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Re: Paid vs free mods
« Reply #60 on: June 23, 2011, 02:50:04 AM »
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Re: Paid vs free mods
« Reply #61 on: June 23, 2011, 03:52:45 AM »
More like venting. :P
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Re: Paid vs free mods
« Reply #62 on: June 23, 2011, 07:03:35 AM »
More like trying to stir something and not knowing SMF modifications well... Some SMF mods available for free are WAY better (more powerful) than those paid mods offered by a few people.

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Re: Paid vs free mods
« Reply #63 on: June 23, 2011, 11:12:48 AM »
More like trying to stir something and not knowing SMF modifications well... Some SMF mods available for free are WAY better (more powerful) than those paid mods offered by a few people.

agreed

and there are a lot of mods with pro-versions that I really want but will never get because of personal reasons
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Re: Paid vs free mods
« Reply #64 on: June 24, 2011, 01:10:21 PM »
and there are a lot of mods with pro-versions that I really want but will never get because of personal reasons

And there are a lot of abandoned free mods that I'd pay for someone to pick up and make-compatible with 2.0-final, or write a new one with the same functionality that works with 2.0-final and will be maintained. But lack of mod authors and interest in the few remaining authors prevents that. There are only a handful left and only so many free hours amongst them. Not quite ready to move to 2.0 as a result.

I'd also pay a few bucks to remove all the "copyright" advertising they plaster over every page if that was an option, but also not the case.

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Re: Paid vs free mods
« Reply #65 on: June 24, 2011, 01:14:13 PM »
What mods? I offer copyright removal for all my mods an option?
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Re: Paid vs free mods
« Reply #66 on: June 24, 2011, 02:05:51 PM »
Well some do and some don't IIRC.

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Re: Paid vs free mods
« Reply #67 on: June 24, 2011, 02:20:49 PM »
and there are a lot of mods with pro-versions that I really want but will never get because of personal reasons

And there are a lot of abandoned free mods that I'd pay for someone to pick up and make-compatible with 2.0-final, or write a new one with the same functionality that works with 2.0-final and will be maintained. But lack of mod authors and interest in the few remaining authors prevents that. There are only a handful left and only so many free hours amongst them. Not quite ready to move to 2.0 as a result.

I'd also pay a few bucks to remove all the "copyright" advertising they plaster over every page if that was an option, but also not the case.

that's because you can pay for it! I can't because of my stupid parents
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Re: Paid vs free mods
« Reply #68 on: June 24, 2011, 02:21:32 PM »
I would still prefer if ALL mods used the credits page instead of adding copyright lines...   in theory, on one page, I could have as many as 5 copyrights.


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Re: Paid vs free mods
« Reply #69 on: June 24, 2011, 02:58:45 PM »
That will never happen without hooks and even then only if the execution is done right/the mod author decides to do it.

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Re: Paid vs free mods
« Reply #70 on: June 24, 2011, 03:51:31 PM »
PAID MODS IS BETTER THEN FREE MODS.....THERE ARE A LOT OF ADVANTAGES USING PAID MODS.

The only advantage to paid mods is that when you pay, you expect support and updates. There are some mod creators that either fail to offer support or fail to update, or both.
If I download a free mod, although support and updates are desired, I don't expect them. If I pay, I expect both, at least for a certain amount of time.

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Re: Paid vs free mods
« Reply #71 on: June 24, 2011, 04:33:18 PM »
I been thinking about adding a copyright on the credits page, however, as it is right now it will need a modification to Who.php  and it will break the no edits, only hooks  thingy I set up for the mods I made.

I believe a hook for this is on the plans.


PAID MODS IS BETTER THEN FREE MODS.....THERE ARE A LOT OF ADVANTAGES USING PAID MODS.

The only advantage to paid mods is that when you pay, you expect support and updates. There are some mod creators that either fail to offer support or fail to update, or both.
If I download a free mod, although support and updates are desired, I don't expect them. If I pay, I expect both, at least for a certain amount of time.

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I wouldn't say fail on support/updates...   

Most, if not all the people who writes mods/themes do so because they like to do it,  unfortunately this doesn't include to give support for it, that is my case, I love making mods, I don't love the "you need to give support for it because its your mod"  thing, I know there are people who ask you nicely or just wait patiently for you, but there's also people who pretty much demand things from you,  I say its a 2/10  in proportion.


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Re: Paid vs free mods
« Reply #72 on: June 24, 2011, 04:35:51 PM »
General it starts out like Student/Hobbyist making a mod they enjoy making them or need it for a purpose.
Then paid comes when student gets older or if mod gets too complex. Benefit with paid mods is they will stick around since it benefits them and continue to update it.
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