[quote name='rsyvarth' timestamp='1305957738']
Your right, but I am also not going to sell the 1000s of copies which IPB will sell. They can afford to make less money per sale because they sell more. This is very similar to how you can get mass produced hardware (iPods for example) for close to their price in parts and labor, because there are so many sales, the seller can afford to make less profit per sale and still cover their costs. This is part of the reason why companies like Walmart can have such cheap prices.As far as I have calculated it, thus far, without the addition of any of the updates I have released + time I have spent giving support for the app, I have gotten paid about $2 /hr. This is far below minimum wage, I will probably never even make it close to minimum wage. If it weren't such a niche product (I probably have a cap of probably 150 potential sales ever, if all of the stars in the universe align) and I were guaranteed a certain number of sales I could lower the price but that doesn't seem likely.I am sorry if the price is too high for you, but for the number of hours I have put into it, I really have no choice. I unfortunately have my own expenses and I cannot afford to put hundreds of hours into a project and not get at least some return. So if the price is a deal breaker, than so be it, but I feel that most users who are serious about their site will be able to afford the $50 price tag. That is like the price of going out to dinner once with your family (of 3)...Thanks for listening to me ramble.. Robert Syvarth
I appreciate your response and understand your reasons behind it. I guess this application is only for those who need this for their community to run... It is not vital to me hence I will not buy it, but it would be nice to have.
Is this being considered? I remember asking if I would basically be able to use the form to submit the record and just hide the database to basically be able to get the following functionality:
You fill out the form, and it posts a topic for you using the information from the filled out form. You said this would essentially be possible with the new feature you added into IP.Content, perhaps you understood the question wrong. I was just under the assumption it would be possible. Besides, just having an empty topic to store comments seems a bit pointless. The actual mirror of the record in the topic content makes more sense. It would also allow me to use the multi-moderation tools since they are not presently available on database records.
Perhaps work with the Community Devs to make the global shoutbox use the IP.Chat framework instead so that we could have private chat right off the box and the community devs dont have to keep working on a pretty much competing product
What I'm about to say is me restraining myself from not only making fun of, but making you feel stupid. There's a clear difference between flashing images with the hope of getting clicked on for them to make money or an image that does not flash and is not linked anywhere. If you still find it annoying, then I suggest you use AdBlocker and block the image from showing. ;).
Now, I have kind of changed my mind about the whole putting affiliate links in pre-sales, but I'm still against flashing images and links in your signature. I'm done here. *expects Wolfie to write an essay in his defense after this post*.
I'm not singling you out. Many other people do it, too. You just happen to have the most attention getting signature around. Even if you didn't have that in your signature, I still would have made this topic. Not everything is about you. ;) Furthermore, even if you chose to believe that it's me who's singling you out, read the above posts. Everyone except the people who do it agree.
I would love it if a staff member posted in here. It's pathetic.. Many people are obviously annoyed by it. It's unprofessional.
Woflie, if you want to help people that ALREADY ARE CONSIDERING buying IP.Board, then do so at your own will, but you shouldn't expect to make money off of it, as everyone else has said. Also, please don't try to quote my post and write an essay defending yourself. I'm not interested in it.