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The Geek 08-24-2005 12:59 AM

Deleted from vb.org
 
Well, a mere 24 hours or so after posting the beta of Geek Auto-link on vbulletin.org, the thread and its contents have been deleted by the admins because I dared mention that it would eventually be a commercial script.

Pretty lame considering all the time and work I have put in to providing free support and free kick ass modifications for vBulletin but I guess rules are rules. Its just sad to see that Jelsoft works so hard to pull blinds over their customers eyes just in case someone else may actually make a buck working on enhancements for their product. Geez, not even Microsoft are so paranoid!

Anyhooo... enough of me being jaded. Anyone wishing to Beta test GAL (or any of my scripts) drop me a PM and ill set you up with access to download. Please note however that it will be a paid script when it goes gold (not like £15 is going to make me money or break your bank account!).

nJoy. Im off to sulk.

GoTTi 08-24-2005 03:27 AM

what was deleted? i can still see the geek auto link thread:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=76054

is this it?

Bad Bunny 08-24-2005 03:52 AM

He had a 3.5 port of it, which was actually i how I found this place.

Anyway, geek. I am sorry that you are experiencing this, and I hope all the best for you. The amount of time you have given to the vb community is only overshadowed by the quality products you provide for us.

GoTTi 08-24-2005 04:34 AM

thats bullshit!

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=94943

The Geek 08-24-2005 07:19 AM

Thanks bunny - very kind words.

I guess Im over it now. Im cool with the admins request to take it down (though I think the speedy deletion was a bit ott). They are only following orders and maybe this will help jump start a process for commercial modifications to become widelfy availible.

concreteweb 09-15-2005 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Geek
Well, a mere 24 hours or so after posting the beta of Geek Auto-link on vbulletin.org, the thread and its contents have been deleted by the admins because I dared mention that it would eventually be a commercial script.

Pretty lame considering all the time and work I have put in to providing free support and free kick ass modifications for vBulletin but I guess rules are rules. Its just sad to see that Jelsoft works so hard to pull blinds over their customers eyes just in case someone else may actually make a buck working on enhancements for their product. Geez, not even Microsoft are so paranoid!


nJoy. Im off to sulk.

Think of it as a blessing in disguise! Some of the largest and most successful GNU Projects and Shopping Cart programs have a thriving commercial development community supporting the programs and users alike.

Personally, I'm looking forward to working with your products and purchasing them! Just like I do with vbadvanced, x-cart, and mambo.

Develop on!

The Geek 09-15-2005 08:06 PM

I figured it was the only way I could continue to code. I dont charge to try and make a buck - I charge so that I can justify the ridiculous amount of time I have spent (and continue to spend) making some wicked vB enhancments. Without going commercial, I would have had to throw in the towel.

Bit of a bummer though - I always got a buzz from releasing massive projects on vB.org ;)

Thanks for your support!

acers 09-16-2005 06:17 AM

mambo :O
i always tht mambo was free.

But you are right with the commercial part. I got the geek article system and it really is a superb hack. It was free for 3.0x which was itself amazing(when a worse review post hack goes for 100$ i think)
anyway 15pounds is not much for a grt and massive hack as this.

concreteweb 09-16-2005 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acers
mambo :O
i always tht mambo was free.

But you are right with the commercial part. I got the geek article system and it really is a superb hack. It was free for 3.0x which was itself amazing(when a worse review post hack goes for 100$ i think)
anyway 15pounds is not much for a grt and massive hack as this.

Yeah, I should have been more careful with my sentence structure! I meant the commercial add-ons to many great Open-Source/Commercial projects.

acers 09-16-2005 05:16 PM

actually mambo has a had a split on this very issue. Anyway looks like the old team is coming back with a better version.
aah going offtopic now..


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