[wp-forums] Heads up - Denis Hoppe
Mika A Epstein
ipstenu at ipstenu.org
Sun Nov 13 04:22:59 UTC 2011
I only see a problem with Dennis' cause it blows out of proportion pretty quickly :/ But that's a one-off. And "your mom" is why I make sure he's on perma-bozo - Sometimes he actually gets his head out of his ass enough to support his plugins, and I feel like he should be allowed to do THAT.
I don't have a problem with the advertising in RSS feeds, or even the JetPack nag (which IIRC is only if you have the plugin on but inactive - and since I'm a proponent of the 'use it or turn the damn thing off' school of thought, that doesn't strike me as a problem). The problem comes when, AFTER you have the plugin on and are using it, it pops up nags to donate on every screen.
This plugin just adds something to the footer in 3.3 - http://cl.ly/0S1H32153z2f0o050026 - I wonder if there's more in 3.2...
Anyway, today, there's no reason to hit up the months-old posts and fuel a fire that's normally calm.
On 12 Nov 2011, at 10:09:50PM, Chip Bennett wrote:
> Probably off-topic for wp-forums, but it would be really nice if there were
> some explicit guidelines on this point. Several Plugins now "advertise" in
> the Dashboard by adding RSS feeds (which IMO is sub-optimal), but putting
> donate/up-sell nags anywhere outside of the Plugin's own settings page
> should absolutely be prohibited.
> (Of course, I think that JetPack's nags go too far, too...)
> Back on-topic: that guy's responses to end users (as linked by Mika) are
> utterly unacceptable. I'm not sure why he's even still allowed to post
> after that "your mom" reply.
> Would anyone have a problem if I responded to these threads, showing people
> the one line that needs to be commented-out in the Plugin, in order to make
> all of the upsell crap go away?
> On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 9:48 PM, scribu <scribu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Just like we remove plugins that add links to the front-end of user sites
>> without permission, we should also remove those who add links to the entire
>> admin area, instead of on their own settings page.
>> Also, I understand that the plugin in question was removed at some point.
>> How come it's back again?
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