount of customers, seeking support, the usual complaints about everything, having the usual install problems etc. etc,
and if the future owner of the scripts is not a successful communicator, it will not take long until most customers are gone in every direction. I am glad to see that the Geek is aware of this.


Good points. Thinking about teams (to provide better communication as more than one body *does* help there), how about PixelFX and Darkwaltz4 from vBCredits? Pixel at least has been around vB for a long time, and they both seem to be *very* active and responsive to their community. And Darkwaltz seems to be pretty quick in providing changes/feature updates...

Not sure if they would have the time to handle this many new products, but they *are* active and are actually trying to build their vB work to be a full time gig, which would be ideal from the customer's perspectives. Maybe they and Mythotical could form an alliance? It'd be great to have multiple folks involved as Geek's product lines have such potential and already have an established community/following.

::tosses 2 shiny coins in hat::

James and Susan

Libertate
10-02-2007, 09:10 PM
One person would be good to take over is Brian of vBa.

Mythotical
10-02-2007, 11:29 PM
Brian of vBa has enough on his plate as is and I doubt he has time to take on this many projects.

Heggy
10-03-2007, 01:01 AM
I realize this an an unpopular opinion, but I would rather see these scripts show up on .org than be handed over to someone else.

In all honesty, I can't think of a single person or team who has the qualifications, time or reputation to handle things as well as you have. It seems unjust to me for someone to have an opportunity to profit off of your hard work and family misfortune - Even if they are helping you and the community... But that's just me. Again, I realize this is an unpopular opinion so don't flame me too hard ;)

KW802
10-03-2007, 07:37 AM
Brian of vBa has enough on his plate as is and I doubt he has time to take on this many projects.It's best to allow him to speak for himself. ;)

serhat
10-03-2007, 03:57 PM
In all honesty, I can't think of a single person or team who has the qualifications, time or reputation to handle things as well as you have.

I can only think of one person: Brian

convergent
10-03-2007, 04:14 PM
I would agree that either Brian or Elfmage from NuHit are two great candidates. I have products from both and they go out of their way to help users and are incredibly responsive. I've tried speaking to both of them about this situation here... no reponse from Brian, but Elfmage said he would be interested. I would highly suggest you talk to him, as I believe this stuff would fit well into his existing portfolio of products, and they are very active developing new vB related things.

As a bit of background, I have been one of the charter owners of their vB based wiki product, and have been very impressed with his responsiveness to all his customers... both in working on problem, and also on listening to what they want and adding it to the product. He has even been interested in adding hooks that would allow the wiki to work together with GARS created custom fields, although that wasn't done yet... we have a fruitful discussion about it. I think that GARS especially would fit well either in Brian's portfolio, or with Elfmage's... but since Elfmage appears interested... I hope you will speak with him about it.

I am really dependent on these products and it would be a huge problem for me if GARS fell into an unsupported situation... either going dead, or going to .org.... either way I'd start looking for a new solution. I can't depend on the uncertainty of the .org world to provide a critical component to my sites' construction.

Please reach out to Elfmage at nuhit.com.

henrikhansen
10-03-2007, 07:28 PM
I would agree that either Brian or Elfmage from NuHit are two great candidates.
These developers and site owners have both shown that they are both great coders and good communicators able to discuss subjects with customers in a decent manner.

And by the way, who says all 5 Geek scrips need go together to a new home? Nuhit might be able/handle some scripts, Brian another etc.

Mythotical
10-03-2007, 09:37 PM
All I can say now is that we give Geek a chance to respond to all of our inquiries and see what he decides.

Hornstar6969
10-04-2007, 01:59 PM
+1 for Elfmage. He is a very good communicator which is one thing that I look for when buying a product. Plus he has a team, so it will not be a 1 man project no longer, and he has talent!

yoyo
10-04-2007, 02:53 PM
These developers and site owners have both shown that they are both great coders and good communicators able to discuss subjects with customers in a decent manner.

And by the way, who says all 5 Geek scrips need go together to a new home? Nuhit might be able/handle some scripts, Brian another etc.Agreed - I contacted elfmage awhile ago and suggested that he contact thevbgeek regarding taking on one or all of the geek projects, and I think he has done so. Brian is another great person - his support and products are excellent.

