Re: Urgent attention All Xoops Modules and theme developers
I'll chip my two cents worth in too...
I have to agree with trabis fully here. I did not spend the last three years of my life building a website just to promote a social networking site that has nothing to do with anything even remotely related to things I am interested in.
I've tried a few of them in the past and quite frankly they just don't work for me.
Some folks might want to casually insult them as being pieces of crap but as webmasters all of us know how much work it is to build and maintain any website. (Even if most social network's "content" is from users telling the world at large they are eating a Twinkie ATM. lol)
Quite honestly, I had not thought of just adding comments to an existing module about the other language versions of The Philosophy of Liberty.
But how could that be applied to the games? As I said earlier, not all XOOPS webmasters would know how to port them let alone begin dabbling in making even a rudimentary module, which admittedly mine are.
At any rate, I thank you all for this valuable feedback. Before this thread was brought to my attention the only feedback I was getting was the fact that someone was downloading them to use on their sites. lol
deka87, Each module I have submitted does include a link to my module development "sub site" and I also include a link with each module to a functioning preview of the modules.
I hate downloading a module without having a chance to see it in action first and thought it would save people time if they had a chance to examine the module before deciding if they wanted to downloading it or not.
This is the site where the files came from. I already contacted the owner of the blog and asked them for their permission to mirror the files on my site and they agreed quite readily. The only problem so far is uploading all of them (just 84 files!!), most of the DiVX versions are absolutely huge!
I started porting the flash versions to XOOPS since so many people worldwide use it.
As for the games... I wasn't planning to submit too many more anyway. I think the full page of them I have submitted should offer enough variety for any webmaster. lol
In all seriousness though, it was never my intention to "spam" or detract from xoops.org. You have to admit, the games sub category was kind of skimpy and not everyone that chooses XOOPS as their CMS would know how or even want to fool with trying to port anything.
My apologies to anyone who finds the modules I have been making to be of "low quality". I merely wanted contribute something to XOOPS that users might at least find entertaining and in no way intended to detract from XOOPS.
I am not a PHP coder and am just now getting my feet wet learning how to make simple modules.
The 'modules' from Shadow are flash scripts that don't add any functionality to a website. I even don't think they deserve to be called 'module'. Just cheap sh#t.
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Are these modules "Just cheap sh#t" as well? They add no more "functionality" than the modules I have made and they have been in the module repository far longer.