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Old 04 Jun 2007, 18:50
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A new feature for installed/updated/downloaded

I would like to mark an addon as "Under Review". This means I have downloaded it and am reviewing it but haven't installed it on a live site yet. This should show up as a section for my "Installed" addons and show the author that I have it but isn't a true install.

So basically instead of a boolean status it would be a triple flag of "under review/installed/uninstalled".
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Old 04 Jun 2007, 19:01
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That sounds like a terrific idea....
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Old 05 Jun 2007, 09:18
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Sounds interesting... So there would be a new link under (or above) Mark as Installed called Under Review? I wonder how many people would bother to use that.

And the Under Review count would show in the first post of the mod, that's how I can imagine it.
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Old 05 Jun 2007, 18:17
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Just click install, really.. its what i do.. i doesnt kill you to click install when you didnt accually install it, if its good enough for you to consider, its good enough for an install point to go towards the author.
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Old 05 Jun 2007, 18:27
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I second this as well. Good idea right there, Wayne!
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Old 06 Jun 2007, 00:24
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I'm not really sure how this differs much from simply downloading it (for review, future installation etc) - the status will be 'Downloaded' until you install it (or if you don't, it will not show the downloaded tag after 30 days have passed). The only real difference is that you need to view the downloaded mods rather than the installed mods link. The author of a mod can see if you have downloaded it, but not installed it, in your postbit in the thread.
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Old 06 Jun 2007, 00:43
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Paul really could just change "Downloaded" to Reviewing and it would change nothing.
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Old 06 Jun 2007, 07:57
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I'm not really sure how this differs much from simply downloading it (for review, future installation etc) - the status will be 'Downloaded' until you install it (or if you don't, it will not show the downloaded tag after 30 days have passed). The only real difference is that you need to view the downloaded mods rather than the installed mods link. The author of a mod can see if you have downloaded it, but not installed it, in your postbit in the thread.
Point.. Prooven.

UltimateOreo, i prefer Downloaded since i am not accually going to "review" something am i.. i just downloaded it and im considering it. But even if there is a hack i dont like, ill click install if it tempts me abit so i get notified of any updates.
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Old 07 Jun 2007, 15:53
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Just click install, really.. its what i do.. i doesnt kill you to click install when you didnt accually install it, if its good enough for you to consider, its good enough for an install point to go towards the author.
Really some of the mods that get downloaded aren't worth the install click afterwards. They either don't work, don't work as advertised or have other problems.
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Old 07 Jun 2007, 15:55
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I'm not really sure how this differs much from simply downloading it (for review, future installation etc) - the status will be 'Downloaded' until you install it (or if you don't, it will not show the downloaded tag after 30 days have passed). The only real difference is that you need to view the downloaded mods rather than the installed mods link. The author of a mod can see if you have downloaded it, but not installed it, in your postbit in the thread.

Unfortunately, I don't see anyway to get rid of the downloaded tag or to remove it from my UserCP when I am done with it. Was thinking of a way to organize what is being user where on this site. I download a lot of styles and addons but some of those don't even get to a stage where they are installed on a test server for a review, let alone make it to a live environment.
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Old 07 Jun 2007, 16:34
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You can get rid of the downloaded tag (before the 30 days) by marking it installed and then uninstalled. BTW, there was a bug dating from May 27th that ment some mods did not show the downloaded tag when they should, that has been fixed.
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Old 07 Jun 2007, 17:34
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Really some of the mods that get downloaded aren't worth the install click afterwards. They either don't work, don't work as advertised or have other problems.
It doesnt cost anything to click uninstall. Don't double post also.

There is nothing wrong with the Downloaded tag, it is exactly what you want, but a different word, i prefer Downloaded then Reviewing, Reviewing sounds so classic and Downloaded sounds so new
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Old 07 Jun 2007, 21:50
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Don't double post also.
I didn't double post. I replied to two distinct posts with different answers. I don't use multi-quote because I personally feel it dehumanizes conversation and interrupts the discussion flow.
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Old 08 Jun 2007, 12:34
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Double posting, imo means two posts from the same person next to each other in a short amount of time. Its just annoying and pointless and displays the lazyness of a person.
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Old 08 Jun 2007, 16:25
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I personally think that a "review" option would be a great organizational tool for the members.

Especially if modifications under review didn't drop the review tag until it is either it was installed or manually removed by the person reviewing it. This tag should also allow you to receive update notifications.

There are many times I watch the progression of modifications especially when there are a lot of initial bugs or it is the beta stage and I think this would make it a little easier to do just that.......
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