If my vote counts (and I know it doesn't) I vote for either or both of these fine upstanding folks :)

NCangler
10-05-2007, 04:23 PM
Very sorry to hear of the business developments Geek. I wish you and your family well during this transition. I sure hate to see your work here stop. I have enjoyed your scripts on three of my forums having purchased GARS, GAL, GAB and most recently a license for Geek Gazette that I haven't even used yet. Oh well, again blessings to you and your family. :)

BTW I just noticed that Brian with vBadvanced was listed. His support is awesome and his products rock solid. If he were interested in picking up these products he would be a very solid choice. :)

Dr. Bantham
10-07-2007, 02:06 PM
The other I can think of might be Morgan from Photoplog, he's been the most consistently reliable coder we've worked with. We've commissioned a few mods from him and his work has been of exceedingly high quality, good documentation and clean coding. He also consistently provides top-notch support. I'd guess he might well have his hands full with Photoplog though? If he does have the time he'd almost certainly be able to do your products/customers justice.I second this opinion. I have purchased scripts from multiple parties, and Morgan is both a great coder and communicator.

dartho
10-08-2007, 06:15 AM
I think you should have one last "fire sale" with a "no support" disclaimer - perhaps at a discounted price, but maybe not. I've only purchased GARS, but knowing that your other scripts may become unavailable, I would purchase more.

I like my GARS'd site - not many others out there have it and it makes a generic vB site more unique. This would be lost if your scripts were to go to .org as *everyone* else would also be using GARS/GAL etc..

I don't think you should release as free products.

I have 2 suggestions:

1. Stop development, stop sales, and appoint a good mod/admin so this site can continue with peer support. Your existing customer base then maintains the value of their investment as it does not become a free product and we have something unique. You are then able to take up development again if things settle down.

2. Assuming the process is automated, continue selling "as is" at a "no support" price. I would purchase these products still - and am now regretting not having done so earlier!

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myGamer
10-14-2007, 06:48 AM
I have messaged the owner about taking over this product, upgrading it and supporting all past clients.

I am awaiting his response.

Lizard King
10-14-2007, 12:35 PM
I have messaged the owner about taking over this product, upgrading it and supporting all past clients.

I am awaiting his response.
And may i ask who are you ?
What is your exprience with vBulletin coding ?

convergent
10-14-2007, 04:36 PM
Not sure whats going on... I've talked to ElfMage a couple of times at NuHit... he said he's sent a couple of emails to TheGeek at the requested email address and not even gotten a response. I guess its time to look for a new articles and news system... :(

Michael-MI
10-15-2007, 02:55 AM
Not sure whats going on... I've talked to ElfMage a couple of times at NuHit... he said he's sent a couple of emails to TheGeek at the requested email address and not even gotten a response. I guess its time to look for a new articles and news system... :(

Is there any out there? I am sad about the whole situation. I understand life happens, but from a consumer stand point I have paid for all but one of his products including the additional service for updates and downloads and it's all of waiste of money because there could be issues with the next vbulletin upgrades that can cause these scripts to no longer work.

KW802
10-15-2007, 04:47 PM
Not sure whats going on... I've talked to ElfMage a couple of times at NuHit... he said he's sent a couple of emails to TheGeek at the requested email address and not even gotten a response. I guess its time to look for a new articles and news system... :(
That's the same situation with several other people as well, some of whom were mentioned/recommended in this thread.

Likely Sam's issues that are taking his time away from the site is also causing him to be delayed in getting back to everybody.

yoyo
10-15-2007, 07:55 PM
Is there any out there?
not to take away the spotlight from GARS, but there is always vbdynamics from vbadvanced

yoyo
10-15-2007, 07:58 PM
I have messaged the owner about taking over this product, upgrading it and supporting all past clients.

I am awaiting his response.
hmm - only 2 posts here - what is your coding experience? experience with vbgeek's products?

Michael-MI
10-16-2007, 04:43 AM
not to take away the spotlight from GARS, but there is always vbdynamics from vbadvanced

Thanks yoyo. I have not checked out Brian's script but will right now.

Tigratrus
10-16-2007, 06:01 PM
Major difference between GARS and vBDynamics is that vBDynamics isn't *in* the forums in any way. They won't show up in forum searches etc, it's really just a separate database driven system. It's really not the same thing as GARS at all, GARS gives you the ability to heavily customize vBulletin FORUMS for specific purposes. ::shrug::

James and Susan

KW802
10-17-2007, 04:15 AM
... They won't show up in forum searches etc, it's really just a separate database driven system. ... ... which is no different from the official Jelsoft blog product or any of the other add-ons. Google seems to be finding the Dynamics pages just fine.

yoyo
10-17-2007, 04:33 AM
... which is no different from the official Jelsoft blog product or any of the other add-ons. Google seems to be finding the Dynamics pages just fine.
yep - vbdynamics is a great product, as is GARS - they both have their place. Unfortunately, the future looks slim at this point for GARS, and I am currently using both to great effect.

convergent
10-18-2007, 02:38 PM
Well I need to find a migration path quickly. Something has broken in my review system with GARS and its getting MySQL errors when saving a post, and none of my moderators can access articles they wrote. So I'm hosed at this point.. no support, and no upgrade path.

