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Started by Kindred, September 07, 2010, 04:59:14 PM

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Kindred

This board is intended for clearly stated request for new FEATURES to be added to the NEXT version of SMF.

This board is NOT for requests to have features added to 1.0.x, 1.1.x or 2.0.
   The 1.0.x and 1.1.x series is FINISHED with development and only security and bug-fix releases will be made.
   The 2.0 code is FEATURE FIXED and is in "Release Candidate" mode, pending the final release when then major bugs have been addressed.
This board is NOT for requests for making mods.
   See the Mod Requests board for that
This board is NOT for questions on "how do I...?" nor for any other support questions.
   See the appropriate support board (1.x Support or 2.0 Support) or the SMF Coding Discussion for that.


Valid requests will be reviewed. may be discussed and then will be approved or declined.

If you have a request that you need immediately, or that has been declined, but you feel is still important for you, then I suggest writing a mod for it on your own, or approaching someone on the  Mod Requests board or help wanted board. If a mod becomes popular enough we may approach the authors about including it into the core product.
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Kindred

Quote from: [Unknown] on May 15, 2004, 12:57:43 AM
It's important to explain the feature you want fully and carefully - if you don't, you may confuse us and end up getting your feature request off on "the wrong foot".  Just as this is bad with interviews, it is also bad with feature requests ;).

Another important note is that this is for requesting features, not custom packages (aka. mods).  Some things, while they may be great for your forum, just don't belong on every forum.  One of the design goals for SMF is not to be bloatware, but rather to be sleek and easily extendable.  Just because the forum can't do it out of the box doesn't mean a package or modification can't be used easily and quickly to make it happen on your forum.

However, it's helpful to post feature requests based on already made packages - possibly noting any downsides the mod might have for "distribution level" status; this will probably make give you a stronger case.  If there's already code, and it works, it makes it a lot easier to say, "we have time to add this feature."

It also needs to be noted that this is generally for features for the current final.  Sometimes you may get a "no" or a "unlikely", but this answer of "no" does not at all mean we didn't consider your idea.  It can mean a lot of things, one of which might just be that it cannot be done before the next major stable release is made. (meaning 1.0, 1.1, etc. - not alpha/beta/rc releases.)  It may be looked at again after that has been done.

And, if your feature request gets turned down, always remember that you can ask in the support boards about how to do it.  Just because we don't want it to be a feature of SMF doesn't mean your forum cannot have the feature!

Don't forget that you probably didn't pay for this software if you are using it.  While we would like nothing else than to please everyone, sometimes it just can't be done with the time and resources available to us.  Donating time (helping out here), money (which I'm told equals money), or other things to help the project may make features significantly more likely to make it into the next release.  But remember, we do consider every feature request big and small.  You don't have to donate anything or be anyone to get your feature request looked at - or even implemented.

Lastly, please remember to search before posting.  Using both the forum's search and Google may help you find information about the feature you want faster - including if it's already implemented, or if a package is available.

Thanks for reading this!
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Please do not PM, IM or Email me with support questions.  You will get better and faster responses in the support boards.  Thank you.

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Kindred

If you are requesting for a feature to be added, modified or improved in SMF's SSI functions, please post it to this topic: Functionality requests for SSI in the next version of SMF. This will help us keep all the requests regarding SSI organised :)

Thanks! :)
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Please do not PM, IM or Email me with support questions.  You will get better and faster responses in the support boards.  Thank you.

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