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  • Hansi
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    Originally posted by Hansi View Post
    I have opened a request in the tracker.
    Please vote if you want an option to remove "Friends Forums"

    http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBF-512
    Look like the issue was already raised for the 1.01 version of the app, so vote here again/instad because VBF-512 got closed.
    http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBF-469

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  • LEARNER29
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    Originally posted by Hansi View Post
    No doubt at all, I have only seen negative comments regarding the "friends forum" thing.

    Who is the idiot who wants to show FREEEE 5 icons to five other forums at the bottom of his app?
    I would charge big money for such advertisements on my app…. This is a blatant robbery of your audience to get them to use other vb products.

    If vb cared about our opinion, it would have organized a poll to see if a majority of users want that free vb add inserted into the FB app, UPFRONT, before hand.

    Stakeholder management is not putting those with an interest in your product or serivce before a fait-accompli but discussing with them beforehand to see what their concerns are and how to handle 'em.

    The fact that vb did not means one thing: they knew no one would want that, but they imposed silently their ads and provided no way to get rid of ‘em. How honest!

    Originally posted by Hansi View Post
    I hope it will be officially removed/removable. Until then, if I need support I can restore the original file.

    I wonder if they won’t try to encrypt that part of the code to be sure we can’t get rid of it.
    Originally posted by Hansi View Post

    However, if support is on the level that I recently experienced, I can live without it as it is only a waste of time to get speculative answers starting with blaming my own installation (was fine) then blaming facebook (no facebook did not cause the problem) and suggesting I ask facebook for support...

    That is the best part of it: vb sells you an expensive software, then tells you to go to the free facebook to get support for what you could prove is a problem with their script.
    How fair is that?
    Originally posted by Hansi View Post
    When my webdesigner came in to the office he showed me a browser function, that instantly pinpointed where the problem was...yes, it was in the vbulletin facebook app code=more patching needed.

    And he is not part of the vb support or dev teams…..
    Originally posted by Hansi View Post
    Well, it IS a new product, and I am sure both the application and the support for it will get better in time.

    I think you are too optimistic. Look at vb’s history, especially the past 2 years. Do you see vb improving the quality of its software and support for it? No. I see the company putting most of its energy towards developing new software…

    When I first bought my vb licence, there was the vb forums and in option, you could buy phone support for it.

    Today the products I can remember out of the cuff are :
    Vb forums
    Vb CMS (blogs + albums + forums)
    Vb fb app
    Vb mobile app
    Vb android app
    ……

    I am not as optimistic as you are.

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  • Hansi
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    I have opened a request in the tracker.
    Please vote if you want an option to remove "Friends Forums"

    http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBF-512

    Leave a comment:


  • Hansi
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    Originally posted by LEARNER29 View Post
    this is an informal change to the files, and vbulletin could refuse to provide support to you if you have a modified script.

    vbulletin strongly counter-recommends doing that change as they have not tested what heavock it might cause. wink.

    Hansi, do you have the slightest doubt if vbulletin had use a poll, a vast majority would not accept vbulletin advertising for free on our apps?
    No doubt at all, I have only seen negative comments regarding the "friends forum" thing.
    I hope it will be officially removed/removable. Until then, if I need support I can restore the original file.

    However, if support is on the level that I recently experienced, I can live without it as it is only a waste of time to get speculative answers starting with blaming my own installation (was fine) then blaming facebook (no facebook did not cause the problem) and suggesting I ask facebook for support...
    When my webdesigner came in to the office he showed me a browser function, that instantly pinpointed where the problem was...yes, it was in the vbulletin facebook app code=more patching needed.

    Well, it IS a new product, and I am sure both the application and the support for it will get better in time.

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  • LEARNER29
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    Originally posted by Hansi View Post
    Well you only have to change one byte in one file to remove it.
    I say, someone add a suggestion in the tracker to have it configurable instead. And the rest of us vote on that suggestion. Maybe I will do just that, but not today.
    this is an informal change to the files, and vbulletin could refuse to provide support to you if you have a modified script.

    vbulletin strongly counter-recommends doing that change as they have not tested what heavock it might cause. wink.

    Hansi, do you have the slightest doubt if vbulletin had use a poll, a vast majority would not accept vbulletin advertising for free on our apps?

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  • rolfw
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    Was wondering about who's forums or which of my friends used them, have now removed. Thanks.

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  • Hansi
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    Well you only have to change one byte in one file to remove it.
    I say, someone add a suggestion in the tracker to have it configurable instead. And the rest of us vote on that suggestion. Maybe I will do just that, but not today.

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  • LEARNER29
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    Originally posted by Hansi View Post
    Paying $99 for facebook app
    Paying $even more for SSL certificate
    Spending a couple of hours configuring and installing.
    Spending another day getting no help from support and fixing buggy code myself to remove problem that support blamed on facebook
    Spending time and effort getting users to try out the application
    Result: Users get distracted and end up visiting some weird forums with topics I would not even dream of suggesting.
    Priceless...
    Removing <div id="suggestionbox"></div>
    Yeah, (!/&(/& you too!

    :-) :-) :-)


    exactly same story here. VB is enjoying a unique situation of having the upper hand in the niche of forums.
    The day there is a serious competitor, people would start leaving ..... and then vb would improve its products and support.

    I find it absolutely dazzling that they did not even provide us with an option not to show their ads "Friend's Forums" .....

    How bad that is.

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  • Hansi
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    Paying $99 for facebook app
    Paying $even more for SSL certificate
    Spending a couple of hours configuring and installing.
    Spending another day getting no help from support and fixing buggy code myself to remove problem that support blamed on facebook
    Spending time and effort getting users to try out the application
    Result: Users get distracted and end up visiting some weird forums with topics I would not even dream of suggesting.
    Priceless...
    Removing <div id="suggestionbox"></div>
    Yeah, (!/&(/& you too!

    :-) :-) :-)

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  • LEARNER29
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    Originally posted by vv_help View Post
    Can you please explain the purpose of this ? How do we know that only contents corresponding to our forum will be displayed ? I did not quite understand this .. please help !
    you buy a script to promote your site on facebook.....
    and you find yourself promoting the script not your site.....

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  • LEARNER29
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    Originally posted by SteveLV702 View Post
    I don't know how friends forum work as don't appear to be any of my friends forum nor do any of my friends appear to even be members of the sites that appear under friends forums..
    LOL that is the best one!

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  • cosy
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    Originally posted by valerios View Post
    to remove forum Friends...

    remove <div id="suggestionbox"></div>

    form Utilities.php form the facebook app
    thx allot

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  • valerios
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    Mine is working ... almost correctly !!

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  • the1
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    Originally posted by valerios View Post
    to remove forum Friends...

    remove <div id="suggestionbox"></div>

    form Utilities.php form the facebook app
    Thanks for that! Will come in useful when I finally get the app to work...

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  • valerios
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    to remove forum Friends...

    remove <div id="suggestionbox"></div>

    form Utilities.php form the facebook app

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