I am sorry about Sam's personal problems, but business is business. I've got plenty of my own personal problems that I'm sure would rival Sam's, but my website is a business too, that is being negatively effected by a total lack of support on this. I bought a commercial product so this wouldn't happen, and now it happened anyways. It seems that turning the scripts over to anyone would be better than doing this... which is to ignore everyone's attempts at trying to find someone to take them over.

Anyone have enough technical knowledge on this stuff to do some work for me in trying to fix my problem? I'm not looking for a freebie... I want to pay someone to help me fix this problem asap. Thanks. Send a PM to me if you can help.

Tigratrus
10-18-2007, 04:11 PM
... which is no different from the official Jelsoft blog product or any of the other add-ons. Google seems to be finding the Dynamics pages just fine.

Actually Photoplog thumbnails show up in vBulletin searches (which has done an enourmous amount to increase Gallery usage), but yes, that's the main problem I have with a majority of the addons and one of my hard points with vBlog as well. The forums are the heart and soul of our site and GARS lets us build new formats for individual forums to EXTEND that, rather than fragmenting it into multiple different parallel systems. ::shrug:: Sure Google finds things ok, but we're at *least* as focused on helping our members find things on our site. New members are good, but keeping the existing ones happy trumps all ;).

James and Susan

Ramses
10-18-2007, 10:21 PM
I would recommend a final word from sam now about where the journey of the script is going. There was enough time and a lot of opinions from the users point of view. Many of us are using the scipts as an important part of our forums. Thank you.

myGamer
10-19-2007, 02:15 AM
hmm - only 2 posts here - what is your coding experience? experience with vbgeek's products?


I have been a php coder for over 7 years and own over 50 VB Forums. I have played with Gars in the past and have seen many ways to improve not only the functionality but also to clean the current code.

Anyway, I dont see any progress in obtaining the rights here since he has not replied to any of my messages.

Lizard King
10-19-2007, 02:19 AM
What i feel is interesting that everyone who claimed that they can wait Sam to work the problems in his life now already started posting that they are thinking of switching. I personally donot think that any mentioned name can handle gars like Sam did. Thats why i prefer to wait Sam solving his problems.

myGamer
10-19-2007, 03:46 AM
What i feel is interesting that everyone who claimed that they can wait Sam to work the problems in his life now already started posting that they are thinking of switching. I personally donot think that any mentioned name can handle gars like Sam did. Thats why i prefer to wait Sam solving his problems.

LK, Dont get me wrong, I am not trying to say that I will be better than Sam. I am just saying that I made an offer for the products so that me and my team of coders can support it and begin making new versions. I dont want to upset anyone here and have the fullest respect for VBGEEK and Sam as well as what they have accomplished thus far.

Lizard King
10-19-2007, 04:10 AM
I am not talking about you plus i've been within vBulletin communities for a really long time and the interesting part is i saw your nickname the first time. Thats why i don't even see you as a candidate.

Helmut71
10-20-2007, 11:10 AM
Hi everyone...I am total new to vbulletin and I was very glad when I heard about a great shop-system..

Unfortunately I am too late and this project seems to be dead...

I haven't read all the posts..has the aothor decided to give it to vbulletin.org or are others continuing the project??

I really need this great Mod (and a german version, too..)
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Johnny Utah
10-20-2007, 11:41 PM
I haven't read all the posts..has the aothor decided to give it to vbulletin.org or are others continuing the project??


I guess you'd better read all the posts.;)

KW802
10-21-2007, 02:34 AM
Actually Photoplog thumbnails show up in vBulletin searches (which has done an enourmous amount to increase Gallery usage), ...Interesting, especially considering how even Jelsoft didn't integrate their Blog search results into the forum search results. Is there a site I can see that in action? The official photoplog site doesn't allow guest searching in the forums.

Helmut71
10-21-2007, 12:31 PM
I guess you'd better read all the posts.;)


Read most of them - but I still don't know about the future...
Is there a chance to get the Mod?
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KW802
10-22-2007, 04:20 AM
Read most of them - but I still don't know about the future...Future still unknown.
Is there a chance to get the Mod?Not at the current time.

Johnny Utah
10-22-2007, 05:39 AM
I'm sure he will make a decision eventually. He knows what the options are and he knows what the community wants. I don't think he will leave us hanging forever.

Tigratrus
10-22-2007, 04:21 PM
Interesting, especially considering how even Jelsoft didn't integrate their Blog search results into the forum search results. Is there a site I can see that in action? The official photoplog site doesn't allow guest searching in the forums.

