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  1. Perhaps the word "crowdsourcing" is not the most appropriate, as we're discussing much smaller amounts than the average, but in my experience, this is what often happens:   1- User a wants xx idea to be implemented and is willing to pay for it. He requests a quote (estimate) 2- Estimate is presented (not always, but often privately) by coder b. 3- User a asks around if anyone interested in the mod would be willing to chip in. Everyone says: "no, but I'd be willing to pay xx$ bucks once it's done." (yeah, right, me too, it's so easy once it's done!!)  4- User a pays the full amount (only way to see the mod take off). Since coder can't sell any copies for the original production price, price goes down dramatically or mod is released for free (not much else the coder can do! this is perfectly understandable).  5- User a needs another mod. (Go back to 1.) 6- User a goes bankrupt.  (and has to turn to free BBs?) 7- User a would like to chip in to see some ideas get developed, but there doesn't seem to be a way to achieve this...    I wish there was a mod like Michael's donation mod that would faccilitate some kind of mini-crowd sourcing to see smaller projects take off. Both the coding community and the comunity of IPB users would benefit from this...
  2. [BBCODE ] Score Place

    Could you please provide a little more information on how exactly the mod works?  Is that image what it'll look like once the data is inserted? So, I just add something like: Real Madrid 4 - Bayern Munich 0 between the bbcode and that's it?
  3. Polling improvements please

    I know this is a little old, but guest votes are still not possible in ipb, are they? I'd be interested in a mod that allowed this (and recorded the guest's ip so that he couldn' vote again) on the same poll.
  4. 4.0: Charts & Graphs

    I think this is great! :) By the way, some of you might be interested in the "Google charts bbcode" (which works with ipb 3.4.5) already available in the marketplace:   ipb thinkbox inspired by the marketplace? ;)
  5. Keyword Tooltips

    Absolutely outstanding mod. Can be used as a glossary to help your users with unusual words, as non intrusive publicity, etc.   Really easy to set up, you can use images with text, supports foreign characters, you can use either one word or a multiple words, etc. Check it out! 
  6. I'm not sure if the Market place search system is any good, but I've always had trouble finding things. Here are examples which you can try yourself: - Try to find the FAQ system by HQ. If you type "FAQ", nothing will be found. If you type "questions", nothing will be found. If you type the name of the app, [HSC] FAQ System nothing will be found!. If you try "system", 17 pages, but I couldn't be bothered... - I remember Adriano made a lottery mod. I typed "lottery" and found just one app, the points system, which isn't his. I went to Adriano's profile, but only some of his recent apps can be found. :-? why can we get a list of all the apps by a coder? IT's not the first time I've had trouble finding apps that I know exist...
  7. Animated Site Intro Block

    Very nice indeed. Are you planning any html 5 versions? Some users on mobile devices won't be able to see the demo at present...
  8. Customer blogs are gone. Why?

    I just noticed the other day that customers are no longer allowed to write blogs on this site. I understand that staff blogs are probably more important and a way for you guys to stay in touch with the community and keep us up to date and everything, but I think it would be nice to give us some personal space where we could write our blogs, even if it's in a different category or something, not to mention that the blog app would get a bit more exposure...
  9. User Geolocation Restriction

    "My certainty about the legitimacy of the above numbers comes from the fact that my community is 100% Greek spoken, so I doubt any member coming from those countries wanted to become an active member of it for any reason other than for spamming."   Really?? er... what about Greek Speaking People living in those countries?  
  10. hey, you need to fix your homepage url. I'm afraid you can only leave one. You wrote two down and it concatenated them into a dead page.

  11. Sports Pick 'Ems Application

    Adding an image for each team can be tedious, but it looks so much better! I wouldn't want a team I support to be represented by a generic image. Don't forget that this app can be used for international sporting competitions. Can you imagine the US being represented by a generic image? most team logos are available on the internet, in fact there are website where you can download the logos for a whole league, so I don't think it's such a big deal, and your users will love it!
  12. Quoting Michael (the guy behind the tutorials, the shoutbox, etc.) "I'm seriously contemplating getting out of the IP.Board world". Why don't you visit and tell him why he shouldn´t?

  13. ShoutBox Bot!

    This is absolutely awesome!!
  14. IP.Board 3.1 Requirements Checker results

    Sorry to open this again, but I had the same problem (suhosin.request.max_varname_length: 350 or better recommended, mine host having set it at 64) and my host said the following: "Unfortunately, We do not allow such changes to be made in our shared hosting environment. If you wanted to be able to make these changes, you would need a VPS or dedicated server package with us. Is changing that setting such a burden for them? such a big fuss? I don't even use Furl... because to me, it seems like they wanna grab the opportunity to try and make a quick buck.