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Old 08 Aug 2010, 02:03
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Question How do modifications make it into the Modification Graveyard?

What are the criteria for moving a mod into the Modification Graveyard? And what does it mean of a mod is moved there?

I'm unclear as to whjether this means the add-on/modification is abandoned, or contains a security vulnerability, or just plain doesn't work as advertised.

I ask, because I npoticed this evening that some of the vB4 add-ons I had marked for future consideration are now in the graveyard.
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Old 08 Aug 2010, 02:24
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Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
I'm unclear as to whjether this means the add-on/modification is abandoned, or contains a security vulnerability, or just plain doesn't work as advertised.
Those are all reasons. Could also be the author asked to have it removed. Or, it was removed for copyright reasons. Or, the author removed the attachment for some reason.
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Old 08 Aug 2010, 05:03
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It would be helpful to note the reason, when moving a plugin there.
If an author is abandoning a plugin, but I have it working fine, then there is no reason to uninstall. But if there is a security issue, then I would want to know and uninstal it.
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Old 08 Aug 2010, 05:11
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If it is (temporarily) removed for security reasons, all users of the modifications that have it marked as installed are notified by email of the issue.
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Old 08 Aug 2010, 22:21
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Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
I'm unclear as to whjether this means the add-on/modification is abandoned, or contains a security vulnerability, or just plain doesn't work as advertised.
I dont think anything is ever moved to the GY for this reason (alone).

Also, if the mod is in there because its been quarantined, the displayed message will change from the normal "This thread is in the Modification Graveyard." to "This modification is currently quarantined.".
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Old 08 Aug 2010, 22:44
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Tnanks, all, for the responses.

Originally Posted by A;fa1
It would be helpful to note the reason, when moving a plugin there.
I agree.
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Old 09 Aug 2010, 07:22
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In my view, if the modification becomes abandoned, or have any errors/bugs not suitable, copyright issues etc. its moved over there. Graveyard - the word tells you that its a waste.
Graveyard simply is a burial place !


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Old 09 Aug 2010, 15:00
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Uh, thanks... I do know what the word means.

I was asking about the criteria.
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Old 09 Aug 2010, 16:25
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There are many 'abandoned' mods that don't ever get moved to the graveyard... if a mod author disappears their mod stays in the mods section so long as there isn't a security vulnerability. A mod author must ask for a mod to be graveyarded if there isn't a security or copyright issue.
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Old 09 Aug 2010, 16:40
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If you are referring to mods by MicroHellas, she often requests that they be deleted after a period of time. Of course she still offers the professional versions for sale on her website.
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Old 09 Aug 2010, 16:54
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If you are referring to mods by MicroHellas, she often requests that they be deleted after a period of time. Of course she still offers the professional versions for sale on her website.
No, I wasn't asking about those. To be fair, she (Maria of MicroHellas) also still offers the Lite versions on her website.

Personally, I abhor the practice of offering "Lite" versions as a bait-and-switch to "Pro" versions. That's just blatant advertising and self-promotion in my view.
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Old 09 Aug 2010, 17:22
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I actually like the 'Lite' versions... being you're not allowed to advertise commercial mods on here if they didn't have 'lite' versions I wouldn't know they existed at all- I'd much rather know something existed (and cost money) then have no clue it was there at all. It's not practical to search google for every possible mod I may want to see if it exists. Ideally there would be a commercial mods section here...
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Old 09 Aug 2010, 21:18
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This has been mentioned a few times in the past and the answer has not changed. We are not going to give reasons in every GY'd thread. This is not a discussion about lite versions either, please stick to the topic, or it will get closed.
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Old 10 Aug 2010, 00:33
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We are not going to give reasons in every GY'd thread.
Could you clarify why not?
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Old 10 Aug 2010, 23:14
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Because we have no need or desire to do so.
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