Mar 25th 2011 1:38AM I agree!
Feb 7th 2011 1:07PM Totally not cool and this post should be taken down, IMO. You can say you don't condone vandalism, but your actions speak louder than your words.
Mar 23rd 2009 2:10PM No, I'll continue developing Auctionator despite the change in policy. But it does feel unfair that I can't do something as simple as asking for donations in-game. Adding an in-game donation request wouldn't exactly have been bait-and-switch. It's not like anyone's asking to be able to suddenly start requiring payment for something that was previously free.
Mar 23rd 2009 1:48PM Chubbs,
Here's how I got to the point of considering adding an in-game donation reminder:
Initially my addon was a small project that I did mostly for myself. Then I posted it and it started to gathering a following. So I started adding more features as users started requesting them. Eventually I realized I was spending quite a bit of time on this add-on and thought "wouldn't it be nice if I could get some compensation for all the time I'm putting into this?"
Does this make me a hypocrite?
Mar 23rd 2009 1:21PM Well one thing I can vouch for is that donation requests that are NOT in-game don't seem to work. I'm the author of Auctionator which gets over 5000 downloads a day and I've had exactly 1 donation since I put up a web site donation request 2 months ago.
Personally I think of in-game requests more as reminders rather than anything else. I think a lot of people mean to donate "someday" they just keep forgetting. Same with other user-supported endeavors like public radio. If I were to ever put in-game donation requests into my addon (if Blizz relents) I would allow users to turn it off if they so choose. But I think some users would actually appreciate a reminder.