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Old 8 Sep 2013, 09:00 PM   #1
No Such Agency
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Cool XMPP texting, profile share, spreading $0 around

Please consider upgrading forum software (using mod, patch, or awesome manual hack) to enable sharing of one's

XMPP texting

address. Paying for sms texting on an iphone or android is naivete or money burned.

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Old 14 Sep 2013, 12:19 AM   #2
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Please consider upgrading forum software (using mod, patch, or awesome manual hack)
Edwin has already stated, multiple times, that because using hacks makes upgrading the forum software a nightmare (because to maintain the non-standard features the members have become accustomed to using, after doing the install itself all the hacks have to be re-applied), any request for a feature which requires any kind of hack, and not just a configuration change, is definitely not on.
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Old 12 Nov 2013, 03:16 AM   #3
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Red face xmpp texting for forum profile field without hacking

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Please consider upgrading forum software ...to enable sharing of one's

XMPP texting

address. Paying for sms texting on an iphone or android is naivete or money burned.

imnsho
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using hacks makes upgrading the forum software a nightmare

imho the op is not explicitly requesting a hack but coverying all the bases of suggestion which requests adding XMPP Texting info to one's profile.

Here is a vbulletin Add-on that is in NO way a hack (not-a-hack)


http://vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=135158

here are alternatives found in cursory search


http://vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=262896
http://vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=179114
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Old 22 Nov 2013, 09:26 AM   #4
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imho the op is not explicitly requesting a hack but coverying all the bases of suggestion which requests adding XMPP Texting info to one's profile.
To quote the original post:

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Please consider upgrading forum software (using mod, patch, or awesome manual hack)
In my book the terms "mod" and "patch" both refer to altering the software itself, and thus are synonyms of "hack" (in the original sense of "program", in this context "alter the progrm you have", not the tabloid sense of "illegaly bypass security" for which the correct term is "crack"). As I said, and as Edwin himself has reaffirmed in a recent post, this isn't going to happen; one man, one vote he's the man, and his is the vote.

Of course, if the links you give are to configuration-change instructions rather than hacks, then it might happen; but it's still up to Edwin, and given that he has already vetoed other things which are just config changes, such as sigs, avatars and skins, it doesn't seem likely.
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