To all XOOPS Users
This is about Modules and the Module Repository.
For those that don't know me ,my name is John Mordo, XOOPS User jlm69, I am a third party developer of the Jobs Module, the Classifieds Module and the Alumni Module.
I want to ask the community to help me with something. If you have been around here for a while you know that XOOPS has had a tough year or so, and if you are like me, you have noticed that it is getting back on track. There are some good people trying to bring this back where it should be. I would like to ask for your help. I am not a XOOPS Core Developer, nor am I part of any team in Xoops. I am just a XOOPS User just like you, and I like XOOPS alot.
Over the years I have read some posts saying that this module or that module doesn't work anymore. I think we should get this sorted out.
BlueStocking has posted a zip file with all of the XOOPS Modules in it. I think We as Users of these modules should help these good people I mentioned earlier because they can't do what I am thinking by themselves, so here is my idea.
When you download a module to use on your site and it doesn't work, don't just be disappointed and walk away from it, you can notify me or we could have a special forum to report 'Dead Modules', some way of knowing they don't work. Then we can have them removed from the Module Repository and maybe have a special place for these 'Dead Modules', once they are listed maybe someone who wants to use one of them and has the ability can update it so it can be put in the Module Repository again. To make this work we would need people willing to do the testing of these modules, no one person or small group would be able to do this themselves, but as a community we could make this happen.
I'm not asking you to test all the modules on the list, but pick the one or more that you would want to use.
If you would like to contribute something to Xoops, but don't feel you can, here's you chance.
We could even have polls or some way of knowing which modules are most important to the XOOPS User (You) and then maybe some developers would see the need and fix a module for the community.
That's kind of how I got started doing my modules, I wanted a Jobs module for a site, so I made one out of the myads module, then I saw that other Xoopers wanted a Jobs Module so I released it, and as they say the rest is history.
I don't have all the details figured out it's just an idea right now , but lets figure a way to make this or something like this happen. I know that the XOOPS Core Developers and the XOOPS teams out there read these posts, and I'm sure they wouldn't mind a community effort like this, in fact I don't know, but I think they would really appreciate it.
I have not asked for permission from anyone to do this and no one has asked me, it is just me asking the Community I have been a part of for a long time to come together and help those good people make XOOPS the best it can be.
If it takes having a special site for these Dead Modules, I could make it. I am willing and able to work on this. How about You.
This is not for Modules that have a few errors, it is for Modules that no longer work at all.
Thanks for listening and if you have any ideas please don't be shy.