Can't think of one that doesn't require registration off the top of my head... In fact we require registration on ours too. If you'd like to register at ours I can delete the account for you afterwards if you'd like? The other thing to look at is the extensive highslide integration that comes with photoplog and the uber thumbnail drop in selection tool. It gives you access to any image you've uploaded and you can organize them by category/album etc. ::shrug::

Anyway if you're interested, register over on www.ikeafans.com and send me a PM (Tigratrus) if you want me to remove your account afterward?

James and Susan

Lizard King
10-22-2007, 04:42 PM
I am also interested with Photoplog however there is no importer and i can't move without an importer.

Tigratrus
10-22-2007, 05:45 PM
Actually a couple people have come up with importers. Take a look at http://www.photoplog.com/forum/showthread.php?t=847&page=3 IIRC Begore and Sniper have both said that they have import scripts. Obviously, we haven't used either though so caveat emptor I'm afraid.

Have to say, for our purposes it's lightyears better than the competition, but our needs aren't the same as everyone else.

Sorry for the threadjack, we continue to wish Sam and his family all the best. He's got a difficult set of priorities to juggle, hopefully with the influx of more serious offers, he'll be able to make a good decision for his product line as well as his peace of mind.

James and Susan

convergent
10-26-2007, 05:19 PM
So has anyone found an alternative for GARS. It looks like things are pretty much dead here. I would be willing to kick in a contribution to help write something that would let us import our GARS data into an alternative... if we can find an alternative. The only thing else out there I've seen is the Mary scripts and I have not been comfortable with those... either the scripts stability or Mary's customer support. Is there anything else out there that is similar? I'm looking to migrate my articles and custom fields... I have a lot of data in custom fields that I'd rather not lose.

NCangler
10-26-2007, 09:46 PM
I moved my first site over to vBa Dynamics and Brian had a script for importing all my articles with no problem. I bought a multiple instance license and used a second install instance to add vBa Dynamics as Blogs. Again, had an import script for moving over my vBlogetin files with no problem. I'm sold on vBa products and Brian's support is second to none. I've since installed a third instance for a Dynamics Recipe section on my site. Good stuff. :)

Ramses
10-27-2007, 01:21 AM
I moved my first site over to vBa Dynamics and Brian had a script for importing all my articles with no problem. I bought a multiple instance license and used a second install instance to add vBa Dynamics as Blogs. Again, had an import script for moving over my vBlogetin files with no problem. I'm sold on vBa products and Brian's support is second to none. I've since installed a third instance for a Dynamics Recipe section on my site. Good stuff. :)
But sadly for reviews it may not (yet?) an alternative because dynamics isn't supporting ratings.

NCangler
10-27-2007, 01:27 AM
I'm not sure what you mean. vBa Dynamics ratings work for me.
But sadly for reviews it may not (yet?) an alternative because dynamics isn't supporting ratings.

Ramses
10-27-2007, 03:28 PM
I'm not sure what you mean. vBa Dynamics ratings work for me.
I don't mean the vbulletin default post rating system, I mean the gars custom rating possibilities.

convergent
11-02-2007, 06:45 AM
I have looked at Dynamics and Blogs... and neither of them really covers all that I want. I really love having everything stay in the forum threads... it has a lot of benefits, not the least of which is integrated search. And then there are simple things like feeding RSS feeds into a news forum, or moving posts into articles and such. I hate to give that up and feel like it would be a big loss. I can't believe this guy has just disappeared and not talked to all the suggested developers to take over. How can it benefit the Geek to see all of us abandoned. Sad.

On Dynamics, is there anyway to get the social bookmarking stuff integrated? I use vBSEO and so the social bookmarking from that works great in GARS articles.

KW802
11-02-2007, 06:17 PM
On Dynamics, is there anyway to get the social bookmarking stuff integrated? I use vBSEO and so the social bookmarking from that works great in GARS articles.Ooh.... good idea. I'll bring it up with the parties involved to see what can be done.

azn_romeo_4u
11-06-2007, 04:09 AM
Man this blows. I wish you give us an update or something on what's happening.

attroll
11-06-2007, 06:04 AM
Man this blows. I wish you give us an update or something on what's happening.
I agree. Some type of update would be nice.

Johnny Utah
11-07-2007, 08:48 PM
Releasing the scripts on .org would be better than waiting forever.

Heggy
11-13-2007, 06:44 PM
Very much agreed. At least the community might update and improve things. Far better than waiting forever.

powerful_rogue
11-15-2007, 11:02 AM
Looks like ive found this site too late. I was all excited when I saw GARS and the Link directory - Ive since looked at others, but none of them come close.

I wish you and your family well, but please do find 5 minutes to pop on and give an update.
Even if you halved the price and offered no support, or only allowed people to download that have made a donation.

Take care

Tigratrus
12-01-2007, 01:55 AM
Whoo Hoo! Take a look at the new announcement...
:) :) :)

James and Susan